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Dates:  1915-2008

Creator:  Jewish Educational Alliance (Savannah, Ga.)

Summary/Abstract:  The Jewish Educational Alliance (JEA) was chartered August 2, 1912 to meet the leisure and Americanization needs of the Jewish community in Savannah. The Jewish Educational Alliance (JEA) records consist of scrapbooks, board records, financial records, committee records, building construction and renovation records, men's club records, photographs, scrapbooks, slides, videotapes, and audio cassettes dating from 1920 to 2007.

Quantity/Physical Description: 14.4 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 352, Jewish Educational Alliance Records, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Custodial History:  The Jewish Educational Alliance Records 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 removed to oversized collection and photographs removed to visual arts collection.

Processed by:  N. Birkheimer, undated; V. Frey, 2001; L. Spracher and V. Frey, 2002; L. Stoudt, 2006; H. Kirkland, 2009; J. Katz and L. Resnick, 2015

Arrangement:  The collection is arranged into 10 series: 1. Administrative records; 2. Building construction and renovation records; 3. Committee records; 4. Financial records; 5. Meeting records; 6. Men's Club records; 7. Program records; 8. Visual materials; and 9. Audiovisual materials; 10. Scrapbooks

Biographical/Historical Note:  The Jewish Educational Alliance (JEA) was chartered August 2, 1912 to meet the leisure and Americanization needs of the Jewish community in Savannah. In the original charter, objectives were outlined for promoting the English language and for providing a building for such endeavors as a Kindergarten, a library, classes promoting domestic and professional skills and recreation (including a gymnasium). In addition, the charter sought to provide meeting space for worthy organizations.

In time, the goals of the JEA expanded. A 1927 report by the organization set forth the objectives of the JEA, “To develop of our youth conscious, thinking, self-respecting Jews to whom their Jewishness will be an integral part of a full life; to encourage these young men to think for themselves and to feel for others…to give our members an opportunity for cultural advancement; to develop in them a feeling of communal responsibility…”. In 1941, Executive Director Jerome Labovitz called the JEA, “The community’s Jewish center” and stated that it “served as a coordinating factor.”

In 1914, two years after the original charter, the JEA leased a building on the northeast corner of Barnard and Harris streets. In two more years, the JEA built its own structure, largely by the donations of Colonel Sigo Myers in honor of his brother Herman. This building opened in January 27, 1916 and was located at 328 Barnard Street at the corner of Barnard and Charlton streets. World War I disrupted activities and the JEA building was rented out to the Chatham County Board of Education from 1918 until November 1920.

Within a few years of the reopening, the JEA had become a strong social force in the Jewish community offering family nights, dances, socials, plays, contests, lectures, concerts and sports. The JEA also offered social services such as transient relief, unemployment and social case work that were later taken over by the Savannah Jewish Council, now the Savannah Jewish Federation. In December 1950, the JEA purchased 11 acres on Abercorn Street just north of DeRenne Avenue for their second building which opened in the spring of 1955.

The JEA Men’s Club was organized in the late 1930s by JEA members and has been involved in many of the JEA’s social and athletic activities since.  During the 1950s the club co-operated with the Women’s Club to host joint events and raise funds for the JEA.  Their athletic events included the Golden Glove boxing bouts, the Boys Junior City Basketball Tournament and an indoor softball league.  In the 1950s, the club took over the responsibility of the JEA team sports from the JEA Athletic Association and began serving as co-sponsor of the JEA Blood Drive.

Scope and Content:  The Jewish Educational Alliance (JEA) records consist of scrapbooks, board records, financial records, committee records, building construction and renovation records, men's club records, photographs, scrapbooks, slides, videotapes, and audio cassettes dating from 1920 to 2007.  The collection documents the early history of the JEA and its growth and development over time. There are undated materials throughout the collection which are located in the front of their respective folders.

The records are arranged into eight series:

SERIES 1: Administrative records

This series contains scholarship applications, reports, rosters, surveys, constitutions, endowment records, guidelines, resumes, manuals, membership records, correspondence, newcomer papers, certificates, charts and trust agreements.

SERIES 2:  Building records

This series consists of contracts, committee documents, fund campaign materials, and correspondence related to construction and building renovations.  While there are some documents concerning former property of the JEA in downtown Savannah, most of the materials relate to the current building at the corner of Abercorn Street and DeRenne Avenue. These materials are arranged in chronological order.

SERIES 4:  Committee records

This series contains committee papers to include agendas, minutes, membership records and other committee related information. Building Committee records are located in Series 3. Finance and Budget Committee records are located in Series 5.

SERIES 5:  Financial records

This series contains audits, budgets, and financial statements as well as several cash books and bank books. It also includes committee meeting minutes, accounting papers and financial staff papers.

SERIES 6:  Meeting records

This series primarily contains meeting minutes from the Board of Governors, which often include interfiled annual, financial, and committee reports as well as other documents relevant to business discussed by the Board.  Due to the original arrangement of the materials, these items could not be separated without the loss of information and have therefore been kept intact.  This series also includes other meeting minutes and meeting reminders.

SERIES 7:  Men’s Club records, 1959-1988

This series consists of club minutes, executive committee minutes, treasurer’s reports, miscellaneous financial records, and correspondence relating to club activities, members and political issues including the Immigration Bill and the State of Israel.  The materials are arranged chronologically. Undated materials are located at the front of their respective folders.

SERIES 8:  Program records

This series contains materials for programs and events related to the JEA. It may include, program guides, theatre critiques, planning records and sales receipts. There are also children’s books and other program related materials.

SERIES 9: Scrapbooks, 1920-1986

This series contains 113 scrapbooks arranged chronologically with some overlaps and gaps. Eight of the scrapbooks are identified in front as the “property of William Pinsker,” JEA Executive Director from 1920 to 1930.  Most of the materials in the early scrapbooks relate to sports and entertainment activities. Later scrapbooks contain more varied information including announcements of births, deaths, confirmations, marriages, business enterprises, social organizations and civic activities. Prominent Jewish citizens have their careers and involvement in the community documented as well. The newspaper clippings in the scrapbooks are from the Savannah Morning News, the Savannah Evening Press, and the Southern Israelite, a regional Jewish newspaper published in Atlanta.  The scrapbooks have been kept intact whenever possible.  However, clippings in scrapbooks #57-67 were loose, so these volumes were photocopied and filed in boxes.  Also, loose oversize pages were filed separately in an oversize folder.

Subject Terms

Jewish Educational Alliance (Savannah, Ga.)

Jews--Education--United States.

Jews--Georgia--Savannah.

Holocaust, Jewish, 1939-1945. 

