July 13, 2006
Ines Ades died June 13 at 87. She is survived by her husband, Edouard. Sholom Chapels
Arthur Howard Carlin died June 14 at 81. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; son, Brian; daughter, Adrienne (Mark) Roberts; and granddaughter, Catherine Roberts. Hillside
Betty Black died June 16 at 84. She is survived by her husband, Frank; daughter, Robbie (Richard Bloom); son, Harold; and two grandchildren. Hillside
Emmanuel Cassell died June 13 at 84. He is survived by his wife, Lea; sons, David (Susan) and Michael (Bracha); sister, Sadie; and seven grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha
Leonard Charal died June 17 at 81. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara Charal Rosenburg; and son, Robert. Malinow and Silverman Rita Chipkin died June 13 at 97. She is survived by her friends. Malinow and Silverman
Evelyn Corleto died June 15, at 86. She is survived by her sons, Richard (Emily) and Daniel (Emily); and four grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Sherry Ann Dern died June 18 at 63. She is survived by her husband, George; sons, Jonathan (Patricia), Michael (Wendy) and Randy. Mount Sinai
Emile Elkaim died May 26 at 81. He is survived by his brother, Abraham; sister, Celia; and friends. Chevra Kadisha
Samuel Glanell died June 18 at 88. He is survived by his son, Barry (Lynn); daughter, Linda (Steve) Ochs; grandchildren, Mitchell Stever and Stacey Ochs; and sister, Lillian Kronenthal. Mount Sinai
Sally Gottleib died June 17 at 78. She is survived by her husband, Milton; sons, David (Constance) and Gary; granddaughter, Melissa. Hillside
Dr. Melvin Greenstadt died June 13 at 88. He is survived by his son, Dr Kenneth (Jean); and daughters, Laurie Brown and Olivia Parker. Mount Sinai
Ethel Edith Jaffe died June 18 at 95. She is survived by her sons, Dennis (Jane) and Cary Basse. Malinow and Silverman
Irving Bernard Katzef died June 15 at 84. He is survived by his wife, Simone; son, Serge; daughter, Monique Amesllem; and five grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Anne Kuznetsky died June 14 at 82. She is survived by her husband, Charles; sons, Richard and Ronald; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Sam and Harold Bresler. Groman
Eva Mainzer died June 16 at 98. She is survived by her grandson, Dan Klugman. Groman
Howard Milstein died June 15 at 83. He is survived by his wife, Mildred; and daughter, Sherry. Hillside
William Nayfack died June 18 at 99. He is survived by his brother, Ira (Jean Siegel).
Joseph Pelen died June 15 at 86. He is survived by his wife, Annette; sons, Neil and Richard Siegel; and four grandchildren. Groman
Sylvia Price died June 18 at 87. She is survived by her son, Dr. Gerald Harris; stepsons, Fred and Bernie; daughter, Julie Thomas; stepdaughters, Elaine Rubenstein and Idelle Claypool; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Groman
Marjorie Hilp Rhodes died May 25 at 82. She is survived by her sons, Robert and Ted; daughter, Deborah; four grandchildren; and sister, Barbara Smith. ames Schindler died June 18 at 92. He is survived by his wife, Brenda. Malinow and Silverman
Edward Schwartzman died June 13 at 92. He is survived by his sons, Martin and Wayne; and two grandchildren. Groman
Al Singer died May 3 at 76. He is survived by daughters, Karen (Michael) Singer, Missi (David) Weinhart, Wendy (Michael) Callis, Michelle (Yaron) Hazani, Megan and Kate; six grandchildren; and sister, Barbara (Michael) Freeman. Chevra Kadisha
Morris Skurka died June 18 at 92. He is survived by his wife, Vivian; daughter, Ellen (Robert) Duxler; son, Howard (Barbara); four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Edward Slutske died June 16 at 86. He is survived by his sons, Mickey Stone, Barton and Joel; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Groman
Irving Sunshine died June 14 at 90. He is survived by his sons, Carl (Tove) and Jonathan (Helen); four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Groman
Freda Tabachnick died June 17 at 89. She is survived by her daughters, Rona Murray and Carol O'Quinn; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Seymour Goldman. Groman
Jules Waldman died June 17 at 94. He is survived by his daughter, Gail (Albert) Drouin; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and brother, Albert. Mount Sinai
Rose Weinger died June 14 at 88. She is survived by her daughter, Gail (Larry) Becker; granddaughter, Amy (Marc) Strauss; grandson, Eric Becker; and great-grandchild Ethan. Mount Sinai
Jan Murray, a Jewish comedian who got his start in the Catskills, died Sunday at 89
Murray, who was born Murray Janofsky in the Bronx to immigrant parents, was one of a generation of Jewish comedians, including Sid Caesar, Milton Berle, Shecky Greene and Buddy Hackett. He was a star of 1950s television, using his gravelly voice and quick wit as a host of game shows like "Treasure Hunt." Murray's second wife, who was not Jewish, hosted an annual Passover seder at their house that was a Hollywood tradition, The New York Times reported.
