TABLE OF CONTENTS


Introduction

Institutional Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Conditions of Access and Use

Related Material

Administrative Information

Search Terms

Box Folder Listing

Series A. Administration. 1956-2001.

Series B. Activities and Organizations 1955-1992.

Series C. Social Service Department. 1958-1992.

Series D. Religious School. 1952-1968. 1981-1986.

Series E. Women's Organization. 1944-1996.

Series F. Cantor Ellen Math's Papers. 1959. 1977-1996.

Series G. Audio/Visual Meda. 1971-2003.

A Finding Aid to the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Records. 1944-2003

Manuscript Collection No. 779


Introduction

Repository: The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
Creator: Stephen Wise Free Synagogue (New York, N.Y.)
Title: Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Records.
Dates: 1944-2003.
Quantity: 18.81 linear feet (44 Hollinger boxes, 5 cassette boxes)
Abstract: The Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Records document the mid to late 20th century history of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, a modern synagogue open to Jews and non-Jews alike. The records reflect the activities of the Synagogue, Social Services Department, Religious School, and Women’s Organization.
Collection Number: MS-779
Language: Collection material in English.

Institutional Sketch

The roots of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue (SWFS) were planted in 1905, when Dr. Stephen Samuel Wise, who had already attracted national attention from the pulpit in Portland, Oregon, was under active consideration for the pulpit at Temple Emanu–El in New York City. When Dr. Wise learned that his sermons would be reviewed in advance by the temple’s board of trustees, he withdrew himself from consideration. In doing so, Rabbi Wise clearly stated his vision from his Portland pulpit, then sent it to the New York Times: "The chief office of the minister, I take it, is not to represent the view of the congregation, but to proclaim the truth as he sees it. A free pulpit, worthily filled, must command respect and influence; a pulpit that is not free, howsoever filled, is sure to be without potency or honor. In the pursuit of the duties of his office, the minister may from time to time be under the necessity of giving expression to views at variance with the views of some, or even many, members of the congregation."

Within months, Rabbi Wise was giving life to his vision of a free synagogue, holding synagogue services at the Hudson Theater on West 47th Street in New York City. After only a few weeks he was conducting services on the Lower East Side on Friday evenings and holding forums on social issues uptown on Sunday evenings. He so inspired those who heard his message that on April 15, 1907, more than a hundred of his followers met at the Hotel Savoy to establish a free synagogue. Henry Morgenthau, Sr., who would become the congregation’s first president, declared that day, "The Free Synagogue is to be free and democratic in its organization; it is to be pewless and dueless." A religious school opened that October, and six months later had an enrollment of 150 students. Dr. Wise’s Sunday morning services, held at the Universalist Church of Eternal Hope on West 81st Street, drew more than 1,000 people.

From its very beginnings the Free Synagogue was a groundbreaking institution. In December 1907 it established a Social Service Department, the first of its kind in a synagogue. Serving the needs of Jews on the Lower East Side, it was housed in Bellevue Hospital before it came under the roof of the synagogue. From 1907 through 1953 the Social Services Department was headed by Rabbi Sidney Goldstein, who was personally active in all aspects of social service; he also trained volunteers, and presented innovative lecture series for congregants to keep them up to date with the program. Louise Wise Services, a citywide adoption agency, had its origins at the synagogue when Louise Waterman Wise, wife of Stephen S. Wise, began finding homes for Jewish orphans who otherwise would have lived out their childhoods in institutions. Although attracted to Reform Judaism and fully committed to Judaism, Rabbi Wise’s Free Synagogue was free to all, "inclusive alike of the non-Jew and the Jew."

Rabbi Wise’s vision of a synagogue of life and light, a union of the bright ideals of Judaism and liberal democracy, reflected his lifelong commitment to the values of the faith he grew up in and its wider obligations of education, social justice, and community service. The Free Synagogue expanded rapidly. By October 1910, membership exceeded 500, and that year at Rosh Hashanah the pulpit was moved to Carnegie Hall. The next year, several brownstones were purchased on West 68th Street, and branches of the Free Synagogue started in the Bronx (1914), Washington Heights (1917), Flushing (1918), and Westchester County and Newark (1920). Rabbi Wise led the creation of the Jewish Institute of Religion in 1922, which moved into a new building at 40 West 68th Street (New York, NY) in 1922 and later merged with the Hebrew Union College, the Reform Jewish seminary.

Construction of the present synagogue building (at 30 West 68th Street New York, NY) began in 1940. Its cornerstone comes from the Temple in Jerusalem and was presented to Rabbi Wise by Brigadier Wyndham Deedes. On December 8, 1941, the synagogue's Executive Council was scheduled to consider contracts for the final construction but voted instead, that fateful day, to suspend construction for the duration of World War II. Work resumed in early 1947, and the new home of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue was dedicated on January 5, 1950. But Rabbi Wise was not at the dedication; he had died on April 19, 1949, only a month after attending the gala Diamond Jubilee Dinner to celebrate his seventy–fifth birthday. Rabbi Wise’s funeral, appropriately enough, was at Carnegie Hall.

Rabbi Edward E. Klein took as the pulpit as senior rabbi in 1949. In 1943 Rabbi Wise had personally selected Klein with the hope that he would succeed him, and so he did, guiding the congregation for the next thirty years. Cast in the same mold as his predecessor, Rabbi Klein was not only a beloved pastor to a vital, growing congregation but was a tireless community and religious leader as well. He spoke vigorously against huge expenditures on the arms race and was one of first religious leaders in the United States to protest American involvement in the Vietnam war. A president of the Lincoln Square Community Council and a founder of the West Side Jewish Community Council, Rabbi Klein played a key role in the development of the Lincoln Center area, paying especial attention to the relocation of the people who were uprooted by the project. And he broke ground by installing an Associate Rabbi (1973), Sally Priesand, the first woman to be ordained a rabbi (1972).

When the SWFS Social Service Department, the only agency housed in a synagogue ever to be supported by the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, lost Federation funding after almost four decades, it was Rabbi Klein who rallied the congregation to underwrite the vital social service programs, a tradition still followed today in the Synagogue’s funding of the Young Adventurers, a group for challenged adults, and Camp Shalom, a summer program for children from the community.

