‘Superman Sam,’ Leukemia Patient Who Inspired Fundraisers, Dies At 8

12/15/2013 - 19:00

(JTA) — More than 1,000 mourners filled a Chicago-area synagogue on Monday to celebrate the life and lament the death of Samuel Asher Sommer, known as "Superman Sam," the son of two rabbis who died of refractory acute myeloid leukemia on Saturday, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Days Of Awe

After a brave battle, succumbing to leukemia on the eve of the High Holidays.
09/26/2011 - 20:00
Associate Editor

 The first days of the New Year are the Days of Awe but, to a dying man, aren’t they all?

The greater Jewish community joined Matt Fenster (above, with wife Jennifer) for minyans in the hospital.
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