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Wednesday 03/22/2017
Obituary: Emanuel H. Braunstein
Posted: March 22, 2017 - 12:43 pm

Emanuel H. Braunstein, 91, of Plantation, FL, passed away on March 4, 2017.

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Historian Elliott Horowitz, expert on Jewish violence, dies at 64
Posted: March 22, 2017 - 12:45 pm

Elliott Horowitz, the author of “Reckless Rites: Purim and the Legacy of Jewish Violence” – considered the most wide-ranging book on Jewish violence – has died.

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Obituary: Norman Chasan
Posted: March 22, 2017 - 12:44 pm

Norman Chasan, 98, passed away March 16, 2017. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised his family in Seaford, NY with his beloved wife of 73 years, Ina.

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Obituary: Anna Weintraub
Posted: March 22, 2017 - 12:38 pm

Anna May Weintraub, 79, of Phoenix, died March 18, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, she was a fashion consultant.

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Obituary: Barbara A. Haas (nee Amster)
Posted: March 22, 2017 - 12:39 pm

Barbara A. Haas (nee Amster), formerly of Cleveland, died at her home in Paradise Valley, AZ on Friday March 17. Born and raised in Wooster, Ohio, she graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Studio Art.

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Obituary: Jordan Meschkow
Posted: March 22, 2017 - 12:37 pm

Jordan Mark Meschkow, 59, of Scottsdale, died March 13, 2017. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he was an attorney.

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Bar mitzvah: Ryan Toughill
Posted: March 22, 2017 - 12:21 pm

Ryan Matthew Toughill, son of Stephanie and Mark Toughill of Cave Creek, will become a bar mitzvah on March 25, 2017 at Temple Chai.

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Bat mitzvah: Stella Lipson
Posted: March 22, 2017 - 12:20 pm

Stella Naomi Lipson, daughter of Joan and Robert Lipson of Phoenix, will become a bat mitzvah on March 25, 2017 at Temple Solel.

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Tuesday 03/14/2017
Bat mitzvah: Sigal Gottschalk
Posted: March 14, 2017 - 12:19 pm

Sigal Rose Gottschalk, daughter of Ari Stern-Gottschalk and Haim Gottschalk of Olney, Maryland, will become a bat mitzvah on March 18, 2017, at Ohev Sholom Talmud Torah in Olney, Maryland.

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Birth: Ezra Abrams
Posted: March 14, 2017 - 12:21 pm

A boy, Ezra Todd Abrams, was born Jan. 31, 2017 to Connie Moyle and Micah Abrams of Phoenix.

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Bar mitzvah: Harrison LaBell
Posted: March 14, 2017 - 12:20 pm

Harrison A. LaBell, son of Ariella and Steven LaBell of Scottsdale, will become a bar mitzvah March 18, 2017 at Congregation Beth Israel.

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Bat mitzvah: Delaney Worth
Posted: March 14, 2017 - 12:21 pm

Delaney Jaclyn Worth, daughter of Marla and Andy Worth of Scottsdale, will become a bat mitzvah March 18, 2017, at Congregation Or Tzion.

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Wednesday 03/08/2017
Bar mitzvah: Jacob Cohen
Posted: March 08, 2017 - 1:55 pm

Jacob Elliot Cohen, son of Teri and Daniel Cohen of Las Vegas, will become a bar mitzvah on March 11, 2017 at Temple Chai in Phoenix.

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Bat mitzvah:
Posted: March 08, 2017 - 1:54 pm

Marlie Carol Nochomovitz, daughter of Gail and Howard Nochomovitz, will become a bat mitzvah March 11, 2017, at Congregation Or Tzion.

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Obituary: Paul M. Steingard
Posted: March 08, 2017 - 12:38 pm

Paul M. Steingard, D.O., 87, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 27. Dr. Steingard was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 12, 1929 to Charles and Rose Steingard. He was a proud graduate of Penn State University and earned his D.O. at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. After practicing in Philadelphia, the family moved to Phoenix in 1962 and Dr. Steingard began a distinguished, 57-year career in sports and family medicine. Along with two other physicians, Dr. Steingard co-founded Sports Medicine as a medical specialty in 1969 and is widely credited for bringing national attention to the field. Alongside a successful private practice, he was the first team physician for the Phoenix Suns and later the Physician Emeritus.

