Guide to the Papers of Tobias Geffen (1870-1970), undated, 1884-1985

*P-516

Reprocessed by Marvin Rusinek

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Descriptive Summary

Creator:Geffen, Tobias
Title:Tobias Geffen, papers
Dates:undated, 1884-1985
Abstract:Contains the surviving papers of Rabbi Tobias Geffen who served as a rabbi in New York City (1904-1907), Canton, Ohio (1907-1910), and Atlanta, Georgia (1910-1970). Includes extensive correspondence with members of his family, autobiographies in Yiddish and English (several versions) and other material relating to his personal life.
Languages:The collection is in English, French, German, Hebrew, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, and Yiddish.
Quantity: 17.7 linear feet (32 manuscript boxes, 1 oversized box, 1 oversized folder)
Identification:P-516
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Note:

Please note that permission to publish and quote from the Rabbi Tobias Geffen papers must be obtained from the Geffen Family prior to publication.

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Biographical Note

Tobias Geffen (1870-1970)

Tobias Geffen was born on August 1, 1870. He was an American Orthodox rabbi. He served as the leader of Congregation Shearith Israel in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1910 to 1970. Geffen is widely-known for his 1935 decision that certified Coca-Cola as kosher.

Geffen was born in the Lithuanian city of Kaunas (called Kovno at the time, part of the Russian Empire). He immigrated to the United States in 1903 and became rabbi of New York's Congregation Ahavat Zedek in New York City. In 1907, he moved to Canton, Ohio, to become the rabbi of a small synagogue. In 1910, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he served as rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel until his death.

Geffen organized the first Hebrew school in Atlanta. He began a daily class in Talmud. Geffen also standardized regulation of kosher supervision in the Atlanta area under his central authority. He was the leader of the Southern division of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis. Geffen published eight books of Talmudic and Biblical exegesis.

Geffen died on February 10, 1970.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobias_Geffen

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Scope and Content Note

Contains the surviving papers of Rabbi Tobias Geffen who served as a rabbi in New York City (1904-1907), Canton, Ohio (1907-1910), and Atlanta, Georgia (1910-1970). Includes extensive correspondence with members of his family, autobiographies in Yiddish and English (several versions) and other material relating to his personal life.

Contains copies of his several books and articles, both in published and manuscript form, various manuscript novellae, manuscript annotations on books and articles written by others, manuscript sermons delivered by Geffen on various holidays and special occasions, etc. Of special interest is the extensive documentation of Geffens' rabbinate in Atlanta, consisting of correspondence, responsa to numerous religious questions, and various charitable efforts on behalf of institutions in Europe and Palestine. There is a large body of material relating to the dietary certification of Coca-Cola. The responsa represent request from sixty-one different Jewish communities throughout the South. Among the correspondents are the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, internationally prominent rabbis in Europe and Palestine, etc. The subjects discussed include supplying etrogim, sacramental wine, Passover, the Sabbath, Kashrut, gittin, schochetim, etc. Of unusual interest is Geffen's involvement with Jewish soldiers in World War I and assistance to Jewish prisoners in the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary, and his efforts to make the orphan home kosher and to give the orphans a religious education.

The collection also contains material on the synagogue, Congregation Shearith Israel of Atlanta, Georgia (financial records, Purim ball, etc.), the sisterhood, the Hebrew School, youth work in the synagogues and the Shearith Israel Lodge of Independent Order of Brith Abraham in the synagogue. Also family tree of Tobias Geffen and Sara Hene Rabinowitz.

The collection is in English, French, German, Hebrew, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, and Yiddish.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into nine 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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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Tobias Geffen, papers; P-516; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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Acquisition Information

Gifts of Rabbi David Geffen, December 1979; Louis Geffen, January 1979; and Rabbi Samuel Geffen (per Joel D. Ziff), June 1980.

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Note

Note

Includes former P-589 and P-516.

Please note that permission to publish and quote from the Rabbi Tobias Geffen papers must be obtained from the Geffen Family prior to publication.

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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 Affairs, undated, 1884, 1899, 1901, 1905-1906, 1911-1913, 1915-1970, 1980, 1982, 1985

English, German, Hebrew, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, Yiddish.
Boxes 1-6.
Arrangement:

Arranged into four subseries.

Subseries A: Autobiography, undated, 1901, 1927-1929, 1934, 1943, 1948-1949, 1954, 1956-1963, 1965, 1970, 1982

English, Yiddish.
Box 1.
BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Autobiography in Yiddish - Manuscript undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
1 2 Autobiography in Yiddish - Typescript undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
1 3 Additions to Autobiography undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
1 4 Autobiography - Manuscript undated
1 5 Autobiography - Typescript (Version 1) undated
1 6 Autobiography - Typescript (Version 2) undated
1 7 Autobiography - Typescript (Version 3) undated
1 8 Autobiography - Typescript (Version 4) undated
1 9 Listing in Who's Who in World Jewry undated
1 10 Family biography in The Emory Alumnus, March 1954, correspondence concerning article undated, 1954
  (contains Yiddish)   
1 11 Photo Portraits undated
1 12 Articles on Geffen in newspapers and journals undated, 1901, 1929, 1957, 1959-1960, 1963, 1982
  (contains Yiddish)   
1 13 Publications of others mentioning Geffen undated, 1934
  (contains Yiddish)   
1 14 Newspaper obituaries 1970
  (contains Yiddish)   
1 15 Birthday greetings undated, 1957, 1959-1961
  (contains Yiddish)   
1 16 Father's Day greetings undated, 1927-1929, 1943, 1948-1949, 1956, 1958, 1960-1962
  (contains Yiddish)   
1 17 Rosh Hashanah greetings 1960
  (contains Yiddish)   
1 18 Rosh Hashanah greetings 1965
  (contains Yiddish)   
1 19 Rosh Hashanah greetings undated

Subseries B: Personal Matters and Honors, undated, 1899, 1916-1935, 1941-1959, 1964-1965

