Guide to the Records of Congregation Linas Zedek (Beth Israel), Chelsea, Massachusetts, undated, 1928-1953
 
*I-101

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Stephanie Call as MS Word document, April 2011. Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on April 22, 2011. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Congregation Linas Zedek (Beth Israel) - Chelsea, Massachusetts Records
Title: Congregation Linas Zedek (Beth Israel) - Chelsea, Massachusetts Records
Dates:undated, 1928-1953
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.
Languages: The collection is in English and Yiddish.
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)
Identification: I-101
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located at AJHS, Boston, MA.
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Historical Note1

Congregation Linas Zedek (Beth Israel) - Chelsea, Massachusetts

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.

1 Information for this historical sketch is from the following resources:

Sarna, Jonathan D. and Ellen Smith. The Jews of Boston. Boston: Combined Jewish Philanthropies, 1995

"Synagogues of Chelsea." Chelsea's Synagogues. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr 2011. (http://www.olgp.net/chs/church/synagogue.htm).

Materials from the collection.

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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.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into a single series as follows:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Congregation Linas Zedek (Beth Israel) - Chelsea, Massachusetts Records; I-101; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Michael Strassfeld on May 1, 1974.

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Access Points

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

 

Records of Congregation Linas Zedek (Beth Israel) - Chelsea, Massachusetts, undated, 1928-1953

The collection is in English and Yiddish.
Box 1, Folders 1-3.
Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Meeting Minutes 1928-1944
1 2 Membership Ledger 1944-1953
1 3 Miscellaneous Materials undated, 1926, 1943
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