Cohen, Henry, 1863-1952

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1863-04-07
Death 1952-06-12

Biographical notes:

Rabbi, of Galveston, Tex.

From the description of Papers, 1875-1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70947200

Henry Cohen was born April 7, 1863 in London England. In 1884 he was ordained a rabbi and led congregations in Kingston, Jamaica (1884-1885) and Woodville, Mississippi (1885-1888) before transferring to Galveston, Texas where he led the Temple B'nai Israel from 1888 to 1949. Cohen was influential in religious and social welfare activities in Texas; he was especially well-known for his work on hospitals, schools, and immigration issues. A noted prison reformer, Cohen served on the Texas Prison Board. An authority on the Talmud, Cohen published a number of essays. He married Mollie Levy of Galveston and the couple had two children.

From the guide to the Henry Cohen Papers 23361291., 1850-1951, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

Rabbi, born London, England. Served congregations in Kingston, Jamaica (1884-1885), and Woodville, Mississippi (1885-1888), before transferring to Galveston, where he served Congregation B'nai Israel from 1888 to 1949.

From the description of Cohen, Henry, personal correspondence, 1850-1951. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 23285413

Henry Cohen was born April 7, 1863, in London, England. In 1884 he was ordained a rabbi and worked in Kingston, Jamaica, and Woodville, Mississippi, before being transferred to Galveston to head the Temple B'nai Israel.

Cohen was known for his hospital and rehabilitation work and for helping Jewish immigrants. He was appointed to the Texas Prison Board and was noted as a prison reformer. Cohen was an authority on the Talmud and published a number of essays. He married Mollie Levy of Galveston. The couple had two children.

From the description of Cohen, Henry, photographs, 1880-1950. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 38947583

Rabbi,

born London, England. Served as Rabbi of congregations in Kingston, Jamaica (1884-1885), and Woodville, Mississippi (1885-1888), before transferring to Galveston, where he served as Rabbi of Congregation B'nai Israel from 1888 to 1949.

From the description of Cohen, Henry, papers, 1850-1951, 1881-1951. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 23361291

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Subjects:

  • Cotton
  • Storms
  • Texas--Emigration and immigration
  • Red Cross and Red Crescent
  • World War, 1939-1945--Sources
  • Red Cross--United States
  • United States--Emigration and immigration
  • Religious education--United States
  • Prisons--Texas
  • World War, 1914-1918--Sources
  • Wills
  • Prisoners--Legal status, laws, etc
  • Synagogues--Photographs
  • Religion--United States
  • Prisons--Law and legislation
  • Jews--Texas
  • Lynching
  • Jews--Migrations
  • Religion
  • Social service
  • Business enterprises--Photographs
  • Jews
  • Caricatures and cartoons
  • Prisons
  • Jewish sermons
  • Reform Judaism
  • Religious education
  • Judaism
  • Monuments--Photographs
  • Storms--Texas--Galveston

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  • Rabbis--Texas--Galveston

Places:

  • Texas--Galveston (as recorded)
  • Texas--Galveston (as recorded)
  • Georgia (as recorded)
  • Galveston (Tex.) (as recorded)
  • Texas (as recorded)
  • Europe, Eastern (as recorded)
  • Galveston (Tex.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Mexico (as recorded)
  • Virgin Islands (as recorded)
  • Texas (as recorded)
  • Texas--Galveston (as recorded)