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Manuscript Collection No. 827
Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Born in 1920, Philip T. Cohen graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering, and was a major in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. During the 1960s he was president of the Beacon Construction Company and vice-president of the Temple Bar Building Company. In 2007 he founded his own contracting company.
As soon as he returned from World War II, Cohen began volunteering in the Jewish community. He was part of the original Cincinnati Jewish Leadership Council, founded in 1961 to stimulate the development of young leadership in the Jewish community, and served on the executive board of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati from its inception in June 1967. In 1968 he was chairman of the Federation’s Jewish Welfare Fund Campaign, and served on the Board of the Trustees for the Federation for years, currently holding the status of emeritus. In 1986, Cohen received the William A. Mitchell award at the Cincinnati Community Chest and Council for four decades of leadership with the Jewish Federation. He was cited for his “instrumental role in the agency’s strategic planning process, development of a new mission statement and supporting priorities plan.” Under his guidance and development, new facilities were constructed for Glen Manor Home for the Jewish Aged, Jewish Vocational Service and Camp Livingston. Mr. Cohen was also an active member of the community coalition on emergency assistance, and in 2001 he received the Jewish Federation’s Robert V. Goldstein Volunteer of the Year Award.
Cohen and his wife Helene are lifelong Rockdale Temple members, and are stakeholders in “Bridges for a Just Community,” the Cincinnati region’s leading human relations organization which focuses on bringing the values of diversity, inclusion and social justice to schools, communities, workplaces and institutions.
This collection consists of correspondence, reports, and memos concerning Congregation Bene Israel (Cincinnati, Ohio) and various charitable organizations such as the United Jewish Appeal and the National Conference of Christians and Jews. Included are administrative documents, development plans, and materials related to Congregation Bene Israel’s Rabbinical searches in 1969 and 1979–1980.
This collection is arranged in a single (1) series: materials arranged alphabetically and roughly chronologically.
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
Nancy Klein, by the act of donating the Philip T. Cohen Papers to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by Philip T. Cohen 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.
Some materials were removed to the Nearprint Geography files: Glen Manor Home for Jewish Aged (Cincinnati, Ohio), Camp Livingston (Cincinnati, Ohio).
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Philip T. Cohen Papers and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-827. Philip T. Cohen Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Philip T. Cohen Papers were received from Nancy Klein, Cincinnati, Ohio in July, 2007.
Processed by John O'Connor, September, 2011.
This collection was arranged and described according to minimal-processing standards. Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical 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
Cohen, Philip T., 1920-
Congregation Bene Israel (Cincinnati, Ohio)
United States. National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Jews - Ohio - Cincinnati