Harry S. Allen, a former Denverite, chair of the Beth Joseph Hebrew School and director of the Colorado Coordinating Council on Higher Education, passed away on Tu b’Av, Aug. 10. 2014, in Jerusalem. He was 91.
“The full moon of Av is the brightest moon of the year, when the Earth is closest to the moon,” says his son Dr. Joel Allen. “Like the moon, my father was not a man of fire or power.
“He had the ability and righteousness to be able to capture the light around him and transmit it to his children with brilliance, clarity and purity.”