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Jacob B. Pollak, Reform Rabbi, Interred Today

Funeral services will be held today for Rabbi Jacob B. Pollak of the Progressive Synagogue, who died Wednesday at his home, 4612 Fifteenth avenue, Brooklyn, of coronary thrombosis, with which he was stricken on Monday night. Services will be held at his synagogue, 1515 Forty-sixth street, Brooklyn, at 2 P. M.

Rabbi Pollak, prominent as an educator and leader in the work of Reform Jewish congregation, is survived by a widow, Bernice, a son, James, three brothers and two sisters.

Born in Russia forty-four years ago, he came to the United States in his youth. He received his higher education at Columbia University, the University of Cincinnati and Hebrew Union College. He was appointed rabbi of the Progressive Synagogue in 1926.

He also had been a regional rabbi of the Northeast Religious Union since its organization in 1931. Last Fall he became the first director of the new college for Jewish Teachers, which was opened in Temple Emanu-El.

Rabbi Pollak has led many campaigns to induce all Jews to become members of synagogues. He was director of the Greater New York Committee of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations.

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