Death of the week of May 13, 2022 – J.

The obituaries are supported by a generous grant from Sinai Memorial Chapel.


Zel Bauer

April 4, 1931 – May 1, 2022

Zel Bauer

Zel Bauer, daughter of the late Dr. Harry Greenberg and Lee Winkler Greenberg, passed from this land peacefully home, surrounded by her loved ones.

Born and raised in San Francisco, Zel graduated from Lowell High School and went on to a 40-year career as a highly respected residential real estate broker and entrepreneur in Marin County. Starting with Grubb & Ellis, she went on to open her own brokerage, Zel Realty, and became a leading broker and agent mentor at top firms such as Frank Howard Allen and Pacific Union.

Zel was a pioneer in every sense of the word, and with her foresight she spurred Marin’s real estate companies to adopt the newly invented fax machine. Twice elected president of the Marin Association of Realtors, Zel was widely known for being honest and fair. A master negotiator who used the utmost integrity and business ethics in work and life.

She opened her house, graciously inviting people from all walks of life to sit at her table and share in good spirits. She offered her resources and mentorship without hesitation, with generosity and unconditional love. Zel’s cup was full. She traveled the world and lived her life with vigor and optimism.

Zel will be sadly missed by his daughters, Janet Richoux (late Gilles) of France and Ellen Edelstein (Jim) of San Carlos; grandsons Damien Richoux and Terence Richoux (Sandra) of France; granddaughter Kaley Scofield of Los Angeles; great-granddaughter Eliana Richoux of France; brother Bert Greenberg of San Jose; nephew Stephen Greenberg (Marianna) of Grass Valley; niece Lisa Gioia (Jim) of Pleasanton.

Zel’s funeral for immediate family will be held at Eternal Home in Colma. A celebration of life will be planned in June for friends and family.

Donations can be made in his name to Homeward Bound of Marin, whose goal is to end homelessness by providing housing, education and hope.

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Jacqueline Relieuse Annes

June 6, 1937 – March 28, 2022

Jacqueline Bookbinder Annes, 84, died peacefully with friends by her side on March 28, 2022. “Jackie,” as her family and friends call her, was born in New York City at Mount Eden Hospital in the Bronx on June 6, 1937 to the late Sam and Harriet Bookbinder. She was the wife of Dr. George Annes of Texas, New York and San Francisco.

Ms. Annes received her BA from Hunter College in the Bronx in 1961 and an AA in nursing from City College of San Francisco in 1976. She was a radioisotope technician in the Bronx at Montefiore Hospital and later worked as a nurse allowed in the OB unit. and Nursery at Mount Zion Hospital and VNA in San Francisco from 1976 to 1988, and with the UCSF AZT/AIDS Research Project at Mount Zion Hospital from 1988 to 1991.

Jackie is writing her own obituary, and she/I have nothing but GOOD things to say about her… (obviously she had a great sense of humor).

She was a compassionate and caring human who volunteered at JFCS with Russian refugees and Marin JCC, donated to numerous Jewish, environmental, homeless, suffrage and community charities medical science.

She was loved and will be missed.

She is survived by her sister Helene Scherer, her nephew Bob Scherer and son Evan, her nephew Doug Scherer and his wife Nelida, their daughter Juliana and nieces Renee Scherer and Melanie Mosier.

Please contact Aldersly Retirement Community (415) 453-7425 or Congregation Rodef Sholom (415) 479-3441 for more information about the memorial.

Please send donations to the St. Francis Foundation at St. Francis Hospital, 900 Hyde St., San Francisco, CA 94109, in the name of Dr. George and Jacqueline Annes, Marin Food Bank, or Bay Area Jewish Healing Center, 2530 Taraval, Ste. 202, San Francisco 94116, or Congregation Rodef Sholom, 170 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA 94903.


Sheila Feuchtwang

September 1, 1934 – April 26, 2022

Sheila Feuchtwang
Sheila Feuchtwang

Sheila Feuchtwang died on April 26, 2022. She was born in Tel Aviv in 1934 to Max and Betty Winer, the eldest of their four children, including Judy (deceased), Gila and Shlomo. His parents were among the early pioneers who helped found Tel Aviv. Sheila excelled in school, even skipping a grade, and had a sharp mind. She was an avid reader, loved singing and Israel.

His father and mother were pharmacists, and the family lived on the upper floors of the same building his father had built, which housed the pharmacy on the first floor. She fondly remembered her childhood in the early days of Israel, although her family experienced material deprivation and hardship like many others at the time.

Her idealism as a first-generation Israeli teenager was also tempered by the sadness surrounding the Holocaust and existential fear leading up to the 1948 War of Independence, with ultimate redemption and hope in its aftermath.

