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Joseph Asher papers BANC MSS 2010/783
BANC MSS 2010/783  
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Description
The Joseph Asher papers consist of materials related to Rabbi Asher's rabbinical work.
Background
Joseph Asher was born in Germany in 1921. In the late 1930s, he left Germany and went to England to begin his rabbinical studies. Rabbi Asher immigrated to the United States in 1948 and attended Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. From 1949-1967, Asher served congregations in Florida, Alabama, and North Carolina. His final rabbinical post was at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco, California from 1967-1985. Asher also served as a member of a German-American committee, the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, that taught German youth about Jews and Judaism and became a visiting professor in West Berlin. In 1989, West Germany awarded Asher the Grand Cross of Merit. He died in 1990, at the age of 69 years.
Extent
10.05 linear feet 8 cartons, 1 oversize folder
Restrictions
Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
Collection is open for research.