We believe this is the 25th marriage anniversary celebration dinner for Haike and Zavel. Front row: Bobba,Haika, Zavel, Isadore (Unc) and Fay. Back row: Dahla (Joe), Edith and (Yosel) George. A guess of the date of photo-- 1935.

THE Haika line

Haika was married to Zavel (Samuel) Cohen, the brother of Goldie Cohen, wife of Harry. They had five children: George (Yosel), Joe (Dahla), Isadore (Uncle), Edith, and Fay (Freidel). Zavel had grocery stores in Charleston for many years


Yosel, after graduating the College of Charleston , moved to Miami to work with Uncle George in his wholesale grocery business. He married Miamian Rose Levine and they had two children Dianne and Gilbert. Dianne is married to Myron Sandler, a lawyer. They have two daughters, Karen and Lauren. Karen, who works in human rsources for Myron's law firm, is married to Brad Hacker,a CPA. They have two sons Lane and Drew. Lauren, who works in education, is married to Jason Steinman, a lawyer.. They have two children, Madison and Oliver . Yosel and Rose both died in 2009. All the Sandler family lives in Hollywood , Fla.

Gilbert, a retired radiologist, is married to Mary Kaplan. They also live in Hollywood, Fla. They have two children, Adam and Scott. Adam, an oncologis, is married to Vanessa Coke, a lawyer. They have two daughters, Penelope Rose and Camille Juliet. Adam and Vanessa live in Philadelphia where Adam is on the academic staff of the oncology department at the University of Pennsylvania medical school. Vaness is an in-house counsel for a New York investment firm.

Scott, an attorney for special needs chilldren, is married to Paige Rosenberg, a graphic artist. They recently moved from Brooklyn to Philadelphia where they live 10 minutes from Adam and Vanessa. They have two children, Oliver and Nate..

Oliver Mase, Paige and Scott at Oliver's Bris

George and Rose Cohen, front; Scott, Vanessa, Penelope Rose, Adam, Gilbert and Mary,rear, in 2007.

Top row: Venessa, Adam, Paige and Scott; Middle: Mary and Gilbert; Bottom Row: Camille, Oliver and Penelope

From left to right (top row) Scott, Paige, Adam, Penelope, Camille, Vanessa, Mary and Gilbert. Front, .....Nate and Oliver at Penelope's Bat Mitzvah, 2020,



Joe (Dahla) owned a pharmacy on the street level of the Francis Marion hotel in Charleston . He later moved to Miami where he owned a pharmacy for many years in the Coconut Grove section.

He was married to Jeanette Wilensky, from Orangeburg. Joe and Jeanette had two children, Steven and Danny. Steven, a lawyer was married to Pam Fayne. They had two children -- Russell, a lawyer, and Wendy, a speech pathologist.Wendy is married to Jordan Taylor, a lawyer. They have two boys, Jake (4) and Mason (2). Russell, a lawyer in Miami, is married to Allison, an audiologist. Their son Easton Jack was born in October. Joe, Jeanette and Steven are all deceased.

Russell with Easton Jack, and Allison and Russell

Wendy and Jordan with Jake and Mason; brothers Steve and Danny (1993)

Danny, a physician, lives in the Atlanta area and is married to Kim Goldner, an optometrist. They have three children—David, Ellen and Jay.   David, a pathologist, is married to Emily Schwartz, of Miami. He has a private practice in Atlanta. Emily is an Ob-Gyn in Atlanta. They have two children, Ezra (10 months) and Aviva (4). Ellen is married to Josh Rotburd. She is s project manager and Josh is in sales in Atlanta. They had their first child, Michah Joseph, on Yom Kippur, 2021. Jay, a graduate of Yisheva University, is married to Molly. He is a finance manager for a medical company and she is the assistand director for Hillel at Brown University in Providence, R.I., where they live. In retirement, Danny and Kim are spending time in Virginia Beach.

Jay, Danny, Kim, David, Emily, Ellen (Rosh Hashanah 2014).

Family at Danny and Kim's 40th Anniversary gathering, 2021. Back row, left to rigt, Josh, Ellen, Jay,Molly, David, Emily. Ezra is on Kim's lap and Aviiva is on Danny's lap. Michah is asleep in his bed.


Isadore (Uncle) was a decorated World War II veteran. For many years, he had a wholesale grocery business. He lived in Charleston until his death in February, 2015. He is a family legend for his performances on “spoons” at weddings and bar and bat mitzvahs.  

Edith was married to George Cohen, from Walterboro. George was in business with Uncle for several years. Edith and George are both deceased. They didn't have any children.

(Fay's family will be updated and appear in a later Geechee Courier)