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Manuscript Collection No. 812
Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
David J. Zucker was born in Reno, Nevada in 1942 and was raised in Oakland, California. His parents, Rabbi and Mrs. John Zucker, served at Temple Beth Sholom, San Leandro, California. In 1969, David Zucker married Donna Hofeld. He graduated from the Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Institute of Religion in 1970 and received his doctorate from the University of Birmingham, England, in 1977. From 1970-1972, he served as rabbi at the Bradford Synagogue in Yorkshire, England. He then served as rabbi of the Birmingham Progressive Synagogue, Birmingham, England until 1979 when he returned to the United States and took a post at Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1984, he left Birmingham and served at United Hebrew Congregation in Springfield, Missouri, until 1989. He then moved to Congregation Adat Shalom in Aurora, Colorado where he stayed until 1991.
In 1994, he started working as a chaplain in Denver and Aurora, Colorado. Zucker spent the rest of his career working as a chaplain in various administrative and leadership roles at Shalom Cares in Aurora, Colorado until his retirement in 2011.
--Adapted from (http://www.davidjzucker.org).
This collection consists of correspondence (gap from 1980 to 1985), sermons, writings, lesson plans, programmatic material, and minutes. The bulk of the material relates to Rabbi Zucker's years in England as Rabbi at the Birmingham Progressive Synagogue from 1972-1979 and his subsequent return to the United States. These provide a unique perspective on the Jewish community in England.
This collection is arranged in a single series; correspondence is arranged by year, with a gap between the years 1980 and 1985.
Terms of Access and Use
This collection is open to all users. The original manuscript collection is available in the Barrows-Loebelson Reading Room of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
Property and Literary Rights
David J. Zucker, by the act of donating this collection to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by David J. Zucker or his heirs. Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of some materials.
Questions concerning rights should be addressed to the Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives. For more information see the American Jewish Archives copyright information webpage.
Zucker, David J. Nearprint. Nearprint Biographies.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the David J. Zucker Papers and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-812. David J. Zucker Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The David J. Zucker Papers were received from David Zucker, Aurora, Co. in April, 1988 and July, 1994.
Processed by Michelle Wirth, September, 2011.
This collection was arranged and described according to minimal-processing standards. Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the AJA Online Catalog.
Persons and Families
Zucker, David J.
Birmingham Progressive Synagogue (Birmingham, England)
United States. National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Reform Judaism -- England.
Genres and Forms
Jewish sermons, English.
Rabbis -- England -- Birmingham.