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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 - Mortimer Cohen Papers

Identifier: ARC-1000-029
Scope and Contents Note Rabbi Mortimer Cohen was a prolific writer, consequently the bulk of the Mortimer Cohen Papers consists of his writings in both published and unpublished form. Also included are clippings and reprints of writings by others gathered by Cohen; photocopies of correspondence between Mortimer and Helen Cohen and Dov Peretz Elkins (donor of these papers); curriculum vitae and autobiographical statements; invitations to Cohen's seventieth birthday celebration; articles about the Beth Sholom...
Dates: circa 1916-1973

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 - Seymour Cohen Papers

Identifier: ARC-1000-030
Scope and Contents Note

The Seymour Cohen Papers, circa 1974-1989, consists of correspondence, typescripts of sermons, printed material, notes, and a few photographs.

Dates: circa 1974-1989

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 - Conservative Movement Conversion Documents (New England Region)

Identifier: ARC-2022-11
Abstract The Conservative Movement Conversion Documents (New England Region) collection documents nearly a half century of conversions to Conservative Judaism overseen by the New England branch of the Rabbinical Assembly. Containing paper records from both group conversion classes and private conversions between 1959 and 2003 and digitized records primarily from 2002 to 2022, the collection includes: application and registration forms (including reasons for conversion); declarations of faith;...
Dates: 1945-2022 ; Majority of material found within 1968-2022

Archive - Conservative Movement Gittin Records

Identifier: ARC-2022-09

This collection contains approximately 1,000 files of gittin administered by the late JTS professor Boaz Cohen. Files range in date from the 1940s to the mid-1960s. The collection is unprocessed.

Dates: 1940-1969

Archive - Conservative Movement Vertical Files

Identifier: ARC-1000-169
Scope and Contents Note The Conservative Movement Vertical Files consists of very small collections, ephemeral items, and printed information documenting the history of the Conservative movement and the Jewish Theological Seminary. Of note here are JTS publications, including commencement and convocation programs, and information brochures. Also of note are a few very small collections of personal papers, including papers of Moritz Speier (1903-1957); correspondence between Solomon Schechter and Charles I. Hoffman...
Dates: 1880's-1990's

Archive - Consistoire Central Israélite de France Records

Identifier: ARC-27
Scope and Contents Note

The Consistoire Central Israélite de France Records consists of outgoing correspondence and reports of the Central Jewish Consistory in France.

Dates: 1808-1876

Archive - Carlotta Damanda Papers

Identifier: ARC-1000-145
Scope and Contents Note

The collection is unprocessed and closed; no further information about it is available at this time.

Dates: Undated

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 - Hadassah Davis Collection of Bentwich Family Letters and Memorabilia

Identifier: ARC-2006-02
Scope and Contents Note This collection contains assorted information about the Bentwich family including the two volume "The Bentwich Saga," correspondence from various members of the Bentwich family, and pamphlets and brochures featuring members of the family.Items include correspondence from Margery Bentwich to her sisters (1920-1976); two volumes of letters transcribed and edited by sisters Naomi Birnberg and Carmel Forsyte; folders relating to Norman Bentwich and Herbert Bentwich; a memoir of the...
Dates: 1907- 1973

Archive - Moshe Davis Papers

Identifier: ARC-1000-031
Scope and Contents Note The Moshe Davis Papers, 1927-1991, consists largely of material collected during the preparation of a bibliography of Davis' publications, 1936-1984. Also included are clippings, notes, and articles, filed by subject, which Davis collected throughout his student and academic careers, 1927-1989; notes, outlines, examinations, and lectures from Davis' years as a rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary, ca. 1938-1942; correspondence, 1944-1991; sermonic and liturgical material,...
Dates: 1912-1991

Archive - Ephraim Deinard Papers

Identifier: ARC-29
Scope and Contents Note

The Ephraim Deinard Papers consists of correspondence concerning his career as a writer and Hebraist, and his activities as a Zionist and book collector, as well as on family and personal matters. Also included are clippings on Hebrew literature, and manuscript articles by Deinard.

