Ritual Judaica, undated
The papers of Kehilat Shalom illustrates the activities of a conservative traditional group who looked for a more participatory form of service style similar to a havurah (fellowship), where members were active in roles often the preserve of clergy. Minutes, minutes of special meetings as well as correspondence, illustrate the day-to-day workings of this all-volunteer group, and the efforts required to sustain a religious organization committed to a particular stream of Judaism. Through the records, researchers can trace the reactions of members to particular periods of change, usually connected to membership levels and responses to them, from creating a rotating system of attendance to including women in a minyan (quorum). This collection should be combined with the Papers of Gloria Tetewsky (MS 200.28), which holds complementary Kehilat Shalom materials.
Terms of Access and Use
The collection of Congregation Kehilat Shalom, 1977-2002, is open for research. There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this collection.
From the Collection: 1 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes)