Rabbi Joel H. Zaiman, of Baltimore, passed away on July 31, at the age of 81. He is survived by his wife Ann Zaiman (nee Shanok); children Rabbi Elana Zaiman (Seth Rosenbloom), Sarina (Stuart) Davis and Ari (Heller) Zaiman; siblings Dr. Gail (Rabbi Shelly) Dorph and Dr. Fredelle (Dr. Steven) Spiegel; and grandchildren Gabriel Rosenbloom; Mikayla, Adiel, Ziva and Liam Davis; and Zachary, Aaron and Clara Zaiman. Rabbi Zaiman was predeceased by his parents Rabbi Solomon and Ruth Zaiman; son Rafael Zaiman; and brother-in-law Charles Ivan Shanok.

Funeral services and interment are private. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the Krieger Schechter Day School, 8100 Stevenson Road, Baltimore, MD 21208.

On Sunday and Monday night, August 4 and 5, shiva will take place between 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Chizuk Amuno Congregation, 8100 Stevenson Road, with services at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night, August 6-8, shiva will take place between 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 1 Talton Court, Pikesville, MD 21208, with services at 7 p.m. The family will sit between 1-3 p.m. at 1 Talton Court on Monday-Friday, August 5-8.

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  1. Ann, My sympathy. I was looking you up for the first time in 24 years. I have a painting of rocks that you had for sale in Brunswick Maine back in 96 or 97. It has been hanging over my bed since. I lost my husband just 10 years ago, so I know your pain. But please know, that your beautiful pastel inspired me to switch from a water/acrylic person to a pastelist. I even went to Russia to study with a Russian pastelist who now has had his work selected as the banner piece for the International shows in France. I hope you will find solace from your loss in painting. You were are real inspiration to me. I am almost 82 and still painting my beloved Maine and showing at Bailey Island.


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