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Joseph Wohl Dead at 69

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Funeral services were held yesterday for Joseph Wohl, founder and president of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America’s Universal Brotherhood Movement, who died last Saturday at the age of 69. For 27 years he had been a member of the Seminary’s Board of Directors and in that capacity had chaired major committees in the areas of finance, development, real estate and building.

A major donor to the institution, he endowed scholarships in memory of his father, Abraham, and his mother, Yetta, in addition to major capital gifts to the Seminary’s building funds. A resident of Old Westbury, Long Island, Wohl was active in many philanthropic activities. He was a founder and officer of the Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, a member of the beard of the United Jewish Appeal, and of his synagogue, the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation.

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