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1Title:  Samuel Rocker Papers     
 Creator:  Rocker, Samuel 
 Dates:  1910-1984 
 Abstract:  Samuel Rocker founded and served as editor and publisher of a Yiddish newspaper, The Jewish World (Die Yiddishe Velt), in Cleveland, Ohio. Born in Galicia, he studied for the rabbinate and immigrated to the United States in 1891. In 1898, he established the first Jewish print shop in Cleveland. In 1908 he founded The Jewish Daily Press (Die Yiddishe Tegliche Presse) with partners Adolph Hass and Jonas Gross. After disagreement with his business partners a few years later, he founded The Jewish World. In 1914, the two newspapers merged with Rocker as editor and eventually, sole owner. In 1938, the first English edition was published. Rocker remained editor and publisher of The Jewish World until his death in 1936. He was also active in the Cleveland Jewish community, particularly with the Cleveland Hebrew Schools, the Hebrew Free Loan Association, the Council Educational Alliance, Mt. Sinai Hospital, and the Zionist movement. The collection consists of correspondence, newspaper articles, and memoirs. 
 Call #:  MS 4721 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Rocker, Samuel. | Rocker family. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish publishers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish publishing -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish press -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish printers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish newspapers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Yiddish newspapers -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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2Title:  Henry A. Rocker Family Papers     
 Creator:  Rocker, Henry A. Family 
 Dates:  1918-1991 
 Abstract:  Henry A. Rocker was a prominent lawyer and a leader in civic and Jewish affairs in Cleveland, Ohio. The son of Hungarian immigrant and editor Samuel Rocker, Henry A. Rocker graduated from Cleveland Law School in 1907 and practiced law in the Cleveland area until 1950. He was a founder of the Cleveland City Club, a member of the board of the Cleveland Community Chest, president of Park Synagogue (Anshe Emeth) from 1930-1953, and president of the Jewish Community Council of Cleveland from 1945-1953. Additionally, he served on the board of overseers of the Jewish Theological Seminary, and as a member of the board of directors of the United Jewish Appeal. The collection consists of awards, correspondence, essays, reports, an oral history transcript, drashim (homiletical interpretations of the Torah), and newspaper clippings. 
 Call #:  MS 5022 
 Extent:  0.40 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Rocker, Henry A., 1882-1966. | Rocker, Samuel. | Rucker family. | Jewish Welfare Fund (Cleveland, Ohio) | Orthodox Jewish Orphan Home (Cleveland, Ohio) | Lawyers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Philanthropists -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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