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Rabbi Stacy Offner Papers, undated, 1944-2008

Summary Information
Title: Rabbi Stacy Offner papers
Dates: undated, 1944-2008 bulk:1980-2008
Creator: Offner, Stacy
Extent: 10 boxes (10.75 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English.
Collection Number: umja0012
Abstract:
This collection contains personal papers and administrative documents from Rabbi Stacy Offner during her rabbinate career: first, as Associate Rabbi at Mount Zion Temple in St. Paul, Minnesota from 1984 to 1988, continuing to her eventual move to the newly-opened Shir Tikvah Congregation in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she was elected head rabbi and presided for two decades until 2008.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives.

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Donated by Offner, Stacy

Access Restrictions:

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

Copyright:

Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives; please contact the archives for more detailed copyright information.

Processing Information:

This collection was donated to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest in 2009. At that time the materials were processed by JHSUM staff; it is unclear if they maintained original order of Rabbi Offner's papers. For that reason, structure of series that JHSUM created at that time has been kept in tact.

Preferred Citation:

Rabbi Stacy Offner papers, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

This collection is divided into series:

Series 1: Administrative

Series 2: Shir Tikvah papers

Series 3: Subject Files

Series 4: History

Series 5: Media


Historical Note

Stacy K. Offner was born in Long Island, New York. She received her B.A. in Religion from Ohio's Kenyon College, graduating magna cum laude in 1977, going on to pursue her M.A. in Hebrew Literature at Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles before eventually finishing in 1982 at Hebrew Union College's New York campus. After receiving her rabbinic ordination in 1984 from the HUC seminary, Offner moved to Minnesota where she accepted the Assistant Rabbi position with Mount Zion Temple in Saint Paul, Minnesota, eventually becoming Associate Rabbi in 1987. In 1988, Rabbi Offner resigned amidst speculation regarding her sexual orientation; in the public downfall of allegations regarding discrimination, a group of congregants spoke out on behalf of Rabbi Offner and subsequently left Mount Zion to form a new reform congregation. In 1988, Rabbi Offner was elected head rabbi of this newest reform synagogue known as Shir Tikvah, located in Minneapolis. During her time with Shir Tikvah, Rabbi Offner was also an active spokesperson regarding women's issues, medical ethics and interfaith relations; she served as an adjunct professor at Hamline University, teaching courses in Jewish ethics, as well as serving on committees for the Minneapolis Children's Hospital and the Reform Pension Board.

Rabbi Offner remained with the Shir Tikvah for nearly two decades, until 2008 when she was offered the role of Vice President to the Union for Reform Judaism, a position she held until 2010. After a time as interim rabbi at Adath Emanu-El in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, she is currently the rabbi at Temple Beth Tikvah in Madison, Connecticut. Rabbi Offner's career thus far has been marked by many milestones including: Minnesota's first female rabbi, the nation's first openly lesbian rabbi, the Minnesota State senate's first Jewish chaplain and the first female vice president of the Union for Reform Judaism. Rabbi Offner now resides in Connecticut with her partner Nancy Abramson.


Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection includes Rabbi Stacy Offner's personal papers as well as administrative materials from her tenures at both Mount Zion Temple and Shir Tikvah Congregation. The majority of the materials date from 1980 to 2008 and include sermons, religious publications, eulogies, and materials for High Holidays, as well as documents related to associations, committees and public service that Rabbi Offner was involved in, such as the Jewish Women's Caucus and events such as the Holocaust Museum trip. The third series of materials are subject files that Rabbi Offner created, ranging from topics related to Judaism such as gay Jews, Purim music, and Tisha B'av, to more general topics such as alcoholism and Darfur; these files are in alphabetical order by subject. The media materials in the fifth series include VHS tapes, CDs and DVDs, photographs, and 35 mm slides.

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Offner, Stacy
  • Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest
  • Shir Tikvah Congregation (Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • Mount Zion Hebrew Congregation (Saint Paul, Minn.)
  • Rabbis
  • Women rabbis
  • Lesbian rabbis
  • Jewish sermons, English
  • Jewish preaching
  • Judaism
  • Reform Judaism
  • Reform Judaism -- United States
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Series 1: Administrative, undated, 1976-2008 
Box 1
Education, United Theological Seminary Admission Letter August 16. 1991  Box 1 , Folder 1
 
Education, Hebrew Union College Thesis 1984  Box 1 , Folder 2
 
Personal, Education, Classroom Supervision Paper 1982  Box 1 , Folder 3
 
Personal, Miscellaneous, Rabbinic Contracts 1984-1995  Box 1 , Folder 4
 
Personal, Miscellaneous, Resumes and Letters of Appointment 1991-1999  Box 1 , Folder 5
 
Personal, Miscellaneous. "Nature and Convention: Eve and Lilith," Perspective. Vol. 11 1976-1977  Box 1 , Folder 6
 
