Guide to the Records of the North American Jewish Students Appeal,
undated, 1962, 1964-1996(bulk 1971-1995)

*I-338 and *I-338A

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: North American Jewish Students Appeal
Title: North American Jewish Students Appeal Records
Dates: undated, 1962, 1964-1996
Dates: (Bulk 1971-1995)
Abstract: The records of the North American Jewish Students Appeal (NAJSA or APPEAL) contains documents on two levels of concern: those documents dealing with the NAJSA as a student-run organization promoting Jewish identity among college-aged youth; and those documents dealing with the APPEAL as a fundraising organization for several well-known student constituent organizations. The Constituents were: the Jewish Student Press Service, Lights in Action, the North American Jewish Students Network, the Progressive Zionist Caucus, Response: A Contemporary Jewish Review, Yavneh Religious Students Organization, and Yugntruf Youth for Yiddish. Documents include correspondence, financial records, minutes, press releases, information on grants awarded to student organizations for programming and publishing, student journals and newspapers, photographs, and ephemera.
Languages: The collection is in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Quantity: 58.9 linear ft. (I-338);
Quantity: 4.13 linear ft. (I-338A)
Identification: I-338 and I-338A
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Historical Note

The events leading up to the formation of the North American Jewish Students Appeal (NAJSA or APPEAL) began in May 1969 when the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) sponsored a conference in Brewster, NY. The conference, attended by a collection of students, young adults and student activists, focused on issues concerning the state of Judaism among American youth, organization of the students into a viable movement, and from the student's viewpoint, how to conduct effective and meaningful communications between them and the older generation of the Federations. Out of this conference arose the North American Jewish Students NETWORK, a communications, information and resource arm of the WUJS. As an umbrella service providing information on strategies and tactics through NETWORK, Jewish students and young adults were able to coordinate and plan for organized disruptions at the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Fund's (CJFWF) General Assembly (GA) in Boston from November 12-18, 1969, coinciding with the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the American Federation movement.1

The students, not originally scheduled to speak at any sessions, were exceptionally vocal at the Boston assembly, staging sit-ins and protests and disrupting the normal functions of the yearly gathering. The students were empowered by two factors in staging their disruptions at the Assembly. The Black Power Movement, which some of the students had been involved with, had introduced "the concept that strong ethnic identification was not only good, but necessary," and the 1967 War in the Middle East caused young and old Jews to "express openly their Jewish identity." The students also viewed themselves as up against an "entrenched Federation system" that was slow to act and that Synagogue-associated youth groups such as Hillel were ill-equipped, financially or with the manpower, to address a vocal and somewhat radicalized activist generation of Jewish youth who felt both 'turned-off' to their Jewish identity and 'tuned-out' by established youth groups.

The vocal students were allotted time to speak at a Luncheon session of the GA, choosing as their representative Rabbi Hillel Levine. Levine was a Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Social Relations at Harvard and a Graduate of the Rabbinical College at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS). Rabbi Levine began by stating that:

Rabbi Levine then offered a definition of the students - how they viewed themselves in the community of American Jews:

Gordon Zacks, the 1969 Chairman of the United Jewish Appeal's (UJA) Young Leadership Cabinet (YLC) and former Chair of the CJFWF Leadership Development Committee, addressed the delegates in a regularly scheduled meeting of the Luncheon Session of the Assembly. Zacks, in a forum entitled "Young Leadership Looks at the Future of the Jewish Community" urged the Assembly to pass a resolution calling for the creation of a body with a six-prong plan addressing certain issues facing the Jewish community within a 12-month period. This body, proposed as the "Foundation for Jewish Identity", would undertake, develop and provide seed money to harvest "the best Jewish brainpower in support of those kinds of activities which will produce a multiplier effect on creative Jewish living and identity." One of the six specific areas in which Mr. Zacks urged plan development was in presenting a "bold new activities-oriented approach to reach and involve university students."4 (Zacks and Neil Norry (the Special Promotions Chairperson of the national UJA office), working on the Federation side, became two of the prime initiators and backers of the APPEAL, providing moral, organizational and financial support to NETWORK in establishing the groundwork for the APPEAL.)

After the General Assembly, the students were unorganized and unincorporated, had no budget, or central strategy for receiving or allocating funds they might receive from the Federations. The student leaders met at a December 1969 UJA meeting, but were unable to press their efforts to raise funds from the Federations until some semblance of organization occurred. In June of 1971, NETWORK, using its connections through the WUJS, organized meetings with the leaders of the six original Constituents to discuss their varying financial crises and how to organize and present a united fundraising plan to the CJFWF. Those initial Constituents, the Jewish Student Press Service (organized 1970), Response (organized 1967), NETWORK (1969), the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry (1964), Yavneh (1965) and Yugntruf: Youth for Yiddish (1965) banded together to form the North American Jewish Students Appeal.5

The thrust of this work was primarily fundraising and allocating to the Constituent organizations, of which, over time, there were eight not including a few small 'satellite' Constituents. NETWORK and YAVNEH eventually left the APPEAL, with the Progressive Zionist Caucus (PZC, organized 1987) and Lights in Action (LIA, organized 1992) taking their places. In addition to the allocating of funds and fundraising for the Constituent organizations, the APPEAL administered under its own name a Beneficiary Grants program. The grants, ranging from $50 to $500, were awarded primarily to campus student organizations requiring funding for campus programming or publications promoting Jewish identity and news among students.

The structure of the APPEAL included an Executive Director and executive assistant, with occasional field workers and interns. The Executive Director ran the everyday operations of the APPEAL, including allocations distribution, compiling Constituent presentations, writing grants, fundraising, and advertising the APPEAL. The Executive Directors of the APPEAL included Robert Goldman, Edward (Avi) Lyons, Mark Mishan, Steven Cohen, Susan Dessel, Roberta Shiffman and Brenda Gervetz.

The advisors of the APPEAL consisted of a Board of Trustees and a Governing Board. Friends of the Students, or Friends, were named for those people who donated money but had no say in the workings of the APPEAL. Rabbis and congregations were regularly called upon for donations and spiritual support.

Trustees acted as an advisory board to the APPEAL, and lobbied their local and national Federations to fund the APPEAL. As an advisory board, Trustees had no say in the internal workings of the Constituents, or the APPEAL allocation formula. Money received from the Federations was divided between the Constituents and the Beneficiary Grants program according to an allocation formula decided by the Constituents and Governing Board. Trustees acted as a buffer between the Federations and the NAJSA students and were arbiters of any internal disputes between the NAJSA and Constituents. The collective Trustee membership consisted of community members and delegates from the Governing Board, who were primarily students at the time of their Trusteeship. These students served as both Trustees and Governing Board members, though once they left the Governing Board for reasons of graduation or resignation they had the option of remaining Trustees.

The majority of the Trustees were older men and women who had worked within the Jewish community for many years, and knew the finer points of approaching the Federations. The APPEAL strove to develop and maintain ties with at least one vocal, well-placed Trustee that held the ear of local Federations. The Trustees were particularly useful during each Federation's allocation evaluation time, based on the fiscal year. After the NAJSA submitted their allocation applications to a Federation, the local Trustee would follow-up, making phone calls, visiting or conducting presentations to the Federation as possible or advisable. The Trustees were vital in initiating new Federations into giving to the APPEAL, encouraging Federations to increase an already confirmed allocation or maintaining an allocation over time.

The Trustees did not hold regularly scheduled meetings. Meetings of the Trustees were attempted during quarterly CJF sessions, but attendance was relatively poor as Trustees were more willing to travel to the larger General Assembly conferences than quarterly meetings. Trustees also donated to the APPEAL with their own Tzedakah, or charitable contribution. Current Trustees recruited new Trustees, with Trustees Michael and Natalie Pelavin and Steven Schwarz being the most active in this regard. Gordon Zacks encouraged the actor Theodore Bikel (The African Queen, My Fair Lady, The Defiant Ones, Victory at Entebbe) to become a Trustee. Trustee Chairpersons included Zacks, Michael Pelavin, Jacqueline Levine, Steven Schwarz, Alan H. Molod, Suzanne Perelman, Magda Leuchter-Shenberg, and Gerald Flanzbaum.

The Governing Board consisted of seven constituent delegates, and six at-large delegates. The Constituents selected delegates and previous Board members, Trustees, and Constituents nominated at-large delegates. At-large delegates were students under the age of 30 years at the time of election and served one-year terms; staff from the APPEAL could be appointed as non-voting delegates. The Governing Board met during the school year from September to June on a monthly basis to review each Constituent's programming and prepare for Spring budgeting and the Fall allocation formula vote. The Governing Board reviewed Beneficiary Grants proposals, recommending or denying funding for each grant proposed. The Governing Board elected a President and an Executive Committee, which included the President, Executive Director and three Board members. In addition to the Executive Committee, the Board elected a Steering, Allocations and Internal Review Committees.

In the structure of the Federation system, the APPEAL presented budget materials and financial reports, along with Constituent presentations, to the Large City Budgeting Conference (LCBC), an independent division of the CJFWF representing the larger, local Federations according to population size. The CJFWF based Federation divisions on local population sizes by large, intermediate and small budgeting councils representing local cities and towns. The LCBC would then certify to the Federations, a recommended target budget to be allocated from the local Federations to the APPEAL. The CJFWF/LCBC issued a 'Budget Digest,' containing the combined report of the CJFWF and the APPEAL, including a description of the activities of the APPEAL and Constituents, a brief history and scope of the organization, along with a report on the APPEAL's financial standing, based on financial documentation presented by the APPEAL. For instance, based on the APPEAL's presentation, its financial documentation and plans for the following fiscal year, the LCBC would certify the APPEAL's allocation from Federation funds at $120,000. (The APPEAL also received certification from the Intermediate and Small Cities Budgeting Conferences.) After certification, the Federations viewed the APPEAL as a legitimate allocation entity. Based on the local Federation budget, an allocation was then made to the APPEAL, spread throughout the fiscal year or in one lump sum. The APPEAL attended the annual GA, mingling with Federation representatives on the national and local levels, attending forums on student-related issues and to present their budgets for certification. The GA was held in a variety of host cities designated by the number of the annual event. The CJFWF later became the Council of Jewish Federations (CJF) and then merged with the United Israel Appeal (UIA) and the United Jewish Appeal (UJA) to form the United Jewish Communities (UJC).

The APPEAL was active on several CJF committees, including the College Youth and Faculty Committee, the Leadership Development Committee, the Task Force on Services to Jewish University Students, and the Women's Committee on Russian Women. The NAJSA served on the United Jewish Appeal's Student Advisory Committee and the Young Leadership Cabinet. During the 1970s, the APPEAL attempted to merge with the Joint Cultural Appeal (JCA), a fundraising entity for several organizations including the American Jewish Historical Society, Histadruth Ivrith of America, the Leo Baeck Institute, the National Foundation for Jewish Culture and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

The APPEAL disbanded in June 1995 due to the shrinking of Federation funds, the changing structure of the CJF and tensions between the APPEAL and Hillel. As money disappeared from the Federations, the trickle down effect made it difficult for the Federations to justify funding two National student organizations.

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Constituent Historical Note

The Constituents of the APPEAL were expected to meet certain financial and obligatory commitments in order to remain part of the APPEAL allocation process. The criteria for becoming an NAJSA Constituent rested on whether the organization was a national and independent group that had no parent foundation funding or policy-making body overseeing the organization. All policy had to set by a student or young adult governing board.

The relationship between the Constituents and the APPEAL was sometimes rocky, as personalities and priorities clashed. On the whole, however, the relationship worked well, with the APPEAL alleviating some of the financial worries of the Constituents, and the Constituents serving as an advertising vehicle for the APPEAL. The Constituents sent monthly activity, quarterly and yearly audit reports to the APPEAL who in turn submitted activity and financial presentations to the LCBC and local Federations. The reports and audits arriving from the Constituents were sporadic at times. In cases where the quarterlies were not received by the end of the months of September, January, April and July, allocations were held until receipt; in cases of audits arriving after the August 15 deadline of each year, a withholding penalty was imposed of 1% of the group's allocation. Any total withheld was then divided and allocated to other Constituents. Penalties and allocation withholding was not used often by the APPEAL. However, when it was absolutely necessary, the APPEAL did employ these methods to enforce compliance. In 1978, after repeated attempts to obtain financial reports from YAVNEH on a timely basis, the tensions between the two groups escalated to such a degree that YAVNEH withdrew from the APPEAL. Two years later, the group had reorganized itself and attempted to rejoin the APPEAL.

Constituents were unable to solicit funds directly from any individual Federation. This method insured that the Federations were not bombarded by a multitude of requests while securing some continuity in the APPEAL's approach. NETWORK requested endowment funds from the Federations, thereby violating the by-law and leading to NETWORK's temporary withdrawal plus a 1% penalty fee imposed on NETWORK until it fell into 'compliance.' During this period, the tensions between the APPEAL and NETWORK led to the complete withdrawal of NETWORK from the NAJSA in 1985.

Constituents received monthly Governing Board minutes and correspondence from the APPEAL. The Constituents were not mandated to send their board minutes and correspondence to the APPEAL. The APPEAL did not interfere with or dictate the affairs of the Constituents unless it came to matters of the appropriate spending of money by the Constituents. In one incident between the APPEAL and JSPS in the early 1990s, the APPEAL believed that JSPS was mismanaging its funds and initiated a review of JSPS' finances. Though the editor of JSPS' New Voices resigned from JSPS because of supposed improprieties, the records are unclear as to whether JSPS actually mismanaged funds.

Allocations received from the Federations to the NAJSA for distribution to the Constituents were issued on the basis of allocation formulas. The Constituents were reviewed and critiqued based on the previous academic year's activities and projection of activities for the new academic year. Included in this critique and review was Constituent participation in the life and function of the APPEAL, and a budgetary review. After each Constituent presented their yearly review to the Governing Board, Board members cast secret ballots, noting each Constituent's allocation percentage. Monetary percentages were averaged by the Executive Committee and presented to the Governing Board for a final vote.

The Constituents were encouraged to submit grant proposals to the APPEAL. At Constituent conferences, conventions or seminars, APPEAL presentations were made to participants, consisting of a history of the APPEAL, description of the Constituent groups, a summary of the financial status of the Appeal and how participants could help promote or join the NAJSA as a Governing Board delegate. Participants to any of the Constituent events were encouraged to send a letter to their local Federation concerning any events attended. Trustees of the NAJSA received Constituent mailings, and Constituents provided the NAJSA office with promotional materials for fundraising purposes. In the case of JSPS, any publishing venture supported by JSPS was required to send copies of their publications to the NAJSA.

The NAJSA's philosophy was that the APPEAL was not a 'bank', but part of the Constituent process, or a communal family, each with their own responsibilities, but functioning together with a shared sense of purpose. Frequent and clear communication, consideration and sensitivity were highly valued under the APPEAL umbrella. Though this philosophy did not always pan out, for the most part, the relations between the NAJSA and the Constituents worked well, and the APPEAL always worked tirelessly on behalf of its Constituent organizations.

Constituent Brief Histories

Information for this section is taken from yearly presentation materials written by the APPEAL and its Constituents for review by the Federations. Allocation presentations may be found in Series III: Constituents, Subseries 1: General Records.

Bayit Project

The Bayit (house or home) Project, was a collection of communal houses for campus activists in Israel and North America, sponsored in part, though unaffiliated with, the Progressive Zionist Caucus. The project was established in 1982, with headquarters located in Los Angeles serving as a central office for 'disseminating programmatic resources and financial support' to the individual houses under the program. The APPEAL provided funding for programmatic events sponsored by the project and not for the upkeep or maintenance of properties. The first allocation presented to the Project from the NAJSA was advanced to them, as the Governing Board had not decided their official allocation amount at the time of joining the APPEAL. When the project became a Constituent in November 1987, there were 23 houses or batim established in eight states. By 1993, additional houses were established in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Beer Sheva, Israel, UC Berkeley in California and the University of Pittsburgh. Students living in the bayits performed weekly community and Jewish student outreach activities and service projects. The program produced the newsletters Kidma and the Bayit Bulletin. The Bayit Project was affiliated with the Bayit Foundation and Project Orchim ("hospitality").

Lights in Action (LIA)

Lights in Action developed out of Columbia University by Ze'ev Maghen in 1991, after students protesting against an anti-Semitic speech spurred him to write an article in promotion of Judaism. Among the co-founders of LIA were students from other colleges, such as Dasee Berkowitz and Sasha Levin from Bernard College and Rivky Shuchatovitz from Stern College, Yeshiva University. LIA was dedicated to promoting Jewish identity and Zionist commitment among college-aged Jews. The name derives from a theme ("hundreds of lights going into action") developed for a celebration of Jewish identity in December 1991 at Washington Square Park in New York City. From this celebration, LIA created and distributed mailings on Jewish/Zionist identity, developed Sabbath programming (Shabbat Leumit) based on the WUJS model of worldwide Shabbat, and distributed colorful, well-produced posters, calendars and Shabbat cards that stressed the positive experiences of Jewish culture and worship. Well-organized and enthusiastic, LIA distributed and developed materials to over 175 campuses across the US and Canada, developing seminars in conjunction with Hillel and the Aleph Society, and becoming a delegate member of the World Union of Jewish Students. The American Jewish Historical Society holds the currently unprocessed Records of Lights in Action, 1991-2001

Jewish Student Press Service (JSPS)

The Jewish Student Press Service was organized in 1970 and continues to serve the American Jewish student community. The Service was established by NETWORK to act as a clearinghouse for Jewish student and young adult publications for worldwide distribution with technical and editorial services provided. JSPS became independent of NETWORK in February 1971, thereby meeting the criteria of the APPEAL for membership.

JSPS staff consisted of an editor/administrator who managed the everyday organization of the JSPS offices. The managing editor also edited a monthly packet of feature articles and eventually New Voices , which began publication in 1991. Other staff included a part-time secretary, two field workers and an Israel bureau editor. JSPS sponsored conferences including the National Editors Conference, New York, West Coast and Israel Editors Conferences and in partnership with the World Zionist Organization, the Do the Right Thing Journalism Conference. JSPS co-sponsored several symposiums with RESPONSE, including a conference on "Multiculturalism, Jews and the Campus" in 1991.

