Allen Singer, former assistant business manager at The American Israelite, died June 8, the 18th of Sivan, in Jerusalem after a long illness. He was 77. Burial took place June 10 at Jerusalem’s Har Hamenuchot Cemetery.
Mr. Singer was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Business Administration and a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. After college he served in the United States Air Force. Before joining The American Israelite in 1985, Mr. Singer was associated with B.N. Ritter and Co. and also worked in real estate.
He served as president of Cincinnati Hebrew Day School and had been a member of the Young Leadership Council of the Jewish Federation. He was also active in B’nai B’rith and participated in the organization’s baseball and bowling leagues. He had been a member of Golf Manor Synagogue and Ohav Shalom.
Mr. Singer and his wife, Phyllis, made aliyah in 1999 and settled in Jerusalem where he took part in Judaic Studies classes and was a volunteer at Yad Sarah, the organization providing services for the disabled and elderly in Israel. He was a member of Hazvi Yisrael Congregation.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; five children and their spouses, Joe and Carolyn of New York City; Hanan (Howard) and Judy of Kibbutz Merav, Israel; Michael and Lucy of Cincinnati; Roz Singer and Robert Bindiger of New York City; and Sid and Lisa of Chicago; and seven grandchildren, Tanya, Seth, Sivan, Keren, Zohar, Abby and Jack. He was predeceased by his brother, Sam.
Contributions may be sent to Cincinnati Hebrew Day School, Cedar Village, American Friends of Yad Sarah, 450 Park Ave., New York, NY 10022 or the charity of the giver’s choice. Acknowledgments may be sent to Phyllis Singer, 13 Hovevei Zion, Apt. 5, Jerusalem 92225 Israel.