Several hundred men and women attended a memorial service at Congregation Shaarei Tefila on July 23 to honor Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, head of the Lithuanian Charedi communities in Israel. Attendees packed into Kanner Hall on Beverly Boulevard to hear eulogies and pay respects to the late leader, who died in Jerusalem at 102 on July 18.
For a man who runs a mortuary and memorial park that arranges about 1,500 funerals a year, Len Lawrence spends a lot of his time thinking about the living. In particular, he thinks about those who have suddenly lost a loved one and are caught completely unprepared for the many decisions that revolve around the ritual of burial.
One woman was killed and several people were injured after a stage collapsed on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.
The JCC of Manhattan will broadcast a live memorial service at 5pm PST tonight. Friedman, a popular singer and songwriter who is widely credited with reinvigorating synagogue music, died Sunday after being hospitalized in Orange County for several days with pneumonia. She was in her late 50s.
The family of Nicholas Evan Berg, known to most as Nick, chose to have their 26-year-old son eulogized in a guarded memorial service at Kesher Israel Congregation in West Chester, Pa., on May 14, as a large cluster of reporters, camera people and photographers lingered off synagogue property behind yellow police tape about 200 yards away.
7 Days In the Arts
Brad Silberling heard the terrible news from a police detective the morning of July 18, 1989. His 21-year-old girlfriend, actress Rebecca Schaeffer (TV's "My Sister Sam") had been shot dead by a stalker in the foyer of her Sweetzer Avenue apartment building.
It is a long ride from the shattered peace of Bergen County, N.J., to the mournful solitude of Wyndham, N.Y., the upstate ski resort where a memorial service was held Sunday for Jeremy Glick, 31.