Finding aid for the Jack Herman Papers, Series II


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Herman, Jack
Title: Jack Herman Papers, Series II
Dates: undated
Extent: 1.50 linear feet (3 containers)
Abstract: Jack Herman (1922-1969) was a rabbi who served Anshe Emeth next hit Synagogue, Youngstown, Ohio; Beth Israel Synagogue, Warren, Ohio; and Beth Am Congregation, Cleveland Heights, Ohio (1947-1969). He was a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and later served on its Rabbinic Assembly. At Beth Am, a conservative congregation, Herman helped to grow the congregation from 300 to over 800 families. Following his death, Beth Am erected a new religious school in his memory. In addition to his work as a rabbi, Herman was also heavily involved in several Jewish organizations. He was an officer of the American Jewish Congress, chairman of the Cleveland Zionist Youth Commission, and president of the Cleveland Board of Rabbis (1967-death). He was also past president of the Northern Ohio Region of the Rabbinical Assembly, and a member of the board of the Jewish Community Federation, the Jewish Family Service, and the Jewish Community Center. Herman was also involved in compiling research materials on Cleveland Jewish history for the American Jewish History Project. The collection consists of several hundred note cards containing Rabbi Herman's notes for sermons, marriages, funerals, holidays, and other occasions.
MS Number MS 5109
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English and Hebrew