Temple Ner Tamid (Peabody, Mass.) Records
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.
- undated, 1959-2003
- Temple Ner Tamid (Peabody, Mass.) (Organization)
Language of Materials
The collection is in English.
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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
- Material from the collection.
- Temple Ner Tamid is founded on November 30th
- Land is purchased
- “Building Drive” is initiated
- Groundbreaking for new temple construction begins September 12th
- Dedication ceremony for the new temple is held on May 2nd
0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)
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.
Located in Boston, Mass.
Donated by the Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore, 2013.
Processed by Kelsey Sawyer, 2014
- Administrative records
- Administrative reports
- Boston (Mass.)
- Bylaws (administrative records)
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Cohen, Herbert H.
- Conservative Judaism
- Minutes (administrative records)
- Peabody (Mass.)
- Programs (documents)
- Publications (documents)
- Speeches (documents)
- Temple Ner Tamid (Peabody, Mass.)
- Guide to the Temple Ner Tamid (Peabody, Mass.) Records, I-561
- Processed by Kelsey Sawyer