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Ohave Sholom Synagogue

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Ohave Sholom Synagogue Records

Jewish Federation of Greater Rockford

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

Ohave Sholom Sisterhood

Hebrew School

Photographs

Volumes and Objects

Oversize



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Collection Overview

Title: Ohave Sholom Synagogue, 1941-2013

Predominant Dates:1980-2005

ID: RHC/RC/332

Extent: 9.5 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

The collection is divided into eight series: Ohave Sholom Synagogue Records, Jewish Federation of Greater Rockford, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, Ohave Sholom Sisterhood, Hebrew School, Photographs, Volumes and Objects, and Oversize. Series I, dating from 1970 to 2013, contains Board Meeting minutes, Synagogue records and files, newsletters, photographs and library records. While this series mostly consists of administrative and financial materials, it also contains various documents of Jewish significance, such as rituals and holidays. Series II, Jewish Federation of Greater Rockford, consists of Federation records, including Board of Directors minutes, Jewish Community Center materials, and Jewish Community Directories from 1982-2011.

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism materials, contained in Series III, are made up of United Synagogue publications and United Synagogue records and correspondence from 1987 to 2001. Series IV contains Ohave Sholom Sisterhood records from 1962-2009. These include bylaws, meeting minutes and agendas, as well as correspondence and newsletters. The series also consists of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism materials and synagogue activities planned and hosted by the Sisterhood.

Series V, Hebrew School Records, consists of administrative records, Board of Education minutes, and curriculum materials. The series also contains student files and report cards and School Teacher Contracts, but access to these records is restricted.

The Photographs in Series VI include images of the interior and exterior of the synagogue and detailed photos of building furnishings and worship objects taken in 2013. Digital prints of these photos are available for access.

Series VII, volumes and objects, consists of prayer and song books about particular ceremonies and customs. The volumes are arranged by topic. Oversize Materials make up Series VIII, and consists of a calendar, certificate, and posters.

Date Acquired: 06/27/2013. More info below under Accruals.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of materials from the Ohave Sholom Synagogue, Rockford, Illinois, from 1941-2013, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1980-2005.  The materials document the functioning of the synagogue and reflect its spiritual, educational, and social mission. Records dealing with the history of the synagogue prior to the 1970s are few.

Also archived are 211 digital images of the synagogue and the artifacts within it.

Administrative Information

Accruals: Additional materials were donated on July 23, 2013.

Alternate Extent Statement: 211 digital files (418 MB)

Access Restrictions: Access is restricted for Board Meeting Minutes from 2008-2013 and for Hebrew School Student Records.

Use Restrictions: Property rights to the collection are held by the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Technical Access Note: Digital images may be accessed on the computer in the Center’s reading room.

Acquisition Source: Barbara Brown

Acquisition Method: The Ohave Sholom Synagogue Collection was donated to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center by Barbara Brown on June 27, 2013.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I.: Ohave Sholom Synagogue Records],
[Series II.: Jewish Federation of Greater Rockford],
[Series III.: United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism],
[Series IV:: Ohave Sholom Sisterhood],
[Series V.: Hebrew School],
[Series VI.: Photographs],
[Series VII.: Volumes and Objects],
[Series VIII.: Oversize],
[All]

