Temple Adath Israel records, 1920-1992  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Temple Adath Israel (Centralia, Wash.)
Title
Temple Adath Israel records
Dates
1920-1992 (inclusive)
Quantity
.50 cubic foot (1 box) plus 1 sound cassette and 5 vertical files
Collection Number
3165
Summary
Correspondence, speech, ephemera, history and tape recordings of a Jewish Congregation
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
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Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Temple Adath Israel was founded in 1930 in Centralia, Washington. Devid Robinson was an early leader of the congregation.

The congregation was Orthodox until the early 1950s, but as the Jewish population decreased the membership voted to become Reform. The congregation closed in 1992.

Esther Robinson was chair of the 50th Anniversary Celebration. Adath Israel included a B'nai B'rith Lodge, Amunoh Auxiliary no. 131.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 3165-001: Temple Adath Israel records, 1980Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Correspondence, speech, ephemera.

Includes a 5 page history of this Centralia congregation, founded in 1930.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Esther Robinson, 11/12/1980.

Description
Temple Adath Israel records

Accession No. 3165-002: Temple Adath Israel records, 1920-1980Return to Top

1 sound cassette (60 min.)

Scope and Content: Tape recording: side one, ceremony; side two, speeches, 1920-1980.

Side One is a recording of the ceremony for Temple Adath Israel's 50th Anniversary Celebration. On Side Two Selma Schwartz relates a history of the Temple Adath Israel congregation, beginning before the Synagogue was built. She cites many names and tells their individual contributions. She tells of the "Floating Sunday School" for children from Olympia, Elma, Aberdeen, Centralia, and Chehalis. The Sunday School sent Confirmants to Temple de Hirsch in Seattle. Side Two also includes remarks by the President of the Women's Auxiliary. She relates how the Women's Auxiliary "Friendship Club" raised money for an orphanage. She tells about the men's and women's B'nai B'rith chapters which were active until 1945. She describes the effect of the flood of 1931 on the Synagogue.

Digital Content/Other Formats:Listen to the audio recording of this interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Retained by Esther Robinson.

Acquisition Info: Donated by David and Esther Robinson, 9/1/1981.

Description
Temple Adath Israel records

Accession No. 3165-003: Temple Adath Israel records, approximately 1930-1981Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Letter, writing, list clippings.

Letter is from Meta Buttnick concerning David Robinson's life, Sephardim, and the Centralia Tragedy of 1919 (The event is often called the Centralia Massacre by those opposed to the Industrial Workers of the World). List is the guest list for Temple Adath Israel 50th Anniversary Celebration. "Daily Chronicle" article on the 50th Anniversary of the Congregation is the original newsprint; clippings about the 1930 dedication, obituaries are photocopies.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Jerry and Esther Robinson, 7/28/1981.

Description
Temple Adath Israel records

Accession No. 3165-004: Temple Adath Israel records, 1928-1946Return to Top

2 vertical files

Scope and Content: Certificate in recognition of member David Robinson, 1931; certificate honoring Jacob Wolfe Rubenstein's contributions to Great Palestine Orphan Asylum, 1930; certificate from U.S. Treasury Department citing War Finance Program cooperation, 1946; ledger, 1928-1931.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Bill Jolley, 1/1/1991.

Description
Temple Adath Israel records

Accession No. 3165-005: Temple Adath Israel records, 1992Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Newspaper article describing the closure of Congregation Adath Israel in 1991. The lengthy article by Craig Degginger was dated February 1, 1992.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Craig Degginger, 7/1/1992.

Description
Temple Adath Israel records

Accession No. 3165-006: Temple Adath Israel records, approximately 1930-1992Return to Top

.50 cubic foot (1 box)

Scope and Content: Bylaws, fabric Torah table coverings, B'nai B'rith Amunoh Auxiliary #131 banner, plaque.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Harold Schwartz, 3/16/1995.

Description
Temple Adath Israel records

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Charlet, Emil
  • Robinson, Betty
  • Robinson, David
  • Robinson, Jerome Benjamin
  • Rubenstein, Jacob Wolfe
  • Rubenstein, Maurice
  • Tanzer, Joseph
  • Corporate Names :
  • Temple Adath Israel (Centralia, Wash.)--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Buttnick, Meta Bloom, 1913-
    • Degginger, Craig, 1960-
    • Ellenbogen, James (creator)
    • Frankel, Joseph (creator)
    • Schwartz, Selma (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)