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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Dates:  1915 - 2002

Creator:  Jacob l. Friend

Summary/Abstract:  The Jacob L. Friend Papers was a Russian immigrant who came to America by way of Shanghai. The papers are composed primarily of newspaper articles, documents, personal correspondence, synagogue records, writings and a scrapbook.

Quantity/Physical Description: .4 linear feet

Language(s):  English

Repository:  Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 116, Jacob L. Friend Family Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Separated Material:  Photocopies of originals in Folder 1; oversize file, and scrapbook in folder 1

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

Biographical/Historical Note:  Jacob Lion Friend (1888-1972) was born in Vassikov, Russia, and was ordained as a rabbi at the Vilna Rabbinic Academy at the age of eighteen.  He completed his secular studies in engineering at the imperial Technological University of Dresden, Germany in 1914.  In 1916, Friend made his way to Harbin, Manchuria, and several years later he moved with his wife and daughter to Shanghai, China.  In Shanghai, Friend involved himself in most aspects of Jewish communal life.  In 1947, Friend and his daughter, Balfoura, immigrated to the United States, and settled in Hawkinsville, Georgia.  He later moved to Atlanta, where he was a Hebrew school teacher and Torah reader at the Ahavath Achim synagogue.  The social historian interested in the Jewish community of Shanghai will be especially interested in this collection.

Scope and Content All material is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each folder. Researchers examining the Jacob L. Friend FamilyPapers can gain greater insight into Jewish synagogue life in the southern United States.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 Ahavath Achim Congregation – Atlanta, GA 1956 – 1972
2 Anshe Sfard Synagogue 1955
3 Articles about Jacob L. Friend 1947 – 1973
4 Articles and writings by Jacob L. Friend 1929 – 1970
5 Beth Aharon Synagogue – Shanghai, China 1927 – 1940
6 Biography Undated
7 Candedars (Jewish) 1939 – 1971
8 Congregation Sons of Israel – Willimantic, Connecticut 1953 – 1954
9 Correspondence 1923 – 1971
10 Correspondence – letter of recommendation 1917 - 1950
11 Documents – general 1918 - 1955
12 Documents – immigration 1941 – 1949
13 Fraternal orders – various lodges and cities 1933 – 1967
14 Hawkinsville, Georgia1 1954 – 2002
15 “Israel’s Messenger” 1920 – 1931
16 “Israel’s Messenger” 1923 - 1941
17 Philippine Islands 1930-1947
18 Scrapbook 1915-1948
19 Scrapbook 1915 - 1948
20 Scrapbook 1915 – 1948
21 Shanghai, China – Jubilee Celebration 1935
22 Shanghai, China – miscellany 1915 – 1929
23 Sherah Israel Congregation – Macon, Georgia 1954
24 “Southern Israelite” – anniversary 1965


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