In 1980, Rabbi Balfour Brickner brought his vision of liberal Judaism to the pulpit of Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. Long active in Union of American Hebrew Congregations in interreligious affairs and the force behind the Reform movement’s National Commission on Social Action, on the bimah Rabbi Brickner continued a message based on social action and lay leadership. Never one to shrink from controversy, Rabbi Brickner spoke out boldly against U.S. involvement in Central America, corporate involvement in then–apartheid South Africa, abortion rights, civil rights, the environment, and the rights of the Palestinians.

But Rabbi Brickner also changed the synagogue itself, bringing to it a more participatory style of worship. Always philosophically accessible, the bimah became physically accessible, a place for congregants as well as clergy. The synagogue was also well guided by Associate Rabbi Helene Ferris, whose pastoral guidance reached out to all members. Music, always an integral but formal part of SWFS through the leadership of the distinguished liturgical composer, Dr. A. W. Binder, became visible in the person of the synagogue’s first and only cantor, Ellen L. Math. Cantor Math in turn started the children’s choir and the Stephen Wise Singers, an adult group that participates in SWFS services and has performed in several synagogues. A congregation that once listened today takes part in both traditional and contemporary music.

After Rabbi Brickner’s retirement in 1991, Rabbi Ira S. Youdovin took the pulpit until 1994. Rabbi Youdovin, one of at least six children of the congregation who have pursued rabbinic careers, served the congregation in 1994–1995, and reinvigorated adult study. His Saturday morning Torah study deepened the congregation’s commitment, as did his formal and informal instruction from every synagogue platform.

Senior Rabbi Gary M. Bretton–Granatoor was the fifth person to hold that office in the congregation’s nine–decade history. A strong teacher and leader, he brought the pulpit still closer to the congregation. As the Reform movement embraced traditions renewed by contemporary interpreters, Rabbi Bretton–Granatoor enriched worship with mi’shebeirach prayers and music with the strains of Israel and the modern Jewish experience. In the prophetic tradition of Rabbi Stephen Wise and the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue rabbis, he continued the call to social action, to learning, and above all to a meaningful Jewish life led in the knowledge and practice of Judaism.

Upon Rabbi Bretton–Granatoor’s leaving the SWFS pulpit, Rabbi Charles A. Kroloff assumed the position of interim rabbi. A distinguished rabbi who served his previous pulpit in Westfield, New Jersey, for more than thirty–five years, Rabbi Kroloff was a former president of the Central Conference of America Rabbis and has served the Reform movement in several important ways, including teaching at HUC–JIR, the reform seminary and working on major movement committees and the new Reform siddur. He brought to SWFS his rich spiritual and pastoral experience.

The 1990s saw the congregation’s dedication to a full Jewish life grow and intensify at every level. The Balfour Brickner Early Childhood Center grew rapidly, and its graduates can enter the Religious School and continue their Jewish education through high school. Congregants participate in a variety of adult education programs, from informal Shabbat morning Torah study to a year–long program leading to adult bar/bat mitzvah. The Synagogues commitment to hands–on social activism is reflected in such projects as the Emergency Food Program that feeds seventy homeless men and women every Shabbat morning, the ten bed shelter for homeless men maintained on Synagogue premises in cooperation with the Partnership for the Homeless, and the Momentum program which feeds, clothes, and counsels AIDS patients.

Since 2004, Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch has led the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. Rabbi Hirsch is well known in the international Reform community for his enlightened work as executive director of ARZA (Association of Reform Zionists of America) where he served for twelve years.

-- Adapted from “The First Ninety Years” found on the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue website and Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch’s biography, 12 May 2010.


Scope and Content Note

The Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Records document the "marriage of social justice and social action to the great teachings of [the Jewish] tradition [that] sets the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue apart from others" (quote taken from David Saperstein, Chair of the Commission of Social Action of Reform Judaism, April 2001, recorded on cassette #58). The collection contains administrative records (reports, minutes, committee files, etc.), sermons and speeches from holy day services, funeral and wedding records, adult education materials (such as conversion lessons), documentation of media involvement, internal organization records, Cantor Ellen Math’s papers, and audio/visual media recordings (television spots, video of Archbishop Desmond Tutu; audio recordings of services, special events, radio broadcasts, concerts, and education courses.

Internal organization records include the social services department (board records, financial documents, by-laws, correspondence, chronological files, subject files, and files on various activities and programs, such as AIDS forum, summer camps, retiree club, and homeless shelters), the religious school (curricula, board minutes, class lists), and the women’s organization (financial documents, correspondence, leadership lists, minutes, newsletter, and files on activities and programs, such as dreidel day, women's forum, and annual spring luncheons.

Cantor Ellen Math's papers include correspondence, memorabilia, contracts with musicians, bar/bat mitzvahs coordination, musical programming files, sheet music, and personal materials.

The notation [Balfour Brickner] is used throughout the box folder listing to indicate files that were distinctly his.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged in seven (7) series:

  • Series A. Administration. 1956-2001.
  • Series B. Activities and Organizations. 1955-1992.
  • Series C. Social Services Department. 1958-1992.
  • Series D. Religious School. 1952-1968, 1981-1986.
  • Series E. Women's Organization. 1944-1996.
  • Series F. Cantor Ellen Math's Papers. 1959. 1977-1996.
  • Series G. Audio/Visual Media. 1971-2003.

Conditions of Access and Use

Terms of Access and Use

The Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Records are open to all users. Access to "Series A, Subseries 2. The Fisher Foundation" is restricted until 70 years after student's death. Please consult an archivist to view these materials. The original manuscript collection is available in the reading room of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.

Property and Literary Rights

The Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, by the act of donating the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Records to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. 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.


Related Material

Related Collections

Binder, Abraham W. Papers. 1924-1969. MS-765.

Brickner, Balfour. Papers. 1950-2005. MS-776.

Klein, Edward E. Papers. 1937-1985, MS-702.

Priesand, Sally J. Installation [sound recording]. 20 October 1972. TR-937.

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. Finding Aid of photographs held at Synagogue. 2000. SC-14582.

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. Nearprint Geography.