At 15, Sheila immigrated to the United States with her father and sister, living in Shreveport, Louisiana, then moved to Memphis, Tennessee, for college, where she met fellow Israeli student Thomas Emanuel Feuchtwang. who happened to be in town on a college road trip from Georgia Tech. They soon married and moved to California, where he completed his master’s and doctorate. degrees at Caltech and Stanford, respectively, while she continued her studies in sociology, then worked as a research assistant at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences.

After that, they began their life together across the United States as Emanuel completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Illinois, then held faculty positions at the University of Minnesota and finally at Penn State. University.

She was a loving wife and mother of four children, Orna (Larry), Daphna (Norbert), Jonathan (Robin) and Ilan (Julie). She always retained and helped instill in her children her idealism, Zionism, love of Israel, Jewish history and – despite being a self-proclaimed atheist – her deep knowledge and appreciation of Judaism and its values. humanists.

Both Sheila and Emanuel have dedicated efforts to Jewish causes, including pro-Israel advocacy and activism. Although she looked forward to retiring with Emanuel in Florida, during her final years as a physics professor at Penn State, Emanuel tragically suffered from Parkinson’s disease and she cared for him until when he died in August 2000.

She is survived by her children and grandchildren: Doron, Galit, Tali, Sivan, Ben, Shira, Orli, Eden, Leo, Jordan and Jake, as well as her great-grandchildren Maayan and Meira. May his memory be a blessing.

Donations in Sheila’s memory may be made to any of the following charities: FIDF: Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (fidf.org); JNF: Jewish National Fund (jnf.org); Hadassah: The Zionist Women’s Organization of America (hadassah.org).


Jerome Magidoff

March 26, 1933 – April 29, 2022

Jerry (Jerome) Magidoff died on April 29, 2022 in Walnut Creek, California. Jerry was born on March 26, 1933 in New York City to Isadore and Blanche Magidoff, who predeceased him. Jerry was a graduate of Duke University and law school. He leaves behind his loving family, including his wife Marilyn, his sister Dorothy, Berk, his children Elisa Magidoff (Pacifica, CA) and Michele Magidoff (Piedmont, CA), and his grandchildren Jacob Yedra (Pacifica, CA) and Hannah Sullivan and Sarah Sullivan (Piedmont, California).

In Jerry’s memory, memorial contributions may be sent to PBS.org and the East Bay Jewish Federation and Foundation (jewishfed.org).

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Kathy Williams

May 6, 1947 – May 2, 2022

Kathy Williams
Kathy Williams

On Monday, May 2, 2022, Kathy Roberts Williams, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, died at the age of 74.

Kathy was born May 6, 1947 in Denver, Colorado to Alex Ackland Roberts and Gertrude Jonas Roberts (née Jonas). Kathy lived in Denver, Colorado until she was 4 years old, then moved to Hillsborough, California. As Hillsborough was a growing town, she attended all three elementary schools, starting with South School. Kathy attended Crocker Middle School and Burlingame High School, Class of 1964. She later earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from San Jose State University in 1969.

In college, she met the love of her life, Donald Williams (z’l). It was the beginning of a real love story. On February 16, 1969, they were married at the Hilton Hotel in San Francisco. Kathy and Don were blessed with 51 years of marriage before Don passed away in 2020. In 1973, Don and Kathy moved to “the countryside” and settled into their home in Hillsborough, California. In 1976 their daughter, Tracy, was born, followed by their son Mike in 1979. Kathy and Don lived out the rest of their years in the beautiful home they built together.

Kathy spent her early years working in a bank before becoming a dedicated volunteer and leader in her community and abroad. Kathy began her volunteer career as president of the Hillsborough Chapter of Women’s American ORT. She went on to hold numerous positions with the Federation of the Jewish Community and several other nonprofit boards and committees, including Peninsula Temple Sholom, Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School, and Jewish LearningWorks. Kathy’s greatest passion was helping mentor young leaders to take on and continue her work. Her most recent project was advocating for the development of a mentorship program for the PJCC Board of Directors. She has received many awards and accolades over the years, her greatest being the Judith Chapman Award, named after her dear friend and late mentor.

Kathy’s passion for helping others included advocating for social justice locally and globally. She has helped Ethiopian Jews flee to Israel, participated in countless human rights marches and protests, raised funds for women’s rights and “adopted” a family in Rwanda by helping provide for their basic needs and their education.

Kathy was devoted to her family and friends and was proud of everything they did. She enjoyed organizing life events and parties, learning about world issues, and traveling. She has traveled to all seven continents and to more than 86 countries. Kathy was proud to become a bat mitzvah as an adult. Kathy was known for her positivity and smile and was someone to trust and talk to for hours.

Kathy is survived by her beloved children Tracy Stettner (Aaron) and Mike Parker (Finn) and her beloved grandchildren Alex and Jordan Stettner. She is also survived by many beloved family members including in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Donald Williams, her parents Gertrude and Alex Roberts and her brother Douglas Roberts.

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