Person:Dr. Abraham Feinstein

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Dr. Abraham Feinstein

Photo by Joy Effron (from Chattanooga)

Born:September 27, 1891, Russia
Died:July 22, 1986
Buried:Mizpah Congregation Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee


•  From 1966 until 1969 Rabbi Feinstein served the needs of the Temple in Huntsville. - Kirshtein & Marks

•  He commuted to Huntsville from the Mizaph Congregation in Chattanooga. - Kirshtein & Marks

•  Dr. Feinstein was known for his long association with the Chattanooga community. - Chattanooga

•  His wife was Lillain (Brown) and they had one daughter, Dee (Mrs. Herman Shacter), and two grandsons, Jeffrey and Arnie Berman. - Chattanooga

•  In 1955, his peers at the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, bestowed on him the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity. - Chattanooga

•  Tomb Stone inscription reads "To do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy god" - Find A Grave

Related Links:
•  1940 Census - Found on and requires a paid subscription to view.

•  Chattanooga - Jewish Community of Chattanooga by Joy Effron Abelson Adams, 1999, page 16.
•  Find A Grave - Page created by Randy Adams for Find A Grave
•  Kirshtein & Marks - Article titled "In Retrospect: One Hundred Years of Reform Judaism in Huntsville" by Mrs. Doris Kirshtein and Marsha Kass Marks in Huntsville Historical Review, Volume 5, #4, Oct-75, Huntsville-Madison County Historical Society
•  MoMA - A photograph by Rosalind Fox Solomon of Rabbi Feinstein and his wife Lillian is archived in the Modern Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

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