Julius Berman

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Rabbi Julius Berman received his rabbinical ordination from Yeshiva University in 1959, and in 1960 graduated NYU School of Law cum laude, first in class.[1] His nephew is Ari Berman, President of Yeshiva University.

Rabbi Julius Berman, a 1956 graduate of Yeshiva College and 1959 graduate of RIETS, is a longstanding board member and is currently chairman emeritus of RIETS, having served as its chairman for many years. He currently serves as the president of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany. He has headed many national and international Jewish organizations, including the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the Orthodox Union, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and the American Zionist Youth Foundation. As a confidant of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, zt"l, Rabbi Berman was, and is, instrumental in publishing the Rav's works. A partner in the law firm of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, he received his JD from New York University in 1960. He received an honorary doctorate from YU in 1995. Rabbi Berman is married to Dorothy Berman, a graduate of Stern College for Women and Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, has three children, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


He served in a leadership capacity at the following organizations:[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Michael Lavner (April 3, 2006). "The Evolution of RIETS: An interivew with Julius Berman, RIETS Board Chairman". The Commentator. Archived from the original on June 10, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Rabbi Julius Berman Reminisces On Rav Soloveitchik And 50 Years Of Community Service". The Jewish Press. November 12, 2011.