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. Photographs. PC-4894.

Wise, Stephen S. Correspondence. 1907. SC-15202; 1923. SC-14831.

Wise, Stephen S. Papers. 1893-1969. MS-49.

Separated Material

A retirement scrapbook and three subject files were removed to the Balfour Brickner Papers, MS-776. Two transfer cases (4.17 linear feet) of Lincoln Square Community Council Records were removed to their own collection (unprocessed).


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Records and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:

[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-779. Stanley Dreyfus Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Provenance

The Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Records were received from The Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in 2009. The collection resulted in the culmination of various records found in the basement of the Synagogue and reflects several creators and collectors.

Processing Information

Processed by Nathan Tallman, May 2010.


Box Folder Listing

Series A. Administration. 1956-2001.[6 Hollinger boxes]
Arrangement Note: This series contains two subseries: Subseries 1. General and Subseries 2. Fisher Foundation.
Subseries 1. General. 1956-2001.
Scope and Content Note: Includes reports, minutes, bulletins, committee files, correspondence, membership files, and other materials relevant to the running of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue.
Arrangement Note: Arranged alphabetically.
Box Folder
1 1 Annual reports. 1981-1987
1 2 Bequests. 1985-1986
1 3 Board of Trustees. 1982-1988
1 4 Board of Trustees. 1984-1988
1 5 Board of Trustees. 1989
1 6 Board of Trustees. 1990
1 7 Budget Committee. 1985-1990
1 8 Bulletins. 1962-1964
Box Folder
2 1 Bulletins and flyers. 1990-1992
2 2 Cemetery Committee. 1981-1990
2 3 Chavurah Committee. 1980-1987
2 4 Constitution Committee. 1982-1990
2 5 Correspondence. Arts and artists. 1981-1989
2 6 Correspondence. P. 1987
2 7 Correspondence. Pastoral memos. 1961-1964
2 8 Correspondence. Pastoral memos. 1990-1993
2 9 Correspondence. Rabbi Robert S. Widom. 1963-1964
2 10 Correspondence. Union of American Hebrew Congregations. 1998-2001
2 11 Correspondence. Upper Park Avenue Community Association. 1967
Box Folder
3 1 Correspondence. West Side Clergy Association. 1978-1982
3 2 Correspondence. Y. 1991-1998
[Balfour Brickner]
3 3 Correspondence. Z. 1994-2001
[Balfour Brickner]
3 4 Dedication service. 1971
3 5 Directory. 1989-1990
3 6 Early Childhood Committee. 1990
3 7 Endowments and Legacies Committee. 1984-1985
3 8 Funerals. 1967-1968
3 9 House Committee. 1980-1990
3 10 Investment Committee. 1983. 1990
3 11-12 Israel Committee 1978-1989[2 folders]
3 13 Landmarking of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. 1990
3 14 Legal Committee. 1980. 1985
3 15-16 Library [Edward E. Klein Memorial Library] Committee. 1980-1990[2 folders]
Box Folder
4 1 Long Range Planning Committee. 1988-1989
4 2 Membership analysis. 1990-1991
4 3 Membership Committee. 1990-1992
4 4 Membership. New. 1956-1964
4 5 Membership. New. 1990-1992
4 6 Membership lists. 1991-1992
4 7-8 Social action Committee. 1984-1992[2 folders]
4 9 Social action Committee. Israel. 1990-1991
Box Folder
5 1 Social Action Committee. Legislation. 1990-1991
5 2 Social action Committee. National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council. 1990
5 3 Temple Youth Committee. 1966
5 4 Temple Youth Committee. 1966-1967
5 5 Unveilings. 1961-1974
Subseries 2. The Fisher Foundation 1957-1981.
Scope and Content Note: Includes financial statements, scholarship applications, transcripts, and other materials related to the philanthropic support of the Fisher Foundation (mostly scholarships). Contains a copy of the last will and testament of Joseph L. Fisher. These files were originally maintained by Rabbi Edward Klein.
Arrangement Note: Arranged chronologically.
Access Restrictions: Restricted until 70 years after student's death. Please consult an archivist to view these materials.
Box Folder
5 6 1957
5 7 1960
5 8 1961
5 9 1962
5 10 1963
5 11 1964
5 12 1965
5 13 1966
Box Folder
6 1 1967
6 2 1968
6 3 1969
6 4 1970
6 5 1971
6 6 1972
6 7 1973
6 8 1974
6 9 1975
6 10 1976
6 11 1977
6 12 1978
6 13 1979
6 14 1980
6 15 1981
Series B. Activities and Organizations 1955-1992.[10 Hollinger boxes]
Arrangement Note: This series contains five subseries: Subseries 1. Religious Services, Subseries 2. Adult Education, Subseries 3. Media, Subseries 4. Organizations, and Subseries 5. General.
Subseries 1. Religious Services 1955-1991.
Scope and Content Note: Includes correspondence, sermons, speeches, evaluation forms, other materials related to the observance and celebration of Jewish holidays. Funeral and wedding files contain official records of the ceremony.
Arrangement Note: Arranged alphabetically.
Box Folder
7 1 Bar Mitzvah. 1961-1964
7 2 Bar Mitzvah. Speeches and tutors. 1963-1964
7 3 Bar Mitzvah. 1965
7 4 Bar Mitzvah. 1966-1968
7 5 Bar Mitzvah. 1996
7 6 Chanukah. 1980-1990
7 7 Chanukah party given by the 50 Club. 1959-1962
7 8 Chasidic. Undated
7 9 Confirmation. 1964
7 10 Confirmation. 1965
