Obituaries

Social Justice Pioneer Rabbi Henry Cohen Dies at 93

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Rabbi Henry Cohen, who served at Beth David Reform Congregation for nearly 30 years and was a longtime social justice activist, died June 18. He was 93.

Cantor, Survivor David Wisnia Dies at 94

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Auschwitz survivor David S. Wisnia, who served as cantor at two area synagogues and also spoke about his wartime experiences, died June 15 at a senior facility in Langhorne. He was 94.

Longtime Gratz Educator Uziel Adini Dies at 83

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Uziel Adini, an educator and administrator who won admirers across the country for his dedication, innovation and energy for Jewish education, died on May...

Survivor Michael Herskovitz Dies at 92

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Michael Herskovitz, a Holocaust survivor who spent the latter portion of his life speaking to audiences around the world about his experiences, died on...

Fritzi Zbik, Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 99

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Holocaust survivor and educator Fritzi Zbik died on April 20 at the age of 99.  Her friends and family members remember her as a devoted...

Longtime JWV Leader Louis Abramson Dies at 90

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  Louis Abramson, who served as national commander of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America and was active in the organization...

Businessman, Philanthropist Robert Fox Dies at 91

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Robert Allen Fox, a businessman and philanthropist whose contributions and leadership often benefited Jewish organizations in Philadelphia, died at home on April 14 from...

Former Pa. Budget Secretary Michael Masch Dies

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Michael Masch, financial and operations manager for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and several colleges and universities, died Feb. 7 in Washington, D.C. He was 70. Masch served...

Longtime Cantor Sidney Karpo Dies at 93

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Cantor Sidney Karpo, whose 55-year career began in 1952 and spanned two organizations and hundreds of students, died Jan. 18. He was 93. Karpo spent...

Remembering Legal Lion Ted Mann

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Philadelphia lawyer Theodore “Ted” Mann, who led numerous Jewish organizations both worldwide and locally for years and was an early critic of Israel’s West...