The Philadelphia Jewish Exponent
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This database is an index of more than 57,000 obituary notices which appeared in the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent, compiled by volunteers from the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia. Upon completion of the project, data spanning from April 1887 to the present will be available. Data is currently available in the database for the following dates: 1887-1911, 1914-1936, 1946, Jul-Dec 1947, 1948, Sep-Dec 1950, 1951-1953, 1955-1957, (Jan-Jun 1958 not available), Jul-Dec 1958, 1959-1964, Jan-Sep 1970, 1973, 1979, 1992-1994, Mar-Dec 2003, 2004, Sep-Nov 2005, Mar-Dec 2006, and 2007-2012.
For each entry, the index contains the following information:
The Philadelphia Jewish Exponent is published weekly, by the Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia.
To view the actual obituaries which this database indexes, consult back issues of the Jewish Exponent in hardcopy or on microfilm, at the following locations:
Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center
Temple University, Urban Archives, Paley Library, 1210 Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122. Tel.: (215) 204-8257.
Has: Bound copies of the Jewish Exponent (1887 to 1999), individual copies of the Jewish Exponent (2000 to present).
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Albert M. Greenfield Microform and Media Center, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Tel.: (215) 732-2680.
Has: Microfilm of the Jewish Exponent, v. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 15, 1887) – v. 125, no. 47 (June 24, 1955).
Free Library of Philadelphia – Logan Circle
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Tel.: (215) 686-5322. Newspaper & Microfilm Center: Tel.: (215) 686-5431 or -5432
Has: Microfilm of the Jewish Exponent:
4/15/1887 - 3/31/1891, 4/18/1895 - 12/31/1912, 1/1/1914 - 12/31/1922, 1/1/1924 - 12/26/1969, 8/5/1977 - 12/31/1979, 1/2/1981 - 4/30/1982, 7/1/1982 -12/31/1982, 6/3/1983 - to present.
and six months of current issues.
University of Pennsylvania – Center for Judaic Studies
420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel.: (215) 238-1290.
Has: Microfilms: Call Number: AP2.J4952 (microfilm).
v.1:no.1 (1887:Apr.15) - v.1:no.26; v.7:no.1 (1890:Apr.10) - v.125:no.47 (1955:Jun.24); v.147:no.18 (1970:May.1) - v.204:no.27 (1998:Dec.31).
Note: They do not have a microfilm reader. Our volunteer requested that the microfilm be sent over to the main campus library, Van Pelt Library. Patrons interested in the microfilm should contact the Center for Jewish Studies for a similar request.
2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Tel: (215) 832-0700.
Has: Hardcopy, depending on age of paper, which can be viewed and/or copied in person. This is a working newspaper.
Other locations also exist. Check with your local librarian.
Current Project coordinator: James Gross. Past Project coordinator: Leonard Duboff. Special thanks to: Selma Neubauer, Co-president JGSPA.
Data input was done by the following volunteers: Lenard Duboff, David Brill, Al First, Helen Gusoff, Martin Gusoff, Michael Levin, Joan Rosen, Steve Schecter, Harold Waitsman, Tracey Rich, Steve Bolef, Ruth Kuschner, Bernard Cedar, David Mink, Joan Gross.
The data was checked by James Gross for duplications and errors.
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