Saturday, August 23, 2014 Av 27, 5774
Jacob M. Weiner, 86, whose daily column about South Jersey life earned him five consecutive awards, died Sept. 3 at the Jewish Geriatric Home in Cherry Hill, N.J. Weiner, who earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Temple University, started as a reporter for the Camden Evening Courier and Morning Post (now the Courier-Post). His award-winning column, "Life Hereabouts," which...
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Sally Miller, 90, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Cynwyd, Pa., died Aug. 15. Born in New York City, Miller moved to Philadelphia at the end of World War II. In the 1950s, she served as the founding president of the Delaware Valley Region of Women's American ORT. Miller returned to college in her 50s, and graduated from the University of...
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Larry Brook, Deep South Jewish Voice
Birmingham, Ala. Rabbi Cynthia Culpeper, the first pulpit rabbi to announce being diagnosed with AIDS, died Aug. 29 after a 10-year battle with complications associated with the disease. Culpeper, 43, was diagnosed after coming down with thrush in 1995 shortly before her first Rosh Hashanah after being ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary. Because healthy adults do not tend to...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
Arthur A. Hoffman, who held managerial positions at Villager Clothing and Madway Main Line Homes at the pinnacle of his career, and whose vivid artistry enlivened several area synagogues, died on July 29, just two months short of his 101st birthday. Born in 1904 in Vitebsk, Russia, Hoffman moved to England, where he studied in a yeshiva. In the United...
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Sonny Hertzberg, one of several Jewish members of the New York Knickerbockers basketball team of the 1940s, died Monday at age 82. In 1946, Hertzberg's teammate, Ossie Schectman, scored the first basket in a game in the Basketball Association of America, the precursor to today's NBA. Hertzberg is a member of the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame and...
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