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George Segal, vanguard of 1960s wave of young Jewish actors, dies at 87

(JTA) - George Segal, whose career as an actor ranged from shattering Jewish stereotypes in his youth to cheerfully indulging them in his dotage, has died at 87. The fact that early in his career...


Jewish actress Jessica Walter dies at 80

(JTA) - Jessica Walter, who specialized in playing women who were both beautiful and predatory, has died. Walter died in her sleep at her home in New York, Deadline reported. She was 80. Walter was...



Submitted by the family On Saturday, March 6, Suzie Kusnetz Bobele, loving wife and mom, passed away. She was born on April 15, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York. Suzie "Sheindie" wanted to be remembered as... Full story



Ronald Allen Goldblatt passed away on March 2, 2021, after a long illness. Ronald was born on Nov. 25, 1932, in East Hanover, N.J. He graduated from Trenton State College in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science in education and also earned a master’s...



Wendi Sue Roth, 66, of Celebration, Fla., passed away on Feb. 13, 2021. Wendi was born in Denver, Colorado to Shirley and Stanley Hailpern on June 7, 1954. She grew up and remained in Denver most of... Full story


George Shultz, secretary of state who pressed for freedom for refuseniks, dies at 100

(JTA) - George Shultz, the Reagan administration secretary of state who made it his mission to bring about freedom for Soviet Jewry, has died at 100. The Hoover Institution at Stanford University,...


Ruth Dayan, widow of Israeli general Moshe Dayan, dies at 103

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - Ruth Dayan, the first wife of the late Israeli defense minister and politician Moshe Dayan, passed away Friday morning at the age of 103. Dayan headed the Maskit luxury...



Al Katz, age 92, of Lake Mary, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, Feb. 9, 2021, at AdventHealth Hospice in Altamonte Springs. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 25, 1928, to the late... Full story



On Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, Riva (Lyone) Sorokurs passed away in Dunedin, Fla.  Born to William Lyone and his wife, Sophie (Rosenbloom) Lyone, Riva Lyone grew up in St. Paul and attended the... Full story



Submitted by the family Burton Ira Blau, 82, of Altamonte Springs, passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, after a short battle with cancer. He is predeceased by his wife of over 50 years, Louise Wagman... Full story



On Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, Raphael Haber, loving husband and father passed away at the age of 94 in Mexico City. Ralph was born on March 23, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York, to James and Mary (Saban) Haber. After graduating high school in 1944, he... Full story


Larry King dies at 87

(JTA) - Larry King, the iconic Jewish radio and TV interviewer who never met a subject he didn't seem to like, has died at 87. King died Saturday at a hospital in Los Angeles. His company Ora Media...



Jeffrey Ettinger, age 81, passed away at Advent Hospital on Jan. 25, 2021. He was born May 16, 1939, in Miami Beach to the late Bea and Leon Ettinger. The family moved back to Orlando, where his mother’s large family resided in 1940, and Jeff... Full story



Submitted by the family Phillip Martin Rosenberg died on Jan. 18, 2021. He was born on Feb. 11, 1933, to Preston and Charlotte (Wallace) Rosenberg in New York, N.Y. Phil grew up in New York City and graduated with a degree in history from Hofstra... Full story


Phil Spector, rock legend and convicted murderer, dies at 81

(JTA) - Phil Spector, the massively influential rock composer and producer who murdered a woman and spent his declining years in jail, died at 81. Spector died Saturday at a hospital in French Camp,...


Bat Mitzvah - Emma Simone Bressler

Emma Simone Bressler, daughter of Hillary Bressler of Maitland, will be called the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, at their home in Maitland. Emma is in the seventh grade at...



Submitted by the family Eugenio Alberto Gerscovich, MD, of Winter Park, Fla., died on Jan. 20, 2021. He was 82 years old. Gerscovich was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Jose and Luisa on November 20, 1938. A true “Porteno,” Eugenio spent his... Full story



Marcia R. Krupitsky, age 87, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at Atria Park of Lake Forest in Sanford. A native of Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of the late Saul and Fay Schneider Iroff. Marcia earned he master’s degree... Full story



Charlotte Schulman, age 97, passed away peacefully at Palomar Medical Center, Escondido, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. She will be lovingly remembered by her immediate family and friends as Mom, Auntie, Grandma, Great-Grandma, Char and dear... Full story


Obituary - LOLA MONDRY

Submitted by the family On Jan. 16, 2021, at 4 a.m., Lola Mondry passed away from natural causes a few months shy of her 100th birthday. Known for her spitfire personality and huge heart, Lola will be missed by those that called her mom, grandma,... Full story

 By JTA    Life Cycles    January 22, 2021

Sheldon Adelson, megadonor to Israel and Republicans, is dead at 87

(JTA) — Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate whose philanthropy had an unparalleled influence on American and Israeli politics and Jewish causes, has died at 87. Adelson, the chief...


Remembering Sheldon Adelson

The Jewish world has lost one of its most prolific funders with the passing of Sheldon Adelson, whose business empire spanned continents and whose $35 billion personal fortune ranked him #38 on the Fo...



Ronald A Bleecker, age 85, passed away peacefully at OrlandoHealth - Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. A native of Providence, Rhode Island, Ron was born on April 29, 1935, to the late Morris and Ruth Katzman Bleecker. He graduated... Full story


Obituary - JOEL RUBIN

Joel Rubin, age 81, of Heathrow, passed away on Dec. 31, 2020, at Advent-Health Altamonte Springs after a prolonged illness. Joel was born in Brooklyn, New York, on July 28, 1939, the youngest of the... Full story



Paul C. Gips, age 91, of Maitland, passed away Dec. 28, 2020. He was the only child born to parents Leon and Anne Gips June 9, 1929, in Boston, Massachusetts. Paul grew up in Miami Beach, served as a sergeant in the Army Corps of Engineers in the Kor... Full story


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