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Catalog Number 2013.076.001
Object Name Ledger
Scope & Content Book, Attendance book belonging to Moses Brodie, who taught Hebrew School at age 13. Book includes student names and address, most of which are in Downtown or West Baltimore. Dates range from 1917 to 1926.

Canvas-covered book, dark brown, stamped "Roll Book" on cover. 7.75" x 9.75". Label inside cover indicates it was purchased from Meyer & Thalheimer, Office Outfitters, 10 & 12 N. Howard St, Baltimore.

Donor's grandfather, Moses Brodie, started a Hebrew School at age 13 (1917). His father-in-law was the rabbi at Agudas Achim. Letter from donor (Brodie's grandson) says, "Upon his bar-mitzvah, Moses began his own Hebrew school. He held classes in the synagogue his parents belonged to" though donor was unsure which one. "I do know that at the time, my grandfather felt that Lloyd St. Synagogue was not religious enough for him. As far as the subjects Moses taught, I believe it was Hebrew language. Not sure about anything else." Donor thinks the "movement" being taught may have been Lubavitch.

According to the 1920 census, Moses Brodie @ age 17 or 18 in 1917 (born 1903), was living with his parents and some siblings at 2204 E. Jefferson St. according to the 1920 census and is listed as a teacher. In the 1910 census they were living on either Eastern Ave., or Exeter St. (hard to read the handwriting). His father is listed as a teacher at a Hebrew School.

The entire Brodie family came to the U.S. in 1906 from Russia. In the 1930 census, Moses is married to Ray (possibly Rachel per her death notice), and is still a teacher; and living at 2602 Loyola Northway, 21215.

Moses died 12/1976, Rachel 1981, and both are buried at Nir Tamid.
Imagefile 147\2013076001.JPG
Search Terms Baltimore, Md.
Subjects Education, Jewish
Schools
Children
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Condition Fair
People Brodie, Moses
Year Range from 1917.0
Year Range to 1926.0