Conversion -- Judaism
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Collection consists of marriage and conversion certificates, financial statements, flyers, newsletters, and programs issued by Congregation Kenesseth Israel. One folder is devoted to bulletins concerning other Jewish organizations in Minneapolis, including the Jewish Home for the Aged of the Northwest, Bloomenson Foundation, and Jewish Community Center of Greater Minneapolis. Miscellaneous news clippings pertaining to Jewish life and Israel are also included, as well as a 1954 pamphlet titled "You are Not Alone," to assist parents of retarded children. The pamphlet was issued by the State of Minnesota, Department of Public Welfare.
Contains the surviving papers of Rabbi Tobias Geffen who served as a rabbi in New York City (1904-1907), Canton, Ohio (1907-1910), and Atlanta, Georgia (1910-1970). Includes extensive correspondence with members of his family, autobiographies in Yiddish and English (several versions) and other material relating to his personal life.