North American Jewish Students Network (NETWORK)

NETWORK provided the impetus for the birth of the APPEAL and was considered the most 'sellable' of the NAJSA groups. NETWORK was student-created, student-run and involved all the politically, religiously and geographically disparate elements of the Jewish student community. In May 1969, the World Union of Jewish Students, a London-based organization, gathered 150 Jewish student leaders together in Brewster, NY to discuss issues concerning Jewish youth in the U.S. and Canada. The two main issues the Brewster conference focused on were the resurgence of interest in issues of Judaism in young people after the end of the Six Day War and strategies for organizing a Jewish student movement. A result of that meeting was the formation of NETWORK as a communications link and resource center to disseminate a wide range of information to concerned Jewish young people across the broad spectrum of North American Judaism.

NETWORK formed a central communications link between diverse groups of Jewish youth while also linking U.S. and Canadian students. Advice and help in developing student programming was disseminated through a resource center, linking students and student groups to speakers, films, educational resources, program ideas and institutional contacts. NETWORK provided encouragement for student-initiated and directed projects while stimulating "Jewish activists to reach out to other unaffiliated, uninvolved Jewish students." Finally, NETWORK served as a common forum for Jewish students, a place where the gamut of Jewish student movements from counter-culture radicals to Chassidics could talk about and act on priorities of concern as well as reach out to inactive young Jews.

NETWORK published a newspaper and The Guide to Jewish Student Groups, a compendium of Jewish student groups throughout North America. NETWORK sponsored annual conventions including a yearly conference, the New York Jewish Leaders Conference, Pan American Jewish Students Conference and the Israel Task Force. NETWORK sponsored an Israel Awareness Week (held in November), created a Yom Kippur War Israel News Hotline, held forums and conferences on Jewish women, pioneered the New Jewish Media Project, which sponsored Jewish film festivals and published a catalog of Jewish film and television; sponsored the Chavurots communal Jewish housing program, and helped to create the Jewish Arts and Crafts Community, a collective of Jewish artists and formed the Jewish Student Press Service. NETWORK also initiated the APPEAL by gathering the six original constituents under one fundraising arm.6

While NETWORK was the forerunner of NAJSA's Constituents, the relationship eventually was strained to the point of breaking. NETWORK withdrew from the APPEAL in 1978, rejoined a few years later, and withdrew again in March 1985. The first withdrawal was instigated when the American Zionist Youth Foundation (AZYF) prompted a takeover of NETWORK, thereby invalidating NAJSA's by-laws that all Constituents were to remain free from parent organizations. The second withdrawal began in Fall 1981 when NETWORK approached the Federations on their own for funding. NETWORK stated the funds were for endowments and claimed that the NAJSA failed to secure appropriate funding from the Federations. NETWORK decided afterward to abide by the APPEAL By-laws, but strain between the two organizations increased and NETWORK withdrew permanently in March 1985.

Progressive Zionist Caucus (PZC)

The Progressive Zionist Caucus joined the APPEAL shortly after NETWORK departed, becoming an official Constituent on February 12, 1987. Founded in 1982, the PZC was the only Jewish campus organization that specifically supported the efforts of the Israeli peace movement. According to NAJSA presentation reports, PZC, "Because of its alternative Zionist approach…appeals to politically sensitive students whose concerns are not always addressed by other Jewish campus groups... PZC provides these students with a Zionist framework to support Israel which examines certain policies of the Israeli government while working for social and political change."7

PZC chapters were located on 50 North American campuses and published the La'Inyan (To The Point) annual journal and Makor, sourcebooks providing synopses on progressive Zionist ideology and offering suggestions to progressive Zionist campus activists. The Caucus sponsored diverse campus events including speakers, films, seminars, Seders, and Arab-Jewish dialogue groups. Prominent peace activists and politicians from North America and Israel regularly spoke on campuses through PZC. PZC also sponsored seminars on Aliyah ("going up" or moving to Israel) and leadership, participated in the Spitzer Forums on Public Policy, Hillel's National Leadership Conference and in General Assemblies.

Response: A Contemporary Jewish Review (RESPONSE)

RESPONSE termed itself a 'Contemporary Jewish Review' due to its publication of articles written by student thinkers as a 'vehicle for serious political and social commentary,' providing a forum for young writers, essayists, literary critics, artists, poets and short story writers. Begun in 1967 at Columbia University by undergraduate students, RESPONSE originally began as a quarterly, but due to monetary constraints, eventually published three journals per year, one of which appeared as a double issue. RESPONSE was an editorially independent student publication, using volunteer writers and editors. The Editorial Board of RESPONSE met on a monthly basis to discuss manuscripts while a part-time, paid sales manager conducted the administrative work of the journal. RESPONSE relied almost exclusively on the monies supplied to it by the NAJSA and subscribers. The journal distributed 1000 free copies to campuses, and approximately 2000 subscribers included libraries, synagogues and private subscribers worldwide.

Issues of Response covered a wide range of topics, sometimes based on a theme. Issues focused on new fiction by American Jews, intermarriage, family life, and feminist topics; the political links of homosexuals and Jews, books reviews, the Holocaust, and the relationship of anti-Semitism to anti-Zionism. Issue #58 was devoted to symposium documents from the joint JSPS/RESPONSE symposium on "Multiculturalism, Jews and the Campus."

Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry (SSSJ)

Organized in 1964 and operated by Executive Director Glenn Richter and Jason Birnbaum, the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry was at the forefront of organizations lobbying the Soviet Union to allow Jewish 'refuseniks' to immigrate to Israel. (The term 'refusenik' was applied to those Soviet Jews who wanted to emigrate from the Soviet Union to Israel. The Soviet government continuously refused, delayed, or denied their requests, hence the term.) SSSJ's purpose was "to aid Russian Jews by publicizing their plight, helping them learn of their Jewish heritage, aiding their efforts to emigrate, and keeping the Jews of North America informed and conscious of the ever-changing condition of the Soviet Jewish situation." SSSJ served a dual purpose: educating the public on the plight of Soviet Jews and calling to action those people, in particular the Jewish Diaspora in North America but other religious and political affiliations as well, to lobby world governments and persuade the Soviet Union to alter its policy towards its Jews. On the whole, SSSJ was a prime mover and shaker in this regard.

SSSJ utilized a system of grassroots activism and field workers to mobilize both its non-student donor base and its high school and college campus student chapters. SSSJ began a 'twinning' program, connecting American and Russian Jews in pen pal situations.8 As part of the twinning program American students visited their Soviet counterparts, while the "Project Eyewitness" program offered American visitors the opportunity of taping interviews with the young Russians for viewing outside of the Soviet Union. SSSJ organized marathons, bike, and walkathons, mailed background materials and translations to Congress and the press, and promoted numerous innovative programs highlighting different aspects of Jewish captivity in the Soviet Union. The group also testified before Congress concerning the lack of emigration for Romanian Jews to Israel.

As the Soviet Union fell and Russia re-emerged, rules on Jewish emigration were relaxed and the focus of SSSJ moved from political action to the successful absorption of Russian Jews into Israeli society. Student volunteers assisted in language tutoring and setting up new households, among other projects. SSSJ eventually left the APPEAL as its mandate changed, leaving behind a large gap in the APPEAL constituency that the APPEAL found difficult to replace.9

Yavneh: Religious Students Association (YAVNEH)

YAVNEH, the National Religious Students Association, was organized in 1960 'to ensure continuation of traditional Jewish life and education on campuses.' Participants in YAVNEH advocated for religious freedoms and rights, including kosher campus kitchens and test schedule coordination with Jewish holidays. YAVNEH had a staff of an executive director and secretary, and were governed by an Advisory Board and National Executive Board. With its prime focus being the religious Jewish student body, YAVNEH was the most conservative Constituent of the APPEAL. Some of its activities included an annual national convention, professional and leadership seminars, conferences, Shabbat programming, Zionist-related work, and Holocaust, Israel and Western Europe tours. Chapters were established at various campuses, each holding their own activities in addition to the nationally organized events conducted by the central office. YAVNEH also published the Kol Yavneh newspaper, but did not join the publication under the auspices of the JSPS. Tensions concerning fiscal matters arose between YAVNEH and the APPEAL, prompting YAVNEH to withdraw in January 1978. Discussions of YAVNEH rejoining the APPEAL surfaced from time to time, but never materialized.

Yugntruf: Youth for Yiddish (YUGNTRUF)

The goal of YUNGTRUF ("call to youth"), organized in 1964, was promoting the Yiddish language as a "living, vibrant part of the life of Jewish students and young adults." Transcending differences in political and religious spheres, the organization's single, committed goal was the preservation and perpetuation of Yiddish as part of the culture of the Jewish community. The New York central office coordinated activities throughout North America while YUNGTRUF members in major U.S. cities, and 25 countries, led Yiddish cultural groups. Whenever possible, fieldworkers were hired to travel around North America organizing activities such as songfests, literary discussion groups, creative writing sessions and outings. A spring annual conference was held for members and summer country study retreats (Viddish-vokhs) were conducted in the Berkshire Mountains for total Yiddish immersion. YUGNTRUF regularly participated in world Yiddish conferences and the World Council for Yiddish.

Student "graduates" of YUGNTRUF conducted accredited and informal Yiddish courses on campuses, and in 1981, a Yiddish nursery school was established. YUGNTRUF sold "Yiddish" T-shirts, buttons ("Speak Yiddish With Me"), a collection of songs written and performed by young people entitled "Vaserl," and The Yiddish Source Finder, a guide of Yiddish activities, resources and textbooks. Also published was an extensive directory of Yiddish courses throughout the world entitled Yiddish in the Classroom: An International Directory. YUNGTRUF sponsored creative workshops in Yiddish, and in 1988 published a collection of works in Yiddish entitled Vidervuks ("Regrowth"): A New Generation of Yiddish Writers.

The journal Yugntruf: A Yiddish Student Quarterly, with its fiction and non-fiction articles and edited by young adults and students, had a circulation of over 2000. Article topics varied from creative writing to works on Israel-Diaspora relations, the Holocaust, Yiddish theatre, Soviet Jewry, Jewish identity, and a section for beginning students of Yiddish. One column (Afn Ekran, "On the screen"), begun in 1987 and developing out of Spring conference discussions, focused on computers and programs written in or compatible with the Yiddish language, including software reviews, and suggested vocabulary for technological and computer science terms in Yiddish. YUNGTRUF also compiled and published "Political Terminology" lists, with words in English, Yiddish and transliterated Yiddish for words such as 'abortion', 'grass-roots', 'homeless' and 'House of Representatives.'

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Scope and Content Note

The collection documents the working proceedings of the North American Jewish Students Appeal, including the organization's work in the area of promoting Jewish identity among college youth as well as NAJSA's work on behalf of its eight primary and smaller, satellite Constituents. The collection covers the period of NAJSA's existence, from 1971 to 1996, though a few materials derive from the 1960s, mostly concerning RESPONSE, SSSJ, YAVNEH and YUNGTRUF and the founding history of NAJSA. However, the material for these four Constituents and the founding history of the NAJSA is sketchy within the collection prior to 1971. The collection can be grouped into several categories: 1) correspondence and records dealing directly with the NAJSA and its Trustees, Board, and national Jewish organizations and the interaction between the NAJSA and its Constituents; 2) financial, activity, fundraising, and promotional records of the Constituents; 3) financial and fundraising records regarding the NAJSA, including national and local Federations, constructing budgets and allocating funds to Constituents; 4) beneficiary grants awarded by the NAJSA and their impact on Jewish-related programming and publishing on the University student level; and 5) ephemera, magazines, and journals from the Constituents, beneficiaries and national Jewish organizations.

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Arrangement

The series is arranged according to the original filing system of the records of the NAJSA, though in some cases, series have been artificially constructed by rearranging yearly records into more coherent categories, particularly in the case of organizational financial records, Constituent, and Beneficiary Grant files. Publications, ephemera, posters, photographs, and video and audio tape series have been created from the original series by pulling certain publications, printed matter, posters, and ephemera (buttons, t-shirts, etc.) from folders for preservation purposes and to highlight these items in conjunction with the Jewish student movement. Each series contains arrangement notes relevant to the particular series below.

The collection is organized into ten series as follows:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Executive Director of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Newton Centre, MA and New York, NY.

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Related Material

I-59, CJF Oral Histories, Charles Zibbel
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I-248, Jewish Student Press Service
I-250, Breira
Unprocessed, Lights in Action
Library, Response Journal Collection

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Provenance

The Records of the North American Jewish Students Appeal were donated to the American Jewish Historical Society by Brenda Gervertz, Executive Director of the organization from 1989-1995. Additional materials from various collections were added to expand partial runs of periodicals in the original collection.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); North American Jewish Students Appeal Records; I-338 and I-338A; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Click the box in the request column to open the form that allows you to request a box for onsite viewing in the reading room at the Center for Jewish History, New York, NY.

 

Series I: Board of Trustees, Governing Board, Friends and Rabbis, undated, 1971-1995

Boxes 1-15.
Arrangement:

Arranged in four subseries: Subseries 1: Board of Trustees, Subseries 2: Governing Board, Subseries 3: Friends, Subseries 4: Rabbis.

Scope and Content:

Series I documents correspondence, memos, and minutes of the APPEAL, as well as the APPEAL's solicitation campaigns regarding Trustees, Friends and Rabbis. Series I documents the inner workings of the APPEAL, including advice solicited from its Trustees, the interaction of the Governing Board and Trustees and the workings of the Governing Board. The monetary and spiritual support received from the wider Jewish community towards the basic ideals of the APPEAL's social and political agenda is reflected in the subseries concerning Friends and Rabbis. The series is documented in four parts, as follows.

Subseries 1: Board of Trustees, undated, 1971-1995

Boxes 1-9 (Folders 1-6).
Arrangement:

Arranged into two informal subcategories, General Records and Trustee Correspondence and Member Lists, alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This subseries is informally divided into General Records (Box 1) and Trustee Correspondence and Member Lists (Boxes 2-9, Folders 1-6). General Records include memos, reception arrangements for Chairpersons Alan Molod and Madga Leuchter-Shenberg, minutes, Trustee solicitation materials, a development plan from 1993, and responses from Trustees concerning attendance at the final meeting of the NAJSA from April 1995. Trustee Correspondence and Member Lists includes two folders (Box 2, Folders 1-2) of Trustee membership lists and correspondence from Trustees. Correspondence is divided into correspondence by infrequent Board correspondents (A-Z, Box 2, Folders 3-7), and those Trustees who maintained a closer working relationship with the organization. Correspondence with former Executive Directors Susan Dessel and Edward Lyons and all former Chairpersons of the APPEAL are included. Minutes relating to Trustee meetings are incomplete, covering only the years between 1974-1978 and 1983-1985. Actions and ideas relating to the Trustees may be obtained from a combination of records: correspondence and memos found in this Subseries, notes and memos of meetings with individual Trustees at General Assemblies (Series V, Subseries 2), Trustee group and individual meetings held at LCBC quarterly board meetings ( Series V, Subseries 3), correspondence laced throughout individual Federation correspondence in U.S. cities and Canada (Series V, Subseries 5) and from Governing Board minutes regarding discussions of Trustee advice.

General Records, 1971-1994

Box Folder Title Date Request
1 1 Correspondence and Memo Drafts 1988-1994 request_box
1 2 Development Plan, 2nd Draft November 15, 1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
1 3 Leuchter (Shenberg) Madga Fund Reception 1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
1 4 Meeting Responses April 1995 request_box
1 5 Memos undated,1970s request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
1 6 Memos undated, 1970s request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
1 7 Memos 1980s-1990s request_box
1 8 Minutes 1974-1978, 1983-1985 request_box
1 9 Molod, Alan H. Reception Arrangements 1987 request_box
1 10 Trustee Involvement Campaign 1988 request_box
1 11 Trustee Solicitation Correspondence undated, 1975-1990 request_box

