A sad obituary by Naomi Aharoni who recalls the indomitable spirit of her twin sister Laurel Yakobovitz who passed away suddenly on the eve of Rosh Hashanah.

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Laurel Yakobovitz   1942 – 2013
Category: People
Issue No. 172
 

Shirley Kirsch was one of its initial organizers and ran the group until sadly, she recently passed away. This is a tribute to her fine qualities, such as her cheerfulness, modesty and devotion to the group and its members.

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A tribute to Shirley Kirsch
Category: People
Issue No. 172
 

A tribute by a friend of a woman of tremendous organizational skills who served her family and her community with distinction throughout her life.

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Sivia Teutsch 1931-2013
Category: People
Issue No. 172
 

A tribute by a daughter in her deep grief at losing a mother who is remembered for the times of inspiration shared and admired for her management of her struggle with the terminal illness that claimed her life.

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Sandy Kaye
Category: People
Issue No. 172
 

Clan of 44 gather for diamond celebration

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Clan of 44 gather for diamond celebration
Category: People
Issue No. 172
 

The Domari Community Center is a place where Domari Gypsies celebrate their culture and music. Amoun Sleem, founder of the center, started life begging for money but wanted more for her community. Learn about her efforts and the center’s needs.

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The gypsies of the wall
Category: People
Issue No. 171
 

Mindy Weisel's pictures and glasswork and metal pieces smile straight at us and cut to the essence of our emotions. Mindy and her husband Sheldon, have now come home to Israel where she continues to create her magic in a high-ceilinged studio flooded with Jerusalem light.

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Mindy Weisel–When art imitates life
Category: People
Issue No. 171
 

Her voice still strong, love for her family ever-present, Barbra performed a concert in Tel Aviv. The audience had an enchanted evening and, even though the ticket cost the same as a weekend away, the expense was well worth it and Barbra unforgettable.

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Tel Aviv falls in love with Streisand
Category: People
Issue No. 171
 

Congratulations to Walter Robinson on being appointed Hon. Life President of Beth Protea.

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Home sweet home. Walter’s unique award is certainly well deserved
Category: People
Issue No. 171
 

An article in an Esra magazine caused a reader to search out the author to share memories of his sister, who features in the article. Connections rekindled over years and oceans – it truly is a small world.

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‘Moving article’ rekindles an old friendship, and a pledge is made
Category: People
Issue No. 171
 
 
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