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LGBT activist Connie Kurtz, who won equal rights for gay New Yorkers

June 8, 2018

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(JTA)— LGBT activist Constance Kurtz, whose lawsuit against the New York City Board of Education led eventually to domestic partner benefits for all New York City employees in 1994, has died. Kurtz, known as Connie, died in the West Palm Beach, Florida, home that she shared with her life partner, Ruthie Berman, on Sunday, May [...]

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Shoshana Cardin, Jewish leader who broke multiple glass ceilings

June 8, 2018

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Shoshana Cardin, a Baltimore philanthropist who was the first woman to chair her city’s Jewish federation, the national umbrella body of the Jewish federation movement and the powerful Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, has died. Cardin, who was in failing health in recent years, was 91, according to JmoreLiving.com. Known for her [...]

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SELMA POSNER

June 8, 2018

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Williamsburg —Selma (Cis) Epstein Posner passed away peacefully on June 4 at the age of 88 surrounded by her family. The daughter of Benjamin and Helen Nachman Epstein, she was a native of Newport News and was graduated from Newport News High School and Virginia Commonwealth University. She is survived by her husband, Marvin Posner; [...]

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IRIS B. GOODMAN

June 8, 2018

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Virginia Beach —Iris B. Goodman, 91, died peacefully on June 2, 2018. Beloved wife of Larry, loving mother of Jerilyn Goodman, Jeffrey and Jeannie Goodman and Rebecca and Ron Stone, grandmother of Jared Goodman and Becky Seel and Sarah Goodman and Umair Khan, great-grandmother of Lena and Jonah Goodman. Born in Bayonne, N.J. to Judge [...]

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NORMAN GOLDWASSER

June 8, 2018

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Norfolk —Norman Goldwasser, 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 4, 2018 with his family at his side. He was the recent widower of Mona Lee Goldwasser and was the oldest son of the late Pauline and Murray Goldwasser. Norman worked as an accountant for many different corporations during his lifetime and completed many of [...]

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MONA LEE GOLDWASSER

June 8, 2018

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Norfolk —Mona Lee Goldwasser, 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 26, 2018 with her family by her side. She was retired from Eastern Virginia Medical School as a standardized patient having served for many years. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of the late Harriet Gerstman Garten and Saul Garten. Mona [...]

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Rabbi Aaron Panken remembered as joyful leader who embodied the ‘best of the Reform movement’

May 25, 2018

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NEW YORK (JTA)—Rabbi Andrea Weiss, an associate professor of Bible at the New York campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and its incoming provost, remembers the joy that Rabbi Aaron Panken brought to his work. Weiss recalls how Panken would pop into his colleagues’ offices asking if they were having fun. “He had [...]

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SYDELLE ROISTACHER

May 25, 2018

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Virginia Beach —Sydelle Roistacher (Gurspan) was born September 4, 1935 in New York, N.Y. to two loving parents, Herman and Rose (Entelis) Gurspan. An inspirational and beautiful person, Sydelle enjoyed life to the fullest. She had a tremendous work ethic, working as a bookkeeper, real estate agent, and insurance broker, all while raising two successful [...]

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LYLA RUBIN LONGMAN

May 25, 2018

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Virginia Beach —Lyla Rubin Longman passed away unexpectedly May 10, 2018. She was born to Harry Rubin and Rebecca Rothstein Rubin in Norfolk, Va. She attended Taylor Elementary, Blair Jr., and Maury High School. She graduated from William and Mary with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and teaching. She is survived by her husband, Dr. [...]

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RONALD STEVEN JACOBSON

May 25, 2018

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Virginia Beach —Ronald Steven Jacobson, 71, of the 200 block of 70th Street in Virginia Beach died May 11, 2018 in his home. Born in Newport News, Virginia, he was the son of the late Joe Jacobson and Margot Moritz Jacobson. Mr. Jacobson retired from the United States Coast Guard. Survivors include his wife of [...]

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