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Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:

Archive - Cyrus Adler Papers

Identifier: ARC-1

The Cyrus Adler Papers contain correspondence (loose and in bound volumes), speeches, diaries, minutes, articles and other writings, ephemera and artifacts, JTS organizational documents, typescripts, tributes (loose and in bound volumes), and photographs.

Dates: 1863-1977 (bulk 1885-1940)

Archive - Elkan Nathan Adler Papers

Identifier: ARC-2
Abstract Correspondence and other material concerning Adler’s work with Jewish organizations including Chovevi Zion Association, Union of Jewish Literary Societies and its local affiliates, the Sir Moses Montefiore Testimonial Fund, the Federation of Ukrainian Jews, and the Fund for the Jewish Victims of the War; correspondence with book dealers, libraries, and publishers; family correspondence and other material, including correspondence with brother Hermann, and father, Nathan Marcus, chief rabbi...
Dates: 1827-1944; 1979; Majority of material found within 1878 - 1923

Archive - Marcus Nathan Adler Papers

Identifier: ARC-4

Miscellaneous correspondence received by Marcus N. Adler and the minute book of the committee for an Expedition to the Jews in China, Abyssinia and the East (1864).

Dates: 1864–1897 (bulk 1872-1897)

Archive - Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation Records

Identifier: ARC-7
Scope and Contents Note

The collection consists of correspondence of the Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation (chronological, 1931–1953), financial and publication records, correspondence of Rebekah Kohut to the foundation, and the Will of Rebecca Kohut.

Dates: 1931-1953

Archive - Algeria Consistoire Records

Identifier: ARC-8
Scope and Contents Note

The Algeria Consistoire Records consists of correspondence, reports, budgets, minutes, and material concerning local Jewish organizations from files of consistories of Algiers, Constantine, and Oran. Also included are clippings and complete issues of Franco-Algerian newspapers, including anti-semitic material.

Dates: 1847-1905

Archive - Congregation Ansche Chesed (New York, NY) Records

Identifier: ARC-1000-012
Scope and Contents Note Congregation Ansche Chesed's records, 1876-1989, consist of correspondence, financial records, membership records, minutes of the board of directors, publications and other printed materials, cemetery records, subject files, scrapbooks, and tapes. The correspondence and financial records represent the most substantial portions of the collection. Of particular note in the collection are: records relating to the construction and furnishing of both the 1907-1908 and 1927-1928...
Dates: 1876-1989

Archive - Elias Joseph Bickerman Papers

Identifier: ARC-19
Scope and Contents Note

The Elias Joseph Bickerman Papers consists of annotated typescripts of Jews in the Greek Age, various correspondence, notes, newspaper clippings, photos, and a Roll Book from the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Dates: 1897-1981

Archive - Congregation B'nai Jeshurun (New York, NY) Records

Identifier: ARC-1000-041
Scope and Contents Note The records of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun are arranged and described in two groups: the original records, received in 1986, and the additional records received in 1994; within each group are further subdivisions. Also included is a collection of manuscripts of synagogue music, American liturgical music, synagogue repertoire, high holiday music, and published American octavos.1986 Donation: This material dates from the synagogue's founding in 1825 up through...
Dates: 1825-1994

Archive - Brooklyn Jewish Center (Brooklyn, NY) Records

Identifier: ARC-1989-01
Scope and Contents The Brooklyn Jewish Center Records, 1921-1985, comprehensively document the history of this important congregation. Included are correspondence (including that of Rabbi Israel Levinthal); annual reports; minutes of the board of trustees and various committees; issues of the Brooklyn Jewish Center Bulletin (1922-1985, with gaps) and the Brooklyn Jewish Center Review (1933-1985, with gaps); cemetery records; dinner dance...
Dates: 1921-1985

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 - Gerson D. Cohen Personal Papers

Identifier: ARC-25
Scope and Contents Note

The Gerson D. Cohen Papers consists of correspondence concerning speaking engagements, as well as Cohen's work with Bnai Brith Youth Organization, Columbia University, the Institute on Ethics of JTSA, Camp Ramah, and the Rabbinical Assembly of America. Also included are bibliographies, manuscript reviews of books, and photographs of Cohen.

