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11. Jewish community

 Record Group
Identifier: 11
Materials from the Jewish communities in and around Houston, Texas

Found in 161 Collections and/or Records:

David Bell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0868
Abstract

This collection contains a copy of The Golden Book of Congregation Adath Yeshurun from 1941 and three B'nai B'rith Youth Organization yearbooks dated 1966 to 2023.

Dates: 1941 - 2023

Katz Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0872
Abstract

The collection consists of personal photographs, a play written about Ben Katz, Beth Yeshurun programs, a VHS recording, and materials about the history of Beth Yeshurun that document some activities and interests of the Katz family within the Houston Jewish community from 1939 to 1991.

Dates: 1939 - 1991

Colish / Samuels Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0873
Abstract

The Colish / Samuels Family Papers follow the early days of Rabbi Robert Lewis Samuels through his attendance at Lanier Junior High and San Jacinto High School, his Confirmation, and participation in activities like the Aleph Zadik Aleph organization and sports teams for football and baseball.

Dates: 1943 - 1951

Joan and Stanford Alexander South Texas Jewish Archives Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0874
Abstract

This collection consists of correspondence, publicity materials, a statement about the founding of the Joan and Stanford Alexander South Texas Jewish Archives, formerly known as the Houston Jewish History Archive (HJHA), meeting materials, newsletters, and news clippings that feature the work the STJA is doing to preserve materials belonging to individuals and synagogues in the Houston Jewish community following the damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

Dates: 2017 - 2023

The New York Deli and Coffee Shop Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0875
Abstract

The New York Deli and Coffee Shop collection preserves a glimpse of the titular influential local community nexus. The kosher bagel shop has been passed down through three generations of Kornhaber family and has made its mark on the local populace with its friendly atmosphere and commitment to community service.

Dates: 2002 - 2005

Westheimer/Simon Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0876
Abstract

The Westheimer/Simon family papers span several generations of the family living in Houston, and making their mark on the Houston Jewish community. With a variety of materials ranging from correspondence to photographs, sermons to yearbooks, the Westheimer/Simon family papers are a rich trove for any researcher interested in the history of one of Houston’s more influential families.

Dates: 1920 - 2012

Farfel Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0879
Abstract

The collection consists of twenty four boxes containing correspondence, photographs, awards, news clippings, University of Houston Board of Regents records, contracts, financial documents and business records ranging from the 1920s to the 1980s.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1927 - 1988

Jay Ginsburg Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0884
Abstract

This collection consists of one box containing correspondence, directories, conference/convention materials, newclippings, speeches and programs from Jay Ginsburg during his involvement in Aleph Zadik Aleph, spanning from 1958-1966.

Dates: 1958 - 2021

Rabbi Jimmy Kessler Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0887
Abstract

This collection is made up of two boxes containing correspondence, media, event materials, directories, and memorabilia that document part of Rabbi Jimmy Kessler's life from 1943 to 2019.

Dates: 1943 - 2019

Harry Croft's Bar Mitvah Audio Recording

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0921
Abstract

This collection contains an audio recording of Shabbat services at Congregation Beth Yeshurun in 1956 - Rabbi William Malev, Cantor George Wagner, and Harry Croft's Bar Mitzvah.

Dates: 1956