Klein, Max D.

Klein, Max D. 1885–1973

Name Klein, Max D. 1885–1973.
Special Call Number ARC 69
Title Papers [Papers of Rabbi Max D. Klein and Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Philadelphia , PA]
Physical Description 11.2 linear ft.
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Biographical Note Rabbi at Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Philadelphia, Pa.
Collection Summary

Correspondence, 1948–1969, with Louis Finkelstein, Maurice Jacobs, Marshall Bernstein, Yaakov Rosenberg, and others; notes, drafts, and correspondence concerning prayer book compiled by Klein; sermons; photographs of Klein and others; records of weddings and other functions, ca. 1918–1969; minutes, correspondence, reports, brochures, circulars, and other material concerning Northwestern Jewish Religious Association, 1905–1908, and Jewish organizations in Philadelphia, 1946–1969, including Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia Branch of the United Synagogue of America, Jewish Committee on Scouting, and others; and materials on fund raising for Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1948–1949.

Collection also contains records of Congregation Adath Jeshurun, 1861, 1904–1968, including correspondence, reports, deeds, clippings, bulletins, circulars, bills, and other material concerning cemetery, school, seats, fund raising, adult education, Young People's Congregation, Men's Association, Women's Association, events, and other matters.

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Selected Search Terms


Northwestern Jewish Religious Association.
Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia.
United Synagogue of America. Philadelphia Branch.
Jewish Committee on Scouting (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
Congregation Adath Jeshurun (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Congregation Adath Jeshurun (Philadelphia, Pa.). Young People's Congregation.
Congregation Adath Jeshurun (Philadelphia, Pa.). Women's Association.


Judaism Customs and practices.
Judaism Prayer-books and devotions.
Jews Pennsylvania Philadelphia.
Jews Societies, etc.
Jews Education.
Rabbis Pennsylvania Philadelphia.
Jewish women Pennsylvania Philadelphia Societies and clubs.
Jewish youth Pennsylvania Philadelphia.
Cemeteries Pennsylvania Philadelphia.
Scouts and scouting Pennsylvania Philadelphia.
Rabbinical seminaries New York (N.Y.)
Jewish sermons, American.
Synagogue seating.
Educational fund raising New York (N.Y.)

Geographical Terms

Philadelphia (Pa.) Religious and ecclesiastical institutions.
Philadelphia (Pa.) Religious life and customs.
Philadelphia Social life and customs 20th century.
Genre Prayer books.
Marriage records.
Occupation Rabbis.
Archive Location Jewish Theological Seminary. Library, 3080 Broadway, New York, NY, 10027.
Record ID# 0246539
Preliminary Box Level  
69-1 Adath Jeshurun Synagogue and Cemetary Records, 1914–1923. History of A.J.–100th Birthday. Charter and Bylaws. Oldest Records (1861). Inventory of I. Klein, Buffalo.
69-2 Adath Jeshurun Synagogue and Cemetery Records, 1910–1919. Northwestern Jewish Religious Assn. Records, 1904–1908.
69-3 Adath Jeshurun Synagogue and Cemetery Records, 1904–1923.
69-4 Adath Jeshurun Synagogue and Cemetery Records, 1914–1919.
69-5 Adath Jeshurun Synagogue and Cemetery Records, 1918–1960. Clippings.
69-6 Adath Jeshurun Synagogue and Cemetery Records, 1915–1918.
69-7 Adath Jeshurun Synagogue and Cemetery Financial Records, 1925–1955.
69-8 Adath Jeshurun Synagogue and Cemetery Financial Records, 1935–1955.
69-9 (number not assigned)
69-10 Adath Jeshurun Records 1929–1957.
69-11 Adath Jeshurun. Women's Club. Men's Club. Young People's Cong. Religious Schools etc.
69-12 Adath Jeshurun. Printed Material. Newsletter. Flyers.
69-13 JTS and assorted religious groups–fund raising, 1947–1948.
69-14 Philadelphia Jewish Organizations.
69-15 Conversions. Divorce. Marriage. Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
69-16 Correspondence. Personal Material.
69-17 Writings. Notes. Prayers.
69-18 Sermons.
69-19 Sermons.
69-20 Sermons.
69-21 Sermons.
69-22 Sermons.
69-23 Sermons.
69-24 Papers. Sermons
69-25 Papers. Sermons.
69-26 Sermons.
69-27 Sermons.
69-28 Correspondence.
69-29 (unclassified)
69-30 Seder Avodah.
69-31 Sermons.