Guide to the Records of the National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section (1894- )
undated, 1895-2004

*I-469

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Creator: National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section (1894- )
Title: National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section Records
Dates:undated, 1895-2004
Abstract: The records of the National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section document the organization's community service, advocacy, and supportive administrative, fundraising, membership, and public relations activities from the Section's early years to the present. Included is a large amount of material from the National Organization in relation to the New York Section. This material is dated from 1896 to 1999 and consists of administrative, events, and advocacy matters. The New York Section's community services files include its work on aging, child care, consumer telephone referrals, counseling support, crime prevention, the disabled, domestic violence, early child education, feminism, homelessness, hunger, immigrants, Israel, Jewish education and promotion, literacy, probation, the sick, summer recreation for children and the elderly, and war relief. The Section's advocacy files consist of lobbying efforts for the rights of children, the disabled, the elderly, families, the homeless, immigrants, Israel, and women. The collection is primarily in English, with some Hebrew, Yiddish, German, Greek, Spanish, Chinese, and Italian. Among the types of material are audio tapes, blueprints, correspondence, minutes, photographs, publications, scrapbooks, and scripts.
Languages: The collection is in English, with some Hebrew, Yiddish, German, Greek, Spanish, Chinese and Italian.
Quantity: 68.75 linear feet + 1 MAP folder (97 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box, 8 (16 x 20") oversized boxes, 4 (13 x 18") oversized boxes, 1 (20 x 24") oversized box)
Identification: I-469
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Historical Note

Early Years
The National Council of Jewish Women was founded at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. Under the auspices of the World Parliament of Religion, Hannah Solomon, a prominent Jewish Chicago clubwoman, organized the Jewish Woman's Congress. Circular letters were sent to large cities, asking Jewish women to hold local mass meetings electing delegates to meetings in Chicago convening on September 4, 1893. At these larger meetings, upon hearing papers and speeches by Jewish women, attendees formed the National Council of Jewish Women with the intent to promote religion, philanthropy, and education.1

Delegates did not delay in translating the energy from the Jewish Women's Congress into the formation of local Council Sections. Synagogue sisterhoods had not yet emerged as regular features of American synagogues.2 An attempt in May of 1894, led by Minnie D. Louis, produced dissension between Orthodox and Reform women and prevented the successful organization of the New York Section. It wasn't until November 1894 that a group of 120 Jewish women formed the New York Section, and Rebekah Kohut, widow of Rabbi Alexander Kohut, with both Conservative and progressive ties, became its first president. Other leading women included Julia Richman, Esther S. Ruskay, Mrs. Frederick Nathan, Sarah Lyons, Minnie Isaacs, Dinah Gitterman, and Mrs. David L. Leventritt. Kohut noted, "The Council brought every sort of personality into its fold, people of the aggressive organizing type, of the modest retiring sort, women who were lukewarm about their religion, women who were intensely religious, members of the old families, and some of the latest comers to America."3 Kohut worked especially to develop collaboration among the Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform women who agreed to meet on the common ground of social service. New York Section hosted the National Council's first convention, November 15-19, 1896, attended by 250 members. Having been recently absent from Section affairs due to family needs, Kohut welcomed National Council but then resigned as New York Section president, believing in the rotation of office and wanting to devote more time to study.4

Early Religious Focus
New York Section was founded as a religious organization. Its early efforts included the formation of Study Circles. These discussion groups familiarized women with traditional Jewish texts previously accessible only through male study and discussion. While this was not an invention of National Council, it was the first Jewish organization to utilize the principle of adult education.5 In such a setting, women became conversant in expression of American gender roles within a Jewish context, creating a unique American Jewish womanhood.6 Local rabbis rather than Council members, however, led these Circles.7 New York Section's second president, Rachel H. Sulzberger, noted that the Study Circles "quickened the religious feeling of the community."8 Study Circles declined as National Council endeavored to meet the increasing needs of immigration and urbanization. Although National Council moved away from its original religious mission, it continued to be involved in the promotion and education of Judaism.

National Council was the offspring of the economic and social success achieved by German Jewish immigrants in the United States. As this community of German Jews matured and stabilized, they developed a uniquely American form of Reform Judaism as a way of adapting to American life without losing their religious identity. Councilwomen grew up in this community of German Jews, and the development of Reform Judaism had a tremendous influence on Council's approach to religion. In the ensuing years, as at its inception, Council was often caught in a power struggle between Reform and traditional Judaism.9 An early conflict, over Sunday Sabbath observance, propelled the Council towards social welfare work and deterred its identity as a religious organization. National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods formulated in 1913 partly to fill a vacuum created as National Council moved away from religious activity to educational, social welfare, intellectual, and cultural work.10

New Emphasis: Social Reform
The early projects of the Council concentrated on offering Study Circles for religious study and religious classes to immigrant children in various city venues, including Randall's Island. Beginning with pioneering the opening of a Recreation Room on Orchard Street in 1899 to protect immigrant girls and women from the pull of dance halls and the white slave trade, the Council soon changed its main focus to social reform work. Sadie American, National Council secretary, moved from Chicago to New York City in 1901, where she became president of the New York Section. Her emphasis on social welfare, particularly immigrant aid, became evident in the New York Section as well as the National Council's activities. Because so many Jewish immigrants came through Ellis Island, the burden of immigrant aid work fell to the New York Section. As the National Council shifted its emphasis away from religious work to social welfare work, immigrant aid became the National Council's primary focus. That change enhanced the power of New York Section and its president, power that other Sections resented.11

Arbitration with National Office
Administrative differences led to tension between New York Section, National Council, and other sections, particularly as a result of Sadie American's leadership style. She came under increasing criticism for her sometimes brusque manner and autocratic style. First attacked for her support of Sunday Sabbath observance, National Council members still reelected her as corresponding secretary at the 1900 triennial convention, then again in 1903 and 1905. But by 1914, no longer able to deflect criticism of her actions and her manner; she resigned as National Council secretary. New York Section promptly followed the pattern in vogue among dissatisfied Sections - it seceded. As the nation's largest Council Section, with membership dues constituting a seventh of National Council's entire budget, New York was instrumental in conducting Council's immigrant aid work. Under the experienced leadership of American, New York Section continued to maintain immigration work, and finally agreed to binding arbitration with National Council, resulting in New York Section's pledge of loyalty to the National Council. The Ellis Island programs remained under the jurisdiction of the National Council's Board. A year after its secession, New York Section returned to National Council membership, with a new President and a new Board.12

Community Program Pioneer
New York Section initiated and sponsored several projects, based on urgent needs, that later became independent entities. Recreation Rooms and Settlement became independent in 1905. New York Section's work with the blind in 1906 led to the 1914 formation of the New York Guild for the Jewish Blind. Lakeview Home opened in 1905 and provided a progressive haven for unmarried women and wayward girls; it became independent in 1917. In 1920, the New York Section at the Triennial suggested an annual event promoting Council and Judaism in synagogues throughout the country, and Council Sabbath became a National Council program. In 1945, New York Section ventured into group therapy in partnership with the Jewish Board of Guardians. The first of its kind, a treatment center for emotionally disturbed children, Council Child Development Center, opened in 1947. The Center became independent in 1956. Pregnancy Loss Support Program, started in 1983 and still functioning, introduced this area of counseling to the country.

Rebekah Kohut, first New York Section president, looked back on the Council work after its first thirty years and commented, "I should like to pause here... and speak more of the Council and what it stands for in its thirty years of existence. Besides its valuable contribution to Jewish life, and the fact that it gave women of our faith a national outlook, its aid to immigrants, its Americanization programme, its co-operation with congregations, its efforts in the correction of social evils, its voluntary suppression of its own identity in the gathering of war relief funds for the American Jewish Relief Committee, and its considerable service in Europe during the critical post-war period, are among a few of its achievements.13

NCJW, New York Section Today
Currently New York Section of National Council of Jewish Women is organized with a president, six vice presidents, and a board of directors who discuss local needs and strategic responses to contemporary Section programs. With the practiced experience of past presidents, vice presidents, and board members who continue to participate in a variety of ways, and with a professional administrative staff, New York Section functions as a volunteer organization involved in progressive social change, education, and community service.

Below is a detailed summary of New York Section's activities, listed under the following categories

Programs:

Advocacy: In an effort to reach current public needs, New York Section has used social advocacy to promote and legislate change. From its early years, New York Section has advocated for meaningful child labor laws, mothers' pensions, slum clearance, good low-income housing, and necessary public health programs. The Section fought for minimum wage laws, women's suffrage, anti-discrimination laws, and liberalized immigration quotas.

In support for the State of Israel and as a long standing member of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, New York Section has sent telegrams and letters to United States Presidents, New York congressmen, and Manhattan legislators urging continued efforts to seek peace in the Middle East, expressing dismay at shifts of federal support after the Camp David agreement in 1978, and has asked American leaders to abide by responsibility and commitment to the state of Israel through the 1980s to the present. The Section participates in parades, lectures, conferences, and financial support, particularly with the Israel Emergency Fund, and continues to applaud, question, and provide informed briefings to Congress.

In the 1980s New York Section advocated for the family, sponsoring a public forum on "The Jewish Family: Evolution or Revolution" in 1980. Through the decades, the Section has supported Roe vs. Wade and collaborated with the New York State Family Planning Media Consortium and the New York State Department of Health. Its 1989 legislative priorities included efforts to maintain a progressive attitude to making a woman's right to choose safe. New York Section continues to campaign for appropriate childcare and education.

Through the 1990s, New York Section continued to actively lobby on issues of reproductive freedom, aging, family and work needs, health care, hunger, crime prevention, education, and support for Israel. New York Section sponsored conferences on sweatshops, with a No Sweatshop campaign, elder abuse, and domestic violence, and has assumed a leading role in coalitions of organizations dedicated to eliminating abusive conditions at home and in the workplace. In 1999 New York Section co-founded New York Walks to End Domestic Violence, an annual event that raises public awareness in cooperation with over sixty participating organizations in New York City. New York Section recognizes the importance of the separation of church and state and opposes the use of public funds to finance parochial education.

Aging:To combat the loneliness and fears of older refugees and the growing surge of the elderly population following World War II, New York Section opened Council Club for Older People on the Upper West Side in 1946. The first senior full-day center in Manhattan, it met an essential social need with a broad spectrum of programs and opened the door for successive programs all over the City. In 1957, the expanded Club became the Katharine Engel Center for Older People. The Council Workshop for Seniors, officially opening in 1960, provided employment for retired people who needed financial opportunities. Now known as Council Senior Center, National Council's efforts to serve the aged continue to the present.

Children and Families: Women and children have always been a priority for the members of New York Section. Providing day camps, summer camps, day care, religious school, and pre-kindergarten programs, all occurring at Council House and Section settlement houses from 1900 through the 1930s. New York Section members organized the Washington Heights Day Nursery in 1939. In 1946, together with the Jewish Board of Guardians, New York Section pioneered a treatment center for emotionally disturbed children in a nursery school setting - Council Child Development Center. The Council Youth Program, begun in 1957, offered services for boys held awaiting trial at the Brooklyn House of Detention, where volunteers provided educational and recreational activities and acted as a link between families, prisoners, and jail officials. A subsequent survey of children in the New York City court system led to the implementation of an innovative program at Manhattan Family Court that provided guidance to those unable to cope with the complexities of the legal system. In 1964, Mayor Wagner chose New York Section to participate in pre-kindergarten classes as part of the Federal Head Start program. The Children's Library Program with its Book-Go-Round mobile lending library, opening in 1969, brought books and reading experiences to schools and day centers in disadvantaged neighborhoods. In association with the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, New York Section opened the Council Child Care Center in 1983, providing accredited day care for the children of employees of Jewish communal agencies.

Currently, the Children's Literacy Program maintains small libraries in day care centers and public schools, with volunteers to read to the children and help them develop reading skills. The Whitney Artreach program offers elementary school students the opportunity to understand and appreciate art. New York Section also sponsors a City early childhood intervention program, Home Instruction Program for Pre-School Youngsters (HIPPY), in collaboration with the Citizens Advice Bureau and United Neighborhood Houses in the South Bronx, teaching parents of four and five-year-olds to teach their own children.

Counseling and Support Groups: New York Section became the first organization in the country to provide telephone counseling and support groups for people grieving over miscarriage, stillbirth, and newborn death, by establishing the Pregnancy Loss Support Group. Section's Troubleshooter program operated in conjunction with WCBS-TV. Volunteers responded to letters and phone calls, and researched information to help people work through government bureaucracy and consumer problems. The Bereavement Support Group, organized in 1997, offers support and solace to those dealing with the loss of a loved one. In response to September 11, 2001, New York Section staffed a help-line, NY1 For You, in cooperation with NY1 News, to provide information and referrals for people directly affected by the World Trade Center disaster.

Hunger: In the 1980s, New York City faced epidemic problems with hunger. Since 1983, New York Section volunteers have served a complete meal every Wednesday evening at their soup kitchen on West 72nd Street, and sandwiches and fruit are distributed to overflow people unable to fit. A food pantry was added to distribute emergency packages of food staples for home use to individuals and families. The Family Soup kitchen furnishes a Sunday brunch for families with children.

Illness and Disability: The needs of the sick and the disabled became a growing priority for New York Section. In the early 1900s New York Section was unique in its commitment to assist the blind; volunteers read to the blind and taught blind children ways to become self sufficient, providing religious classes and recreational activities for them. Other sections across the country soon followed, and the program eventually incorporated into the Jewish Guild for the Blind.

In 1907, New York Section learned that among the indigent, sick, and disabled people living at the time on Blackwell's Island were Jews in desperate need of kosher food, clothing, and personal and religious attention. As a benevolent association, the women began visiting and providing for islanders' needs. In the early decades, volunteers rowed to the islands to serve the chronically ill. In 1927, New York Section moved beyond simple welfare provisions to build a synagogue and engage a rabbi in an effort to maintain religious values and identity. When Goldwater Memorial Hospital was built in 1950, New York Section furnished and dedicated the Gilda Roaman Chapel, which serviced about 300 Jewish patients.14 They sent volunteers to the Metropolitan Hospital to help toddlers and to assist the overworked staff, also furnishing a children's recreation room.

The Jackson Stricks scholarship provides assistance for the physically disabled helping them learn marketable skills to achieve independent living. The Gail Heather Coates Scholarship provides supplementary aid to graduate students in the field of special education.

Since the 1980s, New York Section has worked to meet the needs of patients suffering with AIDS. The Pediatric AIDS Caring Team (PACT) offers physical stimulation and comfort to AIDS afflicted babies living at the Incarnation Children's Center in Washington Heights. Volunteers with the AIDS Friendly Visitor Program provide birthday parties and holiday entertainment for the AIDS patients at Goldwater Memorial Hospital. Knitwit volunteers create hand-knitted toys, sweaters, and other gifts for distribution to babies, children, and adults in hospitals and residential facilities.

Immigration: New York Section pioneered efforts to help newly arriving immigrants, opening recreation rooms and settlement houses with English classes, religious instruction, job training, and social opportunities. At President Grover Cleveland's request, volunteers were organized to meet incoming ships at Ellis Island, offering aid to bewildered girls, protecting them from exploitation and unscrupulous employers. Volunteers assisted newcomers in finding shelter and acclimation. New York Section opened the Lower East Side Settlement House (Council House) on St. Marks Place and offered a full scale program: a mothers' club, a counseling program, a mental hygiene clinic (one of the first established in a settlement house), a kindergarten, and religious classes.

A number of immigrant girls were forced into crime and vice, ending up in correctional institutions. New York Section volunteers paid weekly visits to Bedford and Hudson reformatories offering advice and assistance. In 1907, New York Section opened Lakeview Home, a new concept in its time, for unmarried mothers and wayward girls. The Girls Home Club opened in 1917. First a refuge for parolees, it soon became a haven for teenage girls needing guidance and affection.

In 1928, because of a dramatic shift of the Jewish immigrant population from the Lower East Side to the Bronx, New York Section opened a new Council House on Forest Avenue. Included in the program was the first maternal health clinic in a New York settlement, an employment service for women, and a sewing workshop for wives of the unemployed. In time, as the neighborhood became multi-racial, Council expanded its services to all groups in the area. A yearly attendance of over 69,000 took advantage of some 150 programs. New York Section remained in the Bronx until 1945 when the Council House building was given to the community at a ceremony attended by Eleanor Roosevelt.

After World War II, New York Section worked to serve Holocaust victims. Volunteers in the Services to the Foreign Born program worked to reunite families and located relatives for almost 24,000 people. Job training helped new immigrants start over, later evolving into the New York Association for New Americans (NYANA).

Jewish Women's Resource Center: The Jewish Women's Resource Center began in 1977, when a small group of Jewish feminists decided to put aside stereotypes and examine the full range of Jewish women's experiences, including the religious and secular, the private and public. The JWRC joined New York Section in 1982. On November 15, 2000, the JWRC was rededicated and named in honor of New York Section volunteer Eleanor Leff.

The JWRC maintains an extensive research library, interpreting the Jewish women's movement, housing important literature, and preserving unique documents with particular attention to document and explore the interplay of feminism and Jewish tradition. The library includes books, studies, unpublished dissertations, liturgies, rituals, baby-naming ceremonies, Rosh Chodesh services, feminist haggadot and bat mitzvah ceremonies, egalitarian ketubot, in over 11,000 documents about Jewish women. JWRC publications include Jewish Women's Literary Annual; Which Lilith? Feminist Writers Re-create the World's First Woman; and Di Froyen: Proceedings of the 1995 Conference on Women and Yiddish. The JWRC offers book discussion groups, lectures, seminars, workshops, and readings. The JWRC's Jewish Women's Poetry Project encourages published and unpublished poets to perfect their craft.

The JWRC has sponsored support groups for women rabbinical students, for older women's empowerment, and for Jewish lesbians. Conferences have explored "Grandmothers, Mothers, and Daughters;" "Jewish Women and Jewish Men;" "Jewish Women in the Arts;" "Feminist Judaism;" and "Women and Yiddish." The JWRC led the revival of Rosh Chodesh observances and Tu b'Shvat seders.

Religious Schools
One way that Council worked to serve the growing needs of immigration while adhering to their primary goal of promoting Judaism was through religious schools. New York Section pioneered a new movement with the coordination of such schools, mostly for immigrant women and children, with the intention of instilling Jewish pride and identity as well as religious education. In particular, a religious school was organized for deaf Jewish children. At its height, religious school attendance reached seven hundred Jews.15 By 1915, three of these religious schools had been closed, and in 1916, New York Section worked in a partnership with the New York City Educational Alliance, the Young Men's Hebrew Association, and the Orach Chaim Sisterhood to coordinate instruction, upkeep, and activity of the schools.16 Particularly, the New York Section provided religious instruction for Jewish women at the Bedford State Reformatory, the Magdalen Home, Shelter Home for Young Women, and the Florence Crittenden League Home, where Jewish services were conducted on Sunday afternoons during the same time that Christian services were provided for Christian women and girls.17A Book of Prayer for Jewish Girls was published by New York Section in 1917 in an effort to reach this particular population. Jewish services and holidays were observed at Section's settlement houses, and children participated in Sukkoth, Seder, and Purim events. A series of "Bible Stories in Motion Pictures" was featured during the month of January 1912, utilizing new technology to educate and attract the masses.

Religious Activities Today
In 1920, New York Section suggested an annual Council Sabbath that was accepted by National Office at its Triennial. Council Sabbath promoted traditional Sabbath observance and the National Council; Council members addressed congregations in special services at local synagogues. New York Section held the event, which takes place on the Sabbath closest to Purim, between 1920 and 1960, and later reactivated it in 1980.

Since 1927 with the dedication of Welfare Island Synagogue, New York Section has provided religious services to patients on Roosevelt Island. New York Section's Contemporary Jewish Affairs programs address issues facing American Jews and the continuance of Jewish families. The Jewish Women's Resource Center examines feminism and Jewish tradition.

War Relief:

Spanish American War
New York Section formed a Red Cross Auxiliary in collaboration with all the Jewish women's organizations in the City.

World War I Relief
National Council, as the first national organization of Jewish women, wished to serve during World War I under its own auspices, believing that it should stand as a unit alongside the Young Women's Christian Association and the Red Cross. Jewish male leaders, however, wanted all Jewish efforts to be coordinated through the Joint Distribution Committee and the Jewish Welfare Board, so Council supported War efforts through these venues, as well as with the American Jewish Relief Committee and the Federation of Jewish Philanthropic Societies of New York.18 Thus financial support as well as bandages made in collaboration with the Red Cross helped support the War.

World War II
The impact of World War II was significant for the New York Section, evidenced in Section activity and records, and war support ran rampantly through this time. A brochure entitled "It's their Fight and Ours" publicized its 50th anniversary by semantically linking National Council members with soldiers. Rhetorical messages employed military references as Council programs advertised their various programs as a type of battle campaign. The Section sold $1 million in Liberty Bonds. A moment of silence during the April 19, 1944 meeting commemorated the Battle of Warsaw. The Red Cross awarded the New York Section with a citation for raising funds. Funds were regularly disbursed to War Emergency Funds. Members created Council Club canteen and dormitory for servicemen on furlough in the City. National Council of Jewish Women's New York Section celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 1944, a significant transitional period.

Refugees, World War II
New York Section responded to the after-effects of World War II by offering special assistance to refugees from the Holocaust, particularly through their Services to the Foreign Born program, which worked to reunite families and provide job training. Council looked abroad to the deprived children of France, Africa, and Israel, and launched Ship-A-Box, sending toys and educational materials for distribution to needy youngsters in children's homes, day care centers, and schools.

