Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Consolidated Box P11, Folder: P-385
Abstract Photocopy of the Record book of Abraham Selz of Niederstettin, Germany (and later of Baltimore, MD) contains records in Hebrew, Yiddish, and German regarding the circumcisions of over 450 boys in Niederstettin and its surrounding towns. Also includes one folder of background information on Abraham Selz.
Dates: 1853-1881, 1981
Identifier: AR 2863 / MF 509 / MF 438 / MF 220 / MF 356
Abstract Records of the Consistoire Central des Israélites de France, as well as of the local consistories for the departments of Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin (Alsace) and Moselle and Meurthe-et-Moselle (Lorraine), in Strasbourg, Colmar, Metz and Nancy, including minutes, tax-lists, lists of rabbis, cantors, and notables, censuses of Jewish communities, and correspondence.
Abstract This is an artificial collection that contains digitized photographs and slides selected from various collections in the Archives of the American Soviet Jewry Movement, and other related collections at the American Jewish Historical Society. The physical part of the collection consists of one manuscript box containing 415 photographs that were separated from their parent collections.
Dates: undated, 1969-1991
Identifier: AR 1906 / MF 688
Abstract The collection contains a large number of original historical documents related to the family Berliner of Hanover. Folder 1 contains original materials including residency permit for Moses Berliner from 1817 and a bundle of business and family documents of the Berliner family dating 1789-1898. There are also clippings from pre-war newspapers and 20th century family certificates and documents, including a short handwritten family history penned in 1964, author unknown.
Abstract This Collection consists primarily of English, German, Hebrew, and French language correspondence concerning Reform Judaism, Zionism; the founding of the American Jewish Historical Society; the Jewish Publication Society; B'nai B'rith; the legal position of Jews in England and the United States with particular reference to the Naturalization Acts; the religious and social life and the history of Jews in Russia and Poland; Bible readings in public schools; the study of Jesus in Jewish Sabbath Schools; anti-slavery issues in the Fremont Campaign in 1856; and other correspondence pertaining to his numerous activities.
Dates: undated, 1844-1922
Identifier: AR 3086 / MF 568
Abstract The collection contains three circumcision registers (Mohelbuecher) with some entries from Prague, 1816 and Baiersdorf, 1819 and mostly from Munich, 1826-1885. In addition there is a ‘Memorbuch’ from Fuerth, Bavaria.
Collection — Consolidated Box P3, Folder: P-118
Abstract Contains the original of Jacob Raphael Cohen's (1810-1811) will, of and the inventory of his estate (1812). Of special note in the will are his requests regarding the manner of his burial and the furnishing of oil for the eternal light in the Mikveh Israel Synagogue in Philadelphia.
Dates: undated, 1776-1843
Collection — Consolidated Box P23, Folder: P-821
Abstract Collection documents Cantor Albert's career as a cantor and mohel in Beth Jacob, the Wall Street Synagogue in Boston, MA; B'nai Zion, the Orms Street Congregation in Providence, RI; and Beth Jacob in Pittsburgh, PA. Folder consists of an advertisement in Yiddish, with English translation, publishing Albert as a mohel; a certificate from the Orms Street Synagogue electing Albert as a Reverend and granting him license to preform marriages for the congregation; a letter from the City of Boston Registry Department requesting that Rev. Alpert use the term Rabbi rather than "Rav Sons of Abraham" on his marriage certificates, a telegram from Pittsburgh requesting the Rabbi's presence for the Fourth of July, 1908; Alpert's obituary; and a brochure summarizing the Cantor Joseph L. and Rachel E. Alpert Family Memorial Scholarship established for the School of Sacred Music at the Hebrew Union College in New York, NY.
Dates: undated, 1905-1910, 1940
Collection — Consolidated Box P23, Folder: P-801
Abstract The collection consists of a copy of Ricardo's circumcision register and an article authored by Josette Capriles Goldish titled "Nineteenth Century Carribean Circumcisions: An Analysis of the Journal of Births and Circumcisions Performed by Moises Frois Ricardo" that appeared in American Jewish History.
Collection — Consolidated Box P5, Folder: P-184
Abstract Collection includes a letter of recommendation (1880) from Congregation Sons of Zion, Providence, RI, on behalf of Finesilver, testifying to his fitness as a religious functionary; and a medical release signed by Ega Levidausky of New York City (1881) stating that Finesilver was not accountable for any negative effects resulting from his circumcision of her three sons.
Collection — Consolidated Box P2, Folder: P-72
Abstract Contains manuscript listings of 910 circumcisions performed in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina, and the District of Columbia from 1836-1862. Among the entries, which include 47 geographic locations, are 739 for Baltimore, 51 for Washington, D.C., 19 for Alexandria, VA, 12 for Frederick, MD, 11 for Hanover, PA, and 10 for Hagerstown, MD. Also includes an article about the book from 1889, and a letter from 1831 from Michael Samuel Rosenberg to the Jewish community of Baltimore, certifying that the meat being shipped to them was kosher. The letter was found pinned in back of the record book.
Dates: 1831-1862, 1989
Abstract The New York Board of Rabbis is a cross-denominational Jewish organization for rabbis that seeks to foster fellowship, provide educational enrichment, and rise above theological differences to strengthen and defend the Jewish community advancing its’ educational, religious, and social values. The collection documents the governance of the Board and its activities in serving the Jewish community of New York and at large.
Dates: undated, 1881-2000; Majority of material found within 1948-2000
Identifier: AR 2483
Abstract This collection contains transcriptions of various vital records registers from the nineteenth and early twentieth century of the Jewish community of Randegg (Landkreis Gottmadingen), Baden-Württemberg, Germany.