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  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Obituaries: Week of Sept 22nd

    September 23, 2014 | 9:19 am

    Erin Williams Hyman: Erin Williams Hyman, incomparable and beloved wife, daughter, mother, sister and friend, died on Sept. 18 in her home surrounded by her family. Erin lived and loved fully and will always be in our hearts. She is survived by her husband, Rabbi Micah Hyman; her...

  • Erin Williams Hyman; 1972-2014

    September 18, 2014 | 4:35 pm

    Erin Williams Hyman, born May 6, 1972, died on September 18, 2014, in her recently restored modern home on the Central Coast. Diagnosed with a complex form of breast cancers almost three years ago, Erin was and is a model of strength, elegance and grace. With great magnanimity,...

  • Obituaries

    September 10, 2014 | 9:55 am

    Ingrid Arndt died Aug. 17 at 93. Survived by daughter Carolyn (Tracey) Wood; 1 grandchild. Mount Sinai

    Evelyn Azar died Aug. 16 at 86. Survived by daughters Deborah (Sam) Gilksman; Terry (Steve Schulman); 3 grandchildren. Hillside

    Evelyn Berke died Aug. 21 at 89. Survived by...

  • José Nessim, Sephardic Jewish Leader; 91

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    August 20, 2014 | 10:00 am

    Dr. José Nessim, a beloved family man, respected physician and transformative Jewish leader, died peacefully in his home on Shabbat, July 26, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 91.

    Born in Asuncion, Paraguay, on Oct. 28, 1922, the young Nessim came to the United...

  • Leonard Fein, progressive activist and writer, dead at 80

    By  Tom Tugend

    August 14, 2014 | 3:59 pm

    Leonard Fein, a towering figure in Jewish progressive thought and action, died Aug. 14. He was 80.

     “Leibel” as he was universally addressed, was a prolific writer, a professor at Brandeis University and the creator of organizations and institutions that have left a lasting...

  • Menahem Golan, Veteran Israeli Film Producer, dies at 85

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 13, 2014 | 9:50 am

    Menahem Golan, a pioneer of Israeli cinema who made a splash in Hollywood with B-movie action flicks in the 1980s, died on Aug. 8.  He was 85.

    The producer and director was on an evening stroll with relatives when he collapsed not far from his home in Jaffa and died despite...

  • Jesse Steinfeld, anti-tobacco surgeon general, dies at 87

    August 7, 2014 | 2:51 pm

    Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, who fought vigorously as surgeon general to warn the public of the dangers of smoking, has died.

    Steinfeld, who served in the post from 1969 until President Richard Nixon forced his resignation in 1973, died Tuesday in Pomona, Calif., from complications...

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