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Manuscript Collection No. 904
On October 19, 1941 several members of the Israelow family joined together to form the “Israelow Family Circle.” The Family Circle was formed to ensure the small financial legacy from Abraham and Rachel Israelow would be used in a family venture. Their first task was to secure a family cemetery plot from Beth David Cemetery in Kenilworth, New Jersey. A dues structure for members was also created to make funds available to any family member in time of need or offer gifts in times of celebration. The Israelow Family Circle met regularly through the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. As the family expanded and spread throughout the country, a family newsletter, Relatively Speaking, was created to keep everyone informed on family matters.
The Israelow family in America traces back to Abraham Israelow and Rachel Gluchowsky. Abraham was born in Russia in 1876 and Rachel was born in Russia in 1877. The couple was married in 1896. They had five children born in Russia: Fannie, Al, Eva, Esther, and Miriam. The family immigrated to the United States in 1908 and settled in Newark, New Jersey, where two more children were born: Paul and Louis.
The founding members of the Israelow Family Circle were Julius and Annie (Gluchowsky) Becker, Sophie Smolens (cousin), Fannie (Israelow) and Dave Lehman, Al and Rose Israelow, Esther (Israelow) and Carl Lehrhoff, Miriam (Israelow) and Louis Fishman, Paul and Leah Israelow, and Louis Israelow.
The Israelow Family Records contain correspondence, genealogies, family documents, and Israelow Family Circle meeting minutes, along with the family newsletter Relatively Speaking. These documents chronicle the lives of the descendants of Abraham and Rachel Israelow.
This collection is arranged in one (1) series:
Terms of Access
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Terms of Reproduction and Use
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Israelow Family. Israelow Family Reunion. May 26-28, 1984. VT-57.
Israelow, Paul and Leah. Oral history interview. 1999. VT-503.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Israelow Family Records and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Israelow Family Records, MS-904, Box [#], Folder [#]. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Israelow Family Records were received in several installments from Abby Israelow Davison, Coconut Creek, Fla., from 2001 to 2016.
Processed by Michelle Smith, August 2016.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the AJA Online Catalog.
Persons and Families
Jews -- New Jersey -- Kenilworth
Genres and Forms