Kohut, George Alexander

Kohut, George Alexander

(1874–1933) rabbi, educator; born in Stuhlweissenberg, Hungary. He was the son of Alexander Kohut, whom he accompanied to the U.S.A. in 1885. He was active in a wide range of Jewish educational projects including schools and camps. Though always in frail health, he was a generous and energetic bibliophile, bibliographer, and patron of Jewish scholarship. He founded the Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation to Foster Jewish Learning in 1915.
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