Once Upon a Time…12.16.2011

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Date run in Baltimore Jewish Times:  December 16, 2011

PastPerfect Accession #:  1989.109.015

Status:  Mighty AZOANS – Partially Identified! Left: unidentified. Right: George Stiffman, the late father of Rabbi Jeffrey Stiffman, who was assistant rabbi at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation under Rabbi Morris Leiberman and then the senior rabbi at Congregation Shaare Emeth in St. Louis, Mo. and is now fully retired there.

While the Azoans were at first associated with the Jewish pharmacy fraternity “AZO”, they developed into a wholly independent group of “Wives and Daughters of Jewish Pharmacists.” They did a lot of charitable work, as well as becoming a social group.

George was a pharmacist and an owner of Charles St. Pharmacy for many years. His wife was Ernestine “Tini” Lubarsky Stiffman who was principal of the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation school. Tini served as president of the organization (AZOANS) three different times

Special Thanks To: Jerry Cohen, Dr. Fleischmann, Rabbi Jeffrey Stiffman

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