Guide to the Jewish Historical Society of Western Massachusetts Records,
undated, 1902-2018

I-600

Processed by Lindsay Sprechman

American Jewish Historical Society, New England Archives

99-101 Newbury St.

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Lindsay Sprechman, April 19, 2018. Finding aid was encoded by Lindsay Sprechman on April 30, 2018. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jewish Historical Society of Western Massachusetts
Title: Jewish Historical Society of Western Massachusetts Records
Dates:undated, 1902-2018
Abstract: The Jewish Historical Society of Western Massachusetts Records contain materials collected by the society that document the Jewish community of Western Massachusetts. Included are materials on Jewish organizations, families, individuals, schools, arts and cultural institutions, and synagogues; publications written about or by the Jewish community; and information on the Jewish Historical Society of Western Massachusetts itself.
Languages: The collection is in English, Yiddish, and Hebrew.
Quantity: 16.4 linear feet (13 document boxes, 2 OS boxes)
Identification: I-600
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS Boston, MA
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Historical Note

Past Presidents of the Springfield Jewish Community Center, undated

The Jewish Historical Society of Western Massachusetts (JHSWM) was founded in South Deerfield, Massachusetts by Kenneth Schoen and Jane Trigière in 2007 with the mission to document the local Jewish community's history through the creation of exhibits and cultural events and the collection of archives and oral histories. Since its beginnings, the JHSWM has collected papers, audiovisual materials, ephemera, and other documents chronicling the Jewish organizations, schools, synagogues, arts and cultural institutions, families, and individuals of Western Massachusetts.

Jews began settling in Western Massachusetts—which includes the cities and towns of Springfield, Amherst, Holyoke, Longmeadow, Northampton, Greenfield, Pittsfield, North Adams, Westfield, Athol, Great Barrington, and Florence, among others—after the Civil War and made livings as shopkeepers, tailors, watchmakers, shoemakers, leather goods dealers, and various other trades. In Springfield, by 1905 the Jewish population grew to over 400 families made up of 2,500 individuals, making up three percent of the city’s total population.

As the Jewish population in Western Massachusetts grew, Jewish residents began establishing congregations to cater to the community’s religious needs. Early Jewish resident in Springfield formed the Agudass Achem Society circa 1886-1887. Meeting first in rented rooms in Springfield’s North End, the group officially incorporated as Congregation Beth Israel in 1892 and built the city’s first synagogue on Gray’s Avenue. The congregation later moved and built new synagogues on Chestnut Street in the North End in 1923, and in the early 1970s, to Williams Street in the Forest Park neighborhood.

In 1891, a group from Beth Israel left to form Congregation B’nai Jacob. In 1921 the congregation built a synagogue on Congress Street in the North End, and later another building on Eunice Street in Longmeadow. In 1902, a different group from Congregation Beth Israel left to form Congregation Sons of Israel, and in 1924 built a synagogue on Dwight Street in the North End. This congregation closed in 1979.

In other communities of Western Massachusetts, synagogues were also established, including Temple Anshe Amunim in Pittsfield in 1869, Congregation Beth Israel in North Adams in 1893, Congregation Knesset Israel in Pittsfield in 1893, Congregation Rodphey Sholom in Holyoke in 1900, and Congregation Sons of Zion in Holyoke in 1904. Congregation B’nai Israel in Northampton was founded in 1905, with its first synagogue building on Bridge Street in the old St. John’s Episcopal Church building, and then, in 1963, in a new building on Prospect Street.

In Springfield, more congregation emerged. In 1900, Congregation Kesser Israel was established and in 1909 moved into the Jobson Mansion on Chestnut Street in the North End. Later, due to urban renewal efforts in the North End, the congregation moved to the Forest Park area, taking over the old Congregation Kodimoh synagogue. In 1913, Temple Beth El was established, with its first building on Fort Pleasant Street near Forest Park, and then a new building on Dickinson Street. In 1965, the building burned down and was rebuilt and reopened in 1968. Congregation Kodimoh was founded in 1916, with its first synagogue located on Oakland Street, later moving into a new building on Sumner Avenue. Sinai Temple was founded in 1931; the congregation purchased a mansion on Sumner Avenue, and later built a synagogue on Dickinson Street.

Other congregations established in the early 20th century include Congregation Ahavas Achim in Westfield in 1911, Temple Israel Athol in Athol in 1911, Temple Israel (formerly called the Greenfield Hebrew Congregation) in Greenfield in 1918, and Congregation Ahavath Sholom in Great Barrington in 1923.

Later on in the century, even more congregations were founded while others merged. The Jewish Community of Amherst was founded in 1969, the Hevrah of South Berkshire in Great Barrington in 1974, Beis Medrash in Longmeadow in 1974, and Beit Ahavah in Florence in 1998. In 2008, Congregation B’nai Jacob and Temple Beth El merged, staying in the Temple Beth El building. In 2009, Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Kodimoh, and Congregation Kesser Israel also merged, forming a new congregation, Congregation B’nai Torah, and moving into the old B’nai Jacob building.

Schools, too, were established as the Jewish population grew in Western Massachusetts. Day schools such as the Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy and Springfield Hebrew Day School (later renamed Heritage Academy) were organized in 1946 and 1951, respectively. First known as the Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley, the Lander-Grinspoon Academy was established in 1996 in Northampton, and the Sinai Academy in Pittsfield was established in 1974 but closed its doors in 2012.

Early on, Western Massachusetts’ Jewish community also formed numerous clubs and organizations. The Springfield Jewish Community Center (JCC) was initially organized by Henry Lasker as a local chapter of the Young Men’s Hebrew Association (YMHA) in 1895 for the purpose of “elevating its members and the community by adapting the to the customs and institutions of the American people.” Renting club rooms in a variety of locations around Springfield for its first years of existence, in 1921, a new building was erected on Sargent Street, and then a new location on Maple Street in 1936. The Springfield JCC was eventually organized, with the YMHA becoming one of its agencies. In the early 1950s, a fundraising campaign raised enough money to purchase land and erect a new building on Dickinson Street. Throughout its history in Springfield, the JCC provides services such as early childhood education, adult education courses, fitness activities and classes, and summer camps, among others.

The Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts was established in 1925 (formerly the Jewish Federation of Greater Springfield), focusing on helping new Jewish immigrants to Springfield, and later, impoverished Jews around the world. The Daughters of Zion Home for the Aged was established in 1912 in Springfield, offering resident care for twelve Jewish seniors. Later known as the Springfield Jewish Home for the Aged and then the Jewish Nursing Home of Western Massachusetts, the institution expanded and moved to Longmeadow in 1972, and in 1992 became officially known as Jewish Geriatric Services. It provides residential care as well several other services and programs.

In 1991, developer Harold Grinspoon founded the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, a philanthropic organization that funds day schools, educational programs, film festivals, and a number of other programs throughout and beyond Western Massachusetts, including PJ Library, JCamp 180, and Life & Legacy.

Many other communal organizations and clubs established local chapters throughout Western Massachusetts, including Springfield and Northampton-Amherst chapters of Hadassah, the Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts (formerly Jewish Family Service of Greater Springfield), Jewish War Veterans of the United States Freedman Post 26, and Springfield AMIT Women (formerly Springfield Mizrachi Women’s Organization).

In addition to communal organizations and clubs, the Jewish community of Western Massachusetts also created a variety of arts and cultural events and institutions. Hatikvah Holocaust Education Center opened in 1997 in Springfield as an organization devoted to educating the public about the Holocaust and genocide through serving as a repository for materials on these subjects, as well as through lectures and exhibits. Located on the campus of the JCC, the institution ceased operations in 2011. The Jewish Film and Special Event Series at the Northampton Film Festival was established as part of the general Northampton Film Festival in 1998 by festival founders Howard Polonsky and Dee Degeiso. In 2004, the series became its own independent film festival, the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival, which showcases Jewish-related films in the Western Massachusetts region. Other arts and cultural institutions in Western Massachusetts include Schoen Books, a bookseller founded by JHSWM founders Schoen and Trigière that specializes in books on Judaica (particularly German Judaica), the Holocaust, exile and refugee writers, Israel, and psychoanalysis; the Yiddish Book Center; and Mak’hela, the Jewish Chorus of Western Massachusetts.

Publications were also created and distributed to serve the region’s Jewish community, including Jewish Weekly News and the Massachusetts Jewish Ledger (formerly Western Massachusetts Jewish Ledger).

References

Material from the collection.

Jewish Historical Society of Western Massachusetts. “Springfield.” Accessed April 27, 2018. http://jhswm.org/communities/springfield/.

The Republican. Our stories: the Jews of Western Massachusetts, Edited by Jane Kaufman. Battle Ground, WA: Pediment Publishing, 2013.

Chronology

circa 1860s Jews begin settling in Western Massachusetts.
1866 Agudass Achem Society is formed.
1869 Temple Anshe Amunim is established.
1891 Congregation B'nai Jacob is established.
1892 Congregation Beth Israel is established.
1893 Congregation Beth Israel (North Adams) is established.
1893 Congregation Knesset Israel is established.
1895 Springfield Jewish Community Center is organized (originally as the Young Men's Hebrew Association).
1900 Congregation Rodphey Sholom is established.
1900 Congregation Kesser Israel is established.
1902 Congregation Sons of Israel is established.
1904 Congregation Sons of Zion is established.
1905 Congregation B'nai Israel is established.
1911 Congregation Ahavas Achim is established.
1911 Temple Israel Athol is established.
1912 The Daughters of Zion Home for the Aged (later Jewish Geriatric Services) is established.
1913 Congregation Beth El is established.
1916 Congregation Kodimoh is established.
1918 Greenfield Hebrew Congregation (later Temple Israel) is established.
1923 Congregation Ahavath Sholom is established.
1925 Jewish Federation of Greater Springfield (later Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts) is established.
1931 Sinai Temple is established.
1946 Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy is established.
1951 Springfield Hebrew Day School (later Heritage Academy) is established.
1969 Jewish Community of Amherst is established.
1974 Hevrah of South Berkshire is established.
1974 Beis Medrash is established.
1991 Harold Grinspoon Foundation is established.
1996 Lander-Grinspoon Academy is established.
1997 Hatikvah Holocaust Education Center is opened.
1998 Beit Ahavah is established.
2004 Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival is established.
2007 The Jewish Historical Society of Western Massachusetts is established..
2008 Congregation B'nai Jacob and Temple Beth El merge.
2009 Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Kodimoh, and Congregation Kesser Israel merge into Congregation B'nai Torah.
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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains meeting minutes, financial documents, correspondence, photographs, newsletters, publications, photographs, audiovisual materials, and news clippings collected by the Jewish Historical Society of Western Massachusetts that document the Jewish organizations, families, individuals, schools, arts and cultural institutions, and synagogues of Western Massachusetts, including but not limited to the communities of Springfield, Amherst, Holyoke, Northampton, Longmeadow, North Adams, and Greenfield. Also included are administrative records of the Jewish Historical Society of Massachusetts, as well as publications written by, about, and for the region's Jewish community. Of particular interest may be the documents chronicling the histories of the area's synagogues, with much material focusing on Northampton's Congregation B'nai Israel, Springfield's former Beth Israel Synagogue, and Springfield's Temple Beth El, as well as newspapers that serviced the local Jewish community, including the Jewish Weekly News and the Massachusetts Jewish Ledger. 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

Hebrew Free Loan Association (Pittsfield, Mass.) Records, I-205

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Jewish Historical Society of Western Massachusetts Records; I-600; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Kenneth Schoen in June 2016; additional materials donated in February 2018.

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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: Jewish Historical Society of Western Massachusetts, undated, 2002-2013

English.
Box 1.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series contains meeting minutes, financial documents, photographs, and news clipping documenting the operations of the Jewish Historical Society of Western Massachusetts.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11Archiveundatedrequest_box
12Association of Pioneer Valley Historical Societies (APVHS)2007-2008request_box
13Board of Directors Meetings and Agendas2008-2013request_box
14Financials—General [restricted]2002-2010request_box
15Financials—Taxes2008-2009request_box
16Governance2008-2012request_box
17News Clippings2008-2013request_box
18Oral History Projectundated, 2008request_box
19Oral History Project—Signed Forms2008-2011request_box
110Photographsundatedrequest_box
111Stationary and Formsundated, 2008request_box
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Series II: Arts and Culture, undated, 1990-2018

English and Yiddish.
Boxes 1, 15.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series contains programs, brochures, news clippings, catalogues, advertisements, and photographs documenting various Jewish arts and cultural events and institutions in Western Massachusetts. Included are materials on the Hatikvah Holocaust Education Center; the Jewish Film and Special Event Series at the Northampton Film Festival; Mak’hela, the Jewish Chorus of Western Massachusetts; the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival; Schoen Books; and the Yiddish Book Center.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
112American Jewish Arts and Cultural Festival2001-2002request_box
113Hatikvah Holocaust Education Center—General1997-2009request_box
114Hatikvah Holocaust Education Center—Mission and Vision Statements1999request_box
115Hatikvah Holocaust Education Center—Photographsundated, 1999request_box
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15Hatikvah Holocaust Education Center—Technology Grant [floppy disc]1999request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
116Jewish Film and Special Event Series at the Northampton Film Festival—Generalundated, 1999request_box
117Jewish Film and Special Event Series at the Northampton Film Festival—News Clippings2001request_box
118Jewish Film and Special Event Series at the Northampton Film Festival—Programs and Brochures1999-2001request_box
119Jigsaw Puzzleundatedrequest_box
120Mak'hela, the Jewish Chorus of Western Massachusettsundatedrequest_box
121Miscellaneous Events1990-2018request_box
122"Our Stories: The Jews of Western Massachusetts"2013request_box
123Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival—Grant2003request_box
124Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival—News Clippings2004request_box
125Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival—Programs and Brochures2004-2015request_box
126Reflections on Auschwitz: An Artistic Response and Community Dialogue1996request_box
127Schoen Books—Advertisingundated, 1993-2008request_box
128Schoen Books—Catalogues1990-1995request_box
129Schoen Books—Catalogues1996-2000request_box
130Schoen Books—Eventsundated, 1997-2008request_box
131Schoen Books—News Clippings1991-2009request_box
132Schoen Books—Stationary and Holiday Cardsundated, 2000-2001request_box
133Yiddish Book Center—Generalundated, 2002-2012request_box
134Yiddish Book Center—Pakn Treger1997-2007request_box
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Series III: Families and Individuals, undated, 1927-2013

English.
Boxes 1-2, 13OS
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series contains news clippings, obituaries, and memoirs of various Jewish families and individuals of Western Massachusetts.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
135Abeles2010request_box
136Asinof2009request_box
137Axler2009request_box
138Bloomundated, 1927-2008request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
13OS1Bloom—Family Treeundatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
139Broderundatedrequest_box
140Brown, Dan2010request_box
141Chernock, Harold1991request_box
142Cohen, David2008request_box
143Cohn2008request_box
144DeLonga1973-1991request_box
145Feldman/Peyser/Lippman1915-2014request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
13OS2Feldman/Peyser/Lippman—Ruth Peyser Junior High School Diploma1930request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
21Fonsh, Judith Samuels2010request_box
22Hoberman, Michael2008request_box
23Hodos, Herbert2008request_box
24Horowitz, Amy and Sureck, Shanaundatedrequest_box
25Kessler, Irvingundatedrequest_box
26Kotker, Norman2009request_box
27Lansky, Chava2008request_box
28Moses, Abraham1985request_box
29Nachman, Archie2007request_box
210Neugeborenundatedrequest_box
211Obituariesundated, 1938-2013request_box
212Perlstein2010request_box
213Peltz Weinberg, Sheilaundated, 1996-2003request_box
214Raffeldundated, 1930s-1962request_box
215Rosenberg, Stan2008request_box
216Schoen, Kenneth and Trigère, Jane1991-2014request_box
217Skolnick, Arnold2008request_box
218Stavans, Ilan2008request_box
219Storper, Barbara2008request_box
220Trahan, Elizabeth2009request_box
221Wetzler, Laura2013request_box
222Wiseman, Jennifer2008request_box
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Series IV: Miscellaneous, undated, 1907-2015

English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Box 2.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series contains miscellaneous items collected by the Jewish Historical Society of Western Massachusetts, including antisemitic and racist flyers, news clippings on the region, miscellaneous life cycle events of Western Massachusetts residents, and a proclamation made by the city of Springfield proclaiming May 23, 1990 Yom Yerushaliyim Day. Of particular interest may be the news clippings on Springfield's urban renewal efforts in the 1960s, which greatly affected the North End, where many synagogues were located and many Jews resided.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
223Antisemitism and Racismundatedrequest_box
224City of Homes Cemetery1975-1976request_box
225Farmingundatedrequest_box
226Jewish History Daysundatedrequest_box
227Miscellaneous Life Cycle Eventsrequest_box
228News Clippings—Generalundated, 1923-2015request_box
229News Clippings—Springfield Urban Renewal1907-1985request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
15Porcelain Cemetery Photograph Tilesundatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
230Springfield Proclamation of Yom Yerushaliyim Day1990request_box
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Series V: Organizations, undated, 1928-2016

English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Boxes 2-5, 13OS, 14OS, 15.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series includes meeting minutes, programs, brochures, correspondence, reports, newsletters, financial documents, anniversary booklets, scrapbooks, certificates, directories, and ephemera documenting various Jewish organizations of Western Massachusetts. Included are materials on the Springfield Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts (formerly the Jewish Federation of Greater Springfield), as well as the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, Hadassah chapters of Springfield and Northampton-Amherst, Hebrew Free Loan Association, Jewish Geriatric Services, Jewish War Veterans of the United States Freedman Post 26, Springfield AMIT Women (formerly Mizrachi Women’s Organization), Springfield Young Men’s and Women’s Hebrew Associations, and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, which for many years hosted a Jewish-Buddhist Conference and a medication retreat for rabbis.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
231Barre Center for Buddhist Studies—Jewish-Buddhist Conference 19921991-1992request_box
232Barre Center for Buddhist Studies—Jewish-Buddhist Conference 19931993request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
15Barre Center for Buddhist Studies—Jewish-Buddhist Conference 1993—"What Can We Learn with Each Other?" By Sheila Weinberg [cassette]1993request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
233Barre Center for Buddhist Studies—Jewish-Buddhist Conference 19941994request_box
234Barre Center for Buddhist Studies—Jewish-Buddhist Conference 19951995request_box
235Barre Center for Buddhist Studies—Jewish-Buddhist Conference 19961996request_box
236Barre Center for Buddhist Studies—Jewish-Buddhist Conference 19971997request_box
237Barre Center for Buddhist Studies—Rabbi Meditation Retreat 19961996request_box
238Barre Center for Buddhist Studies—Rabbi Meditation Retreat 19971997request_box
239Barre Center for Buddhist Studies—Rabbi Meditation Retreat 19981998request_box
240Camps2010request_box
241Community-wide Chevra Kaddisha Seuda1989-1999request_box
242Conference on Judaism in Rural New England1993-2001request_box
243Hadassah Northampton-Amherst Chapter1985-2013request_box
244Hadassah Springfield Chapter—Donor Programs1962-1970request_box
245Hadassah Springfield Chapter—Donor Programs1972-1985request_box
246Hadassah Springfield Chapter—Miscellaneous1986-1994request_box
247Hadassah Springfield—Newsletters1998-2001request_box
248Hadassah Western New England Region2008request_box
249Harold Grinspoon Foundation—Programs—B'nai Tzedek Teen Philanthropy Program2004-2009request_box
250Harold Grinspoon Foundation—Programs—Miscellaneousundated, 2006-2010request_box
251Harold Grinspoon Foundation—Programs—Resource Center for Jewish Education2008-2009request_box
252Harold Grinspoon Foundation—Reportsundated, 1998-2013request_box
253Hebrew Free Loan Association2009-2015request_box
254Israel Bonds2000-2012request_box
255Jewish Endowment Foundation1995-2006request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
31Jewish Family Service of Greater Springfield1990-2008request_box
32Jewish Federation of the Berkshires—Berkshire Jewish Summer Guides2013-2016request_box
33Jewish Federation of the Berkshires—Eventsundated, 2013-2015request_box
34Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts—Annual Meetings2007-2011request_box
35Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts—Annual Reports2005-2013request_box
36Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts—Budgets [restricted]1991-1992request_box
37Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts—Community Calendars1990-1997request_box
38Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts—Events2007-2014request_box
39Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts—Mailingsundated, 2008-2011request_box
310Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts—Meeting Minutes1991request_box
311Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts—Publications1992-1999request_box
312Jewish Geriatric Services—100th Anniversary2012request_box
313Jewish Geriatric Services—Annual Meetings2000-2013request_box
314Jewish Geriatric Services—Dedication Booklet1972request_box
315Jewish Geriatric Services—Miscellaneousundated, 1999request_box
316Jewish Geriatric Services—Topics (Newsletters)1975-2009request_box
317Jewish Geriatric Services—Topics (Newsletters)2009-2013request_box
318Jewish Geriatric Services—Women's Division1992, 2001request_box
319Jewish Social Service Bureau1952request_box
320Jewish Teens of the Valley2010request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
13OS3Jewish War Veterans of the United States, Freedman Post 26—100th Anniversary Certificate1996request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
321Jewish War Veterans of the United States, Freedman Post 26—Meeting Minutes [1 of 3]1955-1983request_box
322Jewish War Veterans of the United States, Freedman Post 26—Meeting Minutes [2 of 3]1955-1983request_box
323Jewish War Veterans of the United States, Freedman Post 26—Meeting Minutes [3 of 3]1955-1983request_box
324Jewish War Veterans of the United States, Freedman Post 26—Member Directory1961-1982request_box
325Jewish War Veterans of the United States, Freedman Post 26—Scrapbook [1 of 3]1996-2006request_box
326Jewish War Veterans of the United States, Freedman Post 26—Scrapbook [2 of 3]1996-2006request_box
327Jewish War Veterans of the United States, Freedman Post 26—Scrapbook [3 of 3]1996-2006request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
41Jewish Welfare Board1952-1954request_box
42Lathrop Houseundated, 2004request_box
43Springfield AMIT Women/Mizrachi Women's Organization—Donor Dinner Programs1949-1971request_box
44Springfield AMIT Women/Mizrachi Women's Organization—Donor Dinner Programs1972-1978request_box
45Springfield AMIT Women/Mizrachi Women's Organization—Donor Dinner Programs1979-1986request_box
46Springfield AMIT Women/Mizrachi Women's Organization—Donor Dinner Programs1987-1992request_box
47Springfield AMIT Women/Mizrachi Women's Organization—Donor Dinner Programs1993-1995request_box
48Springfield AMIT Women/Mizrachi Women's Organization—Membership Listundatedrequest_box
49Springfield AMIT Women/Mizrachi Women's Organization—Mother-in-Israel Manualundatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
14OS1Springfield Friends of Israel Committee Letter to President Pompidou1970request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
410Springfield Jewish Community Center—Annual Meeting1991request_box
411Springfield Jewish Community Center—Board of Directors Meeting Minutes1949-1956request_box
412Springfield Jewish Community Center—Campsundatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
13OS4Springfield Jewish Community Center—Center News1958-1967request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
413Springfield Jewish Community Center—Dedication Ceremony and Grand Opening1997request_box
414Springfield Jewish Community Center—"First 100 Years: An Historical Narrative"1996request_box
415Springfield Jewish Community Center—His Vision, Our Reward: Celebrating the Legacy of Mark Dindas2008request_box
416Springfield Jewish Community Center—JCC Connection (Newsletter)2010-2012request_box
417Springfield Jewish Community Center—Literatour2012-2018request_box
418Springfield Jewish Community Center—Maccabi Games2002request_box
419Springfield Jewish Community Center—Miscellaneousundated, 1951-2010request_box
420Springfield Jewish Community Center—Miscellaneous Meeting Minutes1953-1954request_box
421Springfield Jewish Community Center—New Center Building Committee/Drive1952-1953request_box
422Springfield Jewish Community Center—New Center Building Committee/Drive—Posters and Flyers1952-1953request_box
423Springfield Jewish Community Center—Photographsundatedrequest_box
424Springfield Jewish Community Center—Program Guides1954, 1975-1986request_box
425Springfield Jewish Community Center—Program Guides1986-1990request_box
426Springfield Jewish Community Center—Program Guides1990-1992, 2000-2001request_box
427Springfield Jewish Community Center—Senior Connection1993-2010request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
51Springfield Vaad Hakasruthrequest_box
52United Jewish Youth1952request_box
53YMHA/YWHA—Mother's Club1931-1932request_box
54YMHA/YWHA—Revue and Dance1928-1929request_box
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Series VI: Photographs, Audiovisual, and Artifacts, undated, 1931-1961

