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Sara Cohen Alterman Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 266

Scope and Contents

Papers consisting of the high school memory book of Sara Cohen Alterman, 1933-1936; one photograph of a State of Israel bonds dinner, 1974; miscellaneous newspaper articles; a copy of an interview of Sara Alterman by Stacey Saha, 1996; and a copy of the Cohen Genealogy compiled in 1999.

Dates

  • 1933 - 2002

Creator

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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Sara Cohen Alterman is a native Atlantan, born in 1917. She began Zionist and Jewish education oriented early, attending the Ahavath Achim Hebrew School and Bible class, graduated from the Shearith Israel Sunday School, and attended the Arbiter Farband Yiddish Shule. At the age of 16 she lead the Young Judean Club, and at 18 joined Junior Hadassah. During World War II she was active in Jacksonville Jewish Committee, while David was in the Navy. Mrs. Alterman was vice president of programming for Ahavath Achim Sisterhood from 1948 to 1952. Was the second president of Henrietta Szold Group of Hadassah, vice president of Atlanta Hadassah. She was vice president of Southeastern Region of Hadassah in 1961. She is on the boad of the Jewish Community Center, and liaison chairman between youth and adults. She is on the board of Jewish Education, and has held the chairmanship of every division of Federation. She was overall chariman of Womens’ Division from 1961 to 1963. Sara Alterman was on the board of Ahavath Achim Sisterhood, Hadassah and Brandeis. She is past chairman of the Womens’ Division of Israel Bonds. She is a member of ORT, Council of Jewish Women, Mizachi, Hadassah, Service Guild, B'nai B'rith Women and Ahavath Achim Sisterhood.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (1 archival box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Papers consisting of the high school memory book of Sara Cohen Alterman, 1933-1936; one photograph of a State of Israel bonds dinner, 1974; miscellaneous newspaper articles; a copy of an interview of Sara Alterman by Stacey Saha, 1996; and a copy of the Cohen Genealogy compiled in 1999.

Arrangement

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.

Separated Materials

Photographs removed to the visual arts collection.
Title
Sara Cohen Alterman Family Papers, Mss 266
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

Contact:
1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States
678-222-3700