2007.4 Chazin. Rabbi and Mrs. Pinchos. In excess of 7 cubic feet of material generated by Rabbi Pinchos Chazin, Rabbi of Temple Sholom. Notes for sermons. speeches, weddings, funerals. cantatas and book reviews, from the 1950s through the 1990s. Drafts, edited copies and final versions of cantatas written by Rabbi Chazin. Articles. columns, book reviews, radio messages delivered variously as a chaplain in the U.S. Air Force and as a pulpit rabbi (1940s-1980s). Correspondence (1940s-1990s) and photos (bulk of photos date from the 1940s and his chaplaincy to the U.S. Air Force). Files relating to a fire in the synagogue (2/1988), including clips, cards, letters and reports and to the rebuilding campaign. Plaques and certificates, appreciating specifically his service to the Philadelphia Police Department, where he served as chaplain and for the Shomrim, among others.
2007.6 Rabbi Henry Cohen. Sermons and publications generated by Rabbi Henry Cohen who served as the rabbi for Beth David Reform Congregation, originally in Wynnefield, PA, later in Gladwynne. PA.., from 1964-1994. Author of "Justice, Justice, a Jewish View of the Negro Revolt." 1968). Rabbi Cohen championed integration and fought hard to keep his Beth David Reform temple in Wvnnefield. a section of Philadelphia. He encouraged his congregation to be agents for positive change. The battle lost, the congregation moved to Gladwynne in the early 1990s, long after other Jewish congregations had left the city. Social action and religious instruction for children were two of his main foci as spiritual leader. Approximately 4 linear inches of sermons (as photocopied text, many with edits, but some "clean"), published versions of articles authored by Rabbi Cohen, from the 1960s-1990s. There are a few original drafts of sermons. Some materials document his work prior to coming to Philadelphia
2007.7 Morris W. Satinsky Very large box of materials primarily generated by or for Morris W. Santinsky and family. Two linear inches of material from the 1940s to the 1980s documenting Morris Satinsky, who was active in a number of Jewish and secular organizations in the Philadelphia area. These include the Albert Einstein Medical Center, American Cancer Society, Curtis Institute, Franklin Woolen Mills Foundation, Jewish Federation of Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society, Moss Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia Orchestra and Settlement Music School. The material includes awards, benefit programs, correspondence, genealogical material, newspaper clippings and photographs.
- Mr. Charles Stapler. Framed photos of founders of Stapler Fabrics, Mr. Charles and Mrs. Sarah Stapler; framed Yarzheit In memory of Charles Stapler (May 1935); first piece of fabric designed by David Stapler (blue with navy blue and white; menorah and Magen David with white border); snapshot (n.d.) color, David Stapler (son); photocopies; letters, to Mr. Stapler, from Albert Einstein, March 6, 1952 and from Mamie Eisenhower, March 25, 1955; one page history of Stapler Fabrics, founded 1897
- Jewish Law Day. Almost 4 cubic feet of materials documenting Jewish Law Day, an annual event sponsored by the Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia and a committee of Jewish attorneys and judges. It is designed to educate its members about the contributions of Jewish law to the American legal system. This material includes correspondence, financial information, meeting minutes, newspaper articles, photographs and citations from two organizations: Philadelphia Mayor’s Office and the Philadelphia City Council. The bulk of this material dates from 1988 and 1990-2005 (excluding the years 1898 and 1999).
- Shelley Kapnek/Rosenberg. Materials Ms. Rosenberg has donated to the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center primarily related to her development of PJAC Presents: “Our Celebrations, Our Stories” and “Philly Firsts,” an education curriculum created for 7 th-9 th grades to introduce them to Archives—using materials from the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center. Materials include: kipah, tall (from first half of 20 th Century, tefillin (small) and tefillin bag, mourning pin and ribbon (early 21 st century); birth announcement, Shelly [sic] Kapnek, 1949 (card with photo depicting baby (Shelley) and Mother);“Best Baby names fro Jewish Children,” Alfred J. Kolatch, 1998, Jonathan David Publishers Inc., NY. BOOK
2007.11 Photos (17) of Dachau concentration camp taken when it was liberated. These photos document the horrors of the holocaust (piles of dead bodies, emaciated corpses being loaded into the ovens, emaciated survivors, etc.). Acquired by Tom Walck’s father, Luther Walck who was stationed in England during WWII. Many of the images are displayed on the National Holocaust Museum website. These Prints are recently produced from the negatives. Additionally, there is a complete set of negatives, as well as a copy of the images burned onto a CD.
2007.12 Female Hebrew Benevolent Society. 1.5 cubic feet of materials generated by the Female Hebrew Benevolent Society, primarily between 2004 and 2005, in the course of their work identifying and disseminating funds to needy Jewish women and families. Brochures and pamphlets advertising fundraising efforts, correspondence, financial material, material used in decision-making, reports. Many files RESTRICTED due to sensitivity of materials. There is also background material (conferences attended, task forces, etc.) from 2000-2003.
