Friday, January 30, 2015 Shevat 10, 5775
Stuart Wurtman, an attorney who served as co-chairman of the Philadelphia Soviet Jewry Council in the mid-1970s, died in Jerusalem on April 16 at the age of 70. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Wurtman and his wife, Enid, traveled to the Soviet Union in 1973 and 1974 to vis- it beleaguered Jews desperate to immigrate to...
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Alan Abbey Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Statements of profound respect quickly poured in for Elan Steinberg, former executive director of the World Jewish Congress, who died April 6 of complications from lymphatic cancer. He was 59. "Elan's premature death will leave a huge void in the Jewish world," said WJC President Ronald Lauder, who called Steinberg one of the "greatest Jewish activists" of the past decade...
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Marge Dauber, 99, a local community activist and elementary schoolteacher, died March 29 at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington in Rockville, Md., where she had lived since 2008. She was formerly a longtime Philadelphia area resident. Dauber was active in local politics, serving on the Democratic Committee of Cheltenham Township for more than 40 years. In 1991, she was...
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Marvin Demchick, a giant in Philadelphia Jewish communal leadership and a major regional financial figure whose positions included serving as chair of Radnor Trust, died April 13. He was 88. Mr. Demchick's many leadership positions were recognized innumerable times over the years: In 1985, he was honored with the Community Award of the then Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater...
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Richard N. Smith, 83, a psychiatrist who maintained a private practice in child and adult psychiatry and psychoanalysis in Jenkintown for 30 years, died March 12. A graduate of Central High School, Smith received a scholarship to attend Swarthmore College where he graduated in 1950 with a bachelor's degree in zoology. He earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College...
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