Accession consists of materials relating to the Agudath Achim Congregation in Port Colborne and personal materials relating to the Rudolph family.
Specific documents relating to the synagogue include ledger and cash books, property asessment and insurance documents, executive correspondence, financial documents, congregant lists, various certificates and hand painted posters and signs.
Documents relating to the Rudolph family include various high school and vocational school diplomas from St. Catharines, kettubahs, in memoriam posters and the Rudolph family tree.
Records were under the care of Sam Rudolph and the Agudath Achim Congregation in Port Colborne
Agudath Achim Congregation was located at 104 Catherine Street in Port Colborne and served the small but vibrant jewish community for many years. The synagogue was affiliated with the United Synagogues of America and the United Synagogue Education Commission.
Sam Rudolph was born in 1927 and was an active member of the Agudath Achim Synagogue in Port Colborne. He was Secretary-Treasurer of the synagogue during the 1960s and early 1970s. His family owned a furntiure shop named Rudolph Furniture Ltd., opened the year of his birth, which he subsequently took over in his later years.