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Elie (Eleanor) Sarah Faust-Levy collection

 Collection
Identifier: P-786

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, articles, documents, publications and other materials gathered by Elie Faust-Levy personally and arising from her work as a journalist and as managing editor for the Women's American ORT Reporter. One major topic in the collection is the dissent in the American Jewish community during the 1970's concerning the controversial organization Breira, an associate of which was one of Levy's contributors at the Reporter. Contains articles produced by Breira, (1975-1976), internal publicity and membership information, copies of InterChange, a Breira publication (1975-1977), and mailings relating to it (1976-1977), as well as materials from a 1977 Breira national membership conference. Also includes articles relating to the debate about Breira in the Jewish press (1977-1978), as well as Levy's own, and ORT's internal correspondence regarding their involvement in the controversy, based on a 1977 article in Vol. 27, no. 3 of the Reporter by a writer linked to Breira. The American Sephardic community is the other major topic in the collection, and included are materials from several Sephardic organizations from the 1970's, such as the American Sephardi Federation, the Sephardic Caucus at the 1972 American Zionist Federation, and the Central Sephardic Jewish Community of America. There also are publications and correspondence of The Foundation for the Advancement on Sephardic Studies and Culture, established to promote the Sephardi heritage. Of particular interest are materials relating to the organizations's response to Stephen Birmingham's depiction of American Sephardim in his 1971 book, The Grandees, of which Levy had written a review. Several Sephardic American periodicals and newsletters, or articles on Sephardic American Jewry in Jewish periodicals (1972-1976) are also included.

The collection also contains a 1930's document issued by Yeshiva Sha'ar HaShamayim in Jerusalem certifying their obligation to memorialize the yearly anniversary of the death of one 'Hasia Breina bas Abraham' with prayer and torah study.

Dates

  • 1970-1978, 1995

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in English

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers, except items that may be restricted due to their fragility, or privacy.

Use Restrictions

No permission is required to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection, as long as the usage is scholarly, educational, and non-commercial. For inquiries about other usage, please contact the Director of Collections and Engagement at mmeyers@ajhs.org.

For reference questions, please email: inquiries@cjh.org

Biographical Note

Journalist, Editor, Jewish Publications.

Extent

0.75 Linear Feet

Abstract

The collection consists of correspondence, articles, documents, publications and other materials gathered by Elie Faust-Levy personally and arising from her work as a journalist and as managing editor for the Women's American ORT Reporter. One major topic in the collection is the dissent in the American Jewish community during the 1970's concerning the controversial organization Breira, an associate of which was one of Levy's contributors at the Reporter. Contains articles produced by Breira, (1975-1976), internal publicity and membership information, copies of InterChange, a Breira publication (1975-1977), and mailings relating to it (1976-1977), as well as materials from a 1977 Breira national membership conference. Also includes articles relating to the debate about Breira in the Jewish press (1977-1978), as well as Levy's own, and ORT's internal correspondence regarding their involvement in the controversy, based on a 1977 article in Vol. 27, no. 3 of the Reporter by a writer linked to Breira. The American Sephardic community is the other major topic in the collection, and included are materials from several Sephardic organizations from the 1970's, such as the American Sephardi Federation, the Sephardic Caucus at the 1972 American Zionist Federation, and the Central Sephardic Jewish Community of America. There also are publications and correspondence of The Foundation for the Advancement on Sephardic Studies and Culture, established to promote the Sephardi heritage. Of particular interest are materials relating to the organizations's response to Stephen Birmingham's depiction of American Sephardim in his 1971 book, The Grandees, of which Levy had written a review. Several Sephardic American periodicals and newsletters, or articles on Sephardic American Jewry in Jewish periodicals (1972-1976) are also included.

Acquisition Note

Elie (Eleanor) Sarah Faust Levy 1995.058; 1995.063
Title
Guide to the Elie (Eleanor) Sarah Faust-Levy collection, 1970-1978, 1995 P-786
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by marc2ead_ajhs.xsl
Date
© 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • December 2020: EHyman: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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