David Zucker Dead at 79

Funeral services will be held in Temple Israel in Great Neck, N.Y. tomorrow for David Zucker, a long-time leader in the Zionist and Conservative movements, who died in North Miami Beach yesterday at the age of 79.

Zucker, who had resided in both Great Neck and North Miami Beach, was the immediate past president of the World Council of Synagogues, the international organization representing Conservative synagogue. He was long an active member of the United Synagogue of America, the umbrella organization for Conservative congregations in the United States and Canada.

A founding member of the Zionist Organization of America, he was a member of the Board of Overseers of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, the academic and rabbinical school of the Conservative movement, and a past officer of the Temple Israel in Great Neck.

Thirteen years ago, Zucker, a retired businessman, established a Center for Conservative Judaism in Israel and created an endowment to support its operation.

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