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Obituary: Arthur D. Ehrenreich
Posted: March 08, 2017 - 12:36 pm

Obituary: Arthur D. Ehrenreich, March 5, 1934 - Feb. 23, 2017

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Wednesday 03/01/2017
B'nai mitzvah: Austin and Blake Raben
Posted: March 01, 2017 - 12:39 pm

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B'nai mitzvah: Riley and Izabella Plattner
Posted: March 01, 2017 - 12:40 pm

Riley Rose and Izabella Blue Plattner, daughters of Andy and Alyse Plattner, will both become a bat mitzvah on March 4, 2017, at Congregation Or Tzion.

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Obituaries: Leo Bruskin
Posted: March 01, 2017 - 11:33 am

Leo Bruskin, 94, of Sun City West, died Feb. 12, 2017. He was born in Ansonia, Connecticut and worked in the federal government estate gift and tax division. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Temple Beth Emeth and the Sun City West Posse.

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Obituaries: Ronnie Jenefsky
Posted: March 01, 2017 - 11:34 am

Ronnie Jenefsky, 85 of Phoenix, died Feb. 22, 2017. Born in New York City, she was a homemaker.

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Tuesday 02/14/2017
Bat mitzvah: Marissa Berry
Posted: February 14, 2017 - 5:09 pm

Marissa Riley Berry, daughter of Phil and Zina Berry, will become a bat mitzvah Feb. 18, 2017, at Beth El Congregation.

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Wednesday 02/01/2017
Wedding: Cara Roberts & Jonathan Gelbart
Posted: February 01, 2017 - 12:12 pm

Cara Roberts and Jonathan Gelbart, both of Tempe, were married Jan. 15, 2017 at the Bella Rose Estate in Chandler. Rabbi Arthur Lavinsky of Beth El Congregation officiated.

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Wednesday 01/25/2017
bat mitzvah: Tricia Toby Willett-Harty
Posted: January 25, 2017 - 12:48 pm

Tricia Toby Willett-Harty, daughter of Matthew Harty and Andy Willett, will become a bat mitzvah Jan. 28, 2017, at Congregation Beth Israel.

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Birth: Brooke Madison Bennett
Posted: January 25, 2017 - 12:49 pm

A girl, Brooke Madison Bennett, was born Dec. 27, 2016, to Jennifer and Adam Bennett of Northridge, California. Grandparents are Steven and Shari Cohen of Paradise Valley. The Bennetts are also the parents of Paige, 2.

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Monday 01/23/2017
Obituary: Lenn Robert Pivnick
Posted: January 23, 2017 - 11:16 am

Lenn Robert Pivnick passed away on Jan. 1, 2016. He was a loving husband, son, father and brother. He leaves behind his wife, Randi Rotwein-Pivnick, mother Phyllis, brother Mark, and daughter Shana. He will be missed forever.

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Wednesday 01/18/2017
Nat Hentoff, an inspiration passes
Posted: January 18, 2017 - 2:40 pm

Nat Hentoff, who died Jan. 7, once called himself “a member of the Proud and Ancient Order of Stiff-Necked Jewish Atheists.” I wouldn’t have known what that meant when I first read his columns in the Village Voice five decades ago.

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Thursday 01/12/2017
Wedding - Matthew Meisel & Jayme Tauber
Posted: January 12, 2017 - 10:00 am

Jayme Lee Tauber and Matthew Lawrence Meisel were married Dec. 31, 2016 at the Arizona Biltmore.

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Thursday 01/05/2017
Obituary: Debra Glasser
Posted: January 05, 2017 - 3:03 pm

Debra Ellen Glasser, 64, of Scottsdale, died Dec. 26, 2016.

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Obituary: Selma Fink
Posted: January 05, 2017 - 3:04 pm

Selma Fink, 91, of Scottsdale, died Dec. 26, 2016.

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Obituary: Joel Abramson
Posted: January 05, 2017 - 3:05 pm

Joel Abramson, 85, of Scottsdale, died Dec. 27, 2016.

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Wednesday 12/28/2016
Obituary - Actress Carrie Fisher
Posted: December 28, 2016 - 10:00 am

Carrie Fisher, the actress best known for playing Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars” films, died Dec. 27, days after suffering a heart attack on an airplane. She was 60.

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British pop star George Michael, who had Jewish roots, dies at 53
Posted: December 28, 2016 - 12:10 pm

British pop singer George Michael, who disclosed a decade ago that he had Jewish roots, died unexpectedly. He was 53.

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Wednesday 12/21/2016
Birth - Maya Neshama
Posted: December 21, 2016 - 10:00 am

A girl, Maya Neshama, was born Dec. 8, 2016, to Shoshana and Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz of Scottsdale.

