|Birth: ||Jan. 31, 1869|
|Death: ||May 7, 1940|
Morris Newfield was born in Homanna, Hungary in 1868. In 1894 Newfield immigrated to the United States and attended Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. A year later he was ordained a rabbi and accepted duties at Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1901 he married Leah Ullman, daughter of Birmingham educational leader Samuel Ullman. Newfield served as rabbi at Temple Emanu-El until his death in 1940.
Newfield was a leader of social and religious reform in Birmingham. He founded an interfaith council to improve relations between Christians and Jews, supervised the Jewish Welfare Board, founded the Alabama Conference of Human Relations and the Birmingham chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. Newfield served as a professor of Hebrew at Birmingham's Howard College (now Samford University) and as president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis.
Leah Jeanette Ullman Newfield (1874 - 1948)*
Emma Ullman Newfield Minisman (1903 - 1984)*
Mayer Ullman Newfield (1905 - 2000)*
Lena Jacobs Newfield Forst (1906 - 1992)*
John Aldrich Newfield (1915 - 1990)*
Rabbi Temple Emanu-El 1895-1940
Temple Emanu-El Cemetery
Plot: Newfield Minisman Family Plot
Created by: CBry
Record added: Apr 30, 2007
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