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Aaron Gorovitz Papers

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Identifier: P-87
Abstract Rabbi Aaron Gorovitz was born in Lithuania in 1870. He immigrated to New York at the age of 22. Before moving to Boston, he was one of the founders of Etz Chaim Yeshiva (later the Rabbi Isaac Elchonon Rabbinical College) and Yeshiva Jacob Joseph, organized the St. John, New Brunswick branch of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and served as a rabbi in St. John, New Jersey, North Adams, Massachusetts and Woonsocket, Rhode Island before moving to Boston in 1907. Until the end of his life he was...

Abraham Alpert Papers

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Identifier: P-544
Abstract Born in Kovno, Lithuania, Abraham Alpert immigrated to the United States, and in 1886 settled in Boston, Massachusetts. He learned English while attending night school and would later become an internationally known writer. Outside of his writing, he also rose to become a prominent Jewish figure and leader, not just in Boston but nationally, as well. One newspaper wrote that there was not a synagogue on the Atlantic Coast that had not heard Alpert talk. He helped organize the Boston branch of...

Abraham and Frieda Wolper Papers

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Identifier: P-531
Abstract The Wolpers were a Jewish family from Chelsea, Massachusetts. In 1949, they issued a petition to the school board, raising concerns about Christmas carols and pageants in public schools. The resulting negative criticism from Jews and non-Jews, as well as the anti-Semitic letters sent to the Wolpers, eventually caused them to remove the petition. The collection includes the letters sent to the Wolpers, as well as newspaper clippings and correspondence with the school board.

Abraham Bornstein Papers

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Identifier: P-937
Abstract Abraham Bornstein was a well-known publisher and collector of art and art books. In 1923, Bornstein founded the Boston Book and Art Shop, which distributed art books from leading publishers of Europe, as well as published books, portfolios and monographs. Abraham and his wife, Rachel, used their publishing house to help encourage and promote many Jewish artists and writers in the United States, among them, Chaim Grade, a Yiddish poet. This collection contains materials from the Boston Book and...

Abraham C. Ratshesky Papers

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Identifier: P-586
Abstract Abraham Captain Ratshesky (1864-1943) was a banker by profession who founded the U.S. Trust Company with his brother Israel in 1895, and also served in a variety of political positions, including the Massachusetts State Senate from 1892-1895, delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1892, 1904, 1908, 1916, and 1924, Assistant Food Administrator for Massachusetts during World War I, and most importantly, United States Minister to Czechoslovakia from 1930-1932. In 1933, Ratshesky was...

Abraham Kamberg Papers

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Identifier: P-148
Abstract Abraham Kamberg was a Springfield attorney and art collector. The bulk of this collection contains art catalogs, newsletters and prints of artwork donated by Kamberg to museums as well as for local exhibits. Two scrapbooks of news clippings highlighting events in Kamberg’s personal and professional life are also included, as well as some correspondence, photographs, and organizational material.

Adolph Hubbard Papers

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Identifier: P-647
Abstract Adolph Hubbard was a Boston area lawyer and co-founder of the Zionist Organization of America. In 1918, he was appointed as Administrator of the American Zionist Medical Unit by Louis D. Brandeis, and traveled to Palestine to aid in the provision of medical services and establish the American Jewish Hospital. From the 1930s to 1950s, Hubbard was an active and leading member of Zionist organizations. Following his death in 1971, $10,000 was given in his name to establish a Nahala through the...

Adolphus Strassman Papers

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Identifier: P-939
Abstract Adolphus Strassman was born in 1848 in Hungary, which was at that time part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. As a child, he immigrated with his family to the United States. They settled in Fall River, Massachusetts, where he lived with his mother, Rosa, stepfather Henry Strassman, and two half-siblings, Etta and Henry. From 1863-1865, he served in the Union Army. He served as a Private in the 2nd Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Heavy Artillery, Company I, under Captain John D. Parker,...

Albert I. Gordon Papers

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Identifier: P-86
Abstract Albert I. Gordon was a Rabbi, author, and sociologist. Rabbi of Temple Israel of Washington Heights, New York (1929-1930), Adath Jeshurun in Minneapolis, Minnesota (1930-1946) and Temple Emanuel in Newton, Massachusetts (1949-1968), Rabbi Gordon also served as Executive Director of the United Synagogue of America (1946-1949) and wrote numerous articles and pamphlets, as well as the books Jews in Transition, Jews in Suburbia, ...

