San Francisco (Mar. 28)
Rabbi Jacob Nieto, rabbi emeritus of Temple Therith Israel, died here early this morning at the age of 66, after a brief illness. Rabbi Nieto, who was born in London, was educated at the College of the City of New York and Jews College, London. He became rabbi of Temple Therith Israel in 1893. Early this year the congregation named ### rabbi emeritus with full salary for life.
For nearly twenty years he has been a leader in the movement to abolish capital punishment. He successfully led the campaign to rid the San Francisco board of education of political influence. In 1895 he organized the local Y. M. H. A. and he first suggested the idea of Temple Centers.
Rabbi Nieto was president of the Board of Ministers of Northern California, a member of the board of governors of the Jewish Educational Society and a past grand master of District No. 4, Independent Order B’nai B’rith. He was also past orator and chaplain of the Grand Masonic Lodge of California.