Guide to the Papers of Rabbi Albert I. Gordon, undated, 1915-1971 (1930-1964)
 
*P-86

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Rabbi Albert I. Gordon, papers
Title: Rabbi Albert I. Gordon
Dates:undated, 1915-1971 (bulk 1930-1964)
Abstract: Albert I. Gordon was a Rabbi, author, and sociologist. Rabbi of Temple Israel of Washington Heights, New York (1929-1930), Adath Jeshurun in Minneapolis, Minnesota (1930-1946) and Temple Emanuel in Newton, Massachusetts (1949-1968), Rabbi Gordon also served as Executive Director of the United Synagogue of America (1946-1949) and wrote numerous articles and pamphlets, as well as the books Jews in Transition, Jews in Suburbia, Intermarriage, and The Nature of Conversion. Gordon also hosted a radio program in Minneapolis on WCCO for many years. This collection contains typescripts of Gordon's radio addresses; research, notes and interviews for his books, various sermons and speeches; correspondence, photographs, and materials from his synagogues.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: 9 linear feet (18 manuscript boxes)
Identification: P-86
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located at AJHS, Boston, MA.
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Biographical Note1

Rabbi Albert I. Gordon (1903-1968)

Rabbi Albert I. Gordon was born on May 11, 1903 to Hyman S. and Martha (Rosenzweig) Gordon in Cleveland, Ohio. While a student at the University of Pennsylvania, Gordon decided to become a Rabbi and transferred to New York University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in 1927. In 1929, he was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America with his Masters in Hebrew Literature. In 1948, he earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota. In 1964, he received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Divinity from the Jewish Theological Seminary, an honor he shared that year with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

His first rabbinate was at Temple Israel of Washington Heights in New York City (1929-1930). Following his resignation, Rabbi Gordon and his wife moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he was installed as Rabbi of Adath Jeshurun. During his sixteen year tenure, Gordon developed several programs and initiatives, including the synagogue newsletter, The Clarion, the Friday night Bat Mitzvah, Saturday Junior Congregation, a lecture series about American thinkers and writers, Boy and Girl Scout troops, and a Cub Pack. Under his guidance, the religious school was reorganized, and a nursery school and library were founded. Rabbi Gordon also hired the first professional cantor at Adath Jeshurun, Solomon Winter.

Also while in Minneapolis, Rabbi Gordon served as a labor arbitrator for 23 different industries and was a member of the National War Labor Board. He participated in the Minneapolis Round Table of the National Council of Christians and Jews and for three years, presided over the Minneapolis Federation for Jewish Service. Rabbi Gordon was also known for his radio addresses on Judaism and Jewish life, most of which could be heard on WCCO in Minneapolis during the 1930s and 1940s. The typescripts of these addresses also feature one or two questions submitted by listeners, with answers prepared by Rabbi Gordon.

In 1946, Rabbi Gordon left Adath Jeshurun after being appointed Executive Director of the United Synagogue of America (now the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism) by Dr. Louis Finkelstein. The Gordon family moved to New York so Gordon could assume his post on November 1st of that year. While Executive Director, Gordon established the United Synagogue's Department of Music and hired his former colleague from Temple Israel, Hazzan David Putterman, as Director. In addition to the Department of Music, Gordon established a Book Service to help disseminate information to synagogues, schools and homes. As with his previous work at Adath Jeshurun, Gordon focused on the importance of Jewish education and modernized the Conservative synagogue school with the help of Dr. Abraham E. Millgram as Director of Education. He also published several pamphlets meant to provide basic information and instruction for Jews unfamiliar or uncomfortable with religious practices. These included "Ceremony for Reception of a New Member in the Synagogue," "Grace after Meals for Public Functions," "How to Celebrate Passover at Home," "How to Celebrate Chanukah at Home," "How to Celebrate Purim at Home," "Bride and Groom," and "In Time of Sorrow."

