Honoring Benson Silverman, z’l

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The Ohr Kodesh Kiddush Committee, with permission from the family, has chosen to annually designate a Kiddush that takes place near the Hebrew anniversary date of his passing in memory of Benson Silverman, z’l, who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on June 7, 2014 (10 Sivan).

As the long-time chair of the Kiddush Committee, Benson spent many hours steadfastly devoted to the challenge of providing weekly sustenance and joy to our congregants and guests, enhancing the s’machot of many families. He was appreciated for his congenial manner, treated all warmly
and saw the positive in every situation and in each person.  He in turn, appreciated the large and small blessings in his life. Benson and his wife Celia Witten enjoyed more than 26 years of marriage. He was a devoted father to Lisa, Sam and Hannah, and was involved in their activities and proud of their accomplishments. Each year we will seek to upgrade the designated Kiddush in Benson’s memory. Individual contributions to the Kiddush Committee for this purpose are appreciated.

Ohr Kodesh Congregation

8300 Meadowbrook Lane
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: (301) 589-3880
Fax:  (301) 495-4801

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