Collection Inventory

Series I: Administrative Records

 

Box

File

Description

Date

 

1

1

Applications

Undated

 

2

Board reports

2000-2002

 

3

Campaign

1955

 

5

Community surveys

1997-2002

 

6

Constitution

1975-2005

 

7

Dedication records

2001-2004

 

8

Endowments

1989-2004

 

9

Financial assistance

1990-1999

 

10

Hall of Fame guidelines

1990

 

11

Jewish Community Centers Association (JCCA),

1992-2006

 

12

Legal Papers: Deeds and Agreements

1955-1991

 

13

Manuals and guidelines

1998-2003

 

 

 

 

2

1

Membership

1956-2005

 

2

Memorials

1964

 

3

Memorial plaque list

Undated

 

4

Miscellaneous correspondence

1989-2005

 

5

Newcomers

2006-2007

 

6

Occupancy certificate

1979

 

7

Organizational charts

1999-2005

 

8

Past presidents

1914-1966

 

9

Public relations

1959-1960

 

10

“Reflections of the Past” by Irv Giffen

1983-1984

 

11

Relationships to other community organizations

1953-1955

 

12

Resume, Consul General

1989

 

13

Revised changes in personnel practice code

1963

 

14

Rosters

2000

 

 

 

 

3

1

Security

2006

 

2

Statement of Purpose

Undated

 

3

Trust agreement

1988

 

4

United Community Survey

1956

 

5

United Way

1990-2000

 

6

Web

2002-2004

 

Subseries II: Building Records

 

Box

File

Description

Date

 

 

 

 

3

7

Architect contract

1915

 

8

Building fund

1945

 

9

Planning committee

1950-1951

 

10

Site committee

1950-1951

 

11

Committee on facilities

1951

 

12

Committee on facilities

1951

 

13

Building committee

1951-1954

 

14

Fundraising

1952-1964

 

 

 

 

4

1

Architect specifications

1953

 

2

Building designs

1953

 

3

Swimming pool

1953-1956

 

4

Agreement between contractor and owner

1954

 

11

Construction bond

1954

 

12

Cornerstone laying ceremony

1954

 

13

Groundbreaking ceremony

1954

 

14

Guarantors on mortgage

1954

 

15

Painting and decoration committee

1954-1955

 

16

Sale of building

1954-1957

 

16

Bids and contracts

1955

 

17

Building committee

1955

 

18

Building dedication

1955

 

19

Kitchen manual

1955

 

 

 

 

5

1

Opening

1955

 

2

Physical education equipment

1955

 

3

Snack bar and additional construction

1955

 

4

Contractor dispute

1955-1964

 

5

Building committee

1956

 

6

Correspondence

1956

 

7

Correspondence

1956

 

8

Correspondence

1957

 

9

Correspondence

1957

 

10

Correspondence

1958

 

11

Correspondence

1955-1959

 

12

Zoning

1957-1958

 

 

 

 

6

1

Recreation facilities proposal

1958

 

2

Property line agreement

1959

 

3

Paving and grating

1963

 

4

Building fund pledges

1963-1964

 

5

Building fund committee report

1963-1974

 

6

Mortgage

1965

 

7

Mortgage burning ceremony

1971

 

8

Mimeograph and mail room

1975

 

9

Repair and renovation loan

1978-1981

 

10

Racquetball court

1979-1980

 

11

Building fund committee

1988

 

12

Building consultant, Harry R. Rosen

1989

 

13

Building fund campaign

1989

 

14

Clippings

1989

 

15

Fundraising campaign

1989

 

16

Space program proposal

1989

 

17

Statistics

1989

 

18

Strategic options and criteria

1989

 

19

Building fund brochures

1990s

 

 

 

 

7

1

Building fund campaign and renovation drawings

1990-1995

 

2

Repairs and renovations

1992

 

3

Interior sign sales

2002

 

Series III

Committee Records

 

Box

File

Description

Date

 

7

4

Adult Activities

1965, 1986-1987

 

5

Armed Services

1967

 

6

Board of Directors

1969-1970

 

7

B’nai B’rith Youth

1969-1970

 

8

Children’s

1989-1998

 

9

Children’s Activities 14

1963-1964

 

10

Committees

1973-1974, 1987-1988

 

11

Committee member lists

1969-1970, 1986-1989, 2003

 

12

Community Calendar

1963

 

13

Construction

1967

 

14

Executive

1951

 

15

Executive

1955-1961

 

16

Executive

1961-1963

 

 

 

 

8

1

Executive

1989-2003

 

2

Family Life Series

1971

 

3

Fundraising

1990-2006

 

4

Health Club

1955-1962

 

5

Health, Physical Education and Recreation

1989-2007

 

6

House

1953-1963

 

7

House

1953-1963

 

8

Jewish education

1960-1970

 

9

Jewish education

1970-1973

 

10

Jewish education

1973-1974

 

 

 

 

9

1

Jewish education

1981-1985

 

2

Jewish education

1987-1988

 

3

Jewish education

1989-1990

 

4

Joint Study

1950

 

5

Leadership training

1964

 

6

Membership

1953-1954

 

7

Membership

1960-1963

 

8

Membership

1989-2007

 

9

Memorial

1954-1955

 

10

Nominating

1992-1997

 

 

 

 

10

1

Nursery School

1954-1955

 

2

Oral History

1989-1990

 

3

Personnel

1953-1982

 

4

Personnel

1953-1982

 

5

Program

1956-1963

 

6

Publicity and Public Relations

Undated

 

7

Senior adult

1983-1989

 

8

Special

1964-1998

 

9

Special

1964-1998

 

10

Special events

1987

 

11

Study committee on commercial development

1965

 

12

Tween

1989-1995

 

13

Youth

1953-1963

 

Series IV

Financial Records

 

Box

File

Description

Date

 

10

14

Audits

1930-1935

 

15

Audits

1936-1939

 

16

Audits

1940-1944

 

17

Audits

1945-1949

 

18

Audits

1950-1954

 

 

 

 

11

1

Audits

1955-1959

 

2

Audits

1962-1965

 

3

Audits

1966-1969

 

4

Audits

2001-2004

 

5

Budgets

1950-1954

 

6

Budget and Finance Committee

1951-1963

 

7

Account book

1954

 

8

Account book

1955

 

9

Account book

1956

 

10

Financial staff papers

1998-2007

 

 

 

 

12

1

Financial statements

1947-1950

 

2

Financial statements

1953-1955

 

3

Financial statements

1954-1955

 

4

Financial statements

1955-1956

 

5

Financial statements

1956-1957

 

6

Financial statements

1958-1959

 

7

Financial statements

1959-1960

 

8

Financial statements

1961-1962

 

9

Financial statements

1963-1964

 

10

Financial statements

1968-1969

 

11

Financial statements

1969-1970

 

12

Financial statements

1970-1975

 

 

 

 

13

1

Financial statements

1976-1979

 

2

Financial statements

1980-1981

 

3

Financial statements

1998-1999

 

4

Financial statements

2004

 

Series V

Meeting Records

 

Box

File

Description

Date

 

13

5

Annual meetings

1946-1948

 

6

Annual meetings

1950-1955

 

7

Annual meetings

1955-1959

 

8

Annual meetings

1960-1964

 

9

Annual meetings

1965-1969

 

10

Annual meetings

1970-1974

 

11

Annual meetings

1975-1979

 

12

Annual meetings

1979-1989

 

 

 

 

14

1

Annual meetings

1990-1996

 

2

Annual meetings

1997-1999

 

3

Annual meetings

2002-2005

 

4

Annual reports

1921, 1923

 

5

Annual reports

1946-1948

 

6

Board of Directors

1924-1926

 

7

Board of Directors

1927-1928

 

 

 

 

15

1

Board of Directors

1929-1930

 

2

Board of Directors

1931-1932

 

3

Board of Directors

1934-1934

 

4

Board of Directors

1935-1936

 

5

Board of Directors

1937-1938

 

6

Board of Directors

1939-1941

 

7

Board of Directors

1943-1944

 

8

Board of Directors

1945-1946

 

