Obituaries

Obituaries, July 2017

Posted on: June 26, 2017 | 2 Tammuz 5777 by Special to the Chronicle

Judith Flom Dolnick Judith Flom Dolnick of Middleton died April 4. She was 65. She came to Wisconsin from Baltimore in 1978, having graduated from Milford Mill High School in 1969. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 1974. She held a bachelor of science in English, speech and theater education. She was a […]

Obituaries, June 2017

Posted on: May 24, 2017 | 28 Iyyar 5777 by Rob Golub

Paul D. Lawent Paul D. Lawent of Hoffman Estates, Illinois died April 10, 2017. He was 74. He was born March 16, 1943 in Milwaukee. He graduated from Washington High School in Milwaukee in 1961. Colleges included University of San Francisco, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette University Law School, where he earned […]

Obituaries, May 2017

Posted on: April 26, 2017 | 30 Nisan 5777 by Rob Golub

Obituaries are published free of charge and will be edited. Submit at JewishChronicle.org/form For a paid obituary, contact Jane Dillon at 414-390-5765 or JaneD@MilwaukeeJewish.org. Ann Englander Berkman Ann Englander Berkman of Glendale died March 31, 2017. She was 83. Born Nov. 6, 1933 in Milwaukee, she graduated from Whitefish Bay High School in 1952. She earned a […]

Obituaries, April 2017

Posted on: March 28, 2017 | 1 Nisan 5777 by WJC Staff

Obituaries are published free of charge and will be edited. Submit at JewishChronicle.org/form For a paid obituary, contact Jane Dillon at 414-390-5765 or JaneD@MilwaukeeJewish.org. Melvin A. Backer Melvin A. Backer of Glendale died Feb. 28, 2017. He was 93. Born in Hooper, Nebraska on Feb. 9, 1924, he came to Wisconsin from Rockford, Illinois in 1959. […]

Obituaries, March 2017

Posted on: February 23, 2017 | 27 Shevat 5777 by Rob Golub

Esther Forman Jacobs Esther Forman Jacobs of Atlanta died Feb. 13, 2017. She was 93. She was born Sept. 10, 1923 in Milwaukee. A graduate of North Division High School in 1941, she graduated from Marquette University in 1945. She was a member of Congregation Beth Israel. Organizations included Hadassah, World ORT, the Jewish nonprofit.  […]

Rabbi Herman Schaalman, a founder of OSRUI, dies at 100

Rabbi Herman Schaalman, a founder of OSRUI, dies at 100

Posted on: February 23, 2017 | 27 Shevat 5777 by Special to the Chronicle

  Rabbi Herman Schaalman, the oldest living Reform rabbi and the first director of the Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute in Oconomowoc, has died. He was 100. Schaalman, a leader in the Reform movement for seven decades, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, according to the Union for Reform Judaism. He served a small congregation in Iowa before moving […]

Nathan Elbaum, who saw the Holocaust, dies at 87

Posted on: January 27, 2017 | 29 Tevet 5777 by WJC Staff

MADISON – Nathan Elbaum, who personally experienced the Warsaw Ghetto and the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, died on Jan. 18, 2017. He was 87. He was a resident of Madison when he died, but life started for him in Warsaw, Poland on August 19, 1929, according to an obituary. He was 10 when the war began […]

Obituaries, February 2017

Posted on: January 27, 2017 | 29 Tevet 5777 by WJC Staff

Joel Ray Abramson Joel Ray Abramson of Scottsdale, Arizona, previously of Thiensville, died Dec. 27, 2016. He was born Aug. 24, 1931. Abramson is survived by his wife Marilyn, son Gary (Amy) Abramson of Atlanta, daughter Jaclyn (Harry) Zigan of Mequon and son Brian Abramson. Survivors include grandchildren Matthew Zigan of Lacrosse and Noah Abramson […]

Obituaries, January 2017

Posted on: December 29, 2016 | 29 Kislev 5777 by Rob Golub

Menashe Alezra Menashe Alezra, who served in Israel’s Golani Brigade before moving to Wisconsin, died Nov. 2, 2016. He was 65. Alezra, of Baltimore, was born May 15, 1951 in Marrakesh, Morocco. He moved to Wisconsin in 1980 from Yerucham, Israel to wed Mindy Davidoff Alezra, whom he met in Israel. He was a member […]

Sandra Friedman Dolnick, public libraries advocate, dies at 80

Posted on: December 23, 2016 | 23 Kislev 5777 by WJC Staff

Sandra Friedman Dolnick, a Wisconsin native and public libraries pioneer who created a national network of “friends” of library groups, died Sunday, Dec. 11. She was 80. A former member of Congregation Sinai of Fox Point, she was involved in local Jewish community activities until she moved to Philadelphia in 1988, according to her daughter, […]