Temple of Israel (Greenville, S.C.) scrapbooks
The collection consists of photocopies of three scrapbooks (1964-1978) compiled by Temple of Israel members. (The originals remain at Temple of Israel.) Scrapbooks contain news clippings pertaining to congregation members and civic affiliations; Sisterhood activities and fundraisers; mentions and explanations of religious services; articles about temple participation in ecumenical meetings; clippings re. work of temple rabbis; articles about prominent members of congregation; obituaries. It also includes mentions of lectures, luncheons and anniversary celebrations; Jeanet Dreskin's work with the Greenville County Museum School of Art; Jewish organization conferences held in Greenville; wedding announcements; etc. Majority of clippings are from the Greenville News or Greenville Piedmont. Scrapbook #1 includes article (published in 1929) about the history of Greenville's Jewish community and dedication of the temple.
- Temple of Israel (Greenville, S.C.) (Organization)
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The Jewish community of Greenville, South Carolina, first organized in 1911, when six Jewish families began meeting regularly in each others homes for discussion and religious observance. By 1917, a larger, more formally organized group held services in Greenville's public halls. In April 1929, The Temple of Israel, a Reform congregation, was officially dedicated. Services were conducted by lay leaders until 1937 when Rabbi Maurice M. Mazure was installed as the first full-time spiritual leader. In 1989 The Temple of Israel moved to a new location on Greenville's east side. By fall 2000, the congregation was 200 families strong and growing larger each year.
0.375 linear feet
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Materials donated by Irving and Marjie Abrams for Temple of Israel.
- Adler, Jacob, 1887-1976
- Coburn, Bette Lee, 1922-
- Cohn, Edward L.
- Dreyfus, Sylvia K., 1924-2013
- Greenville County Museum of Art
- Greenville news (Greenville, S.C. : 1920)
- Greenville piedmont
- Heller, Max M. (Max Moses), 1919-
- Jews -- South Carolina -- Greenville -- History
- Jews -- South Carolina -- Greenville -- Social life and customs
- London, Ross
- Nachman, Mordecai, 1907-1970
- Raskind, Fred M.
- Temple of Israel (Greenville, S.C.)
- Temple of Israel (Greenville, S.C.). Sisterhood
- Zyskind, Howard
- Inventory of the Temple of Israel (Greenville, S.C.) Scrapbooks, 1964-1978
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