Abraham J. Feldman papers


Abraham J. Feldman papers


Collection consists primarily of correspondence dealing with activities within the Jewish and non-Jewish communities in Connecticut, especially Greater Hartford; together with congregational records, manuscripts of sermons and addresses, newsclippings, photographs, and miscellaneous items. Subjects include anti-Semitism, Armed Forces, Central Conference of American Rabbis, chaplains, civil rights, Congregation Beth Israel, Hartford, Conn., education, Freemasonry, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio, Jewish-Christian relations, Palestine, Reform Judaism, social welfare activities, Union of American Hebrew Congregations, and Zionism. Correspondents include Cyrus Adler, Leo Baeck, Bernard Baruch, Henry J. Berkowitz, Jacob Billikopf, Louis D. Brandeis, David A. Brown, Benjamin N. Cardozo, Max Currick, Gotthard Deutsch, Solomon B. Freehof, Nelson Glueck, Ella Grasso, Louis Grossmann, James G. Heller, and Mordecai M. Kaplan.

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Kaplan, Mordecai Menahem, 1881-1983

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Mordecai M. Kaplan was a rabbi, essayist and Professor of Homiletics, later Philosophies of Religion, and Dean of the Teachers Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Kaplan (1881-1983) was founder of the Reconstructionist movement in Judaism. ...

Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940

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Cyrus Adler graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1883. He later received the first American Ph.D. in Semitics from Johns Hopkins University. He taught Semitic languages at Johns Hopkins from 1884 to 1893. In 1877 he was appointed assistant curator of the section of Oriental antiquities in the United States National Museum, and had charge of an exhibit of biblical archaeology at the centennial exposition of the Ohio valley in 1888. He was a commissioner for the world's Columbian ex...

Grasso, Ella, 1919-1981

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Ella Rosa Giovianna Oliva Grasso, née Tambussi (May 10, 1919 – February 5, 1981) was an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 83rd Governor of Connecticut from January 8, 1975, to December 31, 1980, after rejecting past offers of candidacies for Senate and Governor. She was the first woman elected to this office and the first woman to be elected governor of a U.S. state without having been the spouse or widow of a former governor. She resigned as governor due t...

Berkowitz, Henry J. (Henry Joseph), 1894-1949

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Rabbi, chaplain, and author. From the description of Henry J. Berkowitz letter, 1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 711701218 From the description of Henry J. Berkowitz sermons, 1920-1938. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 711702453 From the description of Henry J. Berkowitz papers, 1927-1948. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 711694266 ...

Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941

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Louis Brandeis (b. November 13, 1856, Louisville, Kentucky – d. October 5, 1941, Washington D.C.) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from 1916 until 1939. Brandeis was the Court’s 67th justice and its first Jewish-American justice. He was the son of immigrants from Bohemia, who came to Kentucky from Prague, then part of the Austrian Empire. He received his LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1877, and before becoming a judge, served as a lawyer at Warren & B...

Cardozo, Benjamin N. (Benjamin Nathan), 1870-1938

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U.S. Supreme Court justice. From the description of Benjamin Cardozo letters, 1933-1938. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 502414571 From the description of Benjamin Cardozo letter, 1932 Jan. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 428736948 From the description of Benjamin Cardozo letter, 1931 Apr. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 428737456 United States Supreme Court Justice & Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals. From the description of B...

Union of American Hebrew congregations

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Founded in 1873 when delegates representing twenty-nine congregations basically from the Midwest and the South assembled in Cincinnati, Ohio. From the description of Records, 1873-1985. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70960755 Organization which supports Reform Judaism in North America (including the United States). From the description of Union of American Hebrew Congregations records, 1996-2000. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 756915881 ...

Baeck, Leo, 1873-1956

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20th century German-Polish-Jewish Rabbi, scholar, and a leader of Progressive Judaism. On 27 Jan. 1943, he was deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp. He became the "honorary head" of the Council of Elders (Judenrat) in Theresienstadt. As such, he was protected from transports and with his protection list, could also save his relatives from transports, among others his grand-niece Ruth (b. 1925). Moreover, Baeck became "prominent", which meant that he had better accommodation, better ...

