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SHEARITH ISRAEL SPANISH and PORTUGUESE SYNAGOGUE.

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Collection
SHEARITH ISRAEL SPANISH and PORTUGUESE SYNAGOGUE.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.41 metres of textual records. - 7 photographs. - 5 artefacts.
Fonds No.
I0057
Scope and Content
Proposals and by-laws (1778, 1826, 1838, 1844-1845, 1847, 1855, 1857, 1886, 1890, 1921). Legal documents (1887, 1916). Act of the synagogue (1890). Amalgamation documents (1874). Minutes (1770-1880, 1798, 1832, 1834, 1838-1839, 1846-1965, 1871-1904, 1908, 1922-1933, 1947, 1960). Reports (1911, 1922…
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Collection
SHEARITH ISRAEL SPANISH and PORTUGUESE SYNAGOGUE.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.41 metres of textual records. - 7 photographs. - 5 artefacts.
Scope and Content
Proposals and by-laws (1778, 1826, 1838, 1844-1845, 1847, 1855, 1857, 1886, 1890, 1921). Legal documents (1887, 1916). Act of the synagogue (1890). Amalgamation documents (1874). Minutes (1770-1880, 1798, 1832, 1834, 1838-1839, 1846-1965, 1871-1904, 1908, 1922-1933, 1947, 1960). Reports (1911, 1922, 1930). Financial documents (1836-1839, 1841, 1871, 1891, 1902, 1913-1916, 1920-1922, 1930, 1942-1943, 1945-1946). Cemetery documents (1855-1859, 1864-1865, 1871, 1900-1903, 1906, 1908-1909, 1913-1915, 1921-1922, 1941). Synagogue fees (1925). Seat prices (1920). Memberships, seats, subscriptions and seating plans (1835, 1837- 1838, 1840-1841, 1844-1845, 1847, 1850, 1855, 1873, 1876, 1888, 1894-1914, 1921-1922, 1941). Correspondence (1829, 1832-1833, 1835, 1838, 1840-1841, 1844-1847, 1851-1855, 1861, 1864, 1871-1874, 1876, 1880, 1882, 1884, 1887-1888, 1905, 1907-1908, 1912-1914, 1920, 1922, 1933, 1935-1936, 1943, 1946, 1956, 1969, 1970, 1972). Registers (births, etc., 1841- 1862). Quebec Legislative Council Journal (1826, 1831). Provincial Parliament Journal (1828- 1829, 1831, 1845). Legislative Assembly Debates (1846). Bulletins (1940-1946, 1951, 1957-1959). Bevis Marks Spanish and Portuguese bulletin (London, 1920). Rabbi Frank speech (1945). Duties of Shamash (1902) and caretaker (1905). Speech, services, dedication and anniversary booklets (1916, 1918-1919, 1937, 1940, 1943, 1945-1947, 1953, 1959-1960, 1963, 1970). Press releases (1922, 1927 y/e). 1838 census. Rabbinical ruling (1854). Hebrew philanthropic documents (1920-1922). Stanley Street blue print (1940) and sketch (1956). Canadian Jewish Congress school statistics and memos (1948). Student paper on synagogue (1982). Jewish Yearbook entries (1936, 1946, 1954, 1964). Chapters/articles on synagogue (1839, 1850-1851, 1903, 1925 (Sack, y), 1927, 1936, 1940, 1969, 1971, 1975). Jewish community facts (1953). Invitations, tickets, donation cards, flyers, campaign and meeting information. Synagogue stationery. Blank contract. Photocopies of pictures. Clippings (1853-1990 with gaps)
Date
1770-1990.
Fonds No.
I0057
History Biographical
The Shearith Israel Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue was founded in 1768 in Montreal by, among others, Simon Levy and Aaron Hart. Prominent members have included the families Joseph, Hays, David, Solomon and Wolff. As many of the original members (from England, Germany, and the American colonies) were descended from Spanish and Portuguese Jews, the Orthodox synagogue followed the Sepharadi customs. It was modelled on similar synagogues in London and New York. At first, a building was rented, and then a new one erected on Notre Dame in 1778. After several moves and buildings, the edifice at the present location on Lemieux Street was constructed in 1947. The famed Reverend Abraham de Sola and his son Meldola de Sola were rabbis of the synagogue in the 1800s. Members of the congregation founded the Young Men's Hebrew Benevolent Society of Montreal (later the Baron de Hirsch Institute) in the 1850s. The synagogue has a cemetery and a school and was the recipient of the first two Torah scrolls ever sent to Canada. Some of its Torah cases are over 200 years old as well. The Shearith Israel is the oldest congregation in Canada.
Notes
English, Yiddish and Hebrew.Includes 5 coins from 1899-1900.
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue.

