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Maxwell Silver

author , banker , rabbi.

Maxwell Silver, Lithuanian author, banker, rabbi. Served as resident chaplain National Jewish Welfare Board, Army and Navy, World War I.; Member Central Conference American Rabbis.

Background

Silver, Maxwell was born on January 1, 1891 in Lithuania. Son of Moses and Dinah (Ziman) Silver.

Education

Came to the United States, 1902, naturalized, 1912. Student City College New York, 1910, Columbia, 1912. Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, University Cincinnati, 1916.

Rabbi, Hebrew Union College. Cincinnati, 1916, Doctor of Divinity, 1936.

Career

Rabbi, Temple Israel, Lafayette, Indiana, 1916-1918, Free Synagogue Flushing, Long Island, 1920-1922. With Public National Bank & Trust Company. New York City, 1922-1953, vice president, 1950-1953.

Bank merged with Bankers Trust Company. New York City, 1953, vice president, 1953-1955. Co-founder Doctor Herzl Zion Club, 1st Hebrew speaking Zionist boys club in American, 1904.

Works

  • Author: Justice and Judaism in the Light of Today, 1928. The Ethics of Judaism, 1938. The Way to God, 1950.

    Retirement as a New Career, 1964. (play) Three as a Man … The Drama of the Book of Job for the Twentieth Century, 1965. (poem) America, Of Thee I Sing, 1965.

Membership

Served as resident chaplain National Jewish Welfare Board, Army and Navy, World War I. Member Central Conference American Rabbis.

Connections

Married Jane Baratz, January 14, 1920. Children: Marion (Mistress.

father:
Moses Silver

mother:
Dinah (Ziman) Silver

spouse:
Jane Baratz

child:
Marion (Mrs Silver