Finding aid for the Arthur J. Lelyveld Papers, Series IV

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Lelyveld, Arthur J.
Title: Arthur J. Lelyveld Papers, Series IV
Dates: 1942-1973
Extent: 0.20 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: Arthur J. Lelyveld (1913-1996) served as Senior Rabbi of Anshe Chesed Congregation (Fairmount Temple) in Beachwood, Ohio, from 1958 to 1986 and Senior Rabbi Emeritus from 1986 until his death in 1996. Throughout his career, Lelyveld played key roles in national and local Jewish organizations and fought actively for civil rights. The collection consists of an article, a certificate, lectures, a program, sermons, and speeches. The collection is of value to researchers studying the history of Judaism in America and in Cleveland and Beachwood, Ohio. As a rabbi of one of the largest Reform Jewish congregations in America and as a leader of key national Jewish organizations, Lelyveld's writings provide important documentation relating to the history of Judaism, Zionism, and civil rights in the second half of twentieth century America. These papers are also a significant addition to materials that document the history of Jewish congregational leadership in the greater Cleveland, Ohio, area.
MS Number MS 5130
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English