Vertical Files on the Jewish Community of Greater Philadelphia
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries
Materials in English, Yiddish, and German.
Detailed Collection Information
Description of Collection
The Vertical Files on the Jewish Community of Greater Philadelphia are an accumulation of items that document Jewish history in Philadelphia. The collection consists of photocopies of newspaper articles, pamphlets, family histories and genealogies, ephemeral items such as brochures, flyers and event programs and other miscellaneous materials relating to persons, places, organizations, and topical subjects. Some folders contain extensive information on a particular subject, while others hold only a single item. The vertical files provide background information on important cultural and historical events, businesses, and community members of the Jewish community in the Greater Philadelphia region and parts of southern New Jersey.
Organization and Arrangement
The vertical files are arranged alphabetically by subject, person (last name first), organization name, or title.
Collection is open for research.
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This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.
Publication and Copyright Information
The Vertical Files on the Jewish Communtiy of Greater Philadelphia are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Literary rights including copyright belong to the organization, authors, or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.
[Description and date of item], Vertical Files on the Jewish Communtiy of Greater Philadelphia, SCRC 225, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Donated by various donors beginning in the 1970s. A portion of the collection previously administered by the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center, acquired by Temple in June 2009. Further accruals expected.
Finding aid prepared according to contemporary archival standards in May 2013 by Jessica M. Lydon, Associate Archivist.
The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:
Jews -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Inventory, Vertical Files on the Jewish Community of Greater Philadelphia
Click a letter below to go to the list of available vertical files starting with that letter
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
700 East Alumni Association
76ers Salute to Israel
7901 Tenants Association
Adams family history "The Ancestors of Our Children"
Adath Zion Congregation
Agudes Hashokhtim Defiladelfya (Philadelphia Slaughterers’ Association)
Akiba Hebrew Academy
Alliance of American Lithuanian Jews and Vicinity
Allied Jewish Appeal -- 1939 campaign
Alleid Jewish Appeal -- 1949 campaign
Allied Jewish Campaign poster
American Board of Missions to the Jews
American Council for Judaism
American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors
American German Jewish Club
American Israel Cultural Foundation
American Jewish Committee Philadelphia Chapter
American Jewish Publication Society
American Red Magen David for Israel, Liberty Chapter
American Red Magen David for Israel, Philadelphia Branch
Anne Frank Institute of Philadelphia
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith
Anti-Zionist resolution 1975
Arbel Chorale Group
Aronson, Joe and Penny
Asbell, Milton B.
Asher, Lila Oliver
Associated Talmud Torahs
Association for Jewish Children
Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors
Association of Jewish New Americans of Philadelphia
Association of Orthodox Jewish Teachers
Association of Parents of American Israelis
Atereth Israel (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education
B. C. Friemdman and Sons Matzoh Bakery
Babbitts, Bernard S.
Bender, Natalie N.
Benson, Evelyn R.
Berg family tree
Beth El (Cherry Hill, NJ) Yiskor books
Beth El Congregation
Beth El Suburban (Broomall, Pa.) Yiskor books
Beth Emanuel Messianic Fellowship
Beth Emeth B'nai Yitzhok
Beth Emeth Congregation
Beth Sar Shalom Fellowship
Beth Sholom Congregation
Betty the Caterer
Bible Doll Lady (Diana Slavin Forman)
Billstein - Blum - Fleisher family tree
Blanc, Victor H.
Blatt, Edward D.
B'nai B'rith District Three
B'nai B'rith Group Vocational Guidance Service
B'nai B'rith lodges
B'nai B'rith Veteran's Affairs and Armed Forces
B'nai B'rith Women
B'nai Chaim Social
Board of Rabbis
Bobby Block music
Boslover Ahavas Achim Belzer Association
Brinkmann family history
Bureau of Jewish Social Research (New York, N.Y.) Reports: Comparative Study of Heights, Weights, and Nutrition of Jewish Dependent Children in Philadelphia, 1920
Bureau of Jewish Social Research (New York, N.Y.) Reports: Federation of Jewish Charities of Philadelphia on their Medical and Health Work, circa 1920
Bureau of Jewish Social Research (New York, N.Y.) Reports: Jewish Day Nurseries of Philadelphia, December 1920
Bureau of Jewish Social Research (New York, N.Y.) Reports: Jewish Foster Home in Philadelphia, PA, 1920
Bureau of Jewish Social Research (New York, N.Y.) Reports: Jewish Hospital of Philadelphia, circa 1920
Bureau of Jewish Social Research (New York, N.Y.) Reports: Jewish Maternity Hospital, circa 1920
Bureau of Jewish Social Research (New York, N.Y.) Reports: Juvenile Aid Society in Philadelphia, December 1920
Bureau of Jewish Social Research (New York, N.Y.) Reports: Mt. Sinai Hospital, June 1920
Bureau of Jewish Social Research (New York, N.Y.) Reports: Orphans' Guardians' Society, December 1920
Bureau of Jewish Social Research (New York, N.Y.) Reports: Survey of Organizations Doing Work with Jewish Delinquents in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, circa 1920
Bureau of Jewish Social Research (New York, N.Y.) Reports: Survey of the Jewish Child Care Situation in Philadelphia, December 1920
Burok, Moses J.
