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Zionist Organization of America

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) (Hebrew: ארגון ציוני אמריקה), founded in 1897, was the first official Zionist organization in the United States, and, especially early in the 20th century, the primary representative of American Jews to the World Zionist Organization, espousing primarily Political Zionism. Today, the ZOA claims to have 25,000 members.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

David Alterman Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 119
Abstract David Alterman (1917-1993) was one of five brothers who, with their father, owned and operated a wholesale grocery business in Atlanta. David (Dave) Alterman and his wife, Sara, were also active in synagogue life and a wide variety of Jewish community organizations.
Dates: 1933 - 1990

Janna Felt Zwerner Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 293
Abstract The Janna Felt Zwerner Family Papers consist of material related to Robert Travis, who was active in the Zionist movement in Atlanta. The papers contain correspondence, writings, newspaper clippings, and speeches.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1919 - 1992

Louis Rosenbaum Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 052
Abstract Louis Rosenbaum was born in Russia in 1900. He immigrated to the United States in 1919 and became a prominent businessman in Decatur, Georgia. His papers include documents from numerous Jewish and non-Jewish organizations, schools, and synagogues including the Atlanta Jewish Welfare Fund, the Atlanta Normal Training School, the Atlanta Opportunity School, B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, Central Night School, Ahavath Achim Congregation, Decatur Civitan Club, Jewish...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1909 - 2009

Malcolm Minsk Family Papers

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Identifier: Mss 080
Abstract Malcolm Minsk was treasurer and an active member of Zionist Organization of America for many years. His papers consist of Membership records and correspondence from the Zionist Organization of America-Atlanta District.
Dates: 1955 - 1969

Robert M. Travis Papers

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Identifier: Mss 108
Abstract Robert (Bob) M. Travis was an ardent Zionist and one of the first to recognize, as early as 1939, that the Jewish people would be facing a holocaust if Europe’s Jews were not allowed to immigrate to Palestine. Robert Travis served as president of the Zionist District in Atlanta from 1937-1939. He later served as president of the Southeastern Zionist Region. In 1941, in association with Julian Boehm he was instrumental in organizing the Atlanta branch of the American Christian Palestine...
Dates: 1930 - 1977

Sidney Q. and Leah Janus Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 282
Abstract Papers consisting of files from the many organizations in which Leah Janus was involved such as the Coalition for Women in International Development, numerous committees of the United Nations, the League of women Voters, the United Way, the Georgia Department of Human Resources, the Atlanta Jewish Federation, Jewish Family Services, the Hebrew Academy, the Atlanta Public Schools, and files relating to some of Dr. Sidney Janus' consultations as a psychologist including a job analysis of a B-47...
Dates: 1943 - 1988

Zionist Organization of America, Atlanta District Records

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Identifier: Mss 040
Abstract The Zionist Organization of America-Atlanta District was organized in 1910. At one time, Atlanta chapter membership numbered over 1,400. The records consist of newsletters, scrapbooks, and speeches written by Adelbert Freedman, active in ZOA since 1936 and Executive Director of the Southeastern region from 1940-1951.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1937 - 1985