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  • Eulogy for Margie Pressman

    April 11, 2016 | 12:43 pm

    She was indomitable.  She was opinionated.  She was a major  leader on the local and national Jewish scene decades before women played such roles on a regular basis.  She was a defender of all that was dear to her: the State of Israel; the particular set-up or aesthetics of an...

  • Marjorie Pressman, rebbetzin and philanthropist, 94

    By Michael Berenbaum

    April 5, 2016 | 10:36 am

    Marjorie Pressman, a notable communal leader and rebbetzin par excellence of Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles, where her husband, Rabbi Jacob Pressman, served as rabbi from 1950-1985, died at home April 4 after a period of declining health. She was 94.

    It is a stereotype of...

  • Joel Pressman, cantor and performing arts teacher, dies at 63

    November 20, 2013 | 10:46 am

    Joel Pressman, a cantor and longtime performing arts teacher at Beverly Hills High School, died on Nov. 18. He was 63.

    In mid-September, Pressman, son of Jacob Pressman, rabbi emeritus at Temple Beth Am, and Marjorie Pressman, announced in a Facebook video that he was dying of...

  • Rabbi Jacob Pressman turns 94: A community treasure

    By Michael Berenbaum

    October 23, 2013 | 12:06 pm

    For decades now, as Rabbi Jacob (Jack) Pressman celebrated a milestone birthday, there was a gala show and dinner starring Rabbi Jack and his myriad show-biz friends to manifest and celebrate the many talents and achievements of this extraordinary man. Five years ago, Temple Beth...

  • Marjorie Pressman: ‘I created my own role’

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 11, 2008 | 1:51 am

    Like an elegant first lady, Marjorie Pressman knows how to dress for an interview.

    She chooses a baby-blue cardigan set crowned with opal buttons, double-strand pearls and a dash of iridescent eye shadow. In her mid-80s, she retains a youthful glow as she sits in her living room...