Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, Yeshiva College, 1938; Doctor of Divinity, Yeshiva College, 1967; Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1949.
Rabbi, Kingsbridge Heights Jewish Center, Bronx, 1941-1968;
rabbi emeritus, Kingsbridge Heights Jewish Center, since 1968;
assistant to president, Yeshiva U., New York City, 1968-1970;
vice president, Yeshiva U., 1970-1980;
senior vice president, Yeshiva U., 1980-1994;
senior vice president emeritus, Yeshiva U., since 1994. Counselor B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation, Hunter College, Bronx, 1951-1960. Lecturer homiletics Yeshiva U., 1954-1955.
Professor applied rabbinics Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, since 1968.
Vice president Bronx Council American Jewish Congress, 1954-1960, Bronx Council Jewish Education, 1964-1968. President Rabbinical Council American, 1964-1966, honorary president, 1966-1968. Member executive committee World Zionist Organization, 1971-1976.
Chairman American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry, 1965-1967, American Zionist Council, 1967-1970. President American Zionist Federation, 1970-1974, honorary president, since 1974. Vice president Religious Zionists American, 1966-1968.
Religious consultant, retreat master Department Defense in, Europe, 1954, 63-64, Alaska, 1958, Japan, 1960. Vice chairman Conference President's American Jewish Organizations, 1969-1974. Chairman Conference President's Major American Jewish Organizations, 1974-1976.
Vice chairman New York Jewish Community Relations Council, since 1976. Executive committee Bronx council Boy Scouts American, 1951-1958. Member National Citizens Committee Community Relations, since 1946.
Board directors National Jewish Welfare Board, vice president, since 1969. Chairman Commission Jewish Chaplaincy, 1962-1965. Board directors Board Jewish Education New York City, National Jewish Community Relations, United Israel Appeal, since 1968, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, since 2000, American Jewish Committee Institute American Jewish Israeli Relations, since 1995.
Board directors, acting president Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, 1983, president, since 1984. President Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Austria, since 1984. Secretary Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, 1973-1994, member board directors ad personam, since 1994.
Board governors Jewish Agency for Israel, 1971-1976. Vice chairman American Israel Public Affairs Committee, 1983-1991. Member Jerusalem Committee, since 1990.
Board directors The Jerusalem Foundation, since 1985. Honorary chairman Jewish National Fund. Served as chaplain United States Army Air Force, 1945-1946.
Member American Zionist Youth Foundation (life), Jewish War Veterans (national chaplain 1962-1963), Association Jewish Chaplains Armed Forces (president 1955-1956), Rabbinic Alumni Yeshiva University (president 1960-1962).
Married Ruth Joan Goldman, October 16, 1945. Children: David, Michael, Deborah, Judith.