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Reformed Society of Israelites

The Reformed Society of Israelites (1824-1833) was a group of forty-seven congregants of Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim, Charleston, South Carolina, who gathered in late 1824 to petition the congregation to modify the service of prayers with an adapted liturgy emphasizing English translations, original hymns, and other modifications. Among other reforms, the group called for shorter services and sermons conducted in English that would relate the weekly parashah to everyday life. Prominent leaders in the group were Isaac Harby (1788–1828), Abraham Moïse (1799-1869), and David Nunes Carvalho (1784-1860). After Harby's death in 1828, the group published a prayerbook (later reprinted by Barnett Elzas/Bloch in 1916). In 1833, the group dissolved but in rejoining Beth Elohim they also managed to succeed in their original mission in putting the congregation on a firm Reform movement trajectory.

Although the Vine Its Fruit Deny, a hymn by Abraham Moïse (Reformed Society of Israel ca. 1826)

Contributed on: 15 Oct 2021 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Abraham Moïse | Reformed Society of Israelites |

The hymn “Although the vine its fruit deny” by Abraham Moïse (ca.1799-1869), is presented as Hymn 1 in The Sabbath service and miscellaneous prayers, adopted by the Reformed society of Israelites, founded in Charleston, S.C., November 21, 1825 (1830), p. 55. . . .


אֲדוֹן עוֹלָם | Before the Glorious Orbs of Light, a paraliturgical adaptation of Adon Olam by David Nunes Carvalho (ca. 1826)

Contributed on: 04 Oct 2021 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Ḳahal Ḳadosh Beth Elohim (Charleston, South Carolina) | Reformed Society of Israelites | David Nunes Carvalho |

A paraliturgical adaptation of the piyyut Adon Olam by an early leader of the Reform movement. . . .


Before YHVH’s Awful Throne, a hymn by David Nunes Carvalho (Reformed Society of Israelites, Charleston, South Carolina, 1826)

Contributed on: 08 Oct 2021 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | David Nunes Carvalho | Reformed Society of Israelites |

A hymn provided for opening or concluding the morning Sabbath service of the Reformed Society of Israelites (Charleston, S.C.) ca. 1826. . . .


Brotherly Love, an adaptation of Psalms 133 by David Nunes Carvalho (Reformed Society of Israelites, Charleston, South Carolina, 1826)

Contributed on: 08 Oct 2021 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | David Nunes Carvalho | Reformed Society of Israelites |

A hymn provided for opening or concluding the morning Sabbath service of the Reformed Society of Israelites (Charleston, S.C.) ca. 1830. . . .


God our Shepherd and Guardian, an adaptation of Psalms 23 by David Nunes Carvalho (Reformed Society of Israelites, Charleston, South Carolina, 1826)

Contributed on: 08 Oct 2021 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | David Nunes Carvalho | Reformed Society of Israelites |

A hymn provided for opening or concluding the morning service of the Reformed Society of Israelites (Charleston, S.C.) ca. 1826. . . .


Lift Up Your Hands, a hymn by David Nunes Carvalho (Reformed Society of Israelites, Charleston, South Carolina, 1826)

Contributed on: 08 Oct 2021 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | David Nunes Carvalho | Reformed Society of Israelites |

A hymn provided for opening or concluding the morning Sabbath service of the Reformed Society of Israelites (Charleston, S.C.) ca. 1826. . . .


Light of Truth (a/k/a Glad Tidings), a hymn by David Nunes Carvalho (Reformed Society of Israelites, Charleston, South Carolina, 1826)

Contributed on: 14 Oct 2021 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | David Nunes Carvalho | Reformed Society of Israelites |

A hymn provided for opening or concluding the morning Sabbath service of the Reformed Society of Israelites (Charleston, S.C.) ca. 1826. . . .


Prayer for the Government [of the United States of America], by David Nunes Carvalho (Reformed Society of Israelites, Charleston, South Carolina, 1830)

Contributed on: 08 Oct 2021 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | David Nunes Carvalho | Reformed Society of Israelites |

This historically significant prayer for the government of the United States of America offered by the Reformed Society of Israelites (Charleston, S.C.), appears in The Sabbath service and miscellaneous prayers, adopted by the Reformed society of Israelites, founded in Charleston, S.C., November 21, 1825 (1830, Bloch: 1916). . . .


Sabbath Blessing, a prayer by Caroline de Litchfield Harby (Reformed Society of Israel ca. 1826)

Contributed on: 15 Oct 2021 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Caroline de Litchfield Harby | Reformed Society of Israelites |

“Sabbath Blessing” by Caroline de Litchfield Harby (ca.1800-1876), is included in the so-called Isaac Harby Prayerbook (1974) also known as the Cohn Lithograph, a handwritten prayerbook attesting to the prayers of the Reformed Society of Israel. . . .


Strike the Cymbal, a hymn by Columbus Moïse (Reformed Society of Israelites, Charleston, South Carolina, 1826)

Contributed on: 14 Oct 2021 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Columbus Moïse | Reformed Society of Israelites |

A hymn provided for opening or concluding the morning Sabbath service of the Reformed Society of Israelites (Charleston, S.C.) ca. 1826. . . .


Thanksgiving for Divine Mercy, a hymn by David Nunes Carvalho (Reformed Society of Israelites, Charleston, South Carolina, 1826)

Contributed on: 08 Oct 2021 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | David Nunes Carvalho | Reformed Society of Israelites |

A hymn provided for opening or concluding the morning Sabbath service of the Reformed Society of Israelites (Charleston, S.C.) ca. 1830. . . .


The Glory of God, a hymn by David Nunes Carvalho (Reformed Society of Israelites, Charleston, South Carolina, 1826)

Contributed on: 14 Oct 2021 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | David Nunes Carvalho | Reformed Society of Israelites |

A hymn provided for opening or concluding the morning Sabbath service of the Reformed Society of Israelites (Charleston, S.C.) ca. 1826. . . .


The Sabbath Service and Miscellaneous Prayers (Reformed Society of Israelites, Charleston, South Carolina, 1830)

Contributed on: 09 Oct 2021 by David Nunes Carvalho | Isaac Harby | Abraham Moïse | Reformed Society of Israelites |

The first Reform prayerbook in the United States and the fourth oldest Reform liturgy in the world. . . .


Universal Praise, a hymn by David Nunes Carvalho (Reformed Society of Israelites, Charleston, South Carolina, 1826)

Contributed on: 08 Oct 2021 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | David Nunes Carvalho | Reformed Society of Israelites |

A hymn provided for opening or concluding the morning Sabbath service of the Reformed Society of Israelites (Charleston, S.C.) ca. 1826. . . .



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