Montreal (Sep. 12)
Rabbi Hirsch Zvi Cohen, one of Montreal’s most prominent Jewish educators, president of the Jewish Rabbinical Council and chairman of the board of education of the United Talmud Torahs, will be honored by local Jewry tomorrow and Sunday upon the occasion of his 70th birthday. Tomorrow prominent rabbis from Canada and the United States will occupy the pulpits of the various Montreal synagogues, preaching on subjects relative to Jewish education.
On Sunday the students and teachers of the Montreal Hebrew Free Schools will march from the headquarters of the United Talmud Torahs to Rabbi Cohen’s residence and tender him their thanks for his services. In the evening he will be tendered a banquet at the Chevra Kadisha Synagogue where the venerable rabbi will be presented with an oil painting of himself. Leading members of the local Jewish community will address the gathering.
A resident of Montreal for nearly 40 years, Rabbi Cohen is a member of one of the most prominent Jewish families in Canada. Throughout these years he has given himself to the Jewish religious education and his rabbinical duties. It is said that he is the founder of almost all of the local Talmud Torahs, as well as of the local yeshivah.