Jung, Leo, 1892-1987

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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

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

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referencedIn Morais, Henry S. (Henry Samuel), 1860-1935. Papers, 1874-1924. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Marton, Bernard Dov, 1909-1990. Bernard Dov Marton Papers, 1914-1991, 1998 1932-1970. Yeshiva University
referencedIn Yeshiva University. Miscellaneous records, 1886-1948. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Correspondence. Yeshiva University
creatorOf Jung, Leo, 1892-1987. Leo Jung Papers, 1878-1992, 1970-1979. Yeshiva University
referencedIn National Organizing Committee for the Maimonides Octocentennial, records, undated, 1934-1935 American Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn Davis and Isaacs Family Papers Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society
referencedIn Guggenheim, Siegfried. Papers, 1910-1960, [ca. 1946]-1960 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Yeshiva University. Records, 1840-[ca. 1979], 1895-[ca. 1979] (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn New York Board of Rabbis Records, undated, 1881-2000, 1948-2000 American Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940. Papers, 1866-1942, 1907-1939 (bulk). University of Pennsylvania, Center Judaic Studies
referencedIn Hyman G. Enelow Papers., 1897-1933. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
creatorOf Jung, Leo, 1892-1987. Papers, 1939-1970. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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associatedWith Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940. person
associatedWith American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Berkovits, Eliezer, 1908-1992. person
associatedWith Bet ha-ḥolim "Shaʻare-tsedeḳ" (Jerusalem) corporateBody
associatedWith Beth Jacob Central Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith Brith Milah Board of New York. corporateBody
associatedWith Darmstadter, Karl D., 1892- person
correspondedWith Enelow, Hyman Gerson person
associatedWith Fromm, Erich, 1900-1980. person
associatedWith Guggenheim, Siegfried. person
associatedWith Hay, Malcolm V. (Malcolm Vivian), b. 1881. person
associatedWith Jewish Academy of Arts and Sciences. corporateBody
associatedWith Jewish Center (Manhattan, New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Jewish Center (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Jung, Julius, 1894-1975. person
associatedWith Jung, Moritz, 1858-1921. person
associatedWith Jung, Moses, 1891-1960. person
associatedWith Kasher, Menahem, 1895-1983. person
associatedWith Keren Yaldenu, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Konvitz, Milton R. (Milton Ridvas), 1908-2003. person
associatedWith Marton, Bernard Dov, 1909-1990. person
associatedWith Mints, Binyamin. person
associatedWith Molho, Michael. person
associatedWith Montefiore, Moses, Sir, 1784-1885. person
associatedWith Morais, Henry S. (Henry Samuel), 1860-1935. person
associatedWith Munk, E. (Esra), 1867-1940. person
associatedWith National Organizing Committee for the Maimonides Octocentennial corporateBody
associatedWith New York (State). Advisory Board on Kosher Law Enforcement. corporateBody
associatedWith New York (State). Dept. of Agriculture and Markets. Advisory Board on Kosher Law Enforcement. corporateBody
associatedWith Poale Agudath Israel of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Rabbonim Aid Society corporateBody
associatedWith Silverman, Hirsch Lazaar, 1915- person
associatedWith Soncino Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Stern College for Women. corporateBody
associatedWith The Davis Family; the Isaacs Family person
associatedWith Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America. corporateBody
associatedWith West Side Board of Kashruth (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Wouk, Herman, 1915- person
associatedWith Yeshiva University. corporateBody
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United States
New York (State)
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
Israel
Yad Benjamin (Israel)
New York (State)--New York
Germany
Kfar Eliyahu (Israel)
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Kosher food
Publishers and Publishing
Orthodox Judaism
Jews--Dietary laws
Orthodox Judaism--Customs and practices
Jewish refugees
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Jews--Charities
Synagogues
International relief
Rabbis
Jewish authors
Yeshivas
Shehitah
Jews
Jews--History--20th century
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Birth 1892-06-20

Death 1987-12-19

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