Israel, Richard J.
Richard James Israel (1929-2000) was born in Chicago, received his B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1950, and was ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati in 1957. Following ordination, Rabbi Israel became Associate Director of the UCLA Hillel Council, a position he held until 1959 when he became Hillel Director at Yale University. In 1962, the American Jewish Congress awarded him a special citation for civil rights activities, following his involvement in a clergy-led protest against segregation in Georgia. In 1971 he was appointed Executive Director of the Hillel Council of Greater Boston. (Inventory of the Richard J. Israel papers, American Jewish Archives)
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection (Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection)