The Congregation Beth Yeshurun of Houston records primarily include materials from the two synagogues that merged to form Beth Yeshurun in 1946 - Adath Yeshurun and Beth El – and post-merger materials from Beth Yeshurun. The collection also includes materials from Congregation Shearith Israel whose membership was absorbed by Beth Yeshurn when the Wharton synagogue closed in 2002. The collection contains correspondence, including correspondence between Beth El’s rabbi and congregation members serving during World War II; event materials; property and building records; financial documents; founding and merger documents; cemetery records; directories and handbooks; awards; sermons and eulogies; meeting minutes; and news clippings ranging from 1891 to 2017, which document the history of the congregation. For more information about the collection please contact staff at the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or woodson@rice.edu. Permission to publish from the Congregation Beth Yeshurun of Houston records must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Rice University (woodson@rice.edu).

Recent Submissions

  • Beth Yeshurun Scrapbook, 1973-1974 

    Congregation Beth Yeshurun (1973||1974)
    Sisterhoods were started in the 1910s in all parts of the country and across the ideological spectrum of American Judaism. They were primarily devoted to three goals: service to the synagogue, to Judaism, and to their ...
  • Beth Yeshurun Scrapbook, 1980-1982 

    Congregation Beth Yeshurun (1980||1982)
    Sisterhoods were started in the 1910s in all parts of the country and across the ideological spectrum of American Judaism. They were primarily devoted to three goals: service to the synagogue, to Judaism, and to their ...
  • Beth Yeshurun Scrapbook, 1980-1981 

    Congregation Beth Yeshurun (1980||1981)
    Sisterhoods were started in the 1910s in all parts of the country and across the ideological spectrum of American Judaism. They were primarily devoted to three goals: service to the synagogue, to Judaism, and to their ...
  • Beth Yeshurun Scrapbook, 1978-1979 

    Congregation Beth Yeshurun (1978||1979)
    Sisterhoods were started in the 1910s in all parts of the country and across the ideological spectrum of American Judaism. They were primarily devoted to three goals: service to the synagogue, to Judaism, and to their ...
  • Beth Yeshurun Scrapbook, 1976-1977 

    Congregation Beth Yeshurun (1976;1977)
    Sisterhoods were started in the 1910s in all parts of the country and across the ideological spectrum of American Judaism. They were primarily devoted to three goals: service to the synagogue, to Judaism, and to their ...
  • Beth Yeshurun Scrapbook - Israel/Arab Peace Talks, 1977-1978 

    Congregation Beth Yeshurun (1977;1978)
    The Camp David Accords were a series of agreements between representatives of Israel and Egypt. The agreement was brokered secretly by President Jimmy Carter at the U.S. presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland, between ...
  • Beth Yeshurun Scrapbook - Ben S. Hurwitz, 1946 

    Congregation Beth Yeshurun (1946)
    Ben S. Hurwitz was the first president of Congregation Beth Yeshurun, elected at the first board meeting, January 20, 1946. The scrapbook was presented to Congregation Beth Yeshurun by his family February 22, 1991.Congregation ...
  • Beth Yeshurun Scrapbook, 1977-1978 

    Congregation Beth Yeshurun (1977||1978)
    Sisterhoods were started in the 1910s in all parts of the country and across the ideological spectrum of American Judaism. They were primarily devoted to three goals: service to the synagogue, to Judaism, and to their ...
  • Beth Yeshurun Scrapbook, 1967-1968 

    Congregation Beth Yeshurun (1967||1968)
    Sisterhoods were started in the 1910s in all parts of the country and across the ideological spectrum of American Judaism. They were primarily devoted to three goals: service to the synagogue, to Judaism, and to their ...
  • Beth Yeshurun Scrapbook, 1967 

    Congregation Beth Yeshurun (1967)
    Congregation Adath Yeshurun, founded in 1891, and Congregation Beth El, founded in 1924, merged in 1946 to form Congregation Beth Yeshurun. Beth Yeshurun absorbed the membership of Congregation Shearith Israel in 2002.
  • Beth Yeshurun Scrapbook, 1956-1957 

    Congregation Beth Yeshurun (1956||1957)
    Sisterhoods were started in the 1910s in all parts of the country and across the ideological spectrum of American Judaism. They were primarily devoted to three goals: service to the synagogue, to Judaism, and to their ...
  • Beth Yeshurun Scrapbook, 1947-1948 

    Congregation Beth Yeshurun (1947|1948)
    Congregation Adath Yeshurun, founded in 1891, and Congregation Beth El, founded in 1924, merged in 1946 to form Congregation Beth Yeshurun. Beth Yeshurun absorbed the membership of Congregation Shearith Israel in 2002.
  • Beth Yeshurun Scrapbook, 1952-1954 

    Congregation Beth Yeshurun (1952|1954)
    Sisterhoods were started in the 1910s in all parts of the country and across the ideological spectrum of American Judaism. They were primarily devoted to three goals: service to the synagogue, to Judaism, and to their ...
  • Beth Yeshurun Scrapbook, 1952 

    Congregation Beth Yeshurun (1952)
    Congregation Adath Yeshurun, founded in 1891, and Congregation Beth El, founded in 1924, merged in 1946 to form Congregation Beth Yeshurun. Beth Yeshurun absorbed the membership of Congregation Shearith Israel in 2002.
  • Beth Yeshurun Scrapbook, 1951-1952 

    Congregation Beth Yeshurun (1951|1952)
    Congregation Adath Yeshurun, founded in 1891, and Congregation Beth El, founded in 1924, merged in 1946 to form Congregation Beth Yeshurun. Beth Yeshurun absorbed the membership of Congregation Shearith Israel in 2002.