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Barney Medintz was born in London, England in 1910. At the age of 1 year he immigrated with his family to America. Following graduation from the University of Chicago, where he had been a star on the university's basketball and baseball teams, he moved to Atlanta to serve as Director of Men's and Boy's Activities at the Jewish Educational Alliance. Medintz worked for the Alliance for two years, after which he went into business for himself, founding the Service Uniform Company. In 1936, Barney Medintz married Dorothy Davis. It was during this time of his life that he also began to graduate from youth work to a greater appreciation of community relations and humanitarian causes. Although Barney Medintz died tragically at the age of 50, he is remembered for being active in Israel Bonds, the Jewish Progressive Club, B'nai B'rith Gate City Lodge, the Atlanta Federation for Jewish Social Service, the Atlanta Jewish Community Council, the Atlanta Jewish Community Center and the United Jewish Appeal. The Barney Medintz Family Papers consist of speeches written by Barney Medintz on a wide variety of subjects including the Middle East, Jewish education, community relations, and the aged. The speeches give insight into the depth of Barney Medintz's commitment to Jewish causes and concerns as well as the social service priorities of the Atlanta Jewish community throughout the 1950s. Arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

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Barney Medintz Family Papers

22 Related Subjects

Medintz, Barney (1910 - 1960)

Atlanta Bureau of Jewish Education (Atlanta, Ga.)

Balser, Meyer (1908 - 2004)

B'nai B'rith

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

Davis, David

Garson, Frank (1886 - 1955)

Geffen, Tobias (Rabbi) (1870 - 1970)

Israel Bonds


Jewish Community Council (Atlanta, Ga.)

Associations, Institutions, etc.

Fraternal Organizations

Religious Education, Jewish

Jewish Progressive Club (Atlanta, Ga.)


Jewish War Veterans of the United States
Veterans, Jewish

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

Na'amat USA

Ashendorf, Dorothy Davis Medintz (1916 - 2001)

Sutker, Solomon

Weizmann, Chaim (1874 - 1952)

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