A Finding Aid to the
ACCESS AND PROVENANCE
The KINGSTON, JAMAICA-- UNITED CONGREGATION OF ISRAELITES RECORDS were presented to the American Jewish Archives by Ernest S. de Souza in periodic donations since 1987.
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The United Congregation of Israelites, Kingston, Jamaica formed in 1921 as a result of a merger between the Amalgamated Synagogue and the Ashkenazi Synagogue. The Amalgamated Synagogue itself was a result of a 1882 merger of two Sephardic synagogues after both buildings were destroyed in a fires. The new congregation became known as the United Congregation of the Israelites or Synagogue Shaare Shalom.
The new United Congregation agreed to maintain Sephardi ritual with a few exceptions. Services remain semi-Reform, semi-Conservative in style. Ministers have included: Nathanial Jacobs (1927-1935), Henry Silverman (1935-65), Bernard Hooker (1965-1967) and Ernest de Souza (1968-).
AJA Related Collections:
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- Hebrew Union College Records. MSS No. 5.
- Kingston, Jamaica. Picture Collection.
- Kingston, Jamaica. "Program for the laying of the Foundation Stone of the Amalgated Israelites" and "Services on the Occasion of the Centenary of Sir Moses Montefiore." SC-13477.
The KINGSTON, JAMAICA- UNITED CONGREGATION OF ISRAELITES consists of synagogue records including annual reports, correspondence, programs, registers and other documents. The collection is arranged in one alphabetical series which consists
three Hollinger boxes. Most of the material is filed under the generic heading
"Correspondence, Programs and Documents."
BOX AND FOLDER LIST topBox Folder ContentsSERIES A. UNITED CONGREGATION OF ISRAELITES. 1884-1999. 1 1 Annual Reports. 1952; 1958-1970. 2 Annual Reports. 1971-1998. 3 Correspondence, Programs and Documents. 1948-1969. 4 Correspondence, Programs and Documents. 1970-1979. 5 Correspondence, Programs and Documents. 1980-1983. 6 Correspondence, Programs and Documents. 1984-1987. 2 1 Correspondence, Programs and Documents. N.d. 2 Correspondence, Programs and Documents. 1990-1991. 3 Correspondence, Programs and Documents. 1994-1995. 4 Correspondence, Programs and Documents. 1995-1997. 3 1 Correspondence, Programs and Documents. 1998-1999. 2 Prayerbooks. 1931:1931;1944. 3 Prayerbooks. 1963;1969. 4 Prayerbooks. 1982. 5 Registry. Births and Deaths. 1884-1990. 6 Registry. Marriage. 1911-1993. top
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