Guide to the Vilna Shul (Boston, Mass.) Records,
undated, 1904-2014
(bulk 1986-2007)
 
I-598

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Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Kelsey Sawyer as MS Word document, November 9, 2017. Finding aid was encoded by Lindsay Sprechman on November 10, 2017. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Vilna Shul Congregation (Boston, Mass.)
Title: Vilna Shul (Boston, Mass.) Records
Dates:undated, 1904-2014 (bulk 1986-2007)
Abstract: The Vilna Shul is the last immigrant-era synagogue building in Boston and currently operates as a cultural center. This collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, proposals, photographs, notes, publications, financial records, legal documents, architectural plans, and audiovisual materials relating to the activities, internal proceedings, finances, early history, building renovations, and legal disputes of the Vilna Shul.
Languages: The collection is in English, Yiddish, and Hebrew.
Quantity: 23.1 linear feet (18 document boxes, 2 OS boxes)
Identification: I-598
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS Boston, MA
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Historical Note

Vilna Shul, undated

In 1893, immigrants from Vilnius, Lithuania began to meet informally at the corner of Cotting and Lowell Streets in Boston’s West End. There they formed a landsmanshaft, a benevolent society formed by people from the same town or region in Europe to assist in mutual and hometown aid and to provide social networks and support for those arriving in America.

A congregation, Anshe Vilna, was formally founded in 1898, and in 1903, it was incorpoated as the the Vilner Congregation (also called the Wilner Congregation), a Massachusetts charitable corporation. During this time, the synagogue operated out of members’ apartments and houses. To meet the needs of its growing membership, the congregation purchased the former Twelfth Baptist Church at 45 Phillips Street in 1906, dedicated the building on September 9, 1906. In 1915 the City of Boston bought the building from the Vilner Congregation for the expansion of the neighboring Wendell Phillips School. From 1915 to 1919 the congregation operated out of 27 Anderson Street.

In 1919 the congregation purchased the property at 14-18 Phillips Street from the heirs of Joshua Bennett. The existing buildings on the L-shaped plot were demolished, and Max M. Kalman, a local architect and attorney, designed the new building. On December 11, 1919 the cornerstone was laid by congregation president Edward B. Lunn. The design incorporated rundbogenstil elements, seen in the large Star of David stained glass window, as well as arched doors and windows.

During Boston’s urban renewal project in the 1950s to early 1960s, the West End was demolished and replaced with residential high rises and government and commercial buildings. The Vilna Shul was located just outside the demolition area, but by the 1970s the decline in membership and attendance as a result of the urban renewal project led to the discontinuation of daily services.

The final service was held by the congregation’s last remaining member, Mendel Miller, in 1985. He then petitioned to dissolve the congregation and give all proceeds of the sale to the State of Israel. In 1986, former worshippers attempted to intervene and be declared members to halt the dissolution. Charles River Park Synagogue (now The Boston Synagogue) also made attempts to claim the Vilna Shul’s assets under the cy pres doctrine; they argued that under cy pres, state-held dissolution profits of a non-profit should go to the nearest similar institution—in this case a synagogue. Attorney Terry Jean Seligman was appointed as Temporary Receiver by Justice Ruth Abrams to manage the shul's assets, sell them at fair market value, and settle the congregation's debts.

In 1989 a petition was filed with the Boston Landmarks Commission to designate the Vilna Shul a Boston landmark. After initial approval from the Commission and Boston Mayor Raymond Flynn, the landmark proceeding was terminated in 1991 amidst concerns that the status could affect the building's market value. In 1990, the Vilna Center for Jewish Heritage was officially incorporated. The Center hoped to raise the necessary funds to purchase the Vilna Shul, restore the building, and create an endowment by actively fundraising and applying for numerous grant programs.

Also during this time there was an ongoing dispute over the ownership of one of the shul's torah scrolls, the Ladies Auxiliary torah, which had been given to Rabbi Abraham Halbfinger for safekeeping by the Receiver during the congregation's legal disputes. Halbfinger later submitted evidence that the torah had been given to and was now owned by his congregation, Kadimah-Toras Moshe; his claim was denied by the courts. In 1994 a Purchase and Sale Agreement was signed and in 1995 the Vilna Center for Jewish Heritage acquired the Vilna Shul. In 2000 the Boston Synagogue became the 100 percent cy pres recipient (therefore recieving the funds from the sale of the Vilna Shul to the Vilna Center for Jewish Heritage), and much of Vilna’s legal proceedings came to a close when the Ladies Auxiliary torah was returned; the event was marked by a gala in 2006. The Vilner Congregation was formally dissolved on April 12, 2001.

Today the Vilna Shul is the last immigrant-era synagogue building in Boston. It operates as a cultural center that celebrates Jewish culture and its intersection with other cultures.

References

The Vilna Shul. “Our History.” Accessed November 2, 2017. http://vilnashul.org/about/our_history.

Weingarten, Michael. Preservation, Intrigue and Property: Dissolving Boston's Vilna Shul Congregation, 1985-2001. Boston: The Boston Synagogue, 2015.

