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  • Gunter Grass, Nobel Prize-winning author who served in Nazis’ Waffen-SS, dies

    2 weeks ago

    Gunter Grass, the Nobel Prize-winning German author who admitted in 2006 that he had served in the Nazis’ notorious Waffen-SS, has died.

    Grass died Monday in a hospital in the northern German city of Leubeck. He was 87.

    Grass wrote more than 30 plays and novels, as well as...

  • Obituaries: Week of April 10th

    3 weeks ago

    Lewis F. Blumberg died March 17 at 91. Survived by son David (Lisa); daughter Maria; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Paul Cohen died March 18 at 57. Survived by brother David (Kathy). Hillside

    Fortunate Dallal died March 15 at 84. Survived by sons Stanley, Greg (Diana Cardenas...

  • Bernice Tannenbaum, longtime Hadassah and Zionist leader, dies at 101

    3 weeks ago

    Bernice Tannenbaum, a former national president of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America who earned the group’s highest honor for her legacy of contributions, has died.

    Tannenbaum, a former JTA vice president and national secretary, died Monday. She was 101.

    She...

  • Paul A. Rudnick; 81

    3 weeks ago

    Dr. Paul A. Rudnick, one of the areas' most prominent and beloved physicians, died April 1st at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.  He had been ill a short time.

    Rudnick practiced internal medicine for many years with Geller, Rudnick, Bush & Bamberger, and earned a reputation...

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  • Obituaries: Week of March 27th

    March 25, 2015 | 10:34 am

    Gennady Chernobylsky died March 6 at 58. Survived by wife Vera; son David Joseph. Mount Sinai

    David Cline died March 3 at 67. Survived by daughter Taryn (Raymond) Cline Bouwer; sons Adam, Bret, Matthew; 1 granddaughter; stepdaughter Nicole; stepsons Nathan, Aaron Miles; brothers...

  • Yehuda Avner, Ambassador and Advisor, Dies at 86

    By JewishJournal.com

    March 23, 2015 | 11:32 pm

    Yehuda Avner, a senior advisor and speechwriter to five Israeli prime ministers and an articulate chronicler of the Jewish state’s history, died March 24, 2015 in Jerusalem.

    Avner served as advisor to Israeli Prime Ministers Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres, as...

  • Obituaries: Week of March 20th

    March 18, 2015 | 11:07 am

    Emily Lynn Alletto died Feb. 20 at 10. Survived by mother Jean Baum; father Peri (Kathleen); sister Sophia; grandfather Kurt (Ellen) Baum; grandmother Leah (Claus Wronker). Mount Sinai

    Jeffrey Birnbaum died Feb. 16 at 71. Survived by sisters Elinor (Peter) Hecht, Bonita Blazer....

  • Janice Silverman Rebibo, American-born Israeli poet, dies at 65

    March 16, 2015 | 11:21 am

    Janice Silverman Rebibo, an acclaimed American-born Israeli poet, has died.

    Rebibo, of Brookline, Mass., and Rehovot, Israel, died on March 11 following a yearlong battle with cancer. She was 65.

    She was known for her bold, vivid and often humorous poetic voice in English and...

  • Al Rosen, who hit homers and battled anti-Semitism, dies at 91

    March 16, 2015 | 8:36 am

    Al Rosen, a slugging Jewish third baseman for the Cleveland Indians and winner of the American League's Most Valuable Player award in 1953, died Saturday at age 91. He was an outstanding player whose career was cut short by injuries, who battled anti-Semitism among players and...

  • Obituaries: Week of March 13, 2015

    March 11, 2015 | 9:25 am

    Erna Belzberg died Feb. 10 at 89. Survived by sons Howard, Edward, Gary; sister Dora Rosenfeld; daughter-in-law Linda Rever; 3 grandchildren. Hillside

    Sharron Bergman died Feb. 10 at 78. Survived by sons David (Jeri), Carey (Rita); 6 grandchildren. Hillside

    Henry Bronet died...

  • Obituaries: Week of March 6, 2015

    March 4, 2015 | 10:24 am

    Elaine Sabath Amromin died Jan. 30 at 93. Survived by sons Joel (Ronnie), Richard Alan, Steven Edgar, James Gregory (Charito); daughter Barbara Jean (Edward) Miles; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Ida Aronow died Jan. 31 at 87. Survived by daughters Linda,...

