Michael Copeland, 1938-2012: WUJS Founder Who Realized His Dreams

Copeland, a native of Manchester who was known as 'Copey,' immigrated to Israel in 1963. He co-founded the World Union of Jewish Students Institute in Arad in 1968 together with Dr. Justin Phillips.

Michael Copeland, a British communal leader and educator who co-founded a Jewish educational institute in Israel's southern city Arad, died November 9 at Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva following renal failure due to prostate cancer. He was 74.