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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Dates: 1952 - 2008

Creator:  Temple Beth El (Birmingham, Ala.)

Summary/Abstract:  Temple Beth-El Records, c.1952-2006, consisting of material including bulletins, 1952-1954, 1963, 1964,1972-1973; Congregational minutes, 1958-1965; a Congregational scrapbook, 1984-1986; minutes of the Sisterhood of Temple Beth-El, 1952-2000 (incomplete); Sisterhood scrapbooks, (originals and photocopies), 1954-2006; Sisterhood speeches, 1962-1976; photographs, a plan for the Mikvah, 1946;  miscellaneous documents relating to the Congregational activities; and scrapbooks from the Women's League for Conservative Judaism, Southern Branch, 1954-1992 (incomplete).

Quantity/Physical Description: 5 linear feet

Language(s):  English

Repository:  The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Restrictions on Access:  There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Restrictions on Use:  Copyright restrictions may apply.  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.  Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation:  Box #, Folder #, Mss 315, Temple Beth-El, Birmingham (Ala.) Records, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Separated Material:  Some photos removed to the visual arts collection.

Note:  Large Scrapbooks are laid flat in date order.  Scrapbooks in folders arranged in alphabetical order and by date.

Processed by:  Demece Harvey, February 2015.

Arrangement:  Folders alphabetized; all materials remain in donor order; scrapbooks in order by year.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Temple Beth-El serves the community of Birmingham, Alabama.  Temple Beth-El was incorporated on December 10, 1907, with 40 members.  Rabbi Abraham J. Mesch provided leadership to the congregation for over 30 years.  Temple Beth-El offers a wide range of religious, cultural, social and educational activities.  The majority of this collection are mainly records and scrapbooks from Beth-El Sisterhood, Birmingham, (Ala.).  The Sisterhood is a group of women who offer social, cultural, educational and volunteer service opportunities in their cities.

Scope and Content:  Temple Beth-El Records, c.1952-2006, consisting of 4 linear feet of material including bulletins, 1952-1954, 1963, 1964,1972-1973; Congregational minutes, 1958-1965; a Congregational scrapbook, 1984-1986; minutes of the Sisterhood of Temple Beth-El, 1952-2000 (incomplete); Sisterhood scrapbooks, (originals and photocopies), 1954-2006; Sisterhood speeches, 1962-1976; photographs, a plan for the Mikvah, 1946;  miscellaneous documents relating to the Congregational activities; and scrapbooks from the Women's League for Conservative Judaism, Southern Branch, 1954-1992 (incomplete).


Collection Inventory

Box

File

Description

Date

1

1

Awards

1992 – 2004

 

2

Beth-El Bulletins

1952 – 1954

 

3

Beth-El Bulletins

1962 – 1964, 1969

 

4

Beth-El Bulletins

1972 – 1973, 1983, 1994

 

5

Beth-El Cemetery

No date

 

6

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

1958 – 1965

 

7

Building Plans

1946

 

8

Commemorating the Remodeling

1972 – 1973

 

9

Eighth Annual Conference Report

1954

 

10

Mesch, Rabbi Abraham Joseph Memoriam

1963

 

11

President Board Book, Esther Levine

2000 – 2002

 

12

Reach Out

1971

 

13

Sisterhood Board Meeting Minutes

1952 – 1956

 

14

Sisterhood Board Meeting Minutes

1963 – 1969

 

15

Sisterhood Board Meeting Minutes

1971

 

16

Sisterhood Board Meeting Minutes

1985 - 1992

 

17

Sisterhood Branch Reports, Mary Kimerling

1991 – 1992

 

18

Sisterhood Miscellaneous

1971 – 1972

 

19

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1954

 

20

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1961

 

21

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1962

 

22

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1963

 

23

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1965

 

24

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1966

 

 

 

 

Box

File

Description

Date

2

1

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1968

 

2

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1976 – 1977

 

3

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1976 - 1977

 

4

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1977

 

5

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1986 – 1988

 

6

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1988 – 1991

 

7

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1991 – 1992

 

8

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1992 – 1994

 

9

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1994 – 1996

 

10

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1996 – 1998

 

11

Sisterhood Scrapbook, Southern Branch In Training

1958 – 1965

 

12

Sisterhood Speeches

No date

 

13

Southern Branch

1966 - 1967

 

14

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism

1985

 

15

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, Adult Program

1985

 

16

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, Program Gems

1985

 

17

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, Scrapbook

1968 - 1975

 

18

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, Women’s League Histories

1966 - 1976

 

19

Temple Beth-El Congregation & Sisterhood Membership Directories

1984 - 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Box

File

Description

Date

3

1

Sisterhood Scrapbook, Eighth Annual Conference of the Southeast Branch National Women’s League

1954

 

2

Sisterhood Scrapbook, Press Book

1954 - 1960

 

3

Sisterhood Scrapbook, Southern Branch National Women’s League

1958 - 1960

 

4

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1960 - 1962

 

5

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1962 - 1963

 

 

 

 

Box

File

Description

Date

4

1

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1968 – 1969

 

2

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1968 – 1975

 

3

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1969 – 1970

 

4

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1970 – 1971

 

5

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1971 - 1972

 

6

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1971 – 1973

 

 

 

 

Box

File

Description

Date

5

1

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1974 – 1975

 

2

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1975 – 1976

 

3

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1976 – 1977

4

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1977 – 1978

 

5

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1978 – 1979

 

6

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1979 – 1980

 

7

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1980 – 1982

 

8

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1982 – 1984

 

9

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1984 – 1986

 

10

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1984 – 1986

 

11

Sisterhood Scrapbook

1998 – 1999

 

12

Sisterhood Scrapbook

2000 - 2004

 

13

Sisterhood Scrapbook

2005 - 2006

 

 

 

 

 

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