English, Yiddish.
Box 2, Folder 1 -- Box 3, Folder 4.
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 1 Greetings for Bar Mitzvah of son, Abraham 1929
2 2 Wishes for Golden Anniversary 1948
  (contains Yiddish)   
2 3 Get-well messages during recuperation at Joel's home undated, 1952
  (contains Yiddish)   
2 4 Forty-six years in Atlanta - Testimonial Dinner undated, 1957
  (contains Yiddish)   
2 5 Forty-six years in Atlanta - Correspondence undated, 1956-1957
  (contains Yiddish)   
2 6 Daily learning schedules and leisure activities undated, 1955, 1964-1965
  (contains Yiddish)   
2 7 Printed material in Hebrew on life in Kaunas undated, 1928
  (contains Yiddish)   
2 8 List of books in Geffen's personal library undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
2 9 Purim compositions from Geffen and brother-in-law, Aaron David Katz undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
2 10 Appointment books 1941-1942, 1946-1948, 1951-1952, 1954-1956
2 11 Account books undated, 1917, 1934-1935, 1941-1951
2 12 Daily expense account 1943-1947
2 13 Daily expense account 1946-1954
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 1 Personal bills 1916-1935
3 2 Personal bills 1950-1959
3 3 Personal bills undated
3 4 Correspondence following father's death in Lithuania 1899
  (contains Yiddish)   

Subseries C: Efforts on Behalf of Family, undated, 1923, 1925-1926, 1929-1930, 1935-1936, 1938, 1940-1941, 1943, 1945, 1947-1948, 1951-1956, 1959-1962, 1964-1965

English, German, Hebrew, Lithuanian, Yiddish.
Box 3, Folders 5-11.
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 5 Announcements and invitations of family events and replies undated, 1926, 1929-1930, 1935-1936, 1938, 1945, 1948, 1951, 1953-1955, 1959-1960, 1962, 1964-1965
  (contains Yiddish)   
3 6 Arranging marriages for members of the family undated, 1923
3 7 Immigration efforts on behalf of brother Hirsch undated, 1925-1926
  (contains German and Lithuanian)   
3 8 Material on Mrs. Geffen (during life and condolences) undated, 1956, 1961-1962
  (contains Yiddish)   
3 9 Mother's Day Greetings undated, 1936, 1938, 1940-1941, 1943, 1947-1948, 1951-1952, 1960, 1964
  (contains German and Yiddish)   
3 10 Grapevine (Family Magazine) undated, 1960
  (contains Yiddish)   
3 11 Itim Le-Binah with names and birthdates of children in Hebrew (fragile) undated
  (contains Hebrew)   

Subseries D: Family Correspondence, undated, 1884, 1905-1906, 1911-1913, 1915-1926, 1928-1942, 1944-1970, 1980, 1982, 1985

