Jews -- Social life and customs
Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:
Bernhard Kahn dedicated 50 years of his life to welfare activities in order to help distressed Jews. Among others he worked for the Hilfsverein der deutschen Juden, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Comittee and the American Joint Reconstruction Foundation .The collection contains personal as well as professional correspondence, articles on Bernhard Kahn’s work and biography, lectures and speeches by him and a number of official documents such as letters of consignment, citizenship papers and educational and professional certificates.
The collection contains official and private documents (originals or photocopies) pertaining to Jews in Bohemia during the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Boschwitz papers are focused on Carl Boschwitz's efforts with the Prisoners of War Relief Committee during World War I. The Leubsdorf papers trace the lineage of the Leubsdorf Family, notably related to the family of Heinrich Heine, and also include an eighteenth-century prayer book.
The Clara Michelson Collection documents the life and work of the writer and graphologist Clara Michelson. The main subjects of the collection are her writings and her publications. The collection consists of manuscripts, a list of manuscripts, correspondence, publications and a photograph.
This collection contains materials collected by David Trotsky relating to the Jewish community of Belgium in the inter-war period. Materials include printed documents, posters, reports, meeting minutes, and newspaper clippings, mainly pertaining to the Jews of Brussels and Antwerp.
The Elk-Zernik Family Collection provides documentation on the lives of several family members, especially Rabbi Max (Meir) Elk, dentist Benjamin Elk, Helmut Zernik and Charlotte Elk Zernik. The collection also holds the written compositions of several family members, including the sermons and articles of Max Elk and the autobiographical writing of Charlotte Elk Zernik. Other material includes a photo album and family photographs, a scrapbook, official papers and certificates, letters, some correspondence and clippings.
The collection contains various documents related to the family of Eva Ronell (née Ring), as well as a number of Ring's personal papers and some materials on the family history.
This collection contains photocopies of documents, photographs, and genealogical tables pertaining to the family of Evelyn Pearl (Perl) of Berlin and the related Wachsmann (Waxman) and Heimann families.
Four printed documents imposing restrictions on Jewish social and economic life in Brunswick and in Austria.
This collection contains documents and correspondence pertaining to Hans and Käthe Stroh's emigration to Shanghai and the United States, and materials for their restitution claims. There are also numerous family photos spanning the period roughly from 1900 to 1970.
Contains articles, speeches, holiday programs, typescripts, and poetry written by Harry P. Shapiro, President of the H.P. Shapiro Corporation, a manufacturer of women's fashions. Shapiro contributed articles for the Jewish holidays and wrote of his impressions during his 1961 visit to Israel for the Deland Sun News. He was active in several local civic and community organizations and as leader of the Jewish Center Congregation, spoke at local Protestant and Catholic groups.
This collection consists of letters exchanged between Henriette Levi and her children, especially with the family of her son Siegmund Levi and of her daughter Therese Gotthelft.
Mimeographed notes and manuscript on electricity from the ORT Vocational School in Vilna. Essays on Jewish life in Argentina. Clippings of articles on Jewish life in Argentina and Vilna. Personal documents. Obituaries.
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.
Miscellaneous printed matter relating to Jewish life in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Leopold Levi was a merchant in Stuttgart. Most of the material in this collection gives information on his activities for Jewish organizations and the Jewish Community in Wuerttemberg. Levi was a member of the Oberrat der Israelitischen Religionsgemeinschaft Wuerttembergs (from 1919 to 1940) and of the Israelitisches Gemeindevorsteheramt. He also was an Oberkirchenvorsteher in the Oberkirchenbehoerde and he was active in the Chewra Kadischa. Furthermore he assisted the Juedische Nothilfe. During the years 1941-1943 he succeeded to immigrate to the United States. He died in 1968 in New York.
Over 100 drawings, sketches, charcoal and watercolors, depicting scenes of Jewish life in Europe, the Middle East and the U.S. in the 1920s. Themes include the Jewish quarters of Warsaw, Lodz, Radom, Vilna, Kovno, Lemberg, Minsk, Paris, Venice, Safed. The drawings also depict Jews in kibbutzim and Hasidic Jews.
