Hebrew Memorial Chapel



Age 70, of Philadelphia, Pa. formerly of Michigan.

The following tribute was given by the
of Pennsylvania
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.
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM in Trevose, PA

Interment Information

Where: Beth Shemesh, Israel

Shiva Information

Where: Shiva will be Wednesday evening in Israel, Thursday morning through Tuesday afternoon in Teaneck NJ, and Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning in Philadelphia,

Shiva at 1145 Emerson, Teaneck, NJ, Thursday 11/14 through Tuesday Afternoon 11/19

Thursday- Shacharis 8:30 AM, Mincha 1 PM, Maariv 8PM

Friday--- Shacharis at 7 AM

Motzei Shabbos- Maariv at 5:15 PM

Sunday- Shacharis at 8:30, Mincha/Maariv at 4:30

Monday- shacharis 7, Mincha 1, Maariv at 8

Tuesday- Shacharis 7, Mincha at 1

Shiva at 1209 Serota Place, Philadelphia, PA- Tuesday Evening 11/19- Wednesday Morning 11/2o

Tuesday Maariv at 8 PM

Wednesday Shacharis at 7 AM

Family Members

Husband of Aline (nee Schlesinger). Father of Rabbi Daniel (Anna) Yolkut and David (Rachel) Yolkut. Brother of Myron Yolkut. Also survived by 8 grandchildren.

Charitable Contributions

The family suggests that those who wish to further honor the memory of RABBI MORTON YOLKUT may best do so by means of a contribution to:
Philadelphia Bikur Cholim
8102 Dorcas Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19152
Phone: (215) 342-1254
Hatzalah of Philadelphia
198 Tomlinson Rd,
Philadelphia, PA 19116
(215) 677-6700
a charity of one's choice.
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