Julius Leibert was born in Lithuania in 1888, as Zalkan Lebedko, and emigrated to the U.S. as a young man. He adopted the surname of "Leibert" in honor of his new-found liberty. As a rabbi, his rabbinates included: Spokane, Wash. (1919-1923); Long Beach, Calif. (1923-1928), two different congregations in Los Angeles (1929-1934), and Santa Cruz, Calif. (1957 to approximately 1959). He also served congregations in Anchorage, Alaska; Reno, Nev.; San Luis Obispo, Calif., Eureka, Calif., and San Rafael, Calif. Leibert also served as a chaplain for the U.S. Army. After serving as a rabbi in Pensacola, Fla., he became a chaplain in California's San Quentin prison (1954-1957). Leibert also was an attorney and a member of the California bar, and wrote several books.
From the description of Julius Leibert papers, 1923-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71174575