Beth Israel Congregation (Ann Arbor, Mich.) records: 1938-2016 (bulk 1956-2016)
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History 1948-2016 [series]

The History series contains data compiled by members of the Beth Israel Congregation from 1948 until 2016. This includes historical data on the congregation, its founders and note-able members including Osias Zwerdling and Thomas Cook. This series also contains data on the congregation's current and previous locations, Building Committee records, certificates, resolutions, social issues, data on the first Jewish cemetery in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the Beth Israel Memorial Garden. This series also contains publications highlighting the congregation's membership, programs, and affiliations throughout the years, as well as images of some of the founding members, building locations, and dedication ceremonies, and other events. Located within this series are color slides of the Ten Commandments in Hebrew as well as a digitized audio recording of Osias Zwerdling discusing the founding/history of the congregation.

 
Founders 1967-1979 , undated [subseries]
 
Osias Zwerdling 1967-1979 , 1948
Box   1  
1967-1977 , 1948
Box   1  
Hadassah (tribute to) 1976
Oversize Folder   1  
Trees for Israel (in memory of) October 1979
Box   10  
Jolly Jingles for the Jewish Child 1947 (1 volume (Includes illustrations,; 20 cm.))
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Beginning of Beth Israel Congregation undated [This recording may be protected by copyright law. Access to this material is restricted to the reading room of the Bentley Historical Library.]

(Digitized audio recording of co-founder Osias Zwerdling discussing the beginning of the Beth Israel Congregation.)

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Box   1  
Image of Founders undated (1 photocopies (Black and white image; 6" x 8" image copied onto 8.5" x 11" paper))
 
Congregation 1967-1992 , undated [subseries]
Box   1  
1973-1981 , undated
Box   1  
Thomas Cook January 1992 , undated
Oversize Folder   4  
Resolution No. 77 Dedication of Synagogue March 21, 1979
Oversize Folder   1  
United Synagogue of America Certificate June 19, 1967
 
Building Sites 1951-1987 , undated [subseries]
Box   1  
1429 Hill Street 1952-1979
Box   1  
2006 Washtenaw Avenue 1962-1964 , undated
Box   1  
2010 Washtenaw Avenue 1964-1979 , undated
Box   1  
Packard Road 1966-1978
Box   1  
2000 Washtenaw Avenue 1977-1987 , undated
Box   1  
Appraisals and Blueprints 1965-1973 , undated
Box   1  
Building Committee Records 1962-1976 , undated
Box   10  
Color Slides-The Ten Commandments August 1981 (15 slides)
(15 color slides depicting a Hebrew engraving of the Ten Commandments (within the sanctuary interior).)
 
Photographs 1951
Oversize Folder   4  
Building Exterior undated
Box   1  
Building Sites 1951 , 1978 , undated
 
Jewish Cemeteries 1982-1983 [subseries]
Box   1  
Beth Israel Cemetery Notes July 1, 1982
 
First Jewish Cemetery (Ann Arbor, Mich.) 1982-1983
Box   1  
State Register September 23, 1982
Box   5  
Photo Album-Dedication of Michigan's First Jewish Cemetery June 12, 1983 (1 volume)