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Dates:  1933-1939

Creator:  Congregation Yeshurun (Savannah, Ga.)

Summary/Abstract:  Congregation Yeshurun was established in the early 1930s by a group of Jews interested in creating a new Conservative congregation in the city of Savannah. The records contain constitution and by-laws, membership information, correspondence, minutes, and programs.

Quantity/Physical Description: .4 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 383, Congregation Yeshurun Records, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Custodial History:  The Congregation Yeshurun Records are part of the Savannah Jewish Archives which were transferred from the Georgia Historical Society to the Breman Museum in 2015.

Processed by:  V.J. Frey, 2001 and Jeremy Katz, 2017.

Arrangement:  The Congregation Yeshurun Records are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each file.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Congregation Yeshurun was established in the early 1930s by a group of Jews interested in creating a new Conservative congregation in the city of Savannah.  Housed at Lawton Memorial Hall on Bull Street, Congregation endeavors included Sabbath services, a weekly religious school, a bi-weekly Hebrew school, the Yeshurun Sisterhood, and the Yeshurun Mens League.  Regular services were suspended in 1934 due to “grave financial problems” and Yeshurun Congregation later dissolved.  In 1945, Savannah’s Congregation Agudath Achim, which was incorporated in 1903 as an Orthodox congregation, joined the United Synagogue as a Conservative congregation.

Scope and Content:  Researchers examining the Congregation Yeshurun Records will gain insight into an orthodox congregation in Savannah, Georgia. The records are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each file.

Subject Terms

Congregation Yeshurun (Savannah, Ga.)

Conservative Judaism.

Jews--Georgia--Savannah.

Synagogues--Organization and administration.

Letters (correspondence)

Membership lists.

Minutes.

Programs.       

Collection Inventory

Box

File

Description

Date

 

1

1

Constitution and By-laws

Undated

 

2

Correspondence and minutes

1933-1939, Undated

 

3

Dance and Exhibit Programs, Yeshurun Sisterhood

1933-1934

 

4

Membership and mailing lists

Undated

 

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