Chronology

1893Council of Jewish Women is founded
November 22, 1894New York Section organizes, Rebekah Kohut serves as its First President. Board Meetings are held primarily at Temple Emanuel with occasional meetings held at West End and other synagogues. Seven Study Circles form for Religious study and three for Philanthropy
1894-1904New York Section lobbies in support of child labor laws, mother's pensions, slum clearance, low-income housing, and public health programs
November 1896NY Section hosts CJW's First Convention
1898Red Cross Auxiliary forms to help support medical needs during the Spanish-American War
May 17 1899A recreation club opens at 79 Orchard Street for girls and women. The club expands into two houses and becomes known as Recreation Rooms and Settlement. A Sunday School starts for children on Randall's Island (see Board Minutes, February 20, 1911)
1899Early minutes describe four bible study circles, three house libraries that lend books to children and hold lectures and discussion groups, three Sabbath schools, the Recreation Room on 79 Orchard Street, and religious classes for girls at the House of Refuge on Randall's Island
1900Mothers meetings are described in the early minutes; February 20th minutes mention the Sunday Sabbath Question
1901-1916Sadie American becomes President of NY CJW and also serves as Secretary of the National organization
1902Investigations into the conditions for immigrant girls begins
1904Ellis Island dock intake work begins at President Grover Cleveland's request; Minutes record follow up visits being made to the families of girls in House of Refuge on Randall’s Island; Religious classes held at the Hospital on Randall’s Island. As a result of the Conference on Rescue Work on April 11, 1904, a regular visitor goes to Bedford Reformatory and Juvenile Court
1905Recreation Rooms and Settlement, later known as Chrystie Street Settlement, becomes an independent entity
November 1905A home for unmarried mothers and wayward girls opens in Staten Island; Members of the newly formed Junior Section visit patients at Bellevue Hospital
1906Minutes describe a Mother's Club and work with the"indigent blind"
1907Committee on Blind forms
1908Minutes describe visiting the "old Folks" on Blackwell's Island. The following committees are noted in the minutes: Religion, Religious Schools, Junior Section, Philanthropy, Immigrant Aid, Lakeview, Blackwell's Island, Hospitals, Blind, Correctional Institutions, Harlem Federation, Programs, Membership, Press, Reciprocity, Social, Education, and Finance
1909The home for unmarried mothers is incorporated and is now officially called Lakeview Home. It is dedicated on April 9, 1910; the Board of Directors of the New York Section incorporates and is called "Trustees of the Trust Funds of the Council of Jewish Women of the City of NY"
1912Chanukah Stockings Appeal; little blue stockings made by girls in Lakeview Home, are distributed to members to fill up with change. They are sent after Christmas "in order to avoid undue criticism." (see Board Minutes December 4, 1911)
May 6, 1912Volunteers are present at port to receive victims of the Titanic
December 1912"The Bulletin" is issued as an ongoing newsletter
1913Committee on Blind changes name to Guild for the Jewish Blind
1914New York Guild for Jewish Blind becomes an independent entity
1914-1924New York Section lobbies in support of minimum wage laws, Women's Suffrage, anti-discrimination laws, and liberalized immigration quotas
February 23, 1915An office for the New York Section, "a home of its own" is rented at 31 East 7th Street
September 20, 1915NY Section secedes in response to National Council's attacks on Sadie American. American is forced to resign as Executive Secretary of the National Office. Binding arbitration rules in favor of the National Office. American and the New York Section Board members resign
1916NY Section reorganized with a new President and Board Members. Board minutes are now typewritten. Office on East 7th Street moves to a room in the National Committee on Immigrant Aid's building on 242 East Broadway. Conforming with National Policy, three committees with various sub-committees are organized: Religion, Philanthropy, and Education. Last study circle meets; Religious schools are maintained by the Educational Alliance, with plans to open a new school
January 1917Parole work begins for the workhouse and Penitentiary on Blackwell's Island and Auburn State Prison
March 1917New headquarters that will include the religious school, opens at 71 St. Marks Place
May 1917Lakeview Home becomes an independent entity
1917Book of Prayer for Jewish Girls published by NY Section; Junior Auxiliary forms; Volunteers assist nurses in an influenza epidemic; New York Section participates as a member of the National League for Women's Service and the Red Cross; New York Section supports War efforts financially by donating to the Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and The Jewish Welfare Board; Volunteers make bandages in collaboration with the Red Cross; Girls Home Club forms, a refuge for parolees, and haven for teenage girls in need of guidance. The building is located on 418 East 50th Street
1918First afternoon day class in English for Foreign Born Mothers, cooperation with Board of Education. Classes in English to Foreigners are offered in various parts of the city
1919New York Section moves to a larger space on 74 St. Marks Place and calls it Council House; classes in religion are offered for Jewish Deaf Children in public schools; first Rummage Sale
1920New York Section starts Council Sabbath, an annual event corresponding to the Sabbath closest to Purim. Council members deliver speeches and conduct special services at various synagogues. The idea is conceived by New York Section at the Triennial (see Board minutes, April 6, 1921). Board rules to keep Headquarters open on the Sabbath (see Board minutes, May 9, 1921). Girls' and Boys' League forms, the program is only mentioned in Board minutes for one year
1924Council for Jewish Women is renamed National Council for Jewish Women (see Board minutes, May 1924)
1926Junior Auxiliary undertakes the establishment of a summer camp in 1927 for poor children (see Board minutes, January 13, 1926); Girls Home Club, at 418 East 50th Street, is sold due to changes in neighborhood conditions, and moves to 141st Street between Amsterdam and Convent Avenues (see Board minutes, November 11, 1925 and April 14, 1926); Laying of cornerstone for the Welfare Island Synagogue occurs on May 26, 1926. First class in Citizenship Training
1927NY Section builds and maintains Welfare Island Synagogue; Survey is conducted to determine if Council House should be moved from its current location due to changes in neighborhood conditions (see Board minutes, January 12, 1927); Junior Auxiliary opens a camp near Danbury, CT, given by Mr. and Mrs. Julius Fohs in memory of their daughter Ella, who served as Past President of the New York Section's Junior Auxiliary (see Board minutes March 9, 1927); Committee on Immigrant Aid takes charge of International Immigrant Aid work in New York City; 74 St. Marks Place is sold, NY NCJW can remain in the building until November 1st, 1928 (see Board minutes, December 14, 1927); Joint Committee on Education (including Council Juniors, see Board minutes, March 14, 1928) participates in a survey of the physical conditions for New York City schools; Central Club Council forms, representing all Mothers Clubs
1928Chanukah blue stockings appeal is eliminated (see Board minutes, February 8, 1928); Girls' Home Club and the Religious schools at Council House are taken over by other organizations, in order to defray the NY Section's deficit (see Board minutes, May 14, 1928); Executive Committee is formed (see Board minutes, October 10, 1928); Ella Fohs camp moves to New Milford, CT (see Board minutes, November 14, 1928)
January 1, 1929Girls Home Club closes as the casework has declined; the trend is to place girls in homes (see Board minutes, October 10, 1928)
March 1, 1929Council House moves to Bronx on 1122 Forest Avenue
1929Junior Auxiliary disbands and joins Senior Section, a separate Junior Auxiliary forms for the Ella Fohs Camp Committee; an Economy Shop is opened, Rummage sales continue to be held (see Board minutes, November 13 and December 11, 1929)
1930Committee on Immigrant Aid is renamed "Service for the Foreign Born"
1931Mothers' Health Bureau, a maternal health clinic opens at Council House by the American Birth Control League, as well as a pre- school clinic (see Board minutes, February 11, 1931); an Association of Adult Students in Day classes in English and Citizenship forms; Summer Camp for mothers and young children opens, organized by Mothers Clubs (see Board minutes, April 7, 1931)
1933Junior Committee formed, uniting the existing Junior Committee and the Junior Auxiliary of the Ella Fohs Camp Committee (see Executive Board minutes, February 7, 1933); Bronx Committee forms; New York Section continues to face a large deficit
1934The Executive Committee enforces Orthodox standards on a religious school run by Union of American Hebrew Congregations at Council House (see Executive minutes, October 5, 1934); Mother’s Clubs last mentioned in the Bulletin (see Bulletin, October 1934)
1935Council Shop opens October 10th (see Executive Board minutes, September 25, 1935); Teas for Membership begin, and transform into branches (see Board minutes, February 13, 1935, Bulletin, November 1935)
1936New York Section moves its headquarters and the Service for the Foreign Born into the same building as the National Council's offices (see Executive Minutes, March 17, 1936); Governess Training Fund helps German refugees; branches consist of Park East, Stuyvesant, Washington Square, and West End (see Bulletin, January 1936)
1937Annual donations to the Ella Fohs Camp stops
1938The Service for the Foreign Born begins a second training project, Visiting Waitress Service, a previous project was the Governess Training (see Bulletin, October 1938)
1939A Central agency (National Refugee Service) is formed to help New York immigration relief agencies. The New York Section's Service for the Foreign Born will continue to help refugees who live in New York locate relatives, prepare affidavits, provide immigration information, handle casework, and provide retraining, translation and naturalization services. The central agency will work with the mass refugee program, and undertake New York Section's employment department and temporary visa cases. (see Executive Minutes, March 31, 1939); Minutes are recorded in a bound volume in longhand and Board meetings are held in Officer's homes; Washington Heights Day Nursery for preschoolers of working refugee mothers opens September 18, 1939 (see Executive minutes, September 13, 1939); Council Shop merges with Thrift Mart, a shop run by the Bronx Women's Committee of the Jewish Distribution Committee (see Executive minutes, October 30, 1939); Volunteers are solicited to teach English to Foreigners
1940New York Section establishes a Red Cross Workroom at 1819 Broadway (see Executive minutes, July 9, 1940) and the Committee on Refugee Education is operating over 60 classes; 500 African-American families protest against banning their children from the Summer Play School at Council House (see Executive minutes, September 9, 1940); Gift Shop opens at 799 Lexington Avenue (see Executive minutes, November 19, 1940)
1941Council Thrift Shop cooperates with Self Help Clothing Room, run by the National Refugee Service in providing clothing to refugees. The Greater New York Federation of Churches joins the Clothing for Emigres, which is run at 19 West 44th Street (see Executive minutes, February 6, 1941); New York Section merges Washington Heights Day Nursery with Eisman Day Nursery, another nursery serving mainly refugees. (see Executive minutes, May 9, 1941); Camp Council opens June 15, 1941, a summer camp donated by Bernard London for underprivileged children in Sandisfield, MA (see Executive minutes, June 6, 1939); Offices of the New York Section's Service for the Foreign Born moves part of its offices into the National Refugee Service's building at 139 Center Street and maintains a small building mid-town, curtailing its services (see Executive minutes, July 1 and December 8, 1941); Headquarters move to 1819 Broadway (see Executive minutes, December 18, 1941); First Aid Classes are organized by the Defense Committee
1942Defense Committee works on educating the public on salvage collection; A new center is proposed to serve the African-American population in the Bronx (see Executive minutes, May 12, 1942); Training for home nurses begins; Classes for the Deaf are taken over by the Society for the Welfare of the Jewish Deaf (see Executive minutes, July 7, 1942); Consumer Education Center opens
1943Council Club, a dormitory and breakfast club for service men opens April 11, 1943 at Temple Beth El (see Executive minutes, January 6, 1943); Eisman Day Nursery moves to 304 West 88th Street (see Executive minutes, May 5, 1943); Consumer Education Center closes due to inability of the City to maintain it; Support for Clothing for Émigrés stops December 1943 (see Executive minutes, October 5, 1942 and July 14, 1943)
1944Red Cross closes New York Section's Red Cross Workroom due to lack of supplies (see Executive minutes, December 6, 1944); Plans to transfer Council House to the community begin in earnest; New York Section celebrates its Fiftieth Anniversary
1945January 31, 1945 minutes list the following branches: Career Group, Fordham, Junior Committee, Midtown, Park East, Park Side, Stuyvesant, Village Group, Washington Heights, West End, Town Group, and Manhattan Juniors; Council House is turned over to the Community, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt and Mayor LaGuardia speak at conveyance dinner held March 27, 1945, Council House later known as Forest Neighborhood House; Trained project for foreign waitresses ends, many of them having permanently been employed (see Executive minutes, April 18, 1945) ; First mention of possible projects in group therapy (see Executive minutes, May 16, 1945); New York Section sells $1.6 million in War Bonds, enough to buy three C54 planes (see Executive minutes, June 6, June 20, and December 19, 1945); Center Street office for the Service for the Foreign Born is taken over by the Veterans' Division, Service moves entirely into 1819 Broadway (see Executive minutes, September 5, 1945); Thrift Shop forced to vacate its premises, moves to 842 Ninth Avenue; Group therapy project develops into a Child Care Center, a cooperative program with the Jewish Board of Guardians (see Executive minutes, September 12, 1945); Club rooms for Elderly People at Broadway and 110th Street are proposed (see Executive minutes, September 12, 1945)
1946Council Club closes March 25, 1946 (see Executive minutes, January 16, 1946); Council Club for Older People opens March 31, 1946 at 2727 Broadway (see Executive minutes, March 12, 1946); Service of the Foreign Born moves temporarily to 2 East 76th Street at Temple Beth-El, while looking for a larger space (see Executive minutes, April 17, 1946); National Refugee Service and the National Council's Service for the Foreign Born merges to form United Service for New Americans, NY Section's Service for the Foreign Born remains independent (see Executive minutes, May 15, 1946); Service for the Foreign Born moves to 15 Park Row (see Executive minutes, September 17, 1946)
1947Council Child Development Center, a treatment center for emotionally disturbed children, opens January 8, 1947 (see Executive minutes, January 8, 1947); Camp Council in New Boston is sold and a search begins for an expanded location nearer to New York (see Executive minutes, May 15, 1946 and March 19, 1947), a day camp is started in the meantime at Tibbetts Brook (see Executive minutes, May 8, 1947); Ship-A-Box project begins (see Executive minutes, December 17, 1947 and March 31, 1948)
1948New York Board of Rabbis oversees the religious work previously supervised by New York Section at Welfare Island, New York Section will concentrate on hospital work only (see Executive minutes, November 3, 1948); Executive minutes return to being typed
1949Bronx branch forms into its own Section (see Executive minutes, February 16, 1949); Fordham and Parkchester branches join Bronx Section (see Executive minutes, March 23, 1949); Children's Recreation Program at Metropolitan Hospital on Welfare Island starts, in conjunction with the hospital's social service auxiliary (see Executive minutes, April 13, 1949); First Annual Forum held on October 18, 1949, the subject is mental health
1950sNew York Section lobbies for child labor reform, anti-segregation, divorce law reforms, day care programs, child adoption reforms, anti-discriminatory immigration laws, separation of church and state, and anti-residency requirements for relief recipients.
1950NY Section dedicates the Gilda Roaman Chapel April 30, 1950 in Goldwater Memorial Hospital on Roosevelt Island (see Executive minutes, July 5, 1949 and March 15, 1950); Eisman Day Nursery removes New York Section's name from the sign on its building (see Executive minutes, February 1, 1950); Councilettes integrate as a branch, into the New York Section (see Executive minutes, May 17, 1950)
1951Eisman Day Nursery is financially stable and New York Section severs its affiliation (see Executive minutes, February 7, 1951); New York Section begins selling Israeli bonds (see Executive minutes, April 3, 1951)
1952The following branches are listed in the June 4, 1952 Executive minutes: Child Service, Circle, Colony, Cooper-Stuyvesant, Cosmopolitan, East End, Empire, Gotham, Gramercy Park, Harmony, Junior Committee, Midtown, Pyramid, Stuyvesant, Town & Country, Unity, and Washington Heights; Sun-N-Fun, Sunday day outings for camp alumni begins (see Executive minutes, July 16, 1952); Thrift shop holds an Americana Ball, a precursor to Angela's Ball (see Bulletin, October 1952); Council Teen-Age Club opens December 30, 1952, providing recreation for youth in the evenings at Council Club for Older People, in collaboration with 92nd Street Y and Youth Board (see Executive minutes, September 10, 1952)
1953City Home Hospital closes, the synagogue services end, synagogue is kept open for general use (see Executive minutes, May 6 and September 14, 1953); New York Section reduces its support for the Council Child Development Center, the center is able to exist independently with the help of the Jewish Board of Guardians (see Executive minutes, December 16, 1953); Angels' Ball, a Thrift Shop event is held (see Executive minutes, November 17, 1954, Bulletin, October 1953)
1954United Service for New Americans and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society merge, the New York Section's Service for the Foreign Born remains independent, working on immigration on a local level (see Executive minutes, January 27, 1954); County Fair, a fundraising event at 101st Division Armory 94th Street and Park Avenue takes place March 30, 1954; New York Section buys a house of its own on 9 East 69th Street on April 16, 1954 and is dedicated May 3, 1954; Last Councilettes meeting held (see Bulletin, October 1954)
1955New York Section absorbs the Brooklyn Section's Service for the Foreign Born (see Executive minutes, May 11, 1955); Second County Fair takes place (see Executive minutes, July 20, 1955); day camp for older people proposed on same property as children's day camp (see Executive minutes, November 23, 1955); Council Gift Corner, a gift boutique in the headquarters lobby opens (see Executive minutes, January 9, 1956); Metropolitan Hospital moves to Manhattan (see Bulletin, October 1955)
1956New York Section withdraws its support from Council Child Development Center September 1956 (see Executive minutes, March 28, 1956); the Park West Neighborhood Association proposes a part time spot employment agency for Senior Citizens to the New York Section (see Executive minutes, June 6, 1956 and January 23, 1957); Camp property is bought in Nanuet, NY; Men's Advisory Real Estate Committee, previously existing based on temporary need, becomes permanent (see Executive minutes, October 3, 1956); Council Teen-Age Club closes in January 1956 due to a lack of trained personnel (see Executive minutes, November 9, 1955, Bulletin, January 1956, Folder 39/2)
1957Synagogue building in the closed City Hospital on Welfare Island, left open for general use and now in great disrepair, is completely dismantled (see Executive minutes, January 23, 1957); Forest House turns the deed to its building over to New York Section, being unable financially to support itself (see Executive minutes, October 10, 1956 and March 6, 1957); New York Section sells the Forest House building (see Executive minutes, April 3, 1957); Council Club for Older People moves to 2565 Broadway September 19, 1957 (see Executive minutes, July 18 and August 28, 1956) and is renamed after the past President, Katharine Engel Center for Older People (see Executive minutes, April 3, 1957); the new Center includes a Meals on Wheels program, Friendly Visiting program, and a pilot program: Sheltered Workshop
1958Council Youth Program begins to assist boys held at Brooklyn House of Detention (see Executive minutes, March 26, 1958)
1960New York Section helps the national office raise funds for Hebrew University Model High School Building Project in Israel (see Executive minutes, April 15, 1959); Sheltered Workshop moves out of the KEC building to 651 West 125th Street (see Executive minutes, April 20, 1960) and is renamed Council Workshop for Seniors (see Executive minutes, May 23, 1960); Council Gift Corner name changes to Council Corner (see Executive minutes, April 20, 1960)
1961Eleven branches consist of: Colony, Cooper-Stuyvesant, Empire, Gramercy Park, Harmony, Junior Committee, London Terrace, Regency, Stuyvesant, Washington Heights, and Young New Yorkers (see Bulletin, December 1961)
1962Children's Recreation Program at Metropolitan Hospital on Welfare Island is turned over to the hospital's social service auxiliary (see Executive minutes, June 27, 1962)
1963Volunteer services at Goldwater Memorial Hospital are extended to include all patients on a non-sectarian basis (see Executive minutes, November 29, 1961 and October 30, 1963)
1964Pre-Kindergarten Volunteer program begins in eight schools October 5, 1964 (see Executive minutes, March 25, May 6, May 27, June 28, September 9, 1964)
1965Women are transferred to the Brooklyn House of Detention, expanding the Council Youth Program (see Executive minutes, April 7, 1965); Chosen by Mayor Wagner to participate in pre-Kindergarten classes as part of the Federal Head Start Program (see Executive minutes, April 7, June 2, June 16, 1965); WICS, a Job Corps program educating girls to be employable in distressed areas, begins as a National Council program in cooperation with National Council of Catholic Women, National Council of Negro women, and United Church Women (see Executive minutes, March 3, June 2, 1965); Angels Ball no longer listed as solely a Thrift Shop event (see Executive minutes, Public Relations budget, December 15, 1965); New York Section hosts the NCJW National Convention (see Executive minutes, June 27, August 29, September 5, and October 31, 1962, October 28, 1964); First Ruth Hess Leadership course, named after former Vice President, provides leadership training to promising volunteers (see Bulletin, December1965-January 1966)
1966Council Workshop for Senior Citizens begins a homebound workers program (see Executive minutes, May 11, 1966); Junior Committee is no longer considered a Branch and is placed under the Ways and Means Committee (see Executive minutes, June 22, 1966); a Greenhouse is erected at Goldwater Memorial Hospital (see Executive minutes, December 7, 1966)
1967New York Section begins a Volunteer Day Care Center Program (see Executive minutes, June 29, 1966); New York Section withdraws the Council Youth Program from the Brooklyn House of Detention, since the program was run more as an arm of the Correction personnel rather than a Council project (see Executive minutes, June 15, 1967)
1968Research Institute for Innovation on Education in Israel is established. NY Section with other Council Sections, begins raising financial support; Spring Luncheon is cancelled, in tribute to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was assassinated. The proceeds go to the Mayor's Commission on Youth and Physical Fitness (see Bulletin, May 1968)
1969Volunteer Day Care Center Program starts Book-Go-Round, a bookmobile, on October 2, 1969 (see Executive minutes, December 18, 1968); New York Section celebrates its 75th Anniversary; Katharine Engel Center moves to the Park Royal Hotel (see Executive minutes, June 15, 1966, June 4, July 16, 1969)
1970Book-Go-Round begins visiting the Children's Center at Fifth Avenue and 104th Street and the Housing projects that have Day Care Centers (see Executive minutes, March 25, 1970); National Office begins a two year survey evaluating the nation's Justice System for children, the committee is called Task Force on Justice for Children. National Office publishes its full report in Spring 1973 (see Executive minutes, March 25, 1969, September 6, 1972); eight branches include: Colony, Cooper-Stuyvesant, Cosmopolitan, Empire, Gramercy Park, Harmony, Regency, and Village (see Bulletin, June 1970)
1972Angela's Ball transformed into An Evening with Lady Luck (see Executive minutes, September 6, December 11, 1972, Bulletin, Summer 1972); last Ruth Hess Leadership course
1973Volunteer Day Care Center Program name changed to Children’s Library Program (see Executive minutes, March 7, 1973); Council Workshop for Seniors moves from 651 West 125th Street to 915 Broadway (see Executive minutes, April 9, 1973)
1975New York Section launches its own Justice for Children project with the New York State Division of Youth, training volunteers to work in family court and their offices to help minor offenses and the New York City Intake Probation Department, and to help families and children at Manhattan Family Court and their offices (see Executive minutes, June 25, 1975); Children's Library Program involved in the dedication of the Stanley Isaacs Community Library at the Stanley Isaacs Senior Citizens Center, in cooperation with New York Public Library and the Stanley Isaacs Senior Center (see Executive minutes, August 6, 1975)
1976Service for the Foreign Born is dismantled December 31, 1976 due to decreased caseload and financial support and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society takes over the caseload. Yeshiva University and HIAS hold its records (see Executive minutes, March 7, 1973, January 29, February 12, April 16, December 3, 1975, January 7, February 11, April 19, June 2, June 23, September 15, September 30, November 3, December 1, 1976, January 12, 1977); the Katharine Engel Center moves into its own building at 241 West 72nd Street in December 1975 (see Executive minutes, October 1, November 5, 1975); Councilettes, a youth group, is organized by the New York Section beginning February 1976, based upon the National Office's program (see Executive minutes, December 19, 1973, December 3, 1975, January 12, 1977)
1977New York Section hosts the National Biennial Convention (see Executive minutes, February 12, 1975, March 3, 1976); Men's Advisory Committee started (see Executive minutes, October 5, 1977)
1978Junior Committee celebrates its 45th year and is honored at An Evening with Lady Luck (see Executive minutes, August 9, 1978)
1979The Katharine Engel Center's building is dedicated to former President Carol Bernstein (see Executive minutes, March 28, 1979); a Carol Bernstein Scholarship is established at the NCJW Institute for Research in Education in Israel in early childhood education (see Executive minutes, July 18, 1979)
1980sNew York Section lobbies for: Child Care, Family and Medical Leave, all Pro-Choice legislation, Home care for the Elderly, Homeless, Hungry, and Welfare Reform
1980The Children's Library Committee dedicates the Carol Bernstein Memorial Library at Goddard-Riverside Day Care Center in January 1980 (see Executive minutes, July 18, October 3, 1979); Children’s Library Program begins distributing inexpensive books for personal ownership to children through the Reading is Fundamental Organization (see Executive minutes, November 7, 1979); Council Sabbath is reactivated and an Oneg Shabbat takes place at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue (see Executive minutes July 9, September 3, 1980), Justice for Children is renamed the Manhattan Family Court Service Program (see Executive minutes, September 3, 1980)
1981The Children's Library Program dedicates a library at Elizabeth Blackwell School on Roosevelt Island on May 7, 1981 (see Executive minutes, March 4, 1981); the sale of a Torah in the Roosevelt Island Chapel allows for the establishment of a Torah Scholarship Fund for the Roosevelt Island Disabled (see Executive minutes, June 3, 1981)
1982The Jewish Women's Resource Center, a feminist library and resource center formed in 1977, becomes part of the New York Section (see Executive minutes, February 3, March 3, 1982); Six branches: Business and Professional Women, Village-Gramercy, Carlton Group, Colony, Cosmopolitan, and Young Women's Evening Branch (see Bulletin, Spring 1982)
1983Council Child Care Center opens in the Garden Room of Council House on August 1, 1983 in association with the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, for employees of Jewish communal agencies (see Executive minutes, March 4, 1981, January 6, February 2 & 3, May 5, July 21, 1982, April 6, 1983); Council Workshop for Seniors is phased out due to a lack of financial support in March 1983 (see Executive minutes, October 13, 1982); Pregnancy Loss Support Program begins as part of the Jewish Women's Resource Center (see Executive minutes,November 3, 1982); the Services for the Hungry Project begins with a Wednesday Soup Kitchen on June 15, 1983 at the Katharine Engel Center (see Executive minutes, March 2, April 19, May 4, 1983); a second Thrift Shop opens to expand the current shop's space (see Executive minutes, March 9, April 13, June 1, 1983)
1984Torah Scholarship Fund is renamed the Jackson-Stricks Torah Scholarship Fund, in honor of Fannie Jackson and Ray Stricks, two sisters who have purchased the Roosevelt Island Torah (see Executive minutes, February 8, 1984); the Pregnancy Loss Peer Counseling Program, formed by the Jewish Women's Resource Center, becomes a separate community service project (see Executive minutes, May 2, 1984)
1985Hands Across 72nd Street, a Food Pantry Program opens April 30, 1985 in partnership with Metropolitan New York Baptist Association, offering three day emergency packages (see Executive minutes, February 6, 1985); Manhattan Family Court Program, due to a lack of involvement, ends in April 1985 (see Executive minutes, November 26, 1984, March 6, 1985); Pregnancy Loss Peer Counseling changes its name to Pregnancy Loss Peer Support (see Executive minutes, June 5, 1985); First Ruth Samuel Lecture Series is held for members (see Executive minutes, October 2, 1985); Knit Wit Volunteers, who create items for Ship-A-Box, is formed (see Executive minutes, July 13, 1983, November 6, 1985); Last An Evening With Lady Luck fundraiser held; first Oral History Project conducted, interviewing the first class of female Rabbinical students at Jewish Theological Seminary (see Bulletin, Spring 1990)
1986Senior Options Support Program (S.O.S), an advice and referral hotline to help seniors and their children begins January 1, 1986 (see Executive minutes, September 4, November 6, 1985); Pregnancy Loss Peer Support Group is renamed Pregnancy Loss Support Group (see Executive minutes, November 5, 1986)
1987Troubleshooters, a consumer information and referral telephone service, begins January 1987 in partnership with WCBS-TV, who provides spot announcements (see Executive minutes, July 2, December 3, 1986)
1988Whitney Artreach Program, introducing American art in elementary and intermediate public schools starts (see Executive minutes, January 6, 1988); Council Child Care Center closes July 1, 1988 (see Executive minutes, October 1, 1986, February 3, 1988); Fashion Sale fundraisers begin (see Executive minutes, November 4, 1987, February 3, 1988); first Gail H. Coates Scholarship awarded for graduate study in special education (see Bulletin, Winter 1988); Tel-A-Friend and After School Program for Latch key and Hotel children started (see Bulletin, Spring 1988)
1989AIDS Friendly Visitor Program, at Goldwater Memorial Hospital begins (see Executive minutes, May 3, June 7, 1989); the Whitney Art Reach Program becomes a separate community service project (see Executive minutes, June 7, 1989); Parents Who Are Alienated From Their Children support group starts, sponsored by S.O.S. (see Executive minutes, August 15, 1990)
1990sNew York Section lobbies for Reproductive Rights, Aging, Family and Work Needs, Health Care, Hunger, Crime Prevention, Education, and Israel
1990Great Sundays, a seven-session program for mothers and children temporary living at Alexander Abraham Shelter is held (see Executive minutes, May 2, 1990); Council Thrift shop moves to 767 Ninth Avenue April 27, 1990 (see Executive minutes, September 6, October 25, 1989, May 2, 1990); Book-Go-Round ends, due to lack of attendance (see Bulletin, Spring 1990); S.O.S. begins a program at the Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged on the Upper West Side, called "Welcome a New Resident" (see Board minutes, March 28, June 13, 1990)
1991Sunday Brunch opens December 8, 1991, a family soup kitchen (see Executive minutes, February 6, August 6, October 2, December 4, 1991); the first Nite of Fun fundraiser is held October 16, 1991 (see Executive minutes, August 6, 1991); Children's Library Program is renamed to Children's Literacy Program (see Executive minutes, October 30, 1991)
1992New York Section begins a Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program in the South Bronx on November 2, 1992, in collaboration with the Citizens Advice Bureau and United Neighborhood Houses. The program, developed at NCJW's Research Institute for Innovation in Education at Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1969, teaches mothers how to teach their preschoolers at home (see Executive minutes, March 6, May 1, September 4, 1991, December 2, 1992); the Pediatric Aids Caring Team (PACT) begins, offering visiting, family support, and home outreach services to families who have babies with AIDS who live at the Incarnation Children's Center in Washington Heights. The program is in cooperation with Northern Lights and Alternatives. (see Executive minutes, May 6, 1992)
1994New York Section celebrates its 100th Anniversary; Evelyn Sleppin Campership Scholarship is established, allowing poor children to attend Camp Vacamos in West Milford, NJ (see Executive minutes, November 2, 1994)
1995The Katharine Engel Center is renamed NCJW New York Section Council Senior Center and celebrates its 50th Anniversary (see Executive minutes, November 2, 1994, January 4, March 1, 1995); the Thrift Shop moves from Ninth Avenue to 246 East 84th Street (see Executive minutes, June 7, 1995)
1996New York Section heads a Sweatshop Conference and organizes a No Sweatshop Coalition with other women's groups (see Executive minutes, March 13, 1996); Troubleshooters closes due to problems with WCBS-TV (see Executive minutes, October 29, 1996)
1997A Bereavement Support Group for New York Section members begins February 1997 (see Executive minutes, June 26, October 29, 1996); Mothers Who Are Separated From Adult Children Support Group begins (see Executive minutes, April 2, 1997); New York Section now supports five HIPPY programs (see Executive minutes, May 7, 1997); Ship-A-Box is last mentioned (see Yearbook 1997)
1998Bereavement Support Groups are moved from Membership to Community Services (see Executive minutes, April 1, 1998)
1999Yad B'Yad, a National Council project that provides grants to help at-risk families in Israel replaces the defunct Ship-A-Box as a fundraising program for the NY Section (see Executive minutes, November 4, 1998, June 2, June 15, 1999); the Elder Abuse Conference takes place (see Executive minutes, March 2, 1999); New York Section co-chairs New York Walks to End Domestic Violence in Riverside Park on October 24, 1999 (see Executive minutes, May 5, 1999); Toys for Education and Creative Help (TEACH) supplies educational equipment to registered day care providers
2000New York Section moves to its new headquarters at 820 2nd Avenue. The dedication is January 6, 2000 (see Executive minutes, January 21, 1998, March 2, April 21, June 2, 1999, January 5, 2000); Troubleshooters is reactivated with WCBS-TV March 2000 (see Executive minutes, February 2, March 1, 2000); a Divorce Support Group begins (see Executive minutes, April 5, 2000); Jewish Women's Resource Center is named in honor of Eleanor Leff on November 15, 2000 (see Executive minutes, October 4, 2000)
2001WCBS-TV contacts the New York Section about beginning a new community service project (see Executive minutes, August 1, 2001); NY1 for You Program, a telephone referral helpline in cooperation with NY1News to help those affected by the World Trade Center bombing begins November 7, 2001 (see Executive minutes, October 11, November 7, 2001); HIPPY has four sites (see Executive minutes November 7, 2001)
2002Enid Loeb Large Print Library dedicated at the Council Senior Center on October 23, 2002 (see Executive minutes, October 2, 2002); Cosmopolitan/Carlton branch solely exists

