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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1955-1969

Creator:  Malcolm Minsk and the Zionist Organization of America

Summary/Abstract:  Malcolm Minsk was treasurer and an active member of Zionist Organization of America for many years. His papers consist of Membership records and correspondence from the Zionist Organization of America-Atlanta District.

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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 80, Malcolm Minsk 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 by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  A native of Atlanta, Malcolm Minsk attended Boys High School and Emory University. He was treasurer and an active member of ZOA for many years. He was also a chairman for the Commission on Education at the National Youth Conference, president of the Allied Youth Council, president of Congregation Shearith Israel, president of the Hebrew Academy of Atlanta, and one of the founders of Camp Judaea in Henndersonville, N.C. He was a CPA and a partner in the accounting firm of Birnbrey, Minsk and Minsk. He was a member of the American Institute of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Betty Minsk, formerly Betty Gerson from Morristown, Tennessee, attended the University of Miami and graduated from Ohio State University. She taught nursery school at the Atlanta Jewish Community Center and was a graduate student at Mercer University studying early childhood education. She was active in the Shearith Israel Sisterhood and was its president for two years and a board of trustees member. She was also a member of Hadassah, B’nai B’rith Women, a former vice president of the Hebrew Academy PTA, and correspondence secretary of the Women’s Division of the American Society for Technion in Atlanta. Together Betty and Malcolm had three children; Elisa, Wendy and Ronnie who all attended Hebrew Academy of Atlanta.

Scope and Content:  Researchers studying the Malcolm Minsk Papers will gain insight into the Zionist Organization of America. All material is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 Zionist Organization of America – Atlanta District, conventions 1962-1963
2 Zionist Organization of America – Atlanta District, correspondence 1960-1963
3 Zionist Organization of America – Atlanta District, financial records 1961-1969
4 Zionist Organization of America – Atlanta District, membership applications and rosters 1959-1963
5 Zionist Organization of America – membership handbook Undated
6 Zionist Organization of America – Atlanta District, miscellany 1961


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