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Collection
The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Env. 14 metres of textual records. - 149 sound elements. - Env. 440 photographs. - 1 video. - 1 film. - 2 compact discs (DVD-ROM) (movie). - Env. 3 artefacts.
Fonds No.
SP-01
Scope and Content
The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue Archives contains the following catalogued series of documents: Architectural Plans for the Lemieux Street building (dating from 1940 and onwards), Synagogue Bulletins and other serial publications of the synagogue (1931-2008), legal documents and membership app…
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Collection
The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Env. 14 metres of textual records. - 149 sound elements. - Env. 440 photographs. - 1 video. - 1 film. - 2 compact discs (DVD-ROM) (movie). - Env. 3 artefacts.
Scope and Content
The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue Archives contains the following catalogued series of documents: Architectural Plans for the Lemieux Street building (dating from 1940 and onwards), Synagogue Bulletins and other serial publications of the synagogue (1931-2008), legal documents and membership application files (mostly restricted, due to their personal name information), liturgical music scores, Sisterhood papers, general Synagogue subject files (mostly pre-1995), photographs and audiovisual materials, and an inventoried cabinet housing life cycle record books (1919-1994), minute books (1832-1970), and other bound record books. The collection also includes an unprocessed series consisting of four boxes of recent minutes (for various boards and committees, on paper and on audiocassette) and three boxes of Synagogue Administration documents. These recent, unprocessed documents almost all date from post 1995. The Synagogue Archives also houses several dozen framed photographs and framed documents. Furthermore, many of the congregation's older Jewish ceremonial objects, as well as other historic artifacts and antique books, are considered by the Synagogue to be part of the Archives' collection, although they are not housed in the Archives space. Although not described in the present catalogue, the majority of these items were described in a previous catalogue prepared in 2009 by volunteers belonging to the Sisterhood.
Date
1791-2008.
Fonds No.
SP-01
History Biographical
The Corporation of Spanish and Portuguese Jews is the oldest Jewish institution in Montreal, in Quebec and in Canada, tracing its history back to the first Jewish settlers who began to arrive in 1760. The few families met for prayer in private homes until the Congregation was formally established in 1768. The first Synagogue building was located in Old Montreal and was the first non-Catholic house of worship built in the city. In 1838 the Congregation moved to Chenneville Street and in 1890 to a beautiful edifice on Stanley Street. Although these building were not preserved, the Congregation has carried with it many of the principal furnishings and artifacts from the early edifices. It has been housed in its fourth premises, in the Snowdon-Cotes des Neiges area of Montreal, since 1947. The Spanish-Portuguese tradition follows the rites and customs of those Jews expelled from Spain and Portugal beginning in 1492 who sought refuge in European lands. Other Sephardi (Spanish or Iberian) Jews left for Mediterranean, mostly Moslem, lands, becoming known as the Sephardi Oriental Jews. During the past fifty years many hundreds of families from these latter communities have come to Montreal and have joined the Congregation, reconnecting with their kin from whom they had been separated 500 years ago. Until the early 1960s the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue was the only Sephardi congregation in Montreal and in Canada. The Congregation today serves over 700 families who come from almost every country in the world in which Jews have ever lived. Four parallel services must be held in order to accommodate the two thousand people who wish to pray on the High Holydays. It is a multicultural community reflecting Montreal life and Canadian pluralism. Although established mainly by English speaking Jews, it has now become a bilingual community due to the arrival of numerous French-speaking families from North Africa and the Middle East. Through its attention to the present and to the past, the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue demonstrates its commitment to be not only an active Jewish congregation but also an historic monument to Canadian and Quebec and Jewish life. (Adapted from a history written by Rabbi Howard S. Joseph. The full text is online at http://www.thespanish.org/about-us/.)
Custodial History
In the 1970s, recognizing the historical significance of the Congregation, the Public Archives of Canada (now Library and Archives Canada) requested that all the early documents and minute books be donated there. This was done in 1977. The Congregation presented its first Torah Scroll to the National Archives as well. The Archives collection currently housed at the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue therefore consists primarily of documents dating from 1930 and later.
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The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
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Architectural Plans.

