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Congregation Beth Israel (Baldwin Place Shul) (North End, Boston, Mass.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-131

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains records of the Congregation Beth Israel, 1887 and 1890. It includes a constitution booklet from 1887. Also in the collection is a deed of sale from 1890 and an indenture that pertains to the deed.

Dates

  • 1887, 1890

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English and Hebrew.

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Historical Note

Congregation Beth Israel began in 1888 when a group of young men spilt from Shomre Beth Abraham to form their own congregation. A year later they relocated to an old Baptist Church located on Baldwin Place in Boston's North End. The Baldwin Place synagogue housed a sanctuary on the ground floor as well as schools and meeting rooms in the space above. It was the largest shul in the North End and was considered the center of Boston Orthodoxy. Rabbi Moshe Zevulun Margolies presided over it and was considered to be the chief rabbi of Boston's Orthodox community. In 1920 it was disbanded.

References

  1. Materials from the collection.
  2. Ross, Michael Alan. "Synagogues of Boston's North End". 2011. 10 January 2012. (http://www.gis.net/bostonwalks/shulsnorthend.html).
  3. Sarna, Jonthan D. and Ellen Smith eds. The Jews of Boston; Boston, MA: Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc, 1995.

Chronology

1887
Constitution booklet published.
1890
Deed of Sale from the Congregation Beth Israel to L. Milenthal (Millionthaler/Milontaler)
1890
Indenture between Congregation Beth Israel and L. Milenthal (Millionthaler/Milontaler) for sale of seats located in Pew C Section 5 Right.

Extent

.25 linear feet (1 half manuscript box)

Abstract

Congregation Beth Israel began in 1888 when a group of young men spilt from Shomre Beth Abraham to form their own congregation. A year later they relocated to an old Baptist Church located on Baldwin Place in Boston's North End. The Baldwin Place synagogue housed a sanctuary on the ground floor as well as schools and meeting rooms in the space above. It was the largest shul in the North End and was considered the center of Boston Orthodoxy. Rabbi Moshe Zevulun Margolies presided over it and was considered to be the chief rabbi of Boston's Orthodox community. In 1920 it was disbanded. This collection contains records of the Congregation Beth Israel, 1887 and 1890. It includes a constitution booklet from 1887. Also in the collection is a deed of sale from 1890 and an indenture that pertains to the deed.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition information unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Kelsey Sawyer, 2012
Title
Congregation Beth Israel (Baldwin Place Shul) (North End, Boston, Mass.) Records, I-131
Author
Processed by Kelsey Sawyer
Date
2012

Repository Details

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

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