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Congregation Mishkan Israel (Dorchester, Boston, Mass.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-114

Scope and Contents

This collection contains meeting minutes, financial records, mailing lists, stationary, programs, and invitations created by Congregation Mishkan Israel and its Ladies Auxiliary. Of special interest are the Ladies Auxiliary's activities during World War II in aiding European refugees and the congregation's endeavors during the late 1950s to stabilize the Jewish population in the Dorchester area.

Dates

  • undated, 1925-1969

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in English.

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Historical Note

Congregation Mishkan Israel (also referred to as Mishkan Yisroal) was founded circa 1895 in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts. In 1916, the congregation broke ground on its new building on Westville Street; Mayor James Curley spoke at the celebration. The congregation later had buildings on Geneva Avenue and finally at 137 Dakota Street. Rabbis included Herman Benmosche, Leon King, Israel Gold, and Benjamin Green, who served for over 50 years. Congregation Mishkan Israel dissolved in 1977, and its building was sold to a church.
1895
Congregation Mishkan Israel is founded.
1977
Congregation Mishkan Israel is dissolved and its building is sold.

References

  1. Material in the collection.
  2. http://jgsgb.org/pdfs/MassSynagogues.pdf
  3. "CONGREGATION MISHKAN YISROAL TO BUILD NEW TEMPLE: MAYOR TO SPEAK AT CONSECRATION EXERCISES." Jewish Advocate (1909-1990), Jan 06 1916, p. 1.

Extent

1.75 linear feet (1 manuscript box and 1 OS box)

Abstract

This collection contains meeting minutes, financial records, mailing lists, stationary, programs, and invitations created by Congregation Mishkan Israel and its Ladies Auxiliary.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Arthur Cohen, 1975.

Processing Information

Processed by Lindsay Murphy, 2020
Title
Congregation Mishkan Israel (Dorchester, Boston, Mass.) Records
Author
Lindsay Murphy
Date
2020
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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