June 22, 2018

Dear JCP Community,

It is with great sadness that we mourn the death of Marcel Lindenbaum, father of JCP founder, past president and advisory council chair Victoria PL Feder.

Marcel and his late wife Belda were great believers in and supporters of JCP from its inception. Marcel and Belda’s vision for a vibrant, connected and meaningful Jewish life will forever shine forth in the learning, spirituality and deeds of loving-kindness we find in our community.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday June 24 at 12:30 pm at the Lincoln Square Synagogue, 180 Amsterdam Avenue, in New York City. Shiva will be held at 145 Central Park West, Apt 3C during the following times: Daily from 8 am to 12:30 pm; 2 pm to 5:30 pm; and 7 pm to 10 pm. Shacharit is at 8 am each morning and Mincha-Maariv at 8:30 pm each evening. On Friday June 29, the final day of Shiva, the family will receive visitors from 8 am to 2 pm.

Any updates to this information will be posted at jcpdowntown.org/kindness.

On behalf of the entire JCP community, we offer our deepest condolences to Victoria and Ben and their children Sam, Rita, Oliver and Nava, and the entire Lindenbaum and Feder families. May they be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

And may Marcel Lindenbaum’s soul be bound up in bonds of eternal life and may his memory be a blessing.

Evan Roth                                             Erin Silvers
Co-President                                         Co-President

Susan Silverstein                                 Andy Bachman
Chair                                                     Executive Director


The Kindness Committee of JCP is an initiative designed to support families in times of joy, illness, sorrow, and other needs. Four years ago, our Kindness Committee came together to reach out to people at life’s happiest times and hardest times. These past few years, the committee which is currently chaired by Vanessa Benjamin and Dori Friedman, has given strength and structure to JCP’s long-standing vision of being a caring community.

Please check this page for notices of life cycle events in our community.

As we continue to develop the Kindness committee we have two requests of you:

  1. We invite you to join our group of Kindness volunteers who would be happy to be called upon to help when a fellow community member is in need.
  2. We encourage you to let one of us know when you think someone might appreciate support–and when something wonderful happens, such as a new child or an engagement: email kindness@jcpdowntown.org.