This collection contains family and business photographs, passports, various certificates, genealogical research, and moving image media representing the life of Maurice Yamen Shasha. Also included are photographs and primary source documents of his wife, Violet Shasha, and photographs of Maurice's parents and children.
The Max Michelson Family Collection documents the life of a Latvian Jewish family living in Riga. The main subjects of the collection are correspondence between family members, who moved abroad and those who stayed in Riga and some family pictures. The collection consists of letters, genealogical information and photographs. Languages: The collection is in German, Russian and English.
Various materials pertaining to Mirjam Steinberger, née Kugelmann’s early years in Berlin.
The Hadassah Oral Histories consist of audio cassette recordings and typed transcripts of oral history interviews as well as related correspondence and research documents. Interviewees include notable members of Hadassah’s National Board, the Honorary Council, Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO), Youth Aliyah, Machon Szold, and Hebrew University, among others. Discussions cover such topics as Hadassah roles and achievements, Jewish upbringings, education, and family.
The collection consists of several thousand illustrated postcards and greeting cards. Included are rare postcards bearing artistic illustrations, photographic images and poetic texts, and cards and depicting folklore and religious themes, such as the Jewish New Year and other holidays. The greeting cards relate primarily to the New Year. Included are invitations to weddings and bar mitzvahs.
This collection comprises George Salomon's material for the planned publication "The Salomon Family of Friesack" which he did not finish before his death in 1981. The material is composed of genealogical tables, memoirs, photographs, maps, books, correspondence and newspaper publications as well as of writings by ancestors of George Salomon. The collection provides extensive genealogical information on the Salomon family as well as information on Friesack, a town at the western border of Brandenburg.
The collection contains archival materials pertaining to past Jewish life in the town of Schmitten in Hesse, Germany and neighboring communities.
The diaries of Toni Ehrlich provide an in-depth look into the life of a highly educated woman from an upper-middle class background, spanning the first half of the 20th century.
Documents pertaining to Irgun Olei Leipzig (Verband Ehemaliger Leipziger – Association of Leipzig Immigrants) in Israel.
This collection covers the history of the Vierfelder family, and includes materials on the town of Buchau, Wuerttemberg.
This collection contains a variety of vital records, identification papers, legal documents and family records from the Dreyfuss, Freiberg, and Marx families, mostly from the 19th century, as well as family trees, personal histories, and research material, much of which was used in Werner Marx's book, Circumstances: a family history.
Materials of the Jewish cultural center and the Bergelson Library in Campinas, Brazil. Mimeographed newsletters and circulars of Jewish organizations in Argentina and New York. Yearbooks of the Borochow Workmen's Circle School #6, 1939-1948.
Executive Board administrative records. Circulars, publicity materials, press announcements and reports. Materials on activities: Yiddish Book Club, Lecture Club, others. Correspondence: Shalom Asch, Jacob Ben-Ami, Shloyme Berkovitch, Felix (Fishl) Bimko, Menahem Boraisha, Yehude Leib Cahan, Mendl Elkin, Todros Geller, Aaron Glanz-Leieles, Baruch (Boris) Glassman, Ben Zion Goldberg, Naftoli Gross, Alexander Harkavy, Peretz Hirschbein, Malka Lee, H. Leivick, Shmuel Niger, Joseph Opatoshu, Israel Chaim Pomerantz, Melech Ravitch, Abraham Reisen, Israel Jacob Schwartz, Maurice Schwartz, Jacob Shatzky, Solomon Simon, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Baruch Vladeck, Max Weinreich, Yehoash, Chaim Zhitlowsky. Correspondence with libraries, book dealers and organizations. Correspondence and materials of the branches: Burlington (Vermont), Denver (Colorado), Havana (Cuba), Calgary (Canada), Rochester (New York), Allentown (Pennsylvania), Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Chicago. Records of the Mid-West Region. Correspondents: Chaim Zhitlowsky, H. Leivick, Shmuel Niger.