Title:Sinai Memorial Chapel miscellany, 1949-1992
Creator/Contributor:Sinai Memorial Chapel, creator
Creator/Contributor:Western Jewish History Center, 261.
Creator/Contributor:Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1977.013.
Creator/Contributor:Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Collection consists of membership information, brochures, clippings, a typewritten organizational history written by Dr. Abraham
Bernstein, entitled "A history of Sinai Memorial Chapel in San Francisco," and a copy of the 1949 booklet "The Perfect Tribute:
The Story of a Unique Institution."
Sinai Memorial Chapel -- Archives
Sinai Memorial Chapel -- Membership
Jewish funeral rites and ceremonies -- California -- San Francisco
Ḥevra kaddisha -- California -- San Francisco
Jews -- Charities
Jews -- California -- San Francisco -- Religious life and customs
Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 261.
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1977.013.
Sinai Memorial Chapel miscellany, BANC MSS 2010/520, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University
of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
San Francisco's Chevra Kadisha was founded in 1901 by San Francisco's Eastern European Jews to provide burials in accordance
with Jewish law. In 1919, a founder, Abraham Sugarman, proposed that indigent Jews be buried free of charge. This motion was
unanimously adopted. The organization changed its name to Sinai Memorial Chapel in 1937. It has since become a non-profit
organization that contributes its earnings to charitable and educational institutions.
Materials in English.
BANC MSS 2010/520