Funeral services have been announced for Jessie Streich-Kest and Jacob Vogelman, who were struck and killed by a falling tree in Ditmas Park during Hurricane Sandy.
Services were held for Vogelman at Congregation Beth Elohim at 274 Garfield Place in Park Slope on Friday, Nov. 2 at 9:30 a.m., and he was laid to rest at Mount Lebanon Cemetery.
The Vogelman family will sit Shiva at the home of his mother, Marcia Sikowitz at 443 1st Street, apartment 3R. Shiva hours are Friday from 2-5 p.m.; Saturday from 6-9 p.m.; and Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.
Those interested in making a contribution to a cause in Vogelman’s name can make tax-deductible donations to Learning Ally, an organization that provides accessible materials for individuals with visual and learning disabilities.
To donate by phone, call 866-732-3585 and choose option 4. Donations can also be sent to Learning Ally, Inc., attn: Financial Development at 20 Roszel Road, Princeton, NJ 08540.
Services will be held for Streich-Kest Sunday, Nov. 4, at 1 p.m. at Congregation Beth Elohim.
Streich-Kest's family will sit Shiva at the home of Jon Kest and Fran Streich at 99 Argyle Road on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and Monday from 6-9 p.m. The Shiva will be offered with support from members of Kolot Chayeinu: Voices of Our Lives.
The family of Jessie Streich-Kest has set up a fund to help with veterinary bills for Streich-Kest's dog, Max, who was injured when he was hit by the tree. People can also donate to the Sean Casey Animal Rescue Center, a cause Streich-Kest was very invested in.
City Councilman Brad Lander, who knew Streich-Kest, wrote this touching blog post about the couple.