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United Kosher Butchers Association Records

Identifier: I-118

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of reports, announcements, invitations and a photograph from the early history of the United Kosher Butchers Association. Of special interest is the informal report of a dispute between the Vaad Harabonim and retailers belonging to the Association and a photograph from the Association's installation dinner in 1928. The collection also contains an audit of the Association's holdings from 1929.


  • undated, 1928-1929


Language of Materials

The collection is in English and Hebrew.

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Historical Note

The United Kosher Butchers Association was established in the Greater Boston area in 1928 and incorporated as a business association in April 1930. The Association's Kashrut Commission engaged in the certification and supervision, under the rabbinical supervision of the Vaad Harabonim of Greater Boston, of kosher meats. The association was reorganized in 1954 and unofficially dissolved in 1970.


United Kosher Butchers Association incorporated
Association reorganized
Association unofficially dissolved


0.25 linear feet (1 half-manuscript box, 1 oversized folder)


Consists of an audited report of the finances of the association, from the time of its establishment until February 18, 1929. One of the schedules notes the members of the association with their addresses; material pertaining to a kosher meat controversy including a circular from Rabbi M. Klachko and correspondence regarding the controversy, a summary of the event and identity of the various participants and a humorous invitation to a meeting of the Association and one photograph.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Carol S. Marlin and by the grandchildren of David Leib Brenner and Rose Frieda Brenner, 1988.

Processing Information

Processed by Margaret Whiteside, 2009
Guide to the United Kosher Butchers Association Records, I-118
Processed by Margaret Whiteside
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Processed by Margaret Whiteside, Schilder Assistant Archivist, made possible by a grant from the Schilder Family Fund. This collection has been digitized, made possible by a grant from the Trustees u/w of Herman Dana.

Repository Details

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

99-101 Newbury Street
Boston MA 02116 United States