Joseph Asher papers, 1949-1992.


Joseph Asher papers, 1949-1992.

Contains sermons and materials about the American Jewish Congress; Brandeis Hillel Day School; the American Jewish Committee; the Bureau of Jewish Education; the Board of Rabbis of Northern California; and the Pacific Association of Reform Rabbis.

10 linear ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 7088955

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