Rabbi Daniel Allen, a pioneering Jewish professional, passed away on Dec. 16 after a prolonged illness.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Mary Lou (Frishberg) Allen, children: Sarah, Rabbi Uri and Sari, Noah and Rena; grandchildren: Doron, Aderet, Yedidyah, and Livya; mother Annie Allen of Jerusalem; siblings, Dr. Joel and Debbie Allen, Dr. Miriam and Avram Kluska, Rabbi Morris Allen and Dr. Phyllis Gorin.
Rabbi Allen was born in Reno Nevada, and is a graduate of the University of Nebraska with a bachelors degree in political science. He holds a masters degree and Rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College.
Rabbi Allen had a long and distinguished career in the forefront of the crucial issues facing Jews around the world, in Israel as well in the diaspora. He served as a trusted and vital advisor to lay and professional leaders alike in the world Jewish community. Most recently he served as Executive Vice Chairman of United Israel Appeal and Senior Vice President of Jewish Federations of North America.
In tribute to his sage council and leadership his colleagues appointed him as president of AJCOP and most recently as an active board member of JPRO Network.
Memorials may be made to The Israel Religious Action Center – www. irac.org click on donate button, or Herzl Camp – www.herzlcamp.org click on donate button.