Scharhon's Kosher Market records, 1949-1964  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Scharhon's Kosher Market
Scharhon's Kosher Market records
1949-1964 (inclusive)
1 vertical file and 1 oversize vertical file
Collection Number
6056 (Accession No. 6056-001)
Liqour licenses and an advertisement print from Scharhon’s Kosher Market
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Scharhon’s Kosher Market was opened by Morris Bezalel Scharhon after the demand for his home-run kosher butchering service grew. Morris (Moshe) was the Shochet (butcher), but he had his three sons, Azaria, Lazar, and Victor, run the store for him. The shop opened around 1940 at 2117 Jackson St., Seattle, Washington. It was purchased from Mrs. Winograd. During World War II, Azaria and Lazar left Victor and their sisters to run the store while they served overseas. Victor had apprenticed as a printer and ran a printing business from the Market. After the war, Azaria and Lazar came back to work at the Market. Around 1947, they purchased an adjacent building for the printing business.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains records from Scharhon's Kosher Market. Included is 1 passover advertisement, 16 liquor licenses dating from 1949-1964, 1 special permission liquor license transferring the license from Morris L. Scharhon to Lazar Scharhon, and 1 company envelope.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
1 Liquor Licenses
16 Washington State liquor licenses and 1 special permission liquor license.
2 Scharhon Passover Advertisement

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Groceries--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jewish businesspeople--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jewish families--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • License system--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Scharhon's Kosher Market--Archives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Ephemera
  • Records (Documents)
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington), (host institution)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)