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Papers of David Ribacoff

Identifier: ASF AR-60

Scope and Content Note

The David Ribacoff papers comprise photographs, recordings, the personal and professional correspondence of David Ribacoff and related ephemera. The bulk consists of correspondence between 2000-2010 and photographs from 1928-1956.


  • Creation: 1925-2010


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

American Sephardi Federation, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011


Biographical Note

David Ribacoff, was born in Bukara, Russia, one of eight children in a traditional Sephardic family. He and his family left Bukara and immigrated to Egypt in 1928. He lived in Egypt, and became a member of the Adly Street Synagogue in Cairo. David Ribacoff married his wife Lisette in 1955. However, soon after in 1956, following the Suez Canal police affair, David Rubicoff, his wife, and young son immigrated to Brazil. In 1963, David Rubicoff and his family moved to New York. David Rubicoff became involved in many projects to assist Bukharian immigrants in New York, and also became an active board member of the American Sephardi Federation.


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The David Ribacoff papers consistsphotographs and the personal and professional correspondence and papers of David Ribacoff. The papers highlight David Ribacoff’s involvement with the American Sephardi Federation and other Jewish organizations.


The collection consists of a single series:

  1. Papers of David Ribacoff

Acquisition Information

Donated by David Ribacoff in 2012.

Guide to the Papers of David Ribacoff 1925-2010 AR 060
Processed by Catherine Ziegler
© 2011
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the American Sephardi Federation Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States