English, German, Hebrew, Polish, Russian, and Yiddish.
Boxes 4-6.
BoxFolderTitleDate
4 1 Geffen, Abraham and Ethel (son and daughter-in-law) undated, 1934-1936, 1942, 1944, 1964, 1966
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 2 Geffen, Joel and Sylvia (son and daughter-in-law) undated, 1919, 1921-1923, 1926, 1935-1936, 1941, 1944-1945, 1948, 1950-1951, 1954, 1956-1957, 1959-1960, 1961-1963, 1966, 1969-1970
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 3 Geffen, Joel (Trip to Israel 1959) 1959
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 4 Geffen, Louis and Anna (son and daughter-in-law) undated, 1921-1922, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1956, 1963, 1982
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 5 Geffen, Sam and Ruth (son and daughter-in-law) undated, 1928, 1935, 1944, 1947, 1949, 1953, 1955-1957, 1959, 1961, 1965, 1968-1969
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 6 Geffen, Sam (Trip to Israel 1964) 1964
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 7 Raskas, Ralph and Annette (daughter and son-in-law) undated, 1933, 1939, 1948, 1957-1958, 1964, 1966
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 8 Simon, Abraham and Lottie (daughter and son-in-law) undated, 1950-1952, 1966, 1982
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 9 Wilensky, Carl and Bessie (daughter and son-in-law) undated, 1931, 1960, 1965
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 10 Ziff, Sam and Helen (daughter and son-in-law) undated, 1935, 1939-1940, 1958, 1961-1963, 1966, 1982
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 11 Geffen, David (grandchild) undated, 1957, 1963, 1965
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 12 Geffen, David Barry (grandchild) undated
  (contains Hebrew and Yiddish)   
4 13 Geffen, Peter (grandchild) undated, 1953, 1956-1958, 1960, 1962-1963
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 14 Geffen, Rela (grandchild) undated, 1958-1960, 1962, 1964
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 15 Raskas (grandchildren) undated, 1938, 1966, 1980
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 16 Schlesinger, Lisa (grandchild) undated, 1936
  (contains Hebrew)   
4 17 Simon, Fage (grandchild) undated, 1956, 1963
4 18 Simon, Harold (grandchild) undated
4 19 Wilensky, Jane and brothers and sisters (grandchildren) undated, 1951, 1953, 1959, 1965, 1967, 1985
  (contains Hebrew and Yiddish)   
4 20 Ziff, Joel, Ruth, and Dan (grandchildren) undated, 1959-1960, 1962, 1964-1965
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 21 Grandchildren Miscellaneous undated, 1958, 1967
  (contains Yiddish)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
5 1 Correspondence with parents undated, 1884?
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 2 Baron, A.R. (cousin) 1956, 1959
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 3 Begun, I. (nephew) undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 4 Ben Zvi, Sonia (niece) undated, 1949, 1955-1959, 1963-1964
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 5 Birstein (Birshtein), Bernard (in-law) undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 6 Chackels, E. (cousin) undated, 1960, 1966
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 7 Cohen, Jeannette and Murray (niece and nephew) 1960
5 8 Dzikansky, Rabbi Mordecai Z. undated, 1941
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 9 Elkin, Sam and Sonia (cousins) 1955
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 10 Geffen, Bezalel undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 11 Geffen, Clara (cousin) 1929-1930?
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 12 Geffen, Harold undated
5 13 Geffen, Hirsch (brother) undated, 1921-1926, 1928, 1936, 1948-1951, 1955, 1963, 1966-1969
  (contains Russian and Yiddish)   
5 14 Geffen, Israel (brother) 1906, 1912-1913
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 15 Geffen, Jacob undated, 1956-1957, 1959
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 16 Geffen, Jacob (brother) undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 17 Geffen, Jacob (nephew) undated, 1922, 1948
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 18 Geffen, Jeremiah (brother) undated, 1916, 1922-1924, 1959-1961
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 19 Geffen, Joseph (nephew) 1920, 1958
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 20 Geffen, Malka (sister) undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 21 Geffen, Rachel (sister-in-law) undated, 1921, 1925
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 22 Geffen, S. (uncle) undated, 1915, 1921
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 23 Geffen, Sam undated, 1965
5 24 Geffen, Sholom (brother) undated, 1905, 1939-1940
  (contains Hebrew and Yiddish)   
5 25 Gutman, Riva (niece) undated, 1946, 1953, 1956, 1960
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 26 Hoffman, Helen and Ben (cousins) 1959, 1963
5 27 Katz, Gittel and Aaron David (sister and husband) undated, 1912-1913, 1918, 1921-1926, 1929, 1932-1937
  (contains Russian and Yiddish)   
5 28 Lane, Rebecca (niece) 1924
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 29 Leibson, Ethel (cousin) undated, 1935-1936, 1958-1960, 1963
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 30 Levenson, Sheva (cousin) undated, 1920, 1923, 1925-1926, 1931
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 31 Levy, Jenny (sister of Mrs. Geffen) undated, 1936-1937
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 32 Levy, Leon and Family (nephew) undated, 1937, 1958, 1960, 1962
BoxFolderTitleDate
6 1 Lewin 1934
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 2 Lewin (nephew) undated, 1951
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 3 Lewin, Dagobert (grand-nephew) undated, 1938-1940, 1946, 1948, 1951, 1955
  (contains German, Hebrew, and Yiddish)   
6 4 Lewin, David (brother-in-law) undated 1922-1923, 1933, 1935, 1939
  (contains Russian and Yiddish)   
6 5 Lewin, Dov (nephew) undated, 1955-1958, 1960, 1963
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 6 Lewin, Herman (nephew) undated, 1921-1922
  (contains German and Yiddish)   
6 7 Lewin, Isaac (cousin of Mrs. Geffen) 1921
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 8 Lewin, Leopold (nephew) undated, 1921, 1923, 1930, 1938-1939
  (contains German and Yiddish)   
6 9 Lewin, M. (brother-in-law) 1921
  (contains German, Russian and Yiddish)   
6 10 Lewin, Moshe (nephew) undated, 1921-1922
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 11 Lewin, Solomon (nephew) 1916
  (contains Hebrew and Yiddish)   
6 12 Pekarsky, Anna (cousin) 1930
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 13 Pekarsky, Morris and Nell (in-laws) undated, 1960, 1963?
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 14 Petegorsky, Leon and Becky (in-laws) undated, 1956
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 15 Rabinowitz, A. (brother of Mrs. Geffen) 1917, 1921
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 16 Rabinowitz, Ann (sister of Mrs. Geffen) 1938, 1949
6 17 Rabinowitz, Rabbi Azriel (nephew) undated, 1939-1940
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 18 Rabinowitz, Rabbi Chaim, wife and children (brother-in-law, sister and children) undated, 1916, 1922-1924
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 19 Rabinowitz, Gittel (mother of Mrs. Geffen) undated, 1924?, 1928?
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 20 Rabinowitz, Joseph (nephew) undated, 1935, 1955-1960, 1963-1965
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 21 Rabinowitz, Judah Dov (cousin) 1918
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 22 Rabinowitz, Minnie and Morris (nephew and wife?) undated
6 23 Rabinowitz, Morris (brother of Mrs. Geffen) undated, 1911?, 1958, 1960
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 24 Rappaport, Lotty and Harry (cousins) undated
6 25 Raskas (in-law) undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 26 Rosenfield, Solomon (in-law) 1938
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 27 Rosensohn, Israel undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 28 Rubinshtein, Mendel (nephew) undated, 1922
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 29 Salant, Taybe (cousin) 1917
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 30 Seham, Hana and Max (aunt and cousin) undated, 1922-1923, 1938
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 31 Shapiro, Isaac Moshe (brother-in-law) 1918
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 32 Shapiro, Sarah (niece) undated
6 33 Shenkman, Eliezer and Sara (niece and husband) undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 34 Shohan, May (cousin) 1950, 1957
6 35 Strauss, L. (uncle) undated, 1918, 1922, 1924, 1934
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 36 Wilansky (in-law) undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 37 Wolff, Mordecai (cousin) undated, 1921, 1924, 1938
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 38 Ziff, Minna (in-law) undated
  (contains Hebrew and Yiddish)   
6 39 Ziff, Nell undated, 1939, 1952
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 40 Ziman, Noa Zvi (in-law) 1941, 1956
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 41 Zubow, Mollie (cousin) undated, 1932
  (contains Polish and Yiddish)   
6 42 Signatures undecipherable or no names given undated, 1915-1918, 1921-1922, 1933, 1944
  (contains Russian and Yiddish)   
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Series II: Writings, undated, 1888-1899, 1903, 1918, 1924-1928, 1931-1951, 1954-1966, 1968-1969

English, Hebrew, Russian, and Yiddish.
Box 7, Folder 1 -- Box 12, Folder 11.
Arrangement:

Arranged into three subseries.

