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Category. Clergy

 Record Group
Identifier: Category
Includes rabbinical, cantorial and other collections related to the JTS community.

Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

Archive - Aronson, David Rabbinical Papers

Identifier: ARC-1000-014
Scope and Contents Note Aronson's papers cover the entire span of his career as a rabbi. They consist of: correspondence; sermons; biographical material, consisting mostly of clippings and programs from events in his honor; speeches; drafts of writings; notes; syllabi from courses taught at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles; and subject files containing clippings and other printed material. This material documents Rabbi Aronson's career in the pulpit, his work with the Rabbinical Assembly, particularly its...
Dates: circa 1915-1988

Archive - Arzt, Max Rabbinical Papers

Identifier: ARC-1000-013
Scope and Contents Note Arzt's papers, ca. 1919-1975, are divided into two parts. The first consists of manuscripts of Arzt's writings (Series I), largely sermons, dating from 1919, two years before his graduation from the Seminary, until his death in 1975. These were donated to the Ratner Center in 1987 by Rabbi Saul Teplitz. The rest of the papers (Series II-VIII), making up the bulk of the collection, consists of files Arzt amassed during his years as an administrator at the Seminary. Arzt's writings...
Dates: 1919-1975

Archive - Asher, Arnold Rabbinical Papers

Identifier: ARC-1000-015
Scope and Contents Note The Arnold Asher Rabbinical Papers are divided into four groups: personal papers, 1962-1978; records documenting his rabbinic posts, 1963-1978; sermon files, 1963-1978; and subject files, 1967-1978 (all dates are approximate). The bulk of the personal papers document Rabbi Asher's studies at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, and consist of notes, exams and essays, ca. 1967-1978. There is one file of class notes from Rabbi Asher's period at the Rabbinical School of the Jewish...
Dates: circa 1962-1978

Archive - Moses Baroway Letters

Identifier: ARC-14
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a single file of correspondence to Baroway's family and others concerning service with the American Zionist Medical Unit in Palestine between 1917-1919.

Dates: September 1917 - June 1919

Archive - Ephraim Bennett Rabbinical Papers

Identifier: ARC-1000-016
Scope and Contents Note The Ephraim Bennett Rabbinical Papers consists of writings, which are in the form of manuscripts, typescripts, and notecards, with the latter constituting the greatest part of the collection.In addition to Bennett's writings, the collection also includes bound volumes of the Kesher Zion Bulletin, 1955-1962, and the Temple Beth El News (Swampscott), 1977-1983; clippings and correspondence relating to the death of...
Dates: 1939-1993

Archive - Bespaloff Family Papers

Identifier: ARC-17
Scope and Contents Note The Bespaloff Family Papers consists of correspondence, and financial and legal documents concerning family affairs and business interests in Estonia, France, Palestine, and elsewhere in Europe, and immigration to the United States. The correspondents include the Bespaloff family members, including Nissan, Shraga, Rachel, and Schulim Bespaloff, as well as the Chief Rabbi of France, Israel Levi, Edmond Rothschild, Raymond Poincare, Emile Perell, and S. Schwartz. The collection also includes...
Dates: 1912-1947

Archive - Rabbi Aaron H. Blumenthal Papers

Identifier: ARC-2019-04
Scope and Contents Note This collection consists of correspondence, drafts, and published material related to Rabbi Blumenthal's time as a member of the Rabbinical Assembly's Committee on Jewish Law and Standards. The Correspondence series consists of correspondence with Saul Lieberman, dean and rector of the Rabbinical School at the Jewish Theological Seminary, from 1954-1967; and with rabbis Herman Hailperin, Solomon B. Freehof, and Solomon Grayzel.The Teshuvot (Responsa) series consists...
Dates: 1954-1977, undated

