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  • Rabbi Ariel Rav-Noy, shliach at Chabad Persian Youth Center, dies suddenly at 36

    By Jared Sichel

    3 days ago

    Ariel Rav-Noy, a rabbi at the Chabad Persian Youth Center in Los Angeles, and father to seven children, died suddenly in his sleep early Wednesday. He was 36.

    According to crownheights.info, a Brooklyn-based community website for Chabad, Rav-Noy had no “known prior medical...

  • Obituaries: January 30, 2015

    4 days ago

    Ruth Angel died Jan. 6 at 92. Survived by daughter Judith (Bob Salvaria); son Stephen (Ellen); 3 grandchildren; 2 step-granddaughters; 4 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Betty; brother-in-law Morris (Alice). Mount Sinai

    Martin August died Jan. 6 at 86. Survived by son Todd...

  • David Landau, Haaretz editor and JTA’s longtime Israel bureau chief, dies at 67

    5 days ago

    David Landau, a British-born Israeli journalist who held top positions at several English-language publications, including JTA, has died.

    Landau died of brain cancer in Jerusalem on Tuesday. He was 67.

    Landau, who made aliyah in 1970, served part time as JTA’s Israel bureau...

  • Obituaries: Week of January 23, 2015

    2 weeks ago

    Yvette Ackert died Dec. 28 at 90. Survived by son Marty (Julie) Nagel; daughter Barbara (George) Gallian; 2 grandchildren; sister Gertrude Lapittus. Mount Sinai

    Reuben Alvy died Dec. 23 at 92.  Survived by son Ralph (Ashley); 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai

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  • Sacvan Bercovitch, American Studies scholar, Yiddish translator, 81

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    3 weeks ago

    Sacvan Bercovitch, an influential scholar in the field of American studies and a translator of Sholem Aleichem and other Yiddish writers, died Dec. 9 at 81. 

    Bercovitch’s early works — “The Puritan Origins of the American Self” (1975) and “The American Jeremiad” (1978) — quickly...

  • Obituaries: Week of January 16, 2015

    3 weeks ago

    Rhoda Baral died Dec. 22 at 84. Survived by son Jim (Eileen); sister Elenor Miggins; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

    Roger Fisch died Dec. 21 at 77. Survived by daughter Nicole. Hillside

    Gloria Freedman died Dec. 22 at 84. Survived by daughters Hannah Ganezer, Sandra (Michael)...

  • Los Angeles activist, Richard Giesberg; 91

    3 weeks ago

    October 26, 1924 - January 7, 2015 Richard "Dick" Giesberg passed away peacefully at home on January 7, 2015, surrounded by his family after a lifetime of civil rights and social action work which touched the lives of thousands.

    Born in Brookline, Massachusetts to Henriette and...

  • Claire Venze Gebler, former Beth Jacob congregant, 55

    January 7, 2015 | 10:58 am

    Claire (Cookie) Venze died on Dec. 20 in Massachusetts.

    Born in Baltimore on May 9, 1959, she moved to Beverly Hills at an early age and attended Hawthorne Elementary School, Beverly Hills High School and UCLA. She received her law degree from Cardozo Law School and worked as a...

  • Esther Lowy, Dean of Touro College L.A., 66

    By Ryan Torok

    January 7, 2015 | 10:47 am

    Esther Lowy, founding dean of Touro College Los Angeles, died Dec. 19 at the age of 66, of cancer, according to her husband, Rudolph. 

    Touro College is based in New York and caters to Orthodox individuals who might otherwise be uncomfortable with the secular aspects of college...

  • Obituaries: Week of January 9th

    January 7, 2015 | 10:27 am

    Marsha Allen died Dec. 19 at 71. Survived by husband Robert “Bob”; sons David (Victoria), Joshua (Amy); daughter Staci Hammarquist; 8 grandchildren; sister Serna Hahn. Mount Sinai

    Murray Amster died Dec. 12 at 95. Survived by daughters Linda (Jack) Goldman, Arlene Saretsky; 3...

