Intermountain Jewish News

Aug 01st


Arthur Bronstein

Arthur Bronstein, one of the founders of Har HaShem in Boulder, passed away May 23, 2015, in Boulder. He was 94. The service took place May 25 at Har HaShem, followed by the burial at Mountain View Cemetery. Greenwood Myers Funeral Home made the arrangements.

Mr. Bronstein was born June 10, 1920, in Denver.

He graduated from CU in 1942 and earned an MA from Columbia University in 1946.


Dr. Leonid Heifets

Dr. Leonid HeifetsDr. Leonid Heifets, an internationally renowned leader in tuberculosis research at National Jewish Health for 32 years, passed away May 15, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was 89. Rabbi Yaakov Chaitovsky and Cantor Joel Lichterman officiated at the May 17 graveside service at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.

Rochelle Shoretz, breast cancer activist

Rochelle Shoretz, breast cancer activistNEW YORK — Rochelle Shoretz was fond of saying, “There are no problems, only solutions.” Her approach to life was not to dwell on bad news, but to channel the energy that friends described as boundless into somehow making things better. It’s what drove her to establish the national cancer organization Sharsheret after she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 28. On Sunday, May 31, Shoretz died of complications from the disease at her home in Teaneck, NJ. She was 42....

Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 June 2015 11:17 )


Melenie Lambert

Melenie LambertMelenie R. Lambert, a payroll professional, passed away May 21, 2015, in Littleton. She was 55. Rabbi Bruce Dollin and Cantor Martin Goldstein officiated at the May 26 service at the HEA. Interment followed at Emanuel Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. Mrs. Lambert was born Aug. 17, 1959, in Los Angeles, Calif., and lived in Canoga Park and El Cajon, Calif., before moving to Englewood, Colo.

Lily Radford

Lilly Edelstein Radford, a Holocaust survivor who lived in Denver for many years, passed away May 8, 2015, in Ra’anna, Israel. Services were held May 10, 2015, in Israel. “A survivor of Auschwitz, she was always grateful for the small things in life,” her loved ones said. “Her eternal optimism was her best quality. “She was a true Jewish mother who received pleasure from feeding her family and all who joined her table. She had the unique capacity to keep her memories beautiful and av...
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