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Lawyer

Maurice J. Klein, American lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1932. Named Man of Year, Northeast High School, 1969; recipient Wall of Fame award Northeast High School, 1994.

Background

Klein, Maurice J. was born on August 23, 1908 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Joseph A. and Raye (Blum) Klein.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, Temple University, 1932.

Career

Practice in, Philadelphia, 1932-1972; senior partner, Abrahams & Loewenstein, 1944-1972.

Achievements

  • Bar: Pennsylvania 1932.

Membership

National vice chairman of the board of trustees Union of America Hebrew Congregations, 1967-1972, national board member, 1961-1981, honorary life trustee, since 1981, chairman national rules committee, 1969-1973, member of national commission congressional rabbinic affairs, since 1970. Executive Committee Pacific S.W. council, since 1972. President Council Reform Synagogues of Pennsylvania, 1964-1968, Philadelphia Federation Reform Synagogues, 1961-1963.

President Congregation Judea, Philadelphia, 1955-1957, honorary life trustee, since 1957. Trustee Jewish Community Relations Council, 1961-1965, N.E. HighSch. Foundation, since 1970.

Member Temple University Associates, 1970. Member of advisory committee School Jewish Communal Service, Hebrew Union College, since 1974. Board directors, ex-officio Temple Emanuel, Beverly Hills, since 1973.

Member Philadelphia Bar Association, Alumni Association N.E. High School, Philadelphia (president 1965-1967, honorary life trustee since 1967), American Jewish History Society (national executive council since 1973), Lambda Sigma Kappa. M C.

Connections

Married Fay Clearfield, January 7, 1934 (deceased). Children— Raymond, Jerome.

father:
Joseph A. Klein

mother:
Raye (Blum) Klein

spouse:
Fay Clearfield

child:
Raymond Klein

child:
Jerome Klein