Family, friends say goodbye to rabbi who died in plane crashPosted: Updated:
Family and friends said their final goodbyes to a rabbi who died in an Orange County plane crash over the weekend.
Authorities say Rabbi Aaron Panken was piloting a small plane when it crashed Saturday morning near Middletown.
Westchester’s Reform Temple in Scarsdale filled with mourners Tuesday to remember the 53-year-old as a man who made a huge impact on their community.
Panken was president of the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion and a leading figure in Reform Judaism.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Panken is survived by his wife and two children.