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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1933 - 2002

Creator: Sara Cohen Alterman

Summary/Abstract:  Papers consisting of the high school memory book of Sara Cohen Alterman, 1933-1936; one photograph of a State of Israel bonds dinner, 1974; miscellaneous newspaper articles; a copy of an interview of Sara Alterman by Stacey Saha, 1996; and a copy of the Cohen Genealogy compiled in 1999.

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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 266, Sara Cohen Alterman Family Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Separated Material:  Photographs removed to the visual arts collection.

Processed by:  Demece Harvey

Arrangement:  All material is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Sara Cohen Alterman, is a native Atlantan.  She began Zionist and Jewish education oriented early, attending the Ahavath Achim Hebrew School and Biblec lass, graduated from the Shearith Israel Sunday School, and attended the Arbiter Farband Yiddish Shule.  At the age of 16 she lead the Young Judean Club, and at 18 joined Junior Hadassah.  During World War II she was active in Jacksonville Jewish Committee, while David was in the Navy. Mrs. Alterman was vice president of programming for Ahavath Achim Sisterhood from 1948 to 1952.  Was the second president of Henrietta Szold Group of Hadassah, vice president of Atlanta Hadassah.  She was vice president of Southeastern Region of Hadassah in 1961.  She is on the boad of the Jewish Community Center, and liaison chairman between youth and adults.  She is on the board of Jewish Education, and has held the chairmanship of every division of Federation.  She was overall chariman of Womens’ Division from 1961 to 1963.  Sara Alterman was on the board of Ahavath Achim Sisterhood, Hadassah and Brandeis.  She is past chairman of the Womens’ Division of Israel Bonds.  She is a member of ORT, Council of Jewish Women, Mizachi, Hadassah, Service Guild, B;nai B;rith Women and Ahavath Achim Sisterhood.

Scope and Content:  Papers consisting of the high school memory book of Sara Cohen Alterman, 1933-1936; one photograph of a State of Israel bonds dinner, 1974; miscellaneous newspaper articles; a copy of an interview of Sara Alterman by Stacey Saha, 1996; and a copy of the Cohen Genealogy compiled in 1999.

Collection Inventory

1 1 Cohen Genealogy 1999
2 Interview of Sara Cohen Alterman by Stacey Saha 1996
3 Letter to Rabbi Harry Epstein 2002
4 Nate Schriber 1944
5 Newspaper articles relating to family members 1972 – 1995
6 Scrapbook 1933 - 1936
7 Women Making a Mark

 

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