Guide to the Goldie Milgram Papers,
undated, 1900-2009
(bulk 1980-2005)

*P-885

Processed by Rachel S. Harrison as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation.

American Jewish Historical Society

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Machine-readable finding aid was created by Rachel S. Harrison as MS Word and Excel 2000 documents in March 2010. Electronic finding aid was converted to EAD 2002 by Rachel S. Harrison in February 2010. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Milgram, Goldie
Title: Goldie Milgram, papers
Dates:undated, 1900-2009 (bulk 1980-2005)
Abstract: This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Goldie Milgram, including articles written by and about her, liturgical and teaching materials, correspondence, schoolwork and essays written by Milgram as well as schoolwork that was submitted to her as a teacher, clippings, and personal papers belonging to her and to her family members. These materials reflect her participation with the Jewish Renewal movement as well as her work teaching about Jewish spiritual practices.
Languages: The collection is in English, with some Hebrew, Russian, and Dutch.
Quantity: 17 linear feet (26 manuscript boxes, 1 half-size manuscript box and one oversize textile box)
Accession number: P-885
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Biographical and Historical Note

Gail Mara Milgram was born in Philadelphia January 6, 1955 to Samuel Milgram and Leona Fradin Milgram. She officially changed her name to Goldie, her Yiddish name, as an adult. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975, and an M.S.W. from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University in 1979, for which she also completed some coursework at the Hornstein Program for Jewish Communal Service at Brandeis University. Milgram also worked and volunteered in a number of Jewish communal organizations, including several positions within the Jewish Y’s and Centers of Greater Philadelphia and the Jewish Federations, ultimately serving as the Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Cumberland County in New Jersey.

Milgram received rabbinical ordination and a Masters in Hebrew Letters from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 1993, during which time she served as the part-time rabbi for Temple Beth El in Hammonton, NJ, a position that she continued in after ordination. She served as the Dean of Admissions and Professional Development for the Academy for Jewish Religion from 1994-2002 and is a member of the OHALAH / ALEPH rabbinical ordination and Haspa’ah (Jewish spiritual director and guide) Program faculties. Milgram received a Doctor of Ministry from the New York Theological Seminary in 2003. She received a private rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi in 2000 and a formal ordination as a spiritual director and as Schachter-Shalomi’s shaliach (Jewish legal emissary) in 2009.

In 2000, Rabbi Milgram founded reclaimingjudaism.org, a site through which Rabbi Milgram and Rabbi Shohama Wiener aim to teach Jewish spirituality and practice through online workshops, courses, retreats, resources, and teleconferences. She has also taught courses on Jewish Renewal at a number of retreats, Jewish Community Centers, congregations, universities, and institutes all over the world. Rabbi Milgram has written several books, including the Reclaiming Judaism three-volume series, Make Your Own Bar/Bat Mitzvah: A Personal Guide to Creating a Meaningful Rite of Passage and Living Jewish Life Cycle.

Rabbi Milgram was previously married to Robert G. Beitman, M.D., with whom she has two sons, Adam and Mark. Together they wrote a weekly column on preventative medicine in the 1980s and early 1990s called “Health Watch”. Rabbi Milgram is currently married to Barry Bub, M.D., author of Communication Skills that Heal: A Practical Approach to a New Professionalism in Medicine. They periodically teach courses and retreats on Jewish Renewal and couples together.

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Scope and Content Note

The Goldie Milgram Papers consist of correspondence, writings by Milgram and others, research materials, newspaper clippings, liturgy and reference materials that Rabbi Milgram uses in her teaching, schoolwork from Milgram as a student and that was submitted to her as a professor, personal papers of her and of her family, photographs and photographic slides, recorded music, Rabbi Milgram’s external hard drive from 2003-2005, and textiles, ceramics and other artifacts.

