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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Dates:  1941-2008

Creator:  Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta

Summary/Abstract:  The Atlanta Jewish Federation was formally incorporated in 1967 and is the result of the merger of the Atlanta Federation for Jewish Social Service founded in 1905 as the Federation of Jewish Charities; the Atlanta Jewish Welfare Federation founded in 1936 as the Atlanta Jewish Welfare Fund; and the Atlanta Jewish Community Council founded in 1945.  Over the years the Federation operated the majority of the social service functions within the Jewish community of Atlanta. The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta AV Collection consists of videos created by, for, or in part from the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. The collection is arranged into alphabetical within in the collection.

Quantity/Physical Description: 15 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 417, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta AV Collection, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Processed by:  Joshua Waldrop (July, 2018)

Arrangement:  The collection is arranged in alphabetical order by title of AV article.

Biographical/Historical Note:  The Atlanta Jewish Federation was formally incorporated in 1967 and is the result of the merger of the Atlanta Federation for Jewish Social Service founded in 1905 as the Federation of Jewish Charities; the Atlanta Jewish Welfare Federation founded in 1936 as the Atlanta Jewish Welfare Fund; and the Atlanta Jewish Community Council founded in 1945.  Prior to the merger, each agency acted independently with separate officers but overlapping boards of directors.  Edward M. Kahn was the executive director of all three.

In 1912 the Federation for Jewish Social Service was reorganized to oversee the functions of several Jewish communal agencies that had heretofore operated separately.  In that year the Montefiore Relief Association founded in 1896, the Free Loan Association, later known as the Morris Lichtenstein Free Loan Association, the Jewish Educational Alliance organized in 1909 and the Morris Hirsch Clinic founded in 1911 came under the Federation umbrella.

Over the years the Federation operated the majority of the social service functions within the Jewish community of Atlanta.  Varied activities of the staff and case–workers at the Federation included family counseling, welfare and relief for indigents and transients, and supervising Moas Chitim (distribution of Passover packages to the needy).  The Federation also participated in efforts to immigrate Jews to the United States prior to and after World War II, and in the tedious process of procuring restitution for survivors of the Holocaust.  Of special interest in this section are the files relating to the displaced children who with the help of the Federation, the Atlanta Section, National Council of Jewish Women who worked with National agencies to were able to be resettled in both Georgia and Alabama.

In 1936 at the behest of Harold Hirsch, the chief counsel for the Coca–Cola Company, the Atlanta Jewish Welfare Fund was established.  The newly founded organization quickly took over the fund raising responsibilities of the Federation instituting the first campaign to raise and allocate funds for local, national, and international causes. 

The Jewish Community Council was founded in 1945 to cope with problems of anti–Semitism as well as internal Jewish issues involving social planning, such as the need for new services.  The establishment of the Bureau of Jewish Education in 1945, the Jewish Home in 1951, and the Jewish Community Center in 1956 resulted from studies initiated by the Council.

Scope and Content Researchers accessing the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta AV Collections will gain insight into the mission, history, and operation of the Federation. The collection is arranged into alphabetical  within the collection.

Collection Inventory

Box

File

Description

Date

 

1

1

ADL Youth Leadership Conference

Undated

 

2

AJC Annual Meeting and Award Dinner

Undated

 

3

AJU 50th Anniversary Dinner

10/13/96

 

4

AJF Annual Campaign Committee

Undated

 

5

AJF Campaign

Undated

 

6

AJF Caravan Summer Program

Undated

 

7

AJF Campaign Video

Undated

 

8

AJF Channukah Party

1992

 

9

AJF Feds Aids Conference

10/09/94

 

10

AJF Music Source

Undated

 

11

AJF Olympic Memorial Service

Undated

 

12

AJF Pre Music Dub

Undated

 

13

AJF Show and Community

11/28/94

 

14

AJF Tape 1

Undated

 

 

 

 

2

1

AJF Tape 2

Undated

 

2

Annual Meeting

1994

 

3

Atlanta Georgia Volunteer Recruitment Video

2/22/99

 

4

Atlanta WD in D.C.

