Subject Files, Collection I: Please note these subject files are off-site, but most have been digitized.
Agudas Achim Anshei Sfard (Newton, MA), 1912, 1990s
Contains the original (very fragile) and copy of the first announcement for the Synagogue’s opening in Newton, Massachusetts in 1912, as well as more current notices regarding membership and the congregation. Agudas Achim Anshei Sfard, also known as the Adams Street Shule, was Newton’s first synagogue.
Agudath Israel of Boston, undated
Contains a flyer warning Jews of clothing containing Shatnes and announcing the availability of a laboratory to test their clothing. The flyer is in English and Yiddish.
Alperin, Mr. and Mrs. H., 1912, 1985
Contains a letter from Nathan Kaganoff, Librarian at AJHS, to Ms. Marilyn Barron, who donated the program card and dance list for the 25th Anniversary celebration of Mr. and Mrs. H. Alperin, who were Ms. Barron’s maternal grandparents.
Annual Chanukah Festival, 1957, 1961, 1963
Contains playbills for the 4th, 8th and 10th Annual Chanukah Festival held in Boston. A ticket stub to the 6th annual celebration is also included.
Associated Communities Hebrew School (West Roxbury, MA), 1972
Contains “The No-Name Newspaper,” the newsletter from the Hebrew School.
Beit Havurah (Norfolk, CT), 1974-1979
Contains a draft of the by-laws and newsletters.
Bet Sefer Ivriyah (Boston, MA), undated, 1975
Contains a letter of explanation from Abraham Kamberg to Bernie Wax, and correspondence from the school.
Beth El Temple Center (Belmont, MA), undated, 1971
Contains programs, brochures and notices from the synagogue.
Beth Israel Synagogue (Waltham, MA), 1930s
Contains meeting minutes, programs and newsletters.
Beth Pinchas Chasidic Center (Brookline, MA), undated, 1970s-1980s
Contains newsletters, programs and a newspaper on Chasidism.
Beth Shalom (Framingham, MA), undated
Contains a dedication book.
Bicentennial Celebrations, 1976
Contains programs, flyers and a newspaper documenting the Jewish community’s celebration of the bicentennial.
Black-Jewish Relations, 1960s-1990s
Contains meeting minutes, articles and reports.
B’nai Israel (Bridgeport, CT), 1958
Contains a dedication book.
B’nai Jacob (Milton, MA), 1975
Contains a photograph with accompanying photocopy of news article regarding the B’nai Jacob Sisterhood.
Boston Academy of Talmudic Research, 1991-1993
Boston Committee to Challenge Anti-Semitism, 1979-1981
Contains correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports.
Boston Committee to Save Ethiopian Jews, undated
Contains a letter to the editor and meeting notice.
Boston Hebrew Association of the Deaf, 1976
Contains a souvenir program for the biennial conference and a constitution.
Boston Jewish Federation, 1980
Flyer for speech by Rabbi Meir Kahane entitled, “Is American Jewry Doomed?”
Boston Jewish Labor History/Singers’ Protective Guild of Boston, undated, 1938
Reprint of an editorial in the Jewish Advocate and letter from Harry Feller, chairman of Singers’ Protective Guild of Boston.
Boston Jewish Sanctuary Network, 1991-1992
Contains a letter and information on the coffee boycott.
Boston Rabbinical Seminary, 1962
Contains a program from the 6th annual banquet.
Boston Yeshiva Academy, 1949
Contains a packet of raffle tickets for a TV set or Oldsmobile.
Brockton YM & YWHA, 1975
Contains an issue of “Community Link.”
Brandeis University, 1969
Contains newsletters and information pertaining to the “Eleven Days at Brandeis” when students seized Ford Hall on campus.
Brookline-Brighton-Newton Jewish Community Center, 1981
Contains newsletters and flyers.
Business Cards, undated
Contains business cards for Jewish businesses and individuals across New England, including one for Percy Brand, violinist.
Cambridge Chronicle, “One the First Cambridge Synagogue,” 2000
Contains the above titled article and a letter from the author, Arnold Schutzberg.
