Yellow star badge : woven, printed : yellow, black
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Rectangular cloth printed with a black six pointed star of David outline. Stuck to a Mylar backing. Narrative: Badge was worn by donor's father. In France, the yellow star was imposed to all Jews over six years old starting June 7, 1942 (in occupied zone) Three stars per person were distributed by French police stations in exchange for one textile ration coupon.
Distinct wear to the fabric where it reached the edge of the bima and was draped over. Two holes are evident in the lower, central area of the cover, perhaps tack holes.
Harry Beck, Chair of House committee, Beth Shalom West Congregation.
This items, along with others were transferred to the archives from Beth Shalom West in December 2007. Originally, they were used at Adath Jeshurun synagogue and were moved along with the Bima to Beth Shalom West when the building was sold by the Chevra Kadisha in 1999.
Bima cover is pictured above 3 red torah mantels.
Bima cover can also be seen in original setting within the shul in photograph 5-011.
1. Certificate is stored in the framed and wrapped items shelf within the vault.
2. See Subject Files for more information on Croll.
3. This certificate was presented on the occasion of his appoinment as member of the Senate of Canada from the Ottawa Men's Zionist Society.
Artifact : Silver, lacquered wood handle ; Ht:24 cm : English
July 12, 1859
“Presented to David Moss, Esq., by the Trustees of the English, German and Polish Congregation of Montreal on the occasion of his laying the Corner Stone of their synagogue, Montreal.” Hallmarked underneath handle.