Marjorie L. Rafal Archives
A temperature-controlled room houses our documents, photographs, and recordings from the start of our synagogue in 1843 to the present. We have the original records and translations (from German) of the Temple minutes from 1870’s-1890’s that show the growth of our changing from an Orthodox German speaking congregation to the adoption of the Reform Movement. Not open to the public, but research can be requested. 860-233-8215 x230.
Abraham J. Feldman Audio Tapes
We recently found some magnetic audio tapes in our archives that are recordings of Rabbi Abraham Feldman giving his sermons. The format of the audio tapes are over 50 years old, and therefore archaic. So that the recordings would not be lost, the Friends of the Library hired a professional, with the right equipment, to transfer the audio tapes to cds. Thank you, Friends! Thank you, Kenneth Mahler of Lisbon, for preserving the tapes!
We posted one sermon: The Menorah or the Tree, given in 1956.
The audio is divided into 8 tracks: