RUDIN, JACOB PHILIP (1902–1982), U.S. Reform rabbi. Rudin was born in Malden, Massachusetts, and received his B.A. from of Harvard College in 1924. In 1928, he was ordained at the jewish institute of religion , which awarded him an honorary D.D. in 1981. After ordination, he served as assistant rabbi under stephen s. wise at the Free Synagogue in New York as well as an assistant to the president of the Jewish Institute of Religion (1928–30). In 1930, he became rabbi of Temple Beth-El in Great Neck, New York, where he was to remain for the rest of his life (emeritus from 1971). He enlisted in the United States Navy Chaplains' Corps and saw duty in the Pacific and in the Aleutians during World War II. A brilliant orator, his preaching attracted large audiences; under his guidance, Temple Beth-El grew to more than a thousand members. As one of the leading rabbis on Long Island, Rudin played a prominent role in the affairs of the Jewish community of the region, creating an interfaith group of local clergy and serving as president of the New York Metropolitan Association of Reform Rabbis and a member of the executive board of the New York Board of Rabbis. He quickly emerged as a leader on the national scene as well: in the Reform movement, he was a member of the board of governors of HUC-JIR, as well as president of its alumni association and a member of the executive board of the union of american hebrew congregations . He also served on the executive board of the central conference of American Rabbis before being elected president of the CCAR in 1957. As president – much as he had done previously, when warning against Nazism as early as 1933 and attacking McCarthyism in the 1950s – he took a strong stand against segregation and in favor of the process of school integration that was beginning in the South. He was also instrumental in keeping the New York City campus of HUC-JIR open and functioning, in spite of pressures to move it to Cincinnati. In 1967, he became president of the Synagogue Council of America, in which capacity Rudin – an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War – was appointed by President Lyndon Johnson to an observer team for the Vietnamese elections. He also represented American Jewry at the funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1968. An editor of the Jewish Institute Quarterly, Rudin wrote So You Like Puzzles (1934), A Children's Haggadah (1936), and a collection of his sermons, Very Truly Yours (1971, edited by jack stern ). (Bezalel Gordon (2nd ed.)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • David E. Stern — Rabbi David Eli Stern (born August 1961) is the senior rabbi at Temple Emanu El of Dallas, the largest synagogue in the South/Southwest United States and the third largest in the Union for Reform Judaism.[1] [2] He was selected as the 26th most… …   Wikipedia

  • Liste der Biografien/Ru — Biografien: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • NEW YORK CITY — NEW YORK CITY, foremost city of the Western Hemisphere and largest urban Jewish community in history; pop. 7,771,730 (1970), est. Jewish pop. 1,836,000 (1968); metropolitan area 11,448,480 (1970), metropolitan area Jewish (1968), 2,381,000… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA — UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, country in N. America. This article is arranged according to the following outline: introduction Colonial Era, 1654–1776 Early National Period, 1776–1820 German Jewish Period, 1820–1880 East European Jewish Period,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • List of Cornell University people — Cornellians are persons affiliated with Cornell University, commonly including alumni, current and former faculty members, students, and others. Here follows a list of notable Cornellians.40 Nobel laureates have been affiliated with Cornell as… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Cornell University alumni — This list of Cornell University alumni includes notable graduates, non graduate former students, and current students of Cornell University, an Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York. Alumni are known as Cornellians. Contents 1 Nobel… …   Wikipedia

  • Projet:Médecine/Index — Articles 0 9 1,2 dibromo 3 chloropropane · 112 (numéro d urgence européen) · 1935 en santé et médecine · 1941 en santé et médecine · 1er régiment médical · 2 iodothyronine déiodinase · 2,4,6 trichlorophénol · 2005 en santé et médecine · 2006 en… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • List of concert band literature — This is a list of some of the standards of concert band repertoire. Contents 1 Original works 1.1 Cornerstone works 1.2 Respected Works 1.3 Recent works …   Wikipedia

  • Liste von Blasmusik-Komponisten — In diese Liste sollen Komponisten eingetragen werden, die für Blasorchester im weitesten Sinne (Symphonisches Blasorchester, Bläserbesetzung von Symphonieorchester, Brass Band, Banda, Harmonie Orchester, Fanfare oder Fanfare Orchester, Band,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • List of City College of New York people — Here follows a list of notable alumni and faculty of the City College of New York.Nobel laureates*Julius Axelrod 1933 1970 Nobel laureate in Medicine *Kenneth Arrow 1940 1972 Nobel laureate in Economics *Robert J. Aumann 1950 2005 Nobel laureate… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.