Intermountain Jewish News

Jul 24th


Amos Kenan

WASHINGTON — Amos Kenan, the Israeli artist and writer who scandalized his countrymen with his iconoclasm, has died at 82.

He died Aug. 4, 2009, after struggling for years with Alzheimer’s disease, reports said.

Kenan, born in Tel Aviv, was a fighter in the pre-state underground Lehi movement and an early member of the Canaanite movement, which envisioned a Hebrew nationalism bereft of the Jewish religion.


Jack Goldman, survivor, photographer, dies

Jack Goldman, survivor, photographer, diesWITH his signature cap and gracious smile, Jack Goldman transformed everyone he met with a loving wink that somehow survived –– and challenged –– the pits of hell.He never walked into a room of friends or acquaintances and proclaimed, “I am a Holocaust survivor.” Instead he talked about his family, photography or the winds of change in the air.But when he spoke about the Holocaust –– and he was one of the first survivors in Denver to do so, to adults, students, the innocent and t...

Alan Cohen, MD

Alan Cohen, MDAlan D. Cohen, MD, 78, formerly of Detroit, Mich., and Windsor, Canada, passed away July 31, 2009, in Denver.Rabbi Bruce Dollin and Cantor Martin Goldstein officiated at the service, which was held Aug. 2 at the HEA. Interment followed at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.The family said Dr. Cohen was a loving and wonderful husband, father and grandfather.Dr. Cohen was born Sept. 20, 1930, in Detroit.

Zelda Tepper

Zelda Tepper, a longtime Denver resident, passed away Aug. 1, 2009, in Denver. She was 98.Cantor Martin Goldstein officiated at the Aug. 3 graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.“Zelda was dedicated to her family. She loved people and was kind and caring to all,” the family said. She is the last surviving member of her generation of the Yenkin family and of the extended Tepper family.

Rebecca Lipkin

Rebecca LipkinRebecca May Lipkin, 48, a producer and writer for ABC News, died July 19, 2009, at Royal Marsden Hospital in London.Ms. Lipkin was based in Washington from 1992 to 2001 as a staff producer of “ABC World News Tonight With Peter Jennings.” She worked with many well-known ABC newscasters, including Jennings, Charlie Gibson, Bob Woodruff and Carole Simpson.In 2001, Ms. Lipkin moved to London as a producer for ABC’s “Nightline.” She coordinated coverage of Europe, the Middle East and Africa...
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