The materials in this collection generally relate to Milgram’s Jewish Renewal and teaching work. There is also some of her academic work and personal papers and journals, much of which has been restricted. Academic work that was not completed by Milgram has also been restricted. The liturgy and teaching materials would be useful for researchers of Jewish Renewal and Jewish spirituality as well as those interested in newer rituals, such as those for miscarriages and gender reassignment surgeries, and newer interpretations of established rituals, such as baby namings and same-sex weddings. Researchers interested in the experiences of a female rabbi might also find some useful materials in this collection, particularly in terms of Rabbi Milgram’s experiences as a female rabbinical student at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and her involvement while there with the Jewish Women’s Studies Project, now called Kolot. Rabbi Milgram is also quite interested in Jewish meditation, Judaism and bioethics, ways in which to find a more personally meaningful connection to Judaism, respectful religious pluralism, and writing one’s own Torah commentary and lifecycle rituals, and there are documents in this collection that reflect this.

The materials in this collection date from 1900-2009, with the bulk dating from 1980-2005. The majority of the collection is in English, with some liturgical materials in Hebrew, Russian and Dutch. The collection consists of 26.5 manuscript boxes and one textile box comprising 17 linear feet. Personal correspondence, writings and journals and academic work not completed by Rabbi Milgram have been restricted until 2050. This includes certain material on the external hard drive.

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Arrangement

When the materials came to the AJHS Archives, they were, in general, not organized in any way. Any materials that were grouped together or labeled have been left as they were. For example, the liturgy of “unusual rituals” was in a folder with that label. In addition, most of the newspaper clippings were grouped together and so they form their own subseries. The collection has been divided by topic and format and is arranged alphabetically and, within this order, chronologically by earliest dated document. Writings by Milgram and photographs have been arranged chronologically by the earliest dated item within each folder. The collection has been divided into nine series some of which have been further divided into subseries.

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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. Personal correspondence, writings and journals and academic work not completed by Rabbi Milgram have been restricted until 2050. This includes certain material on the external hard drive. Permission to quote from the collection must be obtained from the originating source.

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

E-mail: reference@ajhs.org

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Related Material

The AJHS library has copies of two of Rabbi Milgram’s books, Make Your Own Bar/Bat Mitzvah: A Personal Guide to Creating a Meaningful Rite of Passage and Living Jewish Life Cycle. The AJHS Archives has the Arthur I. Waskow Papers, P-152 as well as several of Waskow’s books. The YIVO and AJHS libraries have copies of some of Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s books.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Goldie Milgram, papers; P-885; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to the American Jewish Historical Society by Goldie Milgram in February 2009.

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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: Liturgy and Teaching Materials, undated, 1944-2009

73 folders.
Scope and Content:

This series consists of liturgical and source materials that Milgram used as a congregational rabbi as well as in various courses and retreats she taught, including her trips to Amsterdam and Ukraine, the Kripalu Center, Elat Chayyim, and the New York Open Center. This includes translations of liturgy into both Dutch and Russian. There are also flyers, newsletters and announcements from some of the activities and events she was involved with professionally and as a volunteer, such as various Federation and YM/YWHA positions. In addition, there are some professional materials relating to her rabbinical work, such as notes for weddings she officiated at, her work with Jewish bioethics and her involvement with Arthur Waskow's 75th Birthday Tribute.

Subseries 1: Holidays and Rituals, undated, 1944-2009

52 folders.
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains liturgical materials for various Jewish holidays as well as life cycle rituals, such as circumcisions, baby namings, weddings, and funerals. Same-sex marriages and commitment ceremonies are together with more conventional marriage ceremonies. The folders for Shabbat contain religious services for Friday nights, Saturday mornings and Torah services. The High Holidays folders contain materials for Selichot, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The folder of unusual rituals contains materials for rituals such as miscarriages, weaning a child, transgender surgeries, and turning off a terminal patient’s life support, among others.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Bar/Bat Mitzvah 1992-2009
1 2 Birkat HaMazon undated, 1987
1 3 Brit Milah, Baby Naming and Conversion 1973-2002
1 4 Brit Milah, Baby Naming and Conversion undated
1 5 Brit Milah, Baby Naming and Conversion undated
1 6 Death, Burial and Mourning undated, 1973-1976, 1997
1 7 Dedicating a Home undated, 1999
1 8 Divorce undated
1 9 Hanukkah 1977-2006
1 10 Hanukkah undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 1 Havdalah undated, 1987-1989
2 2 Healing Rituals undated, 1995-1999
2 3 High Holidays 1973-2002
2 4 High Holidays undated
2 5 High Holidays undated
2 6 Interfaith Service of Thanksgiving 1996
2 7 Jewish Feminism 1971-1990
2 8 Jewish Feminism 1992-2008
2 9 Jewish Meditation and Spirituality 1973, 1993-2009
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 1 Jewish Meditation and Spirituality undated
3 2 Jewish Meditation and Spirituality undated
3 3 Jewish Meditation and Spirituality undated
3 4 Judaism and Focusing 2004-2006
3 5 Lag BaOmer undated
3 6 Morning Services undated, 1993-1996
3 7 Passover 1982-1989
BoxFolderTitleDate
4 1 Passover 1992-2006
4 2 Passover undated
4 3 Purim 1944, 1973-1986
4 4 Purim 1990-1998
4 5 Purim undated
4 6 Purim undated
4 7 Quotes 1995-2006
BoxFolderTitleDate
5 1 Rosh Chodesh undated, 1976-1995
5 2 Shabbat 1982-1996
5 3 Shabbat 1998-2008
5 4 Shabbat undated
5 5 Shabbat undated
5 6 Shabbat undated
5 7 Shavuot 1971-1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
6 1 Sukkot and Simhat Torah 1956, 1979-1998
6 2 Tisha B'Av undated, 1987-1998
6 3 Tu B'Shevat 1974-1996
6 4 Tu B'Shevat undated
6 5 The Unfolding Tapestry of My Life Exercise undated
6 6 Unusual Rituals undated, 1989-1999
6 7 Wedding 1965-1985
6 8 Wedding 1988-2007
BoxFolderTitleDate
7 1 Wedding undated
7 2 Wedding undated
7 3 Yom HaAtzma'ut 1997
7 4 Yom HaShoah 1986

Subseries 2: Teaching and Leadership Events, undated, 1967-2009

21 folders.
Scope and Content:

This subseries is made up of materials that Milgram used when teaching courses and at retreats, such as the Kripalu Center and Elat Chayyim, as well as in her rabbinical work at Bard and Gettysburg Colleges, Temple Beth El of Hammonton, NJ and in her visits to Amsterdam and Ukraine with Project Kesher. There are also some medical brochures from conferences that Milgram attended and some reference materials which she may have used as resources for her teaching experiences on Jewish bioethics. Professional papers, such as flyers for events with the YM/WHA and Jewish Federations and resumes are also included.

BoxFolderTitleDate
7 5 Amsterdam - Beit HaChidush 1998
7 6 Amsterdam - Beit HaChidush 1998
7 7 Bard College - Rabbi 2003-2004
7 8 Elat Chayyim 1994-2009
7 9 Events in which Goldie Milgram participated 1967-2005
BoxFolderTitleDate
8 1 Federation of Jewish Agencies of Atlantic County 1975-1991
8 2 Federation of Jewish Agencies of Atlantic County 1975-1991
8 3 Gettysburg College - Rabbi 1994
8 4 The Kripalu Center 1997-2000
8 5 The Kripalu Center 1997-2000
8 6 Medical Papers and Brochures 1984-2002
8 7 National Havurah Committee 1995-2000
8 8 New York Open Center 1995-1998
8 9 Project Kesher 1994-1999
BoxFolderTitleDate
9 1 Project Kesher 1994-1999
9 2 Project Kesher 1994-1999
9 3 Project Kesher undated, 2001-2005
9 4 Resumes undated
9 5 Temple Beth El Hammonton, NJ - Rabbi 1995-2005
9 6 Arthur Waskow's 75th Birthday Tribute 2008
9 7 Young Men's/Women's Hebrew Association of Philadelphia 1974-1979
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Series II: Educational Papers, undated, 1960-2009

33 folders.
Scope and Content:

This series is comprised of educational papers, such as essays, school assignments, course notebooks, and report cards. Most of these papers relate to Rabbi Milgram’s own educational experiences as a student or as an educator. Those documents which were created by others, such as Milgram’s students or classmates, have been labeled as ‘student papers’ and have been restricted. The Jewish Women’s Studies Project at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College is now known as Kolot Center for Jewish Women’s and Gender Studies. Rabbi Milgram was closely involved in its founding.

