Solomon Freehof

Religious Leader

1892 – 1990

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Who was Solomon Freehof?

Solomon Bennett Freehof was a prominent Reform rabbi, posek, and scholar. Rabbi Freehof served as president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the World Union for Progressive Judaism. Beginning in 1955, he led the CCAR's work on Jewish law through its responsa committee. He also spearheaded changes to Reform liturgy with revisions to the Union Prayer Book. For many years, he served as the pulpit rabbi at Rodef Shalom in Pittsburgh, PA. According to the congregation, "For more than 35 years, Dr. Freehof's weekly book review series attracted audiences of more than 1,500 Christians and Jews."

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Born
Aug 8, 1892
Also known as
  • Solomon Bennett Freehof
Profession
Education
  • University of Cincinnati
Died
1990

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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