Summary Information
Title: B'nai Israel Congregation Records,
Collection Number: MSS#470
Creator: B'nai Israel Congregation
Collection Dates: 1905-2001
Collection Dates: 1950-1985
Extent: 51 boxes; 13 shelf volumes; 40.25 linear feet
Abstract:
B'nai Israel Congregation in Pittsburgh's East End was chartered in 1911. After outgrowing various rented facilities in the early 1920's, the congregation built a sanctuary at 327 Negley Avenue. Growth of the congregation continued until it peaked in the 1950's and then began to decline in the 1970's, as the Jewish population moved into and then from the area. In the 1990s, the congregation merged with Beth Jacob of New Kensington to found Adat Shalom Congregation in Fox Chapel. B'nai Israel formally closed on June 30, 1995. The B'nai Israel Congregation records relate to the many aspects of congregational activities including those of administration, board, cemetery, education, ritual, as well as the Men's Club and the Sisterhood. The materials include accounting materials, correspondence, burial permits, invitations and fliers, minutes, correspondence, religious school records, scrapbooks, circumcision and bar and bat mitzvah records.

Language:

The material in this collection is in English.

Repository:

Rauh Jewish Archives
Senator John Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-454-6364
library@hswp.org
http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/libraryArchives.aspx

Sponsor:

Funding for this project was made available by the Simon Hafner Charitable Foundation.
Date Published:

April 2008
Author:

The guide to this collection was written by Jennifer Bator.
Encoder:

Encoded by Matt Strauss on April 15th, 2008 from an existing finding aid.
Revisions made by Theresa E. Rea on April 16, 2010, with generous support from PNC Charitable Trusts- J. Samuel and Rose Y. Cox Foundation and the Giant Eagle Foundation.

Historical Sketch

When Jews moved into the neighborhoods of Stanton Heights, Highland Park, and East Liberty in the East End area of Pittsburgh, groups began holding religious services in homes. In 1911, one such group was chartered as B'nai Israel Congregation.

As membership increased, the congregation moved into various rented facilities. In 1920, the congregation moved into a mansion on Highland Avenue, which held the offices, library, classrooms and meeting rooms. Sabbath services were held in a building on Collins Avenue, and larger events, such as High Holiday services and weddings, were held in the Pershing Theatre or in the Rittenhouse Ballroom on Highland Avenue. Throughout this early period, members of the congregation raised funds to acquire a permanent building.

In 1920, the congregation purchased land with two existing structures at 327 North Negley Avenue. Ground was broken for the construction of the sanctuary, in 1922. The building was designed by Henry Hornbostel, Alexander Sharove, and Philip Friedman in a Byzantine style. Prior to construction, the congregation used the two existing buildings on this land as gathering places and offices. A building, called “the barn,” was used as a social hall; and a building behind the main sanctuary, referred to as “the mansion,” housed a chapel, offices and classrooms. Although the construction was not yet complete, the sanctuary was first used for High Holiday services in 1924.

Initially, members followed Orthodox customs. Rabbi Benjamin Lichter was hired as the congregation's rabbi in 1920. Under his leadership, the congregation affiliated with the Conservative movement, and, in 1922, joined the United Synagogue of America. Preferring to follow Orthodox traditions, some members withdrew from B'nai Israel and established Adath Jeshurun Congregation in the same neighborhood.

During the 1930s and 1940s, the congregation was affected by the scarcity of resources caused by the Great Depression and World War II. After the war ended, the neighborhoods in the East End area of Pittsburgh experienced a population boom. The resulting increase in membership enabled the congregation to construct an attached building, which was dedicated in 1953. The new center housed classrooms, a chapel, offices and a new social hall.

The congregation's growth in membership peaked in the early 1950s. By the 1970s, growth in membership had all but ceased. After the installation of stained glass windows designed by Jean Jacques Duval, in 1964, the congregation did not undertake any large construction or improvement projects.

In the 1990s, the opportunity arose to merge with another congregation, Beth Jacob of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, and to found Adat Shalom Congregation in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania. On the weekend of June 30, 1995, the B'nai Israel congregation held a formal closing ceremony at the synagogue.

Five rabbis had served the congregation: Rabbi Benjamin Lichter, Rabbi Seymour Cohen, Rabbi Mordecai Chertoff, Rabbi Jack Shechter, and Rabbi Richard Marcovitz. Rabbi Lichter was hired as head rabbi in 1920, and, in 1956, he was elected to the position of Rabbi Emeritus, which he held until his sudden death in 1963. In 1956, Rabbi Cohen was installed as head rabbi, a position he held until 1961. Rabbi Chertoff replaced Rabbi Cohen and remained with the congregation until 1966. Rabbi Shechter was installed in 1967 and remained with the congregation until 1976. Rabbi Marcovitz was hired by the congregation in 1976 and remained until 1996.

Three cantors served the congregation: Julius Bloom, Mordecai Heiser, and Mordecai Haalman. Hazan Bloom was hired by the congregation in 1924 and served until his death in 1942. Cantor Heiser was hired in 1942 and served until his death in 1989. Cantor Mordecai Haalman served from the 1960s to the 1980s.

Sisterhood

On August 19, 1912, the Ladies Auxiliary of B'nai Israel of East Liberty held their first meeting. Among the organization's first tasks were to make purchases that contributed to the beauty of the rented space. The Ladies Auxiliary formed and ran Sunday and Hebrew school programs, both of which served the East End Jewish community. In 1920, the name was changed from the Ladies Auxiliary to the B'nai Israel Sisterhood, and the group became affiliated with the Women's League of Conservative Judaism.

The women of the Sisterhood were instrumental in raising funds for the congregation's original building fund. After the synagogue building was erected at the Negley Street address, the Holy Ark was donated by the Sisterhood and was dedicated in its honor.

The women of the Sisterhood were involved in community organizations and activities. The B'nai Israel Sisterhood advocated for the development of kosher catering services in the city. The Sisterhood ran an adult education program and managed a gift shop, the proceeds of which were used to fund youth activities and scholarships.

The Sisterhood was a member of the National Women's League of the United Synagogue of America, which later became the Women's League for Conservative Judaism. Members of the Sisterhood served as officers and committee members for this organization.

Education and Youth

The Sisterhood began a Sunday school on September 22, 1920, with 53 students attending the first class. As the congregation grew along with the various East End neighborhoods' Jewish community, more classes were added and the curriculum was expanded. A Hebrew school was formed, and a nursery school began to provide Jewish education for younger children. The education programs were open to the community at large and were not limited to the children of affiliated parents. In the 1980s, the title “The Jewish Learning Center” began to be used as an umbrella term for the educational programs.

In the late 1960s, with the encouragement of Rabbi Jack Schechter, the congregation began a United Synagogue Youth program. United Synagogue Youth is an organization affiliated with the Conservative movement's United Synagogue of America. The youth of B'nai Israel organized events both within their synagogue, and in collaboration with other Pittsburgh chapters. They also participated in regional and national events such as conferences, leadership trainings, and camp.

The Men's Club

With male and female members, the Latovah Society formed in 1916 as a social and charitable organization. In 1929, male members of the Latovah society founded a Men's Club. The Men's Club was a member of the National Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs.

The Men's Club organized educational and social events. Throughout the club's existence, adult and youth education was a priority. Members organized a Sunday minyan club, which consisted of a weekly breakfast, a religious service and a discussion of Jewish affairs for boys of bar mitzvah age. The Men's Club also established a Scouting program in 1925 by organizing a Cub Pack and a Boy Scout Troop. As part of the adult education program, the men organized such events as a monthly discussion luncheon and weekly breakfast meetings.

Members of the Men's Club were active in raising funds for each of the building projects and for furnishing the congregation's community center.

Cemetery

The cemetery was founded in 1921 in Penn Township. It was administered through its own volunteer led board. The chapel was built on the property through a contribution made by J.A. Williams in his parents' memory.

