PROBLEMS OF THE JEWISH MINISTRY.
New York, 1927. Item #31489
8vo. 5, 225,  pages. In English. Contents: The sermon. --Pastoral duties. --The religious school. --The child and the synagogue. --The synagogue center. --Administrative duties. --The rabbi as scholar and teacher. --The community-at-large. --The problem of chaplaincy. --The wife of the rabbi. SUBJECT (S) : Synagogues -- Administration and organization. Note(s) : Preface signed: Israel Goldstein, president New York Board of Jewish Ministers. Goldstein, (1896–1986) , was a U. S. Conservative rabbi and a Zionist. He was born in Philadelphia, received his Jewish education at Yeshiva Mishkan Israel and Gratz College, studying for a time at a ? Eder in Riga. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (1914) and ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1918. He received his D. H. L. From the Seminary as well (1927) . In that year he was appointed rabbi of the prominent Congregation B'nai Jeshurun in New York, where he served until 1961. Begun in 1825, B'nai Jeshurun was one of the oldest congregations in New York and badly in need of revitalization. Goldstein instituted late Friday evening services, expanded its school and educational outreach, and began the community center directed by Louis Levitsky. During his four decades of leadership, he established B'nai Jeshurun as a respected and progressive congregation. An ardent Zionist, Goldstein was president of the Jewish National Fund of America (1933–43) , and vice president (1934–43) and president (1943–45) of the Zionist Organization of America, and enjoyed the reputation of an outstanding orator and administrator. (EJ, Staff) Ex library in very good condition (AMR-34-2).