A memorial service will be held April 15 at the Metropolitan Synagogue of New York for Rabbi Judah Kahn, founding rabbi of the Manhattan Reform synagogue and a past president of the New York Board of Rabbis, who died last Saturday of diabetes complications in Sarasota, Florida. He was 71.
Rabbi Joel Goor, his successor, said a private family burial had taken place yesterday. Ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the Reform seminary, in Cincinnati, Kahn had a bachelor’s degree in government from New York University and a master’s degree in political science from Columbia University.
He served on the Board of the NAACP from 1947 to 1974 and was a vice president from 1954 to 1964. He was also a member of the Board of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency for several years.
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