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Aaron Gorovitz Papers

Identifier: P-87
Abstract Rabbi Aaron Gorovitz was born in Lithuania in 1870. He immigrated to New York at the age of 22. Before moving to Boston, he was one of the founders of Etz Chaim Yeshiva (later the Rabbi Isaac Elchonon Rabbinical College) and Yeshiva Jacob Joseph, organized the St. John, New Brunswick branch of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and served as a rabbi in St. John, New Jersey, North Adams, Massachusetts and Woonsocket, Rhode Island before moving to Boston in 1907. Until the end of his life he was...

Beth Hamidrash Hagodol (Crawford Street Shul) (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.) Records

Identifier: I-239
Abstract Beth Hamidrash Hagodol (known colloquially as the Crawford Street Shul), was founded in 1913 in a small house on Harold Street in Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts. In 1915, the cornerstone of the synagogue was placed at 105 Crawford Street in the Elm Hill District of Roxbury. The congregation elected Louis M. Epstein as their first Rabbi in 1918. This collection contains the business, activity and social records of Beth Hamidrash Hagodol, including correspondence, financial records, ledgers,...

Boston Workmen's Circle Records

Identifier: I-494
Abstract Created to provide mutual aid and education, The Workmen's Circle was established in New York in 1900 and officially chartered in 1905. Massachusetts established an Independent Workmen's Circle in 1903 to maneuver around prohibitive insurance laws, but was able to unify with the national organization in 1921. Several chapters were operational in Massachusetts by 1911. The Boston District often mirrored National's development, including the establishment of cemeteries, a chorus, a camp, and I.L....

Bureau of Jewish Education (Boston, Mass.) Records

Identifier: I-120
Abstract The Bureau of Jewish Education (BJE) in Boston, Massachusetts, was founded in 1920 when the Associated Boston Hebrew Schools and Bureau of Jewish Religious Schools merged under the leadership of Louis Hurwich. While not the first centralized Jewish education organization in the country, the BJE was the first to receive support from its local Federation. From 1920 to 2009, the BJE provided consultation, evaluation and teacher training services using a variety of methods and tools. It worked...

Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston Records

Identifier: I-220 and I-220A
Abstract The Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) of Boston, Massachusetts is the oldest federated Jewish philanthropy in the United States. The current incarnation of CJP was formed in 1960, when two separate federated philanthropies – the Combined Jewish Appeal and Associated Jewish Philanthropies – merged to create a single organization dedicated to serving the needs of Boston’s Jewish community. CJP’s records contain the history of several other organizations, from the forerunners of the current...

Elm Farm Foods Records

Identifier: I-552
Abstract Elm Farm Foods was first established as M. Winer Company in 1895 in the North End of Boston. The expansion of this single small store in the next several decades preluded the rise and development of Elm Farm Supermarkets in the region, followed by the company’s shift from retail to wholesale. Winer family holdings have also included various affiliated trusts and corporations managing many aspects of the company’s business and real estate. The bulk of these documents depict the financial...

Friedman Family Papers

Identifier: P-948
Abstract Aaron Friedman was a rabbi, shochet, and author. He was a shochet in Stavisk, Poland, Bernkastel-on-the-Moselle, Germany, and New York City, and author of a defense of the practice of Shechita entitled, “Tuv Ta’am” in 1874. This collection also contains information on his son, Abraham Friedman and his grandson, Nathan Friedman. This collection consists of correspondence, business documents, family photographs, personal effects, genealogical information, and publications.

Independent Order of Brith Abraham, Dr. Gaster Lodge, No. 689 (Boston, Mass.) Records

Identifier: I-104
Abstract The Independent Order of Brith Abraham was a Jewish fraternity society headquartered in New York City. It was founded in 1887 after breaking away from its parent society, the Order Brith Abraham (founded 1859.) As a fraternal society it offered sick, death and funeral benefits for members, with both male and female members. In 1981 it merged with B’nai Zion, which is no longer in existence. The Dr. Gaster Lodge, No. 689, was most likely named for Dr. Moses Gaster, a Jewish scholar and Zionist....

Independent Order of B’rith Abraham, George Peabody Lodge No. 667 (Peabody, Mass.) Records

Identifier: JHCI-003
Overview This collection contains meeting minutes, transcripts, and semi-annual reports documenting the activities and administration of the George Peabody Lodge, No. 667 branch of the Independent Order of B'rith Abraham (IOBA). This collection also contains semi-annual reports to the U.S. Grand Lodge of the IOBA for 1927 and 1929. The collection was established by the Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore, previously known as the North Jewish Historical Society, through many separate donations of...

Labor League (Brockton, Mass.) Records

Identifier: I-267
Abstract In the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries, Brockton, Massachusetts was an industrial center that drew Jewish artisans and laborers to the city. They formed an organization known as the Labor League. This collection contains ledger books with member names and financial records.

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Hebrew Teachers College (Brookline, Mass.) 2
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Burke, James A., 1910-1983 1
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Chizik, Hanna, 1889-1951 1
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Friedman, Aaron Zebi, 1822-1876 1
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Gaster, Moses, 1856-1939 1
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Grossman, Benjamin 1
HIAS (Agency) 1
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Hurwich, Louis, 1886-1967 1
Independent Order of Brith Abraham, Dr. Gaster Lodge, No. 689 (Boston, Mass.) 1
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Isaacs, Rachel 1
Jewish Labor Committee (U.S.) 1
Joress, Bessie 1
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009 1
Kirstein, Louis Edward, 1867-1942 1
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Law, Bernard A. 1
Leff, Clara 1
Lieberman, Rebecca 1
Marathon Realty Corporation 1
Margolis, Daniel J. 1
Massachusetts Board of Rabbis 1
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Morse, Leopold, 1831-1892 1
Mount Sinai Hospital (Boston, Mass.) 1
Mo’etset ha-po’alot 1
Newman, Louis 1
Peabody, George, 1795-1869 1
Pine Tree Shopping Center 1
Pioneer Women (Organization : U.S.) 1
Rabbinical Association of Greater Boston 1
Ratshesky, Abraham C. 1
Roth, Harry A., 1924- 1
Roth, Lillian 1
Schindler, Solomon, 1842-1915 1
Stone, Sadie 1
Temple Emanuel (Andover, Mass.) 1
Temple Ohabei Shalom (Brookline, Mass.) 1
Touroff, Nissan, 1877-1953 1
Union for Reform Judaism 1
United Jewish Campaign (Boston, Mass.) 1
Wanger, David 1
Weinstein, Lewis H., 1905-. 1
Weinstock, Rose 1
Winer, Hy 1
Winer, Morris, 1871 or 1873-1955 1
Women’s Palestine Agricultural Association 1
Workmen's Circle (U.S.). Cemetery Department 1
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