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I. Dave Rubin and family postcard

Identifier: Mss 1034-026

Collection Overview

Postcard with photographic image of Isaac Dave Rubin and family (Rubin is pictured with his wife, Sarah, son Moe, daughter Rachel and three other individuals, possibly Rubin's siblings.) Photograph was taken in front of a Charleston home. A greeting is printed in Hebrew on the left edge of the postcard. Translated to English: "May you be written and sealed for a good year/May there be peace and tranquility in your house/Peace to those far and near." Printed below in English: "Happiness/Blessing/Health and Satisfaction/To the New Year." Printed on right edge of postcard"Mr. and Mrs. I.D. Rubin and Family, Charleston, SC." Collection also contains photocopy of Rubin's obituary (1943).


  • Creation: approximately 1905

Language of Material

Materials in English and Hebrew.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Isaac Dave Rubin was born in Russia in 1869. He was educated at the Jewish Theological Seminary of Kovno and immigrated to Charleston, South Carolina, in 1894 where he earned a living in the jewelry business. Rubin attended Brith Sholom synagogue and was president of the congregation in 1909. He married Sarah, ca. 1902, and had several children. Rubin died in Charleston in 1943 and is buried at Brith Sholom cemetery.


1 folder (2 items) ; 9-28 cm.

Custodial History

This collection was transferred from the Jewish Community Center collection.

Inventory of the I. Dave Rubin and Family Postcard, approximately 1905
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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