December 18, 2008
At press time The Jewish Journal received word that Dr. David Lieber, born 1925, died Dec. 16. A rabbi and scholar, Dr. Lieber was president emeritus of the University of Judaism (now known as the American Jewish University), senior editor of the Etz Hayim Humash, a pioneer of the Ramah camps, and the founding director of the Mador. A complete story will appear shortly at jewishjournal.com and in next week's Journal.
Rabbi Michael 'Mickey' Rosen, Yakar Center Founder, Dies
Rabbi Michael "Mickey" Rosen, who founded a network of progressive Orthodox synagogues in Israel, has died.
Rosen died Dec. 7 from injuries sustained in a fall. He suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a degenerative neurological disorder commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He spent his final weeks in a coma.
In 1992, Rosen founded the Yakar Center for Tradition and Creativity in Jerusalem, which gained popularity with its combination of tuneful prayer services and commitment to social action. A second synagogue later opened in Tel Aviv.
Rosen was ordained in 1973 and earned a doctorate from London University in 1994, according to a brief biography on the Yakar Web site. He was the author of "The Quest for Authenticity," a book about Chasidic master Rabbi Simcha Bunim.
His brother, Rabbi David Rosen, chairs the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations.
Rosen was buried Monday in Jerusalem. He is survived by his wife and six children.
-- Jewish Telegraphic Agency
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Lee Berliner died Dec. 2 at 102. She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Burlin; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Sholom Chapels
Josephine Berman died Nov. 30 at 98. She is survived by her son, Stuart; daughters, Cynthia and Phyllis; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Groman
Joan Bernet died Nov. 28 at 72. She is survived by her husband, Julius; sons, Mervyn and Kevin (Lori); and four grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Ruth Blond died Dec. 3 at 88. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa. Mount Sinai
Samuel Boren died Dec. 7 at 90. He is survived by his wife, Harriet; son, Arthur (Elizabeth); two grandchildren; brothers, Morris (Rose) and Jack; and sister, Helen (Joseph) Freeman. Mount Sinai
Abe Chislov died Dec. 6 at 90. He is survived by his daughter, Rhonda Averbach; and three grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Ronald Cohen died Nov. 29 at 69. He is survived by his wife, Randy; sons, Adam and Daniel; and sister, Myra (Al) Ratner. Mount Sinai
Lena Cohen died Nov. 24 at 87. She is survived by her son, Daniel; daughter, Natalie; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Groman
Michael David died on Nov. 27 at 84. He is survived by his wife, Angie; sons, Robert, Richard (Grenda) and Tony (Linda); and five grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Claire Ellias died Nov. 26 at 85. She is survived by her son, Samuel (Marie); daughter, Linda (Bart) Gordon; and brother, Herb Graff. Hillside
Mary Elmore died Nov. 20 at 92. She is survived by her daughter, Jeanne (Dan) Dague. Hillside
Izrael Falkov died Nov. 27 at 73. He is survived by his wife, Svetlana Kondratiouk; daughter, Anna Milstein; son, Mihail; and one grandchild. Mount Sinai
Helen Feinberg died Nov. 25 at 74. She is survived by her sons, Steven (Susan) and Todd; two grandchildren; and brother, Vincent (Joyce) Harvey. Mount Sinai
Bernice Goodman died Nov. 30 at 95. She is survived by her daughter, Estelle Saltzman. Hillside
Joseph Goodman died Nov. 22 at 78. He is survived by his partner, Joseph Welsch Jr.; nieces, Randy, Gina and Darcey; nephew, Greg; three grandnieces; and one grandnephew. Hillside
Donald Guy died Nov. 27 at 78. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; daughter, Brenda; sons, James and Stephen; stepsons, Steven (Sandra) Grossman and Kenneth (Katie) Grossman; stepdaughter, Diane (Don) Gaston; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Mount Sinai
Ving Hershon died Nov. 29 at 96. He is survived by his daughter, Anne; and son, Mark. Mount Sinai
Maria Hollos died Dec. 4 at 71. She is survived by her husband, Leslie; son, Peter; daughter, Georgette; and one grandchild. Groman
Ruth Kordish died Dec. 8 at 90. She is survived by her son, Larry (Arlene) Sommer; daughter, Lynda (Herbert) Belinky; and brother, Harold Aronson. Mount Sinai
Esther Lewis died Nov. 23 at 87. She is survived by her son, Hal; one granddaughter; and two sisters. Sholom Chapels
Reuben Mason died Dec. 1 at 91. He is survived by his daughters, Ronna Kajikawa and Sharon (Robert Masino); son, Richard (Joan); three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Norton Markin died Nov. 28 at 73. He is survived by his son, Orin; daughter, Dverah (Tzvikah) Shkedi; sisters, Phyllis (Bernard) Gilmore and Olivia (Barry) Schoer; nephew, Benjamin (Sujin) Gilmore; nieces, Monika Loewy, Alex Loewy and Natalie Schoer; and relative, Aaron Loewy. Hillside
John Menkes died Nov. 22 at 79. He is survived by his wife, Myrna; sons, Simon and Rafael; daughter, Tamara; stepdaughter, Sydney Simon; stepsons, Sam Simon and Gregory Stogel; and one grandchild. Mount Sinai
Hilda Michaels died Nov. 27 at 91. She is survived by her husband, Bob; daughter, Barbara (Marvin) Brown; sons, Alvan (Connie) and Mathew; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brother, Edwin (Sunny) Simon. Malinow and Silverman.
