David B. Alpert papers 1924-1981
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Rabbi David B. Alpert (1899-1982) Rabbi David Alpert was born in Boston in 1900. A graduate of Boston University College of Liberal Arts, Harvard Divinity School and the Jewish Institute of Religion, Alpert was the first Boston born Rabbi and the youngest to be appointed to his own congregation. After serving in World War I, at the age of 24, Alpert was appointed Rabbi of Congregation Beth Hasholom in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. By the 1930s he was living in the Boston a...
The Central Conference of American Rabbis is the oldest rabbinical association in the United States, established by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, a Reform group, in 1889. The Conference has played an influential role in interfaith relations, military chaplaincy, church and state issues, social action, and religious education. Cleveland, Ohio, rabbis who have served as president of the organization include Moses J. Gries, Louis Wolsey, Barnett R. Brickner, and Arthur J. Lelyveld. ...