Following his resignation from the United Synagogue of America in 1950, the Gordons moved to Newton, Massachusetts, where Rabbi Gordon was installed at Temple Emanuel on Ward Street. Rabbi Gordon soon established himself in the Boston area. In addition to serving as President of the New England Region of the Rabbinical Assembly (1950), he also lectured on Judaism at Andover-Newton Theological Seminary, and from 1960-1961 served as President of the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis.

At Temple Emanuel, Gordon implemented new programming and strengthened that which was already in place. In the first few years at the Temple, a massive building campaign was conducted to fund a new, modern structure that would fit the needs of Emanuel's growing community. This included, in particular, classroom space, as Gordon once again focused on the importance of Jewish education for both children and adults (the religious school at Temple Emanuel is now named for him.) In addition to establishing a stronger educational curriculum for children, Rabbi Gordon also instituted the School of Jewish Studies for adults, which was a resounding success at the Temple. Rabbi Gordon served Temple Emanuel and the greater Boston community for nineteen years.

As a sociologist and prolific writer, Rabbi Gordon also authored numerous articles on the subject pertaining to Jewish life in America, including conversion, interfaith marriage, and Jewish college students; as well as brochures and pamphlets on celebrating Jewish holidays, marriage, and grief. He is most known for his books, Jews in Transition (1949), Jews in Suburbia (1959), Intermarriage (1966) and The Nature of Conversion (1967). For these books, Rabbi Gordon conducted research using interviews, surveys and previously written articles, many of which are included in this collection. He was also a contributing editor of "American Jewish World" and wrote articles for "Jewish Social Studies" and "Reconstructionist."

Gordon married Dorothy Davis of Chicago, Illinois on November 28, 1929. They had two children, Judith (married name: Wharton) and David. After retiring from Temple Emanuel in 1968 due to illness, Rabbi Gordon passed away on November 5th of that year. He was 65.

Chronology

May 11, 1903Albert I. Gordon born in Cleveland, Ohio.
1927Graduates from New York University.
1927Publishes "Debate Manual."
1929Graduates from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
1929-1930Enters rabbinate at Temple Israel of Washington Heights, New York, where David Putterman serves as Hazzan.
November 28, 1929Marries Dorothy Davis of Chicago, Illinois.
1930-1946Rabbi at Adath Jeshurun in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
1934-1946Serves as a labor arbitrator for the state of Minnesota.
1939Earns M.A. at the University of Minnesota.
1943-1947Member, National War Labor Board.
1946-1950Appointed Executive Director of the United Synagogue of America by Dr. Louis Finkelstein. He began the appointment on November 1, 1946 and was formally installed on January 19, 1947.
1946-1947Authors a booklet series, "How to Celebrate the Jewish Holy Days."
1947Created a Department of Music at the United Synagogue of America and appoints Hazzan David Putterman as Director.
1948Earns Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota.
1948Publishes "In Times of Sorrow" and "Bride and Groom: A Manual for Marriage."
1949Panel member, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services.
1949Publishes Jews in Transition.
1950Becomes Rabbi of Temple Emanuel in Newton, Massachusetts.
1950Serves as President of the New England Region of the Rabbinical Assembly and member of the Prayer Book Committee.
1952Lecturer in Judaism at Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, Massachusetts.
1959Publishes Jews in Suburbia.
1960-1961Serves as President of the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis.
1964Earns an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Divinity from the Jewish Theological Seminary.
1966Publishes Intermarriage.
1967Publishes The Nature of Conversion.
November 5, 1968Dies at age 65.


Footnotes

1 Information used in this finding aid is from the following sources:

Orkin, Etta Fay. "Adath Jeshurun Congregation: 1884·1995." About Us: History. Adath Jeshurun Congregation, 2008. Web. 29 Dec. 2010. (http://www.adathjeshurun.org/Adath%20About%20Us%20History.html).

Schneiderman, Harry, and I.J. Carmin Karpman, eds. Who's Who in World Jewry: a Biographical Dictionary of Outstanding Jews; New York, NY: David McKay, 1965.

Materials from the collection.

