Letter; Leeser, Isaac; Chicago, Illinois, United States; 1851 June 18
A letter from an unknown gentleman to Isaac Leeser. It announces the consecration of the first synagogue in the state of Illinois, Kehilath Anshe Ma'ativ. He notes that Israelites came from 150 miles around and that it was consecrated by Rev. S. M. Isaacs from New York City.
Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica (University of Pennsylvania)