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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... read full article

  • 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...

  • Abraham Spiegel

    By Tom Tugend

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Abraham Spiegel, a survivor of four concentration camps, who built a new life in America as a successful businessman, philanthropist and ardent supporter of Jewish life in the United States and Israel, died April 10 in his home at the age of 97.

    Among his major legacies are the...

  • In Remembrance of Ringerman

    By Carin Davis

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    It seems everyone has a story about Jerry Ringerman. The former director of Camp JCA Barton Flats and JCC San Francisco, who died on Jan. 6 at the age of 79, touched the lives of thousands of campers, staff and youth, and they, in turn, have touched the lives of thousands more. Born...

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  • Pastor Scott Bauer

    By Shimon Erem

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Israel and the Los Angeles Jewish community have lost one of their most tireless supporters and good friends. Scott Bauer, senior pastor of the Church on the Way in Van Nuys, succumbed to a ruptured aneurysm on Oct. 24. He was 49.

    Among his most passionate pursuits was his love and...

  • 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 grandchildren, Kari Kupcient Kriser and David Kupcinet. He was hospitalized Sunday after suffering from...

  • 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...

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