FLATBUSH JEWISH CENTER, BROOKLYN, NY, Newsletters

MCS, 6/30/94; rev., JM


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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

The Flatbush Jewish Center, Brooklyn, New York, was founded in 1921. Its rabbi of many years was Abraham M. Heller, a 1924 graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary. The Center merged with the Shaare Torah Jewish Center during the 1980s.


Collection Description

This collection consists solely of newsletters of the Flatbush Jewish Center, 1925-1988. These are complete for stretches of years, but do include gaps. There are sixteen bound volumes - the later ones are spiral bound - and a group that are unbound.

The newsletter began publication in 1925, and came out weekly or bi-weekly. It was variously called The Centre News, the Flatbush Jewish Center News, and the Bulletin of the Flatbush and Shaare Torah Jewish Center,Congregation Ahavath Achim.

These newsletters, as is generally the case with synagogue bulletins and newsletters, contain information documenting the lives of the synagogue and its congregants. Included are announcements of times of services and sermon topics, announcements of lectures and holiday events, news about congregants, and information about the sisterhood, Hebrew school, and other groups. During times of war and other emergencies there are news items and other pieces about current events. Advertisements from local businesses provide a sense of the larger community.


Box List

Box  Folder(s)  Description
  I. The Centre News, 1925-1962
   
  Numbered Volumes
1 I-VIII  Jan 14, 1925 - June 15, 1933
 IX-XII Sept 15, 1932 - June 26, 1936
 XIII-XIV Sept 4, 1936 - June 10, 1938
 XV-XVI Sept 2, 1938 - June 21, 1940
 XVII-XVIII   Sept 6, 1940 - June 19, 1942
 IX-XX Sept 4, 1942 - June 30, 1944
   
  Unnumbered Voumes:
  Sept 9, 1949 - June 29, 1951
  Sept 7, 1951 - June 26, 1953
  Sept 4, 1953 - June 18, 1954
  Sept 3, 1954 - June 24, 1955
  Sept 2, 1955 - June 29, 1956
  Sept 1, 1956 - June 28, 1957
  Sept 6, 1957 - June 13, 1958
  Sept 5, 1958 - June 26, 1959
  Sept 4, 1959 - June 24, 1960
  Sept 1, 1961 - June 29, 1962
   
  II. The Flatbush Jewish Center News
1   1 Nov 21, 1975
   
  III. The Bulletin of the Flatbush and Shaare Torah Jewish Center, Congregation Ahavath Achim
1 1 Sept 12, 1986 - May 20, 1988