Camp Naticook (South Merrimac, NH), 1937
Contains a brochure for the camp. Offices were in Boston.
Camp Princeton (Princeton, MA), undated
Contains a brochure for the camp, including an application form.
Camp Winneshewauka, undated
Contains a brochure and informational book on the camp.
Chabad Tifereth Israel/Sons of Jacob (Worcester, MA), 1989
Includes a press release for an event featuring Elie Wiesel.
Charles River Park Synagogue (Boston, MA), undated
Includes a pamphlet.
Charter Oak Temple Restoration Association (Hartford, CT), 1984-1987
Contains newsletters, updates and a proposal to restore the Charter Oak Temple.
Chelsea Hebrew Academy, 1969
Silver Jubilee program.
Chelsea Hebrew School, 1928-1941
Contains a newsletter, flyers (one for an anti-Nazi rally) and a receipt.
Chelsea Hebrew Sheltering Home, 1926-1956
Contains meeting notices.
“Church and Synagogue in Boston Renewal,” 1964
Contains a copy of the addresses delivered at the Harvard Colloquium in January 1964.
Citizens Concerned for Safety in Dorchester-Mattapan, undated
Contains an unsigned petition.
College of the Holy Cross, 1981
Contains programs for events pertaining to the Holocaust.
Committee for a Viable Israel, 1981-1982
Contains news clippings and letters.
Community School of Religion (Boston), 1942-1943
Includes the yearbook, “Templight.”
Congregation Adath Jeshurun (Boston, MA), [1916-1920s]
History of the congregation. Includes news clippings.
Congregation Agudath Achim (Boston, MA), 1960
History of the congregation as well as blank receipts.
Congregation Agudath Achim (Fitchburg, MA), 1960
Contains a program for the service of dedication.
Congregation Agudas Achim (West Hartford, CT), 1987
Program for the centennial celebration of the synagogue.
Congregation Beth-El (Sudbury, MA), undated
Contains the book, “Teaching, Scolding and Love Letters,’ a collection of articles from the congregation, as well as news clippings.
Congregation Beth-El Atereth Israel (Newton, MA), 1970s-1980s
Contains programs and booklets.
Congregation Beth Israel (Boston, MA), 1942
Contains a photocopy of the resolutions honoring Ezra Andelman. The original was decaying and could not be preserved.
Congregation B’nai Israel (Northampton, MA), 1993
Includes a commemorative dedication booklet.
Congregation B’nai Moshe (Brighton, MA), 1940, 1946, 1954
Contains souvenir books and a dedication book.
Congregation B’nai Or of Boston (Watertown, MA), 1996
Includes a newsletter.
Congregation Chai Odom (Brighton, MA), 1979
Includes the 77th anniversary booklet.
Congregation Emmanuel (Chelsea, MA), 1939
Contains a booklet for the dedication of the building and installation of the Rabbi.
Congregation for Humanistic Judaism (Westport, CT), undated
Information about the congregation and humanistic Judaism.
Congregation Kadimah-Toras Moshe (Brighton, MA), 1987
Invitation and program for the testimonial dinner honoring Rabbi Abraham Halbfinger.
Congregation Kehillath Jacob of Mattapan, Newton, 1926, 1971
Certificate of incorporation, meeting minutes, news articles.
Congregation Kehillath Jacob (Newton, MA), 1971-1974
Programs and newsletters.
Congregation Klal Yisrael (Stoughton, MA), 1990s
Congregation Mishkan Israel (New Haven, CT/Hamden, CT), undated, 1924-1929, 1935
Newsletters, anniversary programs.
Congregation Rodeph Shalom (Bridgeport, CT), 1949, 1956, 1959
Dedication and anniversary journals.
Congregation Shaaray Tefila (Boston, MA), 1879-1880
Invitation to synagogue consecration ceremony.
Congregation Shaarei Tefillah (Newton, MA), undated
Flyer for a rally defending religious freedom.
Congregation Shaarei Torah (Worcester, MA), 1991
Information on services.
Congregation Sons of Israel and David (Providence, RI), , 1980
History, photocopy of the constitution, programs.
