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Wednesday 07/26/2017
Obituary - Jerome Louis Glazov
Posted: July 26, 2017 - 8:19 am

Michelle Vogel of Culver City, California; sons David Glazov of Los Angeles and Ken Glazov of Gilbert; stepdaughters Marina O’Connell and Shelly Ratmansky, both of Phoenix; his sister, Gloria Joseph; and eight grandchildren.

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Obituary - Estelle Ruth Kahn
Posted: July 26, 2017 - 8:20 am

Estelle Ruth Kahn, 93, of Surprise, died July 16. Born in Astoria, Queens, New York, Kahn was a homemaker.

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Obituary - Ruth E. Greenfield
Posted: July 26, 2017 - 8:21 am

Ruth E. Greenfield, 92, a longtime resident of Scranton, Pennsylvania, died July 11 at

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Wednesday 07/19/2017
Obituary - Samuel Louis Dorfman
Posted: July 19, 2017 - 8:38 am

Samuel Louis Dorfman, age 83, of Dewey, Arizona, died on July 16, 2017.  He was born on November 14, 1933 to Herman and Bertha Dorfman in New York, New York.  He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Dawn; his sister Helene; three children David Dorfman (Tammy), Shirley Dorfman, and Robert Dorfman; three step-children Richard Hines (Robyn), Lynne Hines Craton (Gary), and Jerold Hines; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  Sam joined the United States Air Force in 1952 as an Airman and retired in 1982 as a Major. He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor’s Degree, and from Golden Gate University with a Master’s Degree.  Sam has lived in Arizona since his retirement from the Air Force. He worked for the Arizona Department of Transportation of several years. He was known for his sense of humor and will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. A Committal Service was held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix on July 18, 2017.  Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Pines, 13175 E State Route 169, Dewey, AZ 86327, or Maayan Torah Day School, PO Box 19452, Portland, OR 97280. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.

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Obituary - Elliott S. Hoffman
Posted: July 19, 2017 - 8:33 am

Elliott S. Hoffman, 89, of Paradise Valley, passed away June 9, 2017. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Hoffman was a dentist.

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Obituary - Betty Brodsky
Posted: July 19, 2017 - 8:35 am

Betty Brodsky died on July 5, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona, surrounded by love and family. Born in The Bronx on August 2, 1922, she worked as a dental assistant before becoming a devoted homemaker in Syosset, Long Island. She and her husband Robert moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1978, where she loved being a part of Hadassah and traveling around the country in their motorhome. After Robert passed away in 1991 she moved to Scottsdale to be near her daughter and her family and enjoyed being a part of Dor L’Dor at Temple Chai in Phoenix. She will be dearly missed as she joins her beloved parents and brother, Morris, Gussie, and Marvin Mindel, husband Robert Brodsky, and son Freddie Brodsky. She is survived by her children, Marty (Laura) Brodsky of New York and Joan (Michael) Neer of Scottsdale; grandchildren, Jaclyn Simon, Jason Tie, Genna Brodsky, and Rachel Morrison; and four great grandsons, Miles and Elijah Simon, Calvin Tie, and Noah Morrison. Services were arranged by Sinai Mortuary with Rabbi Bonnie Koppell officiating. Contributions in her memory may be made to Camp SWIFT (Swiftyouthfoundation.org) or Temple Chai.

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Obituary - Alfred J. Nida
Posted: July 19, 2017 - 8:36 am

Alfred J. Nida passed away on July 10, 2017 in Scottsdale, AZ where he continued to reside after retirement. He is survived by his loving wife, “Dolores”, nee Doris of 60 years marriage and two sons Jack B. Nida,(wife Deb), Ross G. Nida and granddaughter, Laura A. Nida. Al was born in Detroit on October 15, 1931. He served in the United States Air Force for 4 years, with tour of duty mainly in Japan. He then attended the Detroit Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan. Al worked for the Wayne County Road Commission in the Real Estate Division, where he retired after 31 years and then resumed a like career for 11 years for ADOT, State of Arizona. Al loved his long daily walks with his 4-legged companion, Tia. He also loved spectator sports, particularly the Detroit teams, card games, live theater,

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Obituary - Irene Hirschkopf
Posted: July 19, 2017 - 8:32 am

Irene Hirschkopf, 93, of Tempe, passed away July 1, 2017. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was a secretary.

