BLUMENFIELD, SAMUEL (1901–1972), U.S. Jewish educator. Born in Letichev, Russia, Blumenfield was superintendent of the Chicago Board of Jewish Education until 1954, and also headed Chicago's College of Jewish Studies as dean, and later as president. From 1954 until his retirement in 1968, he served as director of the Department of Education and Culture of the Jewish Agency (American Section). Blumenfield is author of Master of TroyesA Study of Rashi the Educator (1946), "Towards a Study of Maimonides the Educator" (HUCA, 23 (1950–51), 555–91), and Ḥevrah ve-Ḥinnukh be-Yahadut Amerikah (1965). He was president of Avukah (an American student Zionist organization) and the National Council of Jewish Education. (Leon H. Spotts)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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