7 11 Confirmation. 1967
7 12 Confirmation photograph. circa 1995
7 13 Conversions. 1964-1966
7 14 Funerals. 1961-1964
Box Folder
8 1 Funerals. 1964-1965
8 2 Funerals. 1965-1966
8 3 Funerals. 1966-1967
8 4 Grandparent's Sabbath. 1985-1988
8 5 High Holy Days. Cards. 1963
8 6-10 High Holy Days. 1980-1984[5 folders]
Box Folder
9 1-6 High Holy Days. 1985-1990[6 folders]
Box Folder
10 1 Minyan. 1990
10 2 Passover/Seder. 1979-1990
10 3 Purim. 1981-1982
10 4 Purim. 1983-1986
10 5 Purim. 1987-1988
10 6 Purim. 1989-1991
10 7 Rosh Hashanah. Children's service. 1986-1990
10 8 Saturday morning service. 1963-1964
10 9-12 Selichot. 1955-1984[4 folders]
Box Folder
11 1-6 Selichot. 1985-1990[6 folders]
11 7 Selichot. Scholar-in-Residence. Larry Hoffman. 1990
11 8 Shabbat. Israel service. 1981
11 9 Shabbat. Shekalim. 1985
11 10 Shavout breakfast/lunch. 1988-1990
11 11-13 Sukkot/Simchat Torah. 1980-1990[3 folders]
11 14 Yizkor Memorial Booklet. 1987-1990
11 15 Yom Kippur. 1987-1988
Box Folder
12 1 Yom Kippur. 1995. Undated
12 2 Yom Kippur. Children's service. 1988-1989
12 3-7 Weddings. 1962-1968[5 folders]
Subseries 2. Education. 1959-1967.
Scope and Content Note: Includes educational materials from conversions, midweek Hebrew lessons, telecourses, and faculty lectures. See also Series D. Religious School.
Arrangement Note: Arranged alphabetically.
Box Folder
12 8 Conversions. 1964
12 9 Faculty lectures. Undated
12 10 Midweek Hebrew. 1963-1967. Undated
12 11 Telecourse. 1959-1963
Subseries 3. Media. 1972-1992.
Scope and Content Note: Includes documentation of involvement in media projects, such as film festivals, and with the media insdustry. Industry involvements include and effort to establish a National Office of Jewish Media and the launching of the Vision Interfaith Satellite Network (now the Hallmark Channel).
Arrangement Note: Arranged alphabetically.
Box Folder
12 12 Cable television. 1990
12 13 Establishment of a National Office of Jewish Media. 1991-1992
12 14 Film festivals. 1974-1978
Box Folder
13 1 Future programming. 1982-1990
13 2 Joy Cantor [supplemental film materials]. 1972-1976
13 3 Radio shows. 1985
13 4-5 Script ideas. 1972. 1989-1991[2 folders]
13 6 Tracings [TV documentary]. 1991
13 7 Vision Interfaith Satellite Network. 1988-1991
Subseries 4. Organizations. 1960-1968.
Scope and Content Note: Includes records of internal organizations. Youth organizations were organized around grade levels; Pre-teen (6th – 7th grade), Nu-Teen (8th – 9th grade) and Tz’irim (10th – 12th grade).
Arrangement Note: Arranged alphabetically.
Box Folder
13 8 Brandeis Society. 1961-1968
13 9 Couples Club. 1960-1968
Box Folder
14 1-5 Nu- and Pre- Teens. 1962-1968[5 folders]
14 6-10 Tz'irim. 1962-1966[5 folders]
14 11-13 Young Adult Group. 1961-1967[3 folders]
Box Folder
15 1 Young Adult Group. 1967-1968
15 2 Young Adult Group. Membership. 1963-1965
15 3 Youth Group. 1945. 1966-1969
Subseries 5. General. 1962-1967. 1981-1992.
Scope and Content Note: Includes subject and miscellaneous activity files.
Arrangement Note: Arranged alphabetically.
Box Folder
15 4 Brandeis "Out-of-Town College" reunion. 1962-1964
15 5 Chaplaincy. 1962-1963
15 6 Dialogue. 1966-1967
15 7 Innovators. 1988-1990
15 8 Graduate school. 1967
15 9 Outreach. Mixed marriage and conversions. 1981-1984
15 10 Post mortem form [program evaluation]. 1981
15 11 Storytellers. 1987-1990
15 12 Young Jewish scholars. 1986-1987
15 13 West Side Jewish Community Council. 1982-1983
Box Folder
16 1 Miscellaneous. 1964-1965
16 2 Miscellaneous. 1983-1992
Series C. Social Service Department. 1958-1992.[13 Hollinger boxes]
Scope and Content Note: Includes materials of former directors of the Synagogue’s social services activities: Rabbi Gerald A. Goldman, Rabbi Robert S. Widom, Nancy Rubinger, Sheri Bloom, and Robert Cohen.
Arrangement Note: This series contains three subseries: Subseries 1. Administration, Subseries 2. Activities, and Subseries 3. Subject Files.
Subseries 1. Administration. 1958-1967. 1981-1992.
Scope and Content Note: Includes board records, financial documents, by-laws, correspondence, chronological files, miscellaneous materials, and the report Development of Social Services Programming for the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. The group with administrative responsibility was known as both the Social Service Board and the Social Service Committee. All records from both committees are filed under Board of Social Services and include reports, statistics, minutes, correspondence, job descriptions, and other materials.
Arrangement Note: Arranged alphabetically, with chronological files in a separate section.
Box Folder
16 3-7 Board of Social Services. 1984-1992[5 folders]
16 8 Budgets. 1984-1987
Box Folder
17 1-2 Budgets. 1984-1992[2 folders]
17 3 By-laws. Undated
17 4 Correspondence of Nancy Rubinger. 1990-1992
17 5 Correspondence of Sheri Bloom. 1984-1986
17 6 Fundraising. 1990-1992
17 7 Internships. 1987
17 8 Invitations to outside events. 1990-1991
17 9 Material for bulletins. 1992
17 10-11 Public relations. 1981-1991[2 folders]
17 12 Report. Development of Social Services Programming for the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue.1990
