|In the last year and a half under its new Archivist, Sarah Sherman, PJAC has added the following to its collections:
2006.31.1 Walter Spector. (cd-rom of a Spector family conversation, 3/23/1980, referencing Woodbine, NJ.)
2006.32.1 Allen Meyers . 10 cubic feet of background material created by Allen Meyers, primarily to support publication of his seven books on Jews in various neighborhoods/sections of Philadelphia, published by Arcadia Press, from 1998 to 2004. Photos (8x10, 50, snapshots; both b&w and in color), as well as scanned reproductions, permissions to publish, notes, correspondence (including recollections), lists of neighborhood synagogues and other timelines and reports.
2006.33 Mrs. Devorah Helig. 1 Eddie Cantor autograph. Secured by Mollie Katz, as a 13 year-old school-girl in 1929 outside of the Earle Theater, in Philadelphia.
2006.34 Jewish Community Relations Council of the Northeast (Philadelphia). 2 cubic feet of material documenting the activities of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia Regional Office. Publications, photos, a scrapbook, 2 banners and some correspondence.
2006.35 Selma Savitz. Materials documenting the activities of the Workmen's Circle Chorus, with sheet music, programs, arrangements (many by M. Helzner, S. Bugatch, Yiddish by Nat Zumoff, among others), of works performed by the Chorus in the 1990s.
2006.36 Charles Kahn, Jr. Material generated by Charles Kahn, Jr., in his capacity as a Vice-President of the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center, as well as a member of its strategic planning task group. Minutes, financial reports, property reports, correspondence, memos and articles from 1989-2006. Mr. Kahn secured the basement of the Curtis Building on Independence Square as Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center's first location, among other contributions.
2006.37 William J. Chertok. 5 cubic feet of material documenting Jewish and American life in Coatesville, PA (and surrounding area) from c. 1900 to 2006, through the lives of the Chertok family (Samuel, Meyer, Sophie, William and Joanne), relatives and acquaintances, with correspondence, financial material, publications, newspaper clippings, certificates, legal documents. Sophie Chertok Gottlieb served in the WAAC's in WWII. William, a retired businessman as were his father and grandfather (who are all represented here), served several successful stints in public office (e.g. councilmen, City of Coatesville, PA). A Korean war veteran, William was very active (along with family members) in the Beth Israel Congregation, as well as with a number of other civic and philanthropic organizations in the Coatesville-Philadelphia, PA region, including Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County, PA (and the Sisterhood of B.I.), Beth Sholom, B'nai Brith of Coatesville, Coatesville Jewish Federation, Kesher Israel Congregation, Lion's Club, Women's League of Conservative Judaism (Eastern PA Branch), Akiba Hebrew Academy, Montgomery County Association for the Blind, National Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs, PA League of Cities and Municipalities, Parents of North American Israelis, and United Jewish Communities.
2006.38 Paul Silberberg. 4 linear inches of records documenting "Mission 1000; The Philadelphia Mitzvah April 1-9, 1999," a project brought to life by Paul Silberberg, (President) of CMS (Philadelphia), who worked with scores of individuals to make this mission a reality. They chartered three El Al planes to Israel, filling them with Jews (primarily) from the Philadelphia area, to stimulate travel to Israel, after tourism there slowed down considerably because of wars in Lebanon and the Intifada. Correspondence, handbooks (training manual for this mission and one from UJA Missions to Israel from earlier in the 1980s), memos. lists, buttons (2), and a map of Israel (1987). Range is 1980s, with bulk 1988-1989. There are no photos in this accession.
2007.2 Richelle Kramer. 1 share certificate (for one share) from the Worker's Bank Limited from May 15. 1939. Worker's Bank was incorporated in Tel Aviv, Palestine in 1921.
2007.3) Milton H. Snellenburg.l Publications (booklets, bulletins, yearbook, reprint), photo album (1926-27) and loose photos (n.d. - Inter) and membership lists from Camp Kennebec. North Belgrade. Maine, from 1970s and early 1980s, corresponding to various reunion activities. The booklet is the history of the camp (1973. 1977 editions). The yearbook is for the 70th minion (1977). Camp Kennebec was founded in 1907 by three Philadelphians: Louis M. Fleisher, Charles E. Fox. Jr. and Milton Katzenberg. Campers were from the Philadelphia. New York, Boston. Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Chicago.