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  • Obituraries: July 27 - August 2

    July 25, 2012 | 10:39 am

    Ruth Ash died June 21 at 85. Survived by sons David (Peggy), Harold (Edythe); 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Ruth Avrick died June 14 at 88. Survived by husband Alan; daughter Joady (Bruce) Miller; sons Michael, William; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside

    Cecelia Berman...

  • Obituaries: June 1-7, 2012

    May 30, 2012 | 10:59 am

    Ivor Alan-Lee died April 5 at 85. Survived by wife Ray; sons Howard (Allison), Craig (Sandra), Brett (Lauri); 8 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Anne Belkin died April 5 at 101. Survived by son Larry; 4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Hillside

    Alice Berke died April 7 at 96....

  • Creator of ‘MASH’ Larry Gelbart dies at 81

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 11, 2009 | 6:16 pm

    The L.A. Times is reporting that Larry Gelbart, the iconic comedy writer responsible for the TV series “MASH,” co-writing the book “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” and the movie “Tootsie,” died this morning at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 81.

    Gelbart was...

  • Kennedy seen as giant on domestic issues, Soviet Jewry

    August 26, 2009 | 1:26 pm

    U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) is being remembered in the Jewish community for his huge impact on domestic issues such as education and health care, but also as a giant in the Soviet Jewry movement.

    Kennedy “was one of the earliest, strongest champions on behalf of Soviet...

  • Ted Kennedy Dead at 77

    August 26, 2009 | 4:48 am


    U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy, a major figure in the Democratic Party who took the helm of one of America’s most fabled political families after two older brothers were assassinated, died late on Tuesday at age 77.

    “Edward M. Kennedy, the husband, father,...

  • Obituaries

    November 13, 2008 | 12:35 am

    Gabriel Almond died Oct. 12 at 97. He is survived by his wife, Hilda; sons, Laurence and Paul; and brother, Nathan. Chevra Kadisha

    Gerald Bemel died Oct. 23 at 76. He is survived by his son, Kevin (Melanie); daughters, Melissa and Marla; and two grandchildren. Sholom Chapels


  • Wasserstein Chronicled Modern Women

    By Avigail Schwartz

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Playwright Wendy Wasserstein, known for wry portrayals of strong, conflicted, contemporary women in prizewinning works such as "The Heidi Chronicles," died this week in New York.

    While not always overtly Jewish, her characters still bore the mark of the playwright's traditional...

  • Mourning Abed

    By Glenn Yago

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Earlier this month, three California Jews -- all of us strong supporters of Israel -- established a scholarship fund to honor a Palestinian patriot. He was murdered in the terrorist attack in Amman, Jordan, in November, since which time we've been joined by many other prominent...

  • Obituaries

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Cecile Abers died Nov. 26 at 90. She is survived by her husband, Emanuel; daughter, Laurie; one grandchild; and sister, Beverly Sloane. Malinow and Silverman

    Ruth Balman died Nov. 22 at 89. She is survived by her cousin, Harvey Pollak; and friend, Lyudmila Siderman. Mount Sinai


  • Obituaries

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Sam Dinin,
    Pioneer in L.A. Jewish Education,
    Dies at 103

    Samuel Dinin, who helped lay the foundation for Los Angeles' Jewish education system, died in his home in Westwood on Dec. 8. He was 103.

    He was among the most prominent of Los Angeles' post-World War II Jewish leaders to...

  • Obituaries

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    JACK ADRIANUS ABBENHUYS died Nov. 11 at 73. He is survived by his domestic partner, Helen Jasik; sons, Jimmy and Jerry; and brother, Frank. Hillside

    Rosalyn Abrams died Nov. 16 at 77. She is survived by her son, Howard (Dawn); daughters, Sherry (Marc) Rosenberg and Elaine (Richard)...

  • Obituaries

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    DR. RICHARD ANTIN died Nov. 2 at 70. He is survived by his wife, Hong; daughter Pauline; stepdaughters, Tricia and Pam; grandchildren Geneva and Savannah; sister, Nancy; brother, Mike (Evie); three nephews; and one niece. Sholom Chapels.

    Zvi Baum died Nov 2 at 88. He is survived by...

  • Obituaries

    November 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Theodore Allan Benaron died Oct. 25 at 76. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughters, Ruth (Frank) Rodriquez, Marsha and Judy; and one grandchild. Malinow and Silverman

    Beatrice Clara Boyer died Oct. 27 at 88. She is survived by her sons, Mark and Richard; daughter, Sharon...

  • Obituaries

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    FLORENCE BECKER died Oct. 17 at 90. She is survived by her husband, Duke; sons, Barry (Judy) and Rob (Rona); four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews. Hillside

    Mohtaram Benji died Oct 20 at 88. She is survived by her sons, Sion and Rohollah Ahdoot. Chevra...

  • Obituaries

    October 20, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Julie Carol Andelman died Sept. 22 at 56. She is survived by her brother, Dr. Ross (Hannah Dresner); sisters, Lani Dossett and Alice; and nephew, Daniel Dossett. Mount Sinai

    Shirley Axelrod died Sept. 21 at 87. She is survived by her son, Richard (Rae); daughter, Barbara (Andrew...

  • Appreciating Saul Bellow’s Jewishness

    By John J. Clayton

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    It disturbed me to hear on U.S. public radio and read in The New York Times that Saul Bellow was to be seen as simply an American writer -- which, of course, he is -- and not significantly a Jewish writer.

    Maybe they think they're doing him a favor? I think they're bleaching out a...

  • Craving Silence

    By David Suissa

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    My father passed away this morning.

    As I grieve quietly on an Air Canada nonstop to Montreal, there's a part of me that can't help but dread the next seven days. My parents' house will be inundated with visitors, many of whom will bend over backward trying to make me and my family...

  • Eulogies

    By Eric Stevens

    October 18, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    On May 27, 2001, artist Morris Aaron Feinerman died at the age of 80. Morris' passion was painting. He came to America as a young boy and lived in the Jewish neighborhoods of Brooklyn. His experience of discrimination and economic hardship led to a lifelong interest in ethnic art.


  • Reflections on Joseph Heller

    By Sanford Pinsker

    December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    When you write a book-length study of a living author lots of things can happen; most of them are bad.

    "You've missed a nuance here, a shading there," some will point out, in the iciest language possible, while others go straight to the jugular and angrily insist that you don't know...