GRUNBLATT--Rabbi Joseph. The Queens Jewish Center mourns the loss of Rabbi Joseph Grunblatt on November 23rd at age 86. He served as Rabbi of the Center from 1967-2006 and at his death was Rabbi Emeritus. Rabbi Grunblatt was highly respected within the larger Jewish community and was regarded as a Rabbi's Rabbi. Prior to his coming to the Queens Jewish Center in Forest Hills, Rabbi Grunblatt served pulpits in Saratoga Springs and Montreal. A prominent lecturer and community activist, he has served as Vice President of the Rabbinical Council of America, President of the Vaad Harabonim of Queens and was active in the Orthodox Union, NCSY and as advisor to collegiates. He also taught at Yeshiva University and Touro College. He authored Exile and Redemption which was published in 1988. Rabbi Grunblatt leaves his wife Bella, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. May his family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Queens Jewish Center Administration
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Published in The New York Times on Nov. 27, 2013