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Manuscript Collection No. 255
Born in Csaba, Hungary in 1848 and educated at the University of Prague, Spitz emigrated to the United States, became rabbi of B'nai Sholom congregation, Chicago (1870-1871), was officiating rabbi of Temple Emanu-El, Milwaukee, where he founded the Ladies' Aid Society, delivered popular and well-attended lectures and wrote articles for various magazines. Later he became rabbi of B'nai El Temple in St. Louis.
Collection contains descriptions of congregations in Milwaukee and St. Louis, his family life, his character, his association with Sonneschein, and his rabbinical and literary activities, as well as a letter pertaining to the Americanization of Jews.
Terms of Access and Use
The Moritz Spitz Papers are open to all users. The original manuscript collection is available in the Barrows-Loebelson Reading Room of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
Property and Literary Rights
Property rights are held by the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by Moritz Spitz and his heirs. Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of materials.
Questions concerning rights should be addressed to the Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives. For more information see the American Jewish Archives copyright information webpage.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Moritz Spitz Papers and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-255. Moritz Spitz Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Donor information for the Moritz Spitz Papers is not available.
Processed by American Jewish Archives staff.
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the AJA's online catalog.
B'nai El Temple (St. Louis, Mo.)
Congregation B'nai Sholom (Chicago, Ill.)
Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun (Milwaukee, Wis.)
Jews -- Missouri -- Saint Louis
Jews -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
Ladies Aid Society (Milwaukee, Wis.)
Spitz, Moritz -- 1848-1920