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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.
Page 1 of the Congregation Ahaveth Achim Anshe Sphard ledger, containing its constitution, bylaws, and meeting minutes.
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.
Materials from this collection
“About Chelsea, MA,” East Boston Immigration Center, accessed September 28, 2018, http://mysticriverjews.jcam.org/Pages/Chelsea/index.htm
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.
The collection is arranged into a a single series as follows:
- Series I: Congregation Ahaveth Achim Anshe Sphard (Chelsea, Mass.) Records, 1900-1910
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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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The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.
Series I: Congregation Ahaveth Achim Anshe Sphard (Chelsea, Mass.) Records, 1900-1910
Scope and Content:
See Collection Scope and Content Note.
|1||1||Constitution, Bylaws, and Minutes||1900|
|1||2||Establishment of Association||1900|