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.