Series I.: Ohave Sholom Synagogue Records
Box 1
Folder 1-2: Bylaws, (1966-2005)
Folder 3-5: Board Meeting Minutes, 1977-1980
Folder 6-21: Board Meeting Minutes, 1982-1997
Box 2
Folder 1-11: Board Meeting Minutes, 1998-2008
Folder 12-14: Board Meeting Minutes, 2011-2013
Access Restriction: RESTRICTED
Folder 15-24: Newsletters, (1986-2013)
Box 3
Folder 1-5: Shofar [newsletter], 1972-1984
Folder 6: Key Control, 1982-1983
Folder 7: National Mailing List, no date
Folder 8: Budget, 1973-1974
Folder 9: Deeds, (1919-1973)
Folder 10: Mortgage Materials, 1994-1999
Folder 11: Liebling Trust, 1999
Folder 12-13: Raffle Dinner Fund Raiser, 1999-2000
Folder 14: Rabbi's Correspondence, 1994-1998
Folder 15: Rabbi Elihu Milder Contract, 1995
Folder 16: Rabbi Elihu Milder Passing Notice, 2010
Folder 17: Sermons and Sermon Materials, 1995-1997
Folder 18: Rabbi Services, 1998, 2008
Folder 19: Installation Materials, 1955, 1968
Folder 20: Cantors, 1999-2002, 2004, 2008
Folder 21: Membership, 1975-1979, 1984-1985, 1986, 1990, 2008, 2010, 2013
Folder 22: Membership Applications, 1996
Folder 23: Membership, Reuben Abraham, no date
Folder 24: Prospective Member Brochures, no date
Folder 25: Membership Campaign Materials, no date
Folder 26-34: Correspondence, 1983-2003
Folder 35: Ohave Sholom Synagogue Brochures, no date
Folder 36: Ohave Sholom Stationery, no date
Box 4
Folder 1-3: Yahrzeits, (2000-2010)
Folder 4: Ohave Sholom Plaques, June 1971
Folder 5: Plaque Photographs (53), 1990
Folder 6: Building Program, no date
Folder 7: Ohave Sholom Leave-taking Ceremony Program, 1971
Folder 8: Building Specifications, 1970
Folder 9: Building Materials for Remodel, 1977-1978
Folder 10: Building Materials, (1985-2006)
Folder 11: Building Inventory, April 1986
Folder 12: Building Dedication Anniversary and new home, 2011, 2013
Folder 13: Ritual: Prayer Cards, no date
Folder 14: Ritual: Circumcision Certificate, 1976
Folder 15: Ritual: Sale of Chametz Contracts, 1965
Folder 16: Ritual: Prayer Book Pages, no date
Folder 17: Ritual: Friday Service and Prayer, no date
Folder 18: Ritual: Conversion, 1982, 1990, 1995
Folder 19: Ritual: Divorce, 1989
Folder 20: Ritual: Cemetery, 1994-1995
Folder 21: Ritual: Funerals, 1967, 1995, 1997
Folder 22: Ritual: Funeral Records, 1974-1978
Folder 23: Ritual: Eulogy, Leon Rosenzweig, December 27, 2012
Folder 24: Ritual: Weddings, 1963, 1974, 1986
Folder 25: Ritual: Marriage Certificates, no date
Folder 26: Ritual: Redemption [ceremony], no date
Folder 27: Ritual: Kosher, 1993, 1995
Folder 28: Ritual: Music, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997
Folder 29: Holidays: Purim Songs, 1942, 1947, 1952, 1955, 1957
Folder 30: Holidays: Passover, 1943, no date
Folder 31: Holidays: Passover, 2005
Folder 32: Holidays: Shabbat, 1958, 1973
Folder 33: Holidays: Rosh Hashanah, 1995
Folder 34: Holidays: Yom Kippur, no date
Folder 35: Holidays: Sukkah, 1996
Folder 36: Holidays: Hanukkah, 1995, 1998
Folder 37: Holidays: Tu B'Shevat [Jewish Arbor Day], 1995
Folder 38: Holidays: Holocaust, 1995
Folder 39: Holidays: Israel Independence Day / Yom Ha'Atzmaut, 1995
Folder 40: Holidays: Yom Hashoah, no date
Folder 41: Holidays: Pesah, 1975, 1995
Folder 42: Holidays: Purim, no date
Folder 43: Holidays: Community Songs, no date
Folder 44: Holidays: Chanukah Song Sheets, 1955, 1963, no date
Folder 45: Adult Education: Passover and Hebrew Course, 1995
Folder 46: Adult Education: Hebrew Course, 1995-1996
Folder 47: Hebrew Reading Course, 1990
Folder 48: Hapftorah Accents [Hebrew Language], no date
Folder 49: Lectures, 1996-1997
Folder 50: Incoming Programs, 2011
Folder 51: Jewish Education, 1996, 1997
Folder 52: Triennial System [Reading the Torah in Three Year Cycles], 1988, 1995, 1997
Folder 53: Hebrew Texts, no date
Folder 54: Torah Material, no date
Folder 55: The Book of Life Calendar and Greeting Books, (1984-2013)
Box 5
Folder 1: Greeting Book Business, ads, 2007
Folder 2: Church Files: Maps of Israel and Jerusalem, 1994
Folder 3: Church Files: Israel and Jerusalem, 1995-1997
Folder 4: Church Files: Nursing Home, 1995
Folder 5: Church Files: Organ Transplants, 1996
Folder 6: Church Files: Chapel Fund Letter, no date
Folder 7: Church Files: Ways to the Means, 2003
Folder 8: Church Files: Jewish Vocational Service, 1973
