Rabbi Baruch Braunstein, religious counsellor to Jewish students at Columbia University for the last six years, is returning to the active Rabbinate at the Eoff Street Temple, Wheeling, W. Va., it was learned yesterday. The Eoff Street Temple is a liberal synagogue.
Rabbi Braunstein, who attended Adelbert College and the Ohio State University, is a graduate of the Jewish Institute of Religion and studied at Columbia and universities in Europe and the Near East. He has done considerable writing and lecturing.
In New York he was active in Jewish and general youth movements. Last Fall he organized the American University Committee for the Aid of Refugee Students and was a member of the National Committee of the International Students Service Committee.
Last year he traveled through Europe and the Levant with Mrs. Braunstein, studying conditions in those parts of the world. At the same time he collected a number of valuable documents in the archives of Spain and Majorca dealing with the Chuetas, who were the descendants of the first converted Jews in Majorca.