In the midst of a Hawaii vacation and his transition to the White House, President-elect Barack Obama recently took time to honor a man dear to me and many, many others across the nation:
"I am deeply saddened to learn...
December 31, 2008 | 12:31 am
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Writer-producer David Brandes offers this eulogy for his friend and mentor, Rabbi Levi Meier.
Rabbi Weil, Marci and family, friends:
It's hard to believe it's been 30 days. Like any significant event, it feels like yesterday and an eternity...
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
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)...
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...
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...
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...
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...
September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Gerald Albert died Aug. 26 at 76. He is survived by this wife, Estelle; son, Jeffrey; daughters, Marilee and Raquel; and two grandchildren. Groman
LARRY ALLEN died Aug. 15 at 48. He is survived by his wife, Traci; two sons; parents, Charlotte and Herb Beatus; parents-in-law, Eddie...
September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Meyer Adler died Aug. 10 at 94. He is survived by his sons, Jeffrey and Arnold; daughter, Sharyn; two grandchildren; and sister, Goldie Wolinski. Groman
MIRIAM AUSTERLITZ died July 24 at 59. She is survived by her brother, Dr. Michael. Sholom Chapels
Ida Bender died Aug. 10 at 87....
September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Bernard M. Shapiro,
El Caballero Country Club Founder,
Dies at 89
Bernard M. Shapiro who founded the El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana in 1957, died Aug. 26. He was 89.
After playing golf at the Bel-Air Country Club in 1954, Shapiro wanted to join, but a friend told him he would...
August 11, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Ellen Bartel died July 10 at 89. She is survived by her husband, Nathan; and sons Marvin (Maria) and Alan (Lisa). Malinow and Silverman
Emma Bernhard died July 12 at 86. She is survived by her son, Joe (Mary); daughters, Nona (Barry) Fein and Liz; grandsons, David and Nicholas Fein;...
August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm
MORRIS APPLEMAN died July 8 at 98. He is survived by his daughters, Sandi Liebert-Simon and Elaine Glaser; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Hillside
THELMA AYEROFF died July 6 at 89. She is survived by her daughter, Lana Brody; son, Jeff (Martie); and three...
July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Michael Angel died June 12 at 87. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughter, Judith (Bob Salvaria); son, Stephen (Ellen); five grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Ruth Anne Baim died June 16 at 91. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly (Sol) Mandelblatt; grandchildren, Michael Mandelblatt...
May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Constantin Andronescu died April 26 at 61. He is survived by his daughters, Liana and Nicole. Sholom Chapels
LILLIAN DIANE ASHER died May 3 at 92. She is survived by her son, Howard; daughter, Roberta Isaacson; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Groman
BRENDA BAGG died...
February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm
When 50 Israelis who survived the devastating Dec. 26 tsunami were stranded in Sri Lanka, El Al made good on its commitment to organize and operate rescue missions.
"When there is a problem, Israelis will go out of their way to help other Israelis," said Nira Dror, the Israeli...
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Our Torah portion devotes more than 60 verses to the census of the Israelites. After the counting is done, the Torah adds: "Among these there was not one of those enrolled by Moses and Aaron the priest when they recorded the Israelites in the wilderness of Sinai. For the Lord had...
February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm
January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Harold B. Gerard, professor emeritus of psychology at UCLA and one of the pioneers of experimental social psychology, died Jan. 16 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, from a cerebral hemorrhage following a lengthy bout with kidney failure. The Venice resident was 79....
November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Stan Burns, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer, died of heart failure Nov. 5 at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital. He was 79.
Born in 1923 in Brooklyn, N.Y., Burns was the original writer of "The Tonight Show" starring Steve Allen and later became the original writer...
October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm
It has been one year since a financial crisis engulfed the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA). In response to this crisis, JCCGLA was forced to close facilities, cut services and lay off scores of staff. Programs that served more than 1,000 people were...
September 19, 2002 | 8:00 pm
September 12, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Martin William Siegel, workers' compensation attorney, died Aug. 18 at the age of 50.
Marty was a well-known and respected attorney specializing in workers' compensation law throughout Southern California. He successfully supported and defended the rights of a legion of workers.
August 22, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Rabbi Philip Schroit, beloved rabbi of B'nai David-Judea for 44 years and rabbi emeritus for 10 years, died Aug. 12 at the age of 79.
Among his many accomplishments was his introduction of kosher supervision and catering to Los Angeles hotels (the Statler Hotel, the Ambassador, the...
August 15, 2002 | 8:00 pm
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Elizabeth Marmorston Horowitz, founding director of the USC Law School paralegal program and a Juvenile Court mediator, died July 21 of cancer. She was 72.
Horowitz, legendary for her compassion, generosity and concern for the underprivileged, found her true calling as a...
July 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Irv Kaze, a KRLA Sportscaster and longtime sports executive, died suddenly from a heart attack Saturday, June 29, at the age of 75. That morning, Kaze had attended services at the Congregation Ohev Shalom, where he was a longtime active member.
Kaze was an inductee and board member...
February 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Robert Clary doesn't really enjoy sitcoms.
Even though he played the French sidekick on one of television's most unusual sitcoms, "Hogan's Heroes," the POW situation comedy (1965-71) set during World War II.
"I prefer more dramatic shows," said Clary, 75, who enjoys watching "The...