In 1985, shortly after Hebrew Tabernacle's seventy-fifth anniversary, a book commemorating the history of Hebrew Tabernacle was published.  

 

A HISTORY OF HEBREW TABERNACLE

Chapter I:

JEWISH HARLEM


When, on May 8th in 1906, the trustees of the Hebrew Tabernacle Association met in the apartment of Dr. Edward Lissman at 133 West 113th Street to discuss the incorporation procedure of their organization, the Hebrew Tabernacle had already been in existence for almost eight months. Its founders, the Reverend Dr. Lissman and Mr. Adolph Schwarzbaum had opened a Sunday School in the early fall of 1905, “for within the environs of East and West Harlem, thousands of Hebrew children are left to wander aimlessly about the streets without any instruction in Jewish ethics.”

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