Aaron Pollack

Funeral Service: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Paperman & Sons
Shiva: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 to
Monday, December 09, 2019

Shiva at Gideon’s home until Friday afternoon, continuing in New Jersey on Sunday and Monday
Shiva Details: Morning services at 8:00 a.m.; evening services at 7:15 p.m. Shiva in Montreal until Friday afternoon, continuing in New Jersey Sunday and Monday
Cemetery: Back River Memorial Gardens
Donations: MADA Community Centre, (514) 342-4969 Ext. : 229

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114 Condolences

Steven Cummings - about 16 hours ago

Dany, I am sorry but I meant to include your name in our condolence. Steven Cummings

Steven and Susan Cummings - about 17 hours ago

Dear Dalia, Gideon and family, We are so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was a very intelligent and interesting man and we enjoyed our friendship over many years. I always loved running into him and engaging in spirited discussions about politics and about life. He certainly left his mark on this world and will be missed. We just returned from Florida and are sorry we missed the funeral and shiva. Susan and Steven Cummings

Yehuda Ordower - about 18 hours ago

Dearest Pollak Family, My sincerest condolences on the passing of Aaron. I remember Aaron fondly always with a smile and with great warmth. Wishing you strength during this difficult time.

Leon Benbaruk - 1 day ago

Dear Pollak Family I am writing from New Zealand to express my deepest condolences on the passing of Aaron . He was a mensch . I wish you long life as we say in our tradition BARUCH DAYAN EMET leon benbaruk . I am a friend of Aaron and Myer BICK

David Bensoussan - 2 days ago

Sincères condoléances. J’ai vécu des moments mémorables avec Aron et ai toujours été en admiration devant son dévouement communautaire et ses analyses brillantes. Fasse que son souvenir puisse nous inspirer dans nos actions philanthropiques.

Marnie Stein - 2 days ago

Dear Gidi, Aliza and Dalia, My deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Dad. I have such fond memories of him and our many carpool adventures. Thinking of all of you during this most difficult time.

Ezra Franken - 3 days ago

Saddened by the news of Aaron passing away. My first encounter with Aaron as the youngest Pollack attending the Seder with his late Mom and the whole family at Baruch and Ruth' more than 50 years ago. Aaron was always a warm caring individual and will be sorely missed by his large family and extended circle of friends Baruch Dayan Emet

ROBIN BEHAR - 4 days ago

Dear Gideon, Your father was one of a kind. During the limited contact I had with him, he left an impression of a man who cared deeply about helping others and giving. Please accept my deepest sympathies as well as to your whole family. Losing your Dad is a difficult experience. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Robin

Oro and Michel Librowicz - 4 days ago

Dear Gidi, Dalia, Aliza and extended Pollack family, we share your deep sorrow upon the passing of your father. Aaron was a dear friend of ours. We shared many Torah classes together and always marvelled at his intelligence, knowledge and wit. His friendship warmed and enriched our lives. Sa verve, son sens du partage et sa soif d'apprendre nous manqueront à tout jamais. Adieu, cher ami!

Denis Cohen-Tannoudji - 4 days ago

Dear Gideon and Lisa, I was so shocked and sad to learn yesterday that Aaron z"l passed away. I appreciated him so much, his humanity, empathy and enthusiasm, we had many time so interesting conversations. As I am in Dallas this week, I am not able to come to the Shiva, I send to you and your entire family my sincere and heartwarming condolence Denis Cohen-Tannoudji

Rob Fainer - 5 days ago

Dear Gid. Man, I was heartbroken to hear of your dad's sudden passing. While I wasn't lucky enough to know him during his lifetime, your and your family's beautiful eulogies painted the picture of a man who's physical stature was only dwarfed by his large heart, unrelenting curiosity, unwavering conviction, and limitless passion for people, and life in general. I can't imagine how much you and your family is hurting from the void he's left behind. I do know that his vibrant echo will live on in you, and all those who knew and loved him. Your father must have been extremely proud to have a son like you. I'm thinking about you, and I'm sending you lots of love and support. May your father's name be a blessing. Love, Rob

Bryna Shuchat Landes - 5 days ago

I was so saddened to hear of this giant of a man's passing. I saw him whenever I came into Montreal and went to the Shaar as he was usually present at most minyans. He was always warm and interested in my life and was focused on Israel and the Jewish people. He had an intense love for his children and was excited to talk about them and how well they were all doing in their respective communities. What a huge loss for us all. May his memory be for a blessing.

