It is with sadness that we inform you of the death of Saralee Avery on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.
Saralee was an integral part of the New York campus administration for over 35 years as assistant to the registrar. Saralee’s personal musical expertise was always respected and sought after by our faculty and students. Aside from her professional role, she could be counted upon to wear many hats as HUC-JIR/New York grew from West 68th Street to West 4th Street.
We extend our deepest condolences to her husband, Cantor Lawrence Avery, a beloved faculty member of the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music for some thirty years, their children, and their grandchildren.
May Saralee’s memory abide always as a blessing and may the Eternal bring comfort to the Avery family with all who mourn in Zion and in Jerusalem.