Chronology

1893Jewish immigrants from Vilnius, Lithuania form a landsmanshaft and meet informally at the corner of Cotting and Lowell Streets in Boston's West End.
1898Anshe Vilna is founded.
1903Anshe Vilna is incorporated as the Vilner Congregation, a Massachusetts charitable corporation, and begins to hold worship services.
1906The congregation purchases the former Twelfth Baptist Church at 45 Phillips Street.
September 9, 1906The building is dedicated.
1915The City of Boston purchases the building at 45 Phillips Street to be used as a school.
1915-1919The congregation operates out of 27 Anderson Street
1919Vilner Congregation purchases property on 14-18 Phillips Street.
circa 1919Anshei Sfard merges with Vilna Shul.
December 11, 1919The cornerstone is laid at 18 Phillips Street by president Edward B. Lunn.
1920Construction of the Vilna Shul is completed.
1950sThe West End's urban renewal project begins.
circa 1958Beth Hackneseth Tiferes Israel merges with Vilna Shul.
1970sDaily services are discontinued.
1985Vilna's final service is held by its last remaining member, Mendel Miller, who then petitions the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to dissolve the congregation with all proceeds from the sale of the synagogue's assets going to Israel; Justice Ruth Abrams is assigned the case.
1986-1987Former worshippers attempt to intervene in the dissolution and be declared members of the congregation. Charles River Park Synagogue also attempts to claim the Vilna Shul's assets under the cy pres doctrine.
December 1988Attorney Terry Jean Seligman is appointed as Temporary Receiver by Justice Abrams to manage the Shul's assets, sell them at fair market value, and settle the congregation's debts.
January 1989A petition is filed with the Boston Landmarks Commission to designate the second floor sanctuary as a Boston landmark; the petition is accepted and a feasibilty study on the preservation of the shul is written for Historic Boston Inc., a nonprofit that supports the preservation of historic buildings.
1989Vilna's torahs are given to the Receiever, who then gives them to Rabbi Abraham Halbfinger for safekeeping.
November 1989The Boston Landmarks Commission holds a hearing on the proposed designation with testimonies for and against it.
December 1989Landmark status is approved by the Boston Landmarks Commission.
January 1990Mayor Raymond Flynn approves the designation, but the City Council overturns it by one vote. The Boston Landmarks Commission votes to reconsider the designation.
December 1990The nonprofit Vilna Center for Jewish Heritage is incorporated and fundraising begins to raise funds to buy the Vilna Shul, restore the building, and create an endowment.
August 1991The Boston Landmarks Commission agrees to terminate the landmark proceeding for the interior after an initial sale and purchase agreement had not been performed.
1994A Purchase and Sale Agreement is signed.
1995Vilna Center for Jewish Heritage acquires the Vilna Shul.
1998Rabbi Halbfinger retains one of the shul's torah scrolls.
2000The Boston Synagogue becomes the 100 percent cy pres recipient.
April 2001Vilner Congregation is formally dissolved.
2006The Vilna Center for Jewish Heritage holds a gala celebrating the return of all seven of its torahs.
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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, proposals, photographs, notes, publications, financial records, legal documents, architectural plans, and audiovisual materials relating to the activities, internal proceedings, finances, early history, building renovations, and legal disputes of the Vilna Shul. Some folders are restricted.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into seven 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.

This collection contains audiovisual or electronic media that requires special equipment to access. Please notify reference staff at reference@ajhs.org 24 hours in advance of needing access.

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

Synagogue Council of Massachusetts Records, I-454

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Vilna Shul (Boston, Mass.) Records; I-598; box number; folder number; Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Barnet Kessel, 2016.

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Access Points

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

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Series I: Activities, undated, 1986-2011