Aleph Zadik Aleph of the North Shore (Mass.) Records

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Identifier: I-555
Abstract Aleph Zadik Aleph, known almost exclusively as AZA, was founded in Omaha, Nebraska in 1924 as a local social and service group for young Jewish men. Eventually the AZA separated itself from its role as the official youth auxiliary of B'nai B'rith and continues to operate today as the BBYO (B'nai B'rith Youth Organization). This collection contains correspondence, pamphlets, governance documents and promotional material from AZA chapters on the North Shore (Chelsea, Everett, Lynn, and...

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Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston 26
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Associated Jewish Philanthropies (Boston, Mass.) 9
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Beth Israel Hospital (Boston, Mass.) 7
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Jewish National Fund 7
Weizmann, Chaim, 1874-1952 7
Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941 6
Stone, Elihu David 6
Temple Ohabei Shalom (Brookline, Mass.) 6
United Jewish Appeal 6
Zionist Organization of America 6
American Jewish Committee 5
American Jewish Congress 5
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America 5
Jewish War Veterans of the United States, Inc. 5
Temple Emanuel (Newton, Mass.) 5
Winer, Louis 5
Wise, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel), 1874-1949 5
Federated Jewish Charities (Boston, Mass.) 4
Hebrew Teachers College (Brookline, Mass.) 4
Jewish Community Center of Greater Boston 4
Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore (Lynn, Mass.) 4
Jewish Theological Seminary of America 4
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009 4
Massachusetts Board of Rabbis 4
National Jewish Welfare Board 4
Temple Beth El (Swampscott, Mass.) 4
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 4
Weinstein, Lewis H., 1905-. 4
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 3
Ben-Gurion, David, 1886-1973 3
Boston Commission on Jewish Continuity 3
Boy Scouts of America 3
Central Conference of American Rabbis 3
Congregation Mishkan Tefila (Chestnut Hill, Mass.) 3
Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds 3
Dukakis, Michael S. (Michael Stanley), 1933- 3
Epstein, Louis M., 1887-1949 3
Federation of Jewish Charities of Boston 3
Gorfinkle, Bernard 3
Harvard Business School 3
Hebrew College (Newton Center, Newton, Mass.) 3
Hurwich, Louis, 1886-1967 3
Independent Order Brith Abraham of the United States of America 3
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 3
Levine, Harry, 1895-1977 3
Liebman, Joshua Loth, 1907-1948 3
McCormack, John W., 1891-1980 3
National Community Relations Advisory Council (U.S.) 3
Rabbinical Association of Greater Boston 3
Sachar, Abram Leon, 1899-1993 3
Segal, Robert E. 3
Shanok, Morton 3
Shrage, Barry 3
Shubow, Joseph Shalom 3
Stone, Dewey David, 1900-1977 3
Szold, Henrietta, 1860-1945 3
Temple B’nai Abraham (Beverly, Mass.) 3
Temple Israel (Boston, Mass) 3
Temple Shalom of the Congregation Sons of Jacob (Salem, Mass.) 3
Workmen’s Circle (U.S.) 3
Adath Jeshurun Cemetery Association 2
Alpert, Abraham 2
American Zionist Council 2
Avukah, American Student Zionist Federation 2
B'nai B'rith. Anti-defamation League. 2
Benkovitz, Icik 2
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 2
Boruchoff, Ber, 1872-1939 2
Boston University 2
Bureau of Jewish Education (Boston, Mass.) 2
B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundations 2
B’nai B’rith Women 2
Cambridge Hebrew Women's Aid Society 2
Combined Jewish Appeal (Boston, Mass.) 2
Congregation Anshai Sfard (Lynn, Mass.) 2
Congregation Shirat Hayam (Swampscott, Mass.) 2
Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933 2
Curley, James Michael, 1874-1958 2
Cushing, Richard, 1895-1970 2
Ehrmann, Herbert B. (Herbert Brutus), 1891-1970 2
Epstein, Mary Wolfman, 1908-1998 2
Goldstein, Israel 1896- 2
Gordon, Albert Isaac, 1903-1968 2
Grossman, Benjamin 2
Harvard Law School 2
Harvard-Radcliffe Hillel Foundation 2
Hebrew Free Loan Association of Pittsfield, Mass. 2
Herter, Christian Archibald, 1895-1966 2
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978 2
Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts 2
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston 2
Jewish Federation of the North Shore 2
Jewish Historical Society of the North Shore 2
Jewish Labor Committee (U.S.) 2
Jewish Rehabilitation Center for Aged of the North Shore 2
Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007 2
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