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Jewish Burial Society of Congregations Anshe Sfard and Chevra Thilim records

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-1057

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence (1961-1963), ledgers, account statements, business records, burial preparation records, bank statements, cancelled checks, check stubs, deposit receipts, and a rubber stamp. The business records include certified copies of the organization's resolutions and the preparation records include the names of the deceased in English and Hebrew as well as the names of the preparers of the bodies.

Dates

  • 1948-1965 (bulk: 1954-1965)

Creator

OFFSITE LOCATION

The collection is stored offsite. Researchers must contact specialcollections@tulane.edu at least two business days (48 business hours) in advance for access to these materials.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

The Jewish Burial Society of Congregations Anshe Sfard and Chevra Thilim performs the Orthodox rituals of preparation for burial in accordance with Jewish law, or Halakhah. Congregation Anshe Sfard is Orthodox whereas Chevra Thilim is considered a Conservative congregation.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by topic as follows: correspondence, ledgers, account statements, business records, burial preparation records, bank statements, cancelled checks, check stubs, deposit receipts, and a rubber stamp and pad. The collection consists of two boxes. The collection is one linear foot.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jacob and Vickie Karno. Date acquired: 07/12/1995.

Title
Jewish Burial Society of Congregations Anshe Sfard and Chevra Thilim records
Author
LAC Group
Date
06/04/2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US