Joel Howard Shulman

January 30, 1953July 3, 2019

Joel Howard Shulman, 66, of Bayonne, NJ passed away on Wednesday July 3, 2019 at his home. Joel was the President of Congregation Ohav Zedek in Bayonne for over 25 years and an integral part of the Bayonne and Bradley Beach Jewish Communities.

As co-owner of Majora, LLC (formerly Shulman Fuel Co.), Joel was well known for his expertise in the field of home heating systems and plumbing, having clients who were appreciative of his expertise across the state of New Jersey.

He was a generous and selfless person who displayed a unique ability to find favor with all who met him. Joel had a great love of books and old movies. He lived life to the fullest and was comfortable in life when he was helping others. Joel enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and visiting with them In California.

Joel is survived by his loving wife Sharon; his parents Arthur and Marilyn Shulman of Bayonne, NJ; his children J.D., of Teaneck, NJ; Lisa Shulman Korlansky of Los Angeles, CA and her husband and children; and Rebecca of Brooklyn; his sister Fern Dembner of Springfield, NJ; his brothers Ira Shulman of Hillside, NJ & Charlie Shulman of Skokie, IL; and his nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews.

Donations can be made to Congregation Ohav Zedek of Bayonne, Congregation Agudath Achim of Bradley Beach, Chevra Kadisha of Elizabeth, Yeshiva Gedolah of Bayonne, or Chabad of Bayonne.


  • Congregation Ohav Zedek of Bayonne
  • Congregation Agudath Achim of Bradley Beach
  • Chevra Kadisha of Elizabeth
  • Yeshiva Gedolah of Bayonne
  • Chabad of Bayonne


  • Funeral Service Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, July 5, 2019


Joel Howard Shulman

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Robert Lippman

July 7, 2019

I just received the news about Joel's passing today. My condolences go out to his family. I come to Bayonne a couple of times a year (usually on Rosh Hahanna or Pesach). I was at the synagogue this past Pesach, & Joel walked halfway home with me from the synagogue. I was telling him about I feel uncomfortable about people starting a seder too early. He gave me some great advise about how to be tolerant of other Jews. I will never forget that conversation.

It's ironic that I should find out about Joel's passing just today. This past Shabbos, I was at a Yeshiva camp where the rabbi was explaining how a tzadik can do more good in the heavenly spheres than here on Earth. I know that Joel was a tzadik.

Lee Elliott

July 6, 2019

Dearest Shulman family,
Please accept our deepest condolences on Joel's passing.
Joel came from such a beautiful and giving family. Another angel has been called home. Rest In Peace Joel. Please bless the Shulman family and give them strength at this difficult time.
Sincerely Lee and Debbee Elliott