Eliezer Isaac Roseman

ELIEZER ISAAC ROSEMAN, son of Ann and Ron Roseman, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Dec. 25 at Congregation Bais Pinchus in Brookline, Mass. He is the grandson of Dr. Richard Sylvester of Los Angeles, Calif., the late Helen Ellis of Los Angeles, Calif., and Lillian and… Read more »

Zoe Charlotte Weintraub

ZOE CHARLOTTE WEINTRAUB, daughter of Ellen Weintraub, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Dec. 18 with Congregation Or Chadash at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. She is the granddaughter of Deborah and Gerald Weintraub of Tucson. Zoe attends Orange Grove Middle School where she is an honor… Read more »

Joy Isenstein

Joy Isenstein

Joy Barbara Isenstein, 78, died Nov. 29, 2010 in New Brunswick, N.J. Mrs. Isenstein was a frequent winter visitor to Tucson. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Joshua Joseph. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Robert Isenstein of Monroe Township, N.J.; daughters, Judy (John) Peterson of… Read more »

Being Jewish: seeking, not defining, G-d

Rabbi Shafir Lobb

It started when a friend sent me an article about people leaving structured religion faster than new people are joining, especially 30- to 40-year- olds. The last line in the alter article, “Are We Becoming an Atheist Nation? Three Reasons Young People Are Abandoning Religion,” expressed concern about… Read more »


Joshua Langert and Leah Friedman announce their engagement. Joshua is the son of Dr. Richard and Peggy Langert of Tucson and grandson of Cantor Charles and Sally Julian of Tucson. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology from Washington University in St. Louis and his medical degree… Read more »

Samuel Louis Gordon

SAMUEL LOUIS GORDON, son of Amy Krauss and Richard Gordon, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Mon., Dec. 20 at the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas, U.S.Virgin Islands. He will lead Temple Emanu-El’s Shabbat evening service on Fri., Dec. 3. He is the grandson of Allen and the… Read more »

Ethan William Brody

ETHAN WILLIAM BRODY, son of Jacqueline and Eric Brody, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Dec. 11 at Congregation Or Chadash. He is the grandson of Bonnie Farinas of Las Vegas, Nev. Ethan attends Orange Grove Middle School where he is an honor student and plays clarinet… Read more »

Jordan Fassler

Jordan Fassler, 85, died Nov. 17, 2010. After serving in the U.S. Army under General Patton, he completed his education at the University of Arizona in 1951 with a master’s degree in education. He  moved to New York City and returned to Tucson in 1955. He worked at Doolen… Read more »

Jane Klimist

Jane Elizabeth Klimist, 89, died Nov. 17, 2010. Survivors include her husband, Ben Klimist; children, Carol (Lee) Druckman of San Diego, Calif., and Barry (Joyce) Klimist of Denver, Colo.; two grandsons and three great-grandchildren. Services were held at Evergreen Mortuary with Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon officiating. Interment followed in… Read more »

Eugene Rickles

Eugene C. “Sonny” Rickles, 84, died Nov. 11, 2010 . Born in Chicago, Ill., Mr. Rickles owned several mobile home parks for over 40 years. He was a member of the Pima County Planning and Zoning Commission and was a political lobbyist for the manufactured home industry. Survivors include… Read more »

Florie Krell

Florie Krell, 74, of Pittsburgh, Pa., died Nov. 10, 2010. Born in Uniontown, Pa., Mrs. Krell graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. She was involved in the Brandeis Women’s book sale and led a women’s issues group for Hadassah. Mrs. Krell was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold… Read more »

Arthur Berg

Arthur Berg, 88, died Nov. 9, 2010. Born in New York City, Mr. Berg graduated from James Monroe High School in the Bronx. Mr. Berg retired from American Airlines and moved to Tucson in 1983. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Hannah; daughters, Carol Krizman of Tucson and… Read more »

Fran Weissenberg

Fran (Schneweiss) Weissenberg, 95, died Nov. 6, 2010. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Weissenberg attended Brooklyn College and taught in New York City schools. She was a member of O.R.T. and many other organizations. Her book, “The Streets are Paved with Gold,” was published when she was 75, and… Read more »

Julie Ruth Abrahams

Julie Ruth Abrahams, 67, died Nov. 3, 2010 . Mrs. Abrahams graduated cum laude from California State University, Northridge with a B.A. in 1980, specializing in graphic design, while raising two young children. Her husband Barry’s career with Hughes Aircraft, and later Raytheon, had them move to Tucson on… Read more »

Gabrielle Schneider

Gabrielle and Arthur Schneider

Gabrielle Schneider, 87, died Oct. 31, 2010. Mrs. Schneider was a Holocaust survivor and was active in Holocaust education at public schools. She was a published author, avid tennis player, swimmer and taught piano for over 40 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur J. Schneider.… Read more »

Lillian T. Reiss

Lillian T. Reiss, 93, died Oct. 31, 2010. Born in New York City, Mrs. Reiss was past president of Women’s American ORT, past vice president of Hadassah, a member of the million dollar club at Shadron Real Estate and a 50-year member of Congregation Anshei Israel. She was preceded… Read more »

Ryan Green

RYAN DAVID GREEN, son of Rachel and Jonathan Green, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 20 at Congregation Anshei Israel. He is the grandson of Fay Green of Tyler, Texas, Barry Green of Fort Worth, Texas and Renata Limmer of Huntsville, Ala. Ryan attends Esperero Canyon… Read more »

Aidan Navarrette

AIDAN JARED NAVARRETTE, son of Carol and Martin Navarrette, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 13 at Temple Emanu-El. He is the grandson of Linda and the late Arthur Jay Goldblatt of Las Vegas, Nev., and Margarita and the late Mauricio Navarrette of Bakersfield, Calif. Aidan… Read more »

Jared Davidson Friedman

JARED DAVIDSON FRIEDMAN, son of Linda Friedman and Alan Friedman, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 13 at Congregation Anshei Israel. He is the grandson of Brenna Davidson of Iowa City, Iowa, and Dixie Friedman and Don Friedman of Chicago, Ill. Jared attends Orange Grove Middle… Read more »