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Frederick Aaron Eisenberg, American rabbi. Ordained rabbi, 1958. Recipient Nelson and Helen Glueck prize, 1956.


Eisenberg, Frederick Aaron was born on January 26, 1931 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Moses Joel and Violet (Hirshon) Eisenberg.


Student, rabbi congregations, Petoskey and Saginaw, Michigan, Marion, Indiana, 1952-1956;Bachelor, Clark University, 1952;Bachelor in Hebrew Literature, Hebrew Union College, 1955;Master of Arts, Hebrew Union College, 1958.


Educational director, teacher, Muncie, Indiana, 1956-1958;director audio-visual department, Wise Temple Religious School, Cincinnati, 1956-1958;assistant rabbi, Temple Sholom, Chicago, 1962-1964;rabbi, Temple Emanuel, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1964-1972;rabbi, Fairmount Temple, Cleveland, 1972-1985;rabbi, Temple Israel, Cleveland, since 1985. Member Jewish Federation Hunger Task Force, Task Force for Soviet Jewry. Member broadcasting commission Chicago Board Rabbis.

Member Steering and clergy coordinating committee Lakeview Council Churches. Rabbinic liaison Chicago office Jewish Welfare Board. Member radio and television commission Grand Rapids Area Council Churches.

Commissioner cemeteries Michigan, 1971. Rabbinic adviser to Cleveland and Lake Erie Federation Temple Youth. Member committee for continuing education Center Conference Am.Rabbis.

Lecturer Jewish Chautauqua Society at Purdue University, Hope College, Aquinas College, Michigan State University, Calvin College. Jewish chaplain Aquinas College, 1970. Dean N.E. Lakes Federation Temple Youth, 1976.

President Cleveland Board Rabbi's, 1987-1989.


  • Ordained rabbi, 1958.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles, sermons, film strips. Recordings include What Is a Jew? What Is Judaism?.


Board of directors United Service Organizations, Institute Pastoral Care, Chicago, Academy Religion and Mental Health, Mental Health Society Greater Chicago, Jewish Community Fund of Grand Rapids, Spectrum. Member ministerial advising committee Kent County Planned Parenthood Association. Clergy chairman United Way, 1984.

Chaplain United States Air Force, 1960-1962.


Married Helen Louise Finer, September 1, 1957. Children: Matthew, Elizabeth, Rachel.

Moses Joel Eisenberg

Violet (Hirshon) Eisenberg

Helen Louise Finer

Matthew Eisenberg

Elizabeth Eisenberg

Rachel Eisenberg