Gary David Goldberg, a writer and producer who created warmhearted television shows, most notably “Family Ties,” a leading comedy of the 1980s that propelled Michael J. Fox to stardom, died Saturday at his home in Montecito, Calif. He was 68.
Israeli immigrant from New Jersey who became the subject of a social media campaign after discovering last month that she had cancer, has died.
Film critic Judith Crist, a one-time mainstay of the "Today" show and TV Guide, has died at 90.
A pediatric surgeon from Chicago drowned in Lake Michigan after saving two boys who fell out of their kayak.
Sami Rohr, a major philanthropist whose giving created and sustained hundreds of Chabad-Lubavitch houses around the world, died at 86.
Moshe Silman, who set himself on fire during a Tel Aviv rally last weekend, died Friday afternoon after succumbing to second- and third-degree burns.
Former Egyptian head of intelligence and one-time presidential candidate Omar Suleiman died in a U.S. hospital.
Milton Gralla, a Jewish philanthropist and longtime publisher of business magazines, died in Boca Raton, Fla., on July 11. He was 84.
Yitzhak Shamir, the hawkish Israeli leader who balked at the vision promoted by the United States of trading occupied land for peace with the Palestinians, died on Saturday after a long illness. He was 96.
An Israeli hoping to find a bone marrow match died Thursday -- the same day that Israel was holding bone marrow drives throughout the country targeting non-Ashkenazi donors.
Tamara Brooks, a noted choral conductor, and the wife and musical partner of singer-actor Theodore Bikel, has died.
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.
John Demjanjuk, the Cleveland auto worker convicted as a death camp guard, died in a German nursing home.
Hershel Walfish, a leading Orthodox cantor and survivor of several Nazi concentration camps, died Jan. 24 at 89, following a lengthy illness.
Shirley Levine, a leader in Jewish education who founded Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School in Northridge, the first non-denominational Jewish community day school in Los Angeles, died on Jan. 9. She was 80.
Philanthropist Newton Becker died on Sunday, Jan. 2, and with his death, the pro-Israel and Jewish community has lost one of its biggest supporters. A husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by his wife, Rochelle, and his son, David. Becker, who was 83-years-old, died after a long struggle with illness. He lived in Bel Air.
Evelyn Handler, who served as the fifth president of Brandeis University from 1983 to 1991, was killed last Friday after being struck by a car.
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.
Wicky Hassan, a Libyan-born Italian Jew who founded the popular Miss Sixty fashion brand, has died in Rome.
In his brilliant history of early modern England, “The Ends of Life,” historian Keith Thomas quotes a translator named George Petrie who wrote in 1581, “The only way to win immortality is either to do things worth the writing, or write things worth the reading.” Christopher Hitchens is, by this reckoning, twice immortal.
Noted Jewish feminist Paula Hyman, who served as the first female dean of the Seminary College of Jewish Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary, has died.
The last surviving man to be sent to a Nazi concentration camp because of his homosexuality has died at the age of 98.
Nancy Wake, a New Zealand-born World War II heroine codenamed “The White Mouse” because of her ability to elude the Nazis, has died.
Jewish feminist writer E.M. Broner, perhaps best known as the co-author of “The Women’s Haggadah," has died.
The man responsible for typing Oskar Schindler the famous list that saved more than 1,000 Jews during the Holocaust died Tuesday in Augsburg, Germany, at age 91. Mietak Pemper was set to be buried Friday in the city's Jewish cemetery, and local officials plan to order flags to be lowered to half-mast, the Agence France-Presse reported.
Jack Mandel, a leader in Jewish philanthropy in the United States and Israel, has died. Mandel died May 12; he was 99. He and his brothers, Morton and Joseph, started Premier Automotive Supply in a small storefront in Cleveland and built the business into one of the largest distributors of auto parts and electronic components in the United States.
Sidney Harman, a Jewish entrepreneur who bought Newsweek magazine last year, has died.
John Adler, a former New Jersey congressman, has died. Adler, 51, died Monday of complications from a staph infection, the Asbury Park Press reported.
