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Manuscript Collection No. 834
Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
David M. Zielonka was born in 1935. The son of David L. Zielonka, he was a third generation rabbi, ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1962. He served at a variety of Reform congregations during his career. He started with student placements at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Huntington, West Virginia and Congregation Emanuel in Welch, West Virginia. He then took his first rabbinical post at Valley Temple in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he served from 1964-1968. After spending five years at Temple B’nai Israel in Elmira, N.Y., he moved to Temple Covenant of Peace in Easton, Pennsylvania in 1973. He also served as rabbi at Temple Emanuel in Gastonia, N.C. He taught ethics at the Carolinas College of Health Sciences from 2000 until his death in 2003.
This collection consists of sermons and services given by Rabbi David M. Zielonka at a variety of rabbinical posts throughout his career. Included are many holiday sermons: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Hanukkah, as well as weekly sermons. The bulk of sermons are from his early career from 1958 until 1971.
This collection is arranged in a single (1) series; material arranged topically, with sermons arranged 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
Martha Zielonka, by the act of donating this collection to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by the Zielonka family and their heirs. Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of some materials.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the David M. Zielonka Papers and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-834. David M. Zielonka Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The David M. Zielonka Papers were received from Martha Zielonka, Gastonia, N.C., in April, 2011.
Processed by Michelle Wirth, October, 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.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the AJA Online Catalog.
Persons and Families
Zielonka, David M., 1935-
Congregation Emanuel (Welch, W. Va.)
Congregation Ohev Sholom (Huntington, W. Va.)
Temple B’nai Israel (Elmira, N.Y)
Temple Emanuel (Gastonia, N.C.)
United States. National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Valley Temple (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Genres and Forms
Jewish sermons, American.