Newman, Louis I. (Louis Israel), 1893-1972

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Louis Newman was the rabbi of the First Hebrew Congregation of Berkeley (1913-1916); worked with the Menorah Club of the Intercollegiate Menorah Association for the Study and Advancement of Jewish Culture and Ideals (1917-1920); assisted Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, in New York City (1916-1921); and served as the associate rabbi for New York City's Temple Israel (1921-1924); the rabbi of San Francisco's Congregation Emanu-El (1924-1930); and as the rabbi of New York City's Congregation Rodeph Shalom (1930-1972). He also was a co-founder of the American Friends of Jewish Palestine; a member of the Zionist Revisionist Movement; an organizer for the Academy of Liberal Judaism; and an observer for the Central Conference of American Rabbis at the United Nations (1946-1953).

From the description of Louis Newman papers, 1915-1972. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 74985973

Newman was the rabbi of the congregation.

From the description of Correspondence to Franz Werfel, 1940. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155864062

Rabbi and zionist.

From the description of Papers, 1897-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70944215

Louis I. Newman was an American rabbi, scholar and writer. Despite having no formal rabbinical training he was ordained in 1918 by Steven S. Wise, a Hungarian-born Reform rabbi and Zionist leader, and eventually became the rabbi for Congregation Rodeph Sholom in New York City. Newman was active in the Zionist movement, held a leadership position in United Palestine Appeal, and during World War II he campaigned in the United States for assistance and support in smuggling Jews from Europe to Palestine. He did not hesitate to use his pulpit to publish his strongly-held beliefs; in 1939 his condemnations from the pulpit of British policy toward Palestine led the Board of his synagogue to pressure him to resign from United Palestine Appeal.

Newman is the editor or author of several books, among them The Hasidic Anthology: Tales and Teachings of the Hasidim, The Talmudic anthology: Tales and Teachings of the Rabbis, A "Chief Rabbi" of Rome Becomes a Catholic (concerning Rabbi Israel Anton Zolli who was baptized a Christian in 1945), and a collection of sermons entitled Biting on Granite . He also wrote a number of pamphlets and booklets and at least one song, and his sermons have been published.

From the guide to the Louis I. Newman Papers, 1926-1968, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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creatorOf Newman, Louis I. (Louis Israel), 1893-1972. Sergeant Ezra Lee and his "American Turtle" / by Louis I. Newman. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Newman, Louis I. (Louis Israel), 1893-1972. Correspondence to Franz Werfel, 1940. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Newman, Louis I. (Louis Israel), 1893-1972. Papers, 1897-1975. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
creatorOf Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957. John L. De Forest / Sholem Asch collection, 1941-1995 (bulk 1941-1943). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn John L. De Forest / Sholem Asch collection, 1941-1995, 1941-1943 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Rosenbaum, Samuel, 1919-1997. [Jewish cantata collection] / collected by Cantor Samuel Rosenbaum. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
referencedIn Congregation Rodeph Sholom (Manhattan, New York, N.Y.). Records, [ca. 1842-1979], [ca. 1920-1979] (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Newman, Louis I. (Louis Israel), 1893-1972. Letter to Florence Lipkin. New York, NY. 1958 Dec. 23. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Louis I. Newman Papers, 1926-1968 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Newman, Louis I. (Louis Israel), 1893-1972. Louis Newman papers, 1915-1972. Judah L. Magnes Memorial Museum, Rabbi Morris Goldstein Library
creatorOf Rosenbaum, Samuel, 1919-1997. [Jewish cantata librettos] / collected by Cantor Samuel Rosenbaum. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
referencedIn Levine, Joseph M.,. Joseph M. Levine collection, 1912-1949. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
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associatedWith Academy for Liberal Judaism. corporateBody
correspondedWith Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940 person
associatedWith American Friends of a Jewish Palestine. corporateBody
associatedWith American Turtle. corporateBody
associatedWith An-Ski, S., 1863-1920. person
associatedWith Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957. person
associatedWith Bender, Albert M. (Albert Maurice), 1866-1941 person
correspondedWith Coffee, Rudolph I. (Rudolph Isaac), 1878-1955 person
associatedWith Cohn, Elkan. person
associatedWith Columbia University corporateBody
associatedWith Congregation Emanu-El (San Francisco) corporateBody
associatedWith Congregation Rodeph Sholom (Manhattan, New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Congregation Rodeph Sholom (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Eckman, Julius, 1805-1874. person
associatedWith Gerstle, Hannah, Mrs. person
associatedWith Glueck, Nelson, 1900- person
correspondedWith Glueck, Nelson, 1900-1972 person
associatedWith Gottschalk, AlfredxCorrespondence. person
associatedWith Hebrew Union College. corporateBody
associatedWith Henry, H. A. (Henry Abraham), 1800-1879. person
associatedWith Jewish Institute of Religion (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Lee, Ezra. person
correspondedWith Levine, Joseph M., person
correspondedWith Mack, Julian W. (Julian William), 1866-1943 person
correspondedWith Magnin, Edgar F. (Edgar Fogel), 1890-1984 person
associatedWith Meyer, Martin A. (Martin Abraham), b. 1879. person
associatedWith Newman family. family
correspondedWith Ormsby-Gore, William George Arthur, 1885-1964 person
associatedWith Rinder, Reuben R., 1887-1966 person
associatedWith Rosenthal, Toby Edward, ca. 1848-1917. person
correspondedWith Sokolow, Nahum, 1859-1936 person
associatedWith Sutro Library. corporateBody
associatedWith United Nations corporateBody
correspondedWith Weizmann, Chaim, 1874-1952 person
correspondedWith Wise, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel), 1874-1949 person
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California--Berkeley
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New York (State)--New York
California--San Francisco Bay Area
Jews--United States
California--San Francisco
Palestine
Palestine
United States
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Mandates
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Synagogue architecture
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Zionists, New York (State), New York
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Death 1972

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