Feb 14, 2014
Sudden Loss of Allen Halberstadt Z"L
He contributed countless hours to documenting Jewish burials throughout the Province of Ontario, New York City, Palm Springs California and many other places. (He even discovered and recorded Jewish burials in non-Jewish cemeteries!).
Allen first became interested in documenting burials as a result of not knowing where his parents had interred a sister who died shortly after birth.
Allen was personally responsible for documenting in excess of 50,000 burials in Jewish Cemeteries in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. For this he was given the Salute Award by the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.
Along with volunteers, Steven Creed, Kevin Hanit and others, the Committee photographed and recorded over 100,000 Matzvot that were uploaded to the Jewish Online World Burial Records (JOWBR).
He was an exceptional human being who performed his volunteer work with great humility. Our condolensces go out to his wife Bonny, children, grandchildren and extended family. Funeral will be held at Benjamins Park Memorial at 1:00 pm on Sunday February 16, 2014
Allen Halberstadt z"l
Update: There is an article about Allen in The Jewish Times. He was only 58. - http://www.jewishtribune.ca/features/2014/02/25/halberstadt-58-leaves-jewish-historical-legacy
Posted by JGS Toronto