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Schneeberger, Henry William

SCHNEEBERGER, HENRY WILLIAM

SCHNEEBERGER, HENRY WILLIAM (1848–1916), U.S. rabbi. Born in New York City, Schneeberger obtained his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Columbia College. After receiving his rabbinical degree in 1871 from Rabbi Israel Hildesheimer in Berlin, he returned to New York in 1872 to become rabbi of Congregation Poel Zedek and one of the first native-born rabbis in the U.S. From 1876 until his death he served at Congregation Chizuk Amuno in Baltimore. He was active in local Hebrew education, the American Jewish Committee, and the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of the United States and Canada. In addition he helped found the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1886 and translated the Book of Ezekiel for the Jewish Publication Society Bible translation (1917). He was the author of The Life and Works of Rabbi Yehuda Hanasi (1870) and contributed articles to the Jewish Messenger and the American Hebrew.

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Goldman, in: ajhsq, 57 (1967), 153–90.

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