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  • Doc Paskowitz, 1921-2014, Rode the Zionist Wave in Post World War II Hawaii

    by Harold Brackman

    1 week ago

    Surfer legend Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz—“a modern-day Duke Kahanamoku”—was one of two members of a “mighty minyan” of Jews who, after World War II, helped found Temple Emanu-el in Honolulu and then played a significant role in the Zionist movement during Israel’s birth pangs and early...

  • Obituaries: Week of November 14, 2014

    2 weeks ago

    Dolores Adelman died Oct. 11 at 79.  Survived by husband Jerome; daughter Susan (Michael) Frydrych; son Ronald (Rhonda); 5 grandchildren; sister Lillian Binder; brother Robert Campagna. Mount Sinai

    Dee Behrman died Oct. 9 at 70. Survived by husband Charles; daughter Laura...

  • Dorian ‘Doc’ Paskowitz, surfing pioneer, 93

    2 weeks ago

    Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz, the Jewish,  Stanford-educated surfing pioneer, died on Monday in Newport Beach, California at age 93.

    “My angel, My daddy Died tonight, He is with Ha Shem,” his daughter Navah Paskowitz posted to her Facebook account announcing his death. 

    According to...

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  • Obituaries: Week of November 7, 2014

    3 weeks ago

    Leo Adelman died Sept. 15 at 95. Survived by daughters Lesley, Debra; 3 grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

    Marilyn Benton died Oct. 1 at 84. Survived by  daughter Marcie (Rick) Leoff; son Randall (Cindy); 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Hillside

    Harold Bidnick died...

  • Obituaries

    October 29, 2014 | 9:24 am

    Sonia Abrams died Sept. 24 at 95. Survived by daughter Barbara (Charles) Kimelman; sister Helen (Maury) Goosenberg; 2 grandsons. Groman Eden

    Andrew Bajor died Sept. 28 at 82. Survived by wife Barbara; daughters Lydia (Jeff) Smith, Renee; stepsons Marc Tushnet, Joel Tushnet;...

  • Rabbi Dr. Judith Abrams, pioneering online Talmud teacher, dies at 56

    JTA

    October 24, 2014 | 11:54 am

    Rabbi Dr. Judith Abrams, the founder and director of the online Talmud learning website, MAQOM, died of a heart attack Wednesday in Houston. She was 56.

    Abrams, who made a career of Jewish teaching and learning, was a relative latecomer to Jewish study. Inspired by a semester...

  • Ralph I. Goldman, communal leader; 100

    by John Fishel

    October 23, 2014 | 10:08 am

    While remembering the past, it is essential to think about the future. The death of Ralph I. Goldman in Jerusalem on Oct. 7, at 100 years of age, made me, once again, understand how important it is to keep both in mind. 

    Ralph Goldman was a giant in the field of Jewish communal...

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