Trustee Correspondence and Member Lists, 1971-1994

Box Folder Title Date Request
2 1 Trustee Member Lists undated, 1971-1988 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
2 2 Trustee Member Lists 1989-1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
2 3 Correspondence A-E undated, 1975-1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
2 4 Correspondence F-K undated, 1971-1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
2 5 Correspondence J-N undated, 1972-1991 request_box
2 6 Correspondence O-R undated, 1972-1989 request_box
2 7 Correspondence S-Z undated, 1972-1981 request_box
2 8 Abromovitz, Yossi Correspondence and Article 1991-1995 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
3 1 Alperin, Melvin G. Correspondence 1983-1995 request_box
3 2 Benjamin, Jerry Correspondence 1974-1995 request_box
3 3 Bikel, Theodore Correspondence 1971-1986 request_box
3 4 Cohen, Steven Correspondence 1976-1991 request_box
3 5 Dessel, Susan Correspondence 1974-1994 request_box
3 6 Eisen, Arnold (Dr.) Correspondence 1991-1994 request_box
3 7 Eisen, Julius Correspondence 1981-1994 request_box
3 8 Everett, Henry and Edith Correspondence 1972-1991 request_box
3 9 Feuerstein, Moses Correspondence 1972-1983 request_box
3 10 Field, Irwin Correspondence 1972-1995 request_box
3 11 Flanzbaum, Gerald A. Correspondence 1987 request_box
3 12 Flanzbaum, Gerald A. 1988-1995 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
3 13 Glick, Carl Correspondence 1971-1983 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
3 14 Goldberg, Paul Correspondence 1981-1995 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
4 1 Golden, Arnold Correspondence 1983-1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
4 2 Goldenberg, William Correspondence 1978-1994 request_box
4 3 Goldman, Robert Correspondence 1971-1972, 1974-1979, 1981, 1983, 1986-1988, 1992 request_box
4 4 Groner, Oscar (Rabbi) Correspondence 1975-1986 request_box
4 5 Grossman, Susan Correspondence 1978-1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
4 6 Heppner, Lynne Correspondence 1974-1979 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
4 7 Hertzberg, Arthur (Rabbi) Correspondence 1973-1994 request_box
4 8 Hoenlein, Malcolm Correspondence 1975-1995 request_box
4 9 Hollander, Sandford Correspondence 1972-1995 request_box
4 10 Hornblass, Albie Correspondence 1975-1994 request_box
4 11 Horwitz, S. Harold (Hal) (Dr.) Correspondence 1981-1995 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
5 1 Horwitz, Henry Correspondence 1973-1979 request_box
5 2 Hott, Jackie (Dr.) Correspondence 1991 request_box
5 3 Hurwitz, Joseph D. Correspondence 1984-1995 request_box
5 4 Hurwitz, Marc Correspondence 1993-1995 request_box
5 5 Jackier, Larry Correspondence 1983-1994 request_box
5 6 Kameny, Nat Correspondence 1972-1979 request_box
5 7 Kameny, Nat Correspondence 1980-1994 request_box
5 8 Karp, Eliot Correspondence 1988-1991 request_box
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5 9 Klotz, Bobi Correspondence 1980-1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
5 10 Kramer, Stephen Correspondence 1989-1992 request_box
5 11 Kramer, Stephen Correspondence 1992-1993 request_box
5 12 Kramer, Stephen Correspondence 1994-1995 request_box
5 13 Kurlander, Stuart S. Correspondence 1990-1991 request_box
5 14 Lender, Helaine and Marvin Correspondence 1975-1992 request_box
5 15 Leuchter (Shenberg), Magda Correspondence undated, 1971, 1975, 1981, 1987-1988 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
6 1 Leuchter (Shenberg), Magda Correspondence 1989 request_box
6 2 Leuchter (Shenberg), Magda Correspondence 1989 request_box
6 3 Leuchter (Shenberg), Magda Correspondence 1990-1994 request_box
6 4 Levin, Barry J Correspondence 1989-1995 request_box
6 5 Levin, Bud Correspondence 1975-1992 request_box
6 6 Levin, Lloyd Correspondence 1988-1995 request_box
6 7 Levin, Jacqueline Correspondence 1972-1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
6 8 Levy, Carol Correspondence 1990-1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
6 9 Levy, Robert Correspondence 1974-1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
7 1 Lipstadt, Deborah Correspondence 1981-1994 request_box
7 2 Lyon, Avram (Avi or Edward) Correspondence 1973, 1975-1992 request_box
7 3 Minkoff, Andi Correspondence 1981-1989 request_box
7 4 Molod, Alan H. Correspondence 1980-1983 request_box
7 5 Molod, Alan H. Correspondence 1984 request_box
7 6 Molod, Alan H. Correspondence 1985-1986 request_box
7 7 Molod, Alan H. Correspondence 1987-1988 request_box
7 8 Molod, Alan H. Correspondence 1989-1995 request_box
7 9 Norich, Sam Correspondence 1974-1994 request_box
7 10 Norry, Lewis Correspondence 1988-1995 request_box
7 11 Norry, Neil and Sharon Correspondence undated, 1972-1988 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
8 1 Parelman, Suzanne Correspondence 1976-1982 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
8 2 Parelman, Suzanne Correspondence 1983-1995 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
8 3 Pelavin, Michael Correspondence 1973-1995 request_box
8 4 Pelavin, Natalie Correspondenc 1974-1995 request_box
8 5 Rosenberg, David Correspondence 1972-1981 request_box
8 6 Rubenstein, Michael Correspondence 1992-1994 request_box
8 7 Ruskay, John Correspondence 1991-1994 request_box
8 8 Schrayer, Robert Correspondence 1975-1994 request_box
8 9 Schwarz, Steven Correspondence 1974-1994 request_box
8 10 Seal, Mark Correspondence 1990-1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
Shenberg-Leuchter, Magda (See Leuchter (Shenberg)) request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
8 11 Shenker, Arden Correspondence 1974-1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
9 1 Sherman, Joel Correspondence 1975-1994 request_box
9 2 Solender, Sandford and Ethel Correspondence undated, 1986-1987, 1991 request_box
9 3 Tobin, Gary Correspondence undated, 1988-1993 request_box
9 4 Weintraub, Simkha (Rabbi) 1990-1991 request_box
9 5 Wiener, Barbara Correspondence 1976-1994 request_box
9 6 Zacks, Gordon Correspondence 1972-1994 request_box

Subseries 2: Governing Board (GB), 1971-1973, 1975-1995

Boxes 9 (Folder 7-11) - Box 14 (Folders 1-3).
Arrangement:

Arranged into three informal subcategories, Governing Board Committees and Memos; Governing Board and Constituent Delegate Lists and Correspondence; Governing Board Minutes including Miscellaneous Documents and Grants Proposals. Governing Board Committee memos, Delegate lists and correspondence are arranged in alphabetical order. Minutes are arranged according to calendar year while miscellaneous documents and grants proposals are arranged by program year, July-June.

Scope and Content:

The first area, Committees and Memos (Box 9, Folders 7-11 and Box 10, Folders 1-3) documents memos and minutes from four Governing Board Committees: the Allocations, Executive, Internal Review and Steering Committees. General memos to the overall Governing Board are included as is Governing Board meeting documentation concerning NETWORK. Although the committees were initiated under the mandate of the NAJSA's By-Laws, special committees met irregularly, or informally at regularly held Governing Board meetings. Box 10, Folder 2 relates to a 1981 Governing Board special meeting held to determine how to handle NETWORK's non-compliance with the By-Laws of the APPEAL in dealing with the solicitation of funds by a Constituent directly from a funding source. For further information on the non-compliance motion and issues regarding it, please see Series III: Constituents, Subseries 3: NETWORK, Box 42, Folders 10-12 and Box 43, Folder 1.

The second portion of this subseries (Boxes 10-11, Folders 1-8) houses Delegates Lists and Correspondence, including data sheets on members, member lists, general correspondence to the Board, and correspondence and materials from specific Board members. Also included is correspondence from Governing Board members Jacob Birnbaum and Glenn Richter of SSSJ, and from Sandy Edry, JSPS Editor.

The third portion of this subseries (Box 11, Folders 9-20 to Box 14, Folders 1-3) houses Minutes and supporting documents from Governing Board meetings. Please note that minutes from 1974 were not found within the collection. From 1971-1985, no supporting documents from G.B. meetings were kept within Minutes files. Beginning approximately 1986, this policy changed, and three-ring binders were used to house minutes, miscellaneous documents regarding minutes, and beneficiary grants proposals together in separate sections of a binder. For this reason, the materials have been separated by minutes by calendar year, while miscellaneous documents and grants proposals for minutes have been housed separately by program year (July-June). For additional information regarding the Beneficiary Grants proposals and programs, please see Series IV: Subseries 1 and 2.

Governing Board Committees and Memos, undated, 1971-1995

Box Folder Title Date Request
9 7 Allocations Committee Reports 1973 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
9 8 Executive Committee Member Lists, Memos and Minutes 1972-1975, 1977-1985, 1988 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
9 9 Internal Review Committee 1982, 1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
9 10 Memos undated, 1971-1984 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
9 11 Memos undated, 1985-1987 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
10 1 Memos undated, 1988-1995 request_box
10 2 NETWORK Non-Compliance Motion Meeting Correspondence and Documents 1981 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
10 3 Steering Committee Memos and Minutes 1973-1975 request_box

Governing Board and Constituent Delegates Lists and Correspondence, undated, 1976-1995

Box Folder Title Date Request
10 4 Correspondence, A-Z undated, 1976-1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
10 5 Data Sheets, A-Z undated, 1991-1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
10 6 Member Lists undated request_box
10 7 Member Lists 1981-1983, 1986-1994 request_box
10 8 Berkowitz, Beth Data Sheet and Recommendation 1994 request_box
10 9 Berkowitz, Dasee Recommendation 1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
10 10 Birnbaum, Jacob (Rabbi) Correspondence 1990 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
10 11 Braun, Carolyn (Rabbi) Correspondence and Data File undated, 1983-1990 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
10 12 Braun, David Correspondence and Data File 1990-1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
11 1 Dickter, Adam Correspondence and Data File 1990-1991 request_box
11 2 Edry, Sandy Lawrence Correspondence and Data File 1990-1993 request_box
11 3 Graff, Bennett Correspondence and Data File 1988-1992 request_box
11 4 Kamil, Seth Correspondence and Data File 1991-1993 request_box
11 5 Martin, Beth Correspondence and Data File 1989-1991 request_box
11 6 Richter, Glenn Correspondence 1981-1990 request_box
11 7 Rubin, Cindy Correspondence 1983-1991 request_box
11 8 Whiteman, Adam Correspondence 1987-1988 request_box

Governing Board Minutes, 1971-1973, 1975-1995

Box Folder Title Date Request
11 9 Minutes 1971 request_box
11 10 Minutes 1972 request_box
11 11 Minutes 1973 request_box
11 12 Minutes 1975 request_box
11 13 Minutes 1976 request_box
11 14 Minutes 1977 request_box
11 15 Minutes 1978 request_box
11 16 Minutes 1979 request_box
11 17 Minutes 1980 request_box
11 18 Minutes 1981 request_box
11 19 Minutes 1982 request_box
11 20 Minutes 1983 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
12 1 Minutes 1984 request_box
12 2 Minutes 1985 request_box
12 3 Minutes 1986 request_box
12 4 Minutes 1987 request_box
12 5 Minutes 1988 request_box
12 6 Minutes 1989 request_box
12 7 Minutes 1990 request_box
12 8 Minutes 1991 request_box
12 9 Minutes 1992 request_box
12 10 Minutes 1993 request_box
12 11 Minutes 1994 request_box
12 12 Minutes 1995 request_box

Minutes, Misc. Documents, 1986-1995

Box Folder Title Date Request
13 1 Minutes, Misc. Documents PY 1986-1987 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
13 2 Minutes, Misc. Documents PY 1988-1989 request_box
13 3 Minutes, Misc. Documents PY 1990-1991 request_box
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13 4 Minutes, Misc. Documents PY 1991-1992 request_box
13 5 Minutes, Misc. Documents PY 1992-1993 request_box
13 6 Minutes, Misc. Documents PY 1993-1994 request_box
13 7 Minutes, Misc. Documents PY [1994]-1995 request_box

Minutes, Grant Proposals, 1987-1994

Box Folder Title Date Request
13 8 Minutes, Grant Proposals PY 1987-1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
13 9 Minutes, Grant Proposals PY 1988-1989 request_box
13 10 Minutes, Grant Proposals PY 1989-1990 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
13 11 Minutes, Grant Proposals PY 1990-1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
14 1 Minutes, Grant Proposals PY 1991-1992 request_box
14 2 Minutes, Grant Proposals PY 1992-1993 request_box
14 3 Minutes, Grant Proposals PY 1993-1994 request_box

Subseries 3: Friends, undated, 1971-1992

Box 14, Folders 4-10 and Box 15, Folders 1-7.
Arrangement:

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

Friends of the APPEAL were primarily those persons who did not actively participate as a Trustee or Governing Board member would, but those who financially supported the APPEAL either through large grants over a period of time, or smaller, personal donations. Included in this section is correspondence from Edgar Bronfman, who supported the NAJSA with two grants in the 1970s, as well as Moses Hornstein, a longtime supporter of the APPEAL. As the majority of Friends were solicited from newspaper ads, direct mailings or through the Trustees and Governing Board members of NAJSA, thank you letters to Friends regarding their donation have mostly been discarded. The thank you acknowledgements kept within the collection (Box 15, Folders 1-6) are a sample of form letters sent over the years. Letters of a more personal nature from Friends to the APPEAL remain in the collection. Folders regarding Friends are arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Title Date Request
14 4 Bronfman, Edgar Correspondence 1975-1978 request_box
14 5 Correspondence 1971-1972 request_box
14 6 Hornstein, Moses Correspondence 1973-1985 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
14 7 Klutznick, Philip Correspondence 1976-1978 request_box
14 8 Leuchter (Shenberg), Magda Friends Lists undated, 1990-1992 request_box
14 9 Lippoff, Norman Correspondence 1975-1985 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
14 10 Solicitation Sample Correspondence 1970s-1990s request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
15 1 Thank You Letters, Representative Samples 1971-1975 request_box
15 2 Thank You Letters, Representative Samples 1976-1979 request_box
15 3 Thank You Letters, Representative Samples 1980-1984 request_box
15 4 Thank You Letters, Representative Samples 1985-1989 request_box
15 5 Thank You Letters, Representative Samples 1990-1991 request_box
15 6 Thank You Letters, Representative Samples 1992-1994 request_box
15 7 Trustee Solicitation of Friends Memos and Lists 1976, 1992-1994 request_box

Subseries 4: Rabbis, undated, 1971-1991

Box 15, Folders 8-9 and Box 16, Folders 1-3.
Arrangement:

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

Rabbis were an essential part of the spiritual life of the APPEAL, and were also regularly solicited for donations from their congregations. This subseries primarily contains a snapshot of the interaction of the APPEAL and various Rabbis though mailing lists, solicitations and a representative sample of thank you letters sent from the APPEAL to Rabbis. For related material on the early involvement of rabbis, see Box 20, Folder 16 for the Rabbi Irving Greenberg Parlor Benefit held in 1973 for the APPEAL.

Box Folder Title Date Request
15 8 Mailing Lists undated, 1971-1972, 1974 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
15 9 Mailing Lists undated, [1991?] request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
16 1 Solicitation Sample Correspondence [1971-1972], 1973 request_box
16 2 Thank You Letters, Representative Samples 1971-1975 request_box
16 3 Thank You Letters, Representative Samples 1989-1991 request_box
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Series II: Organizational Records, undated, 1971-1996

Boxes 16 (Folders 4-17) - Box 33.
Arrangement:

Organizational records of the NAJSA are divided into two subseries: general and financial records.

Scope and Content:

The Organizational Records subseries was created by combining three original file organization schemes: boxes labeled "NAJSA," boxes called "National Organization," and miscellaneous files labeled "General Misc. Files" and "Old Records." Both "NAJSA" and "National Organizational" records were filed by program year, but are now arranged in alphabetical order. As the majority of materials seem to fit together, or overlapped, it was decided to combine the three into one General Records category. Records pertaining to Constituents were moved to Series III: Constituents and Financial Records were combined and moved to Subseries 2, Financial Records. Five boxes of Chronological Files (copies of outgoing office mail), 1983-1995 were discarded after confirming that outgoing copies or originals were included in the appropriate files.

All in all, the Organizational Records of the collection document the everyday workings and contacts of the NAJSA beyond their Constituents, Trustees and Governing Board. In addition, records in this series contain materials on the everyday, mundane works of maintaining office space, creating campus campaign drives and direct mail campaigns and coordinating internships. Advice on furthering Jewish identity on campus was frequently asked of the APPEAL, and it is through files in the Organizational Records series that one can witness NAJSA's impact on college campuses, which is more evident in the Beneficiary Grants records, and in the wider Jewish community in regards to Jewish student life.

Subseries 1: General Records, 1970-1996

Boxes 16 (Folders 4-17) - Box 27.
Arrangement:

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

The General Records subseries focuses on the inner workings of the organization, such as the NAJSA's Constitution and By-Laws, campus campaign drives, direct mail campaigns, rental and telephone leases and bills, and promotional materials for the NAJSA. The subseries documents the organization's contact with the wider Jewish community such as the American Jewish Congress, American Zionist Youth Foundation, B'nai B'rith/Hillel (filed under Hillel), the Jewish Association for College Youth, the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, the World Jewish Congress and the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS). (WUJS applied for constituent status to the APPEAL in 1989, see Box 37, Folder 10.) NAJSA became involved with several conferences, some sponsored by their Constituents (particularly NETWORK, RESPONSE and JSPS), as well as the Spitzer Forum on Public Policy from 1990-1994. Other conference materials include an Intermarriage Symposium in 1990, the "Visions and Voices" Interfaith Marriage Symposium in 1993, Hillel conferences, and conferences focused on women and leadership. Of note also is Box 24, Folder 2 concerning the organization Breira, of which the APPEAL and NETWORK participated in discussions sponsored by Breira concerning issues of U.S. Jewish dissent on Israeli policies toward Arabs. (See also Box 108, Folder 14 for the pamphlet Breira: Counsel for Justice by Rael Jean Issac.) Information regarding Direct Marketing Campaigns may be found in this subseries, Box 19, Folders 6-9 and Box 20, Folders 1-2. The folders contain draft correspondence to established Friends and potential donors, while the contributions records from marketing campaigns (1983-1989) is located in Subseries 2: Financial Records in Box 28, Folder 11. In 1991, NAJSA contracted with Heartland Marketing Corporation to embark on a new, more organized campaign drive. Information regarding the Heartland campaign can also be found in Subseries 2: Financial Records, Box 30, Folder 3.

