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Sheila Michaels, iconic feminist who popularized ‘Ms.,’ dies at 78


ST. LOUIS, Missouri (St. Louis Jewish Light via JTA) — Sheila Babs Michaels, an iconic figure in feminist and social justice causes who has been credited with popularizing the courtesy title “Ms.,” died.

Michaels died on June 22 in New York. She was 78 and had been...
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Eli Murov, 25, has private burial

ELI JOSEPH MUROV succumbed after a long battle with mental disease on June 27, 2017. He was 25 years old.

A New Orleans native, he graduated from Isidore Newman School in 2010 and was a member of Newman’s State Championship Soccer teams of 2009 and 2010. Murov was named to...
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Jonathan Woocher, leading Jewish educational theorist, dies at 70

(JTA) — Jonathan Woocher, who helped shaped American Jewish educational priorities as the longtime head of the Jewish Educational Service of North America and later as founding president and senior fellow of the Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah, has died.

Woocher, who lived in South Orange, New Jersey, died...
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Bernard ‘Bernie’ Burk is laid to rest in FL

BERNARD “BERNIE” BURK,  a retired attorney who had lived most of his life in New Orleans, died in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on June 30. He was 80.

When he lived in the Crescent City, he was affiliated with Congregation Beth Israel.

Burk is survived by his wife of many years,...
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Sandra Lehrer is buried

SANDRA LEHRER, the daughter of Gila and Sam Lehrer, passed away at the beginning of the week of June 25.

Her parents had cared for her since her infancy and watched her as she grew into adulthood.

AS graveside service was held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017...
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Local physician Peter Zimmerman dies suddenly; funeral in NY

PETER ZIMMERMAN, M.D., a pain management specialist with offices in Metairie, Slidell and Baton Rouge, died suddenly on Friday, June 23. He was 57.

Zimmerman was a physiatrist, whose work involved determining the cause of pain in his patients and treating them with medication, injections or other treatments to diminish...
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Gerson Lachoff, 84, is laid to rest

GERSON LACHOFF, a retired accountant, passed away peacefully June 12, 2017 at Willowwood in New Orleans. He was 84.

Lachoff is survived by his sister, Benah Klafert, and other extended family members like his nephew, Irwin Lachoff (Judith).

A graduate from Tulane University, he became an accountant for Lykes Brothers...
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Community volunteer Peggy Jane Goff Sapir laid to rest in May

PEGGY JANE GOFF SAPIR, a considerate and passionate volunteer for a great many causes, passed to eternal rest on Friday, May 19, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family and friends. Her death at 63 followed a long, brave and courageous battle with cancer.

Sapir was an active member...
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Oldest lawyer in LA., Marian Berkett, succumbs at 104

MARIAN M. BERKETT, the oldest attorney in the state of Louisiana, died at her New Orleans residence on Monday, June 4, 2017.

Preceded in death in 2002 by her husband of many years,  Dr. George David Bercovitz Berkett, she had no children, but is survived by a nephew, Dennis Mayer...
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Services held for Marilyn Rose Levy Horn

MARILYN ROSE LEVY HORN, a former stewardess and community volunteer committed to making a difference in the world, passed away peacefully in her home on May 24, 2017, surrounded by her children. She was 84. Following her work for Eastern Airlines in the 1950’s, Horn did volunteer work with public...
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