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Rabbi Abraham Avrutick Dead at 72

November 18, 1982
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Funera services were held Sunday for a former president of the Rabbinical Council of America, Rabbi Abraham AvRutick, who died here Saturday at Mount Sinai Hospital, two days after suffering a stroke. He was 72.

A leading spokesman for Orthodox Judaism, AvRutick was spiritual leader of the Agudas Achim Synagogue for the last 36 years and was founder and a former president of the Rabbinical Council of Connecticut.

Born in Kherson, Russia and brought to Montreal in 1922, AvRutick graduated from Yeshiva University in 1934 and was ordained following his graduation from the university’s Rabbi Issac Elchanan Theological Seminary in 1936. He was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in 1966.

He served as editor in 1960 of the Sermon Manual of the Rabbinical Council and was also a board member of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations. He served as president of the Rabbinical Council from 1962 to 1964. Before that he had been secretary-treasurer and vice president of the Council.

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