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  • Obituary - JOYCE E. DEMERS

    Jun 12, 2020

    Joyce E. Demers, age 89, of Altamonte Springs, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020, at Island Lake Life Center in Longwood. Mrs. Demers was born on April 14, 1931, in Ilion, New York, a daughter of the late George Leander Rockerfeller and Elsie Miriam Brown Rockerfeller. A homemaker and CNA, she was the wife of Charles Demers, her husband of over 58 years who survives her. The family relocated to the Orlando area in 1977 from Port Service, New York. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Nancy Demers of Altamonte Springs;...

  • Obituary - MATILDA LEVIN

    Jun 12, 2020

    Matilda Levin of Longwood, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at Serenades at Longwood. She was 98 years old. Mrs. Levin was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on Oct. 13, 1921, to the late Benjamin and Rose Bass Rutkin. A high school graduate, she was a homemaker and the widow of the late Harold Levin, who passed away in October 2011. Locally, Mrs. Levin is survived by her son, Norman (Marlene) Levin, of Longwood. Services and interment were held in Baltimore. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road,...

  • Weekly roundup of world briefs

    Jun 12, 2020

    Oklahoma’s governor signs anti-Israel boycott legislation By Marcy Oster (JTA) — Oklahoma can no longer contract with companies that boycott Israel. On Tuesday, Gov. Kevin Stitt, a Republican, signed a bill that would apply to state contracts over $100,000, unless the company is officially exempted by the Oklahoma secretary of state. The measure says that Oklahoma may not enter into contracts with companies that advocate boycotts, divestment or sanctions against Israel, a reference to the BDS movement against Israel. In March, attorneys wit...

  • Tending wounds and distributing supplies: Minneapolis Jews care for a city in turmoil

    Debra Nussbaum Cohen|Jun 12, 2020

    (JTA) - Dr. Vivian Fischer spent five hours Saturday walking toward Minneapolis's devastation from her home in a suburb immediately outside the city. The family physician put on gray scrubs, her stethoscope, a mask and gloves, filled a backpack with whatever she had at home - extra masks, medical gloves, asthma inhalers, bandages, tweezers to pick glass out of cuts and water, and went to see where she could help. She found countless people sweeping up the glass on the streets from storefront...