Gerald Bubis, communal service pioneer and peace activist, dies at 91


Gerald B. Bubis, who pioneered and shaped the field of Jewish communal service and was a passionate champion of a progressive Israel, died Friday evening (Aug. 21) at his Los Angeles home. His death at 91 followed a series of lengthy illnesses.

Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m., Monday (Aug. 24) at Mount Sinai Memorial Park, 5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles 90068.

Bubis, whose tall, muscular frame, leonine head and white beard gave him the look of a Hollywood style biblical patriarch, was born in Winnipeg, Canada, but as a youngster moved with his sister and divorced mother to Minneapolis.

213-765-2106) or Americans for Peace Now, 5870 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles 90036 (phone 323-934-3480).

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