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Rabbi Joshua Stampfer

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Rabbi Joshua Stampfer

Birth
Israel
Death 26 Dec 2019 (aged 97)
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 206673503 View Source
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He was born in then-Palestine and moved to the U.S. as a child. He married his wife, Goldie, in 1944 and moved to Portland in 1953. He was the rabbi at Congregation Neveh Shalom from 1954 to 1993 and also founded Camp Solomon Schechter near Tumwater, WA. He also established the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center and the Institute for Judaic Studies, built the Oregon Jewish Historical Society and helped found the Oregon Jewish Museum. He taught at Portland State University and helped inspire the creation of PSU’s degree in Judaic Studies. He and Goldie had five children. His son, Noam, died in a bicycle accident in 2001, and Goldie died in 2016. His remaining children live in Israel, Boston, Ann Arbor and Portland. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, “with more on the way,” according to his daughter Elana Emlen.


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  • Created by: Ðavíð
  • Added: 30 Jan 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 206673503
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/206673503/joshua-stampfer : accessed ), memorial page for Rabbi Joshua Stampfer (28 Dec 1921–26 Dec 2019), Find a Grave Memorial ID 206673503, citing Ahavai Sholom Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Ðavíð (contributor 49106808) .