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  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • James Brady, former White House press secretary, dies at 73

    August 4, 2014 | 3:21 pm

    James Brady, a former U.S. presidential press secretary who became a leading gun control crusader after he was critically wounded in an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, has died, a family spokeswoman said on Monday. He was 73.

    The March 30, 1981, attack on Reagan...

  • Dan Markel, legal scholar, 41

    July 23, 2014 | 9:13 am

    Legal scholar and Florida State University College of Law professor Dan Markel died on July 19, after being fatally shot in his Florida home on July 18. Much has been said of his prominence in the legal community, which was on its way to legend. But too little has been said about...

  • Remembering Reb Zalman, a blessing

    July 9, 2014 | 11:46 am

    Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (Reb Zalman), an ordained Lubavitch rabbi,  founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, and one of the most profound and important Jewish thinkers of our age, was born in Zhovka, Poland ( now Ukraine), in 1924 and died on July 3, 2014, in Boulder, Colo....

  • Sanford ‘Sandy’ Frank: An appreciation

    By Tom Teicholz

    April 23, 2014 | 11:43 am

    Sanford Jay Frank, the Emmy Award-winning writer and producer, screenwriting guru and conservative ideologue whom everyone called Sandy, died at his home in Calabasas on April 18 of complications arising out of a glioblastoma, a cancerous brain tumor. He was 59.

    Frank grew up in...

  • Obituaries

    April 17, 2013 | 12:05 pm

    Judith Aarons died March 12 at 65. Survived by husband Michael; sons Brett (Lenka), Kelly; 4 grandchildren; father Allan Adler; sisters Edie Bogoff, Melony (Gary) Linza, Terry (Bill) Rogoway; brother Craig Adler. Mount Sinai

    Leonard Adelman died March 6 at 90. Survived by wife...

  • Rebbetzin Miriam Adler-Huttler, 78

    February 6, 2013 | 11:07 am

    Rebbetzin Miriam Adler-Huttler, a distinguished rabbinic figure in Los Angeles, died on Jan. 3. She was 78.

    A seventh-generation Jerusalemite and a descendant of the Zhvill and Lelov Chasidic dynasties, she was born Oct. 30, 1934, the only child of Grand Rabbi Elazar Adler and...

  • Feb. 2-8

    February 6, 2013 | 10:51 am

    David Bennett died Nov. 20 at 94. Survived by daughter Michele Bennett; 2 nephews. Hillside

    Roslyn Berkman died Nov. 17 at 89. Survived by sons Neil (Janis), Louis (Robin); sister Marion (Russell) Weiss; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Hillside

    Rosalyn Brickman died...

  • My Ima, Peppi Feller

    January 30, 2013 | 3:47 pm

    עד שקמת אמא שקמת אם בישראל

    Three weeks ago my Ima passed away. She was a remarkable woman - determined, honest to a fault, principled, sharp witted, devoted, a fighter, a survivor. And she was an Ima like few others - investing every last bit of herself in me. On the night prior...

  • Jan. 26 - Feb. 1

    January 30, 2013 | 3:43 pm

    Lorraine Berg died Nov. 15 at 87. Survived by daughter Ivy Kagan Bierman; sons Shelton (Julia), Mitchell (Susan); 12 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother Leonard. Mount Sinai

    Gerald Elliot Birnbaum died Nov. 15 at 80. Survived by wife Linda; daughter Ilene (Greg) Seigel;...

  • Dr. Leon Morgenstern, 93

    January 9, 2013 | 11:40 am

    Dr. Leon Morgenstern, Cedars-Sinai’s inaugural director of surgery and founder of its Center for Healthcare Ethics, died on Dec. 23. He was 93.

    Although born in Pittsburgh, Penn., in 1919, Morgenstern considered himself a New Yorker and earned his medical degree from New York...

  • Jan. 4-10

    January 9, 2013 | 11:28 am

    Barbara Lee Adler died Nov. 3 at 80. Survived by husband Donald; sons John (Alisa), Mitchell (Vicki), Jeffrey (Beverly); 5 grandchildren. Hillside

    Sheldon Becker died Nov. 4 at 82. Survived by wife Flora; son Michael. Mount Sinai

    Olga Carvel died Nov. 5 at 94. Survived by...

  • ‘Odd Couple’ actor Jack Klugman dies

    December 25, 2012 | 9:34 am

    Actor Jack Klugman, who made up the sloppy half of the popular "Odd Couple," has died.

    Klugman, who also starred in the original film version of "12 Angry Men," died Monday at his home in Northridge, Calif.

    Klugman won two Emmy awards for his portrayal of sloppy and careless...

  • Obituaries Oct. 4 - 25, 2012

    December 5, 2012 | 3:29 pm

    Linda Axelrod died Oct. 23 at 72. Survived by daughter Lori (Deo); sons Glenn, Guy; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Bernard Barsky died Oct. 18 at 87. Survived by wife Marion; daughter Hadas Laureano; son Jeffrey; 2 grandchildren; niece Sheri Schrage. Mount Sinai

    Helen Bolsky died...

  • Obituaries Nov. 23-29

    November 20, 2012 | 12:25 pm

    Zafira Abravanel died Oct. 1 at 73. Survived by husband Sylvin; sons Isidore, Mario; brothers Dario (Sara), Isaac Cabon; sister Anita (Beto) Nachmias; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

    Marion Appleby died Sept. 30 at 78. Survived by daughters Sherry, Janice Lewis; sons Gary, Lee...

  • Lawrence J. Ramer, businessman and humanitarian, 84

    November 8, 2012 | 11:48 am

    Lawrence J. Ramer died at his home on Nov. 2 after a long battle with cancer. He was 84. 

    Born in Bayonne, N.J., on July 29, 1928, Ramer grew up in Hackensack, N.J. He graduated from Lafayette College with a bachelor’s degree in economics. While earning his MBA from Harvard...

  • Obituaries: Sept. 28 - Oct. 4, 2012

    September 27, 2012 | 9:58 am

    Shirley Leah Adler died June 20 at 92. Survived by daughters Elissa (Bruce) Fishman, Marsha Warnick, Janet (Lee) Karson, Rochelle (Jeff) Fishman; son Stephen (Yvette); 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Eden

    Hylda Bittman died Aug. 18 at 81. Survived by husband Henry;...

  • I remember Pete Steffens

    By  Tom Tugend

    September 19, 2012 | 11:10 pm

    Pete Steffens, journalist, teacher, political activist and champion swimmer, died on Aug. 23, at 87, in Nanaimo on Canada’s Vancouver Island, and I lost a friend of 60 years standing.

    Pete had the privilege, and the burden, of being the son of a very famous father, muckraker...

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