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

*P-516

Reprocessed by Marvin Rusinek

American Jewish Historical Society

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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, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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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.

Click the box in the request column to open the form that allows you to request a box for onsite viewing in the reading room at the Center for Jewish History, New York, NY.

 

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

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

English, Yiddish.
Box 2, Folder 1 -- Box 3, Folder 4.
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2 1 Greetings for Bar Mitzvah of son, Abraham 1929 request_box
2 2 Wishes for Golden Anniversary 1948 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
2 3 Get-well messages during recuperation at Joel's home undated, 1952 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
2 4 Forty-six years in Atlanta - Testimonial Dinner undated, 1957 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
2 5 Forty-six years in Atlanta - Correspondence undated, 1956-1957 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
2 6 Daily learning schedules and leisure activities undated, 1955, 1964-1965 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
2 7 Printed material in Hebrew on life in Kaunas undated, 1928 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
2 8 List of books in Geffen's personal library undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
2 9 Purim compositions from Geffen and brother-in-law, Aaron David Katz undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
2 10 Appointment books 1941-1942, 1946-1948, 1951-1952, 1954-1956 request_box
2 11 Account books undated, 1917, 1934-1935, 1941-1951 request_box
2 12 Daily expense account 1943-1947 request_box
2 13 Daily expense account 1946-1954 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
3 1 Personal bills 1916-1935 request_box
3 2 Personal bills 1950-1959 request_box
3 3 Personal bills undated request_box
3 4 Correspondence following father's death in Lithuania 1899 request_box
  (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.
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
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 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
3 6 Arranging marriages for members of the family undated, 1923 request_box
3 7 Immigration efforts on behalf of brother Hirsch undated, 1925-1926 request_box
  (contains German and Lithuanian)   
3 8 Material on Mrs. Geffen (during life and condolences) undated, 1956, 1961-1962 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
3 9 Mother's Day Greetings undated, 1936, 1938, 1940-1941, 1943, 1947-1948, 1951-1952, 1960, 1964 request_box
  (contains German and Yiddish)   
3 10 Grapevine (Family Magazine) undated, 1960 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
3 11 Itim Le-Binah with names and birthdates of children in Hebrew (fragile) undated request_box
  (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.
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
4 1 Geffen, Abraham and Ethel (son and daughter-in-law) undated, 1934-1936, 1942, 1944, 1964, 1966 request_box
  (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 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 3 Geffen, Joel (Trip to Israel 1959) 1959 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 4 Geffen, Louis and Anna (son and daughter-in-law) undated, 1921-1922, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1956, 1963, 1982 request_box
  (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 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 6 Geffen, Sam (Trip to Israel 1964) 1964 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 7 Raskas, Ralph and Annette (daughter and son-in-law) undated, 1933, 1939, 1948, 1957-1958, 1964, 1966 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 8 Simon, Abraham and Lottie (daughter and son-in-law) undated, 1950-1952, 1966, 1982 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 9 Wilensky, Carl and Bessie (daughter and son-in-law) undated, 1931, 1960, 1965 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 10 Ziff, Sam and Helen (daughter and son-in-law) undated, 1935, 1939-1940, 1958, 1961-1963, 1966, 1982 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 11 Geffen, David (grandchild) undated, 1957, 1963, 1965 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 12 Geffen, David Barry (grandchild) undated request_box
  (contains Hebrew and Yiddish)   
4 13 Geffen, Peter (grandchild) undated, 1953, 1956-1958, 1960, 1962-1963 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 14 Geffen, Rela (grandchild) undated, 1958-1960, 1962, 1964 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 15 Raskas (grandchildren) undated, 1938, 1966, 1980 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 16 Schlesinger, Lisa (grandchild) undated, 1936 request_box
  (contains Hebrew)   
4 17 Simon, Fage (grandchild) undated, 1956, 1963 request_box
4 18 Simon, Harold (grandchild) undated request_box
4 19 Wilensky, Jane and brothers and sisters (grandchildren) undated, 1951, 1953, 1959, 1965, 1967, 1985 request_box
  (contains Hebrew and Yiddish)   
4 20 Ziff, Joel, Ruth, and Dan (grandchildren) undated, 1959-1960, 1962, 1964-1965 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 21 Grandchildren Miscellaneous undated, 1958, 1967 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
5 1 Correspondence with parents undated, 1884? request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 2 Baron, A.R. (cousin) 1956, 1959 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 3 Begun, I. (nephew) undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 4 Ben Zvi, Sonia (niece) undated, 1949, 1955-1959, 1963-1964 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 5 Birstein (Birshtein), Bernard (in-law) undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 6 Chackels, E. (cousin) undated, 1960, 1966 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 7 Cohen, Jeannette and Murray (niece and nephew) 1960 request_box
