1852–1908

Introduction

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Born: No­vem­ber 13, 1852, Am­ster­dam, Ne­ther­lands.

Died: Ap­ril 27, 1908, San Fran­cis­co, Ca­li­for­nia.

Buried: Home of Peace Ce­me­te­ry, Col­ma, Ca­li­for­nia.

Biography

Jacob was the hus­band of Eva Kor­per.

He re­port­ed­ly at­tend­ed the Jew­ish The­o­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry of Am­ster­dam (some sources dis­pute this), and earned a DD degree at He­brew Un­ion Col­lege, Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio.

After em­i­grat­ing to Am­er­i­ca, he served the Bene Is­ra­el Con­gre­ga­tion, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia (1873–76); Adas Is­ra­el Con­gre­ga­tion, Was­hing­ton, DC (1876–77); Sons of Is­ra­el and Da­vid, Pro­vi­dence, Rhode Is­land (1877–78); and Con­gre­ga­tion Beth Is­ra­el, Hous­ton, Tex­as (1878–86). He then be­came as­sist­ant, and lat­er chief, rab­bi of Con­gre­ga­tion Ema­nu-El, San Fran­cis­co, Ca­li­for­nia (1886–1908).

He be­came pro­fes­sor of Se­mi­tic lang­uag­es and li­ter­a­ture at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Ca­li­for­nia (1894), and was a chap­lain and spe­cial lec­tur­er at Stan­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty.

He ed­it­ed The Jew­ish South, Hous­ton, Tex­as (1881–83), and the Sab­bath Vi­sit­or, Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio (1883–86).

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