Folder 9: Church Files: Northern Illinois University Holocaust Remembrance Day Concert, 2006
Folder 10: Church Files: Veteran's Administration, 1972-1973
Folder 11: Organizations: United Jewish Appeal, 1995, 1996
Folder 12: Organizations: Anti-Defamation League, 1996
Folder 13: Organizations: American Zionist Movement Centennial, 1997
Folder 14: Organizations: Clergy Association, 1996
Folder 15: Organizations: Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, 1997
Folder 16: Organizations: Chicago Board of Rabbis, 1996-1997
Folder 17: Organizations: Book and Film Catalogues, 1996, 1997
Folder 18: Organizations: Keshet [Organization, Jewish Parents of Children with Special Needs], 1994, 1995, 1996
Folder 19: Organizations: Holocaust Compensation, 2000, 2001
Folder 20: Organizations: Outside Synagogue Bulletins, 2000
Folder 21: Bessie Blumenthal Library Accession Record, 1973-2000
Volume 1: Bessie Blumenthal Memorial Library Fund, 1974-1998
Folder 22: Photographs: Photographs and negatives (27) (5), no date
Folder 23: Photographs: Photographs (45), 1997
Folder 24: Photographs: Photographs (12), 1993
Folder 25: Photographs: Photographs (42), 1994, 1995
Folder 26: Photographs: Photograph (1), no date
Folder 27: Photographs: Purim Fest Photographs (12), 1990
Series II.: Jewish Federation of Greater Rockford
Box 5
Folder 28: Jewish Federation of Greater Rockford, (1994-2012)
Folder 29: Jewish Federation of Greater Rockford, Board of Directors Materials, 2005, 2006
Folder 30: Jewish Federation Pencil, no date
Folder 31- 32: Rockford Jewish Community Directory, 1982-2011
Folder 33: Jewish Community Center, Rockford, Illinois, 1995
Folder 34: Grace after Meals, no date
Folder 35: Rockford Area Business Community Directory, 1999
Folder 36: Temple Beth-El, 1994-1996
Folder 37: Temple Beth-El Bulletins, 1983, 1984
Series III.: United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
Box 5
Folder 38: United Synagogue- Jewish Living Now, 1996-1997
Folder 39: Torah Sparks, 1996-1997
Box 6
Folder 1-4: United Synagogue, 1994-1997
Folder 5: United Synagogue Youth (Chusy Region), 1995-1996
Folder 6: United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, Midwest Region Mailing List, 1985-2001
Folder 7: United Synagogue Jewish Education Town Hall Meeting, 1987
Series IV:: Ohave Sholom Sisterhood
Box 6
Folder 8-9: Ohave Sholom Sisterhood Bylaws, no date, 1979, 2005
Folder 10: Ohave Sholom Sisterhood Constitution, no date
Folder 11: Ohave Sisterhood Membership Lists, 1995-1998
Folder 12-23: Ohave Sisterhood Minutes, 1968-1991
Folder 24: Ohave Sholom Sisterhood Agendas, (1987-1989)
Folder 25: Ohave Sholom Sisterhood Correspondence, 1987-2002
Folder 26: Ohave Sisterhood Stationery, no date
Folder 27: Ohave Sholom Sisterhood Plans and Protocol, (1990-1993)
Folder 28-36: Ohave Sisterhood Newsletters, 1985-1993
Box 7
Folder 1: Ohave Sisterhood Newsletters, 1994
Folder 2-10: Ohave Sisterhood Newsletters, (1995-2009)
Folder 11: Women's League for Conservative Judaism, 1980, 1983, 1988
Folder 12: Women's League for Conservative Judaism Stationery, no date
Folder 13: Women's League for Conservative Judaism Central Region Conference / Retreat, 2007
Folder 14: Ohave Sisterhood Blintz-Lox and Bagel Brunch, 1984-1989
Folder 15: Sisterhood Card Party, 1984-1994
Folder 16: Sisterhood Card Party, 1999-2000
Folder 17: Ohave Sisterhood Craft Fair, 1886-1987
Folder 18: Ohave Sisterhood Chanukah Dinner, no date, 2005-2010
Folder 19: Ohave Sisterhood Donor Dinner, 1962, 1966, 1981-2012
Folder 20: Donor Dinner Fundraiser, 1995
Folder 21: Raffle Dinner Fundraiser, May 5, 1996
Folder 22: Raffle Dinner Fundraiser, 1997-1998
Folder 23: Ohave Sisterhood Shabbat, (1981-1992)
Folder 24: Ohave Sisterhood Shabbat / Sabbath Services, 1988, 1989, 1995
Folder 25: Synagogue-Temple Annual Picnic, (1997-2008)
Folder 26: Torah Fund Campaign, 2008
Folder 27: Ohave Sisterhood Braille Group, 1974, 1977
Volume 1: Instruction Manual for Braille Transcribing, exercises, 1972
Folder 28: Stencil Sheets, no date
Folder 29: United Synagogue Youth (USY) Youth Program Songster, 1970
Folder 30: Taglit Birthright Israel, 2004
Folder 31: Anti-Defamation League, 2005
Folder 32: The Sisterhood Planner, 2007
Series V.: Hebrew School
Box 8
Folder 1: Administration: Hebrew School, 1984-1985, 1987, 1990-1991
