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David Meyer Aronowitz, 60, of Scottsdale, died July 15, 2015. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he was a Realtor. He served in the U.S. Marines. He was affiliated with the University of Oklahoma.
Soralee Cohn, 85, of Scottsdale, died July 21, 2015. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, she was a Realtor. She was affiliated with Congregation Kehillah.
Jacob S. Lenzner, 87, of Scottsdale, died July 26, 2015. Born in Buffalo, New York, he was a physician. He served in the U.S. Navy.
Samuel Pisar, 86, a Holocaust survivor who went on to become a lawyer and writer, as well as an adviser to President John F. Kennedy, died July 27 in New York. A native of Poland, Pisar spent time in several Nazi camps, including Majdanek, Auschwitz, Sachsenhausen and Dachau. He escaped during a death march at the end of World War II.
American Jewish author E.L. Doctorow, who wrote the novel “Ragtime,” died at age 84.
Theodore Bikel, an actor and folk singer who was recognized in 1997 with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, died July 21 at the age of 91.
Marilyn D. Weissman, 79, of Maricopa, died June 9, 2015. Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, she was a retired Realtor. She was affiliated with Copa Seniors and the American Legion.
Debra Jean Harter, 63, of Phoenix, Arizona, succumbed to illness on July 1, 2015, following a long battle.
Donald Sundell Lubin passed away peacefully June 30, 2015, at age 82. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Irene Waldinger Lubin; his five children Scott, Celia (Maury) Feuerman, Marcia (Allen) Fiedler, Beth (Bob) Blum and Ted; his former son-in-law, Ira Rose; as well as nine grandchildren, Lauren, Andrew, Matthew and Blake Feuerman, Megan, Sarah and Emily Rose and Felicia and Megan Fiedler.
Sir Nicholas Winton, who organized the Kindertransport that rescued 669 children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, has died.
Saul M. Sokol, 83, of Phoenix, died June 24, 2015. Born in Chicago, he was a teacher. He was affiliated with Cartwright Federal Teachers and the AFL-CIO.
Serge Mandell, 76, of Scottsdale, died June 24, 2015. He was born in Paris.
Melvin Goldstein, 81, of Scottsdale, died June 24, 2015. Born in Boston, he was a private investigator. He served in the U.S. Army and was affiliated with Congregation Beth Israel.
Madeline Joan Cohen passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2015, in Nahariya, Israel. Beloved wife of the late Samuel Cohen, sister to Ruth Sloan and mother of Gwen Green, Eileen Eisen-Cohen (Marc), Debi Oulu (Yossi), and Mindi Leshem, and step-mother to Michael Cohen, she was Bubbe to Erege (Alex), Emily, Tamar, Talia, Samantha, Jenna, Molly, Maayan, Ari, Amir, Sageev, and Tamir.
The young Israeli man critically injured in a drive-by shooting by Palestinians in the West Bank has died.
Stacia Di Amore and Ron Tuckman of Flagstaff announce their engagement.
Paul E. Steen, 59, of Scottsdale, died June 15, 2015. Born in Cleveland, he was an attorney.
Freda Newman passed away peacefully on Shabbat June 13th 2015 at Kivel Manor Phoenix. A little lady with a big heart. She taught us how to care and how to be hospitable, but most of all she taught us how to love. Beverley and Norman Lane; Melodie and Gerald Simons; grandchildren Gary, Mirelle and Craig, Olivia and Joel, Karen and Tony; great-grandchildren Jamie, Alec, David, Elana, Adam and Sophia.
Philip Moskowitz, beloved husband of the late Geraldine (nee Barkley). Loving fa- ther of Les (Linda) Moskowitz and Susan (Jeffrey) Nash. Devoted grandfather of Michael (Stacy) Moskowitz, Adam Moskowitz, Lauren Moskowitz, Mara (Aaron) Kamat and Jenna Nash. Great-grandfather of Lainey Moskowitz, Carly Moskowitz and Olivia Kamat. Dear brother of the late Rhea Bernstein. Cherished friend of Ruth Koway.
Beloved wife, mother, Grammy, daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, niece, cousin, mentor, friend and businesswoman, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 15, 2015, in Scottsdale, Ari- zona, of an illness at age 63.
Rose G. Diamond passed away Tuesday morning, June 16, at her North Phoenix home. She was 101. Born September 13, 1913, in Seattle, WA, she spent her childhood years in the Northwest city and was educated there. She came to Phoenix with her parents and sister on occasional winter visits, and attended Phoenix Union High School periodically in the late 1920s-early 1930s. Rose attended the University of Washington, but given the impact of the Great Depression, withdrew to work for her father. She taught Sunday school at Temple de Hirsch, and among her students was her younger brother, Louis Rose, who came to Phoenix on a permanent basis when she married Bert A. Diamond in 1936. Her older sister, Helen, had married Bert’s older brother, Harold, a year earlier, in 1935.
Maxine Sue Besser Marshall, an author, philanthropist, activist and former co-publisher of the Scottsdale Daily Progress, died Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at her Paradise Valley home. She was 89.
Eden Neshama Wein, daughter of Sharon Zolondek and Kevin Wein of Phoenix, became a bat mitzvah June 18, 2015, in Jerusalem. The family is affiliated with Temple Chai.
David “Don” Fann, June 15 1927-June 10 2015.
Emma Gabrielle Fisher, daughter of Barb and Mike Fisher of Chandler, will become a bat mitzvah June 13, 2015, at Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley.
Ethan Charles Cohen, son of Robyn and Philip Cohen of Scottsdale, will become a bar mitzvah June 6, 2015, at Congregation Or Tzion.
Ruth Duskin Feldman, 80, died May 18, 2015. Born in Chicago, she was an author, editor, educator, public speaker and madricha. She was affiliated with the Society for Humanistic Judaism and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
NEW YORK — Rochelle Shoretz, whose own breast cancer diagnosis at age 28 led her to found the national cancer organization Sharsheret, has died.
Simon Chase Weinzweig, son of Lauren and David Weinzweig of Phoenix, will become a bar mitzvah May 30, 2015, at Congregation Or Tzion.
On May 25, 2015, which fell on Memorial Day this year, Alysa (nee Ullman) and Adam Cooper celebrated their first wedding anniversary. The proximity of their wedding date to Memorial Day is no accident, according to Alysa. May is National Military Appreciation Month and the couple thought it would be a nice way to honor the sacrifices of their family members and friends who serve and continue to serve in the nation’s military.
Edwin Falk, 93, of Phoenix, died May 13, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, he was a teacher. He served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines during World War II. He was affiliated with Jewish War Veterans and Chabad of Arizona.
Rachel Jacobs, a victim of the Amtrak train derailment, was remembered at a private memorial service at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York.
Madison Claire Schur, daughter of Amy and Ari Schur of Scottsdale, will become a bat mitzvah May 16, 2015, at Congregation Beth Israel.
Cheryl L. Lernor, 81, of Scottsdale, died March 18, 2015. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, she was a homemaker.
Reid Garrett Shniderman, son of Laura and Brian Shniderman of Paradise Valley, will become a bar mitzvah May 9, 2015, at Temple Solel.
Phoebe R. Maurer passed away on April 28, 2015. Beloved wife of Herbert; devoted mother of Jeffrey, Gale and Ira; adored mother-in-law of Ed, Wendy and Audrey; cherished grandmother of Joshua and Nicole, Arin and Ena, Brooke and Gordon, Craig and Shari, and Lauren and Carly; survived by great-grandchildren Chloe, Landan, Noah, Isaac, Sofia, Ayden, Harry and Caroline. She was loved, admired and respected by all who knew her throughout her life.
Nicole Anne Horton, daughter of Nann and Daniel Horton of Scottsdale, will become a bat mitzvah May 2, 2015, at Temple Chai.
Irma Dym, 88, of Phoenix, died April 18, 2015. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was a homemaker.
Matthew Reuven Finks, son of Susan and Alan Finks of Scottsdale, will become a bar mitzvah April 25, 2015, at Beth El Congregation.
ROME – Elio Toaff, the chief rabbi of Rome for 51 years, has died, two weeks before his 100th birthday.
Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, a leader of the national religious movement in Israel and a prominent modern Orthodox scholar, has died.
Bradley Noah Baltman, son of Lila and Rick Baltman of Phoenix, will become a bar mitzvah April 18, 2015, at Temple Chai.
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.
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.
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.
Jews take care of Jews. No Jew should be left behind as we are responsible to each other.
This amazing experience is beginning to come to a close. But no one should be sad. The opportunities we have had on this program are life changing.
What do you do if you are a Haredi scholar in Israel who has set up six kollelim for Haredi to study in and one day realize what you built does not meet the needs of a large number of Haredi men and women? You set about correcting the situation.