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

Identifier: P-859

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes materials related to Morris Finkelstein’s tenure as president of the Temple Emanuel in Newton, Massachusetts. The papers consist primarily of Temple Emanuel correspondence and governance records such as annual and committee reports, financial statements, and membership lists, as well as speeches by Morris Finkelstein.


  • undated, 1961-1980


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

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Biographical Note

Morris Finkelstein was president of Temple Emanuel Congregation in Newton, Massachusetts from 1972-1975. Founded in 1935, Temple Emanuel is a Conservative congregation affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ), and is located at 385 Ward St. in Newton Centre. Currently, the membership of over 1,100 families represents a diverse community of Jews from Newton and surrounding areas. The Congregation offers a broad spectrum of religious, cultural, social and educational activities. During Morris Finkelstein’s tenure he participated in such events as the Annual Sisterhood’s Donor Luncheon, Annual Report Meetings, and Semi-Annual Meetings of the Congregation where he gave speeches that are included in the collection.


  1. Materials from the collection.


Temple Emanuel is founded.
Finkelstein becomes president of Temple Emanuel.
Finkelstein steps down as as president.


0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)


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.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by Herbert Finkelstein in 1995.

Processing Information

Processed by Ashley Gaunt, 2008

Guide to the Morris Finkelstein and Temple Emanuel (Newton, Mass.) Papers, P-859
Processed by Ashley Gaunt
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Repository Details

Part of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at American Ancestors Repository

99-101 Newbury Street
Boston MA 02116 United States