Erwin Schild

Erwin Schild, CM (born March 9, 1920) is a Canadian Conservative rabbi and author.

Erwin Schild
Born (1920-03-09) March 9, 1920 (age 100)
SynagogueAdath Israel Congregation


Born in Cologne, Germany, a Holocaust survivor of the Dachau concentration camp,[1] he is the author of World Through My Window (ISBN 0-9696226-0-0) and his autobiography The very narrow bridge: a memoir of an uncertain passage (ISBN 0-9696226-1-9). In September 1947, he became the Rabbi of Adath Israel Congregation in Toronto, Ontario and was appointed Rabbi Emeritus upon his retirement in 1989.[2]

In 2001, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honour, for "improving dialogue between the Christian and Jewish faiths, promoting harmony at home and abroad".[3] In 2000, he was awarded the Officer's Cross (Offizierkreuz) of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.[4]


  1. ^ "Rabbi Erwin Schild engages in interfaith dialogue". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28.
  2. ^ "Our History". Adath Israel Congregation. Archived from the original on 2006-05-04.
  3. ^ Order of Canada citation
  4. ^ "AWARDS TO CANADIANS". Canada Gazette. Archived from the original on 2009-07-19. Retrieved 2010-04-19.