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In this letter to Judah L. Hackenburg of Philadelphia, Bernal writes of his efforts to secure a teaching position in Louisville, KY and mentions a Jewish seminary in Louisville "with 30 to 40 pupils."
The Records of the Board of Delegates of American Israelites (1859-1878) documents the life cycle of the Board of Delegates, a Jewish civil rights organization located in New York City. The Board served in a two-fold function: acting as a central organization for American Jews and working on behalf of Jews abroad. To the latter end, the Delegates collaborated with the Committee of Deputies of British Jews and the French Alliance Israélite Universelle to provide for the relief and aid, civil, and religious rights of Jews throughout the Americas, Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, particularly Romania, Ottoman Palestine including Jerusalem, and Morocco.
In the U.S., the Delegates were partially responsible for the appointment of the first Jewish Military Chaplain and surveyed member synagogues concerning the history and size of their congregation, the first organization to systematically record this type of information in the States. The Delegates merged with the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC) in 1878 and dissolved in 1925. Correspondents include Adolph Crémieux, Sir Moses Montefiore, Benjamin Franklin Peixotto, Isaacs S. Myer, the Rev. Dr. Arnold Fischel, and Maj. General Benjamin Butler. Documents include correspondence, minutes, committee reports, memorials, announcements, surveys, some printed material including clippings, and a 1932 Rabbinical thesis on the Delegates by Allan Tarshish.
Consists of typed copies of letters sent to Isaac and Bernard Bernheim by the Board of Park Commissioners, Louisville, KY, and Andrew D. White, U.S. Ambassador to Germany, on the occasion of the Bernheim brothers' gift of a statue of Thomas Jefferson by Moses Ezekiel to the city of Louisville (1899-1900). Also includes a typed copy of a speech given by Isaac Bernheim to the Hillel Club, Denver, Colorado, 1938, in which he expresses his opposition to political Zionism and advocates the founding of a "Reform Church of American Israelites."
The Rudolph E. Friedman Collection contains the papers and extensive correspondence of this businessman. The collection centers on his early life in Germany, emigration and early years in the United States, and his military service during World War II. Some information on his family is also available. The collection consists largely of correspondence and documentation of his military service, but also includes a small amount of official documents and personal papers.