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Obituaries

5 days ago

Irwin Abramson died Aug. 3 at 83. Survived by niece Lisa (Dana) Hart Cole; nephew Richard Hart. Hillside

Charles Altmann died July 23 at 73. Survived by wife Donna; sons Ken (Hilary),... read full article

  • José Nessim, Sephardic Jewish Leader; 91

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    2 weeks ago

    Dr. José Nessim, a beloved family man, respected physician and transformative Jewish leader, died peacefully in his home on Shabbat, July 26, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 91.

    Born in Asuncion, Paraguay, on Oct. 28, 1922, the young Nessim came to the United...

  • Obituaries

    2 weeks ago

    Raymonde Benchanan died July 19 at 88. Survived by daughter Chantal (Jean) Martini; sons Marc, Gerard (Ronelle); 3 grandchildren. Hillside

    David Braun died July 19 at 101. Survived by wife Lea; daughter Susan (Jack) Rosner; son Leon (Alena); 3 grandchildren. Hillside

    Marcia R....

  • Leonard Fein, progressive activist and writer, dead at 80

    By Tom Tugend

    3 weeks ago

    Leonard Fein, a towering figure in Jewish progressive thought and action, died Aug. 14. He was 80.

     “Leibel” as he was universally addressed, was a prolific writer, a professor at Brandeis University and the creator of organizations and institutions that have left a lasting...

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  • Remembering Leonard Fein

    by Abby J. Leibman, MAZON President and CEO

    3 weeks ago

    Like so many people I know, my first introduction to Leonard "Leibel" Fein was as a younger activist in the Jewish community who heard him speak and suddenly heard articulated with a passion and a brilliance that I could never have attempted, all the reasons why I wanted to change...

  • Menahem Golan, Veteran Israeli Film Producer, dies at 85

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    3 weeks ago

    Menahem Golan, a pioneer of Israeli cinema who made a splash in Hollywood with B-movie action flicks in the 1980s, died on Aug. 8.  He was 85.

    The producer and director was on an evening stroll with relatives when he collapsed not far from his home in Jaffa and died despite...

  • Obituaries

    3 weeks ago

    Philip Ball died July 18 at 80. Survived by wife Tirzah; son David (Leslie), daughter Karyn; sister Judith Levine; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

    Betty Bender died June 27 at 103. Survived by son Robert (Wendi); sister Mildred; 2 grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman 

    Sherman...

  • Obituaries

    August 6, 2014 | 10:10 am

    Naim Afary died July 28 at 88. Survived by wife Anvar; daughters Janet (Kevin) Anderson, Mona (Taghi) Amjadi, Frieda; son Kamran; 2 granddaughters; brothers Salman (Odette), Isaac (Farsis); sister Mary (Faraj) Ahadia. Mount Sinai

    Rosalie E. Aronson died July 24 at 83. Survived by...

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