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  • Obituaries

    January 7, 2009 | 7:57 pm

    Annette Beck died Dec. 14 at 78. She is survived by her daughters, Caryn (Erroll) Beck-Southers and Robin (Alex Shmelev); son, Jeff (Donna Sanders); five grandchildren; and companion, Richard Starks. Mount Sinai

    Jean Berman died Dec. 9 at 81. She is survived by her husband, Norman;...

  • Obituaries

    December 18, 2008 | 2:18 am

    Dr. David Lieber Dies

    At press time The Jewish Journal received word that Dr. David Lieber, born 1925, died Dec. 16. A rabbi and scholar, Dr. Lieber was president emeritus of the University of Judaism (now known as the American Jewish University), senior editor of the Etz Hayim...

  • Obituaries

    December 3, 2008 | 10:37 pm

    Jules Porter, Community Lay Leader and Preeminent Social Photographer, Dies at 72

    Jules Porter, community lay leader and preeminent social photographer, died of pancreatic cancer Nov. 22 at the age of 72. Working from his well-known Jules Porter Photographer's studio on Pico...

  • Obituaries

    November 26, 2008 | 5:47 pm

    Irving Brecher, Radio, Stage, Screen Comedy Writer, 94

    Irving Brecher, a comedy writer whose career in radio, television and film included writing two Marx Brothers comedies and co-writing the Judy Garland musical, "Meet Me in St. Louis," has died. He was 94.

    Brecher died of...

  • Obituaries

    November 20, 2008 | 2:39 am

    Daniel Abrams died Nov. 3 at 25. He is survived by his parents, David and Marion; and brother, Aaron. Malinow and Silverman

    Morris Ackerman died Nov. 16 at 80. He is survived by his wife, Miriam; daughters, Fran (Marc) Rifkin and Rachelle (Andrew) Doherty; three grandchildren; and...

  • 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


  • Obituaries

    October 30, 2008 | 12:46 am

    Arthur Baer died Oct. 20 at 41. He is survived by his son, Ashton; parents, Sheldon and Miriam; sister, Leni (Ralph) Ceglia; nephews, Brandon and Jordan Ceglia; niece, Frances Ceglia; and partner, Pamela Edwards. Mount Sinai

    Helene Bayer died Oct. 17 at 77. She is survived her sons,...

  • Obituaries

    October 23, 2008 | 2:10 am

    Samuel Baseman died June 6 at 88. He is survived by wife, Dora; daughter, Sarah Perlis (Morris); four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Ben (Naomi); niece; and three nephews.

    Meyer Blank died Oct. 12 at 89. He is survived by his children, Sandra Goldstein and...

  • Obituaries

    October 16, 2008 | 12:41 am

    Dorothy Green, Heal the Bay founder, dies at 79

    My personal wake up call to the plight of our oceans -- and my introduction to Dorothy Green -- came 22 years ago.

    At the time, my wife and I and our baby daughter lived in Santa Monica, just two blocks from the ocean. One day, while...

  • Obituaries

    October 10, 2008 | 1:04 am

    Helen Daniels, Barrier Breaker, Dies at 85

    Dedicated volunteer and former social worker Helen Daniels died Sept. 28 at age 85 of metastatic cancer.

    She was born in Brookline, Mass., and was the only child of Joseph Ettinger and Eva Frutman. After her mother's death when she was 6...

  • Paul Newman—Hollywood’s most famous half-Jew—dies at 83 [VIDEO]

    By Tom Tugend

    September 28, 2008 | 3:54 pm

    Paul Newman, superstar, director, race car driver, liberal activist, philanthropist and Hollywood's most famous half-Jew, died Friday at 83.

    He passed away at his farmhouse near Westport, Conn., following a long battle with lung cancer.

    Over a half-century career, Newman acted in 59...
  • Obituaries

    September 11, 2008 | 1:20 am

    Betty Balkin died Aug. 28 at 80. She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Anketell and Renee Wouters; three grandchildren; and brother, Sheldon (Elaine) Sternberg. Mount Sinai

    Daniel Bernstein died Aug. 31 at 94. He is survived by his daughters, Michel and Thea. Malinow and Silverman...

  • Obituaries

    September 3, 2008 | 10:53 pm

    Rhonda Lee Abrams, Community Advocate, Dies at 56

    Rhonda Abrams never made a friend she didn't keep. She was a devoted wife, mother, community advocate and confidante who served as a bridge to bring people together from various facets of her life. More than 400 of these friends and...

  • Obituaries

    August 21, 2008 | 1:07 am

    Elias Eshaghian, Renowned Iranian Educator, Dies at 78

    Elias Eshaghian, a pivotal educator and director of many Jewish schools throughout Iran during 20th century, died at 78 on Aug. 8, following a 20-year fight with lung cancer. More than 500 local Iranian Jews recently packed...