Undated

 

5

Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Pre-Olympic Reel

Undated

 

6

AJF Jewish Leaders Memorial Service

11/06/95

 

7

Atlanta Coverage

11/04/95-11/06/95

 

8

Atlanta Family Mission

Undated

 

9

Atlanta History

Undated

 

10

AJF at the Atlanta History Center

3/29/95

 

11

AJF

1/28/93

 

12

AJF Kick-off

Undated

 

13

Atlanta Scene Number 7

Undated

 

 

 

 

3

1

Atlanta Scene Number 8, 9

Undated

 

2

Atlanta Scene Number 10,11

Undated

 

3

Atlanta Scenes

Undated

 

4

Awards

5/6/97

 

5

Babbit & Reinman; Spot for Demo Reel

Undated

 

6

Berine Marcus Footage

Undated

 

7

Bill Nigut Interviews

7/2/00

 

8

Boris

Undated

 

9

Camp Barney Medniz

1/04/95

 

10

Camp Rainbow

Undated

 

11

Capital Campaign Awards

Undated

 

 

 

 

4

1

Chariots of Fire We Herald Gerald

1984-1986

 

2

Channel 11 5 Million Dollar Donation

5/6/94

 

3

Channel 11 Rainbow Camp

Undated

 

4

Camp Barney 93

1993

 

5

Campaign

6/25/97

 

6

Campaign

Undated

 

7

Campaign General

1989

 

8

Campaign Outreach New Gifts

Undated

 

9

Campaign Telethon and Super Sunday Telethon

Undated

 

10

Campaign Video

Undated

 

11

Community Capital Campaign

Undated

 

12

Communities at the Heart AJF Dinner

Undated

 

13

Community Events with Leonard Nimoy

1/28/98

 

 

 

 

5

1

Commercial Reel

Undated

 

2

Community Capital Campaign Publicity

Undated

 

3

Community Event Jessica Anitim

1/29/98

 

4

Community Event Crowne Plaza Ravinia

1/24/99

 

5

Community Event with Carl Reiner

1/24/99

 

6

Community Event with Leonard Nimoy

1/24/99

 

7

Council of Jewish Federations 52nd General Highlights

12/6/83

 

8

CNN Crossfire

8/6/01

 

9

Coming to Atlanta Soviet Jews Board Meeting

Undated

 

10

Change the World

Undated

 

11

Deck Washer

11/12/00

 

 

 

 

6

1

David Minikin Tribute

Undated

 

2

Rabbi Discussion Tape 1

1/15/08

 

3

Endowment

1997

 

4

Even Before They are Born; Egleston Children’s Hospital

Undated

 

5

Federation Book

Undated

 

6

Face to Face Solicitation: The Atlanta Way

Undated

 

7

Federation Dedication

Undated

 

8

Federation Dedication Press Conference

Undated

 

9

Federation Family

11/05/89

 

10

Four Points-One Destination

Undated

 

11

Fund

12/18/95

 

 

 

 

7

1

Filming Courtesy of Paul Benamy

Undated

 

2

Georgia in Israel ACVB Footage

Undated

 

3

Gia Spielberg

Undated

 

4

Georgia Tech Literacy Project

11/29/90

 

5

General Assembly

5/17/99

 

6

Good Day Atlanta

11/11/94

 

7

Greetings From Atlanta

7/3/91

 

8

Hannen Beers

Undated

 

9

Helen Spieael

Undated

 

10

Here O’Israel 50th

4/30/98

 

11

Holocaust Film

Undated

 

 

 

 

8

1

Holocaust Museum Animation

Undated

 

2

Holocaust Museum

Undated

 

3

Holocaust Museum

Undated

 

4

H. S. KOHN

3/1/41

 

5

Hunger Walk

1997

 

6

Igor and Olga

Undated

 

7

Invitation to Atlanta Israel General Assembly

Undated

 

8

Industrial Portfolio

Undated

 

9

Issacs Good Friend

Undated

 

10

Israel Advocacy Workshop

12/7/03

 

11

Israel 40th and 50th Anniversary

Undated

 

12

Israel 50th Anniversary Birthday

12/23/97

 

13

Israel Mayors visit Atlanta

Undated

 

14

Israel Rally

Undated

 

 

 

 

9

1

Israel Trade Awards Video

Undated

 

2

Jacob Kahn

Undated

 

3

Jacob Kahn # 3

Undated

 

4

Jewish Dialogue

Undated

 

5

Jewish Federation

3/29/95

 

6

Jewish Federation Meeting

4/12/88

 

