RABBI DR. GERSION APPEL zl Yeshiva University Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Jewish Studies, was niftar on Shabbos.
Funeral will be Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 1:30PM at:
Schwartz Brothers-Jeffer Memorial Chapels
114-03 Queens Blvd (at 76th Rd)
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Kevura will follow at Wellwood Cemetery in Farmingdale.
Shiva will be observed through Friday, December 19 at:
The Appel Home
179-28 Tudor Road
Jamaica Estates, NY 11432
Rabbi Appel zl graduated from RIETS in 1940; he was the last student to be ordained by Rabbi Dov Revel zl, and he wrote the eulogy for Rabbi Revel in the Yeshiva College student newspaper. He was also ordained by Rabbi Moshe Soloveichik zl, father of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik zl. He is survived by Miriam Appel (widow) and their children Rabbi Shlomo Appel, Dvora Nussbaum, (Rabbi Yakov Appel zl, who passed away in Israel), Zippora Wilon, Rebecca Hoschander, and Esther Kurzman.