Young People's Division

The Young People's division was begun in the early 1950s for members aged 21 to 33 years. It was developed to serve the younger families moving into the East End neighborhoods and to encourage and support Jewish practice. This division offered a reduced membership fee and organized social events. All of the officer positions were held by couples.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The records are composed of 40.25 linear feet and are housed in 51 boxes. The papers are arranged into eight series, and sub-series were created for two of these series. Series have been designated for management, board, bulletins, cemetery, education and youth, the Men's Club, and the Sisterhood. The materials include accounting materials, such as receipts and invoices, and ledgers; burial permits, invitations and fliers, minutes, correspondence, school curriculum, scrapbooks, circumcision and bar and bas mitzvah records.

Series I: Management

The documents pertaining to the maintenance and functioning of the congregation are in this series. This series has been divided into two sub-series: administration and accounting. For each sub-series, the materials have been arranged alphabetically into subject categories. Within the alphabetized categories, the folders are arranged chronologically.

Series I: Management, Sub-series I: Administration (1905-2001, bulk 1953-1986)

The administration sub-series consists of thirteen boxes, five shelf volumes. The sub-series includes correspondence, applications, ledgers, press releases, invitations and fliers, seating arrangements, and a scrapbook of clippings.

The alumni association category includes information about events, a newsletter, and press clippings. These materials were originally in a scrapbook format.

The building category includes materials related to the administration and planning for various building projects, as well as descriptions of the architectural elements, and the administration of the building fund.

The committees category includes meeting announcements, correspondence, and membership lists from the various committees within the congregation.

The community affiliations category consists primarily of correspondence between the congregation and both local and national organizations.

The correspondence category is divided: general, the clergy, and condolences.

The adult education category includes brochures, correspondence, and materials related to the planning of events and classes.

The employee category includes applications, contracts, and hiring records.

The library category includes correspondence. While most letters refer to donations made by congregants, some correspondence refers to library maintenance and events.

The life-cycle events category is further sub-divided into categories for baby naming, circumcision, conversions, obituaries, weddings and yahrzeits, and yizkor. The materials include ledgers, correspondence, wedding applications, obituaries, and published materials. The baby naming and the circumcision records are arranged alphabetically by last name. The wedding records include applications and correspondence and are arranged in ascending chronological order by year. The congregation created several ledger systems for organizing yahrzeit contact information. The original organizational system has been maintained. The ledgers are variously arranged in an alphabetized listing by last name of the deceased, by week, by death date, by contact person and by Hebrew month. The yahrzeit category also includes correspondence with congregants. The yizkor books are arranged chronologically by year.

The membership category includes correspondence, applications, and cancellations, completed census questionnaires, and general information about membership.

The memorial plaques category includes a ledger, correspondence, and locations of names on plaques, as well as plate orders. This section has information concerning dates of death.

The publicity and press releases category includes all of the correspondence and press releases created by the congregation. This includes notices for events, classes, weddings, and bar and bat mitzvahs.

The resolution category includes resolutions that were created by the congregation to mark the death of members.

The scrapbook category contains a scrapbook of news clippings.

The services category contains general information, prayers, and planning for various holidays and special Sabbath services.

The special events category includes fliers, seating charts, reservations, correspondence, tribute books and invitations for occasions sponsored by the congregation. This category includes materials marking the anniversaries of the congregation as well the special occasions of members of the clergy, and congregants. There is material dating from the opening celebration of the community center. It also includes the speeches given at the synagogue's closing weekend.

The materials in the young adult division category pertain to managing this group and include correspondence, event fliers, calendars, and their newsletter.

Series I: Management, Sub-series II: Accounting (1918-1990, bulk 1955-1980)

The accounting sub-series consists of 12 linear feet of materials and is housed in 12 boxes. The materials are divided between income and expenses and are arranged first alphabetically by subject, and then within each subject by ascending chronological order. This series is comprised of ledgers, invoices, payment receipts, budgets and financial statements.

Series II: Board of Directors (1919-1999)

This series consists of two linear feet and contains correspondence, board and executive board agendas and minutes; by-laws, constitutions and the annual reports and minutes of the congregational annual meetings. The bulk of the materials consists of the minutes for meetings of the board and executive board.

Series III: Bulletins (1968-1995)

This series consists of one half linear foot. The bulletins were produced by the congregation for use at services. This series is arranged in ascending chronological order.

Series IV: Cemetery (1921-1989)

The cemetery series consists of three linear feet and is housed in six boxes, and two shelf volumes. It is divided into two main categories: maintenance and plot owners.

The maintenance category contains materials related to the oversight of the cemetery. The materials include financial documents, correspondence and employee information. Although a committee oversaw the cemetery, there are no materials present in the collection created by the committee.

The plot owners category consists of materials related to the cemetery's administrative interactions with and on the behalf of the owners of individual plots. The materials include burial permits, grave maintenance, account payments, and sales, as well as invoices for individual monuments, perpetual care and for burial vaults. There are several ledgers documenting the location and ownership of plots.

Series V: Education and Youth (1929-1994, bulk 1950-1980)

The education and youth series consists of five linear feet and is contained in 14 boxes. This series is arranged into four sub-series: life cycle events, education, United Synagogue Youth and youth department. The materials are arranged alphabetically by subject and within that arrangement, are arranged in ascending chronological order. With the exception of the United Synagogue Youth sub-series, there are no financial materials included in this series. The financial materials for the life cycle events, and the Jewish Learning Center are organized with the congregational accounting materials.

Series V: Education and youth, Sub-series I: Life Cycle Events

The life cycle events sub-series consists of materials regarding bar and bat mitzvahs, and confirmation. The materials for bar and bat mitzvahs were divided into separate categories, however the category begins with general undated information such as prayers, addresses and procedures relating to both bar and bat mitzvahs. The bar mitzvah materials include notices for Torah honors, prayers, and preparation schedules. The bat mitzvah materials include prayers and preparation schedules. The confirmation category includes lists of confirmands, general information, and the programs for the confirmation service.

Series V: Education and youth, Sub-series II: Education

The education sub-series includes all materials related to the congregation's religious schools: Hebrew, nursery, and Sunday schools. The sub-series includes materials created for general administration, and by the faculty. The materials that date from the period of the Jewish Learning Center are enrollment lists and general activities.

Series V: Education and youth, Sub-series III: United Synagogue Youth (1963-1987)

The United Synagogue Youth sub-series consists of one linear foot. The materials consist of activity fliers, meeting minutes, publications, and conference planning. The materials relate to activities within the congregation's chapter, with other U.S.Y groups in Pittsburgh and the central region, as well as events planned by the national office. The materials include information about activities and conventions, chapter meeting minutes, and publications.

Series V: Education and youth, Sub-series IV: Youth

The Youth sub-series is one quarter of a linear foot and consists of general activity information as well as materials related to external affiliations.

Series VI: Men's Club (1953-1989, bulk 1953-1969)

The Men's Club series consists of one linear foot and is divided into two main categories: administration and special events. The administration category includes financial statements, correspondence, membership and officer lists. The special events category includes programs, fliers, announcements, and event expenses.

Series VII: Sisterhood (1912-1994, bulk 1942-1979)

The Sisterhood series consists of two and one half linear feet and is divided into four categories: administration, events, board, executive board and membership meetings; and National Women's League of the United Synagogue of America.

The administration category includes financial documents, correspondence, membership and officer lists. Consisting primarily of financial materials, this category contains the materials related to the club's management and financial oversight.

The events category includes invitations, programs and announcements, commemorative anniversary booklets, and curriculum for the Women's Institute of Adult Jewish Studies. The materials primarily consist of event announcements.

The meetings category includes board, executive board and general club meeting minutes; agendas, club by-laws, officer lists and attendance, and reports to the membership and to the congregation. The minutes are of the board and executive board meetings.

