Davenport, Iowa: Contemporary Club, 1923. Item #30641
Wrappers, 8vo, 24 cm. , 22 pages. Rabbi Joseph Louis Baron was born in Vilna in 1894, and immigrated at the age of 13 to the United States. In 1920 Baron was ordained at HUC, and became rabbi of Tri-City Temple Emanuel, which served the Jewish populations of Davenport, Iowa, and Moline and Rock Island, Illinois. He later served for 35 years as a religious and civic leader in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is perhaps best known for editing the valuable “Treasury of Jewish Quotations. ” (Gordon, EJ) The Contemporary Club of Davenport was formed in 1896 for the purpose of discussing current problems involving the public welfare, and continues to meet. SUBJECT(S) : Emigration and immigration -- United States. OCLC lists four copies in libraries worldwide (Hebrew Union College, Univ. Of Wisconsin, Madison, Univ. Of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, National Library of Israel) . Back cover absent, front cover detached and chipped but present. Natural yellowing and edgewear, otherwise good condition. (Spec-15-1).