Subseries A: Manuscript Novellae and Other Writings, undated, 1888, 1891-1899

English, Yiddish.
Box 7, Folder 1 -- Box 8, Folder 3.
BoxFolderTitleDate
7 1 Untitled volume of novellae 1888
  (contains Yiddish)   
7 2 3 untitled notebooks of novellae undated, 1896
  (contains Yiddish)   
7 3 Loose sheets of novellae 1891-1896
  (contains Yiddish)   
7 4 Loose sheets of novellae 1896-1899
  (contains Yiddish)   
7 5 Loose sheets of novellae undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
7 6 Loose sheets of novellae undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
7 7 Loose sheets of novellae undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
7 8 Loose sheets of correspondence consisting exclusively of novellae undated, 1891
  (contains Yiddish)   
7 9 Loose sheets of correspondence consisting exclusively of novellae undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
7 10 Manuscript of work dealing with first section of Yoreh Deah (Version 1) undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
7 11 Manuscript of work dealing with first section of Yoreh Deah (Version 2) undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
8 1 Manuscript of index to stories in Seder Nezikin of Talmud undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
8 2 Material on ℵחדיות [sic] undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
8 3 Manuscripts of novellae, later published undated
  (contains Yiddish)   

Subseries B: Published Writings with Manuscript Additions, undated, 1888-1898, 1918, 1924-1928, 1931, 1935-1936, 1938-1947, 1949-1951, 1954-1956, 1958-1961, 1963-1965

English, Hebrew, Russian, and Yiddish.
Box 8, Folder 4 -- Box 11, Folder 9.
BoxFolderTitleDate
8 4 Lev Yosef with manuscript additions (Version 1) (fragile) undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
8 5 Lev Yosef with manuscript additions (Version 2) undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
8 6 Lev Yosef with manuscript additions (Version 3) (fragile) undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
8 7 Lev Yosef with manuscript additions (Version 4) (fragile) undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
9 1 Lev Yosef with manuscript additions (Version 5) undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
9 2 Karne Ha-Hod with manuscript additions 1935
  (contains Yiddish)   
9 3 Correspondence concerning contents of Karne Ha-Hod undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
9 4 Zikaron Ba-Sefer 1940
  (contains Hebrew and Yiddish)   
9 5 Hadras Yosef with manuscript additions (Version 1) 1942
  (contains Yiddish)   
9 6 Hadras Yosef with manuscript additions (Version 2) 1941
  (contains Yiddish)   
9 7 Nahalat Yosef 1946
  (contains Yiddish)   
9 8 Nazer Yosef with manuscript additions 1958
  (contains Yiddish)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
10 1 Nahalat Yosef 1958
  (contains Yiddish)   
10 2 Nahalat Yosef 1958
  (contains Yiddish)   
10 3 Nahalat Yosef 1958
  (contains Yiddish)   
10 4 Manuscript of Part Two of Nazer Yosef undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
10 5 Correspondence concerning books (both printing and comments from readers) undated, 1918, 1924-1928, 1931, 1955-1956, 1959
  (contains Yiddish)   
10 6 Correspondence relating to distribution and sale of Geffen’s books undated, 1918, 1924-1925, 1927, 1936, 1938-1940, 1947, 1951, 1955, 1959-1961, 1963-1965
  (contains Hebrew and Yiddish)   
10 7 Published rabbinic works undated, 1943-1945
  (contains Yiddish)   
10 8 Published rabbinic works (fragile) undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
10 9 Manuscript annotations on books written by others undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
11 1 Manuscript annotations on book written by another undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
11 2 Manuscript annotations on book written by another 1947
  (contains Yiddish)   
11 3 Manuscript annotations on articles in journals written by others 1950, 1954
  (contains Yiddish)   
11 4 Manuscript annotations on articles in journals written by others 1942, 1949
11 5 Manuscript annotations on articles in journals written by others undated, 1955
  (contains Yiddish)   
11 6 Manuscript annotations on articles in journals written by others undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
11 7 Draft of magazine to be published 1935
  (contains Yiddish)   
11 8 Correspondence containing novellae of others undated, 1888-1898
  (contains Russian and Yiddish)   
11 9 Miscellaneous materials (contains Yiddish) undated
  (contains Yiddish)   

Subseries C: Sermonic Material, undated, 1903, 1932-1937, 1945-1949, 1954, 1957-1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968-1969

English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Box 11, Folder 10 -- Box 12, Folder 11.
BoxFolderTitleDate
11 10 Sermonic material undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
11 11 Sermonic material undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
12 1 Sermonic material undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
12 2 Sermons undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
12 3 Sermons undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
12 4 Sermons undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
12 5 Sermons and messages for High Holidays, Sukkot, and Shabbat Hagadol undated, 1945-1949, 1954, 1957-1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968-1969
  (contains Yiddish)   
12 6 Bar mitzvah sermons undated, 1932, 1934-1937
  (contains Hebrew and Yiddish)   
12 7 Miscellaneous addresses undated
  

a) Reception for Dr. Firstenberg - Minneapolis, undated
b) Benediction at Graduation of Jewish Theological Seminary of America, undated
c) Sheva Brochos for daughter of Dr. Rosenbloom - Minneapolis, undated

(contains Yiddish) 
 
12 8 Eulogies undated, 1933
  (contains Yiddish)   
12 9 Eulogies: Felix Warburg, Aba Miller, M. Goldstein, and David Hadas undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
12 10 Special prayers undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
12 11 Other writings undated, 1903
  (contains Yiddish)   
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Series III: Career, undated, 1907-1908, 1910-1911, 1913-1969

English, Yiddish.
Box 12, Folder 12 -- Box 18, Folder 9.
Arrangement:

Arranged into five subseries.

