1827-1903

May 28, 1827, Pinne, Prussia (now Pniewy, Poland).

April 15, 1903, New York City.

Salem Fields Cemetery, Queens, New York.

Gottheil attended the University of Berlin and the Berlin rabbinical college, and served as assistant minister at the Berliner Reformgemeinde while a student. From 1860-73, he served as a rabbi in Manchester, England, where he preached against slavery. He emigrated to New York in 1873, as worked as assistant to Rabbi Samuel Adler of Temple Emmanu-El; he became the rabbi in 1874, serving until 1899.

Gottheil founded the Emmanu-el Sisterhood of Personal Service, the Emmanu-El Preparatory School, the Association of Eastern Rabbis, was vice-president of the Federation of American Jewish Zionists, and a governor of Hebrew Union College. Columbia University founded the Gustav Gottheil lectureship in Semitic languages in his honor. His works include:

  1. Early Will I Seek Thee
  2. God of Might, God of Right
  3. Rock of Ages, Let Our Song

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