Obituaries

‘Tremendous Teacher’ Rabbi Mimi Ferraro Dies at 59

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Lifelong Jewish educator and Rabbi Miriam “Mimi” Ferraro died on Oct. 29 after a two-year battle with colon cancer. She was 59. Ferraro was both...
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Survivor, Brith Sholom Executive Sid Bari Dies at 98

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Sid Bari, Holocaust survivor, former Brith Sholom Foundation executive director and 50-year-plus member of Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley died on Oct. 2....

State Legislator Babette Josephs Dies at 81

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Babette Josephs, a stalwart progressive and a representative of the 182nd Pennsylvania House District from 1985-2012, died Aug. 27 of cancer in Eugene, Oregon....

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...