Zwerin, Raymond A., 1936-
Rabbi Zwerin was ordained as a rabbi from Hebrew Union College in Cincinatti, OH in 1964. He came to Denver after he was ordained. In 1967, he was the founding Rabbi of Temple Sinai in 1967. He is a founder of Herzl Jewish Day School in Denver and was a founder of Babi Yar Memorial in Babi Yar Park. He was also active in the Colorado Committee of Concern for Soviet Jewry. He and his wife Rikki have two children.
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Abstract Soviet Jews who wanted to emigrate from the Soviet Union were known as "Refuseniks." American Jewish students formed the Struggle for Soviet Jewry (SSSJ) in 1964 and the American Jewish Committee on Soviet Jewry (AJCSI) was also organized that year. Rabbi Samuel Adelman, rabbi of the BMH synagogue, spoke at Temple Emanuel and urged the liberal congregation to help Soviet Jews. Rabbi Raymond Zwerin, Sheldon Steinhauser, and Lillian Hoffman formed what became the Colorado Committee of Concern for...
Dates: 1929-1996; Majority of material found within 1968-1978