BoxFolderTitleDate
10 1 The Academy for Jewish Religion 1966, 1984-2002
10 2 The Academy for Jewish Religion 1994-2008
10 3 ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal undated, 1994
10 4 ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal 1994-2009
10 5 Elementary School Papers 1960-1967
10 6 Hebrew School Papers 1962-1972
10 7 Hornstein Program at Brandeis University 1975-1976
10 8 Junior High and High School Papers 1968-1972, 1993
BoxFolderTitleDate
11 1 New York Theological Seminary 2000-2003
11 2 Princeton University Course Evaluations 1993
11 3 Private Ordination from Zalman Schachter-Shalomi 1998
11 4 Reconstructionist Rabbinical College 1986-2007
11 5 Reconstructionist Rabbinical College 1988-1993
11 6 Reconstructionist Rabbinical College 1988-1993
11 7 Reconstructionist Rabbinical College 1988-1993
BoxFolderTitleDate
12 1 Reconstructionist Rabbinical College 1988-1993
12 2 Reconstructionist Rabbinical College 1988-1993
12 3 Reconstructionist Rabbinical College 1988-1993
12 4 Reconstructionist Rabbinical College - Jewish Women's Studies Project 1989-1993
BoxFolderTitleDate
13 1 Reconstructionist Rabbinical College - Jewish Women's Studies Project 1989-1993
13 2 Reconstructionist Rabbinical College - Jewish Women's Studies Project 1989-1993
13 3 Reconstructionist Rabbinical College - Jewish Women's Studies Project 1989-1993
13 4 Reconstructionist Rabbinical College - Jewish Women's Studies Project 1989-1993
13 5 Reconstructionist Rabbinical College - Jewish Women's Studies Project 1989-2001
13 6 Student Papers - RESTRICTED 1993-1999
BoxFolderTitleDate
14 1 Student Papers - RESTRICTED 1999-2008
14 2 University of Pennsylvania 1971-1975
14 3 University of Pennsylvania 1971-1975
14 4 University of Pennsylvania 1971-1975
14 5 University of Pennsylvania 1971-1975, 1991
14 6 Wurzweiler School of Social Work 1965-1987
BoxFolderTitleDate
15 1 Wurzweiler School of Social Work 1977-1979
15 2 Wurzweiler School of Social Work 1977-1979
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Series III: Correspondence, undated, 1971-2009

28 folders.
Scope and Content:

This series consists of Milgram’s personal and professional correspondence, including courses and retreats that she taught, correspondence with her book publishers, professional contacts, and material about the Shlomo Carlebach and Lilith Magazine scandal. There is some overlap between the professional and the personal correspondence since she is friendly with some of her professional contacts. A great deal of the correspondence consists of emails that have been printed out, including transcripts of Jewish Renewal and other listservs that she belongs to.

BoxFolderTitleDate
15 3 Correspondence 1971-1987
15 4 Correspondence 1988-1994
15 5 Correspondence 1988-1994
15 6 Correspondence 1995-1999
BoxFolderTitleDate
16 7 Correspondence 1995-1999
16 1 Correspondence 1995-1999
16 2 Correspondence 1995-1999
16 3 Correspondence 1995-1999
16 4 Correspondence 1995-1999
16 5 Correspondence 1995-1999
BoxFolderTitleDate
17 1 Correspondence 1995-1999
17 2 Correspondence 1995-1999
17 3 Correspondence 2000-2004
17 4 Correspondence 2000-2004
17 5 Correspondence 2000-2004
17 6 Correspondence 2000-2004
BoxFolderTitleDate
18 1 Correspondence 2000-2004
18 2 Correspondence 2005-2009
18 3 Correspondence 2005-2009
18 4 Correspondence 2005-2009
18 5 Correspondence 2005-2009
18 6 Correspondence 2005-2009
BoxFolderTitleDate
19 1 Correspondence undated
19 2 Correspondence undated
19 3 Correspondence about Shlomo Carlebach and Lilith Magazine 1994-2004
19 4 Correspondence Jewish Renewal Contacts undated, 1995
19 5 Correspondence about Milgram's Books 1997-1999
19 6 Correspondence on Shabbat Ishah in upstate New York 1996-1998
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Series IV: Writings, undated, 1972-2009

