Guide to the Congregation Ahaveth Achim Anshe Sphard (Chelsea, Mass.) Records

1900-1910

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I-222


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Machine-readable finding aid created by Christopher Russell in October 2018. Finding aid was encoded by Christopher Russell and Lindsay Sprechman in October 2018 and February 2019. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Congregation Ahaveth Achim Anshe Sphard (Chelsea, Mass.)
Title: Congregation Ahaveth Achim Anshe Sphard (Chelsea, Mass.) Records
Dates: 1900-1910
Abstract:
Congregation Ahaveth Achim Anshe Sphard (also known as the Elm Street Synagogue) was an orthodox synagogue in Chelsea, Massachusetts. This collection contains a ledger with the congregation’s constitution, bylaws, and the minutes of two meetings. It also contains mortgage records and establishment of association forms for the congregation.
Languages:   The collection is in English and Yiddish.
Quantity: .25 linear feet (1 half-manuscript box)
ID:   I-222
Repository: Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS
Location: Located in Boston, Mass.

Page 1 of the Congregation Ahaveth Achim Anshe Sphard ledger, containing its constitution, bylaws, and meeting minutes.

Historical Note

Congregation Ahaveth Achim Anshe Sphard (also known as the Elm Street Synagogue) was an orthodox synagogue and the second oldest synagogue in Chelsea, Massachusetts.It was founded in 1900 by Issak Ettinger, Michael Rosenberg, Abraham Herman, Issaak Kauffman, Jacob Bargar, John Brown, and Haris Goldstein. Rosenberg was elected the first president of the congregation. The synagogue burned down in the Great Chelsea Fires of 1908 and 1973 and was later moved to the Chelsea Hebrew School The Congregation took out a $10,000 mortgage in 1909 and repaid it in 1910.

References

Materials from this collection

“About Chelsea, MA,” East Boston Immigration Center, accessed September 28, 2018, http://mysticriverjews.jcam.org/Pages/Chelsea/index.htm

Chronology

1900 Congregation Ahaveth Achim Anshe Sphard is founded.
1908 The synagogue burns down in the Great Chelsea Fire of 1908.
1909 The congregation takes out a $10,000 mortgage on their property.
1910 The congregation pays off its mortgage in full.
1973 The synagogue burns down in the Great Chelsea Fire of 1973.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains letters of association, mortgage forms, and a ledger with the constitution, by-laws, and minutes of Congregation Ahaveth Achim Anshe Sphard. Included are items relating to the congregation’s founding, rules, and early elections. There are also materials relating to their financial decision to take out a mortgage in 1909.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged into a a single series as follows:

  • Series I: Congregation Ahaveth Achim Anshe Sphard (Chelsea, Mass.) Records, 1900-1910

Access and Use

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for researcher use. Please contact us to request access or to make an appointment to view this collection at jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of this collection. For more information contact jhcreference@nehgs.org.


Related Material

Chelsea-Revere Hebrew School Records, I-313


Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Congregation Ahaveth Achim Anshe Sphard (Chelsea, Mass.) Records; I-222; box number; folder number; Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS, Boston, Mass.


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Container List

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Series I: Congregation Ahaveth Achim Anshe Sphard (Chelsea, Mass.) Records, 1900-1910

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Constitution, Bylaws, and Minutes 1900
1 2 Establishment of Association 1900
1 3 Mortgage Agreement 1909-1910