English.
Boxes 5, 15.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series contains various photographs, audiovisual materials, and artifacts collected by the Jewish Historical Society of Western Massachusetts. Included is a pin from 1931 from the Forest Park Hebrew School in Springfield, miscellaneous photographs, wooden Torah rollers, and various 16mm film recordings of events at Beth Israel Synagogue and the Jewish Community Center, as well as other unlabeled films.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
55"F.P. Hebrew School Springfield, Mass. 1931" Pin1931request_box
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15Film Reel—"5/23/61 Bob Feldman"1961request_box
15Film Reel—"Beth Israel Sisterhood Dinner and Fashion Show, Park Manor, 1955"1955request_box
15Film Reel—"Chanukah Part Beth Israel Vestry 57"1957request_box
15Film Reel—"JCC Day Camp Film 1960"1960request_box
15Film Reel—Membership Tea, 1956"1956request_box
15Film Reel—"Reel 1 Leisure Lounge"undatedrequest_box
15Film Reel—"Y Day Camp 1958"1958request_box
15Film Reel—Sisterhood Fashion Show"undatedrequest_box
15Film Reel—Unlabeledundatedrequest_box
15Film Reel—Unlabeledundatedrequest_box
15Film Reel—Unlabeledundatedrequest_box
15Film Reel—Unlabeledundatedrequest_box
15Kodak 16mm Film Magazineundatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
56Miscellaneous Photographsundatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
15Wooden Torah Rollersundatedrequest_box
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Series VII: Publications, undated, 1950-2018

English and Hebrew.
Boxes 5, 13OS, 14OS.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by date.

Scope and Content:

This series contains various publications by, for, and about the Jewish communities of Western Massachusetts. Bound volumes of Jewish Weekly News are included but are physically separated from the rest of the collection. Also included are issues of the Massachusetts Jewish Ledger from 2002-2018 and Berkshire Jewish Voice from 2010-2014, academic works on the Springfield and Greenfield Jewish communities, and various guides to Jewish life in the region.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
57All Things Jewish (Western Massachusetts)2001-2007request_box
58All Things Jewish (Western Massachusetts)2008-2018request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
OS5Berkshire Jewish Voice2010-2011request_box
OS6Berkshire Jewish Voice2012-2014request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
59Book of Editions: New Interpretations and Explanations in Matters of the Six Orders by Rabbi Moshe Dan Sheinkopf, Rabbi of the Association of Communities of Springfield Mass. (in Hebrew)1978request_box
510Emek: A Jewish Literary Journal for Western Massachusetts1997request_box
511Guide to Jewish Living in Western New England1995-1999request_box
512Jewish Arts Etc.1993-1994request_box
513"The Jewish Community of Greenfield, Massachusetts: The Struggle Between Assimilation and Retaining an Ethnic Identity" by Jamie Colbert1997request_box
514Jewish Guide to Boston and New England2000-2009request_box
515Jewish Guide to Boston and New England2009-2016request_box
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13OS8Massachusetts Jewish Ledger2008-2009request_box
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14OS3Massachusetts Jewish Ledger2013-2015request_box
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516"A Population Survey of the Greater Springfield Jewish Community"1968request_box
517"Springfield Community Renewal Program Neighborhood Analysis-Forest Park"1966request_box
518"Springfield Community Renewal Program Neighborhood Analysis-North End"1966request_box
519Springfield's Ethnic Heritage: The Jewish Community1976request_box
520"The Suburbanisation of the Jewish Community in Springfield, Massachusetts, between 1920 and 1969" by Elizabeth Kellyundatedrequest_box
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Series VIII: Schools, undated, 1958-2016

English and Hebrew.
Boxes 5-7, 13OS, 15.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series contains materials on numerous Jewish day and Hebrew schools in Western Massachusetts, including Heritage Academy, Gan Keshet Jewish Community School, Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy, and United Hebrew School, as well as Jewish programs at local colleges and universities. Prominently featured are materials on the Lander-Grinspoon Academy, including its opening in 1996 and efforts to build a permanent school building.

