Biographical Sketches of Rabbis and Cantors in the U.S. 1903  Klein-Landsberg


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Klein, Henry.

Rabbi (since 1896) of the Altoona (Pa.) Hebrew Reform Congregation. Born June 25, 1859, at Hethars, Hungary. Son of Rabbi Joel Klein. Educated at the Gymnasium of Miskolcz and Talmudical College of Beregsas, Hungary. Rabbinical diploma granted by Rabbi Moses Margarethen. Was Rabbi at Amsterdam, N. Y., for three years, and Canton, Ohio, one year. Publication: " The Relation of Avicebron and Maimonides to Aristotle." Address: 1123 Sixteenth Av., Altoona, Pa.

Klein, Israel.

Rabbi of Congregation Bnai Israel, Evansville Ind. Born July 19, 1877, at Zanesville, Ohio. Son of Leopold Klein. Educated at public schools of Zanesville, Chicago, and Cleveland; Jewish Orphan Asylum, Cleveland; high school, Cincinnati; University of Cincinnnati (B. A.); and Hebrew Union College (B. H. L., and Rabbi, 1S99, Valedictorian). Address: 514 Upper 7th Street, Evansville, Ind.

Klein, Jacob.

Rabbi of Congregation Emanuel, Statesville, N. C. Born May 12, 1870, at Nagy-Ida, Hungary. Son of Max Klein. Educated at Kaschau, Hungary. Attended several Talmudical Colleges, and was graduated at a teachers' seminary. Rabbinical diploma conferred by Rabbi Isaac Billitzer, Nagy-Ida. Was Superintendent of Chicago Home for the Jewish Friendless; and Rabbi of Congregations Agudath Achim and Ohave Zedek, Chicago, 1ll. Contributed articles and poems to Die Deborah. Address: 710 Kelly, Statesville, N. C.

Klein, Philip.

Rabbi of the First Hungarian Congregation Ohab Zedek, New York City. Born May 22, 1849, at Baracska, Hungary. Son of Hermann Klein. Educated at Talmudical Colleges in Hungary, Gymnasium in Pressburg, and Universities of Vienna and Berlin (Ph. D.). Rabbinical diploma conferred by Dr. H. B. Auerbach, Halberstadt. Was Rabbi in Libau, Russia. Address: 57 East 7th, New York City.

Koch, Samuel.

Rabbi of Congregation Beth-El, Pensacola, Fla. Born at Denver, Colo. Son of Daniel Koch. B. L., 1899, and M. A., 1901, University of Cincinnati; Rabbi, 1902, Hebrew Union College. Address: 17 N. Pelafox, Pensacola, Fla.

Kohler, Kaufmann.

Honorary Minister of Temple Beth El, New York City. Born May 10, 1843, at Furth, Bavaria. Son of Moritz Kohler and Babette Loewemayer. Educated at Talmudical Colleges of Hassfurt, Hoechburg near Wiirzburg, Mayence, Altona, Frankfort on the Main under Samson Raphael Hirsch, and at the Universities of Munich, Berlin, Leipzig, and Erlangen (Ph. D.). Rabbinical diplomas granted by Dr. Joseph Aub, Berlin, and Dr. M. Loewemayer, Frankfort on the Oder. Rabbi of Congregation Beth El, Detroit, Mich., 1869-1870; Sinai Temple, Chicago, 1ll., 1871-1879; and Temple Beth El, New York City, 1879-1903. President-elect of the Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, Ohio. Editor of the Department Theology and Philosophy, Jewish Encyclopedia. For many years President New York Board of Jewish Ministers. Convened the Pittsburg Conference of Reform Rabbis, 1885. Publications: " Der Segen Jakobs; " "On Capital Punishment; " " Song of Songs; " "A Guide to Instruction in Judaism; " " Ethical Basis of Judaism; " " Testament of Job; " " Church and Synagogue in their Mutual Relations; " " Backwards or Forwards, Lectures on Reform Judaism;" " Pre-Talmudic Hagada." Editor " Collected Writings of Rev. Dr. David Einhorn." Address: 3016 Stanton Av., Cincinnati, Ohio.

Kopfstein, Mayer.

Born June 15, 1866, at Pressburg, Hungary. Son of Samuel Kopfstein. Rabbinical education at Press- burg, Mattersdorf, and Seret; secular education in Vienna, under the guidance of Dr. A. Jellinek. Rabbinical diploma granted by Rabbi Samuel Ehrenfeld. Held positions at Elmira, N. Y., for two years; in Congregation Ansche Chesed, New York City, for six years; in Congregation Hand in Hand, New York City, for two years; and at Perth Amboy, N. J., for less than a year. Was co-editor of Der Jude. Address: 162 East 108th, New York City.

Kornfeld, Joseph Saul.

