Aylon Baruch Engler

October 21, 1959 — May 4, 2011

Our hearts are tremendously saddened by the loss of Aylon Engler. All who knew him were warmed by his caring smile, kindness, encouraging attitude and inspiring leadership. Born in Washington, D.C., raised in Switzerland and San Jose, Aylon spoke many languages and received his bachelor’s degrees in math and computer science from U.C. Davis, and his master’s degree from the London School of Economics. His career in software technology started as a programmer and then went on to establish and own two successful Internet companies.

Beyond his professional life, Aylon was devoted to his family, long-standing friendships and beloved Jewish community. Aylon was a loving husband of Barbara Wolff Engler for 22 years and devoted father of Maya, Jacob and Evan. He loved and respected his parents, Asher and Josephine Engler, and sisters Orlee Kahn (Jeff) of Minneapolis, Thalia Greene (Bruce), and Rona Orenstein (Neal). He cared deeply for all of his extended family both here and in Israel. Aylon was a tireless volunteer and unparalleled model of positive leadership dedicated to building a vibrant Jewish community. He was president of Peninsula Sinai Congregation, past president of the Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School, involved with Chabad North Peninsula, the Jewish Community Federation and many other organizations. He will be remembered for his endless generosity of spirit and unwavering commitment to others.

Services were held on Sunday, May 8 at Peninsula Sinai Congregation.

Donations may be made to the Aylon Engler Memorial Fund at the Wornick Jewish Day School, the Peninsula Sinai Congregation or to the charity of your choice.

May his memory be a blessing.

Hilda Amdur January 5, 1907 to May 08, 2011 of Berkeley. Mother of Reuel, Edith and Susan. Grandmother of Seth Gold, Karl, Gene and Martin Amdur. Private services at Tel Shalom Cemetery. Lifelong member of Hadassah and requests donation in her memory may be made to Berkeley Hadassah, the Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living or Congregation Beth El. Services were held under the direction of Sinai Memorial Chapel (925) 962-3636.