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Frank J. Adler Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11987

Scope and Content Note

Folder 1 contains genealogical tables of the family Schwarzadler (later Adler) from Frankfurt/Main. Folder 2 holds materials pertaining to Frank J. Adler’s mother, Dora Adler, née Jacobsohn. Biographical information about Frank J. Adler is included in folder 1.

Dates

  • 1912-1993

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in English and German.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

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

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

Frank J. Adler was born Franz Julius Schwarzadler in Frankfurt/Main in 1923. He received his childhood religious education at Frankfurt's Westend synagogue. In 1940, he immigrated to the US and worked in Chicago, while taking college night classes. He served two years in the US army in the Southwest Pacific. In 1946, he became synagogue administrator at Temple Isaiah Israel of Chicago. In 1953 he moved to Kansas and served as the administrator of B'nai Jehudah until his retirement in 1991, when he became administrator emeritus. He also served as the president of the National Association of Temple Administrators and on the Board of Trustees of the Union of American Hebrew Congegrations and on its Executive Board.

Extent

2 Folders

Abstract

Folder 1 contains genealogical tables of the family Schwarzadler (later Adler) from Frankfurt/Main. Folder 2 holds materials pertaining to Frank J. Adler’s mother, Dora Adler, née Jacobsohn. Biographical information about Frank J. Adler is included in folder 1.

Separated Material

Photographs of the Ashkenazi synagogue in Istanbul, Turkey, have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.
Title
Guide to the Frank J. Adler Collection, 1912-1993  AR 11987
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
Date
© 2016
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • December 1, 2017 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States