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Max C. (Mike) Gettinger Papers

Identifier: Mss 329

Scope and Contents

Records relating to Max c. (Mike) Gettinger as Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.


  • Creation: 1924 - 1991


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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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Max C. (Mike) Gettinger attended elementary, high school, college and institutions of Judaic studies in New York City. Mrs. Gettinger served in the Navy during World War II. He practiced social work in various agencies. Subsequently, he worked in several Federations in community organization. From 1959 to 1962 he was Deputy Director General of Malben – J.D.C. program in Israel. Mr. Gettinger moved to Atlanta in 1962 as the Assistant Director of the Jewish Federation and shortly after became the Executive Director when Ed Kahn retired. He served in this position until 1979 when he retired and continued for two years as the first Director of Federation’s Endowment Program. As Director Emeritus of Federation, he served as consultant to various Jewish communities around the country helping to reorganize of establish new federations.


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This collection contains a small sampling of the work Mr. Gettinger accomplished while Executive Director of the Atlanta Jewish Federation.


MPLP, all material is arranged in alphabetical order by subject.

Related Materials

Mss 82, Atlanta Jewish Federation Records

Mss 319, Jerry Horowitz Records

Mss 325, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta

Mss 328, David Sarnat

Processing Information

Processed by: Demece Harvey, May 2015

Elisabeth Tasciotti
August 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States