Box Folder Title Date Request
16 4 ABC to Jewish Activism Manual - Lara Becker Correspondence 1990 request_box
16 5 Adelphi University Rental Correspondence and Leases 1987-1989 request_box
16 6 Adelphi University Rental Correspondence and Leases 1990-1995 request_box
16 7 Administrative Assistant List of Responsibilities undated, 1979 request_box
16 8 Alliance for Judaism and Social Justice (AJSJ) Statement of Purpose 1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
16 9 American Association for Ethiopian Jews 1984, 1992 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
16 10 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Correspondence and Memos 1987-1993 request_box
16 11 American Jewish Committee (AJC) Correspondence 1971-1972, 1990 request_box
16 12 American Jewish Committee (AJC) National Conference on Jewish Population Growth Minutes and Correspondence 1982-1983 request_box
16 13 American Jewish Congress Correspondence 1975-1977, 1980, 1990 request_box
16 14 American Jewish Congress National Commission on Youth Minutes and Correspondence 1971-1974 request_box
16 15 American Jewish Yearbook Entry Correspondence 1975-1978, 1980-1986 request_box
16 16 American Zionist Movement (AZM) "Israel and Zionism in the Mind of American Jews" Conference Correspondence and Program 1994 request_box
16 17 American Zionist Youth Foundation (AZYF) Student Affairs Correspondence 1977-1978 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
17 1 American Zionist Youth Foundation (AZYF) University Student Division Correspondence and Memos 1978-1988 request_box
17 2 American Zionist Youth Foundation University Student Department (USD/AZYF) Correspondence, Memos and Updates 1990-1993 request_box
17 3 American Zionist Youth Foundation University Student Department (USD/AZYF) Flyers, Brochures, Press Releases and Articles 1990-1993 request_box
17 4 American Zionist Youth Foundation University Student Department (USD/AZYF) Guides and Addresses 1992-1993 request_box
17 5 Annual Register of Grant Support Correspondence 1984-1985, 1990, 1993 request_box
17 6 Anti-Defamation League of B'Nai B'Rith Correspondence 1974-1975 request_box
17 7 Anti-Semitism/Anti-Zionism on Campus Clippings undated, 1988-1989 request_box
17 8 Association of Jewish Community Organization Personnel (AJCOP) Correspondence and Memos 1987-1990 request_box
17 9 Board of Jewish Education Correspondence 1976-1978, 1991 request_box
17 10 Brandeis University Professional Advisory Committee of the Horstein Program in Jewish Communal Service Correspondence 1987, 1990-1991 request_box
17 11 Brochure Mock-Ups [1971-1974] request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
17 12 Brochure Mock-Ups and Correspondence undated, 1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
17 13 By-Laws undated, [1975] request_box
17 14 Campus Campaign Drives Correspondence and List of Chairmen 1972-1973 request_box
17 15 Campus Campaign Drives Correspondence 1974 request_box
17 16 Campus Campaign Drives Correspondence and Fundraising Guide 1975-1976 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
17 17 Campus Campaign Drives Donation Correspondence 1979-1983 request_box
17 18 Campus National Committee of Small Cities Questionnaire Responses March 1976 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
17 19 Canada Dept. of Finance and General Consulate Correspondence 1971 request_box
17 20 Canadian Unions of Jewish Students (Menachem Kellner) Correspondence 1971-1972 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
18 1 Center for Learning and Leadership (CLAL) Correspondence, Proposals, Reports and Notes undated, 1988-1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
18 2 Certificate of Incorporation and Correspondence undated, 1971-1972 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
18 3 Central Conference of American Rabbis Correspondence 1973 request_box
18 4 Clippings undated, 1971-1972, 1976-1977, 1985-1986, 1989, 1992-1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
18 5 Commission for the Absorption of Soviet Émigrés Correspondence 1977 request_box
18 6 Commission of American Jewish Life Correspondence 1977 request_box
18 7 Conference on Alternatives in Jewish Education (CAJE) Program Brochure, Flyers, and Poster (Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, August 11-15) 1985 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
Conference of Jewish Communal Service (CJCS) Correspondence, Memos and Programs (See Box 23, Folder 9-11: Jewish Communal Service Association (JCSA)) 1988-1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
18 8 Conference on Jewish Women (Second Annual) Proposal [1974] request_box
18 9 Constitution undated, 1979-1984 request_box
18 10 Constitution 1985-1989 request_box
18 11 Correspondence, A-H undated, 1971-1993 request_box
18 12 Correspondence, I-O 1971-1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
19 1 Correspondence, P-Z 1971-1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
19 2 Correspondence - Faxes Received 1990-1991 request_box
19 3 Correspondence - Faxes Sent 1990-1991 request_box
19 4 Council on Jewish Manpower Associations 1976-1977 request_box
19 5 Dialogue/Dor Hemshech Correspondence 1975-1977 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
19 6 Direct Mail Campaign 1983-1984 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
19 7 Direct Mail Campaign 1985 request_box
19 8 Direct Mail Campaign 1986-1987 request_box
19 9 Direct Mail Campaign 1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
20 1 Direct Mail Campaign-Oram Group Proposal and Correspondence 1984 request_box
20 2 Direct Mail Resources and Drafts [1984] request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
20 3 Draft Proposal Regarding the APPEAL undated, [1971], [1975] request_box
20 4 Encyclopedia of Associations Entries 1978, 1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
20 5 E.R.S. Printing Drafts and Receipts 1977-1985 request_box
20 6 Federal Proposed Projects (NEH) Request for Information 1980 request_box
20 7 Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York Correspondence and Course Listings 1972, 1974-1976 request_box
20 8 Field Work Activities File - Howard Creed 1987 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
20 9 Flame, The (Or Chadash/New Light) Correspondence, Notes and Flyers [1982] request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
20 10 Flyers and Handouts undated, 1970s-1990s request_box
20 11 Forms and Letter Samples undated request_box
20 12 Friends of Jewish Students Newsletter Fall 1971, June 1972 request_box
20 13 Friends of Jewish Students Newsletter Drafts and Correspondence undated, 1971, 1984 request_box
20 14 Gevertz, Brenda "Choosing a College Jewishly" Article, Correspondence and Resume 1990-1991 request_box
20 15 Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry Correspondence 1975-1976 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
20 16 Greenberg, Irving (Rabbi) Benefit for NAJSA Correspondence, Lists and Invitations 1973 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
21 1 Haber (William) Award Nomination undated, [1988] request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
21 2 Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Advisory Board Correspondence, Article and Reports undated, 1971, 1974, 1983, 1986, request_box
21 3 Hillel Annual Conference of Hillel Professionals Conference Packet and Program 1989, 1992 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
21 4 Hillel Annual Conference of Hillel Professionals Conference Packet 1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
21 5 Hillel Annual Conference of Hillel Professionals Conference Packet [1994?] request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
21 6 Hillel Correspondence and Memos 1974-1979 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
21 7 Hillel Correspondence and Memos 1980-1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
21 8 Hillel Correspondence and Memos undated, 1990-1995 request_box
21 9 Hillel Leaders Assembly Memos, Program and Resource 1991 request_box
21 10 Hillel Leaders Assembly Memos, Course Descriptions and Schedule 1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
21 11 Hillel National Jewish Student Issues Conference Programs and Flyers 1987-1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
22 1 Hillel Partner Agency Meeting Agenda and Notes May 23, 1994 request_box
22 2 Hillel Rabbis Contributions Correspondence and Campaign Planning Document 1972-1973 request_box
22 3 Hillel-University of Michigan 16th Annual Conference on the Holocaust Program and Clipping 1995 request_box
22 4 Histadrut - General Federation of Labour in Israel, International Department, Diaspora Section 1971, 1985 request_box
22 5 Iken, Ronald S., "American Jewish Community is Democratic, and If Not, It Shouldn't Be" Graduate Paper January 27, 1978 request_box
22 6 In Process Materials File 1994 request_box
22 7 Institute for Non-Profit Management Correspondence 1980-1981 request_box
22 8 Inter-Generational Jewish Activists Meeting 1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
22 9 Intermarriage Symposium Correspondence and Reports 1990 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
22 10 Intermarriage Symposium Proceedings and Publication 1990 request_box
22 11 Internships Applications and Evaluations 1992 request_box
22 12 Internships Applications and Evaluations 1993 request_box
22 13 Internships Applications and Evaluations 1994 request_box
22 14 Israeli and American Jewish Contact Lists [1974] request_box
22 15 Israel Campus Activities Committee (CAC) Memos, Correspondence, Meeting Summaries and Articles 1988 request_box
22 16 Israel Campus Activities Committee (CAC) Memos, Correspondence, Meeting Summaries and Articles 1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
23 1 Israel Campus Activities Committee (CAC) Memos, Correspondence, Meeting Summaries and Articles 1990-1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
23 2 Israeli Consulate (N.Y.) Correspondence, Press Releases, Election Guide, Memos 1974, 1976-1977, 1991-1993 request_box
23 3 Israeli Consulate (N.Y.) Office of Academic Affairs Project Materials and Correspondence 1991-1993 request_box
23 4 Israeli/Palestinian Conflict Background Articles 1980s request_box
23 5 Jewish Association for College Youth (JACY) Correspondence and Memos 1971-1977 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
23 6 Jewish Association for College Youth (JACY) Memos, Correspondence, Subsidy Applications and Pamphlets 1978-1986 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
23 7 Jewish Association for College Youth (JACY) Memos 1988-1989 request_box
23 8 Jewish Association for College Youth (JACY) Mayer Fellowship Intern Agenda, Memos and Report 1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
23 9 (Conference of) Jewish Communal Service Association (JCSA) Annual Meeting and Correspondence undated, 1976, 1988-1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
23 10 (Conference of) Jewish Communal Service Association (JCSA) Annual Meeting and Correspondence undated, 1990-1992 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
23 11 (Conference of) Jewish Communal Service Association (JCSA) Social Work Students Proposal 1987 request_box
23 12 Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of New York Media Guidelines and Correspondence undated, 1990-1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
23 13 Jewish Funders Network Conference Materials 1993-1995 request_box
23 14 Jewish Telegraphic Agency Correspondence and Bulletins 1971-1972, 1978, 1983-1984, 1992 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
24 1 Jewish Theological Seminary of America Correspondence 1979, 1981 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
24 2 Jewish Week/Breira Controversy Correspondence, Clippings and Publication 1977 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
24 3 Jewish Welfare Board (JWB) Office Space Correspondence 1975-1987 request_box
24 4 Jewish Welfare Board (JWB) Sample Allocation Packet [1975] request_box
24 5 (American Jewish) Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) 1990-1992 request_box
24 6 Lecturers and Program Leaders Correspondence and Information undated, 1992 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
24 7 Lilith Correspondence and Clippings 1976, 1985 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
24 8 MCI Telephone Billing Correspondence 1985 request_box
24 9 Mission Statement undated request_box
24 10 National Conference on Jewish Women and Men (Network) Agenda, Report, Grant Applications 1974 request_box
24 11 National Conference on Soviet Jewry Program and Materials 1976-1977 request_box
24 12 National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (NJCRAC) Meetings Background Information Memoranda 1991-1992 request_box
24 13 National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (NJCRAC) Meetings Background Information Memoranda 1993-1994 request_box
24 14 National Jewish Conference Center Planning Correspondence, Minutes, Proposals and Notes 1974-1975 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
24 15 National Organizations Miscellaneous Brochures, Pamphlets and Newsletters [1991-1993] request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
24 16 National Yiddish Book Exchange Prospectus, Catalog and Newsletter [1985] request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
25 1 New York Board of Rabbis (First Annual) Israel Opportunities and Aliyah Conference Cooperating Agency Planning and Program Materials 1985-1986 request_box
25 2 New York NETWORK (American Jewish Committee Women's Forum) Announcements and Minutes 1983-1986 request_box
25 3 New York Telephone and Constituent Payment Correspondence and Bills 1974 request_box
25 4 North American Chavuroth and Assorted Simchas (N.A.C.H.A.S) Conference Planning Correspondence 1974 request_box
25 5 Office Equipment, Computer, Postal and Telephone Agreements and Correspondence undated, 1981-1994 request_box
25 6 Office Equipment, Misc. Agreements and Correspondence undated, 1980s-1990s request_box
25 7 Office Inventory (APPEAL, NETWORK, JSPS) 1976 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
25 8 Office Space Correspondence 1976 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
25 9 Operations Procedures and Structure Description undated, 1978 request_box
25 10 Options Publishing Co. Newsletter Correction 1980 request_box
25 11 Pan-American Jewish Students' Conference (WUJS) Correspondence and Report 1973-1975 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
25 12 Partispayan, Willen and Zina (Soviet Jewry Family) Correspondence 1977-1980 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
25 13 Postmaster General Certification and Correspondence 1978-1979 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
25 14 Press Releases undated, 1976, 1979-1986, 1990 request_box
25 15 Project Dorot Elderly Program Correspondence and Grant Application 1976-1977, 1984 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
26 1 Promotional and Publicity Materials undated, [1970s-1990s] request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
26 2 Prospective New York Donors Correspondence 1977 request_box
26 3 Public Interest/Public Relations (PIPR) Workshop 1982 request_box
26 4 Radius Institute for Not-for-Profit Management (Columbia University) Seminar Announcements and Memos 1980-1983 request_box
26 5 Raleigh Lithograph Company Correspondence, Bills and Mock-ups undated, 1976, 1980-1981 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
26 6 Reinberg, Evgeny and Sophia (Soviet Jewry Family) Correspondence 1976-1977 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
26 7 Rules of Order undated request_box
26 8 Small Cities Executive Institute Conference and Presentation Materials (Tamarack Lodge, Greenfield Park, NY, August 17-24) 1975 request_box
26 9 Speaking Engagements Correspondence 1973 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
26 10 Spitzer Forum on Public Policy (B'Nai B'Rith/Hillel Foundations) Correspondence, Notes, and Program Guide (Washington, DC, October 28-30) 1990 request_box
26 11 Spitzer Forum on Public Policy (B'Nai B'Rith/Hillel Foundations) Correspondence and Program (Washington, DC, October 20-22) 1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
26 12 Spitzer Forum on Public Policy (B'Nai B'Rith/Hillel Foundations) Correspondence, Workshop Information and Program (Los Angeles, CA, January 24-26) 1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
26 13 Spitzer Forum on Public Policy (B'Nai B'Rith/Hillel Foundations) Correspondence, Workshop Information and Program (Philadelphia, PA, February 6-8) 1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
26 14 Stationary Samples, NAJSA, Constituents and Organizations undated request_box
26 15 Stock Donations 1971 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
26 16 Supportive Community Facts for Funding: NCJCS Inter-Disciplinary Session on Jewish Education Report [1972] request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
27 1 Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC) College Education Department Correspondence and Flyers 1993 request_box
27 2 United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Department of College Outreach/KOACH Correspondence and Outreach Guides 1992-1994 request_box
27 3 Varet, Elizabeth "Visions and Voices" Conference Correspondence 1992-1995 request_box
27 4 V.I.P. In the Jewish World Encyclopedia Entry 1981-1982 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
27 5 "Visions and Voices" Interfaith Marriage Symposium Arrangements and Correspondence undated, 1993-1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
27 6 "Visions and Voices" Interfaith Marriage Symposium Registrations and Evaluation undated, 1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
111 7 (OS) "Visions and Voices" Interfaith Marriage Symposium Visual Aids and Questionnaire undated, [1993] request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
27 7 Washington 1: National Jewish Student Conference On Public Policy Issues Program (Washington, DC, October 13-17) 1982 request_box
27 8 West Side Cluster Salary Reimbursement Memos 1979-1980 request_box
27 9 Williams and Co. Rental Disputes Correspondence 1975-1977 request_box
27 10 Wisconsin, State of; Dept. of Regulation and Licensing Charitable Organizations Correspondence and Memos 1980 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
27 11 "Women and Leadership: A Conference of the Task Force on the Jewish Woman Commission on Synagogue Relations" Workshop Materials 1987 request_box
27 12 World Jewish Congress (WJC) Correspondence 1975-1976 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
27 13 World Jewish Congress (WJC) Conference on Soviet Jewry (Brussels, Belgium) Correspondence, Memos and Newsletter 1976 request_box
27 14 World Jewish Congress (WJC) Youth Commission Correspondence, Minutes, Memos, and Reports 1976-1977 request_box
27 15 World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) Correspondence 1971-1974 request_box
27 16 World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) Correspondence 1975-1978 request_box
27 17 World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) Correspondence 1979-1984, 1990-1991 request_box
27 18 World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) Institute (Arad, Israel)-Clive Lessen Correspondence and Program 1992 request_box
27 19 World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) Summer Seminar in Israel Information, Correspondence, Brochure and Application 1992-1993 request_box
27 20 World Zionist Organization (WZO) Correspondence 1974, 1992, 1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
27 21 Yom Kippur War Information Packet October 1973 request_box

Subseries 2: Financial Records, 1971-1995

Boxes 29-34. (Box 33 contains restricted materials. Box 34 is OS 2.)
Arrangement:

Arrangement is in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

The NAJSA acted primarily as an umbrella fundraising arm for its Constituents. Therefore, a large portion of the collection in several series is devoted to financial matters. The most concentrated of these records can be found in Subseries 2: Financial Records, which document the overall financial transactions of the NAJSA including allocations received from Federations, income, deposit and expenditures records, financial statements of the APPEAL (Constituent statements may be found in Series III), accountants correspondence, tax returns (the 1975 return was not found in the collection), Trustee and Friend contributions and employee records (restricted material). In accordance with records management procedures, certain unnecessary information regarding financial records have been discarded. Among these records are: cancelled checks and check stub registers, deposit slips, payroll registers, petty cash receipts, banking statements and bills for messengers; office supplies, computer equipment, and telephone bills. (Telephone bills regarding disputes between NAJSA and their Constituents have been retained.) Cancelled checks regarding tax payments (federal, quarterly and payroll) have been retained. Related financial records may be found in Series III: Constituents and Series V: Federations (Subseries 1: Council for Jewish Federations, Subseries 3: Large City Budgeting Conference and Subseries 5: U.S. Cities and Canada). Documentation relating to fundraising conducted by the NAJSA to garner grants from national foundations may be found in Series VI: Fundraising.

Box Folder Title Date Request
28 1 Allocations Received Record - Federations 1971-1979 request_box
28 2 Allocations Received Record - Federations 1979-1992 request_box
28 3 Allocations Received Record - Federations 1989-1995 request_box
28 4 Allocations Received History-Intermediate Cities (Jewish Population of 5,000-40,000) 1973-1976 request_box
28 5 Allocations Request History 1971-1973 request_box
28 6 Allocations to Constituents and Beneficiary Grants undated, 1974-1976, 1982-1984, 1988 request_box
28 7 Bank Correspondence 1970s-1990s request_box
28 8 Budgets and Proposed Budgets 1971-1982 request_box
28 9 Cash Income Records 1978-1986 request_box
28 10 Deposit Records 1991-1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
28 11 Direct Mail Campaign Contributions Record 1985-1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
28 12 Expenditures Record 1991-1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
29 1 "Fair Share" Constituent Guidelines 1988 request_box
29 2 Financial Statements 1972-1976 request_box
29 3 Financial Statements 1977-1980 request_box
29 4 Financial Statements 1981-1985 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
29 5 Financial Statements 1986-1988 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
29 6 Financial Statements 1988-1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
30 1 Foundation and Grant Awards Record 1990-1992 request_box
30 2 Friends and Rabbis Contributions Record 1971-1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
30 3 Heartland Marketing Donation Campaign Record 1991-1992 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
30 4 Internal Revenue Correspondence 1972-1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
30 5 Insurance Policies 1989-1995 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
30 6 Insurance Policy Correspondence 1987-1994 request_box
30 7 Kramer Fund Campaign 1990-1991 request_box
30 8 Kramer Fund Campaign 1994-1995 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
30 9 Loan Contracts and Correspondence 1971-1972 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
30 10 New York State Department of Charitable Organization Annual Reports and Correspondence 1972-1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
31 1 New York State Department of Law Correspondence 1977-1989 request_box
31 2 New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Correspondence 1973-1991 request_box
31 3 Quarterly Comparative Figures 1975-1985 request_box
31 4 Schwinger, Simons and Co., Accountants Correspondence undated, 1971-1978 request_box
31 5 Sobel and Co. Accountants Correspondence 1978-1984 request_box
31 6 Sobel and Co. Accountants Correspondence 1985-1989 request_box
31 7 Sobel and Co. Accountants Correspondence 1990-1995 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
32 1 State Insurance Fund Payments and Correspondence 1971-1987 request_box
32 2 State Insurance Fund Payments and Correspondence 1988-1995 request_box
32 3 Tax Returns 1971-1974, 1976-1987 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
32 4 Tax Returns 1988-1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
32 5 Trustees Contributions Record 1971-1993 request_box
32 6 Workmen's Circle Correspondence and Policies 1975-1980 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
33 1 Employee Documentation RESTRICTED 1985, 1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
33 2 Employee Unemployment Insurance Claims RESTRICTED 1976-1979 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
33 3 Fox, Robin Work File RESTRICTED 1992-1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
33 4 Gevertz, Brenda Work File RESTRICTED 1986 request_box
33 5 Gibson, Darlene Work File RESTRICTED 1976-1979 request_box
33 6 Keenan, Catherine Work File RESTRICTED 1990-1991 request_box
33 7 Mishan, Marc Work File RESTRICTED 1972 request_box
33 8 Ovadia, Seth Work File RESTRICTED 1993 request_box
33 9 Valentino, Evelyn Work File RESTRICTED 1979-1987 request_box
33 10 Wage and Withholding Tax Returns RESTRICTED 1977-1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
33 (59) 11 (38) University of Illinois D'Varim Publishing Grant (From Series IV, Box 59 Folder 38) RESTRICTED 1992-1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
34 OS 2 1 Constituent Allocation Ledger undated, 1979-1987, 1989-1990 request_box
34 OS 2 2 Expenditures Ledger 1971-1982, 1987-1992 request_box
34 OS 2 3 Federation Allocation Ledger undated, 1977-1990 request_box
34 OS 2 4 Income Ledger 1971-1982, 1987-1992 request_box
34 OS 2 5 Tax Payments - Cancelled Checks 1972-1993 request_box
34 OS 2 6 Trustee and Friends Contributions Ledger 1978-1990 request_box
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Series III: Constituent Files, undated, 1962, 1964-1995 (bulk 1971-1995)

Boxes 35-51.
Arrangement:

Arranged in eight series, one general records series, and seven subsequent series by Constituent in alphabetical order. Records for Constituents Lights in Action and the Bayit Project may be found in the General Records series.

