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Young Israel of Houston programs

Identifier: MS 0791
Finding aid note: Forms part of the Houston Jewish History Archive. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains seven programs featuring the Young Israel Houston anniversary dinner in years ranging from 2004 to 2012. The materials are in good condition, and offer a wealth of information to researchers interested in the historical details of the organization. The programs contain membership lists and honorees, as well as board of director and officer lists, and local advertisements from businesses supporting the group. Though only containing programs from the latter years of the synagogue (founded in 1983) the collection gives rich insight to the Houston Jewish community.


  • Creation: 2004 - 2012

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Young Isreal Houston programs 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

Founded in 1983, the Young Israel of Houston is an Orthodox synagogue located in the heart of southwest Houston, Texas. The main sanctuary, constructed in 1931, is on the National Register of Historic Places, and draws over 150 families led by the Rabbi Yehoshua Wender along with four other active clergy members. The Synagogue hosts a religious school and one of the city's most respected early learning centers, as well as a sizeable library and media center, providing programming to the Houston Jewish community for over 25 years.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

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The Young Israel Houston collection is made up of seven anniversary programs which contain historical details of the Jewish community at different points in time.


The materials are arranged by date in a single series, as follows:

Series I: Anniversary Dinner Programs

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Vicki Samuels Levy donated the materials in May of 2018.

Guide to the Young Israel of Houston programs, 2004-2012
Gabby Parker
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Repository Details

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

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