Magnes collection on Judah L. Magnes, 1870-2004.
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Founded in 1962, and initially located in Oakland, California, the Judah L. Magnes Museum was the first Jewish museum founded in the western United States. In 1966, Museum supporters helped purchase and then relocate the Museum in the Jeremiah Thaddeus Burke mansion, in Berkeley, which was later declared a historic landmark. The Museum contains a large permanent collection of Jewish ceremonial, graphic, and fine art and an extensive one of Jewish textiles and clothing. It also hosts two librarie...
Beatrice Lowenstein was born in 1879 in New York City to Benedict and Sophia (Mendelson) Lowenstein. Benedict (1831-1879) was born in the Rhineland in 1831 and immigrated to the United States in the middle of the nineteenth century. He settled in Memphis, Tennessee, where he and he brothers established a dry goods business, B. Lowenstein & Bros. The brothers made frequent trips to New York to buy goods for their business. While in New York Benedict met Sophia Mendelson (1848-1884). The coupl...
The American Joint Distribution Committee was founded on November 27, 1914 when the American Jewish Relief Committee (AJRC) and the Central Committee for the Relief of Jews (CCRJ) joined forces under the name of the Joint Distribution Committee of American Funds for the Relief of Jewish War Sufferers. Although JDC reflected the diversity of the American Jewish Community, the Reform-oriented American Jewish Committee faction dominated its early leadership. Conceived as a temporary agency to relie...
Founded in 1906 to safeguard the rights of Jews and to alleviate the consequences of persecution or disaster affecting them at home or abroad. ...
Jewish American writer, editor, and political activist. From the description of Letters and diaries; 1866-1944. (Brandeis University Library). WorldCat record id: 33284269 Zionist leader, Henrietta Schaar Szold was secretary of the Jewish Publication Society of America (1892-1915); founder of a night school for Russian immigrants in Baltimore in 1899; Secretary of the Federation of American Zionists; founder and first president of Hadassah, which supports health work in Pale...
American rabbi and communal leader. From the description of Papers, 1910-1918. (Brandeis University Library). WorldCat record id: 46611785 From the description of Correspondence and reports, 1909-1921 [microform]. (Brandeis University Library). WorldCat record id: 47747245 From the description of Correspondence and reports, 1912-1919 [microform]. (Brandeis University Library). WorldCat record id: 47734929 From the description of Correspondence and printed m...
First Reform rabbinic school in the United States, founded in 1875 in Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise; 1950 merged with Jewish Institute of Religion (founded in 1922 in New York, N.Y.) to become Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. From the description of Records, 1875-1948 (bulk 1920-1947). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70960622 ...
Buber was a German-Jewish religious philosopher, biblical translator and interpreter, and master of German prose style. Miriam and Naëmah Beer-Hofmann were daughters of the Austrian dramatist and poet Richard Beer-Hofmann and Pauline Lissey. From the description of Letters to Miriam and Naëmah Beer-Hofmann, 1961-1965. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 78544052 Buber was a Jewish philosopher, who taught in Frankfurt, 1924-1933, and Jerusalem, 1938-1951. ...
The People's Council of America for Democracy and Peace grew out of the First American Conference for Democracy and Terms of Peace, held in New York, May 1917. It was organized to work for an early and liberal peace at the end of the World War. It favored world organizations, and disapproved of conscription. Officers were Louis Lochner, Emily Greene Balch, Norman Thomas, and Lella Secor Florence. From the description of Collection, 1917-1919. (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). W...