[Yiddish Minutes]

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Handwritten minutes for the Ahavath Sholom Congregation in Fort Worth, Texas. The minutes are written in Yiddish, the native tongue of the members. The document discusses the Sabbath morning services for the congregation.

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109-110 p. ; 33 x 20 cm.

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Levenson, Ben January 12, 1896.

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Handwritten minutes for the Ahavath Sholom Congregation in Fort Worth, Texas. The minutes are written in Yiddish, the native tongue of the members. The document discusses the Sabbath morning services for the congregation.

Physical Description

109-110 p. ; 33 x 20 cm.

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"R
Meeting

Congregation Ahavath Sholom
Fort Worth, Tex.
Jan. 12th 96

The meeting was called to order at 3:30 P.M. by B. Levenson, President.

The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved. The Committee to pay Armstrong’s note reported that the treasurer had paid Armstrong $25 and received a receipt for them. They received an extension for the balance with 10 per cent interest for 4 months. The committee was discharged.

Brother S[am] Kalish had sent in a resignation letter, withdrawing from membership at Congregation Ahavath Sholom. It was ordered to strike his membership according to his wish.

Brother Solshauzen read his resignation as secretary of the Congregation, which was accepted. L[ouis] Shanblum was appointed temporary secretary until the new secretary would be elected.
The secretary was instructed to write postcards regarding the general meeting for the 4th Sunday in the month to inform all members that the election of a new secretary would take place.

It was brought before the meeting that there should be a minyan every Saturday, pursuant to the bylaws reading. The secretary was instructed to write postcards to all members to come to daven on Saturday at the shul.

5.50 Dues collected
1.00 A[be] Mehl for a seat
6.50

.50 Payments for postcards
25.00 To Armstrong
6.00 Order to payment to the Home Building Association
31.50

The meeting concluded.

Ben Levenson."

Additional background regarding this content: The Congregation Ahavath Sholom was founded in 1892 by East European immigrants whose native tongue was Yiddish. During the congregation's first 27 years, the minutes were written in Yiddish. This page, dated Jan 12, 1896, states that Sabbath morning services will be held every Saturday. Weekly reminder postcards will be mailed to congregants.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2010

Rescuing Texas History 2010, presents local history materials from twelve partners: Bell/Whittington Public Library, Cedar Hill Museum of History, Cleveland Historic Society, Cooke County Library, Dallas Firefighters Museum, Dallas Municipal Archives, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, Fort Worth Jewish Archives, Friench Simpson Memorial Library, Harris County Archives, Longview Public Library, McAllen Memorial Public Library, Mesquite Public Library, Midwestern State University, Richardson Public Library, St. Philips College, Texas Woman's University, and the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.

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Levenson, Ben. [Yiddish Minutes], text, January 12, 1896; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117181/: accessed July 28, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Fort Worth Jewish Archives.