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By Linda Linley and Linda Linley,SUN STAFF | June 17, 2002
Raymond Zilber, an executive director of the Beth Jacob Congregation for 15 years who was known as the "backbone of Beth Jacob," died Thursday at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital of complications from diabetes. He was 76 and lived in Pikesville. "Every bit of his energy went to Beth Jacob; he had a tireless devotion to the congregation," said his son-in-law, Ross Klavans of Downingtown, Pa. Mr. Zilber's association with Beth Jacob lasted nearly 50 years, beginning in 1953, when the congregation worshiped in a small cottage on Park Heights Avenue.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | July 26, 2009
David Josephs, a retired pediatrician who practiced in suburban Baltimore for nearly 50 years, died of cancer July 18 at his Pikesville home. He was 84. "He dispensed wisdom not found in medical books," said Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg of the Beth Tfiloh Congregation. "He was old school, a straight arrow who always walked on the proper path. He healed his children in body and soul." Born in Sanford, N.C., he earned degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at the Medical College of Virginia.
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April 15, 2003
On April 12, 2003 MORTON PLATT, beloved husband of Ruth "Ruby" Platt (nee Herbst), loving father of Stephen Platt of Plantation, FL. and Sheryl Platt Giese of Boca Raton, FL., dear father-in-law of Anita Platt and Ray Giese, adored brother of Irvin, George and David Platt, all of Baltimore and Ann Seigel of Connecticut and the late Mildred and Dr. William Platt, loving grandfather of five and great-grandfather of three. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS. INC., 8900 Reisterstown Rd. at Mt. Wilson Lane on Monday April 14 10 A.M. Interment at Beth Jacob Congregation Cemetery, Finksburg.
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August 11, 2007
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By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Staff Writer | August 2, 1993
If the motorists who were stopped by flashing blue police lights yesterday afternoon at Northern Parkway and Park Heights Avenue were puzzled by what they saw, it is little wonder.Even retired Rabbi Joseph Schecter, a spiritual leader with many years in Baltimore's Orthodox Jewish community behind him, found the event unique. "I've never experienced an occasion such a this, such a mingling of joy and sorrow," the rabbi said.What the halted motorists and others watching from the sidelines witnessed was a sprightly parade of nearly 100 flag-waving men, women and children putting the happiest possible face on what was also a day of some sadness.
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By From staff reports | March 19, 1998
A police officer facing an administrative hearing on charges that he beat his estranged wife in 1995 outside the Southern District police station has resigned from the force, the department said yesterday.Officer Jack P. Lambert quit Friday, the day his trial board was scheduled, ending a 10-year career, said Dara Munoz, a prosecutor working under a federal grant to help curb domestic violence on the city police force.Lambert is the third officer since Munoz was hired six months ago to resign before a scheduled trial board, a public hearing similar to a trial.
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August 11, 2007
BUSINESS DOW -31.14 13,239.54 NASDAQ -11.60 2,544.89 S&P +0.55 1,453.64 SUN INDEX -0.27 344.19 NATIONAL Shuttle docks at space station NASA discovered a worrisome gouge on Endeavour's belly soon after the shuttle docked with the International Space Station yesterday, possibly caused by ice that broke off the fuel tank one minute after liftoff. pg 3a Man charged in N.J. deaths A suspect in the killings of three college students pleaded not guilty yesterday in Newark, N.J., as prosecutors tried to explain why the illegal immigrant from Peru was granted bail this year on assault and child rape charges.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | February 8, 1999
Harold L. Lamb, a retired executive who established a record time in the Maryland Senior Olympics 100-meter dash at age 77, died Friday of heart failure at his winter home in Lake Worth, Fla. He was 87 and lived in Baltimore.Nearly a half-century after he retired as a New York University track star, Mr. Lamb laced up his track shoes in 1988 and captured the 100-meter and 200-meter races conducted by Maryland Senior Olympics at then-Towson State University.A year earlier, he had won the gold medal in the 100-meter event but did not set a record.
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By Michael James and Michael James,SUN STAFF | January 7, 2000
The cantor for an Upper Park Heights synagogue was sentenced yesterday to six months of home detention for not paying his taxes and filing a false insurance claim -- acts he said he committed because of severe financial hardships. Benzion Weiss, 44, will continue to serve as the cantor for Beth Jacob Congregation. Several congregation members spoke in support of him at a sentencing hearing in U.S. District Court in Baltimore and said they have forgiven him. "He publicly apologized to the entire congregation," said Dr. Gavriel Newman, the rabbi of Beth Jacob.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | August 31, 2005
Anne R. Jacobson, a retired teacher and librarian who devoted her life to charitable endeavors, died of kidney failure Thursday at her Northwest Baltimore home. She was 96. Miss Jacobson was born and raised in East Baltimore, the daughter of immigrants from Russia. Her father was a shochet -- who slaughters animals according to strict Jewish kosher rules -- and her mother a homemaker. Miss Jacobson graduated from Eastern High School in 1927 and earned a teaching certificate in 1929 from what is now Towson University.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,Sun reporter | August 11, 2007
Members of Beth Jacob Congregation are celebrating their last Shabbat service today. Once the only Modern Orthodox community on Park Heights Avenue, Beth Jacob's membership has now dwindled to about 500, with about 125 regularly attending Saturday morning worship services. And with the majority of its members over 75, Beth Jacob had stopped operating its religious school because there weren't enough children. So come next week, the 69-year-old congregation will be welcomed into its new spiritual home at Beth Tfiloh Congregation in Pikesville - joining other synagogues that in recent years have shifted from Northwest Baltimore into the nearby suburbs.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | August 31, 2005
Anne R. Jacobson, a retired teacher and librarian who devoted her life to charitable endeavors, died of kidney failure Thursday at her Northwest Baltimore home. She was 96. Miss Jacobson was born and raised in East Baltimore, the daughter of immigrants from Russia. Her father was a shochet -- who slaughters animals according to strict Jewish kosher rules -- and her mother a homemaker. Miss Jacobson graduated from Eastern High School in 1927 and earned a teaching certificate in 1929 from what is now Towson University.
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April 15, 2003
On April 12, 2003 MORTON PLATT, beloved husband of Ruth "Ruby" Platt (nee Herbst), loving father of Stephen Platt of Plantation, FL. and Sheryl Platt Giese of Boca Raton, FL., dear father-in-law of Anita Platt and Ray Giese, adored brother of Irvin, George and David Platt, all of Baltimore and Ann Seigel of Connecticut and the late Mildred and Dr. William Platt, loving grandfather of five and great-grandfather of three. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS. INC., 8900 Reisterstown Rd. at Mt. Wilson Lane on Monday April 14 10 A.M. Interment at Beth Jacob Congregation Cemetery, Finksburg.
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By Linda Linley and Linda Linley,SUN STAFF | June 17, 2002
Raymond Zilber, an executive director of the Beth Jacob Congregation for 15 years who was known as the "backbone of Beth Jacob," died Thursday at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital of complications from diabetes. He was 76 and lived in Pikesville. "Every bit of his energy went to Beth Jacob; he had a tireless devotion to the congregation," said his son-in-law, Ross Klavans of Downingtown, Pa. Mr. Zilber's association with Beth Jacob lasted nearly 50 years, beginning in 1953, when the congregation worshiped in a small cottage on Park Heights Avenue.
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By Michael James and Michael James,SUN STAFF | January 7, 2000
The cantor for an Upper Park Heights synagogue was sentenced yesterday to six months of home detention for not paying his taxes and filing a false insurance claim -- acts he said he committed because of severe financial hardships. Benzion Weiss, 44, will continue to serve as the cantor for Beth Jacob Congregation. Several congregation members spoke in support of him at a sentencing hearing in U.S. District Court in Baltimore and said they have forgiven him. "He publicly apologized to the entire congregation," said Dr. Gavriel Newman, the rabbi of Beth Jacob.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | October 14, 1999
The cantor for an Upper Park Heights synagogue could receive a five-year prison term and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced for income tax evasion and insurance fraud.Benzion Weiss, 44, who has been the cantor at Beth Jacob Congregation for more than 15 years, pleaded guilty on Tuesday before U.S. District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake to one count of tax evasion and one count of mail fraud. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 6.In a hearing in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, Weiss admitted not paying taxes in 1984 and submitting a false insurance claim in May 1997 to CNA Insurance Cos.He also admitted overstating the amount he received in a housing allowance, or parsonage, from Beth Jacob Congregation.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | July 26, 2009
David Josephs, a retired pediatrician who practiced in suburban Baltimore for nearly 50 years, died of cancer July 18 at his Pikesville home. He was 84. "He dispensed wisdom not found in medical books," said Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg of the Beth Tfiloh Congregation. "He was old school, a straight arrow who always walked on the proper path. He healed his children in body and soul." Born in Sanford, N.C., he earned degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at the Medical College of Virginia.
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March 20, 1996
Sara F. Bernhardt, 98, a founder of congregationSara F. Bernhardt, a homemaker and a founder of Beth Jacob Congregation, died Monday of heart failure at the Pikesville Nursing Home. She was 98.She and her husband, Joseph Bernhardt, helped establish Beth Jacob in the 5700 block of Park Heights Ave. in 1938.Until recent years, she remained active in the congregation, where she was known as "the matriarch, historian, counselor, big sister and chairwoman-at-large," said Jan Schein of Baltimore, a granddaughter.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | February 8, 1999
Harold L. Lamb, a retired executive who established a record time in the Maryland Senior Olympics 100-meter dash at age 77, died Friday of heart failure at his winter home in Lake Worth, Fla. He was 87 and lived in Baltimore.Nearly a half-century after he retired as a New York University track star, Mr. Lamb laced up his track shoes in 1988 and captured the 100-meter and 200-meter races conducted by Maryland Senior Olympics at then-Towson State University.A year earlier, he had won the gold medal in the 100-meter event but did not set a record.
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By From staff reports | March 19, 1998
A police officer facing an administrative hearing on charges that he beat his estranged wife in 1995 outside the Southern District police station has resigned from the force, the department said yesterday.Officer Jack P. Lambert quit Friday, the day his trial board was scheduled, ending a 10-year career, said Dara Munoz, a prosecutor working under a federal grant to help curb domestic violence on the city police force.Lambert is the third officer since Munoz was hired six months ago to resign before a scheduled trial board, a public hearing similar to a trial.
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