Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Abraham Jonas estate and legal papers
The majority of the collection consists of Jonas' will and the papers related to settlement of his estate. Of interest is his exhortation to his children not to dispute his leaving the entire estate to his wife. Simeon P. Cohen was a witness to his will.
Anna Herzfeld Woog Family Collection.
The collection contains original and photocopied documents about the Meinungen, Herzfeld and associated families as well as marriage contracts and divorce papers for Anna and Julius Woog.
Authorization for messenger of get
Consists of two items, authorizations for the messengers of a get (religious divorce document).
Blu Greenberg Papers
Collection contains articles by and about Greenberg, award programs, biographical summaries, book reviews, calendars, class syllabi, conference proceedings and programs, correspondence, a grant proposal, an haggadah, journals, a poster, reports, and speaking and lecture engagement publicity. One box of material is devoted to articles, brochures, conference programs, newsletters, and research papers collected by Greenberg that relates to Jewish feminism, divorce, infertility, and religious leadership. Among the organizations represented are College of Mount Saint Vincent, Dialogue Project, Drisha Institute, Edah, Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, Ken Dovrot, Project Kesher, Religious Women's Forum, Women's enews, and World Council of Religious Leaders.
Charles Blumenthal papers
Rabbi in Waco, Texas. Primarily correspondence with other American rabbis on matters pertaining to religious divorce.
Julie Braun-Vogelstein Collection
This collection contains correspondence and other materials related to the Braun-Vogelstein family.
Kurt Nathan Gruebler Collection
This collection contains documents and correspondence illustrating the experience of Kurt Nathan's Gruebler's ancestors, including their education and emigration.
Leo Hershkowitz Collection of Court Records
The Leo Hershkowitz Collection of Court Records consists of affidavits, complaints and various orders that were filed in New York City between 1835 and 1910 presumably by Jews based on name or company of those involved in lawsuits. This includes cases of divorce, naturalization, business and estate disputes, and petitions for guardianship, among a variety of other lawsuits.
Queens Bet Din Gittin / Rabbi Faber Records
This is a collection of the records of Rabbi Salamon Faber, Chair of the Queens Bet Din or Rabbinic Court, concerning the gittin (plural of get, Jewish religious divorces) that the Queens Bet Din granted between 1947 and 1992. These records include Rabbi’s Faber’s personal notes about the gittin, correspondence with the husband and wife and with any other concerned parties, copies of civil and religious marriage and divorce documents, divorce contracts signed by the husband, and copies of conversion certificates.
Records of the Sephardic Jewish Brotherhood of America
This collection contains the institutional records of the Sephardic Jewish Brotherhood of America, a fraternal organization founded in New York in 1921 to serve and unify the American Sephardic Jewish community. These records primarily pertain to issues of membership, including mortuary and sick benefits, scholarships and access to charitable funds, as well as information about community receptions and various other cultural activities.
Shmuel Robles de Medina formula and contracts
This volume, which belonged to Shmuel Robles de Medina, hazzan of Congregation Neve Shalom, contains the following: a Hebrew poem with the first letters forming the acrostic, "Shmuel Robles de Medina"; formulas for ketubot, divorce, power of attorney, certification of ritual slaughter, removal of a required levirate marriage (halizah) in Portuguese and Hebrew; specifications for a mikveh with the mention that land for the mikveh was purchased by Rabbi Olivera. Of interest is a document for halizah which was received from Amsterdam. The document includes the names of the parties involved as well as the names of the witnesses, including David Cohen d'Azevedo (d. 1792). The last few pages contain copies of documents which have been copied out in Dutch.
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.
Tobias Geffen Papers
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.
Vivian White Soboleski papers
Collection consists of papers pertaining to Vivian White Soboleski and the White family, including: Vivian White Flaxer's divorce papers; copies of Vivian White Soboleski and her second husband Jospeh Soboleski's last will and testament; Vivian White Soboleski's Russian emigration papers; and Vivian White Soboleski's father's, Philip White (1865-1926), who immigrated from London in 1892, New Hampshire citizenship declaration.
Also included are Vivian's brother, Abraham White's (1888-1971) US citizenship papers; birth certificate; death records; his World War I promotion, recommendations, and discharge papers; and two copies of his "So We May Not Forget" journal regarding his time in the World War I Air Service 1st Squadron, 1st Provisional Regiment.
Materials relating to Vivian's sister, Leah White Horwitz, include: report cards; class promotion information; photographs from her time Radcliffe College; and an extensive file on her son, Henry M. Horwitz, who was killed in World War II. Regarding Henry M. Horwitz, the collection includes his high school and college commencement programs, V-mail letters, the telegram reporting "missing in action," a photograph of his French gravesite, and eulogies.
White family histories and a family tree, written by Vivian White Soboleski, consists of information on the above family members as well as her cousins.