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Irving Reichert papers, 1909-1967.
BANC MSS 2010/789 overszie folder 1; BANC MSS 2010/789 carton 1; BANC MSS 2010/789 carton 2; BANC MSS 2010/789 box 1; ...
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Irving Reichert papers, 1909-1967


Reichert, Irving F. (Irving Frederick), 1895-1968, creator, creator.


Western Jewish History Center, 233.


Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1967.005.


Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


The collection consists of correspondence, sermons, and speeches by Irving Reichert. In addition, the collection also contains publications and clippings.


1909 (issued)


Reichert, Irving F. (Irving Frederick) -- 1895-1968 -- Archives
American Council for Judaism.
Congregation Emanu-El (San Francisco, Calif.)
Jews -- California -- San Francisco
Jewish marriage customs and rites -- History
Synagogues -- California -- San Francisco
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Religious life and customs


Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 233.
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1967.005.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Irving Reichert papers, BANC MSS 2010/789, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Irving Reichert, ordained in 1921, was the rabbi of San Francisco's Congregation Emanu-El from 1930 to 1947. Before that, he held rabbinates in New York. Reichert was an outspoken defender of social justice and the liberal tradition, and he was deeply committed to improvement of interfaith relations. He served as the President of the Northern California Board of Rabbis from 1934 to 1936; as an officer of the American Civil Liberties Union and the California Council of Social Work; and on numerous professional and civic organizations. He visited Nazi Germany in 1933 and in 1937. During this time, he urged members of San Francisco's Jewish community to help rescue those Jews who fled Hitler's Third Reich and to boycott German goods. In addition, he founded the Campaign for Relief of Victims of Nazi Oppression. He also founded the Survey Committee, a forerunner of San Francisco's Jewish Community Relations Council, and served as a panel chair on the National War Labor Board. In 1943, Reichert's election as vice-president of the American Council for Judaism, an anti-Zionist organization, caused dissension among members of Congregation Emanu-El. In 1948, after he left Congregation Emanu-El, he became the executive director of the American Council for Judaism's western region. In 1956, he resigned from that organization.
Materials in English.



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2.95 (2 1 1




BANC MSS 2010/789 overszie folder 1
BANC MSS 2010/789 carton 1
BANC MSS 2010/789 carton 2
BANC MSS 2010/789 box 1
BANC MSS 2010/789
BANC MSS 2010/789



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