Contributed by Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh
Chevra t'Hillim was incorporated in 1914 to offer aid and charity for Hebrew people in distress, prayers for sick and injured Hebrew people, and to instruct Hebrew people in religious movements.
Chevra means "group" and different groups were formed for reciting prayers and reading Hebrew texts.
People sought help from Chevra t'Hillim in times of illness, sorrow, or trouble. When requested, members gathered at a person's home, synagogue or funeral chapel and chanted the Psalms of David.
About This Item
- Title: Chevra t'Hillim incorporation papers, Portland, 1914
- Creation Date: 1914-04-27
- Subject Date: 1914-04-27
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh
76 Noyes St., Portland, ME 04103
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