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Henry and Falk Vidaver letters, 1873 and 1889.
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Title:

Henry and Falk Vidaver letters, 1873 and 1889

Creator/Contributor:

Vidaver, H., 1833-1882, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Vidaver, Falk.

Creator/Contributor:

Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1998.005.

Creator/Contributor:

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

Consists of two letters, one from Henry Vidaver, then the rabbi of Temple B'nai Jeshurun, in New York City, to San Francisco's Congregation Sherith Israel, dated 13 Jan. 1873, recommending his brother Falk Vidaver become the San Francisco congregation's new rabbi (though Henry would ultimately take the post himself). The second letter is from Falk Vidaver to Congregation Sherith Israel, dated 15 June 1889, concerning the transfer of Henry Vidaver's remains from the congregation's cemetery to a new burial ground in San Mateo County.

Date:

1873 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca -- n-us-ny
Rabbis -- California -- San Francisco -- Correspondence
Rabbis -- New York (State) -- New York -- Correspondence
Synagogues -- California -- San Francisco
Synagogues -- New York (State) -- New York
Rabbins -- Californie -- San Francisco -- Correspondance
Rabbins -- New York (√Čtat) -- New York -- Correspondance
Rabbis
Relics
Synagogues
California -- San Francisco
New York (State) -- New York
Congregation B'nai Jeshurun (New York, N.Y.)
Congregation Sherith Israel (San Francisco, Calif.)
Congregation B'nai Jeshurun (New York, N.Y.)
Congregation Sherith Israel (San Francisco, Calif.)
Vidaver, H -- 1833-1882 -- Archives
Vidaver, H -- 1833-1882 -- Relics
Vidaver, Falk -- Correspondence

Note:

Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1998.005.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Henry Vidaver was a prominent nineteenth-century American rabbi with pulpits in Philadelphia, St. Louis, New York, and San Francisco. He served as rabbi at Congregation Sherith Israel in San Francisco from 1874 until his death in 1882. His younger brother, Falk Vidaver, also a rabbi, succeeded Henry at Sherith Israel and remained in that post until the arrival of Rabbi Jacob Nieto in 1893.
Preferred citation: Henry and Falk Vidaver letters, BANC MSS 2010/538, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Materials in English.

Type:

Archives.
Personal correspondence.

Physical Description:

print
1 folder.

Language:

English

Identifier:

2008579688

Origin:

California