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Los Angeles Theater Critic, San Diego Jewish World Contributor Cynthia Citron Dies at 89

Cynthia Wynn Taylor Citron, born September 16, 1934, in Boston, died November 11, 2023, in New York, of pneumonia and old age. For nearly 20 years she was a well known theater critic in Los...

William Medwied, Holocaust Survivor, 1933-2023

William Medwied, 90 a Holocaust survivor from Ukraine, passed peacefully on September 30. There is a tradition that when people die on Shabbat they are immediately in heaven with G-d. Medwied spent the war years...
Manouchehr Bibiyan on a Persian New Year set for his television program “Jaam-e-Jam.” Credit: Courtesy of the Bibiyan family.

Manouchehr Bibiyan, Iranian entertainment producer and ‘proud Jew,’ dies at 90

Manouchehr Bibiyan, a pioneering Iranian-American Jewish entertainment producer and political activist died on Aug. 27 in Los Angeles. He was 90 years old. Bibiyan became Iran’s first and most successful modern pop-music recording producer, having...
Dedi Graucher. Source: Screenshot.

Chassidic singer ‘Dedi’ Graucher dies at age 62

After years fighting a serious illness, Oded Dovid (“Dedi”) Graucher died in Jerusalem on Sept. 11. Graucher rose to prominence following the release of his second album, 1993’s “Ratza” with its epic title track making him famous...
Rabbi Moshe Yitzchak Vorst. Source: YouTube.

Rabbi who founded Chabad in the Netherlands dies at age 85

Rabbi Moshe Yitzchak (Ies) Vorst, founder of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement in the Netherlands, died on Sept. 14 at the age of 85. Vorst was born in 1938, the son of the chief rabbi of Rotterdam....
Jeremy Jones. Credit: Courtesy of the Australian Jewish News.

Australian Jewish leader Jeremy Jones dies at age 64

Jeremy Jones, one of the most influential figures in Australia’s Jewish community, passed away on Sept. 6 after losing a battle with cancer. The 64-year-old was the director of international and community affairs at the Australia/Israel &...
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Los Angeles-based Jewish philanthropist Elissa Czuker dies at 53

Elissa Czuker, who with her husband, Edward Czuker, donated to many prominent Jewish and political causes, died on Aug. 25. She was 53 years old. The mother of nine was active in the Young Israel...
Actress Arleen Sorkin at an event sponsored by the National Breast Cancer Coalition in 2011. Credit: Kathy Hutchins via Wikimedia Commons.

Actress Arleen Sorkin of daytime TV fame dies at 67

After fighting multiple sclerosis for a decade, the disease took the life of 67-year-old Jewish film and television actress Arleen Sorkin on Aug. 24. Playing Calliope Jones Bradford in the daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives,” Sorkin served...
Mark Margolis at the movie premiere of “Noah” at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City in 2014. Credit: Kristin Callahan via Wikimedia Commons.

Celebrated character actor Mark Margolis dies at 83

Most recently bringing to life the unforgettable crime boss Hector Salamanga in 22 episodes of “Better Call Saul” and eight episodes of its predecessor “Breaking Bad,” Jewish actor Mark Margolis has died at the age of...
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‘Pee-wee’s Playhouse’ star Paul Reubens dies at age 70

“Please accept my apology for not going public with what I’ve been facing for the last six years,” a post on Paul Reubens’s Instagram account noted on Monday. “I have always felt a huge amount of...