Henry Berkowitz Papers, 1878-1923.

The collection consists of correspondence, addresses, sermons, reports, notes, poems, newsclippings, and other papers. Topics covered by the collection relate to the Balfour declaration, to opposition to Palestine as the Jewish homeland, and to literary, personal, and rabbinical matters. Full description

Creator: Berkowitz, Henry, 1857-1924.
Availability: Marcus Repository
Call Number(s): MS-25
Language: English
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Summary: The collection consists of correspondence, addresses, sermons, reports, notes, poems, newsclippings, and other papers. Topics covered by the collection relate to the Balfour declaration, to opposition to Palestine as the Jewish homeland, and to literary, personal, and rabbinical matters.
Physical Description: 1.7 linear feet.
History:

Henry Berkowitz was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 18, 1857. In 1883 Berkowitz was a member of the first graduating class of Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. In 1887 he received a D.D. degree from the same institution. Berkowitz served as rabbi of a number of congregations, but his most noteworthy accomplishment was his founding of the Jewish Chautauqua Society in 1893. He was also a charter member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Berkowitz published many works, including Hebrew textbooks. In 1883 Berkowitz married Flora Brunn of Coshocton, Ohio. They had two children: Etta and Max. Henry Berkowitz died on February 7, 1924.

Arrangement: Organized into four series: I. Correspondence (1889-1923), II. Sermons, Addresses and Notes (1878-1923), III. Nearprint, IV. Miscellaneous.
Provenance: Berkowitz, Max Gift 1953-1957. Additional material donated by Irving Levitas, Kansas City, Mo., 1957.

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