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Simeon Kobrinetz

Rabbi Chaplain Simeon Kobrinetz (1928-2011), born in Brooklyn, New York, was the first rabbi to attain general officer rank in the United States military. He graduated from Columbia University, studied at Yeshiva University, and earned a Ph.D. from the Jewish Technological Seminary. In 1970, after serving as Hillel Director at the University of Florida and the University of Miami, he served as national chaplain of the Department of Veterans' Affairs, including rising to president from 1976-1978. At the time of his death, He was also president of the Jewish War Veterans. Rabbi Kobrinetz led the campaign to establish Chaplain's Hill as a memorial to fallen Jewish chaplains.

Veterans Day Prayer for Jewish War Veterans, by Rabbi Simeon Kobrinetz, Chaplain, USAF (Ret.)

Contributed on: 26 Feb 2024 by Aharon N. Varady (editing/transcription) | Simeon Kobrinetz | Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America |

This prayer for Jewish War Veterans was offered by Rabbi Simeon Kobrinetz, Chaplain USAF (Ret.), on Veterans Day 1996 during the Veterans’ Day Memorial Service presided by President Bill Clinton at Arlington National Cemetery. . . .

Prayer of the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. Senate: Rabbi Chaplain Simeon Kobrinetz on 26 February 1975

Contributed on: 26 Feb 2024 by Simeon Kobrinetz | the Congressional Record of the United States of America |

The Opening Prayer given in the U.S. Senate on 26 February 1975. . . .