The message went out Nov. 5 that one of their own was missing.
Rabbi David Amar of Congregation Ahavat Olam in Howell wrote on the congregations’s Facebook page that its president, 64-year-old Joram Heilbronner, a Toms River resident, is “unaccounted for.”
Heilbronner, traveling through Europe for a month, was last heard from Oct. 19 from Munich, Germany, after checking into the Hilton near the airport the day before. He had been to Athens and was scheduled to go to Switzerland using a two-week Euro Rail pass.
“An official missing person report has been filed with the local police, and we are in touch with various officials, local, State, Federal and in Europe,” Amar wrote on the Nov. 5 Facebook post. “If any of you had any recent contact with him, kindly contact me directly via email Ravdavidamar@gmail.com.”
Toms River Police Chief Mitch Little offered this update to Jersey Shore Online. “We did a report and entered Mr. Heilbronner in NCIC as a missing person. INTERPOL has been notified and an alert has been issued worldwide.
Family and friends were in touch with him while he was in Athens up until 10/18/18, but was registered at a Hilton in Munich until 10/21 and confirmed by the hotel.
They learned that he had injured his ankle and has had moments where he had diabetic issues. Several hospitals were contacted with negative results.
He was supposed to return home on 11/4/18 but did not. His brother Dan called us on 11/5 and we did a welfare check at his home on Todd Rd. with negative results. We have no further information at this time.
Our thoughts are with him, friends and his family for a safe return,” Little said via email.