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JHC1. Synagogues

 Record Group
Identifier: JHC1

Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:

Kehillath Israel Synagogue (Brookline, Mass.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-488
Abstract The Kehillath Israel Synagogue Collection includes numerous photographs, publications and event information pertaining to services, fundraisers and anniversaries at the Synagogue from its first official year in 1924 to more recently, 2001. The primary bulk of the papers consist of photographs, K.I. Brotherhood papers and ephemera, and activities supported by the Synagogue. Kehillath Israel was home to noteworthy Rabbis, including Louis M. Epstein, Judah Nadich, and Manual Saltzman....
Dates: undated, 1924-2001

Morris Finkelstein and Temple Emanuel (Newton, Mass.) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-859
Abstract

Temple Emanuel Congregation was founded in Newton, Massachusetts in 1935. It is part of United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ), and has over 1,100 families in its congregation. Morris Finkelstein became president of the Congregation in 1972 and served until 1975. Main material types include correspondence, governance, membership lists and speeches.

Dates: undated, 1961-1980

Steven Kellerman Synagogue Photographs Collection

 Collection
Identifier: P-931
Abstract

At the time these photographs were taken in 1981 and 1985, Steven Kellerman was a machinist with an interest in synagogue history. This particular collection of photographs started with Kellerman’s visits to former synagogues in Dorchester and Roxbury, Massachusetts; the project expanded to include most of Massachusetts and other states.

Dates: undated, 1980s-1990s

Synagogue Council of Massachusetts Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-454
Abstract The Synagogue Council of Massachusetts was founded in 1941 as the Associated Synagogues of Greater Boston (and later the Associated Synagogues of Massachusetts). The documents in this collection describe the proceedings and activities of the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts, as well as those of its affiliated organizations, including the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis, the Rabbinical Association of Greater Boston, the Kashruth Commission, the Beth Din, and the Jewish Chaplaincy Council....
Dates: undated, 1908-2014

Temple Beth El of Lynn and Swampscott (Mass.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-574
Abstract

Temple Beth El was founded in Lynn in 1924. In 1946, members of the congregation split off to form Temple Israel, and in 1968, Temple Beth El expanded from its Lynn location to Swampscott. The two temples reunited in 2005 to become Congregation Shirat Hiyam. This collection contains documents related to many areas of synagogue life, including general membership, the music program, the Religious School, temple governance, and the Sisterhood.

Dates: undated, circa 1924-2006

Temple Beth-El (Providence, R.I.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-460
Abstract Temple Beth-El, located on the East Side of Providence, dates back to 1849, with the creation of the group Sons of Israel. On September 10, 1849, Solomon Pareira, Leonard Gavitts and Morris Steinberg were granted an acre of land along the New London Turnpike (now Reservoir Avenue) to establish a cemetery. In 1854, the Congregation of the Sons of Israel and David was established, leading to president Solomon Pareira's deeding of the cemetery land in 1857 for the sole utilization of the...
Dates: 1940-1969

Temple B'nai Abraham (Beverly, Mass.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-573
Abstract Temple B’nai Abraham is a Conservative congregation, originally founded in Beverly, Massachusetts in 1908 as the Sons of Abraham. The Hebrew Community Center was annexed to the synagogue in 1930 and incorporated social groups, such as the Sisterhood and the Beverly Lodge of B’nai B’rith. The congregation expanded to a new location in 1962 and officially changed their name to Temple B’nai Abraham. The collection was formed by a former president of the Sisterhood and contains Temple B’nai...
Dates: undated, circa 1925-2008

Temple B'nai Israel (Revere, Mass.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-221
Abstract

Temple B’nai Israel is a synagogue, established in the Beachmont neighborhood of Revere, Massachusetts in 1906. The congregation’s associated cemetery is located on Fuller Street in Everett. The collection consists of minutes from meetings of the congregation, Board of Directors, and miscellaneous other groups and committees, along with correspondence related to the synagogue and the Temple Israel Burial Society.

Dates: undated, 1907-1957

Temple B’nai Jacob (Lexington, Mass.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-102
Abstract

Temple B'nai Jacob was an Orthodox synagogue on Sylvia Street in Lexington, Massachusetts. Their first service was held on Passover in1916. Although this congregation is no longer operational, two synagogues in Lexington—Temple Emunah (Conservative) and Temple Isaiah (Reform)—have their roots in Temple B'nai Jacob. This collection contains one financial ledger in English and Yiddish.

Dates: 1938-1945

Temple Emanuel (Andover, Mass.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-442 and I-442A
Abstract

Temple Emanuel was founded in 1920 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. It began by serving a small immigrant Jewish community that has since grown to an affluent and lively congregation of about 600 families. This growth occurred largely under the tenure of Rabbi Harry A. Roth, who lead the congregation from 1962 until 1990 and oversaw the temple’s move to Andover, Massachusetts. This collection includes correspondence, photographs, and sermons.

Dates: 1939-2004