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Jacob Joseph Weinstein

clergyman

Jacob Joseph Weinstein, Polish clergyman. Recipient award Mayor Chicago Commision on Human Relations, 1947; Daniel Burnham award Roosevelt U., 1962; award Immigrant Service League, 1963.

Background

Weinstein, Jacob Joseph was born on June 6, 1902 in Stephin, Poland. Son of Benjamin and Shaindel (Weinstein) Weinstein.

Education

Came to the United States, 1907, naturalized, 1925. Bachelor of Arts, Reed College, 1923. Rabbi, Hebrew Union College, 1929, Doctor of Divinity, 1955.

Doctor of Hebrew Literature, Spertus College Jewish Studies, 1971.

Career

Ordained, 1929; rabbi Congregation Beth Israel, Austin, Texas, 1929-1930, Congregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco, 1930-1932, Kehillat Anshe Mayriv Temple, Chicago, 1939-1970 (emeritus from 1967). Adviser Jewish students Columbia, 1932-1933. Director Adult School Jewish Studies, New York City, 1933-1935, School Jewish Studies, San Francisco, 1935-1939.

Works

  • Editorial board Jewish Frontier, 1933.

Membership

Member of the board Jewish Welfare Board Chicago, 1963-1965. Member business ethics advising committee Department Commerce, President’s Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity, 1961-1965. Member Illinois Commission Human Relations, 1953-1956.

Member Chicago Board Rabbis (president 1947-1949), Hyde Park Council Churches and Synagogues (president 1959-1961), Union American Hebrew Congregations (member board 1961), American Forestry Association, Central Conference American Rabbis (president), Lincoln Academy Illinois. Member B’nai B’rith.

Connections

Married Janet Harris, August 10, 1931. Children: Ruth, Daniel, Judith, Deborah.

father:
Benjamin Weinstein

mother:
Shaindel (Weinstein) Weinstein

spouse:
Janet Harris

children:
Ruth Weinstein

Daniel Weinstein

Judith Weinstein

Deborah Weinstein