In memoriam

In memoriam

How ironic that on the eve of a new school year, a man some called “Chief Keeper of the Rebuilt Jewish People,” who devoted his later years to helping Jewish children get the quality education they deserve, should die.

Henry Voremberg was passionate about what he saw as his life’s mission. And he was hands-on as well. He did not settle for writing a check now and then. He got to know the children he helped educate, and they got to know him. He cared about them, even as he showed no interest in being honored for it.

An article on pages 6 and 7 ends by naming his survivors – his two children, their spouses, and their children. It should not have ended there. Henry Voremberg is also survived by all those young people whose lives he influenced, and by a Jewish community whose future he sought to secure by educating its children.

He is survived by us all.

May his memory be for a blessing, and may we all be comforted among the mourners.