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Samuel Kirschenbaum, Esq.

Attorney: Samuel Kirschenbaum, Esq.

IN MEMORIAM - August 9, 1920 to April 14, 2013

Samuel Israel Kirschenbaum, Esq. joined the firm in 1984 upon retiring as senior litigation partner at Dreyer and Traub, at which time Kenneth Kirschenbaum changed the firm name to Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum, P.C. Sam brought his exceptional title insurance litigation experience and renowned reputation and quickly established a real estate litigation practice at the firm, where he remained until 2002. Thereafter, Sam maintained his practice of law as an arbitrator for several more years, well into his 80s, until his official retirement.

In addition to his distinguished career, Sam was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather; patron of the arts, animal lover, baker, woodcrafter, traveler and linguist - fluent in five languages - English, Yiddish, German, Hebrew and Spanish. Sam served as a translator, as well as an engineer, in World War II.

Sam's mother, Hinde Anna Shrut was born in 1891 in Nasielsk, Mazowieckie, Poland. She arrived in the U.S. on the SS Lapland on February 9, 1912. Two years later she married Isadore Kirschenbaum, who was from Warsaw, Poland. She was a seamstress and renowned cook who cooked the most delicious chicken soup with kreplach and noodles. She had five children, all boys.  She was beautiful, with gorgeous braids which were arranged like a crown on her head; strong and accomplished in all things and especially proud of her lawyer son, Samuel. 
“Chronicles,” the Journal of The Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia, vol. 39-3 Fall 2022


Sam devoted his career and life towards achieving excellence in each task performed, whether for the benefit of family, client or friend. We continue to strive towards his standards and thank him for his patience, teachings and love.

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, B.A.
Brooklyn Law School, Class of 1942

West Hempstead Jewish Center
Shelter Rock Jewish Center