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Quincy Jewish Community Center (Quincy, Mass.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: JHCI-016

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains issues of The Center Review, the biweekly newsletter published by the Quincy Jewish Community Center. The newsletters in this collection, which ran from January to June 1945, report on the opening of the new community center, club activities, and programming.

Dates

  • 1945

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Conditions Governing Use

There may be some restrictions on the use of this collection. For more information contact jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Historical Note

The Quincy Jewish Community Center was incorporated in December 1943, and its building was dedicated in October 1944. Its building at 10 Merrymount Road—originally a telephone building—was donated by the Grossman family, and Reuben A. Grossman served as the center's first president. The Quincy JCC opened a Sunday School and a Hebrew School; had an auditorium, lounge, health room, and a bowing alley; and hosted lectures, concerts, and sports teams. It also hosted various clubs, including Young Judaea, Women's Club, Girl Scounts, Alpha Zedeck Alpha, and Men's Club and published a biweekly newsletter, The Center Review. Due to the declining Jewish population in Quincy, the center closed and its building was sold in 1982. It joined the South Area Jewish Communiy Center,later known as the Striar Jewish Community Center.

References

  1. Materials in the collection.
  2. Karen Newberger. "Striar to Open in Fall." Jewish Advocate, Jan 07 1988, p. 5.
  3. "Our Carnation to Reuben Grossman: Civic Minded Quincy Family Contributes Community Center." Jewish Advocate, Sep 02, 1943,

Extent

0.25 linear feet (1 half-manuscript box)

Abstract

This collection contains issues of The Center Review, the biweekly newsletter published by the Quincy Jewish Community Center. The newsletters in this collection, which ran from January to June 1945, report on the opening of the new community center, club activities, and programming.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition informatino is unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Lindsay Murphy, 2019
Title
Guide to the Quincy Jewish Community Center (Quincy, Mass.) Records, JHCI-016
Author
Lindsay Murphy
Date
2019
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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