Monday, May 4, 2015 Iyyar 15, 5775
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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Edward H. Rovner, 90, a labor leader and Jewish activist, died Oct. 22. Rovner was born in Philadelphia but raised in Atlantic City, N.J., where he graduated from Atlantic City High School. He was a veteran of World War II, instructing servicemen on the installation of radar for the U.S. Air Force. Upon his return to Philadelphia, Rovner worked his...
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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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