Chronology was compiled from the National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section, Records, Collection of the American Jewish Historical Society, Newton Centre, MA and New York, NY.

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Scope and Content Note

These records document New York Section's early history to the present, representing a significant portion of its work in community programming and advocacy, as well as its supporting administrative, fundraising, membership, and public relations activities. As a section of the National Council, its records also include a substantial amount of material regarding the National Organization's programs, events, publications, and reports, dating from 1896 through 1999.

The New York Section has lobbied for the rights of children, the disabled, the elderly, families, the homeless, immigrants, Israel, and women. Throughout its history, the New York Section has often initiated new community services in New York City, evaluating the city's needs. Often its new community service became viable and independent, or was transferred to another agency. Its community services have encompassed a wide range of social issues: aging, child care, consumer telephone referrals, counseling support, crime prevention, the disabled, domestic violence, early child education, feminism, homelessness, hunger, immigrants, Israel, Jewish education and promotion, literacy, probation, the sick, summer recreation for children and the elderly, and war relief.

Supporting functions of the New York Section are documented through Board of Directors and Executive Directors' minutes; various program, steering, and planning Committees; Presidential, Vice-Presidential, and Executive Directors' files (not complete); Histories; Fundraising events; Membership events; Seminars; Volunteer Teas and Meetings; Public Relations press releases and brochures; the Bulletin, Yearbooks, and Scrapbooks.

Although the records of the New York Section represent a majority of the Section's activities; records for programs undertaken by other agencies may reside with the new agency. Among the programs transferred is the Service for the Foreign Born, which also has some representation in this collection. Branch records also are somewhat documented, but belong to each individual branch. Presidential, Vice-Presidential, and Executive Directors' files may also be privately owned, and are sparsely existent in the collection.

This collection includes audio tapes, blueprints, bulletins, by-laws, calendars, citations, correspondence, financial records, flyers, grant applications, invitations, invocations, lists, minutes, news clippings, photographs, plaques, posters, press releases, reports, scrapbooks, scripts, souvenir journals, and yearbooks.

Due to its disparate original order, the collection has been organized according to the current agency structure and collection's formats. The series are arranged as follows: Series I: Administrative; Series II: Community Services; Series III: Fundraising; Series IV: Membership; Series V: National Council of Jewish Women; Series VI: Public Affairs; Series VII: Public Relations; Series VIII: Publications; Series IX: Photographs; Series X: Audio and Visual Material; and Series XI: Scrapbooks.

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Arrangement

This series is divided into the following twelve series:

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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.

This collection contains audiovisual or electronic media that requires special equipment to access. Please notify reference staff at reference@ajhs.org 24 hours in advance of needing access.

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

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Related Material

Several Record Groups at the American Jewish Historical Society, YIVO Archives, Library of Congress and Yeshiva University are considered to be related records to the National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section Records. They are:

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section Records; I-469; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by the National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section in 2003 and 2005

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Processing Information

Processing this collection involved encapsulating photos, photocopying newsprint and thermofaxes, reboxing, refoldering using acid-free archival supplies, removing rubber bands, removing staples and paperclips (and other metal fasteners), separating photographs, audio-visual media, artifacts.

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Access Points

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection. The description of each folder includes (where applicable): Folder title; date; type of material; topics; list of correspondents.

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Series I: Administrative, undated, 1898-2001, 2003

This series is in English.
14 linear feet.
Arrangement:

By format and subject.

There are 19 subseries located here:

Scope and Content:

Series I documents the central administrative records and tasks of the National Council of Jewish Women-New York Section. Bylaws, personnel practices, facilities management, financial records, correspondence, and committee files concerning the governing of the organization, as well as Section histories and presidential papers, make up this series. Gaps exist in meeting minutes and presidential correspondence. The bulk of the series includes monthly meeting minutes, annual meeting minutes, Board of Directors minutes, and Executive Committee minutes.

Subseries 1: Minutes, 1899-1919, 1941-1959

Scope and Content:

This subseries includes regular monthly meeting minutes dating from 1899-1919 [Box 1, Folder 1 - Box 2, Folder 1], as well as open annual meetings dating from 1941-1959 [Box 2, Folder 2]. Regular monthly meetings often contained lectures and musical entertainment. Special meetings found within this subseries include the Emma Lazarus Memorial on November 19, 1905 [Box 1, Folder 1]. Typewritten New York Section resolutions to support a federal Child Labor Law on February 18, 1907 is inserted [Box 1, Folder 1]. A typewritten budget for 1915-1916 is inserted in the minute book for that year [Box 1, Folder 4].

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 4: Boards of Directors, Minutes; and Subseries 9: Executive Committee, Minutes.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11Minutes1899-1906request_box
12Minutes1907-1909request_box
13Minutes1910-1913request_box
14Minutes1914-1916request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
21Minutes1916-1919request_box
22Open Meeting Minutes, Annual Meeting1941-1959request_box

Subseries 2: Administrative Files, undated, 1960-1985

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains administrative files contained in New York Section administrative binders, including House Rules, committee lists, organizational charts, personnel practices, names and addresses, and office procedures [Box 2, Folders 3-4]. This subseries also contains administrative speeches given to train administrators [Box 2, Folder 6]. These items are not inclusive of all of the New York Section administrative files; they corresponded to various subseries, including Personnel Issues, Facilities, and Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Additional administrative files for specific programs or events can be located within the program's or event's series.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 8: Councilettes; Subseries 17: Vice-Presidents; and Subseries 18: Executive Directors.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
23-4Administrative Lists, Information, By-laws1972-1985request_box
25Lists of Names and Addresses1984-1985request_box
26Speeches, Administrative: Branch Chairs, Vice Presidents, Ad Hoc Committees, Adminstrative Committees, Councilettes, Leadership Conference, Executive Director1960-1981request_box

Subseries 3: Audits, 1983

Scope and Content:

In 1983, New York Section requested an internal audit to determine the attitudes and opinions of Section's governing group, project managers, volunteers, members, and employees. This subseries includes reports by the following public relations firms: Research and Forecasts; and Ruder Finn and Rotman.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
27Audit, Internal Recommendations: Research and Forecasts, Inc., Notes on Recommendations1983request_box
28Audit Recommendations: Ruder Finn & Rotman1983request_box

Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes, undated, 1916-2001

Scope and Content:

The Board of Directors managed the programs and events of New York Section. This subseries consists of Board of Directors Minutes, a Board of Directors Kit, 1985 [Box 3, Folder 1], and Board Job Descriptions [Box 3, Folder 2]. Board of Directors meetings generally took place monthly. During most years, the Board of Directors took a summer hiatus during the months of July and August. Meetings often included detailed reports from various committees inserted within the minutes. New York Section maintained many of these typewritten minutes in binders, which have been disassembled for preservation purposes. Folders now contain the minutes according to these original binders, with each binder usually filling four folders. Some original holograph minutes remain in ledgers preserved in this subseries, while other ledgers contain typewritten minutes glued onto the pages. Minutes for the year 1953 are found both in the ledger for 1952-1954 and in a separate folder from a New York Section binder. A binder of Committee Minutes, 1985-1986 contains separate committee meeting minutes and reports often included within the Board of Directors meetings [Box 15, Folders 9-10]. Gaps in the record exist between April 1917 and April 1921.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 1: Minutes; Subseries 6: Committees; Subseries 9: Executive Committee, Minutes; Subseries 12: Histories; Subseries 13: Junior Committee; Subseries 15: Planning; Subseries 16: Presidential Papers; Subseries 17: Vice-Presidents; Subseries 18: Executive Directors; Series II: Community Services; Series III: Fundraising; Series IV: Membership; and Series VIII: Publications.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
31Board of Directors Kit1985request_box
32Board Job Descriptionsundatedrequest_box
33Board of Directors, MinutesMay 3, 1916-April 2, 1919request_box
34Board of Directors, MinutesApril 6, 1921-May 18, 1925request_box
35Board of Directors, MinutesOctober 14, 1925-January 25, 1928request_box
36-7Board of Directors, MinutesFebruary 8, 1928-April 23, 1935request_box
38-9Board of Directors, MinutesMay 15, 1935-March 8, 1939request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
41Board of Directors, MinutesFebruary 18, 1939-February 5, 1943request_box
42Board of Directors, MinutesFebruary 10, 1943-October 24, 1946request_box
43Board of Directors, MinutesNovember 1946-February 1950request_box
44Board of Directors, MinutesMarch 8, 1950-June 11, 1952request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
51Board of Directors, MinutesSeptember 17, 1952-October 14, 1954request_box
52Board of Directors, Minutes1953request_box
53Board of Directors, Minutes1954-1955request_box
54-6Board of Directors, MinutesJune 9, 1954-October 10, 1956request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
61Board of Directors, MinutesJune 9, 1954-October 10, 1956request_box
62-5Board of Directors, MinutesNovember 14, 1956-February 12, 1958request_box
66-9Board of Directors, MinutesMarch 12, 1958-April 8, 1959request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
71-4Board of Directors, MinutesMay 20, 1959-April 12, 1961request_box
75-8Board of Directors, MinutesApril 12, 1961-October 10, 1962request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
81-4Board of Directors, MinutesNovember 19, 1962-May 13, 1964request_box
85-8Board of Directors, MinutesJune 10, 1964-November 17, 1965request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
91-4Board of Directors, MinutesDecember 8, 1965-December 14, 1966request_box
95-8Board of Directors, MinutesJanuary 11, 1967-April 10, 1968request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
101-4Board of Directors, MinutesMay 15, 1968-December 10, 1969request_box
105-8Board of Directors, MinutesJanuary 1970-April 1971request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
111-4Board of Directors, MinutesMay 1971-May 1972request_box
115-8Board of Directors, MinutesJune 1972-May 1973request_box
119-10Board of Directors, MinutesJune 1973-May 1974request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
121-2Board of Directors, MinutesJune 1973-May 1974request_box
123-6Board of Directors, MinutesJune 1974-April 1975request_box
127-10Board of Directors, MinutesMay 21, 1975-May 19, 1976request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
131-4Board of Directors, MinutesJune 16, 1976-May 18, 1977request_box
135-8Board of Directors, MinutesJune 15, 1977-May 17, 1978request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
141-4Board of Directors, MinutesJune 21, 1978-May 16, 1979request_box
145-8Board of Directors, MinutesJune 1979-March 1981request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
151-4Board of Directors, MinutesApril 1981-March 1984request_box
155-8Board of Directors, MinutesJune 1984-March 1986request_box
159-10Board of Directors, MinutesJanuary 1985-June 1986request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
161-4Board of Directors, MinutesApril 1986-December 1988request_box
165-8Board of Directors, MinutesJanuary 1989-December 1990request_box
169-11Board of Directors, MinutesJanuary 1991-December 1997request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
171Board of Directors, MinutesJanuary 1991-December 1997request_box
172-4Board of Directors, MinutesJanuary 1998-December 2001request_box

Subseries 5: By-Laws, undated, 1956-1974, 1977-1984, 1988-1991

Scope and Content:

The New York Section Bylaws are contained in this subseries, documenting New York Section's official rules and regulations for public perusal. Bylaws do not exist for every year. Minutes of the Bylaws Committee are included, as well as proposed revisions. An undated Council Credo is also part of this subseries [Box 17, Folder 8].

