Finding aid for the Warrensville Center Synagogue Records

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Warrensville Center Synagogue
Title: Warrensville Center Synagogue Records
Dates: 1925-1990
Extent: 3.30 linear feet (6 containers)
Abstract: The Warrensville Center Synagogue, an Orthodox Jewish congregation in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, was established in 1959 as a result of a merger between three smaller synagogues, the Tetiever Ahavath Achim Anshe Sfard Congregation, the Kinsman Jewish Center, and Congregation Nvai Zedek. In 1970, Sherith Jacob Israel, the Eddy Road Jewish Center-Memorial Synagogue joined Warrensville Center. This congregation was itself a merger of Sherith Jacob and Sherith Israel of Mount Pleasant congregations. In 1972, Shaker-Lee Congregation was absorbed by the Warrensville Center Synagogue. Shaker-Lee Congregation was the result of a previous merger of Ohel Jacob, Ohel Yavne, and Tifereth Israel (not to be confused with The Temple-Tifereth Israel, a Reform congregation) congregations. The collection consists of organizational documents, membership lists, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and program brochures. Included is the card file (1950-1989) of funerals of congregants maintained by Rabbi Jacob Muskin, leader of the Kinsman Jewish Center (1950-1959) and the Warrensville Center Synagogue (1959-1990). Also included is the Warrensville Center Synagogue membership card file (1959), arranged alphabetically by family name and coded to indicate the members' original congregational affiliation.
MS Number MS 4758
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English