Rabbi Rudolph Grossman, of Rodeph Sholom, Dies
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Rabbi Rudolph Grossman, of Rodeph Sholom, Dies

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Rabbi Rudolph Grossman, rabbi for thirty years of Temple Rodeph Sholom, died of heart disease Thursday at his home in New York City. Funeral services will be held Sunday morning at West End Synagogue, and Dr. Stephen S. Wise, will officiate at the funeral.

Dr. Grossman was sixty years old. He was born in Vienna. He was the son of Rabbi Ignatz Grossman and Nettie Rosenbaum Grossman, and was brought to this country in his childhood. In 1889 he was graduated at the head of his class from the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, and in the same year received the degree of Bachelor of Laws from McMicken University in the same city.

After his graduation Dr. Grossman came to New York as associate rabbi of Temple Beth-El. He remained at Temple Beth-El for eight years, and went to Temple Rodeph Sholom in response to a unanimous call. Hebrew Union College conferred the degree of Doctor of Divinity upon him in 1892.

In March, 1922. Dr. Grossman’s silver jubilee as rabbi of Temple Rodeph Sholom was celebrated. A dinner of the congregation at the Commodore Hotel was given in the course of the three-day celebration.

His wife, who was Martha Keller, of this city, survives Dr. Grossman with three daughters.

Dr. Grossman was president of the Jewish Religious School Union of New York and of the Board of Jewish Ministers and a member of the Commission on Jewish Religious Literature. He had served as vice-president and later as president of the Association of Reform Rabbis of New York.

Dr. Grossman was Past Grand Chaplain of the Order of Free Masons in New York State, and had been active in several fraternal organizations, particularly the Masons.

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