PARTICIPANTS IN THE FUNERAL SERVICE
Rabbi Leon Feuer
Rabbi of the Collingwood Avenue Temple (Shomer
Emunim) in Toledo, Ohio, Feuer, born in 1903, grew up in
Cleveland and was inspired by Silver to become a rabbi. In 1927,
just ordained, he became The Temple's first Assistant Rabbi,
leaving after seven years for his own pulpit in Toledo. In the
1940's, when Silver was most active in Zionist leadership, Feuer
was his able lieutenant and went on to become Vice President of
the Zionist Organization of America. His 20 page "Abba Hillel
Silver: A Personal Memoir" was published in the November 1967
issue of the Journal of the American Jewish Archives.
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Rabbi Arthur J. Lelyveld
Rabbi of Reform
congregation Anshe Chesed - Fairmount Temple. Cleveland's oldest
synagogue. An active Zionist and an advocate for social justice,
the following year he worked in Mississippi and was beaten in
He served Fairmount Temple from 1958 until his retirement in
Senator Frank Lausche
Senator from Ohio. Cleveland-born son of
Slovenian Catholic parents, a lawyer and a Democrat, his
extraordinary political career included service as a judge in
Municipal Court, then Common Pleas Court, Mayor of Cleveland,
two terms as Governor of Ohio and two terms in the US Senate.
Dr. Emanuel Neumann
President of the
World Union of General Zionists, he came to the funeral from
Israel. A boyhood friend, he became a lawyer and spent his life
in Zionist affairs, working closely with Silver. Co-founder of
Keren Hayesod, the main institution for financing the
Zionist Organization's activities in Israel.
Rabbi Solomon B. Freehof
Rabbi of Pittsburgh's Rodef Shalom congregation.
He and Silver were the same age, had arrived in the US the same
year (1903), and were ordained at HUC the same year (1915). Silver's
oldest, closest friend in the rabbinate, he and Silver would
participate in each other's celebrations of milestone events.
Most recently Freehof had written an eloquent essay in A Time
Rabbi Milton Matz
Associate Rabbi. He earned a PhD in Psychology and left the
rabbinate for a career in psychology. He started the
nation's first interfaith clinical education program for clergy
at Case Western Reserve University, and with his wife Ann did
work in bereavement counseling.
Leading tenor of the Metropolitan Opera.
American-born (as Rubin Ticker) son of Bessarabian immigrants.
Before making a career in opera he had been chazan (cantor) at the Brooklyn Jewish Center.
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