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Ethel Lozabnick: Community Leader

September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

A community activist, whose commitment to the Jewish community and Zionist causes was locally and nationally recognized, passed away Aug. 17, 2001. Lozabnick had served as National Vice... read full article

  • Henry Rosmarin

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Henry Rosmarin, a Holocaust survivor, supporter of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation and harmonica enthusiast, died Aug. 28 at the age of 75.

    Born Oct. 7, 1925 in Czeladz, Poland, Rosmarin survived several concentration camp imprisonments during World War II and...

  • Eliot "E.J." Safirstein

    August 23, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Eliot "E.J." Safirstein

    Eliot "E.J." Safirstein, an award-winning playwright, died July 31 at the age of 39.

    A childhood survivor of cancer, Safirstein wrote the 1988 John Cauble Award-winning short play "Waterworks," which was performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C....

  • Bruce Hochman

    August 16, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Bruce I. Hochman, a former president of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, died Aug. 11 at the age of 72. Hochman, a tax attorney, founded the Beverly Hills firm of Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez. He also elicited high praise for his commitment to charitable work...

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  • Obituaries

    August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Rebecca Amato Levy

    Rebecca Amato Levy, an oral historian, storyteller and matriarch in the Sephardic community, died Aug. 4 at the age of 89.

    Well-known for her 1986 memoir, "I Remember Rhodes," which detailed Sephardic life on the Mediterranean island before World War II, Levy was...

  • Author Mordecai Richler Dies at 70

    By Bram Eisenthal

    July 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Mordecai Richler, a Canadian Jewish literary giant, died of cancer Monday. He was 70.

    Richler was known for his stories about Jewish life in his native Montreal. "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" and "Joshua Then and Now" are among his most famous works.

    "The Apprenticeship of...

  • Obituaries:John J. Baer, 83

    By Tom Tugend

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    John J. Baer, an international lawyer and author, died March 3 at the age of 83, following treatment for pancreatic cancer. Born in Breslau, Germany, Baer chronicled his life under the Nazis and as a refugee in Latin America in his well-received book "Witness for a Generation."

    He...

  • Obituaries:Josif Kirtsman, 50

    By Tom Tugend

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Josif Kirtsman, 50

    Josif Kirtsman was born in 1951 in Odessa, Ukraine. His whole family planned to follow his aunt and uncle, who had emigrated to America in 1912. Moving to the United States was the family's dream for many years. At 6 years old, Josif realized that he was Jewish...

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