Rabbi Wolfgang Hamburger, former Rabbi of Congegation B’nai Jeshurun in Lincoln, died at the age of 93 on March 20 in St. Joseph, MO. Services were held on March 23 at Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Private Family Interment Temple Adath Joseph Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Susan Hamburger.
Rabbi Hamburger served as the Rabbi of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun (the South Street Temple) in Lincoln from 1955-1965.
Rabbi Hamburger received his MA from the University of Cincinnati and earned a MHL and Honorary D.D. from Hebrew Union College. After his education he served congregations in Lincoln, Duluth, MN and Longview and Houston, TX before coming to Temple Adath Joseph from which he retired in 1986. He continued to enjoy writing and lecturing for various publications and groups.
He is a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, Temple Adath Joseph, American Council for Judaism, St. Joseph Humane Society, Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library and Leo Baeck Society in Berlin and New York.
Memorials may be made to the Open Door Food Kitchen, Friends of The St. Joseph Public Library, St. Joseph Humane Society or Hias, 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, New York 10001-5019.