HARTFORD JEWS: 1659-1970.
Hartford: Connecticut Historical Society. 1970. Item #22321
4to. Xii, 448 pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Jews - Connecticut - Hartford - history. "Born in Newburgh, N. Y. , Silverman was ordained rabbi at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1922. From 1923 to 1961 he served as rabbi of the Emanuel Synagogue in Hartford, Conn. , and was a leader in virtually every aspect of Jewish life, prominently active in civic affairs, civil rights, interfaith activities, and Zionist work. He built the synagogue into one of the dominant congregations of New England and served with Hartford colleagues who also enjoyed long and distinguished tenures in the rabbinate. His greatest influence on North American Jewry was through his role as a liturgical innovator and editor. Silverman began creating preliminary and experimental editions of various prayer books and booklets in the early 1930s . He eventually produced nationally distributed editions of twelve liturgical works, most published by the Prayer Book Press, which was established in Hartford to encourage dissemination of his work. " (EJ, 2007) Has torn dust jacket. Book is in very good condition. (ComHist-16-15).