Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver




Abba Hillel Silver ztz"l  (1893-1963)

Born in Lithuania and brought to New York City as a boy of nine, Abba Hillel Silver became one of America's leading rabbis. For 46 years he served as rabbi of The Temple - Tifereth Israel in Cleveland, Ohio. Scholar, civic activist, one of the most eloquent Jewish voices of the 20th century. A life-long Zionist, Abba Hillel Silver is best known for leading the mobilization of American and world support for the founding of the State of Israel.

This is the only website dedicated to Abba Hillel Silver's life and work.

Started in 1998, in 2006 these pages became part of the Cleveland Jewish History website.