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Title Henry Cohen, Lectures and Addresses
Author Cohen, Henry (1863-1952)
Date 1885-1945
Document Type Personal Account
Reference 3M326, Box 1
Library / Archive Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Collection Name Cohen (Henry) Papers, 1850, 1881-1951
Description Several essays and addresses made by Rabbi Henry Cohen whilst leader of the Temple B'nai Israel. Begins with an essay entitled "The Amalgamated Israelites", recording a Jewish gathering for laying "the corner stone of the new Synagogue". There are also addresses, such as "To the Graduating Class of the Hebrew Union College".
Series Description Papers concern Cohen's career and those of members of his family; his social welfare activities, especially in the fields of prison reform, hospitals, schools and immigration.
Biographical Note / History Henry Cohen was born April 7, 1863 in London England. In 1884 he was ordained a rabbi and led congregations in Kingston, Jamaica (1884-1885) and Woodville, Mississippi (1885-1888) before transferring to Galveston, Texas where he led the Temple B'nai Israel from 1888 to 1949. Cohen was influential in religious and social welfare activities in Texas; he was especially well-known for his work on hospitals, schools and immigration issues. A noted prison reformer, Cohen served on the Texas Prison Board. An authority on the Talmud, Cohen published a number of essays. He married Mollie Levy of Galveston and the couple had two children.
Theme(s) Colonisation Companies and Emigration Societies; Displaced Persons and Refugees; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Places Galveston, Cincinnati, Houston, Texas, Cape May, New Jersey, United States; Mexico
Nationality American; Jewish
People Cohen, Henry (1863-1952); Cordova, Altamon de; Cornaldi, A J; Lazarus C P; Logan, John A; Austin, Stephen Fuller ((1793-1836)
Keywords religion, Jewish, emigrant, settlement, Synagogue, women, construction, finance, holidays and celebrations, alcohol, Christianity, languages, education, Texas Revolution, employment, history, health and sickness, legislation, army, nationalism, national identity, conflict, emigration, refugee, colony, philanthropy, push factors, persecution, economics, emigration scheme, citizenship, American Civil War, Mexican-American War, charity, politics, Zionism
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin catalogue.
Language English
Copyright Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin