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Reeve Robert Brenner (Rabbi) Papers

 Collection — Container: Consolidated Box P28, Folder: P-962
Identifier: P-962

Scope and Content Note

This collection is comprised of periodicals, correspondence and literature from the life of Rabbi Reeve Robert Brenner. The collection contains four periodicals with articles about Bankshot. The location within each periodical is indicated by the marker. There are also three letters written to Brenner congratulating him on a speech or an award. Also included are undated copies and promotional material pertaining to literature Brenner wrote.


  • undated, 1968, 1988-2007


Access Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

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Biographical Note

Rabbi Reeve Robert Brenner was born in New York City in 1936. He has held many positions including being the first staff chaplain at the National Institute of Health (NIH). During his life, he has written several scholarly books. While in Israel after his cousin became confined to a wheelchair, he invented the game of Bankshot in 1981. Bankshot is a variation of basketball which allows handicapped people to play. Brenner is currently the leader of Congregation Bet Chesed in Rockville, MD.


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Language of Materials



This collection is comprised of periodicals, correspondence, and literature pertaining to the life of Rabbi Reeve Robert Brenner from 1968-2007. Rabbi Brenner is a noted scholar and the inventor of a basketball inspired game called Bankshot.


The collection is arranged into a single series as follows:

Physical Location

Collection is located in Consolidated Box P28.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the National Association for Recreational Equality (NARE), 2009.

Related Material

The faith and doubt of Holocaust survivors by Reeve Robert Brenner, call number BM645.H6 B73 is available from the AJHS in the Lillian Goldman Reading Room.

Guide to the Reeve Robert Brenner Papers, undated, 1968, 1988-2007   *P-962
Processed by Robert Walters
© 2013
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Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • November 2020: RJohnstone: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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