Albert Friedlander
Albert Hoschander Friedlander OBE (10 May 1927 – 8 July 2004) was a rabbi and teacher.
Albert Friedlander was born on 10 May 1927 in Berlin, the son of a textile broker, Alex Friedlander (d. 1956)...
Samuel Adler (rabbi)
Samuel Adler (December 3, 1809 in Worms, Germany – June 9, 1891 in New York City) was a leading German-American Reform rabbi, Talmudist, and author. He was also the father of Felix Adler, the w...
Regina Jonas
Regina Jonas (3 August 1902 – 12 December 1944) was a Berlin-born rabbi. In 1935, she became the first woman to be ordained as a rabbi (though there had been some previous women, such as the Maiden of...
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Leopold Zunz
Leopold Zunz (Hebrew/Yiddish: יום טוב ליפמן צונץ—Yom Tov Lipmann Tzuntz; 10 August 1794 – 17 March 1886) was a German Reform rabbi and writer, the founder of what has been termed "Jewish Studies" or "...
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Oscar Straus (politician)
Oscar Solomon Straus (December 23, 1850 – May 3, 1926) was United States Secretary of Commerce and Labor under President Theodore Roosevelt from 1906 to 1909. Straus was the first Jewish United State...
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Benno Jacob
Benno Jacob (1862–1945) was a liberal rabbi and Bible scholar.
Jacob studied in the Rabbinical Seminary and University of his native Breslau (now Wrocław, Poland). He served as a rabbi between the...
Jacob Schiff
Jacob Henry Schiff (born Jakob Heinrich Schiff; January 10, 1847 – September 25, 1920) was an American banker, businessman, and philanthropist. He helped finance, among many other things, the Japanes...
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Michael Creizenach
Michael Creizenach (born in Mainz May 16, 1789; died in Frankfort-on-the-Main, August 5, 1842) was a German Jewish educator and theologian.Creizenach is typical of the era of transition, following the...
David Einhorn (rabbi)
David Einhorn (November 10, 1809 – November 2, 1879) was a German rabbi and leader of the Jewish reform movement in the United States. Einhorn was chosen in 1855 as the first rabbi of the Har Sinai C...
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Kaufmann Kohler
Kaufmann Kohler (May 10, 1843, Fürth – January 28, 1926) was a German-born U.S. reform rabbi and theologian.
Kaufmann Kohler was born into a family of rabbis. He received his rabbinical training a...
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Ignaz Maybaum
Ignaz Maybaum (2 March 1897, Vienna - 1976) was a rabbi and 20th century liberal Jewish theologian.
He was born in Vienna in 1897. He studied in Berlin at the Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des J...
Nehemiah Brüll
Nehemiah Brüll (March 16, 1843, Rousínov, Moravia – February 5, 1891, Frankfurt am Main) was a rabbi and versatile scholar.
Brüll received his rabbinic-Talmudic education from his father, Jakob Br...
Gustav Gottheil
Gustav Gottheil (May 28, 1827, Pinne/Pniewy, Grand Duchy of Posen, Prussia – April 15, 1903, New York City) was a Prussian born American rabbi. Gottheil eventually became one of the most influential,...
Steven Schwarzschild
Steven S. Schwarzschild (1924–1989) was a rabbi, philosopher, theologian, and editor.
Schwarzschild was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and grew up in Berlin. He escaped to the United States wi...
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Solomon Loeb
Solomon Loeb (June 29, 1828 – December 12, 1903) was a German-born American banker and businessman. He was a merchant in textiles and later a banker with Kuhn, Loeb & Co. His father, a devout Jew,...
Samuel Hirsch
Samuel Hirsch, (June 8, 1815 – May 14, 1889) was a major Reform religious philosopher and rabbi.
Born in Thalfang (in modern-day Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany; formerly part of Prussia), he receiv...
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Walter Homolka
Walter Homolka (born 21 May 1964 in Landau an der Isar) is a German rabbi. Homolka studied in Munich, London, Lampeter and Leipzig and has a PhD from King's College London. He is an adjunct full profe...
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Dávid Leimdörfer
Dr. David Leimdörfer (Hungarian: Leimdörfer Dávid; September 17, 1851 – 1922) was a rabbi born in Hliník nad Vahom , Kingdom of Hungary, 17 September 1851.He was educated at his native place and a...
Ludwig Philippson
Ludwig Philippson (28 December 1811, at Dessau – 29 December 1889, at Bonn) was a German rabbi and author, the son of Moses Philippson.He was educated at the gymnasium of Halle and at the University o...
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Abraham Geiger
Abraham Geiger (24 May 1810 in Frankfurt am Main – 23 October 1874 in Berlin) was a German rabbi and scholar who led the founding of Reform Judaism. He sought to remove all nationalistic elements (pa...
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Israel Jacobson
Israel Jacobson (October 17, 1768, Halberstadt – September 14, 1828, Berlin) was a German philanthropist and, according to Borowitz and Patz in Explaining Reform Judaism (1985), is considered the...
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Samuel Holdheim
Samuel Holdheim (1806 – 22 August 1860) was a German rabbi and author, and one of the more extreme leaders of the early Reform Movement in Judaism. A pioneer in modern Jewish homiletics, he was often...
Moses Mielziner
Moses Mielziner (August 12, 1828 in Schubin, Grand Duchy of Posen, Prussia - February 18, 1903 in Cincinnati) was an American Reform rabbi and author.
Mielziner received his first instruction in T...
Meyer Israel Bresselau
Meyer Israel Bresselau (25 April 1785 – 25 December 1839) was a founding member and chairman of the Hamburg Temple, one of the first Jewish reform congregations in Germany.Bresselau earned his living ...