7

Jews in Georgia

Undated

 

8

JFGA

8/3/00

 

9

Jewish Heritage Month

2001

 

10

JFGA Past Presidents

Undated

 

11

Legal Lunch and Learn

4/21/91

 

12

Live Generously Outtakes

Undated

 

13

Lontusm

3/24/81

 

14

Mayor’s Press Conference

10/7/96

 

15

Meggido Dance Troop

Undated

 

 

 

 

10

1

Meet the Schleps with Kevin Arnovitz

Undated

 

2

Memorial to Munich 11 News Clips

7/28/96

 

3

Mensch

Undated

 

4

Mike Levin

7/31/98

 

5

Miracles Can Happen

1/20/86

 

6

Miracle Mission

1992

 

7

Olympics II

10/24/95

 

8

Opening Hunger Walk

Undated

 

9

PAL

Undated

 

10

Panin/400

Undated

 

11

Partners

Undated

 

12

Partnership 2000

2000

 

 

 

 

11

1

Personal Profiles for Black History Month

Undated

 

2

PGA GA Golf Almanac

Undated

 

3

Pola Arbiser

Undated

 

4

Rally for Darfur

Undated

 

5

Rally of Solidarity in Support of Israel

Undated

 

6

Rescue Atlanta Tag

2/16/97

 

7

Reactions to Israel Election

Undated

 

8

Rob Grasshaber

Undated

 

9

Schindler Coverage

Undated

 

10

Selig Center

Undated

 

11

Selig Center Dedication

Undated

 

12

Shalom Atlanta

Undated

 

13

Show and Commentary

Undated

 

14

Simon Peres

2/8/95

 

 

 

 

12

1

Sitting down with Steve Selig

Undated

 

2

Stan Schwartz

5/13/03

 

3

Steve Selig-Israel

Undated

 

4

Source Footage

Undated

 

5

Super 17 Special

Undated

 

6

Super Sunday 2002

Undated

 

7

Tanya Edelghtein

9/20/86

 

8

Tape # 6, 7 Atlanta

Undated

 

9

Tape # 8, 9 Atlanta

Undated

 

10

Tape # 10, 11 Atlanta

Undated

 

11

TBS Public Affiars

Undated

 

12

Terri Bagen’s

05/1999

 

13

Tikum Olan

Undated

 

14

Timecode

Undated

 

 

 

 

13

1

The Fanz

Undated

 

2

The Message of Yad Uasham

Undated

 

3

The Power of a Women’s Gift

Undated

 

4

Tosia Schngider

Undated

 

5

Tzedakah

1999

 

6

United Jewish Appeal

8/17/98

 

7

UJA National Summer Single Missions

Undated

 

8

UJA Tzedakah Atlanta Version

1999

 

9

USHMM interview Klein, Gerda

10/11/90

 

10

Violence in Israel

12/31/01

 

11

Walk this Together 2

Undated

 

12

WATL Jewish Federation

10/16/89

 

13

We are Wittnesses

7/25/95

 

 

 

 

14

1

Welcome Atlanta

Undated

 

2

Welfare Funds

11/12/78

 

3

Why Federation Atlanta

Undated

 

4

Wise

3/27/96

 

5

Wxia Channel 11 News

2/23/97

 

6

X Ferred B8W Photos

Undated

 

7

Yehuds kids show

1983

 

8

Yeshiva High School of Atlanta: The School to Choose

1992

 

9

Yokneam-Megiddo-St. Louis-Atlanta

2000

 

10

Yom HASHOA

4/22/90

 

11

Y Federation General

Undated

 

 

 

 

15

1

91st Annual Meeting

6/16/97

 

2

60th Anniversary of Israel

5/8/08

 

3

100 Years of Jewish in Atlanta

Undated

 

4

1993 Family Mission

1993

 

5

1996 Campaign

1996

 

6

1996 Centennial Olympics

1996

 

7

1996 Atlanta Olympics Munich Segment

1996

 

8

1996 GA Interview Selig/Feinnan

1996

 

9

1997 Fan Distribution

1997

 

10

1998 Annual

1998

 

11

1998 Annual Campaign Video

1998

 

12

2001 Community Event

2001

 

13

2004 Annual Meeting Mock newcast & Graphics

2004

 

14

Unknown

3/23/96

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