Constitution of Congregation Kahal Adath Jeshurun
6.875 x 5.125 inches
This document from 1913 is a testament to an immigrant congregation’s desire to adopt a very American system to run their place of worship. The text is published both in English and Yiddish, reflecting the dual heritage of congregation members. But the format of the document, which includes bylaws, articles and amendments, and the fact that they called it their “Constitution,” is purely American. The Constitution provides guidelines for annual elections, rules of worship, study, communal service and synagogue leadership. It also includes a history of the 1909 merger of the original congregation, Kahal Adath Jeshurun, with Congregation Anshe Lubtz.