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Item ID   156591    
Open more fields Accession Number   BANC MSS 2010.703 similar items
Open more fields Other Number   WJHC 1968.032 AR1 (legacy) similar items
·  Number   WJHC 1968.032 AR1 similar items
·  Type   legacy similar items
Open more fields Other Number   270 (WJHC Guide) similar items
·  Number   270 similar items
·  Type   WJHC Guide similar items
Level of description   Collection similar items
Open more fields Author/Creator Rabbi WIlliam Stern similar items
Title   William Stern papers similar items
Filing Title   Stern (William) papers similar items
Open more fields Date Created   1909-1965 similar items
Extent and Quantity   6 cartons, 2 boxes, and 2 oversize boxes (8.2 linear feet) similar items
Open more fields Creation Place   USA, Oakland, California similar items
Biographical History   William Stern served as a rabbi of Oakland's Temple Sinai from 1934 to 1965. Before serving at Sinai, he was a rabbi at Congregation United Hebrew in Fort Smith, Oklahoma, and at Temple Beth El, in South Bend, Indiana. During his tenure at Sinai, Stern was known for his knowledge, thoughtfulness, congeniality, and patriotism, and Sinai's membership increased greatly during his rabbinate. He actively involved himself in the affairs of his community, Jewish and non-Jewish alike, immersing himself in interfaith relations and doing what he could to combat anti-Semitism. He served with various civic organizations, including the Citizens Committees for Better Schools, Better Dental Health and Urban Renewal; Travelers Aid; the Alameda County United Fund; Rotary Club; the Jewish Community Relations Council (with which he was affiliated from 1952 to 1964); the Northern California Board of Rabbis (from 1939 until his death); the Interfaith Committee on Release Time and Religious Education; the Jewish Committee for Personal Service; the Jewish Welfare Federation of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties; and the Palestine Orchestra Fund. In 1937, Rabbi Stern spoke for the Emergency Peace Campaign of Northern Foreign War Crusade. In 1942, he was elected to the executive council for the Oakland Area War Fund. similar items
Scope and Content   The collection includes files on William Stern's involvement with various local and national organizations, Jewish and non-Jewish; files from Stern's years at Temple Sinai in Oakland, California; correspondence, including letters of appreciation to Rabbi Stern for his efforts on weddings, bar mitzvot, funerals, and conversions; sermons and addresses, some of which were for the Jewish Chautauqua Society, about religious, patriotic, and philanthropic matters, including The California Jew in History; subject files; ephemera and clippings; certificates and commendations; and a small number of photographs. similar items
Link to this Item   http://magnesalm.org/notebook_fext.asp?site=magnes&book=156591 similar items
Link to OCLC WorldCat   http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/84668897    
Link to UC Berkeley OskiCat   http://oskicat.berkeley.edu/record=b18398790~S1    
Link to OAC   http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt0b69r86n    
Link to Magnes.org   http://www.magnes.org/collections/archives/western-jewish-americana/stern-william-papers-1909-1965    
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