Jewish funeral rites and ceremonies
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
The collection consists of materials relating to Jewish religious life in Europe from the 1830s to the 1930s. Topics include: marriages, births, divorces, deaths, bar mitzvahs, holidays, the Sabbath, daily customs, ritual slaughter (shehitah), ritual baths, mezuzahs, prayers, rabbis. Items include: marriage contracts, divorce deeds, wedding invitations, birth announcements, bar mitzvah speeches, New Year's cards, correspondence, photographs.
Minutes, 1913-1955. Financial records, 1928-1946. Funeral parlor receipt books, 1913-1952, 1965.
Pinkas (record book) of the hevrah kadisha (burial society), 1910-1953, including minutes, rules, names of officers and deceased society members. Golden book (record of deaths of members). Materials from Soroki relating to relief activities of American landslayt, 1920s-1930s. Memorial book of the Jewish hospital in Soroki, 1922. Materials pertaining to trip of Morris Seltzer to Soroki for distribution of relief funds, 1925. Personal materials, book of memoirs about Soroki by David Seltzer. Correspondence. Anniversary journals. Endowment fund report. Photographs of Soroki, 1920s-1930s. Constitution, First Soroker Bessarabian Ladies Aid Society. Materials pertaining to the Bessarabian Federation of American Jews. Address list of the First Soroker Ladies Aid Society.
The records reflect the Kehillat Haharedim's activities during and after the World War II.
Post War Records: Circulars sent to municipalities in France inquiring about the fate of Jewish children. Responses of the municipalities, written on the returned questionnaires. Correspondence with the OSE. Correspondence with organizations in England and Poland relating to the fate of rescued Jewish children. Correspondence regarding the return of children sheltered in Catholic institutions. Correspondence with the Commission on the Status of Jewish War Orphans, with the Federation de Societes Juives de France, Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine, AJDC, HICEM. Letters from children in children's homes. Lists of children, reports on their condition, on the fate of their parents. Statistical reports on children's homes. Lists of students, programs of studies and financial records from educational institutions in Eragny, Boissy-St. Leger, Tragny.