Israel Expo ’85 (Atlanta, Ga.) Records
Scope and Contents
This collection contains records pertaining to Ruth Singer's responsibilities as visual arts chairman, including correspondence, newsletters, invitations, financial reports and newspaper clippings. The Collection contains three significant on the Holocaust printed in The Atlanta Journal/Constitution. Expo ’85 was an eight day festival highlighting Israel’s culture ‘from antiquity to hi-tech,” sponsored by the Atlanta Jewish Community Center and the Israeli Counsel. The event began Marcy 24, 1985 with a display of the Dead Sea Scrolls, a Shutz supermarket, Israeli choirs and dancing troupes from the Holy Land. At least 50,000 Atlantans participated in the program, which increased community awareness of cultural and technological advancements made in Israel. The exposition examined the Israeli education system as well as legal forums, archaeological digs and art displays.
- Creation: 1984 - 1985
- Singer, Ruth Kruger, 1918-2004 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Ruth Kruger Singer (1918-2004) was born in Fitzgerald, Georgia. She married Sol Singer in 1939. The couple moved to Columbus, Georgia where they became integral members of the Jewish community for the next 23 years. In Columbus, both Sol and Ruth took on leadership roles in various civic and religious organizations. In 1962, the Singer family moved to Atlanta for business reasons. In Atlanta, Sol and Ruth continued their practice of volunteerism and soon became influential and respected members of the Atlanta Jewish community. Over the years, the Singers were involved in almost every aspect of the Atlanta Jewish community. They were active members of Ahavath Achim Congregation, were among the founding members of the Epstein School, and were participants in numerous committees of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.
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Records pertaining to Ruth Singer's responsibilities as visual arts chairman, including correspondence, newsletters, invitations, financial reports and newspaper clippings.
File folders arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.
The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.
Several photographs of Ruth and Sol Singer with Oded Borowski and Larry Bregman
- Israel Expo ’85 (Atlanta, Ga.) Records, Mss 287
- Demece Harvey (February 2014)
- February 2014
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Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository
1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States