English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Boxes 1-6.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series contains correspondence, applications, photographs, guides, brochures, and interviews pertaining to the activities of the Vilna Shul. Activities include events such as auctions, life cycle events, dinners, symposiums, and awards; fundraising for the purchase, sale, and restoration of the property; internal and external programming Vilna initiated or partnered on; an oral history project with former residents of the West End and members of the shul; and resources created or compiled about Vilna and Boston-area Jewish organizations. Some folders are restricted.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11Events—Boston Early Music Festival and Sarband Ensemble1998-1999request_box
12Events—Boston Preservation Alliance Award1996request_box
13Events—Brandeis University—"Making America Harmonious"2000request_box
14Events—Cabaret and Silent Auction (restricted)1993request_box
15Events—Charlotte Bloomberg Award—David Glater1996request_box
16Events—David Altshuler—"Building a Center for Jewish Heritage"2001request_box
17Events—Harvard–Radcliffe Dinner—"Who Wants to be Jewish"1998request_box
18Events—House Partiesundated, 1992-1994request_box
19Events—Leadership and Legacy Award—John D. Spooner and Lay Lee Ong2002request_box
110Events—Leadership and Legacy Award—Richard and Evvajean Mintz2001request_box
111Events—Leadership and Legacy Award—Richard and Evvajean Mintz2004request_box
112Events—Life Cycle Events—B;nai Mitvah2008, 2012request_box
113Events—Life Cycle Events—B'not Mitzvah2009, 2014request_box
114Events—Life Cycle Events—Miscellaneousundated, 1993request_box
115Events—Life Cycle Events—Weddings1998request_box
116Events—Mini-Telethon2008request_box
117Events—Miscellaneous (restricted)undated, 1986, 1993-2013request_box
118Events—Partnered Event with African Meeting House (restricted)1992request_box
119Events—Partnered Event with African Meeting House (restricted)1992request_box
120Events—Partners for Sacred Places Award Press Conference1994request_box
121Events—Photographsundated, 1993, 1998, 2002request_box
122Events—Plaquing Ceremony with Harry Ellis Dickson (restricted)1995request_box
123Events—"Preservation of the Vilna Shul" Lecture by Barbara Levy1994request_box
124Events—Richard Mintz Memorial2011request_box
125Events—Ruth Wisse—Daughter of Vilna Premiere2000request_box
126Events—Signing Eventundatedrequest_box
127Events—Silent Auction at Boston Athenæum (restricted)1993request_box
128Events—Silent Auction at Boston Athenæum (restricted)1993request_box
129Events—Symposium at Hebrew College1995request_box
130Events—"The Synagogue in the Community" Symposium1998request_box
131Events—Zvi R. Cohen Leadership and Legacy Award—Annette Miller2003request_box
132Events—Zvi R. Cohen Leadership and Legacy Award—Rabbi David B. Starr2009request_box
133Fundraising—Abraham Gosman1994request_box
134Fundraising—A.C. Ratshesky Foundationundated, 1994-1997request_box
135Fundraising—Albert E. Marks Charitable Trust1994request_box
136Fundraising—Biltrite Corp. Charitable Trust1994-1995request_box
137Fundraising—B'nai B'rith New England Realty Unit (restricted)1999request_box
138Fundraising—Capital Campaignundated, 1991-1996request_box
139Fundraising—Charles H. Revson Foundationundated, 1991-1996request_box
140Fundraising—Contributions (restricted)1991request_box
141Fundraising—Contributions (restricted)1992request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
21Fundraising—Contributions (restricted)1992request_box
22Fundraising—Contributions (restricted)1993request_box
23Fundraising—Contributions (restricted)1993request_box
24Fundraising—Contributions (restricted)1993request_box
25Fundraising—Contributions (restricted)1994request_box
26Fundraising—Contributions (restricted)1994request_box
27Fundraising—Contributions (restricted)1994request_box
28Fundraising—Contributions (restricted)1994request_box
29Fundraising—Contributions (restricted)1995request_box
210Fundraising—Contributions (restricted)1995request_box
211Fundraising—Contributions (restricted)2000-2006request_box
212Fundraising—Correspondenceundated, 1990-1992request_box
213Fundraising—Correspondence1993-2005, 2008request_box
214Fundraising—"The Complete Guide to Capital Campaigns for Historic Churches and Synagogues"1994request_box
215Fundraising—Digital Equipment Corporation1992request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
31Fundraising—Donor Profiles (restricted)undated, 1993, 1999request_box
32Fundraising—Donors (restricted)undated, 1991request_box
33Fundraising—Donors (restricted)1992request_box
34Fundraising—Donors (restricted)1993-1994request_box
35Fundraising—Donors (restricted)2002-2003, 2008request_box
36Fundraising—Donors (restricted)1994-1995request_box
37Fundraising—Elie Wiesel1994-1995request_box
38Fundraising—Escrow Account (restricted)1992-1993request_box
39Fundraising—Federal Money1992, 1996-2000request_box
310Fundraising—Founders Fund Campaignundatedrequest_box
311Fundraising—Fundraising Plan1991-1994request_box
312Fundraising—Fundraising Support Proposal1991, 1996request_box
313Fundraising—Fundraising Teams and Assignmentsundated, 1992-1994request_box
314Fundraising—Grant Proposal Materialsundated, 1990-1995, 1999request_box
315Fundraising—Harold Schwartz1999request_box
316Fundraising—Herman Dana Charitable Trust1995request_box
317Fundraising—Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation (restricted)1995request_box
318Fundraising—Information Packetsundatedrequest_box
319Fundraising—Irving and Norman Rabb1994-1999request_box
320Fundraising—J.M. Kaplan Fund1994request_box
321Fundraising—Joseph C. and Esther Foster Foundation1994-1995request_box
322Fundraising—Julian Cohen1994-1996request_box
323Fundraising—Lucius N. Littauer Foundation1998request_box
324Fundraising—Mailing Listsundated, 1991, 1995request_box
325Fundraising—Martin Peretz (restricted)1998-2000request_box
326Fundraising—Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities (restricted)1995request_box
327Fundraising—Miscellaneousundated, 1992-1996,2000request_box
328Fundraising—Naming Opportunitiesundated, 1995-1998request_box
329Fundraising—Nancy Lurie Foundation1994request_box
330Fundraising—National Endowment for the Humanities1999-2000request_box
331Fundraising—National Trust for Historic Preservation1994-2000request_box
332Fundraising—Open House1992request_box
333Fundraising—Potential Donors (restricted)undated, 1989-1992request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
41Fundraising—Potential Donors (restricted)1992-1996, 2001-2004request_box
42Fundraising—Project Summary1991-1993request_box