Dates: 1950-1958

Archive - Congregation Mishkan Tefila (Brookline, MA) Records

Identifier: ARC-2016-04
Scope and Contents Note This collection comprehensively documents the history of Congregation Mishkan Tefila, the oldest Conservative synagogue in New England, representing the congregation's administrative, religious, educational, and social activities from the late nineteenth through the early twenty-first centuries. Records include correspondence, music manuscripts, cemetery records, sermons, event programs and tickets, photographs, scrapbooks, budgets, meeting minutes, flyers, clippings, event...
Dates: 1858-2016, No Date; Majority of material found within 1925 - 2006

Archive - Israel Davidson Papers

Identifier: ARC-28
Scope and Contents Note The Israel Davidson Papers (1856-1939) consists of correspondence, Davidson’s printed articles with handwritten notes and corrections, manuscripts of papers and talks, transcriptions of manuscripts of Piyyut in preparation of Davidson’s major scholarly projects, Davidson’s books with handwritten notes, index lists of piyyut and bibliography, organizational materials and ephemera. It is divided into two series: pamphlets and papers (boxes 1-12), and correspondence and papers (boxes 13-26)....
Dates: 1887-1942

Archive - Samuel Dresner Notes in Preparation for "Abraham Joshua Heschel: Prophetic Witness"

Identifier: ARC-2000-01
Scope and Contents Note This collection consists of Samuel Dresner's notes for Abraham Joshua Heschel: Prophetic Witness. Dresner arranged his files not according to any conventional archival organization, but rather simply in a way that would be most useful to him in researching and writing the biography. The files fall into a few major categories: (1) transcripts of interviews with various informants on Heschel's life; (2) subject files consisting of sundry materials on a given...
Dates: 1935-1992

Archive - Israel Friedlaender Papers

Identifier: ARC-39
Scope and Contents Note The Israel Friedlaender Papers consists of correspondence, clippings, minutes, and reports concerning Friedlaender's Zionist and Jewish communal activities, and his teaching and scholarly research. The collection includes material concerning the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, the Jewish Publication Society, the Federation of American Zionists, Kehillah (New York Jewish Community), the Menorah Societies, the Educational Alliance, the Provisional Executive Committee for General...
Dates: 1888-1977

Archive - Louis Ginzberg Papers

Identifier: ARC-42
Scope and Contents Note The Louis Ginzberg Papers consists of correspondence, clippings, notes, and manuscripts concerning Ginzberg's work with the American Academy for Jewish Research, Hebrew University, and JTSA, as well as other scholarly activities; and miscellaneous personal documents and financial records. Correspondents include S.Y. Agnon, Chaim Kossovsky, Saul Lieberman, Cyrus Adler, Julian Morgenstern, Albert Einstein, Louis Finkelstein, Sir Philip Hartog, Julian Mack, Stephen Wise, and others. Also...
Dates: 1891-1964 (bulk-1910-1953)

Archive - Solomon Grayzel Papers

Identifier: ARC-1000-035
Scope and Contents Note

The Solomon Grayzel papers, 1911-1980, consists of correspondence, writings, tapes and a transcript of a recorded memoir, and photographs. These document his professional and, to a lesser extent, his personal life.

Dates: 1911-1980

Archive - Simon Greenberg Papers

Identifier: ARC-1000-036
Scope and Contents Note The Simon Greenberg Papers consists of letters, diaries, texts of sermons and other writings, and other material documenting Greenberg's personal life, experiences as a student, rabbinical career at Har Zion Temple in Philadelphia, career at the Jewish Theological Seminary and its West Coast and Israeli branches, activities on behalf of the Conservative movement, and involvement in Zionist organizations. The papers range in date from 1918, when he was a student at the Seminary's Teachers...
Dates: 1918-1992

Archive - Historical Documents Collection

Identifier: ARC-52
Scope and Contents Note The Historical Documents Collection consists of Jewish communal records and business records; personal and family papers; official and private correspondence; and legal documents from Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Romania, Russia, and other European countries. The documents cover a wide range of topics reflecting Jewish life in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Europe. Some communities represented in the collection include Luneberg, Ostrowo, Hessen, Bamberg, Bayreuth, Biersdorf,...
Dates: circa 1450-1975

Archive - Italian Historical Documents

Identifier: ARC-57
Scope and Contents Note

The Italian Historical Documents consists of copies of letters and acts, correspondence, decrees, deeds, judgements, notes, prayers, and printed materials. Among the places listed are Busito (Busseta?), Casale, Corfu, Florence, Livorno, Mantoua, Metz, Padova, Paris, Reggio, Rome, Rovigo, Strasbourg, Trieste, Turino, Venice, Verona, and Vienna.

Dates: 1499-1972

Archive - Jewish Museum Records

Identifier: ARC-60

This collection contains administrative records as well as records about objects accessioned while the Jewish Museum was located at The Jewish Theological Seminary.

