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Edward F. Sugarman Papers

Identifier: Mss 128

Scope and Contents

Researchers studying the Edward F. Sugerman Papers will gain insight into Jewish life in Atlanta, Georgia. All material is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each folder.


  • Creation: 1977 - 1987

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Temple Sinai came into being because there were Jews in Atlanta who sought to deepen their engagement with Judaism, in a community dedicated to living more fully Jewish traditions. In the winter of 1968 meetings were held to discuss the possibility of establishing Atlanta’s second Reform congregation of over one hundred and forty families with a Rabbi, and a Torah provided by the Temple on Peachtree. Rabbi Lehrman and the congregation worked at rethinking the traditions of Reform Judaism so as to make them their own. They wanted to worship together, to better understand their heritage, to address contemporary social problems in Atlanta – for their Judaism to be alive. With such ideas they proposed building their own synagogue: they succeeded in raising close to a million dollars and celebrated the dedication of the present building in the autumn of 1973.


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Edward Sugarman was president of Temple Sinai. The papers consist of material relating to Dr. Sugarman's tenure as president of Temple Sinai.


All material is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Physical Location

The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Edward F. Sugarman Papers, Mss 128
Sandra Berman
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States