The National Women's League category consists of one half linear foot of materials. This category includes clippings, directories, chapter and regional branch minutes, proclamations, and a scrapbook.


Controlled Access Terms
Corporate Names
  • B'nai Israel Congregation Sisterhood--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
  • B'nai Israel Congregation Men's Club--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
  • United Synagogue of America--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
  • United Synagogue Youth--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
  • United Synagogue of America--National Women's League--Pennsylvania --Pittsburgh
  • United Synagogue of America--National Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
Topics
  • Synagogues--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
  • Jews--Social Life and Customs--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
  • Conservative Judaism--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
  • Jewish Religious Education--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
  • Jewish Youth--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
  • Judaism--Customs and practices
  • Bat Mitzvah--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
  • Bar Mitzvah--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
  • Confirmation (Jewish rite)--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
  • Berit Milah--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
  • High Holidays--Customs and Practices
  • Rosh Hoshanna--Customs and Practices
  • Burial Records--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
Locations
  • East Liberty (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Garfield (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Highland Park (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Morningside (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Stanton Heights (Pittsburgh, PA)
Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No Restrictions.

Aquisition Information:

The records were received in five accessions.

Accession # 2007.0164 was received on July 26, 2007. Gift of Congregation B'nai Israel.

Accession # 2006.0035 was received on March 13, 2006. Gift of Adat Shalom/B'nai Israel, Beth Jacob.

Accession # 2004.0062 was received on March 29, 2004. Gift of Patricia Love Anouchi.

Accession # 1998.0120 was received on June 24, 1998. Gift of Congregation B'nai Israel.

Accession # 1993.0121 was received on March 21, 1993. Gift of Rabbi Richard Marcovitz. It was formerly MSS #171.

Preferred Citation:

B'nai Israel Congregation Records,1905-2001, MSS#470, Rauh Jewish Archives, Library and Archives Division, Senator John Heinz History Center

Processing Information:

The records have been arranged and described by Jennifer Bator in December 2007, with generous support provided by the Simon Hafner Charitable Foundation.

Copyright:

Property rights reside with the Senator John Heinz History Center. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Library and Archives of the Senator John Heinz History Center.

Related Material:
The Lawrence Reznick papers, MSS # 477.

The Rosella Skirboll Linder Papers, MFF # 371.

Cantorial Anthology of Traditional and Modern Synagogue, MFF #4921

Separated Material:
One linear foot of photographs has been separately arranged and described as MSP# 470.

Two linear feet of oversized records have been separately arranged and described as MSO # 470.

Papers created by Meyer Levine have been separately arranged and described as MSS # 478.

The following artifacts were transferred to the museum division:

One off-white choir robe with velvet collar

One decorated tallith

One black cantor's robe with velvet trim

All three artifacts were the gift of Linda Levine, July 10, 1998

The following were transferred to the serial collection of the library:

Adath Jeshrun Congregation, Adath Jeshurun News, 1966-1973

Beth El Congregation, Kol , 1966-1973

B'nai Emunoh Congregation, Faith, Monthly bulletin of Sisterhood/Men's Club 1966-1970

B'nai Israel Congregation, B'nai Israel Bulletin , 1956-1996

B'nai Israel Congregation, B'nai Israel Bulletin , 1957

B'nai Israel Congregation, B'nai Israel Bulletin : New Years, 1956-1957

B'nai Israel Congregation, B'nai Israel Bulletin : New Years, 1959-1960

B'nai Israel Congregation, B'nai Israel-Light , April-May 1981

B'nai Israel Congregation, B'nai Israel-Light , May-June 1981

B'nai Israel Congregation, B'nai Israel-Light , September 1981

B'nai Israel Congregation, B'nai Israel Bulletin High Holy Days , 1973-1995

B'nai Israel Congregation, Confirmation Yearbook , 1957-1979

Beth Shalom Congregation Beth Shalom Congregation Bulletin , 1966-1972

Parkway Jewish Center, Centerama , 1967

Pittsburgh Peace and Freedom News , 1967-1968

Rodef Shalom Congregation, The Temple Bulletin , 1967-1973

Shaare Torah Congregation, Shaare Torah Bulletin , 1966-1973

Temple Emanuel of the South Hills, Bulletin , 1967, 1969

Tree of Life Congregation, The Tree of Life Messenger , 1967-1973

Zionist Organization of America, The Pittsburgh Zionist , 1968

The following published books and booklets were transferred to the library:

B'nai Israel Congregation Golden Anniversary Book , 1954

B'nai Israel Congregation Rabbi Benjamin A. Lichter Silver Anniversary , 1935

B'nai Israel Congregation Silver Anniversary Book , 1929

Greenberg, Simon, The Jewish Prayer Book: Its Ideals and Values , New York, NY: National Academy for Adult Jewish Studies, The United Synagogue of America, c1957

Jacobs, Joseph and David M. Hausdorff, Customs and Traditions of Israel , New York, NY: General Foods Corporation, 1934

The Pittsburgh Jewish Community Book , Pittsburgh, PA, 1921

The Pittsburgh Jewish Community Book , Pittsburgh, PA, 1924

Poale Zedeck Congregation, 85th Anniversary Book , 1966

Schenley High School, The Schenley Journal , Schenley High School: Pittsburgh, PA, 1919

Installation Service for Doctor Walter Jacob , November 6, 1966


Contents List
Series I: Management,
Scope and Content Notes:

The documents pertaining to the maintenance and functioning of the congregation are in this series. This series has been divided into two sub-series: administration and accounting. For each sub-series, the materials have been arranged alphabetically into subject categories. Within the alphabetized categories, the folders are arranged chronologically.

Subseries I: Administration, 1905-2001 (bulk 1953-1986)
Scope and Content Notes:

The administration sub-series consists of thirteen boxes and five shelf volumes. The sub-series includes correspondence, applications, ledgers, press releases, invitations and fliers, seating arrangements, and a scrapbook of clippings.

The alumni association category includes information about events, a newsletter, and press clippings. These materials were originally in a scrapbook format.

The building category includes materials related to the administration and planning for various building projects, as well as descriptions of the architectural elements, and the administration of the building fund.

The committees category includes meeting announcements, correspondence, and membership lists from the various committees within the congregation.

The community affiliations category consists primarily of correspondence between the congregation and both local and national organizations.

The correspondence category is divided: general, the clergy, and condolences.

The adult education category includes brochures, correspondence, and materials related to the planning of events and classes.

The employee category includes applications, contracts, and hiring records.

The library category includes correspondence. While most letters refer to donations made by congregants, some correspondence refers to library maintenance and events.

The life-cycle events category is further sub-divided into categories for baby naming, circumcision, conversions, obituaries, weddings and yahrzeits, and yizkor. The materials include ledgers, correspondence, wedding applications, obituaries, and published materials. The baby naming and the circumcision records are arranged alphabetically by last name. The wedding records include applications and correspondence and are arranged in ascending chronological order by year. The congregation created several ledger systems for organizing yahrzeit contact information. The original organizational system has been maintained. The ledgers are variously arranged in an alphabetized listing by last name of the deceased, by week, by death date, by contact person and by Hebrew month. The yahrzeit category also includes correspondence with congregants. The yizkor books are arranged chronologically by year.

The membership category includes correspondence, applications, and cancellations, completed census questionnaires, and general information about membership.

The memorial plaques category includes a ledger, correspondence, and locations of names on plaques, as well as plate orders. This section has information concerning dates of death.

The publicity and press releases category includes all of the correspondence and press releases created by the congregation. This includes notices for events, classes, weddings, and bar and bat mitzvahs.

The resolution category includes resolutions that were created by the congregation to mark the death of members.

The scrapbook category contains a scrapbook of news clippings.

The services category contains general information, prayers, and planning for various holidays and special Sabbath services.

