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Manuscript Collection No. 837
Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Simeon J. Maslin was born in 1931 and raised in an Orthodox home. He received his B.A. from Harvard University and then his M.A. in government administration at the University of Pennsylvania. While studying at the University of Pennsylvania, he became involved with the Hillel movement on campus and began exploring Reform Judaism. This led him to enroll at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion where he was ordained in 1957. He served both the oldest congregation in the Western Hemisphere (Mikve Israel-Emanuel of Curacao) and the oldest congregation in Illinois (Kehilath Anshe Maarav Temple, Chicago) before coming to Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, the oldest Reform congregation in Greater Philadelphia. In 1980, he was elected as a senior rabbi and served the congregation until his retirement, when he was appointed Rabbi Emeritus.
--Adapted from "The President’s Message," Central Conference of American Rabbis Yearbook, 1997, and "Clergy, Staff & Leadership." Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel. (http://www.kenesethisrael.org/cler.htm)
This collection consists of sermons, publications, and articles written by Rabbi Simeon J. Maslin while serving as rabbi of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.
This collection is arranged in one series.
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
Simeon J. Maslin, 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 Simeon J. Maslin or his heirs. Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of some materials.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Simeon J. Maslin Papers and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-837. Simeon J. Maslin Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Simeon J. Maslin Papers were received from Simeon J. Maslin, Elkins Park, Pa. in September, 1990.
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
Maslin, Simeon J., 1931-
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel (Elkins Park, Pa.)
United States. National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Genres and Forms
Jewish sermons, American.
Rabbis -- Pennsylvania -- Elkins Park.