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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Dates:  1945-1947, 1949-2017

Creator:  Savannah Jewish Council / Savannah Jewish Federation

Summary/Abstract:  The archives of the Savannah Jewish News (originally the Jewish Alliance), the newspaper of the Jewish community in Savannah, Georgia.

Quantity/Physical Description: 2.4 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 386, Savannah Jewish News Collection, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Acquisition: The Savannah Jewish News Collection is part of the Savannah Jewish Archives which were transferred from the Georgia Historical Society to the Breman Museum in 2015.

Accruals: Monthly accruals are expected as new issues are released.

Related materials: Mss 352, Jewish Educational Alliance Records; Mss 350, Savannah Jewish Federation Records.

Processed by:  Lindsay B. Resnick, 2017.

Arrangement: The newspapers are arranged chronologically and divided into folders by year.

Biographical/Historical Note: Savannah has a long-established and active Jewish community, founded in 1733. This includes three synagogues – Congregation Mickve Israel (Reform, founded 1733), Congregation B’nai B’rith Jacob (Orthodox, founded 1861), and Congregation Agudath Achim (Conservative, founded 1903). In 1912, in response to the large number of Jewish immigrants arriving from Eastern Europe and the growing Young Men’s Hebrew Association movement, the Jewish Educational Alliance was founded in Downtown Savannah. This became the central location where all members of the Jewish community could congregate. The Savannah Jewish Council (since 1985, the Savannah Jewish Federation) was founded in 1943 by twenty-two local Jewish organizations and twelve original members, and in 1945 it began publishing the Jewish Alliance, a newspaper with stories of interest to the local Jewish community, as well as national and international Jewish news. For the October 28, 1949 issue, the paper’s name changed to the Savannah Jewish News, the name it keeps to this day.

Scope and Content: This collection contains every issue of the Jewish Alliance and Savannah Jewish News from its founding in 1943 to the present, with the exception of those from 1948 and 1975. The paper was originally printed biweekly, but is now printed monthly, except for August, when no issue is released. The High Holiday issue, released in either September or October, is often a double- or triple- length issue. In 2008, the Savannah Jewish Federation began distributing digital copies of the Jewish News on their website, https://www.savj.org/news/archived-savannah-jewish-news. The issues from 2008 to the present were acquired through this site.

Subject Terms

Savannah Jewish Council (Savannah, Ga.)

Savannah Jewish Federation (Savannah, Ga.)

Savannah, Georia.

Israel.

Jews—Georgia—Savannah.

Newspapers.

Collection Inventory

Box

File

Description

Date

1

1

The Jewish Alliance

1945 December 21

 

2

The Jewish Alliance

1946

 

3

The Jewish Alliance

1947

 

4

The Jewish Alliance (EMPTY FOLDER)

1948

 

5

The Jewish Alliance / Savannah Jewish News

1949

 

6

Savannah Jewish News

1950

 

7

Savannah Jewish News

1951

 

8

Savannah Jewish News

1952

 

9

Savannah Jewish News

1953

 

10

Savannah Jewish News

1954

 

11

Savannah Jewish News

1955

 

12

Savannah Jewish News

1956

 

13

Savannah Jewish News

1957

 

14

Savannah Jewish News

1958

 

15

Savannah Jewish News

1959

 

16

Savannah Jewish News

1960

 

17

Savannah Jewish Newsd

1961

 

18

Savannah Jewish News

1962

 

19

Savannah Jewish News

1963

2

1

Savannah Jewish News

1964

 

2

Savannah Jewish News

1965

 

3

Savannah Jewish News

1966

 

4

Savannah Jewish News

1967

 

5

Savannah Jewish News

1968

 

6

Savannah Jewish News

1969

 

7

Savannah Jewish News

1970

 

8

Savannah Jewish News

1971

 

9

Savannah Jewish News

1972

 

10

Savannah Jewish News

1973

 

11

Savannah Jewish News

1974

 

12

Savannah Jewish News (EMPTY)

1975

 

13

Savannah Jewish News

1976

 

14

Savannah Jewish News

1977

 

15

Savannah Jewish News

1978

 

16

Savannah Jewish News

1979

3

1

Savannah Jewish News

1980

 

2

Savannah Jewish News

1981

 

3

Savannah Jewish News

1982

 

4

Savannah Jewish News

1983

 

5

Savannah Jewish News

1984

 

6

Savannah Jewish News

1985

 

7

Savannah Jewish News

1986

 

8

Savannah Jewish News

1987

 

9

Savannah Jewish News

1988

4

1

Savannah Jewish News

1989

 

2

Savannah Jewish News

1990

 

3

Savannah Jewish News

1991

 

4

Savannah Jewish News

1992

 

5

Savannah Jewish News

1993

 

6

Savannah Jewish News

1994

 

7

Savannah Jewish News

1995

 

8

Savannah Jewish News

1996

 

9

Savannah Jewish News

1997

5

1

Savannah Jewish News

1998

 

2

Savannah Jewish News

1999

 

3

Savannah Jewish News

2000

 

4

Savannah Jewish News

2001

 

5

Savannah Jewish News

2002

 

6

Savannah Jewish News

2003

 

7

Savannah Jewish News

2004

6

1

Savannah Jewish News

2005

 

2

Savannah Jewish News

2006

 

3

Savannah Jewish News

2007

 

4

Savannah Jewish News

2008

 

5

Savannah Jewish News

2009

 

6

Savannah Jewish News

2010

 

7

Savannah Jewish News

2011

 

8

Savannah Jewish News

2012

 

9

Savannah Jewish News

2013

 

10

Savannah Jewish News

2014

 

11

Savannah Jewish News

2015

 

12

Savannah Jewish News

2016

 

13

Savannah Jewish News

2017

 

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