Samuel Adler Papers, 1856-1873.

Papers consists of correspondence to Adler from various congregations and individuals as well as an English translation of his autobiography. Full description

Creator: Adler, Samuel, 1809-1891.
Availability: Marcus Repository
Call Number(s): MS-423
Language: English
German
Hebrew
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Summary: Papers consists of correspondence to Adler from various congregations and individuals as well as an English translation of his autobiography.
Physical Description: 0.4 linear ft.
History:

Pioneer rabbi of the Reform movement, talmudist, and prayer book revisor, Adler was born in Worms, Germany, December 3, 1809. He was one of the early advocates of Reform Judaism and attended the rabbinical conferences of 1844-46 in Germany. In 1857, he came to the U.S. as rabbi of Temple Emanu-El in New York City. Adler was one of the founders of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum and was made honorary president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis when it was established in 1889. He died in New York City on June 9, 1891.

Provenance: Society for Ethical Culture and Mrs. Ashton Sanborn; New York and Arizona; Gift; 1963 and 1968.

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