George Alexander Kohut

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George Alexander Kohut (February 11, 1874 – 1933) was an American writer and bibliographer; born in Stuhlweissenburg (modern Székesfehérvár), Hungary. He was educated at the gymnasium in Grosswardein, at the public schools in New York, at Columbia University (1893–1895), Berlin University, and the Berlin Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judenthums (1895–97). In the year 1897 he became rabbi of the Congregation Emanu-El, Dallas, Texas, a post which he occupied for three years. In 1902 he became super-intendent of the religious school of Temple Emanu-El in New York, and was assistant librarian of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

Kohut was the author of: The Index to the Italian words in the "Aruch," published in A. Kohut's "Aruch Completum," vol. viii. (1892); "Early Jewish Literature in America" ("Publications Am. Jew. Hist. Soc." No. 3, 1895, pp. 103–147); "Sketches of Jewish Loyalty, Bravery, and Patriotism in the South American Colonies and the West Indies," in Simon Wolf's "The American Jew as Patriot, Soldier, and Citizen" (1895); "Martyrs of the Inquisition in South America" (1895); "A Memoir of Dr. Alexander Kohut's Literary Activity," in "Proceedings of the Fourth Biennial Convention of the Jewish Theological Seminary Assoc."; "Bibliography of the Writings of Prof. M. Steinschneider," in the "Steinschneider Festschrift" (Leipsic, 1896); "Simon de Caceres and His Project to Conquer Chili" (New York, 1897); "Ezra Stiles and the Jews" (ib. 1902), and many other monographs on historical subjects and on folklore. He also edited "Semitic Studies in Memory of Rev. Dr. Alexander Kohut" (Berlin, 1897), and, since 1902, has edited Helpful Thoughts, now the Jewish Home, a monthly periodical published in New York.

In 1907, Dr. Kohut founded Kamp Kohut in Maine. Two years later, in 1909, Kohut established the Kohut School For Boys, a New York Jewish boarding school. The Kohut School moved to Harrison, NY in the 1920s, and continued there until 1960, when it closed.[1]

Kohut established a library of Judaica at Yale in 1915, an important collection made by his father, Alexander Kohut, and the "Kohut Endowment" to maintain and improve the "Alexander Kohut Memorial Collection".[2]


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    • 'Kamp Kohut' Oxford was opened by Dr. George A. Kohut of the Kohut School, New York at Hope Island, Casco Bay in the summer of 1907. It is a large well equipped camp attracting its patronage from the well to do Jewish families of the eastern and southern states. It is now located at Oxford on Lake Thompson on a new site of three hundred and fifty acres.
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    • The Kohut School for Boys is conducted on the plan of the country day and boarding schools at Riverdale on Hudson. It was founded in 1908 by Dr. G.A. Kohut succeeding a school of long standing and is now conducted by Harry J. Kugel, A.B., Yale and Henry Friedrich, A.B., N.Y.U. It draws its patronage from the Jewish families of New York City and its suburbs .  line feed character in |quote= at position 11 (help)
  2. ^ George Alexander Kohut (1874-1933)


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