T’ruah mourns the tragic loss of Rabbi Aaron Panken. As president of the Reform movement’s Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Rabbi Panken was a mentor and role model to many of our rabbis and clergy, and a constant supporter of HUC students taking part in T’ruah programs.
Rabbi Panken was a brilliant scholar, a visionary leader, a true mensch, and a tireless voice for social justice.
Our hearts are with his family and loved ones at this difficult time. May they be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem, and may his memory be for a blessing.