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Rabbi Sylvan Kamens eulogies

Identifier: umja0109

Scope and Contents

This collection consists entirely of typed eulogies for various Jewish community members. Each eulogy is typed on a notecard and includes the person's name, date of passing, and Hebrew name. Each folder has a note including whose eulogy is included in the folder.


  • 1965-1983


Conditions Governing Access

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


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Biographical / Historical

Rabbi Sylvan D. Kamens was raised in Philadelphia, earned a teachers diploma in Hebrew education from Gratz College in 1954, and received bachelor's degrees from Temple University and Gratz in 1956. He was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1961. Rabbi Kamens served as an Air Force chaplain in England from 1961-1963. He served at Tifereth Israel in Duluth, Minnesota, 1963-1969; as assistant rabbi at Temple of Aaron in St. Paul, Minnesota, 1969-1972; as rabbi of B'nai Emet, St. Louis Park, Minnesota, 1972-1983; and served at Temple Beth El in Akron, Ohio.


0.80 Cubic Feet (2 Hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of eulogies written by Rabbi Sylvan Kamens from 1965 to 1983 during his tenures at Minnesota synagogues.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Rabbi Sylvan Kamens to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest in 1998.

Related Materials

The personal papers of Sylvan Kamens are at the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary (ID ARC.1000.018) in New York.

Rabbi Sylvan Kamens eulogies, 1965-1983
Kate Dietrick
July 2017
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area