Personal, Miscellaneous, Hate Mail 1990- 1996  Box 1 , Folder 7
 
Personal, Miscellaneous. Confirmation Services 1980-2001  Box 1 , Folder 8
 
Personal, Early Sermons, Miscellaneous 1980-1983  Box 1 , Folder 51
 
Personal, Miscellaneous, Scrap Paper undated  Box 1 , Folder 9
 
Personal, Miscellaneous, Clergy Probes 1988-1995  Box 1 , Folder 10
 
Personal, Miscellaneous: Hannah McNamee Report undated  Box 1 , Folder 11
 
Personal, Naches 1988-2008  Box 1 , Folder 12
 
Personal, Editorial Contributions, "Lesbian Rabbis" 1998-1999  Box 1 , Folder 13
 
Personal, Contributive Written Work 1987-1996  Box 1 , Folder 14
 
Personal, Miscellaneous, Professional Publicity 1995-2003  Box 1 , Folder 15
 
Personal, Miscellaneous, Susan Schneider undated  Box 1 , Folder 16
 
Personal, Miscellaneous, Written Work 1985  Box 1 , Folder 17
 
Personal, United Hospital 1992-1994  Box 1 , Folder 52
 
Personal, Miscellaneous, Naches (Joy) Shir Tikvah 1993-1999  Box 1 , Folder 53
Box 8
Personal, Shir Tikvah, Naming Ceremony 1991  Box 8 , Folder 54
Box 9
Personal Miscellaneous, Naches, Shir Tikvah (3 of 3) 1993-1999  Box 9 , Folder 19
 
Personal, Miscellaneous, Naches (Joy) Shir Tikvah (2 of 3) 1993-1999  Box 9 , Folder 20
 
Personal, Photos undated  Box 9 , Folder 23
 
Personal, Guestbook 1988  Box 9 , Folder 24
Box 1
Mt. Zion, Congregational Life, Wedding Ceremony 1988  Box 1 , Folder 18
 
Mt. Zion, Correspondence 1987-1988  Box 1 , Folder 19
 
Mt. Zion, Correspondence 1988-1990  Box 1 , Folder 20
 
Mt. Zion Temple, Correspondence, Letters of Resignation 1988  Box 1 , Folder 21
 
Mt. Zion, Congregation Life, Board Meetings 1984-1988  Box 1 , Folder 22
 
Mt. Zion, Congregation Life, Naches 1984-1986  Box 1 , Folder 23
 
Mt. Zion Temple, Congregational Life, Congregational Education Day 1985-1988  Box 1 , Folder 24
 
Mt. Zion, Congregational Life, Israel Trip 1987  Box 1 , Folder 25
 
Mt Zion, Eulogies 1984-1987  Box 1 , Folder 26
 
Mt. Zion Temple, Sermons, Eulogies and Sermons 1984-1987  Box 1 , Folder 27
 
Mt. Zion, Sermons, Rabbi Lerner Anniversary undated  Box 1 , Folder 28
 
Mt. Zion, Sermons, High Holidays 1982-1988  Box 1 , Folder 29
 
Mt. Zion, Sermons and Publications, "Rabbis Reflections" Column 1984-1987  Box 1 , Folder 30
 