The special events category includes fliers, seating charts, reservations, correspondence, tribute books and invitations for occasions sponsored by the congregation. This category includes materials marking the anniversaries of the congregation as well the special occasions of members of the clergy, and congregants. There is material dating from the opening celebration of the community center. It also includes the speeches given at the synagogue's closing weekend.

The materials in the young adult division category pertain to managing this group and include correspondence, event fliers, calendars, and their newsletter.

Alumni Association

Box 1
Folder 1 Events, 1938-1940
Folder 2 Member profiles, 1938-1940
Folder 2 Newsletter, 1938-1940
Folder 2 Press clippings, 1938-1940
Building
Folder 5 Architectural elements, 1930-1951, nd
Folder 6 Building fund, 1967, 1973-1975
Community Center
Folder 7 Project, 1948-1956
Folder 8 Specifications, 1948
Folder 9 Stained Glass Windows, 1962-1965, 1971
Committees
Folder 10 1952, 1959-1960
Folder 11 1961
Folder 12 1962
Folder 13 1963-1967
Folder 14 1968-1969
Folder 15 1970-1971
Folder 16 1972-1973
Folder 17 1974-1977
Folder 18 Seventy-fifth Anniversary 1974-1977
Community affiliations
Folder 19 1955-1956, 1960
Folder 20 1961

Box 2
Folder 1 1962
Folder 2 1963-1968
Folder 3 1969-1973
Folder 4 1975
Folder 5 1976-1977
Folder 6 1980-1990
Folder 7 United Jewish Federation calendar 1964-1967
Folder 8 Congregational history 1950, 1993, 1995
Correspondence
General
Folder 9 1942-1968
Folder 10 1969-1972, 1974-1975
Clergy
Folder 11 1942, 1952, 1960-1961
Folder 12 1962
Folder 13 1963
Folder 14 1964-1976
Folder 15 Rabbi Lichter's 50th Anniversary, 1960
Folder 16 Rabbi Stein's admittance into the country, 1928
Condolences

Box 3
Folder 1 1960-1961
Folder 2 1962-1963
Folder 3 1966-1968
Folder 4 1969-1970
Folder 5 1971-1973
Folder 6 1975-1978
Folder 7 Seventy-fifth Anniversary 1979
Adult education
“At Home” institute
Folder 8 1959-1961
Folder 9 1962-1963
Institute of Adult Jewish Studies
Folder 10 1960-1963
Folder 11 1966-1968
Folder 12 1969-1978, 1988
Folder 13 Joint Institute of Adult Studies 1965-1967
Employees
Folder 14 General, 1952-1977
Folder 15 Applications, 1968, 1976-1978
Choir contracts
Folder 16 1960-1963
Folder 17 1966-1970, 1975-1977
Clergy

Box 4
Folder 1 Cantor Contract 1940
Folder 2 Rabbis – Guest, 1961
Folder 3 Rabbis - Rabbi Lichter's contract, 1951
Folder 4 Rabbis - search, 1966
Teacher's contracts
Folder 5 1960-1962, 1970
Library
Folder 6 1960-1962, 1966-1971
Life cycle events
Folder 7 “Book of Life: a directory of Hebrew names and dates” 1958
Baby naming
Folder 8 A – G, 1950-1988
Folder 9 H – P, 1950-1988
Folder 10 R – Z, 1950-1988
Folder 11 1963-1969
Circumcision records
Folder 12 A – I, 1948-1981
Folder 13 J – R, 1948-1981
Folder 14 S – Z, 1948-1981
Volume 1 Ledger, 1905-1942
Folder 15 Conversions 1954, 1955
Obituaries
Folder 16 1960
Weddings
Folder 17 1960-1961
Folder 18 1962, 1964
Folder 19 1965-1966
Folder 20 1967
Folder 21 1968
Folder 22 1969

Box 5
Folder 1 1970
Folder 2 1971
Folder 3 1972-1976, 1990
Yahrzeits
Folder 4 1962, 1967, 1981, 1982, nd
Folder 5 List of names by week, c1950
Folder 6 List by alphabetical last name , 1963

Box 5A
Box 5A By contact person 1918 - 1970

Box 5B
Box 5B A – K, c1918-1983

Box 5C
Box 5C L – Z, c1918-1983
Folder 7 Kislev to Tishri, 1959
Folder 8 Elul to Nissan, 1959
Folder 9 1959
Folder 10 Yizkor books, 1951-1963, 1965
Membership
Applications – Senior congregation
Folder 11 1955, 1960-1961
Folder 12 1962-1965
Folder 13 1966-1967
Folder 14 1968-1969
Folder 15 1970-1977
Applications – Young adult division

Box 6
Folder 1 1960-1966
Folder 2 Folder 1 of 2, 1967
Folder 3 Folder 2 of 2, 1967
Folder 4 1968
Folder 5 1969
Folder 6 1970
Folder 7 1972-1975
Folder 8 1976-1977, 1984-1985
Cancellations
Folder 9 1966-1967
Folder 10 1968
Folder 11 1969
Folder 12 1970
Folder 13 1971
Folder 14 1975
Folder 15 1976-1977
Census
Folder 16 1969

Box 7
Folder 1 1970-1972, 1985, 1987
Folder 2 Certificate of seat ownership, 1926-1928
Volume 2 Ledger, 1926-1929
Folder 3 General information, 1961, 1969, 1971, 1975, 1989
Folder 4 Lists, 1973-1989
Prospective members
Folder 5 1960-1969
Folder 6 1970, 1973-1976
Folder 7 Synagogue seating, 1963
Memorial plaques
Volume 3 Ledger of names 1932
Correspondence and lists
Folder 8 1940s, 1954-1961
Folder 9 1962-1963
Folder 10 1965-1967
Folder 11 1969-1970
Folder 12 1972-1977
Folder 13 Locations of names, nd
Publicity and press releases
Folder 14 1960-1962
Folder 15 1964-1965
Folder 16 1966-1967
Folder 17 1968
Folder 18 1969-1970
Folder 19 1971-1975

Box 8
Folder 1 1976-1977, 1979, 1988, 1989
Resolutions
Folder 2 1961, 1963, 1966, 1968, nd
Scrapbook - newsclippings
Folder 3 Folder 1 of 2, 1984-1988
Folder 4 Folder 1 of 2, 1984-1988
Services
Folder 5 1947, 1959-1967
Folder 6 1969-1973, 1975-1979, 1981, 1995
Folder 7 nd
High Holy Days
Folder 8 1952, 1960-1961
Folder 9 1962-1963
Folder 10 1964-1965
Folder 11 1966
Folder 12 1967-1969
Folder 13 1970
Folder 14 1972-1975
Folder 15 1976-1982, 1990-1991
Passover Seder
Folder 16 1962

Box 9
Folder 1 1965
Folder 2 1967-1968
Folder 3 1969
Folder 4 1971
Folder 5 1973-1977, 1989
Folder 6 Sabbath: Home-coming 1966-1968
Sabbath and Festival Prayer Book
Volume 4 Volume 3, and 4 1972
Folder 7 Thanksgiving service 1962-1964-65
Special events
Folder 8 1922, 1933, 1946, 1953-1954
Folder 9 folder 1 of 2, 1960
Folder 10 folder 2 of 2, 1960
Folder 11 1961
Folder 12 1962
Folder 13 1966-1969
Folder 14 1970-1973
Folder 15 1974-1976
Folder 16 1977-1978, 1983-1984, 1989, nd

Box 10
Box 10 Anniversary
Folder 1 25th badge, 1929
Folder 2 50th, 1954
Folder 3 75th, 1978-1979
Folder 4 85th (1989), 1966, 1990
Folder 5 85th guest book, 1989
Folder 6 Cantor Heiser's 30th , 1970
Folder 7 Annual meeting reservations and planning, 1960-1977
Folder 8 Closing weekend, 1995-2001
Community center
Folder 9 Dedication journal, 1953
Folder 10 Groundbreaking, 1953
Rabbi Lichter
Volume 5 Gateway dedication volume, 1951
Folder 11 70th birthday, 1956
Folder 12 25th Anniversary, 1935
Folder 12a Memorial, 1963
Folder 13 Tribute to Max Perilstein, 1956
Folder 14 Young adult division, 1954-1955, 1960-1967
Folder 15 Young adult division, 1968-1971
Folder 16 Young adult division, 1972-1977, nd
Folder 17 Events, 1969-1974
Folder 18 Newsletter, 1968-1976
Subseries II: Accounting, 1918-1990, bulk 1955-1980
Scope and Content Notes:

The accounting sub-series consists of 12 linear feet of materials and is housed in 12 boxes. The materials are divided between income and expenses and are arranged first alphabetically by subject, and then within each subject by ascending chronological order. This series is comprised of ledgers, invoices, payment receipts, budgets and financial statements.

