Digging through the papers in the benches Sanyi Feldmájer found a bigger paper, with Hebrew text, so he took it to be framed. We just had a better look, when he took it back.
It turned out to be the statues of the Mishna Society established in 1927 partly in hebrew and partly in German. The final translation was made by Michael Miller.
Our ancestors could see the world very optimisticly about in 1927…
So the text itself:
With the help of God, first day of the parsha “Lesader va’hakimoti et-briti itkhem” (sic!) in the year 5687 [i.e. 1927]
These are the statutes for the Mishna Society:
At today’s meeting, we have founded a Mishna Society with these statutes:
- Mishna will be learned every night. Whoever does not have time every night must come to learn at least twice a week.
- On the Yarzeit of our parents, the names of our parents will be remembered through Mishna learning
- After 120 years, Mishna will be learned for the member, kaddish will be said and Yarzeit will be held.
- We oblige ourselves to pay 10 Heller weekly for the purpose of buying religious books.
And we have provisionally elected a presidium, namely:
Treasurer: R. Yisrael Isaac Friedman
Controller: R. Eleazar Schechter
Committee: R. Zvi Frost Ha-Kohen, R. Shalom Nagler, R. Zvi Pilot, R. Avraham Isaac Ha-levi Kupfer