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Magnes collection on the San Francisco Chapter of the American Council for Judaism, 1943-1970.
BANC MSS 2010/713 box 1; BANC MSS 2010/713
Collection Overview

Title:

Magnes collection on the San Francisco Chapter of the American Council for Judaism, 1943-1970

Creator/Contributor:

Western Jewish History Center, 005.

Creator/Contributor:

Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1967.008.

Creator/Contributor:

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

The collection consists of a small number of original documents, including correspondence, booklets and brochures, and clippings. Much of the collection consists of photocopies of the original Bay Area materials in the American Council for Judaism collection at the Wisconsin Historical Society. These photocopied materials include correspondence, minutes, reports, speeches, sermons, and membership lists dating from 1943 through 1949. Included is an extensive exchange between San Francisco Chapter members Hattie Hecht Sloss and Rabbi Irving Reichert, on the one hand, and the ACJ's national director, Rabbi Elmer Berger, on the other hand, on national policy and local community activity. The collection also provides insight into the San Francisco Chapter's views on resettlement, Jewish political nationalism, and Palestine.

Date:

1943 (issued)

Subject:

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Reichert, Irving F. (Irving Frederick) -- 1895-1968
Sloss, Hattie Hecht
Berger, Elmer -- 1908-1996
American Council for Judaism. -- San Francisco Chapter -- Archives
Land settlement
Jewish nationalism
Judaism and state
Jews -- California -- San Francisco
Political participation
Zionism
Zionism and Judaism
Palestine

Note:

Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 005.
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1967.008.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Magnes collection on the San Francisco Chapter of the American Council for Judaism, BANC MSS 2010/713, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Originals in the American Council for Judaism records (US MSS BJ) at the Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53706.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
The American Council for Judaism was an anti-Zionist organization formed in 1943 with regional chapters in Richmond, Dallas, Chicago and San Francisco. It was committed to the principle that Judaism is a religion, not a nationality, and it rejected national rights or obligations for American Jews that were other than American. The San Francisco Chapter, initially under the leadership of Rabbi Irving Reichert, Monroe E. Deutsch, and Hattie Hecht Sloss, was the most active chapter of the ACJ in the nation.
Materials in English.

Type:

Minutes.
Reports.
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Sermons.
Membership lists.
Bulletins.
Photographs.

Physical Description:

print
1 box (.4 linear feet)

Language:

English

Identifier:

2008576580
BANC MSS 2010/713 box 1
BANC MSS 2010/713

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

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