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Rabbi Samuel Weil Portraits

 Collection
Identifier: B383
Samuel Weil served as the rabbi of Congregation Emanuel in Denver, Colorado, in 1876-1877. He was only appointed under a 1 year contract and was granted a 6 month extension in March 1877. However, he was relieved of his duties due to "inadequacies" and remarks he made on June 1st which the board did not "countenance." The Weil family left Denver in December of 1877 after it was learned that the Rabbi had written to a Reverend in the Presbyterian Church proclaiming his belief in Jesus Christ and desire to convert to Christianity. Marjorie Hornbein, Temple Emanuel of Denver: A Centennial History (Denver: Congregation Emanuel, 1974). Collection contains one tintype and one drawing; both of Samuel Weil.

Dates

  • Other: circa 1885

Creator

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Extent

1.75 Linear Feet (1 framed photograph and one oval tin-type.) ; Frame: 21.5 x 18 x 2 inches. Photograph: 17 x 13.5 inches. Tin-type: diameter 5 7/8 inches; depth 5/8 inches.

Biographical / Historical

Samuel Weil served as the rabbi of Congregation Emanuel in Denver, Colorado, in 1876-1877. He was only appointed under a 1 year contract and was granted a 6 month extension in March 1877. However, he was relieved of his duties due to "inadequacies" and remarks he made on June 1st which the board did not "countenance." The Weil family left Denver in December of 1877 after it was learned that the Rabbi had written to a Reverend in the Presbyterian Church proclaiming his belief in Jesus Christ and desire to convert to Christianity. Marjorie Hornbein, Temple Emanuel of Denver: A Centennial History (Denver: Congregation Emanuel, 1974).

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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