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Reverend Jacob Cohen photographs

Identifier: Mss 1034-028

Collection Overview

Two photographs (both black and white) of Reverend Jacob Cohen. The first is an original image (1932, donated by Ellen Oberman Katzen) of Cohen taken in Scranton, PA. Second photograph is a print (donated by Cohen's grandson Marvin L. Simner) of original image of Rev. Cohen and his wife, Ellen, which appears to have been taken the same day and location as first photograph. Notes on Rev. Cohen (compiled by his grandson, Marvin L. Simner) also included.


  • Creation: 1932


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Reverend Jacob Cohen was born in 1871 in Vilna, Lithuania, and immigrated to America with his wife, Ellen, around 1894. He served as the first rabbi, cantor, shochet, and mohel for Beth Israel synagogue (est. 1911) in Charleston, South Carolina, from 1913-1919. The Cohens later moved to Scranton, Pennsylvania, where Jacob served in a similar capacity until his death in 1938.


1 folder (6 items) ; 12-28 cm.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Ethel Oberman Katzen and Marvin L. Simner.

Reverend Jacob Cohen Photographs, 1932
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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