Jacob Hennenberg

March 23, 1924May 22, 2014

Jacob Hennenberg, a Holocaust Survivor, beloved husband of Hildegard (nee Hohenleitner). Loving father of Michael (Susan) Hennenberg. Devoted grandfather of Deborah (David) Horowitz and Julia (David) Kronenberg. Cherished great grandfather of Lily Kronenberg. Predeceased by 1 brother and 4 sisters. Services will be held Sunday, May 25 at 11 AM at the BERKOWITZ-KUMIN-BOOKATZ MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1985 S. Taylor Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH. Interment Zion Memorial Park. Family will receive friends at the residence of Susan and Michael Hennenberg, 29200 Shaker Blvd., Pepper Pike, OH, SUNDAY FOLLOWING SERVICES UNTIL 8 PM, MONDAY & TUESDAY 2 PM-5 PM & 7 PM-9 PM. Friends who wish may contribute to the Kol Israel Foundation, 2121 S. Green Rd., S. Euclid, OH 44121 or Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, 26811 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood, OH 44122.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, May 25, 2014
  • Graveside Service Sunday, May 25, 2014

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Greg Gross

August 27, 2016

From Greg Gross
Jacob Hennenberg will be missed by all but never forgotten. He inspired me on so many levels and those students who listened so intently to his words of wisdom on the Holocaust and World War II. He saw the best and worst in humanity during his lifetime and was so loving of America for opening its doors to him after the war. Jacob, I will forever remember you and Kol Israel for opening my eyes and my heart to history. Thank you and G-d bless you.

Morrie Zryl

July 9, 2014

I am so sorry I just found out. He was such a special man. I remember when he showed us the numbers on his arm and said see add the numbers they come to 18. Life I will survive.

May 31, 2014

There was no one like Jake. Our family met him in 1965 when ordering draperies for our first home (apt.). Quickly we were drawn to this remarkable man with whom we remained friends for many years after. Thank you Jake for showing us that bitterness doesn't "make it better." Thank you Jake for touching so many lives in such a fulfilling and positive way.
Susan Stone and Family

Leora Hylan

May 26, 2014

A gracious gentleman. I recall him very well even though we spoke infrequently. However , each occurrence was memorable.and inspiring

My sincere condolence to his devoted family.

Leora hylan, friend.

Leatrice Segel

May 25, 2014

I will always be thankful for the generous welcome and sharing of Philatelic knowledge and Judaic stamp and covers items that Jacob Hennenberg gave to me so many years ago. As a novice in this "world", it helped to open doors to this research hobby for me and will always be remembered. Our condolences to his family and friends. Leatrice and Harry Segel..........

Betty and Susan Greene

May 25, 2014

To the whole Hennenberg family,
My mom and I send our deepest condolences. May Jake's memory always be for a blessing.

steve polien

May 24, 2014

I spent two weeks with Jacob in 1989 on a journey of conscience. I learned more life lessons in that time than my entire 43 year thus far .What an amazing man .I am honored to say I spent time with him and he made the world a better place .He will be missed.

May 24, 2014

I have met Beloved Jacob at Corky's some 15 to 20 times, he was one of the sweetest and warm caring individuals I have ever met. I do not have words to describe what a loving kind spiritual man he was. I will never forget knowing him. He was exceptionally different. Somehow I know I will see him in the world to come, GOD had HIS hand on him when HE made him. Shalom Shalom beloved Jacob.Your eternal friend Anthony
Oh LORD create another light, because this one has gone out.

Vera Isakowitz

May 24, 2014

To the whole Hennenberg family: Please accept my deepest sympathy. Sorry for your loss.

Cindy Anderson

May 23, 2014

Rest now Mr. Hennenberg, you will be sadly missed, your history was wonderful to hear. I am glad I got to meet you while you were at the Weil's