Passed away on April 30, 2018 surrounded by family in Louisville, Kentucky. Jacob was born September 11, 1924 in Krakow, Poland. He was a Talmudic scholar and renowned leader of the global Jewish community.
Jacob is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Gilda; brother, Aron; sons, Marc (Zehava) and David (Ariella); grandchildren, Ronen (Jenny), Tal (Anton), Oz (Amber), Jodi (Aleksey), Jonathan (Liz), and Mia (Adam); and great-grandchildren Eliana, Eli, Julian and Axel.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 2nd at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Adath Jeshurun Cemetery. Visitation and prayer will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the family house on May 2nd and May 3rd. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus Health of Louisville.
For those interested, you may follow this link to read more about Rabbi Halpern’s life: http://www.phasetransfer.com/private/Rabbi_Jacob_Halpern.pdf