Obituaries

Mary Kurin

Mary Kurin, of Rockville, passed away as a result of complications from pneumonia on Feb. 26. She was 99. Mary was born near Iasi,...

Sarah Lazer

Sarah Lazer, of Rockville, died following a heroic battle with colon cancer on Feb. 19. She was 39. Beloved wife of Grant Lazer; mother...

Herbert Howard Mintz

Herbert Howard Mintz died from pancreatic cancer on Feb. 27. He was 74 years old. Left behind to miss him forever are his wife...

Rubetta Gale Palan

Rubetta Gale Palan, of Washington, passed away peacefully Feb. 22. She was born and raised in St. Louis, Mo., and moved to the Washington...
Shulamith Reich Elster

Shulamith Reich Elster, the ‘dean of Jewish education,’ dies at 81

Shulamith Reich Elster was known as a gift giver. Whether it was a book, some trinket or a memory, she never liked to leave...

Ari Gold, yeshivah student-turned-pop star and LGBTQ icon, dies of cancer at 47

By Gabe Friedman Ari Gold, a pop star who left his Orthodox Jewish roots to become a music icon of and activist for the LGBTQ...

Shlomo Hillel, who spearheaded mass aliyah of Iraqi Jews, dies at 97

Shlomo Hillel’s life spanned the length and breadth of Israel’s immigrant story and he played a critical role in many of its chapters. Hillel, who...

Helen S. Abel

Helen S. Abel, of Chevy Chase, died peacefully at her home on Feb. 13. She was 90. Helen was born on March 15, 1930,...

Joanne Kempler Barlia

Joanne Kempler Barlia, of Washington, died on Feb. 14. She was 57. Joanne was born in Summit, N.J., to Donald Kempler and the former...

Leonard Albert Bosin

Leonard Albert Bosin, of Silver Spring, died on Feb. 17. Beloved husband of the late Goldie Bosin; devoted father of Randall Bosin and Rhona...