Synagogue Archives To Be Featured At Upcoming AJL-NYMA Meeting

Members of the METRO community may be interested in attending this upcoming event, which includes an overview of the Early NY Synagogue Archives digitization project. This project was undertaken by the American Jewish Historical Society and The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary, recipients of a 2011 METRO Collaborative Digitization Grant

The 2012 Fall Conference of The New York Metropolitan Area Chapter of the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL-NYMA) will be devoted to the topic of “Synagogue Archives From Various Viewpoints.” Synagogue archives will be discussed from different perspectives – the creation of a synagogue archive, the digitization of synagogue archives and the place of synagogue archival material within a university archive.

DATE: Thursday, December 6th, 9 am-12 pm

LOCATION: Temple Emanu-El, One East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065


155 Years in the Making: Establishing an Archive For Congregation Talmud Torah Adereth El” – Katie Ehrlich

Early New York Synagogue Archives: A Digitization Project” – Susan Malbin, Director of Library and Archives, American Jewish Historical Society; Naomi Steinberger, Director of Library Services, The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary

Place of Gathering: Synagogue Archives” – Shulamith Z. Berger, Curator of Special Collections, Mendel Gottesman Library, Yeshiva University

REGISTRATION:  Please RSVP by December 4th ; Tina Weiss, 824-2221. Payment is at the door; members of AJL-NYMA, $10; non-members, $18. *A valid photo ID is required for entrance.*