Scope and Contents
Researchers studying the Jack Steinberg Papers will gain insight into Jewish life in Augusta, Georgia. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order according to subject, and chronologically within each folder.
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1802 - 1994
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There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.
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Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
Jack Steinberg Papers consist of information he collected on Adas Yeshurun, the Congregation Children of Israel Sisterhood and the Augustan community. This collection does not contain any personal or family history on the Steinberg family. Adas Yeshurun Synagogue is affiliated with the Conservative movement. It was founded in 1891 and has functioned for over 100 years as an Orthodox synagogue. By 1845 the Jewish community in the Central Savannah River Area had expanded to approximately 20 people who felt the need to form a religious school. This was the core of what became Congregation B'nai Israel, The Children of Israel in 1846. On February 11, 1942 the Sisterhood commemorated its Golden Jubilee with a black tie affair at the Bon Air Hotel. The Temple Brotherhood was born in the 1920's. Congregation Children of Israel held its 100th anniversary in 1945. A building fund was started in 1946 and a site was selected at the corner of Bransford Road and Walton Way. The new building was dedicated on November 16, 1951. By 1964 the congregation experienced growing pains again, so members voted to erect a new sanctuary, social hall, and kitchen at the Walton Way location. This building was dedicated on March 17th, 1967, to honor Rabbi Goldburg's 90th birthday. Of special interest are two bibles, pre 1900 which belong to the Sheftall and Nathan Families. Thomas Sheftall married Irene E. Nathans in Philadelphia on February 13, 1881. The first bible, belonging to the Thomas Sheftall family, is a revised version of A.D. 1881. The second bible contains a family record of births, deaths and marriages.
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Language of Materials
Jack Steinberg Papers consist of information he collected on Adas Yeshurun, the Congregation Children of Israel Sisterhood and the Augustan community. This collection does not contain any personal or family history on the Steinberg family. The largest piece of the collection consists of Sisterhood minutes and program activities from 1938 – 1984. Other sections of the collection include Annual Reports, Rabbi Goldburg’s writing, High Holy Day, M. Harry Stein paper, and history of Congregation Children of Israel.
The papers are arranged in alphabetical order according to subject, and chronologically within each folder.
Photographs removed to visual arts collection.
Demece Harvey (November, 2007)
- Jack Steinberg Papers, Mss 166
- Demece Harvey
- November 2007
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