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Congregation Mishkan Israel (Hamden, Conn.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-465

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of flyers, invitations and programs concerning the Congregation's 100th anniversary and other events, as well as bulletins about services.

Dates

  • 1930-1989

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

Congregation Mishkan Israel in Hamden, Connecticut, was founded in 1840. Their cemetery was established in 1843 in the Westville section of New Haven, Connecticut. The congregation has a long history with serving the greater New Haven, Connecticut area, including assisting Russian Jewish immigrants settle in New Haven during the 1880s, and again, in the 1990s. They also established the first free Hebrew School in the early 1900s. During the 1960s, the synagogue, under the leadership of Rabbi Robert E. Goldburg, forged a strong relationship with Martin Luther King. Rabbi Goldburg participated in the March to Montgomery in 1965, and Dr. King spoke at the synagogue in 1961.

References

  1. Herbert Brockman, Rabbi. "Rabbi's Welcome." Congregation Mishkan Israel. Congregation Mishkan Israel, 2010. Web. 6 Jan 2011. (http://cmihamden.org/who-we-are/rabbi%E2%80%99s-welcome/).
  2. Materials from the collection.

Chronology

1840
Congregation Mishkan Israel founded.
1843
Mishkan Israel's cemetery is established.
1880s
Mishkan Israel helps Russian Jewish immigrants settle in New Haven, Connecticut.
1900s
The congregation establishes a free Hebrew school.
1961
Martin Luther King speaks at the synagogue.
1965
Rabbi Robert Goldburg participates in the March to Montgomery with Martin Luther King.
1990s
The congregation assists Russian Jewish immigrants settling in Connecticut.

Extent

1 linear foot (2 manuscript boxes)

Abstract

Congregation Mishkan Israel in Hamden, Connecticut, was founded in 1840. Their cemetery was established in 1843 in the Westville section of New Haven, Connecticut. This collection consists primarily of newsletters and other synagogue publications, as well as invitations to the 100th anniversary of the synagogue and other events.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition information is unknown.

Processing Information

Reprocessed by Stephanie Call, 2011
Title
Guide to the Congregation Mishkan Israel (Hamden, Conn.) Records, I-465
Author
Reprocessed by Stephanie Call
Date
2011
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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