Guide to the Papers of Morris Finkelstein-Temple Emanuel Newton, MA, undated, 1961-1980 (bulk 1965-1975)
 
*P-859

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Ashley Gaunt as MS Word document, October 2, 2008. Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on November 13, 2008. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Morris Finkelstein/Temple Emanuel
Title: Morris Finkelstein papers-Temple Emanuel Newton, MA
Dates:undated, 1961-1980 (bulk 1965-1975)
Abstract: Temple Emanuel Congregation was founded in Newton, Massachusetts in 1935. It is part of United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ), and has over 1,100 families in its congregation. Morris Finkelstein became president of the Congregation in 1972 and served until 1975. Main material types include correspondence, governance, membership lists and speeches.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)
Identification: P-859
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located at AJHS, Boston, MA.
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Biographical Note1

Morris Finkelstein was president of Temple Emanuel Congregation in Newton, Massachusetts from 1972-1975. Founded in 1935, Temple Emanuel is a Conservative congregation affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ), and is located at 385 Ward St. in Newton Centre. Currently, the membership of over 1,100 families represents a diverse community of Jews from Newton and surrounding areas. The Congregation offers a broad spectrum of religious, cultural, social and educational activities. During Morris Finkelstein’s tenure he participated in such events as the Annual Sisterhood’s Donor Luncheon, Annual Report Meetings, and Semi-Annual Meetings of the Congregation where he gave speeches that are included in the collection.

1 Historical note based on information from the following: documents in the Morris Finkelstein papers and from Gil Rosen, Librarian of Temple Emanuel at grosen@templeEmanuel.com

Chronology

1935Temple Emanuel Congregation founded
1972Morris Finkelstein becomes President of Temple Emanuel Congregation
1972MF gives speech at the Annual Sisterhood Donor Luncheon
1972MF gives speech at the Semi-Annual Meeting of the Congregation
1974MF gives address at the Annual Report Meeting
1975MF steps down as President of Temple Emanuel Congregation
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Scope and Content Note

This collection includes materials related to Morris Finkelstein’s tenure as president of the Temple Emanuel Congregation in Newton, MA. The papers consist primarily of Temple Emanuel correspondence and governance records such as annual and committee reports, financial statements and membership lists as well as speeches by Morris Finkelstein.

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Arrangement

The collection contains one series as described below:

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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 Executive Director 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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Related Material

Boston Jewish Community Relations Council (I-123)

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Morris Finkelstein papers-Temple Emanuel Newton, MA; P-859; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to AJHS by Herbert Finkelstein in 1995.

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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.

 

Series I: Temple Emanuel Newton, MA, undated, 1961-1980

The Series is in English.
.5 linear feet. Box 1.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical and chronological.

Scope and Content:

Of note in this series are handwritten speeches Morris Finkelstein gave at various temple events with the final copy often included after several revisions. Such events include Annual Report Meetings, Semi-Annual Meetings and the Sisterhood’s Annual Donor Luncheon. A few announcements relating to the Jewish community are also included with speeches, as well as letters, correspondence and memorandums relating to particular events and decisions made at temple meetings. Also of interest is information in the annual reports concerning committee progress and achievement.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Correspondence/General undated, 1965-1975
1 2 Governance/Annual reports and financial statements 1965-1966
1 3 Governance/Annual reports and financial statements 1967-1968
1 4 Governance/Annual reports and financial statements 1969-1970
1 5 Governance/Annual reports and financial statements 1972-1973
1 6 Governance/Annual reports and financial statements 1973-1976
1 7 Governance/Annual reports and financial statements 1975-1980
1 8 Governance/Committees, Adult education-By-laws undated, 1969-1975
1 9 Governance/Committees, By-laws-social action and community relations undated, 1961-1975
1 10 Governance/Membership lists 1970-1975
1 11 Speeches/General undated, 1971-1973
1 12 Speeches/General undated, 1973-1975
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