See also: Series V: National Council of Jewish Women, Subseries 1: Administrative Papers, Subsubseries A: By-Laws, Policies, and Procedures.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
175By-Laws, Committee Minutes, Proposed Revisionsundated, 1956-1974request_box
176By-Laws, Committee Minutes, Proposed Revisions1977-1984request_box
177By-Laws1988-1991request_box
178Credoundatedrequest_box

Subseries 6: Committees, undated, 1968, 1977, 1979-1995, 1997-1998

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains files from various administrative committees, including the Evaluation and Survey Committee [Box 17, Folder 9; Box 18, Folders 1-2], House Committee [Box 18, Folder 3], Men's Committee [Box 18, Folder 4], New Projects Committee [Box 18, Folders 5-6], Pilot Projects Committee [Box 18, Folder 7], Nominating Committee [Box 18, Folders 8-9], Steering Committee [Box 18, Folder 10], Strengthening New York Task Force [Box 18, Folder 11], and Women's Issues Committee [Box 18, Folder 12-13]. Files include reports to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, committee meeting agendas and minutes, committee member lists, committee correspondence, committee budgets, committee goals and charges to the committee, committee guidelines, pamphlets, surveys and studies of committee activities, National Council guidelines, committee volunteer assignments, interoffice memos regarding committees, committee proposals, resumes (restricted material), and newspaper clippings. Additional committee minutes can be found within the specific program under Series II: Community Services.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; Subseries 9: Executive Committee, Minutes; and Series II: Community Services.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
179Evaluations, Community Service Future Planning1986-1992request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
181Evaluation and Survey Committeeundated, 1968, 1984-1987request_box
182Evaluation and Survey Committeeundated, 1983-1991request_box
183House Committee, Agendas and Suggestions Committee1997request_box
184Men's Committee1992-1993request_box
185New Projects Committee1979-1982request_box
186New Projects Committee1980-1981request_box
187Pilot Project Committeeundated, 1990request_box
188Nominating Committee Restricted Itemundated, 1980-1985request_box
189Nominating Committee1994-1995request_box
1810Steering Committee minutes1998 March 17request_box
1811Task Force, Strengthening NY Section1977request_box
1812Women's Issues Committeeundated, 1985-1986request_box
1813Women's Issues Priority Steering Committee1987request_box

Subseries 7: Correspondence, 1977-1978

Scope and Content:

Business Office correspondence [Box 18, Folder 14] and Executive Committee correspondence [Box 18, Folder 15] make up this subseries. Flora Rothenberg, Executive Director, and Carol Bernstein, Section President, preserved some correspondence regarding Business Office and Executive Committee issues. The subseries contains correspondence to and from other people, as well. Large gaps exist both within this time period, and beyond this time period.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 16: Presidential Papers.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1814Business Office, Correspondence1977-1978request_box
1815Executive Committee, Correspondence1977request_box

Subseries 8: Councilettes, 1974-1983

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains correspondence, permissions forms, flyers and invitations, partial membership lists, reports, Councilettes in Action newsletters, and nomination forms and sponsor forms for this teenaged branch of New York Section.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 2: Administrative Files; and Series VIII: Publications, Subseries 1: Bulletin.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1816Councilettesundated, 1974-1977request_box
1817Committees, Councilettes1978-1979request_box
1818Councilettes1980-1983request_box

Subseries 9: Executive Committee, Minutes, 1932-2003

Scope and Content:

The Executive Committee Minutes make up this subseries. Like the Board of Directors Minutes, the New York Section preserved Executive Committee Minutes in three-ring binders, which were dismantled and the pages are preserved in folders in these boxes. Some original ledgers with holograph minutes exist. Later ledgers contain typewritten minutes glued onto the pages. Minutes are typed and include financial, fundraising, and budget information; personnel issues, including salaries (restricted material); presidential executive director reports, Section affiliations; various program reports and branch reports; board appointments and resignations; office space and facilities issues, including supplies and equipment; references to Section correspondence; bylaws and policies; and membership drives, statistics, and other membership issues.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 1: Minutes; Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; Subseries 6: Committees; Subseries 12: Histories; Subseries 13: Junior Committee; Subseries 15: Planning; Subseries 16: Presidential Papers; Subseries 17: Vice-Presidents; Subseries 18: Executive Directors; Series II: Community Services; Series III: Fundraising; Series IV: Membership; and Series VIII: Publications.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
191Executive Committee, MinutesJune 14, 1932-April 12, 1939request_box
192Executive Committee, MinutesJanuary 27, 1939-September 10, 1942request_box
193Executive Committee, MinutesSeptember 22, 1942-June 22, 1944request_box
194Executive Committee, MinutesJuly 6, 1944-April 30, 1947request_box
195Executive Committee, MinutesMay 8, 1947-June 9, 1949request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
201Executive Committee, Minutes1949-1951request_box
202Executive Committee, Minutes1951-1952request_box
203Executive Committee, Minutes1952-1953request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
211Executive Committee, Minutes1953request_box
212Executive Committee, MinutesNovember 17, 1953-September 7, 1955request_box
213-6Executive Committee, MinutesJune 2, 1954-May 10, 1961request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
221-4Executive Committee, MinutesJune 7, 1961-January 21, 1966request_box
225-8Executive Committee, MinutesMarch 2, 1966-May 5, 1971request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
231-4Executive Committee, Minutes Restricted Item1971 June 9-1975 April 30request_box
235-8Executive Committee, Minutes Restricted Item1975-1980request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
241-4Executive Committee, Minutes Restricted ItemJune 1980-June 1985request_box
245-8Executive Committee, Minutes Restricted Item1985-1990request_box
249Executive Committee, MinutesJanuary 1991-December 1997request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
251-2Executive Committee, Minutes Restricted ItemJanuary 1991-December 1997request_box
253-4Executive Committee, MinutesJanuary 7, 1998-June 4, 2003request_box

Subseries 10: Facilities, undated, 1954, 1982, 1984-1990

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains files and information on New York Section facilities, specifically information on Council House at various locations and at various times. Files include speeches, floor plans, renovation plans, rental procedures, and various building policies.

See also: Series II: Community Services, Subseries 4: Council House; and MAP Folder.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
255Council House, Floor Planundatedrequest_box
256Council House Dedication1954request_box
257School Building Use Proposal1982request_box
258Kitchen Renovation1984-1990request_box
259Building Rental1986-1988request_box
2510Smoking Policy1988request_box

Subseries 11: Finances, 1965-1971, 1976-1981, 1990

Scope and Content:

Financial Records for the New York Section include tax-exempt certificates [Box 25, Folder 11] and Finance Committee meeting minutes and budget proposals. Gaps exist between 1954 and 1965, 1971 and 1976, and 1981-1990.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2511Tax-Exempt Certificates1979-1981, 1990request_box
2512Finance and Budget1976-1978request_box
2513Finance Committee, Minutes1965-1971request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
261Finance Committee, Minutes1965-1971request_box

Subseries 12: Histories, undated, 1898, 1906, 1911, 1916-1917, 1928, 1936-1937, 1943, 1945, 1954, 1956, 1961, 1969, 1974, 1976-1996

Scope and Content:

New York Section preserved its section histories in various forms, recorded at various dates, written by various people. Many included a table of presidents to that point. Histories were often presented in the form of a speech at dedication ceremonies for Section programs. Section histories were also presented in the form of brochures or reports on the Bulletin, often for anniversary celebrations. A folder containing Section archival information, including file lists [Box 26, Folder 4]. Two folders contain inquires about historical information from the New York Section [Box 26, Folders 5, 7]. These histories and inquiries are sporadic.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 1: Minutes; Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; Subseries 9: Executive Committee; and Subseries 16: Presidential Papers; Series II: Community Services, Subseries 4: Council House; Subseries 8: Immigration; and Subseries 10: War Efforts; Series IV: Membership, Subseries 1: Annual Events; Series V: National Council of Jewish Women, Subseries 5: Publications; Series VIII: Publications; Series IX: Photographs; and Series XI: Scrapbooks, Subseries 2: Individual Programs and Subseries 3: Newspaper Clippings.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
262Histories, NCJW-NY Sectionundated, 1916, 1917, 1928, 1943, 1945, 1954, 1956, 1961request_box
263Historical Brochuresundated, 1969, 1974, 1994request_box
264Historical Filesundated, 1986request_box
265Historical Inquiries1976-1996request_box
266May 1893 Address, Esther Ruskay, First Meeting New York Section, Subject: Judaism1978, 1985request_box
267Historical Lettersundated, 1898-1906, 1911, 1936, 1937request_box

Subseries 13: Junior Committee, undated, 1956-1976, 1983, 1985

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains records of the Junior Committee, including minutes, 1956-1963 and 1970-1976. See also the Junior Committee Scrapbooks in the Scrapbook subseries. General files in this subseries include invitations, response cards, and scripts for Junior Committee events; Junior Committee guidelines and membership lists; and other committee information.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 1: Minutes; Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; and Subseries 9: Executive Committee; Series VIII: Publications; Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 1: Administrative and Series XI: Scrapbooks, Subseries 2: Individual Programs; and Subseries 3: Newspaper Clippings.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
268Junior Committee, Minutes1956-1957request_box
269Junior Committee, Minutes1957-1960request_box
2610Junior Committee, Minutes1960-1961request_box
2611Junior Committee, Minutes1961-1962request_box
2612Junior Committee, Minutes1962request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
271Junior Committee, Minutes1963request_box
272Junior Committee, Minutes1970-1976request_box
273Junior Committee1964-1976request_box
274Junior Committee Invitations1966-1974request_box
275Junior Committee Rules1966request_box
276Scripts, Junior Committeeundated, 1957, 1964request_box
277Scripts, Junior CommitteeOctober 16, 1969request_box
278Junior Councilundated, 1983, 1985request_box

Subseries 14: Personnel Issues, 1972-1980, 1984, 1986-1989, 1992, 1997, 1999

Scope and Content:

Personnel practices, including pension plan information, employee fingerprinting, and staff Chanukah parties make up this subseries.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 9: Executive Committee Minutes.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
279Fingerprinting and Central Register1984, 1986request_box
2710Pension Plan1979request_box
2711Personnel Practices1972-1980request_box
2712Personnel Practices1987-1989request_box
2713Personnel Practices1992, 1997request_box
2714Chanukah Party for Staff1973-1979, 1999request_box

Subseries 15: Planning, 1988-1991, 1996

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains long-range planning and strategic plans in the forms of responses to recommendations by the Planning and Evaluation Committees and financial statements and auditor's reports for New York Section, as well as correspondence regarding Section planning and Long Range Financial Planning Committee minutes and committee member lists. Later files for 1996 include Strategic Planning Action Reports [Box 27, Folder 16].

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 1: Minutes; Subseries 3: Audits; Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; Subseries 6: Committees; and Subseries 9: Executive Committee; Series II: Community Services; Series V: National Council of Jewish Women, Subseries 1: Administrative Papers; Subseries 3: Programs/Issues of Concern; Subseries 5: Publications; and Subseries 6: Reports/Fact Sheets/Resolutions.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2715Long Range Planning1988-1991request_box
2716Strategic Plan1996request_box

Subseries 16: Presidential Papers, undated, 1912, 1924-1925, 1927, 1933, 1935-1938, 1941-1944, 1948-1951, 1953-1969, 1973, 1975, 1977-1984, 1988, 1980, 1990, 1992-1994, 1996

Scope and Content:

Various New York Section presidents preserved their papers; and correspondence, annual reports [Box 27, Folder 18], and memorials [Box 27, Folder 19; and Box 28, Folders 4-5] are found in this subseries. Not all presidents retained their records, so this subseries features only certain leaders, including Katharine Engel [Box 27, Folder 20], Lucy Broido [Box 27, Folders 21; Box 28, Folder 1], Carol Bernstein [Box 28, Folders 3-5], Sally Broido [Box 28, Folder 6-7], and Nancy Rubinger [Box 28, Folder 8]. This subseries is not inclusive but rather contains a very small selection of all presidential papers, which have not been preserved with New York Section.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 1: Minutes; Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; Subseries 7: Correspondence; Subseries 9: Executive Committee; and Subseries 12: Histories; Series IV: Membership, Subseries 1: Annual Events; Series VIII: Publications; Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 1: Administrative; and Series XI: Scrapbooks, Subseries 3: Newspaper Clippings. Note: Presidential correspondence is scattered throughout, please refer to a specific program or event.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2717Presidents, NY Section1944, 1963, 1978, 1984, 1994request_box
2718Presidents, Annual Reports1924-1925, 1927, 1933, 1935-1938, 1941-1944, 1948, 1950, 1959-1960, 1981request_box
2719Memorials, Ida Straus, Miriam Landsberg , Jean Wise Mayundated, 1912, 1966request_box
2720Katharine Engel1949request_box
2721Annual Meeting, Mrs. Broido's Speech1951request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
281Lucy Kaufmann Broido1953-1969request_box
282Constance Stern1960 May 10request_box
283Bulletin, President's Message and General Correspondence, Carol Bernstein1973-1978request_box
284Memorials, Carol Bernstein1978-1979request_box
285Carol Bernstein Memorial Fund1980request_box
286Speeches, Reports: Sally Broido1980-1982request_box
287Sally Broido, Correspondence1981-1983request_box
288Nancy B. Rubinger, Correspondence1988request_box

Subseries 17: Vice-Presidents, 1961, 1975, 1977, 1991

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains information about New York Section's vice presidents, including lists of responsibilities for the years 1961, 1975, and 1977 [Box 28, Folder 9], and minutes from a Vice Presidents' meeting in May 1991 [Box 28, Folder 10]. Other vice presidential records for New York Section are not included in this collection.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 1: Minutes; Subseries 2: Administrative Files; Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; and Subseries 9: Executive Committee; and Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 1: Administrative.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
289Vice Presidents, Responsibilities1961, 1975, 1977request_box
2810Vice-Presidents MeetingMay 1991request_box

Subseries 18: Executive Directors, 1938, 1940-1941, 1945, 1948

Scope and Content:

This subseries consists of speeches and correspondence of Executive Directors. Reports to the Board [Box 28, Folder 11] and correspondence of Helen Caplin Heller [Box 28, Folder 12] make up the subseries.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 1: Minutes; Subseries 2: Administrative Files; Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; Subseries 7: Correspondence; and Subseries 9: Executive Committee.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2811Executive Director's Reports to Board1938, 1940-1941, 1945, 1948request_box
2812Helen Caplin Heller (Executive Director), Correspondence1990, 1992-1993, 1996request_box

Subseries 19: Miscellaneous, undated, 1912-1915, 1921, 1924, 1928, 1937, 1940-1945, 1947, 1962, 1979, 1982, 1987, 1990, 1992-1994

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains random administrative files, including an artist and film contract for 1987 [Box 28, Folder 13], a list of Section officers for 1993-1994 [Box 28, Folder 15], and various surveys from 1990 [Box 28, Folder 16]. Miscellaneous files appear in Box 28, Folder 14, from earlier years of the Section.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2813Artist/Film Contracts1987request_box
2814Miscellaneous Materialundated, 1912-1915, 1992request_box
2815Section Officers1993-1994request_box
2816Surveys1990request_box
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Series II: Community Services, undated, 1899, 1906, 1910s-1920s, 1933, 1938, 1940-2002

This series is in English.
11 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

There are 10 subseries located here:

Scope and Content:

Series II contains program files, brochures, minutes, and descriptions of many of New York Section's community services. The series has been divided into ten basic subseries based on program subjects. Many of these programs evolved or changed names, and files reflect the original names with new names leading to separate folders. Many records for New York Section community service programs do not exist with New York Section records due to the fact that as programs evolved and affiliations changed hands, New York Section did not retain these transferred records.

