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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Description of Series

Artists

Correspondence

Directories

Financial Material

Food-a-Rama

Legal Material

Newsletter

Newspapers

Photographs

Printed Material

Sermons

Newsletter Editions

Artifacts

Miscellaneous

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Congregation Shaareth Israel:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1924-2010 and undated at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Congregation Shaareth Israel (Lubbock, Tex.)
Title: Congregation Shaareth Israel Records,
Dates: 1924-2010 and undated
Abstract: The Congregation Shaareth Israel collection features a wide variety of financial and printed material dated from 1924 to 2010 and includes material from the temple, its religious school, and its Sisterhood organization which is known for its annual fundraiser, Food-A-Rama. Correspondence letters from the Congregation's early years to the 2000s are also included.
Collection # S 1741
Quantity: 7 boxes (6.5 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Congregation Shaareth Israel had its origins in the Jewish community in Lubbock Texas in the early 1930s. As the community grew, members recognized the need to establish a Synagogue. The group's success in business and overall satisfaction with the area enticed more individuals and families to move to Lubbock and join the community. Several different buildings were adopted or built to house the growing congregation, including a Synagogue built at 23rd and Avenue Q in 1942. Most recently, in 1985, the congregation built a new temple in southwest Lubbock. Notable Rabbis include Rabbi Alexander Kline, who served the community from 1960-1981.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of art history notes, artifacts, correspondence, membership directories, financial material, legal material, newsletters, photographs, printed material, and sermons relating to the religious life, operations such as constructing the new temple in 1985, and religious and service groups associated with the Congregation Shaareth Israel of Lubbock.

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Organization

The collection is organized topically and alphabetically.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Some archival collections may be housed in storage outside of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library building. Requests to retrieve such materials may take up to 10 business days to complete. Please contact our Reference Department to arrange retrieval.

Audio, video, and film recordings may not be immediately accessible due to format, condition, or copyright status. All items must be digitized prior to patron use. Because not all collections materials have been digitized, please contact the Reference Archivist at least 10 days prior to arrival in order to coordinate digitization. Though we can digitize much of our holdings within two weeks, some media may be fragile and require specialized digitization outsourcing, which can take up to three months for completion.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by either the archives or the creators and authors of items in this collection, as stipulated by U.S. copyright law.

Duplication requests are limited by departmental policies. Please contact our Reference Department for further information.

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Hance, Kent, 1942-present
Kline, Alexander S., 1902-1982.
Shine, Henry, 1923-present.
Strauss, Monty.
Winer, Jane.
Subjects (Organizations)
B'Nai B'Rith.
Congregation Shaareth Israel.
Congregation Shaareth Israel Sisterhood.
Lubbock Zionist District.
Temple Shearith Israel.
United Association of Hebrew Congregations.
Subjects (Places)
Dallas (Tex.)
Israel.
Lubbock (Tex.)
Subjects
Artists.
Food-a-Rama.
Jewish art.
Jewish artists.
Jews--History.
Jews--Texas.
Jews--Texas--History.
Judaism.
Rabbis.
Rabbis--Texas--Lubbock.
Religion.
Synagogues.

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Congregation Shaareth Israel Records, 1924-2010, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
2007-0026-B, 2009-0184-B, and 2011-0068-B

Gift, 2007, 2009, and 2011

Processing Information

Processed by: Robert Weaver, 2012

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Bibliography

Weiner, Hollace A. Jewish Stars in Texas: Rabbis and Their Work. Texas A and M Press, 2006.

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Collection Inventory

Artists

Box Folder
1 1 20th century Jewish artists, 20th century
2 Art in Israel: Safed, 1950-1955 and undated
3 Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985
4 Epstein, Jacob, 1881-1954
5 Israels, Joseph, 1821-1911
6 Jewish sculpture, undated
7 Lieberman, Max, 1837 to 1934
8 Lipchitz, Jacques, undated
9 Miscellaneous, 1919-1985
10 Miscellaneous, 1999 and undated
11 Painters of the Ghetto, undated
12 Reiss, Lionel S., 1952 and undated
13 Rubin, Reuven, 1893 to 1963
14 Ryback, Isaachar, 1897 to 1935
15 Schor, Ilya, 1950 to 1965
16 Soyer, Moses, undated
17 Steinhardt, Jacob, 1952 and undated
18 Szyk, Arthur, 1942-1946 and undated

