Today is the Yahrzeit of my mother’s grandmother, (Alta) Chana Henya Sklar , who left this world on the first of Iyar, April 27, 1933. (Alta) Chana Henya Sklar was the mother of my Zeidi, Reb Sholom Sklar. She was known as the Yunge Bubbe (young grandmother).
The Alte Bubbe (older grandmother) was the mother of Archik Tikotsky. Archik
Tikotsky was married to Beilke, the oldest sister of my Zedie. She and her husband brought the family to America in the early part of the 20th century, with my Zeide coming last in 1924. Beilke is buried in the old Krinker cemetery, which I cannot find. The Alte Bubbe lived by my Zeide because her kids were no longer Orthodox. My mother told me that she died in my Zeide’s arms.
We will be having a Yahrzeit Seudah at my house tonight.
In the merit of the Yunge Bubbe, my cousin – her great-great grandson – became a Choson (groom) last night. Nachum Caplan, son of Elya and Chanie Caplan of Baltimore, got engaged to Alyssa Cohen of Montoya Circle, Boca Raton. Mazel Tov to Nachum’s grandmother, Altie Beer of Lakewood, NJ. This means that each of my grandfather’s three daughters will have a kid living in Boca Raton, FL. The fourth daughter had no kids. I love the Boca Raton Synagogue.
- Dr. Laura Greenbaum, granddaughter of Shirley Sklar-Maza,
- Dr. Shoshana Levy, granddaughter of Jean Sklar-Morgenstern
- Nachum Caplan, grandson of Altie (Sklar) Beer.
Other Family News:
My nephew, Rabbi Yonatan Zev Glenner, had a meal for the family for the publication of his book, The Laws of an Eruv, with his study partner, Rabbi Shlomo Francis. It is a tremendous Simcha and a merit for the family. The book has been has been well received.
Mishna Gemora Happenings:
This Shabbos we will be starting a class at Mishne Gemora 6045 N. California on the Aish Kodesh, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalonymus_Kalman_Shapira and other Polish Chassidic Bible thoughts. Class will start at 8:30 AM for one hour. All are welcome. We will be raiding the Rebbitzin’s Cholent for a pre-davening treat, and will have diet coke. As a special treat we purchased the two pound tub of whitefish salad from Costco for the Kiddush. I
Pictures from the Yunge Bubbe:
The below pictures were taken during the summer of 2009. My daughter, Rivkie, was engaged to Mordy Siegal and we invited the Yunge Bubbe to the wedding.