5 8 Dzikansky, Rabbi Mordecai Z. undated, 1941 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 9 Elkin, Sam and Sonia (cousins) 1955 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 10 Geffen, Bezalel undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 11 Geffen, Clara (cousin) 1929-1930? request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 12 Geffen, Harold undated request_box
5 13 Geffen, Hirsch (brother) undated, 1921-1926, 1928, 1936, 1948-1951, 1955, 1963, 1966-1969 request_box
  (contains Russian and Yiddish)   
5 14 Geffen, Israel (brother) 1906, 1912-1913 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 15 Geffen, Jacob undated, 1956-1957, 1959 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 16 Geffen, Jacob (brother) undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 17 Geffen, Jacob (nephew) undated, 1922, 1948 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 18 Geffen, Jeremiah (brother) undated, 1916, 1922-1924, 1959-1961 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 19 Geffen, Joseph (nephew) 1920, 1958 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 20 Geffen, Malka (sister) undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 21 Geffen, Rachel (sister-in-law) undated, 1921, 1925 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 22 Geffen, S. (uncle) undated, 1915, 1921 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 23 Geffen, Sam undated, 1965 request_box
5 24 Geffen, Sholom (brother) undated, 1905, 1939-1940 request_box
  (contains Hebrew and Yiddish)   
5 25 Gutman, Riva (niece) undated, 1946, 1953, 1956, 1960 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 26 Hoffman, Helen and Ben (cousins) 1959, 1963 request_box
5 27 Katz, Gittel and Aaron David (sister and husband) undated, 1912-1913, 1918, 1921-1926, 1929, 1932-1937 request_box
  (contains Russian and Yiddish)   
5 28 Lane, Rebecca (niece) 1924 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 29 Leibson, Ethel (cousin) undated, 1935-1936, 1958-1960, 1963 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 30 Levenson, Sheva (cousin) undated, 1920, 1923, 1925-1926, 1931 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 31 Levy, Jenny (sister of Mrs. Geffen) undated, 1936-1937 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 32 Levy, Leon and Family (nephew) undated, 1937, 1958, 1960, 1962 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
6 1 Lewin 1934 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 2 Lewin (nephew) undated, 1951 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 3 Lewin, Dagobert (grand-nephew) undated, 1938-1940, 1946, 1948, 1951, 1955 request_box
  (contains German, Hebrew, and Yiddish)   
6 4 Lewin, David (brother-in-law) undated 1922-1923, 1933, 1935, 1939 request_box
  (contains Russian and Yiddish)   
6 5 Lewin, Dov (nephew) undated, 1955-1958, 1960, 1963 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 6 Lewin, Herman (nephew) undated, 1921-1922 request_box
  (contains German and Yiddish)   
6 7 Lewin, Isaac (cousin of Mrs. Geffen) 1921 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 8 Lewin, Leopold (nephew) undated, 1921, 1923, 1930, 1938-1939 request_box
  (contains German and Yiddish)   
6 9 Lewin, M. (brother-in-law) 1921 request_box
  (contains German, Russian and Yiddish)   
6 10 Lewin, Moshe (nephew) undated, 1921-1922 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 11 Lewin, Solomon (nephew) 1916 request_box
  (contains Hebrew and Yiddish)   
6 12 Pekarsky, Anna (cousin) 1930 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 13 Pekarsky, Morris and Nell (in-laws) undated, 1960, 1963? request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 14 Petegorsky, Leon and Becky (in-laws) undated, 1956 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 15 Rabinowitz, A. (brother of Mrs. Geffen) 1917, 1921 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 16 Rabinowitz, Ann (sister of Mrs. Geffen) 1938, 1949 request_box
6 17 Rabinowitz, Rabbi Azriel (nephew) undated, 1939-1940 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 18 Rabinowitz, Rabbi Chaim, wife and children (brother-in-law, sister and children) undated, 1916, 1922-1924 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 19 Rabinowitz, Gittel (mother of Mrs. Geffen) undated, 1924?, 1928? request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 20 Rabinowitz, Joseph (nephew) undated, 1935, 1955-1960, 1963-1965 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 21 Rabinowitz, Judah Dov (cousin) 1918 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 22 Rabinowitz, Minnie and Morris (nephew and wife?) undated request_box
6 23 Rabinowitz, Morris (brother of Mrs. Geffen) undated, 1911?, 1958, 1960 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 24 Rappaport, Lotty and Harry (cousins) undated request_box
6 25 Raskas (in-law) undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 26 Rosenfield, Solomon (in-law) 1938 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 27 Rosensohn, Israel undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 28 Rubinshtein, Mendel (nephew) undated, 1922 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 29 Salant, Taybe (cousin) 1917 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 30 Seham, Hana and Max (aunt and cousin) undated, 1922-1923, 1938 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 31 Shapiro, Isaac Moshe (brother-in-law) 1918 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 32 Shapiro, Sarah (niece) undated request_box
6 33 Shenkman, Eliezer and Sara (niece and husband) undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 34 Shohan, May (cousin) 1950, 1957 request_box
6 35 Strauss, L. (uncle) undated, 1918, 1922, 1924, 1934 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 36 Wilansky (in-law) undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 37 Wolff, Mordecai (cousin) undated, 1921, 1924, 1938 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 38 Ziff, Minna (in-law) undated request_box