Mt. Zion, Sermons, Associate Rabbi 1984-1987  Box 1 , Folder 31
 
Mt. Zion Temple, Correspondence 1988  Box 1 , Folder 32
 
Minnesota Coucil of Reform Congregations 1993-1999  Box 9 , Folder 1
 
Offner, Stacy: Correpondence, Notes 1988-2002  Box 9 , Folder 8
 
Series 2: Shir Tikvah papers, undated, 1979-2008 
Box 1
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Adult Education Death and Mourning Practices 1993  Box 1 , Folder 33
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Adult Education Ethics Class 1994  Box 1 , Folder 34
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Bible Survey undated  Box 1 , Folder 35
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Building 1994-2004  Box 1 , Folder 36
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, K-1 AIEF Curriculum 1989-1990  Box 1 , Folder 37
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Building Search 1989-1993  Box 1 , Folder 38
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Building Search, Evaluations of Alterations 1992-1993  Box 1 , Folder 54
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Brit Chayim (Naming Certification) 1989-1992  Box 1 , Folder 39
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Childcare 1991  Box 1 , Folder 40
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Confirmation, Parents 1989-2003  Box 1 , Folder 41
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Conformation Classes 1997-1998  Box 1 , Folder 42
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Confirmation Services 1989-2007  Box 1 , Folder 43
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Employment Opportunities undated  Box 1 , Folder 44
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Correspondence 1992-1999  Box 1 , Folder 45
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Executive Committee, Sample Materials 1996-1997  Box 1 , Folder 46
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Hebrew School Correspondence and Models 1988-1992  Box 1 , Folder 47
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Israel Trip 1991-2007  Box 1 , Folder 48
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Israel Trip 2001  Box 1 , Folder 49
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, High Holidays 1988-2002  Box 1 , Folder 50
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Julie Tilsen/Conf. 1998  Box 2 , Folder 1
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Junior Youth Group 1989-1999  Box 2 , Folder 2
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Life Cycle Events and Building Use 1996  Box 2 , Folder 3
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Membership Rosters and Pledge Form 1990-1992  Box 2 , Folder 4
Box 8
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Membership Changes/Additions/ Resignations 1992-1995  Box 8 , Folder 21
Box 2
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Neighborhood Map 1994  Box 2 , Folder 5
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Oscar Responsa 1999  Box 2 , Folder 6
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Professional Letters of Recommendation 1995-2001  Box 2 , Folder 7
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Religious School 1994-1995  Box 2 , Folder 8
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Religious School 1995-1996  Box 2 , Folder 9
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Religious School Evaluation Forms 1993-1994  Box 2 , Folder 10
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Religious School Teacher Contracts 1992-1993  Box 2 , Folder 11
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Religious School Evaluations 1991-1992  Box 2 , Folder 12
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Religious School Handboook 1990-1996  Box 2 , Folder 13
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Religious School Budgets 1991-1992  Box 2 , Folder 14
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Religious School Faculty Meetings 1994-1995  Box 2 , Folder 15
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Religious School Miscellaneous 1989-1990  Box 2 , Folder 16
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Religious School 1990-1991  Box 2 , Folder 17
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Religious School 1989-1990  Box 2 , Folder 18
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Religious School Evaluations 1988-1989  Box 2 , Folder 19
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Religious School Committee 1992-2002  Box 2 , Folder 20
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Book Donations 1994  Box 2 , Folder 21
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Religious School 1992-1993  Box 2 , Folder 22
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Religious School 1998-1999  Box 2 , Folder 23
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Religious School 1997-1998  Box 2 , Folder 24
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Religious School 1996-1997  Box 2 , Folder 25
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Religious School 1991-1992  Box 2 , Folder 26
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Religious School 1993-1994  Box 2 , Folder 27
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Religious School 1984-1996  Box 2 , Folder 28
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Religious School 1988-1989  Box 2 , Folder 29
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Religious School Evaluations 1990-1991  Box 2 , Folder 30
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Religious School Music 1991-1992  Box 2 , Folder 31
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Reponsa Class (Spring) 2006  Box 2 , Folder 32
Box 8
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Rabbi Report, Proposal 1993-2004  Box 8 , Folder 22
Box 2
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, STIFTY-FATE DLOOGOFF 1996-1997  Box 2 , Folder 33
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, STIFTY Advisors 1991-1997  Box 2 , Folder 34
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, STIFTY/Youth Advisor Contract 1992-1996  Box 2 , Folder 35
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Youth Services Committee 1991-1992  Box 2 , Folder 36
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, STIFTY 1988  Box 2 , Folder 37
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, STIFTY 1994-1995  Box 2 , Folder 38
Box 8
Shir Tikvah, Adminsistrative, Capital Campaign 1994-1995  Box 8 , Folder 23
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Committee, Miscellaneous 1992-1996  Box 8 , Folder 24
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Resignation Letter 2007  Box 8 , Folder 25
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, BAR/BAT Mitzvah Administration Forms 1990-2000  Box 8 , Folder 26
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Spielberg Grant 2001  Box 8 , Folder 27
 
Shir Tikvah, Adminsitrative, Software Skills 1997  Box 8 , Folder 28
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Sukkot Project 1999  Box 8 , Folder 29
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, UAHC Correspondance, Application, Miscellaneous 1990-1993  Box 8 , Folder 30
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Special Needs 1988  Box 8 , Folder 31
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Sermons (Offner and Congregats) 1 of 2 1991-1999  Box 8 , Folder 32
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Sermons (Offner and Congregats) 2 of 2 1988-2000  Box 8 , Folder 33
Box 9
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Arts for Sanctuary 2003-2004  Box 9 , Folder 2
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Membership Rosters 2000-2001  Box 9 , Folder 3
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Security 1998-2000  Box 9 , Folder 4
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Conversion Certificates undated  Box 9 , Folder 5
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, UAHC Dues Controversy 1997-2001  Box 9 , Folder 6
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Israel Trips 1998-2000  Box 9 , Folder 7
 
Shir Tikvah, History, Miscellaneous 1991-2001  Box 9 , Folder 9
Box 2
STIFTY, Advisor Pam Laner 1989-1990  Box 2 , Folder 39
 
STIFTY, Advisor Janet Dorfman 1990-1991  Box 2 , Folder 40
 
STIFTY, Advisor Dan Pelo 1991-1992  Box 2 , Folder 41
 
STIFTY, Advisor Maria Eisenberg 1992-1993  Box 2 , Folder 42
 
STIFTY, Advisor Mark Eisenberg 1993-1994  Box 2 , Folder 43
 
Affiliation Committee 1989  Box 2 , Folder 44
 
Board Orientation 1990-1991  Box 2 , Folder 45
 
Board Orientation Packet 1992  Box 2 , Folder 46
 
Shir Tikvah, Board, President Lisa Schlesinger 1989-1990  Box 2 , Folder 47
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, STIFTY 1997-2000  Box 2 , Folder 48
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Teacher Contracts/Assignments 1993-1994  Box 2 , Folder 49
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Teacher Contracts 1989-1991  Box 2 , Folder 50
 
Annual Meeting Announcements 1997-1999  Box 2 , Folder 51
 
Shir Tikvah, Board, Cathy Nemiroff 1990-1991  Box 2 , Folder 52
 
Shir Tikvah, Board, Cathy Nemiroff 1991-1992  Box 2 , Folder 53
 
Shir Tikvah, Board, Cathy Nemiroff 1992-1993  Box 2 , Folder 54
 
Shir Tikvah, Board, Jay Benanav 1993-1994  Box 2 , Folder 55
 
Shir Tikvah, Board, Jay Benanav 1994-1995  Box 2 , Folder 56
 
Board of Directors, Bill Malandra 1995-1996  Box 2 , Folder 57
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Committee Congregation, Miscellaneous 1988-2001  Box 2 , Folder 58
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Social Action Committee 1992-1995  Box 2 , Folder 59
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Role of Rabbi/Employment, Notes 1993-1996  Box 2 , Folder 60
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Mission Statement, Personnel, Workshop 1992-1996  Box 2 , Folder 61
Box 3
Shir Tikvah, Board, Bill Malandra 1996-1997  Box 3 , Folder 1
 
