Barry Levine

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 2:30 pm at Temple Hillel B’nai Torah (in the Sanctuary), 120 Corey St., West Roxbury, MA 02132 – (617)323-0486.

The Levine family will be sitting shiva at 32 Carol Rd., Needham, MA on Friday, November 27th from 11 am – 3 pm; Sunday, November 29th from 5-8 pm; and Monday, November 30th from 4-8 pm.

Please call Jerry at (781)291-9952 or the Levine family at (781)455-6298 should you have any questions about the service or shiva.

Stephen Bishko

Steven Bishko-on November 23, 2015.

Joy Benjamin

of Newton, formerly of Worcester, on November 24, 2015. Beloved daughter of the late Leon and Ella (Wigder) Benjamin. Dear cousin of Daniel Finn of Jamaica Plain, Sarah Reiss of Mashpee, and Penny MacCallum of Hamilton. Graveside service at Worcester B’Nai Brith Cemetery, 30 Sutton Lane, Worcester, Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 1 pm. Donations in her memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.

Zina (Geller) Pelzman

Age 93, of Brookline, MA formerly of Lutsk, Ukraine, on November 23, 2015. Zina, the sole survivor of her family of six children, was fortunate to survive the holocaust and create a multi-generational family in the United States. 

Beloved wife of the late Abraham Pelzman. Devoted mother of Joseph Pelzman and wife Linda Kern Pelzman, and Lilly Pelzman and husband Jeffrey Borenstein. Adored and loving grandmother of Sarah Felicia Pelzman, Philip Pelzman and wife Dana, Amos Kern-Peretz, Ilana Pelzman, and Jacob Pelzman; Joshua Levitt and wife Halle Heyman, Benjamin Levitt and wife Lesley, and Anna Levitt; Danielle Schulman and husband Daniel, David Borenstein, and Elliot Borenstein. Cherished great-grandmother of Ethan, Boaz, Shai, and Orli, and Raya and Leo, and great-grand dog Archer.

A cornerstone of the Temple Beth Zion community, a grandmother figure to many, Zina will be very much missed. The funeral service will be held at TBZ, 1566 Beacon St., Brookline, on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at 9:00 am. Following interment at Sharon Memorial Park, memorial observance will be held in Newton at the home of Lilly Pelzman and Jeffrey Borenstein. From Thursday, observance will also be held at the home of Joseph Pelzman and Linda Kern Pelzman, in Gaithersburg, MD, and at Chabad of Upper Montgomery County.

Remembrances in Zina’s honor may be made to any of the many charities she supported during her long life, helping Holocaust survivors, cancer and dialysis patients, and those in need, as well as those groups that continue to teach the Yiddish language and support Israel.

In her retirement, Zina, who lived near Coolidge Corner, Brookline for three decades, volunteered at the TBZ office. She moved to the Springhouse assisted living facility in Jamaica Plain three years ago, and passed away in her sleep, with her son and daughter by her side, at the Seasons hospice, in Milton, where she was serenaded in song by friends and family who held vigil there during her last week of life. Her family wishes to thank the nurses of Seasons who provided Zina with such compassionate care in her final days.




Bessye Phoebe Ravelson

Bessye RavelsonBessye Phoebe Ravelson, Age 96, of Dedham, MA, formerly of Worcester, MA, and Brookline, MA. Born in Clinton, MA. Passed peacefully on November 20, 2015. Devoted mother of Edward Ravelson and his wife Patti Kinzer, Scott Ravelson and his wife Elaine. Cherished grandmother of Cory, Jennie and Benjamin Ravelson. Daughter of the late E. Samuel and Edith Bedrick. Loving sister of the late Louis, David, and Gertrude Bedrick. Bessye was a Graduate of Clinton High school, and Leeland Powers College of Speech and Drama. Upon the death of her father, she postponed her career in the Arts to return to Clinton, MA. She ran her family specialty clothing store, E S Bedrick, until she married.  Bessye continued her professional life in the retail clothing business until she retired in her 80’s. Bessye devoted much of her time to charitable organizations, and became a life time Member of the Brandeis University National Women’s Committee, the Worcester Ladies Auxiliary for the Jewish Home for the Aged, as well as a former Board member of the National Council of Jewish Women, and a consultant to the National Board of Thrift Shops, a former Board officer of Temple Emanuel Sisterhood and the Worcester Jewish Community Center. Services will be held Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 at 1:30 pm at The Wilson Chapel, 234 Herrick Rd., Newton Centre,MA.,


Following the interment at Beit Olam Cemetery,60 Old Sudbury Rd.,Wayland,  memorial observance will be at the home of Scott and Elaine Ravelson from 6 -9pm , and Monday 2-4  & 6-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Newbridge on the Charles, c/o Hebrew Senior Life, Development Office, 1200 Centre St., Roslindale, MA. 02131.





