With profound sadness, the Orthodox Union joins the Jewish world in mourning the passing of Mr. Kurt Rothschild, z”l, who passed away on Sunday in Israel. Mr. Rothschild was the longtime president of the World Mizrachi Movement, an important builder of the Canadian Jewish community, and a driving force behind scores of significant projects benefitting Jewish communities in Israel, Canada, and around the world. In addition to being a visionary and a generous philanthropist, Mr. Rothschild was a source of guidance and wisdom to a broad range of Orthodox leaders and to all who worked for the betterment of the Jewish community. Most notably, he accomplished all of this with his characteristic humility and kindness, deflecting attention from himself to the worthy causes he was working to advance. Mr. Rothschild honored the Orthodox Union by serving as a longtime member of our Board of Governors.
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