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Sidney Parks was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1913. His family attended Ahavath Achim Congregation. As a young man, Parks was active in Young Judaea, winning an oratorical contest in 1932. He later attended Boys' High School and Emory Univeristy Law School graduating in 1935. Throughout his life Sidney Parks remained active in Jewish community organization and served as executive secretary of the Gate City Lodge of B'nai B'rith for eighteen years beginning in 1943. In 1944 Parks entered the military and served with the Army's Criminal Investigation Division in the Aleutian Islands. Once discharged he returned to Atlanta to resume his legal career and service to the community. Sidney Parks died in 2000. The collection consists of memorabilia including newsletters and dance cards from Young Judaea; newspaper articles, the invitation to the brit milah (circumcision) of Sidney Parks in 1913; his bar mitzvah speech; programs certificates, speeches and correspondence. Arranged in chronological order.

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Sidney Parks

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Youth--Societies and Clubs

Youth - Societies and Clubs


Ahavath Achim Synagogue (Atlanta, Ga.)

Trudean Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
Youth - Societies and Clubs

Fulton Lodge No. 216 F&AM (Atlanta, Ga.)
Freemasons; Fraternal Organizations

Emory University. School of Law
Universities and Colleges; Law Schools

Universities and Colleges

B'nai B'rith

Parks, Sidney, 1913-2000

Associations, Institutions, etc.

Independent Order of B'nai B'rith. Gate City Lodge No. 144 (Atlanta, Ga.)
Fraternal Organizations; B'nai B'rith

Fraternal Organizations

Circumcision (Jewish Rite)
Judaism - Customs and Practices; Berit Milah

Bar Mitzvah
Judaism - Customs and Practices

Judaism--Customs and Practices

Young Judaea
Youth - Societies and Clubs

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