Beth Israel Congregation in the News 1898-1946

 

1898

"Verily Bath has become metropolitan with a Jewish Synagogue in the Y.M.C.A. building."
Bath Independent
September 17, 1898

1899

"Congregation numbers 17 men with their women and children; quite a multitude of Jews for Christian Bath."
Bath Independent
September 9, 1899

1900

"The Jewish churchbook has one page of the Hebrew text and on the page opposite the English translation."
Bath Independent
September 29, 1900

1905

"The chanting of their songs and the reading of their scriptures which were distinctly audible to people on Front Street, attracted no little attention."
Bath Independent
October 11, 1905

1912

"The Ahavaith Achim Congegation of Bath, Me...has as its members the larger part of the Jewish residents of the city."
Jewish Advocate
June 21, 1912

1916

"The Naomi Club...Jewish organization"
Bath Independent
September 30, 1916

1917

"Jewish young ladies soliciting funds...for Jewish war sufferers"
Bath Independent
February 3, 1917

"A new social club, the Happy Twenty, was organized."
Bath Independent
November 22, 1917

1918

"Workman's Circle, inaugurated their branch, No. 546, in Bath."
Bath Independent
February 16, 1918

"Jewish war relief...both Jew and Gentile are standing shoulder to shoulder."
Bath Independent
August 10, 1918

1919

"The YMHA and the YWHA are among the newest of Bath societies."
Bath Independent
November 13, 1919

1921

"New Synagogue Will Be Built"
Bath Independent
June 9, 1921

"New Synagogue in Bath Growing - Foundation in and the Sills Will be Laid the Coming Week"
Bath Independent
August 4, 1921

"Feast of the Tabernacle services...conducted in Music Hall by Rabbis Charles Arik and Morris Cohen"
Bath Independent
October 20, 1921

1922

"Bath Synagogue Dedication with Much Ceremony...Hebrews Now Have a Church of Their Own"
Bath Independent
February 9, 1922

"Bath Hebrews Start a Drive...for the Jewish Relief Fund"
Bath Independent
February 9, 1922

1924

"A one act play entitled A Sick Purim"
Bath Independent
March 27, 1924

1927

"Dedication Exercises of the Orren Kaiddish...transferring Torahs from the old...to the new"
Bath Independent
June 2, 1927

1932

"Synagogue Mortgage Burned...300 Jewish persons gathered in the Beth Israel synagogue"
Bath Independent
September 15, 1932

1933

"In Observance of Chanukah...Children Prove Excellent Entertainers"
Bath Independent
January 5, 1933

"Passover Program at the Synagogue"
Bath Independent
April 27, 1933

"Benefit Minstrel Show...jokes upon members of the audience and cast kept the show moving merrily along"
Bath Independent
December 21, 1933

1935

"Youngsters Stage a Minstrel Show...audience filled the vestry of Beth Israel synagogue"
Bath Independent
January 31, 1935

"Bar Mitzvah of Beth Israel Synagogue"
Bath Independent
May 23, 1935

1939

"Brotherhood Week Will Be Observed by Joint Meeting...Protestants, Catholics and Jews Here to Attend Service"
Bath Independent
February 16, 1939

1940

"Windows of Eight Jewish Operated Stores Smeared...Tires of a Fruit Produce Truck are Slashed"
Bath Independent
September 12, 1940

1941

"Club to Promote Defense Buying"
Bath Independent
December 25, 1941

1943

"Protestant, Catholic and Jewish churches of Bath have united in an interfaith and interdenominational council to combat moral and religious problems created by the pressure of war conditions in this area."
Bath Independent
October 14, 1943

"Party for Jewish boys in armed services"
Bath Independent
November 18, 1943

1946

"Clothing and Food for Jewish Relief"
Bath Independent
February 28, 1946