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Bernard Bergman

Rabbi Bernard Bergman (September 2, 1911 – June 16, 1984), born in Romania, was an Orthodox rabbi and businessman in the United States. In the 1920s, after his family emigrated to Brooklyn. Bergman went to Mandatory Palestine, where he attended the Hebron Yeshiva in order to pursue his religious studies. He received his semikhah from Moshe Mordechai Epstein in 1933. Back in New York City, he took a position as a rabbi at the Home of the Sons and Daughters of Israel, a nursing home on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. He also served as editor and publisher of the Yiddish-language daily The Jewish Morning Journal and served as the head of Hapoel HaMizrachi. As a businessman, Bergman turned an inheritance of $25,000 into an empire of nursing homes valued at $24 million. Rabbi Bergman is best known for his operation of this network of nursing homes and his conviction for Medicaid fraud in 1976.


Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives: Rabbi Bernard Bergman on 26 May 1942

Contributed on: 18 May 2024 by Aharon N. Varady (editing/transcription) | Bernard Bergman | the Congressional Record of the United States of America |

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. House of Representatives on 26 May 1942. . . .