Congregation Sons of Zion (Holyoke, MA), 1958
Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution, “Little Green Book,” undated
Information about the Little Green Book on immigration.
Dorchester-Mattapan Hebrew School (Temple Beth Hillel), 1955
Graduation Exercises book.
Dorchester-Roxbury-Mattapan Association, Inc., 1982-1988
Emanuel Synagogue (Hartford, CT), 1988
Sisterhood Recognition Ceremony booklet.
Entertainment, undated, 1882, 1916-1980
Includes fliers, programs, brochures and information related to various plays, entertainers and events in Massachusetts relating to Jewish subjects or performers.
Ephemera from Menorah Shop, undated, 1896, 1899
Includes an advertisement for the Massachusetts Kosher Duck Company, Rome Family wedding invitation and Goldberg baby announcement.
Falmouth Jewish Congregation (MA), undated
Franklin Park Theatre, undated
Programs and flyers in Yiddish.
Free Medical Association of Chelsea, MA undated
Information in Yiddish. Very fragile, handle with care.
Fall River United Jewish Appeal, 1940-1941
Food and Household Related, undated, 1967
Recipe book and newsletter related to food and household issues.
Gloucester, MA: A Brief History of Mount Jacob Cemetery, 1990
History booklet written by Robert Kramer.
Golder, Melvin: Vilna Shul Recollection, 2008
Contains a CD recording of Melvin Golder, aged 87, about the Vilna Shul.
Greater Boston Bickur Cholim Hospital, 1929, 1932
Invitations for inspection and visitation, as well as a receipt.
Green, Milton, 1999
Various photocopies of information sent to Efraim Weinreb from Milton Green relating to Falmouth, Massachusetts, Greene’s history with Harvard Athletics, and news clippings.
Hampshire College, 1974
Curricula developed by Hampshire students on American Jewish history.
Hartford, CT Jewish Federation, 1953, 1963
Yearbook and letter from Combined Jewish Philanthropies.
Harvard University, 1989
Contains the booklet, “Judaica Librarianship: Facing the Future.”
Havurat Shalom (Somerville, MA), 1968-1973
Bulletins and pamphlets.
Hebrew Culture Society of Greater Boston, undated
Notice in Hebrew.
Hebrew Home for the Aged, undated, 1991
Pamphlet and news clipping.
Hebrew Ladies’ Free Loan Association (Roxbury, MA), 1941
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged, undated, 1979, 1991
Residents’ newsletter, booklet.
Hebrew Women’s Home for Children (Hartford, CT), undated
Hebrew School (Portland, Maine), 1937
“The Shofar,” the school’s magazine.
Hillel Academy (Swampscott, MA), 1984
Newsletter and booklet about school.
Hillel B’nai Torah (West Roxbury, MA), undated
Home for Jewish Children (Dorchester, MA), 1921, 1923
Issues of “Chronicle.”
Horse Racing in New England, 1967, 1974
Information pertaining to local Jewish history and horse racing.
Hurwitz, Albert, [1920s-1960s]
Contains court cases, including the one that led to the creation of the Jewish Community Council.
Independent Sons of Israel, undated, 1916
Letter to Brotherhood membership and notice with map printed (Yididsh.)
Indian Acres Camp for Boys (Fitchburg, MA), undated
Information booklet with photographs.
Interfaith Dialogue and Conferences, 1931-1980s
Pamphlets, reports, meeting notices.
International Torah Corps (Concord, NH), undated, 1974, 1980
Booklets and information related to a summer program for teens.
Jacob and Rose Grossman Camp (JCC Boston), 1972, 1978
Jerusalem Dental Center for Children (Brookline, MA), 1989
Informational pamphlet and letters about business.
Jewish Advocate, 1927, 1974, 1989
Program for testimonial dinner for Alexander Brin, invitation to anniversary dinner, and publication information for special Israel Visitation issue.
Jewish Book Week, 1939
Advertisements and programs for this event.
Jewish Business, 1920
Laminated calendar strip from L.A. Lebowich insurance.
Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts, 1985-1990
Guidebooks with listing for Jewish cemeteries.
