On 20 December 1884, the executive board of the Israelite congregation of Lübeck wrote to the Chief Rabbi of Hamburg, Anschel Stern, officially appointing him as an honorary member. The positive developments in Lübeck since the emancipation legislation, above all the formation of the most important congregation organizations and a relatively balanced budget, had only been possible thanks to the support of its Hamburg sister city. By awarding the honorary membership to Anschel Stern, the Lübeck Jewish congregation wished to gratefully acknowledge a “loyal friend and advocate.” Archive of the Hansa City Lübeck (AHL): School and Religious Administration 0904. Israelite Community, Various, 1865-1970.
The extant three page transcript forms part of a document bundle consisting mainly of official correspondence, which resides in the Archive of the Hansa City Lübeck. Within the School and Religious Administration portfolio 0904 various congregation files for the years 1865 to 1970 can be found.
Transcript of a Letter from the Executive Board of the Israelite Congregation of Lübeck to the Lord Chief Rabbi Anschel Stern of Hamburg, Lübeck, December 20, 1884 (translated by Richard S. Levy), edited in: Key Documents of German-Jewish History, <https://dx.doi.org/10.23691/jgo:source-13.en.v1> [December 12, 2018].