43Fundraising—Press-Publicity Packetsundated, 1994-1996request_box
44Fundraising—Reportsundated, 1992,1996,2004request_box
45Fundraising—Research Materialsundated, 1994-1998request_box
46Fundraising—Robert and Jean Riesman (restricted)1995-1996request_box
47Fundraising—Roger Saunders1994-2005request_box
48Fundraising—S.H. and Helen R. Scheuer Family Foundationundatedrequest_box
49Fundraising—Solicitation Drafts (restricted)undated, 1992-1995request_box
410Fundraising—William M. Marcus Family Charitable Trust1994-1996request_box
411Oral History Project—Data Sheetundatedrequest_box
412Oral History Project—"From Minsk to Massachusetts: As Told By Charles D. Shoolman"1996request_box
413Oral History Project—Generalundated, 1996-2002request_box
414Oral History Project—Interview Materials1996request_box
415Oral History Project—Pre-Interview Questionnairesundated,2006request_box
416Oral History Project—Oral Historiesundatedrequest_box
417Oral History Project—Oral Historiesundatedrequest_box
418Oral History Project—Telephone Interview Formsundated, 1998request_box
419Oral History Project—Release Formsundated, 1996-1997request_box
420Programming—African-American Historyundated,1991,1994,1999request_box
421Programming—American History Workshop Proposal2001request_box
422Programming—Beth Hatefutsoth-Jews of Struggle Exhibit2008request_box
423Programming—Boston Foundation1990, 2007request_box
424Programming—Charter Oak Cultural Centerundatedrequest_box
425Programming—Correspondenceundated, 1990-1991, 1995-2003request_box
426Programming—Eldridge Street Synagogueundated, 1991, 1996-2004request_box
427Programming—Event Ideas2003request_box
428Programming—Exhibits—"Adapting to America"1993request_box
429Programming—Exhibits—Final Plan2003request_box
430Programming—Exhibits—Labels and Placardsundatedrequest_box
431Programming—Exhibits—"Patchwork" Exhibitundatedrequest_box
432Programming—Exhibits—Photographic Exhibitundated, 1990, 1993, 1997request_box
433Programming—Facing History and Ourselves1991, 1996request_box
434Programming—Freedom Trail Foundationundated, 1996request_box
435Programming—Gift Shopundated, 1995-1998request_box
436Programming—Harvard-Radcliffe Hillel1994-1996request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
51Programming—Havurah on the Hillundated, 2003-2011request_box
52Programming—Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washingtonundated, 1993-1996request_box
53Programming—Jewish Historical Society of Maryland1993request_box
54Programming—John Hancock Education and Outreach Program to Boston Public School (restricted)2001request_box
55Programming—John Hancock Education and Outreach Program to Boston Public School—Curriculum K-12undatedrequest_box
56Programming—Local Organizations1991-2003request_box
57Programming—The National Center for Jewish Filmundatedrequest_box
58Programming—Notesundated, 1990-1993, 2003request_box
59Programming—Outreachundated, 1999-2003request_box
510Programming—Research Materialsundated, 1989-1999request_box
511Programming—Research Materials2000-2009request_box
512Programming—Similar Organizationundated, 1991-1996, 2005request_box
513Programming—United States Holocaust Memorial Museumundated, 1993request_box
514Programming—Vilna: The Vanished City Documentary Proposalundatedrequest_box
515Programming—World Monuments Fundundated, 1990-1991request_box
516Resources—Boston Synagogues, 1900undatedrequest_box
517Resources—"Ghetto Memories" by Nathan Morris1993request_box
518Resources—Institutions—Beth Hamadrath Aperion Plaza, 575 Warren Streetundatedrequest_box
519Resources—Institutions—Hebrew Home for the Aged1990request_box
520Resources—Institutions—Hebrew Teachers Collegeundated, 1991, 1993request_box
521Resources—Institutions—Home for Destitute Jewish Children, 150 American Legion Highwayundatedrequest_box
522Resources—Institutions—Miscellaneous Hebrew Schoolsundated, 1991request_box
523Resources—Jewish Boston History Compiled by Richard Heath1997request_box
524Resources—Jewish Boston History Compiled by Richard Heath1997request_box
525Resources—Massachusetts Jewish History2010request_box
526Resources—Synagogues and Faith Communities in Boston and Nearby Towns, 1930's2006request_box
527Resources—Synagogues, Greater Boston Metro Area2006request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
61Resources—Synagogues—Agudath Israel, 222 Woodrow Avenueundated, 2006request_box
62Resources—Synagogues—Congregation Beth El (Fowler Street Shul), 94 Fowler Streetundated, 1993, 1997, 1999request_box
63Resources—Synagogues—Congregation Beth Hamidrash Hagodol (Crawford Street Shul), 105 Crawford Streetundated, 1991request_box
64Resources—Synagogues—Congregation Chai Odom 105 Nightingale Streetundated, 1994request_box
65Resources—Synagogues—Congregation Chevra Shas, 65 Ashton Streetundatedrequest_box
66Resources—Synagogues—Congregation Hadrath Israel, 235 Woodrow Avenueundated, 1991, 1998, 2004request_box
67Resources—Synagogues—Congregation Kehillath Jacob, 16-18 Fessenden Streetundatedrequest_box
68Resources—Synagogues—Congregation Sons of Abraham, 70 Wayland Street, Howard Avenueundatedrequest_box
69Resources—Synagogues—Congregation Tikvas Israel, 114 Southern Avenue2004request_box
610Resources—Synagogues—Lubavitcher Yeshiva, 65 Bradshaw Streetundatedrequest_box
611Resources—Synagogues—Mishkan Tefila, 218 Seaver Street1991-1995, 2001-2003request_box
612Resources—Synagogues—Mishkan Tefila, 218 Seaver Street1991-1995, 2001-2003request_box
613Resources—Synagogues—Ohabei Shalomundatedrequest_box
614Resources—Synagogues—Sharai Tefilo, 13-15 Otisfield Streetundatedrequest_box
615Resources—Synagogues—Sharei Tefila, 35 Intervale Streetundatedrequest_box
616Resources—Synagogues—Temple Linas Hazedeck, 20 Michigan Avenueundatedrequest_box
617Resources—Synagogues—Temple Israel, Commonwealth Avenue and Blandford Streetundatedrequest_box
618Resources—Synagogues—Young Israel of Mattapan, 1099 Blue Hill Avenueundatedrequest_box
619Resources—Synagogues and Institutions—Negatives and Contact Sheets1991request_box
620Resources—Synagogues and Institutions—Slides1991-1995, 1998request_box
621Resources—Synagogues and Institutions—Slides1991-1995, 1998request_box
622Resources—Synagogues and Institutions—Slides1991, 1995-1996request_box
623Volunteers—Boston By Foot Tourundated, 1993request_box
624Volunteers—Correspondenceundated, 1996-2000, 2004request_box
625Volunteers—Docent Guidesundated, 1996-1998, 2004request_box
626Volunteers—Generalundated, 1996-2000, 2004request_box
627Volunteers—Handbooksundated, 1993, 1997request_box
628Volunteers—Student Tour Leader's Guideundatedrequest_box
629Volunteers—Volunteer and Docent Lists1993-1997request_box
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Series II: Early Vilna, undated, 1904-1973

