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Temple Beth-El (Providence, R.I.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-460

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains programs and sermons for Temple activities, but primarily consists of copies of the temple's Bulletin, which span the years 1945 to 1969.

Dates

  • 1940-1969

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 Beth-El, located on the East Side of Providence, dates back to 1849, with the creation of the group "Sons of Israel.". On September 10, 1849, Solomon Pareira, Leonard Gavitts and Morris Steinberg were granted an acre of land along the New London Turnpike (now Reservoir Avenue) to establish a cemetery. In 1854, the Congregation of the Sons of Israel and David was established, leading to president Solomon Pareira's deeding of the cemetery land in 1857 for the sole utilization of the congregation. Although the congregation was originally Orthodox, it affiliated with the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (Union for Reform Judaism) in 1877.

References

  1. Materials from the collection.
  2. "History." Temple Beth-El. August 10, 2010 (http://www.temple-beth-el.org/about/history.php)

Chronology

1849
Sons of Israel begins meeting, establishes Temple Beth-El.
1849
An acre of land is granted to the Solomon Pareira, Leonard Gavitts and Morris Steinberg.
1854
Congregations Sons of Israel and David is established.
1857
Sons of Israel deed the land for cemetery use.
1877
Affiliates with the Union of American Hebrew Congregations.

Extent

0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)

Abstract

In 1916, the Jewish community of Boston established Beth Israel Temple Beth-El, located on the East Side of Providence, dates back to 1849, with the creation of the group "Sons of Israel." On September 10, 1849, Solomon Pareira, Leonard Gavitts and Morris Steinberg were granted an acre of land along the New London Turnpike (now Reservoir Avenue) to establish a cemetery. In 1854, the Congregation of the Sons of Israel and David was established, leading to president Solomon Pareira's deeding of the cemetery land in 1857 for the sole utilization of the congregation. This collection contains programs, sermons and newsletters. Although the congregation was originally Orthodox, it affiliated with the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (Union for Reform Judaism) in 1877.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition information is unknown.

Processing Information

Reprocessed by Stephanie Call, 2010.
Title
Guide to the Temple Beth-El (Providence, R.I.) Records, I-460
Author
Reprocessed by Stephanie Call
Date
2010

Repository Details

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

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