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Morton Bahr, who led Communications Workers of America

August 10, 2019

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Morton Bahr, who led the Communications Workers of America for 20 years and served as president of the Jewish Labor Committee from 1999 through 2001, died July 30. He was 93. The JLC said the cause was pancreatic cancer. Bahr was a telegraph operator at Mackay Radio and Telegraph in New York in 1951 when [...]

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A Jewish comedy club owner and the family’s nanny were stabbed to death in a suburban New Jersey neighborhood

August 10, 2019

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David Kimowitz, 40, owner of The Stand comedy club in New York City, was found dead on Saturday, August 3 in his Maplewood home. The au pair, Karen Bermudez-Rodriguez, 26, was found dead on the street outside the home, the New York Times reported. The woman’s boyfriend, Joseph Porter, 27, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, was [...]

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Harold Prince, who brought Fiddler on the Roof to the stage

August 10, 2019

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Legendary Broadway producer and director Harold “Hal” Prince, who brought Fiddler on the Roof to the stage, has died at the age of 91. Prince, whose credits also include West Side Story, Damn Yankees, The Phantom of the Opera, Cabaret, Company, and Sweeney Todd, died on Wednesday, July 31 after what his publicist called a [...]

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Barbara Goodman Martin

August 10, 2019

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Norfolk—Barbara G. Martin, 71, of Norfolk passed away suddenly on July 22, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Morris and Goldie (Salzberg) Goodman. She is survived by her beloved husband of 48 years, Wayne A. Martin; son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Jill Martin of Potomac, Md.; and her two granddaughters, Sydney and Olivia Martin. [...]

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Stanley Holzsweig

August 10, 2019

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Norfolk—Stanley Irwin Holzsweig died on July 27, 2019. Stanley was born in Norfolk, on June 23, 1928. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sol Holzsweig and Ethel Friedman Holzsweig, son Mark S. Holzsweig and his only grandson, Johnathan Shane Edelblute. He was a loving and devoted husband, son, and father. His family meant [...]

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In Memoriam: Rabbi Reuven Bauman

August 10, 2019

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Rabbi Reuven Bauman

The passing of Rabbi Reuven Bauman, of blessed memory, 35, was a tragedy that captured the attention and hearts of Jews around the world. Thousands followed the events in the news, many prayed on his behalf, and dozens of people from organizations and communities around the country put aside their daily lives to take part [...]

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Eva Mozes Kor, survivor of Mengele twin experiments who preached forgiveness

July 12, 2019

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Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor, who underwent experiments in Auschwitz together with her twin sister, has died at the age of 85. Kor, of Terra Haute, Indiana died on Thursday, July 4 in Krakow, Poland, the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center she founded said in a statement. She was in Poland with the museum’s [...]

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Gloria Markman

July 12, 2019

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Charlotte, N.C.—Gloria Markman, age 91 of Charlotte, N.C., passed away on June 25, 2019. She is survived by her husband Charles, her son Joseph Markman, her daughters Barbara Ezring, and Deborah Fine. Many grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held at Beth Israel Memorial Chapel in Boynton Beach, Fla. Burial followed at Eternal Light Memorial [...]

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Elaine B. Lustig

July 12, 2019

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Norfolk—Elaine B. Lustig died peacefully in her home on June 22, 2019 after a day spent with loving family and friends following a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 83. Lainy was born and raised in Hazleton, Pa. to Harry and Lillian Bohorad, and graduated with a B.A. in English from Penn [...]

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Lawrence Kreshin

July 12, 2019

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San Francisco, Calif.—Lawrence Kreshin, loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, passed away quietly on June 25, 2019 at his home in California while surrounded by his family. He was born to Fanny and Herman Kreshin in Brooklyn, New York on September 9, 1931. He was predeceased by his wives, Leatrice Levin Kreshin and Paula [...]

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