  (contains Hebrew and Yiddish)   
6 39 Ziff, Nell undated, 1939, 1952 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 40 Ziman, Noa Zvi (in-law) 1941, 1956 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 41 Zubow, Mollie (cousin) undated, 1932 request_box
  (contains Polish and Yiddish)   
6 42 Signatures undecipherable or no names given undated, 1915-1918, 1921-1922, 1933, 1944 request_box
  (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.
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
7 1 Untitled volume of novellae 1888 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
7 2 3 untitled notebooks of novellae undated, 1896 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
7 3 Loose sheets of novellae 1891-1896 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
7 4 Loose sheets of novellae 1896-1899 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
7 5 Loose sheets of novellae undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
7 6 Loose sheets of novellae undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
7 7 Loose sheets of novellae undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
7 8 Loose sheets of correspondence consisting exclusively of novellae undated, 1891 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
7 9 Loose sheets of correspondence consisting exclusively of novellae undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
7 10 Manuscript of work dealing with first section of Yoreh Deah (Version 1) undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
7 11 Manuscript of work dealing with first section of Yoreh Deah (Version 2) undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
8 1 Manuscript of index to stories in Seder Nezikin of Talmud undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
8 2 Material on ℵחדיות [sic] undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
8 3 Manuscripts of novellae, later published undated request_box
  (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.
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
8 4 Lev Yosef with manuscript additions (Version 1) (fragile) undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
8 5 Lev Yosef with manuscript additions (Version 2) undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
8 6 Lev Yosef with manuscript additions (Version 3) (fragile) undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
8 7 Lev Yosef with manuscript additions (Version 4) (fragile) undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
9 1 Lev Yosef with manuscript additions (Version 5) undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
9 2 Karne Ha-Hod with manuscript additions 1935 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
9 3 Correspondence concerning contents of Karne Ha-Hod undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
9 4 Zikaron Ba-Sefer 1940 request_box
  (contains Hebrew and Yiddish)   
9 5 Hadras Yosef with manuscript additions (Version 1) 1942 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
9 6 Hadras Yosef with manuscript additions (Version 2) 1941 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
9 7 Nahalat Yosef 1946 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
9 8 Nazer Yosef with manuscript additions 1958 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
10 1 Nahalat Yosef 1958 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
10 2 Nahalat Yosef 1958 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
10 3 Nahalat Yosef 1958 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
10 4 Manuscript of Part Two of Nazer Yosef undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
10 5 Correspondence concerning books (both printing and comments from readers) undated, 1918, 1924-1928, 1931, 1955-1956, 1959 request_box
  (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 request_box
  (contains Hebrew and Yiddish)   
10 7 Published rabbinic works undated, 1943-1945 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
10 8 Published rabbinic works (fragile) undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
10 9 Manuscript annotations on books written by others undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11 1 Manuscript annotations on book written by another undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
11 2 Manuscript annotations on book written by another 1947 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
11 3 Manuscript annotations on articles in journals written by others 1950, 1954 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
11 4 Manuscript annotations on articles in journals written by others 1942, 1949 request_box
11 5 Manuscript annotations on articles in journals written by others undated, 1955 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
11 6 Manuscript annotations on articles in journals written by others undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
11 7 Draft of magazine to be published 1935 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
11 8 Correspondence containing novellae of others undated, 1888-1898 request_box
  (contains Russian and Yiddish)   
11 9 Miscellaneous materials (contains Yiddish) undated request_box
  (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.
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11 10 Sermonic material undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
11 11 Sermonic material undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
12 1 Sermonic material undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
12 2 Sermons undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
12 3 Sermons undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
12 4 Sermons undated request_box
  (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 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
12 6 Bar mitzvah sermons undated, 1932, 1934-1937 request_box
  (contains Hebrew and Yiddish)   
12 7 Miscellaneous addresses undated request_box
  

