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  • 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,...

  • Obituaries: Sep. 14-20, 2012

    September 12, 2012 | 9:56 am

    Phillip Binen died Aug. 7 at 83. Survived by sons Jack, Perry; stepson Lawrence Bizzell. Hillside

    Joseph Borden died Aug. 11 at 93. Survived by wife Florine; daughters Deborah Goldstein, Marla (Jeffrey) Michaels; sons Scott, Jack (Debbie); 5 grandchildren. Hillside


  • Obituaries: Aug. 31 - Sep. 6, 2012

    August 29, 2012 | 3:45 pm

    David Arnson died July 17 at 94. Survived by brother Maurice. Hillside

    Aleck Block died July 18 at 94. Survived by wife Ruth; daughter Susan Reiner; son Mark (Debra Lau); sister Jackie Eckous; 5 grandchildren. Hillside

    Ellie Davis died July 19 at 76.  urvived by son Todd...

  • Obituaries: Aug. 24-30, 2012

    August 22, 2012 | 10:58 am

    Mary Batansky died July 13 at 93. Survived by daughter Lorraine First; son Norman; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Groman

    Leonard M. Bram died July 15 at 71. Survived by daughters Dominique, Jessica (Brett) Fisher; sons Eric (Danielle), Jason (Dana); 4 grandchildren. Mount...

  • The Art of a Shiva Minyan

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    August 8, 2012 | 8:00 am

    A year or two ago, the cantor of our synagogue gave a class on how to lead a shiva minyan, which is a prayer service for a person who has died. Usually, it is held in the home of a loved one. The word shiva means “seven,” and traditionally a family will observe shiva for even...

  • Obituaries: June 15-21, 2012

    June 13, 2012 | 12:43 pm

    Barbara Billing died April 18 at 75. Survived by sister Joan Feifer. Hillside

    Wilma Marine Braun died April 25 at 77. Survived by daughters Alison (Benjamin Malay); Stacey (Geoff); brother Irwin Marine. Mount Sinai

    Robert Daryl Canfield died April 19 at 66. Survived by wife Susan....

  • 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....

  • Arthur Stern, scientist, humanitarian, peace activist, dies at 87

    May 30, 2012 | 10:53 am

    The Los Angeles Jewish community lost one of its most distinctive and distinguished members on May 24. Arthur Stern, award-winning engineer, visionary leader, and beloved family member and friend, died at 87. In his professional life, Arthur was responsible for a stunning range of...

  • Obituaries: May 11-17, 2012

    May 8, 2012 | 6:54 pm

    Rosella Applebaum died March 11 at 88. Survived by daughters Pamela McCormick, Debra Shapiro; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Ellen Bagelman died March 11 at 63. Survived by father Sam Bubrick; brother Paul Bubrick. Hillside

    Samuel Benton died March 13 at 85. Survived by wife...

  • Obituaries: April 13-19, 2012

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    April 11, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Clarice Bailey died Feb. 4 at 85. Survived by daughter Ferrel (Jeff) Rimer; son Steve (Suyen); sister Helene (Jerry) Slaten; brothers Larry (Florine), Sheldon Slaten; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Hillside

    Robert Bass died Jan. 31 at 87. Survived by wife Suzonne; daughter...

  • Obituaries: March 23-29, 2012

    March 21, 2012 | 1:19 pm

    Irving Belfer died Jan. 20 at 97. Survived by daughter Terry (Jeffrey) Ellis; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.  Groman Eden

    Frank Benton died Jan. 20 at 66. Survived by wife Ann. Sholom Chapels

    Susan Carl died Jan. 13 at 66. Survived by husband Harvey; son Ryan; stepchildren...

  • Obituaries: Feb. 24-Mar. 1, 2012

    February 23, 2012 | 9:25 am

    Sylvia Ashmann died Dec. 26 at 98.  Survived by daughter Rita (Morris) Eagle; son Warren (Amy); 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.  Hillside

    Shirley Molly Berg died Dec. 19 at 77.  Survived by husband Wilbert; daughter Marci (Ken) Chmielewski; son Neal (Rosalyn); 2...

  • Robert M. “Bob” Brookman dies at 88

    December 21, 2011 | 12:58 pm

    Robert M. “Bob” Brookman, born July 3, 1923, in New York City, died Dec. 15 at 88. He passed away peacefully in his sleep at his Westchester, Calif., home of 63 years. A veteran of World War II, Brookman served in England in the U.S. Air Corps Bomber Squadron. He was married to Mary (nee Meyerson) from 1945 to 1994. He is survived by his three children, Daniel (Linda), Adrienne (Paul) Barrett and Gary (Joan); and seven grandchildren, Benjamin, Alena, Rebecca, Zachary, Jordan, Myles, and Max. He is also survived by his wife, Betty (Lewis).

