Musician Lou Reed, the frontman for the band Velvet Underground as well as a solo artist, has died.
David Davis died June 27 at 87. Survived by wife Arlene; daughter Andrea (Philipp) Bowman; son Greg; 2 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Hillside
Bertha Abrams died May 30 at 99. Survived by daughters Terry (Harvey) Goldbaum, Arleen (Stanley) Kaller; 6 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman
A gunman dressed in black killed at least six people in a string of shootings through the seaside California town of Santa Monica on Friday before he was shot dead by police in a community college library, law authorities said.
Regina Adatto died Jan. 20 at 85. Survived by daughter Carol (Chuck) Rozner; 3 grandchildren. Groman Eden
Judith Aarons died March 12 at 65. Survived by husband Michael; sons Brett (Lenka), Kelly; 4 grandchildren; father Allan Adler; sisters Edie Bogoff, Melony (Gary) Linza, Terry (Bill) Rogoway; brother Craig Adler. Mount Sinai
Estelle Aaron died March 5 at 91. Survived by husband Charles; daughters Suzanne Ehrmann, Michelle (Gary) Merritt; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister Dorothy Trodlier. Mount Sinai
Selma Bluestein-Paikin died Feb. 20 at 86. Survived by husband Leon Paikin; daughters Sheryl Bluestein, Diane (Jim) Bluestein Reed; son Kenneth (Laurie) Bluestein; stepdaughters Lisa (Mark) Watson, Gail (Leonard) Bartnick; stepsons Michael Paikin, Mark (Cindy) Paikin; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
A Toronto Jewish couple found dead in their Florida townhouse in January were asphyxiated, police said.
Vivianne Gaon died Nov. 29 at 56. Survived by mother Juliette; brother Roger. Hillside
Salamon Alaton died Nov. 25 at 98. Survived by daughter Sara (Isaac) Avigdor; sons Kalev (Maria), Saul (Sara); 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha
When I first moved to California from Philadelphia in 1978, Leon Brown, editor of the Jewish Exponent, told me to look up his friend Sol Weinstein.
Jacqueline Alvy died Oct. 12 at 86. Survived by husband Reuben; son Ralph David (Ashley Wrobel); stepdaughter Sarah Wrobel; stepson Jonathan Wrobel. Mount Sinai
Leon Aberle died July 3 at 81. Survived by wife Petrina; daughter Carla (Steven) Lenhoff; son Matthew; 3 grandchildren; brother Charles (Saron). Hillside Jeffrey Allyn died July 8 at 75. Survived by wife Harriett; sons Russell (Romel Valerio), Hal (Chantal); 3 grandchildren; sister Flo Barker. Hillside
Writer and film director Nora Ephron, known for work on movies such as "When Harry Met Sally," has died in New York at age 71, according to media reports Tuesday night, hours after it was first revealed that she was gravely ill and near death.
Hosni Mubarak, who ruled Egypt for three decades until overthrown by a revolution in the "Arab Spring" last year, was declared clinically dead by his doctors on Tuesday, the state news agency MENA said in a report confirmed by a hospital source.
Barbara Billing died April 18 at 75. Survived by sister Joan Feifer. Hillside
The Los Angeles Jewish community lost one of its most distinctive and distinguished members on May 24. Arthur Stern, award-winning engineer, visionary leader, and beloved family member and friend, died at 87. In his professional life, Arthur was responsible for a stunning range of scientific breakthroughs, from his pioneering work on the first transistor radio to his significant hand in helping to develop the Global Positioning System (GPS).
Sheldon Allen died April 1 at 85. Survived by wife Marilyn; daughter Deborah (Jay Layman) Worth; son Scott (Corkey Ahrendt); 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai
Annette Adest died March 18 at 93. Survived by daughters Adele Yellin, Wendy; 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai
Rosella Applebaum died March 11 at 88. Survived by daughters Pamela McCormick, Debra Shapiro; 2 grandchildren. Mount SinaiEllen Bagelman died March 11 at 63. Survived by father Sam Bubrick; brother Paul Bubrick. Hillside
Benzion Netanyahu — historian, one-time political activist and father of Israel’s prime minister — died on April 30 in Jerusalem at 102. An accomplished scholar and the patriarch of one of Israel’s most important political families, he also played a surprising and little-known role in American political history.
Benzion Netanyahu, a noted Jewish historian and Zionist thinker, and the father of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has died.
Sharon Asher died Feb. 3 at 57. Survived by son Aviv Kleinman; mother Bernice Lipsitz; brother Robert Linden; sisters Linda Haim, Joyce Black; nieces and nephews. Sholom Chapels
Ruth Baskin died Feb. 12 at 96. Survived by son James. Mount Sinai
Though the death last weekend of John Demjanjuk brought a close to the seemingly never-ending quest for justice in the case of a man long accused of being a Nazi war criminal, it also brought a premature end to the legal battle over his legacy.
The security arm of the U.S. Jewish federations asked Jewish officials to remain vigilant in the wake of a deadly attack on a French Jewish school, citing the possibility of copycat attacks.
Four people -- a teacher and three students -- were shot dead outside a Jewish school in Toulouse, France, officials said.
A man was found dead, apparently of alcohol poisoning, in the parking lot of a Florida Chabad center following a Purim celebration.
Obituaries Feb. 10-16, 2012
The pictures accompanying the news of the leadership change in North Korea are those of the dead dictator, Kim Jong-Il, and his son and heir apparent, Kim Jong-Un. But there are some other Koreans whose names and photos, though absent from the front pages, tell the real story.
The Polish journalist and commentator Leopold Unger has died at the age of 89.
Robert M. “Bob” Brookman, born July 3, 1923, in New York City, died Dec. 15 at 88.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il died of a heart attack while on a train trip, state media reported on Monday, sparking immediate concern over who is in control of the reclusive state and its nuclear program.
Ah, the good old days. Stealing corpses before they even got cold, right under the noses of the police and paramedics just about to take them for autopsy, bundling them in the van and driving them out to some secret place in a cemetery — still whole, uncut — for a proper Jewish burial.
Cairo police fought protesters demanding an end to army rule for a third day on Monday and morgue officials said the death toll had risen to 33, with many victims shot in the worst violence since the uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak.
The United Nations human rights office called on Friday for a full investigation into the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi and voiced concerns that he may have been executed.
President Barack Obama said on Thursday the United States would be a partner to Libya following the death of Muammar Gadhafi and said the NATO mission in the North African country would "soon come to an end."
Al Davis, the maverick owner of the Oakland Raiders, has died.
Hanan Porat, a former Israeli lawmaker and a leader of the Modern Orthodox movement, has died.
A Palestinian man was shot dead in a clash with soldiers and settlers.
Frances R. Anson died Sept. 6 at 89. Survived by daughter Wendy; sons Jeffrey (Honglin Liu), David (Renae Jacobs); 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Ethel Baron died Aug. 25 at 90. Survived by daughter Carol; sons Howard, Jack (Rhonda), Mitchell (Miyuki); 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Libyan rebels are almost certain that Muammar Gaddafi's son Khamis and his intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi have been killed during fighting with their units, the top rebel military spokesman said on Monday.
Jerry Leiber, who spoke Yiddish as his first language, was hounded by anti-Semites on the streets of Baltimore as a child, and became one of the creators of rock 'n' roll as half of the most celebrated songwriting duo of all time, died at 78 in Los Angeles.
David Mandie, an Australian philanthropist and businessman who owned the James Richardson duty-free stores in Israel's Ben Gurion Airport, has died.
The family of troubled singing star Amy WInehouse, who was found dead in her London home, has asked for privacy to grieve.