17 13 Requests from congregants. 1990-1992
17 14 Requests from community. 1990-1992
Chronological Files.
Box Folder
18 1 1958
18 2 1961
18 3 1962
18 4 1963
18 5 1964
18 6 1965
18 7 1966
18 8 1967
18 9 1981
18 10 1983-1984
18 11 1985
18 12 1986
18 13 1987
Box Folder
19 1 1988
19 2 1989
19 3 1990
19 4-6 1991[3 folders]
19 7 1992
Subseries 2. Activities. 1960-1992.
Scope and Content Note: Includes files for the various activities and programs run by the Social Services Department. Activities include AIDS forum, summer camps, daycare, retiree club (Golden Age), homeless shelter, pro-choice march, Young Adventurers Club, and others. Camp Shalom files include photographs and negatives. See also Subseries 3. Subject Files.
Arrangement Note: Arranged alphabetically.
Box Folder
20 1 AIDS forum. 1991-1992
20 2 Adopt-a-School. 1989-1992
20 3-4 Camp. 1960-1968[3 folders]
20 6 Camp. Old Camp Shalom. 1978-1991
Box Folder
21 1-2 Camp. Shalom. 1970-1992[2 folders]
21 3 Common Cents. 1991-1992
21 4 Community conferences. 1991
21 5 Contemporaries. 1986-1991
21 6 Dinners. Shabbat. 1991
21 7 Early Childhood and Daycare Center. 1983-1991
21 8 Early Childhood and Daycare Center. Administrative. 1983-1987
21 9 Early Childhood and Daycare Center. Advisory Board. 1984-1987
21 10 Golden Age Club. 1985-1988
Box Folder
22 1 Golden Age Club. 1991-1992
22 2 Golden Age Club. Bulletin. 1986-1987
22 3 Grants. 1985-1989
22 4 Gymboree. 1984-1986
22 5 Hebrew Free Loan Society. 1985-1986
22 6 Hoffman [Elizabeth Engel] Scholarship. 1990
22 7-9 Homeless shelter. 1983-1992[3 folders]
22 10 Homeless shelter. Beyond Shelter Coalition of West Side Synagogues for Permanent Housing. 1989-1992
Box Folder
23 1-2 Homeless shelter. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. 1985-1987[2 folders]
23 3 Housing. Personal. 1985-1986
23 4 Housing. Seniors. 1987
23 5 New Member Buddy program. 1990-1991
23 6-7 Outreach. 1982-1992[2 folders]
[Helen Ferris]
23 8 Parent Support Group. 1985-1986
23 9-10 Parenting/Jewish Family Center 1981-1988[2 folders]
Box Folder
24 1 Privilege card [Union of American Hebrew Congregations]. 1991-1992
24 2 Pregnancy Loss Peer Support program. 1986
24 3 Pro-choice march. 1992
24 4 Programming ideas. 1990-1992
24 5 Rabbinic Aid program. 1990-1991
24 6 Safe sitter program. 1991
24 7 Seders. 1986
24 8 Tales from the Heart. 1991
24 9 Task Force on Synagogue Relations [United Jewish Appeal - Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, Inc.]. 1990-1991
24 10 Telephone Language Companion program. 1990-1991
24 11 Tot Shabbat. 1986-1987
24 12-13 Volunteers. 1990-1992[2 folders]
Box Folder
25 1 Volunteers. Recognition. 1991-1992
25 2 Women's History Month [1991]. 1990-1991
25 3 Women's History Month [1992]. 1991-1992
25 4 Young Adventurers Club. 1969. 1981-1987
25 5 Miscellaneous. 1991. Undated
Subseries 3. Subject Files. 1962-1992.
Scope and Content Note: Includes subject files on various topics important to the Social Services Department. Files include nearprint, contact information for local resources, and notes. Subjects include abortion, blindness, domestic violence, employment, HIV/AIDS, housing, parenting, seniors, and others. See also Subseries 2. Activities.
Arrangement Note: Arranged alphabetically.
Box Folder
25 6 Abortion. 1990-1992
25 7 Adoption. 1990-1992
25 8 Alzheimer's disease. 1990-1991
25 9 Bereavement. 1980-1992
25 10 Blindness. 1991
25 11 Central Park. 1991-1992
25 12 Childcare. 1991
25 13 College Youth. 1983-1986
25 14 Community Building 7 [organization]. 1991-1992
25 15 Criminals. 1991
Box Folder
26 1 Domestic violence. 1986-1992
26 2 Education. 1990-1991
26 3 Education. Religious. 1984. 1991-1992
26 4 Employment. 1968. 1972. 1985. 1991
26 5-7 HIV/AIDS. 1987-1992[3 folders]
26 8 HIV/AIDS. Momentum Project. 1988-1992
Box Folder
27 1 HIV/AIDS. Women. 1991
27 2 Housing. Harassment. 1977-1981
27 3 Housing. Homelessness. 1985-1992
27 4 Hunger. 1978-1992
27 5 Jewish Community Center of the Upper West Side. 1990-1992
27 6 Labor rights. 1985
27 7 Mental disabilities. 1968-1986
27 8 National health care. 1991-1992
Box Folder
28 1-2 Parenting. 1962-1964. 1975-1976. 1991[2 folders]
28 3 Parenting. Single parents. 1977-1986
28 4 Parenting. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families. 1985
28 5 Peace. 1985. 1992
28 6 Reform Jewish Outreach program. 1990-1991
28 7 Seniors. 1968. 1975. 1981-1992
28 8 Seniors. Aging. 1982. 1988-1992
Box Folder
29 1 Seniors. Housing. 1987
29 2 Seniors. Housing. Skilled nursing. 1976. 1981-1987
29 3 Singles. 1985-1991
29 4 Suicide. 1977-1988
29 5 Volunteers. 1981-1992
29 6 Women. 1987-1992
29 7 Miscellaneous. 1983-1992
Series D. Religious School. 1952-1968. 1981-1986.[3 Hollinger boxes]
Scope and Content Note: Most files from the earlier date span belonged to Assistant Rabbi Gerald A. Goldman. Includes class lists, curriculum guides, Keren Ami records, registration, school board minutes, and Sunday school rosters. See also Series B. Activities and Organizations, Subseries 2. Adult Education, Subseries 4. Organizations (for youth groups) and Series F. Cantor Ellen Math's Papers, Subseries 1. Administration for correspondence on Bar/Bat Mitzvahs.
