Krauskopf, Joseph

Krauskopf, Joseph

(krous`kŏpf), 1858–1923, American rabbi and humanitarian, b. Prussia. He went to the United States in 1872, enrolling (1875) in the first class of the Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, and receiving ordination in 1883. From 1887 until his death he was rabbi of the Congregation Keneseth Israel, Philadelphia, which flourished under his leadership. He was founder and president of the National Farm School at Doylestown, Pa., which opened in 1897, and he studied agricultural conditions in Russia. Krauskopf was a leader of charitable activities and reform movements in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania and a leading spokesman for American Jews. His writings include Evolution and Judaism (1887).
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Krauskopf, Joseph

(1858–1923) rabbi; born in Ostrowo, Prussia (now Germany). He came to the U.S.A. in 1872. He was rabbi of Congregation Keneseth Israel in Philadelphia from 1887 until the end of his life. A leader of Reform Judaism, he was also devoted to public service, serving on many civic and government commissions and committees.
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