Reichert, Irving F. (Irving Frederick), 1895-1968

Variant names

Hide Profile

In 1921, Irving Reichert was ordained a rabbi; he adhered to Reform Judaism. He was the rabbi of San Francisco's Congregation Emanu-El from 1930 to 1947; before that, he had held previous rabbinates in New York. Reichert was an outspoken defender of social justice and the liberal tradition, and he was deeply committed to improvement of interfaith relations. He served as the President of the Northern California Board of Rabbis from 1934 to 1936; an officer of the American Civil Liberties Union and the California Council of Social Work; and on numerous professional and civic organizations. He visited Nazi Germany in 1933 and in 1937. During this time, he urged members of San Francisco's Jewish community to help rescue those Jews who fled Hitler's Third Reich and to boycott German goods. In addition, he founded the Campaign for Relief of Victims of Nazi Oppression. He also founded the Survey Committee, a forerunner of San Francisco's Jewish Community Relations Council. He also served as a panel chair on the National War Labor Board. In 1943, his election to the national vice-presidency of the American Council for Judaism (the A.C.J.), an anti-Zionist organization, caused dissension among members of Congregation Emanu-El. In 1948, after he left Congregation Emanu-El, he became the executive director of the A.C.J.'s western region. In 1956, he resigned from that organization.

From the description of Irving Reichert papers, 1917-1956. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71128356

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Schwabacher, Frank. Frank Schwabacher correspondence, 1953-1954. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Glueck, Sheldon, 1896-1990. Papers, 1916-1972 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Reichert, Irving Frederick. Group-conflict and social evolution with particular reference to the sociological theories of Ludwig Gumplowicz. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Hyman G. Enelow Papers., 1897-1933. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
creatorOf Reichert, Irving F. (Irving Frederick), 1895-1968. Irving Reichert papers, 1917-1956. Judah L. Magnes Memorial Museum, Rabbi Morris Goldstein Library
creatorOf Schwabacher, Frank. Frank Schwabacher correspondence, 1953-1954. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Morris S. Lazaron papers, 1851-1979 (bulk 1930-1950) The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith American Council for Judaism. corporateBody
associatedWith Congregation Emanu-El (San Francisco, Calif.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Enelow, Hyman Gerson person
associatedWith Glueck, Sheldon, 1896- person
correspondedWith Lazaron, Morris Samuel person
associatedWith Reichert, Victor Emanuel, 1897- person
associatedWith Schwabacher, Frank. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
California--San Francisco
San Francisco
Subject
Jews
Installation (Rabbis)
Synagogues
Jewish marriage customs and rites--History
Occupation
Rabbis--California--San Francisco
Function

Person

Birth 1895

Death 1968

Information

Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w66x0qq3

Ark ID: w66x0qq3

SNAC ID: 66533743