Intermountain Jewish News

May 05th


Miriam Hoffman

Miriam Hoffman

Miriam Hoffman, a survivor of both polio and the Holocaust who passed away in Denver on Sept. 25, 2015, was described by her family as an “aunt, friend, speaker and writer.”

Born in Greece on Oct. 11, 1935, Mrs. Hoffman was a reflexologist by profession as well as a volunteer with ORT and the Rose Hospital gift shop.


Hilda Schwartz

Hilda SchwartzHilda 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 ...

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.
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