Dates: circa 1872-1925

Archive - Detroit Marriage and Divorce Documents

Identifier: ARC-30
Scope and Contents Note

This collection consists of Jewish divorce and some marriage documents, as well as a sermon, probably belonging to Rabbi Abraham Schechter.

Dates: 1928-1942

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 - Leopold Dukes Papers

Identifier: ARC-31
Scope and Contents Note

The Leopold Dukes Papers consists of correspondence, miscellaneous notes, manuscript essays, telegrams of congratulations on his 70th birthday, and an unidentified Judeo-Arabic manuscript fragment. The correspondents include Adolph Bruell, Eljakim Cormoly, David Cassel, Szmuel Lejb Goldenberg, Louis Loewe, Leopold Zunz, and others.

Dates: 1829-1882

Archive - Eastern European Broadsides Collection

Identifier: ARC-1974-01
Scope and Contents Note

The Eastern European Broadsides Collection, (previously called Satmar Hasidim Broadside collection) consists of broadsides dealing with inter-religious disputes among Eastern European Jewry. Also included are miscellaneous prayers and blank ketubot.

Dates: 1868-1934

Archive - Shlomo Eidelberg Correspondence

Identifier: ARC-2007-02
Scope and Contents Note

This collection consists of a small collection of correspondence of Shlomo Eidelberg, and includes notable correspondents Louis Finkelstein, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, and others.

Dates: 1956-1989

Archive - Judah David Eisenstein Papers

Identifier: ARC-32
Scope and Contents Note

The Judah David Eisenstein Papers consists of correspondence concerning Eisenstein's Hebrew encyclopedia, Otzar Yisrael, and other matters; manuscript articles for Otzar Yisrael; the manuscript of Otzar Ha-Koran, the Hebrew index to the Koran by Eisenstein; and clippings and manuscript articles.

Dates: 1880-1956

Archive - Dov Peretz Elkins Collection

Identifier: ARC-1000-078
Scope and Contents Note

There is a list of photographs for this collection, but nothing else is known about the collection.

Dates: 1964-2004

Archive - Frank E. and Mae Elster Papers

Identifier: ARC-1000-137
Scope and Contents Note

The collection is unprocessed and closed; no further information about it is available at this time.

Dates: Undated

Archive - Shulamith and Sheldon Elster Collection

Identifier: ARC-1000-079
Scope and Contents Note

The Shulamith and Sheldon Elster Collection consists of pamphlets and booklets from various synagogues, organizations, lectures, high holiday services, and other events.

Dates: 1960s-2000s

Archive - Barnett Abraham Elzas Papers

Identifier: ARC-33
Scope and Contents Note

The Barnett Abraham Elzas Papers consists of 6 bound volumes of handwritten sermons and lectures written in full or in outline. There are printed articles, pamphlets, notes, and clippings. Also included is the document, A List of Jewish Converts to Judaism in London, 1809-1819 as well as an undated report on work done with Jewish prisoners on Hart Island and New Hampton Farms.

Dates: 1890-1936

Archive - Encyclopedia Judaica Collection

Identifier: ARC-34
Scope and Contents Note

The Encyclopedia Judaica Collection consists of the files of Dr. Menachem Schmelzer and Dr. Seymour Siegel, editors of the Modern Jewish Scholarship division of the Encyclopedia Judaica, including correspondence and an index of articles commissioned by the Division (mostly photocopies).

Dates: 1967-1970

Archive - Raymond Epstein Collection

Identifier: ARC-2005-02
Scope and Contents Note

The Raymond Epstein Collection consists of a copy of the book Spymasters of Israel by Stewart Steven, signed by Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres, Zvi Zur, Meir Amit, Aharon Yariv, Akiba Lewinsky, S. Gazit, and Abba Eban, and a framed copy of a program of a ceremony celebrating the signing of the Egypt-Israeli Peace Treaty of 1979, including the signatures of Sadat, Carter, and Begin.

