Jung, Leo, 1892-1987

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Birth 1892-06-20
Death 1987-12-19
English, German, Hebrew

Biographical notes:

Born in 1892 in Ungarisch Brod, Moravia (now Slovakia), Leo Jung was raised in Moravia and in London, where his father, Rabbi Meir Zvi Jung, led London's Federation of Synagogues. Leo Jung received his rabbinic ordination from Rabbi David Hoffman at the Berlin Hildesheimer Seminary and his Ph.D. from London University. In 1920 he arrived in America to become the rabbi of the Knesseth Israel Congregation in Cleveland, Ohio. Two years later, in 1922, he moved to New York City and began more than sixty years of service as rabbi of the Jewish Center on West 86th Street. It was as rabbi, senior rabbi, and rabbi emeritus of the Jewish Center, that Dr. Jung developed and spread modern orthodoxy in America. Rabbi Jung conducted an extremely active professional and communal life. As a professor of Ethics, he taught at Yeshiva University from 1931-1968. Among his many other positions, he served as president of the Jewish Academy of Arts and Sciences, as president of the Brith Milah Board of New York City, as president of the World Beth Jacob Organization, as president of the American Committee for Shaare Zedek Hospital of Jerusalem, as president of the Rabbinical Council of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, and as chairman of the Cultural-Religious Committee of the Joint Distribution Committee.

From the description of Leo Jung Papers, 1878-1992, 1970-1979. (Yeshiva University). WorldCat record id: 265382106


From the description of Papers, 1939-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155487592


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