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Obituaries July 2023

Condolences to the family of Bernard Bernstein, who died May 19 in Knoxville. father of WES congregant Barri Bernstein.
A graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, he attended New York University School of Law and received his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. Bernstein practiced law for 54 years with the firm he founded, which came to be known as Bernstein, Stair & McAdams. He was committed to the provision of legal assistance for those who could not afford to hire an attorney, and, early in his career, was one of the founders of the Legal Aid Clinic at the UT College of Law.

He is survived by his daughter, Barri Bernstein.
Donations may be made to Legal Aid of East Tennessee, The University of Tennessee Medical Center, or Heska Amuna Synagogue.

Condolences to the family of Arlene Ekstein, who died May 29 after a battle with cancer.

She is survived by her brother, Ron Wolff; her children, Dan (Jena) Ekstein, Lori (Tim) Barber; and her three grandchildren, Max Ekstein, Caleb Barber and Graham Barber; and many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews, including Debby (Stuart) Wiston.

Condolences to the family of Dr. Harvey Spark, who died June 4. He is survived by his son, Jeffrey Spark, and granddaughter, Eleanor Spark.

Donations may be made in Harvey’s memory to Congregation Micah or Congregation Agudath Jacob.

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