Guide to the Records of Congregation Beth Israel (Baldwin Place Shul, Boston, Mass.), 1887, 1890
 
*I-131

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Kelsey Sawyer as MS Word document, January 5, 2012. Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on January 13, 2012. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Congregation Beth Israel (Baldwin Place Shul, Boston, Mass.)
Title: Congregation Beth Israel (Baldwin Place Shul, Boston, Mass.) records
Dates:1887, 1890
Abstract: Congregation Beth Israel began in 1888 when a group of young men spilt from Shomre Beth Abraham to form their own congregation. A year later they relocated to an old Baptist Church located on Baldwin Place in Boston's North End. The Baldwin Place synagogue housed a sanctuary on the ground floor as well as schools and meeting rooms in the space above. It was the largest shul in the North End and was considered the center of Boston Orthodoxy. Rabbi Moshe Zevulun Margolies presided over it and was considered to be the chief rabbi of Boston's Orthodox community. In 1920 it was disbanded. This collection contains records of the Congregation Beth Israel, 1887 and 1890. It includes a constitution booklet from 1887. Also in the collection is a deed of sale from 1890 and an indenture that pertains to the deed.
Languages: The collection is in English and Hebrew.
Quantity: .25 linear feet (1 half manuscript box)
Identification: I-131
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located at AJHS, Boston, MA.
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Historical Note1

Congregation Beth Israel (Baldwin Place Shul, Boston, Massachusetts)

Congregation Beth Israel began in 1888 when a group of young men spilt from Shomre Beth Abraham to form their own congregation. A year later they relocated to an old Baptist Church located on Baldwin Place in Boston's North End. The Baldwin Place synagogue housed a sanctuary on the ground floor as well as schools and meeting rooms in the space above. It was the largest shul in the North End and was considered the center of Boston Orthodoxy. Rabbi Moshe Zevulun Margolies presided over it and was considered to be the chief rabbi of Boston's Orthodox community. In 1920 it was disbanded.

Chronology

1887Constitution booklet published.
1890Deed of Sale from the Congregation Beth Israel to L. Milenthal (Millionthaler/Milontaler)
1890Indenture between Congregation Beth Israel and L. Milenthal (Millionthaler/Milontaler) for sale of seats located in Pew C Section 5 Right.


Footnote

1 Information used in this finding aid is from the following sources:

Ross, Michael Alan. "Synagogues of Boston's North End". 2011. 10 January 2012. (http://www.gis.net/bostonwalks/shulsnorthend.html).

Sarna, Jonthan D. and Ellen Smith eds. The Jews of Boston; Boston, MA: Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc, 1995.

Materials from the collection.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains records of the Congregation Beth Israel, 1887 and 1890. It includes a constitution booklet from 1887. Also in the collection is a deed of sale from 1890 and an indenture that pertains to the deed. Materials are organized chronologically.

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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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Related Material

The Papers of the Milontaler Family, P-553

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Congregation Beth Israel (Baldwin Place Shul, Boston, Mass.) records; I-131; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Accession information unknown.

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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 Beth Israel (Baldwin Place Shul, Boston, Massachusetts), 1887, 1890

English and Hebrew.
.25 linear feet (1 half manuscript box)
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Constitution 1887
1 2 Indenture 1890
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