I just got this email from the Alumni Relations director at Maimonides School in Boston . . . about the passing of the teacher under whom I studied gemara every Shabbat for many years, my neighbor of many years, my ride to school for many years, my Chumash and Gemara teacher for two years, and one of the nicest, most caring teachers anyone could hope to have . . . Rabbi Isaiah Wohlgemuth. The man taught Jewish texts to Jewish teenagers in Boston for well over 40 years. Baruch Dayan HaEmet.
I'm looking for a ride to the burial tomorrow, in case anyone from Jerusalem is reading this . . .
January 7 2007
Dear Maimonides School graduate,
With profound sadness, I am writing to inform you of the passing late
Sunday of Rabbi Isaiah Wohlgemuth, z"l, beloved teacher, scholar, advisor,
role model and friend of the Maimonides School Family for more than 50
The funeral is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today at the Jewish Educational
Center, 330 Elmora Ave. (Route 439), corner of Livingston, in Elizabeth,
NJ. Burial will be at Eretz HaChaim Cemetery, Beit Shemesh, Israel,
Tuesday at 3 p.m.
The shiva period will be observed at the home of Rabbi Wohlgemuth's son
Shlomoh, 950 Magie Ave., Elizabeth (908-352-8870) Wednesday after the
family returns from Israel.
May the Wohlgemuth Family be comforted together with the mourners of Zion