Conservative Seminary Creates American Jewish Religious Archives
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Conservative Seminary Creates American Jewish Religious Archives

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The establishment of an American Jewish religious archive at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, which will be a source for historians delving into the background of Judaism’s development in the new world, was announced by Dr. Louis Finkelstein. chancellor of the Seminary. The archive will be under the direction of Dr. Moshe Davis, founder and co-director of the Seminary’s American Jewish History Center and head of the Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Dr. Finkelstein noted that the cultural pluralism and religious freedom that flourish in the United States and Canada provided the Jewish people with “an unprecedented stimulus for growth.”

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund