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Congregation Ahaveth Achim Anshe Sphard (Chelsea, Mass.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-222

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.

Dates

  • 1900-1910

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in English and Yiddish.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for researcher use. Please contact us to request access or to make an appointment to view this collection at jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Conditions Governing Use

There may be some restrictions on the use of this collection. For more information contact jhcreference@nehgs.org.

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.

References

  1. Materials from this collection
  2. “About Chelsea, MA,” East Boston Immigration Center, accessed September 28, 2018, http://mysticriverjews.jcam.org/Pages/Chelsea/index.htm

Chronology

1900
Congregation Ahaveth Achim Anshe Sphard is founded.
1908
The synagogue burns down in the Great Chelsea Fire of 1908.
1909
The congregation takes out a $10,000 mortgage on their property.
1910
The congregation pays off its mortgage in full.
1973
The synagogue burns down in the Great Chelsea Fire of 1973.

Extent

0.25 linear feet (1 half-manuscript box)

Abstract

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.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition information is unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Christopher Russell, 2019
Title
Guide to the Congregation Ahaveth Achim Anshe Sphard (Chelsea, Mass.) Records, I-222
Author
Processed by Christopher Russell
Date
2019
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society Repository

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