Guide to the Records of Congregation Mishkan Israel (Hamden, Connecticut), 1930-1989
 
*I-465

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Stephanie Call as MS Word document, March 2010. Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on January 24, 2011. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Congregation Mishkan Israel - Hamden, Connecticut
Title: Congregation Mishkan Israel (Hamden, Connecticut), records
Dates:1930-1989
Abstract: Congregation Mishkan Israel in Hamden, Connecticut, was founded in 1840. Their cemetery was established in 1843 in the Westville section of New Haven, Connecticut. This collection consists primarily of newsletters and other synagogue publications, as well as invitations to the 100th anniversary of the synagogue and other events.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: 1 linear foot (2 manuscript boxes)
Identification: I-465
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located at AJHS, Boston, MA.
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Historical Note1

Congregation Mishkan Israel in Hamden, Connecticut, was founded in 1840. Their cemetery was established in 1843 in the Westville section of New Haven, Connecticut. The congregation has a long history with serving the greater New Haven, Connecticut area, including assisting Russian Jewish immigrants settle in New Haven during the 1880s, and again, in the 1990s. They also established the first free Hebrew School in the early 1900s. During the 1960s, the synagogue, under the leadership of Rabbi Robert E. Goldburg, forged a strong relationship with Martin Luther King. Rabbi Goldburg participated in the March to Montgomery in 1965, and Dr. King spoke at the synagogue in 1961.

Chronology

1840Congregation Mishkan Israel founded.
1843Mishkan Israel's cemetery is established.
1880sMishkan Israel helps Russian Jewish immigrants settle in New Haven, Connecticut.
1900sThe congregation establishes a free Hebrew school.
1961Martin Luther King speaks at the synagogue.
1965Rabbi Robert Goldburg participates in the March to Montgomery with Martin Luther King.
1990sThe congregation assists Russian Jewish immigrants settling in Connecticut.


Footnotes

1 Information in this Historical Sketch is from:

Herbert Brockman, Rabbi. "Rabbi's Welcome." Congregation Mishkan Israel. Congregation Mishkan Israel, 2010. Web. 6 Jan 2011. (http://cmihamden.org/who-we-are/rabbi%E2%80%99s-welcome/).

Materials from the collection.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of flyers, invitations and programs concerning the Congregation's 100th anniversary and other events, as well as bulletins about services.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two 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

None.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Congregation Mishkan Israel (Hamden, Connecticut), records; I-465; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Acquisition 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.

 

Series I: General, 1930-1982

The Series is in English.
Box 1.
Scope and Content:

This series contains announcements, invitations and programs to the 100th anniversary of the synagogue and other events.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 General/Miscellaneous Materials 1940-1982
1 2-7 Publications/Bulletins 1930-1969
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Series II: Publications, 1970-1989

The Series is in English.
Box 2.
Scope and Content:

This series contains bulletins with information on services.

BoxFolderTitleDate
2 1-3 Publications/General 1970-1989
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