Respondent
Abrams, Solomon
Interview Date
May 19, 1976
Abstract
Abrams, Solomon, educator and member of the Pittsburgh board of Education who studied at the Hebrew Institute (HI) and later held various positions there; birth date, August 16, 1913;
[T1S1] family history, parents' immigration, grandfather's life; family genealogy; parents' education; home life; father, principal Hebrew Institute; education, Schenley High School, Hebrew Institute, University of Pittsburgh; degrees;
[T1S2] positions held at HI; affiliation with Beth Shalom; early medical care; recreation; courtship and marriage; birth of son; son's career and family; various residences in Pittsburgh; master's thesis; appointment to school board for six years; election to school board;
[T2S3] issues surrounding board of education; wife's interests; family activities; Squirrel Hill as "hub of Jewish life"; community affiliations, Pittsburgh Zionists, Religious Education Association, Squirrel Hill Kiwanis; Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition, National Council for Jewish Education, Jewish Communal Workers of Pittsburgh;
[T2S4] changes in HI; founder, Community Day School, Young People's Synagogue, Reconstructionist Synagogue; information on HI; Pittsburgh Jewish life.
Subjects
Education; Hebrew Institute; Jews--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh; Squirrel Hill (Pittsburgh, Pa.); Synagogues
Birth Date
1913
City
Baltimore, MD
Length (hours)
2
Interviewer1
Mandelblatt, Natalie
Interviewer2
Berkey, Jane
Indexer
Levine, Sheila
Collateral Materials
Box 100 FF 4
Identifier
ais196440.007
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh