14th of January 2012 / Serving Oregon & Southwest Washington since 1959


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Deborah Perlman and Ofer Israel were married in Tel Aviv, Israel, June 19. Perlman is the daughter of Mary Perlman and the granddaughter of the late Dr. Frank and Wilma Jane Perlman of Portland. Israel is the son of Yossi and Dalia Israel of Moshav Sadeh Eliezer. They currently reside in Guangzhou, China.


Rachel Prouser and Bryan Marenstein were married July 5 in an outdoor ceremony at the Sylvan Theater at the University of Washington. Prouser is the daughter of Nancy and Rick Prouser of Lake Oswego, and she currently works as an attorney at Northwest Justice Project in Seattle. Marenstein is the son of Andi and Herman Marenstein of Portland and the grandson of the late Milton Olshen. He currently works as a physics and math teacher at Roosevelt High School in Seattle.



A memorial service was held for Bela “Benny” Katz July 25 at the Shaarie Torah Memorial Cemetery Chapel. Mr. Katz died July 23 at the age of 82. Originally from Czechoslovakia, Mr. Katz was a Holocaust survivor who spent his childhood in Belgium. He had lived in Portland since 1970. Mr. Katz worked as a jeweler and was a two-time winner of the International Diamond Award. He also was a member of the Jeweler’s Union, the Creative Metal Artist’s Guild and Congregation Shaarie Torah. Mr. Katz is survived by his wife Anne, son David Liebman, daughter Brenda Katz and five grandchildren. Memorial contributions can be made in his honor to the Robison Jewish Health Center.


A private service was held for Anita Solash who died July 20 at the age of 89. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Solash married her husband Leon in 1943 and worked primarily as a homemaker. Mrs. Solash had lived in Beaverton since 1988.She was predeceased by her husband in 2003 and is survived by daughters Sandy Baumgart and Sharon Solash, son Barry Solash, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


A memorial service was held for Carol Tannenbaum July 28 at Congregation Beth Israel. Mrs. Tannenbaum died July 22 at the age of 64. Originally from Eugene, Mrs. Tannenbaum graduated from Springfield High School and received a bachelor’s and a master’s from the University of Oregon. She had lived in Portland since 1975, where she worked as a public school teacher. Mrs. Tannenbaum also was president of the Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood and a volunteer at Loaves & Fishes, Goose Hollow Family Shelter, Coffee Creek Correctional Facility and the American Cancer Society. She is survived by her husband Michael, sons Tim and Adam Tannenbaum, daughter Becky Tannenbaum, brother Gary Buell and four grandchildren. Memorial contributions can be made in her honor to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.





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