Business and Professional Women's Group of Hadassah
Cakemasters Kosher Bakery
Camac Health Club
Camp Hofnung (Pipersville, Pa.)
Cantor, Gilbert N.
Center City Recontructionist Synagogue
Central Committee of the Yiddishe Folkshuln
Chaikin - Chasanov - Zavelsky (Sovel) "Our Family History"
Chaim Weizmann Lodge 1263 B'nai B'rith
Cherry, F. S.
Chevra Emunas Israel Ohev Sholom
Chevra Mishnaes of Temple Israel of Wynnefield
Cohen, Charles C.
Cohen, Charles J.
Cohen, David (Councilman-at-Large)
Cohen, Larry "The Chicken Hill Chronicles"
Cohen, Mary M.
Congregation Ahavas Torah
Congregation B'nai Israel-Ohev Zedek B'nai Halberstam
Congregation Adath Jeshurun
Congregation Beth Am Israel
Congregation Beth El
Congregation Beth Hamedrosh
Congregation Beth T'fillah of Overbrook Park
Congregation Beth Uziel
Congregation B'nai Abraham
Congregation B'nai Abraham Ansi Russia regulations translation
Congregation B'nai Tikvah
Congregation Kol Tzedek
Congregation Mikveh Israel
Congregation Sons of Israel
Congregation Tifereth of Lower Bucks County
Congregation Tikvas Israel
Congregation Tikvah Chadashoh
Consulate General of Israel in Philadelphia
Continuity and Change exhibit
Cooper, Eli Louis
Coopersmith - Rober - Savage (Savitsky) - Chaletsky - Shapiro - Diamond - Wolferd - Cohen (Konkevitz) - Klotnitsky "Our Family History"
Cottler family history "100 Years in America"
Council of Young Men's Hebrew and Kindred Associations
Council on Jewish Education
D. Becker and Sons
Dalsimer, Leon and Freidenrich, Fannie
Dannenbaum, Henriette and Lauchheimer, Jeanette
Delaware County (Pa.) Hadassah
Delware Valley Olim
Denny, Norman David Denny
Directories: Jewish organizations, 1957-1975
Directories: Synagogues, 1866-1996
East Lane Temple (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Echoes that Remain (film)
Edmundson, William Bertram
Ellis, Abraham M.
Ellis, Richard A.
Etz Chaim Center for Jewish Studies
Federation Day Care Services
Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia
Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs Mid-Atlantic Region
Federtaion Housing Shalom Harbor House
Feldman, Abraham J.
Female Hebrew Benevolent Society
Fineshriber, William H.
First - Ferst - Fierst - Furst family history "The Progeny of Israel"
Fishman, William S.
Fleisher memorial by Violet Oakley
Fleisher, Robert Henry
Foman Hebrew Day School
Forman, Louis D.
Franks, Clara Markowitz
Free loan societies
Friedhoff family history "My Story"
Garber, Daniel C.
Gedance, Lillian Berdow
Germantown Jewish Centre
Gertzman, Jay “Ysrael Ben Mendel (Isadore Gertzman)”
Gimbel, Ellis A.
Ginsburg, Lena Orlow
Glassman, Philip I.
Gold, Joseph E.
Goldberg, Edward I.
Goldblatt, Emanuel "Menchy"
Golden Slipper Square Club
Golden Slipper Square Club Uptown Home
Goldenberg Candy Company
Goldstein's Funeral Directors
Gratz College accreditation studies
Gratz College Alumni Association
Greater Philadelphia Council of B'nai B'rith
Green Hill Lodge 2611 B'nai B'rith
Gross, Shelly and Guber, Lee
Gutman, Jacob C.
