Murray Kohn, D.D.

Associate Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Retired)
D.D., The Jewish Theological Seminary;
D.J.L., (Jewish Theological Seminary), People’s University, Herzlia Jewish Teachers Institute; B.R.E., Jewish Theological Seminary of America;
B.A., Brooklyn College; Fellow of Hebrew University, Jerusalem


abbi Kohn, a Holocaust survivor, attended Brooklyn College where he received his bachelors’ degree. He continued his education at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York receiving a Doctorate of Divinity. He earned a second doctoral degree in Jewish Literature from the Peoples University of Herzeliah. In 1966, after many years as an educational leader and congregational rabbi, Dr. Kohn and his family moved to Vineland, NJ, where he still lives with his wife, Beverly. They are blessed with two daughters, Martha and Sara and two wonderful grandchildren. Rabbi Kohn served as Rabbi of Temple Beth Israel until 1997.

In 1980, Rabbi Kohn began to teach the first course in Holocaust studies at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. He continued to teach Holocaust courses at the undergraduate and graduate level until his retirement in 2015.

Areas of Expertise: Eastern Europe during the Holocaust, History of the Holocaust. 

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