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Rabbi Frank was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1932 and grew up in Houston, Texas. He graduated from San Jacinto Senior High in 1951 and from Brandeis University in 1955. He attended Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio, a reformed seminary, and was ordained a rabbi in 1960. In 1985, he earned a Doctor of Hebrew Letters.

Rabbi Frank first came to La Salle in 1964 or 1965 to instruct a course in Judaism. At the time, he was a pulpit rabbi at Beth Or. He remained at La Salle until 1982. He helped establish a Jewish Student Union and Hillel chapter on campus. For a time, he served as the campus chaplain.


The transcript contains many significant errors and lengthy omissions. Names were misspelled, Christian Brothers were misidentified as “Doctors” or other words were substituted for “Brother,” words were changed resulting in changes to the meaning of sentences, entire phrases were omitted, a number was changed, a country’s name was changed. The researcher should use the transcript only as a general reference for the recording and should consult the recording as the historical source.

Rabbi Frank Interview Transcript.pdf (1140 kB)
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