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rabbi , lawyer , social scientist

Karl Applbaum, Hungarian rabbi, lawyer, social scientist.


Applbaum, Karl was born on February 10, 1910 in Hungary. Son of Rabbi Emanuel and Goldie (Eckstein) Applbaum.


Bachelor of Science, State Teachers College, California, Pennsylvania, 1932. Master of Science, College City New York, 1935. Bachelor of Laws, St. Lawrence University, 1937, Juris Scientiae Doctor, 1939.

Master of Arts, New York University, 1952. Doctor of Hebrew Literature, Yeshivah U., New York City, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy., St. Andrews’ Ecumenical U. College, London, England., 1956, Doctor of Divinity with honors, 1956.

Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa, Phoenix Academy, Bari, Italy, 1957. Juris Doctor, Brooklyn Law School, 1967.


Came to the United States, 1922, naturalized, 1922. Ordained rabbi, 1936. Rabbi Avenue M Jewish Center, Brooklyn, 1938-1950, from 1957, Jewish Community, Bayside, Long Island, 1950-1953.

Interim rabbi Garden Jewish Center, Flushing, New York, 1971-1972. Professor practical rabbinics, history various theological seminars, 1950-1956. Chaplain 307th General Hospital, Jamaica, Long Island.

Spiritual adviser Association Jewish Employees of New York City Department Social Services. Admitted to New York bar, 1939, Federal District Court Justices Southern and Eastern districts, 1955, Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1956, Court Military Appeals, 1956. Practice of law, 1938.

Special deputy attorney general State of New York, from 1958. Active United Jewish Appeal, Federation Jewish Philanthropies, Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills. Chaplain, trustee Indiana Buakrester Sick Aid Association.

Trustee Sherishower Benevolent Association Chairman, The Queens Civic Improvement Council. Treasurer Community Local School Board 25, Queens, from 1970.


Served as First lieutenant Chaplains Corps., Army of the United States, 1945. Member Hapoel Hemizrachi American, American Legion, Academy Sciences, Zionist Organisation American, Royal Arcanum, American Public Welfare assosiation, New York State Welfare Conference, Queens County Bar Association, Rabbinical Alliance American, Jewish War Vets (state chaplain), Affiliated Young Democrats, Military Chaplains Association United States, Reserve Officers Association, (state chaplain, vice president, nat. chaplain 1965-1966, 70-71, executive vice president Queens chapter 1970), Navy League United States, Military Order World Wars, Association United States Army (president Long Island chapter, chaplain 1st region), Honorary Order Kentucky Colonels, International Platform assosiation, New York State Bar Association, American Academy Political and Social Science, Amvets, N.A.A.C.P., Association Jewish Chaplains Armed Forces, American Judicature Society, Association Orthodox Jewish Scientists. Odd Fellow, Knights of Pythias (past chancellor).

Member B’nai B’rith, Sinai Fraternal Order. Clubs: Democratic.


Married Helen Siegel, June 9, 1934. Children: Elaine Claire (Mistress.

Rabbi Emanuel Applbaum

Goldie (Eckstein) Applbaum

Helen Siegel

Elaine Claire (Mrs Applbaum