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Correspondence

Box Folder
2 1 Anne Barasch and Marlene Eskin-Rabbi Weisberg, 13 December 1983
2 Congregation Shaareth Israel, 1973 to 2003
3 Kent Hance-Henry Shine with copy of Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty and photograph, 11 June 1979
4 Letters-and from Henry Shine, November 1983 -January 1998
5 Miscellaneous, March 1975 to September 1998
6 Rabbi Stephen E. Weisberg, letters of recommendation and correspondence with Congregation re: Rabbinical placement and Kline retirement, March 1979 to March 1980
7 Re: committees, September 1985-February 1998
8 Re: Congregation membership status of various members, April 1977 to August 2000
9 Sisterhood, 1985 to 2001
10 "Thank You: and "News Letter" from Freids, 26 February 1971
11 Thank you letters-Congregation, 2007 and undated

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Directories

Box Folder
2 12 Congregation Shaareth Israel's Sisterhood Community Directory, 1993 to 1999
13 Congregation Shaareth Israel's Sisterhood Community Directory, 1999-2002 and 2006
14 Mailing labels, undated
15 Membership list, November 1972, August 1983, March 1989 and undated
16 Membership recruitment materials, September 1989
17 National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, 1981 to 1982
18 Religious school registrations, 1978 to 1998

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Financial Material

Box Folder
2 19 Annual budgets, 1978-1981, 1985-1991, 1993, and 1996-1999
20 Arnett Brokerage receipts, September 1987-September 1988
21 Bank deposit slips and records, January 1948 -October 1950
22 Bank receipts and statements, October 1983 -June 1986
23 Bids for new Temple, March 1984 to August 1985
24 Bills, 2002
25 Bronze door, plaque, and item receipts for new Temple, January 1985 -September 1990
26 Building fees, 1977 to 2003
27 Building fund and pledge reports, October 1983 -September 1985
28 Cemetery deeds and records, June 1978 to January 2007 and undated
29 Checks and check stubs, April 1984 to March 1986
30 Congregation Shaareth Israel financial statements, October 1984 -August 1996
31 Deeds, 1934 to 1984
32 Electric, gas, and safe deposit box deposits, October 1942 -March 1949, September 1980, and undated
33 Flood damage receipts, 1987
34 Food-a-Rama, 1977 to 1985
35 Food service documentation for new Temple, March-May 1985
36 Imperial Wood records for new Temple, June 1984 to April 1985
37 Indeco Sales records for new Temple, November 1984 -March 1985
38 Invoices, 1995 to 2003
39 Invoices, receipts, reimbursements, 2001
40 Invoices, receipts, reimbursements, January 2003 -June 2003
41 Invoices, receipts, reimbursements, July 2003 to December 2003
42 Invoices and reimbursements, 2000
43 Israel bonds, charity, etc., September 1986-August 1989
44 Lee Lewis General Contractor Contracts and receipts, May 1984 to November 1987
45 Membership pledge reports, 1967-March 1992 and undated
46 Miscellaneous, January 1953 -December 1980
47 Miscellaneous building contract, June 1984
48 Miscellaneous invoices and receipts, 1987 to 1990
49 Music invoices and receipts, June to September 1988
50 New building construction, miscellaneous receipts, October 1983 -September 1985
51 Operating account receipts, November 2002 -May 2003
52 Printing and mailing receipts, December 1987 -October 1988
53 Property insurance records, July 1987 to November 1988
54 Receipts and reimbursements, 1994 to 2002
55 Religious school donations, 1984 to 1999
56 Sisterhood, Food-a-Rama, and Year Book reports, 1969 to 1996
57 Stock receipts, January 1985 -September 1986
58 Tax receipts, February 1947 and undated
59 Tax records, January 1985 -February 1991
60 Travel receipts, May 1988 to September 1988
61 Utility bills, September 1984-October 1988

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Food-a-Rama

Box Folder
3 1 Food-a-Rama fact sheets and rosters, 1979 to 1983
2 Food, raffle, recipes, 1977 to 1985
3 Packaging, equipment, publicity, 1977 to 1985
4 Purchases, people, policy, countdown, 1977 to 1985

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Legal Material

Box Folder
3 5 Deed of Trust and accompanying material, September 1947-January 1985
6 Land grants, warranty deeds, and financial records for creation of Congregation Shaareth Israel synagogue, September 1941-April 1964
7 National and state congressional licenses, October 1934 -April 1942

