Obituaries from page 77
Suspect In L.A. Murders
JTA — Los Angeles Police have arrested
a suspect in the shooting deaths of three
members of the city's Iranian Jewish com-
Harold Yong Park, 31, of Los Angeles,
was in possession of several pounds of
marijuana when he was arrested Aug. 30,
according to the Sacramento Bee.
Police investigators believe that
Park stole the marijuana from Pirooz
Moussazadeh, 27, and his brother,
Shahriar Moussazadeh, 38, and Bernard
Khalili, 27, who were shot on the night of
Aug. 25 at the brothers' apartment.
Park was arrested during a traffic stop
near West Hollywood and booked for
The Family of the Late
announces the unveiling of
a monument in his memory
at 3 pm on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010
at Hebrew Memorial Park
in Mount Clemens.
Family and friends are invited to attend.
possession of marijuana for sale. After
interviews with detectives he was booked
for murder and ordered held without bail,
according to the Bee.
The men all moved to the United States
as young children.
N.J. Jew Dies In Nepal Crash
JTA — A Jewish woman from New Jersey
died in a plane crash in Nepal on her 30th
Irina Shekhets reportedly traveled to
Nepal on a spiritual journey and was
heading to a hiking trip to a Mount
Everest base camp when the 15-seat, twin-
engine plane crashed Aug. 23 about 50
miles south of Katmandu. Fourteen people
were killed, including four Americans.
Shekhets was a graduate of Brooklyn
College Law School and recently had taken
the bar exam. She was on leave from her
job as an analyst for JP Morgan Chase.
Volunteers from the ZAKA International
Rescue Unit left Israel Monday night to
assist in the recovery and identification of
Shekhets' badly charred remains.
The decision to send a team was made
in cooperation with Chabad House in
Katmandu, which is coordinating the
recovery efforts with local authorities, and
the Israeli Foreign Office's situation room,
which assisted the team in obtaining the
Israeli backpackers in Chabad House
Katmandu ahead of Rosh Hashanah will
join the ZAKA volunteers in their search
of the crash site.
Elie Wiesel To Teach At College
Los Angeles/JTA — Elie Wiesel will be
teaching at a Southern California univer-
sity that features a large bronze bust of the
Nobel laureate at its library entrance.
The Holocaust survivor and author
was named a distinguished presidential
fellow at Chapman University, a private
institution founded by devout Christians.
Chapman President Jim Doti made the
announcement Aug. 25.
Wiesel, a New York resident and profes-
sor of humanities at Boston University, will
take up temporary residence in Southern
California next spring and in each of the
following four years to teach at Chapman.
Chapman officials have not yet final-
ized the extent of his duties or length of
stay. However, he is expected to interact
extensively with faculty at the university's
Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education
and with students in Chapman's three
Holocaust courses and related classes,
Chapman spokeswoman Mary Platt said.
According to a Chapman news release,
Wiesel noted that "On my two visits to
Chapman University, I was profoundly
impressed by the quality of the students
and faculty ... and by the way the univer-
sity is teaching and remembering some of
the most tragic events in human history,
events that have had such a deep influence
upon my life."
Chapman is located in Orange, some
45 miles south of Los Angeles, and was
founded in 1861 by members of the
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
During the 1920s, while located in Los
Angeles, it was known as the California
Wiesel, the author of Night and 50 other
books, first visited Chapman five years ago
to participate in the dedication of the uni-
versity's Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust
Memorial Library. On the occasion, the
university unveiled the Wiesel bust.
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