Max D. Klein

Max D. Klein

Rabbi Max Klein was born in New York City in 1885 and was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1911. Soon afterward, he began serving as rabbi for Congregation Adath Jeshurun in Philadelphia. Formerly a Reform synagogue, under Rabbi Klein's leadership it became one of the initial congregations affiliated with the United Synagogue of America (now called the United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism). In addition to serving as rabbi at Adath Jeshurun in Philadelphia until 1960, Rabbi Klein wrote, edited, and translated two prayer books: Seder Avodah for Sabbath, Festivals, and Weekdays (1951) and Seder Avodah for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (1960). He died in 1973.

סדר עבודה מחזור לימים נוראים (אשכנז)‏ | Seder Avodah Maḥzor l’Yamim Nora’im, arranged and translated by Rabbi Max D. Klein (1960)

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A maḥzor for Rosh haShanah and Yom Kippur, prepared for a mid-20th century Conservative Jewish congregation in Philadelphia. . . .


Thanksgiving Day Prayer, by Rabbi Max Klein (1954)

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A prayer of gratitude to be recited on Thanksgiving Day (or the Shabbat prior). . . .


Prayer of Parents for Son or Daughter in the Armed Forces, by Rabbi Max Klein (1951)

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A prayer offered for parents praying for the safety and welfare of their adult children entering the armed forces. . . .


סדר עבודה תפלות לשבת לשלוש רגלים ולחול (אשכנז)‏ | Seder Avodah Tefilot l’Shabbat, l’Shalosh Regalim, u’l’Ḥol, arranged and translated by Rabbi Max Klein (1951)

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A bilingual Hebrew-English prayerbook for Shabbat, Festivals, and Weekdays, prepared in 1951 by Rabbi Max D. Klein for his congregation Adath Jeshurun, a Conservative synagogue in Philadelphia. . . .


Hymns of Praise and Prayer, compiled by Rabbi Max D. Klein for Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Philadelphia (1926)

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A hymnal prepared in 1926 by Rabbi Max D. Klein for his congregation, Adath Jeshurun in Philadelphia. . . .


סדר עבודה ערבית לשבת ולשלוש רגלים (אשכנז)‏ | Seder Avodah Tefilat Arvit l’Shabbat u’l’Shalosh Regalim, arranged, translated, and transliterated by Rabbi Max D. Klein (1954)

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A Friday and pilgrimage festival night siddur, translated with a unique transliteration schema devised by Rabbi Max D. (Meir David) Klein of Congregation Adath Jeshurun in Philadelphia, 1954. . . .


May Wars Cease, a hymn by Rabbi Max Klein (1926)

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A hymn for the end of war by Rabbi Max D. Klein. . . .


Three stanzas adapted from “Worship,” a poem by John Greenleaf Whittier (1848)

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A hymn for peace and the end of war. . . .