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Barry Tabachnikoff

Barry Tabachnikoff (1942-2003) was an American Reform rabbi and founder of the congregation Bet Breira in Miami, Florida. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he was ordained at HUC-JIR Cincinnati in 1968, and served at Congregation Shaare Emeth, St. Louis, Missouri and Temple Israel, Miami, Florida until he founded Bet Breira in 1975. He led the congregation for years at temporary sites, until the south Miami-Dade county synagogue could be constructed. Tabachnikoff was a past president of the Rabbinic Association of Greater Miami and founding president of the South Dade Rabbinic Association. He was a delegate to the World Zionist Convention twice and was chair of Israel Bonds Rabbinic Conference in 1989. Tabachnikoff was also deeply involved in interfaith, ecumenical, and cross-cultural dialogue. Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati awarded him an honorary degree of doctor of divinity in 1993.


Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Barry Tabachnikoff on 24 April 1990

Contributed on: 28 Nov 2022 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | United States Congressional Record | Barry Tabachnikoff |

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 24 April 1990. . . .

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