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Wednesday 07/12/2017
Obituary: Jean H Heller
Posted: July 12, 2017 - 11:33 am

Jean H Heller, 91, of Scottsdale, passed away July 8, 2017. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, she was a business owner.

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Obituary: Linda Frances Bloom (Bloomie)
Posted: July 12, 2017 - 11:34 am

Linda Frances Bloom (Bloomie) twirled away into the stars on July 7, 2017 and joins her beloved parents Lenny and Rosie Bloom. Born in 1948, Linda grew up in San Francisco, but made Phoenix home for more than 40 years. Our own “atomic burst of joy”, Linda swept into our hearts as teacher, painter, photographer, ceramic artist, knitter, “laughing lady”, generous friend, proud “gym rat”, and cancer warrior. She was a shy philanthropist who gave anonymously to many causes. She had a special love for children and Israel. Bloomie remained undaunted in her quest to conquer her cancer. She was ever grateful for the medical professionals who cared for her on her journey. She built an extensive family of friends, and died with dear ones by her side. We will miss our upbeat, hopeful, sunny, courageous “Wonder Woman of the Spirit” who lived each day to the max.

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Obituary: Noah Jacobson
Posted: July 12, 2017 - 11:35 am

Noah Jacobson, 19, of Tempe, Arizona passed away on July 2nd. He was an outgoing, caring individual studying engineering at Arizona State University and was active in the AEPi fraternity. Close with his family and friends, Noah brought joy to the room, a sensitivity and a balance of lightness and true depth. He is survived by his parents, Aaron Jacobson and Allyson DeOre of Scottsdale, his brother Jonah, sister Chelsea, paternal grandparents Stephanie and Frank Jacobson of Scottsdale, maternal grandparents Louise Jameson and Robert DeOre of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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Obituary: Edward L. Hammerman
Posted: July 12, 2017 - 11:32 am

Edward L. Hammerman, 77, passed away June 23, 2017. He was born in Dayton, Ohio, and was a retired advertising executive. He spent his time between Northbrook, Illinois and Scottsdale.

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Obituary: Harold Epstein
Posted: July 12, 2017 - 11:31 am

Harold Epstein, 92, of Phoenix died June 19, 2017. He was a retired plumber who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was affiliated with the Jewish War Veterans and volunteered at the VA Hospital in Phoenix.

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Wednesday 07/05/2017
Obituary - Claire Altman
Posted: July 05, 2017 - 8:26 am

Claire Altman, age 84 & 11/12, passed away on July 1, 2017 in Scottsdale. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 29, 1932. Claire was retired from the NYC School System where she was a Special Education Teacher and Educational Evaluator in the Borough of Queens. After she retired, she took a position as Supervisor of Student Teaching at Queens College. After working there for five years she left to move together with her husband, Julius, to the Philadelphia area in the summer and Phoenix in the winter. After six years of the nomadic life, she and Julius moved to Arizona permanently and relocated to Scottsdale, where she lived until her demise.

