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Talma Gelman (Yzraely)

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03/25/11 04:00 PM #1    

Lynn Selker (Lichtenstein)



      It wasn’t supposed to be like this.  You were supposed to be there when I wasable to see you, such as this reunion.  It never occurred to me that you wouldn’t be and I am stunned that you are not here.  I have vivid memories of how you looked, what you wore, how you sounded.  You taught Hebrew while we were in high school which impressed me no end at the time and still does.  Your mother told us stories of being attacked by Cossacks in eastern Europe when she was a child.   We learned how to drink coffee.  We laughed at the chorus of The Frogs and the handbag in The Importance of Being Earnest.  We talked endlessly with each other and with a larger group of friends—politics, literature, art, and who liked who (or didn’t).  You got married and went to live in Israel.  I don’t know what happened after that except that you had two children, Tomar and Ainat.  But you were supposed to be here now.


                    Lynn Selker Lichtenstein

06/04/11 11:35 PM #2    

Todd Fineberg

I am very sad to learn that my friend at Shaker, Talma Gelman, is among the deceased.  I would want her to live forever.  She was a very special person, very alive and vibrant.  It was a privilege to know Talma at Shaker Heights High School. 

06/08/11 02:48 PM #3    

Lucia Davidson (Russom)

Talma was a beautiful, kind, intelligent girl. She had a special wisdom that set her apart. An old soul, for certain.

06/16/11 09:16 AM #4    

Sherrin Marshall

Talma touched my life so that I remember her as if it were yesterday.  Talma had such a love of life, so much verve, so many good ideas, and so much to offer.  She even shaped my ideas about clothes - if you knew Talma, you know what I mean.  We had times together that were silly and fun and times that were very serious.  In sum, she was a good friend.  Good friends are very special.  I will never forget her.   -- Sherrin Marshall

06/29/19 04:13 PM #5    

Lynn Selker (Lichtenstein)

Talma died in 2003.  She taught English at Tel Aviv University.  A prize was estabished in her name at the University and a lecture is given to commemorate her each year.

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