Dorothy K. Kripke

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Dorothy Kripke
Synagogue Beth El Synagogue
Personal details
Birth name Dorothy Karp
Born (1912-02-06)February 6, 1912
New York, NY
Died September 6, 2000(2000-09-06) (aged 88)
Omaha, Nebraska
Buried Beth El Cemetery
Parents Max Karp
Goldie Karp
Spouse Myer S. Kripke
Children Saul A. Kripke
Madeline F. Kripke
Netta Stern
Occupation Author

Dorothy Karp Kripke (February 6, 1912 – September 6, 2000) was an American author of Jewish educational books.[1]

Early life[edit]

Kripke, born Dorothy Karp on February 6, 1912[2] in New York City, was the daughter of Max Samuel Karp, a rabbi, and Goldie Karp (née Mereminsky).[3]

In 1937 she married Rabbi Myer Kripke at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. They had three children, Saul, Madeline, and Netta.

Kripke died on September 6, 2000, in Omaha, after a long illness.[1][2]


Kripke was a Jewish Theological Seminary graduate, rebbetzin and children's book author, and is the mother of noted philosopher Saul A. Kripke.[1][4] Some of her books were illustrated by Vladimir Bobri.


The Kripkes made the decision to become active in philanthropy after a series of successful investments left them in a position where they were able to donate large sums to worthwhile causes.[5]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Paid Notice: Deaths Kripke, Dorothy". The New York Times. 8 September 2000. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Dorothy K Kripke, "United States Social Security Death Index"" (Death Master File database). United States Social Security Death Index. U.S. Social Security Administration. 6 September 2000. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Kleinfield, N.R. (9 May 1997). "Enriched by His Friendship With an Agnostic, a Rabbi Finances a Storied Legacy". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  4. ^ McGrath, Charles (28 January 2006). "Philosopher, 65, Lectures Not About 'What Am I?' but 'What Is I?'". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Yowell, Paige (14 April 2014). "Rabbi Myer Kripke, 100: Longtime leader of Omaha synagogue championed interfaith dialogue". Omaha World-Herald. Archived from the original on 15 April 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2014.