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Memorable Manitobans: Abraham Kravetz (c1914-1962)

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He served as a Chaplain with the Polish armed forces during the Second World War and Assistant Chief Rabbi of Polish Jewry before moving to Winnipeg in 1949. Well-known within Canadian Jewish circles, he spearheaded Jewish education and building campaigns in Winnipeg, and went on to be Principal of the Winnipeg Hebrew School (Talmud Torah), Joseph Wolinsky Collegiate, President of the Maimonides College, and was the spiritual leader of the Ashkenazie Synagogue. He was formally introduced to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip during their visit to Manitoba in 1959. He died suddenly on 8 January 1962 during a visit to Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Sources:

“Rabbi Kravetz dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 January 1962, page 4.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 4 May 2014

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