Crossing Boundaries


Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi was one of the world’s most innovative and influential Jewish spiritual leaders. To his followers, he was their Hasidic rebbe. But what other rebbe had dropped acid with Timothy Leary and dialogued with the Dalai Lama? Schachter-Shalomi, who died last week at 89, wasn’t the only rabbi who tinkered radically with Jewish… Read More


On July 8, 2014, MILDRED (nee Kellman), loving wife of Stanley Aronoff; cherished mother of Barbara (Larry) Gandel, Chana (Herschel) Lazaroff, Alan (Robin) Aronoff, Judy (Cem) Basak and Suzy (Stewart) Bradshaw; adored sister of Miriam (David) Longman; beloved grandmother of Brian Gandel, Shaina Minkoff, Chaya (Yossel) Bialestock, Mendy Lazaroff, Yitzi Lazaroff and the late Jennifer… Read More


On July 8, 2014, ABRAHAM, beloved husband of Sara Niderberg (nee Nissenbaum); loving father of Esther (Jacob) Schlanger, Syma (Shalom) Kelman and Ben-Zion (Debbie) Niderberg; devoted grandfather of Simcha (Nikki) Schlanger, Tirza (Ariel) Bayewitz, Tamar Schlanger, Naomi (Yossi) Frydman, Adina (Moshe) Meister, Ora (Dani) Zuckerbrod, Vivi Kelman, Leora, Eitan, Tova, Elisheva, Adina and Ilana Niderberg;… Read More


On July 4, 2014, BARI LEVINE TUCKER, wife of Barry Baitch; mother of Erica Tucker (Naomi Feldhamer); daughter of Beverly Levine (Dr. Herbert Furash) and the late Melvin Levine; sister of the late Ric Levine; ex-wife of Ira Tucker; daughter-in-law of Edith Tucker. Contributions in Bari’s memory may be made to


On July 7, 2014, ELLIOTT, beloved son of the late Philip and Hilda Brager; devoted brother of Paul Brager (Nancy Vogler); loving grandfather of Noah Brager and Naomi Brager; dear uncle of Rachael, Sarah and Aaron Brager; best friend forever of Steven Shavitz; survived by many loving friends and relatives; father of Barry (Elena) Brager… Read More


On July 7, 2014, THERESA “TESS” (nee Miller), beloved wife of the late Jerome Friedman; cherished mother of Eric (Carol) Friedman and Judith (late Michael) Stoner; devoted sister of Frances Franciose; loving grandmother of LT Daniel Friedman, Emily Stoner and Quinn Stoner. Funeral services and interment at Oheb Shalom Memorial Park, Berrymans Lane on Tuesday,… Read More


On July 6, 2014, HELEN (nee Fried), beloved wife of Edward Jolson; loving mother of Robyn, Bradley and Lisa Jolson; devoted sister of Daniel Fried; cherished grandmother of two; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane, on Tuesday, July 8… Read More


On June 11, BARBARA, beloved wife of Lester; loving mother of Ellen (Nelson) Robin and Sean (Beverly); adoring Nana to Rachel Robin, Madelyn Poris and Nina Poris. Interment at Columbia Memorial Park, 12005 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, Md. Contributions may be made to Temple Bet Aviv, Columbia, Md., (use the general fund) or plant a tree… Read More


On June 15, 2014, LESTER “DUKE,” husband of Marlene (Rolnick); father of Shawn, Randy and Mitchell. Donations in his memory may be made to JARC, 21160 95th Ave. S., Boca Raton, FL 33428, (561) 558-2550.


On July 2, 2014, JANIS (nee Oblon), beloved mother of Lynn (Kevin) Oliner and Cheryl (Claude) Taylor; bubby of Adam Oliner and Scott Oliner; life partner of the late Frank Dragoni; sister of Phyllis “Chickie” (Edward) Spivack; also loved by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services on Sunday at Goldsteins’ Rosenberg’s Raphael-Sacks Suburban… Read More