Stuart Edward Simon

3.1.13 Issue Stuart Edward Simon passed away at the age of 90 in Omaha. Private graveside services were held Feb. 24. He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Sally and Tom Stich, Denver, CO. and Joan and Natan Kotlyar, Israel; three grandchildren; four...

The Syria spillover

By Ben Sales KATZRIN, Israel (JTA) — For nearly 40 years, Israel’s border with Syria has been, perhaps improbably, its quietest. The two countries technically have been in a state of war since the cease-fire that ended the 1973 Yom Kippur War. But over the past...

March First Friday at Temple Israel

  by David Golbitz   Temple Israel looks to bring its congregation together for a relaxed, family friendly Shabbat service and meal for its March 1 First Friday.   “We’ve had great success with our previous First Fridays and we hope to continue that...

Max Aaron eyes Sochi Olympics

By Chavie Lieber NEW YORK (JTA) — With consecutive quadruple jumps at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Max Aaron launched himself not only to a gold medal and a national championship. The 20-year-old Arizonan also joined the ranks of Jewish athletes who...