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Collection TitleCL 37 Temple B’Nai IsraelCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:3/18/2008
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Col. Sanford Barcus, the archivist of Temple B'Nai Israel. 
Terms:Elmira (N.Y.); Judaism-Customs and practices; Judaism-History-Modern period, 1750-; Judaism-Prayer-books and devotions; Reform Judaism; Synagogue bulletins; Synagogue-Membership; Synagogue-Organization and administration
Historical:

Temple B'Nai Israel- The Reform Congregation of B'Nai Israel was founded in Elmira, NY in 1861, although the first official meeting of the Congregation was not until October 12, 1862.  The Congregation's first temple was built in 1863 on High Street between Water and John Streets.  In 1886, the original wooden structure replaced by a brick building on the same location.  In 1952, however, the Congregation moved to a new location at 900 West Water Street where they remain today. 

During its existence, the Congregation of B'Nai Israel has had 25 different rabbis.  Within the last fifty years they have been; Leonard Devine, 1950-1956; Sanford M. Shapero, 1957-1959; Philmore Berger, 1959-1963; Stephen Goldrich, 1963-1969; David Zielonka, 1969-1973; David Jessel, 1973-1975; Philip Aronson, 1975-1991; David Castiglione, 1992-1996; Miriam Biatch, 1996-present.      

Scope:The Temple B'Nai Israel Collection includes bulletins, programs, flyers, mass mailings, photographs and other assorted documents.  The bulk of the collection consists of a fairly complete run of Temple Bulletins from 1975 to 1996.  The programs for various temple events range in date from 1949 to 1998, with the majority of them dating from the 1990's.  Most of the flyers, photographs, and mass mailings also date from this period.  The collection also includes some of the personal correspondence of the Barcus and Kahn families, specifically as it relates to the Temple or the Jewish community.  Most of the Kahn papers date from the 1950's, while much of the Barcus correspondence dates from the 1990's.     
Extent2 linear feet
Date Span1924-1998
Abstract

The Temple B'Nai Israel Collection contains photographs, programs, correspondence and bulletins all pertaining to the temple. 



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Program for Yom Kippur Services at Temple B'Nai Israel, October 10, 1997. BookletA0542
Program for Shabbat Services at Temple B'Nai Israel, May 8, 1998. BookletA0543
Program for Shabbat Services at Temple B'Nai Israel, May 15, 1998. BookletA0544
Program for Yizkor Services at Temple B'Nai Israel. (2 copies)BookletA0545
Program for Shabbat Shuva Services at Temple B'Nai Israel. BookletA0546
Program for the Bar Mitzcvah of Richard A. Ehmcke at Temple B'Nai Israel, AMy 26-27, 1989. BookletA0601
Program for the Bar Mitzvah of Ted Hinckley at Temple Beth Israel, November 9, 1991. BookletA0602
Program for the Bat Mitzvah of Jennifer Bly at Temple B'Nai Israel, October 31, 1992. (2 copies)DocumentA0603
Program for the Bar Mitzvah of Mathew Joseph Poes at Temple B'Nai Israel, June 24, 1994. BookletA0604
Program for the Bat Mitzvah of Emily Lori Hayman at Temple B'Nai Israel, September 23, 1994. BookletA0605
Program for the Bat Mitzvah of Ashley Holtzman at Temple B'Nai Israel, October 28, 1994. (3 copies)BookletA0606
3 Napkins from the Bat Mitzvah of Ashley Holtzman, October 28, 1994. NapkinA0607
Program for the Bat Mitzvah Services for Catherine Colegrove, Laurie Dank, Janet Hayman, Carol Margolis and Tracy Pascar at Temple B'Nai Israel, May 1995. BookletA0608
Program for the Bar Mitzvah of Andrew Brian Poes at Temple B'Nai Israel, May 16, 1997. BookletA0609
Program for the Bar Mitzvah of Adam Rubin at Temple B'Nai Israel, no date. (2 copies)DocumentA0610
Program for the Service of Confirmation at Temple B'Nai Israel, June 5, 1949. BookletA0701
Program for the Service of Confirmation at Temple B'Nai Israel, May 30, 1952. BookletA0702
Program for the Service of Confirmation at Temple B'Nai Israel, May 25, 1958.BookletA0703
Program for the Service of Confirmation at Temple B'Nai Israel, May 21, 1961. BookletA0704
Program for the Service of Confirmation at Temple B'Nai Israel, May 24, 1966. BookletA0705
Program for the Service of Confirmation at Temple B'Nai Israel, June 3, 1967. BookletA0706
Program for the Service of Confirmation at Temple B'Nai Israel, June 8, 1984. BookletA0707
Program for the Service of Confirmation at Temple B'Nai Israel, June 9, 1989. (2 copies)BookletA0708
Program for the Service of Confirmation at Temple B'Nai Israel, May 17, 1991.BookletA0709
Program for the Service of Confirmation at Temple B'Nai Israel, June 5, 1992. (2 copies)BookletA0710
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