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Marshall Theodore Meyer, American rabbi. Ordained rabbi, 1958.


Meyer, Marshall Theodore was born on March 25, 1930 in New York City. Son of Isaac and Anita Sarah (Silberstein) Meyer.


AB, Dartmouth College, 1952. Doctor of Humane Letters (honoris causa), Dartmouth College, 1982. Master of Hebrew Literature, Jewish Theological Seminary, 1958.

Postgraduate, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1956. Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1959. Postgraduate, Union Theological Seminary, 1959.

Department of Science and Technology (honoris causa), Jewish Theol Seminary America, 1981. Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa), Kalamazoo College, 1985. Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa, Hebrew Union College, 1990.


Founder, rector, Seminary Rabinico Latinoamericano, Buenos Aires, 1962;founder, senior rabbi, Community Bet El, Buenos Aires, 1963;senior rabbi, Congregation B'Nai Jeshurun, New York Cityspecial counsel to chancellor, Jewish Theological Seminary American, New York City. Latin American director World Council Synagogues, 1961. Founder, director Camp Ramah, Cordoba, Argentina, 1964.

Consultant Secretariat Human Development and Family, Department Health, Government of Argentina. Member executive theological consultant committee Argentine National Institute Mental Health. Member international editorial advising committee population reports George Washington University Medical Center.

Member of the Board of Governors New York Board Rabbis.


  • Ordained rabbi, 1958.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Jewish Liturgy, 1968, Social and Religious History of the Jews (Salo W. Baron), 1969, 8 vols. Member editorial board Cuadernos, since 1970. Founder, editor Ediciones Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano, Maj'shavot.

      Founder, editor: Library of Science and History of Religions, Editorial Paidos.


Appointed to National Commission for Disappeared Persons, Buenos Aires. Founding co-president Jewish Movement for Human Rights, Buenos Aires. Board directors Joint Distribution Committee, American Committee for Israel Peace Center, American's Watch, United States Interreligious Committee for Peace in Middle East, Homes for the Homeless, West Side Community Council, Witness for Peace, Center on Violence and Human Survival at John Jay College Criminal Justice, Christianity and Crisis, Jewish Fund for Justice, Mazon, Partnership of Faith in New York City, Tucker Foundation.

Other organizations; board visitors Dartmouth College. Member presidential commission Argentine Permanent Assembly for Human Rights. Founding member higher Institute Religious Studies in Ecumenical Affairs, Buenos Aires.

Member Rabbinical Assembly, Argentine Institute Higher Religious Studies (founder).


Married Naomi Friedman, June 19, 1955. Children: Anita Sara, Dodi Daniela, Gabriel Isaac.

Isaac Meyer

Anita Sarah (Silberstein) Meyer

Naomi Friedman

Anita Sara Meyer

Dodi Daniela Meyer

Gabriel Isaac Meyer