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 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
12 9 Eulogies: Felix Warburg, Aba Miller, M. Goldstein, and David Hadas undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
12 10 Special prayers undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
12 11 Other writings undated, 1903 request_box
  (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.
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
12 12 Smichos (ordination certificates) undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
12 13 Letter of congratulations on assuming position in Canton, Ohio 1907 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
12 14 Contracts for position in Atlanta undated, 1922 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
12 15 Letters of congratulations on assuming position in Atlanta, Ga. undated, 1910 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   

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

English, Yiddish.
Box 12, Folders 16-18.
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
12 16 Invitations to social events (non-family) undated, 1923, 1938, 1941, 1956-1960, 1963, 1967 request_box
12 17 Invitations to rabbinic programs undated, 1925, 1928, 1956 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
12 18 Invitations and correspondence concerning addresses undated, 1928, 1935, 1959, 1963-1964 request_box
  (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.
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
13 1 Correspondence between Synagogue and Geffen undated, 1935-1936, 1938, 1968 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 2 Rabbinical Board of the Bronx Membership List 1943 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 3 Union of Orthodox Rabbis Membership Lists with annotations undated, 1928, 1931 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 4 Material relating to Assembly of Hebrew Orthodox Rabbis of America and Canada (Knesset Horabonim) undated, 1923 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 5 Correspondence concerning fundraising for Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary undated, 1916, 1918, 1921, 1936-1937, 1956 request_box
  (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 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 7 Material pertaining to the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America and the Rabbinical Council undated, 1924, 1928, 1956 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 8 Correspondence from American kosher product manufacturers undated, 1956-1960 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 9 Material pertaining to Sacramental Wine and Prohibition undated, 1918, 1922-1927 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 10 Correspondence concerning efforts to establish a World Rabbinic Association undated, 1950 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 11 Correspondence with Rabbi Samuel A. Elzakov of Jerusalem undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 12 Correspondence with Beth Din of Tel Aviv-Jaffo 1961-1963 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 13 Material from Israel concerning Rabbinic matters undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 14 Correspondence concerning political events in Palestine undated, 1922 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 15 Correspondence with internationally prominent Rabbis undated, 1914, 1933 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 16 Correspondence with Rabbi Abraham Hirmes undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 17 Correspondence with Rabbi Solomon Jaffe of New York undated, 1908 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 18 Correspondence with Rabbi R. Levavi of Brooklyn 1957-1958 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 19 Correspondence with Rabbi C.A. Press undated, 1922-1923 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 20 Correspondence with Rabbi Yud undated, 1916-1917 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 21 Correspondence with Rabbi Asher L. Zarchy undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 22 Miscellaneous correspondence from Rabbis undated, 1940, 1951, 1962, 1964-1966 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 23 Correspondence concerning books written by others undated, 1913, 1917-1918, 1921-1923 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 24 Correspondence concerning books written by others undated, 1917, 1950, 1955-1957, 1960-1961, 1963-1964, 1966 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 25 Correspondence relating to meaning of specific classical Jewish texts undated, 1923 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   

