Louis J. Levitas Family Papers
Scope and Contents
All material is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each folder. Researchers examining the Louis J. Levitas Family Papers can gain greater insight into Jewish communal life in the southern United States.
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1913 - 1982
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Biographical / Historical
Born in 1885 in Riga, Latvia, Louis J. Levitas moved to Atlanta in 1912. For six decades, He was a familiar figure in the Jewish community. In the early years of the Jewish Educational Alliance he was in the center of youth activities. He organized a Sunday School for the religious education of children and became its superintendent. He was also active in the United Hebrew School. He was a member of the Fulton Masonic Lodge, The Ahavath Achim Synagogue, the Atlanta Hibernian Society, the Progressive Club and the member of the board of Jewish Children Service for more than 30 years. His field of work was insurance. He passed away on September 6th, 1968. In 1920, Louis J. Lavitas married Ida Goldstein. They had two sons, Dr. Theodore C. Levitas (1924-2016) and Elliott H. Levitas (b. 1930). Like Louis, Ida was an active member of the Jewish community in Atlanta. She was president of the Atlanta Chapter of Hadassah and chairman of Atlanta's 1041 Welfare Fund Campaign. She died on September 24, 1987 at 90 years old.
0.2 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
All material is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each folder. Researchers examining the Louis J. Levitas Family Papers can gain greater insight into Jewish communal life in the southern United States.Ida and Louis Levitas were long-time Atlanta residents who were active participants at the Jewish Educational Alliance and within numerous other Jewish community organizations. The papers consist of a wedding album of Ida Levitas, newspaper clippings, campaign material of United States Congressman Elliott H. Levitas, and two issues of The Jewish Outlook, 1913, bulletins of the Jewish Educational Alliance that later became the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.
.2 linear feet
- Louis J. Levitas Family Papers, Mss 9
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