Bachelor, Yeshiva College, 1940. Rabbi, Yeshiva University, 1941. Master of Arts, State University Iowa, 1946.
Doctor of Humane Letters, Yeshiva University, 1955. Doctor of Divinity, Yeshiva University, 1971. Juris Doctor, Hofsta University, 1978.
Rabbi and Hillel director Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1942-1943. Professor School Religion and Hillel director State University Iowa, 1943-1945. Rabbi West New York, New Jersey, lecturer Yeshiva University, 1945-1947.
Rabbi Congregation Brith Shalom, Charleston, South Carolina, 1947-1950, Congregation Beth Sholom, Lawrence, New York, 1950-1988. Professor sociology Yeshiva University, 1957-1967. Professor Judaic studies Lehman College, New York, 1973-1975.
Professor sociology Stern College, Yeshiva University, from 1979. Professor comparative law Hofstra University, from 1989. President Synagogue Council American, New York City, 1988-1990.
Assistant district attorney Kings County, Brooklyn, since 1992.
Chairman board trustees Yad Harav Herzog, Israel, since 1969. President National Jewish Book Council, 1962-1966. President New York Board Rabbis, 1968-1970.
Chairman Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry, 1970-1972. President Yeshiva College Alumni. Chairman National Rabbinical Organization for Rehabilitation through Training Committee.
Member first rabbinical delegate to countries behind iron curtain, 1958. Retired Reserve captain Canada Chaplaincy. Member Rabbinical Council American (vice president 1978-1982, president 1982-1984), Synagogue Council American (president 1987-1989), Rabbinical Alumni Yeshiva University (vice president from 1978).
Married Libby Mindlin, August 23, 1942 (deceased 1982). Children: Judith Reena Goldman, Joel Simcha, Frieda Lisa, Carol Nechama Morrow. Married Susan Lacher Alter, December 29, 1985.