  • Obituaries: Week of February 27, 2015

    February 25, 2015 | 9:36 am

    Gerald Berke died Jan. 24 at 83. Survived by wife Judith; 5 grandchildren; sister Nancy Zepp. Mount Sinai

    David Joseph Berns died Jan. 27 at 98. Survived by wife Eva; daughters Alexis, Jacqueline; son Ira (Carol); 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Nettie Corwin died Jan. 27 at 97....

  • Moe (Moshe) Sharf, entrepreneur and businessman, 80

    February 20, 2015 | 12:14 pm

    Moe (Moshe) Sharf died on Feb. 16, after a nearly 19-year battle with multiple myeloma.  He was 80.

    Moe was born in 1934 in Siminevka, Poland.  At five months, Moe’s family moved to what would become Israel and settled in the then farming village of Netanya.

    He led the life...

  • Obituaries: Week of February 20, 2015

    February 18, 2015 | 9:40 am

    Danny Arazi died Jan. 17 at 74. Survived by wife Rache; sister Ruth (Gabriel) Bach; nieces and nephews. Mount Sinai

    Alfred Baum died Jan. 24 at 92. Survived by wife Beverly; sons Bradley (Teri), Ken (Mary), Gary (Tracy); 5 grandchildren. Hillside

    Adele Beckenholdt died Jan. 23...

  • Lesley Gore, singer of ‘It’s My Party’ fame, dies

    February 17, 2015 | 12:02 pm

    Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, whose hit “It’s My Party” topped the charts in 1963 when she was 17, has died.

    Gore died Monday of cancer at a New York hospital. She was 68.

    “It’s My Party” was nominated for a Grammy Award and sold over 1 million copies. Other Gore hits included...

  • David Shapell, developer and philanthropist, dies at 94

    February 10, 2015 | 6:11 pm

    David Shapell, real-estate developer and philanthropist, died Feb. 8.  He was 94.

    For 60 years, Shapell and his wife, Fela, played a major role in furthering Jewish education and building the State of Israel. In 2013, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum announced the...

  • Rabbi Ariel Rav-Noy, shliach at Chabad Persian Youth Center, dies suddenly at 36

    By Jared Sichel

    January 29, 2015 | 1:44 pm

    Ariel Rav-Noy, a rabbi at the Chabad Persian Youth Center in Los Angeles, and father to seven children, died suddenly in his sleep early Wednesday. He was 36.

    According to crownheights.info, a Brooklyn-based community website for Chabad, Rav-Noy had no “known prior medical...

  • Obituaries: January 30, 2015

    January 28, 2015 | 9:58 am

    Ruth Angel died Jan. 6 at 92. Survived by daughter Judith (Bob Salvaria); son Stephen (Ellen); 3 grandchildren; 2 step-granddaughters; 4 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Betty; brother-in-law Morris (Alice). Mount Sinai

    Martin August died Jan. 6 at 86. Survived by son Todd...

  • David Landau, Haaretz editor and JTA’s longtime Israel bureau chief, dies at 67

    January 27, 2015 | 2:58 pm

    David Landau, a British-born Israeli journalist who held top positions at several English-language publications, including JTA, has died.

    Landau died of brain cancer in Jerusalem on Tuesday. He was 67.

    Landau, who made aliyah in 1970, served part time as JTA’s Israel bureau...

  • Sacvan Bercovitch, American Studies scholar, Yiddish translator, 81

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    January 14, 2015 | 10:17 am

    Sacvan Bercovitch, an influential scholar in the field of American studies and a translator of Sholem Aleichem and other Yiddish writers, died Dec. 9 at 81. 

    Bercovitch’s early works — “The Puritan Origins of the American Self” (1975) and “The American Jeremiad” (1978) — quickly...

  • Los Angeles activist, Richard Giesberg; 91

    January 9, 2015 | 10:12 am

    October 26, 1924 - January 7, 2015 Richard "Dick" Giesberg passed away peacefully at home on January 7, 2015, surrounded by his family after a lifetime of civil rights and social action work which touched the lives of thousands.

    Born in Brookline, Massachusetts to Henriette and...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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