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Lot #    17333
Auction End Date    3/13/2007 12:03:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Jubilee Souvenir of Temple Sinai 1872-1922
Author    [Community - Only Ed. - Reform] R. Max. Heller
City    New Orleans
Publication Date    1922
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [4], VI, 154 pp., 174:129 mm., nice crisp margins, gloss paper, light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original cloth boards, rubbed, in gild.
   Journal of the Temple's jubilee, includes many photos and historical information on 19th century New Orleans. Temple Sinai was the first Reform congregation, founded in 1870, in New Orleans. Its rabbi, James C. Gutheim, had served in New Orleans' first synagogue, Shaarei Chessed, before moving to Temple Emanuel in New York. He was recalled to be its first rabbi.

n the early 19th century more Jews took up residence in New Orleans, which passed to the United States with the Louisiana Purchase of 1815. Judah Touro, later a wealthy merchant and philanthropist, arrived in 1803, and Ezekiel Salomon, son of the American Revolution patriot Haym Salomon, was governor of the United States Bank in New Orleans from 1816 to 1821. Two more Jews who later achieved high position settled in the city in 1828, Judah Benjamin, later U.S. secretary of state, and Henry M. Hyams, later lieutenant governor of Louisiana. In the 1830s Gershom Kursheedt, who became the first communal leader, arrived in New Orleans; his brother E. Isaac Kursheedt was a colonel in the Washington Artillery, the historic New Orleans regiment.

New Orleans received little of the Eastern European Jewish immigration to America and consequently had a high percentage of third- and fourth-generation natives among its Jewish population, which has always been well integrated into the city's general life. Approximately half of the Jewish community belonged to the Reform synagogues.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    English
Manuscript Type
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