Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Israel Herbert Levinthal Papers
Collection consists of articles written by and about Levinthal, resolutions and testimonials for his fiftieth and ninetieth birthday and thirty-five years of service to Brooklyn Jewish Center, obituaries, and photographs. The articles written by Levinthal consist of contributions he made to the Brooklyn Jewish Center Review, and a dedication and speech that was published as part of the twenty-fifth anniversary book of the Brooklyn Jewish Center. The collection also includes articles concerning his daughter Helen Hadassah Levinthal Lyons, who was the first woman to complete a rabbinical curriculum at a Jewish theological institution. Lyons received her Masters of Hebrew Literature from the Jewish Institute of Religion. Correspondence from Stephen S. Wise thanking her for donations and a birthday gift are enclosed.
Ray Frank Litman (1861-1948) Papers
This collection consists of papers of Ray (Rachel) Frank, the first Jewish woman to preach formally from a pulpit in the United States. It contains correspondence relating to her personal life; her activities as an author and lecturer; programs; and printed and manuscript copies of sermons, speeches, and writings by Frank. There is also a scrapbook (1879-1901) of newspaper clippings of articles by and about Frank, reflecting her view on women's suffrage, Judaism, and other topics.
Records of the National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section
The records of the National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section document the organization's community service, advocacy, and supportive administrative, fundraising, membership, and public relations activities from the Section's early years to the present. Included is a large amount of material from the National Organization in relation to the New York Section. This material is dated from 1896 to 1999 and consists of administrative, events, and advocacy matters. The New York Section's community services files include its work on aging, child care, consumer telephone referrals, counseling support, crime prevention, the disabled, domestic violence, early child education, feminism, homelessness, hunger, immigrants, Israel, Jewish education and promotion, literacy, probation, the sick, summer recreation for children and the elderly, and war relief. The Section's advocacy files consist of lobbying efforts for the rights of children, the disabled, the elderly, families, the homeless, immigrants, Israel, and women. The collection is primarily in English, with some Hebrew, Yiddish, German, Greek, Spanish, Chinese, and Italian. Among the types of material are audio tapes, blueprints, correspondence, minutes, photographs, publications, scrapbooks, and scripts.