Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
Corporate Governance and Committees Records in the Hadassah Archives
This record group documents the work of the Hadassah national board through board and executive committee meeting minutes, board member subject files, correspondence and reports, as well as minutes and materials generated by Hadassah ad-hoc and non-Executive committees, from 1912-2012. This record group also includes files from milestone anniversaries of Hadassah and legal documents pertaining to its projects.
Falk Family Collection
This collection contains materials pertaining to anniversaries of the Falk family.
Heilberg Breslauer Addenda
This collection contains materials on various members of the related Breslauer, Schäffer, and Heilberg families found in the records of Marianne Breslauer, her daughter Helen J. Breslauer, and her maternal aunt Frieda Heilberg. The lives of these family members and their relationships with each other are documented through correspondence, photographs, vital documents, professional and educational records, diaries, and family trees.
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.
Kasriel H. Sarasohn collection
Collection contains correspondence, legal documents, news clippings, issues of newspapers, and photographs pertaining to Bashe and Kasriel Sarasohn and their Yiddish/English newspaper The Jewish Daily News. Correspondence includes letters of condolence upon Kasriel's death, a protest letter written by the Jewish Daily News to Mayor George B. McClellan concerning a statement Commissioner of Police Bingham made regarding Jews and crime, a thank you for fundraising efforts from the Central Committee for the Relief of Jews Suffering Through the War, and a letter from Rolls Royce of America regarding storage of a limousine. Legal documents pertain to a libel suit brought by Sarasohn against Arbeiter Zeitung Publishing Association. News clippings consist of articles and memorial tributes to Bashe and Kasriel, and anniversaries of The Jewish Daily News. Complete issues of the 25th and 30th anniversary numbers are available. Photographs include a confirmation class and Kasriel Sarasohn.
Landshut Family Collection
Folder 1 and 2 mostly contain documents (invitations, songs, poems, speeches, wills) pertaining to occasions such as weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, golden weddings, and birthdays of various family members, but also official documents such as school certificates, identity cards, police clearances etc. from the years 1833 to 1955 (including undated materials), and family correspondence (1865-1931).
Folder 3 contains materials pertaining to Selma Wittenberg née Landshut (1878-1960). It includes manuscripts by Selma Wittenberg, a notebook titled "Lehrgut Wittgenstein und die Seinen" (handwritten, 41 pp., also exists as typescript (carbon copy)) and a second notebook (handwritten, 46 pp., also exists as typescript (carbon copy)) with several short stories ("Schabbeslichter","Was ein alter Familientisch zu erzaehlen weiss", "Idill [sic] in der Kleinstadt", "Omchen, erzaehl uns ein Maerchen!", "Glauben", "Vom Birnbaum", "Tante Erna – das Sternchen", "Der Wagen", and "Ein Urteil"). The texts are written in a concentration camp on Rhode (Rodi) under Italian occupation in the summer of 1941 after the ship, which was supposed to bring Wittenberg from Triest to Palestine, was wrecked. The latter notebook consists of various memoirs including descriptions from the situation in the camp.
The file also contains correspondence of Wittenberg (1938-1941), partly drafts of letters, in which she refers to life in the camp.
Folder 4 contains a family history by Siegfried Landshut (bound print, 44+1 pp.) including a genealogical table from 1962, family photographs, and materials pertaining to the Landshut family collection by the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem.
Martin Buber Collection
The collection holds materials by and about Martin Buber.
Myer S. Isaacs (1841-1904) Collection
Real estate lawyer, judge, newspaper editor, and philanthropist, Myer S. Isaacs was the eldest son of the second English-speaking Rabbi in the United States, the Rev. Dr. Samuel M. Isaacs (1804-1878). The Isaacs Family were founding members of the New York-based Jewish civil rights organization, the Board of Delegates of American Israelites (1859-1878), published the Jewish Messenger (1859-1902), and Myer was the first president of the Baron de Hirsch Fund. This Collection contains documents deriving from Myer and Samuel Issacs, and Myer's brothers Abram (1852 or 53-1920) and Isaac Isaacs (1845-1907). Information concerning Myer's children may also be found, including documents from his son Stanley (1882-1962), Manhattan borough President and New York City Councilman. Includes correspondence, clippings, commencement programs, invitations, souvenir and anniversary programs, election campaign materials, obituaries, funeral programs, and citizenship papers.
