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Jacob Keller papers

 Collection — Box: CB-P8, Folder: P-278
Identifier: P-278

The collection contains documents pertaining to Rabbi Keller's career in Witkower, Kingdom of Hanover, prior to coming to Lexington, Missouri. Included in the collection are the following items in Yiddish, with English translations: 1) A sermon (undated); 2) A wedding address (undated); 3) A letter of introduction for Rabbi Keller (1834); and 4) a kabalah for shehitah for Rabbi Keller (1826). Also included are photocopies, in German, of a letter of recommendation for Rabbi Keller (1831), and a copy of his birth certificate (1831); and English translations in manuscript of all of the above documents, as well as letters to Rabbi Keller (1828, 1829) and his rules for shehitah (1831).

Dates: undated, 1826-1834

Jacob Lazarus, Jr. papers

 Collection — Container: Consolidated Box P12, Folder: P-415
Identifier: P-415

The collection contains four depositions from four individuals regarding the abduction of Lazarus from Charleston to New York City on a writ. Among the deponents was Solomon Moses. Also includes photocopies of other legal documents.

Dates: 1830

Jacob Lazarus Snitzer (1874-1947) Papers

Identifier: P-36

This collection contains handwritten and typed drafts of plays, a novel, and notes for plays and for a newspaper column by Yiddish writer Jacob Lazarus Snitzer (1874-1947). There is also correspondence and contracts relating to Snitzer's plays and five scrapbooks of newspaper articles.

Dates: undated, 1909-1946

Jacob Levy Jr. estate inventory

 Collection — Container: Consolidated Box P19, Folder: P-674
Identifier: P-674

Inventory of estate for a New York City resident. Enumeration of goods belonging to the estate is missing.

Dates: 1837

Jacob Lucena petition

Identifier: P-737

Petition made by Jacob Lucena to transport food to Kingston and Albany, Sept. 1678.

Dates: 1678

Jacob M. Rothbart memoirs

 Collection — Container: Consolidated Box P18, Folder: P-637
Identifier: P-637

Collection Consists of stories, proverbs, and reminiscences recorded by Rothbart at the request of his granddaughters: Betty R. Rothbart, and Judith Anne Rothbart.

Dates: 1966-1975

Jacob Henry Schiff Collection

 Collection — Box: CB-P9, Folder: P-295
Identifier: P-295

Contains a signed letter to Louis Monash concerning immigration to the United States (1912), a signed letter of thanks to Everett P. Wheeler acknowledging a pamphlet on the Holy Land (1912), and two manuscript letters to William G. McAdoo, Sevretary of the Treasury, on various matters (1915, 1918).

Dates: 1895, 1905-1918, 1935

Jacob Xenab Cohen, papers

Identifier: P-661

Consists of correspondence, articles, speeches, travel notes, ephemera and other documents pertaining to the career of a civil-engineer Jacob Xenab Cohen, who retired from that profession in 1924 to become a practicing rabbi. Includes materials from Cohen's campaigns against employment discrimination and Nazi persecution of Jews in Europe from 1932 to 1945.

Dates: undated, 1913-1978

Jacobi-Schlossberg Family Papers

Identifier: P-705

Collection consists of personal papers of the Jacobi-Schlossberg family, specifically of papers belonging to Sarah Simon Jacobi, Freda Moritz Jacobi, Alice Jacobi Schlossberg, and Deda Schlossberg Miller. Papers include correspondence between Freda and Harold Jacobi, and between Alice and Arnold Schlossberg, as well as baby books, journals, report cards, photo albums, and a videotape. The collection also includes genealogical information on the family and family photographs.

Dates: 1870-2000

Jacobs family (New York, Charleston, Savannah) papers

 Collection — Box: CB-P10, Folder: P-339
Identifier: P-339

Consists of a detailed 1833 listing and appraisal of all items in the estate of Judith Hadassah Jacobs [Myers] (1759-1832). Items listed includes: a "box with Hebrew books." The executor of the estate was Abraham Jacobs, and one of the appraisers was Naphtali Judah. Also includes 1825 inventory of estate of Benjamin R. Jacobs (1744-1824).

Dates: 1825, 1833

Jacobs Family Genealogical Chart

Identifier: P-590
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the genealogical chart of the Jacobs Family.

