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Congregation B'nai Sholom Records, 1905-1965 | Archives of Appalachia

Title: Congregation B'nai Sholom Records, 1905-1965Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 1945-1965
ID: 500/AppMs 83
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Arrangement: The records are divided into four series: Series 1, Congregation Records; (including Religious School); Series 2, Joseph Strauss Lodge Records; Series 3, B'nai Sholom Sisterhood Records; and Series 4, Publications.
Extent: 14.0 Boxes
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Scope and Contents: The B'nai Sholom Congregation Records consists of administrative records (constitution, minutes, deeds, publications, etc.); correspondence; financial records (ledgers, passbooks, statements, receipts, check stubs, etc.); and publications (bulletins, articles, etc.) of the congregation and its auxiliaries, the B'nai Sholom Sisterhood. The collection comprises material dating from 1905-1983, but the bulk of the material falls between 1945 and 1965. Gaps in the collection include the following:
1. There are no photographs of the congregation in its states of development or in its varied activities.
2. Minutes prior to 1942 and after 1966 are absent.Correspondence prior to 1927, from 1930-43, and from 1944-46 is absent. Little exists after 1961.
Absent is the correspondence of the presidents:
-Adolph Lipman, 1944-47.
-Tom Green, 1947-49.
-Albert Roughbart, 1949-51.
-Werner Litchenfels, 1952-54.
-Jack Martin, 1954-55.
-Weak: Bernard Cantor, 1951-59; Bernard Feinbery, 1961-62.
3. Absent is the correspondence of these rabbis:
-Bernard Stein, 1962-65.
-Leonard Kaplan, 1966-67.
-Israel Duchon, 1969-70.
4. Financial records prior to 1946 and since 1961 are absent.
5. The B'nai Sholom Community Monthly "Bulletin" prior to 1946 and from 1966-80 are absent.
6. Absent from the auxiliaries are the following:
- B'nai Sholom Religious School: Financial records after 1970; Correspondence.
-Joseph Strauss Lodge, B'nai Brith #1480: Correspondence prior to 1948, from 1952-58, after 1958; Financial Records prior to 1948, after 1958; Minutes prior to 1960, after 1964.
-B'nai Sholom Sisterhood: Correspondence prior to 1961, after 1977; Financial Records 1927-1960, after 1977; Minutes prior to 1962, after 1979.

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