Arranged alphabetically.
Box Folder
30 1 Book lists. 1962-1967
30 2 Class lists. 1966-1967
30 3 Class notes. 1964-1965
30 4 Confirmation. 10th grade. 1967-1968
30 5 Correspondence with students. 1963-1967
30 6 Curriculum guide. 1964. 1981
30 7 Delinquent contributions. 1966-1967
30 8 Faculty. 1963-1967
30 9 Graduation ceremony. 1964-1967
30 10-13 Keren Ami. 1961-1967[4 folders]
Box Folder
31 1-2 Keren Ami. 1965-1968[2 folders]
31 3 Keren Ami. 1986
31 4 Miscellaneous. 1961-1968
31 5 Open school day/night [parent-teacher meetings]. 1962-1965
31 6 Parents. 1963-1967
31 7 Passover. 1965-1968
31 8 Registration. 1963-1966
31 9-10 School board minutes. 1952-1968[2 folders]
31 11 Student council. 1963-1967
Box Folder
32 1 Sunday School rosters. 1963-1964
32 2 Sunday School for adults. 1962-1967
32 3 Temple Youth Group. 1966-1968
32 4 Volunteers. Undated
Series E. Women's Organization. 1944-1996.[5 Hollinger boxes]
Arrangement Note: This series contains two subseries: Subseries 1. Administration and Subseries 2. Activities.
Subseries 1. Administration. 1944-1996.
Scope and Content Note: Includes financial documents, correspondence, leadership lists, memberships lists, minutes (executive board and general), newsletter (News & Views), and regional/national meeting materials. The “black book” is a compilation of materials, mostly duplicates of the above, including minutes, leadership lists, correspondence, and annual reports of the president.
Arrangement Note: Arranged alphabetically.
Box Folder
32 5-6 Black book. 1968-1978[2 folders]
32 7 Budgets. 1973-1975. 1988-1994
32 8 Calendars. 1981-1995. Undated
32 9 Constitution. 1959-1990. Undated
32 10 Contributions. 1973-1978
Box Folder
33 1 Correspondence. 1956-1995
33 2 Fund. Schloss. 1993-1994
33 3 Fund. Yes. 1989-1991
33 4 Leadership lists. 1944-1975. 1994
33 5 Leadership manuals. 1991-1994. Undated
33 6-7 Membership. 1964-1977. 1986-1994[2 folders]
33 8-9 Minutes. 1975-1990[2 folders]
Box Folder
34 1-2 Minutes. 1991-1996[2 folders]
34 3-5 Miscellaneous. 1964-1986[3 folders]
34 6 Newsletter. News & Views.1971-1981. 1990[2 folders, Incomplete set]
Box Folder
35 1 Newsletter. News & Views.1971-1981. 1990[2 folders, Incomplete set]
35 2 President's annual report. 1964-1986. Undated[Incomplete set]
35 3 Women of Reform Judaism. National. Biennial Assembly. 1967-1969. 1988-1992
35 4-5 Women of Reform Judaism. District 3. Conferences, conventions, and meetings. 1970. 1985-1991. Undated[2 folders]
35 6 Women of Reform Judaism. District 3. Leadership. 1967. 1976. 1989-1994
Subseries 2. Activities. 1957-1995.
Scope and Content Note: Includes files on activities and programs of the women’s organization. Activities include dreidel day (with photographs from 1992), women’s forum, Haudalan, Or Ami award, and annual spring luncheons.
Arrangement Note: Arranged alphabetically.
Box Folder
35 7 Advocacy. 1989-1991
35 8 Bicentennial jamboree with men's club. 1976
35 9 Drawings. 1975-1986
35 10 Dreidel Day. 1989-1993
35 11 Dreidel Day. Photographs. 1992. Undated
35 12 Flyers. 1982-1996. Undated
Box Folder
36 1 Forum. 1987-1991
36 2 Good Neighbor program. 1992
36 3 Haudalan. 1993
36 4 Installation services. 1987-1992. Undated
36 5 Jewish Women's Workshop. 1981-1988. Undated
36 6 Nearprint. 1987-1995. Undated
36 7 Or Ami award. 1989-1993
36 8 Passover Seder. 1992-1995
36 9 Portable ark purchase. 1989-1993
36 10 Prayers. 1961. Undated
36 11 Programming. 1967. 1975-1983. 1991-1994. Undated
Box Folder
37 1-2 Programming ideas. 1989-1992[2 folders]
37 3 Raffle. 1990-1993
37 4 Rosh Chodesh. 1988-1993
37 5-6 Shabbat. 1982-1995. Undated.[2 folders]
37 7-8 Spring luncheon. 1957. 1964-1986[2 folders]
Series F. Cantor Ellen Math's Papers. 1959. 1977-1996.[6 Hollinger boxes]
Arrangement Note: This series contains three subseries: Subseries 1. Administration, Subseries 2. Activities, and Subseries 3. Sheet Music.
Subseries 1. Administration. 1959. 1977-1994.
Scope and Content Note: Includes correspondence, contracts, and memorabilia. Correspondence covers cantor duties, bar/bat mitzvahs, and personal.
Arrangement Note: Arranged alphabetically.
Box Folder
38 1-6 Correspondence. 1982-1993[6 folders]
38 7-12 Correspondence. Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. 1986-1993[6 folders]
38 13 Correspondence. Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. Anniversaries. 1988-1990
38 14 Correspondence. Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. Congratulations. 1987-1989
Box Folder
39 1-2 Correspondence. Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. Congratulations. 1989/1994[2 folders]
39 3 Correspondence. Children. 1980-1981
39 4-9 Correspondence. Personal. 1987-1993[6 folders]
39 10 Contracts. Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tutoring. 1987-1994
Box Folder
40 1-4 Contracts. Choir. 1989-1992[4 folders]
40 5 Hebrew names. 1991-1993
40 6 Memorabilia Temple B'nai Israel of Elmont. 1977-1978
40 7 Memorabilia Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. 1959. 1980-1984
Subseries 2. Activities. 1978-1996.
Scope and Content Note: Includes files on musical programming. Programming includes concerts, music for services, Purim specials, and Yom Hashoah Holocaust remembrance.
