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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:  Cleveland Hebrew Schools Records and Photographs, Series II     
 Creator:  Cleveland Hebrew Schools 
 Dates:  1902-2006 
 Abstract:  Cleveland Hebrew Schools (CHS), officially founded in 1913, having roots back to 1885, provided an educational center for the Cleveland, Ohio, Jewish community until its closure in 2009. The collection includes school records and related documents from Cleveland Hebrew Schools, documenting changes throughout its history, including announcements, bank records, books, booklets, budgets, calendars, contracts, correspondence, curricula, employee records, enrollment records, financial records, government records, graduation records, journals, minute books, negatives, newsletters, photographs, reports, school records, song books, and tuition records. 
 Call #:  MS 5359 
 Extent:  15.41 linear feet (18 containers and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- History. | Jews -- Education -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish educators -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Schools -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish religious education -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish religious schools -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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3Title:  Libbie L. Braverman Papers, Series II     
 Creator:  Braverman, Libbie L. 
 Dates:  1923-1985 
 Abstract:  Libbie L. Braverman was a nationally prominent teacher, author, lecturer, and consultant in the field of Jewish education. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she moved to Cleveland, Ohio, while in high school. She received a teaching certificate from Cleveland Normal School (ca. 1920) and a B.S. in Education from Western Reserve University in 1933. From 1946-1952 she was director of the Euclid Avenue Temple School and in 1945, became the first woman elected to the Board of the National Council for Jewish Education. She wrote numerous books and articles, including many co-authored with Nathan Brilliant. She was married to architect Sigmund Braverman in 1924. The collection consists of a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, correspondence, teacher institute programs, synagogue bulletin articles, a certificate, and a curriculum vitae. 
 Call #:  MS 4812 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Braverman, Libbie L. (Libbie Levin), 1900- | Anshe Chesed Congregation (Cleveland, Ohio) | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish women -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish educators -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish religious education -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish religious schools -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish teachers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish authors -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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4Title:  Libbie L. Braverman Papers, Series III     
 Creator:  Braverman, Libbie L. 
 Dates:  1936-1963 
 Abstract:  Libbie L. Braverman was a nationally prominent teacher, author, lecturer, and consultant in the field of Jewish education. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she moved to Cleveland, Ohio, while in high school. She received a teaching certificate from Cleveland Normal School (ca. 1920) and a B.S. in Education from Western Reserve University in 1933. From 1946-1952 she was director of the Euclid Avenue Temple School and in 1945, became the first woman elected to the Board of the National Council for Jewish Education. She wrote numerous books and articles, including many co-authored with Nathan Brilliant. She was married to architect Sigmund Braverman in 1924. The collection consists of a curriculum, manuals for teachers, pageants, and a workbook. 
 Call #:  MS 5169 
 Extent:  0.40 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Anshe Chesed Congregation (Cleveland, Ohio) | Braverman, Libbie L. (Libbie Levin), 1900- | Jewish educators -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish religious education -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish religious schools -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish teachers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish women -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Women -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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5Title:  Libbie L. Braverman Papers     
 Creator:  Braverman, Libbie L. 
 Dates:  1925-1991 
 Abstract:  Libbie L. Braverman was a nationally prominent teacher, author, lecturer, and consultant in the field of Jewish education. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she moved to Cleveland, Ohio, while in high school. She received a teaching certificate from Cleveland Normal School (ca. 1920) and a B.S. in Education from Western Reserve University in 1933. From 1946-1952 she was director of the Euclid Avenue Temple School and in 1945, became the first woman elected to the Board of the National Council for Jewish Education. She wrote numerous books and articles, including many co-authored with Nathan Brilliant. She was married to architect Sigmund Braverman in 1924. The collection consists of articles, pamphlets, speeches, book reviews of books written or co-written by Braverman, religious school materials, correspondence, and honors and awards, given to, or established by, Libbie Braverman. The collection is of particular interest to researchers studying the development of Jewish education, especially the congregational weekend school. In addition, her articles on life in Palestine in the 1930s and 1940s are significant. 
 Call #:  MS 4566 
 Extent:  1.80 linear feet (3 containers) 
 Subjects:  Braverman, Libbie L. (Libbie Levin), 1900- | Anshe Chesed Congregation (Cleveland, Ohio) | Women -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish women -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish educators -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish religious education -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish religious schools -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish teachers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish authors -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Israel -- Description and travel.
 
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