It is with a heavy heart that we share with you the sad news that JOI’s longtime President, Terry Elkes, unexpectedly passed away a few days ago, just before Shabbat. We all remain shocked and saddened by what has taken place. He will be sorely missed. Following a period of mourning, we will continue to forge ahead with our plans of creating a more inclusive Jewish community, a value held dear to Terry. We have lost a great leader, but we know that pursuing the goals of JOI is the only thing he would want us to do to honor his memory.
Kerry Olitzky | January 21, 2008 |