Title:Jacob Voorsanger papers, 1885 approximately
Western Jewish History Center collection on Rabbi Jacob Voorsanger
Creator/Contributor:Voorsanger, Jacob, 1852-1908, creator, creator.
Creator/Contributor:Western Jewish History Center, 278.
Creator/Contributor:Judah L. Magnes Museum, 1969.020.
Creator/Contributor:Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
The collection consists of a copy of an undated photograph of Voorsanger and photocopies of essays that he wrote and published
in the Emanu-El newspaper.
Voorsanger, Jacob -- 1852-1908 -- Archives
Voorsanger, Jacob -- 1852-1908 -- Portraits
Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 278
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number 1969.020
Jacob Voorsanger papers, BANC MSS 2010/812, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California,
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Rabbi Jacob Voorsanger (1852-1908) was born in Amsterdam, and he immigrated to the United States in the early 1870s. He served
San Francisco's Congregation Emanu-El from 1889-1908, and served as assistant rabbi for that congregation from 1886 to 1889.
Before serving there, he served in previous pulpits in Washington, D.C.; Providence, Rhode Island; and Houston, Texas. He
also engaged himself as a lecturer and writer and was both a founder and editor of the Emanu-El newspaper (the ancestor of
the current San Francisco Jewish newspaper, The J.) Rabbi Voorsanger was also a founder of Emanu-El Sisterhood fo Personal
Service and a participant in many organizations, both Jewish and non-Jewsih, and he was also a professor of Semitic languages
at the University of California (1894) and a chaplain and special lecturer at Stanford University.
BANC MSS 2010/812 folder 1
BANC MSS 2010/812