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Scope and Content Note

The Rabbi Albert I. Gordon Papers contains course notes, biographical information, photographs, correspondence, research notes and articles, copies of published articles and pamphlets, a doctoral thesis, and research and book reviews. Also included is an autographed program of Golda Meir at the Statler Hotel, condolence letters sent to Dorothy Gordon, typescripts of radio lectures and plays, and various ephemera, newsletters and documents from Gordon's synagogues, most notably Temple Emanuel. Of particular interest are his radio scripts, which address a variety of Jewish topics, but also highlight some of the misconceptions and concerns about Judaism at the time- both religious and cultural. The transcripts of interviews with converts are also illuminating as they capture the role of religion in people's lives during a very different era.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged into two series as follows:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Related Material

Combined Jewish Philanthropies, I-220
Jewish Community Relations Council, I-123
Massachusetts Board of Rabbis, I-56
Rabbinical Council of New England (unprocessed)
Temple Emanuel Archives, Newton, Massachusetts

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Rabbi Albert I. Gordon; P-86; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Mrs. Dorothy Gordon in 1970, with additional donations in 1971, 1975, and 1983.

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Access Points

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

 

Series I: Personal Papers, undated, 1920-1971

The Series is in English.
Box 1.
Arrangement:

The Series is arranged into five subseries.

Scope and Content:

This series includes class notes, Rabbi Gordon's thesis, various biographical information, personal correspondence addressed to both Rabbi and Mrs. Gordon, information about the Rabbi's honorary degree from the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and miscellaneous photographs, programs and a travel itinerary. The program for the Golda Meir event at the Statler Hotel in Boston is autographed in Hebrew by Meir.

Subseries I: Academics, 1920, 1926-1927, 1938

Box 1, Folders 1-5.
Scope and Content:

This subseries includes class notes and lectures from courses taken by the Rabbi while in school in New York, as well as his doctoral thesis on labor relations, written at the University of Minnesota. During his short tenure as a student at the University of Pennsylvania, Rabbi Gordon participated on the Debate Team. A brief script from one of his debates is included in this series.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Classes and Papers/Debate Team 1920
1 2 Classes and Papers/Introduction to Talmud 1926-1927
1 3-4 Classes and Papers/the History and Development of Jewish Civilization 1926-1927
1 5 Classes and Papers/Thesis 1938

Subseries II: Biographical Information, undated, 1935-1968

Box 1, Folders 6-7.
Scope and Content:

This subseries includes general biographical information on Rabbi Gordon, such as resumes, brief biographical descriptions, and articles from magazines. His congregation in Minneapolis, Adath Jeshurun, also wrote a play based on his life in honor of his tenth anniversary as Rabbi.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 6 General undated, 1935-1968
1 7 "Ours was the Fortune": Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis, MN undated

Subseries III: Correspondence, 1926-1971

Box 1, Fodlers 8-12.
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains letters of congratulations sent to the Rabbi about the birth of his daughter, Judith, the publication of his books, anniversaries, and employment. Also included are condolence letters sent to his wife, Dorothy, after his death. Dorothy Gordon continued her husband's legacy and worked to establish a professorial chair at Andover Newton Theological School in Rabbi Gordon's name; correspondence and materials related to this are in this series. In addition, letters about donating the Rabbi's papers to the American Jewish Historical Society are included.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 8 Congratulatory Letters 1926-1960
1 9 General 1930-1968
1 10 Gordon, Dorothy/Condolences 1968-1971
1 11 Gordon, Dorothy/Re: Andover-Newton Chair 1969
1 12 Gordon, Dorothy/Re: Rabbi Gordon's Papers 1969-1970

Subseries IV: General, undated, 1947, 1949-1968

Box 1, Folders 13-16.
Scope and Content:

This subseries includes miscellaneous materials in the Gordon collection, including a published lecture by Robert Gordis, an autographed program for a dinner held in honor of Golda Meir in 1958, a small number of family photographs, news clippings, and a travel itinerary for the Gordons' trip to Israel in 1960.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 13 Miscellaneous undated, 1949-1968
1 14 Photographs undated, 1947
1 15 News Clippings undated
1 16 Travel Itinerary 1960

Subseries V: Honors and Awards, 1964

Box 1, Folder 17.
Scope and Content:

This subseries includes one folder with programs, news clippings and commencement programs from the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) in 1964.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 17 Jewish Theological Seminary 1964
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Series II: Professional Papers, undated, 1914-1969

The Series is in English.
Boxes 2-18.
Arrangement:

The Series is arranged into nine subseries.

