Obituaries


Survivor of Concentration Camp Revolt, 87, Dies

By Max Gross

Chaim Engel, who took part in one of the most successful escapes from a Nazi concentration camp, died of heart failure on July 4, following a stroke and pneumonia. He was 87.Read More


Communal Aide Matthew Penn, 89

Matthew Penn, 89, executive director emeritus of the Jewish Communal Service Association of North America, died on April 3 in Portland, Maine, of Alzheimer’s disease.Read More


Gary Rubin, ‘Passionate Advocate for Underprivileged,’ Dead at 53

An overflow crowd of nearly 500 mourners packed the Parkside Memorial Chapel in Queens, N.Y., on April 29 for the funeral of Gary E. Rubin, a leading social policy theorist and a top official of New York UJA-Federation, who died suddenly last week at age 53.Read More


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