I am very sad to inform you that former Kulanu board member Rabbi Moshe Cotel died suddenly and unexpectedly October 24, 2008 while davening.
Rabbi Cotel and his family and my family have been close friends for more than 25 years, and he is the person responsible for getting me involved in Kulanu. Rabbi Cotel served on Kulanu’s board of directors from 2002 through 2007. His death is a great loss.
In 2003, as a “second-career” rabbinical student, he traveled to Uganda in 2003 with a team of rabbis and others organized by Kulanu, to serve on a beit din that affirmed the Jewish identity of hundreds of members of the Abayudaya community.
Condolence notes can be mailed to his wife, Aliya Cheskis-Cotel and his children, Sivan and Orli, at the family home or to Kulanu. The family has designated Kulanu to receive contributions in his memory
We extend our deepest condolences to Aliyah, Sivan and Orli, and to his entire family..