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Letter from Rev. Dr. and Mrs. David de Sola Pool to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Toporek

Identifier: Mss 1034-043

Collection Overview

Letter; handwritten on letterhead: "The Rev. Dr. D. de Sola Pool/Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue/Shearith Israel/Founded 1654"; sent to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Toporek [Bernice] of Charleston, South Carolina; signed"David and Tamar de Sola Pool"; regarding a book the de Sola Pools sent the Toporeks; mention of a Kiddush cup the Toporeks gave the de Sola Pools and fond memories of a visit to Charleston, SC; best wishes sent to the Karesh family.


  • Creation: 1964


Language of Material

Materials in English.

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This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

A leading figure in American Jewish life during the 20th century, Reverend Dr. David de Sola Pool was minister of Congregation Shearith Israel (the first Jewish congregation to be established in North America) in New York City and President of the Union of Sephardic Congregations. Rev. Dr. de Sola Pool married Tamar Hirschensohn (1890-1981) in 1917. Tamar H. de Sola Pool was National President of Hadassah (1939-1943) and active in the National Council of Jewish Women and World Zionist Organization.


1 folder (1 item) ; 17 cm.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Louis Toporek.

Related Material

Related materials in Special Collections include an oral history interview with Louis and Bernice Toporek (Mss 1035-202).

Inventory of the Letter from Rev. Dr. and Mrs. David de Sola Pool to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Toporek, 1964
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