Rothschild, Jacob M., 1911-1973

Biography:

From 1946 until his death in 1973, Jacob Rothschild served as rabbi for the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation, Atlanta's oldest and most prominent synagogue, also known as "the Temple." Throughout his rabbinate, Rothschild forged close relationships with members of the city's Christian clergy, helped to engineer Atlanta's moderate political consensus, and distinguished himself as a charismatic spokesperson for civil rights. ("Jacob Rothschild (1911-1973).," The New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved June 8, 2007: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org.)

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