Guide to the Records of the Society of the Sons of the Land of Israel
1900, 1972-1992
RG 1730

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Society of the Sons of the Land of Israel (N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the Society of the Sons of the Land of Israel
Dates:1900, 1972-1992
Abstract: These are the records of the Society of the Sons of the Land of Israel, a landmanshaft or benevolent association. Upon the dissolution of the society, the records were collected by the New York State Department of Insurance. Although many of these societies were founded around the turn of the twentieth century, the records collected in this way primarily date from the second half of the century (1950-2000). The landsmanshaftn collections generally include constitutions, by-laws, minutes, correspondence with members, financial ledgers, deeds to graves, cemetery maps, and membership lists. For details on this particular collection, see the scope and content note.
Language of Materials: English, Yiddish
Identification: RG 1730
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Founded in New York in 1900 by Jews with an interest in supporting Jewish life in Israel.  The society supported members financially in times of illness or distress as well as contributing to charitable causes, particularly those focusing their efforts on Israel.  It also subsidized burial at the Beth Israel, Mount Lebanon, and Beth David cemeteries.

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Scope and Contents

This finding aid is a collection-level record. Box and folder list, if any, are found here in the scope and content note.

Box 1:  Minutes, 1978-1985.  Membership Ledger A-L, 1980-1990.  Membership Ledger L-Z, 1980-1990.  Financial Ledger, 1984-1991.  Dissolution correspondence, 1987.  Box 2:  General Correspondence, 1977-1991.  Philanthropy receipts.  Cemetery Maps.  Check Receipts.  Bank book and Constitution.  Cancelled checks.  Membership Cards.  Box 3:  Certificate of Incorporation, 1900.  Cemetery Correspondence re: Beth Israel and Mount Lebanon, 1972-1990.  Cemetery Correspondence re: Beth David, 1980-1992.  Deeds to graves (indentures), 1990-1991.  Cemetery maps.

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Access Points

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

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