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Leon Klenicki, Argentinian rabbi. Ordained rabbi, 1967. Named a Papal Knight of the Order of St. Gregory the Great, The Vatican, 2007.

Background

Klenicki, Leon was born on September 7, 1930 in Buenos Aires. Came to the United States, 1959. Son of Isaias and Inda (Kuzewika) Klenicki.

Education

Bachelor in Philosophy, University Cincinnati, 1963. Bachelor in Rabbinics, Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, 1964. Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters, Hebrew Union College, 1967.

Career

Director World Union for Progressive Judaism, Argentina, 1968-1973. Director Jewish-Catholic affairs Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, New York City, 1973—1984, director interfaith affairs, 1984—2001. Professor Jewish theology, Immaculate Conception Seminary, Seton Hall University, New Jersey.

Vice president Stimulus Foundation, 1985.

Achievements

  • Ordained rabbi, 1967.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Passover Celebration. Editor: In Our Time: The Flowering of Jewish-Catholic Dialogue, A Dictionary of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue. Contributor to religious publications.

Connections

Married Ana Raquel Klenicki, August 1959 (divorced 1983). Married Myra Cohen, November 30, 1985. Children: Ruth Sharon, Daniel Raphael.

father:
Isaias Klenicki

mother:
Inda (Kuzewika) Klenicki

spouse:
Ana Raquel Klenicki

spouse:
Myra Cohen

child:
Daniel Raphael Klenicki

child:
Ruth Sharon Klenicki