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Abdeen Jabara papers: 1956-1994 (Majority of material found within 1968-2003)
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Container / Location Title
 
Administrative [series]

Administrative consists primarily of Board and Congregational Meeting minutes. There are also Bylaws and Financial information.

Box   1  
Temple Bylaws
Box   1  
Board minutes May 1966-June 1984 (19 folders)
Box   2  
Board Minutes July 1984-June 1995 (11 folders)
Box   2  
Board materials 1988-1992 (1 folder)

(include some duplicate minutes)

 
Meetings
Box   2  
Organizational February-April 1966
Box   2  
Congregational meeting minutes April 1966-June 1981 (21 folders)
Box   3  
Congregational Meeting Minutes June 1982-June 1995 (14 folders)
 
Financial
Box   3  
Budgets
Box   3  
Statements to Congregation
Box   3  
Fund Raising Activities
 
Leadership [series]

Sermons and Correspondence of the Temple's three Rabbis and Correspondence of the Temple Presidents comprise the Leadership series.

 
Rabbis
 
Bruce Warshal
Box   3  
Installation
Box   3  
Other
 
Ralph Mecklenburger
Box   3  
Correspondence
Box   3  
Sermons
 
Robert Levy
Box   3  
Correspondence 1985-1992 (4 folders)
Box   3  
Sermons 1984-1985 (2 folders)
 
Presidents
 
Addresses
Box   3  
State of the Temple
 
Correspondence

(includes dates of Presidency; correspondence May span a greater period of time)

Box   3  
Ron Tikofsky 1965-1969
Box   3  
Allyn Kantor 1969-1971
Box   3  
Paul Vanek 1971-1973
Box   3  
Steve Young 1973-1975 (2 folders)
Box   3  
Gilbert Small 1975-1977
Box   3  
Marilyn Scott 1977-1980
Box   3  
Irving Fox 1980-1982
Box   3  
Alan Cotzin 1985-1987
Box   3  
Art Lindenberg 1988-1989
Box   3  
Steve Rhodes 1989-1990
Box   3  
Stu Simon 1991-1993
Box   3  
Barbara Heilveil,1993-1994
 
Temple Organizations [series]

Included in the Temple Organizations series are papers from several Committees, the Religious School, and Temple Social groups.

 
Committees
Box   4  
Temple Board Members and Committee Chairs
Box   4  
Pulpit (8 folders)
Box   4  
Pulpit (2 folders)
Box   4  
Religious Affairs (2 folders)
Box   4  
Religious Education 1978-1988 (6 folders)
Box   4  
Fellowship
 
Religious School
Box   4  
Administration (Sandra Raben)
Box   4  
Curriculum
Box   4  
Early Years
Box   4  
Calendar
Box   4  
School Years 1978-1994
Box   4  
Hebrew School
Box   4  
Staff and student rosters 1966-1995
Box   4  
Miscellaneous
 
Social
Box   4  
Men's Club
Box   4  
Men's Rap Group 1990-1998
Box   5  
Couples Club
Box   5  
Singles Club
Box   5  
Connections
 
Sisterhood
Box   5  
Board Minutes 1967-1988 (5 folders)
Box   5  
Golden Book: Best wishes, congratulations, in honor of members
 
Topical files: History, Membership, and Miscellaneous [series]

Various representations of Temple history make up the Topical files: History, Membership, and Miscellaneous series.

Box   5  
Anniversary Celebrations
Box   5  
Anniversary, Temple Bat Mitzvah November 1979
Box   5  
Anniversary, Twenty-fifth Anniversary Year 1991-1992
Box   5  
Archives
Box   5  
Chapel dedication May 1998
Box   5  
Cotzins, celebration for May 1996
Box   5  
Dedication of Torah October 1966
Box   5  
Directories 1966-2004 (2 folders)
Box   5  
Family records
Box   5  
History: Temple Beth Emeth: The First Fifteen Years 1966-1981 (2 folders)

(1 folder relates to press coverage of the history)

Box   5  
Informational Brochures/Packets
Box   5  
Liheyot Committee 1996
Box   5  
Membership: Owner's Manual
Box   5  
Mortgage reduction 1998
 
Newspaper Articles
Box   5  
1966-1982 (17 folders)
Box   6  
1983-1985, 1987-1994 (11 folders)
 
Planning
Box   6  
Program of Development 1973
Box   6  
Long Range Planning Committee 1982
Box   6  
Long Range Task Forces 1986-1987
Box   6  
Needs Assessment 1988
Box   6  
"TBE 2000" , long range planning 1990
Box   6  
Long range planning 2000-2001
Box   6  
Long range planning 2001-2002
Box   6  
Program of Development
Box   6  
Task Forces: Administrative, Leadership Development, Programming
Box   6  
Temple Members
 
Union of American Hebrew Congregations
Box   6  
Biennial conferences general
Box   6  
Regional biennial conference, Ann Arbor 1992
Box   6  
Membership dues 1968-1972
Box   6  
Publications
Box   6  
Miscellaneous
 
Congregational Life [series]

Congregational Life covers Jewish Life, Social and Community Action, and the Temple's publications. There are two cookbooks included, as well as bulletins covering the entire lifespan of the temple.

