- Beth Elohim Hebrew Congregation (New York, N.Y.)
- Call number
- Sc MG 573
- Physical description
- .42 linear feet (1 box)
- Preferred Citation
- [Item], Beth Elohim Hebrew Congregation records, Sc MG 573, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library
- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Beth Elohim Hebrew Congregation is a Black Jewish congregation in New York City. It was founded in 1983 by Chief Rabbi Levi Ben Levy, Rabbi Sholomo Ben Levy, and the Levy family. Religious instruction is provided by a Sabbath School for Children and by Cushi Talmud Torah Hebrew School for Adults and Children. The synagogue is located in St. Albans, Queens in New York City. The Beth Elohim Hebrew Congregation records include: the certificate of incorporation; minutes of executive board meetings (1987-1993); correspondence with members, other congregations, and U.S. officials regarding involvement in the Gulf War of 1990-1991; and a file on the synagogue's Talmud Torah Hebrew School. There are files pertaining to the Ethiopian Hebrew organization known as the International Israelite Board of Rabbis, and copies of their newsletter, "Ha-Kol" (1989-1995), as well as the 1989 yearbook of the Israelite Rabbinical Academy, also based at the synagogue. News clippings about this congregation and other Ethiopian Hebrew congregations are included in the collection (1973-1993).
Source of acquisition
Donated by Rabbi Sholomo Ben Levy, President, in conjunction with Zakor: The Israelite History and Archives Project in 1995.
Compiled by Chandra Buie, 1996. Finding aid edited and adapted to digital form by Kay Menick in 2016.
Photographs transferred to Photographs and Prints Division. Audiocassettes transferred to the Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division.
- International Israelite Board of Rabbis (New York, N.Y.)
- Israelite Rabbinical Academy (New York, N.Y.)
- African American Jews -- New York (N.Y.)
- African American Sunday schools -- New York (N.Y.)
- African Americans -- Education -- New York (N.Y.)
- African Americans -- Relations with Jews
- African Americans -- Religion
- Jewish religious schools -- New York (N.Y.)
- Jewish way of life
- Jews -- New York (N.Y.)
- Judaism -- 20th century
- Judaism -- Customs and practices
Using the collection
LocationSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801
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