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Rudolph Brasch, German rabbi, author, educator. Ordained rabbi, 1936. Decorated Order of British Empire (United Kingdom); Order of Australia; recipient Coronation medal Government of Australia, 1952, Silver Jubilee medal Government of Australia, 1977, Media Peace prize Association United Nations, 1979; named honorary lieutenant colonel, Alabama Militia, 1980.


Brasch, Rudolph was born on November 6, 1912 in Berlin. Son of Gustav and Hedwig (Mathias) Brasch.


Certified rabbi, Jewish Theological Seminary, Berlin, 1936. Doctor of Philosophy, University Berlin, 1938. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, 1959.


Rabbi North London Liberal Congregation, Southgate and Enfield, England, 1938-1948. Founder, rabbi Dublin (Ireland) Progressive Synagogue, 1946-1947. Rabbi Springs District Reform Congregation, Republic of South Africa, 1948.

Chief minister Temple Emanuel, Sydney, Australia, 1949-1979. Rabbi Temple Etz Ahayim, Montgomery, Alabama, 1980. Professor in Judaica University Hawaii, 1981.

Marriage celebrant Commonwealth of Australia, since 1982. Visiting professor theology various universities, Australia. Guest lecturer in field.

Justice of peace, Australia.


  • Among his honours were the Coronation Medal (1952), Officer of the Order of the British Empire (1967), the Silver Jubilee Medal (1977) and Member of the Order of Australia (1979).



Chaplain London Civil Defense, 1939-1945. Member Australia Society Authors, Conference American Rabbis, Rotary, Tattersalls, Vintage Club.


Married Liselotte Buchbinder, February 16, 1952.

Gustav Brasch

Hedwig (Mathias) Brasch

Liselotte Buchbinder