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  • [Association documents] -- October 29, 1871
    Sinai Congregation, Board of Directors Minutes

    Report of the Committee on Place of Worship stating that a certain Jno. H. Ross had rented Standard Hall, but the Board of Directors of the hall reserved the right for the use of the Sinai Congregation.

    Moved and carried, that the committee shall take further charge of the matter and see that the privilege be reserved for the congregation in the lease, and that a pulpit be provided.

    Moved and carried to appoint a committee to see that a melodeon be temporarily procured for our worships and that the choir and leader be notified to attend the worship as usual.

    Report of the Committee on Place of Worship stating that a certain Jno. H. Ross had rented Standard Hall, but the Board of Directors of the hall reserved the right ...

    Jewish
    III C, I B 4, V B
  • [Association documents] -- July 28, 1872
    Sinai Congregation, Board of Directors Minutes

    .....the report of the Committee on Funeral Regulations (was) acted upon, section by section. Report was then read and adopted as follows:

    1. In the event of death of a member of this congregation, it shall be the duty of the family of the deceased, or one of their relatives, to inform as soon as possible the president or vice-president of the congregation, or any member of the Committee on Funerals, of such an event, and the person receiving such information shall without delay inform the Committee on Funerals of such death, and shall notify the minister, and through the Sexton the members of the congregation to attend the funeral.

    2. It shall be the duty of one or more of the Committee on Funerals to repair at once to the house of mourning, and offer their services for the arrangements necessary to perform the funeral services.

    3. Although, it is no part of the duties of the congregation to furnish 2carriages, it shall be left to the discretion of the Committee on Funerals to furnish in exceptional cases not exceeding three (3) carriages, for the accomodation of the funeral Committee and such members as desire to attend the funeral, at the expense of the congregation.

    4. The Funeral Committee shall also see to it that the sexton notifies those members living nearest to the house of mourning to attend the customary evening prayers for the three evenings following the day of the funeral.

    5. Not less than two members of the Committee on Funerals shall attend funerals in person.

    .....the report of the Committee on Funeral Regulations (was) acted upon, section by section. Report was then read and adopted as follows: 1. In the event of death of a ...

    Jewish
    I B 4
  • [Association documents] -- August 18, 1872
    Sinai Congregation, Special Meeting, Minutes

    It was moved and seconded to instruct the Committee to consider to strike out Section 1 of Article 15 of our Constitution referring to the Biblical Sabbath.

    It was moved and seconded to instruct the Committee to consider to strike out Section 1 of Article 15 of our Constitution referring to the Biblical Sabbath.

    Jewish
    I B 4
  • [Association documents] -- September 01, 1872
    Sinai Congregation, Special Meeting, Minutes

    .....the Committee (of the whole) voted on the question to instruct the Committee on Revision of the Constitution and By-Laws to recommend to the next General Meeting to strike out in our Constitution in Section 1 of Article 15, the word Biblical, and .....sixteen voted for the motion an twenty-six against it.....

    The following Resolution was then unanimously passed: Whereas the proposed change in our Constitution regarding the observance of the Sabbath is not agreeable to many members therefore -

    Be It Resolved:

    1. That a better attendance at our public worship is henceforth expected, and thereby an interest and progress in Religion attained, whosoever advocated Saturday shall show it by example, and he who advocates Sunday shall not stay away, as an attendance will bring about mutual understanding and harmonious actions cherished by all.

    2

    2. It is conceded on all sides that the light participation in our public worship is a detriment and reproach upon the congregation and Judaism, and that either one change or another must follow, therefore if public worship on Saturday is upheld by the members, the question of a change will rest, yet otherwise it will soon come up again as a natural consequence.

    3. For the purpose of affording an apportunity to the youth to hear sometimes a word of religion, this congregation will as soon as possible arrange for a periodical Sunday service or lecture, and the members use their influence upon the youth to have them attend the same.

    .....the Committee (of the whole) voted on the question to instruct the Committee on Revision of the Constitution and By-Laws to recommend to the next General Meeting to strike out ...

    Jewish
    I B 4, III B 3 b
  • [Association documents] -- September 24, 1877
    Sinai Congregation, Board of Directors Minutes

    The president (G. Snydacker) was requested to confer with Mr. Folk in reference to the non-efficiency of his choir and to express to him the disapprobation of the board of the efforts of the choir on Rosh Hoshonah and Iom Kippurim last.

