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Sylvia Rosenberg buried in Corpus Christi

SYLVIA BERMAN “MAMOO” ROSENBERG, a former resident of Corpus Christi, Texas, who took up residence in New Orleans in 2004, died on May 4 at the age of 99, with her two daughters by her side.

Born in San Antonio, she lived most of her life in Corpus Christi, where...
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Businessman Lester Wainer is dead at 92; private graveside held

LESTER WEIL WAINER, a businessman whose various interests included real estate, mortgages, long distance phone services, pickle sales and fur trading , passed away on Wednesday May 3, 2017. He was 92.

A native New Orleanian, Wainer spent his entire life living in the city of his birth, except for...
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Avodah honoree Deborah Cotton succumbs after brunch



Deborah “Deb” Cotton, the outspoken writer and community activist who was just awarded the top honor from Avodah for her work in advocating for the African-American and Jewish communities to which she belonged, died Tuesday, May 2 as a result of the injuries she sustained in the...
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Marc Cotlar, owner of Acme Roofing, dies

MARC  J. COTLAR, the owner of Acme Roofing, died suddenly on Thursday, April 13 at the age of 58.

Cotlar was a native and a lifelong resident of the Greater New Orleans area. He  was a member of the Jewish community with family roots in the Orthodox and, later, associated...
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Retired pediatrician Nathan Kern to be laid to rest today

NATHAN KERN, M.D., a pediatrician and lifelong resident of New Orleans until 2008, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Kern graduated from the LSU School of Medicine and was a member of the AOA honorary medical fraternity. Before he retired, he practiced pediatrics with the Ochsner Rothschild pediatric group.

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Lorraine Martin Hurwitz funeral on Thursday

LORRAINE MARTIN HURWITZ, a homemaker who called New Orleans her home for most of her life, died on March 28, 2017. She was 82.

A Canadian citizen, Hurwitz was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan before moving to Winnipeg, where she resided before moving to the Crescent City.

She married her husband,...
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Rare coins, antique weapons dealer James Cohen laid to rest

JAMES H. COHEN, a renowned dealer in rare and valuable coins as well as antique firearms and swords, whose famous store on Royal Street dates back to 1898, succumbed after a lengthy illness on Tuesday, March 27. He was 91.

As a child, Cohen worked with his grandfather, William S....
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Former school counselor Dan Alexander succumbs at 91

DANIEL B. ALEXANDER, a former school counselor for the Orleans Parish School Board, died in the evening hours of March 26. He was age 91.

A lifelong resident of New Orleans and Metairie, he graduated from Alcee Fortier High School, and attended Loyola University before being inducted into the U.S....
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Anshe Sfard gabbi Saul Barber dies at 91

SAUL BARBER, the longtime gabbi of Congregation Anshe Sfard, the last remaining Orthodox synagogue in Orleans Parish, died at his Metairie home on Wed., March 15. Hew as 91.

Barber was originally born in Krakow, Poland and emigrated to the United States while only 3 years old. He graduated from...
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Chabad leader, Tulane professor David Kaufmann dies in Houston


DAVID KAUFMANN, a Tulane professor and leader of the Chabad Lubavitch community for the past four decades, and considered a shaliach (emissary) died on Thursday morning in Houston, where he had been living  while receiving continuing medical treatment at M.D. Anderson Clinic for the past two months.

Kaufmann, considered a...
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