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Arthur Schneier, Austrian, American Rabbi. Ordained rabbi, 1955.


Schneier, Arthur was born on March 20, 1930 in Vienna, Austria.


Bachelor, Yeshiva University, 1951. Master of Arts in Psychology and Education, New York University, 1953. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Fordham University, 1981.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Long Island University, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Budapest, 1984. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Yeshiva University, 1986.

Doctor of Theology (honorary), Reformed Church Theological Seminary, 1988. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Susquehanna University, 1988.


Rabbi Park East Synagogue, New York City, since 1962. Founder Park East Day School and Sam and Esther Minskoff Cultural Center (renamed Rabbi Arthur Schneier Park East Day School), New York City. Founder, president Appeal of Conscience Foundation, New York, 1965.

Chairman American section World Jewish Congress, 1979-1984, honorary chairman, since 1984. Alternate representative of the United States to General Assembly of United Nations, 1988. Member Council of Foreign Relations.

Member United States Presidential Delegation for Return of Crown of St. Stephen to Hungary, 1978. Chairman board directors American-Romanian Flood and Earthquake Relief, 1970-1974. Leader Armenian Earthquake Relief, 1988.

Founding trustee United States-Japan Foundation. Appointed chairman United States Commission for Preservation American's Heritage Abroad, 1991.


  • Ordained rabbi, 1955.


Board of directors United Nations Development Corporation, New York, 1973-1980. Member Executive Committee, board directors American Joint Distribution Committee. Board directors Hebrew Immigration Aid Society.

Vice chairman American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors. Honorary vice chairman Jewish National Fund. Convener Religious Summit on Bosnia, Berne, Switzerland, 1992.

Foreign observer 1st Russian Free Parliamentary Elections, 1993. Convener Istanbul Conference Peace and Tolerance in Control Asia, The Caucasus and The Balkans, 1994. Member Rabbinical Council American, New York Board Rabbis (Board of Governors since 1966), Union Orthodox Jewish Congregations (board directors), World Federation Hungarian Jews (spiritual leader).


Married Elisabeth Nordmann. Children: Marc, Karen Schneier Dresbach.

Elisabeth Nordmann

Marc Schneier

Karen Schneier Dresbach Schneier