Document ; Ht:40.2 cm x W:50.4 cm : Latin and English
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April 17, 1891
"These are to certify that our Brother, Lazarus Cohen, who hath signed his name in the margin hereof was regularly received into Free Masonry on the 12th day of April A.L. 5890 in the Mount Moriah Lodge No 38 was advanced to the second Degree on the 7th day of November A.L. 5890 in the above named Lodge, and was admitted to the Third Degree on the 6th day of Feb. A.L. 5891 in the same Lodge and that he is duly registered in the Books of this grand Lodge accordingly.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of the Grand Lodge at Montreal the 17th day of April A.L. 5891. A.D. 1891."
This fonds consists of records of both Temple Beth Sholom and Temple Emanu-El. Records vary from birth, marriage and burial registers, minutes, bulletins, correspondence and various legal documents.
Temple Emanu-El was founded as the first Reform synagogue in Montreal in 1882 although it was not until 1892 when the first Temple sanctuary was erected on Cyprus Street, corner of Stanley Street. Temple Emanu-El re-located in 1911 to a new building on the corner of Shebrooke Street and Elm Street in Westmount. In 1957, tragedy struck the congregation when a fire destroyed the building erected in 1911. A new sanctuary was completed at the same location in 1959. In 1980, Temple Emanu-El and Temple Beth Sholom, a sister congregation founded in 1953, merged together to create Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom.