JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian Congregation question #general


steven weiss <szome@...>
 

What was meant by the designation "rusische shul" or "Russian
Congregation"? Were the founders >from Russia itself and not >from the
"Pale of Settlement"? Or were the founders >from Ukraine which was often
considered part of Russia itself as opposed to those >from Lithuania and
Poland?

I am inquiring specifically about the rusische or Russian Congregation
Anshei Sfard in Brockton, Massachusetts. Did all "Russian Congregations"
follow Nusach Sfard?

Steven Weiss
Chicago
HURWITZ and SCHWARTZBERG >from Brockton, MA

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