Scope and Content:

The subseries regarding Constituents follow the same general pattern, with materials specifically associated with the Constituent included. The pattern contains files on Constituent activities, allocations received, clippings, correspondence, financial statements, memos addressed to the specific Constituent, quarterly reports, and constitutions, by-laws and/or articles of incorporation. The series was created by pulling the yearly records of the Constituents from the general records, which were originally (but inconsistently) filed by program year, depending on who served as Executive Director in a given period. Since the Constituents stood on their own as separate entities under the NAJSA, it was decided to pull all files and documents regarding the Constituents from the original pattern of the collection and file them together. In rearranging the documents in this way, each Constituent could be regarded on its own merit and researched accordingly. However, the materials included for the Constituents do not act as a primary collection. Each of the following Constituent subseries serves as a snapshot of each Constituent, not as a complete record. For related collections within the American Jewish Historical Society regarding certain Constituents, please see Related Materials.

Originally Constituent files consisted of certain materials filed under 'Activities,' 'Maps,' and 'Updates.' These files served the purpose of informing the APPEAL of each Constituent's activities for any given period for inclusion in reports written to national and local federations, plus various other fundraising devices. 'Activities' folders sent by the Constituent outlined specific activities of the Constituent. 'Updates' were listed activities by month and very similar in nature to 'Activities' reports. 'Maps' of the United States and Canada were handed in by each Constituent showing where activities were held or outreach conducted in the form of mailings or events throughout North America. Due to the overlapping nature of these items, they have been collectively filed under 'Activities,' by decade. Also, this section is inconsistent as 'Maps' were only used during the latter years of the 1970s and the Constituents were inconsistent in recording and sending reports to the APPEAL regarding activities conducted.

Subseries 1: General Records, undated, 1968, 1970-1995

Box 35-37 (Folders 1-11).
Arrangement:

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

The General Records of the Constituents contains materials concerning the Constituents as a group, including their combined allocation presentations to the NAJSA for the Federations, group memos, allocation 'fair share' formulas and funds distribution votes; miscellaneous budget and financial records, biographies and a joint symposium held by JSPS and RESPONSE in 1991. One folder is dedicated to a dispute between JSPS and NETWORK (Box 36, Folder 14). Two additional Constituents are also included in the General Records, the Progressive Zionist Caucus' Bayit Project, and Lights in Action (LIA). Other material includes applications from organizations wishing to become Constituents of the APPEAL, including the National Jewish Law Students Network, the World Union of Jewish Students, North American Division, and Yavneh Olami, a program devoted to a world network of Jewish religious students. Finally, Box 36, Folder 9 "Coalition and Hillel Meeting, 1995," provides documentation on a meeting between a delegation of Constituent Governing Board members and Hillel to determine the future direction of the funding of the two groups by Federations.

Box Folder Title Date Request
35 1 Activities-All Constituents undated, [1981], 1985 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
35 2 Allocations 1976-1979 request_box
35 3 Allocation Distribution Votes 1980-1986 request_box
35 4 Allocation "Fair Share" Formulas [1973], [1986], [1988-1989] request_box
35 5 Allocation Form Templates 1980s request_box
35 6 Allocation Presentations with Quarterly Reports 1972-1973 request_box
35 7 Allocation Presentations 1989 request_box
35 8 Allocation Presentations 1990 request_box
35 9 Allocation Presentations 1991 request_box
35 10 Allocation Presentations 1992 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
35 11 Allocation Presentations 1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
35 12 Allocation Presentations 1994 request_box
35 13 Allocation Review Procedures [1980], 1990-1994 request_box
35 14 Bayit Project Allocations, Budget and Internal Revenue Correspondence 1985-1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
36 1 Bayit Project Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws undated, 1983, 1985 request_box
36 2 Bayit Project "Bayit-You'll Like It!' Conference 1985 request_box
36 3 Bayit Project Brochures and Mailings undated, [1984, 1990] request_box
36 4 Bayit Project Clippings undated, 1985, 1987 request_box
36 5 Bayit Project Correspondence 1980, 1985, 1987-1989 request_box
36 6 Bayit Project Information and Operations Manual undated, 1984-1985, 1988 request_box
36 7 Bayit Project Notes and Articles, Miscelleneous undated, [1985] request_box
36 8 Budgets-Proposed 1974-1975 request_box
36 9 Coalition and Hillel Meeting 1995 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
36 10 Constituent Biographies 1971-[1974] request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
36 11 Constituent Information, Federation Reports 1973-1974 request_box
36 12 Constituent Information 1993-1995 request_box
36 13 Financial Records 1970-1972 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
36 14 JSPS/NETWORK Dispute Correspondence 1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
36 15 Lights in Action (LIA) Allocations 1993-1995 request_box
36 16 Lights in Action (LIA) Clipping 1994 request_box
36 17 Lights in Action (LIA) Correspondence 1992-1995 request_box
36 18 Lights in Action (LIA) Flyers and Mailings undated, 1993, [1994-1995] request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
37 1 Lights in Action (LIA) Israel Sourcebook and Haggadah undated, 1994 request_box
37 2 Memos-All Constituents undated, 1972-1977 request_box
37 3 Memos-All Constituents undated, 1978-1984 request_box
37 4 Memos-All Constituents undated, 1985-1992 request_box
37 5 "Multiculturalism, Jews, and the Campus," JSPS/RESPONSE Symposium 1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
37 6 National Jewish Law Students Network (Jordan Horvath) Constituent Application and Correspondence 1985-1986 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
37 7 News Update 1979 request_box
37 8 Pending Constituent Status Organizations 1968, 1971-1972 request_box
37 9 Student Contacts undated, [1993-1994] request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
37 10 World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) North America Constituent Documentation 1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
37 11 Yavneh Olami (World Organization of Religious Students and B'nei Yeshivot) Correspondence and Flyers undated, 1989-1990 request_box

Subseries 2: Jewish Students Press Service (JSPS), undated, 1971-1995

Box 37 (Folder 12) - 40.
Arrangement:

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

In addition to following the general pattern of Constituent records, information on JSPS' national and New York editor's conferences, plus additional information on JSPS and RESPONSE's multiculturalism symposium may be found in Subseries 2. During the early 1990s, a dispute between JSPS and the NAJSA led to accusations of monetary mismanagement on the part of both groups. Documentation of this dispute may be found in Box 38, Folder 13 and Box 39, Folder 1. Other material includes funding proposals, a reorganization draft, and a pledge proposal from a private donor. Correspondence concerning the creation of JSPS' current publication, New Voices, which began in 1991, can be found in Box 38, Folder 12. Editions of the newspaper may be found in Series VII: Publications and Printed Matter, Subseries 1: Constituents, Newspaper Format, New Voices.

Box Folder Title Date Request
37 12 Activities undated, 1974-1982 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
38 1 Activities 1983-1987, 1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
38 2 Allocations 1970s request_box
38 3 Allocations 1980s request_box
38 4 Allocations 1990-1995 request_box
38 5 Allocation Requests 1990 request_box
38 6 Annual Report 1973-1975 request_box
38 7 Berman (Herbert) Pledge Proposal 1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
38 8 Budget 1972 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
38 9 Clippings undated, 1971, 1972, 1978, 1981, 1987, [1992?] request_box
38 10 Correspondence 1971-1978 request_box
38 11 Correspondence 1988-1990 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
38 12 Correspondence 1991-1995 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
38 13 Deposit Investigation-Allocations and Subscriptions 1991-1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
39 1 Deposit Investigation-Bank Statements and Checks 1991-1994 request_box
39 2 Editors and Publications List 1990 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
39 3 Financial Statements 1975-1977 request_box
39 4 Financial Statements 1978-1979 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
39 5 Financial Statements 1980-1983 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
39 6 Financial Statements 1984-1987 request_box
39 7 Flyers undated, [1974], 1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
39 8 Funding Proposals 1990, 1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
39 9 Funding Proposals 1994-1995 request_box
39 10 Internal Revenue Service Correspondence 1972 request_box
39 11 Memos 1976-1982 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
40 1 Memos 1983-1986 request_box
40 2 Memos 1987-1989 request_box
40 3 Minutes June 3-5, 1973; April 24, 1977 request_box
40 4 Multiculturalism, Jews and The Campus: A Symposium 1991 request_box
40 5 National Editor's Conference 1976-1977, 1981-1982, 1984, 1988, 1990 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
40 6 New York Area Editor's Conference 1976 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
40 7 Overdue Rent Correspondence 1990-1991 request_box
40 8 Press Releases undated, 1978, 1982, 1983 request_box
40 9 Press Releases-Other Organizations undated, 1993 request_box
40 10 Reorganization Draft Reports [1987] request_box
40 11 Student Editors Seminar, Israel 1976, 1981 request_box
40 12 Quarterly Reports 1970s request_box
40 13 Quarterly Reports 1980s request_box

Subseries 3: North American Jewish Students' Network (NETWORK), undated, 1971-1986, 1989

Box 41 - Box 43 (Folders 1-9).
Arrangement:

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

In addition to the pattern of materials found in this subseries, there are documents concerning the New Jewish Media Project (also a grant beneficiary), materials on regional conferences and conventions by NETWORK, a pamphlet entitled "What is NETWORK?", containing a brief history of the group, and materials concerning non-compliance violations and grievance issues between the NAJSA and NETWORK. After a series of incidents that violated NAJSA By-Laws, NETWORK withdrew from the APPEAL in 1985. Information concerning this dispute and its subsequent resolution are located in Box 42, Folders 10-12 and Box 43, Folder 1.

Box Folder Title Date Request
41 1 Accountant Statements 1979-1980 request_box
41 2 Activities 1971-1979 request_box
41 3 Activities 1980-1984 request_box
41 4 Allocations 1976-1983 request_box
41 5 Alternatives in Jewish Education Conference 1976 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
41 6 Annual Reports 1973-1975 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
41 7 Brochures and Flyers undated, 1981, 1985 request_box
41 8 By-Laws, Certificate of Incorporation, Constitution and Resolutions 1970s-1980s request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
41 9 Clippings 1970s-1980s request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
41 10 Conventions 1972, 1975, 1977-1979, 1981, 1983 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
42 1 Correspondence n.d, 1971-1979 request_box
42 2 Correspondence 1982-1986, 1989 request_box
42 3 Financial Statements 1975-1982 request_box
42 4 Funding Proposal 1971-1972 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
42 5 Internal Revenue Correspondence 1971 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
42 6 Memos undated, 1971, 1976-1980 request_box
42 7 Memos 1981-1983 request_box
42 8 Minutes November 29, 1970 and January 13-14, 1973 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
42 9 New Jewish Media Proposal [1975] request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
42 10 Non-Compliance Motion Documents 1979-1982 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
42 11 Non-Compliance Motion Financial Penalty Documents 1984-1985 request_box
42 12 Non-Compliance Motion Memoranda of Agreement 1978-1979 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
43 1 Non-Compliance Motion Monies Owed to NAJSA Correspondence and Notes 1979-1982 request_box
43 2 Overdue Rent and Floor Plan Correspondence and Memos 1980-1981 request_box
43 3 Press Kit 1983 request_box
43 4 Press Releases undated, 1978, 1984 request_box
43 5 Program Proposals 1974-1976, 1981 request_box
43 6 Regional Conferences and Leadership Development Seminars 1973-1976, 1980-1981 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
43 7 Quarterly Reports 1970s request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
43 8 Quarterly Reports 1980-1982 request_box
43 9 "What is Network?: The History and Activities of the North American Jewish Students' Network" [1975] request_box

Subseries 4: Progressive Zionist Caucus (PZC), undated, 1986-1995

Box 43 (Folders 10-12) - Box 45 (Folders 1-4).
Arrangement:

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

The records regarding the Progressive Zionist Caucus follow the pattern of materials found in this Series. Additional materials include PZC Governing Board (known as Mazkirut) minutes and agendas, grant proposals, and PZC's constituent application and review materials.

Box Folder Title Date Request
43 10 Activities 1980s request_box
43 11 Activities 1990s request_box
43 12 Allocations 1987-1995 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
44 1 Allocation Requests 1990 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
44 2 Atlanta/Georgia Regional Coordinator Correspondence undated, 1994 request_box
44 3 Board (Mazkirut) Agendas and Minutes undated, 1988, 1991, 1993-1994 request_box
44 4 Brochures undated request_box
44 5 By-Laws, Certificate of Incorporation and Constitution undated, 1981-1989 request_box
44 6 Clippings undated, 1986-1988, 1990-1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
44 7 Constituent Status Membership Review undated, 1986-1987, 1990 request_box
44 8 Correspondence 1980s request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
44 9 Correspondence undated, 1990s request_box
44 10 Director Applications 1992 request_box
44 11 Flyers undated, 1980s-1990s request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
44 12 Foundation Proposals undated, 1989-1990 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
45 1 Grant Proposals and Correspondence undated, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991-1992 request_box
45 2 Internal Revenue Service Correspondence 1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
45 3 Program Reports for LCBC Narratives and Grants 1990-1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
45 4 Quarterly Report January-March 1987 request_box

Subseries 5: Response: A Contemporary Jewish Review (Jewish Educational Services, Inc.) (RESPONSE), undated, 1970-1995

Box 45 (Folders 5-11) - Box 46 (Folders 1-15).
Arrangement:

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

The materials in this subseries closely follow the pattern of materials found within this Series. Other than the standard materials, there is one file of correspondence that outlines the financial crisis of the organization (an on-going battle) located in Box 46, Folder 5. The collection contains only one copy of the publication Response: A Contemporary Jewish Review in Box 99, Folder 12. However, the American Jewish Historical Society houses a collecton of the journals.

Box Folder Title Date Request
45 5 Activities 1975-1976, 1979 request_box
45 6 Activities undated, [1982-1984], 1988 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
45 7 Allocations 1970s request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
45 8 Allocations 1980s request_box
45 9 Allocations 1990s request_box
45 10 Allocation Presentations 1990, 1993-1994 request_box
45 11 By-Laws and Incorporation 1970, 1978, 1987-1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
46 1 By-Laws and Incorporation 1990 request_box
46 2 By-Laws and Incorporation 1991 request_box
46 3 Correspondence undated, 1971-1974 request_box
46 4 Correspondence undated, 1983-1991 request_box
46 5 Financial Situation Correspondence 1971-1972 request_box
46 6 Financial Statements 1971, 1974-1979 request_box
46 7 Financial Statements 1980-1985, 1987 request_box
46 8 Internal Revenue Service Correspondence 1991, 1994 request_box
46 9 LCBC Budgets and Partial Narrative 1987, 1990 request_box
46 10 Memos undated, 1976-1991 request_box
46 11 Minutes 1970-1972 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
46 12 NAJSA Advertisement [1975-1976] request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
46 13 Program Proposals 1992-1995 request_box
46 14 Quarterly Reports 1975-1979 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
46 15 Quarterly Reports 1980s request_box

Subseries 6: Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry (with the Center for Russian Jewry) (SSSJ), undated, 1967, 1971-1991

Box 46 (Folder 16) - Box 49 (Folders 1-3).
Arrangement:

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

The Constituent records regarding SSSJ contain several areas of note besides the records that follow the pattern of the Series. The Flyers and Mailings (Box 48, Folders 1-3) along with the SSSJ's Press Releases (Box 48, Folders 8-12) give detail to the overall activities of this group more fully than the other Constituents in Series III. In addition, the subseries contains testimony by Jacob Birnbaum, a Founder of SSSJ, appearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means concerning Jewish immigration policy in Romania. Also of note are issues of SSSJ's publication The New Heroes, Books I-III, a printed collection of photographs of individuals and families attempting to immigrate from the Soviet Union; the October-November 1978 issue of Freedom!, and a small collection of the Soviet Jewry Action Newsletter. SSSJ was the most vocal and respected of the APPEAL Constituents, and the materials reflect the dynamism behind SSSJ's actions on behalf of Soviet Jewry. Ephemera and posters from this subseries may be found in Series VIII, Subseries 1: Ephemera and Subseries 2: Posters, and correspondence from Susan Dessel to two pen-pal families sponsored from SSSJ, the Partispayan Family (Box 25, Folder 12) and the Reinberg Family (Box 26, Folder 8).