Scope and Content:

This series includes materials related to the work Rabbi Gordon conducted for his radio shows, synagogues, and the community at large. Also included is Rabbi Gordon's research materials, notes and interviews used for his many published articles and books.

Subseries I: Community Work, undated, 1925-1930, 1932, 1937, 1945, 1947-1948, 1952, 1957-1968

Box 2, Folders 1-7.
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains programs from colleges, memorial services and installation services where Gordon was invited to recite the invocation or convocation prayer, as well as information pertaining to his appointment to the Boston University Human Relations Board of Governors and Massachusetts Board of Rabbis.

BoxFolderTitleDate
2 1 Boston University's Human Relations Board of Governors 1959-1960
2 2 Center for the Study of Jewish and Christian Relations 1968
2 3 College Commencements 1945, 1947-1948, 1952, 1957-1958, 1962-1963
2 4 Commission on Jewish Continuity (Combined Jewish Philanthropies) 1961-1968
2 5 Inaugurations and Memorial Services 1932, 1937, 1966-1967
2 6 Massachusetts Board of Rabbis undated
2 7 Miscellaneous Events (New York) 1925-1930

Subseries II: General, undated, 1940s-1960s

Box 2, Folder 8 -- Box 3, Folder 4.
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains typescripts of prayers that may or may not be related to Gordon's work on the Prayer Book Committee of the Rabbinical Assembly. Some items are marked by Gordon with notes and comments. Miscellaneous survey samples, news clippings and photographs are also included in this series. In box 18, there is a miniature Torah scroll, which has been boxed and is restricted due to its fragility.

BoxFolderTitleDate
2 8 "I & II, Chapter 3, for Correction" undated
2 9 "The Comfort of Prayer, Prayer is my Strength" undated
2 10 "Introduction to the Prayer Book" undated
2 11 Miscellaneous Surveys 1957, 1966
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 1 News Clippings 1940s-1960s
3 2 Photographs undated, 1958
3 3 Television Script undated
3 4 "Words of Comfort from the Bible" undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
18 Miniature Torah Scroll (fragile, wrapped and boxed) (RESTRICTED)

Subseries III: Labor Arbitration, 1932-1946

Box 3, Folder 5.
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains one folder of miscellaneous material related to Rabbi Gordon's work as a labor arbitrator in Minneapolis. This includes the written findings of the arbitration board in the matter of a local union versus employers of dry cleaners, brief decision statements written by Rabbi Gordon, an identification card, news clippings and a certificate from the American Arbitration Association.

BoxFolderTitleDate
3 5 General 1932-1946

Subseries IV: Published Works and Related Materials, undated, 1930s-1970

Box 3, Folder 6 -- Box 13, Folder 2.
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains reviews, correspondence, notes, publicity and research pertaining to Gordon's published articles, pamphlets and books. Articles and pamphlets written by him are included in this series as well. Of particular interest are the interviews about conversion, which were conducted by Gordon and others for use in his book, The Nature of Conversion.

