MYER-KRIPKE-Obituary

MYER S. KRIPKE

OMAHA, Nebraska

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KRIPKE--Myer S., Retired Rabbi Emeritus Beth El Synagogue, Omaha, Nebraska. Survived by son, Saul A. Kripke, daughter, Madeline F. Kripke, son-in-law Yossi Stern, grandson and wife Gil and Brandi Stern, granddaughter Tamar Stern, and great-grandsons Benjamin and Ari Stern. Wife Dorothy deceased...

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To the Kripke Family:
I am deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Rabbi Kripke. He was my professor at Creighton in the mid-80's,
for two theology classes, and he was wonderful.
As a Jewish undergraduate at Creighton,
it was a blessing to have his rabbinic
presence on campus. Students, faculty,
and staff of all faiths loved & respected him. My life is richer for having known him.
May you be comforted.
"The memory of the righteous shall be as a...

Even though I left Omaha many years ago, Rabbi Kripke, in my mind, will always be my rabbi. A wonderful man in every regard, he was decades ahead of his peers in allowing women to be called to the Torah. He and Dorothy left an enduring emotional and ethical foundation for those of us who grew up within their sphere of influence.

Rabbi Kripke was always in the corners of my family's life and though I knew him very little (I was the baby and had moved away) he was always a real presence. I feel quite bereft. Even though family members left us, Rabbi Kripke was always stll around...

Rabbi had a kind and gentle soul. I knew him for the last 9 months and I am so privileged to have meet him.

Rabbi Kripke was a cornerstone, no, a pillar, on which Omaha Jewry was based. He performed the wedding ceremonies of our parents, the blessings over our children, conducted the funerals of our loved ones, and continued to advise and teach through his newspaper column. Somehow, in his quiet, genteel way, Rabbi Kripke was able to touch everyone he met with his gentle spirit and grace. Thank you Hashem, for your gift of this wonderful Rabbi, and my thanks to dear Rabbi Kripke, for everything...

I am so sorry for your loss. Rabbi Kripke was a wonderful man.

My family donated the land to build Beth El on Farnam Street. Even though my husband and I moved to Sun City, AZ in 2001, I was so pleased to have the chance to speak with him in September of 2012 when I came back to Omaha for my 50th high school reunion.

Rabbi Kripke was a favorite customer for many years at Omaha State Bank. He always had a twinkle in his eye. And, our birthdays were one day apart; however, 30 years!

May God bless his soul.

Alta Greer Empkey

Dear Famiies of our Beloved Myer Kripke:

I am deeply shocked to learn that we have lost our beloved Myer Kripke.

HAVING JUST REACHED YOUR 100TH BIRTHDAY, SEEMED AN EVEN MORE BLESSINGS, JUST FOR YOU.

rABBI mYER kRIPKE CAME TO PERFORM THE BRIS OUR YOUNGEST SON, WHEN THE BRIS THAT HAD BEEN PERFORMED ON OUR EARLIER SON, WHO ALMOST BLED TO DEATH, AND WHEN OUR NEXT SON WAS BORN, AND i APPROACHED rABBI kRIPKE IF HE WOULD PERFORM THE BRIS ON THIS SON, HE DID AND GAVE...