Henry Benezra papers, 1927-1982  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Benezra, Henry
Title
Henry Benezra papers
Dates
1927-1982 (inclusive)
Quantity
ca. .32 cubic ft
Collection Number
1685, 4608
Summary
Papers reflecting Henry Benezra's efforts as president and as leader of Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation to unite the various Sephardic congregations in Seattle from 1927 through the 1930's.
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
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

President, Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation, Seattle. 1899- . A member of the Rodosto Sephardim, Henry Benezra spent his early life in Istanbul and emigrated from there to New York in 1911. In 1918 he arrived in Seattle, where he was recruited for the Student Army Training Camp at the University of Washington. He studied electrical engineering at the University graduating in 1920. He worked for Western Electric from about 1922 to 1924, installing switching machinery for telephone exchanges in Seattle. During the main part of his career he worked for Puget Sound Power and Light. He worked for Seattle City light several years thereafter. Benezra affiliated with Sephardic Bikur Holim and served several scattered terms as president, beginning in the late 1920s. He introduced English into the congragation's services and business meetings. He was one of the major forces working for amalgamation of the three Sephardic synagogues in Seattle from the late 1920s into the 1950s.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 1685-001: Henry Benezra papers, 1934-1936Return to Top

7 pages.

Scope and Content: Xerox copies of "La Vara" (Sephardic newspaper published in New York), 1934-1936.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Henry Benezra, 1971-08-17

Description
Henry Benezra papers

Accession No. 1685-002: Henry Benezra papers, 1982Return to Top

2.5" linear (5 sound cassettes, 60 min. ea.); transcript: 99 pages.

Scope and Content: Tape recorded interview by H. Droker on Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, 1982; and transcript.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Henry Benezra, 1982-02-01

Description
Henry Benezra papers

Accession No. 1685-003: Henry Benezra papers, 1928-1930Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Photocopied newspapers and clippings, 1925-1930s; photocopied pamphlet 1970.

"Jewish Transcript", 19 Oct. 1928, 13 Nov. 1925, 11 Dec. 1925; fragments from 28 Sept. 1928, 23 Nov. 1928, 7 Dec. 1928; undated clippings.

"La Vara", 1930s clippings, in Ladino and English. 1970 pamphlet explaining Sephardic Sabbath service.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Henry Benezra, 1982-03-01

Description
Henry Benezra papers

Accession No. 4608-001: Henry Benezra papers, 1927-1940Return to Top

1 microfilm reel positive; 1 microfilm reel negative.

Scope and Content: Correspondence, speeches, writings and notes, financial records, newsletter "Progress"; 1927-1940.

These papers reflect Benezra's efforts as president and as leader of Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation to unite the various Sephardic congregations in Seattle from 1927 through the 1930's. He wrote numerous articles promoting his ideas of greater unity.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Loaned for filming by Henry Benezra, 1971-06-18

Description
Henry Benezra papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Corporate Names :
  • Young Hebrews Literary Club
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • La Vara
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Abrahams, Samuel (creator)
    • Benezra, Henry (creator)
    • Benoliel, Stella (creator)
    • Calderon, John (creator)
    • Caston, John (creator)
    • Cordova, Joseph (creator)
    • Franco, Marco (creator)
    • Levy, John Hezekiah (creator)
    • Maslan, Benjamin A., 1901- (creator)
    • Nessim, Simon S (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • California Wine Association (creator)
    • Congregation Ezra Bessaroth (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Henry L. Yesler Estate, Inc (creator)
    • Seattle Sephardic Community (creator)
    • Seattle Talmud Torah Hebrew School (creator)
    • Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Washington (State). Office of the Secretary of State (creator)
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)