Silverman, Joseph, 1860–1930, American rabbi, b. Cincinnati. He was a rabbi at Dallas, Tex. (1884–85), at Galveston (1885–88), and at the Temple Emanu-El, New York City (1888–1922). He was president (1900–1903) of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and was founder and president of the Emanu-El Brotherhood. He wrote A Catechism on Judaism (1886), made numerous contributions to periodicals, and was active in Zionist work.
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