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  • Rabbi Jacob Pressman, spiritual leader of Temple Beth Am, dies at 95

    By Michael Berenbaum

    2 days ago

    Rabbi Jacob Pressman, spiritual leader of Temple Beth Am for 35 years, community leader and civil rights activist, died peacefully at his home on Thursday morning, Oct. 1.

    Funeral services will be held  Sunday, Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Temple Beth Am, 1039 S, La  Cienega Blvd.,...

  • Obituaries: Week of October 2, 2015

    4 days ago

    Leo U. Arditte died Aug. 20 at 90. Survived by wife Zelda; sons Edward (Barbara), Bruce (Nancy); 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Florence Karpin died Aug. 21 at 88. Survived by son Michael; sister Charlotte Krasnoff; son-in-law Gerald Weiner. Groman Eden

    Janice Lisker died Aug. 23...

  • Steve Bickel, producer and studio executive, 64

    4 days ago

    Steve Bickel — a film studio executive who produced the 1980 Christopher Reeve-Jane Seymour romantic drama “Somewhere in Time," and held senior positions at Warner Bros. International, the Independent Film and Television Alliance (IFTA) and the Samuel Goldwyn Co. — died Sept. 4...

  • Ted Orden, Holocaust survivor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, 94

    1 week ago

    Ted Orden (Ordentlich), who died Sept. 11 at age 94, lived a life that exemplified the American dream. A survivor of the Holocaust who also lived through the scourge of communism, he immigrated to the United States in 1959 with his beloved wife, Hedy, and two young daughters. Ted...

  • Jackie Collins, best-selling novelist, dies at 77

    2 weeks ago

    Jackie Collins, whose steamy novels sold more than 500 million copies, has died following a six-year battle with breast cancer that she never divulged to the public.

    Collins, the daughter of a Jewish father and an Anglican mother, died Saturday in Los Angeles. She was 77.


  • Obituaries: Week of September 18, 2015

    3 weeks ago

    Susanna Baratat died Aug. 20 at 86. Survived by daughters Adrienne (Stephen) Bunting, Lynn Bunting; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

    Keith Dumois died Aug. 15 at 57. Survived by brother Brian (Robin); sister Karen (Mark) Kandel. Mount Sinai

    Juliette Isabelle Greenfield Flaster died...

  • Jack Matloff, Cardiac Surgeon, 82

    By Tom Tugend

    September 2, 2015 | 9:55 am

    Pioneer heart surgeon Dr. Jack Matloff died Aug. 20 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center following a lengthy illness. He was 82.

    Born in New Haven, Conn., the son of a milkman, Matloff “created cardiac surgery at Cedars-Sinai and belonged to the first generation of those who truly...

  • Obituaries: Week of September 4th, 2015

    September 2, 2015 | 9:41 am

    Janis Ballin died Aug. 8 at 78. Survived by husband Jules Rothman; sons Daniel (Joey), Matthew (Pamela), Joel (Anna). Mount Sinai

    Maurice Bash died Aug. 5 at 83. Survived by son Solomon (Shari); daughter Lisa; 4 grandchildren; brother Sydney. Mount Sinai

    Sylvia Bassit died Aug....

  • Obituaries: Week of August 28, 2015

    August 26, 2015 | 9:52 am

    Philip Held died July 19 at 57. Survived by wife Silvia; daughter Dara; stepson Charles Nagin; stepdaughter Leslie Garcia; 4 grandchildren; sisters Linda Shabot, Ellen Gordon. Hillside

    Martin Hyson died July 22 at 95. Survived by daughter Marie (Robert) Stiles; son Steven; 2...

  • Gerald Bubis, communal service pioneer and peace activist, dies at 91

    By  Tom Tugend

    August 22, 2015 | 10:40 am

    Gerald B. Bubis, who pioneered and shaped the field of Jewish communal service and was a passionate champion of a progressive Israel, died Friday evening (Aug. 21) at his Los Angeles home. His death at 91 followed a series of lengthy illnesses.

    Funeral services will be held at...

  • Obituaries: Week of August 21, 2015

    August 19, 2015 | 9:53 am

    P. Burton Bauer died July 12 at 88. Survived by wife Marilyn; daughters Jodi (Bill) Twomey, Leslie (Ted) Senet; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; sister Muriel Sachel. Groman Eden

    Ivan Chapel died July 11 at 71. Survived by wife Judy; daughters Jennifer, Kerri (Cole) Young,...

  • Goldie Steinberg, reportedly the world’s oldest Jewish person, dies at 114

    August 18, 2015 | 9:08 am

    Goldie Steinberg, reportedly the world’s oldest known Jewish person, died at age 114.

    Steinberg, according to Chabad.org, the Chabad-Lubavitch movement’s news site, died Sunday at the Grandell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Long Beach, New York. She was two months away from...

  • Paul Goldenberg, ‘King of Big Screens’ and community philanthropist, 87

    August 17, 2015 | 1:32 pm

    Paul Goldenberg, founder of Paul’s TV and widely recognized by his famous slogan, “I am the king!” died of natural causes on Aug. 13 at his La Habra home. 

    Born April 22, 1928, the Los Angeles native grew up with a strong passion for film, which would play a formative role in the...

  • Obituaries: Week of August 14, 2015

    August 12, 2015 | 10:42 am

    Solomon Alpert died July 7 at 99. Survived by daughters Nancy (Gregory) Francis, Ellen (Bruce) Mirovich; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Roslyn Benjamin died July 9 at 89. Survived by husband Melvin; daughters Cheryl (Mort) Kessler, Susan Spica; son Steven...

