N.Y. rabbi Judah Nadich dies at 95

Rabbi Judah Nadich, the longtime spiritual leader of Park Avenue Synagogue-Agudat Yesharim in New York City, died Sunday, Aug. 25. He was 95.

Nadich served at Park Avenue, one of the largest Conservative synagogues in the country, from 1957 until 1987. He also served a two-year term as the president of the Conservative movement’s Rabbinical Assembly.

Nadich was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1937 and enlisted in the Army as a chaplain in London, becoming the first rabbi to serve as a chaplain in the European Operations theater.

After the war, he worked as a fundraiser and spokesman for the United Jewish Appeal and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. — jta