NEW YORK (Jun. 19)
Funeral services were held today at Shaare Torah synagogue for Rabbi Joseph Miller, former president of the New York Board of Rabbis who served his entire professional career of 45 years in the rabbinate as spiritual leader of Shaare Torah. Rabbi Miller died in the hospital yesterday at the age of 72. Rabbi Louis Finkelstein, chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, delivered one of the eulogies.
Born in Grodno, Poland, the rabbi was brought to the United States by his rabbinical father in 1904. He attended public school here and was graduated from New York University and the Jewish Theological Seminary. He also served as president of the World Jewish Bible Association and as honorary president of the Brandeis Zionist District 27.