BoxFolderTitleDate
3 6 Articles/American Jewish Community undated, 1945-1960
3 7 Articles/Book Reviews 1954, 1963-1965
3 8 Articles/Conversion-Related: Drafts undated
3 9 Articles/Intermarriage-Related 1963-1964
3 10 Articles/Jewish Political and Religious Movements 1946-1960
3 11 Articles/Jewish Student-Related undated, 1943, 1966
3 12 Articles/Jews in Suburbia-Related 1960
3 13 Articles/Miscellaneous undated, 1939, 1942
3 14 "Bride and Groom" Manual for Marriage 1949, 1959
3 15 Conversion/Correspondence 1967
BoxFolderTitleDate
4 1 Conversion/Presentations 1967
4 2-3 Conversion/Research undated, 1964-1965
4 4 Conversion/Reviews circa 1967
4 5 Conversion/Case Studies undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
5 1-4 Conversion/Case Studies undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
6 1-5 Conversion/Case Studies undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
7 1-2 Conversion/Case Studies undated
7 3 "How to Celebrate Hanukah at Home" 1948
7 4 "How to Celebrate Passover at Home" 1947, 1949
7 5 "How to Celebrate Purim at Home" 1948
7 6 "In Times of Sorrow" 1949 (1959, 1965)
7 7 Debate Manual/Reviews 1937
7 8 Intermarriage/Correspondence 1961-1965
7 9 Intermarriage/Correspondence and Reviews 1964-1967
7 10 Intermarriage/Outlines and Notes undated
7 11 Intermarriage/Preface Draft undated
7 12 Intermarriage/Presentations undated, 1964
7 13 Intermarriage/Publicity undated
7 14 Intermarriage/Research undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
8 1 Intermarriage/Reviews 1964
8 2 Jews in Suburbia/Correspondence 1958-1959
8 3 Jews in Suburbia/Publicity 1959-1960
8 4-5 Jews in Suburbia/Research undated, 1953-1963
BoxFolderTitleDate
9 1-2 Jews in Suburbia/Reviews 1959-1960
9 3 Jews in Suburbia/Study Guide circa 1958
9 4 Jews in Suburbia/"Tension and Unrest" Pamphlet 1959
9 5 Jews in Transition/Correspondence 1949-1950
9 6 Jews in Transition/Reviews 1949-1950
9 7-8 Miscellaneous Research/Articles and Information on Conversion 1960-1969
9 9 Miscellaneous Research/Articles on American Judaism 1950s-1960s
BoxFolderTitleDate
10 1-4 Miscellaneous Research/Articles on American Judaism 1950s-1960s
10 5 Miscellaneous Research/Articles on Americans and Religion 1930s-1960s
10 6-7 Miscellaneous Research/Articles on Intermarriage 1930-1968
BoxFolderTitleDate
11 1-7 Miscellaneous Research/Articles on Intermarriage 1930-1968
BoxFolderTitleDate
12 1 Miscellaneous Research/Articles on Jewish Family Life 1957-1969
12 2 Miscellaneous Research/Articles on Jewish Thought 1956-1968
12 3-4 Miscellaneous Research/Articles on the Jewish College Student 1952-1968
12 5 Miscellaneous Research/Articles on Jews and Israel 1958-1968
12 6 Miscellaneous Research/Articles on Sociology 1950s-1960s
12 7 Miscellaneous Research/Articles on World Jewry 1949-1966
12 8 Miscellaneous Research/Lecture and Lesson Guides on Catholicism undated
12 9 Miscellaneous Research/Notes undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
13 1 "The New Jew"/Writings Compiled by Dorothy Gordon 1970
13 2 "The Passover Festival" undated

Subseries V: Radio Addresses and Programs, undated, 1929, 1932-1939, 1941, 1946, 1948, 1950-1951

Box 13, Folder 3 -- Box 15, Folder 4.
Scope and Content:

Included in this subseries are typescripts of Rabbi Gordon's radio programs in Minneapolis and in Boston. These are organized by date, when known, or by title. The subseries also includes some radio plays written by Gordon, including "What's in a Name?" and "What are you Going to be?" as well as the historical piece, "Epic of the Northwest" and a social services related piece, "Counselor to Youth."

