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Rudolph Isaac Coffee

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Rudolph Isaac Coffee, American rabbi. Member State Board Charities and Corrections, 1924-1931.

Background

Coffee, Rudolph Isaac was born on July 24, 1878 in Oakland, California, United States. Son of Michael Harris and Rosa (Abrahamson) Coffee.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1900. Rabbi, Jewish Theological Seminary America, New York, 1904. Doctor of Philisophy, University of Pittsburgh, 1908.

Career

Assistant in education, Teachers College (Columbia), 1900-1903. Organized religious work in Y.M.H.A., New York, and in charge of same, 1900-1903. Actg. superintendent and superintendent Hebrew Orphan Asylum, New York, 1903-1905.

Rabbi “Tree of Life” Congregation, Pittsburgh, 1906-1915. Director social service department Independent Order of B’nai B’rith, Chicago, 1915-1917. Rabbi Temple Judea, Chicago, 1917-1920, Collingwood Avenue Temple, Toledo, 1920-1921, Temple Sinai, Oakland, California, 1921-1933.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editorial writer The Sentinel, Chicago, 1918-1923. Editor Jewish Times, San Francisco, 1922-1924. Editorial writer, Emanu El, San Francisco.1928-1932. President Jewish Committee for Personal Service in State Institutions, 1923-1942, honorary president, since 1942. Author: Hebrew Cosmology, 1908. Israel’s Contribution to America, 1910.Temple Judea Manual, 1919.

Membership

Member State Board Charities and Corrections, 1924-1931.

Connections

Married Doris Hirshfeld, November 6, 1910 (died 1916).; married second, Mistress. Children: Roger H., Marian L.

father:
Michael Harris Coffee

mother:
Rosa (Abrahamson) Coffee

spouse:
Doris Hirshfeld

spouse:
Mistress

child:
Roger H. Coffee

child:
Marian L. Coffee