January 1, 2020

Obituaries 1/1/2020

Rabbi Adam S. Feldman

Rabbi Adam S. Feldman, age 55, passed away suddenly and tragically, while traveling in Hawaii with his family, on Tuesday, December 24, 2019. He was Senior Rabbi of The Jewish Center in Princeton.

Rabbi Feldman received his ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York in 1999. His formal education included receiving a BA from Rutgers University in Hebraic Studies, as well as studying at the Hebrew University and Machon Schechter in Jerusalem.

Among his prior positions, he was deeply involved in a wide range of youth and teen activities at Camp Ramah in the Poconos, Camp Ramah in the Berkshires, and United Synagogue Youth (USY) and was Adult Program Director and Youth Community Director at the Highland Park Conservative Temple and Center.

Rabbi Feldman joined The Jewish Center in the summer of 2005 after serving for six years as Assistant and Associate Rabbi at Temple Beth Sholom in Roslyn Heights, NY. During his more than 14 years as spiritual leader of The Jewish Center, the congregation made many significant advances. Rabbi Feldman devoted his passion for Judaism, love of teaching, and innovative programming for the benefit of the congregation and community. He was widely respected by his clergy colleagues of all faiths in the greater Princeton area.

Rabbi Feldman is survived by his wife, Sara Bucholtz, their children Talia, Dena and Ilan Feldman, his parents Leonard and Nikki Feldman, and his sisters Lisa and Amy.

Funeral services were held December 29 at The Jewish Center with burial at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge, NJ.

The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to The Jewish Center (435 Nassau Street, Princeton NJ 08540), the Princeton Health Religious Ministries Department (1 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, NJ 08536) or Camp Ramah in the Poconos (2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103).

For shiva details and to leave condolences for the family, visit orlandsmemorialchapel.com.

Arrangements by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel.


Priscilla Maren

January 31, 1931 – December 21, 2019

Priscilla Maren passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Yancey House nursing home in Burnsville, North Carolina.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was a longtime resident of Hopewell, NJ, for nearly 50 years, moving to the Celo Community in Burnsville, NC, in 2007 to be near her son, Sam Maren, and his family.

Priscilla was a retired preschool teacher, children’s folk musician, and paraverbal child psychotherapist. Priscilla was also a talented graphic artist, singer, and poet, specializing in English language haiku in her later years.

Daughter of the late Oliver Brock and Priscilla Jenks Brock Newhall, she is survived by her son Samuel Maren and his wife, Anne; four grandchildren — Janeen Jackson, Asha Oakes, Mesha Maren, and Micah David Maren; seven great-grandchildren; as well as two sisters, Jenny Saliba and Sally Freestone; and one brother, Dan Newhall.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Celo Friends Meeting, 70 Meeting House Lane, Burnsville, North Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Reconciliation House, 2902, 20 Academy Street, Burnsville, NC 28714.

Two of Priscilla’s Haiku:

Passing a mirror,
I sometimes see my mother,
And we share a smile.

I turn with my broom
And try again to sweep up
A patch of sunlight.