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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Dates:  1916-1979

Creator:  Sirota Family

Summary/Abstract: A native of Russia, Isidore Sirota lived in New York City before moving to Atlanta. Once in Atlanta, he opened a corner grocery store named “Joe’s Market.” His wife, Rose, was also a native of Russia. Both of them were very active in the Farband Zionist Order, which was organized in 1913 and provided sickness and death benefits while promoting Yiddish culture and Socialist doctrine. The papers contain an autobiography of Isidore, naturalization certificates, Farband records and meeting minutes, publications, and a Yiddish poem.

Quantity/Physical Description: .2 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 47, Isidore Sirota Family Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Arrangement: All material is arranged in alphabetical order and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note Isidore Sirota was born in Russia in 1897. In the early 20th century, he immigrated to the United States and married his wife Rose. During the Depression, Isidore moved to Atlanta in search of economic opportunity. He opened a grocery store called “Joe’s Market” on the corner of Fraser and Fulton Streets. He and his wife were very active in the Farband Labor Zionist Order. Isidore pasted away in 1961.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 The American Jewish Review Vol. 1, No. 5 Jan. 1916
2 Autobiography of Isidore Sirota 1961
3 Farband Labor Zionist Order – “50th” anniversary program and newspaper clippings 1956, 1964
4 Farband Labor Zionist Order – minutes 1945-1960
5 Naturalization certificates 1941-1942
6 Yiddish poem – “The Last Word” by Eliyahu Granit Undated

 

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