Subseries A: Smichos, contracts, and letters of congratulations, undated, 1907, 1910, 1922

English, Yiddish.
Box 12, Folders 12-15.
BoxFolderTitleDate
12 12 Smichos (ordination certificates) undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
12 13 Letter of congratulations on assuming position in Canton, Ohio 1907
  (contains Yiddish)   
12 14 Contracts for position in Atlanta undated, 1922
  (contains Yiddish)   
12 15 Letters of congratulations on assuming position in Atlanta, Ga. undated, 1910
  (contains Yiddish)   

Subseries B: Invitations, undated, 1923, 1925, 1928, 1935, 1938, 1941, 1956-1960, 1963-1964, 1967

English, Yiddish.
Box 12, Folders 16-18.
BoxFolderTitleDate
12 16 Invitations to social events (non-family) undated, 1923, 1938, 1941, 1956-1960, 1963, 1967
12 17 Invitations to rabbinic programs undated, 1925, 1928, 1956
  (contains Yiddish)   
12 18 Invitations and correspondence concerning addresses undated, 1928, 1935, 1959, 1963-1964
  (contains Yiddish)   

Subseries C: Professional Correspondence, undated, 1908, 1913-1914, 1916-1918, 1921-1928, 1931, 1933, 1935-1938, 1940, 1943, 1950-1951, 1955-1966, 1968

English, Yiddish.
Box 13, Folders 1-25.
BoxFolderTitleDate
13 1 Correspondence between Synagogue and Geffen undated, 1935-1936, 1938, 1968
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 2 Rabbinical Board of the Bronx Membership List 1943
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 3 Union of Orthodox Rabbis Membership Lists with annotations undated, 1928, 1931
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 4 Material relating to Assembly of Hebrew Orthodox Rabbis of America and Canada (Knesset Horabonim) undated, 1923
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 5 Correspondence concerning fundraising for Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary undated, 1916, 1918, 1921, 1936-1937, 1956
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 6 Material relating to Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada undated, 1918, 1921-1923, 1925, 1927-1928, 1931, 1937, 1956, 1961, 1965
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 7 Material pertaining to the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America and the Rabbinical Council undated, 1924, 1928, 1956
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 8 Correspondence from American kosher product manufacturers undated, 1956-1960
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 9 Material pertaining to Sacramental Wine and Prohibition undated, 1918, 1922-1927
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 10 Correspondence concerning efforts to establish a World Rabbinic Association undated, 1950
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 11 Correspondence with Rabbi Samuel A. Elzakov of Jerusalem undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 12 Correspondence with Beth Din of Tel Aviv-Jaffo 1961-1963
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 13 Material from Israel concerning Rabbinic matters undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 14 Correspondence concerning political events in Palestine undated, 1922
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 15 Correspondence with internationally prominent Rabbis undated, 1914, 1933
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 16 Correspondence with Rabbi Abraham Hirmes undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 17 Correspondence with Rabbi Solomon Jaffe of New York undated, 1908
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 18 Correspondence with Rabbi R. Levavi of Brooklyn 1957-1958
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 19 Correspondence with Rabbi C.A. Press undated, 1922-1923
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 20 Correspondence with Rabbi Yud undated, 1916-1917
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 21 Correspondence with Rabbi Asher L. Zarchy undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 22 Miscellaneous correspondence from Rabbis undated, 1940, 1951, 1962, 1964-1966
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 23 Correspondence concerning books written by others undated, 1913, 1917-1918, 1921-1923
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 24 Correspondence concerning books written by others undated, 1917, 1950, 1955-1957, 1960-1961, 1963-1964, 1966
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 25 Correspondence relating to meaning of specific classical Jewish texts undated, 1923
  (contains Yiddish)   

Subseries D: Professional Activities and Responsa, undated, 1913-1969

English, Yiddish.
Boxes 14-15.
BoxFolderTitleDate
14 1 Material pertaining to etrogim 1913-1948
  (contains Yiddish)   
14 2 Material pertaining to etrogim 1954-1959
  (contains Yiddish)   
14 3 Material pertaining to etrogim 1960-1967
  (contains Yiddish)   
14 4 Material pertaining to etrogim undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
14 5 Material relating to Passover undated, 1923
  (contains Yiddish)   
14 6 Material relating to Passover (sale of Chometz) undated, 1965
  (contains Yiddish)   
14 7 Material pertaining to Sabbath and Festivals undated, 1945
  (contains Yiddish)   
14 8 Material pertaining to sanctity of Synagogue undated, 1915, 1937
  (contains Yiddish)   
14 9 Material pertaining to cemeteries, Yahrzeit, and Kaddish undated, 1917, 1922, 1924, 1927-1928, 1932, 1936, 1945, 1948, 1951, 1956, 1959
  (contains Yiddish)   
14 10 Material relating to circumcision undated, 1936, 1954
  (contains Yiddish)   
14 11 Material relating to interest charges undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
14 12 Material relating to kashrut 1914-1929
  (contains Yiddish)   
14 13 Material relating to kashrut 1924, 1930-1935
  (contains Yiddish)   
14 14 Material relating to kashrut 1936-1966
  (contains Yiddish)   
14 15 Material relating to kashrut undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
15 1 Material pertaining to kashrut of Coca-Cola undated, 1927, 1932, 1934-1941, 1957, 1968
  (contains Yiddish)   
15 2 Material pertaining to kashrut of wine 1921-1956, 1969
  (contains Yiddish)   
15 3 Material relating to oaths undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
15 4 Material relating to prozbol undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
15 5 Material relating to redemption of first born undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
15 6 Material relating to Sefer Torah undated, 1913, 1918, 1922-1923, 1931, 1935, 1937
  (contains Yiddish)   
15 7 Material pertaining to shochetim (ritual slaughterers) 1914-1919
  (contains Yiddish)   
15 8 Material pertaining to shochetim (ritual slaughterers) 1920-1929
  (contains Yiddish)   
15 9 Material pertaining to shochetim (ritual slaughterers) 1930-1955
  (contains Yiddish)   
15 10 Material pertaining to shochetim (ritual slaughterers) undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
15 11 Material relating to Agunoth undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
15 12 Material pertaining to Conversion undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
15 13 Material relating to Halitzah undated, 1923, 1925, 1927
  (contains Yiddish)   
15 14 Material pertaining to marriage undated, 1926, 1937, 1958
  (contains Yiddish)   
15 15 Material pertaining to Mikveh and ritual immersion undated, 1922-1923
  (contains Yiddish)   