Arrangement Note: Arranged alphabetically.
Box Folder
40 8 Concert. "Bonia Shur: A Celebration of Jewish Music". 1984-1986
[Balfour Brickner]
40 9 Concert. Dessoff Choir with Amy Kaiser. 1986-1990
40 10-11 Concert. Honoring Allen Sever featuring cantata by Ben Steinberg. 1985-1990[2 folders]
40 12 Concert. Memorials for Judith Raskin. 1985-1992
40 13 Concert. Roslyn Artists String Quartet. 1987-1988
40 14 Concert. "Sing a Song of Love" featuring the Harlem Spiritual Ensemble. 1991-1996
40 15 Concert. "Sing a Song of Love" featuring Beged Kefeet. 1992
40 16 Concert. "Where the Rainbow Ends" [interfaith]. 1990
[Balfour Brickner]
Box Folder
41 1 Concert. Miscellaneous. 1980-1988
[Balfour Brickner]
41 2 Concert. Miscellaneous. 1987-1993
41 3-11 High Holy Days. 1979-1993[9 folders]
41 12 Installation services. 1981-1989
41 13 Outside musicians. 1986-1995
41 14 Programming. Future. 1987-1994
Box Folder
42 1 Purim. Megillah. "According to Hollywood". 1989
42 2 Purim. Megillah. "According to Television". 1990
42 3 Purim. Megillah. "Returns to Broadway". 1991
42 4 Purim. Megillah. "According to Rodgers & Hammerstein". 1992
42 5 Sabbath. New Members. Featuring St. Cecilia Chorus. 1989
[Balfour Brickner]
42 6 Selichot. Avodah Dance Ensemble. 1989-1990
42 7 Women's Organization services. 1988-1989
42 8 Yom Hashoah. Holocaust Memorial services. 1982
42 9 Yom Hashoah. Holocaust Remembrance Day. 1983-1984
42 10 Yom Hashoah. 1985-1986
42 11 Miscellaneous. 1978-1990
Subseries 3. Sheet Music. 1971-1983.Undated.
Scope and Content Note: Includes sheet music used by Synagogue choirs for services. Most of the sheet music was probably not collected by Ellen Math, but inherited by her. Most music is undated and in Hebrew.
Arrangement Note: Arranged alphabetically.
Box Folder
42 12 A. Undated
42 13 B. Undated
42 14 Bible Lesson with Music. Pamphlet by A. W. Binder. Undated
42 15 C. Undated
42 16 D. Undated
42 17 E. Undated
42 18 H. Undated
Box Folder
43 1 K. Undated
43 2 L. Undated
43 3 M. Undated
43 4 N. Undated
43 5 O. Undated
43 6 P. Undated
43 7 R. Undated
43 8 S. Undated
43 9 Sabbath services. 1971-1983. Undated
43 10 T. Undated
43 11 Thanksgiving services. 1971-1973
43 12 U. Undated
43 13 V. Undated
43 14 W. Undated
43 15 Y. Undated
43 16 Z. Undated
43 17 Miscellaneous. Undated
Series G. Audio/Visual Meda. 1971-2003.[1 Hollinger box and 5 audiocassette boxes]
Arrangement Note: This series contains two subseries: Subseries 1. Visual and Subseries 2. Audio.
Subseries 1. Visual Media. 1979-1989.
Scope and Content Note: Includes video recordings of a speech by Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s (one VHS cassette) and a local TV special on Yom Kippur (two U-matic cassettes), as well as slides for a conference workshop. Slide numbers refer to AJA slide collection numbers.
Arrangement Note: Videos arranged alphabetically, followed by slides.
Box Folder
44 1 Archbishop Desmond Tutu's speech at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. 30 January 1989[VHS cassette]
44 2 Yom Kippur service short with introduction by Rabbi Balfour Brickner. Aired on WOR-TV. 1982[U-matic cassette]
44 3 Yom Kippur story from "News at Noon". Aired on WOR-TV. 1982[U-matic cassette]
(Slide Nos. 3843-3865) Joint conference workshop. June 1979[23 color slides] 3843-3865 refers to the AJA slide collection.
Subseries 2. Audio Media. 1971-2003.
Scope and Content Note: Includes various audio recordings from services, special events, radio broadcasts, musical concerts, and educational courses. Titles are taken from cassettes and were expanded after listening to recordings. In most cassettes, side B is a continuation of side A or blank. Occasional, side B will contain a different program that side A, when this happens it is indicated by a decimalized number. (E.g. 9.1 – Stephen Wise Centennial, part 3; 9.2 – Stephen Wise Centennial, Rev. Dr. Voss, part 3.) Unless otherwise stated, recordings are on audio cassettes.
Arrangement Note: Arranged chronologically.
Box Case
45 1 Service. Yom Kippur. Kol Nidre. 1971
45 2 Service. Kol Nidre. 05 October 1973
45 3 Service. Yom Kippur. Afternoon. Ne 'illah. 06 October 1973
45 4 Service. Yom Kippur. Memorial. 06 October 1973
45 5 Service. Yom Kippur. Morning. 06 October 1973
45 6 Event. Stephen Wise Centennial. Part 3 15 March 1974
45 7 Event. Stephen Wise Centennial. Part 3. 29 March 1974
45 8 Event. Stephen Wise Centennial. Part 3. 29 March 1974
45 9.1 Event. Stephen Wise Centennial. Part 3. 29 March 1974
Box Case
46 20.1 Sermon. Stephen Wise Centennial. Rev. Dr. Voss. Part 1. 29 March 1974
46 20.2 Sermon. Stephen Wise Centennial. Rev. Dr. Voss. Part 2. 29 March 1974
Box Case
45 9.2 Sermon. Stephen Wise Centennial. Rev. Dr. Voss. Part 3. 29 March 1974
45 10 Broadcast. The Jewish World by the UJA Federation. WQXR. 28 April 1974
45 11 Music. Birthday of Israel Concert. Henry Ziegles. 28 April 1974
45 12 Broadcast. The Jewish World by the UJA Federation. Jews of Tokyo. WQXR. 26 May 1974
45 13 Event. Honoring Leopold and Lauri Weil. 07 June 1974
45 14.1 Broadcast. The Jewish World by the UJA Federation. Jews of Paris. WQXR. 09 June 1974
