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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES

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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
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Fonds
Fonds No.
SH-01
Scope and Content
The collection housed at the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim's Museum and Archives (and Library) numbers approximately 15,000 objects and approximately 6,500 Judaic books. The Museum collection includes Jewish liturgical and ritual objects, as well as secular and Israeli cultural objects. The Archiva…
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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Fonds
Scope and Content
The collection housed at the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim's Museum and Archives (and Library) numbers approximately 15,000 objects and approximately 6,500 Judaic books. The Museum collection includes Jewish liturgical and ritual objects, as well as secular and Israeli cultural objects. The Archival holdings are comprised of an extensive collection of photographic and textual records, including a photographic collection documenting Jewish life in Canada and Europe, and textual records of institutional and personal provenance, comprised of correspondence, synagogue bulletins and other papers, official acts, and birth and wedding certificates. The Archives houses video and audio interviews with congregation members and staff as well as recordings of public lectures. The Shaar Hashomayim Archives also houses minute books, birth, marriage, and death registers of Montreal Jewry from 1857. Researchers wishing to learn more details about the minutes and registers portions of the collection must contact the synagogue directly. The Library holdings include a Judaic rare book collection. The Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives holdings are thematically divided into four categories of information: Archives, Decorative arts, Fine Arts, and Human History. The Archives division includes Prints and drawings, Manuscripts, Films and videos, Photographs, Sound recordings, Textual records, as well as Artifacts pertaining to Canadian Jewish life. The Decorative Arts collection includes Moroccan and Ethiopian Jewish folk art, American Jewish folk art, European Jewish folk art, ceramics, porcelain, pottery, glass, metalwork, silverwork, goldwork, textiles, and tapestries. The Fine Arts collection includes oil paintings, illuminated manuscripts, tapestry, sculpture, watercolor, lithographs, diverse collections of Jewish artists covering a range of subjects, i.e. Holocaust, portraiture, Biblical renditions etc. The Human History collection is related to Jewish communal and religious life in Canada and includes archaeological objects, ceremonial objects, costumes and accessories, currency, furniture and furnishings, household objects and domestic technology, film, photographs, video, manuscripts, medals, memorabilia, religious and liturgical objects.
Date
[1700-2002].
Fonds No.
SH-01
History Biographical
The Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, which is the second oldest synagogue in Canada as well as the oldest Ashkenazi synagogue, was founded in Montreal in 1846 by English, German and Polish Jews. Having been members of the Spanish and Portuguese synagogue, they decided that they wanted to be able to attend Ashkenazi services. Thus, the congregation began its life in a rented room on St. James Street, and after several moves, it obtained land at Kensington Avenue and Côte St. Antoine in Westmount in 1920. This new synagogue was completed in 1922, and the congregation has worshipped at this location ever since. Throughout its early history, the congregation continued to have ties with the Spanish and Portuguese congregation, but in 1918 the name Congregation Shaar Hashomayim was incorporated and it in turn separated from the former. After the Second World War a school was added to the congregation and because so many families had joined the synagogue it was further expanded in 1967. Though Orthodox by charter, the congregation is Conservative.Additional historical information about the Congregation can be seen in the attached PDF document (5179K.)
Notes
General note:The items shown on this website were digitized in 2001 for the Canadian Jewish Virtual Museum and Archives project (CJVMA) funded by CHIN (The Canadian Heritage Information Network). They were previously displayed on a website located at www.cjvma.org. All the displayed items from this collection are copyright the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives.
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Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
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ShaarHashomayim-Vignettes.pdf

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Constitution and By-Laws of the Women's Auxiliary of Congregation Shaar Hashomayim

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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
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Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Document ; Ht:5 1/4" x W:4 1/8" : English
Fonds No.
SH-01; 1
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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
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Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Document ; Ht:5 1/4" x W:4 1/8" : English
Date
November 1924
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
1
Physical Condition
Very good
Notes
Includes officers of 1924 and 9 articles of the Sisterhood Constitution.
Places
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
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Lazarus Cohen

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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
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Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : b&w ; Ht:11" x W:8.5"
Fonds No.
SH-01; 2
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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
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Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : b&w ; Ht:11" x W:8.5"
Other Title Information
Portrait
Date
[ca. 1900]
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
2
Creator
Artist: Miss Seiden
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Lazarus Cohen, President of Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, 1896-1901 and 1907-1914. Photograph of a painting by Miss Seiden.
Places
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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The Gondoliers

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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
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Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Book ; Ht:8 3/4" x W:5 7/8" : English
Fonds No.
SH-01; 5
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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
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Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Book ; Ht:8 3/4" x W:5 7/8" : English
Other Title Information
Program
Date
November 7, 1925
Publication
Congregation Shaar Hashomayim
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
5
Physical Condition
Very good
Notes
Congregation Shaar Hashomayim's Choral Society presentation of "The Gondoliers." Includes advertisments of Montreal businesses. 40 pages.
Places
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
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Correspondence from Temple Emanu-El to Mrs. M.N. Fineberg, President of the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Choral Society

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Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Document ; Ht:11" x W:8.5" : English
Fonds No.
SH-01; 6
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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
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Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Document ; Ht:11" x W:8.5" : English
Other Title Information
Letter
Date
November 8, 1925
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
6
Physical Condition
Very good
Notes
Letter of thanks from Temple Emanu-El to Mrs. M. N. Fineberg also congratulating the Choral Society's performance of "The Gondoliers."
Places
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
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Correspondence from Rabbi Julius Berger to Mrs. M.N. Fineberg, President of the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Choral Society.

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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
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Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Document ; Ht:8 5/16" x W:5 7/16" : English
Fonds No.
SH-01; 8
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Document ; Ht:8 5/16" x W:5 7/16" : English
Other Title Information
Letter
Date
November 10, 1925
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
8
Physical Condition
Very good
Notes
Letter of thanks from Rabbi Julius Berger to Mrs. M. N. Fineberg, President of the Choral Society, thanking her for invitations she sent him to the performance of "The Gondoliers."
Places
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
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Lazarus Cohen, Dr. Louis Finkelstein, and Rabbi Herman Abramowitz

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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
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Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : b&w ; Ht:5 1/4" x W:3 3/4"
Fonds No.
SH-01; 9
Archival / Genealogical
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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : b&w ; Ht:5 1/4" x W:3 3/4"
Date
[ca. 1900]
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
9
Creator
Photographer: William Notman and Son
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Studio portrait; matting includes "From the Studio of William Notman and Son, Phillips Square, Montreal."
Places
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
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A Bronfman family wedding

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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : b&w ; Ht:8" x W:10"
Fonds No.
SH-01; 12
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : b&w ; Ht:8" x W:10"
Other Title Information
Group Portrait
Date
[ca. 1910]
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
12
Physical Condition
Fair
Places
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
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Lyon Cohen

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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
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Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : b&w ; Ht:4" x W:3"
Fonds No.
SH-01; 13
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : b&w ; Ht:4" x W:3"
Date
[ca. 1904-1932]
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
13
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Lyon Cohen, President of Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, 1904 - 1907, succeeded by his father, Lazarus Cohen, 1907 - 1914 and President again from 1914 - 1932.
Places
Canada
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Mrs. Rachel (Friedman) Cohen

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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : b&w ; Ht:5" x W:4 1/8"
Fonds No.
SH-01; 14
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : b&w ; Ht:5" x W:4 1/8"
Date
[ca. 1900]
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
14
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Nee Rachel Friedman, January 8, 1842.
Places
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
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