Intermountain Jewish News

Oct 07th


Hilda Schwartz

Hilda Schwartz

Hilda Ruth Schwartz, a cherished member of Denver’s Jewish community whose life revolved around family and Jewish tradition, passed away Sept. 2, 2015, in Colorado. Rabbi Bruce Dollin and Cantors Martin Goldstein and Joel Lichterman officiated at the Sept. 4 graveside service at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.

At the service, her daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren spoke about her love and devotion to family and Judaism and her innate ability to welcome people into her home and her heart.


Bertha Sklar

Bertha SklarBertha Sklar, a Holocaust survivor, passed away Sept. 26, 2015, in Denver. Rabbi Yaakov Meyer officiated at the Sept. 27 graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. Bertha was born Oct. 1, 1923, in Vienna, Austria. Her mother owned a manicure salon and her father ran an electrical store. A member of Vienna’s thriving Jewish community, she attended a Talmud Torah day school.  She also learned that being called a “dirty Jew” was something she had to en...

Bessie Goldstein

Bessie Rebecca Goldstein, recipient of Shalom Cares’ 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award, passed away Sept. 14, 2015, in Aurora. Rabbis Bernard Gerson and Steven Rubenstein and Cantor Saul Rosenthal officiated at the Sept. 17 graveside service at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “She was loved by all who knew her,” the family said. “Her greatest joy was her beloved husband Harry of 59 years, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.” Mrs. Goldstein w...

Rabbi Paul Laderman

Rabbi Paul LadermanAt press time, the Intermountain Jewish News was informed that Rabbi Paul Laderman, formerly of Denver, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, in Jerusalem. He was 81. He was the son of the late Rabbi Manuel Laderman and Bess Laderman. Manuel Laderman was spiritual leader of the Hebrew Educational Alliance for 47 years. The service took place Monday, Sept. 21, 5 p.m., at the Etz Hayim cemetery near Beit Shemesh in Israel.

Judge Robert A. Behrman

Judge Robert A. BehrmanJudge Robert A. Behrman, formerly chief judge for Weld County’s 19th judicial district, passed away July 16, 2015, in Denver. He was 93. Rabbi Sara Gilbert officiated at the July 19 graveside service at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. He was a lifetime member of Beth Israel in Greeley. “The lawyers who came before Judge Behrman were privileged,” according to the Greeley Tribune. “He was smart — insightfully comprehending the legal issues before him....
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Shabbat Times

JTA News

Police officers injured in Israeli-Arab riot in Jaffa

Marcy Oster Clashes between the protesters and police took place during a pro-Palestinian demonstration that turned into a riot in Jaffa, a mixed Jewish and Arab city in central Israel. ... [Link]

Facebook to launch Israeli-made satellite to bring Internet access to Africa

Marcy Oster The AMOS-6 satellite is being built by Israel Aerospace Industries and will be operated by the Israeli company Spacecom, in partnership with Eutelsat Communications of France. ... [Link]

Sanders campaign apologizes for ejecting pro-Palestinian group from rally

Marcy Oster Members of the Boston Students for Justice in Palestine held a sign reading: “Will Ya #Feel The Bern 4 Palestine??!” ... [Link]

Actor James Franco has bar mitzvah

Marcy Oster Franco posted a photo on Instagram, including a message: “I am now a MAN! Got Bar Mitzvahed tonight!!! Finally!” ... [Link]

Netanyahu, at site of Israeli couple’s murder, calls for W. Bank security cameras

Marcy Oster The prime minister also called for an investigation of the Palestinian shopkeepers who spit at and kicked Adele Bennett, who had been stabbed and was bleeding, as she called for help. ... [Link]

2 Palestinian teens killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers

Marcy Oster The Israel Defense Forces said that the boy, 13, was shot in error as soldiers attempted to quell a riot. ... [Link]

Homes of Palestinian attackers razed in terror crackdown

Marcy Oster The demolition orders were issued to the families of the terrorists last year; the three terrorists were killed at the time of their attacks. ... [Link]

Joel Rubin, who helped pass Iran nuclear deal, running for Congress

Marcy Oster Rubin is the former U.S. State Department’s chief liaison to the U.S. House of Representatives, who worked for the successful passage of the Iran nuclear weapons deal in Congress. ... [Link]

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