BoxFolderTitleDate
13 3 "Benefactors of Mankind" undated
13 4 Boston 1950-1951
13 5 Drafts undated
13 6-7 "Epic of the Northwest" 1934, 1939
BoxFolderTitleDate
14 1 "March of Minnesota" 1937
14 2 Miscellaneous 1929, 1941, 1946, 1948
14 3 Miscellaneous Radio Plays undated
14 4-7 Minneapolis 1932-1939
BoxFolderTitleDate
15 1 Minneapolis/"Counselor to Youth" 1936
15 2 "Poor Richard's Almanack" undated
15 3 "What are you Going to be?" undated
15 4 "What's in a Name?" 1936

Subseries VI: Sermons and Speeches, undated, 1914-1915, 1925-1945, 1948-1968

Box 15, Folder 5 -- Box 16, Folder 1.
Scope and Content:

This subseries primarily contains speeches, but there are some sermons included, by year, which Gordon often marked "RH" (Rosh Hashanah) "YK" (Yom Kippur) or "KN" (Kol Nidre) depending on the holiday, in the corner of the first page. This subseries also includes speeches given by Gordon during his tenure as Executive Director of the United Synagogues of America.

BoxFolderTitleDate
15 5 As Executive Director of the United Synagogue of America undated
15 6-7 Miscellaneous (alphabetical by title) undated
15 8 Miscellaneous (by year) 1914-1915, 1925-1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
16 1 Miscellaneous (by year) 1948-1968

Subseries VII: Synagogues, undated, 1929-1968

Box 16, Folder 2 -- Box 17, Folder 8.
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains various programs, ephemera, correspondence and newsletters for each of Gordon's synagogues-Temple Israel, Adath Jeshurun, and Temple Emanuel-the bulk of which relates to Temple Emanuel. There are certificates and correspondence pertaining to conversions at Temple Emanuel which are restricted.

BoxFolderTitleDate
16 2 Adath Jeshurun (Minneapolis, MN)/Miscellaneous undated, 1930-1964
16 3 Adath Jeshurun (Minneapolis, MN)/Sermons, Prayers and Guides undated, 1939
16 4 Temple Israel (New York, NY)/Miscellaneous undated, 1929
16 5-6 Temple Emanuel (Newton, MA)/Adult Jewish Education 1950-1958
16 7 Temple Emanuel (Newton, MA)/Annual Reports 1968
16 8 Temple Emanuel (Newton, MA)/Brotherhood 1951-1968
16 9-10 Temple Emanuel (Newton, MA)/Bulletins 1950-1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
17 1-2 Temple Emanuel (Newton, MA)/Bulletins 1961-1967
17 3 Temple Emanuel (Newton, MA)/Conversion Certificates, Forms and Correspondence (RESTRICTED) 1952-1965
17 4 Temple Emanuel (Newton, MA)/Correspondence 1950-1951, 1953
17 5 Temple Emanuel (Newton, MA)/Events 1949-1965
17 6 Temple Emanuel (Newton, MA)/Fundraising undated
17 7 Temple Emanuel (Newton, MA)/Photographs undated, 1952-1968
17 8 Temple Emanuel (Newton, MA)/Publicity undated, 1953-1967

Subseries VIII: Teaching, undated, 1953-1968

Box 17, Folder 9 -- Box 18, Folder 3.
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains notes and lectures for Gordon's classes at Boston University and Andover-Newton Theological Seminary.

BoxFolderTitleDate
17 9 Andover-Newton Theological School undated, 1953-1967
17 10 Boston University 1965
BoxFolderTitleDate
18 1 Miscellaneous/Lectures and Announcements 1959-1968
18 2 Miscellaneous/"The Sociology of American Jewry" undated
18 3 University of Judaism undated

Subseries IX: United Synagogue of America, undated, circa 1928, 1946-1949

Box 18, Folders 4-5.
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains programs, written material and correspondence from Gordon's tenure as Executive Director, as well as information pertaining to the Young People's League, of which Gordon was chairman in 1928. Rabbi Gordon kept his draft versions of "From the Director's Desk," which were published in the United Synagogue of America newsletters.

BoxFolderTitleDate
18 4 General undated, 1946-1969
18 5 Young People's League circa 1928
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