Barnett Abraham Elzas

Rabbi Barnett Abraham Elzas (1867-1936) was born at Eydtkuhnen, Germany, educated at Jews' College (1880-90), University College, London ("Hollier Scholar," 1886), and at London University (B.A., 1885). Elzas moved to Toronto, Canada (1890), where he entered the university and graduated (1893). He entered the Medical College of the State of South Carolina (1896), and graduated in medicine and pharmacy (1900-01). His first served as rabbi at the Holy Blossom synagogue, Toronto, Canada (1890); thence he went to Sacramento, Cal. (1893). In 1894 he accepted the call of the Beth Elohim congregation of Charleston, South Carolina.