United Synagogue of America
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
The Papers of Rabbi Samuel Geffen document his professional career as the rabbi of the Jewish Center of Forest Hills West in Queens. The collection is the result of Rabbi Geffen's work as a religious leader and educator at the Jewish Center and depicts the center's and Rabbi Geffen's role in the Jewish community there.
This collection contains the administrative records of Jewish Education Committee as well as materials from the National Council for Jewish Education and the American Association for Jewish Education. The Jewish Education Committee was a Jewish educational organization in New York concerned with coordination of educational activities as well as development of educational resources for the Jewish secular school systems in the U.S. and was organized in June 1939. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, conference materials, surveys, and publications.
Spanning from its inception and incorporation in 1925 to its culmination in 2002, the Queens Jewish Center collection highlights this congregation's wide-range of religiously oriented and secular educational activities, ceremonies, developments, events, and programs. Predominant in this collection are the reports, bulletins, financial, legal and property records, and meeting minutes. In addition, books, clippings, correspondence, pamphlets, programs, publications, negatives photographs are also contained with in this collections.
The collection consists of papers pertaining to a dispute over the retention of the rabbi in North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park, Illinois, primarily correspondence, and including Board meeting minutes, committee reports, newspaper clippings as well as pamphlets & reprints of articles by the Rabbi.
The publications consist of the following titles: "Justice, Justice Shalt Thou Pursue..." (1954), " So You Want New Members" (1955), "So You Want to Build" (1956), "Reference forms and procedures for synagogue administration" (1957), "Financial Security For Your Synagogue" (1958), "The Synagogue Library" (1959), "Leaders Portfolio" (1957-1961).