Miller, Israel, 1918-2002

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Clergyman, educational administrator.

From the description of Reminiscences of Israel Miller : oral history, 1975. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122527441

Israel Miller (1918-2002) graduated Yeshiva College in 1938, was ordained at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) in 1941, and earned a Master's degree from Columbia University. Served as rabbi of the Bronx, N.Y.'s Kingsbridge Heights Jewish Center, from 1941 until 1968, interrupted for several years during World War II, when he served as a military chaplain. Miller joined the staff of Yeshiva University in 1968 as an administrator, and rose to the position of Senior Vice President, where he served until his retirement in 1994. He also taught applied rabbinics at RIETS and established its Gruss Institute for advanced rabbinical study in Israel. Served as president of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany from 1982 until his death, Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations (1974-1976), president of the Rabbinical Council of America (1964-1966), secretary of the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, and was a founding vice president of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York. An early advocate for Soviet Jews, he served as the national chairman of the American Jewish Conference for Soviet Jewry from 1965-1967. He was also heavily involved in Israel affairs, serving as the founding president of the American Zionist Federation (1970-1974), and holding high positions in the Jewish Agency for Israel, the World Zionist Organization, and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

From the description of Israel Miller papers 1913 - 2002 1968 - 1998 (Yeshiva University). WorldCat record id: 731035396

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creatorOf Miller, Israel, 1918-2002. Israel Miller papers 1913 - 2002 1968 - 1998 Yeshiva University
creatorOf Miller, Israel, 1918-2002. Reminiscences of Israel Miller : oral history, 1975. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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associatedWith American Israel Public Affairs Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry. corporateBody
associatedWith American Zionist Federation. corporateBody
associatedWith American Zionist Youth Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Goldstein, Judith, person
associatedWith Kingsbridge Heights Jewish Center (Bronx, New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture. corporateBody
associatedWith National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Jewish Welfare Board. Commission on Jewish Chaplaincy. corporateBody
associatedWith Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. corporateBody
associatedWith Yeshiva University. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Soviet Union
United States
New York (State)--New York
South Africa
Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
Chaplains, Military
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Jewish property
Jewish religious education
Real property
World War, 1939-1945


Birth 1918

Death 2002







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SNAC ID: 4390098