Superman Sam

In Memory Of Superman Sam

St. Baldrick’s Foundation says rabbis’ shave is one of its most profitable fundraisers.

08/19/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

A fundraising effort in honor of – and then, in memory of – an 8-year-old Jewish boy with leukemia recently passed the $1 million mark.

An assembly line of rabbis having their heads shaved at the Central Conference of American Rabbis convention in Chicago. JTA

After Superman Sam's Death, What Do We Do?

01/06/2014 - 19:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Hearts broke all over the world in December when we learned of the passing of one little, precious, 8-year-old boy. Just as Jewish tradition teaches us that, if we save one life, it is as if we’ve saved an entire world, we are also aware that losing one life forces us to lose the entire world that would have come from that special soul.

Sammy is second from the left. Photo courtesy Rabbi Phyllis Sommers

‘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.

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