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In Loving Memory of Irving Baker

“If not enough funds exist to build both synagogues and schools,” said Irving Baker, “we must build the schools. Without education, there will be no need for synagogues.”  Of all the tributes made in Irving’s memory, none was more poignant than the presence at his funeral of the students of the Columbus Torah Academy High School— which Irving founded and subsidized during its first five formative years.  He claimed this to have been his most significant charitable accomplishment. Irving was a Columbus Jewish Foundation trustee, fund holder, member of the Jewish Education and Literacy and Overseas Needs Committees, and the chair of the our VISION 2000 unified community development committee, which he generously supported.  We extend condolences to wife Marcia and the entire Baker family.

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