9

Board of Directors

1947-1948

 

10

Board of Directors

1948-1950

 

11

Board of Directors

1950

 

12

Board of Directors

1951

 

13

Board of Directors

1952

 

 

 

 

16

1

Board of Directors

1953-1954

 

2

Board of Directors

1954

 

3

Board of Directors

1955

 

4

Board of Directors

1956

 

5

Board of Directors

1957-1958

 

6

Board of Directors

1959-1960

 

7

Board of Directors

1960-1961

 

8

Board of Directors

1961

 

9

Board of Directors

1962

 

10

Board of Directors

1963

 

11

Board of Directors

1964

 

12

Board of Directors

1965

 

 

 

 

17

1

Board of Directors

1966

 

2

Board of Directors

1967

 

3

Board of Directors

1968

 

4

Board of Directors

1969

 

5

Board of Directors

1970

 

6

Board of Directors

1971

 

7

Board of Directors

1972

 

8

Board of Directors

1973

 

9

Board of Directors

1974

 

 

 

 

18

1

Board of Directors

1975

 

2

Board of Directors

1976

 

3

Board of Directors

1977

 

4

Board of Directors

1978

 

5

Board of Directors

1979

 

6

Board of Directors

1980

 

7

Board of Directors

1981

 

8

Board of Directors

1982

 

9

Board of Directors

1983

 

10

Board of Directors

1984

 

 

 

 

19

1

Board of Directors

1985

 

2

Board of Directors

1986

 

3

Board of Directors

1987

 

4

Board of Directors

1988

 

5

Board of Directors

1989

 

6

Board of Directors

1990

 

7

Board of Directors

1991

 

8

Board of Directors

1992

 

9

Board of Directors

1993

 

10

Board of Directors

1994

 

11

Board of Directors

1995

 

12

Board of Directors

1996

 

 

 

 

20

1

Board of Directors

1997

 

2

Board of Directors

1998

 

3

Board of Directors

1998

 

4

Board of Directors

1999

 

5

Board of Directors

2000-2001

 

6

Board of Directors

2002-2004

 

 

 

 

21

1

Board of Governors

2005

 

2

Board of Governors

2006

 

3

Board of Governors

2007

 

4

Focus Group

2006

 

5

Joint Savannah Jewish Federation and Jewish Educational Alliance

1997

 

6

Meeting reminders

1951

 

7

Meeting reminders

1997-2004

 

8

Officers

1964-1966

 

9

Officers

2002-2007

 

10

Savannah Jewish Federation – constitution

1989

 

11

Savannah Jewish Federation – board directory

1991-1992, 1995

 

12

Savannah Jewish Federation – minutes

1993

 

13

Savannah Jewish Federation – minutes

1994

 

14

Savannah Jewish Federation – minutes

1995

 

 

 

 

22

1

Savannah Jewish Federation – minutes

1996

 

2

Savannah Jewish Federation – minutes

1998

 

3

Staff

1998

 

4

Women’s Division minutes

1969

 

Series VI

Men’s and Women’s Club Records

 

Box

File

Description

Date

 

22

5

Constitution – women’s club

1948

 

6

Club minutes

1959-1964

 

7

Club minutes

1965-1969

 

8

Club minutes

1970-1979

 

9

Club minutes

1980-1988

 

10

Correspondence regarding Immigration Bill, State of Israel

1965-1984

 

11

Correspondence – miscellaneous

1964-1984

 

12

Day camp contributions

1961-1976

 

13

Executive committee minutes

1959-1976

 

 

 

 

23

1

Kibbitzer’s Club

1986

 

2

Men’s and Women’s Club joint activities and meetings

1959-1969

 

3

Miscellaneous financial records

1963-1975

 

4

Mr. and Mrs. Club

1956, 1958

 

5

Nominating committee

1959-1979

 

6

Savannah Jewish Youth Council

1969-1970

 

7

Treasurer’s reports

1964-1969

 

8

Treasurer’s reports

1970-1979

 

9

Treasurer’s reports

1980-1987

 

10

Women’s Club – Executive Board list

1968-1969

 

11

Women’s Club – “The First Ten Years”

1922-1932

 

Series VII

Program Records

 

Box

File

Description

Date

 

23

13

25th Anniversary

1941

 

14

50th Anniversary

2004-2005

 

 

 

 

24

1

75th Anniversary

1987

 

2

75th Anniversary – variety show

1987

 

3

Adult

1984-1985

 

4

Anne Frank exhibit

1988

 

5

Announcements

1984-2006

 

6

Art gallery

1999-2001

 

7

Art gallery

2001-2003

 

8

Art gallery

2004-2005

 

9

Art gallery – silent auction

2002

 

10

Blumenthal basketball tournament

1978, 1988

 

 

 

 

25

1

Board of Governors – retreat

1997-2000

 

2

Board of Governors – workshop

2001

 

3

Brochures

1982-2001

 

4

Caberet show

1967

 

5

Camp Alliance Review Annual

1946

 

6

Camp Chaverim Gazette

1969

 

7

Children’s activity books

Undated

 

8

Dance recital

1927

 

9

Dor L’ Dor exhibit

2004

 

10

Gelt Giveaway

2001

 

11

Honoring Hansell Hillyer

1956

 

12

Israel Bonds

1960-1963

 

13

Israeli Independence Day

1984

 

14

Kristallnacht

1988

 

15

Levy Memorial concerts

1990-1998

 

16

Little Theatre

2003-2006

 

17

Maccabi Games

2001-2005

 

18

Mickve Israel Rededication

2003

 

18

Milk

 

 

19

Mission trip

2003

 

 

 

 

26

1

Music month

Undated

 

2

Newsletters

1961

 

3

Playbills

1931, 1966

 

4

Program bulletins

1956-1958

 

5

Program flyers

1995

 

6

Program flyers

1996

 

7

Program flyers

1997

 

8

Program flyers

1998

 

9

Program flyers

1999

 

10

Program flyers

2000

 

11

Program guides

1980, 1991, 1992

 

12

Program guides

1989-1998

 

13

Program guides

1999-2001

 

 

 

 

27

1

Program guides

2002-2006

 

2

Reunion

2004

 

3

Scholar-in-residence

1987

 

4

Shaliach materials

2006-2007

 

5

Sports Leagues

2002-2003

 

6

Summer camp

1991

 

7

Variety shows

1960-1970, 1980-1990

 

8

Women’s division

1952, 1962

 

9

Yom HaShoah

1989-2000

 

10

Young at Heart

2005

 

11

Young leadership

1970-1972, 1989

 

Series VIII

Scrapbooks

 

Box

File

Description

Date

 

28

1

Early scrapbook- JEA-related activities; membership drives

1913-1917

 

2

Scrapbook #1 – Grand reopening of the Jewish Educational Alliance and drive for the new members; hiring of William Pinsker, superintendent, and Jerome C. Eisenberg, director of physical education; sports; civic news; programs held at the JEA; Jewish Gala Day.

November 1920-July 1922

 

3

Scrapbook #2 – Mostly JEA-related activities, especially basketball games (including photos of basketball teams); JEA; Sam Hornstein elected president, lectures, fund drive, and aid for Russia appeal; JEA sponsored organizations: Girl Scouts, social clubs.

