Jerry was a former president and long time supporter of the Common Bond New Mexico Foundation. Jerry's many contributions to our community include:
founding the first Gay & Lesbian (LGBTQ+) synagogue in the USA, Beth Chayim Chadashim (BCC).
first director of the LA's Nechama: A Jewish Response to AIDS in 1988 shortly before his move to Albuquerque the Fall of 1991.
Co-chair of the Albuquerque Chanukah Festival held at the Civic Center for many years,
founding the Albuquerque AIDS Walk,
and countless other philanthropic endeavors.
He was a Board Member, volunteer, and supporter of the New Mexico Holocaust Museum. He was also an accomplished Japanese brush painter. A memorial service at Congregation Albert will be held on Wednesday February 3, 2021 at 1:00 PM. To view the service, please go to the Congregation Albert Facebook page. Burial will take place at a later date. A memorial service/celebration of life will be held online on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 2pm. To get information and link to the service, please send an e-mail to: email@example.com. Jerry was a good man and kind spirit. He will be greatly missed.
It is with great sadness we relate the passing of Gerald (Jerry) Small, who passed away from heart failure early Monday morning January 25, 2021, a day after his 88th birthday