Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Iyyar 17, 5776
Rudolph Raphelson, 98, a retired manager with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Employment Security, died June 13 at the Broomall Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. A native of West Philadelphia, Raphelson graduated from Overbrook High School and the Philadelphia Normal School. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II, and was commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7390...
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Tickets are now on sale for Federation's Jewish Heritage Night at the Philadelphia Phillies, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 18, 7:05 p.m., at Citizen's Bank Park. Tickets are just $28 per person at the Terrace Deck level (sections 412-429) and are available through www.jewishphilly.org . Net proceeds from tickets sold through this special offer will benefit the Jewish community through Federation...
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Henrietta Fine, 94, a volunteer for more than 30 years with the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, died May 16. The former Henrietta Cohen, she was a resident at Pauls Run Retirement Community. Fine began volunteering in 1972 at the information desk at the bureau's visitor center at 16th and JFK Blvd. Before 1972, she was a Red Cross "Gray...
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Alan Rubin, 87, a nationally-known obstetrician and gynecologist, died at his Center City home on May 16. A busy clinician for almost 40 years, Rubin was also a prolific contributor to medical research in his field. He is best known as the developer of the now-standard Rubin Maneuver, a technique for facilitating a difficult childbirth that has saved countless infants...
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Florence Joan Gilbert, 92, who served as director of volunteers at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia for 15 years, died May 9. The former Florence Sack, she was dedicated to Jewish causes throughout her life. Gilbert was one of the founders of the Yeadon Jewish Community Center Synagogue. She also started the youth groups at the synagogue. For a decade following...
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