In 2016, we donated many of our physical archives to the Jewish Heritage Center of New England, in Boston. If you are interested in preserving your documents and stories with us or the JHCNE, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Below is a list of our donated archives. As the JHCNE digitizes these archives, links will be available below:

  • Box 1
    Papers of Rabbi Jacob Freedman, 1
  • Box 2
    Papers of Rabbi Jacob Freedman, 2
  • Box 3
    Synagogues: Springfield MA
  • Box 4
    Synagogues: Springfield 2, Beth Israel North Adams, CBI, B’nai Jacob
  • Box 5
    Synagogues and Jewish organizations box 3, LGA Schechter board material and yearbooks, Sons of Israel, Sons of Israel Ladies Auxiliary
  • Box 6
    Jewish Organizations, Meetings of Sons of Israel (1930s, Yiddish), SOI Ladies Auxiliary, Jewish Community Center (JCC) meetings 1949, minutes, newsletters 1966, Valley Jewish Seniors, Holyoke Jewish Seniors, B’nai Mitzvah brochures
  • Box 7
    Papers of Rabbi Jacob Freedman, box 3
    Synagogues and Jewish Organizations
    Knesses Israel
    Early Springfield papers: IMPORTANT, DELICATE
  • Box 8
    Jewish Ledger, Berkshire Jewish Voice
  • Box 9
    Jewish Weekly 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
  • Box 10
    Jewish Weekly 1994, 1996, 1997
  • Box 11
    Synagogues box 3
    CBI, JCA
  • Box 12
    Synagogues box 4
    Kesser Israel, JCA, Kodimoh
    Synagogue merger papers “Alliance”
  • Box 13
    Synagogues box 5                Rodphe Shalom, Sinai Temple, Sons of Zion Holyoke, Temple Israel Greenfield, Chabad, Havurah, Beth Israel Springfield, Beth El Springfield
  • Box 14
    Synagogues box 6
    Beth Israel, Cemetery records and plaques
  • Box 15
    Jewish synagogues and organizations
    Congregation B’nai Israel Northampton
    Newsletters (see CBI box)
    Grinspoon Foundation/Hadassah
  • Box 16
    Jewish Schools and orgs        Heritage Academy (in 2 boxes), Lander Grinspoon Academy, Other Local Jewish Day Schools, JCC Springfield
  • Box 17
    Jewish organizations and publications
    JCC Springfield cont., Jewish Family Service, Jewish Welfare Board, Yiddish Book Center, Jewish Weekly News, Rural Judaism
  • Box 18
    Jewish organizations and publications
    Jewish Federation, Camps
    Jewish Geriatric Services
    Newspaper articles
    Other Jewish Historical Societies
  • Box 19
    Jewish Education
    Solomon Schechter School building
  • Box 20
    Local notables
    Occupations by groups
    Families: August, Broder, Bloom, Feldman, other families
  • Box 21
    Jewish organizations and exhibits
    UMass Hillel, Smith College Hillel, United Hebrew School articles, Jewish Arts, American Jewish Historical Society
    Jewish museums exhibits
    Jewish culture
    Church closings
  • Box 22
    Darfur synagogue campaign
    Heritage Academy yearbook
    Amit women
    3 framed glass photos
    Records of Jewish film festival
  • Box 24
    Freedman papers (Yiddish)
    Chevrat Tiferet Yisrael 1914
    Membership list dues, payments
    Springfield high school yearbook--Martin Freedman included
    Simmons college graduation year
    1935 Sarah Freedman journal
    Calendar 1931
  • Box 25
    Books about Western Mass Jewish history, synagogue history
  • Box 26
    Freedman documents
    Irving Kessler memorials
    Oral histories
    Unsorted synagogues
  • Box 27
    Books: Jewish history west mass
    Population survey 1947, 1968
    Broken cemetery photo images
  • Box 28
    Schoen Books catalogs
  • Box 29
    Jewish War Veterans
    Directory and minutes
  • Box 30
  • Box 31
    B’nai Jacob
    Longmeadow bulletins