Obituaries

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, […]

Obituaries, December 2016

Posted on: November 28, 2016 | 27 Heshvan 5777 by Rob Golub

David Abergel David Abergel of Baltimore, who served in the Israel Defense Forces, died Sept. 30, 2016. He was 63. Born March 27, 1953 in Tel Aviv, he moved to the United States in 1979 from Herzliya, Israel to wed Bebe Zien Abergel, whom he met in Israel. Beforehand, he graduated from Technion High School, […]

Obituaries, November, 2016

Posted on: November 3, 2016 | 2 Heshvan 5777 by WJC Staff

Edwin Goldman Edwin Goldman of Glendale, a U.S. Army veteran who was active in the Jewish community, died Oct. 6, 2016. He was 88. Born Dec. 9, 1927 in Milwaukee, he attended North Division High School and University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. He was a CPA and deputy director of the Treasurer’s Office for the […]

Robert Norman Stone

Posted on: October 31, 2016 | 29 Tishri 5777 by Rob Golub

Robert Norman Stone of Glendale, who took on his father’s business, Stone’s Jewelry Company, and served as a first lieutenant in World War II, died Sept. 13, 2016. He was 92. He is survived by wife Anita Stone. A graduate of Shorewood High School in 1942, he also graduated from University of Wisconsin – Madison […]

Bernard Ottenstein

Posted on: October 31, 2016 | 29 Tishri 5777 by Rob Golub

Bernard Ottenstein of Milwaukee, a member of the Jewish War Veterans who enjoyed opera, art, golfing and swimming, died Sept. 4, 2016. He was 92. His spouse, who is deceased, was Ethel Ottenstein. He was born Feb. 26, 1924 and graduated from North Division High School. He was a DDS, having graduated from the Marquette […]