Hackenburg, William B.
Hadassah, 23rd Annual Convention, Atlantic City, N.J.
Halbert, Marvin R.
Halpern – Dubin family history
Hammerschlag - Gardner family tree
Hammes, Tobi G. S.
Handbook for Soviet Jewish Immigrants in Philadelphia, 1980
Har Hasetim / Hazaism Cemetery
Har Jehuda Cemetery
Har Sinai Rabbi Louis Parris Center City Lodge #8 B'nai B'rith
Har Zion Hebrew School
Har Zion Sunday School
Har Zion Temple
Har Zion Temple Sisterhood
Harrison's department store
Hartz, Ruth Kapp
Hassler, Isaac "Chronicles of the Pharisees," 1929
Haym Solomon Memorial Park
Health Services of the Federation of Jewish Agencies, August 1962
Hebrew Association for the Deaf
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
Hebrew Mutual Cemetery
Hebrew Orphan's Home Report
Henry S. Frank Memorial Synagogue
HIAS and Council Migration Service
Hillel of Greater Philadelphia
Histadrut Council of Folk Organizations
Hodes, Natalie Lansing
Hoffman, Gail Rebecca
Hurwitz, Donald B.
Hyman, Libby Haynes
Hyneman, Elias Leon
Independent Order of Brith Abraham McKinley Lodge No. 238 (Pottstown, Pa.)
Independent Order of Odd Fellows Siloam Encampment No. 17 (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Interfaith Council on the Holocaust
Interfaith Youth Poetry Project
International Jewish Cemetery Project
Isen Famly History and Genealogy with Allied Families
Israel and the Gulf War
Israel Lebanon Crisis
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Israel, Six Day War, 1967
Israeli Independence Day
Israel's Threat to Judaism
Jacobs, Bernath L.
Jacobs, Norman N.
Jacobson, Alvin Joseph
Jamison, Judith Jaffe
Jewish baseball players
Jewish Campus Activities Board
Jewish Christian relations
Jewish Chronicle (Cumberland County, NJ)
Jewish Community Center of Southern NJ
Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia
Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia David G. Neuman Senior Center Local Legacies project
Jewish Community Festival of Arts, Books, and Culture
Jewish Community Relations Council
Jewish Community Youth Program
Jewish Converts and Interfaith Network
Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia
Jewish Federation of Trenton, NJ
Jewish Folk Chorus
Jewish Folkshulen of Philadelphia
Jewish football players
Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum
Jewish labor unions
Jewish Ys and Centers of Greater Philadelphia
Jewish Ys and Centers of Greater Philadelphia The Review, 1967-1975
Jews for Jesus
Jews in South Philadelphia
Jews: Race, Nation, or Religion?, 1936
Joseph Levine and Son
Joseph Magil Co.
Judaic Union Standard Lodge No. 3 (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Kaiserman, Kevy K.
Kaskin family history "Kaskin Chronicles"
Katz, Harry J.
Katzenberg Kind Stern Family Tree
Kaufmann, Arthur C.
Kirschner, Isadore L.
Klausner, Samuel Z.
Kohn, Blanche Wolf
Kornblau's Restaurant and Fine Foods
Korn family history "Korn Legacy" volumes 1 and 2
Kramer, Samuel Noah
L. Husik and Son Matzoh Bakery
Landes, David S.
Leeser family history "Die Geshichte der Familie Leeser aus Westfalen: 1723 bis heute," 1987
Leon, Max Manuel
Lertzman, Louis Perry
Levin family tree
Levy, Uriah Phillips
Lew Tendler's Restaurant
Lewis, William M.
Lincoln Theatre program: Menasha Skulnik in "My Wedding Night"
Lispon, D. Herbert
Loeb, William S.
Malavasky family choir
Malerman, Newt and Rina
Mann, Frederic, R.
Marks, Bernard R.
Mastbaum, Jules E.
Matt, Hershel J.
Memorial Committee for Monument to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs
Messianic Jewish Center
Mid-City Lodge #2146 B'nai B'rith
Middle East peace process
Miller, Frederic M.
Morais, Henry Samuel
Morris Magil Printing
Moss Rehabilitation Hospital
Mt. Airy Jewish Community Center Book of Remembrance, 1961-1962
Narrow, Morton and Judith
National Foundation for Jewish Culture
National Museum of American Jewish History
New Jersey Jewish Community
Newman, Abraham A.
Nippon, Edward and Sylvia
Northeast Synagogue Consortium
Ohev Shalom of Bucks County
Olanoff, Rose S.