Renee Gersovitz Ross - 5 days ago

Dear Gidi and the Pollack Family, My deepest heartfelt sympathy on the passing for your father. I have the fondest memories of your family always welcoming me into your home. Aaron was a lovely, warm gentleman. I am thinking of you all during this most difficult time.

Renee Gersovitz Ross - 5 days ago

Brooke Chinks - 5 days ago

Dear Dany, Giddy and Lisa, I wanted to extend my deepest condolences on your loss. I am wishing you strength to get through this difficult time. Sincerely, Brooke

Helaine and Lennie Kliger - 5 days ago

Our sincerest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your dear father.

Howard and Carole Blank - 5 days ago

Dear Family, Our thoughts and hearts are with you on the passing of a dear, friendly and gentle man. Always with a smile and hello as part of the daily minyan at the Shaare. We join you in your sorrow. Sincerely, Howard and Carole Blank

Anne & Jack Futerman - 6 days ago

Dear Pollack Family: Jack and I extend our deeply felt condolences on the unexpected passing of Aaron. Aaron loved life & laughter. He was innately joyful and playful retaining a boyishness into his senior years. People shared their personal stories with him because they knew he was genuinely interested. Aaron saw each and every day as an opportunity to learn something new about himself, others and life. He will be sorely missed by all of us. Warmly, Jack & Anne Futerman

Gilles Martin - 6 days ago

Ma chère Dany Mes plus profondes condoléances à toi et à tes chers enfants en ces jours si tristes. Gilles Martin

Barry & Bebe Posner - 6 days ago

Dear Pollack Family: We have most warm memories of Aaron. He was a deeply committed Jew and good friend. May your loss be tempered by the good times you shared; and may his memory be a blessing to all of us. Barry & Bebe Posner

Jonah Morris and Malinda Denbok - 6 days ago

Dany, Dalia, Gidi and Liza, we will miss Aaron so much. We have so many fond memories of Aaron and your family when we visited Montreal as children. To this day, whenever I hear Dayenu at Passover, I immediate think of uncle Aaron's singing it out (or "uncle me" as Erin used to call him when she was young). Much love, Jonah Morris, Malinda Denbok, Erin Morris and Aubrey Stork

Gillian Steinberg - 6 days ago

Dear Pollack Family, I was saddened to hear of the passing of your dear father. I have such warm memories of our families together in the Akiva days. May your memories help you all at this difficult time. With love, Gillian

Karen Rutenberg - 6 days ago

Dear Dalia and Family, Want to wish you my deepest sympathies on the sudden passing of your father. I hope you close friends and family can bring you some comfort during this difficult time. Karen Rutenberg

Leibish Hundert - 6 days ago

So many wonderful memories with the late and sorely missed Aaron Pollack. My heart goes out to the family.

Rina and Larry Fisher - 6 days ago

Dear Gideon and entire Pollack Family. Our deepest, most sincere and heartfelt sympathies and condolences on the sudden loss of your Father. Although, I never met your Dad in person the wonderfully eloquent and descriptive eulogies by you and your "sphesters" portrayed an amazing soul that not only shone brightly for 81 plus years but most definitely will continue to burn brightly in his "kinderlich" and his impact will live on. May the cherished memories you made together comfort you at this time of great sadness. Love Rina and Larry

Ninette Rosen - 6 days ago

Deepest condolences to Dany and family He will be sadly missed by all

Natasha Arora - 6 days ago

Dear Gideon, Am terribly sorry for your big loss. May your lifelong memories of your dear father provide some solace. May time heal your open wound. Sending you and yours my sincere condolences and warmest wishes. Natasha Arora

Anne and Manny Kalles - 7 days ago

Dear Gideon, Dany and Family. Our sincere condolences on the sudden loss of Aaron. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. May your special memories always be a source of comfort. Anne and Manny

Alain Murad (and family) - 7 days ago

Dear Seymour and family, My most heartfelt condolences on the passing of your dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. May you all be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Seymour, I love you dearly. May you be spared further sorrow.

Gail van der walde - 7 days ago

Please accept my very deepest condolences to you Dany and to your family. You are in the prayers. Gail van der Walde

Beverley and Harvey Pinsky - 7 days ago

Dear Dany and the entire Pollack Family. We were so shocked and saddened to learn of Aaron’s sudden passing. We have such nice memories of spending time with him at aunt Bess and uncle Saul’s home on Kay Rd, and then the later years at family functions in Toronto. We hope that happier memories will help sustain you through this difficult time. Bev and Harvey Pinsky and Family

Bea & Hershie Schachter - 7 days ago

Dear Pollack Family, Was there ever a person who, after meeting your father,z"l, did not become completely enamoured of him ?! I don`t believe that`s possible. I would see him at the Shaar`s morning minyans and he always displayed a genuine interest and friendliness to everyone, who crossed paths with him. He would often mention to Hershie and I ,that seeing Hershie, would bring back memories of my late father-in-law, Nathan,z"l. It was such a good feeling ! He was one of a kind and will be missed by so many in the Montreal Jewish community. BDE.

Marla Pinsky - 7 days ago

Dear Dany and Family, Sending you my deepest sympathies on the sudden loss of Aaron. I remember spending some time with him over the years, usually when I was visiting aunt Bess. He was bigger than life and always spoke fondly of his family and passion for Israel and Judaism. Please know that my thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Fondly, Marla Pinsky

Louis Hoppenheim - 7 days ago

Dear Pollack Family, In my eyes Aaron was an angel, who walked this earth to spread his love, joy and wisdom; and who has returned to heaven to watch over you from above.

Marlene rabinovitch - 7 days ago

Please accept my deepest sympathy at this sad time.sincerely marlene

Raphael Shuchat - 7 days ago

I was deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Aaron Pollack. He was a wonderful person, friendly and warm and a committed Jew. I would see him at the morning service at the Shaar. He always had a discussion going at the breakfast table about Israel or the Jewish world. He was a lover of Torah, and the Jewish people. He will be dearly missed.

Jacob Kincler - 7 days ago

Dear Gideon and family, Unfortunately I didn't get to know your dear father Z"L in person but we knew each other through like minded friends who are passionate about Israel and Jewish causes as was your dad. We had, though, email exchanges which were always of much interest to me. We share in your grief at this difficult time for you and your family . May his memory be a blessing to us all.

Nancy Taub Gurberg - 7 days ago

Dear Dany and Family, I have an overwhelming sadness knowing Aaron obm has left us. I will tell you whenever Aaron and I saw each other he would always ask about me, my family and I give me a giant hug. Our last interaction was at the MTC when he complimented me because of my work and involvement in the Synagogue. I will miss Aaron as so many others will. He was a lovely man with a gorgeous smile. May his neshama be protected through your many acts of loving kindness. Nancy

Linda and Ben W - 7 days ago

Dear Gideon, Lisa and family. Our most heartfelt and deepest condolences on the loss of your father. Linda and Ben W

Rhonda Shaffer - 7 days ago

Dear Pollock family My sincere sympathies on the passing of Aaron a true mensch. I met him as a volunteer of the Shaar Hashomayim Meals on wheels program. His kindness and eloquent words I will always remember. I will miss his friendly chats.May your memories of a wonderful man sustain you at this difficult time. Rhonda Herman Coordinator Meals on Wheels

Bunny and Mort Lechter - 7 days ago

To the Pollack family, we send our condolences . We wish you strength as you cope in this most difficult time. With great respect, Bunny and Mort Lechter

Marianne Constantine - 7 days ago

Dear Pollack family, particularly the ones I know and have communicated with over the past years. That is Danny, Seymour, Bessie, and Phyllis in Florida. At one time Aaron was very close to my late husband, his cousin, Morty , so on behalf of my daughters and grandchildren I wish to convey my deepest sympathy to all at Aaron's very sudden passing.

Zac Tankel - 7 days ago

I had the privilege of getting to know Mr Pollack a bit over the last few years. Despite the sixty-year age difference, he became a good friend of mine and many other students, and I looked up to him with great admiration. Whenever I saw Mr Pollack at Chabad of McGill on Shabbat or at the Shaar Hashamayim on weekday mornings, his smile, handshake, and laughter were always so incredibly full of warmth. Many other students and I enjoyed sharing conversations with Mr Pollack at Shabbat lunches, and whether about our future careers or about politics, we had a deep respect for what Mr Pollack had to say. Even an encouraging comment from Mr Pollack on my Facebook posts from time to time made me smile. I am so grateful to have known Mr Pollack, and I am going to miss his slap on the back, accompanied by the usual "how are ya, kid?"

