|Age 70, of Philadelphia, Pa. formerly of Michigan.
The following tribute was given by the
HON. ROBERT A. BORSKI
in the house of representative
on Thursday, March 7, 1996:
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to Morton F. Yolkut, who will become the new rabbi of the Shaare Shamayim-Beth Judah synagogue in northeast Philadelphia.
Rabbi Morton Yolkut was born in St. Louis, MO, and was ordained by
the Hebrew Theological College of Skokie, IL. He holds a Bachelor of
Arts cum laude degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago and a Master
of Arts in American history from Northwestern University.
Prior to coming to Shaare Shamayin-Beth Judah, Rabbi Yolkut served as
rabbi of Congregation B'nai David in Southfield, MI for 18 years. He
also served as rabbi of Congregation Anshe Kanasses Israel in Chicago
for 5 years. In Michigan, he served as vice president of the Michigan
Board of Rabbis and was the Orthodox columnist for the Detroit Jewish
News. Rabbi Yolkut also served on the Chaplaincy Commission of Sinai
Hospital in Detroit and delivered papers on Jewish medical ethics to
physicians and staff at local hospitals and conferences.
On a national level, Rabbi Yolkut is a member of the Rabbinical
Council of America and an active member of the Federation of
Traditional Rabbis. He serves on the national Rabbinic Cabinets of
State of Israel Bonds, the United Jewish Appeal, the ORT Committee and
the Jewish National Fund.
Relatives and friends are invited to services Tuesday November 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Joseph Levine & Sons, 4737 Street Road, Trevose, PA
Local arrangements with Hebrew Memorial Chapel.