2007.13 Hon. Marvin Halbert. 15 linear inches, consisting of three manuscript boxes of materials from the 1940s to the 1970s, although the bulk of the material is from 1943-46. Much of the material is V-Mail, which Marvin wrote while a private and sergeant in the United States Army, stationed in Europe during World War II.
2007.14 Murray Dubin 10/3/2007 Two items: (1) Program for the Philadelphia Fur Workers Union Local 53 Sixth Annual Dinner Dance, January 31, 1942 at the Broadwood Hotel, Broad and Woods Sts., Philadelphia, PA. (2) Four pages (first and second and 11 th and 12 th) from the “Yiddish Morning Journal” newspaper, for Sunday, January 17, 1943, with headline noting new Russian Offensive, retaking 600 cities and trapping the German 6 th Army at Stalingrad; oversize newspaper remnant.
200715. Cohen and Snellenburg. (1) Bride book Julia N. Cohen (William E. Raken) married January 6, 1913, Philadelphia by Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf, Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel. Noted: guests, gifts, telegrams, 10 th anniversary congratulations (cards, telegrams) gown, wedding trip, anniversary (how spent). (2) Synagogue Certificate of Marriage, Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 1/6/1913.
3- Rabbi’s original certificate “United in Marriage,” 1/6/1913.
4-Slam book, 1904 (?)
5-Photos; portraits (2): Morris Kushin (?); group shot: Socialist Party, 11 th&12 th Ward Branch, 1910s; Workmen’s Circle Convention, 22 nd Annual, May 1922 -, Toronto, Canada; 2 8x10s, (B&W), informal shots large dinner meeting (probably Workmen’s Circle).
2007.16 Rubin Feldman. (1) Scrapbook, compiled by Sylvia Feldman of her husband, Rubin Feldman’s, mementos from Africa, Italy and the Middle East. Range 1942-1944, includes small snapshots and other photos, telegrams, V-mail, issues of newsletters, envelopes, postcards (including postcard booklets), ticket stubs and misc. publications (e.g. Capetown tourist brochure). Removed from scrapbook (in addition to newsletters noted above): many issues of “Stars and Stripes,” “Tripoli Times,” and “Egyptian Gazette,” 1943. The scrapbook, including folded newsletters: 11 (width) X 14.5 (length), very brittle. Without unfolded newsletters, thickness is closer to 2”.
(2) Scans of (a) a photo paper weight (Alex and Reba Gruber Eisenberg, c. 1920s.); (b) four medals (WWII) with tiny photo of Sylvia Rubin carried into the Battle of El Alamein, framed in wood-case; backing to suggest army shirt, with photo mounted in form-fitting pocket on “shirt;” and (c) 2 photos, down the shore (i.e. at the beach, NJ) Aug. 1963, one of Linda, Sylvia and Marilyn Feldman and one of Rubin and Sylvia. Rubin Feldman survived 5 battles, in Italy (4) and was one of the sole survivors of his unit in the Battle of El Alamein.
2007.17 Adath Shalom. Approximately 13 boxes of records, a large format book of remembrance, plaques and certificates, photos, from Temple Adath Shalom, formerly located at Ritner and Marshall Streets in Philadelphia, PA. Primarily financial and fundraising activity, but also general synagogue files (including newsletters) as well as the activities of the Sisterhood. Additionally, two large format (and wood encased) honor placards maintained by Beit Shmuel, a congregation that merged with Adath Shalom. Other materials include items from the Jewish War Veterans Post 98 and its Auxiliary (mostly placards). This material ranges from the 1960s to the 1990s.
2007.18 Beth Am Israel (Benjamin J. Rash). Two items (cash receipts and report of auditing committee) for Chapter [sic] Beth Am Israel, Philadelphia, PA. Covering the same period, June 19, 1936 to June 16, 1937, both are also carbon copies. We believe this to be the Beth Am Israel that was founded in 1922 and built a synagogue at 58 th and Warrington, eventually moving to Penn Valley, PA. 4pp. total.
2007.19 Charles Kahn, Jr. Pi Tau Pi.
Four items from Pi Tau Pi, fraternity:
(1) “This is Pi Tau Pi, a handbook for the fraternity, n.d.
(2) “The Pitaupian, history number,” January 1, 1947, vol. xxxv, no.1, published in Seattle, Washington, Roy G. Rosenthal, editor periodical publication.
(3) “Pi Tau Pi 1988 Reunion Conclave,” Williamsburg, VA Aug. 27-29 (1988), newsprint, 28 pp.
(4) Decorated scarf from the Pi Tau Pi conclave in Denver, CO, June 29-July 2, 1949; 2.5’ long x 2’10” wide; off-white with blue printing.
