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Chevra Kedusha (Boston, Mass.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-185

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains two versions of the constitution of the Chevra as well as the minutes (1892-1904, 1911-1974), financial records (1898-1901, 1933-1968), and a ledger recording payments of individual members (1894-1931). Also included are copies of newsletters, program invitations, and other material relating to the Chevra's activities. Of interest in the minutes is mention of the Chebra Sons of Jacob in 1893-1895, a South End Hebrew Free School in 1896, and a note of an Association of Jewish Organizations of Massachusetts, which attempted to counteract the immigration bill of 1924.

Dates

  • undated, 1856-1981

Language of Materials

The collection is in English and German

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

Chevra Kadusha of Boston is an independent, non-denominational organization of individuals, synagogues, universities and other Jewish institutions committed to making the full range of burial rituals accessible and available to the entire Jewish community. It was organized and instituted in 1856.

References

  1. Material from the collection.
  2. "The Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston." Accessed January 11, 2017. http://www.hevrakadisha.org/

Chronology

March 26, 1856
Chevra Kedusha is founded in Boston.
1857
Chevra Kedusha is chartered in Boston.
1866
The Articles of Association for Chevra Kedusha are printed.
1898
Chevra Kedusha aqcuires cemetary land in Winchester, Massachusetts and Woburn, Massachusetts.

Extent

1.5 linear feet (3 manuscript boxes)

Abstract

Chevra Kadusha of Boston is an independent, non-denominational organization of individuals, synagogues, universities and other Jewish institutions committed to making the full range of burial rituals accessible and available to the entire Jewish community. It was organized and instituted in 1856. The collection contains two versions of the constitution of Chevra Kedusha as well as the board minutes (1892-1904, 1911-1974), financial records (1933-1968), and a ledger recording payments of individual members (1894-1931).

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Chevra Kedusha, 1981.

Processing Information

Reprocessed by Hannah Yetwin, 2017
Title
Guide to the Chevra Kedusha (Boston, Mass.) Records, I-185
Author
Reprocessed by Hannah Yetwin
Date
2017

Repository Details

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

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