Condolences to the family of Mrs. Isabel Boniuk

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All of us at the Center extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Mrs. Hyla Isabel Boniuk, the co-benefactor (with her late husband Dr. Isaac Boniuk) of the Boniuk-Tanzman Memorial Lecture on Jewish Medical Ethics, which is under the auspices of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics.

In addition to support of many other St. Louis institutions, Dr. and Mrs. Boniuk endowed the Boniuk-Tanzman Memorial Lecture at Washington University in St. Louis in memory of their parents Hyman and Rachel Boniuk and Joseph and Celia Tanzman. We were very pleased to host Isabel for the most recent Boniuk-Tanzman Lecture by Dr. David Pelcovitz in April 2019, and we are all shocked and saddened to learn of her death on July 17, 2019.

She was the dear mother and mother-in-law of Jonathan Boniuk (Rena), Wendy Spiegelman (Avi), and Amy Brickel (Joshua); she was also a dear grandmother and great-grandmother, and sister and sister-in-law to Sandra (Melvin) Brown. We at the Center are grateful for the stewardship of her continuing legacy through the Boniuk-Tanzman Lecture.

Dr. Jonathan Boniuk, Mrs. Isabel Boniuk, Mrs. Rena Boniuk, and Gavriel Boniuk pose for a picture on April 7, 2019 before the Boniuk-Tanzman Memorial Lecture held at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. Photo by Whitney Curtis/WUSTL Photos