Box Folder Title Date Request
46 16 Activities 1967, 1971-1978 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
47 1 Activities 1978-1985 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
47 2 Activities 1986-1990 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
47 3 Allocations 1970s request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
47 4 Allocations 1980s request_box
47 5 Banking Documents 1991 request_box
47 6 Birnbaum, Jacob U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means Statement Re: Romanian Immigration Policy June 15, 1978 request_box
47 7 Brochures and Postcards undated, [1970s] request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
47 8 Budgets and Proposed Budgets 1970s request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
47 9 Clippings undated, 1970-1979 request_box
47 10 Clippings undated, 1980-1990 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
47 11 Correspondence 1971-1979 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
47 12 Correspondence 1980-1985 request_box
47 13 Correspondence 1986-1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
47 14 Financial Reports 1971-1976 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
47 15 Financial Reports 1977-1979 request_box
47 16 Financial Statements 1979-1985 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
47 17 Financial Statements 1986-1987 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
47 18 Freedom! October-November, 1978 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
48 1 Flyers and Mailings undated, [1970s] request_box
48 2 Flyers and Mailings undated, [1980s] request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
48 3 Flyers and Mailings undated, [1990s] request_box
48 4 Internal Revenue Service Correspondence 1967 request_box
48 5 Materials and Services Available List undated, [1971-1973] request_box
48 6 Memos 1978-1991 request_box
48 7 "New Heroes, The," Books I- III 1974, 1976 request_box
48 8 Press Releases undated, 1975-1979 request_box
48 9 Press Releases 1981-1984, 1986 request_box
48 10 Press Releases 1987 request_box
48 11 Press Releases 1988 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
48 12 Press Releases 1989-1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
48 13 Press Release Narratives undated, [1978, 1984, 1987-1989] request_box
48 14 Program Reports 1972, 1990-1991 request_box
48 15 Quarterly Reports 1973-1979 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
49 1 Quarterly Reports 1980s request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
49 2 Soviet Jewry Action Newsletter June 1971; Rosh Hashanah 1976; April 27, 1976, 1977 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
49 3 Subscriptions 1990 request_box

Subseries 7: Yavneh Religious Students Organization (YAVNEH), undated, 1962, 1964, 1971-1981

Box 49, Folders 4-23.
Arrangement:

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

YAVNEH withdrew from the APPEAL in January 1978 due to financial difficulties and a somewhat stormy relationship with the APPEAL. The material within this subseries documents some of YAVNEH's activities, but mostly provides information regarding its relationship with the NAJSA. The subseries also includes the program from YAVNEH's 17th annual convention in 1976, and a publication entitled "The Purim Peace" (Box 49, Folders 18 and 21, respectively). One copy of YAVNEH's publication of Dispatch and several copies of Kol Yavneh: The Official Publication of Yavneh can be found in Box 99, Folder 13.

Box Folder Title Date Request
49 4 Activities undated, 1973-1977 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
49 5 Activities 1979-1981 request_box
49 6 Allocations 1970s-1980s request_box
49 7 Articles of Incorporation 1962 request_box
49 8 Brochures undated, 1979-1981 request_box
49 9 Budgets and Proposed Budgets 1970s request_box
49 10 Correspondence undated, 1971-1979 request_box
49 11 Executive Board 1971-1974, 1979-1980 request_box
49 12 Financial Reports 1973-1980 request_box
49 13 Flyers undated, 1979-1980 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
49 14 Governing Board Minutes (NAJSA) Regarding Yavneh September 14, 1976, 1977, 1979 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
49 15 Internal Revenue Correspondence 1964 request_box
49 16 Memos 1976-1981 request_box
49 17 Narratives undated request_box
49 18 National Labor Day Convention, 17th Annual, Program September 2-6, 1976 request_box
49 19 Newsletters 1972, 1976 request_box
49 20 Press Releases undated, 1979 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
49 21 "Purim Peace, The" [1979-1980] request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
49 22 Quarterly Reports 1975-1980 request_box
49 23 Tear Sheet 1979 request_box

Subseries 8: Yugntruf: Youth for Yiddish (YUGNTRUF), undated, 1965-1966, 1971-1995

Box 50-51.
Arrangement:

Arranged by alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

Yugntruf: Youth for Yiddish, was the second oldest (after SSSJ) established Constituent organization of the NAJSA. Founded in 1965, the organization's aim was to promote and present the Yiddish language, literature, and culture to Yiddish speakers and those learning the language. YUGNTRUF published (and continues to publish) a journal by the same name, filled with new literature on the cultural and political works of Yiddishkeits. This subseries documents YUGNTRUF's relationship with the NAJSA and contains some specialized work on the part of YUGNTRUF's promotion of Yiddish, including one issue of the Bilingual Family Newsletter, flyers and mailings in English and Yiddish, and several Yiddish/English Political Terminology Vocabulary Guides (Box 51, Folder 12). The remainder of the files in this Subseries follows the general pattern of records found in the Series. In addition, the collection holds a good quantity of YUGNTRUF journals, located in Series VII: Publications and Printed Matter, Subseries 1: NAJSA and Constituents, Box 100.

Box Folder Title Date Request
50 1 Activities undated, 1971-1979 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
50 2 Activities 1980-1989 request_box
50 3 Activities 1990-1994 request_box
50 4 Allocations 1976-1979 request_box
50 5 Allocations 1980-1988 request_box
50 6 Allocations 1989-1995 request_box
50 7 Allocations Review 1990-1994 request_box
50 8 Bilingual Family Newsletter, Special Issue on Yiddish 1985 request_box
50 9 Board of Directors and Campus Representatives 1971, 1972 request_box
50 10 Brochures undated, 1986 request_box
50 11 Budgets 1971-1972 request_box
50 12 By-Laws, Constitution and Incorporation 1965, 1966, 1973 request_box
50 13 Clippings undated, 1976, 1979-1993 request_box
50 14 Conferences on Yiddish 1973, 1977, 1980-1981, 1983-1986, 1991 request_box
50 15 Correspondence 1971-1973, 1976-1978 request_box
50 16 Correspondence undated, 1982, 1985-1990 request_box
50 17 Correspondence 1991-1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
51 1 Financial Statements 1973-1979 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
51 2 Financial Statements 1980s request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
51 3 Flyers and Mailings undated, 1973-1990 request_box
51 4 Internal Revenue Service Correspondence 1968 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
51 5 Memos undated, 1974-1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
51 6 Narratives undated, 1987, [1990] request_box
51 7 Newsletters 1975, 1977-1978, 1980-1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
51 8 Press Releases 1972, 1975, 1984, 1986 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
51 9 Program Proposals undated, 1984 request_box
51 10 Quarterly Reports 1970s request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
51 11 Quarterly Reports 1980s request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
51 12 Yiddish/English Political Terminology Vocabulary Guides undated, 1992, 1994 request_box
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Series IV: Beneficiary Grants, undated, 1971-1995

Boxes 52-61 (Folders 1-24).
Arrangement:

The Beneficiary Grants series is divided into two subseries, General Records (Box 52, Folders 1-7) and Grants Made by Program Year (Box 52-61).

Scope and Content:

Overall, the series documents one of the founding cornerstones of the NAJSA: promoting Jewish identity on college campuses by providing fledging Jewish-centered publications and organizations publishing and programming grants to help provide for a rebirth of Jewish identity among American college-aged Jews. The NAJSA stressed the need to fund 'grass-roots' projects that would not necessarily be sanctioned by the larger student sponsored organizations such as Hillel.

Subseries 1: General Records, undated, 1971-1995

Box 52, Folders 1-7.
Arrangement:

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

This subseries primarily documents miscellaneous correspondence and proposals regarding NAJSA's grants program. Also included are lists of grants made by year (1987-1995), development proposals for extending the grants program, and a press release announcing the first Bikurim (First Fruits) Award honoring outstanding beneficiary grant programs. In addition, there is a folder concerning the "Minhagim," or oral tradition of guidelines and policies involved in Beneficiary Grants made through the APPEAL, and a document (incomplete) compiled by several members of the Governing Board on planning a Holocaust remembrance event on campus.

Box Folder Title Date Request
52 1 Correspondence, Misc. 1979-1985, 1990-1991 request_box
52 2 Development Proposal and Bikurim Award Press Release undated request_box
52 3 Forms and College Recipients List undated, [1987-1995] request_box
52 4 Fundraising Sample Packet [1991] request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
52 5 "Minhagim" (Oral Tradition) Guidelines and Policies for Beneficiary Grants undated, [1993-1994?] request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
52 6 Miscellaneous Proposals undated, 1987-1993 request_box
52 7 "Planning a Holocaust Remembrance Week" Document undated request_box

Subseries 2: Grants Made by Program Year, 1971-1995

Boxes 52 (Folders 8-24) - 61 (Folder 1-24).
Arrangement:

The subseries is informally arranged in alphabetical order according to the Program Year based on the school calendar year of September-June.

Scope and Content:

Subseries 2 documents each beneficiary grant award made by the NAJSA over a 24-year period, beginning in 1971 with the awarding of two grants to 1995, when 22 grants provided extra publishing and programming funds to student groups. Contents of each file may include the following: initial application or correspondence, program flyers and mailings, materials printed for the event including programs, literature, and evaluations of the program by the beneficiary.

For publishing grants, each beneficiary was required to send journals and newspapers to the NAJSA (or JSPS, a co-sponsor of several of the college papers and journals, who would then forward copies to the APPEAL). These journals, newspapers, and some oversized newsletters may be found in Series VII: Publications and Printed Matter, Subseries 2: Beneficiaries (By Format). In addition, Series VIII, Subseries 2: Posters (Box 111, Folders 6 and 7) highlight the promotional materials of several events, including posters and oversized newspaper advertisements. Series X: Audio and Video Tapes contains one VHS recording of Dr. Leon Bass, an African-American serviceman who, in 1945, was one of the first U.S. servicemen at the Buchenwald concentration camp. Dr. Bass gave a series of lectures at various universities on his experiences in 1994 and 1995. The video records his comments at a University of Michigan Holocaust Remembrance Celebration event in 1994. Box 53, Folder 21 documents a grant given to the New Jewish Media Project, which sprang out of NETWORK programming. The NJMP was created to act as a clearinghouse for film and television programming based on Jewish themes. (See also Box 42, Folder 9, Box 52, Folder 14, Box 96, Folder 11, and Box 111, Folder 7 for more information.).

Overall, the programs and publications documented in this subseries gives an overview to the types of programming that evolved over the years in regards to campus activity directed at the Jewish student body. Beneficiary grants were provided to a wide range of groups along the myriad voices, left, right and centrist of Jewish student life. Shabbat and Passover program development, conventions on multiculturism and racism, Israel cultural programming, arts festivals, seminars and film series were among the programs funded through the NAJSA. In the final year of the APPEAL, grant money was awarded to a Stanford University program entitled: Members of the Tribe: A Weekend for Jewish Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual College Student and Young Adults. The strength of the Beneficiary Grants program, however, lay in the help NAJSA offered to new and established campus and non-campus (Lilith) journals and newspapers. This part of the subseries offers an insightful voice over the span of 24 years concerning Jewish-oriented student events on the American campus.

Program Year1971-1972

Box Folder Title Date Request
52 8 Hampshire College Encounter with Holocaust Course Development Proposal 1972 request_box
52 9 Havuret Shalom Programming Grant 1971-1972 request_box

Program Year1972-1973

Box Folder Title Date Request
52 10 Kol Hai Programming Grant Correspondence 1973 request_box
52 11 Radical Zionist Alliance (PZA) Convention Grant Proposal and Constituent Status Proposal 1972-1973 request_box

Program Year1973-1974

Box Folder Title Date Request
52 12 American Zionist Youth Foundation (AZYF) N.A.C.H.A.S. Convention Matching Grant 1974 request_box
52 13 Jewish Arts and Crafts Conference Public Relations Grant 1974 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
52 14 New Jewish Media Project Grant Proposal 1973-1974 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
52 15 Pending Proposals 1973-1974 request_box

Program Year1974-1975

Box Folder Title Date Request
52 16 DIRSHU College Outreach Programming Grant undated, 1975 request_box
52 17 Jewish Arts Quarterly Publication Grant 1974-1976 request_box
52 18 Lilith Publishing Grant Proposal 1974-1975 request_box
52 19 Recipients List 1974-1975 request_box
52 20 T'Chiya Volunteer Program Grant 1974-1975 request_box

Program Year1975-1976

Box Folder Title Date Request
52 21 Carleton College Minnesota Union of Jewish Students Conference Grant 1975-1976 request_box
52 22 Cornell-Ithaca Friends of Israel Programming Grant 1975 request_box
52 23 Davka Publishing Grant 1972; 1975-1976 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
52 24 Denied Proposals 1975-1976 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
53 1 DIRSHU College Outreach Publications Grant 1976 request_box
53 2 Habitat International Student Competition Planning for Urban Cooperation (Amos Gitai) Funding Grant 1976 request_box
53 3 Jewish New York Publishing Grant 1975-1976 request_box
53 4 Kent State University Ha-Kol Publishing Grant 1975-1976 request_box
53 5 New Ohio Union of Jewish Students (NOUJS) Educational Packet Project Grant 1975-1976 request_box
53 6 Recipients List 1975-1976 request_box
53 7 Search: A Contemporary Journal of Jewish Affairs for the College Student Publishing Grant 1976 request_box
53 8 Socialist-Zionist Conference Funding Grant 1976 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
53 9 Southwest Students Conference Chai L'Chaim Travel Subsidies Grant undated, 1975 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
53 10 University of Massachusetts Zamir Broadcasting Grant 1975 request_box
53 11 Washington University-Seattle Israel Awareness Week Programming Grant 1975- 1976 request_box

Program Year1976-1977

Box Folder Title Date Request
53 12 ADELANTRE!: The Judezmo Society Sephardic Literary Art Magazine Publishing Grant 1976-1977 request_box
53 13 Brooklyn College Three Families Documentary Film Project Grant 1976-1977 request_box
53 14 California State University-Northridge Total Communication Havurah TTY Telephone Purchase Grant 1976-1977 request_box
53 15 Davka Publishing Grant 1976-1977 request_box
53 16 Denied Proposals 1976-1977 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
53 17 Jewish Free University (Philadelphia, PA) Lehrhaus Seminar Series Grant 1977 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
53 18 Kosher Kitchen (Washington, DC) Cultural Programming 1976-1977 request_box
53 19 Rutgers University Jewish Review Publishing Grant 1976-1977 request_box
53 20 Michigan State University Ha'Am Publishing Grant 1976 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
53 21 New Jewish Media Project Funding Grant and Catalog 1976-1977 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
53 22 Washington University (St. Louis, MS) Hamakor Publishing Grant 1977 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
53 23 Bay Area Jewish Women's Collective Programming Grant 1977-1978 request_box
53 24 Denied Proposals 1977-1978 request_box
53 25 Harvard Jewish Law Students Association Programming 1977-1978 request_box
53 26 Pending Proposals 1977-1978 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
53 27 State University College of Technology-Utica "Shalom" Programming Grant 1977-1978 request_box

Program Year1978-1979

Box Folder Title Date Request
53 28 California Jewish Student Association Committee Publishing Grant 1978-1979 request_box
53 29 Denied Proposals 1978-1979 request_box
53 30 Harvard Business School Jewish Student's Association Programming Grant 1978-1979 request_box
53 31 Harvard Jewish Law Students Association Programming 1979 request_box
53 32 Indiana University Israel Bazaar Programming Grant 1978-1979 request_box
53 33 Joys of Judaism Israel Summer Retreat Funding Grant 1978-1979 request_box
53 34 Pending Proposals 1978-1979 request_box
53 35 Pennsylvania State University Emek Sameah Publishing 1978-1979 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
53 36 Recipients List 1978-1979 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
53 37 State University of New York-Albany The Spirit Publishing Grant 1978-1979 request_box
53 38 T'Chiya Volunteer Program in Israel's Development Camps Funding Grant 1978 request_box
53 39 Tufts University HaKol Publishing Grant 1978-1979 request_box
53 40 University of California-Berkeley Ha'Etgar Publishing 1978-1979 request_box
53 41 University of California-Berkeley Jewish Radical Publishing Grant 1978-1979 request_box
53 42 University of Massachusetts Zamir Broadcasting Grant 1978-1979 request_box

Program Year1979-1980

Box Folder Title Date Request
54 1 Book Peddler: The Newsletter of the National Yiddish Book Exchange Publishing Grant 1980 request_box
54 2 Brandeis University Focus Publishing Grant 1979-1980 request_box
54 3 City College of New York Hillel Children of Survivors Group Programming Grant 1979-1980 request_box
54 4 Denied Proposals 1979-1980 request_box
54 5 Genesis 2 (Boston, MA) Advertising Grant 1979-1980 request_box
54 6 Hebrew Theological College Jewish Information Center Funding Grant 1979-1980 request_box
54 7 Hillel Eastern Winter Institute (HEWI) Programming Grant 1979 request_box
54 8 T'Chiya Volunteer Program Grant 1980 request_box
54 9 University of Florida Challenge Publishing Grant 1979-1980 request_box

Program Year1980-1981

Box Folder Title Date Request
54 10 Americans for Progressive Israel-Hashomer Hatzair Israel Summer Seminar Programming and Film Grants 1981 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
54 11 Brandeis University Focus Publishing Grant 1980 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
54 12 Denied Proposals 1980-1981 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
54 13 Genesis 2 (Boston, MA) Advertising Grant 1980-1981; 1982 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
54 14 International Committee for the Yeliastratovs Rally Funding Grant 1980-1981 request_box
54 15 International Committee to Free the Peritsky Family Project Grant 1980 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
54 16 Recipients List 1980-1981 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
54 17 Student Coalition for Soviet Jewry Funding Grant 1980-1981 request_box
54 18 University of Florida Jewish Student Union (JSU) Israeli Cultural Festival Grant 1980-1981 request_box
54 19 York University (Ontario, CA) Images Publishing Grant 1980-1981 request_box

Program Year1981-1982

Box Folder Title Date Request
54 20 Denied Proposals 1981-1982 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
54 21 Indiana University Israel Bazaar Programming Grant 1982 request_box
54 22 Pennsylvania State University Yachad Chapter Programming Grant 1981-1982 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
54 23 Shmate Journal of Progressive Jewish Thought Publishing Grant 1982 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
54 24 Student Coalition for Soviet Jewry Funding Grant 1982 request_box

