Finding aid for the Cleveland Hebrew Schools Records

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Cleveland previous hit Hebrew Schools next hit
Title: Cleveland previous hit Hebrew Schools next hit Records
Dates: 1908-1975
Extent: 6.30 linear feet (8 containers and 1 oversize folder)
Abstract: The Cleveland previous hit Hebrew Schools next hit evolved from the Montefiore Free previous hit Hebrew School next hit (later called the Talmud Torah) established in Cleveland, Ohio, ca. 1885. In 1905, another communal previous hit Hebrew school next hit 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 previous hit Hebrew School next hit 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 previous hit Hebrew Schools next hit 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 previous hit Hebrew Schools next hit 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 previous hit Hebrew school next hit for preschool children. In 1967 Cleveland previous hit Hebrew High School next hit 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, previous hit school publications, posters, and scrapbooks.
MS Number MS 4620
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English, Hebrew next hit and Yiddish