Simon Bensimon - 7 days ago

Dear Gideon, my sincere condolences on the passing of your dear father. I have fond memories of seeing and exchanging with him on numerous occasions over the years. He will be missed. May his memory be a blessing.

Michael Schwartz - 7 days ago

Au revoir to a Shul buddy, mentor, and friend, who possessed a sharp mind, and quick wit, but most importantly, a warm heart. I thoroughly enjoyed our wide-ranging conversations on topics ranging from Israel to India to Irving Layton and his wealth of memories, experiences, and perspectives. His knowledge of and care for the things that mattered to him - family, friends, faith, community - were inspiring. His sudden and untimely passing is a profound loss. My profound condolences to his whole family.

steven shadowitz - 7 days ago

Sincere sympathies on your loss , may your happy memories sustain you now and in the years to follow

Frank Dimant - 7 days ago

It was my good fortune to know Aaron from the days we constituted the Zionists for Seventies. He was an ardent Zionist and a proud Jew. Throughout my career in the Jewish community there would also be calls offering advice, which followed stimulating conversation. There were calls of support especially during times when B’nai Brith Canada took the lead in the fight to support Israel. His mailing list was well regarded among Jewish activists. When asked to volunteer as Chair of Likud Canada, I naturally turned to Aaron for advice, which he readily offered but also accepted to serve as one of our Senior Legal Counsels. He will be missed by all those who were privileged to know him. May his family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem and may his memories always bring joy to the family.

Kevin Avraham Benhaim - 7 days ago

I had the opportunity to cross path with Aaron many times during Chabad McGill Services. He was a very wise man, and very kind. My sincere condolences. May his memory be a blessing.

Barbara and Jack Rosenthal - 7 days ago

Dear Pollack Family...so sorry to learn of Aaron’s passing...we go back to Talmud Torah...a really fine person..many will miss him. Our condolences

Stephanie Tabac - 7 days ago

Dear Gideon and Lisa; Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your father. While such losses are never easy, I do hope that the cherished memories which you hold, help sustain you through this difficult period. Stephanie Tabac

Andrew Gertler - 7 days ago

Dear Lisa and Gideon and Family, My deepest condolences on your sudden loss. I hope that all your good memories will serve you well at this difficult time. My thoughts are with you.

Karen and Mark Gelber - 7 days ago

Dear Lisa and Gideon, Our deepest condolences to your family on this sudden loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Karen and Mark Gelber

Joyce and Barry Klar - 7 days ago

Aunt Bess and Family, We are saddened by the sudden passing of Aaron. He was admired for his intelligence, wit, devotion to family and commitment to his relgion and the State of Israel. Our deepest sympathy on this great loss. May his memory be a blessing to the entire family. Joyce and Barry

Shmuly and Rashi Weiss - 7 days ago

Dear Pollack Family, Our heartfelt condolences on the untimely passing of your Father ob"m. He was a source of inspiration and a mentor to the entire Chabad at McGill family. He will be missed dearly by all. May his memory be a blessing and a source of comfort.

Haskel - 7 days ago

My condolences to Gideon and family. I feel for your loss.

Jeff and Arlene Strohl - 7 days ago

Dear Bess and Family, Arlene and I want to express our sincere condolences on the loss of your brother. Regards, Jeff and Arlene

Lisa - 7 days ago

Dear Gideon and Lisa, Our deepest condolences to you on this sudden loss. Our thoughts are with you. Love, Lisa and Elan

Irwin Zelniker - 7 days ago

Dear Gideon, My heartfelt condolences on the un timely passing of your Father. Although I didn't really know your Dad, I do remember him from seeing him at the Sharr. I do remember him as a no non sense type of guy. My sympathies to your family. May the strength of your love bind you together in this darkest time.

Deborah Corber - 7 days ago

To Gideon and family, my deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved father. May his memory be for a blessing and may you derive comfort from the loving embrace of family and friends.

