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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM - Synagogue administrative records

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Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM - Synagogue administrative records
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
10.65 metres of textual records. - Env. 7 photographs.
Fonds No.
I0106
Scope and Content
The collection consists of the equivalent of 32 banker's boxes of textual records, although most of contents are oversize. Includes: Bound books of minutes, (1858-1990), Annual reports (1955-1990), membership and seating books (1918-1985?), cemetery books, rentals books, various committee and schoo…
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Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM - Synagogue administrative records
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
10.65 metres of textual records. - Env. 7 photographs.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of the equivalent of 32 banker's boxes of textual records, although most of contents are oversize. Includes: Bound books of minutes, (1858-1990), Annual reports (1955-1990), membership and seating books (1918-1985?), cemetery books, rentals books, various committee and school ledgers, other ledgers and financial records and synagogue Bulletins (bound and unbound.) In addition to the administrative documentation there is a wealth of nominative information about congregation members which could be of genealogical and sociological interest. There are numerous books and files of Minutes, including: Board of Trustees minutes 1955-1960; Board Minutes 1960-1995; Executive minutes, 1920, 1946-1951, 1969-1976, and 1979-2009; "ACM" 1974-1983; Woman's auxiliary youth minutes, 1952-1956; and Youth committee minutes 1952-1956.A large part of the fonds consists of Membership and Holiday Seating Plan books, dating from 1918-1980 (some of the years are written as Hebrew dates.) These books usually include names, addresses, seat numbers, their cost, and remarks. Some years contain separate sections, such as membership without seats, cemetary plot sales, school membership, and assembly hall seat membership bookings. Some books include loose papers containing information on bookings gains and losses, overcrowding, concessions granted, correspondence for seat renewals and requests. The Cemetery records include Plans (maps) of the Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery plots in 2 long black books that record spaces allotted to individuals from 1902-1989. The Cemetery books duplicate much of the same content, but vary in handwritten notes and years covered; one finishes in the 1970s, the other in the 1990s. There is also a folder of cemetery titles (1910-1972). Five wide brown books contain cemetery plans for part of Shaar Hashoymayim Cemetery, dated January 15, 1954. Four of are nearly duplicates, with minor variations. The other varies more and features "S"s in the plots.There is also a ledger without its cover recording memorial observances by family members 1930s-1969?, which includes death dates and Hebrew names. There is documentation on Hall Rentals by the Men's Association, along with their minutes, some correspondence, event programs, other miscellany. and 7 photographs (1949-1955). Other Rental records in the collection list the event type, name of booker, number of guests, costs and remarks. Documents for rentals rates and holiday restrictions are also contained in these books (1966-1977 and 1986-1990).Also: Hebrew Sunday School records, including lists of students and teachers, class attendance reports, student discipline and daily weather reports, 1946-1957; and Hebrew Young Ladies Sewing Society, minutes of meetings, 1917-1927. Synagogue bulletins are present in a near complete series from 1928-2010, with the exception of vols. XI-XII for 1937-1939.There are various financial ledgers dating from 1911-1982, among them Cashbook 1911-1918; School ledger 1938-1946; Financial ledger 1950-1955.Added in June 2013: Printed legal documents for a name change for the Spanish and Portuguese synagogue and the incorporation of the B'nai Jacob synagogue (both 1890), and the incorporation of the Temple Emanu-El (1883), old news clippings about the Spanish and Portuguese synagogue and Jewish Montreal, original letters from Moses Montefiore in London, England, payment booklet for the Shomrim Laboker congregation printed in 1905 and used between 1908-1937, 3 original prints of Rabbi Abraham de Sola's booklet Behemoth Hatevoth (1853), and various ephemeral documents pertaining to the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, including an invitation to the cornerstone laying of their Stanley Street building, two order of Service handouts, and a notice of a Masonic meeting. All the documents received in this group are in very fragile condition.
Date
1858-2015.
Fonds No.
I0106
History Biographical
In 1846, members of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue and other Montreal Jews decided that they wanted Ashkenazi synagogue services. They therefore formed the Corporation of English, German and Polish Jews which was modelled on a British synagogue. The congregation rented space, then constructed its first building on St. Constant Street. In 1875, the congregation almost amalgamated with the Spanish and Portuguese to form one large synagogue in the west end of the city, but this was not successful. After several other moves, and the adoption of the name Shaar Hashomayim in 1917, land was purchased in 1920 in Westmount and the new building completed in 1922. A school was added after the Second World War, and the building was expanded in 1967. Though Orthodox by charter, the congregation is Conservative. It is the second oldest synagogue in Canada, and the oldest Ashkenazi one.
Custodial History
The initial donation was made in 2012 by the Administrative Director of the congregation, during a time of renovations to the vault where the papers and ledgers had been stored. In June 2013 five centimetres of old documents formerly from the Shaar Hashomayim Museum were donated by the volunteer in charge of the museum and archives collection. These items were de-accessioned from the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum at the discretion of the museum personnel because they refer to other synagogues.
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations: P12/ 14, P13/11.Associated material: Shaar Hashomayim synagogue files accumulated in the CJC collection, series ZH.
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Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Shaar Hashomayim synagogue Seating Records and Membership - S,R and M - A-C