Subseries 1: Overview of Community Services, undated, 1954-1991

Scope and Content:

This subseries includes general community service information for New York Section, with overviews, program fact sheets collected internally, community services planning [Box 29, Folder 4], and mayoral citations praising New York Section's work with community services [Box 29, Folders 6-7].

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 1: Minutes; Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; Subseries 6: Committees; Subseries 9: Executive Committee, Minutes; Subseries 12: Histories; and Subseries 15: Planning.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
291Overview of Community Services1954-1991request_box
292Community Servicesundated, 1966-1967, 1972, 1974request_box
293Fact Sheets, Community Welfare Projectsundated, 1954-1965request_box
294Future Planning1988-1991request_box
295Community Service Programsundated, 1971request_box
296Mayoral Citation1959request_box
297Mayoral Citation1969request_box

Subseries 2: Aging, undated, 1947-1999

Scope and Content:

Files concerning New York Section's services for the aging and elderly make up this subseries. Subseries 2 is divided into four subsubseries. Files are arranged chronologically and cover various programs within these centers, newsletters, committee minutes, reports to the Section, correspondence, publications and printed material, fliers and invitations, monthly statistical summaries, press clippings, relocation information, and details of program closing.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 1: Minutes; Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; Subseries 6: Committees; Subseries 9: Executive Committee, Minutes; Subseries 12: Histories; Subseries 15: Planning; Subseries 16: Presidential Papers; Subseries 17: Vice-Presidents; Subseries 18: Executive Directors; Series III: Fundraising, Subseries 6: Grants; Series V: National Council of Jewish Women, Subseries 3: Programs/Issues of Concern; and Subseries 5: Publications; Series VI: Public Affairs, Subseries 2: Advocacy; and Subseries 3: Affiliations; Series VII: Public Relations, Subseries 3: Press Releases; Subseries 4: Announcements; Subseries 5: Invitations; Subseries 6: Flyers; Subseries 7: Clippings; Series VIII: Publications; Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 2: Community Services, Aging; and Series XI: Scrapbooks.

A) General Files, undated, 1973-1980, 1984, 1986-1987, 1991

Scope and Content:

Contains publications about care for the aging and New York Section affiliations with local aging priority groups such as Central Bureau for Jewish Aging and the West Side Inter-Agency Council for the Aging [Box 29, Folders 10-13, 15]. Box 29, Folder 14 contains material on vacations for the aging.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
298Publications, Aging Careundated, 1978-1979, 1984, 1991request_box
299Aging Priority1986-1987request_box
2910Central Bureau for Jewish Aged1975request_box
2911Central Bureau for Jewish Aged1976request_box
2912Central Bureau for Jewish Aged1977request_box
2913Central Bureau for Jewish Aged1979request_box
2914Vacations for the Aging and Senior Citizens Centers Association1974, 1980request_box
2915West Side Inter-Agency Council for the Aging, Inc.1973, 1976-1979request_box

B) Council Senior Center, undated, 1947-1951, 1999

Scope and Content:

Includes the Council Club for Older People.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
301Council Club for Older Peopleundated, 1947-1950, 1999request_box
302Scripts and Speeches, Council Club for Older People1951request_box

C) Katharine Engel Center for Senior Citizens, undated, 1956-1999

Scope and Content:

Katharine Engel Center for Senior Citizens, is the succeeding name to Council Club for Older People [Box 30, Folders 3-13. Box 31; Box 32, Folders 1-4]. Katharine Engel Center later was called the Council Senior Center.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
303KEC, Cultural Arts1978-1983request_box
304KEC, Cultural Arts1984request_box
305KEC, Cultural Arts1985request_box
306KEC, Cultural Arts1986-1987request_box
307KEC, Cultural Artsundatedrequest_box
308KEC, Dedication of Carol Bernstein BuildingMay 22, 1979request_box
309Appeals for Contributions, List of Prospects, Funding for KEC1961, 1976request_box
3010Katharine Engel Center "Echo"1966-1982request_box
3011"KEC News"1976-1985request_box
3012Katharine Engel Center, Felix Levy PlaqueOctober 10, 1990request_box
3013Katharine Engel Center, Printed Materialundated, 1956-1959, 1976, 1983request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
311Katharine Engel Center Relocation1976request_box
312KEC, Relocation, Mechanics Oversized Items, see MAP folderundated, 1967, 1975-1976, 1987-1991request_box
313Katharine Engel Center, Monthly Statistical Summaries1972-1980, 1983, 1985request_box
314Katharine Engel Center, Survey1965request_box
315Survey Project, Katharine Engel Center For Older People and Council Workshop for Senior Citizens1965request_box
316Katharine Engel Center1957-1970request_box
317Katharine Engel Center1971-1973request_box
318Katharine Engel Center1974-1976request_box
319Katharine Engel Center1977-1978request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
321Katharine Engel Center1979-1980request_box
322Katharine Engel Center1981-1990request_box
323Katharine Engel Center1991-1999request_box
324Katharine Engel Centerundatedrequest_box

D) Council Workshop for Senior Citizens, undated, 1950-1985

Scope and Content:

Council Workshop for Senior Citizens, was also an important function, growing out of the Katharine Engel Center to become its own program, existing from 1957-1983 [Box 32, Folders 5-10; Box 33; Box 34, Folders 1-4].

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
325Council Workshop for Seniors, Minutes1980-1983request_box
326William J. Shroder Award, Council Workshop1959request_box
327Grant Information Council Workshop1978request_box
328Newsletter, Council Workshop for Senior Citizens, "Senior Citizens Assorted News (SCAN)"February 1975-December 1981request_box
329Council Workshop, Relocation to 915 Broadwayundated, 1973request_box
3210Council Workshop for Seniors, Proposal, Expansion, Renovation Oversized Items, see MAP folderundated, 1982request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
331Council Workshop for Seniors1950-1965request_box
332Council Workshop for Seniors1965-1973request_box
333Council Workshop for Seniors1974-1975request_box
334Council Workshop for Seniors1976-1977request_box
335Council Workshop for Seniors1977-1978request_box
336Council Workshop for Seniors1978-1979request_box
337Council Workshop for Seniors1980request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
341Council Workshop for Seniors1981-1985request_box
342Council Workshop for Seniors Oversized Items, see OS1 Box 105, Folder 7undatedrequest_box
343Council Workshop for Senior Citizens, Closing Restricted Itemundated, 1982request_box
344Council Workshop for Senior Citizens, Closing1982-1983request_box

Subseries 3: Children and Youth, undated, 1912, 1916, 1923, 1927, 1940-1944, 1946-1953, 1956, 1959-1960, 1962, 1964-1999

Scope and Content:

This subseries covers New York Section's programs for children and youth and is organized chronologically according to program. The subseries is further subdivided into nine subsubseries.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 1: Minutes; Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; Subseries 6: Committees; Subseries 9: Executive Committee, Minutes; Subseries 12: Histories; Subseries 15: Planning; Subseries 16: Presidential Papers; Subseries 17: Vice-Presidents; Subseries 18: Executive Directors; Series III: Fundraising, Subseries 6: Grants; Series V: National Council of Jewish Women, Subseries 3: Programs/Issues of Concern; and Subseries 5: Publications; Series VI: Public Affairs, Subseries 2: Advocacy; and Subseries 3: Affiliations; Series VII: Public Relations, Subseries 3: Press Releases; Subseries 4: Announcements; Subseries 5: Invitations; Subseries 6: Flyers; Subseries 7: Clippings; Series VIII: Publications; Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 3: Community Services, Children and Youth; and Series XI: Scrapbooks.

A) Artreach, undated, 1988-1989

Scope and Content:

Artreach, was coordinated with the Whitney American Art Museum, and this file includes future plans for the program, recommendations, volunteer lists and assignments, and correspondence.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
345Whitney Museum Project, Artreachundated, 1988-1989request_box

B) Council Camp, 1947, 1949-1952

Scope and Content:

Council Camp, occurred at different time periods, and non-inclusive records exist for Camp Colbridge in 1947 [Box 34, Folder 6], various news clippings, and correspondence through 1952.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
346Closing Statement, Camp Colbridge1947request_box
347Day Camp1949-1951request_box
348Correspondence, Day Camp1952request_box

C) Council Child Care, undated, 1916, 1923, 1927, 1940-1944, 1946-1951, 1964-1965, 1970-1993

Scope and Content:

Includes the Eisman Day Nursery, 1927-1951 [Box 34, Folder 9]; the Washington Heights Council Nursery School, 1940 [Box 34, Folder 10]; Council Child Development Center, 1948-1951 [Box 34, Folder 13], Union Washington Children's Center, 1970-1988 [Box 36, Folder 8]; and the later Council Child Care program, 1971-1988, with accreditation and licensing forms, teacher information, questionnaires, forms, publications, and child files [Box 34, Folders 11-12, 14 -- Box 38]. Council Pre-kindergarten program files are also in this subseries [Box 36, Folders 6-7]. Restricted materials contain files for individual children, arranged alphabetically.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
349Eisman Day Nursery, Contracts and Agreements1916, 1923, 1927, 1941-1944, 1946-1951request_box
3410Council Nursery School, Washington Heights1940request_box
3411Accreditationundated, 1985-1988request_box
3412Joan Cherney, Teacher/Director, Day Care Centerundated, 1986request_box
3413Council Child Development Center Oversized Items, see OS1 Box 105, Folder 7undated, 1946-1948, 1950-1951request_box
3414Department of Health Licensing Forms Oversized Items, see MAP folderundated, 1971, 1982-1987request_box
3415Federation Study, Donna Leibowitzundated, 1986request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
351Council Child Care Center, Formsundatedrequest_box
352Council Child Care Center Insurance1982request_box
353Publications on Day Care1972-1993request_box
354Publications, Family Day Care Project, Justice for Children Task Forceundated, 1978-1991-1992request_box
355Council Child Care Center Questionnaire, Restricted Itemundatedrequest_box
356Windows on Day Care, NY Section Report1970request_box
357Council Child Care CenterSeptember 1978-August 1982request_box
358Council Child Care Center, Restricted ItemSeptember 1982-May 1983request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
361Council Child Care CenterJune 1983-December 1983request_box
362Council Child Care CenterJanuary 1984-May 1985request_box
363Council Child Care CenterJune 1985-June 1986request_box
364Council Child Care Center, Restricted ItemAugust 1986-June 1988request_box
365Council Child Care Centerundatedrequest_box
366Pre-Kindergarten Classes, Headstart, etc.1964-1965, 1971, 1973request_box
367Speeches, Day Care Center, Pre-Kindergarten Program1965, 1980request_box
368Union Washington Children's Centerundated, 1970-1988request_box
Box TitleDate
37 Restricted Item
Box TitleDate
38 Restricted Item

D) Council Youth, undated, 1912, 1952-1953. 1956, 1959-1960, 1990-1991, 1996

Scope and Content:

Includes the Brooklyn House of Detention [Box 39, Folder 3] and the Lakeview Home for Girls and the Girls Home [Box 39, Folder 1], with files containing program reports, requests for donations, and publicity. The subseries also includes files on Council Teen Age Club [Box 39, Folder 2], Great Sundays [Box 39, Folder 4], and World of Work [Box 39, Folders 5].

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
391Care for Wayward Girlsundated, 1912request_box
392Council Teen Age Club1952-1953, 1956request_box
393Council Youth Program, Brooklyn Home of Detention1959-1960request_box
394Great Sundays, 3R Programundated, 1990-1991request_box
395World of Work1996request_box

E) Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youth (HIPPY), 1977, 1983-1999

Scope and Content:

Includes material on the program, that was conceived through the NCJW's Research Institute for Innovation in Education at Hebrew University [Box 39, Folders 6-7].

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
396HIPPY1977, 1983-1999request_box
397Local Initiative Formundatedrequest_box

F) Education in Israel, undated, 1959-1960, 1962, 1965, 1967, 1977, 1981-1986, 1990-1993

Scope and Content:

Contains files regarding the Hebrew University Model High School Building Project [Box 39, Folder 8-9], and the NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education [Box 39, Folders 10-12]. Box 39, Folder 12 also includes publications pertaining to Ship-A-Box.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
398Hebrew University, Model High School Building Project Oversized Items, see OS1 Box 105, Folder 7undated, 1959, 1962, 1967request_box
399Hebrew University School1959-1960request_box
3910Israel Education Program1965, 1977request_box
3911Education in Israel1981-1986request_box
3912Israel Affairsundated, 1990-1993request_box

G) Justice for Children, undated, 1972-1986

Scope and Content:

Includes publications from a symposium on status offenders and information about child abuse from the National Council [Box 39, Folders 13-14; Box 40, Folder 1]. News releases, committee reports to the Section Board of Directors, correspondence, brochures, and information relating to Section's involvement with the Manhattan Family Court, as well as the rules of family court are included.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
3913Justice for Children, Symposium on Status Offenders, NCJW Manual on Child Abuse and Neglect1972-1978request_box
3914Justice for Children (pamphlets)undated, 1974-1975request_box
3915Justice for Children1972-1974request_box
3916Joint Justice Program1975-1986request_box
3917Juvenile Justice Programundatedrequest_box
3918Manhattan Family Court Service1975-1984request_box
3919Rules of Family Court, Justice for Children Committeeundated, 1981request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
401Symposium on Status Offenders, Children Without Justice1975-1976request_box

H) Literacy Program, undated, 1965-1990

Scope and Content:

Includes various programs in various phases. The Children's Library Program participated in the Council Child Care programs, and files include news clippings and news releases, brochures, and reports to Section administration [Box 40, Folders 2-5]. The Book-Go-Round files include publicity and news clippings, volunteer and employee responsibilities, evaluations, correspondence and interoffice memos, locations of book mobile stops, fact sheets, program details and plans, budgets, and audio tapes.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
402Children's Library Program1965-1976request_box
403Children's Library Program1979-1980request_box
404Children's Library Program, Restricted Item1981-1990request_box
405Children's Library Programundatedrequest_box
406Book-Go-Round1969-1988request_box
407Book-Go-Round, Evaluations1988-1989request_box
408Book-Go-Round1988-1989request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
411Book-Go-Round, Children's Library Programundatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
941Book-Go-Round, Audio tape, buttonundatedrequest_box

I) Ship-A-Box, 1960, 1965-1992

Scope and Content:

Contains projects overseas [Box 41, Folders 2-5]. These files include correspondence with overseas recipients, lists of shipped items, scripts celebrating the programs, fact sheets, publicity, and administrative reports, as well as national materials.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
412Projects Overseas, Spartan Overseas1971-1976request_box
413Projects Overseas, Yugoslavia, Ship-A-Box1971-1978request_box
414Scripts, Ship-A-Box1960request_box
415Ship-A-Boxundated, 1965-1992request_box

Subseries 4: Council House, undated, 1906, 1917-1920s, 1926, 1933, 1940, 1943, 1945, 1949, 1954, 1964, 1985

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains information regarding New York Section's various Council Houses, located at various locations. Files include documents pertaining to the earliest recreation rooms and settlement houses run by New York Section [Box 41, Folder 6], Council House newsletters [Box 41, Folder 8], and stories, scripts, and speeches given at and about Council House [Box 41, Folders 9, 11]. Information also covers Forest House [Box 41, Folders 9, 12].