  • Ruth Popkin, Hadassah past national president, dies at 101

    January 5, 2015 | 11:02 am

    Ruth Popkin, who served as national president of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, from 1984 to 1988, passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015 at the age of 101.

    “We have lost a leader of great dignity and accomplishment,” said Marcie Natan, Hadassah’s current...

  • Rabbi Menachem Gottesman, educator and builder of Modern Orthodox life in L.A., 84

    By  Orit Arfa

    December 30, 2014 | 12:56 pm

    Rabbi Menachem Gottesman, longtime dean of Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy in Beverly Hills and the school’s heart, mind and soul for 42 years, died on Dec. 25, 2014, at 84. An inspiring, pioneering Jewish educator and institution-builder, Gottesman touched and influenced thousands...
  • Two Rabbis: Influences and Legacies

    December 29, 2014 | 8:00 pm

    Both Rabbi Harold Schulweis and Rabbi Leonard Beerman came to their rabbinate having grown up in the era of the Great Depression, the imprint of the Second World War and the birth of the State of Israel. Each of them would be part of a generation of clergy who would draw their...

  • The Great Leonard Beerman z”l: Inspiration through Word and Deed

    December 25, 2014 | 12:04 pm

    Last week witnessed the passing of two towering giants, each of whom left a profound mark on Los Angeles and also served as proud citizens of the world: Rabbi Harold Schulweis z”l and Rabbi Leonard Beerman z”l. Schulweis transformed Valley Beth Shalom in Encino into a unique center...

  • Guilford Glazer, leading Los Angeles philanthropist, dies at 93

    By Ryan Torok

    December 24, 2014 | 2:40 pm

    Guilford Glazer, a strong supporter of Israel, leading Los Angeles philanthropist and real estate developer, died in his Beverly Hills home on Dec. 23, 2014, at 93. 
     
    Glazer was well known for his support of Israeli universities, including Tel Aviv University (TAU) and...
  • Harold Schulweis: Founder of a Big Judaism

    By David Suissa

    December 24, 2014 | 10:43 am

    "I'm having trouble with the past tense,” Rabbi Uri Herscher said as he began his eulogy for his close friend Rabbi Harold Schulweis, who died on Dec. 18 at 89. With about 1,500 mourners looking on in the main sanctuary of Valley Beth Shalom (VBS), the synagogue Schulweis led for...

  • Founding Rabbi of Leo Baeck Temple, Leonard I. Beerman, dies at 93

    December 24, 2014 | 10:31 am

    Rabbi Leonard Beerman, founding rabbi of Leo Baeck Temple, renowned for his unremitting pacifism and for speaking out against injustice, died Dec. 24 at the age of 93.

    Beerman grew the reform congregation of Leo Baeck Temple from a small community of 28 members when he arrived in...

  • Obituaries: Week of December 19, 2014

    December 17, 2014 | 9:24 am

    Barbara Sue Allen died Nov. 23 at 69. Survived by friends Douglas (Ronnie) Cohen, Larry Lederman, Diane Mink. Mount Sinai

    Ralph Altabet died Dec. 8 at 90. Survived by wife Sally; sons Michael, Keith (Laura) Small; daughters Susan (Steven) Altabet-Dydo, Karen (Michael)...

  • Obituaries: Week of December 12

    December 10, 2014 | 10:56 am

    Edith Artof died Nov. 29 at 94. Survived by son Paul (Susan); daughter Marlene (Ed) Ruden; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Anne Bernatan died Nov. 30 at 76. Survived by husband Joseph; son Darin (Robin) Flannes; daughter Stacey Flannes; sister Irene (Joseph)...

  • Obituaries: Week of December 5th

    December 3, 2014 | 9:47 am

    Gertrude Bird died Nov. 16 at 93. Survived by sons Robert, Steve; 3 grandchildren; sister Barrie Levy. Hillside

    Eleanor Boxer died Nov. 10 at 91. Survived by daughter Laurie; son Jeffrey; sister Marilyn (Irwin). Groman Eden

    Jack Burkenheim died Nov. 21 at 95. Survived by...

