Kaplan, Mordecai Menahem, 1881-1983
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
The Papers of Bernard Calonius Ehrenreich, a Rabbi and civic leader in Montgomery, Alabama, document his personal and professional life over seven decades, and highlights his involvment in a broad range of organizations and activities. The collection is valuable to those researching topics such as Zionism; Progressivism; boys' camps; Montgomery, Alabama's Jewish community; Christian-Jewish relations in the South; and soldiers' correspondence from World War I and World War II. In addition, Ehrenreich's involvment in organizations such as the National Jewish Welfare Board; National American Woman Suffrage Association; Intercollegiate Menorah Association; Federation of American Zionists; and Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity are documented within the collection as well as postcards displaying various Jewish images.
Correspondence with brothers David and Lippa and other family members, 1907-1964. Correspondence with individuals including Ephraim Auerbach, Menahem Boraisha, Joshua Fishman, Jacob Glatstein, Aaron Glanz-Leieles, Abraham Golomb, Oscar Handlin, David Ignatoff, Zelig Kalmanovitch, Mordechai Kaplan, H. Leivick, Shmuel Niger, Melech Ravitch, A.A. Roback, Jacob Shatzky, Israel Steinbaum, Salomon Suskovich, Abraham Sutzkever, Yokhanan Twersky, Max Weinreich, Aaron Zeitlin. Correspondence with organizations, including the YIVO Institute. Materials relating to YIVO-Yad Vashem Documentary Projects. Manuscripts of poetry, drama, fiction, essays. Translations, speeches and lectures. Miscellaneous pedagogical materials. Materials relating to Camp Boiberik. Research materials such as questionnaires, statistics, correspondence and reports on various topics including reactions to the Eichmann trial. Personal materials. Clippings of articles by and about Lehrer.
Louis Lipsky (1876-1963) was a noted Zionist leader, journalist, and writer. The collection contains personal correspondence, memoranda, speeches, magazine and newspaper articles, manuscripts, drafts of books, and organizational materials concerning the Zionist movement, and various Jewish organizations.
The Milton Steinberg (1903-1950) Papers documents the personal and intellectual life of the American author, philosopher, rabbi, teacher, and theologian. The collection contains correspondence, writings, photographs, audio recordings, and memorabilia. In addition to numerous articles, he authored several books including, The Making of the Modern Jew (1934), As A Driven Leaf (1939), A Partisan Guide to the Jewish Problem (1945), Basic Judaism (1947), A Believing Jew (1951), Anatomy of Faith (1960), and A Prophet’s Wife (2010). In a professional career that lasted a little over twenty years, he served as rabbi at three synagogues, primarily at the Park Avenue Synagogue. In addition, he was active in the community at large, and worked with many Jewish community and civic organizations. As a disciple of Mordecai Kaplan, he and others helped to establish the Reconstructionist movement of American Jewry.
Collection contains 3 DVDs comprising "Witness to History, Nell Ziff Pekarsky." Background information written by Ms. Pekarsky's niece, Jane Feinberg-Kaplan is also included.
This collection contains material relating to Norman Salit's activities with various organizations, including the Synagogue Council of America, the Rabbinical Assembly of America, the Wartime Emergency Commission for Conservative Judaism, the Boy Scouts of America, the Jewish Education Committee, the American Child Guidance Foundation, Religion in American Life, the Valley Forge Foundation, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and the National Community Relations Advisory Council. There are also speeches, writings, sermons, items related to Sharit's legal work and Zionist activities, as well as some letters from Mordecai Kaplan.
Correspondence from individuals: Cyrus Adler, Joseph Barondess, Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Louis D. Brandeis, Alexander Harkavy, Mordecai Kaplan, Judah L. Magnes, Max Nordau, David de Sola Pool, Solomon Schechter, Abba Hillel Silver, Upton Sinclair, Israel Joshua Singer, Henrietta Szold, Stephen S. Wise. Correspondence from organizations. Personal documents. Manuscripts of Leavitt's writings. Photographs of friends and relatives.
The papers of Philip Lax document his work with four major organizations: the American Jewish Historical Society, B'nai B'rith International, National Conference on Soviet Jewry, and Ellis Island Restoration Commission. The collection documents the years 1915 to 2008, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1970s and 1980s. The papers contain photographs, correspondence, speeches, publications, subject files, and organizational records, such as minutes, financials, memorandums, agendas, and reports.
The records chronicle the ideology behind the Reconstructionist movement, the founding and activities of the Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation, and its growth and transformation from an ideology and movement into an established American Jewish denomination, Reconstructionist Judaism. The records also document two seminal figures in Reconstructionist Judaism, Mordecai Menahem Kaplan and Ira Eisenstein. Included in the collection are the administrative records of the Foundation (minutes, financial records, bylaws), publications produced by the Foundation including manuscript submissions for the influential publication The Reconstructionist, correspondence, sermons, prayer books produced by the Foundation, syllabi, sheet music, photographs, and speeches, among other material. In the correspondence are letters from Martin Buber, J. Edgar Hoover, and Albert Schweitzer.
This collection contains several types of materials relating to the various activities of the Society for the Advancement of Judaism, including published bulletins, yearbooks, correspondence, newspaper clippings, audio recordings, and photographs. This collection also contains disbound scrapbooks, some of which are extremely fragile.