Congregation Ahavath Achim (Atlanta, Ga.)
Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:
Alan and Joan Forman Lipsey were residents of Thomasville, Georgia where they were active in civic affairs. The papers include memorabilia relating to the life in Thomasville, Georgia and Joan’s musical career.
Betsy Teplis spearheaded a project to raise money to restore Jewish graves at the historic downtown cemetery. Last year, the group held a rededication of the area with more than 100 people.
Ahavath Achim was founded in 1886 and is Atlanta’s second oldest congregation. Today, they are Atlanta’s largest Conservative congregation. The records consist of annual reports, minutes, correspondence, financial records and membership information.
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.
This collection contains the directories and programs from various academies that Elaine and Jerry Blumenthal donated their time and money to in their life long dedication to their community.
All material is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each folder. Researchers examining the Gus Berman Family Papers can gain greater insight into Judy Rich Viness and Anita Berman's life in Atlanta, Ga.
Harold Hersch was a Holocaust survivor and prominent businessman in Atlanta, Georiga. His papers consist of newspaper articles, a family history, correspondence from relatives in Poland, and papers relating to the restitution of property confiscated during World War II.
Jacob Butler was a businessman and member of Ahavath Achim Congregation. The collection consists primarily of memorabilia from Ahavath Achim Congregation.
The Jacob L. Friend Papers was a Russian immigrant who came to America by way of Shanghai. The papers are composed primarily of newspaper articles, documents, personal correspondence, synagogue records, writings and a scrapbook.
The Joseph Bach Family Papers constitute several generations of the Bach Family. It includes papers created by Joseph Bach and his wife Rosalie Bach, as well as their son Louis Bach and daughter Miriam Bach. The papers include certificates, high school memory books, newspaper clippings, and dance cards.
Joseph Cuba (1909-1993) was a native Atlantan who spent a major portion of his life in service to the Jewish community of this city. The papers are composed primarily of personal correspondence, certificates, speeches, memorabilia, newspaper articles, and the records of the many Jewish organizations in which the family actively participated.
Martin and Doris Goldstein are active members in the Jewish community of Atlanta, Georgia. During the Cold War, they were strong supporters of Soviet Jewry. The collection consists of correspondence, writings, programs, speeches, and newspaper clippings.
Mendle and Fannie Boorstin were both active in Jewish communal life. In large part, it was the persistence of Fannie Boorstin that led to the creation of a Jewish home for the aged in Atlanta. The papers consist of minutes of the Hungarian Benevolent Society, 1926-1927; newsletters from the Young Women’s Hebrew Association, 1922-1923; and records chronicling the movement in the 1950s to establish a home for the aged in Atlanta.
Mike Bock was born in Atlanta, Georgia. His parents were from Vladivostok, Russia. The collection consists of memorabilia from Edison Brothers Stores, Inc., 1944-1966; and a scrapbook compiled by Ilene Bock Zier, 1951-1956 consisting of B'nai B'rith Youth Organization, school, and camp material.
The Saul family has been active in a wide variety of community activities including Ahavath Achim Congregation, Atlanta Jewish Community Center, Atlanta Jewish Federation and its predecessor organizations, B’nai B’rith Women, and Hillel. The papers consist of records from these various organizations.
Moise Kaplan was a graduate of Boys' High School and attended Georgia Tech’s night school of Commerce. He served in the Army during WWII. After the war he returned to Atlanta and the insurance industry. He engaged in sports fishing and later authored several books on the subject.
Morris Dwoskin was the founder of Dwoskin, Inc. an Atlanta based wallpaper company. His son Harry was extremely active in wide variety of Jewish and general community organizations and was elected the president of the Better Business Bureau in Atlanta in 1966. The collection consists of a scrapbook highlighting the accomplishments of Harry Dwoskin; records and memorabilia from Dwoskin, Inc.; and records from Ahavath Achim Congregation.
An Atlanta native, Nathan Lipton was a prominent businessman and community leader. The collection primarily consists of papers relating to his family member Louise Asman Marks who was born in Darien, Georgia in 1917 and includes her baby book.
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.
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.