Program Year1982-1983

Box Folder Title Date Request
54 25 Columbia University Perspectives Publishing Grant 1982-1983 request_box
54 26 Denied Proposals 1982-1983 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
54 27 Hashomer Hatzair Archives Funding Grant 1982-1983 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
54 28 Philadelphia Prism, The Publishing Grant undated, 1983 request_box
54 29 Shofar: The Five College Jewish Newspaper Publishing 1982-1983 request_box
54 30 State University of New York-Oneonta The Pillar Publishing Grant 1982 request_box
54 31 University of California-Berkeley Israel Education Day Funding Grant 1983 request_box
54 32 University of Massachusetts Zamir Broadcasting Grant 1982-1983 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
54 33 University of Minnesota Jewish Student Press Publishing 1982-1983 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
54 34 University of South Florida Israel Action Committee Israeli Programs Fair Grant 1983 request_box
54 35 University of Vermont Jewish Action Committee Programming Grant 1982-1983 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
54 36 Yale University A Jewish Journal at Yale Publishing 1982-1983 request_box

Program Year1983-1984

Box Folder Title Date Request
55 1 Americans for Progressive Israel Anielewicz Circle Programming Grant 1983 request_box
55 2 Denied Proposals 1983-1984 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
55 3 Kansas City Jewish Students Coalition Programming Grant 1983-1984 request_box
55 4 Rutgers University Perspectives Publishing Grant 1984 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
55 5 State University of New York-Stony Brook The Shining Star Publishing Grant 1984 request_box
55 6 University of Kansas Lawrence Student Organization Retreat Grant 1984 request_box
55 7 University of Rochester Kesher-The Connection Publishing Grant 1983-1984 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
55 8 Waterloo (CA) Jewish Students Association "An Evening on Ethiopian Jewry" Programming Grant 1984 request_box

Program Year1984-1985

Box Folder Title Date Request
55 9 Denied Proposals 1984-1985 request_box
55 10 Queens College Ha-Or Publishing Grant 1984 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
55 11 Tulane University Israel Action Committee Soviet Jewry Lobby Conference Grant 1985 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
55 12 University of Judaism Israel Education Day Programming 1985 request_box
55 13 Women's Rabbinical Students Conference Grant 1985 request_box

Program Year1985-1986

Box Folder Title Date Request
55 14 Boston University Freedom Music: A Tribute to Black South Africans and Soviet Jews Performance Grant 1986 request_box
55 15 Brandeis University Focus Publishing Grant 1985-1986 request_box
55 16 Philadelphia SSSJ Transportation Grant 1986 request_box
55 17 Shofar: The Five College Jewish Newspaper Publishing 1986 request_box
55 18 Tulane University Israel Awareness Programming Grant 1986 request_box
55 19 University of California-Santa Cruz Leviathan Publishing 1986 request_box
55 20 University of Massachusetts Israel Independence Day David Broza Concert Grant 1986 request_box
55 21 University of Michigan Union of Students for Israel Terrorism in the Middle East Seminar Grant 1986 request_box

Program Year1986-1987

Box Folder Title Date Request
55 22 Columbia University Students for Israel Wallid Walla Lecture Grant 1986-1987 request_box
55 23 Denied Proposals 1986-1987 request_box
55 24 Florida International University Jewish Awareness 1986-1987 request_box
55 25 Kenyon College Hillel Passover Seder 1987 request_box
55 26 National Jewish Law Students Review Journal Publishing Grant 1986-1987 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
55 27 Rollins College A Guide to Jewish Orlando Publication Grant Correspondence January 6, 1987 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
55 28 Shofar: The Five College Jewish Newspaper Publishing Grant 1986-1987 request_box
55 29 University of Massachusetts Jewish Arts Festival Programming Grant 1986-1987 request_box
55 30 University of Miami Hurrikan Publishing Grant 1987 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
55 31 University of Michigan Progressive Zionist Caucus (PZC) Programming Grant 1987 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
55 32 University of Michigan SSSJ Solidarity Day Program 1987 request_box

Program Year, 1987-1988

Box Folder Title Date Request
55 33 Denied Proposals 1987-1988 request_box
55 34 Harvard-Radcliffe Reisman Center for Harvard-Radcliffe Hillel 40th Anniversary Celebration for Israel 1988 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
55 35 Georgia Israel Public Affairs Committee (GIPAC) Israel Week Programming Grant 1987-1988 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
55 36 Israel at Forty (Philadelphia) Conference Grant 1988 request_box
55 37 Jewish Campus Activity Board (Philadelphia, PA) Kibbutz Week Programming Grant 1988 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
56 1 National Jewish Law Review Publishing Grant 1987-1988 request_box
56 2 Pennsylvania State Friends of Israel Yachad News Publishing Grant 1988 request_box
56 3 Recipients List 1987-1988 request_box
56 4 Rochester Institute of Technology Travel to Soviet Union Subsidy Grant 1988 request_box
56 5 State University of New York-Buffalo Ari Publishing Grant 1988 request_box
56 6 Tufts University From the Ideology of Zionism to the Reality of Israel at Forty Symposium Grant 1988 request_box
56 7 University of Florida Jewish Student News Publishing Grant 1987-1988 request_box
56 8 University of Wisconsin-Madison Genesis Advertising Grant 1987-1988 request_box
56 9 University of Wisconsin-Madison Racism Hotline and Julius Lest Lecture Grants 1988 request_box
56 10 Yale University Urim v'Tumin Publishing Grant 1987-1988 request_box

Program Year1988-1989

Box Folder Title Date Request
56 11 Brandeis Footsteps Grant Correspondence Nov. 18, 1988 request_box
56 12 Brooklyn College Hatikvah Publishing Grant 1988 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
56 13 Columbia University Students for Israel "The Politics of Modern Israel: Beyond the Myth" Conference Grant 1988-1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
56 14 Denied Proposals 1988-1989 request_box
56 15 Fairfield University Arney and the Rabbi Radio Program 1989 request_box
56 16 Ithaca College Northeast Region Conference for Jewish Students Funding Grant 1989 request_box
56 17 McGill University (Toronto, CA) Network Against Racism and Bigotry Anti-Discrimination Brochure Publishing 1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
56 18 Recipients List 1988-1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
56 19 Tufts University Oppressed Jewry Committee Postcard Campaign Grant 1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
56 20 Tufts University Woody Allen Film Series and Exhibition Funding Grant 1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
56 21 University of Illinois-IllinIPAC Camp David Accords 10th Anniversary Commemoration Programming Grant 1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
56 22 University of Massachusetts Shofar Publishing Grant 1988-1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
56 23 University of Michigan Prospect Publishing Grant 1988-1989 request_box
56 24 University of Pennsylvania Jewish Quarterly Publishing Grant 1988 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
56 25 University of Wisconsin-Madison B'nai B'rith/Hillel Foundations Various Programming Grants 1988-1989 request_box

Program Year1989-1990

Box Folder Title Date Request
56 26 Beloit College Chevrah Pessakh Seder Programming Grant 1990 request_box
56 27 Brown University Brown Middle East Journal Publishing Grant 1989-1990 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
56 28 Columbia University Perspectives Publishing Grant 1989-1990 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
56 29 Columbia University Promote Peace Week and Progressive Zionist Caucus (PZC) Programming Grant 1990 request_box
56 30 Harvard-Radcliffe Chai Week Programming Grant 1990 request_box
56 31 Harvard-Radcliffe Mosaic Publishing Grant undated, 1990 request_box
56 32 Israel Task Force Intercollegiate Association The Israel Experience Programming Grant 1989-1990 request_box
56 33 Johns Hopkins Israel Festival Programming Grant 1990 request_box
56 34 Knox College (Illinois) Two People-One Future Middle East Conflict Programming Grant 1989-1990 request_box
56 35 Lilith Campus Outreach Program Grant 1989-1990 request_box
56 36 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chai Week Programming Grant 1989-1990 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
56 37 NETWORK Campus Caravan and NetSouth Conference Grant 1989-1990 request_box
56 38 Recipient List and Application Flyer 1989-1990 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
56 39 State University of New York-Stony Brook Chai Week Programming Grant 1990 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
56 40 Student Coalition for Soviet Jewry (SCSJ) Handbook Publication Grant 1990 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
56 41 University of Arizona Jewish Students Solidarity Day Programming Grant 1989 request_box
56 42 University of California-Berkeley Bayit Shabbat Programming Grant 1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
56 43 University of California-Berkeley Kol-Ha Student Publishing Grant 1989-1990 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
57 1 University of California-Berkeley Progressive Zionist Caucus (PZC) Tsa'ad/Hutwa Arab/Jewish Theatre Group Performance Grant 1990 request_box
57 2 University of California-Santa Barbara Israel Awareness Committee Israel Fair Programming Grant 1990 request_box
57 3 University of Cincinnati Programming and The News Record Grant 1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
57 4 University of Florida Jewish Student News Publishing 1989-1990 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
57 5 University of Michigan Prospect Advertising Grant 1990 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
57 6 University of Minnesota A Shayna Maidel Theatre Production Grant 1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
57 7 University of Minnesota Israel Action Committee Yom Ha'atzmaut Programming Grant 1990 request_box
57 8 University of Pennsylvania Insight Outreach Chai Week Programming Grant 1990 request_box
57 9 University of Pennsylvania Yugntruf Yiddish Leyenkraz National Conference Travel Subsidies Grant 1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
57 10 University of Wisconsin Genesis Publishing Grant [1989] request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
57 11 University of Wisconsin-Madison Progressive Zionist Caucus (PZC) Erel Margalit Honorarium Grant 1989 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
57 12 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Campus Organization for Israel (COFI) Middle East Peace Process Seminar 1989-1990 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
57 13 Wesleyan Hamakkor Publishing Grant [1990] request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
57 14 Yale University Chai Week Questions of Judaism Programming Grant 1989-1990 request_box

Program Year1990-1991

Box Folder Title Date Request
57 15 Baltimore Campuses Jewish Students Association Israel Week Programming Grant 1991 request_box
57 16 Beloit College Haggadah Replacement Grant 1990-1991 request_box
57 17 Brown University Mahberet Publishing Grant 1990-1991 request_box
57 18 Columbia University Perspectives Publishing Grant 1990 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
57 19 Denied Proposals 1990-1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
57 20 Do the Write Thing National Symposium on Jewish Issues for Campus Media (General Assembly, 1991) Conference Fee Grant 1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
57 21 Georgia Israel Network of University Students (GIPAC) Building Jewish Identity Workshop Grant 1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
57 22 Hamagshimim Florida Zionist Students Conference Programming Grant 1991 request_box
57 23 Macalester College (MN) Hebrew House/Israel Action Committee Israel Day Programming Grant 1990-1991 request_box
57 24 McGill University Progressive Zionist Caucus (PZC) Compromising for Peace: Dilemmas Surrounding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Seminar Grant 1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
57 25 Monterey Institute of International Studies Middle Easter Exchange Club The Israel Experience Film undated, 1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
57 26 Progressive Zionist Caucus (PZC) Shuli Eshel Film and College Tour Grant 1991 request_box
57 27 Project Chai, Various Campuses Planning and Programming Grants 1990-1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
57 28 Recipients List 1990-1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
57 29 Rider College and Trenton State College Programming 1991 request_box
57 30 San Francisco State University Blacks and Jews Staged Reading Grant 1991 request_box
57 31 San Francisco State University Israeli Science and Technology Fair Programming Grant 1991 request_box
57 32 State University of New York-Buffalo Jewish Student Union 5th Annual Semi-Formal Funding Grant 1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
57 33 Syracuse University Blue and White Campaign to Support Israel Emergency Funding Grant 1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
57 34 University of British Columbia-Vancouver Israel Awareness Week Programming Grant January 25, 1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
57 35 University of California-Berkeley Ha'Doresh Publishing 1990-1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
57 36 University of California-Berkeley Kol Ha Student Publishing Grant 1991 request_box
57 37 University of California-Santa Cruz Progressive Students Union Speakers Honorarium Grant Jan. 29, 1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
57 38 University of California-Santa Cruz Progressive Zionist Caucus (PZC) Conference Student Subsidies Grant 1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
57 39 University of Illinois-Urbana Champagne D'Varim Publishing Grant 1990-1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
58 1 University of Maryland-College Park Yom Ha'Shoah Vigil 1990-1991 request_box
58 2 University of Michigan Jewish Peace Fellowship Speaker Honorarium Grant undated, 1990 request_box
58 3 University of Oregon Israel Week Programming Grant 1990 request_box
58 4 University of San Diego TAGAR Zionist Student Activist Movement Conference Programming Grant 1991 request_box
58 5 University of South Carolina Southeast Regional Conference Spring Retreat Programming Grant 1991 request_box
58 6 University of Texas Russian Olim Housing Studio Project Funding Grant 1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
58 7 University of Wisconsin-Madison TAGAR Zionist Student Activist Movement Why Israel? and Israel Independence Day Grant 1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
58 8 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Campus Organization for Israel (COFI) Yom Ha'atzmaut Programming Grant 1991 request_box
58 9 Washington, DC Campuses Israel Task Force John Rothmann Honorarium Grant 1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
58 10 Washington University-St.Louis Hillel Sarah's Song Theatre Production Grant 1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
58 11 Wesleyan University Hamakkor Publishing Grant 1990-1991 request_box

Program Year1991-1992

Box Folder Title Date Request
58 12 Brandeis University Hirhurum Publishing Grant 1992 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
58 13 Brown University/Rhode Island School of Design Broadway Bound Production Grant 1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
58 14 California State University-Long Beach From Ashes to Rebirth Programming Grant 1991-1992 request_box
58 15 California State University-Northridge Round Robin Volleyball Tournament Grant 1991 request_box
58 16 Columbia University Lights in Action Start-up Funding undated, 1992 request_box
58 17 Columbia University Perspectives Publishing Grant 1991-1992 request_box
58 18 Cornell University Am Echad Shabbaton and Kristallnacht Programming Grant 1991-1992 request_box
58 19 Denied Proposals 1991-1992 request_box
58 20 Denver-Area Campuses Freedom Week for Ethiopian Jewry Grant Proposal undated, 1991-1992 request_box
58 21 Genesis and the Big Bang, Dr. Gerald Schroeder Lecture Tour Grants 1991-1992 request_box
58 22 Jewish Student Services of Metrowest (NJ) Yom Ha'Shoah Campus Tree Planting Program Grant 1992 request_box
58 23 McGill and Concordia Universities (CA) Kavana Publishing Grant 1991-1992 request_box
58 24 Ohio State University Hillel Winter Midwest Conference Programming Grant 1992 request_box
58 25 Ohio State University The Guardian-Ha-Shomer Publishing Grant 1992 request_box
58 26 Polytechnic Institute of New York Jewish Student Union Russian Jewish Programming Grant 1991-1992 request_box
58 27 Princeton University A New World Order? Elie Wiesel Lecture Student Reception Grant 1991-1992 request_box
58 28 Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (PA) Talmedi Chaverim Publishing Grant 1991-1992 request_box
58 29 Recipients List and Program Evaluations 1991-1992 request_box
58 30 San Francisco State University Progressive Jewish Student Union Panel Presentation Grant 1991-1992 request_box
58 31 Simon Fraser University Israel Week Honorarium Grant 1992 request_box
58 32 State University of New York-Albany The Spirit-Ha Ruach Publishing Grant 1991-1992 request_box
58 33 University of California-Davis Jewish Culture Week Programming Grant 1991-1992 request_box
58 34 University of California-Santa Cruz Women's Tour for Peace Funding Grant 1991-1992 request_box
58 35 University of Delaware Hebrew Bayit Programming Grant 1991 request_box
58 36 University of Florida Jewish Student Union Council Jewish Radio Hour Broadcasting Grant 1992 request_box
58 37 University of Illinois D'Varim Publishing Grant 1991-1992 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
59 1 University of Illinois Pro-Israel Education Council Israel in a Nutshell Seminar Grant 1991 request_box
59 2 University of Maryland Jewish Leadership Training Seminar Grant undated, 1991-1992 request_box
59 3 University of Maryland Promoting Peace in the Middle East Region (PRIMER) Resource Guide Publishing Grant 1992 request_box
59 4 University of Michigan Celebration of Jewish Arts David Grossman and Debbie Friedman Concerts Funding Grant 1991-1992 request_box
59 5 University of Rochester Yom Ha'Shoah Programming Grant 1992 request_box
59 6 University of Texas Jewish Film Festival Funding Grant 1991-1992 request_box
59 7 University of Virginia Hillel Professor James E. Young Lecture and Seminar Funding Grant 1991-1992 request_box
59 8 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee TAGAR Chapter Israel Programs Fair and Masada Press Publishing Grant 1991-1992 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
59 9 William Patterson College (NJ) Jewish Students Association Community Model Seder Grant 1991-1992 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
59 10 Yale University Friends of Israel Deadly Current Film and Discussion Programming Grant 1991-1992 request_box
59 11 York University Israel Youth Concert Funding Grant 1992 request_box