Rabbi of Congregation Anshe Emeth, Pine Bluff, Ark. Born February 12, 1876, at Aranyos Marot, Hungary. Son of Hermann Kornfeld. Educated at the schools of Nagy Toppicsany, Hungary; high school, Cincinnati; University of Cincinnati (B. A., 1898); University of Chicago; and Hebrew Union College (B. H. L. and Rabbi). Address: 715 W. 5th Av., Pine Bluff, Ark.

Kory, Solomon  Lysander.

Rabbi of Congregation Anshe Chesed, Vicksburg, Miss. Born November 21, 1879. Son of Abraham Kory. Educated at public schools of New Orleans, La., and Cincinnati, Ohio; University of Cincinnati (B. A., 1902); and Hebrew Union College (B. H. L., B. D., and Rabbi). Address: Vicksburg, Miss.

Kourcik, Leon.

Cantor of Congregation Beth Elohim, Brooklyn, N. Y. Born September 20, 1878, at Moscow, Russia. Son of Jacob Kourcik. Educated in Russia. Address: 143 Avenue B, New York City.

Krasnowetz, Nathan.

Rabbi (since 1903) of Congregation Adath Israel, Owensboro, Ky. Born August 1, 1879, at Odessa, Russia. Son of Paul-Henry Krasnowetz. Educated at public schools of Milwaukee, Wis.; University of Cincinnati (B. L., 1899: M. A., 1903); and Hebrew Union College (B. H. L., 1899, and Rabbi, 1903). Acting Rabbi of Congregation Bethel, Muncie, Ind., 1901-1903, Address; Owensboro, Ky.

Krauskopf, Joseph.

Rabbi of Congregation Keneseth Israel, Philadelphia, Pa. Born January 21, 1858. Son of Hirsch Krauskopf. Rabbi and D. D., Hebrew Union College; B. A., University of Cincinnati. Was Rabbi at Kansas City, Mo. One of the organizers of the Jewish Publication Society of America; founder and President National Farm School; Special Relief Commissioner to Cuba, 1898. Publications: "Jews and Moors in Spain;" "Evolution and Judaism;" "A Rabbi's Impression of the Oberammergau Passion Play." Address: 122 West Manheim, Germantown, Pa.

Krauskopf, Marcus.

Rabbi (since 1893) of Congregation Atereth Israel, New York City. Born January 20, 1848, at Merk- lin, Bohemia. Son of Joseph Krauskopf. Educated at Pilsen, Bohemia. Rabbinical diploma conferred by Rabbi Angelus Kafka, Pilsen. Rabbi of Congregation Shearith B'nai Israel, New York City, 1883-1893. Past Grand Master Independent Order Free Sons of Israel. Address: 236 East 79th, New York City.

Kulberg, Osias.

Minister of Congregation Sons of Abraham, Minneapolis, Minn. Born August 15, 1834, in Austria. Son of Simon Kulberg. Address: 1709 East 19th, Minneapolis, Minn.


Landau, Edmund A.

Rabbi (since 1898) of Congregation Binai Yisroel, Albany, Ga. Born December 17, 1875, at Hamilton, Ont, Can. Son of Rabbi Wolf Landau and Emma Alderman. Educated at public schools, Bay City, Mich.; University of Cincinnati; and Hebrew Union College. Editor of the H. U. C. Journal, 1897-1898. Address: Albany, Ga.

Landau, "Wolf.

Rabbi (since 1877) of the Hebrew Reform Congregation, Bay City, Mich. Born April 3, 1841, near Konigsberg, Prussia. Son of Eliezer Landau, and descended from a long line of Rabbis and teachers. Educated in Germany and Sweden. Rabbi at Schenectady, N. Y., 1864; Honesdale, Pa., 1865-1871; Titusville, Pa., 1872; Zanesville, Ohio, 1873; and Hamilton, Ont., 1874-1876. Address: 417 Adams, Bay City, Mich. (Deceased.)

Landsberg, Max

Rabbi (since 1871) of Congregation Berith Kodesh, Rochester, N. Y. Born February 26, 1845, at Berlin, Germany. Son of Rabbi Meyer Landsberg (Rabbi at Hildesheim, 1846-1870). Educated privately by his father, and at the Gymnasium Josephinum at Hildesheim, the Universities of Gottingen, Breslau, and Beriin, and the Jewish Theological Seminary, Bres- lau. Ph. D., University of Halle. Rabbinical diplomas conferred by Dr. L. Adler, Cassel; Dr. Sam. E. Meyer, Hanover; and Dr. Abraham Geiger. Was assistant to his father, and taught at the Teachers' Seminary, Hanover. Publications: " Hymns for Jewish Worship; " "Ritual for Jewish Worship." Address: 420 Main St., E., Rochester, N. Y.


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Article Name: Biographical Sketches of Rabbis and Cantors  in the U.S. 1903 Klein-Landsberg
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BIBLIOGRAPHY: American Jewish Year Book 5664 edited by Cyrus Adler; by The Jewish Publication Society of America 1903
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