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Western Jewish History Center

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Works: 214 works in 267 publications in 2 languages and 804 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Personal narratives‡vJewish  Catalogs  Genealogy  Archives  Bibliography  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Sources 
Classifications: F596.3.J5, 978.004924
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The Jews of the West, the metropolitan years by Conference on Western Jewish History( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Taking risks : a Jewish youth in the Soviet partisans and his unlikely life in California by Joseph Pell( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
House of harmony : Concordia-Argonaut's first 130 years by Bernice Scharlach( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
San Francisco Jews : old traditions on a new frontier : a bicentennial portrait by Western Jewish History Center( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
The name is familiar : an historical portrait of Bay Area Jewry from the Magnes collections : October 21, 1990-February 24, 1991 by Judah L. Magnes Museum( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Family history guide by Moses Rischin( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Catalog of western Jewish periodicals, 1849-1945, at the Western Jewish History Center and guide to the resources at other depositories by Suzanne Nemiroff( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Continuum-- : a selective history of San Francisco Eastern European Jewish life, 1880-1940 by Ruth Kelson Rafael( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Catalog of manuscripts collections by Suzanne Nemiroff( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
The family of Isaac and Rebecca Harris by Rowena Lipman( Book )
2 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Isaac Harris, son of Svi Hersh, married Rebecca (Ricka) Brodek in London in 1851 and emigrated to the United States and settled in San Francisco
Jewish life in Northern California : Pacific pioneers, 1849-1945 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The Koret Foundation : 25 years as a catalyst for positive change by Stephen M Dobbs( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A retrospective chronology of the Koret Foundation's first 25 years, including the first published biography of founder Joseph Koret. From its beginning in 1979 the book tells the story of the Koret Foundation's evolution from traditional grantmaker, funding social welfare programs, to social innovator, employing entrepreneurial approaches to address societal challenges through policy models and initiatives
Michael Caminetsky papers by Michael Caminetsky( Archival Material )
in Russian and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The collection consists primarily of personal and legal documents from Michael Caminetsky's life in Imperial Russia, including his Russian language army registration (1876), his family's merchant license (1869), a death certificate for a family member (possibly a brother), a passport from 1872, a subpoena to bear witness on behalf of "Citizen Keisel Verman" (1873), a promissory note (1774), a certificate from the Czar granting permission to travel within Russia, a birth certificate for Caminetsky's son, a circumcision document for Itsco Aaron (1874), a certificate of Caminetsky's partnership in a bakery business with Volka Pinchus Ruvinovitch (1881)
Western Jewish History Center Collection on the San Francisco Jews of Eastern European Origin, 1880-1940 Oral History Project records by Western Jewish History Center( Archival Material )
in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The collection contains the indexes for the oral histories, as well as biographical information for those people preliminarily interviewed for the project: Celia Yerusalimski Alperth; Bassya Maltzer Bibel; Philip Bibel; Eugene Block; Lilan Friedman Cherney; Zena Sheinkman Druckman; Rose Hartman Ets Hokin; Daniel Goldberg; Marshall Kuhn; Jean Greenberg Braverman Lapove; Jesse Levin; Art Rosenbaum; Ida Block Smith; Vivian Dudune Solomon; Fay Landau Sternberger Avrech; Ida Kramer Barber; Israel Joe Blum; Louis Cherin; Samuel Ciznet; Mervin Coleman; Estelle Meyerson Dolgin; George Edelstein; Louis J. Freehof; Edward Gershanov; Eva Coleman Gross; Frema Zipkin Henderson; Ben Silberstein; and Ida Rosenbaum Silverberg. Also contains interviewers' notes and pre-project interviews that were conducted by David Kagel with: Dr. Abraham Bernstein; Eugene Block; Ben Blumenthal; Bertha Handin; Fannie Heppner; Sam Hirsch; Al Karp; Samuel Kohs; Daniel Koshland; and Sol Silverman. Also includes some records of those organizations and individuals who helped resettle immigrants from the East to the West Coast and of the conditions under which immigrants were received or rejected. It also has articles about the Fillmore-McAllister district of San Francisco; correspondence with Jerry Flamm, the author of Good Life in Hard Times, about the "old days" in the Fillmore-McAllister and Flamm's handwritten notes; and the notes created while Steven A. Leibo was writing his article, Out the Road: a Narrative of the San Bruno Avenue Jewish Community of San Francisco, 1901-1968. In addition, the collection contains: a copy of A Family Migration, a family memoir and genealogy created by Abraham Joseph Block, the son of Rabbi Morris Block of the San Bruno Avenue District
The responsibilities and rewards of involvement by Marcel Hirsch( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Discusses family life in San Francisco; business interests; other Jewish community leaders; Jewish charity activities (Jewish National Welfare Fund, Federation of Jewish Charities, Jewish Family Service Agency, etc.); formation of and changes in San Francisco Jewish Bulletin. Also included: brief interviews with Louis Weintraub, Bert Rabinowitz and Daniel Stone about Hirsch and Jewish charities. Appended: photocopies of additional documentary material
Israel Golden Gate Lodge records by Calif.) Israel Golden Gate Lodge (Oakland( Archival Material )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The collection consists of the records of the Israel Golden Gate Lodge in Oakland, California. Included are by-laws and constitution; minutes; applications for membership, lists of its members (these have information about the country of origin, age, profession, address, and the name of the spouse for both members and prospective members), and some financial records. The collection also contains information on the Commission on Americanism and on the Jewish Folk Chorus, both of which were based in Oakland
Leon Spiro papers by Leon Spiro( Archival Material )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The collection contains numerous publications including poems, articles, and "letters to the editor" written by Leon Spiro. It also includes his correspondence, featuring acknowledgments, as well as some letters between Spiro and Julian Michel, an assistant university librarian at the University of California, Berkeley. In addition, the collection contains photographs of family and exhibits and a biography of Spiro's grandfather, Maurice, who arrived in California in 1846 and became a merchant and a jeweler. The collection also contains information about the A and S department stores in California and Nevada, as well as information about Michael Spiro, Jr., the conductor of the San Francisco Junior Symphony
Elias Kanarek papers by Elias Kanarek( Archival Material )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The collection contains copies of engravings for bookplates, photographs of Kanarek's painted portraits and other works, exhibition notices, newspaper clippings, and sketchbooks
B'nai B'rith Lodges, Nevada records by B'nai B'rith( Archival Material )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The collection consists of Reno Lodge minutes (1933-1951); a Carson and Washoe Lodges initiation book (1895-1900) that lists the age and occupation of candidates; financial materials; a charter of Women's Auxiliary No. 9; and a constitution for District Grand Lodge No. 4 (1935)
Samuel Ghinsberg papers by Samuel Ghinsberg( Archival Material )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Correspondence; articles and clippings; and My Exciting Exodus, a manuscript by Ghinsberg that describes both how, in 1900, he led thousands of Jews from Romania and Russia to the U.S. and his meeting with Theodor Herzl
 
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Berkeley Western Jewish History Center
Judah L. Magnes Memorial Museum Berkeley, Calif Western Jewish History Center
Judah L. Magnes Memorial Museum Western Jewish History Center
Judah L. Magnes Museum Western Jewish History Center
Judah L. Magnus Memorial Museum (Berkeley, Calif.) Western Jewish History Center
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