Hanukkah Reflections

11.30.12 Issue Jody Malashock, President, Jewish Federation of Omaha In our Hanukkah stories, we are told about the brave and fearless Judah Maccabee, but far too often an equally great warrior of the Maccabean revolt, Judith (whose slaying of the Greek general...

Blake Wolfson

11.30.12 Issue Blake Wolfson of Scottsdale, AZ, passed away Nov. 17 at age 19 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Services were held Nov. 19 at Mount Sinai Cemetery in Phoenix. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ben Nachman. He is survived by his...

Helene Wasserman

11.30.12 Issue Helene Wasserman passed away at age 55. Services were held Nov. 23 at Mt. Sinai Cemetery 78th and Crown Point. She is preceded in death by her father, Jerome, “Jerry” Wasserman, grandparents Max and Rena Wasserman and David and Ida Potash. She is...

Marlon Somberg

11.30.12 Issue Marlon Somberg, of Scottsdale, AZ passed away at home on Nov. 21 at age 80. Services were held Nov. 22 in Scottsdale, AZ. He is survived by his wife Marjorie, of 58 years; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Ralph Spaulding, Jane and John Lawless, and...

Dr. Morton H. Kulesh

11.30.12 Issue Dr. Morton H. Kulesh passed away Nov. 21 in Scottsdale, AZ. Private family services were held Nov. 23. He is survived by his wife, Kaye, of 57 years; his children, Kathryn and William Kulesh; daughter-in-law, Carrie Kulesh; grandchildren: David, Jillian...

Jewish Resistance fighter Vladka Meed dies at 90

    (JTA) — Vladka Meed, a Jewish Resistance fighter in World War II and a founder of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, has died. Meed, who smuggled weapons into the Warsaw Ghetto, died Nov. 21 in Phoenix, Ariz., at the age of 90. She had...