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Ruth Magil Perry

Ruth Magil Perry

d. July 21, 2022

Philadelphia, PA

JEWISH COMMUNITY LEADER
Died July 21, 2022, age 88. Daughter of Rabbi Reuben J. and Selma Diskan Magil, wife of over 50 years to the late M. Milton Perry. Survived by children Stephanie Perry (Ronan McGrath) and
Daniel Magil Perry (Jennifer Haskell) and grandchildren Andrew C. McGrath, Rebekah Aviva Perry (Philip Hyun Cho) and Aaron Magil Perry. Sister of the late David Solomon Magil. Survived by sister Judith M. Berliner, and by Manuel Grife of Rydal Park, her companion for 14 years.

Mrs. Perry served the Jewish community in Philadelphia and in New York, in both paid and volunteer positions, for over 40 years, as a fundraiser, speaker, officer or director, for Temple Sinai, United Synagogue, Camp Ramah Commission, Jewish Theological Seminary, American Jewish Congress, and others, often as the only woman officer.


She was proudest of her two elected terms as President of the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, using her powerful voice to represent over 200,000 Sisterhood women worldwide, and of her work as a member of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations to advance American-Israeli relations and the interests of world Jewry.

Due to Covid concerns, there will be no shiva and interment will be private.

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