Shir Tikvah, Board, Retreats 1997-2000  Box 3 , Folder 2
 
Shir Tikvah, Board, Jim Dinerstein 1997-1998  Box 3 , Folder 3
 
Shir Tikvah, Board, Jim Dinerstein 1998-1999  Box 3 , Folder 4
 
Shir Tikvah, Board, Billie Wahlstrom 1999-2001  Box 3 , Folder 5
 
Shir Tikvah, Administrative, Board, Judy Hollander 2001-2003  Box 3 , Folder 6
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Anniversaries 1994  Box 3 , Folder 7
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, 10th Anniversary 1998  Box 3 , Folder 8
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Bar/Bat Mitzvah D'vartorah 1998-2002  Box 3 , Folder 9
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Bar/Bat Mitzvah D'vartorah 1986-1997  Box 3 , Folder 10
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Bible Class 1984  Box 3 , Folder 11
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Birkat Hamazon 1992  Box 3 , Folder 12
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Assorted Brit Services 1989-2001  Box 3 , Folder 13
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Chanukah Services 1983-1991  Box 3 , Folder 14
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Chanukah Liturgies 1989-1990  Box 3 , Folder 15
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregatioal Life, Chanukah Dinner 1995-2005  Box 3 , Folder 16
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Confirmation Speeches and Talks 1992-2007  Box 3 , Folder 17
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Congregational Education Day 1993  Box 3 , Folder 18
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregatinal Life, College 2005  Box 3 , Folder 19
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, College Outreach undated  Box 3 , Folder 20
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Conversion Liturgies undated  Box 3 , Folder 21
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Funeral Procedures 1994-1999  Box 3 , Folder 22
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, High Holidays Participants 1991-2004  Box 3 , Folder 23
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, High Holidays and Services 1979  Box 3 , Folder 24
 
Musical Administration 1985-1996  Box 3 , Folder 25
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, High Holiday Music 1988-2001  Box 3 , Folder 26
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, 6-7 American Jewish History 1994  Box 3 , Folder 27
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, 4-5 History Curriculum 1990-1991  Box 3 , Folder 28
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Installation Services 1995-2001  Box 3 , Folder 29
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Israel T-shirts 1998  Box 3 , Folder 30
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Jewish Community Relations Council 1998-2000  Box 3 , Folder 31
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Jewish Practices and Beliefs 1989-1992  Box 3 , Folder 32
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Jewish Practice and Belief 1996-2002  Box 3 , Folder 33
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Jewish Practices and Beliefs, Text Study 2002  Box 3 , Folder 34
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Marriage Checklist, A-E 1991-2005  Box 3 , Folder 35
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Marriage Checklist, F-L 1989-2007  Box 3 , Folder 36
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Marriage Checklist and Talks, M-Z 1990-2007  Box 3 , Folder 37
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Music Leaders 1990-1996  Box 3 , Folder 38
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Prayer for Peace undated  Box 3 , Folder 39
Box 4
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Prayer Books 1998  Box 4 , Folder 1
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Prayer Books undated  Box 4 , Folder 2
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, President's Message 1996-1997  Box 4 , Folder 3
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, OSRUI Announcement 1995  Box 4 , Folder 4
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Prayer Books undated  Box 4 , Folder 5
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Religious School Service undated  Box 4 , Folder 6
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Ritual Calenders-Ushers, Shamas 1991-1997  Box 4 , Folder 7
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Rosh Hashanah Reader Parts undated  Box 4 , Folder 8
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Shabbat Dinners undated  Box 4 , Folder 9
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Shabbat Liturgy undated  Box 4 , Folder 10
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Shacharit 1994  Box 4 , Folder 11
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Speech, Sumner Richman 2008  Box 4 , Folder 12
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Teacher Recognition Shabbat 1985-2006  Box 4 , Folder 13
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Study Text 1990-1995  Box 4 , Folder 14
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, T'Fillah Committee 1988-1999  Box 4 , Folder 15
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, T'Fillah: Dietary Regulation 1990-1995  Box 4 , Folder 16
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, High Holidays, Torah Reader Parts undated  Box 4 , Folder 17
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Torah Service for Shabbit undated  Box 4 , Folder 18
 
Shir Tikvah, Summer Programs undated  Box 4 , Folder 19
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Twin Cities Community Kashruth Council 1998  Box 4 , Folder 20
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Social Action Committee 1989-2003  Box 4 , Folder 21
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, T'Fillah: Role of Non-Jews 1992  Box 4 , Folder 22
 
Shir Tikvah, Congregational Life, Torah Walk to New Buildings undated  Box 4 , Folder 23
 
Shir Tikvah, Eulogies, Robin and Wahlstone 1985-2007  Box 4 , Folder 24
 
Shir Tikvah, Correspondence, Letters of Appreciation and Acknowledgements 1988-1996  Box 4 , Folder 25
 