July 1922-February 1924

 

 

4

Scrapbook #3 – basketball news, youth activities, including Girl Scouts, Junior Glee Club, programs; bequest of Mrs. Anna Wolf of Augusta to Savannah Jewish institutions; opening of Hebrew University in Palestine.

February 1924-May 1925

 

5

Scrapbook #4 – Jacob Gazan president, basketball (including JEA against NY Celtics), programs and activities; HGH Society: 37th anniversary, Morris Blumberg president.

May 1925-October 1926

 

6

Scrapbook #5 – sports, clubs, and activities.

October 1926-December 1927

 

 

 

 

29

1

Scrapbook #6 – basketball, Morris Slotin honorary president.

December 1927-December 1928

 

2

Scrapbook #7 –basketball and other sports, social events, ninth anniversary.

December 1928-February 1930

 

3

Scrapbook #8- Boy Scout activities, drama groups, plays, sports activities (basketball, baseball, handball), lecture series (Carl von Hoffman lecturer on southern Africans in Rhodesia ethnology-film "Jungle Gods"); Woman's Club of the JEA; Herman Myers Literary Society; Minneapolis Symphony orchestra; program to honor memory of Lord Arthur Balfour; Morris H. Bernstein elected President; tenth anniversary activities; JEA kindergarten; Hadassah; HGH (history and charter members 10/20/30); Mphitze Haskallah (men's organization); Men's Club formed.

February – December 1930

 

4

Scrapbook #9 - Harrison E. Howe, Capt. Bruce Bairnsfather, Salvador de Madaringa, Dr. Henry Newman; tenth anniversary of JEA basketball team, Samuel Hornstein president; William Pinsker elected Vice President of National Association of Jewish Center Executives.

December 1930-December 1931

 

5

Scrapboook #10 – building renovations, lectures, basketball, Louis Weitz elected president; Chevra Kadisha organized at Congregation Agudath Achim; deaths: Henry Levy; Emanuel Lewis president of local Zionist organization; Hadassah: Mrs. Morris Rabhan president; HGH: 43rd anniversary

December 1931-June 1932

 

6

Scrapbook #11- Inscribed on front inside cover "Jewish Educational Alliance." JEA: Matilda Shapiro is new Executive Secretary; Jacob Gazan president; rally for aid and relief in Germany; sports: handball, basketball; HGH; Hadassah: B.B. Jacob Synagogue celebrates 25th anniversary.

September 1932-June 1934

 

7

Scrapbook #12- H. Sol Clark elected president; Jerry Eisenberg coach for eleventh year; Max Hornstein president; lectures; United Jewish Appeal: Louis J. Roos general chairman 1935; B'nai B'rith Lodge organized; campaign for relief and rehabilitation of Jews in Germany

September 1934-December 1936

 

8

Scrapbook #13- Judge Emanuel Lewis president, 1937; Issac Meddin, president, 1939; AZA; HGH: 50th anniversary; B.B. Jacob.

January 1937-June 1939

 

9

Scrapbook #14- MISSING

June 1939-February 1943

 

10

Scrapbook #15- MISSING

February 1943-March 1946

 

11

Scrapbook #16- MISSING

April-June 1946

 

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Scrapbook #17- JEA: sports - Baseball, swimming, tennis; Cancer campaign; property sales; Arab-Jewish conflict over Palestine; Harmonie Club; social news; Council of Jewish Women; Business and commercial deals/openings - Mosovitz Modern Refrigeration Plant; politics: Phyllis Kravitch-seeks judgeship, Dr. Shlomo Bardin-Zionist leader-speaker, Citizens Progressive League formation, Merchants Council, Ku Klux Klan, 40 and 8, largest voter registration in county history, High school and college graduations/activities, list of killed in action, Tybee Island.

April-June 1946

 

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Scrapbook #18- small, very poor condition

April-June 1946

 

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Scrapbook #19- Savannah United Jewish Appeal and Federation; Women's Advisory Board to mayor; Savannah Post 125-American Legion; international news of Palestine and Arabs; Jews flight from Poland; African American voter registration problems and Aaron Kravitch's involvement; partition of Holy Land proposed; Savannah Indians sold to Philadelphia Athletics; Judge Arthur Solomon proposes memorial to war dead; JEA sports and children's activities.

March 1946-January 1947

 

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Scrapbook #20- Arab-Jewish conflicts in Palestine; Chinese Aid Drive; African American recreation center; proposed Jewish state.

January-May 1947

 

 

 

 

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Scrapbook #21- Young Southern Zionists Regional Conference at Savannah; organizations; school activities; Arab-Jewish conflicts in Palestine/British involvement; congregation news; Lady Astor in Savannah; African Americans request Ft. Screven section of Tybee Island for their use.

May-September 1947

 

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Scrapbook #22- World War II refugees and Jewish refugees to Palestine; Palestine partition/Jewish state vs. Arab; school activities; businesses.

September-December 1947

 

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Scrapbook #23- Sports (especially regional basketball teams); Dr. William Wexler becomes president; Dr. Samuel Margoshes editor of Jewish "Day" Yiddish daily speaks; National Jewish Welfare Board meeting in Savannah

January-April 1948

 

4

Scrapbook #24- Rabbi Youngerman resigns; Hadassah; school news; Harmonie Club; law suit concerning African Americans deprived of vote; Hebrew Women's Aid; Israeli/Arab conflict

January-April 1948

 

5

Scrapbook #25- Jewish State proclaimed; Arab-Jewish conflict/partition/British involvement; college and high school activities; Girl Scouts; Boy Scouts; Abraham E. Rabhan re-elected President B.B. Jacob

April-June 1948

 

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Scrapbook #26- Arab-Palestinian conflict (formation of Israel); deaths: Mrs. Mordecai Sheftall; Rabbi Starrels chosen by Temple Mickve Israel.

June-November 1948

 

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Scrapbook #27- Israeli/Arab conflict; civic clubs; school and college announcements; Palestine; US/Russia cold war, Berlin blockade; Hebraic law; social news; Coleman Library initial gift.

November 1948-February 1949

 

8

Scrapbook #28- MISSING

April 1949-April 1942

 

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Scrapbook #29- Charter to Agudath Achim; B'nai B'rith; Harmonie Club; Rabbi Kasher, author, "Five Books of Moses;" basketball; UN ready to admit Israel; Israel-Arab war; stadium for city; social news; JEA programs; Jews return to Biblical coinage.

March-October 1949

 

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Scrapbook #30- Charter granted to Congregation Beth Z'vi, Rev. Hirsch Geffen elected rabbi; Rev. Albert Singer cantor of B.B. Jacob; The Holy Burial Society (Chevrah Kadisha) of Temple Agudath Achim; Southeastern Regional Hadassah Conference in Savannah; Mayors of Savannah 1790-1949, sports.

October 1949-March 1950

 

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Scrapbook #31- JEA sports events; Savannah Jewish Council; Southern Young Judea Leaders institute; B'nai B'rith; displaced persons; Rabbi A.J. Feldman conducts services at Mickve Israel; Arab/Israeli conflicts; Boy Scouts; Savannah Symphony Orchestra of the Savannah Opera Association; History of Abrams Home; Harmonie Club; JEA eyes new site.

