Intermountain Jewish News

Feb 12th


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 was born Oct. 21, 1921, in Hazelton, Pa., and graduated from Hazelton High School.


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....

Donald Kriss

Donald KrissDonald Alan Kriss, formerly the executive director at BMH-BJ in Denver, passed away Sept. 19, 2015, in Jacksonville, Fla. He was 61. Services were held Sept. 21 at the Jacksonville Jewish Center. Burial followed the services. Mr. Kriss was born Dec. 4, 1953, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Ilene and Stanley Kriss. He graduated from George Washington High School in Denver and immediately joined the cast of “Up With People” in 1972.

Irving Schaffer

Irving SchafferIrving Schaffer, a survivor of Auschwitz and faithful supporter of Israel and Denver’s Jewish community, passed away Sept. 4, 2015, in Denver. Rabbis Yaakov Meyer and Tzvi Steinberg officiated at the Sept. 6 graveside service at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Shalom Funeral Services made the arrangements. “Our dad was always smiling and making people laugh — especially our mother,” his children said. “He was totally devoted to her before, during and after her illness.
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