Congregation Ahaveth Achim Anshe Sphard (Chelsea, Mass.) Records
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains letters of association, mortgage forms, and a ledger with the constitution, by-laws, and minutes of Congregation Ahaveth Achim Anshe Sphard. Included are items relating to the congregation’s founding, rules, and early elections. There are also materials relating to their financial decision to take out a mortgage in 1909.
- Congregation Ahaveth Achim Anshe Sphard (Chelsea, Mass.) (Organization)
Language of Materials
This collection is in English and Yiddish.
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Biographical / Historical
Congregation Ahaveth Achim Anshe Sphard (also known as the Elm Street Synagogue) was an orthodox synagogue and the second oldest synagogue in Chelsea, Massachusetts.It was founded in 1900 by Issak Ettinger, Michael Rosenberg, Abraham Herman, Issaak Kauffman, Jacob Bargar, John Brown, and Haris Goldstein. Rosenberg was elected the first president of the congregation. The synagogue burned down in the Great Chelsea Fires of 1908 and 1973 and was later moved to the Chelsea Hebrew School The Congregation took out a $10,000 mortgage in 1909 and repaid it in 1910.
- Materials from this collection
- “About Chelsea, MA,” East Boston Immigration Center, accessed September 28, 2018, http://mysticriverjews.jcam.org/Pages/Chelsea/index.htm
- Congregation Ahaveth Achim Anshe Sphard is founded.
- The synagogue burns down in the Great Chelsea Fire of 1908.
- The congregation takes out a $10,000 mortgage on their property.
- The congregation pays off its mortgage in full.
- The synagogue burns down in the Great Chelsea Fire of 1973.
3 folders (3 folder in 1 shared half-manuscript box)
Congregation Ahaveth Achim Anshe Sphard (also known as the Elm Street Synagogue) was an orthodox synagogue in Chelsea, Massachusetts. This collection contains a ledger with the congregation’s constitution, bylaws, and the minutes of two meetings. It also contains mortgage records and establishment of association forms for the congregation.
Located in Boston, Mass.
Acquisition information is unknown.
Processed by Christopher Russell, 2019
- Guide to the Congregation Ahaveth Achim Anshe Sphard (Chelsea, Mass.) Records, I-222
- Processed by Christopher Russell
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