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Obituary - Beth Ilene Chabler
Posted: December 21, 2016 - 10:00 am

Beth Ilene Chabler, 53, of Phoenix died on December 10, 2016. She was born September 20, 1963 in Cleveland, Ohio to Larry and Rita Freiler Chabler. 

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Marion Pritchard, Dutch rescuer of Jews during Holocaust, dies at 96
Posted: December 21, 2016 - 11:32 am

Marion Pritchard, a Dutch social work student who rescued Jews during World War II and killed a policeman who discovered a Jewish family she was sheltering, has died.

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Wednesday 12/14/2016
Birth - Zayev D’Artagnan Hammerman Peterson
Posted: December 14, 2016 - 10:00 am

A boy, Zayev D’Artagnan Hammerman Peterson, was born Oct. 20, 2016, to Jessica Hammerman and Isaac Peterson of Bend, Oregon.

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B'nai Mitzvah - Jakob Vaughn Triester
Posted: December 14, 2016 - 10:00 am

Jakob Vaughn Triester, son of Diane and Stuart Triester of Scottsdale, will become a bar mitzvah on Dec. 17, 2016, at Congregation Or Tzion.

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Obituary - Joy Carol Schenk
Posted: December 14, 2016 - 10:00 am

Joy Carol Schenk, 80, of Scottsdale, died Nov. 15, 2016. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was a lifetime member of Hadassah and a past teacher at Har Zion Congregation. 

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Obituary - David Mitchell Schoenwetter
Posted: December 14, 2016 - 10:00 am

David Mitchell Schoenwetter, 72, of Phoenix, died Dec. 4, 2016. He was born in Chicago and was a programmer. He served in the U.S. Army.

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Obituary - Doris Wiener
Posted: December 14, 2016 - 10:00 am

Doris Wiener, 92, of Valencia, California, died Nov. 28, 2016. She was born in New York City and had been a homemaker. 

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Obituary - Betty Franklin
Posted: December 14, 2016 - 10:00 am

Betty Franklin, 87, of Scottsdale, died Dec. 10, 2016. She was born in New York City and had been a business owner.

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Wednesday 12/07/2016
B'nai Mitzvah - Samuel Harrison Marks
Posted: December 07, 2016 - 10:00 am

Samuel Harrison Marks, son of Julie and Jeremy Marks of Scottsdale, will become a bar mitzvah on Dec. 10, 2016 at Congregation Beth Israel.

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B'nai Mitzvah - Julia Maya Lange
Posted: December 07, 2016 - 10:00 am

Julia Maya Lange, daughter of Veronica and Eddie Lange of Scottsdale, will become a bat mitzvah on Dec. 10, 2016 at Congregation Or Tzion.

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Obituary - Stanley Sheldon Barman
Posted: December 07, 2016 - 10:00 am

Stanley Sheldon Barman, 94, of Phoenix, died Dec. 1, 2016. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and was a retired retail manager of menswear and sporting goods. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Congregation Beth Israel.

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Obituary - Joseph Braslawsce
Posted: December 07, 2016 - 10:00 am

Joseph Braslawsce, of Chino Valley, AZ, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, November 28, 2016.

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Obituary - Bernard Greenberg
Posted: December 07, 2016 - 10:00 am

Bernard Greenberg, 93, of Sun City West, died Dec. 3, 2016. He was born in New York City and had been an accountant. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

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Obituary - Gerald “Jerry” Isaacs
Posted: December 07, 2016 - 10:00 am

Gerald “Jerry” Isaacs, 80, of Phoenix, died Nov. 23, 2016. He was born in Detroit and was a self-employed businessman. He served in the U.S. Army and was affiliated with United Jewish Appeal and Beth Israel Congregation in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Obituary - Marjorie Linsey
Posted: December 07, 2016 - 10:00 am

Marjorie Linsey, 93, of Scottsdale, died Nov. 27, 2016. She was born in Cleveland and had been a secretary. She was a member of Women’s American ORT-Scottsdale and Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix.

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Obituary - Barbara Weisz
Posted: December 07, 2016 - 10:00 am

Barbara Weisz, 88, of Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away on November 30, 2016, surrounded by her family. But memories of her and her incredible positive effects on others, will never fade.

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Wednesday 11/30/2016
Obituary - Fay Hill
Posted: November 30, 2016 - 10:00 am

Fay Hill, 93, of Goodyear, died Nov. 25, 2016. She was born in Pretoria, South Africa and was a retired typist.

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