Communal Hebrew School records Edit


LaRC Manuscripts Collection 834


  • 1912-1972 (label)
  • Date acquired: 02/01/1989 (Other)


  • 5.00 boxes (Whole)
  • 9 linear feet other_unmapped (Whole)

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  • Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of the financial, academic, and administrative records of the Communal Hebrew School in New Orleans. Included are the charter, board of director's minutes, committee files, correspondence, directories, memorials, student academic files, class schedules, budgets, scholastic supply orders, faculty applications, maintenance records, membership rolls, nursery registration forms, payroll, receipt books, ledgers and financial journals.

  • Biographical / Historical

    The Communal Hebrew School was incorporated in 1918 to encourage the study of the Hebrew language and religion. It operated as an afternoon Hebrew school and nursery, designed to promote Jewish studies. On its 20th anniversary, it had an enrollment of 150 pupils in ten classes taught by four faculty members, as well as 800 alumni. Students were drawn from local synagogues and they studied reading, writing, spelling, composition, grammar, history, scripture, and Hebrew literature, all of which were taught in Hebrew. The school's first principal, Ephraim E. Lisitzky, served for thirty-three years. From 1972 until 2004, the school continued as a division of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans.

  • Arrangement Note

    The collectionis arranged into three series: 1) Governance, 2) Academics, and 3) Administration. The collection consists of 5 boxes and 1 volume. It is 9 linear feet.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

  • Source of Acquisition

    Communal Hebrew School.

  • Method of Acquisition


  • Existence and Location of Originals

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  • Preferred Citation

    Communal Hebrew School records, Manuscripts Collection 834, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

  • Other Descriptive Information

    OCLC Number: 436151828

  • Processing Information

    Collection processed in 1991 by AES. Archon collection-level record first created in December 2009.