45 14.2 Broadcast. The Jewish World by the UJA Federation. Jews of Jerusalem WQXR. 16 June 1974
45 15 Broadcast. The Jewish World by the UJA Federation. Jews of New York. WQXR. 23 June 1974
45 16 Event. Salute to Israel's 26th Anniversary. 28 July 1974
45 17 Event. Burssel Memorial Award. Daniel Shorr. "The Public's Right to Know". 13 May 1977
Box Case
46 18 Broadcast. "Way to Go" with guest Rabbi Edward E. Klein. PBS. 11 September 1977
46 19 Service. Funeral for David G. Haskins. Conducted by Rabbi Edward E. Klein. March 1979
46 21 Service. Yom Kippur. Kol Nidre. 05 October 1984
46 22 Lecture. The Search for Ethnic Identity in the Music of Gershon Ephros. Professor Irving H. Cohen. 15 June 1988
46 23 Event. Special Guest Bishop Desmond Tutu. 30 January 1989
46 24 Event. Adele & Robert Blank Award. Vickie Karp. 09 April 1989
46 25 Music. Broadway's American Jewish Songwriters. Cantors Ellen Math & Richard Botton with the Adult Volunteer Choir. 12 May 1989
46 26 Event. Erev Shabat Brussel Award. Faye Wattleton. 27 October 1989
46 27 Service. Adult B'nai Mitzvah. Part 1. 19 June 1990
46 28 Service. Adult B'nai Mitzvah. Part 2. 19 June 1990
46 29 Event. Robert & Adele S. Blank Award. Bill Charlap. 26 April 1992
46 30 Meeting. Unknown. 22 March 1994
46 31 Service. Rosh Hashanah. 05 September 1994
46 32 Event. Children of the Holocaust Remembered. 50th Anniversary Commemoration. Continued (Andrea Glazier). 1995
46 33 Music. Shushan Purim Motown Style. Music recorded by Cantor Stephanie Shore. Congregation B'nai Israel. 01 January 1996
46 34 Event. Brussel Award. Marian Wright Edelman. 12 September 1997
46 35 Course. Adult B'nai Mitzvah. Session 7. 15 December 1997
Box Case
47 36 Course. Adult B'nai Mitzvah. Session 8. 05 January 1998
47 37 Course. Adult B'nai Mitzvah. Session 9. 12 January 1998
47 38 Course. Adult B'nai Mitzvah. Session 10. 02 February 1998
47 39 Course. Adult B'nai Mitzvah. Session 12. 09 February 1998
47 40 Course. Adult B'nai Mitzvah. Session 13. 23 February 1998
47 41 Course. Adult B'nai Mitzvah. Session 14. 02 March 1998
47 42 Course. Adult B'nai Mitzvah. Session 14/15. 09 March 1998
47 43 Course. Adult B'nai Mitzvah. Session 16. 16 March 1998
47 44 Course. Adult B'nai Mitzvah. Session 17. 30 March 1998
47 45 Course. Adult B'nai Mitzvah. Session 18. 06 April 1998
47 46 Course. Adult B'nai Mitzvah. Session 19. 13 April 1998
47 47 Course. Adult B'nai Mitzvah. Session 20. 20 April 1998
47 48 Course. Adult B'nai Mitzvah. Session 21. 27 April 1998
47 49 Course. Morei Dereck (1). 1998
47 50 Advertisement. Radio. Hebrew Year 5759. Circa 1998/1999
47 51 Course. Morei Dereck. Future of Reform Judaism. GMBG (1). 01 February 1999
47 52 Course. Morei Dereck. Future of Reform Judaism. GMBG (2). 03 February 1999
47 53 Course. Morei Dereck. Future of Reform Judaism. GMBG (3). 08 February 1999
Box Case
48 54 Course. Morei Dereck .Future of Reform Judaism. GMBG (4). 10 February 1999
48 55 Service. Kol B'Seder highlights. 26 February 1999
Box Case
49 80 Unidentified. February 1999[Digital Audio Tape]
49 81 Service. Sukkot with Klepper. 13 October 2000[Digital Audio Tape]
Box Case
48 56 Service. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Forbes. 12 January 2001
48 57 Lecture. Jewish Feminism. Dr. Paula Himsa. 28 February 2001
48 58 Speech. David Saperstein. Chair of the Commission of Social Action of Reform Judaism. 27 April 2001
48 59 Music. Ghetto Tango. 18 May 2001
48 60 Music. CBST and Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. 22 June 2001
48 61 Service. Shabbat with D. Maseng. Etc. 14 June 2002
48 62 Speech. [Dialog and Understanding]. Elinor Ruth Tatum. 17 January 2003
48 63 Speech. Ellenson. 31 January 2003
48 64 Music. Unidentified. 02 May 2003
48 65 Service. Sukkot with Klepper. 15 October 2003
48 66 Music. Stephen Wsie Free Synagogue Singers. 11 May Undated
48 67 Service. Honoring Cantor Ellen Matherev Shabbat. Side 3. 22 May Undated
48 68 Music. Cantor Ellen Stemier? [male]. Undated
48 69 Music. Junior Choir Purim Spiel Rehearsal [Beach Boys Music] by Vey. Undated
48 70 Music. Maddie. Undated
48 71 Music. Shabbat songs by the nursery school. Undated
Box Case
49 72 Music. Sounds of Seder. Children's choir. Undated
49 73 Music. This is the Day by Zeh Hayon. Worktape. Undated
49 74 Service. Anniversary Shabbat. Undated
49 75 Service. [Honoring to Rabbi Ed Klein]. Undated
49 76 Service. Simchat Torah with Cantor Josee Wolff. Undated
49 77 Service. With Robert M. Morgenthau. Undated
49 78 Service. Yom Kippur. Memorial. Undated
49 79 Service. Yom Kippur with Sally Priesand. Side 3 and 4. Undated

Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the AJA Online Catalog.

Persons and Families

Bloom, Sherri
Brickner, Balfour, 1926-
Goldman, Gerald A.
Math, Ellen
Rubinger, Nancy

Institutions

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue (New York, N.Y.)

Subjects

Cantors (Judaism)
Jewish women -- New York (N.Y.) -- Societies and clubs
Jews -- Education
Jews -- New York (N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.) -- Synagogues
Social Service -- New York (N.Y.)
Synagogue music
Women cantors (Judaism)

Genres and Forms

Audiocassettes
Records
Sheet music
Video recordings