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1878-1982
Paper
1.6 cubic feet

Rabbi Edmund A. Landau (1875-1945) was born in Hamilton, Ontario, the son of Wolf and Emma (Alderman) Landau. The family moved from Canada to the United States in 1876. Edmund attended the University of Cincinnati and in 1892 entered Hebrew Union College where he studied for the rabbinate. In 1898 he accepted his first pulpit at Temple B'nai Israel (Albany Hebrew Congregation) in Albany, Georgia. He remained the spiritual leader of both congregations throughout his career. As rabbi of the Albany Hebrew Congregation, Dr. Landau immersed himself in local causes and organizations. In 1904 he married Rose (Heller) Geiger, the daughter of Louis and Mollie (Grass) Geiger. The collection consists of correspondence, record books of birth, marriages and funerals at which Dr. Landau officiated, addresses, scrapbooks and writings. Arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder. In 1898, he accepted his first pulpit at Temple B'nai Israel (Albany Hebrew Congregation) in Albany, Georgia. Several years later, in 1905, he agreed to also act as the rabbi at Temple Bethel in neighboring Bainbridge, Georgia. He remained the spiritual leader of both congregations throughout his career. As rabbi of the Albany Hebrew Congregation, Dr. Landau immersed himself in local causes and organizations. From 1923-1924 he was president of the Nochaway Coucil, the first rural area council of Boy Scouts of America. He was also actively involved in the Albany Cooperative Concert Association, the Little Theatre, the Kiwanis and the Clinic for Underprivileged Children. In 1904 he married Rose (Heller) Geiger, the daughter of Louis and Mollie (Grass) Geiger. The papers consist of correspondence, record books of births, marriages and funerals at which Dr. Landau officiated, addresses, scrapbooks and writings. Rabbi Landau was a contemporary of Rabbi David Marx of the Temple in Atlanta, and both were schooled in the treachings of Classical Reform Judaism. Confirmation of these teaching is evident in the writings and addresses of Dr. Landau found within the collection. Arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronological within each folder

Mss 90

Rabbi Edmund A. Landau Family Papers

16 Related Subjects

Funerals


Geiger, Mollie


Geiger, Rose Heller


Benevolent Protectorate of the Elks (Albany, Ga.)
Fraternal Organizations

Kiwanis Club (Albany, Ga.)
Clubs

Brown, Samuel B., 1885-1922


Fraternal Organizations


Synagogues


Purim
Judaism - Fasts and Feasts

Scouts and Scouting


Landau, Edmund A., Jr. (1875 - 1945)
Rabbis

Landau, Wolf, 1839-1903
Rabbis

Temple Beth El (Bainbridge, Ga.)
Synagogues

Youth--Societies and Clubs


Weddings


Temple B'nai Israel (Albany, Ga.)
Synagogues

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