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Shamai Kanter, American rabbi. Ordained rabbi, l955. Coolidge Research Colloquium fellow, 1989. lst lieutenant Chaplain Corps, United States Air Force, l955-57. Member Rabbinical Assembly, American Academy Religion.

Background

Kanter, Shamai was born on March 27, 1930 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of David Coleman and Celia (Wexler) Kanter.

Education

AB, Boston University, l95l. MHL, Rabbi, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York City, 1955. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Jewish Theological Seminary, New York City, 1980.

Doctor of Philosophy, Brown University, 1974.

Career

Rabbi Congregation Beth Am, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1958-1962, Temple Israel, Sharon, Massachusetts, 1962-1976, Congregation Beth El, Rochester, New York, since 1976. Visiting professor Brown University, Brandeis University, University Rochester, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, St. John Fisher College, State University of New York, Brockport, l970—.

Achievements

  • Ordained rabbi, l955.

Membership

Lst lieutenant Chaplain Corps, United States Air Force, l955-57. Member Rabbinical Assembly, American Academy Religion.

Connections

Married Jeannette Elizabeth Fink, January 27, l957. Children: Raphael, Elana, Ethan.

father:
David Coleman Kanter

mother:
Celia (Wexler) Kanter

spouse:
Jeannette Elizabeth Fink

child:
Raphael Kanter

child:
Elana Kanter

child:
Ethan Kanter