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Dedication at Arlington National Cemetery for Jewish Chaplains - October 24 in Virginia

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

On October 24, 2011, the American Jewish Community will dedicate at Arlington National Cemetery a congressionally mandated memorial to Jewish Chaplains who died in service to our country finial uniting their names to the names of the protestant ac Roman Catholic Chaplains who perished. 

All are welcome to the dedication but we would like to contact and formally invite any family members we can reach.

If you know any family member of the below listed Rabbis please contact or have them contact:   DAVID S. ENGEL, 22 Round Hill Road Shelton, CT 06484 Tel: 1-203-924-7474


  • Captain Rabbi Nachman S. Arnoff U.S. Army             October 2, 1899-May 9, 1946 Ordination: Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1925
  • Lt. Colonel Rabbi Meir Engel U.S. Army                      1914-December 16, 1964 Ordination: Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1942
  • Lieutenant Rabbi Frank Goldenberg U.S. Army           November 8, 1919- May, 1946 Ordination: Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1944
  • Lieutenant Rabbi Alexander D. Goode  U.S. Army      May 10, 1911-February 3, 1943 Ordination: Hebrew Union College, 1937
  • Lieutenant Rabbi Henry Goody  U.S. Army                 April 2, 1916 October 19, 1943 Ordination: Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1941(Canadian citizen)
  • Captain Rabbi Joseph I. Hoenig, U.S. Air Force          July 18, 1942-December 29, 1966 Ordination: Mesifta Talmudic Seminary, Brooklyn, New York, 1964
  • Major Rabbi Samuel Dodkin Hurwitz U.S. Army        October 24, 1901-December 9, 1943 Ordination: Hebrew Union College, 1929
  • Lieutenant Rabbi Herman L. Rosen, U.S. Army          1901-June 18, 1943 Ordination: Rabbi Isaac Elchanon Theological Seminary, 1922
  • Lt. Colonel Rabbi Samuel Rosen U.S. Air Force         February 12, 1907-May 13, 1955 Ordination: Yeshiva College, 1929
  • Lieutenant Rabbi Solomon Rosen U.S. Air Force        May 11, 1924,-November 1, 1948 Ordination: Mesifta Rabbinical Seminary, 1946
  • Captain Rabbi Morton Harold Singer                          October 25, 1936-December 17, 1968 Ordination: Yeshiva Tifereth Yerushalayim, 1965
  • Captain Rabbi David M. Sobel U.S. Air Force           October 14, 1946-March 8, 1974 Ordination: Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, 1973
  • Captain Rabbi Irving Tepper, U.S. Army                    December 15, 1912-August 13, 1945 Hebrew Theological Seminary College, 1939
  • Lieutenant Rabbi Louis Werfel U.S. Army                  June 9, 1916 -December 24, 1943 Ordination: Rabbi Isaac Elchanon Theological Seminary, 1940

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