Glueck, Nelson, 1900-1972

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Rabbi, archaeologist, and president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and director of the American Schools of Oriental Research; d. 1972. From the description of Papers, 1918-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70960621 Nelson Glueck served as Director of the American Schools of Oriental Research from 1936-1940. From the description of Expedition to Palestine; as related in the American Schools of Oriental Research Newsletter, 1939-1940. (Unk...

Billikopf, Jacob, 1883-1950

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Leader in Jewish philanthropy, social legislation, and labor management relations; b. in Russia; emigrated to the U.S. in 1896. From the description of Papers, 1900-1951. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70958905 Leader in Jewish philanthropy, social legislation, and labor management relations; b. in Russia; emigrated to the U.S. in 1896. He died in Philadelphia, Pa. From the description of Jacob Billikopf will, 1950 Dec. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71748493...

Grossmann, Louis, 1863-1926

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Rabbi and educator. From the description of Papers, 1895-1925. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70960591 ...

Currick, Max C. (Max Cohen), 1877-1947

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Brown, David Abraham, 1875-1958

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Businessman and philanthropist, of Detroit, Mich., and New York, New York. From the description of Papers, 1894-1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70925033 Industrialist, banking consultant, and civic and communal relief leader and fundraiser. From the description of David Abraham Brown papers, 1942 and 1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 428151527 David Abraham Brown was one of eleven children born to Charlotte and Morris Br...

Deutsch, Gotthard, 1859-1921

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Rabbi and professor of history at Hebrew Union College; b. in the village of Dolne Kounice (Kaintz), Moravia, then a province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. From the description of Papers, 1859-1921 (bulk 1900-1920). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70922436 Gotthard Deutsch was born on January 31, 1859 in the village of Dolne Kounice (Kaintz), Moravia, then a province of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Descended from a line of scholars and teachers, Deutsch receive...

Freehof, Solomon Bennett, 1892-1990

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Dr. Solomon B. Freehof was born in London in 1892 and at the age of eleven came to America. He settled in Cincinnati and was ordained in 1915. He settled in Pittsburgh in 1934 and was rabbi for the Rodef Shalom Congregation in Squirrel Hill. From the description of Solomon B. Freehof papers 1931-1986. (Historical Society of W Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 48861300 Rabbi who spent the bulk of his career at Rodef Shalom Temple in Pittsburgh, Pa.; author of Jewish responsa...

Central conference of american rabbis

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The Central Conference of American Rabbis is the oldest rabbinical association in the United States, established by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, a Reform group, in 1889. The Conference has played an influential role in interfaith relations, military chaplaincy, church and state issues, social action, and religious education. Cleveland, Ohio, rabbis who have served as president of the organization include Moses J. Gries, Louis Wolsey, Barnett R. Brickner, and Arthur J. Lelyveld. ...

Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965

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Baruch, a financier and public adviser, was a millionaire by the age of thirty thanks to his investments in the stock market. He put his wealth to use in politics and public affairs and became an adviser to Woodrow Wilson, who appointed him chairman of the War Industries Board and a member of the president's war council. After World War I, he took part in the postwar peace conference and later became an adviser to President Roosevelt on defense matters and industrial preparedness for war. After ...

Heller, James G.

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Originally composed for voice and string quartet. Transcribed for string orchestra, 1935.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Elegie and pastorale : for string orchestra / by James Heller. 1934. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 52278462 Rabbi and composer, of Cincinnati, Ohio. From the description of Papers, 1905-1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 32822190 Rabbi, composer, and musician, of Cincinnati, Ohio. ...

Feldman, Abraham J. (Abraham Jehiel), 1893-1977

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Curator, Dearborn Historical Museum. From the description of Papers, 1950. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70943809 Reform rabbi and civic leader, of Hartford, Conn. From the description of Papers, 1906-1977. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70924903 ...

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

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Formed in 1950 as a result of the merger of the Cincinnati based Hebrew Union College (founded in 1875) and the New York Jewish Institute of Religion (founded in 1922). From the description of Records, 1947-[ongoing]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70960623 The Jewish Institute of Religion was an educational establishment created by Rabbi Stephen S. Wise to train rabbis in Reform Judaism in 1922 in New York City. It was merged with the Hebrew Union College in 1950; HUC was f...

Congregation Beth Israel (Hartford, Conn.)

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