  • Obituaries: Week of November 21, 2014

    November 19, 2014 | 11:27 am

    Craig Aaronson died Oct. 29 at 49.  Survived by wife Britt; son Rayce; daughter Eisley; father Anthony; mother Madeline; brothers Spencer, Evan (Lillian); stepbrothers David Benveniste, Bobby Benveniste; stepsister Alexis (Bret) Benveniste; mother-in-laws Joni Soble; father-in-law...

  • Doc Paskowitz, 1921-2014, Rode the Zionist Wave in Post World War II Hawaii

    November 13, 2014 | 9:56 am

    Surfer legend Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz—“a modern-day Duke Kahanamoku”—was one of two members of a “mighty minyan” of Jews who, after World War II, helped found Temple Emanu-el in Honolulu and then played a significant role in the Zionist movement during Israel’s birth pangs and early...

  • Obituaries: Week of November 14, 2014

    November 12, 2014 | 9:54 am

    Dolores Adelman died Oct. 11 at 79.  Survived by husband Jerome; daughter Susan (Michael) Frydrych; son Ronald (Rhonda); 5 grandchildren; sister Lillian Binder; brother Robert Campagna. Mount Sinai

    Dee Behrman died Oct. 9 at 70. Survived by husband Charles; daughter Laura...

  • Dorian ‘Doc’ Paskowitz, surfing pioneer, 93

    November 11, 2014 | 11:48 am

    Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz, the Jewish,  Stanford-educated surfing pioneer, died on Monday in Newport Beach, California at age 93.

    “My angel, My daddy Died tonight, He is with Ha Shem,” his daughter Navah Paskowitz posted to her Facebook account announcing his death. 

    According to...

  • Obituaries

    October 29, 2014 | 9:24 am

    Sonia Abrams died Sept. 24 at 95. Survived by daughter Barbara (Charles) Kimelman; sister Helen (Maury) Goosenberg; 2 grandsons. Groman Eden

    Andrew Bajor died Sept. 28 at 82. Survived by wife Barbara; daughters Lydia (Jeff) Smith, Renee; stepsons Marc Tushnet, Joel Tushnet;...

  • Ralph I. Goldman, communal leader; 100

    October 23, 2014 | 10:08 am

    While remembering the past, it is essential to think about the future. The death of Ralph I. Goldman in Jerusalem on Oct. 7, at 100 years of age, made me, once again, understand how important it is to keep both in mind. 

    Ralph Goldman was a giant in the field of Jewish communal...

  • Will Korthof, philanthropist, volunteer energy activist, 36

    By Rabbi Lisa Edwards

    October 14, 2014 | 9:49 am

    On erev Yom Kippur I received a phone call from the mother of a beloved congregant, Will Korthof, telling me that Will had been killed in a motorcycle accident. It was the day after his 36th birthday.

    Will was a man loved by countless people in many diverse communities — he was a...

  • Meyer (Mike) Meyerson; October 16, 1925 - October 4, 2014

    October 13, 2014 | 3:49 pm

    Meyer (Mike) Meyerson, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to everyone he encountered, is survived by his son Alan Meyerson, his daughters Barbara Stallone and Andrea Meyerson, his step-son John Del Mano, his daughters-in-law Mary...

  • Obituaries: Week of Oct. 10

    October 7, 2014 | 10:29 am

    Lucy Abramowitz died Sept. 13 at 65. Survived by sons Robert (Cara), Ilan (Doraida); daughter Tamar; 2 grandchildren; former husband Alex. Mount Sinai

    Solana Renee Azus died Sept. 17 at 28. Survived by mother Vivian; father Mitchell; sister Allegra (Jordan) Rouss; 1 niece. Groman...

  • Obituaries: October 1st 2014

    October 1, 2014 | 9:38 am

    Cary Gordon Brooks died Aug. 31 at 71. Survived by wife Rena; son James (Amber); daughters Kelly (Oscar), Alicia, Suzie (Peter); 4 grandchildren; brother Roger; 2 nieces. Groman Eden

    Grace R. Brothers died Aug. 30 at 88. Survived by daughter Carolyn; brother Clarence Ablow. Mount...

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