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Gathering for the 40th Yahrtzeit of Rabbi Philip Rabinowitz

Friday, April 5, 2024 26 Adar II 5784

All Day for 2 DaysKesher Israel

Please join us to mark the 40th yahrtzeit (the anniversary of a person’s passing) of Rabbi Philip Rabinowitz  זצ׳׳ל  on April 5-7 (Adar II 26-28) for a weekend of learning in his zechut and in his memory. Thank you to Judy and Robert Friedman, The Lebenberg Family, Edith Gelfand, Shulamith and Jonathan Klein, and Ricki Gerger, our Rabbi Philip Rabinowitz 40th Yahrtzeit Weekend sponsors.

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Rabbi Philip Rabinowitz was Kesher Israel's second rabbi, leading the shul for 34 years, from 1950 until his most untimely death and tragic murder in 1984. He had "brought the traditions of the disappearing world of the shtetl" to Kesher and was beloved by all who stepped foot in our shul

Rabbi Rabinowitz tended to the needs of his congregants—through the lean years of the 1950s and 1960s, when a morning minyan was not close to guaranteed, to the late 1970s and early 1980s, when the community just started experiencing a rebirth. A man of extraordinary loving-kindness, humility, and decency, Rabbi Rabinowitz spent his years at Kesher focused on three things: to study and teach Torah, to sustain the daily minyanim, and to watch over the welfare of his community. His home was always open to anyone in need, even strangers, and he helped assure that the community was immeasurably enriched in many ways.

Please consider a contribution to the Rabbi Rabinowitz Memorial Fund to enable this event and future events in his memory. 


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