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

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

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

English, Yiddish.
Boxes 16-18.
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
16 1 Instructions on preparing a bill of divorce undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 2 Material pertaining to divorce – Siddur Ha-get-in Atlanta undated, 1914 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 3 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1911 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 4 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1914 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 5 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1915 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 6 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1916 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 7 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1917 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 8 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1918 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 9 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1919 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 10 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1920 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 11 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1921 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 12 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1922 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 13 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1923-1924 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 14 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1924 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 15 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1925 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 16 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1926 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 17 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1927 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 18 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1928 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 19 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1929 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 20 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1930 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 21 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1931 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 22 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1932 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 23 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1933 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 24 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1934 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 25 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1934-1935 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 26 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1936 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 27 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1937 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 28 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1938 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 29 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1939 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 30 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1940 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 31 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1941 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 32 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1942 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 33 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1943 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 34 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1944 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 35 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1945 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
17 1 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1946 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 2 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1947 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 3 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1948 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 4 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1949 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 5 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1950 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 6 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1951 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 7 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1952 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 8 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1953 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 9 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1954 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 10 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1955 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 11 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1956 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 12 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1956-1957 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 13 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1958 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 14 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1959 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 15 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1960 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 16 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1961 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 17 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1961-1962 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 18 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1963 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 19 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1964 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 20 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1965 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 21 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1966 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 22 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1967 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 23 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) 1968 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 24 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin), foreign undated, 1945-1946, 1951, 1956, 1961-1963, 1965 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 25 Material relating to bills of divorcement (Gittin) undated, 1913, 1919-1920, 1923-1924, 1937, 1948, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1967 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
18 1 Material pertaining to Divorce-Heter of 100 Rabbis 1910-1917 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
18 2 Material pertaining to Divorce-Heter of 100 Rabbis 1923-1929 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
18 3 Material pertaining to Divorce-Heter of 100 Rabbis 1927, 1930-1931, 1933, 1937-1938, 1940-1941, 1943-1953 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
18 4 Material pertaining to Divorce-Heter of 100 Rabbis 1930-1939 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
18 5 Material pertaining to Divorce-Heter of 100 Rabbis 1940-1944 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
18 6 Material pertaining to Divorce-Heter of 100 Rabbis 1945-1949 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
18 7 Material pertaining to Divorce-Heter of 100 Rabbis 1950-1953 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
18 8 Material pertaining to Divorce-Heter of 100 Rabbis undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
18 9 Documents and drafts for Gittin (Bills of divorcement) undated request_box
  (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.
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
19 1 Disbursements for Mr. Edelstein 1931-1936 request_box
19 2 Disbursements for Mrs. Leavitt undated, 1932 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
19 3 Disbursements for Mrs. Augustine 1928, 1932 request_box
19 4 Disbursements for Mrs. Robinson 1932-1933 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
19 5 Material relating to problem of inheritance (estate of Jacob Buchman) undated, 1921, 1925, 1929-1930 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
19 6 Material pertaining to prisoners in Atlanta penitentiary undated, 1921-1922, 1932 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
19 7 Material pertaining to requests for employment undated, 1922, 1927, 1935-1936, 1938 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
19 8 Material pertaining to marriage arrangements (non-family) undated, 1923 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
19 9 Help for individuals with problems and resolution of conflicts undated, 1916, 1918-1925, 1928 request_box
  (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 request_box
  (contains Polish and Yiddish)   
19 11 Help for individuals with problems and resolution of conflicts undated, 1918-1919 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
19 12 Material pertaining to World War I soldiers undated, 1918 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
19 13 Record cards of funerals with vital statistics 1951-1962 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   