Subseries E: Divorces, undated, 1910-1911, 1914-1968

English, Yiddish.
Boxes 16-18.
BoxFolderTitleDate
16 1 Instructions on preparing a bill of divorce undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 2 Material pertaining to divorce – Siddur Ha-get-in Atlanta undated, 1914
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 3 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1911
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 4 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1914
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 5 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1915
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 6 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1916
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 7 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1917
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 8 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1918
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 9 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1919
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 10 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1920
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 11 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1921
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 12 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1922
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 13 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1923-1924
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 14 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1924
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 15 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1925
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 16 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1926
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 17 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1927
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 18 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1928
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 19 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1929
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 20 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1930
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 21 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1931
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 22 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1932
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 23 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1933
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 24 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1934
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 25 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1934-1935
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 26 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1936
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 27 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1937
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 28 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1938
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 29 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1939
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 30 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1940
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 31 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1941
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 32 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1942
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 33 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1943
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 34 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1944
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 35 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1945
  (contains Yiddish)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
17 1 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1946
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 2 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1947
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 3 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1948
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 4 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1949
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 5 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1950
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 6 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1951
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 7 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1952
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 8 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1953
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 9 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1954
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 10 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1955
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 11 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1956
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 12 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1956-1957
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 13 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1958
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 14 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1959
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 15 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1960
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 16 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1961
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 17 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1961-1962
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 18 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1963
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 19 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1964
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 20 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1965
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 21 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1966
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 22 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1967
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 23 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1968
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 24 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin), foreign undated, 1945-1946, 1951, 1956, 1961-1963, 1965
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 25 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) undated, 1913, 1919-1920, 1923-1924, 1937, 1948, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1967
  (contains Yiddish)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
18 1 Material pertaining to Divorce-Heter of 100 Rabbis 1910-1917
  (contains Yiddish)   
18 2 Material pertaining to Divorce-Heter of 100 Rabbis 1923-1929
  (contains Yiddish)   
18 3 Material pertaining to Divorce-Heter of 100 Rabbis 1927, 1930-1931, 1933, 1937-1938, 1940-1941, 1943-1953
  (contains Yiddish)   
18 4 Material pertaining to Divorce-Heter of 100 Rabbis 1930-1939
  (contains Yiddish)   
18 5 Material pertaining to Divorce-Heter of 100 Rabbis 1940-1944
  (contains Yiddish)   
18 6 Material pertaining to Divorce-Heter of 100 Rabbis 1945-1949
  (contains Yiddish)   
18 7 Material pertaining to Divorce-Heter of 100 Rabbis 1950-1953
  (contains Yiddish)   
18 8 Material pertaining to Divorce-Heter of 100 Rabbis undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
18 9 Documents and drafts for Gittin (Bills of divorcement) undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
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Series IV: Charitable Work, undated, 1911-1941, 1950-1968

English, Polish, Russian, and Yiddish.
Boxes 19-21.
Arrangement:

Arranged into two subseries.

Subseries A: Disbursements to Individuals, Work with Prisoners, Soldiers, undated, 1916, 1918-1925, 1927-1936, 1938, 1940, 1951-1962

English, Polish, Russian, and Yiddish.
Box 19.
BoxFolderTitleDate
19 1 Disbursements for Mr. Edelstein 1931-1936
19 2 Disbursements for Mrs. Leavitt undated, 1932
  (contains Yiddish)   
19 3 Disbursements for Mrs. Augustine 1928, 1932
19 4 Disbursements for Mrs. Robinson 1932-1933
  (contains Yiddish)   
19 5 Material relating to problem of inheritance (estate of Jacob Buchman) undated, 1921, 1925, 1929-1930
  (contains Yiddish)   
19 6 Material pertaining to prisoners in Atlanta penitentiary undated, 1921-1922, 1932
  (contains Yiddish)   
19 7 Material pertaining to requests for employment undated, 1922, 1927, 1935-1936, 1938
  (contains Yiddish)   
19 8 Material pertaining to marriage arrangements (non-family) undated, 1923
  (contains Yiddish)   
19 9 Help for individuals with problems and resolution of conflicts undated, 1916, 1918-1925, 1928
  (contains Russian and Yiddish)   
19 10 Help for individuals with problems and resolution of conflicts undated, 1931-1932, 1934-1936, 1940, 1951, 1956, 1959, 1961
  (contains Polish and Yiddish)   
19 11 Help for individuals with problems and resolution of conflicts undated, 1918-1919
  (contains Yiddish)   
19 12 Material pertaining to World War I soldiers undated, 1918
  (contains Yiddish)   
19 13 Record cards of funerals with vital statistics 1951-1962
  (contains Yiddish)   