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 1: Minutes; Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; Subseries 6: Committees; Subseries 9: Executive Committee, Minutes; Subseries 10: Facilities; Subseries 12: Histories; Series VIII: Publications; Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 4: Community Services, Council House; and Series XI: Scrapbooks.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
416Recreation Rooms and Settlement1906, 1940, 1964request_box
417Council Houseundated, 1917-1920srequest_box
418Council House, Newsletter Oversized Items, see OS1 Box 105, Folder 71926request_box
419Story, Council House, Forest Houseundated, 1933, 1945, 1985request_box
4110Council House1943, 1949request_box
4111Speeches, Council House Dedication1954request_box
4112Forest House Oversized Items, see OS1 Box 110undated, 1985request_box

Subseries 5: Counseling/Support Groups, undated, 1974, 1981-2002

Scope and Content:

New York Section sponsored various counseling and support groups, including the Bereavement Support Group, Pregnancy Loss Support Program, Senior Options and Support Group (S.O.S.), Parents Separated from Adult Children, Troubleshooters, Widow's Consultation Center, and Women's Shelters. This subseries contains files for these programs with forms, reports, correspondence, appropriate reading material, volunteer training manuals, resource information, participant names and addresses, and publicity and fliers.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 1: Minutes; Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; Subseries 9: Executive Committee, Minutes; Subseries 12: Histories; Series III: Community Services, Subseries 9: Jewish Women's Resource Center; Series VIII: Publications; and Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 5: Community Services, Counseling and Support Services.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
4113Section Support Groupsundatedrequest_box
4114Bereavement Support Group1977request_box
4115Pregnancy Loss Support Program1983-1993request_box
4116Pregnancy Loss Support Program1994-2002request_box
4117Pregnancy Loss Support Programundatedrequest_box
4118S.O.S. Committeeundated, 1982, 1988, 1991-1992request_box
4119S.O.S. Senior Options and Support Group1982-1985request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
421S.O.S. Senior Options and Support Group, Restricted Item1986-1990request_box
422S.O.S. Senior Options and Support Groupundatedrequest_box
423Parents Separated from Adult Children, Restricted Item1989-1995request_box
424Parents Separated from Adult Children, Restricted Itemundatedrequest_box
425WCBS Troubleshooter1986-1991request_box
426Troubleshootersundatedrequest_box
427Troubleshootersundatedrequest_box
428Women's Shelters1981request_box
429Widows Consultation Center1974request_box

Subseries 6: Hunger, undated, 1983-1993, 1997

Scope and Content:

New York Section's efforts to provide services for the hungry are recorded in this subseries. Files document the Food Pantry and Hands Across 72nd Street [Box 42, Folder 10] and the Sunday Family Soup Kitchen [Box 42, Folder 11]. Records include funding proposals, policies, volunteer handbooks and volunteer meeting minutes, program reports, correspondence, statistical information, program histories, publicity, food and supply lists, and local affiliated hunger programs.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 1: Minutes; Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; Subseries 6: Committees; Subseries 9: Executive Committee, Minutes; Subseries 12: Histories; and Series III: Fundraising, Subseries 6: Grants; Series VI: Public Affairs, Subseries 2: Advocacy; Series VII: Public Relations, Subseries 3: Press Releases; Subseries 4: Announcements; Subseries 5: Invitations; Subseries 6: Flyers; Subseries 7: Clippings; Series VIII: Publications; and Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 6: Community Services, Hunger.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
4210Food Pantry, Hands Across 72nd Streetundated, 1987-1992, 1997request_box
4211Sunday Family Soup Kitchen1991-1992request_box
4212Services for the Hungry, Volunteer Kit1983request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
431Services for the Hungry1983-1985request_box
432Services for the Hungry1986-1993request_box
433Services for the Hungryundatedrequest_box

Subseries 7: Ill and Disabled, undated, 1910s-1920s, 1945, 1948-1994

Scope and Content:

This subseries documents New York Section's efforts to serve people with illnesses and disabilities in a variety of New York City locations. Early documents include fliers publicizing Section efforts. Different Council programs include work with the Guild for the Jewish Blind, which later separated from New York Section and became its own institution with its own records. As well, New York Section created programs such as the Jackson Stricks Scholarship for the disabled, children's programs at the Metropolitan Hospital, and Pediatric AIDS Care Team (PACT). These files contain application forms, correspondence, press clippings, scripts [Box 43, Folder 7], and committee minutes.

The bulk of this subseries focuses on Welfare Island, later called Roosevelt Island. From 1907, New York Section worked to meet the needs of indigent Jewish poor on the island, although no records exist from this early time period. New York Section provided religious services in a local synagogue constructed and maintained by the Section, as well as basic volunteer services within the hospital and recreational therapy centers. Records include committee minutes, chaplain reports and rabbi studies, fact sheets, program director reports, events related to the Gilda Roaman Chapel, success stories, press clippings, newsletters, correspondence, brochures, volunteer guides, programs, and historical reports. Minutes for the Welfare Island Synagogue for 1925-1927 provide valuable early information [Box 44, Folder 6]. [Note: Box 44, Folders 7 and 10 contain some Hebrew.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 1: Minutes; Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; Subseries 6: Committees; Subseries 9: Executive Committee, Minutes; Subseries 12: Histories; Subseries 15: Planning; Subseries 16: Presidential Papers; Subseries 17: Vice-Presidents; Subseries 18: Executive Directors; Series VIII: Publications; and Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 7: Community Services, Ill and Disabled.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
434Fliers, Assistance to Ill and Disabledundated, 1910s-1920srequest_box
435Guild for the Jewish Blind1913request_box
436Jackson Stricks Scholarshipsundated, 1984-1990request_box
437Scripts, Metropolitan Hospitalundated, 1956request_box
438PACT (Pediatric Aids Caring Team)1992-1993request_box
439PACT (Pediatric Aids Caring Team)undated, 1992request_box
4310Welfare Island, Chaplain Reports1950-1953request_box
4311Roosevelt Island Committee Meetings1950-1982request_box
4312Welfare Island, Dismantling of Synagogue1957, 1972request_box
4313Welfare Island/Roosevelt Island Fact Sheetsundated, 1968-1980request_box
4314Welfare Island Homestead Programundated, 1963request_box
4315Welfare Island, Program Director Reports1949-1962request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
441Welfare Island, Program Director Reports1963-1972request_box
442Rabbi's Studyundated, 1945, 1948-1949, 1952request_box
443Gilda Roaman Chapel, Schedule of Jewish Services1961-1966request_box
444Sponsor Programsundated, 1949-1953, 1955-1956request_box
445Roosevelt Island, Success Storiesundated, 1981request_box
446Minutes, Welfare Island Synagogue1925-1927request_box
447Roosevelt Island1950-1972request_box
  Contains some Hebrew   
448Roosevelt Island1973-1980request_box
449Roosevelt Island1981-1994request_box
4410Roosevelt Island Oversized Items, see OS1 Box 105, Folder 7undated, 2002request_box
  Contains some Hebrew 

Subseries 8: Immigration, undated, 1922, 1925, 1929, 1938, 1942, 1944, 1948-1950, 1955-1956, 1959, 1963-1970, 1973-1976, 1992, 1998

Scope and Content:

From its inception, New York Section has worked to serve Jewish immigrants in New York City, with later efforts expanding to meet a non-sectarian population. This subseries documents such efforts, beginning with historical outlines of basic services, and traces work at Ellis Island, scholarships for foreign students, and the waitress-training program [Box 45, Folder 15]. Later efforts include work with Russian Émigrés [Box 45, Folder 5]. The bulk of this subseries records efforts of New York Section's Services for the Foreign Born [Box 45, Folders 7-14]. Annual reports, caseload reports, scripts, surveys, union contracts, and information regarding the closeout of Services for the Foreign Born document this work.

Note: Records for the New York Section's Service for the Foreign Born are located at Yeshiva University, New York, New York] [Note: Box 45, Folder 3 contains some Hebrew and German; Folder 13 contains some Greek, Chinese, Spanish, and Yiddish.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 1: Minutes; Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; Subseries 6: Committees; Subseries 9: Executive Committee, Minutes; Subseries 12: Histories; Subseries 15: Planning; Subseries 16: Presidential Papers; Subseries 17: Vice-Presidents; Subseries 18: Executive Directors; Series V: National Council of Jewish Women, Subseries 5: Publications; Series VIII: Publications; Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 8: Community Services, Immigration; and Series XI: Scrapbooks.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
451Services for Immigrants, Historicalundated, 1922, 1925, 1938request_box
452Immigration, Historical Images, Photocopiesundatedrequest_box
453Ellis Island Servicesundated, 1998request_box
  Contains some German and Yiddish 
454Newspaper Clippings1929, 1942request_box
455Russian Émigré Bus TourNovember 10, 1974request_box
456Scholarships, Foreign Students1948request_box
457Service for Foreign Born, Annual Reports1948, 1950, 1963-1966request_box
458Service for Foreign Born, Caseload Reports1967, 1970request_box
459Scripts, Service for Foreign Bornundated, 1949-1950, 1955, 1959request_box
4510Service for Foreign Born, Surveys1966-1967request_box
4511Service for Foreign Born, Union Contracts1964-1965, 1967request_box
4512Service for Foreign Bornundated, 1944, 1956, 1959, 1968-1969, 1973-1974, 1992request_box
4513Service for Foreign Born1974-1975, 1992request_box
  Contains some Greek, Chinese, Spanish and Yiddish 
4514Service for Foreign Born, Close out1976request_box
4515Waitress Training Programundatedrequest_box

Subseries 9: Jewish Women's Resource Center (JWRC), undated, 1962, 1971-1993, 1997-1998

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains records of New York Section's Jewish Women's Resource Center. The Center originated as the New York Jewish Women's Center in collaboration with the Jewish Association for College Youth, located on Riverside Drive. In 1982, the Center became a part of New York Section. Documents include articles of organization, board of directors, handwritten minutes, activity lists, fliers, news clippings, budgets, correspondence, newsletters, and program ideas and implementation. JWRC developed a Bat Mitzvah program, a film series [Box 46, Folder 4], women's retreats, publications, conferences and forums [Box 46, Folder 4-5; Box 47, Folders 6-7], and poetry readings and lectures [Box 47, Folder 8, 13]. JWRC headed efforts to promote feminist Judaism with Run Your Own Seder [Box 50, Folder 7], Rosh Chodesh, [Box 50, Folder 6].

A large portion of Subseries 9 consists of records pertaining to the JWRC's oral history program [Boxes 47, Folders 15-18; Box 48; Box 49, Folder 1-8]. These records include Oral History Committee minutes and membership lists; participation of women rabbis, rabbis' wives, cantors and council leaders; questionnaires; training material; correspondence; publications about oral history; correspondence; forms; and audiotapes [Box 94, Folder 2]. No transcripts of oral histories exist in this subseries.

Note: Box 50, Folders 4, 6, and 7 contain some Hebrew.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 1: Minutes; Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; Subseries 9: Executive Committee, Minutes; Subseries 12: Histories; Series V: National Council of Jewish Women, Subseries 3: Programs/Issues of Concern; and Subseries 5: Publications; Series VI: Public Affairs, Subseries 2: Advocacy; and Subseries 3: Affiliations; Series VIII: Publications; and Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 9: Community Services, Jewish Women's Resource Center.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
4516Women's Rightsundated, 1967, 1972, 1979-1980, 1992request_box
4517Jewish Women's Resource Centerundated, 1976-1979request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
461N.Y. Jewish Women's Center1980-1982request_box
462Jewish Women's Resource Center1983-1987, 1989request_box
463Jewish Women's Resource Center1997request_box
464JWRC Conferences, Film Festivals1983-1993, 2003request_box
465JWRC Conference1985, 1993request_box
466JWRC Correspondence1976-September 1978request_box
467JWRC CorrespondenceOctober-December 1978request_box
468-9JWRC Correspondence1980request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
471JWRC Correspondence1980request_box
472JWRC Correspondence1981request_box
473Nina Cardin, Correspondenceundated, 1976-1978request_box
474Nina Cardin, Correspondenceundated, 1980-1981request_box
475JWRC Correspondenceundatedrequest_box
476Domestic Violence in the Jewish Community, ForumMay 14, 1998request_box
477Forumundated, 1979request_box
478JWRC Lectures, Minutes, Proposalsundated, 1978, 1981request_box
479JWRC Listsundated, 1978-1980request_box
4710JWRC Membership1978request_box
4711JWRC NewsletterSummer 1979-Fall/Winter 1998request_box
4712JWRC 92nd Street 'Y' Information and materialsundated, 1979-1980request_box
4713JWRC, Poetry Readingsundatedrequest_box
4714Jewish Women's Resource Center, Opening,March 1983request_box
4715Oral History Buffsundated, 1987-1989request_box
4716Oral History Cantors1987request_box
4717Ellis Island Oral History, Responses1984request_box
4718Oral History, Published Referencesundated, 1971, 1977, 1980-1989request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
481Oral History, Published References, continuedundated, 1971, 1977, 1980-1989request_box
482Oral History, Published References, American Jewish Committee, William E. Wienerundated, 1980, 1982request_box
483Oral History Training Materialsundated, 1988, January 9, 1989request_box
484Oral History Project, Women Rabbis1982, 1984-1985request_box
485Oral History, Women Rabbis, Correspondence and Students Participatingundated, 1979, 1985-1986, 1988request_box
486Oral History, Women Rabbis, Oral History Volunteers and Participants, Correspondence1986request_box
487Oral History, Women Rabbis, Memoristsundated, 1986request_box
488Oral History, Women Rabbis, Research Articlesundated, 1979-1980, 1984-1986request_box
489Oral History, Women Rabbis, Direction Paperundated, 1979-1980, 1985request_box
4810Oral History, Women Rabbis, Working materialsundated, 1982, 1985, 1988request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
491Oral History, Women Rabbis, Notes, Lists, Working materialsundated, 1985, 1989request_box
492Oral History, Council Leadershipundated, 1986-1988request_box
493Oral History Project, Council Leadership, Joan Lynton, Intervieweeundatedrequest_box
494Oral History, Hadassah Nadich Article1985request_box
495Oral History, Rabbis Wives1987-1989request_box
496Oral History, Rabbis Wivesundated, 1987, 1989request_box
497Oral Histories, Contacts with Rabbi's Wivesundated, 1987-1989request_box
498"What Do You Call the Husband of a Woman Rabbi?..."November 1990request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
942Oral History, Rabbis Wives, Tapes1985request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
501JWRC People Resources, Restricted Itemundated, 1974-1975, 1977-1980request_box
502Jewish Women's Poetry Projectundatedrequest_box
503JWRC Publicity/Graphic Aidesundated, 1979request_box
504JWRC Publicity Oversized Items, see OS1 Box 105, Folder 7undated, 1979-1980request_box
  Contains some Hebrew 
505JWRC Questionnaire from opening and first newsletterundatedrequest_box
506Rosh Chodeshundated, 1976, 1979-1981request_box
  Some material is in Hebrew 
507JWRC Run Your Own Sederundated, 1973, 1979-1980request_box
  Contains some Hebrew 

Subseries 10: War Efforts, 1899, 1918, 1942-1946, 1968

Scope and Content:

New York Section documented their efforts with the Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II in this subseries. Participation with the American Red Cross and the Section's Council Club, a dormitory and canteen for servicemen, is recorded in certificates, fliers, and programs.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 1: Minutes; Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; Subseries 9: Executive Committee, Minutes; Subseries 12: Histories; Series VIII: Publications; Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 10: Community Services, War Efforts; and Series XI: Scrapbooks.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
508War Relief Efforts1899, 1918request_box
509War Relief Activities, Council Club, Red Cross1942-1946, 1968request_box
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Series III: Fundraising, undated, 1909, 1911-1913, 1916-1917, 1921-1937, 1939, 1947, 1949, 1952-1960, 1963-1964, 1966-1968, 1970-1999

This series is in English.
2.5 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

There are 14 subseries located here:

Scope and Content:

Series III contains documents recording New York Section's fundraising efforts. As a not-for-profit social service organization, this Section of National Council of Jewish Women raised money to support their community service programs as well as contribute to other worthy causes. Records in this series include correspondence, advertisements for fundraising events, scripts used at fundraising events, invitations and fliers for fundraising events. See also the Photographs Series and the Scrapbook Series for information regarding specific fundraising programs; also, minutes in the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee subseries, Administrative Records Series, contain references to fundraising efforts.

