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

 Collection
Identifier: I-221

Scope and Content Note

The records of Temple B’nai Israel primarily consist 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. The meeting minutes appear in a variety of formats: Box 1 contains two bound ledgers with notes from the years 1907-1916 and 1916-1932; Box 2 includes minutes on pieces of scrap and notebook paper, while minutes from assorted meetings of groups, such as the Brotherhood and the Ways and Means Committee, were taken in a spiral-bound notebook. The correspondence is almost entirely made up of copies of letters from the synagogue president, Martin K. Alintuck, with some responses to Alintuck interspersed as well.

Dates

  • undated, 1907-1957

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

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.

Use Restrictions

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

Historical Note

Temple B’nai Israel is an unaffiliated Reform synagogue established in the Beachmont neighborhood of Revere, Massachusetts in 1906. It was the first synagogue in Revere and was founded in response to the growing population of Eastern European Jews who had settled in the area. The congregation’s associated cemetery is located on Fuller Street in Everett.

References

  1. Material in the collection.
  2. "Who We Are." Temple B'nai Israel. Accessed June 20, 2018. /www.tbirevere.org/about-us>.
  3. “The Shaping and Reshaping of Revere.” City of Revere. Accessed June 20, 2018. /www.revere.org/docs/dm/shapingrevere.pdf>.
  4. "To Dedicate B'nai Israel Auditorium in Memory of H. King Halikman." Jewish Advocate, April 28, 1949.
  5. "Farewell for Rabbi Neiman." Jewish Advocate, December 11, 1986.
  6. "B'nai Israel Welcomes Rabbi." Jewish Advocate, December 11, 1986.
  7. "Revere Temple Reaches 80." Jewish Advocate, April 14, 1988.

Chronology

1906
Temple B'nai Israel is established in Revere, Massachusetts.
1949
The H. King Halikman Memorial Auditorium is dedicated.
1976
Rabbi David Neiman is installed as spiritual leader of Temple B'nai Israel.
1986
Rabbi Neiman steps down and Rabbi Mark Sokoll begins as spiritual leader of the synagogue.
1988
Temple B'nai Israel celebrates its 80th anniversary.

Extent

1 linear foot (2 manuscript boxes)

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.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Rabbi David Neiman, 1984.

Processing Information

Processed by Shannon Struble, 2018
Title
Guide to Temple B'nai Israel (Revere, Mass.) Records, I-221
Author
Processed by Shannon Struble
Date
2018

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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