// William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Entries for ' Savannah (Ga.)'

  • Mss 224, Mattie Lee Baxley Papers

    Mattie Lee Baxley Papers, consisting of 1 cubic foot of material containing documents relating to the career of Marcos Fernan-Nunez, a direct descendant of Dr. Samuel Ribiero Nunez a member of the group of 42 Jews who settled in Georgia in 1733; research and genealogical records relating to the 42 Jewish settlers and in particular to the Nunez family; and a draft and final copy of the manuscript "Gold Buttons," a history of the Nunez family by Mattie Lee Baxley wife of Marcos Fernan-Nunez.

    [Read more]

    Congregation Mickve Israel, Savannah (Ga.)
  • Mss 340, Hebrah Gemiluth Hesed (H.G.H.) Society Records

    Documents and ledger books relating to the Hebrah Gemiluth Hesed, or H.G.H. Society, a social, fraternal, and benevolent society for Jewish men in Savannah, Georgia. The records date from 1889 to 1991, with the bulk dating between 1924 and 1975. Most of the documents are written in English, but one early ledger (1903-1914), as well as some early copies of the constitution, are written in Yiddish/Germanic Hebrew. The collection includes the original charter as well as various versions of the constitution and by-laws, membership applications, acceptance letters, files dealing with member benefits, documents pertaining to those members who served on the Executive Council, newsletters, clippings, meeting notices, meeting minutes, and documents pertaining to the upkeep of the Society as well as the monetary aspects of member benefits.

    [Read more ...]

    Savannah (Ga.), Savannah Jewish Archives, Societies and clubs, Hebrah Gemiluth Hesed Society
  • Mss 349, Hadassah Savannah Chapter Records

    The Savannah Chapter of Hadassah was chartered on 29 April, 1918 by the Federation of American Zionists but it was not until eight years later, on 28 January, 1926, that Savannah was put on the Hadassah Map. It has existed there continuously since then. Officers were elected at that first meeting, with Mrs. Ida Wilensky serving as the first president. The records consist of minutes, financial records, scrapbooks, and fund-raising kits. National and International Hadassah materials consist of publications, fund-raising documents, conventions, and miscellaneous papers. The Senior Hadassah records consist of minutes, membership lists, financial papers, publications, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous papers. The Shalom Hadassah materials consist of minutes, membership, financial papers, fund-raising documents, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous papers.

    [Read more ...]

    Jewish women, Hadassah, Zionism, Savannah (Ga.), Savannah Jewish Archives
  • Mss 389, JEA Women’s Club Records

    Savannah's Jewish Educational Alliance (JEA) was founded in 1912 to serve the needs of the growing Jewish population in Georgia's first city. In 1922, female members of the Alliance created a group to become its Women's auxiliary. According to its constitution, the Women's Club's aims and purposes shall be to raise funds to help maintain and beautify the Jewish Educational Alliance, to assist and participate in all activities of the Jewish Educational Alliance to improve the Civic, Moral, Religious, Cultural, Social, and Physical welfare of the community at large, and to further all American and Jewish interest in general. The Women's Club was an integral part of the JEA for more than 30 years. It is currently unknown when the Women's Club was officially dissolved, but as of 2017, the only club in continual operation at the JEA is its Garden Club. This collection consists of one full-size document case containing eighteen folders. It includes meeting minutes, annual reports, and the Constitution of the JEA Women's Club, as well as five scrapbooks documenting the Club's activities from the late 1920s to the early 1960s. Along with materials relating specifically to the Women's Club, the collection contains materials associated with the Jewish Educational Alliance as a whole.

    [Read more ...]

    Savannah (Ga.), Savannah Jewish Archives, Jews--Georgia--Savannah
  • Mss 396, Irwin B. Giffen JEA Papers

    This small collection contains materials collected by Irwin B. Giffen in his capacity as the Executive Director of the Jewish Educational Alliance (JEA) in Savannah, Georgia. Many of these materials are from before he became Executive Director, and one is even from before he was born, so it is unclear how he came into possession of those items. Of particular interest to researchers may be The Scroll, a pamphlet published by the JEA in 1916, originally belonging to Morris Rabhan (1895-1983), as well as some of the Annual Meeting programs.

    [Read more ...]

    Savannah (Ga.), Savannah Jewish Archives, Jews--Georgia--Savannah
  • Mss 397, Sarah (Sadie) Moskovitz Papers

    Sarah Moskovitz, better known as "Sadie" was born in Poland in 1910 to Harry and Hilda Moskovitz. At a young age she immigrated with her parents and her siblings, Morris and Gertrude, to Savannah, Georgia, where she spent the rest of her life. She graduated from Savannah High School in June 1927, with the intention of entering nursing school the following fall. However, she was stricken with strep throat, and because effective antibiotics had not yet been invented for this infection, she passed away on November 4, 1927 at age 17. This collection contains the graduation scrapbook of Sarah "Sadie" Moskovitz, a student graduating from Savannah High School in 1927. It includes graduation pamphlets and well wishes from friends and classmates.

    [Read more ...]

    Savannah (Ga.), Savannah Jewish Archives, Jews--Georgia--Savannah
  • Mss 398, Horovitz Family Papers

    Rubin Horovitz (ca. 1857-1934) was an immigrant from Romania who came to Savannah in 1886. He was married to Mamie Horovitz, another Romanian immigrant. Together, they had at least one son, Morris (1896-1970). Morris Horovitz served in the United States Navy during World War I, and later founded the Savannah Barber Supply Company (later Savannah Barber and Beauty Supply Company) in the 1920s, and married Rose Brooks of Savannah, with whom he had two sons, Edward "Buddy" Horovitz (1922-2005) and Arthur “Bubba” Horovitz (b. 1923). Buddy and Bubba graduated from Savannah High School and later took over the family business. The family were all members of Congregation B'nai B'rith Jacob synagogue.

    [Read more ...]

    Savannah (Ga.), Savannah Jewish Archives, Jews--Georgia--Savannah

To view our archive section, please enter your email address. You will only have to enter this one time to access our database collection.

Enter Your Email Address
The Breman Museum1440 Spring Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30309678-222-3700
© 2018 William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.     Privacy Statement  |  Terms Of Use

This website is supported by a generous gift from the Jerry and Dulcy Rosenberg Family in honor of Elinor Rosenberg Breman.

Jewish Federation