Remembering Rabbi Wohlgemuth

Kudos to Steve Lipman for his evocative retrospective on the long and distinguished career of Rabbi Dr. Isaiah Wohlgemuth at the Maimonides School in Brookline, Massachusetts (“Rabbi Dr. Isaiah Wohlgemuth: A Beloved Teacher of Tefillah,” winter 2013).

It was my great privilege to have Rabbi Wohlgemuth as my teacher at the Hebrew school in Chelsea, Massachusetts—his first position in America. Rabbi Wohlgemuth taught the art of the siddur—an intensive eight-week, five-day-a-week program during the school’s summer session.

Like Leah Lightman, mentioned in the article, I too became very emotional when reading about my beloved first “rebbe.” Steve, thanks for the memories.

Joel Saibel
Deerfield Beach, Florida


This article was featured in the Spring 2014 issue of Jewish Action.