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  • Obituaries: January 30, 2015

    4 days ago

    Ruth Angel died Jan. 6 at 92. Survived by daughter Judith (Bob Salvaria); son Stephen (Ellen); 3 grandchildren; 2 step-granddaughters; 4 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Betty; brother-in-law Morris (Alice). Mount Sinai

    Martin August died Jan. 6 at 86. Survived by son Todd...

  • David Landau, Haaretz editor and JTA’s longtime Israel bureau chief, dies at 67

    JTA

    5 days ago

    David Landau, a British-born Israeli journalist who held top positions at several English-language publications, including JTA, has died.

    Landau died of brain cancer in Jerusalem on Tuesday. He was 67.

    Landau, who made aliyah in 1970, served part time as JTA’s Israel bureau...

  • Obituaries: Week of January 23, 2015

    2 weeks ago

    Yvette Ackert died Dec. 28 at 90. Survived by son Marty (Julie) Nagel; daughter Barbara (George) Gallian; 2 grandchildren; sister Gertrude Lapittus. Mount Sinai

    Reuben Alvy died Dec. 23 at 92.  Survived by son Ralph (Ashley); 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai

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  • Sacvan Bercovitch, American Studies scholar, Yiddish translator, 81

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    3 weeks ago

    Sacvan Bercovitch, an influential scholar in the field of American studies and a translator of Sholem Aleichem and other Yiddish writers, died Dec. 9 at 81. 

    Bercovitch’s early works — “The Puritan Origins of the American Self” (1975) and “The American Jeremiad” (1978) — quickly...

  • Obituaries: Week of January 16, 2015

    3 weeks ago

    Rhoda Baral died Dec. 22 at 84. Survived by son Jim (Eileen); sister Elenor Miggins; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

    Roger Fisch died Dec. 21 at 77. Survived by daughter Nicole. Hillside

    Gloria Freedman died Dec. 22 at 84. Survived by daughters Hannah Ganezer, Sandra (Michael)...

  • Los Angeles activist, Richard Giesberg; 91

    3 weeks ago

    October 26, 1924 - January 7, 2015 Richard "Dick" Giesberg passed away peacefully at home on January 7, 2015, surrounded by his family after a lifetime of civil rights and social action work which touched the lives of thousands.

    Born in Brookline, Massachusetts to Henriette and...

  • Claire Venze Gebler, former Beth Jacob congregant, 55

    by Donna Bojarsky

    January 7, 2015 | 10:58 am

    Claire (Cookie) Venze died on Dec. 20 in Massachusetts.

    Born in Baltimore on May 9, 1959, she moved to Beverly Hills at an early age and attended Hawthorne Elementary School, Beverly Hills High School and UCLA. She received her law degree from Cardozo Law School and worked as a...

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