Folder 19 Bank accounts, 1940-1959
Folder 20 Bank accounts, 1960-1969
Folder 21 Bank accounts, 1971-1989
Folder 22 Budgets, 1952-1954, 1958-1959

Box 11
Folder 1 Budgets, 1960-1963
Folder 2 Budgets, 1964-1966
Folder 3 Budgets, 1967-1969
Folder 4 Budgets, 1970-1973
Volume 6 Building fund-Receipts and disbursements, 1945-1956
Folder 5 Building fund, 1950-1958
Volume 7 Building fund-Receipts and disbursements, 1958-1973
Folder 6 Building fund-Community Center ledger, 1953-1955
Folder 7 Building fund, 1960–1963
Folder 8 Building fund, 1964-1967
Folder 9 Building fund, 1968
Folder 10 Building fund, 1969
Folder 11 Building fund, 1970-1971
Folder 12 Building fund, 1972-1973
Folder 13 Building fund, 1975-1977
Folder 14 Building fund, 1982-1984, 1988
Folder 15 Catering, 1960-1968
Folder 14 Catering, 1960-1968
Folder 16 Catering (Folder 1 of 2), 1969

Box 12
Folder 1 Catering (Folder 2 of 2), 1969
Folder 2 Catering, 1971-1972, 1976-1980, 1989
Volume 8 Catering - Accounts ledger, 1972-1977
Folder 3 Confirmation, 1960-1965
Folder 4 Confirmation, 1968, 1970-1977
Folder 5 Financial Reports, 1922-1931, 1953-1955
Folder 6 Financial Reports, 1960-1963
Folder 7 Financial Reports, 1966-1970, 1972,1973
Folder 8 Financial Reports, 1975-1977, 1982-1983
Folder 8 Financial Reports, 1975-1977, 1982-1983
Folder 9 General ledger, 1941-1949
Folder 10 Library Fund, 1960-1963, 1966, 1968-1971
Folder 11 Memorial Fund – Rabbi Lichter (Folder 1 of 2), 1963
Folder 12 Memorial Fund – Rabbi Lichter (Folder 2 of 2), 1963
Folder 13 Memorial Fund – Rabbi Lichter, 1963-1964
Folder 14 Special events , 1954, 1960-1978
Expenses
Folder 15 Clergy, 1960-1963
Folder 16 Clergy, 1964-1967

Box 13
Folder 1 Clergy, 1964-1967
Folder 2 Clergy, 1970-1973
Folder 3 Clergy, 1974-1977
Folder 4 Community affiliations, 1963-1964
Folder 4 Community affiliations, 1963-1964
Folder 5 Community affiliations, 1965-1966
Folder 6 Community affiliations, 1967- 1969
Folder 7 Community affiliations, 1970-1973, 1975-1977, 1989-1990
Folder 8 Construction of Community Center, 1951-1952
Folder 9 External Charities, 1960-1961
Folder 10 External Charities, 1962-1964
Folder 11 External Charities, 1965-1966
Folder 12 External Charities, 1967-1968
Folder 13 External Charities, 1969-1971

Box 14
Folder 1 External Charities, 1971-1973
Folder 2 External Charities, 1974-1976
Invoices
Folder 3 Book purchases, subscriptions, 1960-1961
Folder 4 Book purchases, subscriptions, 1962-1965
Folder 5 Book purchases, subscriptions, 1966-1968
Folder 6 Book purchases, subscriptions, 1969-1974
Folder 7 Book purchases, subscriptions, 1975-1976, 1987-1990
Folder 8 Building maintenance, 1952, 1954-1956
Folder 9 Building maintenance, 1960–1961
Folder 10 Building maintenance, 1962-1963
Folder 11 Building maintenance, 1964-1965
Folder 12 Building maintenance, 1966-1967
Folder 13 Building maintenance, 1968
Folder 14 Building maintenance, 1969-1970
Folder 15 Building maintenance, 1971-1974
Folder 16 Building maintenance, 1975-1977
Folder 17 Building maintenance, 1978-1980, 1986-1989
Education
Folder 18 Adult education, 1960, 1967-1969
Folder 19 Adult education, 1970-1974

Box 15
Folder 1 Adult education, 1975
Folder 2 Religious schools, 1960-1961
Folder 3 Religious schools, 1962-1963
Folder 4 Religious schools, 1964-1966
Folder 5 Religious schools, 1967
Folder 6 Religious schools, 1968
Folder 7 Religious schools, 1969
Folder 8 Religious schools, 1970
Folder 9 Religious schools, 1971
Folder 10 Religious schools, 1972
Folder 11 Religious schools, 1973
Folder 12 Religious schools, 1975
Folder 13 Religious schools, 1976-1977

Box 16
Folder 1 General expenses, 1960-1964
Folder 2 General expenses, 1965-1968
Folder 3 General expenses, 1969-1971
Folder 4 General expenses, 1972-1973, 1975-1977
Folder 5 Insurance, 1952-1961
Folder 6 Insurance, 1963-1964
Folder 7 Insurance, 1965-1966
Folder 8 Insurance, 1967
Folder 9 Insurance, 1969-1971
Folder 10 Insurance, 1972-1977, 1984-1989
Folder 11 Library, 1962-1963, 1966-1967, 1970
Folder 12 Office functions, 1956, 1960
Folder 13 Office functions, 1961
Folder 14 Office functions, 1962

Box 17
Folder 1 Office functions, 1963
Folder 2 Office functions, 1964
Folder 3 Office functions, 1965
Folder 4 Office functions, 1966
Folder 5 Office functions, 1967
Folder 6 Office functions(Folder 1 of 2), 1968
Folder 7 Office functions (Folder 2 of 2), 1968
Folder 8 Office functions, 1969
Folder 9 Office functions, 1970
Folder 10 Office functions, 1971
Folder 11 Office functions, 1972
Folder 12 Office functions, 1973
Folder 13 Office functions, 1975-1976
Folder 14 Office functions, 1977, 1989
Folder 15 Utilities, 1961, 1966, 1969, 1973, 1976
Folder 16 Payroll, 1960-1961

Box 18
Folder 1 Payroll, 1962-1964
Folder 2 Payroll, 1965-1967
Folder 3 Payroll (Folder 1 of 2), 1968
Folder 4 Payroll (Folder 2 of 2), 1968
Folder 5 Payroll , 1969
Folder 6 Payroll, 1970
Folder 7 Payroll, 1971
Folder 8 Payroll, 1972
Folder 9 Payroll, 1973
Folder 10 Ledger, 1972-1974
Folder 11 Payroll, 1975-1977
Folder 12 Catering ledger, 1972-1973
Folder 13 Choir, 1952, 1960-63
Folder 14 Choir, 1966-67
Folder 15 Choir, 1968