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Wednesday 06/28/2017
Obituary - Warren Miller
Posted: June 28, 2017 - 8:22 am

"Warren Miller passed away surrounded by his family on Thursday, June 22,"

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Obituary - Marilyn (Lynne) Myrna Cooper Caplan
Posted: June 28, 2017 - 8:20 am

Marilyn (Lynne) Myrna Cooper Caplan died on June 21, 2017 at the age of 85. Lynne was born in New Haven, CT on January 27, 1932 to Ida and Irving Cooper. Married to Alexander Caplan also of New Haven. Lynne was a dental hygienist for many years. They moved to Scottsdale, AZ in 1980. She is survived by Alex, her husband of 65 years. She is also survived by her daughter, Cindy Weiser (Paul) of Scottsdale; Bill Caplan (Marlene) of London, England; 3 grandchildren, Jessie Weiser (Avi Feller) of Berkeley, CA., Alexandra and Ted Caplan of London, England; and one great grandchild, Elana Feller. Lynne is also survived by 2 sisters, Barbara Coppom (Dail) of Boulder, CO, and Esther Katz of Massachusetts. Lynne was a devoted wife, loving mother and amazing Grammy. You couldn’t find a better and more generous friend! The funeral will take place on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Paradise Memorial Gardens, 9300 East Shea Blvd. Scottsdale AZ, 85260. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary. Donations in Lynne’s memory can be sent to Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation 2901 N. Central Ave. Suite 160, Phoenix, AZ 85012 Attn: Memorial Giving Program.

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Obituary - Richard Hyman Shachtman
Posted: June 28, 2017 - 8:17 am

Richard Hyman Shachtman, 75, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, passed away very peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Saturday June 24, 2017, in Phoenix, AZ. A celebration of life service was held on Monday, June 26 at Mount Sinai Cemetery in Phoenix, AZ. For those wishing to remember Richard, the family suggests donations be made to the Muhammad Ali Parkinson’s Center through the Barrow Neurological Foundation (supportbarrow.org). Richard was born August 14, 1941 in Winston Salem, North Carolina, to Hyman & Josephine Shachtman. He graduated from Fairborn High School in Fairborn, Ohio in 1959 and with a Bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University in 1963. Richard received a Master’s degree and a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Maryland in 1968. On July 4, 1965 he married Ann Mirvis in Washington, D.C. Richard was a full professor in the Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He along with his wife, Ann, founded NOW! AudioVideo (Stereo Sound), headquartered in Hillsborough, North Carolina in 1974. Richard also served as the company’s CEO. Richard enjoyed gourmet food, music (especially jazz), travel, humor (loved to tell jokes), UNC basketball, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Richard is survived by his wife, Ann Shachtman, his son, Marc (Jessica) Shachtman, his daughter, Susan (Brent) Silver, his grandsons, Noah & Evan Silver, and Aiden Shachtman, his brother, Doug Shachtman and his nephews, Colin and Robert Shachtman. Richard will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.

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Wednesday 06/21/2017
Obituary - Dr. Arnold E. Powell
Posted: June 21, 2017 - 8:50 am

Dr. Arnold E. Powell of Phoenix, Arizona passed away June 15, 2017. He was 94 years old and a veteran of World War II who received a Silver Star and two Purple Hearts. Dr. Powell was at D-day and the Battle of the Bulge. After the war he had a research laboratory and was a professor at Case Western Reserve Medical School. He and his associates discovered that you could transplant bone to a human being if it was frozen first. Dr. Powell started the first bone banks. Dr. Powell is survived by his children John Powell and Wendy Justice, sister Audrey Frieman, granddaughters Megan Doutis, Cathy Galland, and Suzy Powell, two great grandsons Cody and Kyler Doutis, and cousin Bea Eisenberg. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.

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Obituary - Ruth Sarah Bell
Posted: June 21, 2017 - 8:47 am

