Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
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Rabbi Gerald I. Wolpe, the longtime head of Har Zion Temple, led his congregation in a difficult move from the city to the suburbs and pushed the synagogue to become fully egalitarian in the early 1970s, long before most other Conservative shuls had taken such a step. But perhaps the greatest challenge in his 50-year career came after his wife...
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M. Richard Cohen, 70, a real estate appraiser, died April 20 at his home in Center City. Born in Philadelphia, Cohen graduated from Cheltenham High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in business administration from the Wharton School. From 1962 to 1964, Cohen was a development officer with...
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Seymour Ledis, 85, a retired pediatrician who maintained a practice in Levittown for more than four decades, died April 21 in Boynton Beach, Fla. He was formerly of Levittown. Ledis, who established his practice in 1953, headed Lower Bucks Hospital's pediatric department for 17 years. He also was a staff member at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Children's Hospital...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Franklin Hamlin Littell, an influential Holocaust educator who died May 23 at the age of 91, was known for bringing a different point of view to the topic. Littell began working in Holocaust education in the late 1950s, and broke new ground by approaching the discipline from a Christian theological perspective. "As a Christian minister, he was involved from the...
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Robert Klein, 85, an industrial engineer and philanthropist, died Feb. 6. He was a native of Philadelphia. Klein graduated from Penn State University, where he was captain of the golf team, and in later years, president of the Alumni Association. He was presented with numerous awards, including Alumni Fellow, Distinguished Alumnus (the highest honor given to alumni), and Volunteer of...
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