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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Dates:  1955-1985

Creators: Giffen, Irwin B., 1921-1988

                Goodman, Lloyd S., 1944-

                Jewish Educational Alliance (Savannah, Ga.)

Summary/Abstract:  This small collection contains miscellaneous items related to the Jewish Educational Alliance of Savannah, Georgia, created by two of its past presidents, Irwin B. Giffen and Dr. Lloyd S. Goodman. Of particular note are materials relating to the “Community Self Study for Jewish Youth,” a study conducted by the Savannah Jewish Council (now Federation) in 1965 and 1966.

Quantity/Physical Description:  .4 linear feet

Language(s):  English

Repository:  The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Restrictions on Access:  There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Restrictions on Use:  Copyright restrictions may apply.  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.  Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation:  Box #, Folder #, Mss 392, Irwin B. Giffen and Lloyd S. Goodman Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Acquisition: Gift of Dr. Lloyd S. Goodman, 1996.

Custodial History: The Irwin B. Giffen and Lloyd S. Goodman Papers are part of the Savannah Jewish Archives that were transferred from the Georgia Historical Society to the Breman Museum in 2015.

Related Material:

Mss 352, Jewish Educational Alliance (Savannah, Ga.) Records

Mss 396, Irwin B. Giffen JEA Papers

Processed by: Resnick, Lindsay B., 2017.

Arrangement:  The collection is arranged in alphabetical order by folder titles. Within each folder, items are arranged in chronological order.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Irwin Brener Giffen was born on October 13, 1921 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Israel L. Giffen (1884-1951) and Diana Brener Giffen (1890-1983). He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and married Helen Margaret Lurio (1926-1993) of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He served as the Executive Director of the Savannah Jewish Council for many years as well as the President of the Jewish Educational Alliance. Irwin and Helen had two children, Ira (b. 1953) and Debra (1955-2012). The family were members of Congregation Agudath Achim. Irwin Giffen died at his son’s home in Tacoma, Washington, on August 18, 1988, at age 66.

Lloyd Stanley Goodman was born on April 18, 1944 in Savannah, Georgia, to Abe Goodman and Beatrice Heyman Goodman (1920-2014). He graduated from Tulane University and the Albert Einstein School of Medicine. He is married to Sandra Goodman and is a cardiologist at the Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. A leader in the Jewish community, he is a Past President of the Jewish Educational Alliance.

Scope and Content: This small collection contains miscellaneous items related to the Jewish Educational Alliance of Savannah, Georgia, created by two of its past presidents, Irwin B. Giffen and Dr. Lloyd S. Goodman. Of particular note are materials relating to the “Community Self Study for Jewish Youth,” a study conducted by the Savannah Jewish Council (now Federation) in 1965 and 1966.

Collection Inventory

Box

File

Description

Date

 

1

1

Community Self Study for Jewish Youth

1965-1966

 

2

Community Youth Study Final Report

May 1966

 

3

JEA 43rd Annual Meeting

1955

 

4

JEA 75th Anniversary correspondence

1985

 

5

JEA activity programs

1957-1958

 

6

JEA mortgage burning ceremony

May 6, 1971

 

7

Letter to Lloyd Goodman from Irwin Giffen re: Early history of JEA

October 6, 1985

 

8

United Nations Day at JEA feat. Dr. Zev Katz

October 19, 1959

 

9

Variety shows

1963-1964

 

10

Youth Survey Committee meeting minutes

1965

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