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Manuscript Collection No. 542
Touro Synagogue is the sixth oldest synagogue in the U.S., tracing its roots back to 1828. Shanarai-Chasset (Congregation Gates of Mercy) and Nefutzoth Yehudah (Congregation Dispersed of Judah) merged in 1881 and named themselves after the merchant-philanthropist Judah Touro. It later joined the Reform movement in 1891.
Minutes, treasurer's accounts, records of births, marriages and deaths, ketubahs, and pew stubs; together with minute books (1895-1913) of the Women's League.
Terms of Access and Use
The Touro Synagogue (New Orleans, La.) Records are open to all users. The original manuscript collection is available in the Barrows-Loebelson Reading Room of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
Property and Literary Rights
The Touro Synagogue (New Orleans, La.), by the act of donating the Touro Synagogue (New Orleans, La.) Records to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by the Touro Synagogue (New Orleans, La.). Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of materials.
Questions concerning rights should be addressed to the Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives. For more information see the American Jewish Archives copyright information webpage.
This collection includes oversized materials, located in X-361 and X-362.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Touro Synagogue (New Orleans, La.) Records and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-542. Touro Synagogue (New Orleans, La.) Records. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Touro Synagogue (New Orleans, La.) Records were received from the Touro Synagogue, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Processed by American Jewish Archives staff.
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the AJA's online catalog.
Touro Synagogue (New Orleans, La.)
Jewish women -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Societies and clubs
Jews -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
Genres and Forms
Marriage records -- Louisiana -- New Orleans