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Meyerland Minyan collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 790
Finding aid note: Forms part of the Houston Jewish History Archive. Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains five programs from different years featuring the Meyerland Minyans Anniversary Gala. The materials are in good condition and range in date from 2007 to 2014. Researchers interested in the Meyerland Minyans or larger Houston Jewish community would find a this collection most informative. Each program lists members and honorees, day-to-day details such as candle-lighting times and the Jewish yearly calendar, as well as local business advertisements. The collection is limited only in the number of programs, since the Minyan was founded in 2001 and the collection only contains five of the possible eighteen anniversary programs.

Dates

  • 2007 - 2014

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research. Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Meyerland Minyan collection must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

The Woodson Research Center use policy is that researchers assume sole responsibility for any infringement of privacy, literary rights, copyrights, or other rights arising from their use of the archival materials. In addition to any restrictions placed by donors, certain kinds of archival materials are restricted for the life of the creator plus 50 years. These materials include, but are not limited to, student grades, transcripts, and any job applications or recommendations.

Biographical / Historical

Located in the center of the Houston Jewish community in Meyerland neighborhood, Meyerland Minyan is an Orthodox outreach congregation. According to its website, the Minyan’s mission includes “promoting Torah values, a sense of community and genuine Ahavat Yisrael, and support for the State of Israel among its members and throughout the city.” The congregation offers “a wide assortment of dynamic educational opportunities and programs for people of all ages and all backgrounds.”

One of the things that makes Meyerland Minyan unique is its Eruv, defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “an urban area enclosed by a wire boundary which symbolically extends the private domain of Jewish households into public areas, permitting activities within it that are normally forbidden in public on the Sabbath.” The Meyerland Minyan’s site explains that its Eruv “gives physical and spiritual expression to the concept of building a communal home.”

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The Meyerland Minyan collection is made up of five anniversary programs which contain historical details of the Minyan community at different points in time.

Arrangement

The materials are arranged by date, within one series as follows:

Series I: Anniversary Gala Programs

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Vicki Samuels Levy donated the materials in May of 2018.
Title
Guide to the Meyerland Minyan collection, 2007-2014
Status
Completed
Author
Gabby Parker
Date
2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Contact:
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA