Circuit Riding Rabbi Project records
Scope and Contents
The collection includes financial records, correspondences, pamphlets and learning material from the Circuit Riding Rabbis project.
- Creation: 1954 - 1977
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives. Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
Conditions Governing Use
The collection is open for research.
Circuit Riding Rabbis was a project created by I.D. Blumenthal in 1953. The project was created to meet a need for religious teachings in rural southeast Jewish communities. The project was the first of its kind, with rabbis traveling on buses and other forms of transportation to the cities of Jacksonville, Wallace, Whiteville, Myrtle Beach, Lumberton and Goldsboro. Running from 1954 to 1979, the Circuit Riding Rabbis Project was under the sponsorship of the North Carolina Association of Jewish Men and Women and administered by the North Carolina Association of Rabbis.
Additional information about the history of the Circuit Riding Rabbis project can be found in the following publication: Amy K. Milligan (2019) The ‘Jewish zealots of tobacco land’: the circuit riding rabbi project’s impact on small town Jews in North Carolina, 1950–1980, Jewish Culture and History, 20:1, 62-79, DOI: 10.1080/1462169X.2018.1511085
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The Circuit Riding Rabbis Project was created to meet a need for religious teachings in rural southeast Jewish communities. Running from 1954 to 1979, rabbis traveled on buses and other forms of transportation to the cities of Jacksonville, Wallace, Whiteville, Myrtle Beach, Lumberton and Goldsboro. The collection includes financial records, correspondences, pamphlets and learning materials.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by the Levine-Sklut Judaic Library, a part of the Jewish Federation’s Center for Jewish Education, 2022.
processed by Chyna Leocardio, 2023. The processing of this collection was made possible through a generous donation from The Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte.
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Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository
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