Box 19
Folder 1 Choir, 1969-1970
Folder 2 Choir, 1971-1973, 1976-1977
Folder 3 Receipts ledger of checks, 1945-1953
Services
Folder 4 High Holidays, 1960-1967
Folder 5 High Holidays, 1968-1970
Folder 6 High Holidays, 1971-1973, 1975-1976
Folder 7 Passover Seder, 1964
Folder 8 Passover Seder, 1966
Folder 9 Passover Seder, 1967, 1969, 1977
Folder 10 Purim, 1976
Folder 11 Taxes – city, state and federal, 1960-1962
Folder 12 Taxes – city, state and federal, 1963-1966
Folder 13 Taxes – city, state and federal, 1967
Folder 14 Taxes – city, state and federal, 1968
Folder 15 Taxes – city, state and federal, 1970
Folder 16 Taxes – city, state and federal, 1971-1973
Folder 17 Taxes – city, state and federal, 1975
Folder 18 Taxes – city, state and federal, 1976-1977

Box 20
Folder 1 Youth Activities, 1967, 1976-1977
Folder 2 Camp Funds, 1968-1975
Folder 3 Camp Funds, 1976
Folder 4 Camp Funds, 1977
Income
Folder 5 Donations and pledges, 1918, 1924, 1945-1956
Folder 6 Donations and pledges, 1960
Folder 7 Donations and pledges, 1961
Folder 8 Donations and pledges, 1962-1964
Folder 9 Donations and pledges, 1965-1966
Folder 10 Donations and pledges, 1967
Folder 11 Donations and pledges, 1968
Folder 12 Donations and pledges, 1969
Folder 13 Donations and pledges, 1970-1971
Folder 14 Donations and pledges, 1972-1973
Folder 15 Donations and pledges, 1974-1977, 1983, 1985-1989
Folder 16 Youth ledger, 1974-1977, 1983, 1985-1989
Life cycle events
Folder 17 Bar Mitzvah 1961-1963

Box 21
Folder 1 Bar Mitzvah, 1966-1969
Folder 2 Bar Mitzvah, 1970-1977
Folder 3 Weddings, 1961-1965
Folder 4 Weddings, 1966-1969
Folder 5 Weddings, 1970-1977
Folder 6 Member accounts (Ledger), 1951-1955
Folder 7 Member accounts, 1946, 1960
Folder 8 Member accounts, 1961
Folder 9 Member accounts, 1962
Folder 11 Member accounts, 1964-1965
Folder 12 Member accounts, 1966
Folder 13 Member accounts, 1967-1968
Folder 14 Member accounts, 1969-1971
Folder 15 Member accounts, 1972-1973
Folder 16 Member accounts, 1975-1977

Box 22
Folder 1 Tuition accounts, 1972-1973
Folder 2 Dues Adjustments, 1966
Folder 3 Dues Adjustments, 1967
Folder 4 Dues Adjustments (Folder 1 of 2 ), 1968
Folder 5 Dues Adjustments (Folder 2 of 2), 1968
Folder 6 Dues Adjustments (Folder 1 of 2 ), 1969
Folder 7 Dues Adjustments (Folder 2 of 2 ), 1969
Folder 8 Dues Adjustments (Folder 1 of 2 ), 1970
Folder 9 Dues Adjustments (Folder 2 of 2 ), 1970
Folder 10 Dues Adjustments, 1971
Folder 11 Dues Adjustments, 1972
Folder 12 Dues Adjustments, 1975
Folder 13 Dues Adjustments, 1976-1977
Folder 14 Memorial Plaques, 1954, 1960-1963
Folder 15 Memorial Plaques, 1964-1968

Box 23
Folder 1 Memorial Plaques, 1969-1971
Folder 2 Memorial Plaques, 1972-1977, 1985
Folder 3 Memorial plaque ledger (A-G), c 1920-1960
Folder 4 Memorial plaque ledger (H-P), c 1920-1960
Folder 5 Memorial plaque ledger (Q-Z), c 1920-1960
Volume 9 Memorial plaque ledger, 1931-1949
Series II: Board of Directors, 1919-1999
Scope and Content Notes:

This series consists of two linear feet and contains correspondence, board and executive board agendas and minutes; by-laws, constitutions and the annual reports and minutes of the congregational annual meetings. The bulk of the materials consists of the minutes for meetings of the board and executive board.

Annual meeting
Folder 6 1942 - 1946
Folder 7 1947 - 1952
Folder 8 1953 - 1956
Folder 9 1957
Folder 10 1958 - 1959
Folder 11 1960 - 1961
Folder 12 1962 - 1964
Folder 13 1965 - 1967
Folder 14 1968 – 1976

Box 24
Folder 1 1968 – 1976
Annual reports
Folder 2 1946 - 1959
Folder 3 1960 – 1963, 1965 – 1968
Folder 4 1970 – 1973
Folder 5 1988, 1994-1996
Folder 6 Correspondence and membership lists, 1962-1977
Folder 7 Constitution, and by-laws, 1954-1962, 1993
Folder 8 By-laws of Young Adult Congregation, 1954
Folder 9 Endowment fund, 1998-1999
Folder 10 Resolution and contract for property sale, 2001
Meeting Minutes
Board Meetings
Folder 11 Attendance and membership, 1969-1977, nd
Volume 10 Minutes and congregational, 1969-1977, nd
business, 1919
Folder 12 1919-1924
Folder 13 1925-1929
Folder 14 1930-1932
Folder 15 1933-1935
Folder 16 1936-1937
Folder 17 1938-1940
Folder 18 1942-1943
Folder 19 1944-1945
Folder 20 1946-1951
Folder 21 1952-1955
Folder 22 1957-1960
Folder 23 1961-1963
Folder 24 1964-1965
Folder 25 1966-1967
Folder 26 1968-1969

Box 25
Folder 1 1970-1972
Folder 2 1973-1983
Folder 3 1994-1996
Executive Committee
Folder 4 Attendance and membership, 1962-1969
Folder 5 1951-1959
Folder 6 1960-1978
Series III: Bulletins, 1968-1995
Scope and Content Notes:

This series consists of one half linear foot. The bulletins were produced by the congregation for use at services. This series is arranged in ascending chronological order.

Sabbath Service
Folder 7 1968-1970, 1972, 1975
Folder 8 1976
Folder 9 1977
Folder 10 1978
Folder 11 1979
Folder 12 1980
Folder 13 1981
Folder 14 1982-1983
Folder 15 1984
Folder 16 1985
Folder 17 1986, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1995
Folder 18 Sisterhood Sabbath, 1973-1978
Folder 19 Young Adult Congregation, 1969-1986
Folder 20 Youth Service, 1970, 1977-1993
Series IV: Cemetery, 1921-1989
Scope and Content Notes:

The cemetery series consists of three linear feet and is housed in six boxes and two shelf volumes. It is divided into two main categories: maintenance and plot owners.

The maintenance category contains materials related to the oversight of the cemetery. The materials include financial documents, correspondence and employee information. Although a committee oversaw the cemetery, there are no materials present in the collection created by the committee.

The plot owners category consists of materials related to the cemetery's administrative interactions with and on the behalf of the owners of individual plots. The materials include burial permits, grave maintenance, account payments, and sales, as well as invoices for individual monuments, perpetual care and for burial vaults. There are several ledgers documenting the location and ownership of plots.

