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Monthly Meeting Congregation 3
B'nai Israel.

Sacramento, March 30th, 1898

The board met in the synagogue at 8 o'clock P.M.
Mr. Albert Elkus, president, in the chair.

Roll called, treasurer Mr. Emil Steinman and
school director Mr. H. Weinstock absent.

Minutes of last meeting read and approved.

The resignation of Miss Minnie Meyer was read
and ordered accepted.

An appeal from the president and secretary of
the Bene Israel Plague Hospital Bombay [Note]
was read stating the condition of
the community and asking aid to build a plague
hospital and segregation camps.

On motion it was ordered that a donation
be made of $5.00.

Communication from the Jewish Chautauqua Society
announcing the second assembly of the Jewish
Chautauqua Society will be held at Atlantic City
N.J. from July 10th to 14th, 1898, asking that our
congregation become an annual contributer.
Communication ordered received and placed on file.

Mr. J. Ginsberg reported that he had a tin
cover made to keep the megillah and a board
for the pulpit to lay the scroll when in use.

Mr. Bonheim moved that the building committee
be authorized to have the front of the synagogue
painted white and the bottom stone gray.

[Note: https://www.bnaibrith.org/news-media/bnai-brith-impact-winter-2022/
"An initial inquiry regarding the initiation of a lodge in Bombay (present-day Mumbai) in 1895 was sent to B’nai B’rith leader Simon Wolf from Moses Samson, head assistant in the Commissary General’s Office in Poonah, India. When cholera and bubonic plague crippled the city three years later, B’nai B’rith contributed to the relief of victims and needs of the poor and helped to establish Bene Israel Plague Hospital, co-founded by the widow of philanthropist Baron de Hirsch and the Paris branch of the Rothschild family."]

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