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Jewish Center of Bayside Hills Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-595

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of legal documents, newspaper clippings, photographs and negatives which includes draft copies of the center’s 1953, 1960, 1964 constitution, a 1954 membership roster, newspaper clippings regarding the sale of the building and center ephemera. The photographs and negatives are mainly from the 1950s and encompass the inaugural meeting, the center’s first birthday celebration, a holy service, men’s club meeting, the building dedication ceremony, an election forum, and entertainment events.

Dates

  • 1952-2005

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:

American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011

email: reference@ajhs.org

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The Jewish Center of Bayside Hills was founded in 1952 by young couples settling in the area after WWII. They rented a small storefront on Forty-Eighth Avenue in Bayside Queens, New York. A year later they bought the land and in 1953 expanded to double in size. By 1957 an auditorium was added to the building.

The center included a Hebrew school, a sisterhood and a men’s club. The center was formally affiliated with the U.S. Synagogue of Conservative Judaism in 1962. In 2005, with only 75 members left, they combined with the Jewish Center of Bayside Oaks to become the Jewish Center of Oak Hills.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 half manuscript box)

Abstract

The Jewish Center of Bayside Hills was founded in 1952 by young couples settling in the area after WWII. These records consist of draft constitutions, newspaper clippings, photographs, and negatives. The photographs encompass the inaugural meeting, the building dedication ceremony, an election forum, and entertainment events.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into one series.

Physical Location

Located in AJHS New York, NY

Acquisition Information

Donated by Samuel Engler, 4/30/2013.
Title
Guide to the Records of the Jewish Center of Bayside Hills, Undated, 1952-2005   I-595
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Kristiana Weseloh
Date
© 2017
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States