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  • Obituraries: July 27 - August 2

    July 25, 2012 | 10:39 am

    Ruth Ash died June 21 at 85. Survived by sons David (Peggy), Harold (Edythe); 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Ruth Avrick died June 14 at 88. Survived by husband Alan; daughter Joady (Bruce) Miller; sons Michael, William; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside

    Cecelia Berman...

  • Obituraries: July 20-26

    July 18, 2012 | 3:17 pm

    Carol Abrams died June 3 at 69. Survived by husband Gerald; daughter Tracy (Jono) Rosen; son J.J. (Katie McGrath); 5 grandchildren; sister Joan (Stanford) Davidson. Hillside

    Gita Adler died May 29 at 73. Survived by husband Boris; daughters Sue (Roger) Marshall, Simone; son Jeff...

  • Obituaries: June 1-7, 2012

    May 30, 2012 | 10:59 am

    Ivor Alan-Lee died April 5 at 85. Survived by wife Ray; sons Howard (Allison), Craig (Sandra), Brett (Lauri); 8 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Anne Belkin died April 5 at 101. Survived by son Larry; 4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Hillside

    Alice Berke died April 7 at 96....

  • Dr. David Rimoin, pioneering geneticist, dies at 75

    By JewishJournal

    May 29, 2012 | 1:45 am

    Dr. David Rimoin, a pioneering physician and researcher in the field of medical genetics, died May 27, 2012 at the age of 75.

    Rimoin succumbed after a private battle with pancreatic cancer.

    Colleagues and friends, many of whom were not aware of his sudden diagnosis, reacted with...

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  • Ruth Levy

    May 2, 2012 | 11:21 am

    Ruth (Rivka) Levy, nee Wallach, died last year on April 22, 2011, at age 88. A truly great soul, she is lovingly remembered on her first yahrzeit. 

    Ruth was a devoted wife to George, of blessed memory. She was a loving mother to Dr. Miriam Levy and her husband, Paul...

  • Mike Wallace’s reflections on being an American Jewish reporter in the Middle East

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 10, 2012 | 11:55 am

    Mike Wallace was a legendary journalist. Somehow, though, I missed that he was also Jewish.

    Wallace died over the weekend at 93. And in response to his death, The Jewish Journal republished an excerpt of the essay that Wallace wrote for “I Am Jewish: Personal Reflections Inspired by...

  • 'Mary Poppins,' 'Small World' composer dies at 86

    March 6, 2012 | 11:28 am

    Disney songwriter Robert Sherman, part of a team with brother Richard responsible for numerous film scores and children’s songs, died in London on Monday aged 86.

    He composed the popular tune featured in Disney theme parks, “It’s a Small World (After All),” as well as the score to...

  • 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...

  • 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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