Jewish Family Welfare Association of Boston, undated
Includes report, “The Evaluation of Juvenile Courts and Clinics” by Henry Elkind and Maurice Taylor (Massachusetts Society for Mental Hygiene and Jewish Family Welfare Association, respectively.)
Jewish Folk Chorus (Boston, MA), 1952, 1954, 1956
Programs for the 28th, 30th and 31st (37th?) annual concerts. Both programs were conducted by A. Abramowich.
Jewish Home for the Aged, 1958
43rd Anniversary Book.
Jewish Memorial Hospital, 1963, 1990-1953
Program for 14th annual celebrities night, several issues of “Vision”—the hospital’s newsletter.
Jewish Orthodox Community Council of Greater Boston (1938)
Includes a report.
Jewish Socialist Folks Library (Worcester, MA), undated
Contains a card in Yiddish.
Jewish Survival Legion, 1971
Information on Soviet Jewry.
Jewish Teachers Association of New England Liberal Schools, 1930, 1932
Certificate for $100 deduction for a catering order, program for the 6th annual conference and booklet titled, “Teaching God through the Bible.”
Jewish Theatres, 1970s-1990s
Contains promotional material for the National Jewish Theatre and Jewish Theatre of New England.
Jewish Vocational Service (Boston, MA), 1971, 1989-1991
“Free Voices” newsletter and writings.
Jewish Tuberculosis Sanatorium of New England, undated, 1928-1945
Newsletter, concert program, brochure.
Jewish Women’s College Club, 1947-1956
Jewish Women’s Council of Norwood (MA), 1931
Invitation to a formal dansant.
Jewish Worker’s Cultural Club, undated
Meeting notice in Hebrew.
Jewish Service Council, undated, 1950
Programs to events.
Judaica/Hebrew Materials, undated, 1923, 1930, 1933, 1936-1937, 1947, 1999
Contains sheet music, cookbooks, Hebrew workbooks and texts, and reports.
Katz, Abe, 1911-1912
Contains a postcard written in Russian and sent from Russia, as well as a travel document. The document is very fragile and should be handled with care.
Kaufman, Sol, undated, [1889, 1920], 1944, 1953-1954
Copies of a Ketubah for Chaim Aaron Kaufman and Batiah Borchuk, as well as an English translation of a Russian passport for Bessie Kaufman. The translation was done in preparation for an application for citizenship.
Ladies’ Deborah Society (Hartford, CT), 1969
Anniversary history and copies from the account book.
Ladies’ Hebrew Charity Societies (Lowell, MA), 1939
Program for 34th annual ball.
Ladies’ Helping Home for Jewish Children (Brookline, MA), 1952-1962
Programs for meetings.
Leopold Morse Home for Infirm Hebrews and Orphanage, 1912
Letter from treasurer stating that the above mentioned organization is out of business.
Samples of letterhead from Israel Numismatic Society, Lynn Hebrew Young Men’s Aid Association, and Central Jewish Relief Committee for War Sufferers, among others.
“The Life of All Worlds,” by Marc Widershien, 2001
Contains a copy of the above titled book and relating documentation.
Local Elections- Boston, 1940s-1980s
Election paraphernalia from various elections in the city.
Matai Collection, 1979
Information on the above group.
Maimonides School, undated, 1980s
Includes programs, newsletters and register of classes.
Maimonides School, 1963, 1966
Contains annual yearbooks.
Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, [1944-1994]
Contains photocopies of news clippings and sermons. The Clintons visited this synagogue in 1994.
Mayberg, Rose Alperin, undated
Contains various membership cards for Rose Alperin Mayberg.
Menorah Institute on Elm Hill Avenue, 1990
Contains a letter from Ellen Feingold detailing the history of this institution.
The Menorah Journal, [1945-1950], 2004
Print out from website on the history of The Menorah Journal from 1945- 1950.
Moeth Chitim of Malden, undated
Contains a receipt for $1.00.
Misc. Invitations and Programs, 1950s-1990s
Contains invitations and programs to various Bar and Bat Mitzvahs in the community.
Misc. Political Materials, 1955
Contains printed statement by Florence H. Luscomb to the Commission to Investigate Communism in Massachusetts on January 7, 1955.
