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Moshe Arens dies at 93

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Moshe Arens, a veteran Israeli politician and defense minister under three prime ministers, has died. Arens, who first hired Benjamin Netanyahu and is credited with helping him get...

 

Georges Loinger, French Resistance fighter, dies

(JTA)—Georges Loinger, a member of the French Resistance during World War II who saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis, has died. Loinger died on Friday in Paris at the age of 108, France’s Holocaust Memorial Foundation confirmed on it...

 

Bat Mitzvah - Dena Rose Kolin

Dena Rose Kolin, daughter of Lawrence and Karen Kolin of Orlando, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. Dena is in the...

 

Amos Oz is dead at 79

(JTA)-Amos Oz, one of Israel's most widely read and best-known writers, has died. He was 79. The cause was cancer, the Israeli media reported. Barely older than the country he chronicled in dozens of...

 

Some of the inspiring Jews we lost in 2018

By Gabe Friedman (JTA)-The end of every year brings the grim task of rounding up the prominent Jews who passed away over the previous 12 months. But in doing so, we are able to pay tribute to their...

 

Obituary - RUTH BORENSTEIN

Ruth Borenstein, age 94, of Apopka, passed away peacefully at her residence on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. A native of New York City, she was born on Oct. 19, 1924, to the late Hyman and Ethel Siegel Schreier. Ruth, a high school graduate and...

 

Obituary - ROBERTA GERSON DAVIS

Roberta G. Davis, age 74, of Clermont, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at the Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont. A native of Winthrop, Massachusetts, she was born on April 30, 1944, to the late Perry and Pauline Bean Gerson. Roberta...

 

Obituary - RIGOBERTO SEGUNDO PAZ DUMENIGO

Rigoberto “Rigo” Paz Dumenigao, age 75, of Orlando, passed away on Dec. 10, 2018, at Florida Hospital—East. He was born on June 1, 1943, in Ciego de Avila, Cuba, to the late Manolo Paz and Augustina Dumenigo Paz. Rigo earned his bachelor’s...

 

Obituary - LOIS FISHER GARNER

Lois Fisher Garner, age 61, Saint Cloud, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2018, at her residence. She was born on Dec. 17, 1986, in Houston, Texas, to Samuel and Ina Marilyn Grossman Fisher. Lois received her Bachelor of Nursing degree and worked...

 

Obituary - LARRIE I. GREENE

Larrie I. Greene, age 79, of Maitland, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at Quality Health Care Center in Winter Garden. He was born in Waterbury, Conn., on Nov. 10, 1939, to the late James and Anne Jacobs Greene. Larrie attended college and...

 

Obituary - ROBERT MARK "ROBBIE" PITT

Robert M. “Robbie” Pitt, age 29 of Winter Garden, passed away on Dec. 3, 2018, at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He was born on May 17, 1989, in Boynton Beach to Lawrence B. Pitt and Renee E. Posner Pitt. The family relocated to the Orlando...

 

Obituary-MAX ARTHUR MOGUL

Submitted by the family Max A. Mogul, age 86, of Maitland, passed away peacefully Friday night, Dec. 14, 2018. Max was born May 7, 1932, in Malden, Massachusetts. He was preceded in death by Ruth Mogul, his wife of 66 years, and his son Alan Mogul....

 

Obituary-JOHN JEREMIAS STEIN

Written by the family John Jeremias Stein, age 82, passed away on Nov. 21, 2018, in Orlando. The beloved uncle to Rabbi Stephen Chicurel-Stein, Dr. Steven Chicurel-Stein, Lara Rachlin Steinel, Daniel V. Steinel and dear friend to the staff of Gentry...

 

Obituary-CAROL L. ENGLANDER

Carol Englander, age 84, of Greenlawn, New York (formerly of Orlando), passed away on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. A Bronx native, she was born on Sept. 12, 1934, to the late Phillip and Dora Grossman Nord. During her working career, Carol worked as a...

 

Obituary-GERI HILLER MASLANIK

Geraldine "Geri" Shirley Hiller Maslanik, 89, died on Nov. 29, 2018. She was born March 7, 1929, in the Bronx, New York City. Geri graduated from NYU, where she was inducted into the Hall of Fame....

 

Bar Mitzvah - Jonathan Aaron Gebaide

Jonathan Aaron Gebaide, son of Rachel and Rob Gebaide of Maitland, was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. Jonathan is in the...

 

Obituary - ESTHER ARNON

Esther (Ester) Arnon, age 90, of Great Neck, New York, passed away on Nov. 29, 2018, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. She was born in Iran on Nov. 23, 1928, to the late Baruch Karbassi and Shoshana Salimpoor Karbassi. A homemaker,...

 

Stan Lee dies at 95

(JTA)-Stan Lee, who as one of the masterminds behind Marvel Comics created such mega-popular comic book franchises as Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk and the X-Men, died early Monday morning...

 

Obituary-WILLIAM SIDNEY EPSTEIN

William S. Epstein, age 84, of Fern Park, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He was born on May 8, 1934, in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of the late Aaron and Clara Porten Epstein. Bill...

 

Obituary-SHELLEY WEISSMAN

Shelley Weissman, age 86, of Apopka, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. Born in Randolph, New York, on Feb. 11, 1932, she was the daughter of the late John and Euphee Brooke Porter. Shelley was a...

 

Obituary - MARTIN ALLEN FRANCIS

Marty “The Big Guy” Francis, age 65, of Winter Springs, passed away on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 4, 1953, to Carol Loeb Francis and the late Leonard Francis. In 1961, he relocated to the Orlando area...

 

Obituary-SONIA POSNER BAIME

Sonia Posner Baime (nee Solochek) passed away in Deerfield, Illinois, on Oct. 25, 2018, at the age of 96. She was a resident of Altamonte Springs and Longwood, Florida, from 1989 to 2015. Loving wife of the late Lester D. Posner and the late Abraham...

 

Obituary-BETTY CORNMAN MANIS

Betty Cornman Manis passed away Oct. 24, 2018, at the age of 90. Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, she graduated from Newcomb College with a degree in biology and worked as a researcher. Betty met her husband, Norman, when he visited the cit...

 

Bar Mitzvah - Jared Dylan Shear

Jared Dylan Shear, son of Jana and Evan Shear of Longwood, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. Jard is in the seventh...

 

Obituary - RUTH MOGUL

Ruth Mogul, age 85, of Maitland, passed away on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at her residence. A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Ruth was born on May 7, 1933, to the late Hyman and Jenny Chvenka Rich. Ruth and her husband, Max, who survives her,...

 

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