Nathan J. Rosenband letter
Contains one letter, dated August 28, 1856, from Nathan Rosenband, president of Berith Shalome. The letter appears to be a general notice informing the congregation of Berith Shalome that Mr. Elias Jacobs had been hired "for one year to be Chazan (Conductor of Prayers), Shochat (Butcher), and Moel, Circum'r." The duties of the Shochat are given in four main points. This letter was obtained by Henry Aaron (Harry) Alexander, Sr., given to his son Henry Aaron Alexander, Jr., and then given by Judith W. Shanks to Special Collections at the College of Charleston.
- Rosenband, Nathan J. (Person)
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Berith Shalome is the oldest Orthodox synagogue in the South and one of the oldest Ashkenazic congregations in the United States. Founded by Polish and Prussian immigrant Jews in 1854 in Charleston, S.C., the congregation was continually strengthened by waves of Eastern European arrivals who found their way to Charleston throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Internal tensions within the membership led to the establishment of a second Orthodox Shul, Beth Israel Congregation in 1911. Those strains were eased in 1955 by a newly merged Brith Sholom Beth Israel Congregation.
1 folder (1 item) : 1 leaf ; 25 cm.
Materials donated by Judith W. Shanks from the H.A. Alexander papers.
- Inventory of the Nathan J. Rosenband Letter, 1856
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