Laszlo Berkowits

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Laszlo Berkowits (February 29, 1928-) is a Hungarian-born American Reform rabbi. From 1944-1945, he was imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. After his release in 1945, he studied briefly in Sweden before he moved to the United States, where he began studying to be a rabbi.[1] He was ordained in 1963.

In 1963, he was hired by Temple Rodef Shalom as its first senior rabbi. He held this title for 35 years, prior to his retirement in July, 1998. In 1988, he received his Doctor of Divinity from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He is currently the Rabbi Emeritus at Temple Rodef Shalom.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Divine Impulses: Laszlo Berkowits". Newsweek and Washington Post. 20 August 2008. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 

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