Welcome to the memorial page for

Dr. Mitchell, Dr. Leslie, Hannah & Ari Weiss

December 31, 2017

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Dr. Mitchell Weiss 52, Dr. Leslie Weiss 50, Hannah Weiss 19, and Ari Weiss 16, of Belleair, tragically perished as the result of a plane crash in Punta Islita, Costa Rica on December 31, 2017.

Due to the complexity and time involved in having Mitchell, Leslie, Hannah and Ari returned to Clearwater for burial, the family will be proceeding with a memorial service to honor their lives. 

The memorial being planned will primarily take place at CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL, 300 58th Street North, St. Petersburg.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Due to the anticipated number of people in attendance which would exceed the capacity of Congregation B'nai Israel, additional satellite venues with live streaming of the service have been confirmed. The locations are-

Temple Ahavat Shalom, 1575 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor FL 34683

Temple B'nai Israel, 1685 S. Belcher Road, Clearwater FL 33764

Morton Plant Hospital (Main Campus), 300 Pinellas Street, Clearwater FL 33756

or from your personal computer at


Plant Trees in Israel in memory of the entire Family via Jewish National Fund. 
We are trying to get 1000 trees, which is a Grove.

Name: Mitchell, Leslie, Hannah, and Ari Weiss Memorial Garden
Project #: HN173030
a) Mail: Please make check payable to JNF and write "Project # HN173030" and "Mitchell, Leslie, Hannah, and Ari Weiss Memorial Garden" somewhere on your check. Mail check to: 
78 Randall Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
b) Telephone: Please call 800-542-8733 Monday - Friday, 9am - 6pm ET. Remember to provide the project number and name of the memorial garden.
c) Online: Sorry, they are unable to accept online donations to go specifically to the Mitchell, Leslie, Hannah, and Ari Weiss Memorial Garden.

To make a contribution to JTS in memory of Hannah (z”l), you may:

a) Make your gift online at - and check the box at the bottom of the screen indicating that it is “an honor/memorial gift.”  When prompted, enter that the gift is in Hannah Weiss’s memory.

b) Send a check made out to JTS, with “in memory of Hannah Weiss” written in the memo section - and mail to:

The Jewish Theological Seminary

Attention: Dean Shuly R. Schwartz

3080 Broadway

New York, NY 10027

c) Call JTS’s Development Department at (212) 678-8870 to provide your credit card information over the phone and indicate that the gift is in memory of Hannah. (Please note that JTS’s offices are closed on Friday.)

USY Donations
Note in memory of Hannah and Ari Weiss. Designate scholarship fund 
Michelle Rich  212-533-7800. X136

The Weiss Family Scholarship Fund - Ramah Darom

Shorecrest Preparatory School
Note in memory of Hannah and Ari


The family will receive visitors Wednesday & Thursday from 6:00pm - 8:30pm, with evening minyan at 6:30pm at the home of:
Louisa and Mark Benjamin, 108 Harbor View Lane, Largo, Fl 33770

and on Thursday from 1:00 - 3:00 pm, and Friday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the home of Bibby Weiss.  

David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Belcher Road Chapel in Clearwater is serving the family.

 Service Information

Memorial Service - NF
January 10, 2018

11:00 AM
Congregation B'nai Israel
300 58th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710

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