Eisendrath, Maurice N(athan) 1902-1973

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EISENDRATH, Maurice N(athan) 1902-1973


Born July 10, 1902, in Chicago, IL; died November 9, 1973, in New York, NY; son of Nathan Julius and Clara (Österreicher) Eisendrath; married Rose Brown, 1926. Education: University of Cincinnati, B.A., 1925; Hebrew Union College, ordained rabbi, 1926.


Rabbi of Reform Jewish congregations in Charleston, WV, 1926-29, and Toronto, Ontario, Canada, beginning 1929; Union of American Hebrew Congregations, New York, NY, president, 1943-52, president for life, 1952-73. Canadian Conference of Christians and Jews, founding member, 1930s; World Union for Progressive Judaism, vice president. Narrator of sound recording Israel Sings: Selections from the Birnbaum Collection of Jewish Liturgical Music to Commemorate the Seventieth Anniversary of the Hebrew Union College, six volumes, Union of American Hebrew Congregations (New York, NY), c. 1945.


Spinoza, 1932.

Never Failing Stream, Macmillan of Canada (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1939.

Can Faith Survive? The Thoughts and Afterthoughts of an American Rabbi, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY), 1964.

Author of pamphlets "Reading in War-time," Macmillan of Canada (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1941; and "Blazing New Trails in Reform Judaism," Union of American Hebrew Congregations (New York, NY), 1954.



Religious Leaders of America, 2nd edition, Gale (Detroit, MI), 1999.*

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