James Gutheim Heller Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts, Tulane University, 1912. Master of Arts, University of Cincinnati, 1914. Rabbi, Hebrew Union College, 1916, Doctor of Divinity, 1944.
Museum D., Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, 1935. Doctor of Hebrew Literature, Jewish Institute Religion, 1948.
Assistant rabbi, Keneseth Israel, Philadelphia, 1916-1919. Chaplain, United States Army, with American Expeditionary Forces, 1918-1919. Rabbi, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1919-1920, Issac M. Wise Temple, Cincinnati, 1920-1952.
President Labor Zionist Organisation of America 1952-1954. Chairman Community relations, Israel Bonds, 1954-1971, Program annotator, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, 1926-1943. Lecturer musicology, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, 1935-1952.
Heller was a supporter of Zionism and in 1930, following the peace between the two great factions of American Zionism, split since 1921 and led by Louis Lipsky and Louis Brandeis.
Member Board of Education, Cincinnati, 1935-1939. Member board directors Union of America Hebrew Congregations. Member Executive Committee, vice president Zionist Organization of America.
Member Zionist general council World Zionist Program since 1951. Member Phi Beta Kappa. Reform Jewish religion.
Married Jean Bettmann, August 15, 1917.; married second, Helen R. Bettman, December 5, 1952. Children: Cecile L., Claire J., Joan H.