Scope and Contents
Researchers studying the Isidor Jacobs Family Papers will gain insight into Jewish volunteer work and community service in Atlanta, Georgia. All material is arranged in alphabetical order and chronologically within each folder.
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1911 - 1955
Biographical / Historical
Isidor Jacobs (1884-1953) was a popular and leading figure in the Atlanta Jewish community. For many years, he was active in religious educational work, particularly at the Ahavath Achim Congregation. Synagogue officials regarded him as the gather of the Congregation's Bible School. He himself for many years was on the A.A. faculty. He achieved national recognition through his organization of people of all faiths who lived in his residential area into a "Know Your Neighbor Club." He and his wife Elizabeth (Lizzie) Goldberg Jacobs Scheinbaum (1895-1979) had one daughter, Ragolda Jacobs Stein (1926-2010) and one son, Joseph M. Jacobs (1929-2003).
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Language of Materials
Isidor Jacobs and his wife Lizzie were active in a wide variety of community organizations. He was instrumental in creating the Know Your Neighbor Club on the 1700 block of Noble Drive in Atlanta to break down the barriers between different races and religions. The papers include minutes from the Ladies Hebrew Charity Association, 1913-1918, and brochures, invitations, programs, and newspaper clippings from the American Red Cross, B'nai B'rith Youth Organization, Junior Mayfair Club, and the Know Your Neighbor Club.
All material is arranged in alphabetical order and chronologically within each folder.
All photographs removed to visual arts collection.
- Isidor Jacobs Family Papers, Mss 37
- Erin L. Wright
- June 2019
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Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository
1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States