Cincinnati; Dept. Of Synagog And School Extension Of The Union Of American Hebrew Congregations, 1921-1929. Item #31186
Original Wraps. 8vo. 12; 32, ; 24, ; 32, ; 16; 13, ; 25; 35; 13; 16; 20; 19; 19; 11; 27; 19 pages. 20 cm. Pastedown label on cloth slipcase: ‘Plays For New Year Sukkoth Hanukkah Purim Passover Lag B'Omer Shabuoth And For Other Occasions. ’ Every play of Elma Ehrlich Levinger dated 1923; her plays include: “The unlighted Menorah: a Chanukah fantasy of the time of Felix Mendelssohn, in one act”; “The light of Israel: a Chanukah play in four acts”; “A sick Purim; a modern Purim play in one act”; "Let there be light, ’ a pageant in seven episodes”; “How Succoth came to Chayim; a modern play in one act”; “Ruth of Moab; a springtime play in one act”; “The golden staff; a Succoth operetta” with music by Samuel Goldfarb. By Samuel Schulman and Sara Miller: “The spirit of Judaism: a pageant”. By Ruth Atlas Binstock: “Harvest festival; a pageant in four scenes”. By Miss Eva Herbst: Ruth; a harvest pageant”. Plays by Fannie Barnett Linsky: “America and the Jew; a pageant for Thanksgiving day”; “A Purim fantasy, a play in one act”; “The Sabbath angel. A play in two acts”; “Old pictures in new frames. A group tableaux for any holiday”; “The counting of the days; a Lag b'Omer cycle”; “Happy New Year; a play in one act, a prologue and an epilogue. ” All plays published by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations Department of Synagogue and School Extension, which was initially established as the Department of Synagogue Extension in 1903, to provide for and advance Sabbath schools for the instruction of the young and to aid and encourage the development of new and young congregations. Elma Ehrlich Levinger (1887 – 1958) “Active in an array of Jewish women’s and youth organizations, Elma Ehrlich Levinger was also the author of over thirty books for children and several for adults—all of which emphasize the importance of maintaining Jewish identity in America. Levinger used both drama and the short story as a means of educating young people and women about Jewish history and traditions, hoping to encourage them to participate in Jewish social life. ” (Jewish Women’s Archive Encyclopedia) . Subjects: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. Drama. Hanukkah - Drama. Sukkot - Drama. Ruth (Biblical figure) - Drama. Sukkot - Drama. Purim –Drama. Jewish drama. Tableaux, Religious. Rosh ha-Shanah - Drama. All plays are listed on OCLC; however, none exceed 15 listings. No listings on OCLC for a boxed set such as ours (extra space in the box suggests that it may have been designed to hold other titles as well) . Light rubbing to cloth of slipcase, with rip to corner of lid; wraps of two plays lightly soiled, otherwise all plays near fine. Very Good+ Condition. (MX-36-22).