Anne and Marv Bonowitz, 2010, Columbus, Ohio. They were married in Brooklyn, New York from June 25, 1961 until Marv’s death in 2018.

Beshert | Hello, Columbus

When I graduated from Brooklyn College and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1960, a Jewish philanthropist named Sam Melton in Columbus, Ohio invited me to teach at his new school there. I would teach children and adults for one school year. There was a man in my Hebrew Level 2 class whose sister’s children were also my students. They spoke lovingly of their Uncle Marvin. As the class was winding up in April 1961, Marvin Bonowitz called me on a Sunday evening to invite me to a concert the next night. The Philadelphia Symphony was in town and Columbus rarely had such events back then, so I quickly accepted. The concert was great and afterward we went out for a drink.  Tuesday, Marv invited me to a movie the next night, and then a show on...

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