Arthur Schneier

Arthur Schneier, né en 1930 à Vienne, est un rabbin américain.

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En novembre 1938 Arthur Schneier quitte Vienne pour Budapest pour échapper à la Shoah. En 1947 il part pour les États-Unis d'Amérique, devient rabbin et passe son doctorat de théologie à la Yeshiva University à New York.

Depuis 1962 il est la tête de la synagogue de Park East. En 2001, il est le premier rabbin à recevoir la Presidential Citizen Medal des mains de Bill Clinton. Il est président et fondateur de la fondation Appeal of Conscience Foundation.

Il a été nommé en 2005, par le secrétaire général de l'ONU Kofi Annan, membre du Haut Conseil pour l'Alliance des Civilisations.


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