Billings, Montana, 1977-1978
A few Jewish merchants settled in Billings in 1884, but a community began only after 1900. Congregation Beth Aaron was formed in Billings in 1918. The Jewish population grew and declined mainly with the boom (1950s) and bust (1960's) of the oil business. By 1979, there were approx. 30-40 Jewish families in Billings.
Language of Materials
From the Collection: The collection is predominately in English, but some materials are in Hebrew.
From the Collection: 2 Linear Feet (3 legal document boxes and 1 letter document box.)
Scope and Contents
Three typed pages of "History of Billings Jewish Community, 1954-74" by Rabbi Samuel Horowitz, D.D. of Temple Beth Aaron; Bat Mitzvah service of Lisa Surkin, Rhonda Sukin, and Vicki Newman.