In Memory of
Dr. Mona Sutnick z’’l
November 10, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer — Dr. Mona Reidenberg Sutnick z”l, university professor and past vice president of AABGU’s Philadelphia Chapter, passed away at the age of 79.
Dr. Sutnick’s life brought her from Indianapolis to Paris and finally to Philadelphia as she sharpened her education from place to place and started a family in the process.
She began her career as a chemist and would go on to earn a doctorate in nutrition. She became a renowned educator at several Philadelphia universities including the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Thomas Jefferson University, and Temple University.
Dr. Sutnick also appeared frequently on television and radio as a nutrition expert and wrote a long-running food and nutrition column in Philadelphia’s Jewish Exponent, helping people understand the principles and benefits of good nutrition.
When she wasn’t teaching and inspiring, Dr. Sutnick served as a leader of Philadelphia’s Jewish community, becoming the first woman president of the Society Hill Synagogue.
She also served as vice president of AABGU’s Philadelphia Chapter and, along with her husband Dr. Alton Sutnick, received the AABGU Negev Award.
She is survived by her husband, her daughter Amy Sutnick Plotch, son Gary Sutnick, and two grandchildren.
All of us at AABGU are deeply saddened by the loss of Mona. May her memory be a blessing.
Contributions in Dr. Mona Sutnick’s memory may be made to:
The Mona and Alton Sutnick, Shirley and Stanley Tauber Senior Fellowship in Medical Education
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
260 Old York Road, Suite 417A
P.O. Box 1128
Jenkintown, PA 19046