Jacob and Jessie’s Funerals Take Place This Weekend


Funeral services and tributes are being organized in the wake of Jacob and Jessie’s deaths during Hurricane Sandy.

Congregation Beth Elohim at 274 Garfield Place, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (corner of 8th Avenue in Park Slope).will be hosting the funeral service for Jacob Vogelman on Friday, November 2 at 9:30am. Burial will follow at Mount Lebanon Cemetery. The family will sit Shiva at the home of Marcia Sikowitz, 443 1st Street, 3R, Brooklyn. Shiva hours are Friday 2-5pm; Saturday 6-9pm; Sunday, Monday and Tuesday 10am-2pm and 5pm-8pm.

Jessie Streich-Kest’s service will be held on Sunday at 1pm at Congregation Beth Elohim as well. The family will sit Shiva at the home of Jon Kest and Fran Streich, 99 Argyle Road, between Church Avenue and Albermarle Road. Shiva hours are Sunday, November 7-9pm; and Monday 6-9pm. The Shiva will be offered with support from members of Kolot Chayeinu: Voices of Our Lives.

In addition to the fund established to help Jessie’s family, a Facebook page has been set up where neighbors can donate to the Sean Casey Animal Rescue Center in her name. Sean Casey was a cause that Jessie cared deeply about.

Jacob’s family is asking for tax-deductible donations to Learning Ally in Jake’s name.

You can you can call 866-732-3585, option 4 to send a donation via phone. To mail in a donation, send it to:

Learning Ally, Inc.
Attn: Financial Development
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540

We’d also like to clarify that Jacob and Jessie were not a couple despite what was previously written. The two had been close friends since childhood. Jessie had a boyfriend who was elsewhere at the time of the storm.

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  1. Who would walk a dog in the middle of the storm?
    Maybe he couldn’t stand another minute in the house with mom.

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