It’s mid-summer, which means it’s time for one of my favorite Jewish traditions—interviewing friend and (former) CJP colleague Sarah Feinberg about her journey as a single mother by choice. C., for a new job a few months ago, she’ll always be a Bostonian to us, and we can’t let the season close without our annual parenting check-in. “It’s such a great way for me to reflect on the year.” Our latest Q&A covers everything from parenting joys and challenges to “diblings” (yes, real word! Gali now gets to spend time with her grandparents whenever she wants and see her aunt and uncle and new cousin frequently.Although I get daily peeks into Sarah’s life with 3-year-old Margalit (Gali) via Facebook, our summer chat provides a welcome opportunity to dig a little deeper. My friends have been a great support and are introducing us to new friends.
This paper is provisional.1857 - Some of the Jewish residents organized the first communal organization, called the Hebrew Indigent, Sick, and Burial Society. This group apparently met in private homes.1866-7 city directory - Hebrew Benevolent Society, meets in the Masonic Hall, north side of Pearl Street, between Front and Second streets.
In early 1990, Château Carsin was purchased by Finnish wine enthusiasts, the Berglund family.
At the time, we did not have much experience either in making wine or selling it.
From the 1884 Sanborn Atlas, this appears to be a brick commercial building, and this is probably the same location as listed for 1866-7.1873-4 city directory - Congregation Anshe [usually spelled Anche] Chesed, on Jay St, NW corner of Fifth.
This looks again to be the same location as previous date and in 1866-7. La Crosse (1948), wrote that "the Congregation Anche Chesed was developed from the Hebrew Benevolent Society in 1878," and that it was of the Reformed Jewish Faith.
Any chronological account of structures like this is subject to errors and misinterpretations, and it is submitted for whatever value it may have.