Guide to the Records of Temple Ner Tamid, Peabody (Mass.), undated, 1959-2003 [bulk dates 1960-1965]
 
*I-561

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Kelsey Sawyer as MS Word document, July 7, 2014. Finding aid was encoded by Christine McEvilly in December 2014. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Temple Ner Tamid, Peabody (Mass.)
Title: Temple Ner Tamid, Peabody (Mass.) Records
Dates:undated, 1959-2003 [bulk dates 1960-1965]
Abstract: Temple Ner Tamid was founded in 1959 by local Jewish families who wanted a conservative synagogue in their home town of Peabody, Mass. Following its inception the congregation was able to buy a tract of land and raise money for construction of the temple, which was completed in 1965. Included are correspondence and other mailings, event programs, seating charts, temple by-laws, a Landscaping Committee record book, meeting and expense reports, and membership lists.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)
Identification: I-561
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS Boston, MA
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Historical Note

Temple Ner Tamid exterior

Temple Ner Tamid was founded in 1959 after a group of local families living in the Peabody area recognized a need for a Conservative synagogue. The first service was held in the fall at Cy Tenney Hall for the High Holidays. Following the success of the service, the founding group met with other families and community leaders, raised money, elected temporary officers, and soon after were able to purchase a tract of land. In 1961, a drive was held to raise funds for the construction of a new building. As they waited for the completion of their own synagogue, High Holiday services were held at the North Shore Shopping Center. A year after the groundbreaking, the dedication ceremony for the new temple on Lowell Street in Peabody was held on May 2, 1965.1

Chronology

1959 Temple Ner Tamid is founded on November 30th
1961 Land is purchased
1962 “Building Drive” is initiated
1964 Groundbreaking for new temple construction begins September 12th
1965 Dedication ceremony for the new temple is held on May 2nd
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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains materials dating mainly from Temple Ner Tamid’s early years, the bulk of which are documents pertaining to the various committees that Herbert Cohen was a member of. Included are correspondence and other mailings, event programs, seating charts, temple by-laws, a Landscaping Committee record book, meeting and expense reports, and membership lists.

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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 Collections and Engagement 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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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Temple Ner Tamid, Peabody (Mass.) Records; I-561; box number; folder number; Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by the Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore, 2013.

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Access Points

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Container List

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Series I: Records of Temple Ner Tamid, Peabody, (Mass.), undated, 1959-2003

English.
Box 1, Folders 1-18.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by type of material.

Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1 1 Building Committee—Correspondence and Mailings undated, 1962 request_box
1 2 Events—Anniversary Booklets, Programs, and Certificate 1964-1965, 1977, 1979, 1984, 1999 request_box
1 3 Events—High Holiday Seating Chart, North Shore Shopping Center 1961-1963 request_box
1 4 General—Miscellaneous undated, 1963, 1990 request_box
1 5 General—News Clippings and Newsletters undated, 1986, 1995, 2002 request_box
1 6 Governance—By-Laws undated request_box
1 7 Landscaping Committee—Record Book 1967-1969 request_box
1 8 Miscellaneous Committees—Correspondence and Special Bulletins undated, 1960-1962, 1964 request_box
1 9 Miscellaneous Committees—Meeting Minutes and Reports undated, 1959, 1965 request_box
1 10 Miscellaneous Committees—Miscellaneous undated, 1962, 1992, 2003 request_box
1 11 Newsletters—“Eternal Light” 1960-1964 request_box
1 12 Ritual Committee—Correspondence and Special Bulletins undated, 1960, 1962-1964 request_box
1 13 Ritual Committee—Expense and Meeting Reports undated, 1961-1965 request_box
1 14 Ritual Committee—Lists of Members undated, 1962-1964 request_box
1 15 Ritual Committee—News Clippings undated, 1961 request_box
1 16 Ritual Committee—Shabbat Service Program 1960, 1962-1963, 1968 request_box
1 17 Speeches—Mortgage Burning November 3, 1990 request_box
1 18 Senior Friendship Club—Programs and Reports undated, 1979-1982 request_box
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