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Obituaries: Week of January 9th

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Marsha Allen died Dec. 19 at 71. Survived by husband Robert “Bob”; sons David (Victoria), Joshua (Amy); daughter Staci Hammarquist; 8 grandchildren; sister Serna Hahn. Mount Sinai

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  • Ruth Popkin, Hadassah past national president, dies at 101

    by Alan Tigay, Executive Editor of Hadassah Magazine

    3 weeks ago

    Ruth Popkin, who served as national president of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, from 1984 to 1988, passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015 at the age of 101.

    “We have lost a leader of great dignity and accomplishment,” said Marcie Natan, Hadassah’s current...

  • Rabbi Menachem Gottesman, educator and builder of Modern Orthodox life in L.A., 84

    By Orit Arfa

    December 30, 2014 | 12:56 pm

    Rabbi Menachem Gottesman, longtime dean of Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy in Beverly Hills and the school’s heart, mind and soul for 42 years, died on Dec. 25, 2014, at 84. An inspiring, pioneering Jewish educator and institution-builder, Gottesman touched and influenced thousands...
  • The Great Leonard Beerman z”l: Inspiration through Word and Deed

    by David N. Myers

    December 25, 2014 | 12:04 pm

    Last week witnessed the passing of two towering giants, each of whom left a profound mark on Los Angeles and also served as proud citizens of the world: Rabbi Harold Schulweis z”l and Rabbi Leonard Beerman z”l. Schulweis transformed Valley Beth Shalom in Encino into a unique center...

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  • Guilford Glazer, leading Los Angeles philanthropist, dies at 93

    By Ryan Torok

    December 24, 2014 | 2:40 pm

    Guilford Glazer, a strong supporter of Israel, leading Los Angeles philanthropist and real estate developer, died in his Beverly Hills home on Dec. 23, 2014, at 93. 
     
    Glazer was well known for his support of Israeli universities, including Tel Aviv University (TAU) and...
  • Founding Rabbi of Leo Baeck Temple, Leonard I. Beerman, dies at 93

    by Aron Chilewich

    December 24, 2014 | 10:31 am

    Rabbi Leonard Beerman, founding rabbi of Leo Baeck Temple, renowned for his unremitting pacifism and for speaking out against injustice, died Dec. 24 at the age of 93.

    Beerman grew the reform congregation of Leo Baeck Temple from a small community of 28 members when he arrived in...

  • Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, ‘Rabbi of Rabbis’ and world-renowned Jewish leader, dies at 89

    By Tom Tugend

    December 18, 2014 | 7:14 am

    Rabbi Harold Schulweis, regarded as the most influential synagogue leader of his generation, died at his home after a long struggle with heart disease. He was 89.

    Schulweis led the Conservative Valley Beth Shalom (VBS) in Encino for nearly 45 years, introducing significant...

  • Obituaries: Week of December 19, 2014

    December 17, 2014 | 9:24 am

    Barbara Sue Allen died Nov. 23 at 69. Survived by friends Douglas (Ronnie) Cohen, Larry Lederman, Diane Mink. Mount Sinai

    Ralph Altabet died Dec. 8 at 90. Survived by wife Sally; sons Michael, Keith (Laura) Small; daughters Susan (Steven) Altabet-Dydo, Karen (Michael)...

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