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Dates:  1791-1969 (bulk dates 1966-1969)

Creator:  Levy, Henry, 1927-

Summary/Abstract:  Papers and records relating to Henry Levy’s term as President of Congregation Mickve Israel, Savannah, Georgia.

Quantity/Physical Description: 5 boxes (2.1 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 354, Henry Levy Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

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

Separated Material:  Oversize Materials

Processed by: Lindsay Resnick, 2016

Arrangement:  This collection is arranged in alphabetical order by folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Henry “Hank” Levy was born in Savannah, Georgia on March 23, 1927 to Morton Henry (1890-1954) and Sadie Kaufman Levy (1890-1979), both Georgia natives themselves. He graduated from Savannah High School and Georgia Institute of Technology, the latter with a degree in Architecture. After his graduation from Georgia Tech, he joined his father’s architecture practice, Clarke & Levy, which later became Levy & Kiley.  His most well-known commissions were the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport Terminal, the Jewish Educational Alliance, and the Fort Pulaski Visitor Center, all located in Savannah. Henry Levy retired a few years after the death of his partner, Walter F. Kiley (1909-1992).

Along with his professional accomplishments, Hank Levy was and remains active in community causes, including the Savannah Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Savannah River Basin Development Committee, and Congregation Mickve Israel, where he served as President from 1967 to 1969. He has won many awards including the City of Savannah’s Oglethorpe Trophy (1968), the 1962 Outstanding Young Man in Georgia award, and the 1962 City of Savannah Distinguished Service Award.

Henry Levy married Clara Loeb Gershon (b. 1926) on June 8, 1948, and had four children- Suzanne Loeb Levy Falk (born ca. 1949), Morton Henry Levy II (1953-1987), Sidney Gershon Levy (b. 1956), and David Kaufman Levy (b. 1960). Henry and Clara Levy divorced in 1987, and the following year Henry married Sissy Lynn Schram (b. 1943). He continues to be active in his community and physically active. He even went skydiving to celebrate his 81st birthday in 2008.

Scope and Content:  This collection contains papers from Henry “Hank” Levy’s term as President (or Parnass) of Congregation Mickve Israel from approximately 1966-1969. Most of these papers come from notebooks that he kept throughout his term, while some come are records relating to the Savannah Jewish Council. Of particular interest to researchers are papers relating to the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (now Union for Reform Judaism) and the social and political upheavals of that time period.

Collection Inventory

Box

File

Description

Date

1

1

Administrative communication

1967

 

2

Administrative communication

1968

 

3

Administrative communication

1969

 

4

Brotherhood/Contact/youth group

1968

 

5

Brotherhood/Sisterhood/youth group

1969

 

6

Budget/miscellaneous

1964-1966

 

7

Budget/miscellaneous

1966

 

8

Building and grounds/membership/religious school

1969

 

9

Bureau of Jewish Education (SJC)

1968

 

10

Charter

1791

 

11

Membership/religious school

1967

 

12

Choir/rabbi

1969

 

13

Coleman Library

1949-1950

 

14

Constitutional amendments

1964-1966

Box

File

Description

Date

2

1

Contact newsletter

1969

 

2

Employees/Bureau of Jewish Education

1969

 

3

Employees/communications/youth group

1967

 

4

Finances

1966-1968

 

5

Finances

1967

 

6

Finances

1969

 

7

Funds

1969

 

8

General miscellaneous

1966-1968

 

9

General notes

1968

 

10

High holidays

 

Box

File

Description

Date

3

1

Historical

1967-1968

 

2

Ideas/speeches

1964-1968

 

3

Insurance

1964

 

4

Israel crisis

1967

 

5

Letters to individuals

1967-1969

 

6

Membership

1968

 

7

Minutes

1967

 

8

Minutes

1969

 

9

Miscellaneous old records

undated

 

10

Miscellaneous records

1963

 

11

Monterey Ward Association

1968-1970

 

12

Public worship

1968

 

13

Public worship

1969

Box

File

Description

Date

4

1

Public worship/building and grounds

1967

 

2

Pulpit/High Holidays/annual meetings

1967-1970

 

3

Rabbi

1967

 

4

Rabbi

1968

 

5

Real estate

1966-1968

 

6

Religious school

1963-1965

 

7

Religious school/choir

1968

 

8

Rosh Hashanah

1965-1967

 

9

Savannah Jewish Council

1967

 

10

Savannah Jewish Council

1968

 

11

Savannah Jewish Council/Community Relations

1967-1969

 

12

Savannah Jewish Council/Jewish Educational Alliance

1969

 

13

Sheftall Trust

1957

 

14

Sisterhood/Brotherhood/Contact

1967

 

15

Speeches

1967-1968

Box

File

Description

Date

5

1

UAHC (Union of American Hebrew Congregations)

1967

 

2

UAHC

1968

 

3

UAHC

1969

 

4

UAHC- 50th General Assembly

1969

 

5

UAHC communications

1969

 

6

UAHC Southeast Convention

1966

 

7

UAHC Southeast Council

1968-1969

 

8

Yahrzeit Committee

1966-1968

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