Isidoro Berebichez Dead at 82

Isidoro Berebichez, a well-known Jewish writer and journalist, and a past president of the Central Jewish Committee, the representative body of Mexican Jewry, has died here at the age of 82. For many years he was also the secretary general of the Central Jewish Committee and the president of the Committee’s Cultural Commission. Berebichez, who came to Mexico from Lithuania in the early 1920′s, founded some of the outstanding institutions in the country. He was a contributor to the local Jewish newspaper, Der Weg, and headed the Tzwi Kessel literary award committee until 1976 when the name of the prize was changed to the Fernando Jeno Award.

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