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  • Israel film academy favors women’s themes

    By Tom Tugend

    2 weeks ago

    The Israel Academy of Film has picked the country’s best movies of the year, and the winner is the female sensibility.

    For many years, the Israel Academy’s choice of best feature film — and, therefore, the country’s entry for Oscar honors — has leaned toward macho soldiers and...

  • Leonard Fein on confronting death

    August 20, 2014 | 11:17 am

    Consolation is on my mind, doubtless because just the other day I addressed a convention of a truly extraordinary organization called Kavod v’Nichum, Honor and Comfort. They’d gathered in Philadelphia, and because I once wrote some words expressing my awe at their devotion and...

  • Obituaries

    September 3, 2013 | 5:08 pm

    Sheldon Abrams died July 15 at 74. Survived by wife Tanya; sons Jeffrey (Michelle Breslauer), Steven (Natalia); 3 grandchildren; sister Beverly Manekofsky; brother Marvin. Hillside

    Karen Berman-Riddle died July 14 at 51. Survived by husband John; daughter Marie; mother Helen...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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 17, 2013 | 11:49 am

    Bertha Abrams died May 30 at 99. Survived by daughters Terry (Harvey) Goldbaum, Arleen (Stanley) Kaller; 6 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

    Gloria Arbiter died May 31 at 83. Survived by husband Stanley; son Ross; 7 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Elsie...

  • 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....

  • 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....

  • 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 20, 2013 | 6:32 am

    Sidney Adlin died Dec. 28 at 86. Survived by son John Adlin. Malinow and Silverman

    Sidney Albert died Jan. 9 at 98. Survived by daughter Vivian (Moshany) Shemesh; sons Alan (Carolyn Heller), Laurence (Beth); 4 grandchildren; sister Beverly Cooper Silvers. Mount Sinai

    Thelma...

  • 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....

  • Obituaries: Oct. 21-Dec.12, 2012

    February 27, 2013 | 6:49 am

    Salamon Alaton died Nov. 25 at 98. Survived by daughter Sara (Isaac) Avigdor; sons Kalev (Maria), Saul (Sara); 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

    Evelyn Alpert died Dec. 5 at 96. Survived by daughter Michelle Urcis. Malinow and Silverman

    Yuri Feldman died...

  • Obituaries: Nov. 10-Dec. 6, 2012

    February 20, 2013 | 8:05 am

    Evelyn Ackerman died Nov. 28 at 88. Survived by husband Jerome; daughter Laura (Mark) Shaw; 1 grandson. Hillside

    Rose Adler died Dec. 1 at 93. Survived by daughter Linda Bence; son Robert; 2 grandchildren; sister Kay Friedman. Hillside

    Lindley Berry died Dec. 6 at 75. Survived...

  • Obituaries: Nov. 15-Dec. 3, 2013

    February 13, 2013 | 2:32 pm

    Evelyn Ackerman died Nov. 28 at 88. Survived by husband Jerome; daughter Laura (Mark) Shaw; 1 grandson. Hillside

    Rose Adler died Dec. 1 at 93. Survived by daughter Linda Bence; son Robert; 2 grandchildren; sister Kay Friedman. Hillside

    Sylvia Brockman died Dec.1 at 85. Survived...

  • Jan. 26 - Feb. 1

    January 30, 2013 | 3:43 pm

    Lorraine Berg died Nov. 15 at 87. Survived by daughter Ivy Kagan Bierman; sons Shelton (Julia), Mitchell (Susan); 12 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother Leonard. Mount Sinai

    Gerald Elliot Birnbaum died Nov. 15 at 80. Survived by wife Linda; daughter Ilene (Greg) Seigel;...

  • Obituaries: Sept. 2 - Oct. 17, 2012

    November 28, 2012 | 10:51 am

    Jacqueline Alvy died Oct. 12 at 86. Survived by husband Reuben; son Ralph David (Ashley Wrobel); stepdaughter Sarah Wrobel; stepson Jonathan Wrobel. Mount Sinai

    Michael Asher died Oct. 15 at 69. Survived by cousins Rayna Kraman, Manfred Linder. Hillside

    Leon Barankiewicz died...

  • Obituaries: Nov. 2-8, 2012

    November 1, 2012 | 1:36 pm

    David Azaria died Sept. 23 at 97. Survived by wife Camelia; daughters Cathryn, Marilyn Fleiss; 3 grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

    Natalie Bender died Sept. 28 at 87. Survived by daughters Nancy (Craig) Copeland, Jerilyn Spring; sons Bruce Walter; 8 grandchildren; 1...

  • Obituaries: Oct. 26 - Nov. 1, 2012

    October 24, 2012 | 11:13 am

    Mina Bear died Sept. 18 at 88. Survived by daughter Moraye (John Hall); brothers Nate, Leo Rosen. Hillside

    Edythe Berman died Sept. 18 at 91. Survived by husband Isaac; son Paul (Becky) Gerwin; daughter Jeane (Zane Marhea) Freer; stepsons Ed (Robin) Ron, Gil (Nancy); 5...

  • Obituaries: Oct. 5 - 11, 2012

    October 3, 2012 | 10:56 am

    Yetta Feinhandler Addison died Aug. 30 at 79. Survived by daughters Ivy (Art) Yeomanms, Diane (Elias) Addison Fayad; sons Elliot (Kaye), Richard, Marty (Shelley); 9 grandchildren; brothers Aaron (Sarah) Feinhandler, Harry (Piri) Feinhandler; sisters Victoria Kain, Elke Bebek,...

  • Eli Boyer, community leader dies at 92

    By JewishJournal

    September 19, 2012 | 10:36 am

    Eli Boyer, community leader and philanthropist, died Sept. 4 at 92.

    Born in Boyle Heights to Rose and Elijah Herman Bojarksy, Boyer earned his accounting and CPA degrees at the University of California, Los Angeles. He joined a firm that was later merged into Laventhol & Horwath,...

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