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Atlanta, Georgia
May 26, June 1 and November 1, 1994
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86 pages
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Judge Joel James Fryer was born in Cleveland, Ohio but his family came to Atlanta in 1931 when he was three years old. His paternal grandfather immigrated to New York from Eastern Europe and served a short stint in the Union Army during the Civil War. Judge Fryer's family in Cleveland built a prosperous business in lumber, cosntruction and construction financing until the Depression came in 1929 and they lost it all. In Atlanta his father wne to twork for National Linen Services as their marketing director, a position he held until his retirement. Judge Fryer remembers his family life and family members, Jewish observance, social activities (including Greek letter societies) and sports in high school and college (University of Georgia and Emory), local clubs (both Jewish and non-Jewish), Jewish neighborhoods and businesses, prominent businessmen and attorneys in Atlanta, law career including his judgeship in various courts in Fulton County, his service in the United States Army during the Korean War, and his marriage and family. He recalls promiment local and state politicians (both Jewish and non-Jewish) including Jimmy Carter and other Georgia governors. He comments on his relationship with Rabbi Harry Epstein and Ahavath Achim congregation. Judge Fryer recalls antisemitism and racism in Atlanta throughout his life and his impressions of Israel.

OHC-Joel James Fryer (Judge)

Joel James Fryer (Judge) - Oral History

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Fryer, Joel James (Judge)


Cleveland (Ohio)
Ohio

Ohio


Fryer, Jack, 1888-1962


Fryer, Phoebe Goldberg, 1893-1977


United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865


Jewish soldiers


New York City (N.Y.)
New York

New York


Union Army (Civil War)
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865

Ellis Island Immigration Station (N.Y. and N.J.)


Epidemics--Influenza--Spanish Flu--1919 (Spanish Flu)
Epidemics

Epidemics


West Point, Georgia
Georgia

Georgia


Peddlers and Peddling


Construction Industry and Trade


Lumber industry and trade


Great Depression


National Linen Service Corporation (Atlanta, Ga.)
Linen Industry

Linen Industry


Weinstein, Isadore M., 1887-1954


Weinstein, Nettie Fryer, 1886-1966


Yom Kippur
Judaism - Fasts and Feasts; High Holidays

Passover
Judaism - Fasts and Feasts

Judaism--Fasts and Feasts


Ahavath Achim Congregration (Atlanta, Ga.)
Synagogues

Synagogues


Rosh ha-Shanah
Judaism - Fasts and Feasts; High Holidays

Forward
Newspaper - Jewish

Newspapers--Jewish


Tenth Street School (Atlanta, Ga.)
Public schools

O'Keefe Junior High School (Atlanta, Ga.)
Public Schools

Boys' High School (Atlanta, Ga.)
Public Schools

University of Georgia
Universities and Colleges

Universities and Colleges


Weinstein, Milton N., 1915-1999


Leb's (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Restaurants


Bar Mitzvah
Judaism - Customs and Practices

Judaism--Customs and Practices


Antisemitism--Georgia--Atlanta
Antisemitism

Epstein, Harry H. (Harry Hyman), 1903-2003
Rabbis

Rabbis


Jewish Greek Letter Societies
Greek Letter Societies

Alpha Epsilon Pi. Omicron Chapter (Athens, Ga.)
Greek Letter Societies, Jewish

Judges


Law Schools


Lawyers


Carter, Jimmy, 1924-


Cohn, Aaron, 1916-2012


Fulton County (Ga.) - Civil Court


Law firms


Dettelbach, Samuel, 1913-1993


Harp, William R.


Arnall, Ellis G., 1907-1992
Georgia

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

Butler's Shoes (Atlanta, Ga.)
Shoe Industry and Trade

Shoe Industry and Trade


Golden, Solomon I., 1889-1989


Marcus, Sidney J. (1928 - 1983)


Pace Academy (Atlanta, Ga.)
Private Schools

Private Schools


Lipshutz, Robert J., 1921-2010


Massell, Samuel A., Jr. (1927 - )
Politicians

Goldstein, Marvin C. (Dr.) (1917 - 1997)


Goldstein, Irving H., 1905-1979
Dentists

Goldstein, Abe, 1898-1982


Hyman, Ben, 1916-1990


Fulton County (Ga.) - Superior Court


Busbee, George D., 1927-2004
Georgia

Electioneering


World War, 1939-1945


Athens (Ga.)
Georgia

Fryer, Jane Marie Elkins


Baxley (Ga.)
Georgia

United States. Army Reserve


Korean War, 1950-1953


Tokyo (Japan)
Japan

Japan


Japanese Language
Languages

Mr. and Mrs. Club


Clubs


Standard Club (Johns Creek, Ga.)
Clubs

Mayfair Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
Clubs

Jewish Progressive Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
Clubs

Retirement


Israel


Fryer, Matthew


Northside High School (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Public Schools


Intermarriage


Conservative Judaism
Jewish Sects

Jewish Sects


Mellow Mushroom


Fryer, Keith


Camp Ramah (Wingdale, N.Y.)
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Oxman, Sharon Fryer


Oxman, Richard


Pizza franchise


Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith
B'nai B'rith

Race Relations


Piedmont Driving Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
Clubs; Golf Courses

Capital City Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Cherokee Town and Country Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Dunwoody Golf Club (Dunwoody, Ga.)
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Farrakhan, Louis, 1933-


King, Martin Luther, Sr. (Daddy) (1899 - 1984)


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Zionism


Kibbutzim


Jacobs, Hyman S. (1886 - 1968)


Piedmont Park (Atlanta, Ga.)
Parks

Deitch, Milton (Dr.)


Saul, Virginia Diamond (1928 - )


Technological High School (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Baseball Players
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Jewish schools


Hebrew Language
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A.Z.A. (Aleph Zadik Aleph)
Youth - Societies and Clubs; B'nai B'rith

Youth--Societies and Clubs


A.Z.A. Chapter 134 (Atlanta, Ga.)
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A.Z.A. Chapter 518, Morris Lichtenstein (Atlanta, Ga.)
B'nai B'rith Youth Organization

Basketball Teams
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Jewish basketball players


Rodbell, Clyde


Diamond, Leonard, 1927-2009


Halpern, Alvin


Jewish-Christian Relations


Golf Courses


Emigration and Immigration


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