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Congregation Linas Zedek (Beth Israel) (Chelsea, Mass.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-101

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a ledger with minutes of the Ladies' Auxiliary of Congregation Linas Zedek, a membership ledger, and miscellaneous event flyers and invitations in Yiddish. The minutes ledger is in English (from 1929-1931) and Yiddish (1931-1944), and also contains a news clipping about the founding of the Ladies Auxiliary with names of officers.

A note about both ledgers: Both ledgers are seriously damaged. The membership ledger is missing both covers and the spine, and possibly pages. The ledger with minutes is fragile, and there is a fine red dust residue from the disintegration of the spine and covers. Both items should be handled with care.

Dates

  • undated, 1928-1953

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English and Yiddish.

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

Congregation Linas Zedek was located on Chestnut Street in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Founded by Ukrainian immigrants from the Kamen Kashirsky region and the local carpenter's union, it was defunct by the 1980s. The synagogue's cemetery is located in Everett, Massachusetts.

Extent

0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)

Abstract

Congregation Linas Zedek was located on Chestnut Street in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Founded by Ukrainian immigrants from the Kamen Kashirsky region and the local carpenter's union, it was defunct by the 1980s. The synagogue's cemetery is located in Everett, Massachusetts. This collection contains a ledger with minutes of the Ladies' Auxiliary of Congregation Linas Zedek, a membership ledger, and miscellaneous event flyers and invitations in Yiddish. The minutes ledger is in English (from 1929-1931) and Yiddish (1931-1944), and also contains a news clipping about the founding of the Ladies Auxiliary with names of officers.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Michael Strassfeld on May 1, 1974.
Title
Congregation Linas Zedek (Beth Israel) (Chelsea, Mass.) Records, I-101   I-101
Author
Stephanie Call
Date
2011

Repository Details

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

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