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  • Mss 075, Congregation Shearith Israel (Atlanta, Ga.) Records

    Congregation Shearith Israel was founded in 1904 by a segment of Atlanta’s East European Jewish community. Under Rabbi Geffen’s leadership, the congregation grew as an orthodox congregation that upheld traditional Old World values and rites. The largest piece of the collection consists of congregational minutes from 1947-1974.  Many of these are in great detail, and they highlight congregational business, as well as discussion and dispute for that period.  The collection also contains synagogue bulletins from 1959-1990, correspondence beginning in 1956 and various membership rosters from throughout the period.  Other sections of the collection include Sisterhood minutes, Religious School publications, Passover manuals, and High Holy Day materials.

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    Congregation Shearith Israel, Rabbis, Orthodox Judaism
  • Mss 104 Louis Geffen Family Papers

    Louis Geffen (1904-2001) was born in Atlanta, Georgia.  His father was Rabbi Tobias Geffen, who was the spiritual leader of Congregation Shearith Israel for over 60 years.  Louis gained prominence in Atlanta as an attorney and for his involvement in a wide variety of Jewish community activities. The papers contain a history of the Eplan family of Atlanta, greeting cards and Geffen family memorabilia.  Of special interest is the political campaign card of Louis Geffen for a position on the Board of Education for the City of Atlanta.

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    Congregation Shearith Israel, Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.

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