2007.20 Temple Sinai/Beth Zion Beth Israel. Several items, all from Philadelphia, PA, some relating to Temple Sinai and to Temple Beth Zion Beth Israel. A book and a video tape:
TEMPLE SINAI, Dresher, PA:
(1) “Treasury of Jewish Thoughts,” Ktav Publishers, 1964, given out at Temple Sinai Sisterhood 26 th Donor Dinner, May 19, 1966; booklet.
(2) “Dedication of the New Temple Sinai in Dresher, PA” March 30-April 1, 1979 (Nisan 2-4, 5739); publication.
(3) Program for “A Tribute to Cantor Nathan and Beverly Chaitovsky,” a Cantorial Concert presented by Temple Sinai, November 19, 2000.
(4) Newsletter, “Temple Sinai News,” November 17-19, 2000, 2 copies.
TEMPLE BETH ZIOM BETH ISRAEL, Philadelphia, PA:
(1) “Celebrating 60 years of Community,” March 7, 2007: publication
(2) Program for (above) “Celebrating Our 60 th Anniversary.”
Book: “The Jews of Germany; a story of 16 centuries,” JPS, Philadelphia, PA, 1936.
Video tape: “Jewish Community High School of Gratz College [Philadelphia, PA,] 1994.
- Neighborhood Centre. “Hagadah (sic) for Passover,” by Saul Raskin, printed by Academy Photo Offset, Inc., NY, 1941; in Hebrew with English translations. This book was donated to the Neighborhood Centre, presumably to their library, by Jacob Gross in April 1943.
- Temple Sinai. 20 booklets prepared by Temple Sinai Bet Class for the Family History Project 2007. The students were asked to interview the oldest Jewish person they know and then to write it up. They presented their work to fellow students and their families at the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center, May 20, 2007. Each interview listed below represents a booklet produced by each student.
Debra Feldman interviewed Bob Greenfield, her great-grandfather.
Perri Galerman interviewed Ari Mayer, her saba.
Sharon Rose Hollenbach interviewed Sheldon Einhorn, her grandfather.
Amanda Izes interviewed Si Izes, her grandfather.
Sarah Kaminsky interviewed Allen Kaminsky, her grandfather.
Julia Klugerz interviewed Joyce Barnett Klugerz, her grandmother.
Allison Kodroff interviewed Muyron (Jack) Kodroff, her grandfather.
Joshua Kramer interviewed Stanley Tauber, his uncle.
Louis Mayers interviewed Carl Karassih, his zeidy.
Alex Moscovitz interviewed Sydney Lubeck, his grandfather.
Andy Pressman interviewed Len Grossman, his grandfather.
Samantha Robinson interviewed Bertha Katz, her grandmother.
Mindy Posenthal interviewed Minerva (Minnie) Goldstein, her great-grandmother.
Cara Spike interviewed Marsha Bacal, his great aunt.
Noah Stork interviewed Frances Schleifer, his grandmother.
Max Thalheimer interviewed Hans Thalheimer, his grandfather.
Mara Witsen interviewed William (Bill) Witsen, her grandfather.
Gadi Zimmerman interviewed Herma Abramson, his grandmother
Shai Zimmerman interviewed Lester Abramson, his grandfather.
2007.23 Art With-In Touch, et alia. Primarily materials documenting Margery Wolf’s Art With-In Touch program, the accession also consists of notices, clips and photos documenting the shows at the Fred Wolf Gallery of the JCC Klein Branch, Philadelphia, as well as the 10th and 20 th anniversary seriagraph’s created by Sam Maitin to celebrate those Klein Branch anniversaries.
Margery Wolf’s Art With-In Touch, originally created to bring art to blind children, was expanded to sighted children, and consisted of a traveling exhibit of 2 dozen sculptural pieces (not included in the accession). Exhibit brought to thousands of Philadelphia area children from the 1960s to the 1990s. This material includes correspondence, including thank-you letters from school children, reports, schedules, hand-outs (as well as scripts, outlines and drafts), captions (for the pieces), photos, negatives and strips of Braille (presumably captions).
2007.24 Dorshei Derekh. Materials documenting MINYAN DORSHEI DEREKH, one of several minyanim that are a part of the Germantown Jewish Centre, Philadelphia, PA, with minutes and meeting notices, a commemorative booklet for the 20 th Anniversary, and other publications (mostly relating to programs including Bar and Bat Mitzvahs). The dates span from the 1980s to 2006. Dorshei Derekh has been an affiliate of the Reconstructionist movement since 1999. Also two Yiddish yearbooks, 1937 & 1945 for the Folkshul.
2007.25 Moss Rehab. Administrative records for MOSS REHAB from 1952-2002, originally filed in 23 binders of varying sizes. Consists of minutes generated by the Board, the Executive Committee of the Board, or of other committees of the Board. Approximately 40% documents Board of Directors minutes (1952-2002). One fifth of material documents the work of the Executive Committee and date from 1959-1984. The rest relates to other Committees of the Board and dates from 1983-1999. Materials include memoranda to committee and board members, budget reports and slates of officers.