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Ritual Judaica, undated

 Series
Identifier: III
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.

Dates

  • undated

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.

Extent

From the Collection: 1 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes)

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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