Finding aid for the Brith Emeth Temple Records

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Brith Emeth Temple
Title: Brith Emeth Temple Records
Dates: 1961-1986
Extent: 2.20 linear feet (3 containers)
Abstract: Brith Emeth Temple was established in 1959 in the Greater Cleveland, Ohio, area. A need for a new Reform congregation was apparent when existing Reform congregations had reached membership capacity. Services were held at various sites until a permanent synagogue was built in 1967 at 27575 Shaker Boulevard in Pepper Pike, Ohio. It was designed by architect Edward Durell Stone. The Parents' and Teachers' Association began meeting in 1959, and oversaw the Religious School, produced a yearly calendar, and hosted annual programs. The Brith Emeth Sisterhood took on traditional programming responsibilities, and was a major fundraiser for the building fund. Brith Emeth disbanded in 1986, principally for financial reasons. Park Synagogue purchased the Shaker Boulevard building and all of Brith Emeth's assets. The collection consists of constitutions and bylaws, minutes, financial documents including ledgers and reports of financial secretaries and treasurers, planning calendars, programming documentation, memorabilia and newspaper clippings. A major strength of the collection is Series II: Brith Emeth Sisterhood, and Series III: Parents' and Teachers' Association records.
MS Number MS 4747
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English