  • Obituaries: Week of August 7, 2015

    August 5, 2015 | 11:24 am

    Rosalyn Abrams died June 27 at 98. Survived by grandchildren Nadia (Jamie) Yuen, Damien Yuen. Groman Eden

    Sarah Matza Amira died June 27 at 95. Survived by daughters Genette A. (Kenneth) Simon, Marlene Betty (Larry) Hoffman, Rhonda Joyce Saldias; 4 grandchildren. Groman Eden


  • Obituaries: Week of July 31, 2015

    July 29, 2015 | 9:45 am

    Irving Arouh died June 29 at 89. Survived by wife Doris; son Marc; daughter Leslee (Tim) Ahsing; 3 grandchildren. Hillside

    Albert Berg died June 26 at 92. Survived by sons Ronald, Alan (Marie); daughter Susan (Robin) Richardson; 8 grandchildren. Hillside

    Rabbi Ben Zion Bergman...

  • Samuel Pisar, Holocaust survivor who was adviser to JFK, dies

    July 28, 2015 | 10:48 am

    Samuel Pisar, a Holocaust survivor who went to become a lawyer and writer, as well as an adviser to President John F. Kennedy, has died.

    Pisar, 86, died Monday in New York, it was announced Tuesday.

    A native of Poland, Pisar spent time in several Nazi camps, including Majdanek,...

  • Obituaries: Week of July 17, 2015

    July 15, 2015 | 11:27 am

    Richard Botwin died June 5 at 83. Survived by brothers Marvin, Harvey (Harriet); 1 niece; 1 nephew. Mount Sinai

    Yana Lisetsky Castillo died June 9 at 32. Survived by husband Jose; mother Marina Lisetsky; father Vitaly Lisetsky; grandparents Edward Berlyant, Tamara Berlyant, Minda...

  • Janet Hadda, Yiddish professor, author and psychoanalyst, 69

    July 8, 2015 | 11:03 am

    Dr. Janet Ruth Hadda died in Los Angeles of metastatic cancer on June 23 at the age of 69. 

    Hadda was born Dec. 23, 1945, the daughter of refugees from Nazi Germany, George and Annemarie (Kohn) Hadda. Her grandfather, Siegmund Hadda, was the last director of the Jewish Hospital...

  • Obituaries: Week of July 10

    July 8, 2015 | 10:59 am

    Marvin C. Abrams died June 7 at 84. Survived by wife Shirley; son Hal (Jennifer Lowery); daughter Gale (Ron) Frankel; 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Edward Bader died June 9 at 89. Survived by wife Pearl; sons Mitchell, Bruce (Wendy); 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Gary Bernard...

  • Obituaries: Week of July 3, 2015

    July 1, 2015 | 10:56 am

    Elvin J. Abels died May 30 at 88. Survived by wife Edith; daughter Wendy (Douglas) Eisenberg; son Matthew; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Rahmatollah Ahdoot died May 6 at 84. Survived by wife Toby; sons Leon (Lina), Simon (Maral), Albert (Elham); 9 grandchildren. Groman Eden


  • Obituaries: Week of June 26, 2015

    June 24, 2015 | 9:29 am

    Elvin J. Abels died May 30 at 88. Survived by wife Edith; daughter Wendy (Douglas) Eisenberg; son Matthew; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Rahmatollah Ahdoot died May 6 at 84. Survived by wife Toby; sons Leon (Lina), Simon (Maral), Albert (Elham); 9 grandchildren. Groman Eden


  • Samuel Goldman: March 17, 1921 – June 10, 2015

    June 23, 2015 | 3:54 pm

    Sam Goldman - Founder and President of Executive Car Leasing Company, philanthropist and family patriarch - passed away peacefully on June 10th, 2015 at the age of 94. He leaves a legacy of notable accomplishment, uncommon integrity, and dedication to the service of others. To his...

  • Obituaries: Week of June 19th

    June 17, 2015 | 11:20 am

    Mashala Amona died May 9 at 82. Survived by wife Pourandokht Afra; daughters Sharouna Babadjouni, Rozita Kohanoff, Deborah; 6 grandchildren; brothers Asher Ram, Parviz, Khosraow, Sion, Jalal; sisters Maryam Eliav, Behjat Javaheri, Farangis Perez, Pari Emrani Amona; 19 nieces and...

  • Harvey Schechter, former ADL regional director, dies at 91

    May 27, 2015 | 11:19 am

    Harvey Bernard Schechter died peacefully at the Los Angeles Jewish Home in Reseda on May 23, 2015, at the age of 91. Harvey is survived by his wife of sixty years, Hope Schechter of Beverly Hills, his nephew Bruce Schechter of Sherman Oaks and many additional family members and...

  • Blues legend B.B. King dies at 89

    May 15, 2015 | 8:26 am

    Blues legend B.B. King, who took his music from rural juke joints to the mainstream and inspired a generation of guitarists from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, has died in Las Vegas. He was 89.

    King, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, had said in May he...

  • SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg, 47, dies at hotel gym

    May 4, 2015 | 12:00 pm

    SurveyMonkey Chief Executive Dave Goldberg died while exercising at a hotel gym in Mexico, a person close to the family said Monday.

    Goldberg, the spouse of Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, collapsed at the gym, and efforts to revive him there and at a...

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

    April 13, 2015 | 9:31 am

    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

    April 8, 2015 | 10:47 am

    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

    April 7, 2015 | 9:36 am

    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.


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