Dates: 1904-1989

Archive - JTSA. Commission for the Study of the Ordination of Women as Rabbis Records

Identifier: R.G-30
Scope and Contents Note The JTSA Commission for the Study of the Ordination of Women as Rabbis Records consist of administrative files, 1975-1980, and tapes and transcripts of commission meetings and regional hearings. The administrative files document the commission's activities during the period it was active, 1977-1979. Materials dated before 1977 are background materials gathered for the commission's use, while materials from 1980 are largely letters containing reactions to its decision.The files...
Dates: 1975-1980

Archive - JTSA. Communications Department Records

Identifier: R.G-11
Scope and Contents The records of the Seminary's Communications Department/Office of Public Information date from its beginnings in the 1930s and continue until the 1980s. The files consist of: scrapbooks and clippings; press releases; extensive subject files containing photographs, memoranda, press releases, and other publicity material; biographical files; a group of reel to reel tapes from the early 1950s that record JTS speeches and broadcasts and some 1954 meetings of the Conference on Science,...
Dates: circa 1930-1989

Archive - JTSA. Conference on Moral Standards (1953) Records

Identifier: R.G-32
Scope and Contents Note

The JTSA Conference on Moral Standards Records, 1952-1954, consist of administrative files, final texts and drafts of papers read at the Conference, transcripts of the proceedings, and a cardfile of participants.

Dates: 1952-1954

Archive - JTSA. General Files

Identifier: R.G-1
Scope and Contents Note The Jewish Theological Seminary of America maintained a central filing office, called the General Files, from 1940 to 1990. The office's job was to systematically collect the incoming and outgoing correspondence of the chancellor (the title changed from president to chancellor in 1951) vice-chancellors, and other top administrators.Dr. Louis Finkelstein's tenure as chancellor ended in 1972 so the Ratner Center chose that date as the cutoff point for work done under the NHPRC grant....
Dates: 1902-1972, (bulk: 1940s-1972)

Archive - JTSA. Herbert H. Lehman Institute for Talmudic Ethics Records

Identifier: R.G-18
Scope and Contents Note Records of the Herbert H. Lehman Institute of Talmudic Ethics, 1955-1966 (the bulk of written material dates from 1958-1959; tapes are from 1962-1966) document the establishment and evolution of the Lehman Institute, including its student programs, dinners, luncheons, conferences, and summer sessions. Included are correspondence and memoranda; reports; minutes and transcripts of meetings; lists of participants; evaluations; application materials; invitations; publicity materials; brochures;...
Dates: 1958-1966; (1958-1959, bulk)

Archive - JTSA. The Institute for Religious and Social Studies Records

Identifier: R.G-16
Scope and Contents Note The records of the Institute for Religious and Social Studies (IRSS), 1938-1972, consist principally of files documenting the administration of each yearly program. Also included are administrative files and meeting files from the Institute on Ethics; administrative files and meeting files of the Transcultural Seminar on Tradition and Change; administrative files and lecturers' files of the Boston and Chicago branches of the IRSS, 1943-1952; lecturers' files from sessions of the IRSS held in...
Dates: 1938-1976

Archive - Mordecai M. Kaplan Diaries and Papers

Identifier: ARC-65
Scope and Contents Note

The Mordecai M. Kaplan Diaries and Papers consists of diaries from 1913 to 1975, which include draft essays, lectures, and letters, as well as detailed accounts of meetings and events, and other matters. The collection also includes miscellaneous letters, and a program for the celebration of Kaplan's 70th birthday.

Dates: 1910-1975

Archive - Alexander and George Alexander Kohut Papers

Identifier: ARC-71
Scope and Contents Note Alexander Kohut's materials consist of correspondence concerning his election as rabbi of Temple Ahavath Chesed, his work on Aruch Completum (his talmudic lexicon), and other matters; manuscripts and notes for articles, lectures, and sermons on the Talmud, folklore, and social problems; diplomas; and letters to Rebekah Kout, his wife.George Alexander's materials consist of research and correspondence on David Nassy; correspondence concerning the...
Dates: 1852-1936

Archive - Letters of Condolence from Presidents of Israel Collection

Identifier: ARC-119
Scope and Contents Note The Letters of Condolence from Presidents of Israel Collection consists of printed ephemera and publications issued by the Israeli Ministry of Defense to commemorate soldiers killed in action, including printed letters and stamps and envelopes commemorating Yom ha-Zikaron (1952-1986); Udim by Reuben Avinoam (1955), which consists of quotations from letters of fallen soldiers; and a printed list in Hebrew of soldiers who died or were missing in action during...
Dates: 1952 - 1974