JDC Global Staff
From: Penny Blumenstein
Alan H. Gill
Re: The Passing of Stanley Abramovitch z”l
Date: May 13, 2013
It is with a profound sense of sadness and loss that we inform you that Stanley Abramovitch z”l has passed away in
. He was 93 years old and was buried today in
Israel – the 4th of Sivan
Anyone who reads
That meant moving to
After four years in
His job was in education; his goal was to help rebuild the decimated human infrastructure of
He was also involved for many years in Jewish education in North Africa (
Morocco and ) where he developed close
relationships with Jewish educators as he worked to improve the Jewish schools.
When he made aliya in 1972, it was to continue with another aspect of JDC’s post-Holocaust reconstruction—helping to recreate in
Israel the great
centers of Jewish learning, yeshivot, that Hitler had
destroyed in Europe.
And then the
How sad to have lost one of JDC’s righteous giants. Our memories of him will be treasured always – a good, kind, smart, gentle man who filled his long life with countless good deeds on behalf of the Jewish people. He was a Jew blessed with the zest for life and a deep religious faith in God. He was the consummate raconteur, and how we have treasured the priceless stories he told, with both passion and humor, of the people and places he encountered during his years of JDC service, compiled into his book, so appropriately called: Lighting Up the Soul.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to his beloved wife, Naomi, to his son and daughter and grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to Naomi and the family at:
May the Abramovitch family be comforted among the mourners of
Zion and . Jerusalem