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Meyer W. Gasner, Canadian Jewish Leader, Dead at Age 67

Meyer W. Gasner long-time Canadian Jewish leader, died here last week at the age of 67 after a long illness. Born in New York, he came to Toronto in 1927 and helped establish the United Jewish Welfare Fund in 1937 to ensure financial security for Jewish educational institutions. He served as chairman of the Ontario region of the Canadian Jewish Congress, and was founder and chairman of the Congress’ Orthodox division, coordinating and certifying food products as kosher. He headed the Toronto Zionists Revisionists and was later president of the Canadian Mizrachi Organization. He was active in the Friends of Bar Han University, Albert Einstein College and many yeshivas. In the 1960s he was publisher of the Canadian Jewish News.