National Religion and Labor Foundation (New Haven, CT), 1950
Contains newsletters, pamphlets and reports.
New England Hebrew Academy, undated, 1951
Contains raffle tickets, brochures and pamphlets.
New England Leadership Conference, 1971
Contains a statement of resolution on policies on the Middle East.
New England Salvage Stores for Palestine, undated
Contains a promotional brochure on what is needed to help families settle in Palestine.
Newport Rhode Island Jewish Community, [1978, 1700s, 1905]
Contains photocopies of original documentation regarding the Newport Rhode Island Jewish community, including information pertaining to Touro Synagogue.
North Shore Hebrew Foundation School (Malden, MA), 1964
Annual yearbook for 1964.
Orthodox Rabbinical Council of Greater Boston, 1950
Contains the booklet, “Rules for Passover.”
Order of the Eastern Star Germania Chapter No. 111 (Boston, MA), 1930
Contains the booklet on revised code of by-laws.
Obermeyer Foundation, 1994-1995
Contains copies of the American Editorial Review, published by the Obermeyer Foundation.
Obermeyer, Julia, 1996
Contains a memorial pamphlet for Julia Obermeyer.
Palestine Scholarship Association of Boston, 1930
Includes notices for a luncheon benefit on May 21st, 1930
Pearlstein-Burrill Family History, 2008
Contains a copy of the Pearlstein-Burrill Family History, written by Emily Arulpragasam, who used photographs in the AJHS archives.
Pittsfield Jewish Community Center, undated, 1949, 1973
Contains newsletters and a provisional constitution.
Quincy Jewish Community Center, 1945
Rabbi Kahane, MK, undated
Advertisement for November 13th lecture at the Old South Meeting House.
Rabbinical Seminary (New Haven, CT), undated
Receipt for $1.00
Religion and Socialism Committee of the Democratic Socialist Organization, 1980
Reports on Universities, 1962
Reports on Brookline High School and relation to Hebrew Teacher’s College.
Rhode Island JCC, 1984
Programs, correspondence, newsletters and history of Rhode Island’s Jewish Communities.
Roxbury Ladies Aid and Fuel Society, 1935
Announcement and program for a get-together at Kehillath Israel in Brookline.
Rowan, Darilyn, 1933-1939, 1984, 2006
Articles written by Darilyn Rowan and correspondence about these articles.
Sabbath Book (copy)- Religious Literary Society (Boston, MA), undated
Copy of Sabbath book given out by the above named organization.
Sci-Art Publishers, undated
List of “Curiosities of Yiddish Literature” in Yiddish, and informational brochure on I.L. Peretz’s books.
Sharon Memorial Park, undated
Directory and information on services.
Sinai Temple (Springfield, MA), undated, 1980
Blank letterhead and invitation to an event.
Society for the Study of the Talmud, , 1983
Correspondence and a copy of a journal published in 1894.
Society of Hebrew Farmers in New England, 1892, 1982
Invitation, newsletters, and correspondence about the materials.
Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston, 1967, 1979, 1984
Yearbook and a book of poems written by children at the school.
Southeastern Massachusetts Library, 1984-1986
Programs, brochures and correspondence.
Southern Brookline Community Center, 1946
Stanetsky-Schlossberg Solomon Memorial Chapels, 1943, 1975, 1981
Receipt, brochures, in memoriam pamphlets
State Elections- Massachusetts, 1920s-1980s
Correspondence, pamphlets and a membership card in Hebrew.
Pamphlets and advertisements for stores, some of it in Hebrew.
Striar Hebrew Academy of Sharon, 1989
Synagogue Center (Burlington, VT), undated
Photostat pamphlet of various letters and information pertaining to the Vermont Jewish communities.
Synagogue Photographs, Chelsea, Massachusetts, 2000
Contains photographs of various synagogues, including the Shurtleff Street Shul, Orange Street Shul, Onichty Society (formerly Temple Emanuel), and the Walnut Street Shul (Litvashe Shul. Correspondence about the photographs is also included in this folder.
United Orthodox Congregations (Springfield, MA), 1926-1927
Contains booklet, “Information List of all Jewish World Institutions Deserving Support.”