March-October 1950

 

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Scrapbook #32- Mayor Olin F. Fulmer proclaims B'nai B'rith Day; Savannah High School class of 1900 50th reunion; National Planning Conference for Israel and Jewish Rehabilitation in Washington DC; Savannah Jewish Council; UJA; Council of Jewish Women; David Byck president of Temple Mickve Israel; Brotherhood week-B'nai B'rith; Agudath Achim Sisterhood; Mickve Israel Sisterhood.

October 1950-April 1951

 

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Scrapbook #33- Social news; Hebrew Academy opens; Jewish Relief; Harmonie Club; HGH; Ku Klux Klan

April 1951-January 1952

 

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Scrapbook #34- Hadassah; Jewish War Veterans; HGH Society; B.I.G. Bonds (Bonds for Israeli Government); 36th Anniversary of Benoth Hesed Shel Emeth; Girl Scouts; Mickve Israel; UJA; Israel - German Reparations;

January-June 1952

 

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Scrapbook #35- sports; New building fundraiser; dramatics

April-November 1956

 

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Scrapbook #36- S.E. Regional Zionist Conference; American Council for Judaism; Talmadge bridge site; JEA sports; international news.

July 1952-January 1953

 

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Scrapbook #37-businesses: Adler's 75th, new Levy's Department Store; School children’s identification tags; Abraham E. Rabhan elected president of Savannah Zionist District; Paul Kulick named to Jewish Welfare groups; social news; New chapter of Mizrahi Women's organization.

January-June 1953

 

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Scrapbook #38- Business news (Meddin Bros., Weiner's Market, Woolworth's); Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church fire and accept offer to use Mickve Israel for services; Southeastern Workmen's Circle; anti-Semitic campaign behind Iron Curtain; article about Abigail Minis; Southern Anti-Defamation League; Henry Levy heads brotherhood of Mickve Israel

July-December 1953

 

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Scrapbook #39- Southeast Council of Union of American Hebrew Congregations; Plaque dedicated marking site of First Synagogue, Mickve Israel; Herman Edel elected PresidentMrs. Louis Roos, President of Savannah Federation of Women's clubs; B.H. Levy to head American Council for Judaism

January-June 1954

 

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Scrapbook #40- Aaron Kravitch named City Attorney; laying cornerstone of new Jewish Educational Alliance Building; 111th Anniversary of B'nai B'rith

June 1954-January 1955

 

 

 

 

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Scrapbook #41- JEA and high school sports; Israeli bond sales; Sisterhood news; M.A. Byck residence razed; Jewish education

January-May 1955

 

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Scrapbook #42- Dr. David Robinson president of Armstrong College Alumni Assn.; B.H. Levy vice president of Board of Education; Savannah Jewish Council and UJA; first woman cantor Mrs. Betty Robins of Massapequa, NY; Paul Gerwirz cantor of B.B. Jacob

May-September 1955

 

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Scrapbook #43- Paul Kulick, Executive Director SJC marks 10th anniversary here; Dr. William Welchselbaum, Jr. president of Ga. Dental Association; debate on religion and public schools in Congress; new Konter's Supermarket & Shopping Center; Larry Pike elected Regional president of Southern Judaea

October 1955-April 1956

 

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Scrapbook #44- Stanley Harris Sr. elected president of Mickve Israel; Olga Adler gives to March of Dimes; American Jewish Archives acquires Minis family papers; Walter Rabhan SHS basketball star; Norton Melaver-new M & M supermarket.

January-April 1956

 

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Scrapbook #45- Louis Black elected regional vice-president of B'nai B'rith; Mrs. Kayton Smith chairman for Women's Auxilliary of Ga. Pharmaceutical Assn.; Mrs. Abe Odess woman of the year of B'nai B'rith Women, B.B. Jacob Sisterhood-Mrs. Bernie Slotin president; Milton Kassell heads Mickve Israel Brotherhood; Sylvan A. Garfunkel appointed solicitor general pro tem of the Eastern Judicial Circuit; H. Sol Clark named a fellow of the American Bar Association

April-July 1956

 

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Scrapbook #46- Hadassah; B'nai B'rith Women and Men; Boy Scouts; synagogue elections; Savannah Jewish Council; Arab-Israeli conflict-Gaza strip-Suez; Ku Klux Klan; business

August-November 1956

 

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Scrapbook #47- B'nai B'rith girls; AZA; sports events; Jewish Educational Alliance: sold Barnard Street building (with picture and history); zoning changes Abercorn and Bull at DeRenne (near JEA)

November 1956-May 1959

 

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Scrapbook #48- Israel's occupation of Egyptian territory; Rabbi M. Herbert Berger -Agudath Achim; Dr. Louis M. Friedman president of Medical Staff-Telfair Hospital; Dr. David Robinson president, Medical staff-Candler Hospital; Mickve Israel dedicates the Mordecai Memorial building

December 1956-February 1957

 

9

Scrapbook #49- International (Arab-Israeli conflict); Hadassah; Ladies Hebrew Benevolent Society; Girl Scouts; B.B. Jacob purchases site for new synagogue

February-April 1957

 

10

Scrapbook #50- Ku Klux Klan; Kayton Smith resigns as City Alderman; Sidney Rosenzweig heads Agudath Achim

April-September 1957

 

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Scrapbook #51- Joseph Kreinen concertmaster with symphony; Arab-Israeli conflict; Russian Jews; Ku Klux Klan; H. Sol Clark becomes 33rd degree mason; 225th anniversary of arrival of Sephardic Jews in Savannah

September 1957-February 1958

 

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Scrapbook #52- Sports events; business; social events; organizational news; William Shirer at Gilmer Lecture; B.B. Jacob: history, purchase new building site, Louie Black president; Philip Cranman heads United Jewish Appeal

February-July 1958

 

13

Scrapbook #53- H. Sol Clark in Who's Who in America; Paul Kulick resigns Savannah Jewish Council post; Atlanta Synagogue bombed

July-November 1958

 

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Scrapbook #54- Business: New West side shopping mart, Montgomery Cross Roads shopping center, Lady Jane Shop; County Board of Public Education: Bernie Slotin, Benjamin Silverman

November 1958-March 1959

 

15

Scrapbook #55- Civic announcements; Hebrew Women's Aid Society; former Rosen Bros. Building at Bay and Barnard razed

March-July 1959

 

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Scrapbook #56- Bomb hoax at JEA; jury wants 10 commandments posted in all schools; B.B. Jacob builds new synagogue

July-November 1959

 

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Scrapbook #57- Board of Education: Stephen Traub; Harmonie Club; Alee Temple: Louis Black president of Ritualistic Divan; Mickve Israel free of debt, B.H. Levy president; Michael Adilman president of Southeast Region of the Zionist organization of America; Ruth Byck heads Senior Citizens; Florence P. Minis first woman to serve on Candler Hospital Board of Trustees

November 1959-March 1960

 

 

 

 

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Scrapbook #58- Ben Gurion in United States for talks; city water fluoridation; Abram Eisenberg and school integration; AZA 25th anniversary; Mickve Israel

March-July 1960

 

2

Scrapbook #59- Herman Director re-elected president of SJC; Salk vaccine doses delivered by Herbert Wall, president of Savannah Pharmaceutical Association; sports (swimming, football); B.B. Jacob: Chevra Kadisha; Hebrew Day School planned

July 1960-February 1961

 

3

Scrapbook #60- B.H. Levy elected Commander of the Savannah Chapter Military Order of the World Wars; death: Paul Kuhr, prominent civic leader; JEA to celebrate 50th anniversary; U.S. Army Training Center named in honor of the late Dr. Harry M. Kandel.

