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Twelve Rabbis Graduate from Jewish Theological Seminary of America

June 8, 1926
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Bialik Receives Degree of Doctor of Hebrew Literature; America to Train Not Only Rabbis But Scholars As Well, Dr. Adler States

Tweive rabbinical degrees were conferred Sunday afternoon by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, at its commencement exercises held in A eolian Hall. Thirty-two graduates received diplomas from the Teachers’ Institute of the Seminary, and the degree of Doctor of Hebrew Literature was conferred on Chaim Nachman Bialik of Tel-Aviv, Palestine Addresses were delivered by Solomon M. Stroock, a director of the seminary and Dr. Cyrus Adler, its president.

“America should not only train its rabbis and its teachers,” said Dr. Adler, “but also its scholars and professors.” Mr. Stroock spoke of the difficulties encountered in establishing an institution like the Jewish Theological Seminary here, spoke of the history of the Jewish people in America and urged those receiving rabbical degrees not to get too far ahead of their congregations, else they prove “leaders without a following.”

Those who received rabbinical degrees are:

Alexander J. Burnstein, Joel S. Geffen, Israel M. Goldman, Elhanan H. Golomb, Jacob Granowitz, Louis Greenberg, Lewis B. Grossman, Moses Hadas, Michael Higger, Jonas Kaminkowski, Herbert Parzen and Benjamin Unger.

The following received diplomas from Teachers’ Institute:

Rachel Bernstein, Shoshanah Biegelsen, Deborah Goldstein. Pearl Horowitz, Helen Hyman, Anne Kaufman, Aaron Klein. Jenny Mochlowitz. Fannie Morgenlander. Leon Polack, Jessie Sack. Leah Schimselewitz. Frances Sohler. Rebecca Soyer. Lillian Yedlin. Jacob Altman, Yonina Brimberg. Rose Cohen, Leah Finkelstein. Stella Friedland, Frederick Goldberg. Benjamin Gorrelick, Nathan Itkowitz. Samuel Langer. Samuel Liebman. Matthew Schwartz. Elliot Stern. Sophie Barish. Florence Bernstein. Marcia Silberman, Annie Sobelman and Pauline Wolfson.

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