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1Title:  Cleveland Hebrew Schools Records     
 Creator:  Cleveland Hebrew Schools 
 Dates:  1908-1975 
 Abstract:  The Cleveland Hebrew Schools evolved from the Montefiore Free Hebrew School (later called the Talmud Torah) established in Cleveland, Ohio, ca. 1885. In 1905, another communal Hebrew school was founded by Joshua Flock and Aaron Garber. In 1907, the two schools combined, the name remaining the Talmud Torah. In 1913, the Talmud Torah received an Ohio charter and changed its name to the Cleveland Hebrew School and Institute, enrolling students in grades one through eight. Abraham Hayyim Friedland, an internationally known educator, headed the school from 1921-1939. In 1926, a high school was added, and a Parent Council was organized in 1930. Bernard Levitin served as superintendent from 1944-1970, a period of movement of Cleveland's Jewish population to the suburbs. A reorganization of the Cleveland Hebrew Schools took place during this period, with some Cleveland branches closing and new suburban schools opening. As the number of Jewish day schools and congregational classes grew, the Cleveland Hebrew Schools enrollment dropped and branches were further consolidated. In 1955, the Parent Council organized Camp Oneg, a Hebrew summer day camp, and Ganon Gil Nursery, a Hebrew school for preschool children. In 1967 Cleveland Hebrew High School merged into Akiva High School. The collection consists of staff, enrollment, and financial records, correspondence, board of trustees minutes, legal documents, newspaper clippings, monthly and annual reports, school publications, posters, and scrapbooks. 
 Call #:  MS 4620 
 Extent:  6.30 linear feet (8 containers and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Cleveland Hebrew Schools. | Jews -- Education -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish educators -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Schools -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
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2Title:  Florence Azoff Wish Papers     
 Creator:  Gift of Elliot Azoff 
 Dates:  1913-2010 
 Abstract:  Florence Meschan was born January 29, 1918 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Helen Anna Gordon and Julius Meschan. Florence was valedictorian of Glenville High School in 1936. After graduating from the University of Chicago, she returned to Cleveland in 1941 to marry Martin Azoff. She became a social worker for the local welfare office and for the State Aid to Aged Division. In the 1950s, she co-founded two Hebrew programs that survive as of 2019, Ganon Gil Nursery School and Camp Oneg. She also served as president of the Cleveland Hebrew Schools, Oneg's parent organization. In 1962, she became the first president of the women's association of the Jewish Orthodox Home for the Aged in Cleveland. Widowed in 1964, Azoff returned to work as the first woman professional at the Jewish Community Federation, serving in its women's division. In 1967, she became the Jewish Home's activities director. A year later, she helped launch Menorah Park. She later researched, designed and oversaw its Senior Day Care Center, one of Ohio's first and biggest, with more than 80 clients per day. She married Milton Wish in 1969. Eight years later, at age 59, she earned a master's degree in social work from Case Western Reserve University. She finally retired from Menorah Park in 2000, at age 82. Widowed again in 2000, she began to volunteer at Menorah Park. She finally moved into its new Wiggins Place in 2005. There she became a tenants' association officer and chaired the social action committee. At 91, she joined a group of Wiggins women in a bat mitzvah ceremony. The Jewish coming-of-age ritual is usually for 13-year-old girls, but was uncommon in the 1930s. The Wiggins event drew nationwide publicity. Florence Azoff Wish died on July 15, 2010 at age 92 in Cleveland. The Florence Azoff Wish Papers collection consists of agreements, applications, awards, brochures, correspondence, financial records, guidelines and regulations, an invitation, meeting minutes, a memo, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, a speech, and a yearbook. 
 Call #:  MS 5449 
 Extent:  0.8 linear feet (2 boxes) 
 Subjects:  Wish, Florence Azoff, 1918-2010 | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Social workers -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Older people -- Services for -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Menorah Park, Jewish Home for Aged (Cleveland, Ohio) | Jewish Community Federation (Cleveland, Ohio) | Cleveland Hebrew Schools
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3Title:  Saul and Ida Ruth Meisels Papers     
 Creator:  Meisels, Saul and Ruth 
 Dates:  1943-1990 
 Abstract:  Saul Meisels served as cantor of B'nai Jeshurun Congregation (Temple on the Heights), Cleveland Heights, Ohio, from 1942-1979, and was considered one of the foremost interpreters of Yiddish song in the United States. He attended New York University and received formal vocal training at Julliard School of Music. He served as president of the Cantors Assembly, was a member of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Theological Seminary, and was a founder of the Jewish Liturgical Society and the Israel Music Association. In 1965, in Israel, he headed the first International Conference of Jewish Sacred Music. Through commissions and performances, he encouraged the writing of new compositions for the synagogue. His wife, Ida Ruth Moskowitz Meisels, was a musician and composer of Jewish and Hebrew songs and cantorial recitatives for solo voice, piano, and chorus. She and Saul Meisels were married in 1935. Following their move to Cleveland, Ohio, she studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music and served for more than twenty years as director of music for both the Cleveland Hebrew Schools and the United Jewish Religious Schools. The collection consists of awards and honors, biographical materials, newspaper clippings, correspondence, catalogues of concert and synagogue arrangements, and programs of musical services and festivals. 
 Call #:  MS 4642 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Meisels, Saul, 1907-1990. | Meisels, Ida Ruth Moskowitz, 1911- | B'nai Jeshurun (Cleveland Heights, Ohio). | Cleveland Hebrew Schools. | United Jewish Religious Schools (Cleveland, Ohio) | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cantors (Judaism) -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish musicians -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jews -- Music. | Songs, Yiddish. | Songs, Hebrew. | Jewish women -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Women -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
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4Title:  Cleveland Bureau of Jewish Education Records, Series II     
 Creator:  Bureau of Jewish Education 
 Dates:  1925-1992 
 Abstract:  The Cleveland Bureau of Jewish Education was organized in 1924 as the coordinating agency for the following Jewish educational institutions in the Greater Cleveland , Ohio, area: Cleveland Hebrew Schools, Hebrew Academy, United Jewish Religious Schools, Institute of Jewish Studies, Workmen's Circle School, and Yeshivath Adath B'nai Israel. The collection consists of minutes, reports, budgets, and correspondence. The bulk of the collection is from 1960-1970, allowing the researcher to study the effects of rapid secularization and assimilation within the Cleveland, Ohio Jewish community and the efforts by community institutions responding to these forces. Notable documentation on the Cleveland Hebrew Schools, Cleveland College of Jewish Studies, Hebrew Academy, and the Jewish Community Federation is included in these records. 
 Call #:  MS 4748 
 Extent:  7.60 linear feet (9 containers) 
 Subjects:  Cleveland Bureau of Jewish Education (Cleveland, Ohio). | Cleveland Hebrew Schools. | Hebrew Academy (Cleveland, Ohio) | Cleveland College of Jewish Studies. | Jewish Community Federation (Cleveland, Ohio) | Jews -- Education -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish religious education -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish religious schools -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish day schools -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | School boards -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Private school trustees -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Private schools -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
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