Ruth Sarah Bell died peacefully surrounded by her family on May 17th, at her home in Scottsdale, Arizona just six days after her 98th birthday. She died on the same day as her beloved father Louis who died in 1956. She grew up in Brooklyn, New York in an apartment overlooking “Ebbet’s Field” and the Brooklyn Dodgers. She graduated from Erasmus Hall and attended NYU. Ruth was the daughter of Rebecca and Louis Lefft. She was predeceased by her husband of over 40 years Simon and her brothers Harold and Joseph. Prior to her marriage Ruth spent a brief time as a professional model. Throughout her life she maintained a level of elegance and sophistication noted by all who knew her. Our mother was a remarkable woman in so many ways, always placing her love of family first, not only for her three children, but also for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. We were all the proverbial apple of her eye. If any of the family ever needed her she was there to step in. She encouraged her three children to seek careers through higher education which we all did. She took great delight in extolling our individual achievements and successes with her many friends. When her husband became sick she decided to fulfill her dream to get a job at Tiffany’s although she had never worked outside of the home. With family encouragement, she interviewed and got a job at Tiffany’s flagship store in NYC where she worked on the main floor until her husband’s death. After her husband’s death in 1980, she relocated to Scottsdale, AZ with her youngest daughter, her husband and her two youngest grandchildren. She lived a full life volunteering at the library, taking college courses, making friends. She loved to travel and after the death of her husband she had the courage to travel alone and was fortunate to make many friends in her travels to Europe, the Middle East and India. Ruth was a feminist before there was a word for it. She was truly amazed and thrilled in her last years to see the strides women had made. Our mother was an expert knitter who provided knit afghans for every family member and beautiful sweaters and blankets for every new baby. She was an accomplished artist who painted still lifes. She loved and was surrounded by plants and had the proverbial green thumb until the day she died. She was an excellent cook and baker and leaves behind a multigenerational legacy of homemade goodies including Kreplach, Fried Matzo and Mandelbrot. Ruth is survived by her three children, Stephen (Sandy) of Saint Louis, Margaret (Peter) of Seattle, and Jane (Jay) of Scottsdale. In addition, she is survived by her ten grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren who will miss their Nana and Bubbe dearly. A graveside ceremony was held at Wellwood Cemetery, Long Island, NY, on May 19th officiated by Rabbi Levi Gurkov.

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Milestone - Bat Mitzvah
Posted: June 21, 2017 - 8:33 am

Courtney Rebecca Berman, daughter of Lori and Michael Berman of Scottsdale, became a bat mitzvah on June 17 at Temple Chai.

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Wednesday 06/14/2017
Obituary - Gloria S. Laynor
Posted: June 14, 2017 - 12:34 pm

Our beautiful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Gloria S. Laynor, passed away peacefully on June 11, 2017, her 93rd birthday. Gloria was born in New York City on June 11, 1924. She earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Math and Business at SUNY at Albany. She taught math for many years and then, after a move to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, started an educational program for pregnant and parenting teenagers. In her later years, she founded a non-profit art foundation which provided scholarships to talented art students. Gloria was married for 48 years to her beloved late husband Harold. She is survived by her daughter Lois, her sons Dennis (Barbara) and Mark (Sandra), as well as nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Services were held at Sinai Mortuary. The family would welcome donations in Gloria’s memory to Free Arts at freearts.org/donate.

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Wednesday 06/07/2017
Birth - Thomas Michael Scaduto
Posted: June 07, 2017 - 7:25 am

Thomas Michael Scaduto, the son of Anthony Scaduto and Ali Cowin Scaduto of Long Beach, California, was born April 22, 2017.

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Bat Mitzvah - Hannah Rebecca Wiegand
Posted: June 07, 2017 - 7:23 am

Hannah Rebecca Wiegand, daughter of Melissa and Scott Wiegand of Scottsdale, will become a bat mitzvah on June 10, 2017 at Congregation Or Tzion.

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Abe Meth, beloved member of Valley Jewish community, dies at 104
Posted: June 07, 2017 - 6:52 am

A centenarian who still read the Torah at Shabbat services, wrote an opera and helped several generations of youngsters prepare for their b’nai mitzvah, Abe Meth was a beloved figure throughout the Valley’s Jewish community.

