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Jack Freedman Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 098

Scope and Contents

Researchers studying the Jack Freedman Family Papers will gain insight into Jewish life in Atlanta, Ga. All material is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.


  • Creation: 1943 - 1989


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Biographical / Historical

Morris Freedman was born in 1889 in Lithuania and came to the United States with his parents at the age of eight. After living in New York for a time, he moved to Georgia. In 1912, Freedman married Annie Zion, daughter of S.L. Zion, a member of the Ahavath Achim Congregation. They lived in Sandersville, Ga., until 1920 when they moved to Atlanta. He worked with his brother-in-law, Israel Zion, in the Comfort Furniture Company, of which he became an owner. Freedman was a member of Moas Chitim, Ahavath Achim, and an active fundraiser for United Charity Institutions of Jerusalem. He passed away in 1987.


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Language of Materials



Morris, Jack, and Phyllis Freedman were active at the Atlanta Jewish Federation and in numerous other Jewish community organizations. The papers consist of commentaries by Rabbi Tobias Geffen, 1958; correspondence, certificates, a ledger from Comfort Furniture Company, and photocopies of newspaper articles.

Jack Freedman Family Papers, Mss 98
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States