Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17
Inventory created by Archives Staff 06/1997. Last revised 02/2020.
ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.
USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.
EXTENT: 0.21 linear feet
DATE: 1954 -1997
ALTERNATIVE FORM AVAILABLE: Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah in 2007 [GSU Disc 007-05]. Not online.
SCOPE AND CONTENT: The Beth El Congregation Collection contains a history of the Beth El congregation and the Jewish population in Winchester, Virginia, a program from the Cornerstone Laying and Dedication Service and Rededication Service, and news articles.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The Beth El Congregation draws members from Winchester, Frederick County, and other communities in the Lower Shenandoah Valley. The temple was completed in 1956.
CITE AS: Beth El Congregation Collection, 723 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, Virginia.
ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.
News articles—unnumbered, printed (photocopy)
Cornerstone Laying and Dedication Service – March 11, 1956, 1 item, printed, 2 pages
Rededication Service and Mortgage Retirement Ceremony – September 20-21, 1974, 1 item, typescript (mimeograph), 8 pages
Jewish Heritage of the Winchester Community, 1 item, 29 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
Bar Mitzvah Services (folder contains the following):
Samuel Firestone Stiebel, 8 April 1995, printed, 36 pages
Zachary Allan Recht, 15 June 1996, printed, 34 pages
Bat Mitzvah Services (folder contains the following):
Lauren Elizabeth Connor, 15 May 1997, printed, 36 pages
PHOTOGRAPHS: Photographs belonging to this collection may be viewed through PastPerfect, which is available at http://handley.pastperfectonline.com