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  • Remembering comedian David Brenner

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 18, 2014 | 12:53 pm

    David Brenner, whose wry observational comedy made him a star in the 1970s, and who appeared more than 150 times on “The Tonight Show,” died on Saturday, after a struggle with cancer, at his home in New York.  He was 78.

    Throughout his comedy career, which he embarked upon after...

  • Mark C. Levy, prominent philanthropist, Jewish leader; 88

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    March 5, 2014 | 10:00 am

    Mark C. Levy, prominent philanthropist and Jewish leader, died Feb. 18 at 88. Levy was involved with numerous Jewish communal, humanitarian, religious and cultural organizations, including the Skirball Cultural Center, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, Leo Baeck Temple, Hillel...

  • Nelson Mandela, apartheid fighter and former South African president, dies at 95

    December 5, 2013 | 1:58 pm

    Nelson Mandela guided South Africa from the shackles of apartheid to multi-racial democracy, as an icon of peace and reconciliation who came to embody the struggle for justice around the world.

    Imprisoned for nearly three decades for his fight against white minority rule, Mandela...

  • Sophie Zeidman Hamburger, survivor, 94

    October 25, 2013 | 9:10 am

    Sophie Zeidman Hamburger, 94, of Los Angeles passed away at home Oct. 10th with her family by her side. A Holocaust survivor, Sophie inspired many people with both her courage and her warmth.

    Sophie was born in Bedzin, Poland, in 1919 and was trained as a tailor before World War...

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  • Joyce Black, philanthropist, 75

    By Tom Tugend

    October 7, 2013 | 5:08 pm

    Philanthropist and community activist Joyce Black, wife of real estate magnate Stanley Black for 57 years, died on Oct. 4 after a prolonged battle with cancer. She was 75.

    Stanley Black recalled Joyce as a witty, humorous person, always ready with a quip, as well as a quick...

  • Obituaries

    August 28, 2013 | 10:52 am

    Morris Avzaradel died June 30 at 84. Survived by daughters Cheryl Hedden, Reesa (Malcolm) Lawton; son Bob (Sandy); 6 grandchildren; sister Rosalie Behar. Mount Sinai

    Selma Benveniste died June 18 at 89. Survived by nieces and nephews. Malinow and Silverman

    Wolodmyr Bilynskyj...

  • Obituaries

    August 21, 2013 | 4:47 pm

    David Davis died June 27 at 87. Survived by wife Arlene; daughter Andrea (Philipp) Bowman; son Greg; 2 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Hillside

    Ebi Gabor died June 29 at 86. Survived by daughter Erika Baum; son Ron (Elsie) Monitz; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 1...

  • Yehuda Lev, Jewish journalist and columnist, 86

    By Tom Tugend

    August 5, 2013 | 11:20 am

    Yehuda Lev, an iconoclastic journalist and veteran of World War II and Israel’s War of Independence, who established a European underground route to smuggle Holocaust survivors to Palestine, died on Aug. 3 in Providence, R.I., after a prolonged illness. He was 86.

    With the...

  • A self-written obituary: A Majority of One

    August 5, 2013 | 10:54 am

    (Yehuda Lev was a columnist for the Jewish Journal from its founding in 1986, until 1993. This column was filed on Feb. 22, 2008; Yehuda Lev died on Aug. 3, 2013 in Providence, R.I. He was 86. His full obituary can be found at jewishjournal.com, along with an appreciation.)

    This...

  • Obituaries

    August 1, 2013 | 10:19 am

    Helen Abrams died June 11 at 94. Survived by daughters Marilyn Cohen, Lanette Finn, Anna Helfman, Candy Sieroty; sons Bert, David; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Hillside

    Selma Baraz died June 11 at 94. Survived by daughter Susan; son James; 3 grandchildren; 5...

  • Obituaries

    July 24, 2013 | 3:19 pm

    Jack Adelman died June 6 at 89. Survived by sister Sybil (Martin) Sage; brother Joseph; 1 niece; 1 nephew. Hillside

    Joseph Beveniste died June 7 at 83. Survived by wife Sally; daughter Grace (Joel Grodstein); son Morris (Gabriella Siegel); 5 grandchildren; brother Isaac (Donna)....

  • Obituaries

    July 10, 2013 | 12:19 pm

    Natan Cole died May 16 at 70. Survived by wife Alex; sons Daniel (April), Joe; 2 grandchildren; brother Pinchas Zukierkop. Mount Sinai

    Vicky Doryon died May 17 at 75. Survived by daughter Debora; sons Elyah, Jeremiah; 6 grandchildren; sister Lucy Bates. Mount Sinai

    Barbara...

  • Obituaries

    June 6, 2013 | 5:29 pm

    Rupert Adler died April 18 at 92. Survived by wife Rona; great-niece Lisa (Victor) Kohn. Mount Sinai

    Leontine Altagen died April 20 at 97. Survived by daughters Judy (Peter) Fonda, Elaine Lopez; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; sisters Zoe Sorkin, Rosalie (Al) Weiner....

  • Senator Frank R. Lautenberg 1924-2013

    By Michael Berenbaum

    June 4, 2013 | 9:20 am

    Frank Lautenberg’s rise to wealth and prominence is a classic rags-to-riches story. Born in Paterson, N.J., the son of Polish and Russian immigrants who came to the United States through Ellis Island, his early life was unsettled as his parents moved about a dozen times while...

