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Felix Alexander Levy, American rabbi. Member Jewish Welfare Board, France, 1917-1918.; Member Board of Governors Hebrew Union College; member Board Jewish Education; Member Society Biblical; Mason; member B’nai B’rith, Free Sons of Israel.


Levy, Felix Alexander was born on October 20, 1884 in New York City. Son of Alexander and Catherine (Bergdoll) Levy.


Bachelor of Arts, College City New York, 1904. Graduate study Columbia and Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York City, 1904-1905. Rabbi, Hebrew Union College, 1907.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1917. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Hebrew Union College, 1939.


Rabbi Brith Kodesh Congregation, Rochester, New York, 1907-1908, Emanuel Congregation, Chicago, since 1908. Lecturer Jewish Chautauqua Society. Formerly associate editor B’nai B’rith News.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Royal Dynastic Obelisks, 1917. Judaism and Marriage. Moses Mendelssohn’s Ideals of Religion, 1929.The Task of Reform Judaism, 1930. Judaism and Modern Thought, 1931. God and Reform Judaism, 1935.The Jew in Idealism in the Message of Israel, 1936. Selected Works of Hyman G. Enelow. Judaism and Zionism, 1942.Reform Judaism and Zionism, 1943. Contemporary Friends in Jewish Bible Study, in The Study of the Bible Today and Tomorrow, 1947. Also chapter on “Reform Judaism,” in Braden’s Varieties of America Religion.Chapter on “Differences Between Judaism and Christianity,” in Livingston’s Must Men Hate? Contributor to Reform Advocate, Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia of Religion. Editor Magazine Judaism, 1959.


Member Jewish Welfare Board, France, 1917-1918. Member Board of Governors Hebrew Union College. Member Board Jewish Education.

Member Society Biblical. Mason; member B’nai B’rith, Free Sons of Israel. Clubs: Standard, Covenant, City, Bryn Mawr Country.


Married Celia Schanfarber, July 21, 1910. Children: Marjory Ruth, Suzanne Cecile, Celia K. (deceased), Jacqueline Miriam.

Alexander Levy

Catherine (Bergdoll) Levy

Celia Schanfarber

Marjory Ruth Levy

Suzanne Cecile Levy

Celia K. Levy (deceased)

Jacqueline Miriam Levy