Shir Tikvah, Correspondence, Kachelmyer 1989  Box 4 , Folder 26
 
Shir Tikvah, Sermons and Publications undated  Box 4 , Folder 27
 
Shir Tikvah, Sermons and Publications and Eulogies 1988-1989  Box 4 , Folder 28
 
Shir Tikvah, Sermons and Publications and Eulogies 1990-1992  Box 4 , Folder 29
 
Shir Tikvah, Sermons and Publications and Eulogies 1993-1994  Box 4 , Folder 30
 
Shir Tikvah, Sermons and Publications and Eulogies 1995-1997  Box 4 , Folder 31
 
Shir Tikvah, Sermons and Publications and Eulogies 1998-1999  Box 4 , Folder 32
 
Shir Tikvah, Sermons and Publications and Eulogies 2000-2004  Box 4 , Folder 33
 
Shir Tikvah, Sermons and Publications and Eulogies 2005-2008  Box 4 , Folder 34
 
Shir Tikvah, Sermons and Publications, Lay Sermons on Conversion 1991-2003  Box 4 , Folder 35
 
Shir Tikvah, Sermons and Publications, Lay Sermons 1990-2004  Box 4 , Folder 36
 
Shir Tikvah, Sermons and Publications, Rosh Hashanah Lay Sermons 1988-2002  Box 4 , Folder 37
 
Shir Tikvah, Sermons and Publications, Kol Nidre, Rosh Hashanah Sermons 1989-2003  Box 4 , Folder 38
 
Shir Tikvah, Sermons and Publications, OCAR Pres. Kallah 1996  Box 4 , Folder 39
 
Shir Tikvah, Sermons and Publications, Guest Speaking Engagements 1989-1999  Box 4 , Folder 40
 
Shir Tikvah, Sermons and Publications, Parshat Matot: Women Speak Louder than Words 1999  Box 4 , Folder 41
 
Shir Tikvah, Sermons and Publications, "War Spawns Fears-and some hope" Star Tribune OP/ED 1991  Box 4 , Folder 42
 
Shir Tikvah, Sermons and Publications, "Toward Sharing in a Dream," CCAR Journal 1997  Box 4 , Folder 43
Box 5
Sermons- Feminist 1982-1996  Box 5 , Folder 1
 
Sermons and Publications, "Prayer for the World", "Prayer for our Congregation" undated  Box 5 , Folder 2
 
Shir Tikvah, Sermons and Publications, "Counting the Omer" 1995  Box 5 , Folder 3
 
Shir Tikvah, Sermons and Publication, Torah Cover Dedication 1992  Box 5 , Folder 4
 
Shir Tikvah, Sermons and Publications, UAHC Living Torah, "Making Matters Count" 1999  Box 5 , Folder 5
 
Sermons and Publications, Student Sermons 1984  Box 5 , Folder 6
 
Sermons and Publications, Invocations and Dedications 1984-1998  Box 5 , Folder 7
 
Associations, Committee, Public Service, Arza Rabbinic Mission 1994  Box 5 , Folder 8
 
Associations, Committees, Public Service, Hamline University, Women in Religion Lecture 1985  Box 5 , Folder 9
 
Associations, Committees, Public Service, Rabbinical Penion Board: Social Responsibility 1989-1997  Box 5 , Folder 10
 
Associations, Committees, Public Service, Jewish Community Action 1998  Box 5 , Folder 11
 
Associations, Committees, Public Service, MN Senate Service 2003  Box 5 , Folder 12
 
Associations, Committees, Public Service, Senate Chaplain Speeches 1999  Box 5 , Folder 13
 
Associations, Committees, Public Service, Twin Cities Healing Project 1996  Box 5 , Folder 14
 
Associations, Committees, Public Service, CCAR Kallah 1998-2000  Box 5 , Folder 15
 
Associations, Committees, Public Service, DNTN Study Group 1996-1997  Box 5 , Folder 16
 
Associations, Committees, Public Service, CCAR Reponsa 1999  Box 5 , Folder 17
 
Associations, Committees, Public Service, National Day of Prayer 2001  Box 5 , Folder 18
 
Associations, Committees, Public Service, Interfaith Service 2001  Box 5 , Folder 19
 
Associations, Committees, Public Service, Interfaith Inaugural Service 2002  Box 5 , Folder 20
 
Associations, Committees, Public Service, Jewish Women's Caucus 1988  Box 5 , Folder 21
 
Associations, Committees, Public Service, MN Senate Chaplain 1989-2002  Box 5 , Folder 22
 
Associations, Committees, Public Service, Speaking Engagements (Correspondence) 1989  Box 5 , Folder 23
 
Associations, Committees, Public Service, Feminists of Faith 1987-1989  Box 5 , Folder 24
 
Associations, Committees, Public Service, Womens Rabbinic Network, Feminism Conference 1985-1987  Box 5 , Folder 25
 
Associations, Committees, Public Service, Women's Rabbinic Network 1989-2004  Box 5 , Folder 26
 
Associations, Committees, Public Service, Holocaust Museum Trip 1995  Box 5 , Folder 27
 
Associations, Committees, Public Service, Cincinatti Council for Soviet Jews 1985  Box 5 , Folder 28
 
Associations, Committees, Public Service, Spirit of the Lakes Church 1989-1992  Box 5 , Folder 29
 