20 folders.
Scope and Content:

This series is made up of articles and books by and about Rabbi Milgram, mostly those that have been published in various periodicals. Three of her books have also been included as well as a manuscript of Rebbe on the Road, her travel blog from the Reclaiming Judaism website. The writings by Milgram have been arranged chronologically. There are also assorted newspaper clippings that she may have used as source materials or that are on topics of interest.

Subseries 1: Personal Writings, undated, 1972-2009

10 folders.
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains writings by and about Rabbi Milgram, including three of her books, her Rebbe on the Road manuscript, versions of her articles on leprosy and other Biblical diseases as well as correspondence about these articles, and various journals in which her writings were published.

BoxFolderTitleDate
20 1 Writings by Goldie Milgram undated, 1972-1987
20 2 Writings by Goldie Milgram 1995-2006
20 3 Leprosy and Other Biblical Diseases 1991-2003
20 4 Rebbe on the Road Manuscript, part 1 1999
20 5 Rebbe on the Road Manuscript, part 2 1999
20 6 Reclaiming Judaism as a Spiritual Practice 2004
20 7 Meaning and Mitzvah 2005
BoxFolderTitleDate
21 1 Living Jewish Life Cycle 2009
21 2 Articles about Goldie Milgram undated, 1980-1989
21 3 Articles about Goldie Milgram 1990-2005

Subseries 2: Research Clippings, undated, 1973-2006

10 folders.
Scope and Content:

This subseries is comprised of newspaper clippings that Milgram collected together, perhaps as source materials for her books and teachings or for personal interest. Most of these clippings arrived at the AJHS Archives grouped together, so they have been left as their own subseries, rather than being organized by topic within the rest of the collection. Milgram and her husband at the time, Robert Beitman, wrote a weekly column in the 1980s and early 1990s on preventative medicine called “Health Watch”, which was published in the Herald-Lantern-Dispatch newspaper of Cape May, New Jersey, although there are also many copies of this column that do not list Rabbi Milgram, then named Gail Beitman, as author.

BoxFolderTitleDate
21 4 Assorted Clippings undated, 1973-2006
21 5 Forward 1991-2002
21 6 Herald-Lantern-Dispatch - Health Watch 1983-1992
21 7 Herald-Lantern-Dispatch - Health Watch 1983-1992
BoxFolderTitleDate
22 1 Jewish Chronicle of Cumberland County 1983-1985
22 2 Jewish Chronicle of Cumberland County 1986-1987
22 3 Jewish Chronicle of Cumberland County 1988-1989, 2001
22 4 New York Post 1983-1987, 2001
22 5 New York Times 1973-2003
22 6 Philadelphia Inquirer 1989-2006
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Series V: Personal Materials, undated, 1900, 1919-2008

17 folders.
Scope and Content:

This series is made up of personal documents belonging to Rabbi Milgram and her friends and family. These include the Bar Mitzvah services for both of her sons, various certificates that Milgram received over her lifetime for courses and activities she completed or participated in, drawings and poetry by Milgram and her friends and family, expired forms of identification such as student cards, driving licenses and passports and organization membership cards, copies of family papers including her birth certificate, her parents’ marriage license, her father's school reports and army discharge papers, and Rabbi Milgram’s personal journals and writings. Journals and writings and correspondence of a highly personal nature have been restricted.