Batya & Tal Willmott - 7 days ago

Dear Pollack family, we are shocked and saddened by the news of Aaron's sudden passing. I spent many many Shabbosim with him at Mordy & Bracha's shabbos table and learning with him as part of that same group. Tal loved the way Aaron would sing his Kiddush and ever since has modeled the way he says his after him. He will forever be remembered in our hearts for his love of Israel, depth of knowledge on so many topics and his charming, witty personality. I saw him recently and he asked me if he could come over for some kosher Greek food.. I regret not having fulfilled his request in time. May you be comforted among the mourners of zion and may his memory be for a blessing.

Avery and Evelyn Palevsky - 7 days ago

Dear Gideon and the Pollack family, We just flew back to Montreal and saw this terribly sad news. May you be comforted with fond memories during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Abe Fuks - 7 days ago

Dear Dany and Family, please accept my heartfelt condolences on your tragic and untimely loss. Aaron was a stalwart member and defender of the community and a lifelong supporter of human rights. He will be missed by those whose lives he touched. May his memory be a blessing and source of comfort. Abe

Tania Goldin - 7 days ago

Dear Dany ,Dalia, Gideon, Eliza & family , I was saddened to hear of Aaron ‘a passing . So sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences. May he Rest In Peace. Thinking of you at this time with love .

Jeffrey Gauze - 7 days ago

Dear Dalia, Aliza and Gideon, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I remember your dad well from our Akiva days: friendly, with a great smile. “Hamakom yenachem etchem betoch she’ar avelei Tzion v’Yerushalayim”. May the Omnipresent One comfort you among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Stephen Lipper - 7 days ago

Aaron was a charismatic leader whose influence was widely felt. Nowhere was this more the case then in matters pertaining to Jews, Judaism and Israel. He created an active forum to debate and discuss these 3 themes which flourished under the enthusiasm and strength of his personality; this forum will live on as a tribute to him. He will be missed by many. We extend our deepest sympathies to his three children, to Danny and all the members of his extended family. May they be blessed among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Irene and Stephen

Mark Mendelson - 7 days ago

Dear Gideon and Family, Your late Dad z'l was a favourite customer of mine when I owned the bakery on Queen Mary Road. We used to discuss Israel at all times and he loved my tzanchanim stories. The nicest man with a great sense of humour and kibbitz-May his memory be a blessing-Yehee Zichroh Baruch

Lynn and Benjy Gordon - 7 days ago

Dear Gideon and Lisa , Our heartfelt sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your dear father and father in law. May you be comforted by the love of friends and family . Our thoughts are with you.

Inna and Dmitry Korenblit - 7 days ago

Dear Gideon, Lisa and family, We are deeply saddened by the news of your father's sudden passing and wish to express our most sincere sympathy to you all during this difficult time. May you find some comfort in the memories of your father.

David Parvey - 7 days ago

Can someone please record the audio of the service so that those of us who can't make it can listen to it? Or you can Facebook Live the event. Please post here if you can help us to be a part of this wonderful man's send off. Aaron helped to change the course of my life, a story which I will share at a later date. Goodbye, Aaron.

Julie Kristof - 7 days ago

On behalf of Murray, Alex and Mimi, I want to express my deepest condolences. We are so grateful to have spent time over the last years hearing stories, learning about connections and benefiting from Aaron's depth of knowledge about so many things. Our hearts are broken and we will honor Aaron by passing on the lessons he has taught us.

Irwin liebman - 7 days ago

Baruch Dayan Haemet.

Jason Caron - 7 days ago

Dear Pollack Family. Words do not always express adequately the sorrow we feel . Our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Hoping the good memories of your father & GF, Aaron, will bring you all much comfort during these difficult times. BDH. Judy and Jason Caron

Margola Shuchat - 7 days ago

Dear Pollack, I cant tell you how sorry I am to learn about Aaron’s passing. He was a jewel of a person who shared snd taught me many things and I enjoyed sharing breakfasts with him while i was mourning my dad. He helped my family immensely when we were going through some rough patches and always had time for everyone. I will miss him immensely. May his memory be a blessing. Margola Shuchat

Jodi - 7 days ago

I’m sharing in your sadness , remembering AP with his giant smile, and thinking of you all with a heavy heart. Sending you my love and heartfelt condolences, Jodi.

