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Asher Benator Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 306

Scope and Contents

Researchers studying the Asher Benator Family Papers will gain insight into Sephardic Jews and the Jewish community in Atlanta, Georgia. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject.


  • 1932 - 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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Asher Isaac Benator was born in Atlanta on April 2, 1931. His father, Isaac Benatar (the spelling was later changed to Benator) emigrated from the Isle of Rhodes in 1914. He was forced to return to Europe because of an eye infection and stayed in France until the end of WWI, when he immigrated again, to Atlanta. Asher's father was in the shoe repair business and eventually owned two shops. The family was active in Or VeShalom Congregation. As a boy Asher became involved in boxing and eventually became a Golden Gloves champion. Asher attended Oglethorpe University for one year, and graduated from the Atlanta Division of the University of Georgia (later known as Georgia State University). Following graduation he entered into the grocery trade. In 1953, Asher married Grace Levy (b. 1935). He later became a real estate developer in Atlanta. He passed away in Atlanta on June 29, 2013 at age 82.


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Asher Benator, a native of Atlanta, was highly active in the Jewish community. His family papers include newspaper clippings, passports, publications, scrapbooks, and speeches.


The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject.

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

Oversized material removed to Oversize Collection and photographs removed to Audio Visual Collection.

Asher Benator Family Papers, Mss 306
Jeremy Katz
September, 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States