Irma Levy Lindheim (April 10), age 91. Lindheim, a former president of Hadassah (1926-28) who settled in Kibbutz Mishmar HaEmek at age 47, was author of Parallel Quest: A Search of a Person and a People (1962) and Immortal Adventure (1925). Born into a German-Jewish family, she studied at the Jewish Institute of Religion as a candidate for a rabbinical degree in the 1920′ s. Lindheim helped introduce playground and recreational work in Israel, and fostered the first magazine edited by Jews and Arabs in Haifa. She was a member of Hashomer Hatzair.
Zivia Lubetkin (July 11), age 64. Lubetkin was one of the leaders of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and, with her husband, Yitzhak Zuckerman, a member of the Underground High Command. Her role was so central that the code word “Zivia” was used in the Underground correspondence of the Holocaust to stand for “Polish Jewry.” She survived the war, settled in pre-state Israel and was a founder of Kibbutz Lochamei HaGetaot (Ghetto Fighters Kibbutz) and its museum. A prominent figure of the HeChalutz movement in Poland, she served in Israel as secretary of the Kibbutz HaMeuchad movement for several years.
Gail Rubin (March 11), age 39.