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Collection
The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue.
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
0.3 metres of textual records (architectural drawings).
Fonds No.
SP-01; A
Scope and Content
This series consists mainly of plans of the current Lemieux building, including some renovation plans. In addition to the material listed here, there are 4 boxes of long rolls stored elsewhere in the Archives room which have not been described.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue.
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
0.3 metres of textual records (architectural drawings).
Scope and Content
This series consists mainly of plans of the current Lemieux building, including some renovation plans. In addition to the material listed here, there are 4 boxes of long rolls stored elsewhere in the Archives room which have not been described.
Date
1947-2004.
Fonds No.
SP-01
Series No.
A
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Architectural Plans for Lemieux Street building: Includes detailed listing

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Collection
The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
Description Level
File
Material Format
architectural drawing
Fonds No.
SP-01; A; SP-01-A-1-1
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
Description Level
File
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1947
Fonds No.
SP-01
Series No.
A
File No.
SP-01-A-1-1
Notes
Some documents fragile.
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The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
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Architectural Plans for Lemieux Street building: Electrical plan, finish & door schedule, steel plan, vestibule, windows, wall sections

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Collection
The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
Description Level
File
Material Format
architectural drawing
Fonds No.
SP-01; A; SP-01-A-1-10
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
Description Level
File
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1959
Fonds No.
SP-01
Series No.
A
File No.
SP-01-A-1-10
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The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
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Architectural Plans for Lemieux Street building: Interior elevations, boiler room alterations, electronic equipment sketches, etc.

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Collection
The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
Description Level
File
Material Format
architectural drawing
Fonds No.
SP-01; A; SP-01-A-1-11
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
Description Level
File
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1960
Fonds No.
SP-01
Series No.
A
File No.
SP-01-A-1-11
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Architectural plans: Spanish & Portuguese Lawee Hall & proposed extension (Blauer Associates; Charles Grenier, architect)

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Collection
The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
Description Level
File
Material Format
architectural drawing
Fonds No.
SP-01; A; SP-01-A-1-12
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
Description Level
File
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1966
Fonds No.
SP-01
Series No.
A
File No.
SP-01-A-1-12
Notes
Marked "microfilm."
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The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
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Architectural Plans for Lemieux Street building: Elevation, ceiling design, etc.

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Collection
The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
Description Level
File
Material Format
architectural drawing
Fonds No.
SP-01; A; SP-01-A-1-13
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
Description Level
File
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1967
Fonds No.
SP-01
Series No.
A
File No.
SP-01-A-1-13
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The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
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Architectural Plans for Lemieux Street building: Youth lounge, ground floor

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Collection
The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
Description Level
File
Material Format
architectural drawing
Fonds No.
SP-01; A; SP-01-A-1-14
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
Description Level
File
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
October 1973
Fonds No.
SP-01
Series No.
A
File No.
SP-01-A-1-14
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The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
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Architectural Plans for Lemieux Street building: Climatization, busbar and grating supports

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Collection
The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
Description Level
File
Material Format
architectural drawing
Fonds No.
SP-01; A; SP-01-A-1-15
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
Description Level
File
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1982, 1984
Fonds No.
SP-01
Series No.
A
File No.
SP-01-A-1-15
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