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Rabbi Simeon J. Maslin to Conduct High Holidays Services at Bowdoin

Story posted September 23, 2003

Rabbi Simeon J. Maslin has been engaged by Bowdoin College to conduct Jewish High Holidays services in September and October. Rabbi Maslin conducted last year's services as well.

Internationally known, Rabbi Maslin has a long and distinguished career, having served in the congregational rabbinate for 40 years. He served both the oldest congregation in the Western Hemisphere (Mikve Israel-Emanuel of Curacao) and the oldest congregation in Illinois (K.A.M. of Chicago).

In 1980 he was elected the sixth Senior Rabbi of Keneseth Israel, the oldest Reform congregation in greater Philadelphia, and the largest Jewish congregation in Pennsylvania. He now serves as Rabbi Emeritus.

Rabbi Maslin is the author of three books on religious subjects and scores of articles, which have appeared in both Jewish and secular journals. He was elected in 1995 to a two-year term as President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (Reform), the largest rabbinic body in the world, and has held the presidency and other offices in several communal organizations during his career.

He holds degrees from Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and Chicago Theological Seminary.

He retired from the active rabbinate in 1997 and now devotes his time to writing, lecturing, traveling, and boating along the coast of Maine. He is a summer resident of Harpswell.

High Holidays services at Bowdoin are open to the public. The schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 26, 6:30 p.m.
Rosh Hashanah Service
Thorne Hall, Daggett Lounge

Saturday, September 27, 10:30 a.m.
Rosh Hashanah Service
Thorne Hall, Daggett Lounge

Sunday, October 5, 7:15 p.m.
Yom Kippur Service
Thorne Hall, Daggett Lounge

Monday, October 6
Yom Kippur Morning Service 10:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Study Service 4 p.m.
Afternoon Ne'ila Service 5-6:30 p.m.
Thorne Hall, Daggett Lounge

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