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Employment History

Founding Executive Director

New York Holocaust Memorial Commission


United Synagogue

Executive Position

United Synagogue

Spiritual Leader

Congregation Tifereth Israel



Museum Studies
New York University

Doctor of Divinity degree

Jewish Theological Seminary

PhD degree
field of Near Eastern Languages and Literature
New York University

Comparative Religion
Hebrew University


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The suspects are also believed to ...

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The suspects are also believed to have wounded an American Jewish tourist, David Blumenfeld, in the Old City last March 7, and a German woman tourist on April 16. Blumenfeld, a Conservative rabbi from Long Island, is executive director of the New York City Holocaust Memorial Commission. He was shot in the head. The German woman sustained a slight shoulder wound as she and her husband were entering a Christian shrine in the Old City.

Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center

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EAST HILLS, NY-FEBRUARY 28, 2003 -- Sid Jacobson JCC of East Hills is pleased to announce the Spring Author Breakfast & Book Signing Series, which kicks off on Thursday, March 27 at 10:15am with Rabbi David Blumenfeld, PhD, who will recount his personal and powerful tale of being shot by a Palestinian terrorist, while in Jerusalem on business in 1986.His unique experience was written about in his daughter, Laura Blumenfeld's book, "Revenge: A Story of Hope."

Recently, HBO picked up the screen rights to Blumenfeld's "Revenge," but the movie will have a different ending than the book.
Rabbi David Blumenfeld was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary and served as spiritual leader of Congregation Tifereth Israel in Glen Cove for 12 years.Prior to that he served two years as a chaplain, with the rank of captain in the United States Army and was stationed in Fort Eustis, VA.A graduate of Brandeis University, Rabbi Blumenfeld studied Comparative Religion at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.He received his PhD degree from New York University in the field of Near Eastern Languages and Literature.He served as the Founding Executive Director of the New York Holocaust Memorial Commission from 1983-89.His scholarship and academic accomplishments earned him an appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Hebraic Studies at Long Island University.

USCJ: Board of Trustees

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To apply, contact Rabbi David Blumenfeld, Department of Services to Affiliated Congregations, ext. 2612.

USCJ: New Publications Encourage Spiritual Needs

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Says Rabbi Blumenfeld: "We had to counter the common misperception that prayer is not exactly 'kosher' without the presence of 10 Jews that compose a minyan."

Copies of the booklet may be obtained from Rabbi David Blumenfeld at the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, 155 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010, or e-mail blumenfeld@uscj.org.

Jewish and Israel News from New York - The Jewish Week

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"One who is sinned against is duty bound to forgive," says Rabbi David Blumenfeld.

He speaks from experience.
Rabbi Blumenfeld, who recently retired from an executive position with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, was shot by a Palestinian terrorist in the Old City of Jerusalem one Friday night in March, 1986.The bullet grazed his head, but the rabbi escaped without serious injury.

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