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Permission to publish material from the Rabbi Samuel Stahl Papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library. The Woodson Research Center use policy is that researchers assume sole responsibility for any infringement of privacy, literary rights, copyrights, or other rights arising from their use of the archival materials. In addition to any restrictions placed by donors, certain kinds of archival materials are restricted for the life of the creator plus 50 years. These materials include, but are not limited to, student grades, transcripts, and any job applications or recommendations.
Biographical / Historical
Rabbi Samuel Stahl was born in 1939 in Pennsylvania to Harry and Pearl Sherman Stahl. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1961, after which he began his rabbinical training at Hebrew Union College (HUC) in Cincinnati. He was ordained as a rabbi in 1967, then served as a chaplain until 1969. He then served for seven years as the rabbi of Temple B’nai Israel in Galveston, Texas. While in Galveston, he earned the degree of Doctor of Hebrew Letters from HUC in the field of medieval Bible commentaries. Then, he moved to San Antonio to serve as the senior rabbi of Temple Beth-El for 26 years. Rabbi Stahl retired in 2002 and serves as a rabbi emeritus at Temple Beth-El.