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Beth W. Bloch Issacson Rosenthal funeral set for Wed.

BETH WRIGHT BLOCH ISSACSON ROSENTHAL passed away at her home on December 28, 2018. She was 92. 

Rosenthal was active in community affairs, including The League of Women Voters, the United Way, and the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), and served in many capacities with, and in the...
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Amos Oz, a ‘saintly intellectual’ who turned Israel’s national reality into art


(JTA) — Amos Oz would often speak in the kind of tossed-off epigrams that come only with a lot of practice. But just when you wanted to smack him for his breezy erudition, he would redeem himself with a flash of spot-on — and hilarious — self-awareness.

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Investment banker Joseph Konopny funeral held Dec. 23

JOSEPH KONOPNY, an investment banker died on Saturday, December 22, 2018. He was 73.

Konopny was a resident of New Orleans since the 1990s and regularly attended services at the Uptown Chabad House.

Born in a Displaced Persons camp in 1945 to Holocaust survivor parents, he emigrated to the U.S., living...
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Rona Ramon, widow of astronaut killed in Space Shuttle Columbia, dies at 54


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Rona Ramon, the widow of Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon, who died on board the space shuttle Columbia, has died.

Rona Ramon, who became a public figure and established the Ramon Foundation to promote academic excellence and social leadership among Israeli youth, died on Monday...
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Jack Caron funeral set for today at 11:30 a.m.

JACK CARON, 97, a former resident of New Orleans, passed away on December 14, 2018.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Shirley Caron; his children, Stan (Debbie) Caron, Ron (Maury) Caron and Minette (Cory) Hillebrand; his sister, Zeline Klau; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Caron was...
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Dr. Gerald Berenson memorial set; burial was private

GERALD SANDERS BERENSON, M.D., a leading researcher and internationally renowned academic specialist in cardiac studies and also acknowledged as one of the most dedicated New Orleans Jewish community leaders, died on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22, 2018. He was 96.

Dr. Berenson was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana, the place where the...
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Private burial set for Dr. Max Rosenberg

MAX Y. ROSENBERG, M.D., passed away at his home in Dallas on November 17, 2018. He was 89.

Originally from St. Louis, Rosenberg moved to New Orleans in 1954, where he began his medical career practicing obstetrics and gynecology. In addition to loving the world of medicine and learning, Max...
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Dr. Leona Bersadsky graveside held Tuesday

LEONA BERSADSKY , M.D., died peacefully on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at her residence after a long battle with heart disease.

She was predeceased by her longtime companion, Dr. Dorothy Bratsas, and is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

Dr. Bersadsky was a practicing psychiatrist in New Orleans...
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Igor Vizelberg rites to be observed on Sunday

IGOR ARKADY VIZELBERG, the owner and president of IV League International Ship Supply, died after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer on October 19, 2018 at his home in Kenner. He was 58.

Vizelberg was one of many persecuted Soviet Jews who were allowed to emigrate to America. Born in...
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Connie Tolmas laid to rest in Dallas

CONSTANCE “CONNIE” COHEN TOLMAS, passed away of natural causes on Monday, September 24, in her hometown of Dallas, Texas. She was 90 years old.

Although she had many connections to Dallas, she spent a significant amount of her time living in New Orleans, where she raised her family and was...
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