Dr. Jacob Kohn, Noted Spiritual Leader, Honored on His 80th Birthday

The 80th birthday and the 55th year in the rabbinate of Dr. Jacob Kohn, dean of the Graduate School of the University of Judaism and Rabbi Emeritus of the Simai Temple, was celebrated here last night at an impressive banquet at which Dr. Simon Greenberg, president of the University of Judaism, was the principal speaker.

The event also marked completion by Dr. Kohn of his latest book “The Evolution of Man as a Revelation of God.” A bust of Dr. Kohn is now being readied by the noted sculptor and neuro-surgeon Dr. Emil Seletz. Among those who participated in paying tribute to Dr. Kohn at the dinner were Rabbi Israel Chodos of Sinai Temple; Rabbi Marvin Bornstein, president of the Pacific Southwest Region of the Rabbinical Assembly; Dr. David Aronson, past president of the Rabbinical Assembly of America; Dr. Alfred Gottschalk, dean of the College of Jewish Studies, Hebrew Union College; Rabbi Jacob Pressman of Temple Beth Am, and Dr, David Lieber of the University of Judaism.

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