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Hillels of Georgia Records

Identifier: Mss 372

Scope and Contents

The Hillel of Georgia Records contain meeting minutes, program information, correspondence, flyers, capital campaign material, and various administrative files.


  • Creation: 1989 - 2007

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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Atlanta Young Adult Division (YAD) was created in 1992 by the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. The Jewish community acknowledged that the significant majority of college age and post-college, single, young adults were uninvolved, unaffiliated, at risk, and needed to be recognized as a community priority. As a result of these findings, the community mandated the creation of Atlanta YAD to effectively serve these populations.

Atlanta YAD’s mission was to serve as the umbrella agency in the Atlanta and Athens Jewish Community’s for services to the approximately 4,500 college age youths on eight metropolitan campuses, the over 1,400 Jewish students attending the University of Georgia, and the estimated 9,000 Jewish single, young adults through the age of thirty-five.

The agency sought to fulfill the Jewish cultural, educational, social, and spiritual needs of its target populations, foster Jewish identity, and facilitate integration into the Jewish community.

In 2002, Atlanta YAD affiliated with Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Life, an umbrella group for Jewish programs at more than 150 colleges in the United States and Canada. The board voted to change the name of the organization to Hillels of Georgia.


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Language of Materials



The Hillels of Georgia Records document the activities of the umbrella Hillel for Emory University, Kennesaw State University, Georgia State University, Georgia Tech, and the University of Georgia. The mission of the organization is to enrich the lives of undergraduate and graduate students to ensure they have a meaningful Jewish experience.


The records are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each file.

Physical Location

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

Separated Materials

Photographs removed to Visual Arts Collection.

Hillels of Georgia Records, Mss 372
Jeremy Katz
June, 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States