Rabbi Hoffman was a graduate of Western Reserve University and Hebrew Union College. He served as chaplain in the U.S. Army in Japan. He also served as Rabbi in multiple cities in the U.S. and Israel, most recently for 17 years with Congregation Shaarey Zedek in East Lansing.
Surviving are: daughters Sharona (Andy Podgurski) Hoffman, Ronit Hoffman, Dalia Hoffman, and Yael (Andrew Skol) Hoffman; grandsons Yoni Hoffman Skol, Ezra Hoffman Skol and Avi Hoffman Skol; nieces, nephews, and many other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Aviva; 2 brothers Joseph and Irwin; and 2 sisters Nettie and Helen.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 14, 2014, at Congregation Shaarey Zedek with Rabbi Amy Bigman and Cantor Pamela Schiffer officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Congregation Shaarey Zedek – Aviva Hoffman Tzedakah Fund or any other fund at Shaarey Zedek or to Sparrow Hospice Services. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.