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  • Obituaries

    September 3, 2014 | 9:46 am

    Rose Abbott died Aug. 9 at 87. Survived by daughter Robyn Rosenblum; son Harry Rosenblum; 4 grandchildren. Hillside

    Ilene Adelstein died Aug. 13 at 65. Survived by husband Wayne; daughters Marleigh (Lenny) Korpus, Lindsey; 2 grandchildren; mother Rhoda Diamond; brother Craig...

  • Obituaries

    August 27, 2014 | 9:40 am

    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), Phil, Jim; sister Margie Crain; brothers Jim, Peter; 3 grandchildren. Hillside

    Martin Bader...

  • José Nessim, Sephardic Jewish Leader; 91

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    August 20, 2014 | 10:00 am

    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...

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  • Obituaries

    August 20, 2014 | 9:54 am

    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

    August 14, 2014 | 3:59 pm

    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...

  • Remembering Leonard Fein

    by Abby J. Leibman, MAZON President and CEO

    August 14, 2014 | 3:51 pm

    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

    August 13, 2014 | 9:50 am

    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...

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