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Rabbi Emery Glancz, World War II Rabbi/Cantor Military Kit with Flag

 Collection
Identifier: I-517

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the chaplain's kit used by Rabbi Emery Glancz during his service as an army chaplain during World War II. Included in the kit is a flag with the Ten Commandments; one Ten Commandments plaque; two brass candlesticks, one marked "US;" two brass communion plates marked "US;" one brass priest's communion cup with cross; and three silver-plated cups.

Dates

  • circa 1940s

Creator

Access Restrictions

All items located in the Museum Collection are closed to the public and do not circulate to the reading room. For museum exhibition loans, please contact the Director of Library and Archives for more information.

All items located in the Museum Collection are closed to the public and do not circulate to the reading room. For museum exhibition loans, please contact the Director of Library and Archives for more information.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:

American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011

email: reference@ajhs.org

Biographical Note

Rabbi Emery Glancz, 1914-

Rabbi Emery Glancz was born in Hungary on July 2, 1914. He immigrated to the United States in 1924. Glancz received his bachelor's degree from Wayne State University (Detroit) in 1936 and graduated as a rabbi from Hebrew Theological College in 1942. From 1941 to 1943, he served as acting registrar of Hebrew Theological College. He also served at holiday services at Temple of Abraham, Bay City, Mich. (1941-1942); Friday evening services at Austin Jewish Community Center, Chicago, Ill. (1942-1943); and High Holiday services at Anshe Emet, Chicago, Ill. (1942-1943).1 In November 1943, Glancz complete his course at the Harvard Chaplains' School in order to serve as an army chaplain.2 From 1943 to 1945, he was stationed at the Los Angeles Port of Embarkation. At the end of his service there, he received a citation for the army commendation ribbon for "especially commendatory service as assistant port chaplain and supply officer of chaplains' supplies at Los Angeles Port of Embarkation, from December 1943 to December 1945. Through his outstanding qualities of efficiency, limitless devotion to duty, and unquenchable initiative his contribution to that installation has been exceptional."3 Glancz was subsequently stationed in Alaska from 1946 to 1947. He continued to serve as an army chaplain at VA hospitals in California through the 1970s.

Footnotes

1 Application for Ecclesiastical Endorsement, September 19, 1943, National Jewish Welfare Board, Records; I-337; Box 60; Folder 12; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

2 Letter to Rabbi Emery Glancz from Philip S. Bernstein, October 29, 1943, National Jewish Welfare Board, Records; I-337; Box 60; Folder 12; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

3 Army Service Forces Office of the Chief of Transportation Citation for the Army Commendation Ribbon, May 9, 1946, National Jewish Welfare Board, Records; I-337; Box 60; Folder 12; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

Extent

1.7 Linear Feet (1 oversized box)

Abstract

This collection contains the chaplain's kit used by Rabbi Emery Glancz during his service as an army chaplain during World War II. Included in the kit is a flag with the Ten Commandments; one Ten Commandments plaque; two brass candlesticks, one marked "US;" two brass communion plates marked "US;" one brass priest's communion cup with cross; and three silver-plated cups.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into a single series.

Physical Location

The collection is located in the Museum Objects of the AJHS. Special permission is required to view the items. Items are digitized and available for view in the Center for Jewish History's Online Museum Catalog.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Jeffrey Glancz in August 2008.
Title
Guide to the Records of Rabbi Emery Glancz, World War II Rabbi/Cantor Military Kit with Flagcirca 1940s *I-517
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Sarah Glover
Date
© 2011
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States