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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES

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Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
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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Collection
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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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
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Document ; Ht:5 1/4" x W:4 1/8" : English
Fonds No.
SH-01; 1
Archival / Genealogical
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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
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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Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Dedication Plaque

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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph ; Ht:59 cm x W:74 cm x De:3 cm : English & Hebrew
Fonds No.
SH-01; 100
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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph ; Ht:59 cm x W:74 cm x De:3 cm : English & Hebrew
Date
September 17, 1922
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
100
Notes
Photograph showing the plaque made for the dedication of the opening of the synagogue on Cote St. Antoine Road. "Dedicated to the worship of God and the cause of traditional Judaism."
Places
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
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Photograph of the Shaar Hashomayim synagogue interior decorated for a wedding

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Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : b&w
Fonds No.
SH-01; 102
Archival / Genealogical
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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : b&w
Date
[ca. 1880-1920]
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
102
Places
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
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Kiddush cup (251)

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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Artifact : silver ; Ht:7.2 cm x W:approx. 5 cm : Hebrew
Fonds No.
SH-01; 105
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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Artifact : silver ; Ht:7.2 cm x W:approx. 5 cm : Hebrew
Date
[ca. 1800-1900]
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
105
Physical Condition
Very good
Notes
Small silver Kiddush cup with Hebrew inscription: "L'chvod Shabbat Kadosh"; repousse silver
Places
Unknown
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Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
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Item
Material Format
object
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Artifact : Silver ; Ht:17 cm x W:approx. 5 cm
Fonds No.
SH-01; 106
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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
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Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Artifact : Silver ; Ht:17 cm x W:approx. 5 cm
Date
[ca. 1887]
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
106
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Filigree; hallmarked "1887"; small latch
Places
Unknown
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Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
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Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Artifact : Silver ; Ht:17.7 cm x W:4.6 cm (base)
Fonds No.
SH-01; 107
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Artifact : Silver ; Ht:17.7 cm x W:4.6 cm (base)
Date
[ca. 1800-1900]
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
107
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Spice tower for Havdallah service; filigree; small latch
Places
Unknown
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Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
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Wooden Spice Box

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Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Artifact : Olive wood ; Ht:18.6 cm x W:approx. 4.3 cm : Hebrew
Fonds No.
SH-01; 108
Archival / Genealogical
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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Artifact : Olive wood ; Ht:18.6 cm x W:approx. 4.3 cm : Hebrew
Date
[ca. 1900]
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
108
Physical Condition
Very good
Places
Unknown
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Repository
Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
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Silver Spice Box

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CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
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Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Artifact : Silver ; Ht:18.9 cm x W:6.1 cm
Fonds No.
SH-01; 109
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Artifact : Silver ; Ht:18.9 cm x W:6.1 cm
Date
[ca. 1800-1900]
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
109
Physical Condition
Very good
Notes
Georgian sugar shaker used as spice box; hallmarked
Places
Unknown
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
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Girl Guides Group at the Shaar Hashomayim

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Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
Video : DV recording : English : duration: 1 minute 55.92 seconds
Fonds No.
SH-01; 116
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
Video : DV recording : English : duration: 1 minute 55.92 seconds
Date
2002
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
116
Physical Condition
Excellent
Notes
In this video clip Gloria Halpern, who was a member of the Girl Guides that met at the Shaar Hashomayim, discusses her experiences of being part of this group.
Places
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Archival / Genealogical
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Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
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