Congregation B'nai Abraham, Butler, Pennsylvania records

  • Dates: 1906-1912; 1943-1946; 1956
  • Size: .25 linear ft.
  • Number of Boxes: 1
  • Languages:
    • English
    • German
  • Location: Special Collections Reading Room, Jewish Theological Seminary Library.
  • Restrictions: Reproduction of fragile items is not permitted; consult the archivist about literary rights.
  • Gift Of: Rabbi Walter Boninger, Congregation B'nai Abraham
  • Date: August 9, 1989

G.M.T., 11/04/91

Table of Contents:

A Note on Folder Headings

Individual folders are identified in the following way on the left side of each folder: Name of Collection, box #/folder#, as in Ben Zion Bokser Papers, 4/22. Please use this format in citations and when referring to files for any other reason.

Historical Note

Congregation B'nai Abraham, Butler, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1906. The first ordained rabbi was Rabbi Kahn (probably Seminary graduate Alfred H. Kahn, class of 1915) who was appointed around 1925. The congregation's first new building was dedicated on March 13, 1911.

Collection Description

This small collection consists entirely of photocopies. It includes the minutes of the congregation from July 22, 1906 to April 22, 1912. The earlier entries are largely in German, the later ones in English. Also included are issues of the MANAC News(Marine, Army, Navy, Air Corps), September, 1943 to May, 1946, a newsletter to local servicemen, and the dedication booklet, November, 1956, for the congregation's new building (the last page or pages are missing).

Box List
Box  Folder(s)  Description 
1-3  I. Minutes, July 22, 1906 - April 21, 1912
 4 II. MANAC Newsletter, Sept 1943 - May 1946
 5 III. A Place to Dwell in Forever, Dedication Booklet, November 18, 1956