Phyllis Pollack & Family - 7 days ago

We are just shattered by the news. Aaron was like a younger brother to me. The reality is hard for me to accept. I will miss the teasing, the joking, the good and bad advice, the caring. It's hard for me, so I can imagine how hard it must be for you all. It's so like Aaron to do it so suddenly. No muss, no fuss. We, in Jerusalem, so far away just when we want to be able to hug and comfort and cry together. Wishing you strength to carry you through the next days. Am heartbroken that I can't make the trip, but have such warm memories of his recently frequent visits with us, where he was my eternal houseguest. I've lit a memorial candle here. (I'm sure he has a royal welcome awaiting him, up above, despite it being so premature). Love Aunty Phyl

Mark Guralnick - 7 days ago

It has been years since we last met in Montreal, but Aaron's glowing and warm persona are fondly etched in my mind. He was always welcoming (with a big hug) and I recall long nights chatting together in your former home - he was always interested and interesting. I remember Aaron for his charm and wit and his kind spirit. Barb and I send our thoughts and love to you all.

Sandy Laxer Stein - 7 days ago

Dear Pollack family, Please accept our deepest sympathy on sudden loss of Aaron. Thinking of you with love and wishing you strength, Dandy and Family

Pia & Mel Guralnick - 7 days ago

Dear Pollack Family, We are saddened by the news of Aaron’s passing. Fond memories of meetings on Sherbrooke St. always with a smile and a good story! Sending sincere condolences! Cherish the memories!

Malka Smilovits - 7 days ago

Dear Dany, My condolences to you and your family. I remember him as such a kind gentleman with a twinkle in his eye. May he rest in peace. Sending prayers from Israel.

Barbara Pollack Gurewicz - 7 days ago

Dearest Family, Our hearts are broken today with the sudden passing of our darling Uncle Aaron and most endearing Brother in law. We are grateful to have known and loved a most amazing man. Blessed to call him Uncle and Baby Brother. We will always cherish all the wonderful times we had together . Please know that we are sending our love and we will be thinking of all of you during this time of sorrow. xoxo

Jason Lipstein - 7 days ago

Dear Dalia, Aliza, Gidi and Dany, My sincerest condolences to you on your loss. Aaron was one of the greatest mentors I have ever had in my entire life. I knew him from Chabad, and the Shaar since the last 19 odd years. My mother Evelyn Atkin worked with him years ago as well. We would speak almost daily online, and debate politics, etc. I truly have no words, deep sadness to lose a great, great friend. May you be comforted... - Jason & Iris Lipstein

Gloria Constantine - 7 days ago

My heartfelt sympathies on the loss of a devoted brother, father and grandfather. Aaron will be missed by many whose lives he touched.

Anna Fishman Gonshor - 8 days ago

Dear Dany and family.....my heartfelt condolences....Aaron was larger than life and his loss will be felt by the many people he touched in so many different ways...may you find comfort in each other and the love of those around you. Anna

dorith, sarah and jeremie - 8 days ago

It will be the first time I look for the words and cannot find any as my mentor and ‘ soul mate’ has left us, as humbly as when he came to this world : without disturbing, without making a noise . My deepest condolences to Aliza , Dahlia and Gidi as well as their spouses and all the gran -children that he was so proud of . My condolences to the Pollack family whom have lost today a gentlemen, a Mensch, a family devoted man ,one that was always present when he needed to be , whom knew how to listen, to share and to give of himself to all including to the unconsolable friends he leaves behind . . You were and will remain Aaron forever present in this Jewish community you help build and fought for , In Israel’s movements you encouraged and contributed in , forever believing. , forever learning , forever growing , forever.... I do not know how to thank you for having been whom you are an inspiration, a guide and frankly do not know how we shall manage without you in our lives . You belong with the wise ones Aaronchik .. in peace .

Jared Isaacson - 8 days ago

Dear Dalia, Aliza and Gidi and Dany - I am truly saddened to read this news, and please know that my thoughts are with you all and all your families at this time. I am genuinely sorry that I can't be in Montreal in person to offer my comfort, but please know that i am thinking of you all at this sad time. My memories of Aaron, as well as all my wonderful memories of the times our families shared growing up with the two very large personalities of both our fathers, are cherished. I hope that your memories of your dad will be a source of comfort in the days and weeks to follow.

Matthew Poplaw - 8 days ago

Dear Gidi, Lisa and family. I am so very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. So many fond memories of kibitzing with him. Take comfort in how proud he was of you. May you know no more sorrow.

