August 31, 2006
Barbara “Bobbi” Asimow, Former Jewish Federation Women’s Campaign Director, 63
Barbara "Bobbi" Asimow, former Woman's Campaign director for The Jewish Federation died Aug. 22 of cancer at 63.
Bobbi was born in Brooklyn in 1943 and came to Los Angeles as a teenager, attending Fairfax High School. She received an masters in psychology from San Francisco State and an MBA from the University of Judaism. For the past 22 years, she worked for The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles as a professional fundraiser. She directed the Metropolitan Region and, for the last 12 years, the Women's Campaign. She was a legend in the Women's Campaign, raising more than $12 million a year for Jewish causes, supervising a devoted staff and mobilizing an army of dedicated volunteers. She was one of the most respected professionals at The Federation.
In her honor, an endowment will be established, within the Jewish Community Foundation, to fund the Bobbi Asimow Award for the best Jewish communal worker of the year. This award will recognize the person who best exemplifies Bobbi's spirit, leadership, teamwork, dedication, love of Judaism and deep concern for those in need.
She is survived by her husband, Michael; sons, Ian Lennard, Daniel (LeAnn Bischoff) and Paul (Colette Caggiano); daughters, Hillary (Peter Blum) and Courtney (Craig Broscow) Lennard; sister-in-law, Myra Bennett; brother-in-law, Steven; former husband, Colin Lennard; and seven grandchildren.
In her memory, donations can be sent to the Women's Campaign of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, 6505 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 750, Los Angeles, CA 90048.
HENRIETTA ACKERMAN died Aug. 5 at 84. She is survived by her son, Robert (Jan); and grandsons, Adam and Brian. Hillside
DOROTHY BERMAN died Aug. 8 at 79. She is survived by her husband, Wally; daughter, Ellen (Tom); son, Andrew (Erin); and four grandchildren. Hillside
PEGGY BERMAN died Aug. 6 at 69. She is survived by her husband, Donald; son, Ray; daughter, Robbi Barthe; two grandchildren; and sister, Linda Leva. Groman
HERBERT BRASLAW died Aug. 6 at 86. He is survived by his son, Michael; and daughter, Erica Olinick. Malinow and Silverman
FLORETTE CARLSON died Aug. 2 at 84. She is survived by her husband, Robert; stepdaughters, Kristine (Andy) Hetzel, Robin Dickson, Karen Thompson, Debbie (Kippen) Perrot and Sally; stepson, Richard; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Hillside
DANIEL GIBGOT died Aug. 8 at 79. He is survived by his friend, Leeann Donohue. Groman
ALAN GLEITSMAN died May 19 at 76. He is survived by his partner, Cheri Rosche; daughters, Joan Huber, Judy (Jim) Kaplan and Lisa McCloskey; son, Rick; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hillside
JEANNE GOREN died Aug. 6 at 91. She is survived by her brother, Ben Bernert; and sister, Helen Antler. Groman
GERTRUDE HEICHMAN died Aug. 1 at 81. She is survived by her husband, Julius; daughter, Hollis; son-in-law, Steven Levy; grandchildren, Jennifer (Matt) Jones, Wendy Levy, Robert Levy; and brother, William Strull. Hillside
BENJAMIN JACOB KAMRASS died Aug. 6 at 90. He is survived by brothers, George and Meyer; sister, Etta Tudzin; nieces and nephews. Hillside
BELLE LEWIS died Aug. 7 at 91. She is survived by her sisters, Ida Wolf and Margaret (Jack) Farbstein; and brother, Dan (Helen) Levine. Malinow and Silverman
RAOUL LOWENBERG died Aug. 6 at 81. He is survived by his wife, Hilda; daughter, Dana (Steve) Weinberg; and granddaughter, Rachel Weinberg. Mount Sinai
AARON MAGIDOW died Aug. 7 at 78. He is survived by his wife, Joann; daughter, Karen; sons, Stephen (AnnSofie) and Anthony (Kimberly); stepdaughters, Robin (Leslie) Stevens and Toni Schuster; seven grandchildren; and brother, Norman (Carole). Mount Sinai
ROSE MENDELSOHN died Aug. 7 at 92. She is survived by her nephew, Robert Horowitz; and nieces, Eleanor Horowitz and Myra Lax. Hillside
ELI MIDLER died May 16 at 87. He is survived by his wife, Betty; children, Sheri, Karen, Jackie and David; and eight grandchildren.
