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Laurence S. Weiss

Treasurer, Treasurer

Congregation Beth HaTephila

HQ Phone:  (828) 253-4911

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Congregation Beth HaTephila

43 North Liberty Street

Asheville, North Carolina, 28801

United States

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Congregation Beth HaTephila is a modern Reform congregation with a rich history in the Asheville community. Founded in 1891 and affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism since 1908, our congregation is dedicated to nurturing Jewish identity among its member...more

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Board of Trustees | Congregation Beth HaTephila

Larry Weiss
Treasurer treasurer

"It is indeed a daunting task to integrate oneself into a congregation of over 250 families as well as to become an accepted voice in the broader Asheville Jewish community," said Larry Weiss, president of Congregation Beth HaTephila.
"These last few years have shown us that we have a lot to look forward to in the coming years. "Rabbi Meiri has brought a fresh perspective to our community that has helped to mobilize some very exciting elements within our congregation," Weiss said.

Laurence S. Weiss Laurence S. Weiss Laurence S. Weiss, 84, of Woodbridge passed away yesterday morning, December 27, 2003, at Hollywood Medical Center, Hollywood, Fla. Born in Mischolz, Hungary, Mr. Weiss immigrated to the United States with his parents and sister when he was 3 years of age, eventually settling in Carteret, where his grandparents lived.He graduated from Carteret High School and attended Middlesex County College for one year.After high school, he moved to Perth Amboy and began his career, operating a service station in Newark.In 1940, he enlisted in the Army, beginning training at Fort Dix, serving also at Governor's Island, Fort Jay, before moving to Fort Jackson, and then to Fort Benning for Officers Candidate School from which he was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Army Infantry and assigned to the 94th Division in Salina, Kansas. On Aug. 31, 1941, Mr. Weiss married Edith Gelber of Perth Amboy, who has remained his wife since that time. In 1943, Mr. Weiss received orders to go overseas to New Caledonia, then to New Guinea, where he joined the 24th Infantry Division and served as a platoon leader, shortly reaching the rank of First Lieutenant, then Captain and Company Commander.His tour through the Pacific included the New Guinea Campaign, Leyte, Luzon, Bataan, Mindanao, and in the original landings on Shikokui, Japan, in August 1945, where he remained until returning to the United States and joining the Army Reserve.He was recalled to active service during the Korean War and was assigned to the Inspector General's Department as a major, serving until the end of 1952, and continuing in the Army Reserve until 1968. During his service time, Mr. Weiss was awarded the Bronze and Silver stars, the Purple Heart, and the American, Asiatic and European Theater ribbons, and his unit received two presidential citiations.On his return from the wars, he again joined his former employer, the American Petroleum Corporation of Perth Amboy, rising to the position of President in 1960. In 1977, Mr. Weiss became Senator Weiss, being elected to the New Jersey state Senate and remaining for 14 years.Senator Weiss was a valued member of a variety of committees including Agriculture, State Government, Education, Oversight, and the Legislative Commission.He served as a member of the State Finance, Revenue and Appropriation Committee for 12 years and was its chairman for 11 years.He also served as chairman of the Joint Appropriations Committee for six years.Locally, Senator Weiss served as a member of the Woodbridge Library Board for five years, also as President, and was instrumental in completing its building program with the construction of the Fords Branch and the Main Library.He was a member of the Middlesex County Planning Board, resigning when he was elected to the New Jersey Senate.Sen.Weiss was a founder and director of Mid Jersey National Bank for three years.Sen.Weiss was also a longtime member of the Perth Amboy Lions Club and its president for a term.He was a board member and President of Congregation Adath Israel in Woodbridge. He was predeceased by his sister, Eve Hacker. Survived by: He is survived by his wife, Edith; his daughter, Patricia, and her husband, David Fisher, and their two children, Jamie Lynn and Evan Fisher, who reside in Washington, D.C., and his son, Steven and daughter-in-law, Nora Weiss, and their two daughters, Donna Lee and April, who reside in Florida.

Optometrist making 3rd mission trip -

Dr. Janine Flood, right, an optometrist with Indian Mound Eye Clinic, in Heath, and Larry Weiss, president of the local Lions Club, stand with some of the 500 glasses that Dr. Flood will take to Haiti with her in January.

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