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  • Obituaries: Week of November 21, 2014

    1 week ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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...

  • Obituaries: Week of November 7, 2014

    3 weeks ago

    Leo Adelman died Sept. 15 at 95. Survived by daughters Lesley, Debra; 3 grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

    Marilyn Benton died Oct. 1 at 84. Survived by  daughter Marcie (Rick) Leoff; son Randall (Cindy); 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Hillside

    Harold Bidnick died...

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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...

  • 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...

  • Obituaries

    September 17, 2014 | 10:13 am

    Frances Angel died Aug. 29 at 72. Survived by daughter Atalia (John) Tucci; 5 grandchildren; brother Alan Silverman. Mount Sinai

    Sondra Arthur died Aug. 24 at 84. Survived by husband Irvin; daughter Corby (Bob Newland); son Adam (Wang Kuan); sisters Shirley (Richard) Becker,...

  • 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...

  • Obituaries

    September 3, 2014 | 9:46 am

    Rose Abbott died Aug. 9 at 87. Survived by daughter Robyn Rosenblum; son Harry Rosenblum; 4 grandchildren. Hillside

    Ilene Adelstein died Aug. 13 at 65. Survived by husband Wayne; daughters Marleigh (Lenny) Korpus, Lindsey; 2 grandchildren; mother Rhoda Diamond; brother Craig...

  • Obituaries

    August 27, 2014 | 9:40 am

    Irwin Abramson died Aug. 3 at 83. Survived by niece Lisa (Dana) Hart Cole; nephew Richard Hart. Hillside

    Charles Altmann died July 23 at 73. Survived by wife Donna; sons Ken (Hilary), Phil, Jim; sister Margie Crain; brothers Jim, Peter; 3 grandchildren. Hillside

    Martin Bader...

  • Obituaries

    August 20, 2014 | 9:54 am

    Raymonde Benchanan died July 19 at 88. Survived by daughter Chantal (Jean) Martini; sons Marc, Gerard (Ronelle); 3 grandchildren. Hillside

    David Braun died July 19 at 101. Survived by wife Lea; daughter Susan (Jack) Rosner; son Leon (Alena); 3 grandchildren. Hillside

    Marcia R....

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    August 13, 2014 | 9:48 am

    Philip Ball died July 18 at 80. Survived by wife Tirzah; son David (Leslie), daughter Karyn; sister Judith Levine; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

    Betty Bender died June 27 at 103. Survived by son Robert (Wendi); sister Mildred; 2 grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman 

    Sherman...

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    August 6, 2014 | 10:10 am

    Naim Afary died July 28 at 88. Survived by wife Anvar; daughters Janet (Kevin) Anderson, Mona (Taghi) Amjadi, Frieda; son Kamran; 2 granddaughters; brothers Salman (Odette), Isaac (Farsis); sister Mary (Faraj) Ahadia. Mount Sinai

    Rosalie E. Aronson died July 24 at 83. Survived by...

  • Obituaries

    July 30, 2014 | 9:40 am

    Leona Abrams died July 11 at 88. Survived by daughters Beth Epstein, Victoria Epstein, Sheri (Steve) Rubrecht; 1 grandchild; 1 great-grandchild. Hillside

    Sol Altchuler died July 11 at 96. Survived by wife Florence; son Dan (Eileen Haworth); 3 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren;...

  • Obituaries

    July 23, 2014 | 8:56 am

    Prosper Amsellem died June 26 at 76. Survived by daughters Sarah Farber, Stephanie (John) Kerfoot; sons David (Ora), Charles; ex-wife Renee; brothers David, Elie; sisters Renee, Yael, Gila; 6 grandchildren. Groman Eden

    Allen Coren died July 2 at 72. Survived by wife Leila; sons...

  • Obituaries

    July 16, 2014 | 8:53 am

    Eva Alpert died June 18 at 94. Survived by husband Mandel; daughter Susan (Richard) Williamson; son Van (Nancy); 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Emma Blank died June 28 at 79. Survived by son Ayre. Hillside

    Lubov Chernyak died June 25 at 97. Survived by daughter Tamara (Frank)...

