Dr. Moshe (Morris) Green Z"L passed away Erev Shabbat, 11 June 1999/ 27 Sivan 5749, at the height of his public activities leaving a great void behind him.
A man of wisdom, devotion, sensitivity and scholarship. Active, philanthropic, vigorous, a tzadik and a gentleman. An exemplary model of Religious Zionism at its best, who planted the roots of Judaism on the four corners of the world.
Dr Moshe Green served as the founding Chairman of the Torah MiTzion, the umbrella organization for the Diaspora Zionist Kollels - which currently has 28 kollel programs in communities around the world.
Dr Moshe Green, by profession a respected accountant and lawyer, dedicated his life to advancing Jewish Education, in Israel and the Diaspora.
Dr Green also fulfilled many important public roles. He symbolized “Torah Umaddah” with every fibre of his soul and personally assisted thousands of students in making their academic careers possible.
Dr Green was a member of the board of Yeshiva University and vice-chairman of the board of Rabbi Yitzchak Elchanan Seminary and was the recipient of an honorary doctorate from this institution. He was also active for the UJIA and the various Religious-Zionist appeals and served on the presidium of the Religious Zionists of America.
He was the chairman of the Board of Bar-Ilan University, and was instrumental in promoting the ideals of the university. He served as vice-chairman and later chairman of the Machon HaGevoha LaTorah (Kollel and Midrasha Lebanot) at the university and was a great supporter of the Lookstein Center for Jewish Education in the Diaspora. Moshe and Charlotte established scholarship funds in memory of their parents and initiated a program for adopting students. In addition, Dr Green was a main supporter of the “Bechol Derachecha Da’ehu” journal devoted to the ideas of Torah uMaddah.
Moshe Green and his wife, Charlotte, donated generously to the “Ariel” program at Nishmat women’s learning institute, and similarly supported the publication of the “Da’at Mikrah” edition of the Chumash, published by Mossad HaRav Kook, in memory of their parents.
He also served on the Board of Directors of Beit Morasha of Jerusalem and was the founder of the Women’s Beit Midrash.
Moshe Green was a strong supporter of Kollel Eretz Hemdah and made it his custom to study in their Beit Midrash.
He held the position of President and Chairman of the American Friends of Ramot Shapira Educational center for more than a quarter of a century.
Before his death Dr Green was appointed to the Board of Governors of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Dr Green divided his time between Israel and America. What little spare time he had was devoted to his wife, Charlotte, children and grandchildren.
Yehi Zichro Baruch