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IJL. Innovations in Jewish Life

 Record Group
Identifier: IJL
Formerly Post-Holocaust American Judaism.

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Alan Lew papers

Identifier: COU:4058
Abstract The Alan Lew papers contain materials ranging from his coursework at the Jewish Theological Seminary, his unpublished poetry and short stories dating as far back as the 1960s, early drafts and manuscripts of his published writings, materials relating to his sermons and public speaking, as well as personal correspondences and materials relating to his life as a rabbi and public speaker. Additionally, this collection contains material of years spent researching and writing his unpublished book...
Dates: 1970 - 2006

Arthur Waskow papers

Identifier: COU:1809

The Arthur Waskow papers contains material related to Waskow's writings and rabbinical career, including his collaboration with the Shalom Center and the Shefa Fund.

Dates: 1969 - 2000

Chava Weissler papers

Identifier: COU:4302

The Chava Weissler papers include materials from her scholarship career, including research conducted on the Jewish Renewal Movement, her dissertation, book, and lectures that she gave on the subject. The collection also includes some of her research, ephemera collected at various events and retreats, as well as audio and visual materials from her work in this subject area.

Dates: 1962 - 2011

Dennis Shuman collection

Identifier: COU:4296

In the mid-1980s, several Jewish leaders, including Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi, convened in Florida for annual meetings named after the Hebrew term Ruach, which means "wind" or "spirit." Dennis Shuman recorded the lectures and homiletics presented at these meetings along with several other liturgical events.

Dates: 1985 - 1990

Fox-Miller papers

Identifier: COU:1807

The Fox-Miller Collection includes materials related to such topics as Jewish community life, Zionist organizations, including Hadassah, the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, and the academic field of Jewish studies. Additionally, it contains books on Zionism, Jewish Labor, Jewish life in the United States, Jewish settlements in Eastern Europe and Russia, the American Garment Workers Union, and Jewish history more generally.

Dates: 1937 - 2007

Geela Rayzel Raphael papers

Identifier: COU:5018
Abstract Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael is an ordained rabbi, artist, author, and singer/songwriter of Jewish songs, prayer, and liturgy and is actively involved in the Jewish Renewal movement. A former student of Reb Zalman Schacter-Shalomi, she designed several programs and teachings that are centered around heartfelt life-cycle rituals and ceremonies, such as Rosh Hodesh, interfaith ceremonies, and spirtual practices related to the significant life transitions of marriage, birth and children, losing...
Dates: 1978 - 2018

Harry W. Mazal Holocaust collection

Identifier: COU:1806
Abstract The Harry W. Mazal Holocaust Collection is the life work of Harry W. Mazal (1937 - 2011), a businessman from Mexico City, who made his home in San Antonio, Texas. With the help of numerous volunteers, Mazal dedicated his life, time, and financial resources to creating a vast repository committed to commemorating the victims of the Holocaust around the world. His goal was to promote scholarly research and human understanding grounded in Holocaust studies while also fighting Holocaust denial,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1920 - 2011

Holy Beggars' Gazette collection

Identifier: COU:797
Abstract The Holy Beggars’ Gazette was originally created by San Francisco based synagogue House of Love and Prayer to disseminate the teachings of its founder Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. It grew to become a journal of chassidic teachings, poems, art, and stories from a range of contributors, including folklorist Howard Schwartz, poet Allen Ginzberg, and Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (under the name Zalman M. Schachter). This collection provides a glimpse into the House of Love and Prayer’s community,...
Dates: 1972 - 1977

Ira Chernus papers

Identifier: COU:4144
Abstract Retired Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, Ira Chernus (1946-) studied issues of war and peace and U.S. foreign policy from the perspective of a historian of religions. Chernus began his academic career studying the history of religions, in particular the history of Judaism, with special emphasis on the history of rabbinic Judaism and Jewish mysticism. He received his Ph.D. in Religion from Temple University in 1975. During the early 1980s, he became active...
Dates: No Date

Janice Zelazo collection

Identifier: COU:4037
Abstract Nuremberg, Bavaria is often referred to as having been the 'unofficial capital' of the Holy Roman Empire, particularly because the Imperial Diet (Reichstag) and courts met at Nuremberg Castle. It is also called the "treasure chest of the German Empire" due to the fact that it houses some of Germany's important cultural artifacts such as regalia of the Holy Roman Empire and the city's own treasures, including the tabernacle and stained glass from the grand St. Lawrence Church. The brochure...
Dates: 1936

Leah Novick papers

Identifier: COU:1803

The Leah Novick Papers include materials from Rabbi Leah Novick’s political career and activism as well as materials gathered since her rabbinical ordination in 1987 that revolve around contributions to the Jewish Renewal movement as a whole and ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal more specifically.

Dates: 1970-2010

Michael Lerner collection

Identifier: COU:3982

The Michael Lerner Collection contains a set of Tikkun magazines (Vol.1, No.1 to Vol. 29, No. 2), ed. Michael Lerner, and several books authored or edited by Michael Lerner.

Dates: 1986 - 2014

Netanel Miles-Yepez papers

Identifier: COU:1076

Course notes, illustrations, printed matter, audio cassettes and files related to Netanel Miles- Yépez’s work with Rabbi Schachter-Shalomi and the transfer of the Rabbi Schachter-Shalomi Collection.

Dates: 1990 - 2000

Richard E. Campbell collection

Identifier: COU:3984
Abstract Richard E. Campbell spent more than half a century in post WWII and Cold War Germany, where he managed the American Business Center in Leipzig, served as political analyst and travel officer for the U.S. Embassy Berlin and abroad, and cataloged 500,000 Nazi-era documents as a Berlin Document Center (BDC) archivist.The Richard E. Campbell collection contains materials detailing twentieth-century German culture, with a specific emphasis on art, music, and theater. Much of the collection deals...
Dates: undated

Yoram Getzler papers

Identifier: COU:4068
Abstract Yoram Getzler was an Israeli-American radio producer, writer, and a central figure in bringing Renewal Judaism to Israel. In 1986, Getzler moved to Israel where he worked as an independent radio program producer and part-time at the radio station Kol Israel’s (Voice of Israel) English language division. Shortly after moving there, he organized Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s visit to Israel, hoping to convince him to retire there. Due to the success of the visit and having known and worked...
Dates: 1986 - 2012

Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi papers

Identifier: COU:1417
Abstract Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (1924 - 2014) is considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries. A Holocaust survivor initially associated with Habad-Lubavitch Hasidism, Schachter-Shalomi went on to found the Jewish Renewal and Spiritual Eldering movements. As a teacher of Hasidism and Kabbalah, he was known for his deep engagement and dialogue with leaders of other religious traditions. He also had a long career teaching Jewish mysticism and...
Dates: Majority of material found in 1940-2013