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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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OBITUARIES - Lieb
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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birth
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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Births
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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b’nai mitzvah
Posted: April 19, 2017 - 10:00 am

Alexander Joseph Corben, son of Amy and Jeff Corben of Scottsdale, will become a bar mitzvah on April 22, 2017 at Congregation Or Tzion.

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Birth
Posted: April 19, 2017 - 10:00 am

A boy, Jacob Brandon Cooper, was born Feb. 28, 2017, to Alysa and Adam Cooper of Philadelphia.

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b’nai mitzvah - Lauren Mikele Shniderman
Posted: April 19, 2017 - 10:00 am

Lauren Mikele Shniderman, daughter of Laura and Brian Shniderman of Paradise Valley, became a bat mitzvah April 15, 2017 at Temple Solel.

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b’nai mitzvah - Alexander Joseph Corben
Posted: April 19, 2017 - 10:00 am

Alexander Joseph Corben, son of Amy and Jeff Corben of Scottsdale, will become a bar mitzvah on April 22, 2017 at Congregation Or Tzion.

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b’nai mitzvah - Asher Solomon Kaye
Posted: April 19, 2017 - 10:00 am

Asher Solomon Kaye, son of Denise and Eric Kaye of Phoenix, will become a bar mitzvah on April 22, 2017 at Congregation Merkaz Ha-lyr.

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Dr. Alberto Benchimol, Phoenix medical pioneer, dies at 84
Posted: April 19, 2017 - 10:00 am

Dr. Alberto Benchimol, a trailblazing research cardiologist whose dynamic directorship of the Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases at Good Samaritan Hospital put Phoenix on the international medical map in the 1960s and 1970s, died on Thursday, the 30th of March at John C. Lincoln Hospital. He was 84. The cause was complications from influenza A, including pneumonia.

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Obituary - Ruth Marks Rosen
Posted: April 19, 2017 - 10:00 am

Ruth Marks Rosen (nee Getzov) lived an amazing life. She participated in life - she was not a bystander. The message she wanted to leave behind is to choose life; do not put off doing what you want to do. Ruth passed away on April 13, 2017, at age 100. She was born July 10, 1916, in Cleveland, OH, to immigrant parents, Joseph Getzov and Bertha Epstein Getzov. When asked what her secret to long life was, Ruth always answered, “Choose the right parents!” She meant that both genetically and affectionately, because she always talked about how blessed she was to have Joe & Bertha for her parents. They were always there for her through good times & bad. When Ruth was a young widow with a 6 year old & a 2 year old, Joe & Bertha sold their business in Cleveland to come West with her, ending up in Phoenix. The family became members of Temple Beth Israel (now Congregation Beth Israel) in 1949 and remained members throughout the years. Ruth was active and a leader in many charitable organizations. She was awarded the 1974 Woman of the Year for the Women’s Division of the United Jewish Appeal. She served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Kivel Campus of Care, helping to organize the fund-raising Kivel Ball and serving as the Ball’s 1980 Co-chair. In 1983, she and husband Isidore Rosen were honored with a tribute dinner for the Hadassah Hospital of Israel. She supported the AZ Jewish Historical Society and the Sylvia and Albert Plotkin Museum. Her love of reading and of children led to her volunteering as a reading tutor at Madison 1 Elementary School in her later years. In addition to all the volunteer work Ruth did, she also worked in sales, and building and land development. She loved to dance, from the time she was a little girl. In high school she played the french horn and was a counselor at Camp Wise in Ohio, where she had also been a camper. She was able to attend the Camp Wise 85th Reunion in recent years. She believed that everyone should know how blessed they to live in this country. She loved her family and being with family was her sincerest joy & happiness. Ruth had a great sense of humor, & in spite of tragedies in her life, chose to focus on the positive, not on sadness. Ruth knew how to have fun, whether it was dancing in her Zumba class & swimming in her water aerobics class at age 95, celebrating with her Brazilian friends, traveling overseas, or finding any reason to gather a group of friends together. Ruth was predeceased by her mother Bertha & father Joseph, husband Max Louis Marks, husband Isidore H. Rosen, and brother Milton Garrett. Ruth is survived by sons Lawrence Jeffrey Marks (Jane) of Scottsdale, and Stephen David Marks (Judith) of Decatur, GA, grandchildren Julee Rosen Gabay, Daniel Rosen, Lucia Marks, Joseph Marks, Aaron Marks, Risa Marks Jacobson, & Dara Marks Marino, 9 great-grandchildren, and cousin David Epstein (Deanna) of California. Graveside services will be held 12:30 PM, Sun., April 16, at Beth Israel Cemetery, 305 S. 35th Ave., Phoenix, AZ, 85009, with services conducted by Rabbi Ronnie Keller of Congregation Beth Israel. The family wishes to thank the caring staff of The Retreat at Desert Cove (under the auspices of Kivel Campus of Care) and Hospice of the Valley for their loving care of Ruth. The family suggests donations to Kivel Campus of Care (www.kivelcare.org) or Hospice of the Valley (https://www.hov.org). Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.

