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Manuscript Collection No. 635
Rabbi Alan Mayor Sokobin was born 8 March 1926 to Max Sokobin and Pauline Ferster. He grew up in New Jersey. Following the fall of Corregidor in 1942, Sokobin left home to join the Navy and served for the duration. After the war, he worked in his father's glass company. Sokobin later finished his high school education at the Rhodes School in New York City and went on to Syracuse University. He graduated from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and was ordained as a rabbi in 1955.
Sokobin's first position was at Temple Beth El of Laurelton, Long Island, New York (1955- 1957). Other positions included Temple Menorah of Bloomfield, New Jersey (1958-1960) and Temple B'nai Israel of Elmont, New York (1960-1972). Sokobin served at The Temple, Congregation Shomer Emunim, in Sylvania, Ohio from 1972-1992. Following an early retirement, Sokobin entered law school at the University of Toledo. Sokobin also served on the Committee on Justice and Peace for the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the Plenum for the Synagogue Council of America. He was a trustee and member of the Board of Rabbinic Overseers for Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and a trustee for the Association of Reform Zionists of America.
Sokobin's community interests included the Labor Management Citizens Committee and the Committee of Public Relations in Toledo, Ohio. Sokobin taught a Jewish history course at the Univeresity of Toledo sponsored by the Jewish Chautauqua society. He also designed a course in Comparative Jewish Law.
Sokobin wrote and self-published a book entitled: Eleh Pekudey. These are the Accounts. Autobiographical Remembrances (1993).
In 1957, Alan Mayor Sokobin married Mickey Levy. They had two children, Jonathan and Sharon. They had one grandchild in 1993, Evan Levy Speyer.
This material consists of bound copies of sermons, addresses and eulogies [1951-1994]. The majority of these sermons are in outline form. There are no series in this collection. The bulk of the sermons date from 1974-1988. Each bound volume has a table of contents listing the appropriate holy day or occasion of the speech, or the subject of the eulogy. Each piece is paginated separately.
This collection is arranged in a single series.
Terms of Access and Use
The Alan Mayor Sokobin Papers are open to all users. The original manuscript collection is available in the Barrows-Loebelson Reading Room of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
Property and Literary Rights
The Alan Mayor Sokobin Papers were donated to the American Jewish Archives by The Temple, Sylvania, Ohio, in December, 1997. Property rights to the materials are held by the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are not dedicated to the public. Literary rights to materials authored by Alan Mayor Sokobin are held by Alan Mayor Sokobin or his heirs. Literary rights to materials authored by others are held by the individual author or his/her heirs. Questions concerning rights should be addressed to the Director of the American Jewish Archives.
Questions concerning rights should be addressed to the Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives. For more information see the American Jewish Archives copyright information webpage.
Sokobin, Alan Mayor, 1926-. Papers. 1977-1993. SC-14358.
The Alan Mayor Sokobin Papers were received from Congregation Shomer Emunim, Sylvania, Ohio, in 1997.
Processed by American Jewish Archives staff, with additional processing by Michelle Wirth Detroit.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the AJA's online catalog.
Persons and Families
Sokobin, Alan Mayor, 1926-
Congregation Shomer Emunim (Sylvania, Ohio)
Temple B'nai Israel (Elmont, N.Y.)
Temple Menorah (Bloomfield, N. J.)
The Temple (Sylvania, Ohio)
Jews -- New York (State) -- Elmont.
Jews -- Ohio -- Sylvania.
Genres and Forms
Jewish sermons, American.
Rabbis -- Ohio.