Rubenovitz, Herman H.

Rubenovitz, Herman H., 1883–1966

Name Rubenovitz, Herman H., 1883–1966.
Special Call Number ARC 99
Title Papers
Physical Description 5 linear ft.
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Biographical Note Conservative rabbi, Zionist activist. Rubenovitz was a founder of the United Synagogue of America.
Collection Summary General correspondence, 1907–1965, concerning Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTSA), Conservative Judaism, Zionism, the Jewish community in Boston, chaplaincy, education, interfaith relations, and World War II. Reports, minutes, bulletins, correspondence, and clippings concerning JTSA and JTSA Alumni Association, 1910–1911; Committee on the Interpretation of Jewish Law of the Rabbinical Assembly, 1919–1943; Commission on the Future of Judaism, 1942; United Synagogue of America, 1913–1963; Associated Synagogue of Greater Boston and New England, 1928–1956; Rabbi Assembly of Boston, 1935–1950; Congregation Mishkan Tefilah, Boston, 1910–1963; and Adas Jeshurun, Louisville, Ky., 1907–1919. Also, manuscript articles, lectures, and sermons by Rubenovitz; records of marriages he performed, 1910–1930; scrapbook on Mishkan Tefilah and other matters, 1905–1916; and miscellaneous other material. Also included is a scrapbook, 1921–1964, with clippings, invitations, notices, and programs belonging to Mignon L. Rubenovitz. Correspondents include Cyrus Adler, Max Arzt, Leonard Bernstein, Louis D. Brandeis, Moshe Davis, Louis Finkelstein, Mordecai Kaplan (1881–1983), Judah L. Magnes, Solomon Schechter, and others.
Language Includes some material in German, Yiddish.
Inventory Note The most current general and box level inventory is available in the Special Collections Reading Room (Guide to the JTS Archival Collections).
Selected Search Terms


Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Alumni Association.
Rabbinical Assembly of America. Committee on the Interpretation of Jewish Law.
Commission on the Future of Judaism.
United Synagogue of America.
Associated Synagogue of Greater Boston and New England.
Rabbi Assembly of Boston.
Congregation Mishkan Tefilah (Boston, Mass.)
Adas Jeshurun (Louisville, Ky.)


Ecumeal movement.
Jews Education.
Jews Massachusetts Boston.
Jews New England.
Jews Kentucky Louisville.
Jews New York (N.Y.)
Jewish sermons, American.
Rabbis Massachusetts Boston.
Rabbinical seminaries New York (N.Y.)
Jewish law.
Conservative Judaism.
World War, 1939–1945.

Geographical Terms

Boston (Mass.) Religious and ecclesiastical institutions.
Boston (Mass.) Religious life and customs.
Louisville (Ky.) Religious and ecclesiastical institutions.
Louisville (Ky.) Religious life and customs.
Genre Marriage records.
Occupation Rabbis.
Archive Location Jewish Theological Seminary. Library, 3080 Broadway, New York, NY, 10027.
Record ID# 0246448
Preliminary Box Level  
99-1 Correspondence: Abbel–Hendricks
99-2 Correspondence: Hoffman–U .S .Government
99-3 Correspondence arranged by topic: Chaplaincy–Society of Jewish Renascence
99-4 Correspondence arranged by topic: World War II–Zionism
99-5 Correspondence and related: Jewish Theological Seminary. United Synagogue of
99-6 Associated Synagogues of Greater Boston and New England. Correspondence and
Related materials. Rabbinical Associations.
99-7 Boston: Mishkan Tefilah Records. Louisville, KY: Adas Jeshurun Correspondence.
99-8 Boston Jewish Communal Relations: Correspondence and related material.
99-9 Addresses, messages, statements, articles; typescript, printed, broadcast.
99-10 Papers: Sermons and Eulogies.
99-11 Lectures. Notes to lectures. Scrapbook 1905–1916 containing marriage records,
Boston newspaper clippings.
99-12 Block case with Zionist newspapers. Scrapbook labelled “Mignon Rubenovitz.”
Invitations and newspaper clippings 1922–1965.
99-13 Personal material. Passport. Honorary diplomas. Anniversary of Ministry
and Birthdays.
99-14 Mignon L. Rubenovitz Papers