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Hebrew Union College-and alumni list 1883-1933.
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE
(From 1923 to1932 the college maintained the Hebrew Union College School for
Teachers in New York)
Third oldest modern rabbinical seminary in the world, and the oldest
in America, was founded by Isaac M. Wise in 1875, in Cincinnati, Ohio. It
was designed to meet the need of the Jews of America, progressing steadily
in numbers and in adaptation to American environment for rabbis with a sound
Jewish education, interpreted from the point of view of modern American
Jewish life. It has accordingly always been the recognized exponent of
Reform or Progressive Judaism. Already in 1854 Dr. Wise had founded Zion
College for this same purpose, but the project was premature and the
institution but short-lived. In 1873 Dr.Wise established the Union of
American Hebrew Congregations, primarily to found and maintain the Hebrew
Union College. This remained its chief function, despite the development of
important new activities, until 1926, when the college was chartered
separately under the laws of Ohio. The Union continues, however, as the
patronizing body and appoints 19 of the 31 members of the Board of Governors
of the college. The remaining members are appointed by the Alumni
Association and by the Central Conference of American Rabbis. At present the
college is maintained entirely from its own resources, chiefly an endowment
fund, approximating $2,650,000, raised in the main by Adolph S. Ochs,
son-in-law of Dr. Wise. Its annual budget averages $250,000.
Dr. Wise served as president until his death in 1900. He was succeeded
by Moses Mielziner (1900-1903) and Gotthard Deutsch (Feb.-Oct., 1903) as
acting presidents, and as president by Kaufmann Kohler (1903-21) and Julian
Morgenstern (1921--).The faculty consists of 15 regular members in addition
to several special instructors, lecturers and teaching fellows. The
curriculum covers a period of eight years. The 361 graduates occupy pulpits
in all parts of the United States, in Canada, England, Australia and South
Africa, and include the Chancellor of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
The library contains over 86,000 volumes and 2,500 manuscripts. Since 1909
it has also maintained an institute for the training of Jewish religious
school teachers, supported by a fund established by Jacob H. Schiff. It has
likewise, since 1925, conducted a summer school consisting of two
departments, a college for graduate rabbinical studies and a school for
teachers. Since 1924 it has published a Jewish scientific journal, "The
Hebrew Union College Annual," and also, through its Hebrew Union College
Press, two volumes of Jewish scientific character. The student body, 68 in
number, publishes the "Hebrew Union College Monthly."
Julian Morgenstern, Ph.D.
Rabbi, Pres. Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, O.
ALUMNI LIST (1883-1933)
The alumni, according to the year of graduation are:
(the * indicating deceased):
1883___Israel Aaron, * Henry Berkowitz, * Joseph Krauskopf, * David Philipson.
1884___Louis Grossmann, * Max Heller, * Joseph Silverman, * Joseph Stolz.
1885___Isaac Rubinstein, *
1886___Moses Perez Jacobson, Tobias Schanfarber.
1887___Edward N. Calisch.
1889___Heiman J. Elkin, William S. Friedman, Moses J. Gries,* Rudolph
Grossman, * Adolph Guttmacher,* Charles S. Levi, William Rosenau, Isaac
1890___Alexander H. Geismar, Clifton H. Levy.
1891___Samuel Greenfield, Samuel Hirschberg, Israel Joseph,* Alexander
Lyons, Charles A. Rubinstein.
1892___Leo M. Franklin.
1893___Charles Fleischer, Aaron Friedman, Marcus Salzman, M.G. Solomon.*
1894___Abram Gideon, Bennett Grad, Isaac E. Marcuson, David Marx, Isidore
E. Rosenthal, Abram Simon.
1895___Seymour G. Bottigheimer,* Morris Newfield, George Solomon.
1896___Frederick Cohn, Gustav H. Loewenstein,* Harry H. Mayer, Abraham J.
1897___Harry Levi, Julius Henry Meyer, Harry Weiss, Philip Wolf.*
1898___Max Cohen Currick, Hyman G. Enelow,* Abraham Hirshberg, Joseph S.
Kornfeld, Leon M. Nelson, Simon Peiser.*
1899___Simon R. Cohen, Theodore F. Joseph, Israel Klein, Leo Mannheimer,
Louis Wolsey, Martin Zielonka.
