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Rochester (N.Y.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter Collection

Identifier: P-317

The collection consists of Jack Cohen and Mosco Tzechoval’s papers relating to their involvement at the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter in Oswego, New York, 1944-1946. Materials include correspondence, sermons, minutes, reports, notes, clippings, and photographs.

Dates: 1944-1947, 1960, 1975

Frankel Brothers (Rochester, N.Y.) Death Notices Collection

 Collection — Consolidated Box I5, Folder: Collection I-292
Identifier: I-292

This collection consists of death notices, as well as acknowledgement cards and notes for condolences offered by the firm of Frankel Brothers, on the occasion of a death in the family of a business contact, and announcements of memorials and funeral services. Contains information of Jewish businesses across the United States.

Dates: undated, 1906-1934

Milton Steinberg (1903-1950) Papers

Identifier: P-369

The Milton Steinberg (1903-1950) Papers documents the personal and intellectual life of the American author, philosopher, rabbi, teacher, and theologian. The collection contains correspondence, writings, photographs, audio recordings, and memorabilia. In addition to numerous articles, he authored several books including, The Making of the Modern Jew (1934), As A Driven Leaf (1939), A Partisan Guide to the Jewish Problem (1945), Basic Judaism (1947), A Believing Jew (1951), Anatomy of Faith (1960), and A Prophet’s Wife (2010). In a professional career that lasted a little over twenty years, he served as rabbi at three synagogues, primarily at the Park Avenue Synagogue. In addition, he was active in the community at large, and worked with many Jewish community and civic organizations. As a disciple of Mordecai Kaplan, he and others helped to establish the Reconstructionist movement of American Jewry.

Dates: undated, 1883-2003; Majority of material found within 1923-1950

Myer S. Isaacs (1841-1904) Collection

Identifier: P-22

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.

Dates: undated, 1844, 1851-1925

Records of the Jewish Education Service of North America

Identifier: I-75

The Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA), formerly known as the American Association for Jewish Education, was founded in 1939. The Association promotes and supports Jewish education in communities throughout the United States and Canada by supplying studies of Jewish education, developing supplementary educational materials, and collaborating with Jewish organizations. This collection primarily contains the results of surveys and consequent reports, in addition to some correspondence, meeting minutes, and newsletters of the administration. Somewhat unrelated, the Jewish Media Services's files on films and filmmakers make up the last series of this collection, as JESNA took over some of the responsibilities of this organization in the early 1990s.

Dates: 1922-1999; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1987

Strasburger family (New York, N.Y.) papers

 Collection — Box CB-P6, Folder: P-217
Identifier: P-217

Contains a certified copy of the declaration of intent to be naturalized by Louis Strasburger in Rochester, N.Y., 1854, and the citizenship paper issued to him in 1866 in New York City. Also contains a document showing Strasburger to be a member of the New York State Militia, 1856, and discharge paper, 1865. Contains three letters from Strasburger to his fiance, Lenore Wertheimer, their marriage certificate signed by Gustav Gottheil, rabbi of Temple Emanu-El, New York City, and messages of congratulations. Also included is Strasburger's calling card and a small needlepoint on punched card.

Dates: 1854-1888

Yiddish Culture Society Records

Identifier: RG 258
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1928 - 1943