Post-Its

Rachel Kane

Rachel Sharupsky Kane (Kanowicz), 99, of Los Angeles, Calif., died June 17, 2010. Mrs. Kane was a partisan fighter in Belarussian forests in World War II. She was a Hebrew and Judaica teacher in Los Angeles. She lived in Tucson during the 1980s before returning to Los Angeles, where… Read more »

Anne Gurvitz

Anne Ruth Gurvitz, 91, died June 13, 2010. Mrs. Gurvitz was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Gurvitz. Survivors include her son, Mark (Christine) Gurvitz, sister-in-law, Jennie Berlovitz; and one grandchild. Graveside services were held in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Robert Eisen… Read more »

Asher Matthew Edgington

A son, ASHER MATTHEW EDGINGTON, was born March 23, 2010 to Jennifer and Matthew Edgington of Tucson. Grandparents are Terri and Scott Krasner and Sue and Mike Edgington, all of Tucson.… Read more »

Arianna Wills

ARIANNA ELIZABETH WILLS, daughter of Adria Elliott and Roger Wills, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24 at Congregation Ner Tamid. She is the granddaughter of Sharon Leanne Kato of Tucson, the late Clifford H. Nelson of Omaha, Neb., Donna Rice of… Read more »

Corinne Belkoff

CORINNE SIERRA BELKOFF, daughter of Sandy Stein Belkoff and Kenneth Belkoff, celebrated becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, June 19 in Jerusalem with Cantor Janece Cohen of Congregation Or Chadash officiating. She is the granddaughter of Celina and Howard Stein of Tucson, and the late Shirley and Michael Belkoff… Read more »

Alexis Belkoff

ALEXIS SAVANNAH BELKOFF, daughter of Sandy Stein Belkoff and Kenneth Belkoff, celebrated becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, June 19 in Jerusalem with Cantor Janece Cohen of Congregation Or Chadash officiating. She is the granddaughter of Celina and Howard Stein of Tucson, and the late Shirley and Michael Belkoff… Read more »

Wallner-Saltzman wedding

Jennifer Wallman and Adam Saltzman were married March 14, 2010 at The Westward Look Resort, with Rabbi Billy Lewkowicz officiating. Jennifer is the daughter of Renee and Michael Wallner and the granddaughter of Susan and the late Sidney Drucker, all of Tucson. She attended Tucson Hebrew Academy, Hebrew High… Read more »

Judith “Yehudit” Lerman

Judith “Yehudit” Lerman, 64, died June 20, 2010. Born in Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Lerman grew up in Milwaukee, Wisc., and celebrated her Bat Mitzvah in 1953. During college, she spent one summer in the south registering blacks for voting rights. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a… Read more »

Louis Getz

Louis Getz, 74, died June 8, 2010. Born in Altoona, Pa., Mr. Getz taught mathematics at Syosset High School for 35 years. After retiring, he moved to Tucson and taught at Pima Community College. Survivors include his wife, Sandra; son, Mark D. (Rene) Getz of New York City; brothers,… Read more »

Beatrice Martin

Beatrice M. Martin, 92, died June 5, 2010. Born in Boston, Mass., Mrs. Martin was a former educator and philanthropist. Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her husband, George in 1996. Survivors include her children, Roberta (Robert) Friedman of Bellevue, Wash., and Avraham (Sarah) Martin of Sefad, Israel;… Read more »

Max Mindes

Max Mindes, 81, died June 4, 2010. Born in New York City, Mr. Mindes retired in 1995 after 31 years of civil service at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Rhoda; children, Irving (Terry) Mindes and Louis (Pam) Mindes, both of Tucson, and Robert… Read more »

Linda & David Schiesel

Linda and David Schiesel will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends with a weekend getaway and dinner celebration at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa in Chandler, Arizona. Linda and David were married on June 5, 1960 at Temple Emanu-El in Tucson. The couple… Read more »

Ellie Mackie

ELLIE MACKIE, daughter of Elysa and Jim Mackie, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, June 19 at Congregation Chaverim. She is the granddaughter of Sheila and Joe Dobrzynski of Sea Girt, N.J., Nancy and the late Albert Mackie of Amelia Island, Fla., and Kathy and the late… Read more »

Matthew Rein

MATTHEW ARLEN REIN, son of Laurie Rein, will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, June 12 at Congregation Or Chadash. He is the grandson of Min Rein of Tucson. Matthew attends Esperero Middle School where he plays clarinet in the band, as well as basketball and tennis. He… Read more »

Kid or adult, Bar/Bat Mitzvah is start of journey

Rabbi Helen T. Cohn

I remember clearly the first time I was called by my newly acquired Hebrew name to say the Torah blessings on Rosh Hashanah. I was in my early 40s and just beginning to discover my own heritage. Who knew that Judaism could be so complex, so compelling, so enriching?… Read more »

Lester Wortzel

Lester Ira Wortzel, 92, died May 23, 2010. Born in Newark, N.J., Mr. Wortzel was a furniture salesman from 1956 to 1999, when he retired at the age of 83. He moved to Tucson in 2005. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Rachel; children, Karyle Klasz of Moab,… Read more »

Bernard Weinstein

Bernard “Bernie” Weinstein, 82, died May 23, 2010. Born in Milwaukee, Wisc., Mr. Weinstein grew up in Tucson, attending Roskruge Elementary, Wakefield Jr. High, Tucson High and the University of Arizona. He graduated from the UA Law School in 1954 and began a long career as an attorney. He… Read more »

Samantha Weisband

SAMANTHA EMILY WEISBAND, daughter of Suzie Penn Weisband and Barry Weisband of Seattle, Wash., will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, June 5 at Temple Emanu-El. She is the granddaughter of Robert and Lorraine Penn of Tucson, and Ruthe Schwartz of Los Angeles, Calif. Sami attends Esperero Canyon… Read more »

Amanda Bressler

AMANDA HALEY BRESSLER, daughter of Meryl Bressler and Abraham Bressler, will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, June 12 at Congregation Anshei Israel. She is the granddaughter of Marcia and Murray Kraus of Seaford, N.Y. Amanda attends Emily Grey Junior High School where she is an honor student… Read more »