    The president (G. Snydacker) was requested to confer with Mr. Folk in reference to the non-efficiency of his choir and to express to him the disapprobation of the board of ...

    Jewish
    I B 4, III B 3 b
  • Jewish Advance -- June 14, 1878
    [Confirmation Services in Reform Synagogues]

    Reverend Leibman Adler of Kehilath Anshe Mayriv has confirmed eight children--two girls and six boys. Reverend Doctor B. Felsenthal of Zion Congregation has confirmed ten children--five girls and five boys. Reverend Doctor K. Kohler of Chicago Sinai Congregation has confirmed fifteen children--nine girls and six boys. Reverend A. Norden of the North Side Congregation has confirmed eleven children--four girls and seven boys.

    No confirmation service was held at the synagogue of Congregation Bnai Sholom.

    Reverend Leibman Adler of Kehilath Anshe Mayriv has confirmed eight children--two girls and six boys. Reverend Doctor B. Felsenthal of Zion Congregation has confirmed ten children--five girls and five boys. ...

    Jewish
    I B 4, III C, IV
  • Jewish Advance -- June 21, 1878
    Confirmation (Editorial)

    One of the greatest triumphs of Reform [Judaism] is the introduction of the ceremony of confirmation on the Feast of Shavuoth. It is a triumph over the materialistic tendencies of the age inasmuch as it brings to the synagogue a number of worshippers who would ordinarily spend the day worshipping the Golden Calf--or Mammon.

    The ceremony of Bar Mizvah [ceremony of confirmation when a Jewish boy is thirteen years old], which is still maintained by Orthodox Israelites, is devoid of significance. The boy who has attained his thirteenth year is called up to the Torah and recites a blessing. Sometimes he also makes a speech which is concocted by the teacher in highfalutin language. Sometimes this happens on a Sabbath when the portion read suits neither the person nor the occasion. And 2if the Bar Mizvah gratified the private sentiments of the boy, there was nothing in the Orthodox ritual of a similar nature to impress the Jewish girl of her religious duties.

    The ceremony of confirmation has remedied these deficiences. It has elevated the idea of Bar Mizvah to a new height--giving it a greater significance in the eyes of Jewish boys and girls. Reform Judaism has saved Shavuoth for the synagogue. Otherwise it too would be lost to the synagogue--like the Sabbath days and the days of the other festivals [Editor's note: The writer is referring to the decline of synagogue attendance].

    One of the greatest triumphs of Reform [Judaism] is the introduction of the ceremony of confirmation on the Feast of Shavuoth. It is a triumph over the materialistic tendencies of ...

    Jewish
    I B 4, III B 3 b, I B 3 b, III C
  • Jewish Advance -- July 19, 1878
    Reverend Abraham Goldschmidt, Mohel (Advertisement)

    Reverend Abraham Goldschmidt, 751 Milwaukee Avenue, is very well-known. He is recommended to our brethren by the highest authorities as a most skillful Mohel [circumcision practitioner].

    Reverend Abraham Goldschmidt, 751 Milwaukee Avenue, is very well-known. He is recommended to our brethren by the highest authorities as a most skillful Mohel [circumcision practitioner].

    Jewish
    I B 4, III C
  • [Association documents] -- July 29, 1878
    Sinai Congregation, Board of Directors Minutes

    It was resolved, that no divine service be held on the usual days until Saturday August 31, and that the sexton shall convey personal information of this resolution to the members and pew-holders.

    It was resolved, that no divine service be held on the usual days until Saturday August 31, and that the sexton shall convey personal information of this resolution to the ...

    Jewish
    I B 4
  • [Association documents] -- September 03, 1878
    Sinai Congregation, Board of Directors Minutes

    On motion it was resolved, that during the services on the ensuing holidays, gentlemen who are neither members nor pew-holders shall not be admitted to the Temple except on special card of admission, to be issued by the Committee on Religious Worship.

    On motion it was resolved, that during the services on the ensuing holidays, gentlemen who are neither members nor pew-holders shall not be admitted to the Temple except on special ...

    Jewish
    I B 4