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Manuscript Collection No. 795
Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Bruce J. Pfeffer was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1963, and ordained at the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion in 2000. While a student at the Jerusalem campus of HUC-JIR, he formed a chapter of the Association of Reform Zionists of America, and in Cincinnati he served as a student rabbi to Congregation Kol Ami in Flower Mound, Texas. A board certified chaplain, he became one of the chaplains at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, and later at the Community Health Home Services Hospice in Indianapolis, Indiana. He currently serves Congregation Beth Shalom in Indianapolis.
Pfeffer is a supporter of Maqom, an institution dedicated to adult Torah study. He also teaches at the Bureau of Jewish Education in Indiana, and in 2010 formed a community bereavement support group through the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis. He and his wife, Amy, have two children.
This collection consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, guidelines, and religious service materials relating to Bruce J. Pfeffer’s time as a chaplain at the Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, his involvement with the Human Services Advisory Council for the City of Cincinnati, and his role in the Clifton Heights, University Heights, Fairview (CUF) community development. There are also pamphlets, magazines, and promotional materials for the Jewish Community Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.
This collection is arranged in a single (1) series; material is arranged topically.
Terms of Access and Use
This collection is 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
Bruce J. Pfeffer, by the act of donating the Bruce J. Pfeffer papers to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by Bruce J. Pfeffer 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.
Pfeffer, Bruce J., 1963-. Papers, 1995. SC-14917.
Pfeffer, Bruce J., 1963-. Nearprint. Nearprint Biographies.
Jewish Community Center (Indianapolis, Ind.) Camp poster. 2006. FF:C6/D13.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Bruce J. Pfeffer papers and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-795. Bruce J. Pfeffer papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Bruce J. Pfeffer papers were received from Bruce J. Pfeffer, in April, 2008.
Processed by Michelle Wirth, August, 2011.
This collection was arranged and described according to minimal-processing standards. Processing was made possible through a grant from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the American Jewish Archives's online catalog.
Persons and Families
Pfeffer, Bruce J., 1963-
Jewish Community Center (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Jewish Hospital (Cincinnati, Ohio)
United States. National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Hospitals -- Ohio -- Cincinnati