Title:Henry and Falk Vidaver letters, 1873 and 1889
Creator/Contributor:Vidaver, H., 1833-1882, creator
Creator/Contributor:Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1998.005.
Creator/Contributor:Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Creator/Contributor:Online Archive of California
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.
Subject:n-us-ca -- n-us-ny
Vidaver, H -- 1833-1882 -- Archives
Vidaver, H -- 1833-1882 -- Relics
Vidaver, Falk -- Correspondence
Congregation B'nai Jeshurun (New York, N.Y.)
Congregation Sherith Israel (San Francisco, Calif.)
Rabbis -- California -- San Francisco -- Correspondence
Rabbis -- New York (State) -- New York -- Correspondence
Synagogues -- California -- San Francisco
Synagogues -- New York (State) -- New York
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1998.005.
Henry and Falk Vidaver letters, BANC MSS 2010/538, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University
of California, Berkeley.
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.
Materials in English.
BANC MSS 2010/538