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Frank Taffel
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1877
L'vivs'ka, Ukraine
Death: Jul. 7, 1947
Chatham County
Georgia, USA

Frank Taffel (né Shrage Fyvel Tafel) was born in Krystynopol (now Chervonohrad, then Galicia, Austria-Hungary), the son of Jacob Taffel, a dairy farmer, and Esther Verner, and immigrated to the U.S. through Montreal, Canada in 1907. In 1924 he founded and was president of the Fulton Auto Exchange in Atlanta, which sold used and rebuilt trucks. Frank Taffel was the Atlanta correspondent of the Jewish Morning Journal of New York. He was one of the founders of Congregation Beth Jacob in Atlanta, gave lectures at the evening service of Beth Jacob and spoke about "Passover- Symbol of Freedom" in April 1945. Frank Taffel was part of Beth Jacob at its beginnings, and the Frank Taffel Sanctuary is named in his honor. He was a tireless worker for the Hebrew Benevolent Society, many Jewish charities, and the Nahum Sokolov Literary Society, of which he was president. In 1940 he was a Georgia member of the Jewish Publication Society of America. In addition, Frank Taffel was the Atlanta delegate in New York City to the Mizrachi conference on Orthodox issues in 1937; was the President of the Atlanta Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society and addressed the community about its work on WGST radio in 1937; gave lectures to the congregation of Anshe S'Fard on several days in a row about world peace and the situation of the Jews in Czechoslovakia in 1938. He raised children from Atlanta's Jewish orphanage in his own home alongside his own children. Frank Taffel was involved with Zionist issues, attempts to establish a homeland for Jewish refugees, and tried to provide aid and refuge for suffering Jews during the war. 
Family links: 
  Ruth Rosenfeld Taffel (1901 - 1976)*
  Minke Frostig Taffel (1880 - 1945)*
  Anne T. Hill (1916 - 1999)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenwood Cemetery
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Anshe-Sfard, Row 10, Grave 2
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Record added: Apr 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89148214
Frank Taffel
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Frank Taffel
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Frank Taffel
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