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Wednesday 04/15/2015
B'nai Mitzvah 4-17-15
Posted: April 15, 2015 - 10:00 am

Bradley Noah Baltman, son of Lila and Rick Baltman of Phoenix, will become a bar mitzvah April 18, 2015, at Temple Chai.

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Obituaries 4-17-15
Posted: April 15, 2015 - 10:00 am

Stanley Blustein, formerly of Edmonton, Canada, died on April 4, 2015. He was 77. He was born in Montreal, Canada. He was very active in a variety of Jewish organizations throughout Canada and loved coming to Congregation Beth Israel for services, especially during the High Holy Days.

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Wednesday 04/08/2015
Anniversaries 4-10-15
Posted: April 08, 2015 - 10:00 am

Tony & Gail Natale

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Obituaries 4-10-15
Posted: April 08, 2015 - 10:00 am

Leonard Baer of Mesa died March 31, 2015. Born in the Bronx, New York, he was a commercial artist. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was the founding president of the Skokie Art Guild.

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Wednesday 04/01/2015
Obituaries 4-3-15
Posted: April 01, 2015 - 10:00 am

Solomon “Sol” Crandell, 90, of Phoenix, died March 26, 2015. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, he was a furrier. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

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Wednesday 03/25/2015
B'nai Mitzvah 3-27-15
Posted: March 25, 2015 - 10:00 am

b’nai mitzvah

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Obituaries 3-27-15
Posted: March 25, 2015 - 10:00 am

Morris Feller, 95, passed away peacefully in his home on March 20, 2015, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Palmyra, Wisconsin, on April 11, 1919, to Joseph and Bessie Feller, who had emigrated from Russia and Poland.

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Wednesday 03/18/2015
B'nai Mitzvah 3-20-15
Posted: March 18, 2015 - 10:00 am

Morgan Ross Alexander, son of Leslye and Michael Alexander of Scottsdale, will become a bar mitzvah March 21, 2015, at Temple Kol Ami. 

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Obituaries 3-20-15
Posted: March 18, 2015 - 10:00 am

Louise Goldsmith, 92, of Phoenix, died April 17, 2014. Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, she was affiliated with B’nai B’rith.

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Sunday 03/15/2015
‘Hebrew Hammer’ Al Rosen, Cleveland Indians all-star and ’53 MVP, dies
Updated: March 16, 2015 - 6:24 pm

Al Rosen, the slugging Cleveland Indians third baseman who was the American League’s MVP in 1953, died March 13, 2015/

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Janice Silverman Rebibo, American-born Israeli poet, dies at 65
Posted: March 15, 2015 - 12:13 pm

BOSTON  — Janice Silverman Rebibo, an acclaimed American-born Israeli poet, died March 11, 2015.

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Wednesday 03/11/2015
Obituaries 3-13-15
Posted: March 11, 2015 - 10:00 am

Andrea Braver, born June 4, 1955 in Houston, Texas, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015. A warrior in a five-month fight with acute myeloid leukemia, she lived and loved fiercely. She is survived by her devoted soul mate and husband of 32 years, Lane; her three loving children, Aaron (29), Alex (28), and Zachary (25); her brother and his wife, Nelson and Lisa Lerner; her aunt and uncle, Joy and Harris Jacobs; and her sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Morgan and Angela Braver. 

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Tuesday 03/10/2015
Sam Simon, ‘Simpsons’ co-creator, dies at 59
Updated: March 10, 2015 - 3:32 pm

LOS ANGELES — Sam Simon, who co-created “The Simpsons,” one of the most successful shows in television history, has died.

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Wednesday 03/04/2015
Births 3-6-15
Posted: March 04, 2015 - 10:00 am

A boy, Adam Brendan, was born Jan. 4, 2015, to Anna and Ben Altman of San Diego.

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B'nai Mitzvah 3-6-15
Posted: March 04, 2015 - 10:00 am

Reann Kate Bressler, daughter of Eve and Stephen Bressler of Phoenix, will become a bat mitzvah March 7, 2015, at Congregation Beth Israel. 

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Obituaries 3-6-15
Posted: March 04, 2015 - 10:00 am

Sol Morley Alperstein, 86, of Scottsdale, died Feb. 25, 2015. Born in Toronto, he was a business owner. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

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Friday 02/27/2015
Leonard Nimoy, actor who played Spock on ‘Star Trek,’ dead at 83
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 2:51 pm

Leonard Nimoy, the actor best known for his role as Spock on “Star Trek,” died this morning (Feb. 27) at his home in Los Angeles.

