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Ackerman family photographs

Identifier: Mss 1034-034

Collection Overview

Collection contains five photographs: George Ackerman with Rabbi Harold Friedman and I.D. Blumenthal, ca. 1954; formal photograph (ca. 1950s) of George Ackerman and three confirmation candidates, possibly at Temple Israel, Salisbury, NC; image (ca. 1952) of Temple Israel's new building (?); man and woman in front of a shoe store (Fort Mill, SC?) ca. 1950s; color photograph (ca. 1970s) of George Ackerman.


  • Creation: 1950s-1970s

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This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

George Ackerman was born (1914) in Winnipeg, Canada, the son of Lithuanian immigrants. He was educated at a yeshiva in Chicago, IL, where he pursued rabbinical studies. Ackerman worked as a cantor, Hebrew teacher and merchant in various southern cities and although never formally ordained, he regularly officiated at Temple Israel in Salisbury, NC. Ackerman married Sarah Burgen in the late 1930s. The couple raised their family in several southern cities including Memphis, TN, Walhalla, SC, and Fort Mill, SC.


1 folder (5 items) ; 7-24 cm.

Language of Materials

No linguistic content; Not applicable

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Sarah Burgen Ackerman.

Related Material

Related materials in Special Collections include an oral history interview with Sarah Burgen Ackerman (Mss 1035-219).

Inventory of the Ackerman Family Photographs, 1950s-1970s
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