BoxFolderTitleDate
23 1 Adam and Mark Beitman's Bar Mitzvah Services 1997-1999
23 2 Certificates 1963-1998
23 3 Drawings and Poetry undated, 1971-1992
23 4 Drawings and Poetry undated
23 5 Family Papers 1919-2006
23 6 Identification 1900, 1965-2008
23 7 Journals - RESTRICTED undated, 1971-1994
23 8 Journals - RESTRICTED 1994-1996
BoxFolderTitleDate
24 1 Journals - RESTRICTED 1996-1997
24 2 Journals - RESTRICTED 1997-1998
24 3 Journals - RESTRICTED 2000-2004
24 4 Personal Correspondence - RESTRICTED undated, 1955, 1971-1983
24 5 Personal Correspondence - RESTRICTED 1990-1993
24 6 Personal Correspondence - RESTRICTED 1993-1996
BoxFolderTitleDate
25 1 Personal Correspondence - RESTRICTED 1996-1998
25 2 Personal Correspondence - RESTRICTED 1997-2006
25 3 Personal Writings - RESTRICTED undated, 1984, 2003
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Series VI: Printed Materials, undated, 1918, 1943-2006

5 folders.
Scope and Content:

This series consists of printed materials given to Rabbi Milgram, such as her mother’s hymnal, assorted sheet music, a scrapbook given to her by the members of a congregation in Amsterdam where she taught, a South African cookbook, and a comic book. Rabbi Milgram labeled some of these items but does not appear to have otherwise written in them.

BoxFolderTitleDate
25 4 Friday Evening Melodies Hymnal 1918
25 5 Lyrics and Sheet Music undated, 1943-2000
25 6 Scrapbook from Teaching Rosh Chodesh in Amsterdam 2006
25 7 Shaloman Comic Book 1994
25 8 The Singing Kettle Cookery Book 1982
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Series VII: Photographs, undated, 1976-2005

9 folders.
Scope and Content:

This series contains photographs relating to Rabbi Milgram’s personal and professional activities. These include professional trips and family vacations, family photos, her teaching trips to Ukraine, an art exhibit she was involved with, a protest by Reconstructionist Rabbinical College students, and photographic slides, both those made from photographs that Rabbi Milgram took and those slides that were bought. This series has been arranged chronologically. Photos have been removed to the AJHS Photo Collection.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Miscellaneous Photos undated, 1976-2005
1 2 Photographic Slides undated, 1979-1985
1 3 Assistant Director of Jewish Federation of Atlantic County, NJ 1980s
1 4 Women Rabbis Protest Bosnian Rape Camps 1990s
1 5 Ordination from Reconstructionist Rabbinical College 1993
1 6 Portraits of Goldie Milgram 1993-2001
1 7 Project Kesher, First Year in Vinnytsia, Ukraine 1995
1 8 Photos and Letters from Temple Beth El, brought on Project Kesher 1996
1 9 The New Images of Women's Leadership Art Contest, funded by the Anne Frank Foundation undated
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Series VIII: Personal Artifacts, undated, 1989-2005

1 textile box.
Scope and Content:

This series consists of physical items, rather than documents. These include a quilt given to rabbi Milgram by the congregation of Temple Beth El on her departure from that synagogue, her ordination outfit, her bat mitzvah dress, an additional dress, a prayer shawl and several yarmulkes, two mugs, one of which was made by a member of her ordination class, a tote bag, a school pennant and cross-country patch, audiocassettes containing research as well as music from colleagues, a DVD of an ordination ceremony from ALEPH, a matzah package from Ukraine, and a roof tile from the Rabbi Levi Yitzchak shul in Berditchev. Rabbi Milgram included explanatory notes for many of these items, which have been retained in the series.

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Series IX: External Hard Drive, 2003-2005

1 manuscript box.
Scope and Content:

Rabbi Milgram conducted a full backup of her computer’s hard drive in 2004-2005 and put the contents onto a 2 GB external hard drive. The majority of the contents are text documents, including backups of emails sent and received, sermons and religious services, personal and professional correspondence, a copy of her dissertation on Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, business agreements for herself and her husband, and journals and personal writings. There are also some family photographs. Access to certain files may be restricted. Researchers interested in looking at the hard drive should contact the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society.

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