Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Elul 18, 5775
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The Latvian native served as an ardent and vociferous warrior in the battle to gain freedom for Soviet Jews during the movement’s heyday in the 1970s.
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Ann (Acey) Wolgin, a patron of the arts and mentor to many up-and-comers in the profession, died at age 90 on Dec. 17.
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Among his many communal activities, t he successful publisher and printing press owner helped found the National Museum of American Jewish History.
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Alvin and Janet Schwartz, communal leaders whose $500,0000 gift to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Endowment Fund was testament to their ongoing commitment and concern, died within 12 days of each other last month.
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Ron Kampeas, JTA
A childhood "Shabbos goy" for his Jewish neighbors in Queens, the three-term New York governor rose to become a vanguard of American liberalism in the 1980s.
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