In Memoriam: Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz

News Story: February 24, 2014

To faculty, staff and students,

It is with great sadness that I tell you that our good friend Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz passed away peacefully yesterday. Rabbi Joe, as he was affectionately known in the SHU community, was a co-founder in 1992 of Sacred Heart’s Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding (CCJU) and served as executive director of the Center until his retirement in July 2007. In October of 2010, he was presented with the CCJU’s prestigious Nostra Aetate Award for his contributions toward world peace.

Rabbi Joe was Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford where he served as spiritual leader from 1948 to 1992. At the time of his death he was living in Tel Aviv and serving as the Synagogue Council of America’s representative to the United Nations.

Services are planned at the Congregation Agudath Sholom, 301 Strawberry Hill, Stamford, tomorrow at 2 p.m.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Sandra, his children and grandchildren. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and those of you who knew and loved him.

To read more about Rabbi Ehrenkranz, read this Stamford Advocate article.