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  • Isn’t it Depressing?

    June 25, 2014 | 2:54 pm

    People say to me, “I don’t understand how you do your job,” or,”What's it like to be surrounded by death all the time?  Isn't it depressing?”

    It’s not depressing, but it can be sad. Those of us behind the scenes, the Shomrim who sit vigil with our loved ones, the members of the...

  • Obituaries: Nov. 15-Dec. 3, 2013

    February 13, 2013 | 2:32 pm

    Evelyn Ackerman died Nov. 28 at 88. Survived by husband Jerome; daughter Laura (Mark) Shaw; 1 grandson. Hillside

    Rose Adler died Dec. 1 at 93. Survived by daughter Linda Bence; son Robert; 2 grandchildren; sister Kay Friedman. Hillside

    Sylvia Brockman died Dec.1 at 85. Survived...

  • Is There Something Wrong with a Joyful Funeral?

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    November 21, 2012 | 7:00 am

    On Friday I attended a funeral at an African-American inner city church. Normally, I would expect to put the word “predominately” in there, but frankly, the only people in the overflowing sanctuary who didn’t look African-American were people I recognized from work.

    I was...

  • Obituaries: Sept. 21-27, 2012

    By JewishJournal

    September 19, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Eunice Bordon died Aug. 16 at 96. Survived by son Robert (Alison); 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Hillside

    Boris M. Bronstein died Aug. 11 at 56. Survived by companion Stella Kantor; sons Daniel, Michael. Mount Sinai

    Arnold Brounstein died Aug. 17 at 84. Survived by wife...

  • Online memorial service for Debbie Friedman scheduled for Sunday night [RECORDED VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    January 9, 2011 | 3:58 pm

    [UPDATE] This is a recording of a live broadcast from Sunday night, January 9, 2011.

    The JCC of Manhattan will broadcast a live memorial service at 5pm PST tonight to remember the late Debbie Friedman

    Friedman, a popular singer and songwriter who is widely credited with...

  • Debbie Friedman: She Taught Jews to Sing Again

    By Susan Freudenheim

    January 9, 2011 | 2:53 pm

    Years ago, as I was making my way back into Judaism after a lapse, I would go to synagogue on Shabbat and find myself waiting especially for certain moments in the services. I later came to know that those special moments all were linked to haunting tunes written by Debbie Friedman....

  • Jewish singer/songwriter, performer Debbie Friedman dies

    January 9, 2011 | 1:01 pm

    [UPDATE] Debbie Friedman Funeral - Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, 11 am [LIVE VIDEO] - available here.

    Debbie Friedman, a popular singer and songwriter who is widely credited with reinvigorating synagogue music, has died.

    Friedman died Sunday after being hospitalized in Orange County for...