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Wednesday 02/25/2015
B'nai Mitzvah 2-27-15
Posted: February 25, 2015 - 10:00 am

Lauren Kelly Breakstone, daughter of Susan and Jonathan Breakstone of Scottsdale, will become a bat mitzvah Feb. 28, 2015, at Congregation Beth Israel. 

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Obituaries 2-27-15
Posted: February 25, 2015 - 10:00 am

Robert Levin

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Wednesday 02/18/2015
Births 2-20-15
Updated: February 18, 2015 - 3:28 pm

A girl, Madison Zim, was born Dec. 11, 2014, to Whitney and Matt Goldstein of Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Obituaries 2-20-15
Posted: February 18, 2015 - 10:00 am

Mathilda Canter, ‘first lady’ of Arizona psychology

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Monday 02/16/2015
Israeli government minister Uri Orbach dies at 54
Updated: February 17, 2015 - 7:40 pm

JERUSALEM — Israeli government minister Uri Orbach died a month after announcing that he was taking a break from politics to be treated for an unspecified blood illness.

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Wednesday 02/11/2015
Births 2-13-15
Posted: February 11, 2015 - 10:00 am

A girl, Sadie Isabel, was born Dec. 7, 2014, to Deborah and Adam Winegarden of Phoenix. 

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B'nai Mitzvah 2-13-15
Posted: February 11, 2015 - 10:00 am

Emily Sara Ref, daughter of Amy and Ron Ref of Scottsdale, will become a bat mitzvah Feb. 14, 2015, at Congregation Beth Israel.

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Obituaries 2-13-15
Posted: February 11, 2015 - 10:00 am

Abbie Beth Heller, 52, of Scottsdale, died Feb. 2, 2015. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, she was affiliated with Council for Jews With Special Needs’ Yad B’Yad group and Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix.

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Wednesday 02/04/2015
Births 2-6-15
Posted: February 04, 2015 - 10:00 am

A girl, Maya Rose, was born Dec. 31, 2014, to Claire Esther Spencer Wiss and Michael Wiss of Los Angeles. 

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B'nai Mitzvah 2-6-15
Posted: February 04, 2015 - 10:00 am

Jillian Elyse Bandler, daughter of Linda and Steven Bandler of  Phoenix, will become a bat mitzvah Feb. 7, 2015, at Congregation Beth Israel.

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Wednesday 01/28/2015
Births 1-30-15
Posted: January 28, 2015 - 10:00 am

A girl, Maya Rose, was born Dec. 31, 2014, to Claire Esther Spencer Wiss and Michael Wiss of Los Angeles. 

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Obituaries 1-30-15
Posted: January 28, 2015 - 10:00 am

Gerald “Jerry” Appell, 79, of Phoenix, passed away January 22, 2015. Born in New York City and raised in the Bronx, Jerry moved to Phoenix  in 1967 with his wife Isabelle and co-founded Weight Watchers of AZ, Inc. 

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Wednesday 01/21/2015
B'nai Mitzvah 1-23-15
Posted: January 21, 2015 - 10:00 am

Jillian Marie Gross, daughter of Marcia and Jeremy Gross of Phoenix, will become a bat mitzvah Jan. 24, 2015, at Congregation Beth Israel.

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Engagements 1-23-15
Posted: January 21, 2015 - 10:00 am

Zev Hendeles & Lauren Rosenblum

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Obituaries 1-23-15
Posted: January 21, 2015 - 10:00 am

Rabbi David Edelman, pioneer in Jewish education

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Wednesday 01/14/2015
B'nai Mitzvah 1-16-15
Posted: January 14, 2015 - 10:00 am

Allie Sarah Bruggeman, daughter of Lori Bruggeman of Scottsdale, will become a bat mitzvah Jan. 17, 2015, at Temple Chai.

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Obituaries 1-16-15
Posted: January 14, 2015 - 10:00 am

Molly Blank, May 21, 1915 – January 7, 2015

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Wednesday 01/07/2015
B'nai Mitzvah 1-9-15
Posted: January 07, 2015 - 10:00 am

Maya Judith Bellowe, daughter of Amy and Michael Bellowe of Cave Creek, will become a bat mitzvah Jan. 10, 2015, at Temple Chai. 

