Monday, April 27, 2015 Iyyar 8, 5775
Celebrity hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, who was committed to battling anti-Semitism and fought in Israel's War of Independence, died at the age of 84 in his Los Angeles home on May 9. According to the Los Angeles Times , he had been battling leukemia. Starting at the age of 3, Sassoon, a London native born into a Sephardic home, lived in...
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Harriet Berger, a union organizer, political activist and university professor, died May 4 at the age of 94. The former Harriet Fleisher, she graduated from Wellesley College in 1938. After college she worked for the Internation- al Ladies Garment Workers Union and helped start the first union medical clinic in Philadelphia. After World War II, she and her husband, David,...
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Stuart Wurtman, an attorney who served as co-chairman of the Philadelphia Soviet Jewry Council in the mid-1970s, died in Jerusalem on April 16 at the age of 70. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Wurtman and his wife, Enid, traveled to the Soviet Union in 1973 and 1974 to vis- it beleaguered Jews desperate to immigrate to...
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Alan Abbey Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Statements of profound respect quickly poured in for Elan Steinberg, former executive director of the World Jewish Congress, who died April 6 of complications from lymphatic cancer. He was 59. "Elan's premature death will leave a huge void in the Jewish world," said WJC President Ronald Lauder, who called Steinberg one of the "greatest Jewish activists" of the past decade...
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Marge Dauber, 99, a local community activist and elementary schoolteacher, died March 29 at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington in Rockville, Md., where she had lived since 2008. She was formerly a longtime Philadelphia area resident. Dauber was active in local politics, serving on the Democratic Committee of Cheltenham Township for more than 40 years. In 1991, she was...
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