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521Gan Keshet Jewish Community School of the Pioneer Valley2014request_box
522Heritage Academy—General1991-1993request_box
523Heritage Academy—Graduation Exercise Programs1984-2008request_box
524Heritage Academy—PTA Newsletters1984-1990request_box
525Heritage Academy—Scholarship Journal1985, 1987, 1990request_box
526Heritage Academy—Yearbooks1995-1996request_box
527Heritage Academy—Yearbooks1997, 2005request_box
528Heritage Academy—Yearbooks2006-2007request_box
529Heritage Academy—Yearbooks2010request_box
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61Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Ad Journal and Yearbook1998-2005request_box
62Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechterter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Ad Journal and Yearbook2005-2008request_box
63Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Admissions2007request_box
64Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Annual Dinner2007request_box
65Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Board of Directors Meetings [1 of 2] [restricted]2001-2004request_box
66Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Board of Directors Meetings [2 of 2] [restricted]2001-2004request_box
67Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Budgets and Financial Statements [restricted]1999-2003request_box
68Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Building—Agreements with Congregation B'nai Israel2000-2010request_box
69Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Building—Architects and Builders2000-2002request_box
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13OS9Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Building—Architectural Plans2001-2002request_box
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610Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Building—Building Committee [1 of 2]1998-2002request_box
611Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Building—Building Committee [2 of 2]1998-2002request_box
612Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Building—Capital Campaign—Meetings and Correspondence [restricted]2000-2001request_box
613Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Building—Capital Campaign—Promotional Materials2001-2002request_box
614Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Building—Capital Campaign—Volunteer Guide2001request_box
615Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Business Plan2000request_box
616Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Bylaws2000-2002request_box
617Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Correspondence to Parentsundated, 2000-2001request_box
618Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Curriculum Overviewundatedrequest_box
619Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Enrollment Action Plan2003request_box
620Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Flyers and Eventsundated, 2009-2015request_box
621Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Handbookundated, 2000-2004request_box
622Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Kindergarten Artundatedrequest_box
623Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Kindergarten Highlightsundatedrequest_box
624Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Kindergarten Overviewundatedrequest_box
625Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Koleinu: Our Voices (newsletters)2004-2011request_box
626Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Middle School Potentialundated, 2002request_box
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627Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Newspaper Clippings and Advertising1996-2015request_box
628Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Request for Funding2001-2001request_box
629Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—School Roster [restricted]1999-2004request_box
630Lander-Grinspoon Academy/Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley—Student and Family Directory [restricted]2010-2011request_box
631Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy—Annual Journalsundated, 1992-2012request_box
632Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy—Miscellaneous1958-2016request_box
633Smith College—Generalundated, 2009request_box
634Smith College—Wijnhoven, Jochanan1966-1988request_box
635Smith College—Dubin, Lois C.1986-2002request_box
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71United Hebrew School—Anniversary Books1967, 1992request_box
72United Hebrew School—Commencement Exercises1965request_box
73United Hebrew School—Generalundated, 1990-1992request_box
74United Hebrew School—Kushner, Joseph1965request_box
75United Hebrew School—Yearbooks1988-1995request_box
76University of Massachusetts Amherst—General2007-2009request_box
77University of Massachusetts Amherst—Hillel1995-2015request_box
78University of Massachusetts Amherst—Judaic and Near Eastern Studies Programundated, 1986-2010request_box
79YMHA/YWHA Biblical School Yearbook1935-1937request_box
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Series IX: Synagogues, undated, 1902-2018

English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Boxes 7-12, 13OS, 14OS.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series includes programs, news clippings, newsletters and bulletins, eulogies, financial documents, membership lists and directories, photographs, anniversary booklets, meeting minutes, and correspondence on the numerous synagogues in the Western Massachusetts region, including Beis Medrash Lubavitch, Beit Ahavah, Chabad, Congregation Ahavas Achim, Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation B’nai Israel, Congregation B’nai Jacob, Congregation Rodphey Sholom, Congregation Sons of Israel, Congregation Sons of Zion, Jewish Community of Amherst, Sinai Temple, Temple Beth El, and Temple Israel. Also included are materials on Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Kesser Israel, and Congregation Kodimoh, which in 2008 all merged to form Congregation B’nai Torah.

