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  • Jack Spitzer

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Jack Spitzer, an international Jewish leader and prominent Mercer Island banker and philanthropist, died Saturday, July 31) after suffering a cardiac arrest several days earlier. He was 86.

    An Israeli university, King County libraries, black South Africans who wanted to become...

  • Rabbi Alfred Wolf

    By Tom Tugend

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Alfred Wolf, who pioneered Jewish summer camps and the interfaith movement on the West Coast, died Aug. 1 at the age of 88.

    Throughout his life, he strove for his self-described goal "to serve as a catalyst in bringing people together, despite personal and ideological...

  • Myra Waldo Schwartz

    By Jill Holzman

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Myra Waldo Schwartz, travel writer, food editor and critic died July 25.

    A member of the Screen Actors Guild, Myra had numerous television appearances, a radio show on food on New York's WCBS News Radio 88 and was the food editor for The Baltimore Sun's This Week Magazine.

    She...

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  • Our Favorite Jerry Goldsmith Story

    By Journal Report

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Film composer Jerry Goldsmith, died July 21, age 75. The following is excerpted from a 1997 interview with The Jewish Journal.

    "In the score for 'First Knight,' the final battle scene was temp-tracked with the ubiquitous 'Carmina Burana.' The director said, 'We've got to have a...

  • Sol Bojarsky

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Sol Bojarsky passed away peacefully at home on June 27. A native of Los Angeles, born in Boyle Heights, Oct. 1, 1919, bar mitzvah at the Breed Street Shul, Bojarsky was a graduate of Hollywood High School and UCLA. From a pioneer L.A. Zionist family, Sol was a prominent insurance...

  • Samuel Oschin

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    An entrepreneur since the age of 10, Samuel Oschin lived a life of prosperity with a mind for community. He started out his business ventures working as a chimneysweeper. Before he had even finished elementary school, he had hired friends and transformed this small task into a...

  • Rabbi Simon Dolgin Dies in Israel at 89

    By Julie G Fax

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Simon Dolgin, founding rabbi of Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy and rabbi of Beth Jacob Congregation in Beverly Hills for 32 years, died in Israel on April 19 at the age of 89.

    Both the Sephardic and Ashkenazic chief rabbis attended his funeral in Israel, as well as dozens of...

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