English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Boxes 6-7, 20OS
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series contains materials relating to the early history of the Vilna Shul, including administrative records, financial ledgers (which also record names of members), and items pertaining to some of the organizations associated with the Vilner Congregation. Of note are meeting minutes from Beth Hackneseth Tiferes Israel and Bais Yavhof, which discuss mergers with the Vilna Shul.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
630Administrative—Congregation Beth Hackneseth Tiferes Israel Meeting Minutes1959request_box
631Administrative—Insurance1925, 1930request_box
632Administrative—Rabbi Contracts1969request_box
633Administrative—Vilner and Bais Yavhof Congregations Merger1915request_box
634Administrative—Wilner and Bais Yavhof Congregation New Site Search Committeeundatedrequest_box
635Correspondence—Gourary, Rabbi S.1964request_box
636Correspondence—Rosenthal, Rabbi D.1909request_box
637Events—Benefit Concert on Jewish Culture1909request_box
638Events—High Holiday Tickets1937request_box
639Events—Notice of Meeting to Select New Cantorundatedrequest_box
640Miscellaneous—Generalundated, 1920, 1929request_box
641Miscellaneous—Prayerbook Fragmentsundatedrequest_box
642Financial—Aliyah Dues Noticesundatedrequest_box
643Financial—Bills and Receiptsundated, 1909-1911, 1918-1919, 1927request_box
644Financial—Building Approval, 43-47 Phillips Street1915request_box
645Financial—Donor Cardundatedrequest_box
646Financial—Empire Plate and Window Glass Co. Invoice and Certificate1966, 1971request_box
647Financial—Great Palestine Orphan Asylum Diskin Donation Receiptsundated, 1946request_box
648Financial—Jewish National Fund Stampbook for Palestine and Receiptsundated, 1926request_box
649Financial—Ledger1904-1907request_box
650Financial—Ledger1906-1909request_box
651Financial—Ledger1909, 1915-1916request_box
652Financial—Ledger1942-1944request_box
653Financial—Ledger1949-1955request_box
654Financial—Ledger1969-1971request_box
655Financial—Ledger and Membership Lists1907-1909request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
71Financial—Meeting Minutes1964, 1968, 1973request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
20OSOS4Financial—Membership Dues and Fees1945-1957request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
72Financial—Passover Contributions1964request_box
73Financial—Polling Station Invoices1973request_box
74Financial—Receipt Book1915-1917request_box
75Financial—United States Trust Co.1915-1920request_box
76Financial—Warren Institution for Savings1921-1929request_box
77Organizations—Ladies Auxiliary of the West End Chofetz Chaimundated, 1947-1958request_box
78Organizations—Ladies Auxiliary of the West End Chofetz—Cash Book Chaimundated, 1947-1958request_box
79Organizations—Pearl Marcus Hebrew Free School Ledger1906request_box
710Organizations—Tiferes Israel Meeting Minutes and Ledger1952-1965request_box
711Organizations—Wilno Ladies' Somach Noflim Associationundatedrequest_box
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Series III: Internal Proceedings and Finances, undated, 1963-2009

