Henry Hersch was born on June 1, 1925 in Columbus, Ohio to Henry Hersch and Ella Beren Hersch. He was raised in Parkersburg, West Virginia. 

(JNS) Avi Har-Even, former director-general of the Israel Space Agency, died on June 6, from complications related to injuries he suffered during the riots that rocked the country last month.

Stephen Jay Applebaum, elder son of the late Milton and Shirley Applebaum, died on April 20, 2021 at the age of 72. He is survived by his wife Debra, daughter Paige Applebaum Bayens (Paul), and brother Mark Applebaum (Suellen), nieces, nephews and loving cousins. 

Doris Doctor, formerly of Cincinnati, was born in 1923 in Tubingen Germany, the daughter of Adolph and Hannah Bernheim, sister of John Bernheim, who all preceded her in death. Her parents and brother received affidavits through their cousin Ruth Bernheim, the granddaughter of Issac Mayer Wis…

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Dr. Simon Hakim passed away on March 24, 2021 at the age of 91.  Dr. Hakim completed his medical degree at the Jesuit University in Beirut, Lebanon and started practicing medicine in Montreal, Quebec at the Jewish General Hospital.  After receiving a sponsorship to draw immigrant physicians …

Joel Ira Shulman was born on September 27, 1943 to Irv and Sylvia Shulman, and passed away Saturday, March 27 in Boynton Beach, Florida. He is remembered as an amazing and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, a caring friend, and a brilliant chemist.

On March 22, 2021, Paul Henry “Pete” Tobias peacefully passed away due to complications from Alzheimer’s, his beloved wife, Phyllis, by his side.


Rabbi Sheena Potter Jaffee, Rabbi in Residence at Rockdale Temple, opened her eulogy for Josephine Deutsch Brower by comparing her to Bezalel, the artisan who built the tabernacle that the Jews carried with them in the desert. She quoted the words of Exodus, Shemot, Chapter 31: See, I have s…

Harvey Reis was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 7th 1936 to Nat and Rose (née Bilker) Reis. He attended Walnut Hills High School and graduated in 1953. Harvey then went to the University of Cincinnati and studied business.

(JTA) —Robert Pollack was a scientist, author, Navy veteran and former chair of the department of biochemistry at Temple University’s School of Dentistry (now Kornberg School of Dentistry) who grew up speaking Yiddish at home with his immigrant Jewish parents in West Philadelphia.

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Amy Louise Perlman (nee Seltzer) died in Cincinnati on February 1, 2021 at the age of 60.  Amy was the daughter of Herman (“Cy”) and Evelyn Seltzer, and younger sister of Susan Seltzer, all of blessed memory. 

Donald Lee Taplits, born July 4, 1940, son of the late Dr. Sol Taplits and Marie Taplits, passed away on February 7, 2021 in Israel where he resided with his wife close to four years. He is survived by his dedicated and loving wife Donna, brothers Michael and Bryan Taplits, sister Marcia Tap…

Malcolm D. Stearn died on Thursday Jan. 14 in Sarasota, Florida with the love of his life, his wife Sheri Stearn by his side. He was 87 years old. A longtime shoe executive with the former US Shoe Corporation, he was president of three major women’s footwear divisions.