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Entries for ' B’nai B’rith'

  • Mss 037, Isidor Jacobs Family Papers

    Isidor Jacobs and his wife Lizzie were active in a wide variety of community organizations.  He was instrumental in creating the Know Your Neighbor Club on the 1700 block of Noble Drive in Atlanta to break down the barriers between different races and religions.  The papers include minutes from the Ladies Hebrew Charity Association, 1913-1918, and brochures, invitations, programs, and newspaper clippings from the American Red Cross, B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, Junior Mayfair Club, and the Know Your Neighbor Club.

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    B’nai B’rith, Aleph Zadik Aleph, American Red Cross, Voluntarism
  • Mss 100, Durward Gerson Family Papers

    Durward (Dutch) Gerson (1919-1979) was an Atlanta resident who was active in a variety of Jewish and general communal organizations.  The collection consists primarily of local and district records of the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization and records of Amit Women-Atlanta Chapter previously known as Mizrachi Women’s Organization Atlanta Chapter.  The records from B’nai B’rith reflect upon Durward Gerson’s association with that organization.  The Amit Women records represent Mildred Gerson’s participation as a volunteer and active member of Mizrachi.

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    Aleph Zadik Aleph, B’nai B’rith, Jewish War Veterans, Voluntarism, Zionist Organization of America
  • Mss 115, Barney Medintz Family Papers

    Barney Medintz was born in London, England in 1910.  At the age of 1 year he immigrated with his family to America.  Following graduation from the University of Chicago he moved to Atlanta to serve as director of Men’s and Boy’s activities at the Jewish Educational Alliance.  Medintz worked for the Alliance for two years.  On leaving, he founded the Service Uniform Company.  In 1936 Medintz married Dorothy Davis.  Medintz was active in a variety of youth and humanitarian causes in the Jewish community of Atlanta. The papers consist primarily speeches delivered by Barney Medintz on the wide variety of Jewish community causes in which he was involved. The speeches give insight into the depth of Barney Medintz’s commitment to Jewish causes and concerns as well as the social service priorities of the Atlanta Jewish community throughout the 1950s. 

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    Atlanta Bureau of Jewish Education, B’nai B’rith, United Jewish Appeal, Hadassah, Camp Barney Medintz, Jewish Community Council

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