Jeffrey Shandler

Adrienne Cooper Embodied Progressive Spirit

It is hard to imagine the world without Adrienne Cooper. She enriched life for decades with thrilling song, wise words, and trenchant humor.

A Family View: This image, titled ?Self-Portrait with Mother, Father and Three Brothers,? is included the book, ?They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland.? Click to view larger.

Mayer Kirshenblatt, 93, Merchant Who Became an Artist of Memory

Knowing Mayer Kirshenblatt, who died November 20 at age 93, was a rare privilege. Through him and his family, I learned about his hometown and a way of life — each remarkable in its own right, as was Kirshenblatt himself.