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  • Obituaries

    October 10, 2008 | 1:04 am

    Helen Daniels, Barrier Breaker, Dies at 85

    Dedicated volunteer and former social worker Helen Daniels died Sept. 28 at age 85 of metastatic cancer.

    She was born in Brookline, Mass., and was the only child of Joseph Ettinger and Eva Frutman. After her mother's death when she was 6...

  • Obituaries

    September 25, 2008 | 1:08 am

    Siegfried Halbreich, Holocaust Survivor Who Dedicated Life to Shoah Education, Dies at 98

    Siegfried Halbreich, whose lifelong dedication and commitment to Holocaust education followed five and one-half years as a prisoner in World War II Nazi concentration camps, died of heart...

  • Obituaries

    September 17, 2008 | 9:20 pm

    Our thoughts go to the families of the men and women who were killed in the Metrolink Train 111 crash in Chatsworth on Friday, Sept. 12.

    We also send our prayers to the families of the men, women and children who were killed when a passenger jet, en route from Moscow to Perm in...

  • Obituaries

    September 11, 2008 | 1:20 am

    Betty Balkin died Aug. 28 at 80. She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Anketell and Renee Wouters; three grandchildren; and brother, Sheldon (Elaine) Sternberg. Mount Sinai

    Daniel Bernstein died Aug. 31 at 94. He is survived by his daughters, Michel and Thea. Malinow and Silverman...

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  • Obituaries

    September 3, 2008 | 10:53 pm

    Rhonda Lee Abrams, Community Advocate, Dies at 56


    Rhonda Abrams never made a friend she didn't keep. She was a devoted wife, mother, community advocate and confidante who served as a bridge to bring people together from various facets of her life. More than 400 of these friends and...

  • Obituaries

    August 28, 2008 | 12:40 am

    Rabbi Levi Meier, a Shloshim Remembrance

    Writer-producer David Brandes offers this eulogy for his friend and mentor, Rabbi Levi Meier.

    Rabbi Weil, Marci and family, friends:

    It's hard to believe it's been 30 days. Like any significant event, it feels like yesterday and an eternity...

  • Obituaries

    August 21, 2008 | 1:07 am

    Elias Eshaghian, Renowned Iranian Educator, Dies at 78

    Elias Eshaghian, a pivotal educator and director of many Jewish schools throughout Iran during 20th century, died at 78 on Aug. 8, following a 20-year fight with lung cancer. More than 500 local Iranian Jews recently packed...

  • Mom’s final resting places—a cremation story

    By Ellie Kahn

    August 7, 2008 | 3:18 pm

    If you are offended either by the idea of cremation or humor about the dead, you may want to stop reading. It's OK.

    Maybe you weren't raised (as I was) by a woman who had no short-term memory for several years before she died, but retained a sharp and sick sense of humor --...

  • Obituaries

    August 7, 2008 | 2:32 am

    June Walker, Presidents Conference Chair and Hadassah Leader, Dies at 74

    June Walker was in working mode two weeks ago.

    On July 21, she presided over a farewell reception for outgoing Israeli U.N. Ambassador Dan Gillerman. Two days later she led a meeting of the Conference of...

  • The high cost of dying

    By Jane Ulman

    August 7, 2008 | 2:06 am

    A traditional Jewish funeral is simple and not ostentatious -- good news for people concerned about the high cost of dying. But while Jewish law doesn't require embalming, elaborate floral displays or 16-gauge metal caskets with tufted crepe interiors, it does require Jews to be...
  • Trendy, traditional and taboo:
    An incomplete guide to Jewish funerals and burial

    By Jane Ulman

    August 7, 2008 | 1:37 am

    When Eileen Isenberg thinks about her own funeral, she has a very clear picture in her mind.

    "First I want 20 minutes of sad," she said, to allow people to remember her, with the second movement of Mozart's 21st Piano Concerto playing in the background.

    "Then I want people to...

  • Obituaries

    July 17, 2008 | 1:33 am

    Rabbi Levi Meier, Whose Pulpit Was Hospital Rooms, Dies at 62

    It's often hard to distinguish between one memorial and the next, especially when you're dealing with prominent members of the community. Family members, friends, colleagues and rabbis will get up and pour out their praise...

  • Obituaries

    July 10, 2008 | 12:48 am

    Goldyne Savad, Hadassah Hospital Benefactress, Dies at 100

    On June 1, a single woman, 100 years and seven months old, died in Los Angeles, where she lived almost her entire life. Goldyne Savad, one of the brightest and prettiest of her family, was the only one born in the United...

