Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774
Arthur H. Kaplan, an attorney and entrepreneur who contributed to numerous charities, died Nov. 29 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. A resident of Center City, he was 64. A graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, Kaplan earned a law degree from Temple University and a master's degree in taxation from New York University Law School. He was...
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Rabbi Joshua Toledano, a scion of a rabbinic family that traces its roots back to Spain before the Inquisition, spent more than 30 years in the Philadelphia region in a variety of roles, including kosher supervisor and congregational rabbi. A major voice in the Sephardic community, the Moroccan-born Toledano -- who spoke seven languages, according to family members -- taught...
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Ruth Rosenfeld Ezekiel, 79, an activist, teacher and Holocaust survivor, died Nov. 10. She was a longtime resident of East Oak Lane. Born in Adelsheim, Germany, in 1930, Ezekiel and her two older sisters moved to Aachen, when Jewish children were no longer permitted to attend school in Adelsheim. She recalled walking to school as Kristallnacht raged, only to become...
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Jack Weinberger, 94, a retired restaurateur and volunteer, died Oct. 11, in Reston, Va. Formerly a resident of Center City, he had moved to an assisted-living facility in Virginia last year. Weinberger graduated from South Philadelphia High School in 1933. Unable to afford college, he became a dishwasher, then moved up to busboy, then waiter. He served in the U.S...
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Charles Gordon, 89, president and chairman of Carver W. Reed & Company, Inc., and partner of Harry Gordon & Sons, died Oct. 20. He was a resident of Bala Cynwyd. Gordon was president of the National Loan Association, the 24 Karat Club and president of the Pennsylvania Loan Association for 30 years. During this time, he traveled throughout the United...
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