Rabbi Murray Rothman Dies

Rabbi Murray I. Rothman, a part-time faculty member in the Theology Department for the past 19 years, died at his Newton home on Jan. 28. He was 77. Rabbi Rothman had taught an Introduction to Judaism course at Boston College from the fall of 1979 through last semester. He was also active in civic and interfaith affairs. Rabbi Rothman served as president of the Newton Clergy Association and chairman of the Newton Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, which is held each spring at Boston College.

Rabbi Rothman served as rabbi of Temple Shalom in Newton for 35 years before his retirement in 1988. Last September, the congregation named its new chapel in his honor.

Rabbi Rothman leaves his wife, Charlotte of Newton; two daughters, Jo Rothman and Lily Snow; two brothers; and two grandchildren.

-Reid Oslin

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