University of Connecticut, 1944
Pamphlet called, “We Hold These Truths” for The Religious Embassy conference.
Temple Beth David (Westwood, MA), 1989
Architectural descriptive sheets and a news clipping.
Temple Beth El (Dorchester, MA), 1924, 1929
Service information, sermon booklet, and souvenir program.
Temple Beth-El (Providence, RI) Oral History, 1997
Recaps of oral histories taken from various members of the congregation.
Temple Beth-El (Quincy, MA), 1975
Temple Beth-El (Springfield, MA), 1934, 1972, 1988
Correspondence, programs, pamphlets.
Temple Beth Shalom (Needham, MA), 1991-1996
Temple Beth Torah (West Roxbury), 1962
Temple Beth Zion (Brookline, MA), 1961
Brotherhood advertisement for “A Night of Jewish Music.”
Temple B’nai B’rith (Somerville, MA), undated
Flyer for events.
Temple Emanuel (Andover, MA), 1991-1993
Temple Emanuel (Andover, MA), 1994-1996
Temple Emanuel (Lawrence, MA), 1946
Temple Emanuel (Newton, MA), 1950s-1990s
Programs, news clippings, anniversary books.
Temple Emanuel (Providence, RI), 1935
Invitations and programs for installations.
Temple Emanuel Religious School, 1932-1934
Temple Emanuel (Worcester, MA), 1946
Silver anniversary booklet.
Temple Isaiah (Lexington, MA), 1968
Program for musical event.
Temple Israel (Natick, MA), undated, 1945, 1974
Programs and booklets for anniversary dinners and dedications.
Temple Reyim (Newton, MA), 1963, 1991
Music program and flyer.
Temple Shalom (Newton, MA), 1960s-1990s
Temple Shir Tikva (Natick, MA), 1981
Temple Shir Tikva (Wayland, MA), 1981
Information brochure, dedication book.
Temple Sinai (Brookline, MA), 1980s-1990s
Programs and booklets.
Temple Sinai- Rabbi Cohen School (Brookline, MA), 1968
Dedication booklet for school.
Temple Tifereth Israel (Malden, MA), 1978
Tifereth Israel (New Bedford, MA), 1952, 1-55, 1966
Consecration service booklet, anniversary booklet, Sunday school information.
Touro Cadets, 1901
Convention of Jewish societies for promoting physical culture among Jewish communities in Newport, Rhode Island. In Hebrew.
Tribute to Golda Meir, 1960
Program for event held at the Statler Hotel.
United Hebrew Trades, 1922
General donation request letter.
United Jewish Charities (Hartford, CT), 1914
Membership booklet. In Hebrew.
Vaad Hahinuch Haharedi, undated
Booklet. In Hebrew.
Voice of the Turtle, 1970s-1990s
Promotional material for Jewish music group.
West End Shul built by Sam Katz, 
Reproduction of photograph of the West End Shul.
Women’s Pioneer Club of Providence, 1936
Yeshivat Ohr Yisroel of Boston (Brookline, MA), 1980s
Flyers and programs.
Yiddish Music, undated
Catalog of Yiddish sheet music held by the National Yiddish Book Center.
Y.M. and Y.W.H.A. (Chelsea, MA), 1934-1935, 1973
Y.M.H.A. Alumni Association of Mattapan-Dorchester-Roxbury, 1977- 1991
Y.M.H.A./Y.W.H.A. of New Bedford, MA, 
Photocopy of newsletter.
Y.M.H.A./Y.W.H.A. of Waltham, MA, 1925
Program for dedication exercises.
Y.M.H.A. of Newton, MA, 1935
Souvenir Program, “Minstrels of 1935.”
Worcester Young Men’s Hebrew Association, 1916
Program for annual cabaret and dance.
Young Israel (Brookline, MA), 1970s-1980s
Programs, membership information, flyers.
Young Woman’s Aid Association (Worcester, MA), 1912
Program for annual minstrel show and dance.
Zamir Chorale of Boston, 1969-1990s
Programs and flyers.
Zionist Council of Greater Boston, undated
Photocopy of constitution.