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Manuscript
Atlanta, Georgia
1917-1985
Paper
3 cubic feet

The Atlanta Jewish Times was, until January of 1987, known as the Southern Israelite. It was established in Augusta, Georgia in 1925 by Rabbi H. Cerf Strauss to serve Jewish readers in the southeastern section of the United States. Within a few years the newspaper was sold to Herman Dessauer who moved the publication to Atlanta. In 1929, he was joined by M. Stephen Schiffer, who later became sole owner and publisher. Through the ingenuity and determination of Schiffer, the publication managed to stay afloat for the 22 years of his ownership, even during the harsh years of the Depression. In 1931, under Schiffer's direction, the format of the paper was changed to a monthly magazine. A tabloid-size newspaper was added in 1934. The magazine met its demise in 1972, as a result of a decrease in advertising revenues. In 1951, the paper was again sold, this time to a group of Georgians headed by Adolph Rosenberg, a native of Albany, Georgia who had been employed by the "Southern Israelite" since 1940. As a result of the 1977 death of Rosenberg the newspaper was sold to Jack Geldbart, an Atlanta lawyer who retained ownership for only 2 years. In 1979, the paper changed hands for the fourth time when it was purchased by Vida Godgar. In 1985, it was sold again, and is presently owned by Sun Publications Inc. The records range from 1929 to 1985 and include correspondence, biographical material, records and memorabilia from communities outside of Atlanta and the state of Georgia, and general files. Arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder. The records are divided into two series: Series I consists of resource files, which include material relating to the various persons and subjects which were researched for articles for the paper. Series II consists of general operating files. Finding aid for this collection available online: http://thebreman.org/Research/Cuba-Family-Archives/Finding-Aids/ID/340/Mss-013-The-Atlanta-Jewish-Times-Records.

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Atlanta Jewish Times Records

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Rabbis

Augusta (Ga.)
Georgia

Camp Guilford (Guilford, N.Y.)
Camps

Friend, Jacob L. (1888 - 1972)
Rabbis

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

Geffen, Abraham


Geffen, Joel S. (Rabbi)
Rabbis

Geffen, Tobias (Rabbi) (1870 - 1970)
Rabbis

Georgia Press Association


Gershon, George (1865 - 1936)


Gilboa, Moshe


Glusman, Fred


Gold, Jay (1936 - 1972)


Golden, Harry


Goldstein, Abe (1892 - 1982)


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


Abelson, Jacob (Jake) (1892 - 1963)


Steinberg, Celia Adler


Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene) (1913 - 2002)


Temple (Atlanta, Ga.)
Synagogues

Discrimination


Albany (Ga.)
Georgia

Alexander, Henry A., Sr. (1874 - 1967)


Alexander, Hermoine Weil (1922 - 1983)


Cleland, Joseph Maxwell (Max) (1942 - ) - United States - Senator


Edelstein, Leonard


Aloof, Pincus (1934 - )
Cantors--Judaism

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American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee


American Jewish Press Association
Professional organizations

Cohen, Alfred M. (1859 - )


Cohen, Gilbert (1930 - 1996)


Engel, Irving M.


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

Antisemitism


Blatt, Solomon


Blue Star Camps (Hendersonville, N.C.)
Camps

Independent Order of B'nai B'rith. Atlanta Lodge No. 1773 (Atlanta, Ga.)
Fraternal Organizations

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

Columbians
White Supremacy Movements

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

B'nai B'rith Youth Organization
Youth - Societies and Groups; B'nai B'rith

Congregation Beth Jacob (Atlanta, Ga.)
Synagogues

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Evans, Robert


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Borochoff, Jennie Blumberg


Congregation Shearith Israel (Atlanta, Ga.)
Synagogues

Judaism--Fasts and Feasts


Associations, Institutions, etc.


Brandeis Camp Institute, Inc.


