Goodman, Abram Vossen, 1903-2002


Goodman, Abram Vossen, 1903-2002


Bio: Abram Vossen Goodman (b. February 10, 1903, Boston, Massachusetts-d. March 23, 2002, Cedarhurst, New York), rabbi. He attended Roxbury Latin School and graduated from Harvard University in 1924. Goodmanreceived a Masters of Hebrew Literature from the Jewish Institute of Religion and was ordained as a rabbi in 1928. He also studied at Hebrew University and the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem, and received a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. During his time in Austin, Goodman was Hillel director at the university and rabbi at Temple Beth Israel from 1935 to 1941. He also served as rabbi at Temple Emanu-El in Davenport, Iowa from 1941 to 1952 and at Temple Sinai of Long Island in Lawrence, New York. He was a member of the Board of Overseers of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, curator of the American Jewish Historical Society, and Vice President of the Jewish Information Society. Goodman is interred in Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum in Chicago, Illinois.


LBJ Connection: Rabbi in Austin, Texas, and constituent of LBJ