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Reconstructionist Foundation Materials, 1973-1992

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: I

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The papers of Elliot Shapiro, member and president of Temple Sinai offer an understanding of congregation during the decades of the 1960s through the 1990s, complementing materials already lodged in MS 150.5.

Series I includes materials relating to board functions as reflected through board minutes as well as budget information that track synagogue finances. It includes an undated constitution and a variety of papers held by Elliot Shapiro in his capacity as president. Series II holds congregational anniversary materials and a copy of a scrapbook compiled for Rabbi Nathan Gaynor that includes correspondence from Ira Eisenstein, a leader of the Reconstructionist movement. Series III holds a variety of materials relating to liturgy and ritual of the temple as compiled by Rabbi Herzog and discussed within a spiritual and liturgy committee. A number of photographs of board members and presidents as well as school materials are also housed within this series.


  • 1973-1992


Terms of Access

The personal papers of Elliot Shapiro, 1962-2007 (bulk 1973-1989) are open for research. There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this collection.


From the Collection: 1 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box, 1 half manuscript box)

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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