LEVINTHAL, BERNHARD LOUIS:
Russian-American rabbi; born at Kovno, Russia, May 12, 1864. He was educated at the rabbinical schools of Kovno, Wilna, and Byelostok, and received rabbinical diplomas from Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Spector and Rabbi Samuel Mohilever in 1888. He emigrated to the United States in 1891, and shortly after his arrival there was appointed minister of six Russian congregations in Philadelphia. Levinthal helped to found various communal institutions in Philadelphia and is vice-president of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of America, and honorary vice-president of the Federation of American Zionists.
- American Jewish Year Book, 1903-4, p. 74.