  • Obituaries

    May 22, 2013 | 11:50 am

    Rubin Barasch died March 31 at 87. Survived by wife Lillian; daughters Marsha Evans, Cindy (Larry) Shilkoff; sons Billy, Daniel, Shel (Terry Logan); 6 grandchildren.

    Eunice Berman died April 2 and 106. Survived by daughter Reeva Grown; two grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren....

  • Ruth Kraft, theater writer and publisher, 86

    May 15, 2013 | 3:12 pm

    Ruth Kraft, a theater writer and publisher, died on May 9. She was 86.

    Kraft was born on Feb. 17, 1927, in Hoboken, N.J., the daughter of Florence and Solomon Nathanson. After working a variety of jobs, she landed a staff position with Playbill magazine.

    In 1966, Kraft moved to...

  • Obituaries

    May 8, 2013 | 10:34 am

    Bernard Brown died March 25 at 89. Survived by wife Sylvia; daughters Wendy (Zack) Gugenheim, Darlene (Paul) Solotkin, Pamela (Daniel) Vancott; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Sylvia Cooper died March 22 at 97. Survived by daughter Pamela Cooper; sons Jeffrey...

  • Obituaries

    May 1, 2013 | 10:16 am

    Ruth Bacall died March 16 at 88. Survived by nieces Lisa Bacall Tehrani, Gail Cahill, Susan Herman, Annette Warner; nephews Larry Finkel, Andy Goldstein, Jesse Goldstein, Lee Goldstein. Hillside

    Susan Benon died March 15 at 79. Survived by daughters Cynthia Benon, Cary (Charles)...

  • Obituaries

    April 24, 2013 | 5:03 pm

    Regina Adatto died Jan. 20 at 85. Survived by daughter Carol (Chuck) Rozner; 3 grandchildren. Groman Eden

    Bernice Beck died March 7 at 92. Survived by daughters Barbara (Peter) Goodkin, Susan Weiland; son Robert (Marti); 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside

    Sally...

  • 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...

  • Obituaries

    April 10, 2013 | 5:39 am

    Estelle Aaron died March 5 at 91. Survived by husband Charles; daughters Suzanne Ehrmann, Michelle (Gary) Merritt; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister Dorothy Trodlier. Mount Sinai

    Dorothea Berger died Feb. 27 at 87. Survived by daughters Connie (Donald) Lubitz,...

  • Obituaries

    April 3, 2013 | 7:41 am

    Selma Bluestein-Paikin died Feb. 20 at 86. Survived by husband Leon Paikin; daughters Sheryl Bluestein, Diane (Jim) Bluestein Reed; son Kenneth (Laurie) Bluestein; stepdaughters Lisa (Mark) Watson, Gail (Leonard) Bartnick; stepsons Michael Paikin, Mark (Cindy) Paikin; 11...

  • Obituaries

    March 28, 2013 | 3:27 am

    Louis Alexander died Jan. 21 at 96. Survived by wife Edith; sons Michael (Lulu), David (Ruth); 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Thelma Rolnik Altshul died Jan. 12 at 79. Survived by daughter Debra (Chris) Matsumoto; 1 grandchild. Mount Sinai

    Shirley Arbeitman...

  • Obituaries

    March 13, 2013 | 4:00 am

    Norman Aaronson died Dec. 24 at 94. Survived by daughter Susan Stone; son Neil Aaronson. Hillside

    Warren Ackerman died Dec. 19 at 95. Survived by daughter Laurie; son Richard (Barbara); 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; nephew Michael (Sheri) Hirschfeld. Hillside

    Harry...

  • Obituaries: Nov. 29-30, 2012

    March 6, 2013 | 12:31 am

    Vivianne Gaon died Nov. 29 at 56. Survived by mother Juliette; brother Roger. Hillside

    Norman Huberman died Nov. 30 at 65. Survived by wife Dalia Huberman; daughter Felicia (Guy) Mizrahe; son Jason (Stacey); 3 grandchildren; sisters Evette Knight, Mimi Assanti; brother Bernard....

  • Guest Post – Reflections on Rabbi David Hartman z”l

    by Rabbi David Wolkenfeld

    February 12, 2013 | 6:39 am

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    The first time I heard Rabbi David Hartman speak was in the summer following my “shannah aleph” year in Israel between high school and college....

  • Remembering Ed Koch: A pugnacious New Yorker and passionate Jew till his dying day

    February 1, 2013 | 11:19 am

    One of the proudest moments of Ed Koch’s life came during a trip to Israel in 1990, in the midst of the first Palestinian intifada.

    Koch had recently left City Hall after 12 years as mayor of New York City and was touring Jerusalem when a Palestinian threw a rock at his group,...

  • 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...

  • Eddie Goldstein, 79

    January 23, 2013 | 4:47 pm

    Eddie Goldstein, remembered as being the last Jewish resident from the original Jewish community of Boyle Heights, died on Jan. 5 after having lived in the neighborhood for almost eight decades. 

    Born and raised in Boyle Heights, Goldstein lived there his entire life. He resided...

  • 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...

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