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March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pmMichael Avganim died Jan. 27 at 61. He is survived by his daughters, Dorit and Corinne; mother, Margalit; and sister, Haya. Sholom Chapels
November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm
November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm
October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pmMildred Ball died Sept. 23 at 91. She is survived by her sons, Joseph and David. Malinow and Silverman
Albert Benaltabet died Sept. 28 at 93. He is survived by his wife, Allegra; daughters, Lynn (Don) Sonderling and Michele Smith; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother,...
September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pmGladys Bloom died Aug. 27 at 87. She is survived by her daughters, Penelope Rosenberg and Lois Tunick; six grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Groman
August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pmMy children were unexpectedly away for a week this summer, and I didn't miss them a bit. Apparently, that's grounds for expulsion from the Good Mommy Club.
My husband, 8-year-old son, 14-year-old daughter and I were on our way back to Los Angeles from a trip to Squaw Valley, and we'd...
June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Many young girls dream of a life on the stage, but few could have envisioned the career now enjoyed by Hila Plitmann, a Jerusalem-born soprano who these days makes her home in Studio City. Plitmann, 32, is not famous in the way that, say, sopranos like Renée Fleming, Deborah Voigt...
May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Leonore Arvidson died April 26 at 80. She is survived by her daughter, Enid; son, Dean; grandson, Ben; sisters, Bea (Max) Perlberg and Char Goldberg; and brother, Stan Charnofsky. Mount Sinai
HERMAN BRAGER died April 23 at 76. He is survived by his wife, Betty; son, Steven;...
May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm
MIRIAM MOLAY ALBIN died April 10 at 89. She is survived by her son, Dr. David; daughter, Judy (Dan) Platus; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Hillside
Hanriet Shalom Barlava died March 31 at 80. She is survived by her son, Ezatollah; and brother, Jacques. Chevra Kadisha...
April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Ruth Adler died April 8 at 85. She is survived by her daughter, Michelle (Gevik) Bachoian; son, Frank (Karen); five grandchildren; and sister, Bella Cohen. Mount Sinai
Elana Belinkoff died March 13 at 80. She is survived by her husband, Adar; daughters, Dalia (Ira), Alisa (Howard),...
April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm
The first episode of Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's "Shalom in the House," which aired April 10 on the TLC network, was a fast-paced account of five days the rabbi spent with a family in Philadelphia. Beatrice Romero, a single mother raising three teenage daughters and a 7-year-old son,...
February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm
The night I met my husband was a warm evening in April and the smell of orange blossoms permeated the air. The date was "arranged" by mutual friends but I had lots of doubts about meeting their old college friend, a nice Jewish doctor from Los Angeles.
"If he's such a great guy, why...
January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm
It's a sunny winter day and a friend and I fear for our lives as my husband, Ron Magid, screeches our oversized Chrysler east down Sunset Boulevard. We're speeding toward the ArcLight Cinemas and a press screening of Peter Jackson's "King Kong."
The usually amiable Ron swears at...
December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Cecile Abers died Nov. 26 at 90. She is survived by her husband, Emanuel; daughter, Laurie; one grandchild; and sister, Beverly Sloane. Malinow and Silverman
Ruth Balman died Nov. 22 at 89. She is survived by her cousin, Harvey Pollak; and friend, Lyudmila Siderman. Mount Sinai
December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm
JACK ADRIANUS ABBENHUYS died Nov. 11 at 73. He is survived by his domestic partner, Helen Jasik; sons, Jimmy and Jerry; and brother, Frank. Hillside
Rosalyn Abrams died Nov. 16 at 77. She is survived by her son, Howard (Dawn); daughters, Sherry (Marc) Rosenberg and Elaine (Richard)...
December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm
DR. RICHARD ANTIN died Nov. 2 at 70. He is survived by his wife, Hong; daughter Pauline; stepdaughters, Tricia and Pam; grandchildren Geneva and Savannah; sister, Nancy; brother, Mike (Evie); three nephews; and one niece. Sholom Chapels.
Zvi Baum died Nov 2 at 88. He is survived by...
November 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Theodore Allan Benaron died Oct. 25 at 76. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughters, Ruth (Frank) Rodriquez, Marsha and Judy; and one grandchild. Malinow and Silverman
Beatrice Clara Boyer died Oct. 27 at 88. She is survived by her sons, Mark and Richard; daughter, Sharon...
November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm
November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm
FLORENCE BECKER died Oct. 17 at 90. She is survived by her husband, Duke; sons, Barry (Judy) and Rob (Rona); four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews. Hillside
Mohtaram Benji died Oct 20 at 88. She is survived by her sons, Sion and Rohollah Ahdoot. Chevra...
November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm
George Allen Smith,
Philanthropist and Founder of George Smith Partners, Inc.,
Dies at 70
George Allen Smith, a leader in Southern California's real estate finance industry, died Nov. 3 at 70. A graduate of the Harvard Business School, Smith, whose career in the industry spanned...
October 20, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Julie Carol Andelman died Sept. 22 at 56. She is survived by her brother, Dr. Ross (Hannah Dresner); sisters, Lani Dossett and Alice; and nephew, Daniel Dossett. Mount Sinai
Shirley Axelrod died Sept. 21 at 87. She is survived by her son, Richard (Rae); daughter, Barbara (Andrew...
October 13, 2005 | 8:01 pm
September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm
It baffled my parents that I went with my husband and his family to Christmas Eve services, but he didn't accompany me to synagogue on Rosh Hashanah.
"That doesn't seem fair," my mother pointed out. "You're celebrating his holiday, but he's not celebrating yours."
We do hold to my...
September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm
"The Song of Hannah" by Eva Etzioni-Halevy (Plume, $14).
Biblical fiction is enjoying a renaissance. Some say it began in 1998, with Anita Diamant's "The Red Tent" -- a fictionalized account from Jacob's daughter, Dinah, of daily life with her aunt Rachel and mother Leah. For the...
September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Meyer Adler died Aug. 10 at 94. He is survived by his sons, Jeffrey and Arnold; daughter, Sharyn; two grandchildren; and sister, Goldie Wolinski. Groman
MIRIAM AUSTERLITZ died July 24 at 59. She is survived by her brother, Dr. Michael. Sholom Chapels
Ida Bender died Aug. 10 at 87....
September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Bernard M. Shapiro,
El Caballero Country Club Founder,
Dies at 89
Bernard M. Shapiro who founded the El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana in 1957, died Aug. 26. He was 89.
After playing golf at the Bel-Air Country Club in 1954, Shapiro wanted to join, but a friend told him he would...
August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Cyril Amitin died July 26 at 87. He is survived by his wife, Renee; sons, Alan (MaryAnne) and Michael (Valery); and eight grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Mone Anathan Jr. died July 21 at 95. He is survived by his wife, Adele; daughter, Caryl Sunshine; and son, Mone Anathan III. Malinow...
August 18, 2005 | 8:00 pm
August 18, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Irvin Atkins died July 14 at 88. He is survived by his wife, Ida Mae; and daughter, Marilyn Feiman. Groman
LILLIAN BADEN died July 14 at 90. She is survived by her son, Jerry; grandchild, Dylan; and many relatives. Hillside
Theodore Berg died Aug. 9 at 91. He is survived by his...
August 11, 2005 | 8:00 pm
"I'd like to order a cake for a bar mitzvah," I said to the lady behind the counter at the kosher bakery. "Please put on the top, 'Mazal tov, Spencer.'"
"Your son's name is Spencer?" she asked.
"No, my husband's name is Spencer," I replied.
"But you said this is for a bar mitzvah."...