Farewell Joan Rivers . . .

A beautiful September Sunday morning saw the gathering on 5th Ave at the Temple Emanu-El for the sad,   fond farewell to the dynamic Joan Rivers . . . a woman I somehow always thought of as living forever!

Divine John Waters

John Waters


Waiting crowd Just waiting Loaded Camera iphones ready


Whoopi Goldberg

Work flow, Whoopi Goldberg almost online.

Judge Judy

Judge Judy

Allan Cumming

Grant Shaffer and Allan Cumming

Diane Sawyer

Newsreader Diane Sawyer, far right.

Clive Davis

Music impresario, Clive Davis

Margaret Cho

Margaret Cho, Comedian

Betty Halbreich

Long time Personal Shopper at Bergdorf Goodman’s and old friend of Joan’s – Betty Halbreich, left.

Comedian Jim Gaffigan

Comedian Jim Gaffigan


Bernadette Peters

Broadway star and actress, Bernadette Peters.


Joy Behar

Comedian Joy Behar


Order of Service

Order of Service


Gay Men's Chorus
Part of the Gay Men’s Chorus


Mario Cantone

Mario Cantone, Comedian


Simon Doonan

Simon Doonan, Creative Director, Barneys

Steve Forbes publisher

Steve Forbes, Publisher, Forbes Magazine.


Kyle Maclachlan

Kyle Maclachlan, actor.




Amy, friend of Joan’s – “like a mother to me . . .”


Andy Cohen

Talk Show host, Andy Cohen


Billy Bush

Billy Bush, radio and television host.

Deborah Norville

Deborah Norville in press interview outside Temple


Friends of Joan

Friends of Joan