tag: Jewish Community

  • Mikveh Israel cemetery plot map, Philadelphia.

    1765

  • Dedication prayer for Mikveh Israel synagogue in Philadelphia.

    1782

  • Honor card for circling the room carrying the Torah at the dedication of Mikveh Israel synagogue in Philadelphia.

    1782

  • Letter to George Washington from Congregation Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim.

    1790

  • Letter to Rhode Island legislature discussing the upkeep of Touro Synagogue.

    Circa 1820

  • United Hebrew Congregation (St. Louis, Missouri) constitution and bylaws. The title was changed from “German Congregation” to “United Congregation,” possibly reflecting changes in the local population and the congregation’s commitment to inclusion.

    1841–1859

  • Passage on charity and burial in the United Hebrew Congregation (St. Louis, Missouri) constitution and bylaws.

    1841–1859

  • Articles of the agreement between Mount Sinai Hospital and the Hebrew Benevolent and Orphan Asylum Society about an orphans’ ward at the hospital.

    1871

  • Letter from Touro Infirmary thanking the Purim Association for donating money to support the hospital.

    1878

  • Explanation of how the Shearith Israel Sisterhood formed from other organizations.

    1896

  • Handbill of a performance at the Waldorf to benefit the Shearith Israel Sisterhood.

    1897

  • Shearith Israel Sisterhood kindergarten picnic in Central Park.

    1897

  • Ledger from the Dowry Committee of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum. The Asylum paid dowries so that orphaned young women could marry. It also recorded the name of the bride’s husband and the couple’s address.

    Turn of the 20th century

  • “Some facts about the Kehillah” printed with a list of public lectures arranged by the Committee on Education of the Jewish Community of New York City.

    1910

  • List of public lectures arranged by the Committee on Education of the Jewish Community of New York City.

    1910

  • The Problem of Jewish Charity in New York, created under the auspices of Jewish Community of New York City.

    1911

  • Map of the Holy Land distributed by the Bureau of Education of the Jewish Community of New York City.

    1911

  • The Jewish Community of New York City was incorporated in 1912.

    1912

  • Invitation to the consecration of the Shearith Israel Sisterhood’s Neighborhood House.

    1913

  • Jewish Community of New York (Kehillah) organizational chart.

    Early 20th century

  • This letter reflects on the organization of the Jewish Community of New York City.

    1916

  • Donations to the Ladies’ Sewing Society of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum, and an accounting of the money due to the Society from the Federation. The Ladies’ Sewing Society of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum was founded in 1861. It helped girls adjust to life in the Asulym and trained them to do household work. It also provided counseling and after-care services for recent female graduates.

    1916

  • Information sheet about people serving as representatives of smaller organizations to the Jewish Community of New York (Kehillah).

    1918

  • Invitation to the consecration of the Shearith Israel Sisterhood’s Neighborhood House.

    1918

  • Patriotic celebration on July 4th in the rooftop garden of the Shearith Israel Sisterhood’s Neighborhood House.

    1919

  • Letter from Julius Rosenwald to Philip L. Seman, director of the Chicago Hebrew Institute, in which they discuss the resignation of President Jacob Loeb. The Institute promoted the welfare of Jewish immigrants and residents.

    1922

  • Landsmanshaftn journal of the Homler Progressive Verein Branch 20 of the Workmen’s Circle.

    1927

  • Image of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum.

    Early 20th century

  • Children on a sports team. Hebrew Orphan Asylum, New York City.

    Early 20th century

  • Children playing outside. Hebrew Orphan Asylum, New York City.

    Early 20th century

  • Children playing outside. Hebrew Orphan Asylum, New York City.

    Early 20th century

  • Photo of the Neighborhood House Settlement supported by the Shearith Israel Sisterhood.

    Early 20th century

  • Landsmanshaftn journal of the Lodzer Young Men’s Benevolent Society.

    1932

  • Landsmanshaftn journal of the Pinker Fur Workers.

    1938

  • President Dwight D. Eisenhower at a Federation event.

    Mid-20th century

  • Camp Fund appeal card sent by the Sisterhood of Shearith Israel in New York.

    1958

  • Landsmanshaftn journal of the Followers of Odessa.

    1959

  • Camp Fund appeal card sent by the Sisterhood of Shearith Israel in New York.

    1960s

  • First Tarnigroder Society notice of an emergency meeting just days before the Six-Day War.

    June 1st, 1967

  • Elizabeth Radinsky, former Associate Executive Director of Jewish Child Care Association of New York, speaks on the merger of the Brooklyn Hebrew Orphan Asylum and Jewish Child Care Association and the increased efficiency and effectiveness after the merger.

    1982

  • Lawrence B. Buttenwieser, Board member of Montefiore Medical Center and key figure in UJA-Federation, speaks on the Jewishness of Montefiore.

    1982

  • Alfred P. Miller, former CEO of F•E•G•S Health and Human Services System, speaks on giving as a child and giving as paramount to Jews.

    1984

  • Photograph of World Jewish Congress in Jerusalem.

    1986

  • David Sacks, Attorney and former Board member of the Stephen Wise free synagogue, speaks on his early religious education as a reform, German – American Jew, and attending the Stephen Wise free synagogue on Sundays in Carnegie Hall.

    1988


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