February-July 1961

 

4

Scrapbook #60A

 

 

 

 

 

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Scrapbook #61, Hadassah; B'nai B'rith Jacob Synagogue; deaths: Arthur W. Solomon, Isaiah A. Solomons, Jr., Phil Rubin.

January-May 1962

 

2

Scrapbook #62, School prayer ban; deaths: Abram J. Cohen, Abraham Rosenweig; sports: golf (Mark Silvers), shooting competition (Ed Bradley); business: new Allied Dept. Store; American Judicature Society (H. Sol Clark elected to Board of Directors); Dr. Zerim Levine and nuclear merchant ship.

June-November 1962

 

3

Scrapbook #63, Elections; deaths: Jake Fine, Fred Weis, Miller Kaminsky; Hebrew Women's Aid: Mrs. Eugene Garfunkel, President; Candler Chief of Staff--Dr. Irving Victor; David Rosenweig Chairman of the Board of the Savannah Public Library.

November 1962-January 1963

 

4

Scrapbook #64, Schools: graduations, integration study, awards; deaths: Wolfe "Bo Peep" Silver, Julius Fisher, Samuel Robinson, Louis Mirsky; sports: golf, shooting; business: Adler's 85th anniversary; B'nai B'rith of Georgia; inventor Alex S. Volpin.

January-July 1963

 

 

 

 

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Scrapbook #65, Business: M & M opening, Nathan Karnibad; Dr. William A. Wexler president of Southern States Region of Jewish Federation and Welfare Funds; Albert Tenenbaum honored at testimonial; U.S. President J.F. Kennedy slain; Herman Director elected to Chatham County Board of Education; Ku Klux Klan.

July 1963-January 1964

 

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Scrapbook #66, Alan s. Gaynor nominated as Young Man of Year; Sheldon Tenenbaum student athlete of the year; death: Mervin Adler; Mrs. Al Chaskin first woman elected president of the Better Business Bureau of Savannah.

January-May 1964

 

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Scrapbook #67, Deaths: Elliot Meddin, Joseph N. Rosolio

June 1964-January 1965

 

4

Scrapbook #68, Israel Bond Drive; United Jewish Appeal; death: Philip H. Bodziner.

February-November 1965

 

5

Scrapbook #69, Deaths: Mrs. Natalie Fox Konter, Morris Levy, Sylvan Garfunkel, Marine First Lt. Morris Kraft, Henry L. Tenenbaum and daughter died in auto accident; Agudath Achim Synagogue honors Selig Eichols on his 100th birthday; Dr. William A. Wexler elected International president of B'nai B'rith; business: Nathan Karnibad honored, Elliott's buys Livingston Rexall Drugstores, Southern Motors; JEA: Lawrence J. Konter president.

November 1965-October 1966

 

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Scrapbook #70, “That’s Entertainment” variety show, Women’s Club brunch, “Let Yourself Go – Again”

October 1966-November 1968

 

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Scrapbook #71, Deaths: Charles N. Feidelson, Albert H. Tenenbaum, Mark Silvers.

October 1966-December 1967

 

8

Scrapbook #72, Army colonel, Chaplain Joseph B. Messing, Congregation Mickve Israel's new Rabbi.

December 1967-July 1968

 

9

Scrapbook #73, Dr. William Wexler re-elected president of B'nai B'rith International; business: new M&M supermarket, Lesser's Mens Quality, Kirschner Furs; Board of Education: Abram M. Rubin, Herman Director; 20th anniversary of Israel's independence; Mrs. Lawrence Lee president of United Community Services.

July 1968-February 1969

 

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Scrapbook #74, State Jaycees cite Fred S. Clark; H. Sol Clark named dean of the international academy of trial lawyers; Kalman P. Mendel awarded honors; Agudath Achim: new synagogue site donated to honor Sam Stemberg; business: Adlers new store, Friedman Jewelers, Globe Shoe Store, Elliotts Drug store; Julius Fine honored by the Benedictine Athletic Society; Benjamin M. Garfunkel, outstanding synagogue leader; deaths: Benjamin I. Friedman, Bernard B. Eicholz, Al Chaskin, Mrs. Dorothy M. Levy Wexler; Herman Directory named Savannah's Merchant Prince; B.B. Jacob: old synagogue sold; Dr. Lamont E. Danzig named chief of Staff at Memorial Medical Center.

February-November 1969

 

 

 

 

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Scrapbook #75, Joseph Litman: started the first Boy Scout program in Savannah; Hebra Gemiluth Hesed Society: origin and purpose.

December 1969-September 1970

 

2

Scrapbook #76, September 1970-February 1971

Armstrong State College offers Hebrew classes; local Jewish youth protest: Vietnam War, inhumane treatment and cultural persecution of Jews in Russia; Agudath Achim Synagogue: new building; Chatham Clergy Council to accept non-Christian clergy.

September 1970-February 1971

 

3

Scrapbook #77, Oldest Boy Scout Troop marks 50 years; Agudath Achim Synagogue: Torahs carried to new building.

March-December 1971

 

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Scrapbook #78, Dr. William Wexler; Yitzhak Rabin visits Savannah; first Jewish settler in Savannah by Harry Gohlen; HGH Society: 50th anniversary picture, 84th anniversary; Memorial Medical Center library established; JEA sports; Mickve Israel: Rabbi Rubin; Olympics: deaths of 11 Israel Olympic team members; Torch of Independence from Israel.

December 1971-November 1972

 

5

Scrapbook #79, JEA: 61 years old, first annual Book Fair; Bailee Tenenbaum Kronowitz, sculptor for new Agudath Achim synagogue; Judge Emanuel Lewis, 50th anniversary of his admission to the Georgia Bar; The Hebrew Women's Aid Society; Harriet Konter: accomplishments in real estate; First March of Dimes Walkathon chairman Irvin Rubinitz; Georgia Day pageant; United Jewish Appeal; Hebrew Day School; Georgia Chamber of Commerce; National Jewish Women's League; Mrs. Walter Lowe, 25th anniversary of Israel; Georgia Boys State Program; Olympics: Michael Cohen; Arnold Tenenbaum, Tate A. Shiver and John M. Wilson, Jr. named associate Division C Chairmen for 1974 United Community Appeal; Savannah Visitors Center; Savannah Jewish Council: recognizes Sam Rosenberg for service; Osnat Wexler volunteers her professional medical services in Israel; Jack M. Levy and Mrs. Max Gordon to receive State of Israel Achievement Award at Israel Bond luncheon.

November 1972-December 1973

 

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Scrapbook #80, Federal Energy Corp., search for oil; U.S. President Richard Nixon's resignation; three synagogues join to record Jewish history; Red Cross Volunteers; Harmonie Club: 100 years old; Agudath Achim synagogue: Linda Tillinger, first woman officer; Women in Law: Phyllis Kravitch.

January-November 1974

 

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Scrapbook #81, Marvin J. Lesser named to Chamber of Commerce post; national news: Emigration pact, politics; Sylvan M. Byck elected Savannah Ports Authority chairman; JEA: re-nominates President Don Kole, Leo E. Center elected to Board; Harmonie Club; Minis Family.

December 1974-June 1975

 

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Scrapbook #82, Non-local events, efforts for peace treaty between Israel and Egypt, Sinai Accord.

