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INITIATION SOCIETY (UNITED SYNAGOGUE)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2712/INS
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: INITIATION SOCIETY (UNITED SYNAGOGUE)
Date(s): 1819-1831
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 0.16 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Initiation Society | organisation providing training for mohelim

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

According to their website, the Initiation Society was founded in 1745. Its aim is to ensure the highest medical and religious standards for bris milah (circumcision) amongst mohelim (practitioners). The Society works closely with the London Beth Din and their mohelim have undergone formal training in the medical and halachic (religious) aspects of bris milah.

See http://www.initiationsociety.org.uk/_index.htm for more information (accessed March 2010).

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Initiation Society, consisting of an account book with register of circumcisions.

PLEASE NOTE: Records can only be accessed with the written permission of the depositor. Contact the Chief Executive, United Synagogue.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Records arranged in one series: Accounts and Register (ACC/2712/INS/001).

Conditions governing access:

These records are only available for consultation by written permission of the United Synagogue's Chief Executive.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited as part of a larger accession of material from the United Synagogue. The records of this society were part of the original deposit.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Description prepared in March 2010.

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