Yeshiva University Mourns Kurt Rothschild z”l

Headshot of Kurt Rothschild
Kurt Rothschild z”l

Yeshiva University and its affiliates, the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) and Canadian Friends of Yeshiva University (CFYU), mourn the passing of Kurt Rothschild. A Holocaust survivor, he served on the Board of RIETS and was a past president of CFYU. In 1997, Mr. Rothschild received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Yeshiva University.

Kurt Rothschild fled Germany and came to Canada during World War II as a refugee. He ultimately arrived in Kingston, Ontario, where he earned degrees from Queens College in electrical engineering, which enabled him to become a trusted professional by Canada’s major real estate companies. He soon became a significant philanthropist together with his beloved wife, Edith, and he quickly inspired many others to support the needs of World Jewry in Canada, the United States, Europe and Israel.

His love of the Jewish people influenced his own children to support the needs of the Jewish people worldwide.

Heartfelt condolences are extended to his wife Edith and their children Lenny and Esther, Michael and Chani, Naomi and Rabbi Nosson Weiss, and to all of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

May they be comforted among all who mourn for Zion and Jerusalem.

Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman, President of Yeshiva University and RIETS

Rabbi Dr. Herbert C. Dobrinsky, Vice President for University Affairs

Rabbi Stuart Haber, National Director, CFYU