  • Obituaries: Nov. 4-10 2011

    November 1, 2011 | 7:57 pm

    Raymonde Abitbol died Oct. 2 at 80. Survived by brother George Abitbol. Hillside

    Renee Gittler died Oct. 12 at 56. Survived by companion Jeffrey Resnick; daughters Jennifer, Nicole; mother Camille Venus; brother David (Renee) Venus. Hillside

    Vivian S. Hoffman died Oct. 16 at 85....

  • Obituaries: Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2011

    October 25, 2011 | 7:01 pm

    Esther Irene Alexander died Oct. 4 at 103. Survived by daughter Marsha (Allan) Muller; 1 grandchild; sister Sylvia Broday. Hillside

    Fay Amster died Oct. 11 at 91. Survived by daughters Linda (Jack) Goldman, Arlene Saretsky; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Sheila Rose Amsterdam died...

  • Surviving the darkest hours of grief: Eitan Fishbane talks about raising daughter without his wife

    October 25, 2011 | 5:15 pm

    When it comes to writing about grief, perspective is often a liability.

    Grieving is so smothering an experience that it’s almost impossible to conjure up from a distance. And yet so few people have the inclination or the presence of mind to document its intensity in real time....

  • Obituaries: Sept. 23-29, 2011

    September 20, 2011 | 7:24 pm

    Frances R. Anson died Sept. 6 at 89. Survived by daughter Wendy; sons Jeffrey (Honglin Liu), David (Renae Jacobs); 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Sonia Brandt died Sept. 1 at 100. Survived by daughters Susan, Louise Caplan; 4 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Hillside


  • Mayor Bloomberg sits shiva with Leiby’s family

    July 19, 2011 | 11:01 am

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg sat shiva with the family of Leiby Kletzky.

    Bloomberg, wearing a yarmulke, visited the family for about 15 minutes on Monday along with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who is directing the investigation into the murder of the 8-year-old boy.


  • Ashtrays and Diet Coke

    November 7, 2008 | 4:53 pm

    You did it even though we told you not to. That you would hurt too many people just to make yourself happy. We would miss you. And causing other people pain wasn't good. That you had to be patient. The medicine would eventually work. But you finally gave up paddling through life and...
  • Israeli swimmer’s Olympic dreams marred by father’s death

    By Roy Eitan

    August 7, 2008 | 8:17 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israeli swimmer Alon Mendel realized his father's dream when he qualified for the Olympic team.

    Sadly, his father won't be there to see his son compete after an accident at the family's Netanya home claimed Costa Mendel's life.

    In a tragic irony, Alon, 20, was in...
  • Obituaries

    August 7, 2008 | 2:32 am

    June Walker, Presidents Conference Chair and Hadassah Leader, Dies at 74

    June Walker was in working mode two weeks ago.

    On July 21, she presided over a farewell reception for outgoing Israeli U.N. Ambassador Dan Gillerman. Two days later she led a meeting of the Conference of...

  • Checklist: What to do when someone dies

    August 7, 2008 | 2:20 am

    Make sure to contact the hospital or mortuary so that you can fill out any paperwork, i.e., death certificate, as soon after the death as possible.

    If you have preplanned:

    1. Contact the doctor to fill out any paperwork.
    2. Contact the funeral director (who should have a list of...

  • Sitting relationship shiva

    By Shep Koster

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The voice on the other end of the cell phone stopped me cold: "I'm engaged."

    I couldn't breathe. My worst nightmare was happening. My ex-girlfriend -- the one I still hadn't gotten over, the one I still imagined having kids with -- was getting married. How could I not have seen it...

  • Funny in Love

    By Adam Wills

    April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    On the outside, the interfaith comedic coupling of Lahna Turner and Ralphie May seems like an odd match: Lahna is a stunning Jewish Canadian who blends witty spoken-word pieces with off-color songs, while Ralphie is a morbidly obese Southern comic who delivers jokes with...

  • Marine Becomes 1st Jewish War Death

    By Joe Berkofsky

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    As a young boy, Mark Evnin insisted on wearing a yarmulke to the Boy Scouts and later talked of enlisting in the Israel Defense Forces.

    Now, even without his body, the family of the first known Jewish casualty of the Iraq War is sitting shiva at their home in Burlington, Vt.


  • 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...

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