Paula Goldstrom (Klein) passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, September 26, 2005 at 91 years of age. A memorial service will held at Temple Sholom in Burlingame on October 9, 2005 at 2 p.m. Born in New York in 1914, she survived the Depression working and studying, and met her husband Kurt in 1941. After the war they moved to California where Paula eventually worked as the head secretary in the district attorney’s office for San Mateo County for 18 years. In addition, Paula held many positions in Women’s American ORT, and for more than 50 years was responsible for raising millions of dollars to build vocational schools internationally. As National Vice-President she traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad and was frequently honored as a keynote speaker. Paula is survived by Kurt, her devoted husband of 64 years; Foster, her son in Oakland, CA; Leslie Babson (Henry), her daughter in Illinois and grandchildren Michael, Chantal, Blake and Derek. Memorials in Paula’s name may be made to Women’s American ORT c/o Betty Bernstein, 204 Poplar Ave, San Mateo, CA 94402.

Helen Kovitz passed away after a brief illness on October 1, 2005 at the age of 89. Loving wife of the late Samuel Kovitz. She will be greatly missed by her daughter Julie Kovitz, son-in-law Harry Pasternak, sisters Marian Gelfand of Denver and Molly Lipsman of New York, Harvey Lipsman of Omaha and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was a strong, independent woman with an interest in politics and literature. Helen was a wonderful role model and source of support for many. Gravesite services will be held on Wednesday, October 5 at 3 pm at Salem Memorial Park on El Camino Real in Colma. Donations to the charity of your choice are preferred.

Irving R. Newman died in San Rafael on Oct 2, 2005 at 88. Devoted and loving husband of the late Edna K. Newman. Loving father of Carol R. Newman of Santa Rosa, Calif., Aaron M. Newman of Petaluma, Calif., Marshall L. Newman of San Francisco and Ruth N. Pollak of Littleton, Colo. Loving grandfather of Rina Moog, Sam Newman and Rebecca Newman. Loving brother of William Newman of Sunrise City, Fla., Estelle Davis of Elmhurst, N.Y., Florence Kreisler of Pembroke Pines, Fla., Lawrence Newman of Las Vegas, Nev., Harriet Feinman of New York and the late Sadie Schwartz, Ethel Nerl and Margie Kramer. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A native of New York City, N.Y. A member of Congregation B’nai Israel, B’nai Brith, Jewish Community Agency of Sonoma County, Zionist Organization of America and the American Camping Association. Graveside services were held Monday, Oct. 3, 2005 at 1 p.m. at B’nai Israel Cemetary, Magnolia Ave., Petaluma, Calif. Contributions are preferred to Congregation B’nai Israel, Israel Bonds, Jewish Community Agency or to the Edna & Irving Newman Campership Fund, Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills, Calif. 94022-4209 in memory of Mr. Irving R. Newman. Services were under the direction of the Parent-Sorenson Mortuary & Crematory, Magnolia Ave. and Keohuk St., Petaluma, Calif.

Lisa Weisz Gewing passes away in Oakland, September 30, 2005. Wife of Heinz Gewing. Mother of Jenny Andrus and Dina Gewing. Mother-in-law of Alex Andrus. Grandmother of Sasha and Nick Andrus. Sister-in-law of Walter and Ann Gewing and Ehud and Rachel Gewing. Born in Vienna, Austria in 1933. Lisa fled the Holocaust with her parents, Edmund Weisz and Else Konstandt Weisz, immigrating to San Francisco in 1940. She graduated from Washington High School and UC Berkeley. She raised her family in Oakland, California and worked in the health education library at Kaiser Permanente. Lisa loved the ocean, and when she and Heinz moved to Sea Ranch seven years ago it fulfilled a long-held dream. Lisa was a selfless and loving grandmother, mother, and wife, totally devoted to her family and friends. She and Heinz were inseparable, enjoying everything together, including many trips to far away places in the last few years. For service information, please contact the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Redwood Coast Land Conservancy, PO Box 1511, Gualala, CA 95445.