Debate Solomon Goldman and Clarence Darrow: Is Religion Necessary
May, 1931
Solomon Goldman was born in Kozin, Volhynia, Russia on August 18, 1893. When he was a young child his family emigrated to the United States and lived in New York. He was ordained as a rabbi in 1918. Goldman served as a rabbi at the Congregation B'nai Israel in Brooklyn, New York, from 1917-1918. He was a rabbi at the Congregation B'nai Jeshurun in Cleveland from 1919-1922. He later moved to Chicago, to become rabbi at Congregation Anshe Emet, where he remained until his death in 1953. An active Zionist, he served as co-chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, and as president of the Zionist Organization of America from 1938-1940. He was active in many other Jewish and civic affairs.

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