  • Tehran cemetery Web site links local Persians to Iran

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Nearly four years ago, Shahram Farzan, an Iranian Jew living in Los Angeles, traveled to Tehran to have a hand-carved marble tombstone placed on his father's grave at the Jewish cemetery, which has been called "beheshtieh" by the city's Jewry for more than half a century. (The word...
  • Billboard mystery ends with interfaith twist

    By Adam Wills

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The mysterious billboards went up across the Los Angeles area just after the High Holidays. Each used a variation on the same theme, juxtaposing illustrations: Latkes or fries? Bagels and lox or sushi? Yarmulke or cap?

    They carried no other information, and from the beginning it had...

  • We’d All Rather Be in Venice

    By Ellen Switkes

    August 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "What a bunch of shleppers," my father remarks, his head doing a 180-degree pan as he takes in the view. "Not one of them has anything unique to say. Such conformists. Just looking at them makes me nauseous."

    I turn to look, so that I, too, can take in the same view. Yes, we're at...

  • Kids Learn Burial Rites From Barney

    By Naomi Glauberman

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Their bagels sliced, toasted and slathered with cream cheese, the parents and students of the fourth- and fifth-grade classes at Santa Monica's Sha'arei Am turn toward Rabbi Jeff Marx as he welcomes them to Family Education Day.

    His introduction is interrupted by Lori Daitch, the...

  • Obituaries

    March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Levia Pearl Abramowitz died Feb. 21. She is survived by her husband, Nathan; daughters Orit (Yitzchak) Cohen, Sharone and Judy; son, Harold (Lani); and grandchild, Harriet Theodore. Mount Sinai

    Miriam Ash died Feb. 21, at 89. She is She is survived by her son, Robert (Zetta);...

  • Wiesenthal’s Project in Jerusalem on Hold Amid Dispute

    By Tom Tugend

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Since its beginning in 1977, with one phone and a very long extension cord, the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center has seemingly moved from one success to the next, with its shrewd, strategic planning and winning message of tolerance. Now it faces a daunting, unfamiliar and...

  • Obituaries

    December 22, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Jacob Ott, Former Rabbi at Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel,

    Dies at 86

    Rabbi Jacob Ott, who served for 34 years at Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel, died of congestive heart failure on Saturday, Dec. 16. He was 86. Ott was born in Chicago in an Orthodox neighborhood, three...

  • Visiting History

    By Tom Teicholz

    October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I have always had a soft spot for Brazil. I spent the summer after high school graduation there, and my wife and I spent our honeymoon there. I love the people, the music, the food and the spirit that Brazilians carry with them as effortlessly as they dance the samba. But I never...

  • Higher Learning

    By Rob Eshman

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    To begin to understand the "strategy" behind killing innocent college students, visit the part of Mt. Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem that one rabbi there calls, "the burial area for the nation's unborn victims."

    There you will find the graves of women who, at nine-months pregnant, were...

  • California, Here They Come

    By Tom Tugend

    June 20, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Los Angeles, founded in 1781 as one of a string of Spanish settlements along the Pacific coast, was nearly 60 years old when Jacob Frankfort arrived, apparently the first Jewish resident.

    By 1850, Los Angeles had less than 2,000 residents, of whom only eight were Jews. All of them...

  • Careless Undertaking

    By Mike Levy

    January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A gruesome scandal at two Jewish cemeteries in Florida may have implications at a cemetery near you.

    A class-action lawsuit alleges that Menorah Gardens oversold space at its Palm Beach County cemetery and at another cemetery in Broward County.

    The lawsuit also claims that remains...

  • Looking for A Legend

    By Larry Tritten

    March 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Years ago I'd heard from someone or read somewhere that Wyatt Earp is buried in Colma, near San Francisco, a bit of provocative trivia whose truth I'd never been sure of. One day a while back I decided to check it out. I would have thought that one of the most famous figures in the...

  • Community

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 27, 1998 | 8:00 pm


    Hollywood Memorial Park faces closure unless a buyercomes to the rescue

    By Tom Tugend, Contributing Editor

    Photos by Peter Halmagyi

    Hollywood Memorial Park is the cemetery of the stars, and rightnow it is starring in a cliffhanger of its own.

    At stake is whether the memorial...

  • A Final Resting Place?

    By Tom Tugend

    November 27, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Hollywood Memorial Park faces closure unless a buyercomes to the rescue

    By Tom Tugend, Contributing Editor

    Photos by Peter Halmagyi

    Hollywood Memorial Park is the cemetery of the stars, and rightnow it is starring in a cliffhanger of its own.

    At stake is whether the memorial park, whose...

  • Westward Expansion

    By Ruth Stroud

    March 20, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Top, Students from Sinai Temple scatter soil fromIsrael on the ground in Simi Valley; below, Rabbi Zvi Dershowitz ofSinai Temple with Isabel Mandel, Cantor Meir Finkelstein and MiloMandell carrying the Torah. Photos by Russ Alben

     

    It could have been a wedding or a barmitzvah: A lively...

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