Archive - Sidney M. Bogner Rabbinical Papers

Identifier: ARC-1000-025
Scope and Contents Note The Sidney M. Bogner Rabbinical Papers consists of a miscellany of items which document his personal and professional life and his involvement with community activities. Included are notes from a few of Rabbi Bogner's sermons. Also included are awards and certificates given to Rabbi Bogner by groups ranging from a class of converts under his instruction, to the Boys' Club of America. Biographical notes are included, including some prepared by his wife for a newspaper obituary, and others...
Dates: 1935-1986

Archive - Ben Zion Bokser Rabbinical Papers

Identifier: ARC-1000-026
Scope and Contents Note The Ben Zion Bokser Rabbinical Papers, 1920s-1980s, consists largely of writings - articles, books, sermons, and other writings - in both manuscript and final forms. Also included are clippings of reviews of his books, correspondence, printed material, tapes, photographs, and printed materials.This material documents Rabbi Bokser's years at the Forest Hills Jewish Center; World War II chaplaincy, including weekly and monthly chaplaincy reports and correspondence with families of...
Dates: 1920s-1980s

Archive - Mordecai L. Brill Rabbinical Papers

Identifier: ARC-1000-027
Scope and Contents Note The Mordecai L. Brill Rabbinical Papers consists of a small group of clippings, letters, telegrams, invitations, and photographs, 1936-1964, documenting his personal and student life; clippings, publications, and correspondence from each of the synagogues - Rodef Sholom, Brith Sholom, Beth El, and the Greenburgh Hebrew Center - he served; clippings, holiday announcements, and more than thirty photographs documenting his time as a military chaplain, 1943-1946; articles regarding his...
Dates: 1936-1990

Archive - Boaz Cohen Papers

Identifier: ARC-24
Scope and Contents Note The Boaz Cohen Papers, which contains various materials, was divided into major categories including: Beth Din correspondence, mainly copies, regarding divorce and admission of proselytes; Committee on Jewish Law (1927-1947), mainly copies, contains correspondence including the aguna controversy, as well as manuals on legal procedure and guides and rules on rituals; Committee on Jewish Law -...
Dates: 1927-1967

Archive - Jack Cohen Rabbinical Papers

Identifier: ARC-1000-028
Scope and Contents Note The Jack Cohen Rabbinical Papers, circa 1940-1986 (the bulk of the material dates from the early 1960s to the late 1980s), are a small, miscellaneous group of minutes, correspondence, course materials, items from speaking engagements, writings and notes, printed materials and clippings. These document Cohen's commitments to Jewish education; the Reconstructionist movement; the improvement of Israeli-American Jewish relations; the Esco fund, an American Jewish philanthropy involved in a...
Dates: circa 1940-1986

Archive - Samuel Meir Cohen Letters

Identifier: ARC-26
Scope and Contents Note

The Samuel Meir Cohen Letters consists of correspondence concerning information requests on affiliated congregations and rabbis, the sale of publications, and placement of rabbis.

Dates: 1927-1943

Archive - Joel S. Geffen Rabbinical Papers

Identifier: ARC-1000-005
Scope and Contents Note Rabbi Geffen's papers document his professional activities at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America's Department of Field Activities and Community Education, 1948-1984; National Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs, 1948-1985; and the United Synagogue of America, 1946-1985. The papers also include personal correspondence, 1920s-1960; personal subject files, 1910-1960s; resource materials, notes for and texts of sermons and other talks, 1920s-1950s; congregational materials documenting...
Dates: 1910-1985

Archive - Joel Sylan Geffen Papers

Identifier: ARC-40
Scope and Contents Note

The collection consists of material for Geffen’s unpublished book titled The European Backgrounds of American-Jewish History as Reflected in HA-MELITZ and HA-YOM during the Decade of the Eighties in the Nineteenth Century and includes notes, clippings, manuscripts, and transcript of an interview on Jewish agricultural settlements and Jewish education in the United States.