1900___Abraham S. Anspacher,* Abram Brill, William H. Fineshriber,
Charles J.Freund, Pizer W. Jacobs, David Lefkowitz, Emil W. Leipziger,
Juda Leon Magnes, Jacob Mielziner, Jacob S. Raisin, George Zepin.
1901___David Alexander, Moise Bergman, Joseph Blatt, Henry Englander,
Morris M.Feuerlicht, Solomon Lowenstein, Elias Margolis, Martin A.
Meyer,* Alfred G. Moses, Leon Volmer.
1902___Solomon Foster, Emanuel Kahn, Jacob H. Kaplan, Samuel Koch, Maurice
Lefkovits, Eugene Mannheimer, Eli Mayer,* Julian Morgenstern, Abraham B.
Rhine, Isidor Warsaw.
1903___Morris Cahan, Henry M. Fisher, Solomon L. Kory, Nathan Krass,
Louis Kuppin, Max J. Merritt, Max Raisin, Jonah B. Wise, Louis Witt.
1904___Harry W. Ettelson, Harry G. Friedman, Ephraim Frisch, Alfred T.
Godshaw,* Samuel H. Goldenson, Joseph Jasin, Leonard J. Rothstein, Mendel
Silber, Nathan Stern, Joseph H. Stolz.
1905___Frederick E. Braun, Sidney E. Goldstein, Meyer Lovitt, Joseph
1906___Louis Bernstein,* Abraham Cronbach, Nathan Gordon, Isaac Landman,
Louis D. Mendoza, Julian H. Miller, Max Reichler, Jacob D. Schwarz.
1907___Felix A. Levy
1908___Joel Blau,* George G. Fox, Herman Rosenwasser.
1909___Louis D. Gross, Louis J. Kopald,* William Rice,* Daavid Rosenbaum,
Samuel Schwartz, Jacob Singer, Aaron L. Weinstein, Horace J. Wolf.
1910___Israel I. Mattuck
1912___Israel Bettan, Samuel S. Cohon, Maurice M. Mazure, Jacob B. Pollak.
1913___Irving M. Bloom, David Fichman, Adolf Rosenberg,* Sidney S.
1914___Isadore Isaacson, Israel L. Kaplan, Charles B. Latz, Morris S.
Lazaron, Lee J. Levinger, Edgar F. Magnin, Louis L. Mann, Marius Ranson,
Elkan C. Voorsanger.
1915___Solomon B. Freehof, Julius Halprin, Harold F. Reinhart, Abba H.
Silver, Jacob Tarshish.
1916___Samuel J. Abrams, Hyman B. Cantor,* Simon Cohen, Harvey B.
Franklin, Raphael Goldenstein,* James G. Heller, Abraham Holtzberg, Jacob
B. Krohngold, Morris Lichtenstein, Julius Liebert, Israel J. Sarasohn,
1917___Benjamin Friedman, Samuel S. Mayerberg, Samuel Felix Mendelsohn,
Jacob I. Meyer, Harry R. Richmond, Jerome Rosen.
1918___Nathan E. Barasch, Abraham J. Feldman, Samuel M. Gup, Harry S.
Linfield, Wolfe Macht, Jerome Mark, Louis A. Mischkind,* Arthur S. Montaz,
Alexander Segel, Jacob Turner, Philip F. Waterman, J. Max Weis.
1919___Garry J. August, Barnett R. Brickner, Abraham Feinstein, Joseph L.
Fink, Edward L. Israel, Max Kaufman, Albert G.Minda, Joseph E. Sale,* Meyer
Salkover, Ira E. Sanders.
1920___Jopseph L. Baron, Solomon A. Fineberg, Leon Fram, Samuel J. Harris,
Bernard Heller, Samuel S. Kaplan,* Solomon Landman, Jacob R. Marcus,
Abraham I. Shinedling, Harvey E. Wessel.
1921___Henry J. Berkowitz, Milton Ellis, Iser Freund, Carl N. Herman, Hyman
Iola, Alvin S. Luchs, Harry S. Margolis, Myron M. Meyer, Irving F.
