Alcalay, Isaac A. (Isaac Abraham)

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Rabbi Dr. Isaac Abraham Alcalay (1882-1978) served as the Chief Rabbi of Yugoslavia from 1923-1941 and then of the Central Sephardic Communities in America fom 1943-1968. As Chief Rabbi and as a member of Yugoslavia's government-in-exile, Alcalay also assisted American Sephardim and Sephardic refugees in locating relatives during and following the Holocaust.

From the description of Isaac Abraham Alcalay photographs and other materials 1942 - 1978. (Yeshiva University). WorldCat record id: 603768036

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associatedWith Association of Yugoslav Jews in the United States. corporateBody
associatedWith Sephardic Home (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith World Jewish Congress. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Argentina
United States
Latin America
Yugoslavia
Subject
Jews
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Sephardim
Rabbis
Sephardim--Social life and customs
Sephardim--Religious life
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Person

Active 1942

Active 1978

English,

Hebrew

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