The Passing of Annette Sagerman

Louisville Has Lost a Gem
With the passing of Annette Sagerman the Jewish community has suffered a tremendous loss. The city of Louisville has lost a gem.

For over 65 years Annette held numerous positions at the JCC and coordinated programs with members of all faiths in Louisville.

One of the many attributes of Annette was her ability to make everyone feel special. I left Louisville and returned 25 years later and she made me feel like I had never been away.

The most important things in her life were David [her husband], her family, the JCC, and last but not least was her devotion to her faith.

For many years Jewish soldiers and chaplains knew if they needed a place to stay for the Jewish holidays all they had to do is call Annette. Her extended family and friends were always special. She loved telling me about her nieces and nephews whom she adored.

Having the privilege of knowing Annette has enriched my life.

Rabbi Hillel Smulowitz
Editor’s Note: Rabbi Smulowitz was a pulpit rabbi and Day School principal for 13 years. He later served as an active duty chaplain in the army until his retirement.

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