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Rabbi Morris Allen papers

Identifier: umja0190

Scope and Contents

This collection includes high holiday sermons, budegt plans for various synagogues, morning Minyan logs, meeting minutes, budget materials, and correspondences dating between 1984 and 2011.


  • Creation: 1968-2011


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.


This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Rabbi Morris Allen was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1984 and joined Beth Jacob Congregation as rabbi in August 1986. Beth Jacob, a Conservative congregation in the Twin Cities suburbs, was at the time a newly-merged synagogue created from the merging of Sons of Jacob and the New Conservative Congregation. Beth Jacob's new building in Mendota Heights opened in fall 1988, and Rabbi Allen led the congregation through to 2021.


6.15 Cubic Feet (4 Boxes- 1 Paige Box, 1 half Hollinger box , 2 oversize boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection includes the sermons, correspondence, and various administrative materials of Rabbi Morris Allen of Beth Jacob Congregation.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Rabbi Morris Allen in April 2021. Large scrapbooks from Synagogue Youth Organization (originated at Sons of Jacob) donated by Rabbi Morris Allen on behalf on Beth Jacob Congregation in October 1990 (0206).

Rabbi Morris Allen papers, 1968-2011
Kate Dietrick
Oct 2022
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Revision Statements

  • January 2023: Revised to add newly found materials

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area