Rabbi Emeritus Harold I. Salzmann, D.D.

Rabbi Emeritus Harold I. Salzmann has been a rock to our congregation, serving us and the Berkshire Jewish community for nearly 60 years.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Rabbi Salzmann received a Bachelors of Arts degree from Ohio University, and was ordained a Rabbi at the Hebrew Union College's Cincinnati campus in 1950.

A veteran of the armed forces, Rabbi Salzmann served as an army chaplain during the Korean War. Rabbi Salzmann was engaged to serve Temple Anshe Amunim in 1954, and during his thirty year tenure as our Rabbi, the congregation constructed our current building on Broad Street in Pittsfield.

In 1975, Rabbi Salzmann was awarded a Doctor of Divinity degree from the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Rabbi Salzmann led the congregation until 1984, when upon his retirement was designated Rabbi Emeritus.

Always active in the local community, Rabbi Salzmann is a dedicated member of Pittsfield's Rotary Club, the Monday Evening Club, Phi Beta Kappa, and is a life member of the Society of Israel Philatelists. Most recently, Rabbi Salzmann served on a board established by the City of Pittsfield to restore the World War I Memorial on Colt Road, which was successfully completed in May 2010.

Rabbi Salzmann lives in Pittsfield with his wife, Audrey, and together they have two grown children and five grandchildren.

Rabbi Salzmann can be reached by calling the Temple office at (413) 442-5910, or by e-mail at templeoffice@ansheamunim.org

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