Folder 2: Administration: School Correspondence, 1979-1996
Folder 3: Administration: Education Correspondence, 1995-1996
Folder 4: Administration: School Master Forms, 1986-1987, 1990-1997
Folder 5: Administration: School Materials, 1975, no date
Folder 6: Administration: Education Materials, 1994-1997
Folder 7: Administration: Report Card Samples, 1995
Folder 8: Administration: School Rules and Policies, 1983
Folder 9: Administration: Hebrew School Materials, 1984, 1985, 1988
Folder 10: Administration: Hebrew School Phone Tree, 1983-1984
Folder 11: Boards: Education Board Minutes, 1972-1973
Folder 12: Boards: Education Board Minutes, 1974-1976
Folder 13: Boards: Education Board Minutes, 1981, 1982, 1984
Folder 14: Boards: Religious and Education Committee, 1980
Folder 15: Boards: Education Subcommittee, (1994-1997)
Folder 16: Boards: Religious School Standards, no date
Folder 17: Boards: School Schedules, 1984-1993
Folder 18: Boards: End of School Picnic Post Card (1), 1995
Folder 19: Boards: Bat Mitzvah Program, May 13, 2000
Folder 20: Curriculum: Lesson Plans, Isadore Bernstein, 1973
Folder 21: Curriculum: Hebrew School Handbook, 1984-1986
Folder 22: Curriculum: Hebrew Unit 1, no date
Folder 23: Curriculum: Hebrew Unit 2, no date
Folder 24: Curriculum: Hebrew Chapter 3-4, no date
Folder 25: Curriculum: Hebrew Unit, no date
Folder 26: Curriculum: Hebrew Language, 1984
Folder 27: Curriculum: Test Review for Aleph and Bet Classes, no date
Folder 28: Curriculum: Religious School Music, no date
Folder 29: Curriculum: Voyage of the St. Louis, 2009
Subgroup 1: RESTRICTED
Box 8
Folder 30: Grade and Class Records, 1984-1986
Folder 31: Hebrew School Reports and Report Cards, 1992
Folder 32-99: Student Files (A-W), 1980-1999
Folder 100: School Registration Card Index, 1950-1975
Folder 101: School Registrations, 1986-1988, 1992-1993
Folder 102: School Registration cards, no date
Folder 103: School Registration cards, no date
Folder 104: School Teacher Contracts, 1987, 1993-1994
Box 9
Folder 1: Volumes: Jewish Family Life, 1945
Folder 2: Volumes:  The Jewish Center Songster, 1949
Folder 3: Volumes:  Selihoth, 1952
Folder 4: Volumes:  The Second Soul, 1962
Folder 5: Volumes:  Shabatt Prayer Books (2), 1965
Folder 6: Volumes:  Haggadah for the American Family, 1966
Folder 7: Volumes:  New Prayers for the High Holy Days, 1971
Folder 8: Volumes:  Passover Haggadah, 1989
Folder 9: Volumes:  Megillat Esther, 1991
Folder 10: Volumes:  Book of Ruth and Song of Songs, no date
Series VI.: Photographs
Box 9
Folder 11-25: Photographs of the interior and exterior of the synagogue and detailed photos of building furnishings and worship objects, (150), 2013
Box 10
Folder 1-6: Photographs of the interior and exterior of the synagogue and detailed photos of building furnishings and worship objects, (60), 2013
Series VII.: Volumes and Objects
Box 11
Volume 1: The Rabbi's Bible, Volume 1: Torah, 1966
Volume 2: Sabbath and Festival Prayer Book, 1973
Volume 3: Weekday Prayer Book, 1963
Volume 4: Tishah B'av Eve Service, 1964
Volume 5: Mourner's Prayers, no date
Volume  6: B'Kol Echad, 1999
Volume 7: Prayer Book for Three Festivals, 1985
Volume 8: High Holiday Prayer Book, 1998
Volume 9: Sabbath Service in Song, 1955
Volume 10: Rockford Jewish Commentator, Volume I-IV, October 1939-June 1941
Volume 11: 120 HIAS [Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society ] Stories, 2002
Volume 12: Jewish Book Council Certificate of Merit for the Bessie Blumenthal Memorial Library Ohave Sholom Synagogue, no date
Item 1: Candle
Item 2: Library Stamps
Series VIII.: Oversize
Box 12
Item 1: Jewish Home Calendar 5758/5759, 1998-1999
Item 2: Tree Certificate, no date
Oversize Drawer 32
Folder 9: Ohave Sisterhood Fifty Years of Presidents Poster, 2002
Note: Temporary location
Folder 10-12: Photo Posters (trifold) (3), no date

Browse by Series:

[Series I.: Ohave Sholom Synagogue Records],
[Series II.: Jewish Federation of Greater Rockford],
[Series III.: United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism],
[Series IV:: Ohave Sholom Sisterhood],
[Series V.: Hebrew School],
[Series VI.: Photographs],
[Series VII.: Volumes and Objects],
[Series VIII.: Oversize],
[All]


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