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Rabbi Horwitz Congregation Beth Jacob (Galveston) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 987
Finding aid note: Forms part of the Houston Jewish History Archive. Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center in small manuscript collections.

Content Description

One folder containing a Congregation Beth Jacob new building dedication book and a 40th anniversary book document some of the history of the congregation from 1963 to 1971.

Dates

  • 1963 - 1971

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 Rabbi Horwitz Congregation Beth Jacob (Galveston) 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

Congregation Beth Jacob is a Conservative Jewish synagogue located in Galveston, Texas. Founded in 1931, the congregation was made up of two groups of Orthodox Jews (one from the Russian tradition, the other from an Austro-Hungarian background) which came together in an effort to unite the community. Led by the Rabbi Louis Feigon, the members raised funds to build a new synagogue on the site of the old Hebrew Orthodox Benevolent Association. In the 1960s, the congregation expanded, building a new wing that included a 242-seat sanctuary, a large social hall, a library and more school rooms for the expanded Sunday, Hebrew and Hebrew high schools. In the 1970s the congregation joined the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.

Extent

.10 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

A Congregation Beth Jacob new building dedication book and a 40th anniversary book document some of the history of the congregation from 1963 to 1971.

Arrangement

The materials in this collection have been arranged on one series as follows: Series I: General

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Rabbi Danny Horwitz donated the materials in August 2021.
Title
Guide to the Rabbi Horwitz Congregation Beth Jacob (Galveston) Collection, 1963-1971
Status
Completed
Author
Traci Patterson
Date
2021-08-31
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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