Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation records, 1882-2006  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation (Mercer Island, Wash.)
Title
Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation records
Dates
1882-2006 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.14 cubic feet (5 boxes)
6 vertical files
Collection Number
2102
Summary
Seattle Conservative synogogue
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

No restrictions on access.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation of Seattle, originally called Herzl’s congregation, was named after Theodore Herzl (1860-1904), founder of the World Zionist Organization. It incorporated on September 16, 1906. Until 1970, the congregation was located in Seattle's Central Area. Originally an Orthodox Sephardic synagogue, Herzl voted to modernize in 1929, joining the middle of Judaism's three major branches -- Orthodox, Conservative, and Reformed. In the late 1960s, the congregation decided to move to Mercer Island, in Lake Washington, and to merge with the Ner Tamid Conservative congregation. In the early twenty-first century, Herzl-Ner Tamid is the largest and oldest Conservative congregation in Seattle, and conducts traditional services with modern adaptations. (HistoryLink.org).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Bulletins, programs, ephemera, correspondence, financial records, yearbooks, and other materials.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 2102-001: Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation records, 1970-1971Return to Top

.03 cubic foot (1 vertical file)

Scope and Content: Bulletins and other printed ephemera.

Bulletin first called Herzl-gram, later called Ha-Kol.

Restrictions on Access: No restrictions on access.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, 3/6/1973.

Accession No. 2102-002: Herzl Conservative Congregation synagogue bulletins, 1948-1950Return to Top

.03 cubic foot (1 vertical file)

Scope and Content: Herzlgrams (synagogue bulletins).

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Muriel Brill and Kay Pomerantz, 11/7/78.

Accession No. 2102-003: Herzl Conservative Congregation records, 1947-1957Return to Top

.21 cubic foot (1 box)

Scope and Content: Herzlgrams, Sept. 1947-May 1957; confirmation programs, 1953 and 1954; ephemera.

Herzlgrams fairly complete run from Sept. 1947 - Oct. 1954.

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 Florence Maslan, 1/1/1975.

Accession No. 2102-004: Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation records, 1882-1981Return to Top

.42 cubic foot (1 box)

Scope and Content: Historical materials, correspondence, financial records, marriage and birth certificates, lists, by-laws, yearbooks, programs, ephemera, ca. 1930-1970.

Includes papers of Lewis Weiner while president (1973-75) and executive director (1979-81), materials for 75th Anniversary in 1981, and a 1882 Ketuba (marriage contract).

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Lewis Weiner, 5/26/1982.

Accession No. 2102-005: Herzl Conservative Congregation records, 1963Return to Top

0.03 cubic foot (1 vertical file)

Scope and Content: Notes for speaker introducing Rabbi Corson, undated, and one piece of ephemera, 1963.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Sol Sharin, 2/25/1988.

Accession No. 2102-006: Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation records, 1960-1981Return to Top

0.03 cubic foot (1 vertical file)

Scope and Content: Historical features, organizational features, reminiscence.

Includes program from the consecration of the New synagogue in 1971 which gives short histories of Herzl and of Ner Tamid. Organizational features are committee lists and other organizational lists dating from both before and after the 1970 merger of Herzl and Ner Tamid.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated 1/1/1990.

Accession No. 2102-007: Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation records, 1931-1966Return to Top

0.03 cubic foot (1 vertical file)

Scope and Content: Letter (1931); newsletter "Herzlgram" (4/29/66 and 5/13/66).

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, 5/1/1994.

Accession No. 2102-008: Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation records, 1935-2006Return to Top

1 cubic foot (1 box, plus 1 vertical file)

Scope and Content: Issues of the newsletters Herzlgram (later titled Ha-Kol), 1943-2004; congregational correspondence, programs, publications, mailers, and ephemera; prepatory materials for 100th anniversary tribute (source documents) as well as 100th Anniversary Commemorative Tribute Book: Faces of Hezl-Ner Tamid and DVD Celebrating our Past, Building our Future.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Donations from Sid Weiner, 2003; Charles Brenner, 2005; Lana Finegold, 2006; Ruth Frankel, 2006; and Meta Buttnick, 2007.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1 2102-008
Statement of Assets and Liabilities
1964
1 2102-008
Mailers, programs
1935, 1955-1969, 2001-2002
1 2102-008
Publications for congregation
undated
1 2102-008
Congregational vroshures, tickets, fundraising and membership subscriptions
undated
1 2102-008
Brochure for new synagogue
undated
1 2102-008
Herzl yearbooks, memorial books
1950, 1953, 1955, 1960, 1963, 1965, 1983, 1995
1 2102-008
Herzlgram
1943-1947
1 2102-008
Herzlgram
1950-1953
1 2102-008
Herzlgram
1954-1956
1 2102-008
Herzlgram
1957-1959
1 2102-008
Herzlgram
1960-1962
1 2102-008
Herzlgram
1963-1965
1 2102-008
Herzlgram
1966-1970
1 2102-008
Herzlgram/Ha-Kol
1977, 1980-1986, 2005
1 2102-008
HaKol
2001
1 2102-008
HaKol
2002
1 2102-008
HaKol
2003
1 2102-008
HaKol
2004
1 2102-008
The First Hundred Years , timeline, source documents and correspondence
1 2102-008
100th Anniversary Book: Faces of Herzl-Ner Tamid
2006
1 2102-008
100th Anniversary DVD
2006
Merger documents
1970

Accession No. 2102-009: Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation records, 1986-2005Return to Top

.54 cubic feet (2 boxes) (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Issues of Ha Kol newsletter and some other congregation mailings.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Acquisition Info: Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1 2102-009
Ha Kol Newsletter
1986-1988, 1991-1992
2 2102-009
Ha Kol Newsletter
1993-1995, 1997-2002, 2004
2 2102-009
Other Mailing
2000-2005

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Conservative Judaism--Washington (State)--Mercer Island
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Corson, Maurice
  • Thomas, Peter
  • Corporate Names :
  • Herzl Conservative Congregation (Seattle, Wash.)--Archives
  • Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation (Mercer Island, Wash.)--Archives
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Ha-Kol
  • Herzl-gram
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Berch, Tillie (creator)
    • Weiner, Lewis (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)