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Joseph Solomon Bentwich

Hebrew: יוסף סולומון בנטויץ'
Birthplace: London, England
Death: Died in Israel
Immediate Family:

Son of Herbert Bentwich and Susanna Shoshana Bentwich
Husband of Sarah Bentwich
Father of Shoshana Kieni; Michael (Micha) Bentwich; <private> Shavit (Bentwich); <private> Bentwich; <private> Bentwich and 1 other
Brother of Lilian Ruth Friedlander; Norman De Mattos Bentwich; Nita Rosalind Lange; Marjory H. Bentwich; Muriel Mosenzon and 5 others

Occupation: educator
Managed by: Harris Andrew Shapiro
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About Joseph Solomon Bentwich

Joseph Bentwich 'יוסף בנטוויץ‎; (born 3 February 1902, died 1982) was an Israeli educator.


Bentwich was born in 1902 in London, United Kingdom. His father was Herbert Bentwich, a lawyer and a leading British Zionist and his mother was Suzannah Bentwich (née Solomon). From 1920 to 1923, Bentwich studied at the University of Cambridge and, from 1923 to 1924, at an educational institute of London University

In 1924, he settled in Mandate Palestine. Until 1928, he taught at The Herzliya Hebrew Gymnasium, in Tel Aviv, and at Hebrew Reali School, in Haifa. Bentwich was then appointed an inspector of schools for the Mandate Government, and from 1943 to 1948 was an assistant director of the Department of Education. In 1948, following the resignation of Arthur Biram, Bentwich was appointed as his replacement as principal of the Hebrew Reali School in Haifa, a position he held until 1955. 1955 to 1958, he was a lecturer in education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Bentwich was a leader of the Amanah (Covenant) group, established to study and promote new interpretations of Judaism.

In 1962, Bentwich was awarded the Israel Prize for education.

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Joseph Solomon Bentwich's Timeline

February 3, 1902
London, England
September 9, 1924
Age 22
November 25, 1926
Age 24
Age 27
Age 79