Leon Halperin

Of Newton, formerly of Brookline, on November 19, 2015. Beloved husband of Phyllis (Gersh). Devoted father of Marc Halperin (Marla), Richard Halperin (Laurie), Lori Schneider, and the late David Scott Halperin. Dear grandfather of David, Amanda (Josh), Robert, and Michael. Loving brother of the late Mitchell Halperin. Leon was a Past Master of several Masonic lodges, including United Lodge, Adelphi-Noddles Island Lodge, Massachusetts Lodge, and was a 50 year member of the Shriners.

Services at the Wilson Chapel, 234 Herrick Rd., Newton Centre, on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 11:00 am. Following interment at Baker Street, West Roxbury, memorial observance will be held in The Common Room at 210 Nahanton St., Newton. Shiva will continue on Monday and Tuesday  2-4 & 6:30-8:30 pm at the  Halperin residence, 210 Nahanton St., Apt. 519, Newton. Remembrances may be made to the Ivy Street School, 200 Ivy St., Brookline, MA 02446 or  Good Shepherd Hospice, 90 Wells Ave., Newton, MA  02459.

Dorothy June Armour

Dorothy June Armour-Age 103, of Wayland, on November 18, 2015.Beloved wife of the late Thompson W. Armour. Devoted mother of Tim W. Armour and his wife Wendy. Dear grandmother of Benjamin Armour and his wife Eva Gordon Armour, and Alison Armour. Loving great-grandmother of  Annsley June Armour. Services are private. In lieu of flowers remembrances to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (targeting breakthrough  research), 34 Washington St., Suite 200,Wellesley, MA 02481. (

Kozo Terada


of Wayland, MA, on November 16, 2015. Beloved husband of Beth Ann (Diamond) Terada. Devoted father of Jay Terada and his wife Yuka, and Marc Terada. Cherished grandfather of Kenshin David Terada. Dear brother of Haruaki Terada. Kozo loved his family, golf, tennis, gardening and cooking. Graveside service at Beit Olam East Cemetery, 42 Concord Rd., Wayland, MA, on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 11:30 am. Following services,  memorial observance will be at his residence until 8:00 pm Wednesday, Thursday   2-4 and 6-8 pm, and Friday 2-4 pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances to Mass General Hospital Cancer Center,149 13th St., Charlestown, MA 02129.


Bessie E. (Sarluis) Schiffman

of Brookline, formerly of Hyde Park, on November 16, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Benjamin. Loving sister-in-law of Henry and the late Eve Silverman. Dear aunt of Janice Rebibo and Susan Wolf and great-aunt of Michal and Shimon Rebibo. Graveside service at Lindwood Memorial Park, 490 North St., Randolph, Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 12 noon. Remembrances may be made to a charity of choice.

Michael Selib

of Brookline, on November 13, 2015. Devoted son of the late Herbert and Dorothy (Magid) Selib. Loving brother of Nancy Brown and David Selib (Trudy). Cherished uncle of Susan Segal and her husband Lenny and their children Andrew and Talia, Steven Brown and his wife Alissa Hauser and their son Justin, Amy Dowell and her husband Colin and their children Beatrice and Samuel, and Jonathan Selib and his wife Claire and their children June and Henry. Dear friend of Richard Witt and his wife Susan and their son Jonathan Witt and his wife Amy, Stanley DeHaan and his wife Linda and their sons Marc and Jeffrey and his wife Emily, Larry DeHaan and his wife Arlene, Richard Kopelman, and Michael Lieberman. Graveside services at Mishkan Tefila Memorial Park, 2633 Centre St., West Roxbury, Sunday, November 15, 2015 beginning with Masonic service at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The Consolidated Lodge, P.O. Box 612, Northbridge, MA 01534.

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