Former FBI Agent Who Disappeared in Iran Is Dead, Family Says

BY RON KAMPEAS Retired FBI agent Robert Levinson who vanished on a CIA mission in Iran is likely dead. the New York Times reported. On Wednesday, the family posted the “devastating” news...

Boston Philanthropist With Ties to Biden Dies

BY PENNY SCHWARTZ BOSTON (JTA) — Larry Rasky, an influential consultant to Joe Biden among scores of local and national political leaders, as well as an active supporter of Jewish causes,...

Holocaust Survivor Who Said Prayer in US House Dies of Coronavirus

A rabbi who survived World War II and the Holocaust and in January delivered the opening prayer in the U.S. House of Representatives died on Tuesday — 14 days after...

In Memory of Menachem Gelbtuch, a’h

By Sara Kramer It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since the petirah of my wonderful brother Menachem. At the age of 33, he was taken from us...

Fetter Chaim: Rabbi Dr. Chaim Wakslak, a’h

By Rabbi Ephraim Polakoff He was introduced to me as “Fetter Chaim.” Rabbi Dr. Chaim Wakslak, zt’l, the late rabbi of the Young Israel of Long Beach and clinical director...

Community Remembers Rabbi Dr. Wakslak

  Rabbi Dr. Chaim Wakslak was niftar on February 20 after three decades of serving as mara d’asra of Young Israel of Long Beach. “Rabbi Wakslak was the backbone of the...

South Shore Communities Mourn Rabbi Wakslak

With tremendous sorrow we inform you of the passing of Rabbi Dr. Chaim Wakslak, OBM, beloved rabbi of the Young Israel of Long Beach and clinical director of HASC. The funeral was...

A Life Worth Giving

By Rivky Herman, MS CCC-SLP About two and a half years ago, I was inspired to write an article about Bubby Gelber. I received much positive feedback. However, the idea...
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Screenwriter of ‘The Graduate’ and ‘Get Smart’ Dies at 89

(JTA) — Buck Henry, the screenwriter and director who earned an Oscar-nomination for his script for the 1967 film “The Graduate,” has died at 89. Henry, born Henry Zuckerman in...

Longtime NBA Commissioner David Stern Dies at 77

(JTA) — David Stern, who in three decades as NBA commissioner guided the league from financial distress to become a multibillion-dollar global enterprise, died Wednesday. He was 77. His philanthropy...
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