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Obituaries 1-9-15
Updated: January 12, 2015 - 1:54 pm

Morton W. Malachowsky, 92, of Phoenix, died Jan. 4, 2015. Born in New York City, he was a retired union plumber. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and a supporter of the Hudson Sweet Adelines chorus.

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Tuesday 01/06/2015
Mario Cuomo married strident liberalism and sensitivity to the Orthodox
Updated: January 06, 2015 - 4:10 pm

Mario Cuomo, a three-term New York governor, was the rare politician who appealed to the Jewish tent’s opposite poles.

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Monday 01/05/2015
Bess Myerson, only Jewish Miss America, dead at 90
Updated: January 05, 2015 - 5:53 pm

Bess Myerson, the only Jewish woman to be crowned Miss America, has died.

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Wednesday 12/31/2014
B’nai Mitzvah 1-2-15
Posted: December 31, 2014 - 10:00 am

Rachel Jessica Grobmeier, daughter of Debra and John Grobmeier of Phoenix, will become a bat mitzvah Jan. 3, 2015, at Temple Solel.

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Obituaries 1-2-15
Posted: December 31, 2014 - 10:00 am

Sanford ‘Sandy’ Jack Green

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Wednesday 12/24/2014
B'nai Mitzvah 12-26-14
Posted: December 24, 2014 - 10:00 am

Katherine Rachel Kort, daughter of Michelle and Bryan Kort of Phoenix, will become a bat mitzvah Dec. 25, 2014, in Israel. The Korts are members of Congregation Or Tzion.

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Rabbi Harold Schulweis: innovator, activist
Posted: December 24, 2014 - 10:00 am

As a pathbreaking thinker, innovator and activist, Rabbi Harold Schulweis’ role extended far beyond his base as the spiritual leader of his Los Angeles-area congregation.

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Tuesday 12/23/2014
Remembering Robert Wolfe, guardian of Nazi-era archives
Updated: December 23, 2014 - 6:16 pm

WASHINGTON — Robert Wolfe, the irreplaceable former chief archivist for captured Nazi documents at the National Archives here, died Dec. 10 at the age of 93. With his death, a legacy also dies.

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Thursday 12/18/2014
Rabbi Harold Schulweis, pathbreaking thinker and activist, dies at 89
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 1:54 pm

LOS ANGELES – As a pathbreaking thinker, innovator and activist, Rabbi Harold Schulweis' role extended far beyond his base as the spiritual leader of his Los Angeles-area congregation.

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Wednesday 12/17/2014
B’nai Mitzvah 12-19-14
Posted: December 17, 2014 - 10:00 am

Annie Morgan Angle, daughter of Tina and Jeff Angle of Scottsdale, will become a bat mitzvah Dec. 20, 2014, at Congregation Or Tzion.

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Engagements 12-19-14
Posted: December 17, 2014 - 10:00 am

Leore Arik & Adrian Berger

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Solel to host b’nai mitzvah vendor fair
Posted: December 17, 2014 - 10:00 am

A Milestones Party and Event Vendor Fair presented by the B’nai Mitzvah Connection Committee of Temple Solel, will be held 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, at Temple Solel, 6805 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley.

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Obituaries 12-19-14
Posted: December 17, 2014 - 10:00 am

Gary Shapiro, 62 years old, of Scottsdale lost his valiant battle with cancer on December 13, 2014, with his loving wife, Laurie, by his side. Gary was born in Youngstown, Ohio, to Don and Ellie Shapiro on May 24, 1952. He and his family moved to Phoenix in 1960. Gary graduated from Arizona State University in 1975 and graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1979. He joined his father¹s optometric practice that same year and was instrumental in expanding the practice, adding Optical Expressions in Scottsdale and Phoenix. Like his father before him, his associates, staff, colleagues and many patients loved Gary.  

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Wednesday 12/10/2014
Births 12-12-14
Posted: December 10, 2014 - 10:00 am

A girl, Lea Aria, was born Nov. 19, 2014, to Robyn and Jerry Bien-Willner of Paradise Valley.

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B'nai Mitzvahs 12-12-14
Posted: December 10, 2014 - 10:00 am

Andrew Haden Jurgenson, son of Leonor and Russell Jurgenson of Scottsdale, will become a bar mitzvah Dec. 13, 2014, at Temple Solel. 

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