Philip Cowen Papers
Philip Cowen (1853-1943) was a Conservative Jew who grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Though he only studied for one year at the City College of New York, the literary-minded Cowen became the founder (with Rev. Dr. Frederic de Sola Mendes) and editor of the Conservative Jewish publication, the American Hebrew from its inception in 1879 until his resignation in 1906. In 1905, Cowen was appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt to the Ellis Island positions of Immigration Inspector on the Board of Special Inquiry, determining the fitness of émigrés to the United States, and later advanced to Inspector-In-Charge of the Division of Information for Employment and the Discharging and Information Division. In addition, Cowen was a member of the Young Men's Hebrew Association, was a founder of the The Judeans society, a secretary for B'nai B'rith, and published an autobiography entitled Memoirs of an American Jew (1932). Documents include writings and material on immigration, surveys of American leaders and intellectuals on Anti-Semitism, and background materials for articles written in the American Hebrew. The collection contains correspondence, articles, documents, official reports, telegrams, clippings, pamphlets, photographs, and handwritten notes.
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.
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel (Elkins Park, Penn.) 150th anniversary celebration
Collection consists of bulletins, invitations, programs, and an audiocassette pertaining to the 150th anniversary celebration of the first Reform congregation in Philadelphia. An exhibit guide within the collection provides extensive historical information. The collection also includes a biographical sketch of the late Rabbi Bertram W. Korn, and a service of installation for Rabbi Bradley N. Bleefeld. The audiocassette consists of a compendium of services used by the Congregation over the last 150 years.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Speech and Autographed Letter
The collection consists of an autographed letter from Ginsburg to Michael Feldberg, Executive Director of the American Jewish Historical Society, enclosing a speech she gave at Touro Synagogue in Newport, R.I. in celebration of the 350th anniversary of Jews in America. Ginsburg's speech summarized the careers of the following Jewish Supreme Court Justices: Louis D. Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, Felix Frankfurter, Arthur Goldberg, and Abe Fortas. A copy of the speech was reprinted in the catalog for the AJHS' exhibition "Greetings from Home.".
Papers of Seixas Family
The children and descendants of Isaac Mendes and Rachel Levy Seixas included individuals who had a great impact on communal affairs and colonial Jewish life in New York, Philadelphia, Newport, and Richmond. Though this collection does not preserve the total volume of papers produced by every family member, the documents contained herein demonstrate the importance of the family in both Jewish and secular life in late 17th and early 18th century North America.
The collection is valuable to researchers studying the Seixas family; civic, mercantile, and religious contributions of Jews in the colonial era; Jewish communities in New York, Philadelphia, Newport, and Richmond; the importance of religion to Colonial Jews; Jewish participation in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and World War I; Jewish converts to Christianity; Jews as masons; and Congregation Shearith Israel of New York.
Prominent individuals in this collection include: Ephraim Hart, Grace Seixas Judah, Mrs. Jesse Judah, Israel Baer Kursheedt, Sarah Seixas Kursheedt, Hayman Levy, Nicholas Low, Isaac Moses, Naphtali Taylor Phillips, Benjamin Mendes Seixas, David G. Seixas, Gershom Mendes Seixas, Isaac Benjamin Seixas, Isaac M. Seixas, Jacob B. Seixas, Joshua Seixas, and Moses Mendes Seixas.
The collection includes: account records, books, circumcision instructions and register, correspondence, drawings, estate papers, a eulogy, family trees, legal documents, petitions, photographs, prayer books, a sermon, and shipping records.
This collection is arranged into four series: Series I: Family Papers; Series II: Moses Seixas (1744-1809); Series III: Gershom Mendes Seixas (1746-1816) and descendants; and Series IV: Benjamin Mendes Seixas (1748-1817) and descendants.
Sol Saginaw Hebrew Orphan Asylum Collection
Collection consists of alumni invitations, a biographical sketch for David Carasso/Carson, a button, information regarding a parade Saginaw took part in to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of George Washington's inauguration (1989), news clippings, HOA Association "Rising Bell" newsletters(1984, 1987, 1999), an centennial anniversary program for HOA Association (1987), photographs, HOA songs, and a scrapbook. Of particular interest is the scrapbook compiled by Meyer Saginaw, which dates from 1935-1940. Also of interest are lyrics to HOA songs from 1936. The themes of the songs include Palestine, Purim, Shavous, and HOA summer camps Wakitan and Wehaha.
Subject files collection
Collection encompasses an extensive variety of organizations, subjects, and formats and is most useful for genealogists and researchers interested in general information. Researchers looking for a particular publication will also find this collection helpful.