A RAKOSPALOTAI ZSINAGOGA EPITKEZESENEK EMLEKERE - "In Memory of Building our Holy Congregation Rakospalotai's Synagogue" - Miniature prayer book with a Hebrew-Hungarian calendar for the year 1926-1927 given to people who helped cover the high costs of building the Rakospalotai Synagogue in District 15 of Budapest, Hungary. At the beginning of the siddur is the special blessing of the Rabbi for the donors to this great event. The main title page features an illustration of the Tower of David and palm trees, and the title page of the calendar also features an illustration, both by Ephraim Moses Lilien. The front of the synagogue is also pictured on the third page. All pages of the siddur and calendar are surrounded by a red frame, and the prayer headings are in red. The siddur is in Hebrew, the calendar in Hebrew and Hungarian. Rare.
At the opening of the Siddur is a special blessing handwritten and signed by the Chief Rabbi and head of the Jewish community of Rakospalotai for this great occasion, which reads: "With G-d's help. The sums received in return for this prayer-book, are for purchasing one stone for our synagogue currently under construction. The owner thus offered support for the building of God's house, may G-d's blessing be upon the initiator of constructing a sacred dwelling in all his deeds, with the blessing of the fellow in faith Michael Dushinsky, Chief Rabbi. Rakospalotai, 1926".
The siddur contains the morning blessings, blessings of nehenin, Mitzvot blessings, private blessings, Birkat HaMazon, Shema Israel, blessing of the moon, V'yechulu, Havdalah, Hazkarat Neshamot, mourner's kaddish.
The Jewish community of Rakospalotai received its independence in 1902. The first rabbi of the community, elected in 1898 - when the community was still part of Újpest - was Rabbi Isaac Michael Dushinsky. To cover the high construction costs, a "dinner" was organized in 1926 to collect donations. On this occasion, the prayer book with this special calendar was printed by the synagogue's building committee. Rabbi Michael Dushinsky led the community until his passing in 1939. Thanks to him, the community enjoyed great public respect and honor. The synagogue lost its congregation in the Holocaust and after World War II. It was abandoned and not reused.
44 p. 9 cm. Original green cover with gold lettering on front: "In Memory of Building Our Holy Congregation Rakospalotai Synagogue", and a golden menorah on the back cover. Very good condition.