Sasha reading his Torah portion – father and grandfather Herman Auerbach look on.

Group picture: Maggie Auerbach Bolstad, nine months older than Sasha, kneels behind him. L – R: Jeanne Heller Polinsky, Arnold Heller, Sue Heller, Herman Auerbach, Lisa Auerbach, Marc Auerbach, Roz Auerbach.

Sash, Sue and I on the Beth Shalom Habima after conclusion of the ceremony. Sue is pictured with her best friend in life, artist Nan Haas Feldman of Framingham, Mass.,

L – R: Ralph Heller, Arnold Polinsky, Harold Goldstein, Bobbie Polinsky, Vickie Heller, Marian Goldstein, Jeanne Heller Polinsky.

L – R: Ivan and Gail Heller, Steve and Lynn Shine.

Seated: Helen Boyd, Tom Boyd, Moshe Shemtov; standing – Andy Carafos, Glenda Broder, Fred Broder, Sherry Shemtov.

L-R: Bob Henderson, Marc Auerbach, Maggie Auerbach, Lorrie Iacovitti Henderson, Lisa Auerbach

I have made previous reference to surrogate family members, friends who become like family because we live in Atlanta, or share holidays and other celebrations together. However, Sue and Lorraine Iacovitti Henderson, as freshmen, met at Monmouth College and became lifelong friends. Lorrie and Bob became my dear friends too – they are pictured with my brother-in-law Marc Auerbach, his daughter Maggie, Lorrie and my sister-in-law Lisa Auerbach.

Panzer family members attending are from R - L: sitting – Ruth Hilton, Claire Afromsky, Rozzie Lewitt, Roz and Herman Auerbach, Howie and Shirley Cassell. Standing from left to right are Herb Afromsky, Estelle Kornhauser and Jay Lewitt.

Left to right: Ethan Zweigel, Gail Heller’s son, Ralph Heller, Sasha, Ivan Heller, Ralph’s son and Ethan’s step-dad.

Sasha’s friends from the Kingsley School; Michael Riley (far left seated), Steve Callahan (right of Sash seated), Brian Burns (far right standing) were three of his closer school and neighborhood friends.

Sasha’s Hebrew School friends including cousin Ethan Zweigel in center background. Michael Shemtov is left of Ethan.

Everyone at the party signed Sasha’s basketball portrait.

The party’s over.

Please go on to Photo Album 7 – Arnold & Sue Heller: Our Wedding, June 17, 1973.