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Irv “Kup” Kupcinet

November 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

Irv Kupcinet, the legendary Chicago Sun-Times columnist for 60 years, died Monday, Nov. 10 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. With him were his son, Jerry Kupcinet, and... read full article

  • Janet Polyak

    By Ilana Polyak

    November 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Janet Polyak was born in 1937 in Odessa, Ukraine. She came to the United States with her family in 1977 and first settled in Portland, Ore. From the start she was eager to adopt the language and customs of her new land. She learned English quickly and one of her proudest...

  • Fred Kort

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Fred Kort, Holocaust survivor, philanthropist and founder/CEO of Imperial Toy Corporation, died on Sept. 6. He was 80.

    Over the years, Kort had cultivated a reputation as one of the Jewish Los Angeles's most prominent and impassioned supporters. Like fellow philanthropists such as...

  • Sean’s Last Ride

    By Aaron Shohet Kemp

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    On Aug. 21, my dear friend Sean Nova, a beloved member of the Pico-Robertson and greater Los Angeles Jewish communities, passed away in a freak accident while repairing electronic equipment in his studio. Sean was only 30 years old.

    I first met Sean in 1996, several years after he...

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  • Fred Kort

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 11, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Fred Kort, Holocaust survivor, philanthropist and founder/CEO of Imperial Toy Corporation, died on Sept. 6 at the age of 80.

    Kort, like fellow philanthropists Jona Goldrich and Max Webb, survived the Holocaust to become one of Jewish Los Angeles' most prominent and impassioned...

  • Victor Haim Perera

    By Alexandra J. Wall

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Victor Haim Perera was haunted by a curse. His great-grandfather, Rabbi Yitzhak Moshe Perera of Jerusalem, had warned his sons and grandsons never to leave the Holy Land without consent "from now to eternity."

    The author of "The Cross and the Pear Tree: A Sephardic Journey," a...

  • Stanley Hirsh, Journal Publisher, Dies at 76

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Stanley Hirsh, the imposing philanthropist, real estate investor and garment manufacturer as renown for his blunt-spoken style as his contributions to Jewish and political causes, died at his Studio City home March 22 after a two-year battle with brain cancer. He was 76.

    The...

  • Stanley Hirsh

    By Rob Eshman

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    I first met Stanley Hirsh in 1984 when he stopped by to visit an after-school program in Jerusalem where I was working as a counselor. The kids and I were playing a game of basketball on a cracked blacktop court.

    After watching from the fence for a while, Stanley called me over and...

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