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710Beis Medrash Lubavitch1992-2011request_box
711Beit Ahavah—Eventsundated, 2009-2012request_box
712Beit Ahavah—General2008-2013request_box
713Beit Ahavah—News Clippings2001-2009request_box
714Beit Ahavah—Newsletters2008-2015request_box
715Beth Israel Synagogue—Bar/Bat Mitzvah Formsundated, 1996-request_box
716Beth Israel Synagogue—Bulletins1976-1980request_box
717Beth Israel Synagogue—Bulletins1981-1990request_box
718Beth Israel Synagogue—Bulletins1991-1994request_box
719Beth Israel Synagogue—Bulletins1994-2004request_box
720Beth Israel Synagogue—Bulletins2000-2004request_box
721Beth Israel Synagogue—Cemetery1975request_box
722Beth Israel Synagogue—Cemetery Listing1993request_box
723Beth Israel Synagogue—Cemetery Rulesundatedrequest_box
724Beth Israel Synagogue—Correspondence to Members1980-2006request_box
725Beth Israel Synagogue—Financial Documents [restricted]1986-1988request_box
726Beth Israel Synagogue—Funerals and Eulogies1991-1993request_box
727Beth Israel Synagogue—Funerals and Eulogies1994-1998request_box
728Beth Israel Synagogue—High Holidays and Sukkot1994-1995request_box
729Beth Israel Synagogue—"An Historical Sketch of Congregation Beth Israel"undatedrequest_box
730Beth Israel Synagogue—Honoree Dinner Reception1994request_box
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81Beth Israel Synagogue—Jewish War Veterans Oneg Shabbat Program1995-2000request_box
82Beth Israel Synagogue—Ladies Auxiliary/Sisterhood—Donor Dinners1954-1957request_box
83Beth Israel Synagogue—Ladies Auxiliary/Sisterhood—Installation of Officers1987request_box
84Beth Israel Synagogue—Ladies Auxiliary/Sisterhood—Meeting Minutes1943-1955request_box
85Beth Israel Synagogue—Ladies Auxiliary/Sisterhood—Member Records [1 of 2]1948-1964request_box
86Beth Israel Synagogue—Ladies Auxiliary/Sisterhood—Member Records [2 of 2]1948-1964request_box
87Beth Israel Synagogue—Member Questionnaire [restricted]1998request_box
88Beth Israel Synagogue—Membership1990request_box
89Beth Israel Synagogue—Miscellaneousundated, 1984-2008request_box
810Beth Israel Synagogue—Operation Exodus Campaign Certificate1991request_box
811Beth Israel Synagogue—Photographsundated, 1991request_box
812Beth Israel Synagogue—Press Releases and Public Relationsundated, 1993request_box
813Beth Israel Synagogue—Programmingundated, 1992-1994request_box
814Beth Israel Synagogue—Rabbi Ephraim Slepoyundated, 1991-1995request_box
815Beth Israel Synagogue—Synagogue Rededication1975request_box
816Chabad1995-2012request_box
817Congregation Ahavas Achim—General2008-2010request_box
818Congregation Ahavas Achim—Newsletters2008-2010request_box
819Congregation Beth Israel (North Adams)—Centennial1995request_box
820Congregation Beth Israel (North Adams)—Generalundated, 2008-2010request_box
821Congregation B'nai Israel—75th Anniversary Booklet1980request_box
822Congregation B'nai Israel—100th Anniversary Booklet2005request_box
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14OSCongregation B'nai Israel—Architectural Plansundated, 1996request_box
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823Congregation B'nai Israel—Bar and Bat Mitzvah Programs1997-2014request_box
824Congregation B'nai Israel—Board of Directors [1 of 2]1995-2012request_box
825Congregation B'nai Israel—Board of Directors [2 of 2]1995-2012request_box
826Congregation B'nai Israel—Bulletins1984-1994request_box
827Congregation B'nai Israel—Bulletins1994-1995request_box
828Congregation B'nai Israel—Bulletins2000-2008request_box
829Congregation B'nai Israel—Bulletins2008-2009request_box
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91Congregation B'nai Israel—Bulletins2009-2011request_box
92Congregation B'nai Israel—Bulletins2011-2012request_box
93Congregation B'nai Israel—Bulletins2012-2013request_box
94Congregation B'nai Israel—Bulletins2013-2015request_box
95Congregation B'nai Israel—Bulletins2015-2018request_box
96Congregation B'nai Israel—Cemetery Committee2007-2011request_box
97Congregation B'nai Israel—Centennial Committee1999request_box
98Congregation B'nai Israel—Committees and Reports [restricted]2010-2011request_box
99Congregation B'nai Israel—Correspondence to Membersundated, 2009-2015request_box
910Congregation B'nai Israel—Darfur Action Group—Divestment2006request_box
911Congregation B'nai Israel—Darfur Action Group—News Articles and Research2006request_box
912Congregation B'nai Israel—Darfur Action Group—"Witnessing Darfur" Event2006request_box
913Congregation B'nai Israel—Dedication and Tribute Books1993, 2011request_box
914Congregation B'nai Israel—Dedication Book1963request_box
915Congregation B'nai Israel—Fundraising Committee2010-2011request_box
916Congregation B'nai Israel—Governance Committee2005-2006request_box
917Congregation B'nai Israel—Lease to Solomon Schechter Day School2002, 2010request_box
918Congregation B'nai Israel—Membership Directory2004-2011request_box
919Congregation B'nai Israel—Miscellaneous2009-2011request_box
920Congregation B'nai Israel—News Clippings1982-2010request_box
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101Congregation B'nai Israel—Programming and Eventsundated, 2008-2010request_box
102Congregation B'nai Israel—Rabbinical Contract [restricted]2005request_box
103Congregation B'nai Israel—Service Programs and Readingsundated, 2010-2011request_box
104Congregation B'nai Israel—Sisterhood Cookbook1985request_box
105Congregation B'nai Israel—Valley Jewish Seniorsrequest_box
106Congregation B'nai Israel—Yizkor Memorial Books2006-2014request_box
107Congregation B'nai Jacob—Cemetery1975-1984request_box
108Congregation B'nai Jacob—Kol Yaakov (Bulletins)1991-1999request_box
109Congregation B'nai Jacob—Kol Yaakov (Bulletins)2000-2001request_box
1010Congregation B'nai Jacob—Kol Yaakov (Bulletins)2002-2003request_box