Dates: 1968

Jacques Judah Lyons papers

Identifier: P-15

Jacques Judah Lyons, hazzan, rabbi and community leader, was born in Surinam and emigrated to Philadelphia in the early 1800s. Minister of the New York Congregation Shearith Israel for 38 years, he gathered extensive materials on early Jewish history in the United States, Canada and the West Indies. His papers include manuscripts, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, notebooks, photographs, and a Sansom ship's log book. Contains material relating to Jews in North and South America generally and more specifically to Congregation Shearith Israel and the Jews in New York, the Touro Synagogue and cemetery and the Jews in Newport, Rhode Island, Philadelphia and the West Indies. Also contains material relating to Jews in the wars of the United States, correspondence of the Jews with George Washington and items relating to Haym Salomon. Collection consists of manuscript material and five notebooks and three scrapbooks of Lyons. Contains material not listed in calendar consisting of sermons by Lyons, a manuscript prayer book used in Surinam and a guide for religious ceremonies at Congregation Shearith Israel, as well as letters written during the Civil War period and correspondence relating to the personal life and career of Lyons.

Dates: undated, 1705-1885, 1908, 1911-1914, 1917-1919, 1933, 1950

Jacques Rieur papers

 Collection — Container: Consolidated Box P19, Folder: P-669
Identifier: P-669

Correspondence, photographs and ephemera which document Jacques Rieur's career as a leader of the Jewish community of Montclair, New Jersey.

Dates: 1930-1937

Jamaica, West Indies Collection

Identifier: I-82

The Jamaica, West Indies Collection documents the early history of Jews in Jamaica through correspondence, an indenture, and a series of newspaper clippings published in 1900 in The Daily Telegraph written by George F. Judah.

Dates: 1674-1960

James M. Beck Letter

 Collection — Container: Consolidated Box P12, Folder: Collection P-422
Identifier: P-422

This collection includes a letter from James M. Beck to Calvin Coolidge regarding the decision of U.S. Circuit Judge Julius M. Mayer to sentence New York City Controller Charles L. Craig to jail.

Dates: 1923

Jan Peerce autograph

 Collection — Box: CB-P9, Folder: P-331
Identifier: P-331

Collection consists of an envelope containing Peerce's signature and date.

Dates: 1972

Jarmulowsky Bank Books and Photographs

 Collection — Box: CB-I10, Folder: 1
Identifier: I-610
Content Description

Two bank books, one for Ida Goldberg with deposits from 1906-1917 and one for Aaron H. Hochman for deposits in 1910 and 1911. Includes three 8x10 black and white photographs circa 1972 of the bank with a restaurant sign for Jack's Coffee House and Pollak's Hebrew Book Store.

Dates: 1906 - 1917; 1972

Jacob Isaacs Receipt

 Collection — Container: Consolidated Box P13, Folder: Collection P-435
Identifier: P-435

This collection consists of a postage receipt imprinted with the name of Isaacs, who was postmaster in Columbus, Mississippi, from 1854 to 1862.

Dates: 1864

Jewish Community Project Downtown Oral History Project

Identifier: I-608

In the summer of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted every aspect of American life, including summer activities for adolescents. To address this shortfall, JCP and AJHS created an online class for high school students, focusing on American Jewish history and how it relates to their own family histories.

Led by AJHS Executive Director Annie Polland and AJHS Director of Collections and Engagement Melanie Meyers, the cohort of 6 participated in an eight week online class designed around AJHS archival content, with weekly lectures delivered via Zoom, and additional context delivered by a variety of guest speakers.

In the on-line course, students studied American Jewish history, learned how to access and analyze historical documents, delved deep into specific topics with sessions led by historians from across the country, and applied these skills to their own individualized research projects.

Students learned how America has shaped the Jewish experience, and how Jews have helped shape America. They learned how to use historical tools that enabled them to place their own family histories in a broader context, and to consider the connections between past and present.

Their final projects were to develop questions and topics, based on the history lessons provided, that would be incorporated into a questionnaire for a family history interview comprising at least two generations of storytelling. These interviews were recorded via Zoom, and blend the sharing of family stories with important milestones and movements in American Jewish history.

Dates: 2020-2021

Jean Strauss Tillis

 Collection — Container: Consolidated Box P22, Folder: P-759
Identifier: P-759

A videotape (with a typed transcript) of an interview of Jean Strauss Tillis, who immigrated from Ukraine to New York circa 1921.

Dates: 1990

Jefferson Monroe Levy collection

Identifier: P-48

Contains clippings, letters, certificates and photographs relating to the activities of Levy in both his public and private life. Materials relating to his service as a Representative of the State of N.Y. to the U.S. Congress focus on fiscal and labor legislation; the suffering of the Jews in Russia and Rumania and the attempts for the amelioration of their condition; and the controversy over Levy's purchase of Thomas Jefferson's home at Monticello. The latter constitutes the greater part of the collection.