POURAN MOGHAVEM died Aug. 8 at 68. She is survived by her husband, Ehsan; and daughters, Catherine Cahen, Roya Hekmat, Ramesh Levi, Nazanine Shamsian, and Chehreh Soleimani. Malinow and Silverman
ABRAHAM CARL PRESSER died Aug. 7 at 84. He is survived by his wife, Kitty; daughters, Bobbi Presser and Jan (Alan) Raphael; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Andrew Perlmutter. Hillside
PHILIP RAFF died Aug. 8 at 84. He is survived by his friends. Hillside
DEVORA ROSENBLUM died Aug. 3 at 68. She is survived by her husband, Sherman; son, Greg; daughters, Cheryl Honig and Sandra; two granddaughters; sisters, Rose Goldsteen and Sharon Specktor; and brothers, Burton (Shirley) and Philip (Patricia Kenton) Politz. Malinow and Silverman
RONALD ROYS died Aug. 4 at 70. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; daughters, Mindy Stein and Alissa; two grandchildren; brother, Richard Roys; and sister-in-law, Barbara Mahler. Hillside
IRVING SACKS died Aug. 7 at 88. He is survived by his wife, Jean; son, Neal; daughters, Joy Lynn Rotkin and Pamela Bouganim; and five grandchildren. Groman
MORRIS SCHWARTZ died Aug. 7 at 69. He is survived by his son, Michael (Brandie); and daughter, Jennifer (Joel) Harris. Hillside
LOUIS SEGAL died Aug. 8 at 88. He is survived by his daughters, Anne (Philip) Klahr and Frances (Michael Friedson); and three grandchildren. Mount Sinai
RUTH ELIZABETH SERBER died Aug. 8 at 93. She is survived by her son, Ron (Corliss) Willins; and daughter Barbara Willins. Hillside
ROBERT STEINMAN died Aug. 7, at 88. He is survived by his sons, Gary (Jane), Alan (Dallas Powers), David (Lydia) and Howard (Diedre); six grandchildren; sister, Ruth Blumberg; sister-in-law, Aviva Steinman; companion, Litzie Friedman; and many nieces and nephews. Mount Sinai
MARTHA WALFORD died Aug. 16 at 81. She is survived by her sons, Peter (Bruce Rudy) Walford and Morgan (Michelle); and daughter, Lisa. Mount Sinai
DAVID CARL WEINSTEIN died Aug. 5 at 42. He is survived by his sister, Ellen. Hillside
SARA WINER died Aug. 3 at 89. She is survived by her son, Burton; daughter, Helene; three grandchildren; and great granddaughters, Paige Sexton and Megan Cobble. Hillside
DR. ELIOT WOLK died July 20 at 96. He is survived by sons, Sheldon(Helaine) and Dr. Roger (Marilyn); four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Groman
IRVING SAMUEL ZALMA died Aug. 8 at 69. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; son, Jacques; daughters, Juliette (Jim) McKenzie, Marlyne and Carolyn; four grandchildren; mother, Sarah; brother, Barry (Thea); sister, Starr (Joe) Rofe. Malinow and Silverman
FREDA ZEGMAN died Aug. 7 at 86. She is survived by brother, Harry Kleiman; and sister, Olive Sugar. Groman
FRADELLE ZOLOT died Aug. 6 at 88. She is survived by her daughters, Carol (Ron) Harris, and Lauren (Rollie) Younger; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Abigail Cohen. Mount Sinai
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