Program Year1992-1993

Box Folder Title Date Request
59 12 Alliance for Judaism and Social Justice New York City Regional Conference Funding Grant 1993 request_box
59 13 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Philadelphia Area Conference Transportation Grant [1993] request_box
59 14 Brandeis University Hirhurum Publishing Grant and the Giving-Doing-Caring (C-D-C) Network Funding Grant 1992-1993 request_box
59 15 Brooklyn Law School Weekly Study Discussing Group Programming Grant 1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
59 16 Brown University Kol Ishah Women's Group Women's Shabbaton Funding Grant 1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
59 17 Columbia University Avodnah Dance Company Breezes from Andalusia: Dance, Spain, and the Jews Production Grant 1992-1993 request_box
59 18 Denied Proposals 1992-1993 request_box
59 19 Duke University Israel Public Affairs Committee Solomon Perel Lecture and Europa, Europa Film Honorarium 1993 request_box
59 20 Elon College (NC) Holocaust Seminar and Letters from Leodakia Performance Grant 1992-1993 request_box
59 21 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sukkah Project Building Grant 1992-1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
59 22 McGill University Undergraduate Journal of Jewish Studies Publishing Grant 1993, 1995 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
59 23 Memphis State University Israeli Independence Day Celebration and Fair Funding Grant 1993 request_box
59 24 Middlebury College and Williams College Weekend at Williams Conference on Jewish Identity Funding Grant 1992 request_box
59 25 Muehlenberg College (PA) Passover Seder Funding Grant 1993 request_box
59 26 Polytechnic Institute of New York Jewish Student Russian Jewry Programming Grant 1993 request_box
59 27 Progressive Zionist Caucus (PZC) Visions for Peace: An Arab-Jewish Dialogue Campus Tour Funding Grant 1992-1993 request_box
59 28 Recipients List and Program Evaluations 1992-1993 request_box
59 29 Stanford University and Ryerson Polytechnic Deadly Currents Screening and Simcha Jacobovici Lecture Grant 1992-1993 request_box
59 30 State University of New York-Albany The Spirit-Ha'Ruach Publishing Grant 1993 request_box
59 31 State University of New York-Binghamton Jewish Cooking: Our Tradition Programming Grant 1992-1993 request_box
59 32 State University of New York-Stony Brook Shelanu Publishing Grant 1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
59 33 Texas A & M Fish Camp Orientation for Jewish Students Funding Grant 1992 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
59 34 University of Arizona Kol Koreh-The JournaI Publishing Start-Up Grant 1992-1993 request_box
59 35 University of California-Davis Jewish Cultural Week Programming Grant 1993 request_box
59 36 University of California-Long Beach Israel Awareness Week John Rothmann Lecture Honorarium Grant 1993 request_box
59 37 University of California-Los Angeles Israel Action Committee "Piece of Peace Israel/Egypt Peace Agreement Commemoration" Funding Grant 1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
33 (59) 11 (38) RESTRICTED MATERIALS University of Illinois D'Varim Publishing Grant RESTRICTED MATERIALS 1992-1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
59 39 University of Massachusetts Zamir Radio Show Broadcasting Grant 1992-1993 request_box
59 40 University of Michigan Annual Conference on the Holocaust Solomon Perel Honorarium Grant 1993 request_box
59 41 University of Michigan Israel Michigan Affairs Committee (IMAC) Transportation Grant 1993 request_box
59 42 University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill The Jewish Tarheel Publishing Grant 1992-1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
60 1 University of Orgeon Yavneh Publishing Grant 1992 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
60 2 University of Texas-Austin Film Festival and Kosher Meals on Campus Grants 1982, 1992-1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
60 3 University of Virginia Jewish Life at Mr. Jefferson's University: An Historical Exhibit Grant 1993 request_box
60 4 University of Wisconsin-Madison Jonathon Kessler Middle East Lecture and Invisible Thread Photography Exhibit Funding Grant 1992-1993 request_box
60 5 Yale University Shabbaton Retreat Funding Grant 1992-1993 request_box
60 6 Yale University Urim v'Tumim Publishing Grant 1992-1993 request_box

Program Year1993-1994

Box Folder Title Date Request
60 7 Baltimore Inter-Campus Yom Ha'atzmaut Extravaganza Programming Grant 1994 request_box
60 8 Boston University Israeli Independence Day Celebration Funding Grant 1993-1994 request_box
60 9 Bowdoin College If Not Now, When?: Jewish Ethics in the 21st Century Second Annual Conference of Jewish Students Funding Grant 1993-1994 request_box
60 10 Brooklyn College A.B. Yeshoshua's Possessions Hebrew-Language Theatre Production Funding Grant 1994 request_box
60 11 Bryn Mawr/Haverford Holocaust Memorial Week Programming Grant 1994 request_box
60 12 California State-Long Beach Lag B'omer Film Festival and Concert Programming Grant 1994 request_box
60 13 Denied Proposals 1993-1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
60 14 Emory University Israel Activities Week Programming 1993-1994 request_box
60 15 Georgia Tech University/Atlanta Young Jewish Adult Agency (YAD) Holocaust Remembrance Week Programming 1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
60 16 Hillel Council of Greater Boston A New Generation of Jewish Women: Weaving Our Tapestry Conference Programming Grant 1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
60 17 Inter-Campus Council, Baltimore Area, Chocolate Seder Funding Grant 1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
60 18 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Learning and Leadership (CLAL) Shabbaton Funding Grant 1993-1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
60 20 McGill University Undergraduate Jewish Studies Journal Publishing Grant 1994 request_box
60 21 Northwestern University Yom HaShoah Name Reading Grant 1994 request_box
60 22 Recipients List 1993-1994 request_box
60 23 Southern Illinois University Aviva Kemperer The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg Lecture and Film Clip Viewing Program Grant 1994 request_box
60 24 Stanford University Shared Creativity: Visions of Community Inter-City Outreach Programming Grant 1994 request_box
60 25 State University of New York-Albany Rabbi Avi Weiss Holocaust Commemoration Lecture Program Grant undated, 1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
60 26 State University of New York-Binghamton Middle East Cafes Inter-Community Dialogue Programming Grant undated, 1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
60 27 University of California-Davis Koleinu Publishing Grant 1993-1994 request_box
60 28 University of California-Santa Barbara Holocaust Remembrance Week Funding Grant 1994 request_box
60 29 University of Miami TAGAR Mid-Year Zionist Conference Funding Grant 1993-1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
60 30 University of Michigan Holocaust Remembrance, Dr. Leon Bass Lecture Program 1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
60 31 University of Michigan Israel Michigan Public Affairs Committee (IMPAC) AIPAC Conference Attendance Grant 1994 request_box
60 32 University of Michigan Progressive Zionist Caucus (PZC) Yossi Melman Meet the Press Lecture Grant 1994 request_box
60 33 University of Minnesota U.S. Holocaust Museum Travel Funding Grant 1994 request_box
60 34 University of Oregon Yavneh Publishing Grant 1994 request_box
60 35 University of Texas-Austin Jewish Film Festival Programming Grant 1994 request_box
60 36 University of Toronto Images Publishing Grant 1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
60 37 University of Western Ontario Solomon Perel/Europa, Europa Lecture and Screening Grant 1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
60 38 University of Wisconsin Israel Independence Weekend Programming Grant 1994 request_box
60 39 Vassar College Ba'asham-Noisemaker Publishing Grant 1994 request_box
60 40 Washington University (St. Louis) Elie Wiesel's Trial of God Production Grant 1994 request_box
60 41 Wesleyan Havurah Prayerbook Publication Grant 1994 request_box
60 42 Wheaton College Making Our Own Space: A Women's Shabbaton Programming Grant 1993-1994 request_box
60 43 Yale University Faith and Art: A Festival of Religious Expression Programming Grant 1994 request_box
60 44 Yale University Magevet Spring Concert Funding Grant 1994 request_box
60 45 Yale University Model Israel Knesset Funding Grant 1994 request_box

Program Year1994-1995

Box Folder Title Date Request
61 1 Atlanta Jewish Young Adult Agency (YAD) Chaim Potok Lecture, Who Am I? Shabbaton and Claudia Stevens Performance Grants 1994-1995 request_box
61 2 Binghamton University A Jewish Woman's Dialogue: Commonalities and Differences Forum Funding Grant 1995 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
61 3 Bradley University Holocaust Memorial Day with Dr. Leon Bass Lecture Funding Grant and Poster 1994 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
61 4 Columbia University First Annual Yiddishkeit Festival A Shtetl Wedding Performance Grant 1994-1995 request_box
61 5 Columbia University Perspectives Tikkun Olam Issue Publishing Grant undated, 1995 request_box
61 6 Columbia University Raphael Society Jewish Medical Ethics Forum Funding Grant 1995 request_box
61 7 Cornell University Passover Freedom Seder Intercultural Programming Grant 1995 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
61 8 Denied Proposals 1994-1995 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
61 9 Long Island University Jewish Russian Heritage Club Hebrew Lessons Grant 1995 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
61 10 Princeton University Multicultural Seder Funding Grant 1995 request_box
61 11 Recipients List 1994-1995 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
61 12 Stanford University Members of the Tribe: A Weekend for Jewish Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual College Student and Young Adults Funding Grant 1995 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
61 13 State University of New York-Albany Reform University at Albany Chavurah (RUACH!) Programming Grant 1994 request_box
61 14 State University of New York-Albany RZA/BETAR/TAGAR Michael Eglash/Aliyah Lecture Grant 1995 request_box
61 15 Tufts University Conference on Ethnicity and Feminism Funding Grant 1995 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
61 16 University of California-Berkeley and Mills College Miriam's Daughters Publishing Grant 1994-1995 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
61 17 University of California-Berkeley The Jewish Renaissance: Revitalizing Our Community Seminar Grant 1994 request_box
61 18 University of Michigan Annual Conference on the Holocaust and Hillel's First Alternative Spring Break 1995 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
61 19 University of Oregon Eco-Ruach Retreat Funding Grant 1994 request_box
61 20 University of South Florida Israeli Dance Workshop Funding Grant 1995 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
61 21 University of Texas-Austin Jewish Film Festival Funding 1995 request_box
61 22 University of Wisconsin Israel Independence Day Celebration and Art Spiegelman Lecture Funding Grant 1995 request_box
61 23 Washington University (St. Louis) Bio-Medical Ethics Shabbaton Programming Grant undated, 1995 request_box
61 24 Yale University Model Israeli Knesset Funding Grant 1995 request_box
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Series V: Federations, undated, 1971-1995

Boxes 61 (Folders 25-30) - Box 94.
Arrangement:

Arranged in five subseries: Subseries 1: Council of Jewish Federations (CJF), Suberies 2: General Assembly (GA), Subseries 3: Large City Budgeting Conference (LCBC), Subseries 4: United Jewish Appeal (UJA), and Subseries 5: U.S. Cities and Canada.

Scope and Content:

Series V contains material reflecting the relationship between the APPEAL and the Federations at national and local levels. This includes the formulation of budgeting strategies and presentations, CJF memos and correspondence, Trustee quarterly board meetings, APPEAL-CJF committee planning, General Assembly conference materials, and correspondence between the APPEAL and local, donating Federations. Materials include documents on the budget certification process, audit guidelines, budget digests, task force and committee documentation, financial reviews of the NAJSA, and LCBC minutes and memos. The Series is divided into five Subseries as follows.

Subseries 1: Council of Jewish Federations (CJF), undated, 1971-1995

Box 61 (Folders 25-30) - 64 (Folders 1-3).
Arrangement:

The Subseries is arranged in alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Subseries 1 documents contact on the national level with the CJF, including general updates, announcements and regulations from the CJF, plus correspondence between the CJF and the APPEAL. Box 61, Folders 27-30 contain correspondence that traces the development of the NAJSA and its relationship with WUJS and NETWORK, though the relationship between the two latter organizations is discussed in more detail. General files and correspondence in Box 62, Folders 3-9 also contain correspondence, but the overall nature (particularly in regards to the years of 1989-1994) of the files focuses less on correspondence than printed documentation from the CJF.

Other documents include Budget Digest drafts and correspondence regarding those drafts. NAJSA was represented on several committees sponsored by the CJF including the College Youth and Faculty Programs Committee, Leadership Development Committee, Task Force on Services to Jewish University Students and the Women's Committee on Russian Women. Of particular note is the documentation on the Women's Committee on Russian Women, in which Susan Dessel served as Chair from 1978-1979. Ms. Dessel and several committee members traveled to the Soviet Union, meeting with refuseniks as well as attending protests in Moscow. Her observations on the condition of Soviet Jewish women is included, as well as a confidential memo to Glenn Richter of SSSJ concerning a planned protest in Moscow on June 1, 1978. Press releases from SSSJ concerning the actions of Soviet Jewish women refuseniks are included. Box 63, Folders 2-12, holds documentation regarding the APPEAL's participation in CJF quarterly Board meetings regarding planning for the above-mentioned committees and task forces as well Trustee meetings from 1987 and 1989.

In 1990, the National Funding Council (NFC), an UJC-sponsored council similar in structure to the LCBC, began reviewing and certifying the APPEAL's budgetary process. Box 63, Folders 1 and 2 contains NAJSA budgets, Constituent Reviews, planning and preparation documents regarding the NFC

Box Folder Title Date Request
61 25 Budget Digest Drafts and Correspondence 1974-1980 request_box
61 26 College Youth and Faculty Programs Committee 1975-1976 request_box
61 27 College Youth and Faculty Programs Committee 1979-1980, 1982, 1988 request_box
61 28 General Files and Correspondence 1971-1972 request_box
61 29 General Files and Correspondence 1973 request_box
61 30 General Files and Correspondence 1974 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
62 1 General Files and Correspondence 1975 request_box
62 2 General Files and Correspondence 1976 request_box
62 3 General Files and Correspondence 1977-1978 request_box
62 4 General Files and Correspondence 1980-1981 request_box
62 5 General Files and Correspondence 1982-1983 request_box
62 6 General Files and Correspondence 1984-1985 request_box
62 7 General Files and Correspondence 1986 request_box
62 8 General Files and Correspondence 1987-1989 request_box
62 9 General Files and Correspondence 1990-1995 request_box
62 10 Leadership Development Committee Workshop Materials "Leadership and the Decision-Making Process: A Core Study Approach" [1976] request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
63 1 National Funding Council (NFC) Budget and Constituent Reviews undated, 1990-1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
63 2 National Funding Council (NFC) Planning and Preparation 1993-1995 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
63 3 Quarterly Board/Committee Planning Meeting 1976 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
63 4 Quarterly Board/Committee Planning Meeting 1977 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
63 5 Quarterly Board/Committee Planning Meeting 1978-1979 request_box
63 6 Quarterly Board/Committee Planning Meeting 1983 request_box
63 7 Quarterly Board/Committee Planning Meeting and Trustee Meeting 1987 request_box
63 8 Quarterly Board/Committee Planning Meeting 1988 request_box
63 9 Quarterly Board/Committee Planning Meeting and Trustee Meeting 1989 request_box
63 10 Quarterly Board/Committee Planning Meeting 1990 request_box
63 11 Quarterly Board/Committee Planning Meeting 1991-1992 request_box
63 12 Quarterly Board/Committee Planning Meeting 1993 request_box
63 13 Task Force on Services to Jewish University Students 1991-1993 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
64 1 Task Force on Services to Jewish University Students 1993 request_box
64 2 Task Force on Services to Jewish University Students 1993-1994 request_box
64 3 Women's Committee on Russian Women 1978-1979 request_box

Subseries 2: General Assembly (GA), 1972-1994

Box 64 (Folders 4-11) - Box 66 (Folders 1-5).
Arrangement:

The Subseries is arranged in chronological order.

Scope and Content:

The documents of the General Assembly subseries represent the NAJSA's participation in the annually held event of the CJF. The subseries primarily contains materials regarding the conferences such as agendas, programs, speeches, schedules, and travel and hotel arrangements. Although these types of documents are the predominant materials, correspondence and memos concerning the General Assembly meetings (throughout the specified year) are included, along with some handwritten notes of meetings attended. Photographs of the APPEAL's participation in the 1987 General Assembly may be found in Series IX: Photographs, Box 112, Folder 16.

Box Folder Title Date Request
64 4 Conference Materials (41st Annual, Toronto, Canada, November 8-12) 1972 request_box
64 5 Arrangements and Conference Materials (42nd Annual, New Orleans, LA, November 8-11) 1973 request_box
64 6 Committee on College Youth and Faculty Programs Speeches and Correspondence (43rd Annual, Chicago, IL, November 12-17) 1974 request_box
64 7 Correspondence, Conference Materials, Arrangements and Itineraries (44th Annual, Miami, FL, November 19-23) (1 of 2) 1975 request_box
64 8 Committee and Conference Planning Drafts (2 of 2) 1975 request_box
64 9 Correspondence, Conference Materials and Itineraries (45th Annual, Philadelphia, PA, November 9-14) 1976 request_box
64 10 Correspondence and Conference Materials (46th Annual, Dallas, TX, November 9-13) 1977 request_box
64 11 Correspondence and Conference Materials (48th Annual, San Francisco, CA, November 8-12, 1979) 1978-1979 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
65 1 Correspondence and Memos (49th Annual, Detroit, MI, November 12-16, 1980) 1979-1980 request_box
65 2 Accommodation Arrangements and Brochure (50th Annual, St. Louis, MO, November 10-15) 1981 request_box
65 3 Conference Materials, Student Handbook, Schedule, Ephemera and Alphabetical Listing of Presidents and Executive Directors (51st Annual, Los Angeles, CA, November 10-15) [1982] request_box
65 4 Conference Materials and Correspondence (52nd Annual, Atlanta, GA, November 15-20) 1983 request_box
65 5 College Services Committee and General Assembly Conference Materials (Washington, DC, May 1984 and 53rd Annual, Toronto, CA, November 12-16) 1984 request_box
65 6 Conference Materials (54th Annual, Washington, DC, November 12-17) 1985 request_box
65 7 Arrangements and Federation Listings (55rd Annual, Chicago, IL, November 12-16) 1986 request_box
65 8 Conference Materials, Memos and Arrangements (56th Annual, Miami, FL, November 18-22) 1987 request_box
65 9 Conference Materials, Correspondence, Memos and Arrangements (57th Annual, New Orleans, LA, November 16-19) 1988 request_box
65 10 Conference Materials, Correspondence, Memos, Arrangements and Evaluations (58th Annual, Cincinnati, OH, November 14-19) 1989 request_box
65 11 Conference Materials, Evaluations, Arrangements and Notes (59th Annual, San Francisco, CA, November 13-18) 1990 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
66 1 Correspondence and Memos (59th Annual, San Francisco, CA, November 13-18) 1990 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
66 2 Conference Materials, Correspondence and Memos (60th Annual, Baltimore, MD, November 19-24) 1991 request_box
Box Folder Title Date Request
66 3 Conference Materials, Correspondence and Memos (61st Annual, New York, NY, November 10-15) 1992 request_box
66 4 Conference Materials, Correspondence, Memos, Arrangements and Notes (62nd Annual, Montreal, CA, November 16-21) 1993 request_box
66 5 Conference Materials, Correspondence and Memos (63rd Annual, Denver, CO, November 15-21) 1994 request_box

Subseries 3: Large City Budgeting Conference (LCBC), undated, 1971-1995

Box 66 (Folders 6-11) - Box 70 (Folders 1-4).
Arrangement:

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

The Large City Budgeting Council subseries represents the NAJSA's formulation of budgets, budgeting guidelines, and the budgeting process as presented and approved by the LCBC at the General Assembly. The bulk of the materials in this subserie