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Aharon Appelfeld, renowned Israeli author, dies at 85

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Aharon Appelfeld, an Israeli author who published more than 45 books in Hebrew and won his country's top prize for literature, has died. Appelfeld, a Holocaust survivor, died early Thu...

 

Jewish families killed in Costa Rica crash remembered for passionate social justice work

NEW YORK (JTA)-Members of two families killed in a plane crash in Costa Rica were being remembered for their involvement in Jewish and philanthropic causes. The Steinberg family of Scarsdale, New...

 

Obituary - DAVID JACK EPSTEIN

David Jack Epstein, age 88, of Orlando, surrounded by family, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. He was born Nov. 23, 1929, in Toledo, Ohio, to the late Belle and Emil Epstein. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1953 with a J.D....

 

Obituary - HOWARD MARK GOLDSTEIN

Howard M. Goldstein, age 74, of Orlando, passed away on Dec. 30, 2017, at Health Central in Ocoee. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he was born on Nov. 25, 1943, to the late Jacob and Nancy Weiss Goldstein. Howard was a graduate of New York...

 

Obituary - JONATHAN GREENBERG, M.D.

Dr. Jonathan Greenberg, age 67, passed away on Jan. 1, 2018, at Florida Hospital-Orlando. Originally from Fall River, Mass., Dr. Greenberg graduated from Columbia University Medical and Law Schools....

 

Obituary - DR. HARRY J. KAPLAN

Dr. Barry J. Kaplan, age 67, of Sorrento, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2017, at his residence. A native of Atlantic City, New Jersey, he was born on April 3, 1950, to the late Harold Kaplan and Lenore Vilensky Kaplan. Dr. Kaplan graduated from...

 

Obituary - IRA KIRSCH

Ira Kirsch, age 64, of Reisterstown, Maryland, passed away in Orlando on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at Florida Hospital—Orlando. A native of Baltimore, he was born on March 29, 1953, to David and Beverly Lieberman Kirsch and was an executive in the...

 

Obituary - ELAINE R. MARKOWITZ

Elaine Markowitz, age 75, of Bartow, passed away on Dec. 17, 2017, at Bartow Regional Medical Center. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Feb. 25, 1942, to the late John and Diane Gabler Rappaport. Elaine was a high school graduate and attended...

 

Obituary - NETTIE NEWBURGER

Nettie Newburger, age 100, of Apopka, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2017, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, on July 30, 1917, to the late Charles and Fanny Marks Barnett. Nettie was the widow of...

 

Obituary - ALAN M. KOHN

Alan M. Kohn, 87, a devoted husband, father, grandfather and NASA engineer for 30 years, died peacefully on Friday, Dec. 22nd at sunset. He was surrounded by his loving family.  Alan Kohn was born in Philadelphia, Penn., in the tumultuous year of...

 

Community champion, Joseph Hara dies at age 91

Joseph Hara died on Dec. 24, five days shy of his 92nd birthday. He always likened his life to a Horatio Alger tale, a man who rose from a humble background and achieved success beyond his wildest...

 

Bat Mitzvah - STELLA HAIDEN COHEN

Stella Haiden Cohen, daughter of Tracey Kagan of Longwood, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. Stella is in the seventh...

 

Obituary - JOSEPH J. HERMAN

Lt. Col USAF (Ret) Joseph J. Herman, age 94, of Winter Park, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at Mayflower Healthcare Center. He was born on Dec. 13, 1923, in N. Providence, Rhode Island, to the late Samuel and Rose Gergel Herman. A...

 

Obituary - SHEILA MARIE SORKIN

Sheila Marie Sorkin, age 72 of Casselberry, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. Marie, as she was known to family and friends, was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England on June 27, 1945. She was...

 

Obituary - JULIUS A. HABERMAN

Julius A. Haberman, Yehudah Aharon ben Itzhak v’Kayla, age 92, of Summerfield, Fla., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at his residence. A native of Milton, Massachusetts, he was born on April 22, 1925, to the late Irving and Kate Schoolman...

 

Obituary - MAXINE LESLIE HAYT

Maxine Hayt, age 80, of Lake Mary, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at Florida Health-South Seminole Hospital in Longwood. A Brooklyn native, she was born on Jan. 3, 1937, to the late Julius and Alice Tamres Tarr. She received her Bachelor in...

 

Obituary - ALAN BRUCE MOGUL

Alan B. Mogul, age 62, of Maitland, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at Winter Park Memorial Hospital. He was born on Sept. 13, 1955, in Boston, Mass., to Max and Ruth Mogul. In 1959, the family relocated to the Orlando area and joined...

 

Obituary - BERNARD RUBIN

Bernard Rubin, Baruch ben Yosef, age 95, of Longwood, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. He was born in New York on July 15, 1922, to the late Joseph and Sarah Goldblatt Rubin. He was a high...

 

Obituary - FRANCES BERCOV

Frances Bercov, age 105, of Longwood, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at Brookdale—Island Lake. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, on May 17, 1912, to the late Louis and Sadie Worth Sharon. Frances worked as an administrative assistant in...

 

Obituary - GOLDA DANSKER

Golda Dansker, age 90, of Orlando, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at LifeCare of Altamonte Springs. Mrs. Dansker was born in Uman, Ukraine on Nov. 3, 1927, to the late Herschel and Malka Gefon Greenberg. She and her late husband, Semyon, who...

 

Obituary - SUSAN MURFIN GREENE

Susan Cecelia Murfin Greene, age 91, of Orlando, passed away at Sutton Homes in Altamonte Springs on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. Born in Detroit, Michigan, on July 27, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Kalman and Jenny Sugelsky Gross. Susan relocated...

 

Obituary - CELLE MARY BASCH

Celle M Basch, age 75, of Orlando, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at her residence. Born in Chicago, on Sept. 2, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Roslyn Schenker Weinberg. Celle attended the University of Oklahoma, majoring...

 

Obituary - HELAYNE SCHREIBER

Helayne Schreiber, age 75, of Winter Park, passed away at Regents Park of Winter Park, on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, on Sept. 7, 1942, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Iris Martin Schreiber. Helayne earned her...

 

Obituary - PEARL KATZ

Pearl Katz, age 79, of Kissimmee, passed away on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at Brookdale Assisted Living Facility—Dr. Phillips in Orlando. A native of New York, Mrs. Katz was born on May 14, 1938, to the late Benjamin and Feida Gamson. Following high...

 

Bat Mitzvah - MORGAN ACKERBAUM COX

Morgan Ackerbaum Cox, the daughter of Joyce and Matthew Cox of Winter Park, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. Morgan is in the seventh grade at Trinity Preparatory...

 

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