Thursday, January 29, 2015 Shevat 9, 5775
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Michael Charles Erlbaum, 67, a successful floor covering business executive and a driving force in the Philadelphia Jewish community, died June 10 after a long battle with myelofibrosis.
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Sylvan M. Tobin, an apparel manufacturer who played major roles in the Phil­a­delphia Jewish community for the past 35 years, died May 29.
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Local Jews who emigrated from the Soviet Union recall the senator's pivotal role in helping them come to the United States.
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Rabbi Yaacov Lieberman, 88, Holocaust survivor and former ritual director at Beth Sho­lom Congregation in Elkins Park, died on March 23.
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Gertrude Zeehandelaar, 91, whose efforts during the Holocaust helped save many young lives, died April 26. As a teen, Zeehandelaar was given the responsibility of helping children escape the advances of the Nazis by placing youngsters on the Kindertransport, as it made its way out of harm’s way, leaving the Netherlands for the sanctuary of England. After World War II,...
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