ARC.2020.03 Abels, Moses J.S. Papers 1943-1949

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Abstract/Description: This collection consists of correspondence and ephemera from the period 1944-1949. It is divided into two series: Correspondence and Ephemera. The Correspondence series is arranged chronologically, other than one folder of greeting cards, thank-you notes, and condolence letters (mostly undated). Most correspondence relates to professional commitments, as well as documentation of Rabbi Abels’ health. Correspondents include prominent rabbis and scholars such as Louis Finkelstein, Samuel Goldenson, Robert Gordis, Arthur H. Neulander, Solomon Gandz, and Bernard Heller, as well as representatives from organizations including the Rabbinical Assembly, the American Jewish Historical Society, the Synagogue Council of America, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and the Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation. Of note is a draft for the program of National Family Week of the Synagogue Council of America which took place in May 1946; Rabbi Abels was a member of the Committee on Jewish Participation in this event. The Ephemera series consists of a newspaper clipping, meeting flyers, and one pamphlet from the Committee for Relief of Jewish Refugees. The newspaper clipping details Rabbi Abels' career up to September 1943, on the occasion of his new role as the rabbi of Temple Emanuel in Passaic, New Jersey.
Subject(s): Arzt, Max, Correspondent (crp)
Finkelstein, Louis, 1895-1991, Correspondent (crp)
Gandz, Solomon, 1887-1954, Correspondent (crp)
Gordis, Robert, 1908-, Correspondent (crp)
Neulander, Arthur H, Correspondent (crp)
American Jewish Historical Society, Correspondent (crp)
Temple Emanu-El (New York, N.Y.)
Temple Emanu-El of Borough Park (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Date Issued: 1943