Leon Kronitz Dead at 67

Dr. Leon Kronitz, executive vice president of the Canadian Zionist Federation, a leading Jewish educator and a senior federal senior servant, died here last night. He was 67. Burial services will be held tomorrow at Shaarie Zion Synagogue.

Neri Bloomfield, president of the Canadian Zionist Federation, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that “his death is a grievous loss to the Jewish community and Zionists everywhere.”

Kronitz served as national president of the Labor Zionist Movement of Canada for nine years. He was an officer of the Canadian Jewish Congress for 15 years. During that period, he held positions as chairman of its national executive, national vice-president and chairman of the eastern region.

A distinguished educator, Kronitz was the principal of Herzliya High School of Montreal and principal of the Solomon Schechter Academy, a Conservative day high school. He held the position of national executive director of Keren Hatarbut, the Hebrew Cultural Organization of Canada. He founded the quarterly, Viewpoints, of which he was chairman of the editorial board, and also editor of the Canadian Zionist, the monthly magazine of the Canadian Zionist Federation.

He was appointed by the Federal government as a member of the Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal, where he served for seven years. He was awarded a Certificate of Recognition by the Quebec Association of Protestant School Boards for “distinguished service to public education in the Province of Quebec.”

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