B'nai Israel, mid-1980s
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Congregation B'nai Israel of Toms River, New Jersey, was founded in 1950. The congregation is located in what was once a rural community, and many of its early members were involved in farming and raising chickens. Its membership averaged about 240 throughout the years. Among its other functions, the congregation maintained a Talmud Torah, a youth group, and a ladies auxiliary.
From L to R: Dr. Solomon Soloff,
Also included is a photocopy of a volume of reminiscences, History of Pioneers, Reminiscences and Personal Histories of the Jews of Toms River compiled in 1976 by the Council of Jewish Organizations, Toms River.
The synagogue continues to add contemporary material to the collection. If you would like to see the recent collection additions, please ask the archivist.
|1||1-2||I. Constitutions and By-Laws, 1972; 1978; n.d.|
|3-28||II. Minutes, 1950-1984, n.d.|
|III. Financial Records, 1950s-1980|
|4||Audit reports, 1957-1977|
|5||Bank loan, 1973-1974|
|Volume||Cash disbursement ledger, July 1956 - May 1959|
|7||Employment disbursement records, 1970s-1981|
|8||Miscellaneous financial records, 1958-1982|
|9||Monthly financial statements, Aug 1970 - July 1973|
|10||Pledge records, 1950s-1960s|
|11-12||Tax records, 1970s-1980s|
|IV. Membership Records, 1950s-1970s|
|17||Miscellaneous lists of members, 1976, 1979|
|June 1956 - June 1958|
|September 1957 - March 1960|
|July 1958 - June 1959|
|V. Miscellaneous Files, 1925-1985|
|19||Adult education, 1984-1985; n.d.|
|20-21||Banquets and shows, 1960-1974|
|22||Calendars of events, 1960-1968; n.d.|
|23||Clergy Association of the Greater Tom's River Area, 1878-1979; n.d.|
|25||Congregational and religious school reports, 1960s|
|26||Correspondence, 1974; n.d.|
|27||History of Pioneers, Reminiscences...|
|28||Miscellaneous announcements, newsletters, other printed material, 1960-1984; n.d.|
|29||Passover material, n.d.|
|31||Real estate - legal documents, 1925-1969|
|32||Real estate records, miscellaneous, 1950s-1970s|
|33||Religious school, 1984-85; n.d.|
|34||Sisterhood by-laws, n.d. and annual report, 1984|
|35||Weekly announcements, 1956-1964; n.d.|
|VI. Publications, 1950-1978|
|3||Bulletins, 1959-1961; 1964-1967; 1969-1985|