An Original Manuscript on the History of the Jewish Community in North Dakota

To the right are two screen shots of an original manuscript on the history of the Jewish community in North Dakota written by Isadore Papermaster, the son of Benjamin Papermaster, the founding Rabbi of B'nai Israel.

The manuscript was recently found in synagogue files by Brian Kessler, son of two former B'nai Israel congregants. We thank him for scanning the material and sending it to us.

The complete manuscript can be downloaded as a PDF file here:




For more information about the synagogue itself, please see Victor Lieberman's early history of B'nai Israel, also located on this webpage/