JACK J. COHEN

Obituary
5 entries
  • "WE MOURN OUR BELOVED JACK...A ROLE MODEL FOR ALL...ANNETTE ..."
  • "Rabbi Yaakov -Jack as he insisted to be called, even..."
  • "I mourn my great teacher and Rabbi. He made me a better..."
  • "We mourn the passing of our beloved rabbi, teacher, and..."
    - Shirley and Rabbi Emanuel S. Goldsmith
  • "Fond remembrances from SAJ, New York. David, Caroline,..."
The Guest Book is expired.

COHEN--Rabbi Jack. The Board and all those associated with The Mordecai M. Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood mourn the passing of our beloved Honorary Chairman, Rabbi Dr. Jack J. Cohen of Jerusalem, who died there on April 16 at the age of 93. The Jewish people have lost a giant of a teacher and a role model. One of Mordecai Kaplan's greatest and most devoted disciples, Jack was the foremost advocate in Israel for the Reconstructionist approach to Judaism for more than 50 years. Among many other accomplishments, Jack was a founder of Congregation Mevakshei Derech in Jerusalem and the creator of its Kaplan Center. A man of enormous talents and erudition, Jack also exemplified true humility and treated all human beings with respect and kindness. His tireless passion for continuing the work of his teacher Mordecai Kaplan was an inspiration to all of us. We will miss both Jack's intellectual leadership and the gentleness of his soul. Jack's memory will forever be a blessing. Eric Caplan Daniel Cedarbaum 
Mel Scult 
Jack Wolofsky

Published in The New York Times on Apr. 19, 2012