Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Conservative Judaism (known as Masorti Judaism outside North America) is a Jewish religious movement which regards the authority of Jewish law and tradition as emanating primarily from the assent of the people and the community through the generations, more than from divine revelation.
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: Mss 163
Overview The Adas Yeshurun Synagogue is the oldest and first congregation in Augusta, Georgia. It was founded in 1889 and is an Orthodox congregation that is still in existence today. The records are primarily minutes, some financial records, and program books relating to the varied activities and projects of this Orthodox synagogue. The history of Adas Yeshurun Synagogue can be found in Folder 4: 90th Anniversary,...
Dates: 1922 - 1985
Identifier: Mss 351
Overview This collection contains records created by and relating to Congregation Agudath Achim, a synagogue in Savannah, Georgia, that is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
Dates: 1920 - 2008
Identifier: Mss 058
Overview Congregation Beth El was a short-lived Conservative synagogue established in 1954. The records consist of certificate, scrapbook, song sheet, and newsletter.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1954 - 1961
Identifier: Mss 305
Overview Congregation Etz Chaim is a conservative synagogue located in Marietta, Georgia. Their records include correspondence, meeting minutes, directories, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and speeches.
Dates: 1978 - 1994
Identifier: Mss 075
Overview Congregation Shearith Israel was founded in 1904 by a segment of Atlanta’s Eastern European Jewish community. Under Rabbi Geffen’s leadership, the congregation grew as an orthodox congregation that upheld traditional Old World values and rites. The congregation later moved toward conservative Judaism. The largest piece of the collection consists of congregational minutes from 1947-1974. Many of these are in great detail, and they highlight congregational business, as well as discussion and...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1910 - 1990
Identifier: Mss 383
Scope and Contents Researchers examining the Congregation Yeshurun (Savannah, Ga.) Records will gain insight into an orthodox congregation in Savannah, Georgia. The records are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each file.
Dates: 1933 - 1939
Identifier: Mss 001
Overview Rabbi Harry H. Epstein was the spiritual leader of the Congregation Ahavath Achim in Atlanta, Georgia, for over 50 years. The bulk of the collection relates to his tenure and rabbinate at Ahavath Achim, but there is also material related to his academic career, personal life, and activities as a leading community figure in Atlanta and the South. His papers consist of academic course work, sermons, addresses, meeting minutes, writings, publications, correspondence, and scrapbooks.
Dates: 1907 - 1984
Identifier: Mss 274
Overview Papers consisting of honor, awards, certificates and memorabilia from school and camp activities, and files from the Southern Branch Women's League for Conservative Judaism, the Torah Fund of the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Ahavath Achim Congregation Sisterhood.
Dates: 1931 - 1996
Identifier: Mss 092
Overview Shearith Israel Synagogue was founded in 1892 in Columbus, Georgia, by approximately fifteen Jewish families of Eastern European origin. Over the years, the synagogue has retained an important presence as a conservative Jewish congregation despite its location in a predominantly non-Jewish southern environment. The collection consists of correspondence, minutes, financial records, bulletins, newsletters, and membership records.
Dates: 1915 - 1997
Identifier: Mss 315
Overview Temple Beth-El Records, c.1952-2006, consisting of material including bulletins, 1952-1954, 1963, 1964,1972-1973; Congregational minutes, 1958-1965; a Congregational scrapbook, 1984-1986; minutes of the Sisterhood of Temple Beth-El, 1952-2000 (incomplete); Sisterhood scrapbooks, (originals and photocopies), 1954-2006; Sisterhood speeches, 1962-1976; photographs, a plan for the Mikvah, 1946; miscellaneous documents relating to the Congregational activities; and scrapbooks from the Women's...
Dates: 1952 - 2008