Subseries B: Charitable Institutions, undated, 1911-1941, 1950-1968

English, Yiddish.
Boxes 20-21.
BoxFolderTitleDate
20 1 Material relating to charity distributed by Geffen 1911-1919
  (contains Yiddish)   
20 2 Material relating to charity distributed by Geffen 1920-1923
  (contains Yiddish)   
20 3 Material relating to charity distributed by Geffen 1924-1925
  (contains Yiddish)   
20 4 Material relating to charity distributed by Geffen 1926-1927
  (contains Yiddish)   
20 5 Material relating to charity distributed by Geffen 1928
  (contains Yiddish)   
20 6 Material relating to charity distributed by Geffen 1929-1930
  (contains Yiddish)   
20 7 Material relating to charity distributed by Geffen 1931-1932
  (contains Yiddish)   
20 8 Material relating to charity distributed by Geffen 1933-1934
  (contains Yiddish)   
20 9 Material relating to charity distributed by Geffen 1935-1936
  (contains Yiddish)   
20 10 Material relating to charity distributed by Geffen 1937-1941
  (contains Yiddish)   
20 11 Material relating to charity distributed by Geffen 1951-1954
  (contains Yiddish)   
20 12 Material relating to charity distributed by Geffen 1955
  (contains Yiddish)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
21 1 Material relating to charity distributed by Geffen 1956
  (contains Yiddish)   
21 2 Material relating to charity distributed by Geffen 1956
  (contains Yiddish)   
21 3 Material relating to charity distributed by Geffen 1957
  (contains Yiddish)   
21 4 Material relating to charity distributed by Geffen 1957
  (contains Yiddish)   
21 5 Material relating to charity distributed by Geffen 1957
  (contains Yiddish)   
21 6 Material relating to charity distributed by Geffen 1958-1961
  (contains Yiddish)   
21 7 Material relating to charity distributed by Geffen 1962
  (contains Yiddish)   
21 8 Material relating to charity distributed by Geffen 1963-1964
  (contains Yiddish)   
21 9 Material relating to charity distributed by Geffen 1965
  (contains Yiddish)   
21 10 Material relating to charity distributed by Geffen 1966
  (contains Yiddish)   
21 11 Material relating to charity distributed by Geffen 1967-1968
  (contains Yiddish)   
21 12 Material relating to charity distributed by Geffen undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
21 13 Account of charity distributed to visiting religious functionaries 1950-1951
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Series V: General Correspondence, undated, 1916-1918, 1921-1922, 1924, 1927-1932, 1935-1939, 1951-1952, 1956-1967

English, Yiddish.
Box 22.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by last name.

BoxFolderTitleDate
22 1 Moses Cohen undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
22 2 Rev. H. Contor undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
22 3 J. Etzion 1957, 1959
  (contains Yiddish)   
22 4 Hadas Family: David Hadas, Gerson Hadas, Dr. Moses Hadas undated, 1927, 1937, 1963-1964
  (contains Yiddish)   
22 5 Harold Hirsch undated, 1930-1931, 1935-1937
22 6 Herbert Joshua 1961-1963, 1966-1967
22 7 Mrs. Ida Kadish undated, 1959-1960
  (contains Yiddish)   
22 8 Sam Moscow 1936-1937
22 9 Yehuda Saskin undated, 1932, 1938
  (contains Yiddish)   
22 10 Benjamin Sofer 1956
  (contains Yiddish)   
22 11 Chaim Wilansky undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
22 12 Zeccharia Wohl undated, 1959
  (contains Yiddish)   
22 13 Miscellaneous correspondence undated, 1916-1918, 1921-1922, 1924, 1928-1930, 1935-1937, 1939, 1951-1952, 1956, 1958-1959, 1962, 1964-1967
  (contains Yiddish)   
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Series VI: Communal Activities, undated, 1914-1917, 1922-1924, 1926, 1928-1934, 1936, 1940, 1947-1949, 1954-1956, 1958, 1963

English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Box 23.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

BoxFolderTitleDate
23 1 Atlanta Bureau of Jewish Education, Annual Report 1947-1948
23 2 Atlanta Jewish Community Council, Minutes 1954
23 3 Atlanta Jewish Welfare Board 1936
23 4 Brith Sholom Fraternal Lodge undated, 1917, 1933-1934, 1940, 1956, 1963
  (contains Yiddish)   
23 5 Hebrew Orphans’ Home (see also Box 24, Folder 4: Greetings on 13th anniversary with Synagogue) undated, 1922, 1924, 1926, 1932
  (contains Yiddish)   
23 6 Jewish Book Store, Calendar 1916-1917
  (contains Hebrew and Yiddish)   
23 7 National Council of Jewish Women, Sermon undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
23 8 Jewish Community Center, Program undated, 1954
  (contains Yiddish)   
23 9 The Jewish Home, Annual Report 1955
23 10 Communal Kosher Kitchen undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
23 11 Mikveh, material dealing with Taharas Hamishpacha 1930
  (contains Yiddish)   
23 12 Mikveh, Account Book for Mikveh sacramental wine and sale of books (fragile) undated, 1914-1917, 1929-1930
  (contains Yiddish)   
23 13 Mikveh, Account Book for Mikveh sacramental wine and sale of books 1923
23 14 Reception for Sir Wyndham Deeds undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
23 15 The Temple Invitation, Dedication and Sermon, 1931; Correspondence, 1958 1931, 1958
23 16 Atlanta Board of Education, Correspondence 1917, 1923, 1928, 1948-1949, 1955
23 17 Emory University, Correspondence 1934
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Series VII: Synagogue Activities, undated, 1916-1964, 1966-1968, 1970, 1976

English, French, German, Hebrew, Russian, and Yiddish.
Boxes 24-32.
Arrangement:

Arranged into seven subseries.

Subseries A: Synagogue Program, undated, 1925, 1929-1930, 1932, 1934-1936, 1940, 1945, 1957-1958, 1961, 1964, 1966

English, Yiddish.
Box 24.
BoxFolderTitleDate
24 1 Invitation to Synagogue meetings 1925
24 2 Congregation Shearith Israel News 1934, 1966
24 3 Membership lists undated, 1940, 1945
24 4 Greetings on 13th anniversary with Synagogue undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
24 5 Invitation and greetings for cornerstone laying at Synagogue 1929
  (contains Yiddish)   
24 6 Telegrams for dedication of Synagogue 1930
24 7 Sermon for rededication of Synagogue after fire undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
24 8 Programs, sermons for cornerstone laying at Synagogue undated, 1957
  (contains Yiddish)   
24 9 Material relating to other Synagogue rededications, etc. undated, 1934-1935
  (contains Yiddish)   
24 10 World War I fund for war victims undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
24 11 Attempts to provide classes for post Bar Mitzvah boys undated
24 12 Material on Synagogue dishes lent to Girl Scouts undated, 1932, 1934, 1936
24 13 Appeal for Jews in Germany 1933
24 14 Mixed Seating Issue 1958
24 15 Vote on permitting Geffen to pray in Synagogue with separate seating 1958
24 16 Newspaper articles dealing with Orthodoxy and Conservatism undated, 1961, 1964
  (contains Yiddish)   

