Kiev, I. Edward (Isaac Edward)

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Isaac Edward Kiev (1905-1975) was born in New York City to Nathan and Anna (Radin) Kiev. In 1924, Kiev entered the Jewish Institute of Religion [JIR], a new rabbinical seminary established just two years earlier by renowned Jewish leader and activist Stephen S. Wise. In 1925, Kiev began work as a page in the JIR library to help pay for school and soon he took on more responsibilities including cataloging the Hebrew manuscripts. Although Kiev did not complete his studies at the JIR, he continued to work at the library, becoming Chief Librarian in 1942, a position he held until his death in 1975. In addition to his fifty years of service at the Jewish Institute of Religion, which merged with Hebrew Union College in 1950, Kiev also served as chaplain at Sea-View Hospital, a tuberculosis sanitarium, from 1927-75. He later became a pulpit at Congregation Habonim in New York, where he served Associate Rabbi from 1966 until 1973.

From the description of I. Edward Kiev papers, circa 1860-circa 1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 711783277

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Warsaw (Poland)
New York (N.Y.)
Tel Aviv (Israel)
United States
Hebrew essays
Hebrew language
Hebrew literature
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Jewish literature
Songs, Hebrew


Active 1860

Active 1980

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