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  • John O. Varble, Brandeis-Bardin ranch manager dies at 83

    November 8, 2011 | 7:07 pm

    The legacy of John O. (Johnny) Varble, who died on Oct. 19 at 83 on the Brandeis-Bardin Campus of American Jewish University, will live on forever. Johnny was a dedicated and beloved member of the Brandeis-Bardin community for more than 40 years, leading the ranch staff, and...

  • Former Israeli lawmaker Hanan Porat dies

    October 4, 2011 | 11:27 am

    Hanan Porat, a former Israeli lawmaker and a leader of the Modern Orthodox movement, has died.

    Porat died Tuesday at his home in Kfar Etzion following a long battle with cancer. He was 67.

    He was a founder of Gush Emunim, which is committed to building West Bank settlements, and of...

  • Obituaries: Sept. 23-29, 2011

    September 20, 2011 | 7:24 pm

    Frances R. Anson died Sept. 6 at 89. Survived by daughter Wendy; sons Jeffrey (Honglin Liu), David (Renae Jacobs); 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Sonia Brandt died Sept. 1 at 100. Survived by daughters Susan, Louise Caplan; 4 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Hillside

    Shirley...

  • Obituaries: Sept. 2-8, 2011

    August 31, 2011 | 9:51 am

    Esther Edith Cohen died Aug. 6 at 89. Survived by daughters Shari (Gary) Effron, Ziva (Larue) Palmer; sons David (Michael) Serkin-Poole, Arnold (Cate); 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brother Leon (Joan) Prasow. Mount Sinai

    Beverly Cooper died Aug. 3 at 74. Survived by...

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  • Alan Slifka, Abraham Fund founder, dies

    February 7, 2011 | 10:39 am

    Philanthropist Alan Slifka, founder of the Abraham Fund, has died.

    Slifka died Feb. 4 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 81.

    Slifka founded the Abraham Fund in 1989. The fund, which he ran with the late Haifa University professor Eugene Weiner, is a nonprofit dedicated to...

  • Maverick researcher Gary Tobin, 59, reached out to Jews of color

    July 7, 2009 | 5:13 pm

    There are probably few students of American Jewry equally comfortable arguing for more aggressive efforts to grow Jewish numbers through conversion as they are assailing the hostility towards Israel of reflexively liberal academics.

    But Gary Tobin, who died late Monday at 59 after a...

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