Administration and maintenance

Box 26
Folder 1 Administrative correspondence, 1956-1968
Folder 2 Bank account statements, 1951-1970
Folder 3 Employees, 1959-1969
Folder 4 Executive committee funds proposal, 1961
Folder 5 Financial statements, 1957-1968
Folder 6 Insurance, 1949-1970
Invoices
Folder 7 Administrative, 1950-1970
Grounds-keeping and maintenance
Folder 8 Folder 1 of 2, 1951-1959
Folder 9 Folder 2 of 2, 1960-1970
Folder 10 Monthly trial balance, 1964-1967
Folder 11 Property, 1957-1965
Folder 12 Taxes – city, state and federal, 1945, 1951-1970
Plot owners
Accounting
Account payments and invoices
Folder 13 Folder 1 of 2 , 1930-1956
Folder 14 Folder 2 of 2 , 1930-1956
Folder 15 Accounts receivable - ledger sheets, 1964
Folder 16 Account Transactions, 1960-1971
Burial vault invoices
Folder 17 1951-1959
Folder 18 1960-1970
Folder 19 Care of plots, 1947-1967, 1971
Folder 20 Grave maintenance receipt books, 1948, 1955
Folder 21 Interments, 1950-1970
Ledger, 1923-1945
Folder 22 Overview
Folder 23 A – B
Folder 24 C – F

Box 27
Folder 1 G – H
Folder 2 I – L
Folder 3 M – R
Folder 4 S
Folder 5 T – Z
Ledger, 1946-1964
Folder 6 A – B
Folder 7 C – E
Folder 8 F – G

Box 28
Folder 1 H – K
Folder 2 L – M
Folder 3 Mc – R
Folder 4 S
Folder 5 T – Z
Folder 6 Monuments, 1960-1964
Folder 7 Perpetual care, 1948, 1953-1959
Plot invoices
Folder 8 1955-1958

Box 29
Folder 1 1959-1962
Volume 11 Sales and receipts 1972-1977
Folder 2 Assignments – section and lot nd
Burial permits
Folder 3 1937-1947
Folder 4 1949-1960
Folder 5 1961-1964
Folder 6 1965-1969
Folder 7 General information, 1970-1978, 1989
Folder 8 Grave borders, 1951-1957, 1969
Folder 8 Grave borders, 1951-1957, 1969
Folder 9 Interments and lot owners, nd
Folder 10 Memorial services, 1945-1969
Volume 12 Plot assignments, 1962
Volume 13 Record of interments, 1921-1968
Series V: Education and youth, 1929-1994,(bulk 1950-1980)
Scope and Content Notes:

The education and youth series consists of five linear feet and is contained in 14 boxes. This series is arranged into four sub-series: life cycle events, education, United Synagogue Youth and youth department. The materials are arranged alphabetically by subject and within that arrangement, are arranged in ascending chronological order. With the exception of the United Synagogue Youth sub-series, there are no financial materials included in this series. The financial materials for the life cycle events, and the Jewish Learning Center are organized with the congregational accounting materials.

Subseries I: Life Cycle Events
Scope and Content Notes:

The life cycle events sub-series consists of materials regarding bar and bat mitzvahs, and confirmation. The materials for bar and bat mitzvahs were divided into separate categories, however the category begins with general undated information such as prayers, addresses and procedures relating to both bar and bat mitzvahs. The bar mitzvah materials include notices for Torah honors, prayers, and preparation schedules. The bat mitzvah materials include prayers and preparation schedules. The confirmation category includes lists of confirmands, general information, and the programs for the confirmation service.

Bar and Bat Mitzvah

Box 30
Folder 1 Addresses, nd
Folder 2 Prayers, nd
Folder 3 Procedures and requirements, 1962-1963, nd
Bar Mitzvah
Folder 4 Aliyot, 1966-1967
Folder 5 Aliyot, 1968-1969
Folder 6 Aliyot, 1976-1977
Folder 7 Prayers, 1963
Folder 8 Preparation schedule, 1960-1966
Folder 9 Preparation schedule , 1967-1987
Bat Mitzvah
Folder 10 Prayers, 1963

Box 31
Folder 1 Preparation schedule, 1955, 1962-1967
Folder 2 Preparation schedule, 1968-1974
Confirmation
Folder 3 1952-1956, 1959-1967, 1972-1977
Folder 4 Class file cards, 1963, 1965
Folder 5 Class lists for reunion, 1948-1967
Folder 6 Confirmation services, 1939-1993
Yearbooks
Folder 7 1957-1966
Folder 8 1967-1979
Subseries II: Education
Scope and Content Notes:

The education sub-series includes all materials related to the congregation's religious schools: Hebrew, nursery, and Sunday schools. The sub-series includes materials created for general administration, and by the faculty. The materials that date from the period of the Jewish Learning Center are enrollment lists and general activities.

Administration
Folder 9 Correspondence with parents, 1967, 1979-1993
Folder 10 Grant applications, 1984-1992
Faculty
Folder 11 Administrative communication, 1964-1993
Folder 12 Educational resources, 1964, 1987-1994
Lesson plans
Hebrew School
Folder 13 1981, nd
Folder 14 1983
Folder 15 1983-1984
Folder 16 1985
Folder 17 Sunday school, 1981-1984
Folder 18 Policy and reports, 1961, 1975, nd
Folder 19 Special education, 1987-1989

Box 31a
Folder 1 Teacher sign in sheets, 1984-1991
Folder 2 “Teaching Tzedakah”, 1983-1987
Hebrew School
Folder 3 1929-1931, 1943-1944, 1961-1967, 1989
Folder 4 Consecration Service, 1957-1972
Enrollment ledger

Box 32
Folder 1 A – L, 1951-1959
Folder 2 M – Z, 1951-1959
Folder 3 Graduation, 1962-1969
Folder 4 Nursery school 1967-1975
Folder 5 Religious school 1952-1958, 1960-1975

Box 32a
Box 32a Enrollment cards 1958-1965

Box 32b
Box 32b Enrollment cards 1958, 1965-1967

Box 33
Folder 1 Enrollment cards, 1962-1967, 1986
Folder 2 Sunday School, 1961-1967
Folder 3 Enrollment ledger (A-K), 1951-1959
Folder 4 Enrollment ledger (L-Z), 1951-1959
Subseries III: United Synagogue Youth, 1963-1987
Scope and Content Notes:

The United Synagogue Youth sub-series consists of one linear foot. The materials consist of activity fliers, meeting minutes, publications, and conference planning. The materials relate to activities within the congregation's chapter, with other U.S.Y groups in Pittsburgh and the central region, as well as events planned by the national office. The materials include information about activities and conventions, chapter meeting minutes, and publications. >

B'nai Israel chapter
Administration
Folder 5 Accounting Expenses, 1962, 1964-1966

Box 34
Folder 1 Accounting Expenses, 1967-1968
Folder 2 Accounting Expenses, 1969-1971
Folder 3 Accounting Expenses, 1972-1982
Folder 4 Correspondence, 1964-1974
Folder 5 Chai Ninth grade meetings and activities , 1973-1978
Folder 6 Chassidic weekend, 1972-1975
Kadima
Folder 7 7th & 8th grade minutesand activities 1965-1978

Box 35
Folder 1 Meetings and activities, 1967-1986
Folder 2 Pre - U.S.Y activities, nd
Folder 3 Sabbath dinner, 1980
Senior group
Folder 4 Board and general meeting minutes, 1971-1973
Folder 5 Meetings and activities, 1966, 1969-1972
Folder 6 Meetings and activities, 1973-1975
Folder 7 Meetings and activities, 1976-1979

Box 36
Folder 1 Meetings and activities, 1980-1987
Folder 2 Meetings and activities, nd
Folder 3 Officer installation, 1973-1977
Folder 4 Officer installation, 1978-1980
Folder 5 Officer installation, 1981-1985
Central Region
Folder 6 Annual Convention, 1967, 1973, 1979-1980

Box 37
Folder 1 Annual Convention, 1981
Folder 2 Annual Convention, 1982-1983
Camp Crusy
Folder 3 1967, 1973, 1981-1984
Folder 4 Board meeting, 1980-1984
Folder 5 Correspondence: Regional director, 1978-1987
Folder 6 Correspondence and resources, 1972-1982
Folder 7 Fall Boards, 1963
Folder 8 Registration forms, 1963
Folder 9 Fall Boards, 1969, 1979-1983

