Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (Charleston, S.C.)
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Collection sonsists of typed copies of various materials relating to the history of the Jews in Barbados including: a list of taxes charged to Jewish inhabitants (1679), extracts from the minute books of Congregation Nidhe Israel, and an index of names and ages from the census of Barbados taken in 1715. Also includes 10 photos (primarily of the synagogue) and an article about the tombstone inscriptions in the cemetary from Algemeiner Journal (1995).
This collection contains a letter (undated, but of the year 1790), signed by Philip Hart and Jacob Cohen, officers of the Congregation, congratulating George Washington on assuming the office of President of the U.S. The letter was probably sent to Cong. Shearith Israel in New York in an effort to submit a joint communication on behalf of the six Jewish congregations in the United States at the time, but it was not the one eventually presented to Washington.
Collection primarily consists of labels and stamps from various political or religious Jewish organizations. Additional material includes two Judaica catalogs, correspondence, pamphlets, and stock certificates. Of interest is a map showing places of Jewish interest, circa. 1900. Six stamps portray the work of Arthur Szyk.