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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1955 - 1956

Creator:  Esther Levine

Summary/Abstract:  Scrapbook from the United Synagogue Youth of Columbus, Georgia.

Quantity/Physical Description: .13 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 288 Esther Levine Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Related Material:  Mss 92, Shearith Israel Synagogue (Columbus, Ga.) Records

Processed by:  Demece Harvey (February 2014)

Arrangement:  Scrapbook remain in original order

Biographical/Historical Note:   Esther Levine, before marriage Esther Gerson, born and raised in Columbus Georgia, Esther was elected Vice President of Columbus United Synagogue Youth Chapter.  She attended Columbus High School and Brandies University.  Her family owned Gerson Department Store.

Scope and Content:  The 1950s marked a time of considerable growth for Shearith Israel. The arrival of Rabbi Kassel Abelson in 1952 coincided with the congregation’s move to a larger and more modern building. At this time, the congregation also became affiliated with United Synagogue of America and became active in the Conservative movement. As a result, Shearith Israel’s United Synagogue Youth (USY) chapter became extremely active within the congregation and the entire southeast region.  Shearith Israel was always proud of its young people and always active in USY– United Synagogue Youth. Many children attended Camp Ramah in Massachusetts, USY on Wheels and USY Israel Pilgrimage.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 Scrapbook 1955 - 1956


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