"Certificate of Community Belonging," from Israelite/Jewish Officials? #galicia

Matt Brown <mateusbrown@...>

I have a document, in Polish, issued by the Israelite (Jewish) Office
in Magierow, confirming (in 1933) that my great grandfather
"belonged" to that community. He would have requested/received
this document after arriving in the US. Can anyone fill in the history
here? Why did an Israelite Office exist, and why would someone
have needed such a certification? Thank you.

Matt Brown

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