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

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

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
22 1 Moses Cohen undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
22 2 Rev. H. Contor undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
22 3 J. Etzion 1957, 1959 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
22 4 Hadas Family: David Hadas, Gerson Hadas, Dr. Moses Hadas undated, 1927, 1937, 1963-1964 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
22 5 Harold Hirsch undated, 1930-1931, 1935-1937 request_box
22 6 Herbert Joshua 1961-1963, 1966-1967 request_box
22 7 Mrs. Ida Kadish undated, 1959-1960 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
22 8 Sam Moscow 1936-1937 request_box
22 9 Yehuda Saskin undated, 1932, 1938 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
22 10 Benjamin Sofer 1956 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
22 11 Chaim Wilansky undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
22 12 Zeccharia Wohl undated, 1959 request_box
  (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 request_box
  (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.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
23 1 Atlanta Bureau of Jewish Education, Annual Report 1947-1948 request_box
23 2 Atlanta Jewish Community Council, Minutes 1954 request_box
23 3 Atlanta Jewish Welfare Board 1936 request_box
23 4 Brith Sholom Fraternal Lodge undated, 1917, 1933-1934, 1940, 1956, 1963 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
23 5 Hebrew Orphans’ Home (see also Box 24, Folder 4: Greetings on 13th anniversary with Synagogue) undated, 1922, 1924, 1926, 1932 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
23 6 Jewish Book Store, Calendar 1916-1917 request_box
  (contains Hebrew and Yiddish)   
23 7 National Council of Jewish Women, Sermon undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
23 8 Jewish Community Center, Program undated, 1954 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
23 9 The Jewish Home, Annual Report 1955 request_box
23 10 Communal Kosher Kitchen undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
23 11 Mikveh, material dealing with Taharas Hamishpacha 1930 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
23 12 Mikveh, Account Book for Mikveh sacramental wine and sale of books (fragile) undated, 1914-1917, 1929-1930 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
23 13 Mikveh, Account Book for Mikveh sacramental wine and sale of books 1923 request_box
23 14 Reception for Sir Wyndham Deeds undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
23 15 The Temple Invitation, Dedication and Sermon, 1931; Correspondence, 1958 1931, 1958 request_box
23 16 Atlanta Board of Education, Correspondence 1917, 1923, 1928, 1948-1949, 1955 request_box
23 17 Emory University, Correspondence 1934 request_box
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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.
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
24 1 Invitation to Synagogue meetings 1925 request_box
24 2 Congregation Shearith Israel News 1934, 1966 request_box
24 3 Membership lists undated, 1940, 1945 request_box
24 4 Greetings on 13th anniversary with Synagogue undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
24 5 Invitation and greetings for cornerstone laying at Synagogue 1929 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
24 6 Telegrams for dedication of Synagogue 1930 request_box
24 7 Sermon for rededication of Synagogue after fire undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
24 8 Programs, sermons for cornerstone laying at Synagogue undated, 1957 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
24 9 Material relating to other Synagogue rededications, etc. undated, 1934-1935 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
24 10 World War I fund for war victims undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
24 11 Attempts to provide classes for post Bar Mitzvah boys undated request_box
24 12 Material on Synagogue dishes lent to Girl Scouts undated, 1932, 1934, 1936 request_box
24 13 Appeal for Jews in Germany 1933 request_box
24 14 Mixed Seating Issue 1958 request_box
24 15 Vote on permitting Geffen to pray in Synagogue with separate seating 1958 request_box
24 16 Newspaper articles dealing with Orthodoxy and Conservatism undated, 1961, 1964 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   

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

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

Subseries C: Synagogue Finances, undated, 1916-1957

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
31 12 Undecipherable material undated, 1926, 1938, 1940-1941, 1947-1949, 1951, 1943-1956, 1963, 1967 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
31 13 Photographs undated, 1932, 1964, 1968 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
31 14 Memorabilia undated, 1917-1918, 1932, 1938-1939, 1951, 1966, 1970, 1976 request_box
  (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 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
32 Miscellaneous material (needs folders inventoried) request_box
  (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.
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
OS2F Rabbi Tobias Geffen and Sara Hene Rabinowitz family tree undated request_box
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