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Harold Levy collection on Congregation Emanu-El records, 1914-1977.
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Harold Levy collection on Congregation Emanu-El records, 1914-1977


Levy, Harold., creator


Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1998.015.


Bancroft Library, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life.


The collection consists of materials relating primarily to San Francisco's Congregation Emanu-El, including publications, annual reports, event programs, invitations, and rabbinical essays. The collection also has materials documenting the activities of Congregation Emanu-El's Cantor, Reuben Rinder, including: a copy of his April 24, 1949 essay, "Albert Schweitzer, Musician and Humanist"; a program for the first performance of Marc Lavry's Sacred Service (March 11, 1955); programs for a dinner and a musical program in honor of Rinder's 45th year of service to the congregation (February 22, 1958); and an invitation to and a program of an event held in honor of Rinder's 50th anniversary (May 17, 1963). It also has programs for a Sabbath eve service honoring Ludwig Altman on his 25th anniversary as the organist of Emanu-El (May 4, 1962) and for a tribute given to Rowie Rinder by the Sisterhood Guild of Temple Emanu-El (September 13, 1973). In addition, the collection has the programs of other cultural events at Congregation Emanu-El: a program for a performance of The Dybbuk (1928); a production of Cecilia Bartholomew and Richard L. Sloss's Religion and Democracy, a Pageant of the Eternal Light, (September 20, 1940); a production of Carol Levene's The First Century ... A History of Congregation Emanu-El (November 5, 1950); and a performance of Sloss's Graying at the Temples (October 2, 1955).


1914 (issued)


Jews -- California -- San Francisco
Synagogues -- California -- San Francisco
Juifs -- Californie -- San Francisco
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Religious life and customs
California -- San Francisco
Congregation Emanu-El (San Francisco, Calif.)
Congregation Emanu-El (San Francisco, Calif.)
Levy, Harold -- Archives


Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1998.015.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Preferred citation: Harold Levy collection on Congregation Emanu-El records, BANC MSS 2010/767, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Materials in English and Hebrew.



Physical Description:

2 boxes (.8 linear ft.)





Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.