November 21, 2018

Nachum Inlender, entrepreneur, dies at 68

Nachum Inlender, a self-made entrepreneur with deep connections to the Southern California Jewish community, died Nov. 17 after a battle with cancer. He was 68.

Inlender was born in a displaced persons camp in Austria and grew up in Herzliya, Israel. His friends from childhood remained close for life, meeting weekly for what they called “The Parliament,” which he joined whenever he was in Israel, his family wrote in an email to the Journal.

While in his early 20s, Inlender moved to the United States, working security for the Israeli consulate in Los Angeles. He met his wife, Tobi, at an Israel Independence Day celebration. After graduating from Cal State Northridge with a degree in business administration, he entered into various enterprises in Southern California and Israel.

He had an “ability to connect with everyone — whether it’s a South L.A. bike group, a Syrian restaurateur or sharing Turkish coffee with neighbors,” the family’s email said.

Inlender is survived by wife Tobi, sons Daniel, Talia (Daniela Gerson) and Aaron (Rachel Gindi), and grandchildren Rimon, Aviel and Livia.

Donations may be made in his memory to Gindi Maimonides Academy, the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research and Jewish World Watch.