English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Boxes 7-11.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series contains administrative records, balance receipts and checks, banking information, financial statements, tax returns, documents generated by the Board of Directors and numerous committees, correspondence, and compiled histories of the Vilna Shul. Some folders are restricted.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
712Administrative—Directors, Officers, and Trustees Liability Insurance Proposal1994request_box
713Administrative—Job Descriptions (restricted)undated, 1995, 2003request_box
714Administrative—Generalundated, 1992-2003request_box
715Administrative—Giesser, Janet Filesundated, 2004request_box
716Administrative—Glater, David Files1993request_box
717Administrative—Glater, David Files1994request_box
718Administrative—Glater, David Files1994request_box
719Administrative—Glater, David Files1995request_box
720Administrative—Glater, David Files1995request_box
721Administrative—Long Range Planningundated, 1993request_box
722Administrative—Mailing Listundated, 1995request_box
723Administrative—Membershipundatedrequest_box
724Administrative—Operations Guide2004request_box
725Administrative—Operations Guide2009request_box
726Administrative—Visitorsundated, 2008request_box
727Banking—Balance Receiptsundatedrequest_box
728Banking—Balance Receipts and Checks1963request_box
729Banking—Balance Receipts and Checks1964request_box
730Banking—Balance Receipts and Checks1965request_box
731Banking—Balance Receipts and Checks1966request_box
732Banking—Balance Receipts and Checks1967request_box
733Banking—Balance Receipts and Checks1969request_box
734Banking—Balance Receipts and Checks1970request_box
735Banking—Balance Receipts and Checks1971request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
81Banking—Balance Receipts and Checks1972request_box
82Banking—Balance Receipts and Checks1973request_box
83Banking—Balance Receipts and Checks1974request_box
84Banking—Balance Receipts and Checks1975-1980request_box
85Banking—Balance Receipts and Checks1981-1985request_box
86Banking—Cambridge Trust Co. (restricted)1992request_box
87Banking—Citizens Bank (restricted)2000request_box
88Banking—Citizens Bank—Statements (restricted)2006-2007request_box
89Banking—United States Trust Co.1956-1959request_box
810Board of Directors—Generalundated, 1991-1996request_box
811Board of Directors—General1997-2002request_box
812Board of Directors—General2003-2009request_box
813Board of Directors—Handbook1995request_box
814Board of Directors—Meeting Minutes1991-1994request_box
815Board of Directors—Meeting Minutes1995-1996request_box
816Board of Directors—Meeting Minutes1997-1998request_box
817Board of Directors—Meeting Minutes1999-2003request_box
818Board of Directors—Meeting Minutes2004-2009request_box
819Board of Directors—Meeting Notesundatedrequest_box
820Board of Directors—Presentation1998request_box
821Board of Directors—Retreat1995request_box
822Board of Directors—Retreat2003request_box
823Committees—Budget and Finance Subcommittee1992, 2001, 2006request_box
824Committees—Building Committeeundated, 1989, 1993-1995request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
91Committees—Building Committee1996-2009request_box
92Committees—Campaign Committeeundated, 1990-1991, 1996-1997request_box
93Committees—Event Committeeundated, 1993, 1998request_box
94Committees—Executive Committeeundated, 1998-2006, 2009request_box
95Committees—Executive Director Performance Review Committee (restricted)2001-2004request_box
96Committees—Executive Director Search Committee (restricted)2000-2001request_box
97Committees—Executive Director Search Committee (restricted)2004request_box
98Committees—Executive Director Search Committee (restricted)2005request_box
99Committees—Exhibit Space Subcommitteeundated, 1996, 1999, 2002-2003request_box
910Committees—Fundraising Committee (restricted)undated, 1991-1996, 2008request_box
911Committees—Interpretive Planning Design Committee1999-2003request_box
912Committees—List of Committees1992request_box
913Committees—Miscellaneous Meeting Notesundated, 1990request_box
914Committees—Miscellaneous Meeting Notes1991-1992request_box
915Committees—Miscellaneous Meeting Notes1995-1998request_box
916Committees—Miscellaneous Meeting Notes1999-2001request_box
917Committees—Nominating Committee (restricted)undated, 1996-1997, 2003-2010request_box
918Committees—Oral History Project Committee1995-1996request_box
919Committees—Personnel Review Committee (restricted)2003-2004request_box
920Committees—Planning Committee1991request_box
921Committees—Planning Committeeundated, 1993-1998, 2001-2003, 2013request_box
922Committees—Programming Committeeundated, 1992, 1996-1998, 2009request_box
923Committees—Public Relations and Marketing Committeeundated, 1994-1996, 2008request_box
924Committees—Space Use Committeeundated, 1996, 1999request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
101Committees—Steering Committeeundated, 1992-1998request_box
102Financial Statements—Account Listing (restricted)2006-2007request_box
103Financial Statements—Account Report (restricted)1994-2005request_box
104Financial Statements—Account Report (restricted)2006-2009request_box
105Financial Statements—Balance Sheets (restricted)2005-2006request_box
106Financial Statements—Boston Foundation Status Reports1992-1996request_box
107Financial Statements—Budget (restricted)1993-1995, 2002-2006request_box
108Financial Statements—Cash Position (restricted)2000, 2006request_box
109Financial Statements—Deposit Details (restricted)2006-2007request_box
1010Financial Statements—General Ledger (restricted)2006request_box
1011Financial Statements—Journal Entries (restricted)2005-2007request_box
1012Financial Statements—Miscellaneous (restricted)undated, 1992-1995, 1999-2006request_box
1013Financial Statements—Profit and Loss (restricted)2006-2007request_box
1014Financial Statements—Transactions (restricted)1992, 2005-2007request_box
1015Financial Statements—Treasurer's Report (restricted)1992-1997request_box
1016General—Correspondence (restricted)undated, 1991-1994request_box
1017General—Correspondence (restricted)1995-1999request_box
1018General—Correspondence2001-2006request_box
1019General—Correspondence—Edelstein, Alan (restricted)1990request_box
1020General—Correspondence—Edelstein, Alan1991request_box
1021General—Correspondence—Edelstein, Alan1992request_box
1022General—Correspondence—Edelstein, Alan (restricted)1993-1994request_box
1023General—Correspondence—Financial1992-1998, 2003-2007request_box
1024General—Correspondence—Glater, David1989request_box
1025General—Correspondence—Glater, David (restricted)1990request_box
1026General—Correspondence—Glater, David (restricted)1991request_box
1027General—Correspondence—Glater, David1992-1996request_box
1028General—Correspondence—Glater, David2003-2006request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
111General—Correspondence—Hunt, Barbara (restricted)undated, 1991-1992request_box
112General—Correspondence—Hunt, Barbara (restricted)1993-1994request_box
113General—Correspondence—Hunt, Barbara (restricted)1995-1999request_box
114General—Correspondence—Letters of Supportundated, 1973, 1988-1989request_box
115General—Religious Guidesundatedrequest_box
116Governance—Articles of Organization and Amendment1990-1991request_box
117Governance—Bylaws and Membershipundated, 1986, 1996, 2002request_box
118History—Boston Areaundatedrequest_box
119History—Buildingundated, 1936, 1963, 2003request_box
1110History—Generalundated, 1942, 1990-1992, 1996-1998, 2005request_box
1111History—"Preserving a Shul"undated, 1991, 1993request_box
1112Investments—Dean Witter Reynolds Inc. (restricted)1993-1994request_box
1113Investments—Fidelity Investments (restricted)1995, 1999, 2007request_box
1114Taxes—Commonwealth of Massachusetts1990-1996request_box
1115Taxes—Tax Exemption Status1990-1995, 1998, 2001, 2006request_box
1116Taxes—Tax Return—19911991-1992request_box
1117Taxes—Tax Return—19921992-1993request_box
1118Taxes—Tax Return—19931993request_box
1119Taxes—Tax Return—19941994-1995request_box
1120Taxes—Tax Return—19951995request_box
1121Taxes—Tax Return—19961996-1998request_box
1122Taxes—Tax Return—19971997request_box
1123Taxes—Tax Return—19981998request_box
1124Taxes—Tax Return—19991998-2000request_box
1125Taxes—Tax Return—20001999-2001request_box
1126Taxes—Tax Return—20022002-2003request_box
1127Taxes—Tax Return—20032003-2004request_box
1128Taxes—Tax Return—20042004-2005request_box
1129Taxes—Tax Return—20052006request_box
1130Taxes—Tax Return—20062006-2007request_box
1131Taxes—Tax Return—20072007request_box
1132Taxes—Tax Return—20082006-2008request_box
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Series IV: Property, undated, 1945-2011

