B'nai Israel Minute Book 1857-1879

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Sacramento, April 11th, 1858.

The congregation met at the synagogue & opened the meeting, Mr. President in the chair. The minutes of last meeting were read & approved.

Mr. L. Lehman's notice of an amendment to Sec 2th of Article 1th of the bylaws was taking up and discoursed & rejected. A communication received from Mr. Goodskim wishing his name be withdrawn as member of this congregation which was granted.

Applications received from the following Gents -- wishing to become members of this congregation were accepted and for each ballot taken, all duly elected. Joe Newbauer L. Ehrlich Julius Cerf [Pick?] M. Dorn M. Lobenstein J. Wilson C. Kloppstock Bremer

Report of the sec'y & treasurer was received and referred to the Board of trustees.

Report of the trustees received and placed on file.

Mr. Hoffman offered a resolution any Gent, on becoming a member of this congregation shall pay after this date the sum of three dollars in our Treasury.

Mr. J. Davis moved to lay this resolution on the table, which did not prevail, and the resolution was voted on and adopted.

Communications were received from Mr. Eckman and Mr. Newstadter which were read & placed on file.

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The Congregation went to the election of officers for the regular annual term.

The President appoint J. Greenebaum & Hoffman as Tellers.

[Margin note: For President] Mssrs. Hamburger & J. Davis were nominated, and the ballot showed the following result: Mr. Hamburger received 24 votes Mr. J. Davis " 14 " Blank 3 "

Mr. Hamburger having received the majority of all the votes cast was declared duly elected.

[Margin note: Vice President] Mr. J. Davis was nominated & on motion the rules were suspended. Mr. Davis elected by acclamation.

[Margin note: For Secy] D. Kohn was nominated, rules were suspended & elected by acclamation.

[Margin note: For Treasu.] Mr. H. Ahpel & Mr. L. Elkus were nominated & ballot was taken, with following result.

Mr. H. Ahpel having received 20 votes Mr. L. Elkus " " 15 " Blank 2 " Mr. H. Ahpel having received the majority of all the votes cast was declared duly elected.

[Margin note: F. Trustees] M. Newman, M. Marks, A. Lehman, G. Aronson, Julius Lyons were nominated. The ballots showed the following result M. Marks 20 Votes G. Aronson 32 " J. Lyons 23 "

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They, having received the majority of all the votes cast, were declared duly elected.

[Margin note: F. Chazzan] Mr. Eckmen & Mr. Newstadter were nominated & ballot was taken twice, no choice.

Sharp debates sprung up, and on motion of Mr. G. Aronson the meeting adjourned agreeable to a call of the President.

D. Kohn Secy.

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Sacramento, April 25, 1858

At the synagogue the Congregation met by the call of Mr. President A. Hamburger in the chair.

The object of the meeting was to elect a chazzan, Teacher & shochat.

Mr. L. Korn nominated Mr. Newstadter Mr. Zekind nominated " Ekman A ballot was taken and showed the following result: Mr. Newstadler received thirty five votes Mr. Ekman " sixteen " Mr. Blank one

Mr. Newstadter having received the majority of all the votes cast was declared duly elected for six months, from this date.

On motion of Mr. M. Greenebaum the Secy shall notify Mr Newstadter of his election.

On motion the meeting adjourned agreeable to a call of the President.

D. Kohn Sec'y

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Sacramento, Aug 15th, 1858

At a special meeting the Congregation met, President Mr. A Hamburger in the chair. The object of the meeting was that the lease of the synagogue was about to expire & that some arrangement should be made to procure a place for the coming Holidays.

Mr. Davis moved that the Board of officers be instructed to procure the hall above the post office for two weeks and make all such arrangements as are necessary. The motion was carried.

Mr. Aronson moved that as soon as the Trustees shall have fitted up a place for worship, the seats shall be sold at auction at a premium. Members shall be taxed for a seat five dollars, and no seat shall be sold to a any member for less than $1.50.

Mr. Davis moved that the Board of Trust. be instructed to buy a Sefer if money enough in the treasury to pay for it, carried. As Mr. Lyons is absent from the city the President appointed Mr. Ph. Frank to fill such vacancy.

No other business appearing the meeting adjourned.

G. Hoffman Sec'y protem

Sacramento, Aug 15, 1858

Meeting of the Board of Officers Mr. G. Aronson in the chair. Mr S. Zekind was proposed to become a member, also G. Wolf and were admitted as members upon the payment of three dollars initiation fees, no other business the meeting adjourned.

G. Hoffman Sec. Pro[tem]

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