  • Obituaries

    July 9, 2014 | 9:19 am

    Raymond Alpert died June 11 at 87. Survived by wife Barbara; daughters Nancy, Teri (Phil Waldman); son Alan (Sophie); sister Janet (Jake) Farber; 7 grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

    Rhoda Goldstein died June 2 at 83. Survived by husband Edward; daughters Linda (John) Havard,...

  • Obituaries

    June 25, 2014 | 10:16 am

    Marilyn Beck died May 31 at 85. Survived by husband Arthur Levine; daughter Andee (James Althoff) Beck Althoff; son Mark (Bonnie Saland); stepdaughter Patricia Levine; stepson Michael Levine; 4 grandchildren; brother Mitchell Mohr. Mount Sinai

    Herman D. Brahm died May 28 at 90....

  • Obituaries

    June 18, 2014 | 8:57 am

    Hazel Adair-Cohn died May 19 at 75. Survived by daughter Brandice Friedman; sister Arlyne Corfine; brothers Irving Levin, Gary Levin. Hillside

    Morton J. Archer died May 18 at 89. Survived by sons Steven (Paula Bacon), Gary, Jerry; 1 granddaughter; 1 great-grandson. Groman Eden

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  • Obituaries: Rabbi Meir Abehsera, Chasidic Leader, 80

    June 11, 2014 | 9:02 am

    Rabbi Meir Abehsera passed away in Jerusalem on June 6. Abehsera was a pioneer of the modern-day ba’al teshuvah movement, a member of the Sefardi kabbalists and a Chasid of the late Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. He lived many years in Los Angeles and...

  • Obituaries

    June 4, 2014 | 9:53 am

    Bernard Newman, 93

    Bernard (Ben) Newman died May 3 at 93, surrounded by his wife and three children. He was admired by all who knew him. 

    Newman was born in Brooklyn to Julius and Anna, who were recent immigrants, and was raised with two brothers.

    With the outbreak of World...

  • Obituaries

    May 28, 2014 | 9:40 am

    Edward E. Ash died May 4 at 91. Survived by wife Sonya; daughters Gabrielle (Robert) Mullinax, Jordana (Oliver) Lignell, Allison, Nicole (Jesse) Weiner; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Groman Eden

    Margaret Baumsten died May 6 at 96. Survived by daughters Vicki (Jacob)...

  • Obituaries

    May 21, 2014 | 9:40 am

    Deborah Baron died April 15 at 47. Survived by husband Douglas. Hillside

    Harris C. Cohen died April 22 at 89. Survived by sons Jeffrey (Ruth), Mark (Kathy), Paul, Daniel (Julie); 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Saul Cohen died April 23 at 95. Survived by...

  • Obituaries

    May 14, 2014 | 9:34 am

    Bertha Barnett died April 9 at 96. Survived by daughters Radell (David) Norman, Leona (John) Novak; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Hillside

    Joseph Benudiz died April 10 at 92. Survived by brothers Leon, Ambrosio. Chevra Kadisha

    Bernard Bergman died April 3 at 80....

  • Obituaries

    May 7, 2014 | 9:44 am

    Shirley Aboulafia died at 86. Survived by daughter Nancy; sons Robert, Steven; sister Linda Baker; brother Jerome Aroesty. Malinow and Silverman

    Morton Jay Allen died April 4 at 75. Survived by daughter Lauren; 3 grandchildren; brother Barry (Sharon). Mount Sinai

    Ruth Arons...

  • Mad Magazine’s Al Feldstein dies at 88

    April 30, 2014 | 3:58 pm

    Al Feldstein, a longtime editor of U.S. humor magazine Mad who helped push it to its peak in popularity in the 1970s, died at his home in Montana, according to a funeral home announcement. He was 88.

    Feldstein, who was editor of Mad during its 1960s-1970s heyday and also a comic...

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