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Jacob Philip Rudin


Jacob Philip Rudin, American clergyman. Recipient award for leadership in intercreedal relations National Conference of Christians and Jews.


Rudin, Jacob Philip was born on September 5, 1902 in Malden, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Louis and Dora (Vendrofsky) Rudin.


Bachelor of Arts cum laude, Harvard, 1924. M.H.L., Jewish Institute Religion, 1928, Doctor of Divinity, 1948.


December 1958); children—Stephen Isaac, Priscilla Sarah. Married second, Janet Weiland Solinger, June 21, 1960 (div. March 1961); married 3d, Lili Tairstein Canfield, February 1, 1962.

Assistant rabbi Stephen S. Wise Free Synagogue, New York City, also assistant to president Jewish Institute Religion, New York City, 1928. Rabbi Temple Beth-El, Great Neck, New York, 1930-1971, rabbi emeritus, 1971-1982. Founder Great Neck Zionist District.


  • Author: So You Like Puzzles, 1934. A Children’s Hagada, 1936. (collected sermons) Very Truly Yours, 1971.

    Editor, contributor Jewish Institute Quarterly. Editorial board CCAR Journal. Advisory board Book of Jewish Thoughts, 1944.

    Contributor sermons, related articles to periodicals.


Member of Executive Committee Nassau County Mental Health Association. Member div. religious activities National Jewish Welfare Board Board of directors Industrial Home for Blind. Served as lieutenant commander, Chaplains Corps, United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945.

Member Central Conference American Rabbis (past president), Jewish Institute Religion Alumni Association (past president), Alumni Association Hebrew Union College (past president), New York Metropolitan Association Reform Rabbis (past president, treasurer), New York Board Rabbis (Executive Board), Great Neck Ministers’ Association, Synagogue Council American (president), Long Island Zionist Region (past Executive Board).


Married Elsie Katz, June 29, 1926 (deceased.; married second, Janet Weiland Solinger, June 21, 1960 (divorced March 1961). Children: Stephen Isaac, Priscilla Sarah.

Louis Rudin

Dora (Vendrofsky) Rudin

Elsie Katz

Janet Weiland Solinger

Stephen Isaac Rudin

Priscilla Sarah Rudin