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RUTHIE AND BILL KATZ ARCHIVES

Welcome to the Ruthie and Bill Katz Archives page. Our mission is to preserve NSCI's history, provide access, and promote education, all while documenting today for future generations. We invite you to read our articles and learn about the history of NSCI. 

About Us
Click here to learn how the Archive fulfills its mission to preserve NSCI's history.

History of NSCI
Read A Brief History of NSCI to learn about NSCI's founding in 1920.

 

Architectural Record 1983
Read the published Architectural Record showcasing the creation of the Perlman Sanctuary.

 

Past Confirmation Classes

To view pictures of the past confirmation classes, beginning in 1928, click here


Clergy Bulletin Features

Please find full Archive articles regarding past and present members of the NSCI Clergy team below. 

 

Rabbi Wendi Geffen

Click here to read the full archive article about Rabbi Wendi Geffen, previously published in the January/February 2023 bulletin. 

 

Rabbi Ryan Daniels

Click here to read the full archive article about Rabbi Ryan Daniels, previously published in the March/April 2023 bulletin.

 

Rabbi Lisa S. Greene

Click here to read the full archive article about Rabbi Lisa S. Greene, previously published in the July/August 2023 bulletin. 

 

Our Early Senior Rabbis

NSCI has been fortunate, in its 100 years of existence, to have consistently had well-educated, and intellectually curious rabbis. Click here to read an article that covers our senior rabbis from our foundation through 1947.

Supporting articles:

"Your membership at NSCI can make a difference in others lives." (Merle Branner)

"A Look Back in History from the Ruthie & Bill Katz Archives: Rabbi Mischkind" (Merle Branner & Ellen Katz Block)

"A Look Back in History from the Ruthie & Bill Katz Archives: Rabbi Hirsch" (Ellen Katz Block)

 

In the same vein, click here to read about Rabbi Edgar E. Siskin z”l , Head Rabbi at NSCI 1947–1972.

Click here for the supporting article, "The Road to Glencoe."

 

Then, click here to read about Rabbi Herbert Bronstein z”l , Head Rabbi at NSCI 1972–1997.

 

Finally, click here to read about Rabbi Steven S. Mason, Senior Rabbi 1997–2014 and our current Rabbi Emeritus.


Bulletin Archive Full Feature Articles

 

The Architects, "Thoughts from Hammond, Beeby, & Babka on the Perlman Sanctuary,“ by John W. Clark 

Click here to read the full archive article regarding the return to the Perlman Sanctuary for some of the architects on the original design and construction team, previously published in the May/June 2023 bulletin.

 

Our Spiritual Homes from Vernon Ave. to Sheridan Road Building, Phase I

Click here to read the full archive article regarding the first phase of transition from NSCI's prior Vernon Avenue location to our current Sheridan Road location, previously published in the September/October 2023 bulletin.

 

Our Spiritual Home "Arise and Build", Phase II

Click here to read the full archive article regarding the second phase of transition from NSCI's prior Vernon Avenue location to our current Sheridan Road location, previously published in the November/December 2023 bulletin.

 

The Meaning Behind Perlman Sanctuary

Click here to read the full archive article regarding the importance and meaning of the design elements within and around Perlman Sanctuary, previously published in the January/February 2024 bulletin. 


Tribute Book to Rabbi Ryan Daniels

On June 16th, 2023 Rabbi Ryan Daniels was honored at his final Kabbalat Shabbat Service after giving eight successful and supportive years of service to our congregation.

View the Tribute Book that was gifted to him upon his departure. 

 

A Look Back in the 100 Years of North Shore Congregation Israel: The War Effort

NSCI is now in its 100th year. Click here to learn about our congregational involvement in World War II.

 

North Shore Forum Lectures

NSCI has a long history of providing cultural enrichment through lecture series. Click here to learn about some of the most fascinating lectures that have taken place at NSCI.

 

The History of WNSCI with Merle Branner

On April 14th, 2021, The Ruthie & Bill Katz Archives Archivist, Merle Branner, presented the History of Sisterhood/Women of NSCI from the founding in 1925 up to the present day and the impact the organization has had on NSCI and the North Shore community. Click here to view the recording and enter the password " G6kA6^vE ".


The Ruthie and Bill Katz Articles 
In 2018, the Archives created "Our Immigration Stories," which shares the journey of a NSCI congregant who immigrated to the United States. Click below to read our recent articles.

Fortunee Massuda 

Edgar Rose 
Arvey Wolke
Ruth Herzog 
Inge Rothschild
Lilli Greenebaum
Ralph Samuel 

Lore Kirchheimer

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