Box 38
Folder 1 International Convention, 1973, 1978-1986
Folder 2 International Convention, 1973, 1978-1986
Folder 3 Mini-Conference, 1980
Folder 4 Transportation, 1972-1974
Folder 5 Youth Commission, 1973, 1979-1982
Folder 6 Northeast area Kinnus, 1970, 1978
Folder 7 Northeast area Kinnus, 1981
Folder 8 Northeast area Kinnus, 1982-1984
Folder 9 Northeast area Kinnus - Budget, expenses, and planning, 1978, 1981
National Office
Folder 10 Annual convention, 1972
Folder 11 Fundraising, 1975-1983
International
Folder 12 Committees and events, 1974
Folder 13 Convention, 1973

Box 39
Folder 1 International Issues, 1973-1974
Folder 2 Israel Programs, 1962, 1972-1985
Folder 3 Membership manual, 1965, 1974, 1979
Folder 4 Programs and resources, 1962-1983
Pittsburgh
Folder 5 City-wide council, 1972-1973
Folder 6 Beth El chapter activities, 1980-1981, 1987
Folder 7 Beth Shalom chapter activities, 1971-1982
Folder 8 Parkway chapter activities, 1977-1979
Folder 9 Tree of Life chapter activities, 1979-1980
Publications
Folder 10 Achshav Now!, 1972, 1974, 1977
Folder 11 Alumni newsletter, 1982-1984
Folder 12 Central Region yearbook, 1981-1982
Folder 13 Crusy, 1980-1982
Folder 14 Kadimah – Central Region, 1972-1979
Folder 15 Kadima – National, 1973, 1980-1983

Box 40
Folder 1 Near East Report, 1973
Folder 2 ‘Publications' (reports), 1973, nd
Folder 3 Regional Program library index, 1974, 1978-1982
Folder 4 Western Pennsylvania newsletter, 1972-1974
Folder 5 Western Pennsylvania Region, correspondence and minutes, 1973-1976, 1981
Subseries IV: Youth Department
Scope and Content Notes:

The Youth sub-series is one quarter of a linear foot and consists of general activity information as well as materials related to external affiliations.

Folder 6 Activities, 1946-1962
Folder 7 Administrative, 1967-1989
Folder 8 Camp Ramah, 1961-1993
Folder 9 Community affiliations, 1982-1988
Folder 10 College of Advanced Jewish Studies, 1962-1990
Folder 11 Holiday activities and schedules, 1966-1967
Series VI: Men's Club, 1953-1989, (bulk 1953-1969)
Scope and Content Notes:

The Men's Club series consists of one linear foot and is divided into two main categories: administration and special events. The administration category includes financial statements, correspondence, membership and officer lists. The special events category includes programs, fliers, announcements, and event expenses.

Administration

Box 41
Folder 1 “Best fund-raising program” competition, 1985
Folder 2 Board activities, 1957-1970
Folder 3 Boy Scout Troop, 1960-1966
Folder 4 Correspondence, 1953-1969
Folder 5 Correspondence, 1970-1973
Folder 6 Financial statements, 1956-1984
Folder 7 Functioning of club, 1960-1973
Folder 8 Membership list, 1968, 1986
Folder 9 National Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs, 1962-1986, nd
Folder 10 National Jewish Welfare Board Jewish Center Lecture Board, 1958-1960
Folder 11 Prayers, 1973
Special Events
Folder 12 Announcements and fliers, 1961-1981, nd
Folder 13 Educational, 1960-1989
Folder 14 Event administration, 1954-1985
Folder 15 Excursions and parties (Folder 1 of 3), 1953-1977
Folder 16 Excursions and parties (Folder 2 of 3), 1953-1977
Folder 17 Excursions and parties (Folder 3 of 3), 1953-1977
Folder 18 Installation of Board and officers, 1962-1986
Series VII: Sisterhood, 1912-1994 (bulk 1942-1979)
Scope and Content Notes:

The Sisterhood series consists of two and one half linear feet and is divided into four categories: administration, events, board, executive board and membership meetings; and National Women's League of the United Synagogue of America.

The administration category includes financial documents, correspondence, membership and officer lists. Consisting primarily of financial materials, this category contains the materials related to the club's management and financial oversight.

The events category includes invitations, programs and announcements, commemorative anniversary booklets, and curriculum for the Women's Institute of Adult Jewish Studies. The materials primarily consist of event announcements.

The meetings category includes board, executive board and general club meeting minutes; agendas, club by-laws, officer lists and attendance, and reports to the membership and to the congregation. The minutes are of the board and executive board meetings.

The National Women's League category consists of one half linear foot of materials. This category includes clippings, directories, chapter and regional branch minutes, proclamations, and a scrapbook.

Accounting
Folder 19 Bank statements, 1960-1973
Folder 20 Budgets, 1953, 1977-1981
Folder 21 Disbursement receipt book, 1956-1963
Expenses
Folder 22 General, 1960-1977
Folder 23 Invoices for religious schools, 1987-1989
Folder 24 Various events, 1942, 1971-1983
Folder 25 Financial report – Chanukah Bazaar, 1982
Folder 26 Financial statements, 1947-1957

Box 42
Folder 1 Financial statements, 1958-1971
Folder 2 Financial statements, 1971-1976
Folder 3 Funds – Rabbi Lichter's gateway fund, 1951-1953
Ledger
Folder 4 Accounts receivable, 1953-1976
Folder 5 Donations and memoriums, 1963-1966
Folder 6 Donor club, 1960-1961
Folder 7 Dues – L-Z, 1953-1980
Folder 8 Receipts and disbursements, 1958-1973
Folder 9 Treasurer's reports, 1968-1974
Folder 10 Treasurer's reports, 1977-1983
Folder 11 United States Treasury certificate, 1944
Administration
Folder 12 Affiliated groups – Hadassah, 1957-1959, 1977
Folder 13 Correspondence, 1936-1988, 1991
Folder 14 Gift shop, 1964-1973
Folder 15 Management of club, 1956, 1960-1978
Folder 16 Membership booklets, 1962-1978
Folder 17 Newsletter, 1954
Folder 18 Women's Institute of Adult Jewish Studies, 1964-1965
Events
Folder 19 Anniversary booklets, 1937, 1962
Folder 20 Announcements and invitations, 1943, 1960-1969
Folder 21 Announcements and invitations, 1970-1979
Folder 22 Chanukah Festival programs, 1967-1974

Box 43
Folder 1 Donor luncheons, 1946-1989
Folder 2 Lawn Fete acknowledgement letters, 1942-1943
Folder 3 Program scripts, 1941
Folder 4 Women's Institute of Adult Jewish Studies (Folder 1 of 2), 1954-1963
Folder 5 Women's Institute of Adult Jewish Studies (Folder 2 of 2), 1966-1976
Board, Executive Board and regular meetings
Folder 6 Agendas, 1957, 1960-1964
Folder 7 Agendas, 1964-1974
Folder 8 Minutes - Ladies auxiliary, 1912-1921
Folder 9 Minutes, 1936-1939
Folder 10 Minutes, 1940-1941, 1948
Folder 11 Minutes, 1949-1951
Folder 12 Minutes, 1951-1957
Folder 13 Minutes, 1958-1959
Folder 14 Minutes, 1960-1961
Folder 15 Minutes, 1962-1965
Folder 16 Minutes, 1966-1971

Box 44
Folder 1 Minutes, 1971-1976
Folder 2 Officer lists, 1941-1963
Folder 3 Reports, 1920-1984
National Women's League of the United Synagogue of America
Folder 4 1960, 1962-1970, 1987
Folder 5 Clippings
Folder 6 Conferences, 1954-1987
Folder 7 Directories, 1966-1994
Minutes

Box 45
Folder 1 1943-1955
Folder 2 Western Pennsylvania Branch, 1962-1969
Folder 3 Western Pennsylvania Branch, 1970-1975
Folder 4 Proclamations, 1975-1993
Folder 5 Publicity catalog, 1971-1982
Folder 6 Scrapbook, 1992-1994