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Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM - Synagogue administrative records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
I0106; I0106- 15 a-01
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM - Synagogue administrative records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965-1976
Fonds No.
I0106
File No.
I0106- 15 a-01
Subjects
Shaar Hashomayim synagogue Seating Records and Membership - S,R and M - A-C
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Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Shaar Hashomayim synagogue Minutes - Board of Trustees, from Sept. 12, 1858 - May 27, 1877

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Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM - Synagogue administrative records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
I0106; I0106-01-01
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM - Synagogue administrative records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1858-1877
Fonds No.
I0106
File No.
I0106-01-01
Subjects
Shaar Hashomayim synagogue Minutes - Board of Trustees, from Sept. 12, 1858 - May 27, 1877
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Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Shaar Hashomayim synagogue Minutes - Board of Trustees, Aug. 26, 1877 - Oct. 11, 1886

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Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM - Synagogue administrative records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
I0106; I0106-01-02
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM - Synagogue administrative records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1877-1886
Fonds No.
I0106
File No.
I0106-01-02
Subjects
Shaar Hashomayim synagogue Minutes - Board of Trustees, Aug. 26, 1877 - Oct. 11, 1886
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Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Shaar Hashomayim synagogue Minutes - Board of Trustees - Annual and Semi-Annual Meetings,from Nov. 21, 1886 - April 29, 1917

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Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM - Synagogue administrative records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
I0106; I0106-01-03
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM - Synagogue administrative records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1886-1917
Fonds No.
I0106
File No.
I0106-01-03
Subjects
Shaar Hashomayim synagogue Minutes - Board of Trustees - Annual and Semi-Annual Meetings,from Nov. 21, 1886 - April 29, 1917
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Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Shaar Hashomayim synagogue Minutes - Board of Trustees , from Sept. 10, 1995 - Jan. 10, 1901

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Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM - Synagogue administrative records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
I0106; I0106-01-04
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM - Synagogue administrative records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1895-1901
Fonds No.
I0106
File No.
I0106-01-04
Notes
To be supplemented by Annual and Semi-Annual for same dates.
Subjects
Shaar Hashomayim synagogue Minutes - Board of Trustees , from Sept. 10, 1995 - Jan. 10, 1901
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Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Shaar Hashomayim synagogue Minutes - Board of Trustees, from Sept. 25, 1907 - Oct. 14, 1917

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Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM - Synagogue administrative records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
I0106; I0106-01-05
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM - Synagogue administrative records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1907-1917
Fonds No.
I0106
File No.
I0106-01-05
Subjects
Shaar Hashomayim synagogue Minutes - Board of Trustees, from Sept. 25, 1907 - Oct. 14, 1917
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Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Shaar Hashomayim synagogue Minutes - Board of Trustees, from Nov. 4, 1917 - May 17, 1927

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Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM - Synagogue administrative records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
I0106; I0106-01-06
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM - Synagogue administrative records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1917-1927
Fonds No.
I0106
File No.
I0106-01-06
Subjects
Shaar Hashomayim synagogue Minutes - Board of Trustees, from Nov. 4, 1917 - May 17, 1927
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Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Shaar Hashomayim synagogue Minutes - Board of Trustees, from May 29, 1927 - Nov. 8, 1936

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Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM - Synagogue administrative records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
I0106; I0106-01-07
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM - Synagogue administrative records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1927-1936
Fonds No.
I0106
File No.
I0106-01-07
Subjects
Shaar Hashomayim synagogue Minutes - Board of Trustees, from May 29, 1927 - Nov. 8, 1936
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Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Shaar Hashomayim synagogue Minutes - Board of Trustees, from Dec. 8, 1936 - June 5, 1948

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Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM - Synagogue administrative records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
I0106; I0106-01-08
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM - Synagogue administrative records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936-1948
Fonds No.
I0106
File No.
I0106-01-08
Subjects
Shaar Hashomayim synagogue Minutes - Board of Trustees, from Dec. 8, 1936 - June 5, 1948
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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