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Lester Munday

Lester Munday, 90, died April 27, 2011. Born in New York, Mr. Munday served in the Pacific theater during World War II. He returned to sing professionally for  New York’s Metropolitan Opera. After moving to upstate New York,  he had a daily radio show. In 1961, he moved to… Read more »

Gene Koppel

Gene Koppel, Ph.D., 79, died April 10, 2011. Mr. Koppel was a long time professor of English literature and humanities at the University of Arizona. He authored the book “The Religious Dimensions of Jane Austen’s Novels” and published a series of interviews with notable Jewish figures including Isaac Bashevis… Read more »

Charles Julian

Cantor Charles Julian, 90, died April 1, 2011. Mr. Julian was born on the British ship, RMS Carmania, arriving in the United States with his parents who were emigrating from Liverpool, England.He grew up in the Bronx, N.Y., and was a talented singer and dancer. He performed in the… Read more »

Nikki Leah Baim

NIKKI LEAH BAIM, daughter of Lea Rallis and Richard Baim, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, May 21 at Temple Emanu-El. She is the granddaughter of Helen and the late Leslie Baim of Evanston, Ill., and Alexandra and Nicholas Rallis of Tucson. Nikki attends St. Gregory College… Read more »

Emanuel (Manny) Katcher Rosen

EMANUEL (MANNY) KATCHER ROSEN, son of Gina and Andy Rosen, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, May 14 at Congregation Anshei Israel. He is the grandson of Deborah and the late Bernard Margolis of Tucson, and the late Gloria Rosenblatt Donnelly and the late Donald Rosenblatt, both… Read more »

Madison Shiloh Barrow

MADISON SHILOH BARROW, daughter of Lisa and John Barrow, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, May 14 at Congregation Chaverim. She is the granddaughter of Anne and Sam Zaretsky of Tucson, Christine Barrow of Muscle Shoals, Ala., and Susan and the late Bill Barrow of Birmingham, Cal.… Read more »

Susan Sussman

Susan Eileen Sussman, 60, died April 29, 2011. Survivers include her sister, Carol (Tom) Baker of Tucson; brother Michael (Lois) Sussman of Tempe, Ariz.; three nieces and one nephew. Graveside services were held at Shaarei Shalom Cemetery, with Rabbi Samuel Cohon of Temple Emanu-El officiating. Arrangements were made by… Read more »

Sidney Liebeskind

Sidney “Poppi” Liebeskind, 100, died April 28, 2011. A long time Tucson resident, Mr. Liebeskind was born in Newark, N.J. Survivors include his wife, Florence Hass Liebeskind; children, Gail (Cal) Rudner and Wayne (Patty) Liebeskind; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held in the Cong. Anshei Israel… Read more »

Herbert Sim

Herbert E. Sim, 87, died April 13, 2011. Mr. Sim was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia. Survivors include his children, Randolph (Diane) Sim of Washington, D.C., Charles (Katherine) Sim of Indianapolis, Ind., Steven Sim (Marilyn Einstein) of Tucson, Marguerite (Steven) Gleitman of Santa Monica, Calif., and Ernestine… Read more »

Isaac Irving Senor

Isaac Irving Senor, 86, died April 1, 2011. Mr. Senor was born in Salonika, Greece. When he was 16, the Nazis took the town’s young men to build a rail line and sent the rest of the Jewish population to concentration camps. He spent time in five different camps… Read more »

Hunter Aaron Byrd

HUNTER AARON BYRD, son of Susan Byrd, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, May 7 at Congregation Or Chadash. He is the grandson of Linda and the late Alan Dym of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Emily Prim of Tucson. Hunter attends Tucson Hebrew Academy where he is… Read more »

Max Jacob Byrd

MAX JACOB BYRD, son of Susan Byrd, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, May 7 at Congregation Or Chadash. He is the grandson of Linda and the late Alan Dym of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Emily Prim of Tucson. Max attends Tucson Hebrew Academy where he is… Read more »

Annika Miriam Anderson

ANNIKA MIRIAM ANDERSON, daughter of Mila Vasser Anderson and Wayne Anderson, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, May 7 at Temple Emanu-El. She is the granddaughter of Rimma and Richard Felty of Monterey, Calif., and Jane Anderson of Twining, Mich. Annika attends Basis Tucson School where she… Read more »

Josh Robinson Levine

JOSH ROBINSON LEVINE, son of Melissa and Terry Levine, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, April 16 at Congregation Or Chadash. He is the grandson of Lois and Bernie Levine of Scottsdale, Ariz., and the great-nephew of Phyllis and George Cohen of Falls Church, Va. Josh attends… Read more »

Lillian Weich

Lillian (Lilly) Weich, 94, died March 24, 2011. Born in Poland/Austria, Mrs. Weich immigrated to the United States in 1935 as a young bride. She became a U.S. citizen in January 1943. Mrs. Weich raised her family in New Jersey, where she owned a women’s store, The Sample Shop.… Read more »

Eileen Starr

Eileen F. Starr, 84, died March 15, 2011. Born in Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Starr attended the University of Miami, where she met her husband, M. Lee Starr. After graduating, they moved to Tucson. Mrs. Starr taught in the Tucson Unified School District; the last 15 years of her teaching… Read more »

Holy sparks: You won’t find this on YouTube

Rabbi Yossie Shemtov

On Wednesday, March 30, we went to the 2nd Annual Cindy Wool Memorial Seminar on Humanism in Medicine, held in memory of our dear friend, at the Marriott University Park in Tucson. The speaker, Rachel Naomi Remen, bestselling author of “Kitchen Table Wisdom,” recalled her grandfather telling her that… Read more »

Nicholas Shane Miller

NICHOLAS SHANE MILLER, son of Yolanda Kelly Miller and Phillip Miller, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, April 9 at Congregation Chaverim. He is the grandson of Roslyn and George Miller and the late Ruth Miller, all of Tucson, and Sheila and Oscar Kelly of Sahuarita, Ariz.… Read more »

Daniel Lewis Stein

DANIEL LEWIS STEIN, son of Candis and Bill Stein, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Friday, April 8 with Congregation Or Chadash at Handmaker. He is the grandson of Marvel and the late Isadore Stein of Tucson and Joan and Joseph Poorman of Humboldt, Ill. Daniel attends Kino… Read more »

Caleb Joseph Groff

CALEB JOSEPH GROFF, son of Amy Kublin and Steven Groff, celebrated becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Congregation Or Chadash. He is the grandson of Irving and the late Rita Kublin of Sharon, Mass., and Lee and the late Berde Groff of Houston, Texas. Caleb… Read more »