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Newsletter

For Congregation Shaareth Israel newsletters, see Oversize Box #1
Box Folder
3 8 Congregation Shearith Israel, Dallas, TX, 24 April 1981
9 Notes, September 1983
10 Notes, October 1983
11 Notes, November 1983
12 Notes, December 1983
13 Notes, February 1984
14 Notes, March 1984
15 Notes, April 1984
16 Notes, May 1984
17 Notes, July 1984
18 Notes, November 1984
19 Notes, December 1984
20 Notes, February 1985
21 Notes, Summer 1985
22 Miscellaneous notes, undated
23 Miscellaneous newsletter materials, undated
24 Receipts, undated

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Newspapers

Box Folder
3 25 Food-a-Rama, 1980 to 1981
26 Obituaries and miscellaneous, 1954 and 2009
27 Rabbi Alexander Kline obituary and rabbinical hirings, August 1 1980 -September 2007
28 Clippings, 1977 to 2002

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Photographs

Box Folder
3 29 Food-a-Rama, 1977 to 1978
30 Group portrait and artifacts, 1924 and undated
31 Sisterhood Hadassah membership tea, 1989 and 1991

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Printed Material

Box Folder
3 32 "A Selection of Archival Material from the Bloom Southwest Jewish Archives", January 1997
33 Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvahs, 2002, 2003, and 2007
34 Beckerman, Carson, and Rosen memorial programs, 1989, 1998, and 2001
35 Board Meeting minutes and Year Book material, 1983 to 1995
36 Board Meeting minutes, 1999 to 2000
37 Calendars, 1990 to 2000
38 Catalogs, 1996-1999 and undated
39 Congregational Bylaws, 1974-1993 and undated
40 Congregational rules handbook, undated
41 Dedication of new building, 1985
42 Food Service and Fire Inspection reports, November 1981 -November 1982 and 2001
43 Fund solicitation, February 1978
44 High Holidays seat reservation announcement and completed forms, 1988 and 2004 -2010
45 Holiday calendar and breaking fast instructions, 1982 to 1983
46 Lubbock Zionist District minutes, 1949 to 1952
47 Membership and new building fund pledge forms, 1983-1984, 1995, and 2004
48 Miscellaneous printed material, 1983-2002 and undated
49 Oneg Shabbat calendars and menus, 1999 to 2001
50 Order of Service, 1982 and 1997
51 Passover Haggadah, 1966 to 1981
52 Personal data sheets for musicians, undated
53 Rabbi Alexander Kline obituary and memorial records, March 1982
54 Rabbinical search materials, 1979 to 1988
55 Record of music, 1983 to 1987
56 Religious school activities and roster, 1990 to 1999
57 Religious service pamphlets, memorial programs, UAHC documents, 1984-1988 and undated
58 Religious school rosters and forms, 1984/85, 1991/92, and undated
59 Service program and related material for consecration of new Temple, 1983 to 1985
60 Sisterhood Biennial Assembly, 1999
61 Sisterhood calendar, invitations, meeting minutes, and miscellaneous materials, 1968-2006 and undated
62 Sisterhood calendars, March 1997 to September 2007
63 Sisterhood general board meeting minutes, 1967 and 1981 -1983
64 Sisterhood installation of officers material, 1977-1993 and undated
Box Folder
4 1 Sisterhood Sabbath, 1961-1990 and undated
2 Sisterhood Year Books, 1958-1980 and undated (incomplete)
3 Sisterhood Year Books, 1958-1961, 1969-1971, and 1973-1981
4 Sisterhood Year Books, 1980 to 1987
5 Sisterhood Year Books, 1987 to 1996
6 Sisterhood Year Books, 1997 to 2002
7 Union of American Hebrew Congregations resolutions, correspondence, and directory, August 1986 -September 1995
8 Yom Kippur Yizkur services, 1988-2007 (incomplete)
9 Yom Kippur programs , 1996, 2004 to 2007, and 2010

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Sermons

Box Folder
4 10 Bar Mitzvah of Mark Lehman, Neil Rosen, and Gary Rosen, November 1977, February 1978, and October 1979
11 Miscellaneous occasions, May 1979 and December 1979

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Newsletter Editions

Box Folder
5 1 Congregation Shaareth Israel Newsletter/Bulletin (Temple Times), January 1960 -May 2005 (incomplete)

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Artifacts

Box Folder
6 1 Brass lamp from original synagogue (26th St and Ave Q), undated
2 Jewish National Fund (donation tin), undated
Box Folder
7 1 "5" (shirt), undated
1 "B'Nai B'rith Hadassah Lubbock, Tex." (shirt), undated

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Miscellaneous

Box Folder
8 1 Original copies of newspapers photocopied above, undated

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