Rabbi Nathan GERSTEIN 1887 - 1919 #rabbinic


Richard Gilbert
 

Hi
I am interested in finding out where Rabbi Nathan GERSTEIN obtained
his semicha from.
Nathan Gerstein married my great great aunt Fannie SHAFLIN in Boston
on 26 August 1906. He was the son of Samuel Gerstein and Bertha
Gurwitz possibly >from Minsk, Belarus. He must have obtained semicha
between 1906 when he married and moved to San Antonio, Texas, which
I suspect was between 1910 when he was living In New York and 1914
when he is first mentioned in newspapers in San Antionio as the Rabbi
of Congregation Agudas Achim which was then an orthodox synagogue.
Unfortunately, his life was cut short in 1919 in Tulsa, OK when he
was taken ill en route to a Rabbinic meeting in New York.
I should appreciate any information anyone can provide as to where
and >from whom he obtained his semicha from, or how I can go about
finding out. I have emailed the Rabbinic Council of America in the
past but have received no replies to my emails.
Thanks
Richard Gilbert
Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire

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