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Rabbi Nathan Katz Papers

Identifier: Mss 203

Scope and Contents

Researchers studying the Rabbi Nathan Katz Papers will gain insight into Jewish religious life in Atlanta, Georgia. All material is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each folder.


  • Creation: 1922 - 1999


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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Nathan Katz was born in the Ukranian town of Progrobish, near Kiev, in either 1903 or 1906. He lied about his age to escape conscription in the Russian army. Rabbi Katz immigrated with his family to the United States in the 1920s. His given name of Nechemia was changed to Nathan at Ellis Island. Rabbi Katz was ordained by Yeshiva Yavne, an Orthodox yeshiva in Brooklyn and lived in New York for 14 years. In 1937, he married Anne Shofman and moved to Atlanta, Georgia, for the purpose of organizing the employees of Lovable Brassiere. His union attempts failed and he began to work with Congregation Anshi S'fard, where he remained as spiritual leader for more than 50 years. Rabbi Katz died in 1998.


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Rabbi Nathan Katz was the spiritual leader of Congregation Anshi S'fard in Atlanta, Georgia for more than 50 years. The collection consists of sermons, writings, correspondence and newspaper articles.


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

Physical Location

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

Rabbi Nathan Katz Papers, Mss 203
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States