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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1913-1982

Creator:  Louis J. Levitas Family

Summary/Abstract:  Ida and Louis Levitas were long-time Atlanta residents who were active participants at the Jewish Educational Alliance and within numerous other Jewish community organizations. The papers consist of a wedding album of Ida Levitas, newspaper clippings, campaign material of United States Congressman Elliott H. Levitas, and two issues of The Jewish Outlook, 1913, bulletins of the Jewish Educational Alliance that later became the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.

Quantity/Physical Description: .2 linear feet

Language(s):  English

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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 9, Louis Levitas Family Papers, The Cuba Family Archives, The Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Separated Material:  Photographs removed to visual arts collection.

Processed by:  Sandra Berman

Arrangement:  All material is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Born in 1885 in Riga, Latvia, Louis J. Lavitas moved to Atlanta in 1912. For six decades, He was a familiar figure in the Jewish community. In the early years of the Jewish Educational Alliance he was in the center of youth activities. He organized a Sunday School for the religious education of children and became its superintendent. He was also active in the United Hebrew School. He was a member of the Fulton Masonic Lodge, The Ahavath Achim Synagogue, the Atlanta Hibernian Society, the Progressive Club and the member of the board of Jewish Children Service for more than 30 years. His field of work was insurance. He passed away on September 6th, 1968. In 1920, Louis J. Lavitas married Ida Goldstein. They had two sons, Dr. Theodore C. Levitas and Elliott H. Levitas.  Like Louis, Ida was an active member of the Jewish community in Atlanta. She was president of the Atlanta Chapter of Hadassah and chairman of Atlanta’s 1041 Welfare Fund Campaign. She died on September 24, 1987 at 90 years old. 

Scope and Content:  All material is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each folder. Researchers examining the Louis J. Levitas Family Papers can gain greater insight into Jewish communal life in the southern United States.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 Brides book of Ida Levitas 1922
  2 Jewish Educational Alliace – Newsletter, “The Outlook” 1913
  3 Jewish Welfare Board – Certificate 1918
  4 Levitas, Elliot – Campaign memorabilia 1982
  5 Newspaper clippings 1944-1968
  6 Speech of Ida Levitas Undated


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