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Rabbi Tobias Geffen papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS121f

Scope and Content

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.


  • 1940, undated


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

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.


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1978
Rabbi Tobias Geffen papers
Paul Crater
January 2014
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305