JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bezirksrabbiner and Klaus Rabbi #general

Stephen Denker

In Germany, several rabbis whom I am researching in Germany during the period
1850 - 1940, held the positions -- "Bezirksrabbiner" or "Klaus Rabbi". I would
like to understand exactly what these positions mean. Was a Bezirksrabbiner
the rabbi of an entire district or town, whose salary was paid by the German
state, and officially appointed to the position by a governing (Jewish)
state-level organization?

Was a Klaus Rabbi the Rabbi of a particular synagogue?

Where can I go for more information?

Stephen Denker
Brookline, MA
Researching Wohlgemuth, Germany

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