English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Boxes 11-17.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series includes correspondence, petitions, grant applications, proposals, reports, photographs, and work contracts mainly pertaining to legal proceedings surrounding the Vilna Shul property, as well renovations undertaken to make the site functional. Also included are legal documents relating to the purchase, sale, and dissolution of the congregation. Some folders are restricted.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1133Boston Landmarks Commission—Petition Materialsundated, 1989-1991, 1997-1998request_box
1134Boston Landmarks Commission—Report on Potential Designation1989request_box
1135Boston Landmarks Commission—Research—General1988, 1994request_box
1136Boston Landmarks Commission—Research—Society of Jesus of New England1989request_box
1137Building Operations—Abutters and Easementundated, 1995request_box
1138Building Operations—Certificate of Insurance1994, 1996request_box
1139Building Operations—Certificate of Occupancy2003-2005request_box
1140Building Operations—Electricalundated, 1965request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
121Building Operations—Emergency Disaster Planning1998-2005request_box
122Building Operations—Keyspan Energyundated, 2003-2005request_box
123Building Operations—Maintenanceundated, 1997, 2003-2004request_box
124Building Operations—NYNEX and New England Telephone and Telegraph Co.undated, 1994-1997request_box
125Building Operations—Pest Control1995-1998request_box
126Building Operations—Safety Proceduresundated, 2000, 2003request_box
127Building Operations—Security Systems (restricted)undated, 1993-1995, 2004request_box
128Building Operations—Sprinkler System (restricted)2005request_box
129Grants—Abraham Shapiro Charity Fund1992request_box
1210Grants—Agoos Family Trustundated, 1997-1998request_box
1211Grants—Anne and David Stoneman Charitable Foundation Inc.1992request_box
1212Grants—Associated Grant Makers2003request_box
1213Grants—Beacon Hill History Network1999request_box
1214Grants—Fidelity Investments—Edward C. Johnson Fundundated, 1994-1998request_box
1215Grants—Generalundated, 1992-1995, 1999request_box
1216Grants—George B. Henderson Foundation Fundundated, 1991-1998, 2004request_box
1217Grants—Getty Grant Program1999request_box
1218Grants—Gimprich Family Foundation1994request_box
1219Grants—Historic Boston Incorporated Steeples Projects2004request_box
1220Grants—Historic Massachusetts1993request_box
1221Grants—Hyams Foundation1992request_box
1222Grants—Massachusetts Historical Commissionundated, 1992-1994request_box
1223Grants—Massachusetts Historical Commission1995request_box
1224Grants—Massachusetts Historical Commission1996-2003request_box
1225Grants—Massachusetts Historical Commission—Contracts1995request_box
1226Grants—Massachusetts Historical Commission—Contracts1995request_box
1227Grants—Massachusetts Historical Commission—Contracts Final Copy1995request_box
1228Grants—Massachusetts Preservation Project Fund1998request_box
1229Grants—Massachusetts Preservation Project Fund—Local Project Coordinator's Manual1995request_box
1230Grants—Massachusetts Preservation Project Fund—Proposalundatedrequest_box
1231Grants—Massachusetts Preservation Project Fund—Round I1995request_box
1232Grants—Massachusetts Preservation Project Fund—Round I1995request_box
1233Grants—Massachusetts Preservation Project Fund—Round I1995request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
131Grants—Massachusetts Preservation Project Fund—Round III1997request_box
132Grants—Massachusetts Preservation Project Fund—Round III1997request_box
133Grants—Massachusetts Preservation Project Fund—Round III2000request_box
134Grants—Massachusetts Preservation Project Fund—Round IV1998request_box
135Grants—Massachusetts Preservation Project Fund—Round VII2000request_box
136Grants—Massachusetts Preservation Project Fund—Round 162010request_box
137Grants—Nancy Lurie Marks Charitable Foundation1998request_box
138Grants—National Trust for Historic Preservation1994-1996request_box
139Grants—Proposal Drafts1990-1994request_box
1310Grants—Riley Foundation1994request_box
1311Grants—Save America's Treasures1999, 2003request_box
1312Legal—Building Use2003-2004request_box
1313Legal—Dissolution1988-1989request_box
1314Legal—Dissolution—Appraisal Report1993request_box
1315Legal—Dissolution—Charles River Park Synagogueundated, 1986-1987request_box
1316Legal—Dissolution—Master's Hearing Vol. Iundated, 1988-1993request_box
1317Legal—Dissolution—Master's Hearing Vol. IIundated, 1988-1993request_box
1318Legal—Dissolution—Wolf, Jacobundated, 1945, 1962, 1975, 1980-1987request_box
1319Legal—Easement Issues1998-1999, 2004request_box
1320Legal—Glater, David Filesundated, 1986-1987request_box
1321Legal—Historic Boston Inc. Loan1992-1994request_box
1322Legal—Insurance Coverageundated, 1995, 2003-2005request_box
1323Legal—Master's Report1987request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
141Legal—Miller, Mendel Files1963, 1986-1987request_box
142Legal—Miscellaneous (restricted)1994-1999, 2003request_box
143Legal—Purchase and Sale—Appraisal by Byrne McKinney and Assoc.1993request_box
144Legal—Purchase and Sale—Appraisal by I.J. Barkan1992request_box
145Legal—Purchase and Sale—Appraisal by Paul A Weiner1989request_box
146Legal—Purchase and Sale—Appraisal by Tiferes Stam1994request_box
147Legal—Purchase and Sale—Appraisal Servicesundated, 1990-1994request_box
148Legal—Purchase and Sale—Checks (restricted)1993request_box
149Legal—Purchase and Sale—Inventoriesundated, 1993, 1995request_box
1410Legal—Purchase and Sale Agreementundated, 1985, 1989-1991request_box
1411Legal—Purchase and Sale Agreement (restricted)1992request_box
1412Legal—Purchase and Sale Agreement (restricted)1993request_box
1413Legal—Purchase and Sale Agreement1993request_box
1414Legal—Purchase and Sale Agreement1993request_box
1415Legal—Purchase and Sale Agreement1993request_box
1416Legal—Purchase and Sale Agreement1994request_box
1417Legal—Purchase and Sale Agreement1995request_box
1418Legal—Purchase and Sale Agreement1995request_box
1419Legal—Purchase and Sale Agreement1995request_box
1420Legal—Title Documents1991, 1995request_box
1421Renovation—Accessibilityundated, 1996-2005request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
151Renovation—Architect's Field Reports1995-1998request_box
152Renovation—Architect's Notes2003-2006request_box
153Renovation—Beacon Hill Architectural Commission Certificate of Appropriateness1995, 1998request_box
154Renovation—Bid—Kaplan Corporation Phase IV2004request_box
155Renovation—Bid for Asbestos Removal1995request_box
156Renovation—Bid for General Contractors—G.F. Rhode Construction Inc.1995request_box
157Renovation—Bid for General Contractors—Muckle and Associates Inc.1995request_box
158Renovation—Bid for General Contractors—Notes1995request_box
159Renovation—Bid for Roof, Masonry, Window and Door Restoration1995-1998request_box
1510Renovation—Bid for Roof, Masonry, Window and Door Restoration—E.A. Colangeli Co.1998request_box
1511Renovation—Bid for Roof, Masonry, Window and Door Restoration—Joseph Gnazzo Co. Inc.1998request_box
1512Renovation—Bid for Roof, Masonry, Window and Door Restoration—Muckle and Associates Inc.1998request_box
1513Renovation—Boston Historic Markers Program1996request_box
1514Renovation—Building Permitsundated, 1969, 2005request_box
1515Renovation—Building Phase Summaries2001-2002request_box
1516Renovation—Clerk Reports1998request_box
1517Renovation—Contract—Claude Emanuel Menders Architects Inc.undated, 1995, 1998-1999request_box
1518Renovation—Contract—Claude Emanuel Menders Architects Inc.2003request_box
1519Renovation—Contract—Joseph Gnazzo Co. Inc.1998request_box
1520Renovation—Contract—Kaplan Corp.2003request_box
1521Renovation—Contract—Menders, Torrey, and Spencer2007request_box
1522Renovation—Contract—Muckle and Associates Inc.1995-1996request_box
1523Renovation—Contract—ZVI Construction Co.2005request_box
1524Renovation—Correspondence1989, 1991request_box
1525Renovation—Correspondence1995request_box
1526Renovation—Correspondence1996request_box
1527Renovation—Correspondence1997-1998request_box
1528Renovation—Correspondence2000, 2004-2006request_box
1529Renovation—Design Development Summary1998request_box
1530Renovation—Document Restoration1992-1995, 2002request_box
1531Renovation—Drainage Improvements (restricted)2008request_box
1532Renovation—Environmental Site Assessment1993, 1994, 2004request_box
1533Renovation—Fire Suppression System Installation and Other Improvements2004-2005request_box
1534Renovation—Front Gate1999, 2003request_box
1535Renovation—Invoices (restricted)1994-2003request_box
1536Renovation—Invoices2004-2008request_box
1537Renovation—Markers and Commemorative Plaquesundated, 1992request_box
1538Renovation—Massachusetts Preservation Project Fund—Project Completion Reportundatedrequest_box
1539Renovation—Massachusetts Preservation Project Fund—Project Completion Report Phase II1999request_box
1540Renovation—Massachusetts Preservation Project Fund—Project Completion Report Phase II1999request_box
1541Renovation—Massachusetts Preservation Project Fund—Project Completion Report Round Iundatedrequest_box
1542Renovation—Master Plan Outline1999request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
161Renovation—Metals Objects Conservation1997, 2002request_box
162Renovation—Miscellaneousundated, 1996, 1998, 2002-2003request_box
163Renovation—Miscellaneous—Adams Street Shul Photographsundatedrequest_box
164Renovation—Mortar Analysis1995request_box
165Renovation—Project Budget and Estimates1992-2008request_box
166Renovation—Project Manual1995request_box
167Renovation—Project Manual1998request_box
168Renovation—Project Manual1998request_box
169Renovation—Proposal—Aberjona Engineering Inc.2002request_box
1610Renovation—Proposal—Amaze Design Inc.2001-2002request_box
1611Renovation—Proposal—Claude Emanuel Menders, Inc.1994request_box
1612Renovation—Proposal—Claude Emanuel Menders, Inc.1999request_box
1613Renovation—Proposal—Claude Emanuel Menders, Inc.2001request_box
1614Renovation—Proposal—Communications Design Group Inc.2008request_box
1615Renovation—Proposal—Continuation of Research on Painted Decoration1997request_box
1616Renovation—Proposal—Crissman, Solomon, Bauer Architects Inc.1994request_box
1617Renovation—Proposal—Finegold Alexander and Associates Inc.1994request_box
1618Renovation—Proposal—GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc.2002request_box
1619Renovation—Proposal—Jean Carroon Architects1994request_box
1620Renovation—Proposal—Kaplan Contractors and Builders2002request_box
1621Renovation—Proposal—Prellewitz-Chillinski Architects, Inc.1994request_box
1622Renovation—Proposal—Shifman Design Associates, Inc.2005request_box
1623Renovation—Proposal—Stahl Associates Architects1994request_box
1624Renovation—Proposal—Truant Construction Managers2002request_box
1625Renovation—Proposal—ZVI Construction Co.2002request_box
1626Renovation—Proposal for Construction of Research Painted Decoration1997request_box
1627Renovation—Rehabilitation and Planning Recommendations2001, 2003request_box
1628Renovation—Report on the First Phase of Decorative Paint Research1997request_box
1629Renovation—Report on the Second Phase of Decorative Paint Research2002request_box
1630Renovation—Request for Proposals—Architectural Servicesundatedrequest_box
1631Renovation—Request for Proposals—Correspondence1991, 1994request_box
1632Renovation—Request for Proposals—Interpretive and Exhibition Designer Services2001request_box
1633Renovation—Request for Proposals—Interview Notes (restricted)1994request_box
1634Renovation—Reviews and Variances2005request_box
1635Renovation—Sanctuary Finishesundated, 1996-1998, 2005request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
171Renovation—Skylight and Roofing1994-1995request_box
172Renovation—Structural Engineering and Excavation1995-1997, 2005request_box
173Renovation—Study and Feasibility of Preserving the Interior of the Vilna Shul1989request_box
174Renovation—Study on Paint Finishes of Sanctuary and Stair Hall1996request_box
175Renovation—Textile Restoration1995request_box
176Renovation—Vilna Building Evolution Phase I Report and Bibliographic Research1997request_box
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Series V: Publicity and Publications, undated, 1967-2011

