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Guide to the North Carolina Temple and Synagogue historical collection, 1926-2010 and undated

Summary

The North Carolina Temple and Synagogue Historical Collection is an artificial collection created from materials donated to the Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina that are from or related to Jewish congregations across North Carolina. There are administrative records for some of the temples and synagogues represented, including Temple Beth El (Weldon, Halifax Co., NC), Temple Israel (Kinston, Lenoir Co., NC), Temple Beth El (Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC), and Temple Oheb Sholom (Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC), of which Gertrude Weil was a member. Also present are materials related to Rabbi Jerome G. Tolochko's service as chaplain to Marine Corps bases in North Carolina during and after World War II. Central themes include congregational and community events, building dedications, anniversaries, religious services, membership, religious education, and Sisterhood, Brotherhood, and Hadassah activities. Types of material include correspondence, bulletins, programs, organizational scrapbooks, directories, teaching materials, financial ledgers, clippings, and photographs.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11012
Title
North Carolina Temple and Synagogue historical records collection
Date
1926-2010 and undated
Creator
Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina
Extent
6.8 Linear Feet, 9 boxes; 1 oversize folder
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

The North Carolina Temple and Synagogue Historical Collection is an artificial collection created from materials donated to the Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina that are from or related to Jewish congregations across North Carolina. There are administrative records for some of the temples and synagogues represented, including Temple Beth El (Weldon, Halifax Co., NC), Temple Israel (Kinston, Lenoir Co., NC), Temple Beth El (Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC), and Temple Oheb Sholom (Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC), of which Gertrude Weil was a member. Also present are materials related to Rabbi Jerome G. Tolochko's service as chaplain to Marine Corps bases in North Carolina during and after World War II.

Major topics of the collection include congregational and community events, building dedications, anniversaries, religious services, membership, adult and youth religious education, and Sisterhood, Brotherhood, and Hadassah activities. Types of material include bulletins, pamphlets, event programs, organizational scrapbooks, directories, teaching materials, financial ledgers, correspondence, clippings, and photographs.

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Arrangement

Materials are grouped according to congregation, then arranged chronologically.

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[Identification of item], North Carolina Temple and Synagogue Historical Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Goldsboro, NC - Temple Oheb Sholom, 1941-1962

Materials include membership rolls, financial documents, meeting minutes, and other congregational records, as well as a commemorative World War II scroll. Sisterhood and regional Hadassah records include minutes from meetings in which Gertrude Weil participated.

Some materials related to Temple Oheb Sholom during the tenure of Rabbi Jerome G. Tolochko are also found in the Kinston, NC - Temple Israel series.

Oheb Sholom is a Reform congregation founded in Goldsboro, NC, in 1883. Its past membership included suffragist and activist Gertrude Weil (1879-1971), who was a member of the temple's Sisterhood and leader of the local and regional Hadassah chapters.

Congregational records, 1941-1962
(1 of 4)
Box 1
Folder 1
Congregational records, 1941-1962
(2 of 4)
Box 1
Folder 2
Congregational records, 1941-1962
(3 of 4)
Box 1
Folder 3
Congregational records, 1941-1962
(4 of 4)
Box 1
Folder 4
V-E Day scroll, 1945
Box 9
[Temple Oheb Sholom Sisterhood meeting minutes], 1954-1960
(1 of 3)
Box 1
Folder 5
[Temple Oheb Sholom Sisterhood meeting minutes], 1954-1960
(2 of 3)
Box 1
Folder 6
[Temple Oheb Sholom Sisterhood meeting minutes], 1954-1960
(3 of 3)
Box 1
Folder 7
[Seaboard Region of Hadassah, Goldsboro, NC records], 1954-1956
(1 of 2)
Box 1
Folder 8
[Seaboard Region of Hadassah, Goldsboro, NC records], 1954-1956
(2 of 2)
Box 1
Folder 9
[Seaboard Region of Hadassah, Goldsboro, NC account book], 1956-1960
Box 1
Folder 10

2. Kinston, NC - Temple Israel, 1940-1985 and undated

Materials in the Kinston, NC - Temple Israel series include bulletins, scrapbooks, hymnals, Hagaddot, educational materials, scripts for television and radio programs and children's performances, and plans for the construction of the 1955 temple. Also included are photocopies of materials related to Rabbi J. G. Tolochko's military chaplaincies during and after World War II. Scattered photocopies of bulletins from Temple Oheb Sholom (Goldsboro, NC), where Tolochko served prior to Temple Israel, are present in the military chaplaincy materials.

