Monday, May 25, 2015 Sivan 7, 5775
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Local Jews who emigrated from the Soviet Union recall the senator's pivotal role in helping them come to the United States.
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Andrea Cantor
Rabbi Yaacov Lieberman, 88, Holocaust survivor and former ritual director at Beth Sho­lom Congregation in Elkins Park, died on March 23.
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Gertrude Zeehandelaar, 91, whose efforts during the Holocaust helped save many young lives, died April 26. As a teen, Zeehandelaar was given the responsibility of helping children escape the advances of the Nazis by placing youngsters on the Kindertransport, as it made its way out of harm’s way, leaving the Netherlands for the sanctuary of England. After World War II,...
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Claire H. Liachowitz, 82, former associate professor and chief of the Department of Phys­ical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, died March 15. Born in Mahanoy City, Pa., she received three degrees from Bryn Mawr College over a 34-year span beginning in 1952, including her doctorate in political science in 1986. She got her...
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Marc H. Shames, an avid runner and synagogue president, died of pancreatic cancer, at home in Broomall, on March 20.
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