Rabbi Edward Sandrow Dead at 68

Rabbi Edward T. Sandrow of Woodmere, N.Y., a leader in Jewish education. Zionism and a variety of Israeli programs, and a member of the board of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, died in Mount Sinai Hospital here today at the age of 68. The cause of death was not indicated but he had undergone surgery a number of times in recent years. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at Temple Beth EI in Cedarhurst, of which he had been rabbi emeritus after serving as rabbi since 1937.

Rabbi Sandrow had been a visiting professor of pastoral psychiatry and professor of homiletics at the Jewish Theological Seminary and had been a president and member of the New York Board of Rabbis and a past president of the Rabbinical Assembly, the association of Conservative rabbis.

He had served as chairman of the Commission on Chaplaincy of the National Jewish Welfare Board and a former vice-president of the Jewish Chaplains Association. He had served as a member of the executive committee and the executive council of the Zionist Organization of America and a member of the rabbinical advisory council of the United Jewish Appeal.

William M. Landau, president of the JTA board, said that the death of Rabbi Sandrow is a severe blow to the Jewish people. “His contributions and activities will be missed by all.” Landau said.

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