H.U.C.-J.I.R. Ordains Japanese Graduate, Two Israelis As Rabbis
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H.U.C.-J.I.R. Ordains Japanese Graduate, Two Israelis As Rabbis

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Seven Jewish scholars and religious leaders were awarded honorary degrees by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and 24 graduates of the institution were ordained in ceremonies today at Temple Emanuel here.

The recipients of the honorary degrees, which were conferred by Dr. Nelson Glueck, HUC-JIR president, were: Abraham I. Katsh, professor of Hebrew and Near Eastern Studies at New York University and chairman of its Department of Hebrew Culture and Education; Solomon Zeitlin, professor of Rabbinic Law and Lore at Dropsie College, Philadelphia; Rabbi Hirsch E. L. Freund of the Veterans Administration, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Rabbi Hayim Goren Perelmuter of Temple Isaiah-Israel, Chicago; Rabbi Emanuel Schenk of Beth Sholom-Peoples Temple, Brooklyn; Rabbi Earl S. Stone of Temple Emanuel, Denver, Col.; and Rabbi Joseph I. Weiss of West End Temple, Neponsit, N.Y.

Among the 24 rabbis who received ordination were one Japanese graduate, Hiroshi Okamoto, a resident of Tokyo, and two Israelis, Tovis Ben-Chorin and Samuel Kahati, of Jerusalem.

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