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SCHINDLER, SOLOMON:

German-American rabbi and author; born at Neisse, Germany, April 24, 1842. In 1868 he was selected to take charge of a small congregation in Westphalia, but, owing to his Reform tendencies, he was compelled to resign, and in 1871 he emigrated to the United States. Shortly after his arrival he was called as rabbi to Congregation Adath Emuno, Hoboken, N. J., which he left in 1874 for Congregation Adath Israel of Boston, Mass. In 1888 he was elected to the Boston school board by the unanimous vote of all political parties. In 1894 Schindler retired from the rabbinate to become superintendent of the Federation of Jewish Charities of Boston, but resigned that position in 1899 to become superintendent of the Leopold Morse Home for Infirm Hebrews and Orphanage at Mattapan, Mass., which position he still (1905) holds.

Schindler is the author of: "Messianic Expectations and Modern Judaism," "Dissolving Views in the History of Judaism," and "Young West: A Sequel to Looking Backward." He has written also many articles for the "Arena" and other periodicals.

Bibliography:
  • One of a Thousand, p. 554, Boston, 1890;
  • Massachusetts of To-day, p. 274, ib.;
  • History of the Jews of Boston, p. 40, ib. 1892;
  • Who's Who in America, 1903-5.
A. J. Leb.
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