Subseries B: Purim Ball, 1934, 1936-1939, 1946-1948, 1950-1956, 1958-1961, 1963

English.
Boxes 25 and 28.
BoxFolderTitleDate
25 1 Purim Ball Ledger 1936
25 2 Purim Ball Ledger 1937
25 3 Purim Ball Ledger 1938
25 4 Purim Ball 1937
25 5 Purim Ball 1938
25 6 Purim Ball 1939
25 7 Purim Ball 1954-1956, 1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
28 1 Purim Ball and Bazaar 1934, 1946-1948, 1950-1951
28 2 Purim Ball and Dance 1952-1955
28 3 Purim Ball and Dance 1956, 1958-1959, 1961, 1963

Subseries C: Synagogue Finances, undated, 1916-1957

English, Yiddish.
Box 26.
BoxFolderTitleDate
26 1 Finances 1916-1957
  (contains Yiddish)   
26 2 Ledger of Income and Expenses 1917-1933
26 3 Ledger of Income and Expenses 1923-1932
26 4 Fund Raising undated, 1928-1929, 1932
26 5 Ledger 1929
26 6 Ledger 1928-1930

Subseries D: Sisterhood, Brith Abraham Lodge, undated, 1918-1938, 1940

English, Yiddish.
Box 27.
BoxFolderTitleDate
27 1 Sisterhood minutes of meetings, membership lists, and finances, etc. 1918-1927
27 2 Telegrams for Siyum Ha-Shas 1927
27 3 Invitation and greetings for Siyum Ha-Shas 1940
27 4 By-laws and list of founding members of Chevra Shas undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
27 5 Shearith Israel Lodge of Independent Order Brith Abraham undated, 1933-1934
  (contains Yiddish)   
27 6 Shearith Israel Lodge of Independent Order Brith Abraham, minutes of meetings 1931-1938
27 7 Shearith Israel Lodge of Independent Order Brith Abraham, ledger (see Box 28) 1928-1933

Subseries E: Activities with Young People, undated, 1925-1926, 1929, 1934-1935, 1950

English.
Box 29.
BoxFolderTitleDate
29 1 History of Junior Club – Young Judaea, Report of activities, newspaper accounts, and correspondence undated, 1934-1935
29 2 Annual Convention 1925
29 3 Annual Convention 1926
29 4 Annual Convention 1929
29 5 Program material – Discussions and speeches undated
29 6 Chanukah program undated, 1950
29 7 Pesach program undated
29 8 Chamisho Oser B’Shvat program undated
29 9 Young People’s Group undated

Subseries F: Hebrew School, undated, 1929-1936, 1939

English, Yiddish.
Box 30, Folder 1 -- Box 31, Folder 11.
BoxFolderTitleDate
30 1 School announcements undated, 1930-1931, 1935
30 2 Registration cards, student lists, and correspondence undated, 1931
30 3 Mailing list undated
30 4 Financial Reports 1929-1936
30 5 Finances 1932-1936
30 6 Correspondence regarding fundraising programs undated, 1930-1931
30 7 Correspondence regarding concert 1930-1931
30 8 Correspondence regarding cantorial concert undated, 1931
  (contains Yiddish)   
30 9 Money raised for Hadassah Penny Luncheon Fund 1932-1934, 1936
30 10 Material dealing with school supplies 1929-1936
30 11 Class assignments undated
30 12 Bible class, notes, 1931-1932 called Tushia Bible Class 1932-1935
30 13 History class notes undated
30 14 Student record sheets 1930-1931
30 15 Student record sheets 1930-1931
30 16 Student record sheets 1931-1932
30 17 Student record sheets 1931-1932
BoxFolderTitleDate
31 1 Awards, honors, etc. undated, 1936
31 2 Graduation program 1934-1936, 1939
31 3 Record of money paid for tuition and raised for Jews in Germany undated, 1935-1936
31 4 Funds raised by school children to benefit Jews in Germany undated, 1933-1936
31 5 Program material undated, 1936
31 6 Chanukah entertainment undated, 1933
31 7 Purim entertainment undated, 1933
31 8 Pesach entertainment undated, 1932
31 9 Luncheon ticket undated
31 10 School picnic undated, 1935
31 11 Money for pictures 1935

Subseries G: Miscellaneous Material, undated, 1917-1918, 1926, 1931-1932, 1938-1941, 1943-1956, 1963-1964, 1966-1968, 1970, 1976

English, French, German, Hebrew, Russian, and Yiddish.
Box 31, Folder 12 -- Box 32.
BoxFolderTitleDate
31 12 Undecipherable material undated, 1926, 1938, 1940-1941, 1947-1949, 1951, 1943-1956, 1963, 1967
  (contains Yiddish)   
31 13 Photographs undated, 1932, 1964, 1968
  (contains Yiddish)   
31 14 Memorabilia undated, 1917-1918, 1932, 1938-1939, 1951, 1966, 1970, 1976
  (contains French, German, Hebrew, Russian, and Yiddish)   
31 15 Miscellaneous clippings on rabbis from the Yiddish Press (see Box 33, OS1F Folder 1) undated, 1931, 1945, 1950
  (contains Yiddish)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
32 Miscellaneous material (needs folders inventoried)
  (contains Yiddish)   
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Series VIII: Index of Major Correspondents and List of Jewish Communities

Filed in cataloging office.
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Series IX: Family Tree of Tobias Geffen and Sara Hene Rabinowitz, undated

English.
OS2F Folder 1.
BoxFolderTitleDate
OS2F Rabbi Tobias Geffen and Sara Hene Rabinowitz family tree undated
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