Allison Lightstone-Gold - 8 days ago

Dear Pollack Family, So truly saddened and sorry to hear of Aaron's passing. Such a gentle, kind man. While I was saying Kaddish for my mom, I would be greeted with such warmth every day from him at the Shaar. He often told me lovely stories about my dad Jack & my mom Claire. This world lost a truly wonderful man who we will all miss dearly. May the memories you all have with him help guide you through this sad time.

Jocya & ilan Reich - 8 days ago

Dear Gideon and family, This comes as a total shock... please accept our deepest condolences at this difficult moment. Sending our love and sympathies to you and your family. The Reich’s

Dorith Toledano - 8 days ago

Heather & Joel Shalit - 8 days ago

Dear Gideon, Lisa and family. Our most heartfelt and deepest condolences on your tragic and untimely loss. Baruch dayan ha'emet.

Monica and Joe Gauze - 8 days ago

Dear Pollack Family, It was shocking to hear of Aaron’s sudden passing. We have lovely memories of our Akiva school days.........carpools and family get together. Aaron was always a force to be dealt with. May you find comfort in each other and in fond memories.

Carole and Myer Bick - 8 days ago

My dear Dahlia . Alisa and Gidi and family Its unbelievable that the Iron man left us so suddenly. For some 80 years the Polotski , who reinvented himself so many times, has made his final exit. We shared so much together during these years both he and I and with our families. He was so proud of you and your children as he was of the Pollack Matriarch and his extended Pollack family . May you all be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem and may your memories of this unique and exceptional man provide comfort now, during this difficult time , and in the years ahead . With much affection , Carole and Myer

Tamara and Philip Greenberg - 8 days ago

Dear Dany, Gideon and family, A shocking loss for you and for our community. I have known Aaron since our McGill days when a small group of us were referred to as "Young Turks" (for causing turmoil) by our elders in the Zionist Organization of Canada. Ever since, Aaron has been an activist for Judaism and Zionism and a good friend. May you be comforted with the all of the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Philip Greenberg

Shanni weber - 8 days ago

I have no words to express my heartbreak upon learning of Aaron s passing ... I have such fond memories and love for this whole family ... I am so so very sorry for all your pain and loss .. may all your memories and good times together remain in your hearts ... I love you all dearly .. love Shanni and family ❤️

Stan Urman - 8 days ago

So lucky to have seen Alufi on Sunday morning at a simcha. Tremendous leader and human being. Will miss him.

Robert Goldstein - 8 days ago

He was an amazing man that brought a smile to everybody's face at Chabad McGill. He always enjoyed talking to everybody and praying. He will be dearly missed.

Danielle & James Dahan - 8 days ago

To the entire Pollack Family, It is with a heavy heart and total shock that we learn the passing of Aaron that I saw not long ago at an event. Aaron and us the Dahan's go a long way. We shall cherish all the beautiful memories that we had shared with him together with his late Mom, brothers and sisters. May his memory be for a blessing. Barouch Dayan Ha'Emet. Danny & James Dahan

Carolyn and Arnold Steinman - 8 days ago

To the entire Pollack Family, Arnold and I send our most sincere condolences to you all on the untimely passing of AaronZ’L My his memory be blessed by all who knew him and may his soul be bound up among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Baruch Dayan HaEmet Carolyn and Arnold Steinman

Aziza Lumbroso - 8 days ago

My deepest sympathies to the family of such an amazing man. Aaron was the kindest, warmest funniest friend. He brought light to our minyan, and had so much to share everyday he was there. I learned so much from him in so many ways. May his soul be bound in the bonds of eternal life; and Rest In Peace amen

eleanor diner - 8 days ago

Dear Pollack Family-I am so saddened to hear of Aaron's sudden passing-My deepest sympathies to the entire Family and may all your cherished memories help to sustain you during this difficult time Ellie Diner

Ruthie Dressler - 8 days ago

My tenderest thoughts. May you find strength within the arms of each other to share memories of life and love together ... and the comfort that comes from treasuring the gift of his life. Ruthie

