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Grace Cohen Shohet Papers

Identifier: P-754

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains photocopies of transcriptions of letters written by Grace Cohen Shohet to her children, Stephen and Marcia, shortly before her death on July 31, 1954. The transcription was prepared by Shohet's sister from a book of letters and notes recorded by Shohet. The prayer she composed for the dedication of Temple Israel's art museum is also included.


  • 1954


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

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Biographical Note

Grace Cohen Shohet was a Massachusetts resident who, shortly before passing away, wrote a series of letters on various themes to her children, Stephen and Marcia. Shohet also wrote a poem for the dedication of the art museum at Temple Israel (Boston, Massachusetts.)


  1. Materials in the collection.
  2. Four Centuries of Jewish Women's Spirituality: A Sourcebook, by Ellen M. Umansky and Dianne Ashton. Located on Google Books.


0.25 linear feet (1 half-manuscript box)


This collection contains transcripts of letters Grace Cohen Shohet wrote to her children prior to her death in 1954. The transcripts were prepared by Shohet’s sister. Also included is a prayer composed by Shohet in honor of the dedication of a museum affiliated with Temple Israel of Boston, Massachusetts.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Edith Cohen Gordon, June 1988.

Processing Information

Processed by Stephanie Call, 2010
Guide to Grace Cohen Shohet Papers, P-754
Processed by Stephanie Call
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Repository Details

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

99-101 Newbury Street
Boston MA 02116 United States