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Director Mike Nichols, 83, one of the few people to win Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy awards during lifetime

by Mike Trott, Reuters

November 20, 2014 | 9:36 am

Director Mike Nichols poses next to a poster for his new film "Closer" as he arrives for the film's premiere in Los Angeles in a November 22, 2004 file photo. Reuters.

Mike Nichols, a nine-time Tony Award winner on Broadway and the Oscar-winning director of influential films such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," "The Graduate," and "Carnal... read full article

  • Obituaries: Week of November 21, 2014

    November 19, 2014 | 11:27 am

    Craig Aaronson died Oct. 29 at 49.  Survived by wife Britt; son Rayce; daughter Eisley; father Anthony; mother Madeline; brothers Spencer, Evan (Lillian); stepbrothers David Benveniste, Bobby Benveniste; stepsister Alexis (Bret) Benveniste; mother-in-laws Joni Soble; father-in-law...

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

    by Harold Brackman

    November 13, 2014 | 9:56 am

    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

    November 12, 2014 | 9:54 am

    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...

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  • Dorian ‘Doc’ Paskowitz, surfing pioneer, 93

    November 11, 2014 | 11:48 am

    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...

  • Obituaries: Week of November 7, 2014

    November 5, 2014 | 11:08 am

    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...

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