1011Congregation B'nai Jacob—Kol Yaakov (Bulletins)2004-2005request_box
1012Congregation B'nai Jacob—Kol Yaakov (Bulletins)2006-2007request_box
1013Congregation B'nai Jacob—Kol Yaakov (Bulletins)2007-2008request_box
1014Congregation B'nai Jacob—Miscellaneousundatedrequest_box
1015Congregation B'nai Torah/Alliance of Orthodox Congregations—Correspondence and Meetings2006-20010request_box
1016Congregation B'nai Torah/Alliance of Orthodox Congregations—Forest Park Jewish Community Meetings and Concerns2006-2010request_box
1017Congregation B'nai Torah/Alliance of Orthodox Congregations—Generalundated, 2010-2015request_box
1018Congregation B'nai Torah/Alliance of Orthodox Congregations—Installation of Rabbi Max Davis2010-2011request_box
1019Congregation B'nai Torah/Alliance of Orthodox Congregations—Jewish Community of Forest Park v. Board of Directors of Congregation Kodimoh and Congregation Kesser Israel2006request_box
1020Congregation B'nai Torah/Alliance of Orthodox Congregations—Joint Plan and Agreement of Consolidation2006request_box
1021Congregation B'nai Torah/Alliance of Orthodox Congregations—Newsletters2008-2016request_box
1022Congregation B'nai Torah/Alliance of Orthodox Congregations—Sale of Congregation Kodimoh2010request_box
1023Congregation Kesser Israel—70th Anniversary Booklet1969request_box
1024Congregation Kesser Israel—Building Dedication Program1966request_box
1025Congregation Kesser Israel—Cemetery1976-1977request_box
1026Congregation Kesser Israel—Constitution1902request_box
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111Congregation Kesser Israel—The Crown1982-1984request_box
112Congregation Kesser Israel—The Crown1985-2007request_box
113Congregation Kesser Israel—Generalundated, 1973-2005request_box
114Congregation Kesser Israel—George and Paula Steinberg Holocaust Memorial Plaque1987request_box
115Congregation Kesser Israel—Installations of Officersundated, 1970-1993request_box
116Congregation Kesser Israel—Photographsundated, 1950-1951request_box
117Congregation Kodimoh—90th Anniversary Booklet2006request_box
118Congregation Kodimoh—Board of Directors Meeting Minutes2004-2005request_box
119Congregation Kodimoh—Building Dedication Booklet1963request_box
1110Congregation Kodimoh—Cemetery1975request_box
1111Congregation Kodimoh—Forest Park Center1938request_box
1112Congregation Kodimoh—Generalundated, 1994-2006request_box
1113Congregation Kodimoh—Installation of Rabbi Fred Hyman2004request_box
1114Congregation Kodimoh—Kol Kodimoh (Newsletter)1991-1995request_box
1115Congregation Rodphey Sholom2011-2014request_box
1116Congregation Sons of Israel—Cemetery1975-1977request_box
1117Congregation Sons of Israel—Ladies Auxiliary—Financials1951-1974request_box
1118Congregation Sons of Israel—Ladies Auxiliary—General1968-1976request_box
1119Congregation Sons of Israel—Ladies Auxiliary—Israel 25th Anniversary Ambulance Fund1972request_box
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13OS10Congregation Sons of Israel—Ladies Auxiliary—Israel 25th Anniversary Ambulance Fund—Oversized1972request_box
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1120Congregation Sons of Israel—Ladies Auxiliary—Ledgerundated, 1950-1978request_box
1121Congregation Sons of Israel—Ladies Auxiliary—Ledger1951-1968request_box
1122Congregation Sons of Israel—Ladies Auxiliary—Membership Listsundated, 1965-1976request_box
1123Congregation Sons of Israel—Ledgersundatedrequest_box
1124Congregation Sons of Israel—Meeting Minutes (in Yiddish)1930srequest_box
1125Congregation Sons of Zion—Generalundated, 1974-2010request_box
1126Congregation Sons of Zion—Holyoke Jewish Seniors1981-2015request_box
1127Jewish Community of Amherst—Generalundated, 1996-2014request_box
1128Jewish Community of Amherst—Guidebooks2010-2015request_box
1129Jewish Community of Amherst—High Holiday Guides2012-2014request_box
1130Jewish Community of Amherst—Life Cycle Event Programs2010-2015request_box
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121Jewish Community of Amherst—Newsletters2000-2008request_box
122Jewish Community of Amherst—Newsletters2009-2010request_box
123Jewish Community of Amherst—Newsletters2011-2012request_box
124Jewish Community of Amherst—Newsletters2013-2014request_box
125Jewish Community of Amherst—Newsletters2015-2018request_box
126Jewish Community of Amherst—Service Programsundated, 2007-2018request_box
127Sinai Temple—Cemetery1975request_box
128Sinai Temple—Generalundated, 1989-2014request_box
129Temple Beth El—75th Anniversary1988request_box
1210Temple Beth El—100th Anniversary2013request_box
1211Temple Beth El—Cemetery1975-1977request_box
1212Temple Beth El—Events1991-2012request_box
1213Temple Beth El—Miscellaneousundated, 1967-2011request_box
1214Temple Beth El—Musical Tribute to Cantor Morton Shames2001request_box
1215Temple Beth El—"Our New Beth-El"circa 1953request_box
1216Temple Beth El—Sandi Kupperman Learning Center Celebration Dinnersundated, 2007-2014request_box
1217Temple Beth El—Shabbat Service Programsundated, 2009-2013request_box
1218Temple Beth El—Strategic Plan2010request_box
1219Temple Beth El—Tekiah (Bulletins)1962-1969request_box
1220Temple Beth El—Tekiah (Bulletins)2009-2011request_box
1221Temple Beth El—Tekiah (Bulletins)2012-2015request_box
1222Temple Beth El—Tekiah (Bulletins)2016-2018request_box
1223Temple Israel—100th Anniversary2010request_box
1224Temple Israel—Building Fundraising and Dedication1955-1957request_box
1225Temple Israel—Cookbook1995request_box
1226Temple Israel—Directories1995-2005request_box
1227Temple Israel—History1957, 1991request_box
1228Temple Israel—Miscellaneousundated, 1989-2014request_box
1229Temple Israel—News Clippings2008-2015request_box
1230Temple Israel—Newsletters1990-2016request_box
1231Temple Israel—Prayerbookundatedrequest_box
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