Bachelor, Yeshiva College, 1946. Master of Arts, Hunter College, 1950. MHL, Yeshiva University, 1950.
Master of Science, Yeshiva University, 1958. Doctor of Humane Letters, Yeshiva University, 1968.
President Yeshiva Haichel Ha Torah, Brooklyn, from 1969. Guidance counselor John D. Wells Junior High School, 1970-1974, Franklin D. Roosevelt High School, Brooklyn, 1975-1989. Chairman foreign language department Washington Irving Evening High School, 1973-1980.
Rabbi Beth Aaron Synagogue, from 1990. Chairman Hebrew regents testing committee New York State Education Department, from 1976. Instructor Yeshiva Tores Emes High School, Brooklyn, from 1997.
Member education advisory board Yeshiva Gedolah Academy, Brooklyn, since 1990. Examination scorer (in Hebrew and Yiddish) oral and written teacher certified lics. National Evaluations Systems, New York.
Translator Hebrew and Yiddish languages New York City Board Education, Hard of Hearing-Visually Impaired Bureau, since 1997.
Member American Association Teachers Hebrew (president since 1970), Association Orthodox Jewish Teachers (life member. Former vice president, member executive board since 1972).
Married Sylvia London, February 7, 1954. Children: Esther S. Rister, Abraham M., Sroya S.