July 1975-January 1976

 

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Scrapbook #83, David Epstein becomes Police Chief; Richard Marcovitz appointed Rabbi of Agudath Achim; national and international news; Hebrew Day School; Joe Levine retires; Gilbert Kulick receives US State Dept. award; Erwin Friedman named to Georgia Board of Regents; Air National Guard Chief, Col. Bill Kelly retires; Old Jewish Cemetery renewed; Benedictine honors Benjamin Garfunkel; Phyllis Kravitch, first woman president of Savannah Bar Association; Michael Cohen, weightlifting; Morris Larazon, Victorian Savannah; Rabbi Rubin meets President Gerald Ford at White House; Bicentennial supplement on arrival of the Jews; Jane Feiler named acting Director of Telfair.

October 1975-July 1976

 

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Scrapbook #84, National and international news. Simon Wiesenthal Nazi hunter; Israeli ambassador criticizes U.S. arms sale to Egypt; Yitzak Rabin wins confidence vote; invasion of Syrian troops inside Lebanon; U.N. Golan Heights mandate extended; Israel's commandos rescue hostages in Africa; Michal Bernstein the first woman Rabbi in a Reform Jewish Congregation; Desecrations of Synagogue prompts West Bank curfew; three Americans awarded Nobel prizes; Shimon Peres won nomination to head his party; Right-wing Israelis score upset with Menankem Begin, Begin suffers heart attack, Begin still backs Moshe Dayan, despite attacks.

February 1976-June 1977

 

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Scrapbook #85, Local and civic news. Sheldon Tenenbaum associate chairman of 1977 United Way; Scott Karnibad, boys tennis; Michael Cohen, weightlifting; Dr. Lloyd Goodman director of Cardiology at Memorial Medical Center; deaths: Stanley L. Wolf, Dr. Murray Ginsberg, Edward Small, Morris Perlman, Dick Marcus; Phyllis Kravitch first woman Superior Court Judge; Mickve Israel's Rabbi Rubin heads White House delegation; David L. Meddin 1976 Realtor of the Year; Dr. A. H. Center chairman of the Board of Directors at Broad Oaks Hospital.

July 1976-February 1977

 

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Scrapbook #86, Non-local. Israeli-Arab conflicts; Anwar Sadat and Menankem Begin meet with Carter; West Bank truce.

June 1977-March 1978

 

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Scrapbook #87, Irwin B. Giffen executive director of the JEA leaving; Harvey Rosengart elected president of Agudath Achim Synagogue; Mickve Israel Temple celebrates 100th anniversary.

June 1977-April 1978

 

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Scrapbook #88, Congregation Mickve Israel reenacts ceremonies of 100 years ago; Civic Center Theatre dedicated to Johnny Mercer; Old Jewish Community Cemetery rededicated, Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern of New York speaker; 30th anniversary of Israel observed.

March 1978-March 1979

 

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Scrapbook #89, Menankem Begin, Anwar Sadat agree to Camp David talks, sign pacts, share Nobel Prize; Golda Meir dies at age 80.

May 1978-February 1979

 

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Scrapbook #90, Phyllis Kravitch appointed to Federal Appeals Court judgeship; Director-curator of Pulaski museum in Varka, Poland to visit Savannah.

March-August 1979

 

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Scrapbook #91, Dead Sea Scrolls; Egyptian, Israeli negotiators open new Camp David talks, treaty signed by Menankem Begin and Anwar Sadat; Soviet Jews; Andrew Young resigns as ambassador to United Nations.

February-August 1979

 

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Scrapbook #92, Michael Cohen prepares for Olympiad; A.J. Cohen honored by Dept. of Family and Children Services; businesses: history of B.H. Levy Department store; Rabhan family history.

August 1979-March 1980

 

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Scrapbook #93, Mideast mediator admits resolution failure; Andrew Young criticizes boycott of Israel by Africans; three Americans win Nobel Prizes; Moshe Dayan resigns Israeli Cabinet post; Israel ends Mt. Sinai occupation gets first Arab Embassy.

August 1979-March 1980

 

 

 

 

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Scrapbook #94, Israel Opens Cairo Embassy; U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Anwar Sadat hope to save Camp David Pact on Mideast; Jerusalem proclaimed capital of Israel; Islamic nations begin planning Holy War against Israel; Anti-Semitic wave continues in Paris.

February-December 1980

 

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Scrapbook #95, Rabbi Schindler critical of U.N. resolution; Morris Rabhan's 55th wedding anniversary; Georgia Public Radio; Police Chief Epstein resigns; Steve Greenberg to head Jaycees; Jerry Brody State Junior racquet ball champ; Aaron Buchsbaum resigns from Bar Association; Mires Rosenthal, City Director of Inspections, retires.

March-August 1980

 

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Scrapbook #96, Truman Parkway rejected; politics (Ron Ginsberg); Agudath Achim congregation new Cantor Paul Minsky; Rosh Hashanah; Benedect Social Club; JEA: aerobic dancing classes, auction, Art

Series; Profile of Arthur Gignilliat, politician; Savannah High class of '25; United Jewish Appeal; Historic Savannah Foundation; Michael Cohen claims American Cup medal; Morton Deutsch donated to Scottish Rite for hospital; Miriam K. Center resigns from Metropolitan Planning Commission; Robert Funk retires from Board of Education; Mickve Israel: seeking National Historic Landmark status, subject of U.S. postage stamp; Mordecai Sheftall honored in U.S. postage stamp; A.J. Cohen Independent Retailer of the Year; Dr. Irving Victor named Memorial Chief of Staff; A.W. Solomon Bridge dedicated.

August 1980-February 1981

 

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Scrapbook #97, Non-local. Israel Labor Party re-elects Shimon Peres to challenge Menankem Begin; Henry Kissinger returns to Mideast; Teacher who led prayers replaced; Rise of Religious right; Israelis raid S. Lebanon; German Jews concerned over slayings; Anwar Sadat and Koch meet; Golan Heights; citizenship revocation of Fedor Fedarenko; Pan-Islamic boycott of Israel is planned; survivors return to Auschwitz to remember the true facts; Nazi group demands funds to help Hess; Jewish dissident freed by Soviets; the west and the Holocaust; Former Nazis striped of Citizenship; Alexander Haig and Menankem reacted sympathetically for papal support of Palestinian statehood; U.S. plane sales to Saudis; cease-fire called in Lebanon; west bank territory; Lebanon; Francois Mitterhand is elected President of France; Syria-Israel negotiations turns cloudy; Toastmaster General George Jessel dies; Libyan troops helping PLO; Sadat rips Syria, embraces Begin, blames Syria for Lebanon war; Pope's assailant received terrorist training by PLO; Israel rejects U.N. resolution.

December 1980-July 1981

 

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Scrapbook #98, Arnold Tenenbaum named industrial man of the year; Herman Director elected to the Board of Directors of the National Home Furnishing Assn.; Dr. Murry Arkin nominated president of JEA; Fred S. Clark to be Chatham County attorney; Harry Eicholz inducted into the Greater Savannah Athletic Hall of Fame; Barbara Portman Meyers has won the Triple Crown Award from AFLAC; Rabbi Avidor Slatus at Congregation B.B. Jacob Synagogue; Savannah Theater moves to Chippewa Square; deaths: Brig. Gen. "Bill" Kelly, Abram Eisenman, H.E. Goldberg; Michael Cohen wins his second Gold Medal at the Maccbiah Games.