Collection also includes also correspondence of Amelia Mayhoff, 1901-1939, sister of Levy, and documents relating to the military career of Monroe Mayhoff, 1910-1930.

Dates: undated, 1901-1939, 1985

Jerry Goodman Papers

Identifier: P-863

The collection contains papers of Jerry Goodman, the founding director of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry, the largest and most influential organization created by the American Jews to coordinate efforts on behalf of Soviet Jews, which survives today as NCSJ: Advocates on Behalf of Jews in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic States & Eurasia. The bulk of the collection covers the activities from the early 1970s through late 1980s. The collection includes some minutes of meetings, memoranda, correspondence, newsletters and publications of the NCSJ and its precursor, the American Jewish Committee on Soviet Jewry (AJCSJ, 1964-1971). Among other materials are some posters and considerable number of photographs on Refuseniks and of the ASJM events in New York and the US, audio recordings on compact cassettes and reel-to-reels re-mastered into CD format, and VHS tapes. The collection also contains non-paper objects like pins, pendants, bracelets devoted to prisoners of conscience in the USSR, as well as a t-shirt, a scarf and a shopping bag.

Dates: undated, 1954, 1959-2008, 2011; Majority of material found within 1971 - 1989

Jesse B. Calmenson, papers

Identifier: P-359

The collection consists primarily of correspondence reflecting Calmenson’s involvement in numerous national and local Jewish organizations. The largest quantity of materials is in relation to his work with the United Palestine Appeal (1926-1945, primarily 1926-1929), and the Zionist Organization of America (1919-1952). Among the local St. Paul Jewish organizations, the largest quantity of materials relates to the Emergency Committee for Palestine (1942-1951), and the Zionist Organization of America, St. Paul Chapter (1918-1950). Among his correspondents are Harry S. Truman, H.V. Kaltenborn, and Emanuel Neumann. Among the topics dealt with are the 1929 riots in Palestine, the protest against the Passfield paper, and the establishment of a Jewish army after World War I. The collection also contains materials relating to Calmenson’s private activities, and miscellaneous writings and papers belonging to the Calmenson family.

Dates: undated, 1903-1952, 1966, 1978-1979, 1981, 1995-1996

Jewish Board of Guardians (New York, N.Y.) Collection

Identifier: I-302

This collection consists mostly of annual reports. Also includes invitations, statistical reports, bulletins, and addresses.

Dates: undated, 1907-1952

Jewish Center of Bayside Hills Records

Identifier: I-595

The Jewish Center of Bayside Hills was founded in 1952 by young couples settling in the area after WWII. These records consist of draft constitutions, newspaper clippings, photographs, and negatives. The photographs encompass the inaugural meeting, the building dedication ceremony, an election forum, and entertainment events.

Dates: 1952-2005

Jewish Center of Williamsbridge (Bronx, New York), records

Identifier: I-509

Contains the Bulletin of the Jewish Center of Williamsbridge from the 1940s to the 1970s and gift books bound with yearbooks of the Center bound inside. Also includes material regarding Doctor Rabbi Akiba Predmesky (d. 1998), who served the Jewish community and the Jewish Center of Williamsbridge for over fifty years.

Dates: undated, 1921-2002

Jewish Chronicle Soviet Jewry Collection

Identifier: I-523

The Jewish Chronicle is a weekly newspaper covering local, national and global news for the Jewish community of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and its vicinity. The collection contains information and photographs used by The Jewish Chronicle for coverage of the situation of Jews in the Soviet Union during the decades of 1960s and 1970s. The bulk of the materials originated from the Soviet Jewry movement organizations and other Jewish institutions in the United States and includes publications, press releases, correspondence and photographs related to Soviet Jews.

Dates: undated, 1963-1988, 1990-1993

Jewish Community Center of Dallas Collection

Identifier: I-320

This collection contains program catalogs for the years 1977-1996 and event publicity brochures and fliers for 1981, 1988-1996.

Dates: undated, 1977-1996

Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit Book Fair Records

Identifier: I-481

This collection consists of agendas, articles, book lists, committee lists, correspondence, minutes, news releases, promotional materials, speeches, a writers' journal, and a tote bag relating to the planning, implementation, and promotion of an annual book fair held at the JCC of Metropolitan Detroit.

Dates: undated, 1976-2003

Jewish Community Centers Association (St. Louis, Mo.) collection

Identifier: I-372

This collection contains various circulated material produced by the Jewish Community Centers Association of St. Louis, Missouri. Also included in this collection are several dozen issues of the regional run of The Journal.

Dates: undated, 1950-1994

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