Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774
Editor's Note: Rabbi Harold B. Waintrup, rabbi emeritus of Old York Road Temple-Beth Am in Abington, died Sept. 23. This was adapted from a eulogy by Rabbi Robert S. Leib. At this year's Yom Kippur Yizkor memorial service, I lamented the fact that our beloved rabbi emeritus could not be physically present with us at such a hallowed time of...
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The Jewish community came out in full force to help Sandee Kline find a matching bone-marrow donor. In April, more than 300 people were tested during a bone-marrow drive at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, where Kline's husband, Mitch, heads the physical-education department. At least half-a-dozen synagogues informed their members about the effort, and some people received the kits...
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Oldest Jewish person -- a local -- passes from scene
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She saw it all. And when you're 111, that's a wealth of history. Fannie Forman Buten, believed to be the oldest Jewish person in the world, died on Sept. 24. Before her death, which was brought on by a stroke, the Bala Cynwyd resident was listed as the "oldest living" Jewish person "whose age had been verified," according to Robert...
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Lillian Harris Friedman, 74, a registered nurse and homemaker who was active in securing a historic designation for her Northeast Philadelphia community of Greenbelt Knoll, died Aug. 31 at her home. Friedman and her husband, Arthur, championed the historic designation of Greenbelt Knoll, regarded as the nation's first planned racially-integrated housing development, and succeeded when it was listed as a...
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Samuel Herman, 74, a longtime book-publisher's representative, died Sept. 14. Born in Philadelphia, he was a resident of North Wales since 1974. At 17, Herman enlisted in the Air Force, where he was stationed in Wyoming, Montana and Japan, achieving the rank of sergeant. For the past 45 years, he worked as a book-publisher's representative, first for Como Sales and...
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