  • Obituaries

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Leo Bach died Nov. 4 at 79. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; daughter, Gloria Ann (Donald) Bach-Koch; and son, Julian. Mount Sinai

    Geraldine Beerman died Nov. 1 at 86. She is survived by her daughter, Dianne (Bob) Cruff; son, David; three grandchildren; and three...

  • Obituaries

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Marlene Sherman Altman died Oct. 19 at 70. She is survived by her husband, Harvey; son, Jason; daughter, Sharon; and two grandchildren. Groman

    Shelma Cherie Angel died Oct. 22 at 82. She is survived by her daughters, Naomi and Rabbi Camille; three granddaughters; brother, Fred...

  • Obituaries

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Cyril Amitin died July 26 at 87. He is survived by his wife, Renee; sons, Alan (MaryAnne) and Michael (Valery); and eight grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Mone Anathan Jr. died July 21 at 95. He is survived by his wife, Adele; daughter, Caryl Sunshine; and son, Mone Anathan III. Malinow...

  • Obituaries

    August 18, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Irvin Atkins died July 14 at 88. He is survived by his wife, Ida Mae; and daughter, Marilyn Feiman. Groman

    LILLIAN BADEN died July 14 at 90. She is survived by her son, Jerry; grandchild, Dylan; and many relatives. Hillside

    Theodore Berg died Aug. 9 at 91. He is survived by his...

  • Obituaries

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    ESTHER ADLER died June 2 at 67. She is survived by her husband, Herman; sons, Don, Lane and Steve (Yosi) Saks; daughter, Elana (Made) Saks; and three grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

    MOUSA ANVAR died June 12 at 88. He is survived by his sons, Isaac (Sima) and Anoucher (Oranus); five...

  • Obituaries

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Albert Alcouloumre died June 5 at 74. He is survived by his wife, Zella; daughter, Marcia (David) Senteno; son, Michael; grandson, Miles Senteno; and brother, Henry (Shirley). Mount Sinai

    NORMA ARBIT died June 2 at 84. She is survived by her husband, Harry; and daughter, Beryl....

  • Obituaries

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Robert F. McGuire Jr., 'Irish Moses,' Dies at 94

    Robert F. McGuire, Jr., a pilot dubbed the "Irish Moses" for his key role in airlifting 45,000 Yemenite Jews to the new-born State of Israel, has died at the age of 94 at his home in Northridge.

    McGuire, an Irish American, was the...

  • Obituaries

    June 16, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    MARION APPELL died May 19 at 104. She is survived by her daughter, Adrienne (Stuart) Schweit; and two grandchildren. Groman

    HERBERT APTEL died May 23 at 95. He is survived by his son, Joseph; daughters, Leslie Chotiner and Stephanie Siebert; four grandchildren; and one...

  • Obituaries

    June 9, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Greta Furst,
    L.A. Free Clinic Auxiliary Co-Founder,
    Dies at 73

    Longtime Beverly Hills resident Greta Lenetska Furst, L.A. Free Clinic auxiliary volunteer co-founder, died June 1 at the age of 73. Furst was honored Dec. 6, 2004, at the organization's 28th annual dinner gala at the...

  • Obituaries

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    SOUSAN AKHAVAN died April 29 at 46. She is survived by her husband, Shahram. Chevra Kadisha

    HANOUGH AIENEHSAZAN died May 1 at 77. He is survived by his wife, Sara; and son, Sharyar Aynesazan. Chevra Kadisha

    Mark Becker died April 25 at 51. He is survived by his mother, Helen;...

  • Obituaries

    October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    PERLA ABITTAN died Aug. 3 at 74. She is survived by her husband, Emile; son, Arie; daughter, Rica (Yizhaz) Elbaz; and three grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

    Max Barbach died Aug. 1 at 98. He is survived by his sons, Ron (Sharlene) Barback and Harry (Eleanor); daughter, Sandra; grandson,...

  • Obituaries

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Edward Simon Aboud died July 27 at 75. He is survived by his friend, Rose Lee Holman. Groman

    Thomas Alon died July 25 at 55. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; daughters, Rachel and Stephanie; stepdaughter, Claudette (Alan) Ganger; stepson, Jeffrey Hope; two grandchildren; mother,...

  • Eulogies:Benjamin Alan Eder

    February 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Benjamin Alan Eder died on Dec. 11, 2001, lost at sea along with three other men aboard the F/V Nesika, at age 21.

    Eder was born in Coos Bay, Ore., on March 22, 1980, and lived in Port Orford, Ore. until 1986, after which he moved with his family to Newport, Ore. He graduated...