Famed actress, Elizabeth Taylor has died at the age of 79. She had recently been receiving treatment for congestive heart failure. Taylor was raised a Christian scientist, but converted to Judaism at age 27. Her Hebrew name is Elisheba Rachel Taylor.
Veteran actor Len Lesser died in his sleep Wednesday morning in Burbank, California, of complications from pneumonia. He was 88.
Sonia Peres, the wife of Israeli President Shimon Peres for 66 years, has died. She died Wednesday in her Tel Aviv apartment at the age of 87. Sonia Peres was a private person and rarely was seen at political events frequented by her husband. In 2007, when Shimon Peres moved into the President's Residence, Sonia Peres chose to remain in the family home in Tel Aviv.
Former Israeli soccer star Avi Cohen died in a Tel Aviv hospital, eight days after his motorcycle crashed into another vehicle.
Richard Goldman, one of the most influential Jewish philanthropists in the country, died early Monday morning in his native San Francisco. He was 90.
Samuel Kunz, one of the world's most wanted Nazis, died in Germany before he could be brought to trial.
Martin Kraar, who was instrumental in helping the Council of Jewish Federations merge with the United Jewish Appeal and the United Israel Appeal, has died.
Rabbi Moshe Hirsch, a close adviser to Yasser Arafat, has died.
Israeli painter Avigdor Arikha, a major figure in modern art, died at his home in Paris.
Rabbi Lipa Schapiro, a senior member of the Chabad-Lubavitch rabbinical committee, died at the age of 97.
Schapiro studied Jewish law in secret in the Soviet Union as a young man, following his teachers as his school moved from location to location to elude Communist authorities.
CNN.com: Nearly a year after surviving a plane crash in South Carolina, disc jockey Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein was found dead in his New York apartment Friday afternoon, his publicist said. He was 36.
Ellie Greenwich, who co-wrote some of pop music's most enduring songs, including Chapel of Love, Be My Baby and Leader of the Pack, died Wednesday, according to her niece. She was 68.
Julian Sandler, chairman of the Hillel: Foundation for Jewish Campus Life Board of Directors, has died.
Israel Exits Gaza Strip
A blazing orange sun set over the Mediterranean as Israeli soldiers lowered the country's flag at the army's Gaza headquarters, signifying the end of an era in this sandy strip of land.
Settlement Building to Continue
Ariel Sharon said Israel will continue to build in West Bank settlement blocs despite any U.S. objections.
Egypt Takes Over Gaza Border
Egyptian troops began deploying along the Gaza Strip's southern border. Around 200 border police fanned out along the Egyptian side of the frontier last Friday, with another 550 expected to be posted there this week.
New Orleans Synagogue OK
A historic synagogue in New Orleans suffered internal damage due to Hurricane Katrina, but its exterior is unscathed.
Rabbi and Storm Shelter Nixed
A synagogue in Louisiana is shutting down its shelter for victims of Hurricane Katrina and has put its rabbi on administrative leave, JTA has learned.
Russian City Gets New JCC
Jews in St. Petersburg, Russia, marked the dedication of a new Jewish community center.
General in the Sights
A retired Israeli army general narrowly avoided facing war-crimes charges in Britain.
Jewish Terrorist Suspect Dies
An alleged Jewish terrorist died after hanging himself in Israeli police custody.
Brits May Change Holocaust Day
Britain may reportedly change its Holocaust remembrance day to a broader event commemorating other genocides.
Arafat Death Mystery
The cause of Yasser Arafat's death is still unclear, despite the release of his hospital reports.
Google to Open in Israel
Google is planning to open up an office in Israel.
Hacham Yedidia Shofet, a spiritual icon for Persian Jews both in Iran and the United States died last week at 96 in Los Angeles.
Victor M. Carter, who rose from poor immigrant boy to become a creator and shaper of the post-World War II Jewish community in Los Angeles, died March 27, at the age of 94.
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.
Irwin M. Weinstein, one of the founders of the National Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) and its Los Angeles chapter, died July 21 of a stroke and kidney failure. He was 76.
Peter Grant, veteran Los Angeles reporter, editor, public relations executive and Jewish community activist who was the first journalist to enter Japan after its surrender in 1945, died June 4 in San Diego at age 86.