Happy Rosh Hashana!!!

For my
Jewish friends at Temple Beth Elohim and elsewhere, I found this yesterday in the
Charleston Daily News, March 23, 1872.

I hope you
like it!

Exhibition at the  Hasel
Street Synagogue.
An appreciative audience was yesterday afternoon attracted to the Hasel street
Synagogue to attend the public exhibition of the
new organ lately built for this congregation to
take the place of the Instrument which, having
been removed to Columbia for supposed safety
during the war, shared the destruction of that
city in 1865 by Sherman’s army. Since that
event the members of this congregation have
been endeavoring to obtain another organ,
and one ol the methods adopted to raise funds
was tbe elegant amateur performance about
one year ago, at the Academy of Music, which
attracted one of the largest and most fashionable audiences tbat that building
has ever held, and which netted the handsome sum of
$1100. The Jewish citizens of Charleston
have always contributed liberally to all objects of charity, and this was the
first time they had ever appealed to the public for
assistance, which makes their notable success
on this occasion the more deserved and gratifying. By this and other means the
requisite  funds were obtained, and an
organ has now
been placed in the Synagogue, which reflects
much credit on Its builder, Mr. James M.
Mandeville, of New York. It is a two bank instrument, containing twenty-six
stops, and all the modern improvements. The case is of
polished black walnut, to harmonize with the
other Interior arrangements of the Synagogue,
and the Iron pipes are richly decorated In
blue and gold. These decorations were added here by Stiles, and are, of course,
In the highest styles of art. The organ was thoroughly
tested yesterday, and Its beauties and capacity exhibited by Professor T. P.
O’Neale and other prominent musicians ol the city, who, as well
as the audience, unanimously expressed themselves as highly pleased with its
beautiful tone, compass and power.

Here’s a link to the original.

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