Ziskin and Chasen land Jewish honour

The Yizkor Memorial Service on Yom Kippur (08Oct11) will be dedicated to the women, Rabbi David Baron announced on Monday (26Sep11).

Baron says, “Each of these women of valour, in their own way, gave so much to humanity and the arts. They are eternal role models of decency and tzedakah (Hebrew word meaning righteousness).”

Ziskin lost her seven-year battle with breast cancer in June (11), while Chasen was shot dead in Los Angeles as she drove home from the premiere of Cher and Christina Aguilera’s film Burlesque last November (10).