Coughlin, Charles E. (Charles Edward) (1891 - 1979)


Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds


Brunswick (Ga.)
Georgia

Cuba, Joseph (1909 - 1993)


Fishbein, Morris


Fitzgerald (Ga.)
Georgia

Atlanta Ballyhoo Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
Clubs

Cuba, Max M. (1904 - 1973)


Frank, Leo M. (1884 - 1915)


Atlanta Jewish Community Center (Atlanta, Ga.)


Dayan, Moshe (1915 - 1981)
Israel

Frankfurter, Felix (1882 - 1965)


Atlanta Jewish Federation (Atlanta, Ga.)


Independent Order B'nai B'rith. Atlanta Lodge No. 1773 (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Day Schools, Jewish
Religious Schools, Jewish

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Standard Club (Johns Creek, Ga.)
Clubs

Steinberg, Maurice (1914 - )


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Synagogues


Szold, Henrietta (1860 - 1945)


Tau Epsilon Phi. Nu Chapter (University of Georgia)
Greek Letter Societies, Jewish

Greek Letter Societies, Jewish


Green Mountain Boys Camp - Brandon, Vermont
Camps

Jewish Educational Alliance (Atlanta, Ga.)


Macon (Ga.)
Georgia

Macey, Morris W.


Popkin, Harold G. (1920 - 2010)


Private Schools


Greenfield Hebrew Academy (Sandy Springs, Ga.)
Religious Schools, Jewish

Jewish Progressive Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
Clubs

Marx, David M. (Rabbi) (1872 - 1962)
Rabbis

Haas, Herbert J. (1884 - 1953)


Hadassah - Greater Atlanta Chapter
Hadassah

Massell, Benjamin J., Sr. (1886 - 1962)


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

May, Armand (1882 - 1972)


Hanukkah (Feast of Lights)
Judaism - Fasts and Feasts

Haskins, Sidney (1920 - 1997)


War Veterans, Jewish


Medintz, Barney (1910 - 1960)


Hertzka, Katherine M. (1907 - 1999)


Rich, Walter Henry (1880 - 1947)


High Holidays
Judaism - Fasts and Feasts; Yom Kippur; Rosh Ha-Shanah

Rosenberg, Adolph (1911 - 1977)


Hirsch, Harold D., Sr. (1881 - 1939)


Rosenberg, Samuel H. (1905 - 1962)


Kahn, Edward M. (1895 - 1984)


Nachman, Rose Herzog (1871-1955)


Kaler, Irving K. (1918 - 1986)


Kaminsky, Herman R. (Dick) (1908 - 1998)


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Katz, Leo


National Jewish Welfare Board


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

National Service Industries (Atlanta, Ga.)
Linen Industry

Oberdorfer, Eugene, Jr. (1896 - 1965)


Old Age Homes
Institutional Care

Langdale, Noah, Jr.


Organization for Rehabilitative Training (ORT)


Simmons, Barry (Dr.)


Lehrman, Richard J. (Rabbi) (1938 - 1979)
Rabbis

Levitas, Elliott Harris (1930 - ) - United States - Representative


Lewengrub, Stuart (1937 - 1995)


Passover
Judaism - Fasts and Feasts

Slann, David L. (1893 - 1962)


Slotin, Samuel Marvin (1928 - 1979)


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Ahavath Achim Congregration (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Plume
Periodicals

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Youth--Societies and Clubs


Camp Oxford (Guilford, N.Y.)
Camps

Bonds


B'nai B'rith


Zionist Organization of America--Atlanta District (Atlanta, Ga.)
Zionism

Zuckerman, Ruth (1923 - 1996)


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West Point, Georgia
Georgia

William Breman Jewish Home (Atlanta, Ga.)
Old Age Homes

Israel Bonds


Wise, Isaac Mayer (1819 - 1900)
Rabbis

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Rabbis

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

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Alpha Epsilon Pi
Greek Letter Societies, Jewish

Southern Israelite (Atlanta, Ga.)
Newspapers--Jewish

Newspapers--Jewish


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