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Hebrew Teachers Association of Greater Boston Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-119

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of membership lists, meeting minutes, organization constitution and by-laws, correspondence, questionnaires, applications, announcements and other promotional material, and financial materials. Of special interest is the correspondence between then-Association President Joseph Diamond and Rabbi Joseph Shubow in 1937 and 1938, and the Association's constitution and by-laws.

Dates

  • undated, 1934-1956

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English and Hebrew.

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

The Hebrew Teachers Association of Greater Boston was founded in 1909. Its primary purpose was to unite qualified Jewish educators and to provide for their material and spiritual status. The Association first developed a curriculum based on the Bible, the Hebrew language and Jewish history in 1918. It was revised by a committee including the greater Boston Hebrew school principals, the Bureau of Jewish Education and prominent rabbis in 1922. The Association was also involved with Jewish cultural life, including making regular contributions to the State of Israel.

Chronology

1909
Association founded
1913
Association library founded
1918
Curriculum developed
1922
Curriculum finalized
1939
Association celebrates its thirtieth anniversary
1947
Maurice Liberman elected President

Extent

0.5 linear feet

Overview

The Hebrew Teachers Association of Greater Boston was founded in 1909. Its primary purpose was to unite qualified Jewish educators and to provide for their material and spiritual status. The Association first developed a curriculum based on the Bible, the Hebrew language and Jewish history in 1918. It was revised by a committee including the greater Boston Hebrew school principals, the Bureau of Jewish Education and prominent rabbis in 1922. The Association was also involved with Jewish cultural life.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition information is unknown.

Related Material

Bureau of Jewish Education (Boston, Mass.) Records, I-497 and I-120

Processing Information

Processed by Margaret Whiteside, 2009
Title
Guide to Hebrew Teachers Association of Greater Boston Records, I-119
Author
Reprocessed by Margaret Whiteside
Date
2009
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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