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Manuscript Collection No. 808
Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Matthew J. Eisenberg was born in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1958. He earned both a bachelor's and a master's degree in international relations from Miami University. He worked for four years as a child care worker at Bellefaire/Jewish Children's Bureau before attending Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion. He served student pulpits in Johnson City, Tennessee, Portsmouth, Ohio, and Fairbanks, Alaska and was ordained in 1991. His first full-time position was with Congregation Beth Israel in Houston, Texas, and in 1991 he assumed the rabbinate at Temple Israel in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. A key player in Temple Israel’s merger with Temple Ner Tamid that same year, Eisenberg now serves Temple Israel Ner Tamid as the senior rabbi, while his father, Frederick A. Eisenberg, serves as Rabbi Emeritus.
Matthew Eisenberg and his wife, Pat, have two children.
--Adapted from http://www.tintcleveland.org/page/About+Us/Our-Rabbis.aspx (November 3, 2011)
This collection consists of research material and the completed draft for Matthew Eisenberg's thesis entitled, "The Last Frontier: Jewish Pioneers in Alaska", submitted to Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion in 1991. Included are correspondence, news clippings, and temple bulletins. These research materials are copies of materials housed at archives of University of Alaska-Fairbanks and the Jewish Congregation of Fairbanks, along with an excerpt of University of Alaska-Fairbanks archives inventory of the Robert Bloom collection.
This collection is arranged in a single series.
Terms of Access and Use
This collection is 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
Matthew J. Eisenberg, by the act of donating this collection to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by Matthew J. Eisenberg or his heirs. Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of some materials.
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.
Eisenberg, Matthew J., 1958-. Irving Berlin. SC-943.
Eisenberg, Matthew J., 1958-. Nearprint. Nearprint Biographies.
Eisenberg, Matthew J., 1958-. Photographs. PC-1079.
Eisenberg, Matthew J., 1958-. The Alaska Commercial Company: How Jewish Entrepreneurs Helped Develop Alaska, June 1990. SC-3145.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Matthew J. Eisenberg Papers and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-808. Matthew J. Eisenberg Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Matthew J. Eisenberg papers were received from Matthew J. Eisenberg, Houston, Texas in July, 1991.
Processed by Michelle Wirth, September, 2011.
This collection was arranged and described according to minimal-processing standards. Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the American Jewish Archives's online catalog.
Persons and Families
Bloom, Robert L., 1878-1974
Eisenberg, Matthew J., 1958-
United States. National Historical Publications and Records Commission
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Synagogues -- Alaska -- Fairbanks