RECOGNIZING THE ABRAMOWITZ & WARMBRANDT FAMILY
Justine, a girl from the Bronx, and Daniel, a boy from Brooklyn serving in the U.S. Air Force, met in the 1940s. They got married in 1945.
Justine and Danny moved to Miami in the early 1950s with their two small children, Gilda & Aaron; Fern was born in 1953. That was when the Abramowitz Family joined the Jewish Center of Monticello Park where the children received their religious school education. Aaron became a Bar Mitzvah and chanted the entire Torah portion. The girls both became a Bat Mitzvah. Gilda & Aaron went on to be active USYers and they all went through the public school system, graduating from NMB Senior High. Aaron joined the Air Force following in his father’s footsteps. Through the U.S. Air Force, Aaron received an education and became a CPA. All three children married.
Danny was a mail carrier with the US Postal Service and was good friends both on and off the job with fellow Monticello Park member, Arthur Moyel. Tragically, Danny was hit by a truck and was killed.
Stanley z”l & Yetta z”l Warmbrandt were also generational members of Beth Torah. Stanley was in the bakery supply business and owned Brandt Bakers Supply in Hallandale and supplied the local bakeries in the area. Justine was married to Stanley in the mid-1970s by Rabbi Lipschitz, who had previously officiated at both Danny’s and Yetta’s funerals. This was a merger of two Beth Torah Families, and they were happy for the rest of their lives.
Justine ran the Cardiology and Internal Medical office of Dr. Morton Terry & Dr. Ronald Kaufman in NMB for 16 years. She served as Vice President of Beth Torah Sisterhood but later devoted all her volunteer efforts to the Jewish War Veterans, Abe Horowitz Post & Ladies Auxiliary, and as the Florida State President of the Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary.
Justine and Zelig, as he was called, loved coming to Beth Torah for services every Shabbat morning until he was no longer able. Even when they moved out to Pembroke Pines, they drove a half-hour each way just to participate with their friends at their shul. He sadly passed away from a heart condition on April 7, 2020. Justine was unable to be with him at the hospital due to Covid-19 restrictions.
The Abramowitz/Warmbrandt Family has been part of Beth Torah for 68 years. They built a legacy through their six children, Gilda (Steve), Aaron (Shayna), Fern (Jack), Barry z”l, Michael (Lois) and Ann (Alan), who gave them 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. This is truly a family that has led us L’ Dor V’dor, from Generation to Generation.
Each week one of our generational families will be recognized by our congregation blessed
by the rabbis at both the “virtual” Friday evening and Shabbat morning services.
Over 50 families have been identified with 50 + years of membership at Beth Torah and another
25 families as their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who are currently members of Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus.