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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Dates:  1973-1986

Creator:  Edwin J. Feiler Jr.

Summary/Abstract:  Edwin J. Feiler, Jr. served as president of Congregation Mickve Israel from 1978-1980. The records document Feiler's presidency and his participation on various committees.  Records in the collection include clippings, Board of Adjunta minutes, committee materials, correspondence, financial records, and presidential reports dating from 1973 to 1986.

Quantity/Physical Description:  .8 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 337, Edwin J. Feiler Jr. 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 Edwin J. Feiler, Jr., 2001.

Custodial History:  The Edwin Jr. Feiler Jr. Papers are part of the Savannah Jewish Archives that were transferred from the Georgia Historical Society to the Breman Museum in 2015.

Separated Material:  One oversized foler (Mss 337 O/F F)

Processed by:  Lynette Stoudt (2009) and Jeremy Katz (2015)

Arrangement:  The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Edwin J. Feiler, Jr. was born in Savannah, Georgia, in 1935.  He is married to Jane (Abeshouse) Feiler and has three children.  Edwin Feiler is the president of Metro Developers Inc. and worked as a Savannah real estate agent at the Feiler Company. He served three terms as president of Leadership Savannah (1976-1979), participated in the Democratic National Convention as a Georgia delegate, and served as president of Congregation Mickve Israel from 1978-1980.

Scope and Content:  This collection contains records of Edwin J. Feiler, Jr.'s service to Congregation Mickve Israel in Savannah, Georgia.  The records document Feiler's presidency and his participation on various committees.  Records in the collection include clippings, Board of Adjunta minutes, committee materials, correspondence, financial records, and presidential reports dating from 1973 to 1986.

Collection Inventory

Box

File

Description

Date

 

1

1

Articles and clippings

1974-1981, Undated

 

2

Board of Adjunta – meeting records

1978-1980

 

3

Board of Adjunta – meeting records

1978-1980

 

4

Board of Adjunta – member list

1977, 1979

 

5

Calendar of events

1978-1980

 

6

Certificate of insurance

1978

 

7

Committees – Archives Committee (general)

1973-1975

 

8

Committees – Archives Committee (exhibit case photographs and negatives

Undated

 

9

Committees – concerning sanctuary and museum visitation

1979, Undated

 

10

Committees – Education Committee

Undated

 

11

Committees – Membership Committee

Undated

 

12

Committees – Rabbinical Search Committee (Administrative files)

1985-1986

 

13

Committees – Rabbinical Search Committee (Administrative files) RESTRICTED UNTIL 2060

1985-1986

 

14

Committees – Rabbinical Search Committee (Candidates under consideration) RESRICTED UNTIL 2060

1985-1986

 

15

Committees – Rabbinical Search Committee (Candidates rejected) RESTRICTED UNTIL 2060

1985-1986

 

16

Committees – Rabbinical Search Committee (Candidates withdrawn) RESTRICTED UNTIL 2060

1985-1986

 

17

Committees – Religious School Committee

1977

 

18

Committees – to be established list

Undated

 

19

Constitution and bylaws

Undated

 

20

Contact

1976, 1978-1981

 

 

 

 

2

1

Correspondence

1973-1978

 

2

Correspondence

1979-1980

 

3

Financial records – bank account, pledges

1977-1979

 

4

Financial records – budgets

1974-1981

 

5

Financial records – endowment fund

c. 1977

 

6

Financial records – estimate of receipts and expenses

1976

 

7

Financial records – financial statements

1973-1978

 

8

Financial records – high holy days

1978-1979

 

9

Financial records – income tax returns

1977-1978

 

10

Financial records – report on review of financial statements

1979

 

11

Financial records – settlement sheet, property sold to Trustees of First Mount Bethel Baptist Church

1974

 

12

Financial records – Sisterhood of Temple Mickve Israel (Kirkbaum floral trust)

1975

 

13

Institute of Jewish Education of Savannah recommended constitution

Undated

 

14

Inventory of silver and fine arts

1979

 

15

Lifecycle ceremonies policies

1975

 

16

Meetings – annual meetings

1978-1979

 

17

Meetings – past presidents meeting

1979

 

18

Meetings – special meeting of the congregation

1976

 

19

Membership lists

1976-1980

 

20

Postcard of Congregation Mickve Israel (blank)

Undated

 

21

Prayers

Undated

 

22

President's annual reports

1977-1980

 

23

Presidents of Jewish organizations, Savannah

1979-1980

 

24

Programs

1976, 1979

 

25

Proposal to establish Hyman and Pearl S. Rubin Living Memorial Scholar In-Residence Weekend In-Residence Weekend

Undated

 

26

Proposed rules for serving alcoholic beverages in social hall

Undated

 

27

Questionnaire regarding Congregation Mickve Israel

1979-1980

 

28

Religious school curriculum

1978-1979

 

29

Savannah Jewish Council directory

1978

 

30

"Savannah's Old Jewish Community Cemetery" pamphlet, by B.H. Levy, and notes on first Jewish burial ground 29notes on first Jewish burial ground

1978, Undated

 

31

Schindler, Rabbi Alexander M., writings

1978-1979

 

32

Union of American Hebrew Congregation – directory

1978

 

33

Union of American Hebrew Congregations – Maintenance of Union membership forms

1978-1981

 

34

Volunteer sign-up sheets

1978

 

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