Records, 1919-[ca. 1944] ; 1920s-1930s, (bulk).


Records, 1919-[ca. 1944] ; 1920s-1930s, (bulk).

Extant records of the Jewish Theological Seminary's Teachers Institute consist of some records of its Israel Friedlaender Classes, 1919-ca. 1944 (the bulk of the material dates from the 1920s and 1930s), and a few files of correspondence, 1941-1942, of Teachers Institute registrar Samuel Dinin. And Dean Mordecai Kaplan; student organization president Rose Rosenberg; Seminary board members Israel Levinthal and Arthur Oppenheimer; and others. Some of the correspondence concerns Chipkin's activities at the Jewish Education Association, where he appears to have been involved in an effort to have Hebrew taught in the public high schools in New York during the 1930s. Typescripts of his articles on this and other topics are included with the correspondence. Correspondence of Teachers Institute registrar Samuel Dinin, two files from 1941-1942, mainly in English but with some in Hebrew, is between Dinin and students, faculty, Dean Mordecai Kaplan, and with representatives of various Jewish educational organizations and schools. Also included are a scattering of documents, including: a newsheet about Teachers Institute alumni, 1942; a list of prize money available, 1942; examination schedules; lists of students; notices to students; bibliographies; and a report on student activities, 1940-1941.

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Finkelstein, Louis, 1895-1991 (person)

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Rosenberg, Rose (person)

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Dinin, Samuel, 1902- (person)