Sharon Karpman Hecht - 8 days ago

To the family of the late Aaron Pollack; I am sending my personal condolence on the loss of this kind man. I started saying kaddish for my father, Harry Karpman. He remembered him kindly and every time we met , he always brought up my father's kindness and yiddishkeit. He met my grandson, Jacob , at shul . Teaching him much. I enjoyed our talks about judaic subjects. He showed me all different points of view. May his memory be a blessing. Sharon Karpman Hecht

Bunny Berke - 8 days ago

Dear Gideon & family, How very sad to read this awful news of your Father's passing. I send all my best thoughts to you. May you know no further sorrow. Fondly, Bunny

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Ron Vineberg - 8 days ago

Dear Gideon, I am saddened to learn of the sudden passing of your beloved father, and offer condolences to you and your family. Your dad had such a warm and friendly way about him, and he will be missed by many. Ronnie Vineberg

Leila Paperman - 8 days ago

Dear Pollack family, I was deeply saddened to hear of Aaron's sudden passing.He was a real mensch and as such deserved the King's death which he experienced. Whenever I was in synagogue for one reason or anothe rAaron always made sure to come over and say hi or mahzeltov or sympathy.he was a fine gentleman who was highly regarded in our community.He will be missed by many. Please accept my most sincere condolences. Warmly, Leila

Sue Carol isaacson - 8 days ago

Dear Dahlia,Alissa& Giddy and Pollack family From Florida I want you all to know You are in my thoughts at this difficult time in your lives As you know your father was like family to Arnold for a good part of his life -and by extention to me You and your mother are all mishpacha to our family and your fathers death comes as a shock and I just want you all to know that I hold you all dear and send you my best for strength at this time I’m sorry I cannot be with you at this time Fondly, Sue Carol

Ali Dalfen - 8 days ago

Dear Dany, Dalia, Aliza, Gideon and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending my deepest condolences to you all. Much love, Ali

Sheila and Herb Greenwald - 8 days ago

Dear Pollack Family As former Massadniks we knew Barney andAaron since the late fourties Whenever we met Aaron we would talk Hebrew and remember our youth What a bright man he was Deepest sympathies The Greenwalds

Bernie Shuster - 8 days ago

To the entire Pollack Mishpacha, Some things occur in life that leave one speechless, and most difficult to understand, or be prepared for. Aaron's passing is just that for me ,and much more. There is a hole in my heart, as there is in the entire Jewish world .Aaron was truly bigger than life, he meant so much to so many. His unique personality attracted people from all walks of life, and everyone learnt something from him. A word that Aaron used so often was authentic, and no one was more so than he was.Having known him for some 70 years we shared so much through the years ,the highs ,and the lows .Aaron dealt with everything in his life with courage and always maintained his principles. The pain for those of us who were close to him is intense, but how much more so it is for you his family who were so close, and important, to him.The greatest tribute we can all pay him, is to follow on the path that he showed us. May all the wonderful, and meaningful, memories we have of Aaron sustain us all in this most difficult time. TNTBH

Gerald Bernstein - 8 days ago

I have known Aaron for many years and through our friendship have known Gideon. He was a very clever nice man. I extend my condolences to the entire family. GJB

mordy&Brocha - 8 days ago

on behalf of all the participants in the Westmount learning group,and the MANY contributors to the online discussion group that Aaron invested so much of his soul, time, energy, and commitment to, please accept our sincere condolences. His enthusiasm in pioneering the birth of Chabad of Westmount was manifest in the small mini-office he surrounded himself with at the daily minyan. He later sought out and encouraged younger Jewish start-ups with his amazing skill at public speaking. And his endless drive to help Israel achieve ongoing success was always evident. May his spiritual and practical investments in this world achieve the ultimate success. mordy

Carole & Herbert Feifer - 8 days ago

I got to know Aaron at Chabad of Westmount and we continued our friendship at the Shaar Hashomayim synagogue. He was very warm and friendly, politically astute and always ready and willing to engage in lively and interesting discussions. We offer our sincerest condolences to the entire family at this most difficult time. The community has lost a good man and we will all surely miss Aaron's inspiring and relevant commentary.

Arlene Brownstein Chinks - 8 days ago

Dear Dany, Aliza, Dahlia snd Gideon , I am saddened and stunned to learn of Aaron’s passing. So many fond memories of your family growing and celebrating holidays together over the years with the Fishes. I send you my sincerest and deepest condolences and wish for you to have strength at this very painful time. Please know that my thoughts are with you. Fondly , Arlene