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Jews -- Georgia -- Columbus

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Aaron Cohn Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 130
Abstract Aaron Cohn was born in Columbus, Georgia in 1916. He graduated from Columbus High School in 1932 and The University of Georgia Law School in 1938. He practiced law in Columbus from 1938 until his enlistment in the United States Army in 1940. He participated in four major campaigns and helped to liberate the Ebensee Concentration Camp in 1945. Following his discharge he returned to Columbus and in 1965 he was appointed a judge of the Juvenile Court in Muscogee County. The collection...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1941 - 2001

B’nai B’rith Youth Organization Irving Weinstein A.Z.A. 807 (Columbus, Ga.) Records

Identifier: Mss 197

Irving Weinstein A.Z.A. 807 of the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization was founded in Columbus, Georgia, in 1950. The collection consists of two scrapbooks and yearbooks relating to the chapter's activities.

Dates: 1946 - 1969

Columbus Lodge No. 77 - Independent Order B’nai B’rith Records

Identifier: Mss 088

This Columbus Lodge of B’nai B’rith was established only one year of after the end of the Civil War. Information from other chapters - including the Gate City Lodge No. 144 from Atlanta - can be found within the records. The records consist of minutes, 1866-1976.

Dates: 1866 - 1890

Esther Gerson Levine Papers

Identifier: Mss 288

Scrapbook from the United Synagogue Youth of Columbus, Georgia.

Dates: 1955 - 1956

Irvin Rosenberg Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 094

The Rosenberg family members are long-time residents of Columbus, Georgia. Of special interest is the letter from Raphael Moses in which he expresses his pride in being a member of the Jewish people. The papers include a typescript copy of a letter from Raphael Moses to W.O. Tuggle of LaGrange, Georgia, 1875; indentures, 1866-1945, and business records including minutes of meetings of the Rosenberg Jewelry Company, 1928-1944.

Dates: 1866 - 1944

Jacob and Dora Rothschild Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 324

Collection consist of correspondences between Dora Goettinger and Jacob Rothschild while courting, marriage, business and other family correspondence.

Dates: 1879 - 1993

Jewish Ladies Aid Society (Columbus, Ga.) Records

Identifier: Mss 109
Abstract The Jewish Ladies Aid Society (JLAS) was founded on July 5, 1874 in Columbus, Georgia, by The Ladies Purim Association. These women decided to broaden the focus of their association which was up to now limited to an annual Purim ball, to include charity and benevolence within the Jewish community and throughout the City of Columbus. Originally named the Daughters of Israel, this newly formed organization would subsequently change its name to the Hebrew Benevolent Society, The Ladies Aid...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1874 - 2000

Jewish War Veterans, Post 455 (Columbus, Ga.) Records

Identifier: Mss 276

The collection includes two scrapbooks, containing correspondence, newspaper clippings and photographs pertaining to Jewish war Veterans Post 455 from 1966 to 1968.

Dates: 1966 - 1968

Raphael Moses Papers

Identifier: Mss 083

Raphael Moses was born in 1812 in Charleston, South Carolina. He was an eminent lawyer and leader in the Civil War and Reconstruction periods of Georgia. He served on the staff of General James Longstreet in the Army of Northern Virginia. His papers consist of a typescript copy of the autobiography of Raphael Moses, 1890, a biography of Raphael Moses written by his grandson Stanford Moses, 1939, and letters of Raphael Moses, copied from the original, by Stanford Moses, 1812-1893.

Dates: 1890 - 1939

Shearith Israel Synagogue (Columbus, Ga.) Records

Identifier: Mss 092

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

Sigmond Zacharias Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 243

Copies of correspondence between Sigmond Zacharias (Louisville, Georgia) and Hennie Kaufman (Columbus, Georgia) during 1879.

Dates: 1879

Temple Israel (Columbus, Ga.) Records

Identifier: Mss 089

This congregation is one of Georgia’s oldest and was established in Columbus in 1854. The records consist of an anniversary guest book, 1979 and financial ledger, 1898-1904.

Dates: 1898 - 1979