Dates: 1955-1974

Archive - Gustav Gottheil Papers

Identifier: ARC-44
Scope and Contents Note The Gustav Gottheil Papers consits of correspondence concerning Temple Emanu-El, N.Y., the Reform movement in Judaism, and Jewish-Christian relations, as well as miscellaneous poems, sermons, articles and clippings. Among the most significant are materials on Hebrew Union College (1879); letters of Christian Ministers (1873-1921); the Congregation of British Jews, Manchester (1873); a letter of recommendation of Samuel Holdsheim of Berlin (1860); materials on Marcus Jastrow (1879), Max...
Dates: 1827-1929

Archive - Moses Hyamson Correspondence and Articles

Identifier: ARC-55
Scope and Contents Note

The Moses Hyamson Correspondence and Articles consits of reprints of articles and correspondence concerning questions of Jewish law. The correspondents include Max Arzt, David De Sola Pool, and Louis Finkelstein.

Dates: 1934-1946

Archive - Jewish Ministers Cantors Association Collection

Identifier: ARC-2022-01
Scope and Contents

These materials document the activities of the Jewish Ministers Cantors Association, the Rabbinical Alliance of America, and Cantors Assembly. Bulk dates range from 1942 to 1985. Materials consist of correspondence, financial papers, photographs, manuals, and publications produced by the JMCA. The collection also includes songbooks, awards, artifacts, plaques, wall hangings, cantor belongings, and manuscript music produced by individual cantors.

Dates: 1901-1999; Majority of material found within 1942 - 1985

Archive - JTSA. Cantors Institute/Seminary College of Jewish Music Records

 Record Group
Identifier: R.G-19
Scope and Contents Note Records of the Cantors Institute/Seminary College of Jewish Music cover five linear feet and date from the Cantors Institute's founding in 1952 through the 1970s. Some material concerns the establishment of the Cantors Institute and dates from the late 1940s.Included are: award, prize, and scholarship files, 1952-1977; communications between the Cantors Assembly and the Cantors Institute, plus some material dating from prior to the foundation of the Cantors Institute concerning...
Dates: circa 1947-1979

Archive - Cantor Jacob Koussevitzsky Papers

Identifier: ARC-2019-06
Scope and Contents Note This collection consists of one "cantor's book," a bound volume of musical notations in both pencil and ink presumably used by Cantor Koussevitzsky to lead congregations in prayer. Prayer lyrics, instructions, and notes are written in both English and Hebrew.There are many blank pages, and some pages appear to have been inserted from other sources.An inscription at the front of the volume reads "Cantor J. Kucewicki, London, Dalston Synagogue, 19 (28/7) 35." A stamp on...
Dates: circa 1935

Archive - Louis M. Levitsky Rabbinical Papers

Identifier: ARC-1000-011
Scope and Contents Note The Louis M. Levitsky Rabbinical Papers consists of biographical statements and resumes; a few photographs (there are additional photographs of Rabbi Levitsky in the Ratner Center's photograph collection); correspondence, 1938-1972; sermons, talks, lectures, speeches, and Rabbi Levitsky's column, What's On My Mind, in the form of manuscripts, typescripts, notes, drafts, and published versions; a group of writings by others presumably gathered for reference...
Dates: circa 1920-1975

Archive - Cantor Robert H. Segal Music Scores [Park Avenue Synagogue Music Collection]

Identifier: ARC.MUS.29

The Cantor Robert H. Segal Music Scores consists of hundreds of pieces of liturgical music collected and utilized by Cantor Segal at Congregation B'nai Jeshurun in New York City. His collection includes the Isidor Geller Music Collection, which contains manuscripts from the Brody Synagogue in Odessa as well as dozens of European and American liturgical music scores from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Dates: 1863-1977

Archive - Rabbi Marion R. Shulevitz Papers

Identifier: ARC-2022-02
Abstract This collection contains the administrative and educational papers of Rabbi Marion Shulevitz. Shulevitz entered rabbinical school at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1984, at age 51, in the first class to include women. She graduated in 1989 and worked as a chaplain in hospitals, nursing homes, and hospice programs in New York City for 25 years. She directed the hospice chaplaincy of the New York Board of Rabbis. Shulevitz was a feminist activist who once was arrested at the Western Wall...
Dates: Undated