Benjamin Rodwogin, Papers

  • Dates: 1931-1989
  • Size: 1 linear ft.
  • Number of Boxes: 2
  • Languages: English
  • Location: Special Collections Reading Room, Jewish Theological Seminary Library.
  • Restrictions: Reproduction of fragile items is not permitted; consult the archivist about literary rights.
  • Gift Of: Benjamin Rodwogin
  • Date: August 7, 1990

ERW, 3/18/91

Table of Contents:

A Note on Folder Headings

Individual folders are identified in the following way on the left side of each folder: Name of Collection, box #/folder#, as in Ben Zion Bokser Papers, 4/22. Please use this format in citations and when referring to files for any other reason.

Biographical Note

Rabbi Rodwogin received his undergraduate degree at Yeshiva College of Yeshiva University, and was ordained at The Jewish Theological Seminary in 1945. In 1946 he went to Chelsea, Massachusetts to serve as the rabbi of Temple Emmanuel. He was active in community life in Chelsea, and served as the chaplain for Boston area Masons starting in 1975.

Collection Description

Rabbi Rodwogin's papers consist of writings, correspondence, a scrapbook, and clippings.

The writings consist of speeches, bulletin messages, eulogies and sermons covering the years 1950 through 1989. The correspondence is made up of letters, primarily thank you notes, received by Rabbi Rodwogin between 1931 and 1989. The correspondents include JTS faculty members Moshe Davis, Saul Lieberman, and Alexander Marx and public figures including Henry Cabot Lodge, John F. Kennedy, and Henry Morganthau, Jr. The correspondence also documents Rodwogin's involvement in community affairs in the town of Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Also included is a scrapbook, and clippings of articles documenting Rodwogin's career.

Box List

Box  Folder(s)  Description 
  I. Writings, 1950-1989; n.d.
1 1 Bulletins, 1950-1989
 2 eulogies A-W, n.d.
 3 Sermons, n.d.
  II. Correspondence, 1931-1989
 4-5  Thank you notes, 1941-1989; 1955-1986
 6 A-G, 1931-1945
2 1 H-Y, 1931-1945
 2 A-U. 1946-1972
 3-5  III. Scrapbook and Clippings, Certificates and Programs, 1945-1976; n.d.