Morton L. Mandel | 1921-2019

Remembering Morton L. Mandel

As my 2018 retirement approached and my wife, Susie, and I were planning to relocate to Palo Alto, Calif., and Jerusalem, Mort sought assurance that I would always be his rabbi and that, when the time came, I would officiate at his funeral. I promised I would and that I’d come from the ends …

My first encounter with him was at the graduation exercise of the cohort one year ahead of my own. In those (very fortunate) years, the Mandel Jerusalem Fellowship was a two-year program, with each new assemblage of Jewish educators overlapping their colleagues’ experience. Though my cohort …

Morton L. Mandel, beloved husband of Barbara A. (nee Abrams) Mandel. Loving father of Amy Mandel, Thomas (Lisa) Mandel and Stacy (Keith) Palagye. Devoted grandfather of Alicia Mandel, Daniela Mandel, Daniel Mandel, Sherilynn (Phil) Ciccarelli, Wilson Petricig, Jack Petricig, Lillian Palagye,…

The life of Morton L. Mandel

 

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