Dr. Alfred Gottschalk Memorial Service : at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem

Monday, November 30, 2009

Members of the Board of Overseers, faculty, students, friends, colleagues, and former staff members of gathered to remember Dr. Alfred Gottschalk, z”l, at a Memorial Service on November 19th. Prof Eliyahu Schleifer provided the musical frame for the program, including a beautiful rendering of Lewandowski's High Holy Day Kaddish. Rabbi Naamah Kelman, Dean, served as Memorial Service leader. Speakers included Rabbi David Ellenson, Rabbi Richard Hirsch, Rabbi Gil Nativ, and Beth Bachman, granddaughter of Jules Bachman, z”l, former Chair of the Board of Governors.  Dr. David Harman, Chair of the Board of Overseers, warmly remembered the friendship between his father Abraham Harman, President of the Hebrew University and Dr. Gottschalk. Dr. Michael Marmur read some letters and messages from Dr. Gottschalk’s children Marc and Rachel.


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