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Temple Ner Tamid (Peabody, Mass.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-561

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains materials dating mainly from Temple Ner Tamid’s early years, the bulk of which are documents pertaining to the various committees that Herbert Cohen was a member of. Included are correspondence and other mailings, event programs, seating charts, temple by-laws, a Landscaping Committee record book, meeting and expense reports, and membership lists.

Dates

  • undated, 1959-2003

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 Ner Tamid was founded in 1959 after a group of local families living in the Peabody area recognized a need for a Conservative synagogue. The first service was held in the fall at Cy Tenney Hall for the High Holidays. Following the success of the service, the founding group met with other families and community leaders, raised money, elected temporary officers, and soon after were able to purchase a tract of land. In 1961, a drive was held to raise funds for the construction of a new building. As they waited for the completion of their own synagogue, High Holiday services were held at the North Shore Shopping Center. A year after the groundbreaking, the dedication ceremony for the new temple on Lowell Street in Peabody was held on May 2, 1965.1

Footnotes

  1. Material from the collection.

Chronology

1959
Temple Ner Tamid is founded on November 30th
1961
Land is purchased
1962
“Building Drive” is initiated
1964
Groundbreaking for new temple construction begins September 12th
1965
Dedication ceremony for the new temple is held on May 2nd

Extent

0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)

Abstract

Temple Ner Tamid was founded in 1959 by local Jewish families who wanted a conservative synagogue in their home town of Peabody, Mass. Following its inception the congregation was able to buy a tract of land and raise money for construction of the temple, which was completed in 1965. Included are correspondence and other mailings, event programs, seating charts, temple by-laws, a Landscaping Committee record book, meeting and expense reports, and membership lists.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore, 2013.

Processing Information

Processed by Kelsey Sawyer, 2014
Title
Guide to the Temple Ner Tamid (Peabody, Mass.) Records, I-561
Author
Processed by Kelsey Sawyer
Date
2014

Repository Details

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

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