William Morrison died Dec. 4 at 96. He is survived by his wife, Ethel; and relatives. Mount Sinai
Sam Nortman died Nov. 24 at 89. He is survived by his son, Mark; and daughter, Miriam. Hillside
Steven Pepper died Dec. 3 at 54. He is survived by his mother, Jacqueline; father, Shelton (Doris); brother, Kenneth; sister, Pamela (Jack) Fender; and brother, Jonathan. Mount Sinai
Lillian Pezzner died Nov. 26 at 92. She is survived by her daughters, Jill (Colin Silverman) Wayne and Beri (Barb Long); son, Michael; two grandchildren; and nephew, Irving (Eileen) Zaroff. Mount Sinai
Joanne Plotkin Nov. 27 at 73. She is survived by her husband, Arnold; daughters, Shari (Michael) Streb and Julie; son, Steve (Suzanne); and four grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Carl Rosenberg died Dec. 4 at 98. He is survived by his nephew, Louis (Marcus Johns) Palley. Mount Sinai
Jeanette Schneider died Nov. 6 at 93. She is survived by her son, Norman; daughters, Susan Srebro and Marlene Schaechter; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Sholom Chapels
Abram Schor died Nov. 20 at 94. He is survived by his stepdaughter, Pat Levin. Sholom Chapels
Jeanne Shapiro died Dec. 1 at 85. She is survived by her husband, Milton; son, Arthur (Mary Jane); daughter, Johanna (Eric) Goldstein; and five grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Ted Silvers died Nov. 27 at 86. He is survived by his wife, Gina; daughters, Leah (Bob) Love and Carol (Hadley) Roth; three grandchildren; and brother, David (Susan) Silberstein. Mount Sinai
Esther Slafer died Nov. 21 at 92. She is survived by her husband, Joe; sons, Loren, Dennis and Gene; daughter Anna; and two grandchildren. Sholom Chapels
Sarah Steinberg died Nov. 19 at 93. She is survived by her daughter, Ruth (Buddy) Ellison; and son, David (Leilani). Hillside
Eleanor Stillerman died Nov. 22 at 81. She is survived by her husband, Milton; daughters, Wendy (Andy) Einhorn and Susan Patton; son, Mark (Rachel); two grandchildren; and sister, Rochelle Henry. Malinow and Silverman
Ida Weinstein died Nov. 25 at 94. She is survived by her daughter, Sheila (Arye) Anthony; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Andrew Wolach died Nov. 22 at 61. He is survived by his mother, Furn; brother, Wayne (Kim); sister, Lindsay Taylor; nephews, Dennis (Emily) Taylor, Eric (Clara) Taylor and Matthew Taylor; and three great-nephews. Mount Sinai
Alan Woods died Nov. 27 at 90. He is survived by his sons, Eddie (Jan), Barry (Diane), Dennis (Renee) and Jeffrey (Joan); and companion, Marjie Bender. Hillside
Morris Zieve died Nov. 30 at 85. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; sons, Sherman and Adam; and daughters, Melinda (Brian) Newman and Julianne. Hillside