English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Box 17.
Arrangement:

Arranged alpabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series contains news articles, brochures, pamphlets, and promotional images about and used by the shul, as well as the shul’s publication The Vilna Scribe, and public relations materials.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
177Advertisements and Announcements—News Articlesundated, 1989-1993request_box
178Advertisements and Announcements—News Articles1994-1995request_box
179Advertisements and Announcements—News Articles1996-1997request_box
1710Advertisements and Announcements—News Articles1998request_box
1711Advertisements and Announcements—News Articles1999-2001request_box
1712Advertisements and Announcements—News Articles2002-2011request_box
1713Mailings—Brochures and Pamphletsundated, 1995request_box
1714Mailings—The Vilna Scribe1990-1997request_box
1715Mailings—The Vilna Scribe1998-2009request_box
1716Miscellaneous—News Articlesundated, 1991-1998, 2004-2006request_box
1717Miscellaneous—Postcardsundatedrequest_box
1718Miscellaneous—Postcards and Promotional Imagesundated, 1996request_box
1719Miscellaneous—Promotional Imags—Release Formsundated, 1996request_box
1720Miscellaneous—Promotional Images—Alan Atlas1994request_box
1721Miscellaneous—Video Services1992-1999request_box
1722Miscellaneous—Website2005request_box
1723Public Relations—Generalundated, 1986, 1992-1996request_box
1724Public Relations—Press Conference1994, 2001request_box
1725Public Relations—Receiptsundated, 1967-1974, 1980-1984request_box
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Series VI: Audiovisual Materials, undated, 1994-2014

English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Box 18.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

The series contains cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs, floppy disks, and VHS tapes documenting news broadcasts, events, movies, promotional videos, architectural plans, and mailing information by and/or about the Vilna Shul.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
18Cassette Tapes—"All Things Considered: National Public Radio, Sept. 13, 1996"1996request_box
18Cassette Tapes—"All Things Considered: National Public Radio, Sept. 13, 1996"1996request_box
18CD/DVDs—"Celebrating Richard Mintz and Honoring His Dream"undatedrequest_box
18CD/DVDs—Claude Emanuel Menders Architects Inc., "Boston Center for Jewish Heritage Perspective Views"2001request_box
18CD/DVDs—"The New Woman: Annie 'Londonderry' Kopchovsky" by Gillian Willman2013request_box
18CD/DVDs—Nimoy and Woodleundatedrequest_box
18CD/DVDs—"Transitions: A Gala Tribute Honoring Steven Greenberg"2013request_box
18CD/DVDs—"Transitions: A Gala Tribute Honoring Steven Greenberg"2013request_box
18CD/DVDs—Untitledundatedrequest_box
18CD/DVDs—Vilna Lineart Sketches-CEM Architects2001request_box
18CD/DVDs—"The Vilna Shul Boston's Center for Jewish Culture"undatedrequest_box
18CD/DVDs—Vilna Shul Concert2014request_box
18Floppy Disks—Paid and Mailing Listsundated, 1992request_box
18Floppy Disks—New Giversundatedrequest_box
18Floppy Disks—Untitledundatedrequest_box
18Floppy Disks—Untitledundatedrequest_box
18Floppy Disks—Vilna #2undatedrequest_box
18VHS—Chronicle, "Sacred Spaces"1998request_box
18VHS—Chronicle, "Sacred Spaces"1998request_box
18VHS—CJP Plaque Service1995request_box
18VHS—"Electronic Field Trip: Sites and Insights Discovering Boston's Oldest Synagogue"1994request_box
18VHS—"The Vilna Shul: A Tribute and a Legacy" 9-minute VHS Tapeundatedrequest_box
18VHS—"The Vilna Shul: A Tribute and a Legacy" 10-minute VHS Tapeundatedrequest_box
18VHS—"The Vilna Shul: A Tribute and a Legacy" 10-minute VHS Tapeundatedrequest_box
18VHS—"The Vilna Shul: A Tribute and a Legacy" 10-minute VHS Tapeundatedrequest_box
18VHS—"The Vilna Shul: A Tribute and a Legacy" 10-minute VHS Tapeundatedrequest_box
18VHS—"The Vilna Shul: A Tribute and a Legacy" 10-minute VHS Tapeundatedrequest_box
18VHS—WGBH, "The Jews of Boston"1996request_box
18VHS—"Who Wants to be Jewish? Jewish Identity in a Secular Age"1998request_box
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Series VII: Oversized Materials, undated, 1928-2000s

English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Box 19OS-20OS.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

The series contains architectural and design plans used for various renovation phases at Vilna Shul, as well as religious school materials, a copy of the National Jewish Daily from 1928, and miscellaneous tzedakah boxes.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
19OS1Architectural Plans1980's-2000'srequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
20OS2National Jewish Daily1928request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
19OS3Religious School Materials—Chronicles: News of the Pastundatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
20OSTzedakah Boxesundatedrequest_box
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