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Thursday 06/01/2017
B'NAI MITZVAH - Jacobson
Posted: June 01, 2017 - 8:30 pm

Maya Brooke Jacobson, daughter of Risa and Michael Jacobson of Scottsdale, will become a bat mitzvah on June 3, 2017 at Temple Solel.

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Wedding - Alexandra Levy & Zachary Tauber
Posted: June 01, 2017 - 8:30 pm

Alexandra Shae Levy and Zachary Russell Tauber were married April 29, 2017 at the Omni Scottsdale Resort at Montelucia.

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Obituary - Posner
Posted: June 01, 2017 - 8:30 pm

Dr. Robert B. Posner died one day after his 79th birthday on May 19, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving family and died peacefully at Hospice of the Valley in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Graduation days
Posted: June 01, 2017 - 8:30 pm

It’s that time of year again when preschoolers become elementary school students and middle schoolers prepare to head to high school. Here are some local students who are ready to move on to the next phase of their lives.

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Wednesday 05/24/2017
Obituaries - Nagelbush
Posted: May 24, 2017 - 8:42 am

Michael S. Nagelbush, age 68, passed away on May 17, 2017 after a long illness. Michael is survived by Janet, his wife of forty-five years, his daughter Monica Donaldson Stewart, his son Matthew Nagelbush (Angela), and grandchildren Ashley, Michael, Christopher, Caitlyn, Kimber, Marcus, Kolbyand Kiera. He is also survived by sisters Marsha Visage (Paul) and Cherie Reitman (Jeffrey) and many nieces, nephews and cousins and friends, both old and new. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul (“Sonny”) and Bernice (“Bunny”) Nagelbush. Michael was born in Cleveland, Ohio, where he spent his childhood and the early part of his adult life. He attended Beachwood High School (Class of 1966), then the University of Cincinnati and Kent State University. After living in Atlanta, Georgia for a brief time, Michael and his family moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1980. He worked in a variety of occupations, most recently in the automotive industry, and he retired in 2010. Michael enjoyed fishing, watching action movies and UFC, and spending time at Middle Bass Island, but his favorite interest, especially later in life, was Tai Chi. He was an eager student and a dedicated teacher. Michael also delighted in spending time with his grandchildren. “Papa” had a unique and special relationship with each and every one. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 11:00 am at Sinai Mortuary of Phoenix, 4538 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider making a donation to Hospice of the Valley or The American Cancer Society in Michael’s memory.

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B’nai mitzvah - Serbin
Posted: May 24, 2017 - 8:18 am

Leah Jo Serbin

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Posted: May 24, 2017 - 8:19 am

Robert Jay Lieb

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B’nai mitzvah - Krich
Posted: May 24, 2017 - 8:15 am

Seth Gabriel Krich

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B’nai mitzvah - Seldin
Posted: May 24, 2017 - 8:16 am

Benjamin Aden Seldin

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Wednesday 05/17/2017
Obituary - Sorrell Bellin
Posted: May 17, 2017 - 8:26 am

Sorrell Joseph Bellin, 85, of Scottsdale died May 13, 2017. He was a former business owner and served in the U. S. Army.

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b’nai mitzvah - Green
Posted: May 17, 2017 - 7:19 am

Malerie Gamiel Green, daughter of Kim and Evan Green of Scottsdale, will become a bat mitzvah on May 20, 2017 at Congregation Or Tzion.

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engagement - Adatto Mahler
Posted: May 17, 2017 - 7:19 am

Mollie Rachel Adatto and Ian Marshall Mahler of Seattle announce their engagement.

