B'nai Israel Minute Book 1857-1879

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and the Treasurer H. Ahpel.

The vice President vacated the Chair and M. Marks was called to the chair pro tem:

On motion, as the President, vice President, and Treasurer, have resigned, that a meeting be called for Tuesday, May 07 at 8 P.M. to elect officers in their place, which was carried.

On motion the meeting adjourned.

J. Bremer Secretary

Special Meeting was held July 10th 1859 at Temperance Hall at 2 o'clock P.M. President in the chair.

Mr S. Rosenthal handed in his resignation as Chazzan, Shochet & Teacher and the same was accepted and on motion the said Rosenthal requested to act in that capacity till a successor is elected.

A communication was received of Mr. Peck who offered himself for Chazzan, Shochet, Teacher & Reader, and the same was accepted -- A committee was appointed to examine the credentials of the Rev. Peck , and the said committee consisted of M.Newman and Isaac Stone who reported in favor of it.

It was moved that we shall go in to an election for Chazzan, Shochet, Teacher & collector in place of Mr. Rosenthal resigned. Rev. Peck was nominated and the same was elected unaminously for 6 months, at a salary of $85 per month with

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the promise, if the said Mr. Peck will give satisfaction to the Congregation, the said Mr. Peck shall receive $90 extra for the six month ending.

A committee was appointed, to wait on the Rev. Mr. Peck, and acquaint him of his election, the committee brought forward Mr. Peck, who tendered his thanks to the congregation in a short verbal speech.

Mr. Isaac Stone was proposed as a member of this congregation and the gentleman was unanimously accepted as a member. On motion the meeting adjourned.

Jos. Bremer Secty.

A special meeting was held at Graham's Hall on Tuesday May 17th, 1859 at 8 P.M.

The following gentlemen handed in their resignation as members of this congregation which were accepted, J. Greenebaum, M. Dorn, E. Jacobs, A. Hamburger, Wm Greenhood, L.D. Berwin, Ph. Meyer, M. Lobenstein, Ph Frank, The Congregation went in to the election of officers in place of those resigned.

[Margin Note: President] M. Marks was nominated for President. The rules were suspended and Mr Marks elected by acclamation for President for the ensuing term.

[Margin Note: Vice Pr] M. Newman was nominated for Vice President. The rules were suspended and Mr Newman elected per acclamation for Vice President, for the term.

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[Margin Note: Treasurer] L. Elkus was nominated for Treasurer, the rules were suspended, and Mr. Elkus was elected by acclamation for Treasurer for the coming term.

M. Marks handed in his resignation as trustee which was accepted and an election ordered by the President to fill the vacancy.

[Margin Note: Trustee] Wm. Harris & Ch. Lehman were nominated and a ballot held with the following result. Wm. Harris received 7 votes Ch. Lehman " 8 votes Ch. Lehman having received the higher number of votes, was declared by the President, elected Trustee for the existing term.

It was carried that the Trustees be appointed to make a loan of $1200 and give a mortgage for the same, on the synagogue.

It was carried that new applying members shall be admitted for the ensuing 3 months only without admissions fee.

The following gentlemen were admitted members of this congregation, S. Rosenfield, Joe Wilson, D. Meyer, I. N. Levy, B. Silverstein, David Harris, T. Farris, Ph. Cohn, Harris, Lewis, H. Goldberg, S. Haines, M. J. Davidson, E. D. Jacobs, Mr. Davis, N. Indig, H. Davis, Benheim, Joe Newmark, Bienstock, Lyon Newman, Simon, Jacob Phillips, Mr. Stone.

On motion the meeting adjourned.

J. Bremer

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At a meeting held July 10th, 1859 at Temperance Hall.

The President in the chair.

The minutes of last meeting was read and approved. Mr. Rosenthal's resignation for Chazzan, Shochet, Teacher & Reader now accepted, and the same requested to act in the capacity till his successor is elected. A communication was received by Rev. Mr. Peck who offers himself as a Candidate, for the office of Chazzan, Shochet, Teacher & Reader and the same accepted. A committee was appointed by the Chair, to examine the credentials of Mr. Peck, the said committee consisted of Mr. Newman and Isaac Stone, who reported in favor of the same.

It was moved & seconded that we elect a chazzan, shochet, teacher & collector in place of Rosenthal resigned. Rev. Mr. Peck was nominated for that office, and the same unanimously elected for 6 months at a salary of $85.00 per month with the Congr. promise, if the said Mr. Peck will give satisfaction, the said Mr. Peck shall receive $90.00 extra for the ending of the 6 months.

The Chair appointed a committee who shall wait on the Rev. Mr. Peck and acquaint him of his election. The application of Isaac Stone to become a member of this congregation was accepted, and duly elected as a member.

The meeting adjourned, agreeable to a call of the President.

Jos Bremer Secty

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A regular meeting was held at the synagogue, August 28th, 1859 at 2 p.m.

The President in the chair.

The minutes of last meeting were read, and approved.

On motion of G. Aronson, to the resolution which has been passed in a former special meeting, as regards to new applying members to be admitted without any initiation fee, that the same be revoked and to charge the regular initiation fee of $3 was carried.

A communication of Mr. Levy [??Berwin?] applying to become a member of this congregation was read, and the same accepted as a member.

It was carried that the Sectry & Treasurer be requested to make their quarterly report.

On motion of Mr. Haines, that the meeting shall be called in a fortnight from today for the sale of seats to regular members, and that the same be taxed $2.50 extra was carried. On motion that also the ladies seats be sold on the same day without the extra tax of $1.00 was carried. It was carried that outsiders shall pay $5.00 for a seat during the Holidays, and that the same shall be notified, for one week in the evening Bee, for 8 days.

On motion the meeting adjourned.

Joseph Brenner

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