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Misha Henckel is a Los Angeles-based personal and executive life coach. Her executive clients are generally leaders of entertainment and media companies who are focused on re-inventing themselves and re-envisioning their organizations. She is founder of Life Mastery Circles, a...
September 3, 2008 | 11:19 pmQuiet War at UCI
It is unfortunate that The Jewish Journal would choose to run as its cover story two weeks ago an article by Brad Greenberg that preys on the deep and recurrent fears of some in our community of a rampant anti-Semitism on our college campuses ("Quiet War on Campus,"...
August 14, 2008 | 1:58 amHarold Ackerman died July 30 at 96. He is survived by his son, Jerrold; and daughter, Tobi Chinsky. Hillside
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Harold Alexman died July 16 at 82. He is survived by his sons, Leonard (Rosemarie), and Larry (Kelly); daughter,...
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July 10, 2008 | 12:48 amGoldyne 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...
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Dorothy Beck died May 20 at 85. She is survived by her son, Michael (Sally); daughter, Linda (Karl) Lindeur; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
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As I read through this portion in preparation for writing this column, I found myself struggling for a...
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Marty Adlin died Sept. 26 at 88. He is survived by his wife, Frances; brothers Bernard (Arlene) and Sidney; and special brother-in-law, Ted Krakower. Malinow and Silverman
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Dies at 62
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A Brooklyn native, Margolis...
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My mother wants her body...