Associations, Committees, Public Service, Planned Parenthood 1987  Box 5 , Folder 30
 
Associations, Committees, Public Service, Window on the World 1996  Box 5 , Folder 31
 
Associations, Committees, Public Service, Union of American Hebrew Congregations 1989-1997  Box 5 , Folder 32
 
Associations, Committees, Public Service, Task Force on Sexual Exploitation 1985-1991  Box 5 , Folder 33
 
Associations, Committees, Public Service, Women's Rabbinic Network 1995-1997  Box 5 , Folder 34
 
Series 3: Subject Files, undated, 1944-2005 
Box 5
Subject File: Anti-Semitism 1985-1996  Box 5 , Folder 35
 
Subject File: Av V'em Eitzah 1990-1995  Box 5 , Folder 36
 
Subject File: Abortion 1989-1998  Box 5 , Folder 37
 
Subject File: Adoption undated  Box 5 , Folder 38
 
Subject File: AIDS 1992  Box 5 , Folder 39
 
Subject File: AKIDAH (Binding of Issac) 1985-1992  Box 5 , Folder 40
 
Subject File: Alcoholism 1993  Box 5 , Folder 41
 
Subject File: Babies 1993  Box 5 , Folder 42
 
Subject File: Bnei Mitzvah undated  Box 5 , Folder 43
 
Subject File: Brit Milah(Circumcision) 1993-2006  Box 5 , Folder 44
 
Subject File: Bio-ethics 1996-1998  Box 5 , Folder 45
 
Subject File: Bosnia 1993  Box 5 , Folder 46
 
Subject File: Business Ethics 1989-1996  Box 5 , Folder 47
 
Subject File: Camp Swig Solel 1978-1980  Box 5 , Folder 48
 
Subject File: Cathy Ann 1988-1989  Box 5 , Folder 49
 
Subject File: Chanukah Games and Skits undated  Box 5 , Folder 50
 
Subject File: Chanukah Stories and Information 1976-2003  Box 5 , Folder 51
 
Subject File: Chanukah (Dilemma) 1993-1999  Box 5 , Folder 52
 
Subject File: Church and State 1984-1994  Box 5 , Folder 54
 
Subject File: Children 1998  Box 5 , Folder 53
 
Subject File: Comparative Religion 1987-1995  Box 5 , Folder 55
 
Subject File: Conversion 1998  Box 5 , Folder 56
 
Subject File: Congregational Seders 1992-1998  Box 5 , Folder 57
 
Subject File: Cults undated  Box 5 , Folder 58
 
Subject File: Center for Victims of Torture 1997-1998  Box 5 , Folder 59
 
Subject File: Black and Jews 1985-2000  Box 5 , Folder 60
 
Subject File: Creative Services 1981-2003  Box 5 , Folder 61
 
Subject File: Creative Services 1971-1979  Box 5 , Folder 62
 
Subject File: Creative Services 1984  Box 5 , Folder 63
 
Subject File: Creative Services 1975-2000  Box 5 , Folder 64
Box 6
Subject File: Darfur undated  Box 6 , Folder 1
 