Dates: 1979-1980

Archive - Eleanor Ernst Collection

Identifier: ARC-1000-081
Scope and Contents Note

The Eleanor Ernst Collection consists of a scrapbook and photo of Louis Finkelstein.

Dates: 1937-1972

Archive - Yitshak Even Papers

Identifier: ARC-35
Scope and Contents Note The Yitshak Even Papers consists of correspondence concerning Even’s research and writing on Hasidic life; manuscripts of Hasidic stories, articles about Galician Hasidic life, Zionism in Galicia and the major Hasidic courts of Galicia, mainly Sadgora and Sanz. The collection also includes poetry; newspaper clippings of stories and articles, notebooks with newspaper clippings of Even’s own writings, materials not written by Even, including manuscripts of books, as well as copies of Even’s...
Dates: 1879, 1909-1961

Archive - Louis Finkelstein Papers

Identifier: ARC-2003-01
Abstract The papers of Louis Finkelstein, Chancellor of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America between 1940 and 1972, document both his working and private life, including his early rabbinical career at Congregation Kehillah Israel (Bronx, N.Y.), his involvement in the Zionist movement, his relationships with a wide range of rabbinical friends and colleagues across the U.S., his family, his work as chancellor at JTS, and his vast legacy of academic writing. Parts of this collection have been...
Dates: 1907-1990 (bulk, 1940-1984)

Archive - Simon Isaac (Shimon) Finkelstein Papers

Identifier: ARC-2003-02
Scope and Contents Note

This collection contains the papers of Rabbi Shimon Finkelstein, Louis Finkelstein's father. It includes the MS for Rabbi Finkelstein's commentary on the siddur, שיח יצחק.

Dates: undated

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Heschel, Abraham Joshua, 1907-1972 7
Lieberman, Saul (1898-1983) 7
Bialik, Hayyim Nahman 6
Brandeis, Louis Dembitz 6
Friedlaender, Israel 6
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.) 6
Rabbinical Assembly. Committee on Jewish Law and Standards 6
University of Judaism (Los Angeles, Calif.) 6
Wise, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel) 6
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Agnon, Shmuel Yosef 5
Baron, Salo Wittmayer 5
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Congregation B'nai Jeshurun. (New York, N.Y.) 5
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Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation 4
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Conference on Science, Philosophy and Religion in Their Relation to the Democratic Way of Life 4
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Einstein, Albert 4
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Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Cantors Institute 4
Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Herbert H. Lehman Institute of Talmudic Ethics 4
Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Institute for Religious and Social Studies 4
Lipsky, Louis 4
Magnes, Judah Leon 4
National Jewish Welfare Board 4
Oheb Shalom Congregation (South Orange, N.J.) 4
Park Avenue Synagogue 4
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Warburg, Frieda Schiff 4
Yehoash 4
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Adler, Elkan Nathan 3
American Jewish History Center 3
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 3
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Berlinski, Herman 3
Bernstein, Leonard 3
Binder, Abraham Wolf 3
Bokser, Ben Zion (1907-1984) 3
Brooklyn Jewish Center (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.) 3
Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985 3
Davis, Hadassah 3
Fromm, Herbert. 3
Ginzberg, Eli (1911-2002) 3
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Halkin, Abraham S. 3
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Jewish Publication Society of America 3
Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Faculty Records 3
Kelman, Wolfe 3
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore) (1932-2009) 3
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Kusevitsky, David 3
Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry) (1878-1963) 3
Levinthal, Israel Herbert 3
Levitsky, Louis M. (Louis Moses) (1897-1975) 3
Putterman, David J. (1900-1979) 3
Rabbinical Assembly. Commission for the Study of the Ordination of Women as Rabbis 3
Rubenovitz, Herman H. 3
Sachs, Senior 3
Schechter, Mathilde Roth 3
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