Bachelor, Brooklyn College, 1944. Juris Doctor, St. John's University, 1943. Rabbi, Master Hebrew Letters, Jewish Theological Seminary, 1948.
D.Hebrew Letters, 1961.
Rabbi Temple Tifereth Israel, Glen Cove, Long Island, 1948-1951, Beth Abraham Synagogue, Dayton, Ohio, 1951-1962. National director Jewish National Fund American, New York City, 1962-1964. Rabbi Temple Ansche Chesed, 1964-1969, Temple Beth Sholom, Roslyn Heights, New York, since 1969.
Dean Women's Institute, Jewish Theological Seminary American, since 1965. Vice chairman rabbinic cabinet Jewish Theological Seminary. Secretary New York Board Rabbis, United Nations delegate Synagogue Council American.
Chairman American Zionist Youth Foundation.
Chairman Montgomery County Mental Health Association, 1958. Speakers bureau Greater Dayton Committee, 1958-1961. Board directors Ohio Mental Health Association, 1954-1961, Ohio Civil Liberties Union, 1955-1961.
Charter fellow Herbert H. Lehman Institute Talmudic Ethies. National president Hista drut I vrit, Hebrew Language and Culture Movement. National chairman American Council on Tourism to Israel.
Vice chairman National Conference on Soviet Jewry. National president Jewish National Fund American, 1985-1989. National chairman American Zionist Youth Foundation, since 1991.
Member Rabbinical Assembly American (executive council), Zionist Organization American (past national president 1974-1978), World Union General Zionists (executive committee), American Zionist Federation (past national president), World Zionist Council (presidium), World Zionist Organization (world executive), American Jewish History Society, Jewish National Fund American (national president), Society Bib. Literature, Conference Jewish Social Studies.
Married Geraldine S. Cohen, December 21, 1947. Children– Judith, Rachel, Gerson, Hillel.