 
Jewish Life
Box   7  
Year of the Jewish Home 5740
Box   7  
Year of Human Awareness 1989-1990
Box   7  
Year of the Spirit 1990-1991
Box   7  
Weekend of Spiritual Renewal 1992
Box   7  
Weekend of Caring June 1993
Box   7  
Jewish Arts Festival
Box   7  
Music/Arts Festival December 1987
 
Services
Box   7  
High Holy Days 1988-2000 (3 folders)
Box   7  
Shabbat and Holiday Observance
Box   7  
Temple Service Programs
 
Social and Community Action
Box   7  
Black Economic Development League
Box   7  
Affirmation of Human Dignity 1982
Box   7  
Jewish Community Rally (photographs) March 1982
Box   7  
Rally for Human Dignity and Freedom (photographs) March 1982
Box   7  
Assisting Refugees
Box   7  
Social Action
Box   7  
Interfaith Council of Congregations
Box   7  
Mitzvah Day 1998-2009 (4 folders)
 
Publications
Box   7  
Newsletters 1975, 1990-1998 (scattered dates)
Box   7  
Cookbooks
Box   8  
Temple Bulletins 1966-1993 (4 volumes, 22 folders)
 
Genesis [series]

Genesis, the organization created jointly by Temple Beth Emeth and St. Clare Episcopal Church for the ownership of the building, is the final series. It includes the history of the agreement and related celebrations.

Box   9  
Record volume: Agreement, by-laws and minutes June 19, 1974-May 22, 1978
Box   9  
Record volume: Minutes June 11, 1978-September 24, 1981
Box   9  
Agreements/By-laws
Box   9  
History and Development
Box   9  
Celebrations 1975-1978
Box   9  
Building Campaign 1976
Box   9  
Building Addition 1974-1977
Box   9  
Building Committee
Box   9  
Tenth Year Celebration
Box   9  
Long Range Plan 1988-1989
Box   9  
Building Campaign 1992
Box   9  
Joint Service Programs
Box   9  
Background and Informational Materials
Box   9  
Genesis House, 25th Anniversary 1999-2000 (2 folders)
 
Audio-Visual Materials [series]

The Audio-Visual series consists of VHS tapes and photographs of Temple activities and social occasions.

Box   10  
Kol Halev (CD)
 
Photographs
Box   10  
Temple Anniversary Dinner, McKenny Union-EMU, Speaker: Rabbi Ira Youdevin 1981
Box   10  
Temple Annual Meetings, Board Photographs, Past Presidents 1981-1984
Box   10  
Shauvet Celebration 1982
Box   10  
Temple Anniversary Dinner, McKenny Union-EMU, Speaker: Al Vorspan February 1982
Box   10  
Oneg Shabbat, Honoring Debbie Salinger & Jon Falk-marriage November 19, 1982
Box   10  
Temple Anniversary, Campus Inn, Speaker: Rabbi Randall Falk January 1983
Box   10  
Genesis Farewell Party, For Mecklenburgers December 1983
Box   10  
Temple Anniversary Dinner, Farewell to the Mecklenburgers December 1983
Box   10  
Sisterhood Jewish Arts Festival by Traditions December 1984
Box   10  
Temple Dinner, Weber's Inn, Honorees: Bernice & Harold Mark May 1986
Box   10  
Miscellaneous Photographs, Temple Membership Directory 1989
Box   10  
Sam & Eva Taylor Dinner Dance 1989
Box   10  
Genesis Seder April 4, 1991
Box   10  
25th Anniversary Dinner Dance, Weber's Inn November 16, 1991
Box   10  
Farfel Follies, TBE Talent Show, 25th Anniversary Celebration April 12, 1992
Box   10  
TBE Board Retreat, Home of Stu Simon, Pres. August 1992
Box   10  
Temple Beth Emeth Trip to Farm May 2, 1993
Box   10  
Community Events, Baskin Sculpture, Israel Bond Tribute, UAHC Social Action Award October 22, 1993
Box   10  
Shabbat on a Stab. February 21, 1994
Box   10  
Brotherhood Canoe Trip 1995
Box   10  
Hanukkah Latke Dinner 1995
Box   10  
Sukkot 1995
Box   10  
Debbie Friedman, Concert/Dinner March 18, 1995
Box   10  
Religious School Photographs 1996
Box   10  
Religious School Passover Liberation Experience 1997
Box   10  
Genesis 25th Celebration, Picnic, Spellman's Party May 20-21, 2000
Box   10  
Consultation on Conscious 2005
 
Videotapes (VHS)
Box   10  
Purimspiel 1989
Box   10  
Purimspiel 1990

(Levy and Pollack vs. Dobrusin and Greenfield)

Box   10  
25th Anniversary, Farfel Follies April 12, 1992
Box   10  
A Conversation with Carol Plumer, The History of St. Clare's and Genesis of Ann Arbor July 1993
Box   10  
Thanksgiving Celebration and New Sanctuary Dedication November 23, 1994
Box   10  
Service and Program to Celebrate 25 Years of Ministry, The Reverend Douglas P. Evett, Rector February, 1998 (2 videotapes (VHS [TM]))
Box   10  
Ron Wolfson I
Box   10  
Ron Wolfson II