Murray was also the longtime master of ceremonies for the annual West Coast Chabad Telethon.
Renee Denise Golabek-Renee
Renee Denise Golabek-Kaye, an acclaimed concert pianist, died in her home on June 12 surrounded by her family. She was 52.
She was born in 1953 to European parents who had lost their families in the Holocaust. Her father, Michel Golabek, was a decorated Jewish soldier in the French Resistance. Her mother, Lisa Jura, was a child piano prodigy from Vienna, who evaded the fate of the concentration camps by being sent to safety in England on the Kindertansport. Her last promise to her parents was to "hold on to her music" and continue her family's musical legacy.
From the moment Golabek-Kaye was a little girl, her mother coached her on the piano. She recalled feeling God for the first time during a piano recital at 8, as she breezed through the "Flight of the Bumble Bee." When she was 18, Golabek-Kaye enraptured audiences at her debut in Mexico, playing Rachmaninoff's "Paganini Variations."
After being voted "most likely to succeed" in her class at Beverly Hills High, she attended Stanford. Her father died from a brain tumor when she was 23. Yet, in spite of her pain, Golabek-Kaye earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Julliard School of Music.
Her passionate commitment to Judaism and the Jewish community was evident by her numerous concerts benefiting Jewish causes: "She gave of her presence freely and joyously," said Rabbi Jacob Pressman, rabbi emeritus of Temple Beth Am. "Somehow by combining her deep religious belief and faith in God with her music, she was able to produce and thereby express her deepest spiritual feelings." When the Hollywood Bowl booked her as the featured artist on Yom Kippur, she declined to play, holding steadfast to her heritage.
Golabek-Kaye, along with her sister, Mona, played duo piano across the globe, at such venues as the Kennedy Center and the Hollywood Bowl. Her prolific recordings included the "Poulenc Double Piano Concerto" with the New Zealand Philharmonic Orchestra and the "Carnival of the Animals," featuring the voices of Audrey Hepburn and Meryl Streep.
In 1999, with Mona and her daughters, Michele and Sarah, Golabek-Kaye performed at the 60th reunion of the Kindertransport in London and live on the BBC. In 2002, the "Children of Willesden Lane," an acclaimed memoir of her mother, which Golabek-Kaye helped write with Mona, was published by AOL Time Warner and adopted by schools in their curriculum across America.
Besides performing, she also taught music lessons to students of all ages. Even more than her music, Golabek-Kaye considered her greatest role in life to be a mother. She aspired to instill in her four children, each accomplished musicians, a love for God, Judaism and music. She is survived by her children, Michele, Sarah, Jonathan and Rachel; husband, Marc Kaye; and sisters, Mona and Jackie Maduff.
Donations to her memory can be made to Lisa Golabek Temple Emanuel Roots and Wings Award, Temple Emanuel, 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Letters can be sent to ReneeGolabekKaye@yahoo.com.
On Sunday, July 23 at 2 p.m., a memorial service will be held at Temple Beth Am, 1039 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles.
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