Albert Klass, co-founder of NY’s Jewish Press, dies at 105

Albert Klass, who helped found the Jewish Press, long an influential publication in Brooklyn’s Orthodox community, has died at 105.

Klass died June 17 at his home in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, the Orthodox news site Voz Is Neias reported.

The Brooklyn native and his brother Rabbi Sholom Klass founded the weekly Jewish Press in 1960 at the request of a group of leading rabbis, according to Voz Is Neias. Sholom Klass died in 2000.

Klass served in a number of positions at the paper, including selling advertising, and continued working until he was in his 90s.

“He had a strong connection to Torah and mitzvos and was very respectful of Torah scholars,” his grandson, Moshe Klass, told Voz Is Neias. “He was a self-educated man who was well read and business savvy.”

Klass was buried on June 19 at the Mount Zion Cemetery in Queens, N.Y. He is survived by two sons, a sister, seven grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. — jta