February-August 1981

 

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Scrapbook #99, Non-local. Election in Israel--Begin wins against Peres; Israel and Lebanon to start peace talks; PLO violates Mideast truce; Paddy Chayefsky, screen writer died; Lost Ark Copy found in Galilee desert ruin; U.S. sales of arms to Israel; U.S. arms ales plan to Saudis fails; Begin offers U.S. access to military bases in Israel; Harry Golden, author and publisher died; West Bank plan adopted by Israelis; Sadat death a nightmare for Israelis; Israel vows to finish Sadat legacy of peace; U.S., Egypt, and Israel join hands; PBS documentary pays tribute to hunters of Nazi criminals; Camp David accord reaffirmed by Egypt.

June-October 1981

 

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Scrapbook #100, Panel creates black district; Judge Kravitch moves office to Savannah; Erwin Friedman elected to Atlantic Bank and Trust Co. Board; Harvey Weitz elected to governing board of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers; Levy's Dept. Store here 110 years; Anti-Semitic slogans scrawled on wall of B.B. Jacob; David Rosenzweig honored for work with Savannah Concert Assoc.; Savannah Jewish Council names Bernard Portman President; Sol Clark honored by Bar Association; cremation gaining acceptance among religious groups.

August 1981-January 1982

 

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Scrapbook #101, AWACS OK angers Jewish leadership; Menankem Begin asks President Reagan to reject plan of the Saudi blue print for peace; Israel will annex Golan Heights; U.S. and Israel reach military agreement; Israel Cabinet accepts Sinai force agreement; 70 years later a witness says Leo Frank innocent of murder; return of Sinai to Egypt.

October 1981-May 1982

 

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Scrapbook #102, Konter Realty buys Fred Williams Realty; Myron Cohen, storyteller, to appear at Harmonie Club banquet; Leo Center to make fourth bid for City Council; B.H. Levy elected president of Georgia Historical Society; Leslie Gordon Little Theater director; Marge Mazo elected president of Savannah Symphony Society; deaths: Mildred Rosen, Mrs. Lee Harns dies at 103; Parks University Shop owned by L.A. "Red" Cohen; Roy M. Cranman; Jewish Chatauqua Society donation to the Armstrong State College Library; Coastal Jazz Association formed; Rabbi Gold fills Agudath Achim position; Portrait of former Armstrong State College President Foreman M. Hawes was unveiled.

April-December 1982

 

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Scrapbook #103, Israeli ambassador (Shlomo Argor) shot in London and in critical condition; Israel conflict with PLO, Lebanon, Syria; Golan Heights on tense alert; Mideast cease-fire declared and fails; U.S. vetoes U.N. call for Israeli withdrawal; invasion criticism by Andrew Young irks Jewish world.

May-July 1982

 

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Scrapbook #104, Conflicts between Israel-PLO and Beirut.

August-October 1982

 

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Scrapbook #105, Non-local. Israeli official says U.S. Envoy accused nations of Massacre (Morris Draper); Begin's wife dies, buried at Mount of Olives; legendary pianist Arthur Rubenstein dies; Einstein's archives transferred to Israel; Israel, Lebanon and Begin talks; U.S. marines involved in U.N. peacekeeping force; Sharon resigns stays in cabinet; Carter plans one week visit to Israel; Moshe Arens, Israel's proposed new defense minister; Barbie doesn't remember "Torture, murder of Jews"; five US Marines injured in grenade blast in Lebanon; PLO paves way for Arafat visit; Israelis mourn Nazi holocaust victims.

October 1982-April 1983

 

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Scrapbook #106, Local. Dr. Stuart Rudikoff lectures in Israel on antibody molecule; Abram Rubin reappointed to Savannah Port Authority; B.H. Levy chairman of Ga. Semiquincentenery Commission; native Savannahnians making "Big Splash in their careers including B. Anderson, James McPherson, Avon Riley, Diana Scarwid, Kirk T. Varnedoe, Bobby Zarem; Slotin Building named to Historic Register; Jews to observe Colonial arrival-John Sheftall to speak; Jews and Savannah celebrate 250th anniversary.

December 1982-September 1983

 

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Scrapbook #107, Non-local. U.S. activity hits new high against suspected Nazis; Holocaust survivors hold reunion; Arafat delays PLO meeting on new talks; Shultz holds meeting with Begin in first shuttle diplomacy attempt seeking withdrawal from Lebanon; Shamir: Israel may retrench its forces; Lebanon, Israel OK pact text; Israelis attacked by Shiite Moslems protesting Lebanese student's death; plight of Soviet Jews decried; Arafat finds events are rapidly moving beyond his control; Shultz concedes failure in Mid-east; US admits shielding Nazi Klaus Barbie, apologies for helping Barbie; Shamir named to succeed Begin.

April-September 1983

 

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Scrapbook #108, Local. Picture of Benedictine's class officers of 1930; Gottlieb's bakery 100th anniversary; dedication of marker for first Jewish congregation; farewell reception for Rabbi and Mrs. Solomon Starrels; deaths: Mrs. Tess Kayton, 104, died, Rabbi Solomon Starrels, Judge Emanuel Lewis; Third to None: The Saga of Savannah Jewry 1733-1983 by Rabbi Saul Jacob Rubin was published; Georgia Southern College artist and printmaker Bernard Solomon.

September 1983-April 1984

 

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Scrapbook #109, Non-local. Begin resigns, Shamir takes Israel reins; bombing retaliation promised by President Reagan for terrorist attack that killed 200 Marines; Syria forces PLO and Arafat to withdraw from southern Lebanon; Arafats defeat executed by his fellow Palestinians.

September 1983-February 1984

 

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Scrapbook #110, Non-local. Mideast conflict; reports tie Vatican to Nazi escapes from Europe; women rabbis in Israel; Kiawah's Kuwaiti owners have lived up to the Charleston Jewish Community's non-discrimination clause; school prayer; Israeli feminists; Rural Jews in America; Soviet Jews; Jesse Jackson; Democratic National convention; Louis Farrakhan; Israeli elections.

February 1983-July 1984

 

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Scrapbook #111, Local. Deaths: Rabbi Solomon E. Starrels, Everett R. Clinchy; Mayor John Rousakis honored with Jewish National Fund's Tree of Life award; Jewish Vets honor Ruth Byck-Woman of the Year; Harmonie Club: speakers Larry Munson, UGA football announcer, Congressman Lindsay Thomas; Leo Frank vindicated of all indictments; 40th anniversary of the Allied liberation; Savannah Theatre: 35th anniversary; Mickve Israel: 110 years old; Savannah Jewish Academy opened; Rabbi Saul J. Rubin is retiring from Mickve Israel.

February 1984-April 1986

 

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Scrapbook #112, Non-local. Israel: Shimon Peres Prime Minister; Israeli conflict; Deaths: Artist Marc Chagall; search for "Angel of Death" Josef Mengele; Georgia Board of Pardons: Leo Frank posthumous pardon; Ku Klux Klan; unification of blacks and Jews; religious issues (intermarriage, prayer, religious symbols); Achille Lauro high jacking, Neo-Nazis; Washington, D. C. Holocaust Museum groundbreaking.

August 1984-August 1986

 

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