Rabbi Tobias Geffen papers
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Rabbi Tobias Geffen papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Geffen, Tobias, 1870-1970
Title: Rabbi Tobias Geffen papers
Dates: 1940, undated
Quantity: 1.0 Folder
Identification: ahc.MSS121f

Biographical/Historical Note

Rabbi Tobias Geffen was born in Kovino, Lithuania in August, 1870. He came to the United States in 1903 and to Atlanta in 1910. He was rabbi of the Congregation Shearith Israel. He was the first orthodox rabbi to take up permanent residence in the South. He died in Atlanta in 1970.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a typewritten copy of a speech by Rabbi M. David Geffen entitled "Three Score and Ten" in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Congregation Shearith Israel; a pamphlet titled "Memory in Script--Eulogy on the Noble Personage Mr. Harold Hirsch'; a biography of Rabbi Geffen, and a contract between Rabbi J. M. Levin and the Congregation Ahavath Achim.

Index Terms

Congregation Shearith Israel (Atlanta, Ga.).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rabbi Tobias Geffen papers, MSS 121f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1978


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

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11Papers, 1940, undated