Rabbi, lawyer. Born– May 20, 1938, Pittsburgh, Pa. Parents– Meyer David and Lillian (Werner) Elovitz. Married– Helen Arna Altheim, October 13, 1963. Children– Three. Education– New York University, B.A., 1960; Ph.D., 1973; Jewish Theological Seminary of America, M.H.L., 1962; Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1977. Became a rabbi in 1964. Served as a chaplain in the U.S. Air Force, 1964-1967; associate rabbi for a Jewish congregation in Cedarhurst, New York, 1967-1969; rabbi in Birmingham, 1970-1977; practiced law in Birmingham,  after 1977. Taught at Macalester College and University of Alabama in Birmingham. Served as associate editor of Cumberland Law Review; book editor for the Reconstructionist, 1975-1976. Member Association of Trial Lawyers; Birmingham Bar Association; Alabama Trial Lawyers Association; Rabbinical Assembly of America; American Association of Jewish Chaplains, Institute of Religion and Mental Health, New York Board of Rabbis, Birmingham Jewish Federation, and Phi Beta Kappa.


Marquis who’s who online; Contemporary Authors online


A Century of Jewish Life in Dixie; the Birmingham Experience. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1974.

A History of the Jews of Birmingham; 1871-1971. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1973.

Like It Is. (pamphlet sermons) S.l.; Privately printed, 1970.


The Right to Die; Medical Ethics, Law and Human Values. S.l.; Alabama Committee for Humanities and Public Policy, 1976.