Reichert, Frederick I. Rypins, William B. Schwartz, Jack H. Skirbal, Bernard
J. Stern, Morris H. Youngerman.*
1922___Ferdinand M. Isserman, Julius Mark, Samuel H. Markowitz, Solomon E.
Starrels, Harry J. Stern, William Stern.
1923___Michael Aaronsohn, Solomon N.Bazell, Louis Binstock, Sheldon H.
Blank, Max Bretton, Benjamin M. Frankel,* Nelson Glueck, Mayer Lipman,
David S. Nathan, Walter E. Rothman, Samuel Wolk.
1924___Philip D. Bookstaber, Harry N. Caplan, Abraham L. Feinberg, L.
Elliott Grafman, Theodore N. Leis, Walter G. Peiser, Samuel R. Shillman, J.
Marshall Taxay, Morris J. Urich.
1925___Beryl D. Cohon, Howard Fineberg, Samuel Gordon, Benjamin Kelson,
Harry L.Kronman, Samuel T. Phillips.
1926___Bernard J. Bamberger, Daniel L. Davis, Bernard M. Dorfman, Maurice N.
Eisendrath, Julian B. Feibelman, B. Benedict Glazer, Julius Gordon, Victor
E. Reichert, William F. Rosenblum, Joseph Utschen, Samuel J. Wolk.
1927___Samuel Halevi Baron, Eugene Blachschleger, Leon I. Feuer, Nahum L.
Freidless, Martin Friedman, Morris Goldstein, David Goodis,* Sidney L.
Regner, Charles E. Shulman, Samuel Wohl.
1928___Gustave F. Falk, Hirsch Elk Freund, Milton Greenwald, Israel
Harburg, Eugene E. Hibshman, Philip W. Jaffa, Lawrence E.B. Kahn, Julius
Kerman, Max Lasker, Irving M. Levey, Jacob J. Ogel, Efraim M. Rosenzweig,
Herman Eliot Snyder, Sidney E. Unger.
1929___Abraham Freed, Joseph J. Freedman, Ariel Goldburg, Norman M.
Goldburg, Jacob Halevi, Melbourne Harris, Samuel D. Hurwitz, Henry Kagan,
Levi A. Olan, Louis J. Segel, Edgar Siskin, Henry Tavel, Jacob J.Weinstein,
Bernard Zeiger, David L. Zielonka, Maurice Zigmond.
1930___Maurice Feuer, Abba M. Fineberg, Adolph H. Fink, Morris W. Graff, J.
Aaron Levy, Joshua L. Liebman, Jacob K. Shankman, Phineas Smoller, Bertram
Stein, Alexander Alan Steinbach, Joshua Trachtenberg.
1931___Saul B. Appelbaum, William G. Braude, Frederic A. Doppelt, David Max
Eichhorn, Jerome D. Folkman, Maurice Goldblatt, Avery J. Grossfield, Joseph
H. Gumbiner, Carl I. Miller, Jesse Ross, Hyman Judah Schachtel, Abraham
Shusterman, Meyer Simon, Mordecai M. Thurman, Arthur Zuckerman.
1932___Elmer Berger, Abraham H. Feinberg, Norman Feldheym, Frederick W.
Frank, Joseph Gitin, Albert S. Goldstein, Ralph A.Habas, Arthur Lebowitz,
Raphael H.Levine, Nathan A. Perilman, Herman I. Pollack, Paul Richman,
William H. Rosenblatt, Jerome Rosenbloom, Nathaniel S. Share, Samuel D.
Soskin, Allan Tarshish, Sidney Wolf.
1933___Louis J. Cashdan, David I. Cedarbaum, Norman Gerstenfeld, Theodore H.
Gordon, Milton Louis Grafman, Alexander S. Kline, Sidney M. Lefkowitz, Perry
E. Nussbaum, Norbert Rosenthal, David J. Seligson, Moses Cyrus Weiler,David H. Wice.
Source: The Encyclopedia of Jewish Knowledge (in one volume)
Edited by: Jacob De Haas (in collaboration with more than one hundred and
fifty scholars and specialists)
Publisher: Behrman's Jewish Book House-New York
Transcribed by Miriam Medina
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