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Obituary- Judith Allen Rosenthal
Posted: April 19, 2017 - 10:00 am

Judith Allen Rosenthal (nee Kroloff) passed away peacefully at her home Monday morning, April 17. Her loving family had been constantly by her side as she battled lung cancer courageously for the last two years. Judy was born in Phoenix on June 26, 1934 at the old St. Joseph’s Hospital downtown to Archie and Dorothy Kroloff. She grew up in the Palmcroft area attending Kenilworth Elementary and North High School. While attending Scripps College, she met the love of her life, Myron “Mike” Rosenthal (1930-2009) and began what would be a truly wonderful life together. Judy balanced her life impeccably as a spouse and mother; first as a stay-at-home mom raising four sons transitioning to a full-time career as a medical secretary. She later became a doting grandmother and a world traveler. All throughout her life with Mike, they were tireless community volunteers and activists for cultural and religious causes. There are simply too many to mention but one she was particularly proud of was being one of the co-founders of what is now known as ICM (Interfaith Cooperative Ministries) food and clothing bank. Her greatest joy was as mother and grandmother. Judy is survived by devoted sons David (Marsha), Michael, Jonathan (Robyn), and Daniel (Raymond); her precious grandchildren Adam, Zachary, Ariel, Samara, and Zoe; and her brother Kirk Kroloff and his family. She is also survived by wonderful extended family and countless friends who loved her for her grace, her dignity, and her enduring spirit. Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 20 in Phoenix. Contributions in her memory can be made to Temple Kol Ami and to Child Crisis Arizona. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.

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Obituaries - Joan Barbara Switow
Posted: April 19, 2017 - 10:00 am

Joan Barbara Switow of Scottsdale, 84, died April 11, 2017. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, she was a homemaker.

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Monday 04/10/2017
Obit Burt Freireich
Posted: April 10, 2017 - 1:33 pm

Burt Freireich, 91, of Litchfield Park died March 29, 2017.

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Obit Lee Shandling
Posted: April 10, 2017 - 1:32 pm

Lee Shandling, 84, of Wheeling, Illinois died March 24, 2017. Born in Ravenna, Ohio, she was a retired bookkeeper and a member of Congregation Kol Emeth, Skokie, Illinois.

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Don Rickles, comedian and actor
Posted: April 10, 2017 - 1:30 pm

NEW YORK – Don Rickles, the bullet-headed comedian and actor whose pioneering brand of insult comedy earned him the nickname “Mr. Warmth,” has died at 90. Rickles died April 6 at his home in Los Angeles from kidney failure, according to his publicist. He would have turned 91 on May 8.

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Birth
Posted: April 10, 2017 - 1:26 pm

A girl, Blair Ellen Goldstein, was born March 17, 2017, to Joelle and Chad Goldstein of Nashville.

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A way to honor fallen officers
Posted: April 10, 2017 - 1:19 pm

Name: Ethan Steiner

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Obituary: Leigh Jacob Berg
Posted: April 10, 2017 - 9:29 am

Leigh Jacob Berg

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Obituary: Mildred Burns
Posted: April 10, 2017 - 9:30 am

Mildred Burns, 91, of Scottsdale, died March 26, 2017. Born in Detroit, she was a secretary.

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Obituary: Aviva Wininger
Posted: April 10, 2017 - 9:32 am

Aviva Wininger, 86, of Peoria, passed away March 22, 2017.

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Barbara Liss
Posted: April 10, 2017 - 9:31 am

Liss, Barbara (Rosenfield) passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family.

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Bat mitzvah: Alexa Settel
Posted: April 10, 2017 - 9:26 am

Alexa Leah Settel, daughter of Lisa Jennis and Michael Greenland of Scottsdale and Douglas and Mary Settel of Scottsdale, will become a bat mitzvah on April 8, 2017, at Temple Chai.

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Bar mitzvah: Colin Books
Posted: April 10, 2017 - 9:27 am

Colin Jacob Brooks, son of Tiffany and Ryan Brooks of Scottsdale, will become a bar mitzvah on April 8, 2017 at Temple Chai.

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bar mitzvah: Joshua Gorman
Posted: April 10, 2017 - 9:22 am

Joshua Parker Gorman, son of Brenda and Andrew Gorman of Paradise Valley, will become a bar mitzvah on April 8, 2017, at Congregation Beth Israel.

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Wednesday 03/29/2017
B'nai Mitzvah - Ella Lehavi Hamer
Posted: March 29, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Ella Lehavi Hamer, daughter of Glenn Hamer and Tali Lehavi Hamer of Scottsdale, became a bat mitzvah on March 11, 2017 at Congregation Shomrei Torah.

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B'nai Mitzvah - Adam Ryan Schwartz
Posted: March 29, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Adam Ryan Schwartz, son of Cindy and Darren Schwartz of Cave Creek, will become a bar mitzvah on April 1, 2017 at Congregation Beth Israel.

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Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport, neonatologist
Posted: March 29, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport, a German neonatologist who passed her doctoral defense exam nearly eight decades after she was denied the opportunity by the Nazis, has died at 104.

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B'nai Mitzvah - Audrey Eliza Blackstone
Posted: March 29, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Audrey Eliza Blackstone, daughter of Daniella Marshall and Marc Blackstone, both of Scottsdale, will become a bat mitzvah on April 1, 2017 at Congregation Beth Israel.

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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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