Thursday, 8 August 2019

SHMUEL-YOYSEF SHULZON


SHMUEL-YOYSEF SHULZON (b. May 16, 1902)
            He was born in Molodye (Molodiya), Bukovina.  He attended the town’s religious elementary school and high schools in Czernowitz and Karlsbad.  He studied at the Universities of Vienna, Berlin (1923-1925), and Czernowitz, where he received his doctoral degree in philosophy.  He acquired ordination into the rabbinate and served as a rabbi in Seret (Bukovina), Caransebeș, Czernowitz, Fagarash (Făgăraş), and elsewhere.  He survived WWII in concentration camps.  From 1948 he was living in the United States, the rabbi for a New York Congregation.  He was a regular contributor to Yudisher fraynd (Jewish friend) in Czernowitz (1929-1939).  He also wrote articles for: Forverts (Forward), Morgn-zhurnal (Morning journal), Tog (Day), Der amerikaner (The American), and Nyu-yorker vokhnblat (New York weekly newspaper).  He was last living in Brooklyn.
Berl Cohen


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