ARC.1000.105 - Congregation Shaare Zedek (New York, NY) Records

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Abstract/Description: The Congregation Shaare Zedek (New York, NY) Records consists primarily of volumes and a smaller amount of loose records. This collection contains records of both Shaare Zedek and its Harlem branch, Chaari Zedek. The records date from the synagogue's founding in 1839 through its one hundred and fiftieth anniversary in 1987. Included are: death and cemetery records, 1887-1928; a substantial collection of financial records, 1839-1960; marriage contracts, 1841-1929; minutes of trustees' and general meetings, 1848-1965; records of the synagogue's religious school, originally called the Hebrew National School, 1853-1948; theater party accounts, 1950-1959; newsletters, 1949-1960; a group of files belonging to the synagogue's secretary, Louis Borowsky, 1920s-1940s; and a group of office files, 1950-1951.
Subject(s): Borowsky, Louis
Jewish religious education
Jews--New York (N.Y.)
Synagogues
Synagogues--Organization and administration
Synagogues--United States
New York (N.Y.) -- Religious and ecclesiastical institutions
New York (N.Y.) -- Religious life and customs
Date Issued: 1839