The Orthodox congregation of Tipereth Israel was founded in Kinston, Lenoir County, NC, in 1903. In 1949, the synagogue was renamedTemple Israel, and it officially became a Reform congregation in 1952.

Rabbi Jerome G. Tolochko, formerly of Temple Oheb Sholom (Goldsboro, NC), served the Temple Israel congregation from 1946 to 1969. He also served as chaplain for the Marine Corps bases at Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point, NC.

Temple Israel Messenger, volume 1, 1946, September-1947, May
Box 1
Folder 11
Temple Israel Messenger, volumes 2-3, 1947, September-1949, June
Box 1
Folder 12
Temple Israel Messenger, volume 4, 1949, September-1950, May
Box 1
Folder 13
Temple Israel Messenger, volume 5, 1950, September-1951, June
Box 1
Folder 14
Temple Israel Messenger, volume 6, 1951, September-1952, June
Box 1
Folder 15
Temple Israel Messenger, volumes 7-8, 1952, September-1954, June
Box 1
Folder 16
Temple Israel Messenger, volume 9, 1954, September-1955, May
Box 1
Folder 17
Temple Israel Messenger, volume 10, 1955, September-1956, May
Box 1
Folder 18
Temple Israel Messenger, volumes 11-12, 1956, September-1958, May
Box 1
Folder 19
Temple Israel Messenger, volumes 13-14, 1958, August-1960, May
Box 1
Folder 20
Temple Israel Messenger, Kinston, NC, volumes 15-16, 1960, September-1962, August
Box 2
Folder 1
Temple Israel Messenger, Kinston, NC, volumes 17-18, 1962, September-1964, May
Box 2
Folder 2
Temple Israel Messenger, Kinston, NC, volume 19, 1964, August-1965, May
Box 2
Folder 3
Temple Israel Messenger, Kinston, NC, volume 20, 1965, August-1966, May
Box 2
Folder 4
Temple Israel Messenger, Kinston, NC, volume 21, 1966, August-1967, May
Box 2
Folder 5
Temple Israel Messenger, Kinston, NC, volume 22, 1967, August-1968, May
Box 2
Folder 6
Temple Israel Messenger, Kinston, NC, volume 23, 1968, August-1969, June
Box 2
Folder 7
Temple Israel Messenger, Kinston, NC, volume 24, 1969, August-1970, May
Box 2
Folder 8
Sunday school projects, circa 1940s-1960s
(1 of 3)
Box 2
Folder 9
Sunday school projects, circa 1940s-1960s
(2 of 3)
Box 2
Folder 10
Sunday school projects, circa 1940s-1960s
(3 of 3)
Box 2
Folder 11
Sunday school lessons, circa 1940s-1960s
(1 of 2)
Box 2
Folder 12
Sunday school lessons, circa 1940s-1960s
(2 of 2)

Includes copy of "Hebrew for Beginners" by Rabbi Jerome G. Tolochko, copyright 1953.

Box 2
Folder 13
Materials related to various programs, 1910, 1932, 1939-1969, undated
(1 of 3)
Box 2
Folder 14
Materials related to various programs, 1910, 1932, 1939-1969, undated
(2 of 3)
Box 2
Folder 15
Materials related to various programs, 1910, 1932, 1939-1969, and undated
(3 of 3)
Box 2
Folder 16
Printed materials, 1949-1954
Box 2
Folder 17
Printed materials, 1955-1960
Box 2
Folder 18
Printed materials, 1962-1965
Box 3
Folder 1
Printed materials, 1966-1967
Box 3
Folder 2
Printed materials, 1968, 1985, and undated
Box 3
Folder 3
Printed materials, undated
Box 3
Folder 4
Temple Israel, Kinston, NC, Book of Remembrance, undated
Box 3
Folder 5
Scrapbook of community, religious, and educational programming, circa 1940s-1960s
(1 of 3)
Box 3
Folder 6
Scrapbook of community, religious, and educational programming, circa 1940s-1960s
(2 of 3)
Box 3
Folder 7
Scrapbook of community, religious, and educational programming, circa 1940s-1960s
(3 of 3)
Box 3
Folder 8
Television programs, confirmation programs, sheet music, 1954-1968 and undated
(1 of 2)
Box 3
Folder 9
Television programs, confirmation programs, sheet music, 1954-1968 and undated
(2 of 2)
Box 3
Folder 10
Scrapbook on new temple dedication (1955) and tenth anniversary (1965), 1954-1955, 1965
(1 of 2)
Box 3
Folder 11
Scrapbook on new temple dedication (1955) and tenth anniversary (1965), 1954-1955, 1966
(2 of 2)
Box 3
Folder 12
Temple Israel archives - Temple seating plans, drawings for interior and exterior objects, circa 1954-1955
Box 3
Folder 13
Temple architectural plans, circa 1954-1955
Oversize-folder 1
“200 years of progress: a report of the history and achievements of the people of Lenoir County”, 1976
Box 3
Folder 14
Rabbi J. G. Tolochko military chaplaincy materials, 1940-1942

Correspondence, bulletins, reports, and other materials related to Tolochko's chaplaincies at Cherry Point and Camp Lejeune military bases

Box 3
Folder 15
Rabbi J. G. Tolochko military chaplaincy materials, circa 1942-1947
Box 3
Folder 16
Rabbi J. G. Tolochko military chaplaincy materials, 1947, July-December
Box 3
Folder 17
Rabbi J. G. Tolochko military chaplaincy materials, 1948, January-February
Box 3
Folder 18
Rabbi J. G. Tolochko military chaplaincy materials, 1948, April-August
Box 3
Folder 19
Rabbi J. G. Tolochko military chaplaincy materials, 1948, September-October
Box 3
Folder 20
Rabbi J. G. Tolochko military chaplaincy materials, 1948, November-1949, January
Box 3
Folder 21
Rabbi J. G. Tolochko military chaplaincy materials, 1949, February-October
Box 3
Folder 22
Rabbi J. G. Tolochko military chaplaincy materials, 1949, November-1951, February
Box 3
Folder 23
[Temple Israel, Kinston, NC] Rabbi J. G. Tolochko military chaplaincy materials, 1951, July-1957, December
Box 4
Folder 1
[Temple Israel, Kinston, NC] Rabbi J. G. Tolochko military chaplaincy materials, 1961, August-1969, January and undated
Box 4
Folder 2

3. Lumberton, NC - Temple Beth El, 1963-1988

The Lumberton, NC - Temple Beth El series includes meeting minutes of the temple and its Sisterhood, financial ledgers, news articles, and administrative records.

Temple Beth El closed in 1998.

Financial ledger, 1971-1983
Box 4
Folder 3
Meeting minutes, 1965-1976
Box 4
Folder 4
Sisterhood Temple Beth El, 1966, 1969, 1979-1981
Box 4
Folder 5
Administrative records, 1963-1991
Box 4
Folder 6
Clippings and articles, 1967-1973
Box 4
Folder 7
Financial ledger, 1964-1989
Box 4
Folder 8
Financial ledger, 1967-1988
(1 of 4)
Box 7
Folder 2
Financial ledger, 1967-1988
(2 of 4)
Box 7
Folder 3
Financial ledger, 1967-1988
(3 of 4)
Box 7
Folder 4
Financial ledger, 1967-1988
(4 of 4)
Box 7
Folder 5

4. Weldon, NC - Temple Emanu-El, 1926-2005 and undated

Materials related to the history of Temple Emanu-el from the construction and dedication of the temple in 1954 to its dissolution in the early 2000s. Materials document the daily operations of the temple including programs for various services, budgeting and reporting, and the minutes for committee and congregational meetings. Materials also document the activities of the Weldon congregation (including the Sisterhood Temple Emanu-el), its religious leaders, its participation in the Circuit Riding Rabbi Project, and the temple’s importance in the Weldon community and beyond.

Materials include correspondence, programs, newspaper clippings, blueprints, newsletters, telegrams, and photographs.

[Closing Exercises Weldon Sabbath School], 1926
Box 4
Folder 1
[Weldon postcards], 1937-1938
Box 4
Folder 2
Meeting minutes, 1948-1955
(1 of 2)
Box 4
Folder 3
Meeting minutes, 1948-1955
(2 of 2)
Box 4
Folder 4
[Photographs - Temple Emanu-El, 1948-2000
Box 4
Folder 5
Temple Emanu-El Dedication, 1954
Box 4
Folder 6
Temple Emanu-El building, 1954-1956
Box 4
Folder 7
Temple Emanu-El membership, 1954-1973
Box 4
Folder 8
Circuit Riding, 1954-1961, 1969-1972
Box 4
Folder 9
Temple Emanu-El correspondence, 1954-1962, 1969-1973
(1 of 2)
Box 4
Folder 10
Temple Emanu-El correspondence, 1954-1962, 1969-1973
(2 of 2)
Box 4
Folder 11
Temple Emanu-El Interfaith/Thanksgiving, 1954-2000
Box 4
Folder 12
Temple Emanu-El Religious Committee, 1955
Box 4
Folder 13
Confirmation exercises (programs), 1955, 1960, 1963, 1973
Box 4
Folder 14
Temple Emanu-El - NCAJWM, 1955, 1967-1971
Box 4
Folder 15
Temple Emanu-El History, 1955, 1997, 2005 and undated
Box 4
Folder 16
Temple Emanu-El Piano, 1955-1957
Box 4
Folder 17
Temple Emanu-El Anniversaries, 1955-1967
(1 of 2)
Box 4
Folder 18
Temple Emanu-El Anniversaries, 1955-1967
(2 of 2)
Box 4
Folder 19
Temple Emanu-El budget, 1955-1986
Box 4
Folder 20
Photographs - Temple Emanu-El Scrapbook, 1955-1999
Box 4
Folder 21
Temple Emanu-El Holidays, 1955-1999
Box 4
Folder 22
Temple Emanu-El - minutes, 1956-1960
Box 5
Folder 1
Temple Emanu-El newsletters, 1957-1988
Box 5
Folder 2
Meeting minutes, 1959-1970
Box 5
Folder 3
Temple Emanu-El Accessions, 1965
Box 5
Folder 4
Temple Emanu-El bulletins, 1965-1967
Box 5
Folder 5
[Programs for various services at Temple Emanu-El], 1967-1989 and undated
Box 5
Folder 6
Sisterhood Temple Emanu-El, 1970-1984
Box 5
Folder 7
Meeting minutes, 1999-2003
Box 5
Folder 8
Temple Emanu-El Soviet Jewry, undated
Box 5
Folder 9
[The Ten Commandments commentary and interpretation], undated
Box 5
Folder 10
Temple Emanu-El Bylaws and Standards, undated
Box 5
Folder 11
Temple Emanu-El Certificates, 1955-1999
Box 7
Folder 1

5. Other temples and synagogues, 1952-2010

This series mainly consists of bulletins and other printed materials from various congregations, including programs from temple dedications, anniversaries, religious ceremonies, holiday observances, and other events.

Concord, NC - Havurat Olam - Bar Mitzvah program, 2004
Box 5
Folder 12
Durham, NC - Beth El Bulletin, 1958-1972, 1980-1989, February
Box 5
Folder 13
Durham, NC - Beth El Bulletin, 1989, March-December
Box 5
Folder 14
Durham, NC - Beth El Bulletin, 1990-1991
Box 5
Folder 15
Durham, NC - Beth El Bulletin, 1992-1993, May
Box 5
Folder 16
Durham, NC - Beth El Bulletin, 1993, June-1996, May
Box 5
Folder 17
Durham, NC - Beth El Bulletin, 1996, June-1997, March
Box 5
Folder 18
Durham, NC - Beth El Bulletin, 1997, April-1999, February
Box 5
Folder 19
Durham, NC - Beth El Bulletin, 2000, April-December
Box 5
Folder 20
Durham, NC - Beth El Bulletin, 2001, January-March
Box 5
Folder 21
Durham, NC - Beth El Bulletin, 2003
Box 5
Folder 22
Durham, NC - Beth El membership directories, 2000-2001
Box 5
Folder 23
Durham, NC - Beth El Synagogue miscellaneous materials, 1929,1961, 1988-1993, 2001-2010
Box 5
Folder 24
Durham, NC - Judea Reform Congregation miscellaneous materials, 1992
Box 5
Folder 25
Durham, NC - Judea Reform Today (Temple bulletins), 1986, December, 1989-1990
Box 5
Folder 26
Durham, NC - Judea Reform Today (Temple bulletins), 1991-1992, 1995
Box 6
Folder 1
Durham, NC - Judea Reform Today (Temple bulletins), 1996
Box 6
Folder 2
Durham, NC - Judea Reform Today (Temple bulletins), 1997-1998
Box 6
Folder 3
Greensboro, NC - Temple Emanuel bulletins, correspondence, 1962-1967, 1982-2007
Box 6
Folder 4
Greensboro, NC - Temple Emanuel 75th Anniversary program, 1982
Box 6
Folder 5
Greensboro, NC - Temple Emanuel Dedication Program, 2002
Box 6
Folder 6
Greensboro, NC - "Temple Emanuel Greensboro, 1907-2007: One Hundred Years of a Unique Jewish Experience in the South", 2007
Box 6
Folder 7
Greensboro, NC - Temple Emanuel newspaper clippings, 1978-2008
(1 of 2)
Box 6
Folder 8
Greensboro, NC - Temple Emanuel newspaper clippings, 1978-2008
(2 of 2)
Box 6
Folder 9
Hendersonville, NC - Agudas Israel Congregation 87th Anniversary Celebration program, 2007
Box 6
Folder 10
High Point, NC - High Point Hebrew Congregation Educational Center dedication program, 1952
Box 8
Folder 1
High Point, NC - High Point Hebrew Congregation synagogue dedication program, 1964
Box 8
Folder 2
Wilson, NC - Temple Beth El - Dedication Journal, 1953
Box 8
Folder 3
Winston-Salem, NC - Temple Emanuel Fiftieth Anniversary [program], 1982
Box 8
Folder 4
Winston-Salem, NC - Temple Emanuel Book of Dedication, 1952
Box 8
Folder 5
Winston- Salem, NC - Temple Emanuel dedication book, 2002
Box 8
Folder 6
Winston-Salem, NC - Temple Emanuel, 75 Years [anniversary program], 2009
Box 8
Folder 7
 

Historical Note

The Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina (JHFNC) is an independent organization dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of the Jewish people of North Carolina. Through public programming and exhibits, the JHFNC aspires to educate and showcase the richness of Jewish Life as well as promote a familiarity with the culture and lifestyle of Jews to the general public. In 2014, the JHFNC transferred their historical collections, including the materials in the North Carolina Temple and Synagogue Historical Collection, to the Rubenstein Library.

Related Material

Beth-El Synagogue records, 1899-1988 (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina records, 1750-2014 and undated (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)


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Provenance

The materials in the North Carolina Temple and Synagogue Historical Collection were received as a gift in June 2014 by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, as part of the Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina Collection.

Processing Information

Processed by: Mary Samouelian and Mary Mellon, April 2015

Accessions described in this finding aid: 2014-0138