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Rabbi Marshall Theodore Meyer
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Birth: Mar. 25, 1930
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 29, 1993
New York, USA

Conservative rabbi and a recognized international human rights activist. Upon meeting Abraham Joshua Heschel, he enrolled in the Rabbinical School at the Jewish Theological Seminary. After his ordination in 1958, he decided to take a position as Assistant Rabbi at the Congregación Israelita de la República Argentina in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He also founded and led Comunidad Bet El, a congregation that became a model of many other Conservative synagogues both in Argentina and Latin America. During the years of the military regime from 1976 to 1983, he became a strong critic of the military government and its violations of human rights. He worked to save the lives of hundreds of people that were being persecuted by the regime and he visited prisoners in jails, among them the renowned journalist, Jacobo Timerman, who dedicated his book, "Prisoner Without A Name, Cell Without A Number", to the rabbi, who "brought solace to Jewish, Christian and atheist prisoners". In 1983, when democracy returned to Argentina, the newly elected president, Raúl Alfonsín, recognized his work by bestowing upon him the highest Argentine decoration, the Medal of General San Martín. He returned the United States in 1984, and in 1985 assumed the pulpit of B'nai Ieshurun ​​Community, transforming it during the next 8 years in the largest community in New York.

Cause of death: cancer. 
 
Burial:
First Hebrew Society Cemetery
Preston
New London County
Connecticut, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 27, 2011
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- Errete
 Added: May. 18, 2012
Shalom, Rabbi!
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Nov. 24, 2011
 
 
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