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107_01_22_24_Correspondence_JewsInAsheville_Autobiography_M.pdf
Description of Jewish life in Asheville at the start of the 20th century. Leo begins with his family history in Russia and explains how his father came to America after a series of unfortunate events.


107_01_19_Finkelstein_AutobiographyOfJewsInAsheville_1982_M.pdf
Anecdotes about Leo's life growing up in Asheville during the first half of the 20th century. The Jewish Community was very united, and dedicated to observing the Sabbath and dietary laws, and keeping the High Holy Days. Leo enjoyed growing up in the…


107_01_05_PhotoAlbum_03_ElksClub_M.pdf
Information on Leo's involvement in the community, especially as a member and exalted ruler of the Elk's Lodge. He was also part of the Jewish organization B'nai B'rith and a dedicated member of the Beth Ha-Tephila congregation.