The Original Brown Family: A Memoir, 2014
Orlow family history
Orodenker, Maurie and Edith
ORT America Resale Store
Oser, Harris E.
Oshiver, Harry J.
Pannonia Beneficial Association constitution and bylaws, 1911
Pannonia Beneficial Association Pannonia Ladies Auxiliary
Paperhangers of Strawberry Mansion
Parents of North American Israelis
Parmet's Hebrew Book Store
Pelberg, Abraham and Esther
Pennsylvania Bank and Trust Company
Perelman, Leon J.
Perleman Jewish Day School
Philadelphia B'nai B'rith Council
Philadelphia Center on the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights
Philadelphia Chapter of Hadassah
Philadelphia Chapter of Hadassah News Bulletin
Philadelphia Committee of the Tel Aviv Foundation
Philadelphia Committee, American Israel Public Affairs Committee
Philadelphia Conference on the Problems of White Ethnic America
Philadelphia Coordinating Council on the Holocaust
Philadelphia Fur Workers Union Local 53
Philadelphia Israel Alliance
Philadelphia Jewish Children's School
Philadelphia Jewish organizations list, circa 1938
Philadelphia Junior Hadassah
Philadelphia Workmen's Circle Chorus
Pinkenson, Joseph L. "My Father's Shul"
Piwosky, Abram P.
Polin, Benajamin H.
Politz Hebrew Academy
Polsky, Herman J.
Preliminary Study for the Philadelphia YMHA Building Campaign, September 1921
Presseisen, Ernst L.
Rath family history
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
Redstone, Arthur L.
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
Relief Society for Political Exiles and Prisoners of Russia
Richman, Jacob S.
Rochester Formal Wear
Rockower, Jacob R.
Rome, Edwin P.
Roosevelt Memorial Park
Rosenau, Mrs. Wlater N.
Rosenbaum family history "Historical Perspectives"
Rosenberg Hebrew Books
Rubin, Benjamin Arnold
Scholar's Conference on Holocaust
Schwab, William B.
Schwartz, Edward Arthur
Schwartz, Phyllis Solomon
Schwartzman, Maurice J.
S.G.F. Vacation Camp
Sharpe, Frances Sher
Sherman, Frances H.
Sholom Aleichem Club
Shomrim of Philadelphia
Shomrin Society of Philadelphia
Shubert Theater program "God, Man and Devil"
Silent No More: newsletter of the Soviet Jewry Council of the JCRC of Greater Philadelphia
Silvers, Arnold Jay
Sisterhood of Har Zion Temple
Slavitt, David R.
Solomon Schechter Day School
Sommer, H.B. "The Jew of To-day," 1883
South Philadelphia Hebrew Association (SPHAS)
South Philadelphia High School Alumni
Soviet Jewry Council of JCRC, 1971-1976
Soviet Jewry Council of JCRC, 1977-1985
State of Israel Bonds
Steinberg, Frank M.
Stern Family Seder
Stone, I. F.
Synagogue as sanctuary
Synagogue lists, 1866-1975
Takiff, Harry A.
Talmud Torah Adath Jeshurun
Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia
Temple Adath Israel
Temple Beth Hillel Beth El
Temple Beth Zion Beth Israel
Temple Beth Zion Beth Israel Morris J. Root tribute scrapbook, 1976
Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai
Temple Sinai Sisterhood
Temple Sinai Yizkor Book of Remembrance
Thalheimer family history
Thalheimer, Clarence Stern
Thursday Night Discussion Group
Tolner Dubner Brotherhood Association
Trade Council rally
Union of Council for Soviet Jews
Unitarian Universalist Association
United Jewish Organizations
United Synagogue of America
Walnut Street Theatre program "Kiddush Hashem"
Wasserman, Richard M.
Weinstein family history
Welcomers Square Club
West Philadelphia Jewish Community Center
Wice, David H.
William B. Hackenburg Lodge No. 73
William B. Hackenburg Mount Moriah Lodge No. 155
Witlin family history
Wolf, Edwin D.
Wolk, Arthur A.
Yeshiva Mishkan Israel and Central Talmud Torah
Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association
Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association The Review, 1925-1955
Young Men's Hebrew Association of Philadelphia Annual Report, 1902-1903
Young Men's Hebrew Association of Philadelphia The Review, 1911-1915
Ysrael Ben Mendel: History of Isador Gertzman
Zaslow, Tillie "Six Generations"