Subject File: Death 1980-1999  Box 6 , Folder 2
 
Subject File: Gay Workshop Materials 1994  Box 6 , Folder 3
 
Subject File: Halacha 1970-1999  Box 6 , Folder 4
 
Subject File: Halloween undated  Box 6 , Folder 5
 
Subject File: Healing Services 1988-1993  Box 6 , Folder 6
 
Subject File: Healthcare and Healing 1991-1999  Box 6 , Folder 7
 
Subject File: High Holidays General Information 1978-1996  Box 6 , Folder 8
 
Subject File: High Holidays, Children's Music undated  Box 6 , Folder 9
 
Subject File: High School Graduation 1989-2003  Box 6 , Folder 10
 
Subject File: History Tom Hashoah 1944-2001  Box 6 , Folder 11
 
Subject File: Disabilities 2001  Box 6 , Folder 12
 
Subject File: Domestic Violence 1984-1996  Box 6 , Folder 13
 
Subject File: Ecology undated  Box 6 , Folder 14
 
Subject File: Ethiopian Jewry 1992-1999  Box 6 , Folder 15
 
Subject File: Exploring Your Jewish Past 1994-1995  Box 6 , Folder 16
 
Subject File: Evil 1988  Box 6 , Folder 17
 
Subject File: Ethics 1995  Box 6 , Folder 18
 
Subject File: Female Rabbis 1988  Box 6 , Folder 19
 
Subject File: Feminist Hermeneutics 1996  Box 6 , Folder 20
 
Subject File: Faith undated  Box 6 , Folder 21
 
Subject File: Family Education undated  Box 6 , Folder 22
 
Subject File: Gay Rights 1988-1993  Box 6 , Folder 23
 
Subject File: Gay Rights and Religious Community 1990-1993  Box 6 , Folder 24
 
Subject File: Gay Jews 1980-1993  Box 6 , Folder 25
 
Subject File: God 1982-1990  Box 6 , Folder 26
 
Subject File: Grief Group undated  Box 6 , Folder 27
 
Subject File: Gay and Lesbian Marriage 1993-2005  Box 6 , Folder 28
 
Subject File: Gay Rabbis 1983-1996  Box 6 , Folder 29
 
Subject File: Holidays, Yom Ha-Atzma'ut 1948-2002  Box 6 , Folder 30
 
Subject File: Holidays, Martin Luther King Jr. Day 1968-1996  Box 6 , Folder 31
 
Subject File: Holidays, Martin Luther King Jr. Day Music 1997  Box 6 , Folder 32
 
Subject File: Holidays, Mother's Day undated  Box 6 , Folder 33
 
Subject File: Holidays OMER undated  Box 6 , Folder 34
 
Subject File: Holidays Pesach 1983-1994  Box 6 , Folder 35
 
Subject File: Holidays, Pesach Hagadot undated  Box 6 , Folder 36
 
Subject File: Holidays, Pesach Music undated  Box 6 , Folder 37
 
Subject File: Holidays Purim 1979-1990  Box 6 , Folder 38
 
Subject File: Holidays, Purim Music undated  Box 6 , Folder 39
 
Subject File: Holidays, Purim Graphics 1990  Box 6 , Folder 40
 
Subject File: Holidays, Purim Stories and Food 1982-1991  Box 6 , Folder 41
 
Subject File: Holidays, Shabbat Shirah 1998  Box 6 , Folder 42
 
Subject File: Holidays, Shavot undated  Box 6 , Folder 43
 
Subject File: Holidays, Sukkot 1999  Box 6 , Folder 44
 
Subject File: Holidays, Sukkot Stories 1989-2002  Box 6 , Folder 45
 
Subject File: Holidays, Thanksgiving 1982-1999  Box 6 , Folder 46
 
Subject File: Holidays, Tu B'Shevat 1985-1994  Box 6 , Folder 47
 
Subject File: Holidays, Tu B'Shevat Seders 1981  Box 6 , Folder 48
 
Subject File: Holidays, Yizkor 1987  Box 6 , Folder 49
Box 7
Subject File: Liturgy Class 1986-1991  Box 7 , Folder 1
 
Subject File: Kashrut (Jewish Dietary Laws) 1998  Box 7 , Folder 2
 
Subject File: Kial Yisrael 1986  Box 7 , Folder 3
 
Subject File: Kibbutz 1966-1980  Box 7 , Folder 4
 
Subject File: Literature (Jewish) 1987  Box 7 , Folder 5
 
Subject File: Marriage 1986  Box 7 , Folder 6
 
Subject File: Marriage Ceremonies 1989-1991  Box 7 , Folder 7
 
Subject File: Mazon 1989-1991  Box 7 , Folder 8
 
Subject File: Members of the Tribes 1995  Box 7 , Folder 9
 
Subject File: Mental Illness 2002  Box 7 , Folder 10
 
Subject File: Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Addordable Housing 1985-1997  Box 7 , Folder 11
 
Subject File: Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Abortion 1991  Box 7 , Folder 12
 
Subject File: Mysticism 1989-1993  Box 7 , Folder 13
 
Subject File: Meuton Adult Institute 1990-1992  Box 7 , Folder 14
 
Subject File: Non-Jews in the Synagogue undated  Box 7 , Folder 15
 
Subject File: Nuclear Arms 1981-1982  Box 7 , Folder 16
 
Subejct File: Parenting 1993  Box 7 , Folder 17
 
Subject File: Pesach Yizkor 2001-2005  Box 7 , Folder 18
 
Subject File: Religious Plurism 2005  Box 7 , Folder 19
 
Subject File: Prayer Practicum 2004  Box 7 , Folder 20
 
Subject File: Prayer 1979-1994  Box 7 , Folder 21
 
Subject File: Refugees 1987-1989  Box 7 , Folder 22
 
Subject File: Repentance 1993-1997  Box 7 , Folder 23
 
Subject File: The Role of Shaliach Tzibur undated  Box 7 , Folder 24
 
Subject File: Selichot 1992  Box 7 , Folder 25
 
Subject File: Sephardim 1975-1992  Box 7 , Folder 26
 
Subject File: Sexuality in Judaism 1958-1994  Box 7 , Folder 27
 
Subject File: Shabbat and Shabbat Liturgies 1981  Box 7 , Folder 28
 
Subject File: Shavout Service and Study undated  Box 7 , Folder 29
 
Subject File: Social Action, Social Justice 1979-1987  Box 7 , Folder 30
 
Subject File: Soviet Resettlement 1992  Box 7 , Folder 31
 
Subejct File: Spirituality 1990-1996  Box 7 , Folder 32
 
Subject File: Sports amd Judaism undated  Box 7 , Folder 33
 
Subject File: Simchat Torah Stories 1990-1994  Box 7 , Folder 34
 
Subject File: Syllabi 1984-1995  Box 7 , Folder 35
 
Subject File: Talmud Class I undated  Box 7 , Folder 36
 
Subject File: Talmud Class II undated  Box 7 , Folder 37
 
Subject File: Tashlich undated  Box 7 , Folder 38
 
Subject File: Times and Seasons (with intermarriage) 1992  Box 7 , Folder 39
 
Subject File: Tisha B'av 1979-1995  Box 7 , Folder 40
 
Subject File: Tub'shevat Msuic and Liturgy undated  Box 7 , Folder 41
 
Subject File: I'Fillah Readings undated  Box 7 , Folder 42
 
Subject File: Izedakah (Charity) 1977  Box 7 , Folder 43
 
Subject File: Welfare Reform 1996  Box 7 , Folder 44
 
Subject File: Women and Judaism 1978-2002  Box 7 , Folder 45
 
Subject File: Women in Midrash and Liturgy undated  Box 7 , Folder 46
 
Subject File: Why Bother? (High School Course) 1979  Box 7 , Folder 47
 
Subject File: Yiddish 1997  Box 7 , Folder 48
 
Subject File: Youth Song Books undated  Box 7 , Folder 49
 
Subject File: Zohar undated  Box 7 , Folder 50
Box 8
Subject File: Jewish Identity 1996-1999  Box 8 , Folder 1
 
