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NYC: Memorial for Joshua Sherman (husband of Jorge Martin '81)
written by Natasha, 5/24/13 9:50pm
edited by Natasha, 5/24/13 7:15pm

Joshua Sherman (husband of Jorge Martin '81) passed away on April 6, 2013. Joshua and Jorge are long-time, loved members. There will be 2 Sunday memorials for Joshua: (1) In Vermont (9-8) and (2) in NYC (9-29). Please RSVP to Jorge (

Joshua Sherman (husband of Jorge Martin, '81 for 28 years) passed away on April 6, 2013.
RIP Joshua and condolences and much love to Jorge, his family and many friends.

There will be 2 Sunday memorials for Joshua:

In Vermont on Sunday, September 8, 2 pm in the concert hall at the Mahaney Center for the Arts, with a reception to follow at Rehearsal's Café


(2) In NYC on Sunday, September 29 at 7 p.m. in the Mary Flagler Cary Hall at the DiMenna Center450 W 37th St, NYC.

Please RSVP to Jorge ( to attend either or both of the memorials.

Joshua’s Obituary:

Link to his final publication -- "When War Came", an extract from his memoir -- in the New England Review, published a few days before his death.


A. Joshua Sherman, foundation trustee, consultant and author, died on Saturday April 6, 2013. He was 78 years old. Mr. Sherman was born in Jerusalem in 1934, came to the United States as a child, and was educated in New York City public schools, the Jewish Theological Seminary College of Jewish Studies, and Columbia College, from which he graduated with honors in 1954. He received doctorates from Harvard Law School and Oxford University, and a Master’s in clinical social work from Yeshiva University.

After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1957 and completing service in the U.S. Army, he was employed in New York and London by Kuhn, Loeb & Co., investment bankers, of which he was appointed a Vice President in 1964. He left the firm in 1967, joining St, Antony’s College, Oxford, where he completed a doctorate in history in 1970, and continued as Research Fellow and tutor in politics and history until his return in 1974 to New York. From 1975 to 1978 he was Executive Director of the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, and subsequently was for two years Executive Director of the C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology. He was from 1983 to 1985 Visiting Lecturer in history and Associate Fellow of Davenport College, Yale University, and in 1984-1985 served as Chaplain Intern in the clinical pastoral education program at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York. After receiving his M.S.W. from Yeshiva University in 1987, he was active in clinical settings including the Program for Humanistic Medicine of New York University Medical School at Bellevue Hospital; GMHC, where he worked with groups of AIDS patients and their caregivers; and the Psychiatric Institute at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Upon moving to Vermont in 1994, Mr. Sherman was appointed Visiting Assistant Professor at Middlebury College, teaching courses in European history, civil society, and philanthropy. He was for several years a volunteer clinician with the Counseling Service of Addison County, and subsequently volunteered at Elderly Services in Middlebury.

Mr. Sherman was a trustee of several trusts and foundations, including the Cricket Foundation of Boston, and consultant on philanthropy to a number of families. He was for many years a Director of Thames & Hudson, Inc., publishers. Among his published books are Mandate Days: British Lives in Palestine, 1918-1948; Island Refuge: Britain and Refugees from the Third Reich, 1933-1939; M.M. Warburg & Co., 1798-1938; The Raven of Zürich, the Memoirs of Felix Somary; and three pseudonymous thrillers about international banking, published in London, New York and Paris. A frequent contributor of reviews to the Times Literary Supplement, London, he also published reviews and essays in the New England Review, The New York Times, and The Sun, Baltimore. He was a keen amateur violinist, regularly played chamber music, and also enjoyed gardening.

With wide-ranging interests and fluent in several languages, Mr. Sherman enjoyed good talk, often lightened with humor. He was at home in many settings, but remained loyal to his origins, and to friends of all ages and backgrounds. Though he moved to Vermont only in his 60th year, he took particular pleasure in the welcome he and his partner found there. Survivors include his beloved life-mate of 28 years, Jorge Martín of Addison, Vermont, whom he married in 2008; his sister Varda Lev of Providence, Rhode Island, three nieces, two grandnieces and a grandnephew, and an international circle of friends.


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