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Wednesday 05/10/2017
Obituary - Janis Orleans Brown
Posted: May 10, 2017 - 8:41 am

Janis Orleans Brown, 72, of Scottsdale, AZ, passed away on May 1, 2017. Born in Gainesville, TX, she was raised in Silver Spring, MD, and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Maryland. She practiced both clinical and administrative nursing positions during her professional career. Janis moved to Arizona in 1975, where her life focused on her daughters, granddaughters, and many close friendships. She was an enthusiastic athlete, including tennis, running and hiking. She particularly enjoyed being outdoors and the Arizona lifestyle, relishing each day as if she was on vacation. She is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 50 years, Terry; daughters, Jennifer (Mark) Vandroff and Lauren (Larry) Dee; granddaughters, Lily and Lainie Dee and Vivian Vandroff; and brother, Ronald Orleans. Funeral Services services were held on Sunday, May 7, 2017 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Cemetery 24210 N. 68th St. Phoenix, AZ 85054. Contributions in her memory may be made to The Jewish Genetic Diseases Center of Greater Phoenix at jewishgeneticsphx.org, The Jewish Free Loan at jewishphoenix.org, or the Face In The Mirror Foundation at faceinthemirror.org. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.

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Birth Maddox
Posted: May 10, 2017 - 7:03 am

A girl, Bailey Maddox, was born to Carly and Greg Malone of Carlsbad, California, on April 7, 2017.

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Wednesday 05/03/2017
b’nai mitzvah - Roth
Posted: May 03, 2017 - 7:08 am

Henry Lahr Roth, son of Heather and Brad Roth of Scottsdale, will become a bar mitzvah on May 6, 2017 at Temple Chai.

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b’nai mitzvah - Goldman
Posted: May 03, 2017 - 7:06 am

Liam Thomas Goldman, son of Carolyn and Mark Goldman of Fountain Hills, became a bar mitzvah on April 29, 2017 at Congregation Beth Israel.

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b’nai mitzvah - Rosin
Posted: May 03, 2017 - 7:07 am

Andrew Ryan Posin, son of Jan and Keith Posin of Scottsdale, will become a bar mitzvah on May 6, 2017 at Congregation Or Tzion.

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Posted: May 03, 2017 - 7:05 am

Noah Rylan Feinman, son of Rebecca and Matt Feinman of Phoenix, was born March 6, 2017.

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Wednesday 04/26/2017
Obituary - May Cherish
Posted: April 26, 2017 - 11:35 am

May Katherine Cherish of Phoenix, 94, died April 23, 2017.

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b’nai mitzvah - Guy Kino Randolph
Posted: April 26, 2017 - 11:18 am

Guy Kino Randolph, son of Cassandra and Whitney Randolph of Scottsdale, will become a bar mitzvah on April 29, 2017, at Temple Chai.

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b’nai mitzvah - Ethan Aaron Steiner
Posted: April 26, 2017 - 11:19 am

Ethan Aaron Steiner, son of Ronee Korbin Steiner and Tracy Scott Steiner of Paradise Valley, will become a bar mitzvah on April 29, 2017, at Congregation Beth Tefillah.

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b’nai mitzvah - Steven Jonathan Ugol
Posted: April 26, 2017 - 11:20 am

Steven Jonathan Ugol, son of Char and Lee Ugol of Scottsdale, will become a bar mitzvah on May 4, 2017, at Congregation Beth Israel.

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weddings - Pamela Miller & Bradley Osterweil
Posted: April 26, 2017 - 11:21 am

Pamela Nann Miller and Bradley Joseph Osterweil were married Nov. 6, 2016, at Isabella’s Kitchen in Scottsdale.

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b’nai mitzvah - Harrison Cole Lucky Discont
Posted: April 26, 2017 - 11:17 am

Harrison Cole Lucky Discont, son of Alan Discont of Scottsdale, will become a bar mitzvah on April 29, 2017, at Congregation Beth Israel.

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Updated: May 01, 2017 - 1:18 pm

A girl, Bailey Maddox, was born to Carly and Greg Malone of Carlsbad, California, on April 7, 2017.

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Wednesday 04/19/2017
Obituaries - Dr. Jack Joseph Bernstein
Posted: April 19, 2017 - 10:00 pm

Dr. Jack Joseph Bernstein, 86, died on April 15, 2017.

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