Who Is Julius Berman?

31 Dec 2009
OU Press

Berman, who was in Israel this week to attend meetings of the Claims Conference Executive, is soft-spoken and modest, his words liberally sprinkled with the Torah of his Rebbe, Harav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, zt”l. He is a prominent New York attorney who graduated first in his class from New York University Law School in 1960, a year after receiving semichah from Yeshiva University.

His record of public service is long and diverse. He was president of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (UOJCA), the first Orthodox layman to chair the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, a founding president of Camps Mogen Avraham, Heller, Sternberg, Inc., and of the Task Force on Missionaries and Cults of the New York Jewish Community Relations Council, and currently sits on the board of trustees of Yeshiva University, the Joint Distribution Committee and the International Society for Yad Vashem. And that’s just a partial listing…

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