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News from Middle Tennessee's Jewish Community | Saturday, April 13, 2024
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Obituaries April 2024

Condolences to the family of Fay Robinson Gluck (Faygele Malka bat Avraham Yehuda), who died on March 8.Fay is survived by sons, Joel Gluck (Linda) and Richard Gluck (Beth); daughter, Lori Gluck; seven grandchildren,and eight great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Gluck, and her parents. 


Condolences to the family of Alex Morgan who died on March 7. Their parents are David Morgan and Karen BlochAlex was born in Nashville on December 1, 1998, and attended the University School of Nashville. A quiz bowl champion and a cofounder of a social justice group, they were named Senior of the Year. 

 After a trip to Mount Hood, Alex fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and graduated from Reed College in Portland, Ore., in 2021 with a degree in comparative literature. Shortly after graduation, Alex was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, and with grace, humor, and fortitude went through treatments in Nashville, San Francisco and Portland, all while studying for a masters degree in library science at the University of Washington. 

A scholar of Chinese culture and language, Alex studied in China at Peking University in 2020. Until weeks before passing, Alex was also studying Yiddish and Spanish. 

A faithful adherent to Judaism, Alex reveled in and took comfort in the mysteries of faith and even the unknowable. Alex lived by their own lights and convictions, authentically and truthfully, an inspiration to those around them.  

In addition to parents, Alex is survived by fiancée Jessica Riaño; brother, Nicholas Morgan; grandmothers, Bobbye Morgan and Doris Bloch; aunt and uncle, Janet andRalph Hoffman; cousins, Julianna Hoffman and Owen Hoffman; special friend, Sandra Bonomo, and numerous other friends. 

A celebration of life will take place in Nashville in the future. 

Tributes may be made in Alexs memory to SMART Reading, The Trevor Project, the Brain Tumor Network, Congregation Micah, orthe charity of your choice. 


Condolences to the family of Phyllis Rose (Phrose) Seligman Raphael who died on March 3. She is survived by her daughter, Elaine Kuhn; and grandchildren, David (Melanie) Kuhn, Gina (Gabriel) Kuhn-Deutscher and Amy (Brian) Katz. 


Condolences to the family of Iris Weissman. She is survived by her children, Sari Barton (Daniel) and Adam Weissman; grandchildren, Jonah and Ruby Barton, and Marc Weissman. 

Tributes may be made in Iriss memory to Congregation MicahMemorial Garden. 

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