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Rabbi Abraham Cronbach Dead at 83; Former Professor at H. U. C.

Funeral services were held here today for Rabbi Abraham Cronbach, educator and author, who died here Friday at the age of 83. At the time of his death, he was Rabbi Emeritus of the Valley Temple in Cincinnati.

The American-born rabbi had served on the faculty of his alma mater, the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, from 1922 until he became professor emeritus of social studies in 1950. He served Reform Jewish pulpits in South Bend, New York and Akron, Ohio, and had been chaplain of the Chicago Federation of Synagogues. He was an honorary vice-president of the American Council for Judaism. In 1953, Dr. Cronbach was one of three clergymen who urged President Eisenhower for clemency for Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, convicted atom spies.

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