Subject File: Jews By Choice 1992-2002  Box 8 , Folder 2
 
Subject File: Jewish Youth (CCAR) 1992-2002  Box 8 , Folder 3
 
Subject File: Jewish Demographics in the Twin Cities 1992-1993  Box 8 , Folder 4
 
Subject File: Jewish Retreats 1980-2000  Box 8 , Folder 5
 
Subject File: Jewish Feminist Theology 1994  Box 8 , Folder 6
 
Subject File: Judaism and Gay Rights (1of 2) 1980-1999  Box 8 , Folder 7
 
Subject File: Judaism and Gay Rights (2 of 2) 1980-1989  Box 8 , Folder 8
 
Subject File: Introduction to Judaism 1986-1987  Box 8 , Folder 9
 
Subject File: Israel 1948-1992  Box 8 , Folder 10
 
Subject File: Islam and Judaism 1998-2002  Box 8 , Folder 11
 
Subject File: Holocaust Education 1975-1993  Box 8 , Folder 12
 
Subject File: Hunder 1986-1991  Box 8 , Folder 13
 
Subject File: Infertility 1991-1999  Box 8 , Folder 14
 
Subject File: Interfaith Activities 1995  Box 8 , Folder 15
 
Subject File: Interfaith Marriage and Child Rearing 1988-1999  Box 8 , Folder 16
 
Subject File: Israel and Palestinians 1975-2001  Box 8 , Folder 17
 
Subject File: Jewish/Christain Relations 1985-1990  Box 8 , Folder 18
 
Subject File: Israel Opinion Pieces (1 of 2) 1980-1990  Box 8 , Folder 19
 
Subject File: Israel Opinion Pieces (2 of 2) 1975-1997  Box 8 , Folder 20
 
Series 4: History, 1984-2008 
Box 8
History, Newspaper Clippings 1988-1991  Box 8 , Folder 34
 
History, News Clippings, Rabbi Stephen Pinsky 1990-1991  Box 8 , Folder 35
 
History, Newspaper Clippings 1992  Box 8 , Folder 36
 
History, Newspaper Clippings 1988-1993  Box 8 , Folder 37
 
History, Newspaper CLippings 1996  Box 8 , Folder 38
 
History, Reform Judaism Magazine 1990-1991  Box 8 , Folder 39
 
History, Newspaper Clippings 2007-2008  Box 8 , Folder 40
 
History, Newspaper Clippings 1988-1994  Box 8 , Folder 41
 
History, Newspaper Clippings 1988  Box 8 , Folder 42
 
History, Miscellaneous News Clippings 1991-2003  Box 8 , Folder 43
 
History, Newspaper CLippings 1984-1999  Box 8 , Folder 44
 
Series 5: Media, undated, 1992-2008 
Box 9
Shir Tikvah, Trip to Israel, Polaroids, Photos, Postcard 1995  Box 9 , Folder 10
 
Offner, Stacy, Negatives (1 of 2) undated  Box 9 , Folder 11
 
Offner, Stacy, Negatives (2 of 2) undated  Box 9 , Folder 12
 
Religious School Slides (cuts) 1995-1996  Box 9 , Folder 13
 
Matzah, Factory 1995-1996  Box 9 , Folder 14
 
Religious School, Slide Show 1995-1996  Box 9 , Folder 15
 
Religious School 1992-1993  Box 9 , Folder 16
 
Religious School 1993-1994  Box 9 , Folder 17
 
Shir Tikvah, Shirt undated  Box 9 , Folder 18
 
Offner, Stacy, CD/DVDs 2003  Box 9 , Folder 21
 
Offner, Stacy, CD/DVDs 2005-2008  Box 9 , Folder 22
 
Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Completed 1992-1997  Box 9 , Folder 25
 
Bar/Bat Mitzvah, January-December 1998-2002  Box 9 , Folder 26
 
Bar/Bat Mitzvah 1997-1998  Box 9 , Folder 27
 
Offner, Stacy, Name tag undated  Box 9 , Folder 28
Box 10
VHS: Congregational Meeting 1996  Box 10 , Folder 1
 
VHS: Confirmation 1998  Box 10 , Folder 2
 
VHS: Shir Tikvah Shabbat, Jill Abramson 1991  Box 10 , Folder 3
 
VHS: New Beginnings: High Holiday Greetings, Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie 1996  Box 10 , Folder 4
 
VHS: Shir Tikvah Congregation Celebrates Its Bar Mitzvah 2001  Box 10 , Folder 5
 
VHS: Shir Tikvah, Purim Ball Fever 1998  Box 10 , Folder 6
 
VHS: Shir Tikvah, Sukkot, Unedited Camera Original 1988  Box 10 , Folder 7