Subseries 1: Benefit Balls and Parties, undated, 1909, 1911-1913, 1916, 1921, 1936-1937, 1939, 1953, 1955, 1957-1960, 1963-1964, 1966-1968, 1971

Scope and Content:

This subseries documents New York Section's fundraising efforts through the annual Angels Ball event, concerts, balls, and theatre parties, and a Special Gifts Cocktail party. Invitations, fliers, menus, programs, admittance tickets, and scripts make up these records. Lists of patrons, organizers, prizes and sponsors, and participants and their responsibilities are included. Letters from Section presidents and vice presidents are printed in various programs, outlining Section programs and financial needs. Some programs include printed photographs. Scripts with poems given at Angels Ball committee meetings are included [Box 51, Folder 2], and a speech at the 1955 Special Gifts Cocktail party [Box 51, Folder 4].

See also: Series III: Fundraising, Subseries 7: Journals; Subseries 8: Lady Luck; and Subseries 10: Nite of Fun; Series VIII: Publications; Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 11: Fundraising; and Series XI: Scrapbooks.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
511Angels Ball1957-1960, 1963-1964, 1966-1968request_box
512Scripts, Angels Ballundated, 1967, 1971request_box
513Benefit Concerts, theatre, and dances1909, 1911-1913, 1916, 1921, 1936-1937, 1939, 1953request_box
514Speeches, Special Gifts Cocktail Party1955request_box

Subseries 2: Council Corner Gift Shop, undated, 1979

Scope and Content:

New York Section maintained a gift shop selling fine and fancy items. This subseries includes catalogs and correspondence.

See also: Series VIII: Publications; and Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 11: Fundraising..

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
515Council Cornerundated, 1979request_box

Subseries 3: Council Thrift Shop, undated, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1955, 1975-1999

Scope and Content:

Records for New York Section's Council Thrift Shop make up this subseries. Documents include invitations to Thrift Shop events, Thrift Shop committee agendas and minutes, policies, publicity and mailing lists, income and sales information, interoffice memos and other correspondence (some restricted), donation information and tax forms (some restricted), grant applications, information from National Council regarding thrift shops, legal claims and official complaints (some restricted), personnel information (some restricted), lease and environmental control information [Box 51, Folder 13], and scripts of plays and pantomimes used for Thrift Shop events [Box 51, Folder 12; Box 52, Folder 5]. Renovation information is also contained in this subseries [Box 52, Folder 3]. Information about local thrift shops are also included [Box 52, Folder 6].

See also: Series VIII: Publications; Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 11: Fundraising; and Series XI: Scrapbooks.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
516Americana Ball1952request_box
517Thrift Shop (Committee agenda, minutes, financials, seminars)undated, 1975-1992, 1994, 1997request_box
518Thrift Shop (Correspondence and donations), Restricted Items1975-1982request_box
519Thrift Shop (Correspondence and donations), Restricted Items1983-1986request_box
5110Thrift Shop (Correspondence and donations), Restricted Items1987-1990request_box
5111Thrift Shop (Correspondence and donations), Restricted Itemsundated, 1991-1999request_box
5112"Council-Ninth Avenue," (Thrift Shop Show)January 13, 1947request_box
5113Thrift Shop (Lease and Environmental Control Board)undated, 1983, 1988, 1992-1998request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
521Thrift Shop (Policies and job descriptions)undated, 1986, 1993, 1995-1997request_box
522Council Thrift Shop (Publicity)undated, 1952, 1955, 1980-1996, 1999request_box
523Thrift Shop (Renovations)undated, 1981-1983, 1990, 1992request_box
524Thrift Shop Responses and mailing listsundated, 1987-1990request_box
525Scripts, Council Thrift Shop1949request_box
526Local Thrift Shopsundated, 1986request_box

Subseries 4: County Fair, 1954-1955

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains information about New York Section's County Fair, a fundraising community event held in 1954. Records include speeches and scripts [Box 52, Folder 7], news releases [Box 52, Folder 8], and a printed program booklet [Box 52, Folder 9].

See also: Series V: National Council of Jewish Women, Subseries 2: Events/Conferences/Institutes. Note: County Fair has its own scrapbook, see Series XI: Scrapbooks, Subseries 2: Individual Programs; as well as photographs in Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 11: Fundraising.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
527Speeches and Scripts, County Fair1954request_box
528Council County Fair1954-1955request_box
529County Fair, Program1954request_box

Subseries 5: Fashion Sale, undated, 1956, 1970, 1988-1998

Scope and Content:

This subseries includes records from New York Section's annual fashion shows and sales, with programs, invitations and response forms; committee information, including responsibilities, committee correspondence, and committee budget and income statistics; solicitation correspondence, including a letter to Liza Minneli, requesting her clothing donation and participation [Box 52, Folder 11]; publicity, with fliers and press clippings; and scripts for Fashion Show events [Box 52, Folder 14]. Files as well cover security [Box 52, Folder 15], signs [Box 52, Folder 16], and volunteer information. Information about New York Section's participation in the Mini-Mall effort is also included, spread throughout these files.

See also: Series III: Fundraising, Subseries 13: Specific Sales.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
5210Council Fashion Show and Gala1956request_box
5211Fashion Sale, General Informationundated, 1988-1992, 1994-1996request_box
5212Fashion Sale1994, 1996-1998request_box
5213Fashion Sale, Public Relationsundated, 1988-1992, 1994, 1997request_box
5214Scripts, Fashion Show1970request_box
5215Fashion Sale, Security1992-1993, 1996request_box
5216Fashion Sale, Signsundated, 1996-1997request_box
5217Fashion Sale, Volunteer Informationundated, 1988, 1991, 1993request_box

Subseries 6: Grants, undated, 1971-1977, 1980-1983, 1988-1995, 1997

Scope and Content:

New York Section filed many grant applications with various agencies. Preserved applications are contained in this subseries alphabetically according to the granting institution. Some files contain prospective grant applications and developing relationships with such institutions. Documents include correspondence, application forms, and program fact sheets. Other series may contain grant applications, filed according to individual programs.

See also: Series II: Community Services, under individual programs.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
531Corporate Contributions, Food Pantry1992request_box
532Exxon Community Summer Jobs Program1997request_box
533Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation1990request_box
534Grant for Aging1988-1989request_box
535Grant-in-Aid Application, Intergenerational Sundays1989-1991request_box
536Grant Possibilitiesundated, 1975, 1988-1989, 1991, 1993, 1995request_box
537Grant Proposal Ideasundatedrequest_box
538Grant Refusals1983, 1993request_box
539Greater New York Fund1974-1977request_box
5310Harry Reicher Foundation1991request_box
5311Haym Salomon Geriatric Foundation1994-1995request_box
5312Helena Rubinstein Foundationundated, 1980-1983request_box
5313Henry and Lucy Moses Fund1990, 1992request_box
5314Hunger Grant1995request_box
5315Isabella Freedman Fund1989request_box
5316Grant Application Forms, Katharine Engel Center for Older Peopleundated, 1994-1995request_box
5317Local Initiative Form, Grants-in-Aid Agreement (New York State Office for the Aging)1989, 1990-1991request_box
5318Citizens Committee of New York, Grant applicationundatedrequest_box
5319Philip Morris donations1992-1993request_box
5320Providential Securities1995request_box
5321S.H. and Helen R. Scheuer Family Foundation1992request_box
5322United Way Grant Request1988-1989request_box
5323Young Men's Philanthropic League1971-1973, 1975request_box

Subseries 7: Journals, undated, 1973-1974, 1985-1993

Scope and Content:

New York Section published souvenir journals as a fundraising effort. While these journals are found in the Publications Series, information regarding advertisements is found in this subseries. Most of the files in this subseries pertain to the 1974 eightieth anniversary souvenir program. Records for other journals contained in the Publications Series are not a part of this collection.

See also: Series IV: Membership, Subseries 1: Annual Events, Subsubseries E: Anniversary Events; Series VII: Public Relations, Subseries 8: Brochures; and Series VIII: Publications, Subseries 3: Yearbooks.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
54180th Anniversary, Souvenir Program Journals, Advertisements1974request_box
54280th Anniversary Luncheon, Advertisers, Souvenir Programundated, 1973-1974request_box
54380th Anniversary, Souvenir Program, Advertisements Refused1974request_box
544Annual Souvenir Journal1985-1993request_box

Subseries 8: Lady Luck, 1973-1985

Scope and Content:

This subseries documents New York Section's Lady Luck fundraising events. Records include scripts used at Lady Luck committee meetings [Box 54, Folder 5] and committee minutes; publicity, including programs, invitations, and news releases; income lists, donor lists, and accounting policies; and table assignments.

Note: Lady Luck Journals are located in Series VIII: Publications, Subseries 2: Programs.

See also: Series VIII: Publications; Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 11: Fundraising; and Series XI: Scrapbooks.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
545Scripts, Lady Luck1973, 1976request_box
546Lady Luck1974-1984request_box
547Lady Luck1985request_box

Subseries 9: Membership Budget Drive and Specific Appeals, undated, 1912-1913, 1917, 1921-1928, 1952-1958, 1967-1968, 1973, 1993-1995

Scope and Content:

New York Section often solicited funds from its members. Records of these attempts are contained in this subseries. Efforts include posters, fliers, raffle ticket books, form letters to members, outlines of how funds are used, and correspondence soliciting donations for particular needs. This subseries contains handwritten letters from Section president Lucy Kaufmann Broido soliciting funds specifically targeted for the Section's New Years Appeal [Box 54, Folder 10]. At the time of New York Section's centennial celebration, fundraising efforts centered on the Second Century Campaign. This subseries also documents the first two years of this effort, with brochures, lists of life memberships, notes on various phases, including a direct mail approach, volunteer training, and correspondence soliciting funds. Wish lists from different Section programs provide fundraising goals for this campaign [Box 54, Folder 11]. Early New York Section fundraising efforts focused on the Stocking Program. This subseries also documents such efforts in the form of form letters [Box 54, Folder 12].

See also: Series IV: Membership; and Series V: National Council of Jewish Women, Subseries 1: Administrative Papers, Subsubseries B: District and Section Files.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
548Member Budget Drivesundated, 1921-1928request_box
549Member Fund Drive, Israel, Martin Luther King, Jr., Yom Kippur War1967, 1968, 1973request_box
5410New Years Appeal1952-1958request_box
54112nd Century Campaign, Membership Listsundated, 1993-1995request_box
5412Stocking Program1912-1913, 1917request_box

Subseries 10: Nite of Fun, 1991

Scope and Content:

New York Section invited the community to Council House to participate in various fundraising events, including black jack, dinner and dancing, and refreshments. This subseries contains publicity, graphics, a show script, committee participants, donations, correspondence, notes and meeting minutes, fund reports, and more.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
5413Nite of Fun1991request_box
5414Nite of FunOctober 16, 1991request_box

Subseries 11: Personal Giving Workshop,  undated, 1992-1993

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains newsletters from National Council about soliciting money from individual donors and information from a Personal Giving workshop in 1993, including promotional materials, images, and diagrams.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
551Personal Giving Workshop, February 2, 1993undated, 1992-1993request_box

Subseries 12: Plaques, 1970, 1979-1982

Scope and Content:

New York Section sold memorial plaques to interested donors to raise funds. This subseries contains information about available plaques and costs, lists of names appearing on memorial plaques at the Katharine Engel Center for Older People, and billing tactics for such donations. Files also include invitations and scripts for various plaque dedications, as well as correspondence and invitation lists for these events.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
552Plaques1970request_box
553Plaques1979-1982request_box

Subseries 13: Specific Sales, undated, 1960-1961, 1995, 1997

Scope and Content:

This subseries includes records of an Art Exhibition and Sale, a fundraising effort in 1960-1961, a Mini Mall, and a Rummage Sale. Records include raffle tickets, invitations, programs, response cards, publicity, handwritten notes, and fliers, with printed lists of sponsors.

See also: Series VIII: Publications; Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 11: Fundraising; and Series XI: Scrapbooks.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
554Art Exhibition and Sale1960-1961request_box
555Mini Mallundated, 1995, 1997request_box
556Rummage Saleundatedrequest_box

Subseries 14: Thank You Cards, 1981-1984

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains correspondence thanking donors for funds.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
557Thank You Letters, Board Contributions1981request_box
558Thank You Letters, Board Contributions1982-1984request_box
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Series IV: Membership, undated, 1908-1998

This series is in English.
4 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

There are 7 subseries located here:

Scope and Content:

This series documents New York Section programs geared specifically toward members, including annual events and trips and tours for members. Because members made up the volunteer force crossing Section's varied community programs, these files are placed here, within the larger membership vantage point. New York Section membership was further divided into local branches, whose records appear here. Records of this series include publicity, including calendars, fliers, notices, invitations; committee minutes, correspondence, and reports; scripts from events; and brochures. Missing are actual membership lists, although a list of life members exists in Series III: Fundraising, Subseries 9: Membership Budget Drive and specific Appeals, under the 'Second Century'.

Subseries 1: Annual Events, undated, 1908, 1910, 1913, 1917-1918, 1921, 1926, 1930-1931, 1934, 1937-1989, 1993-1995

Scope and Content:

This subseries documents annual events marked by New York Section. The meaning and purpose of different annual events changed over time. Winter meetings, spring luncheons, and fall meetings were at some periods open to the general public and sometimes intended for members only. Each event, though, acted to inform members and others about the programs and activities of New York Section, initiating increased identification and activity within the group. The records are organized chronologically by event and are arranged into seven subsubseries.

See also: Series VIII: Publications; and Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 12: Membership.

A) General Events, undated, 1908, 1910, 1913, 1917-1918, 1921, 1926, 1941-1942, 1947-1989, 1993

Scope and Content:

Includes notices and invitations to events and annual meetings [Box 56, Folders 1-3], calendars [Box 56, Folders 4-5], and material regarding luncheons [Box 56, Folder 6].

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
561Membership, Eventsundated, 1913, 1918, 1942, 1974, 1993request_box
562Notices of Annual Meetings1947-1989request_box
563Invitations to Annual Meetings1950-1956request_box
564Calendar of Eventsundated (pre-1954)request_box
565Calendars1949-1956, 1962-1964, 1975-1977, 1980-1983, 1985-1986request_box
566Luncheon1908, 1910, 1913, 1917, 1921, 1926request_box

B) Winter Open Meetings, 1950, 1952-1953, 1955, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1983-1985, 1989, 1995

Scope and Content:

Arranged chronologically by season, and consists of scripts, speeches by Presidents and others, President's reports, invitations, press releases, correspondence, and music scores and lyrics.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
567Annual Winter MeetingJanuary 10, 1950request_box
568Winter Annual MeetingJanuary 8, 1952request_box
569Annual MeetingJanuary 13, 1953request_box
5610Midwinter Annual MeetingFebruary 15, 1955request_box
5611Winter Open MeetingJanuary 18, 1973; January 21, 1975request_box
5612Winter Open Meeting, Carol Bernstein's Presidential WelcomeDecember 17, 1975request_box
5613Speech, June in January Luncheon1978request_box
5614Winter Meeting1983, January 22, 1984request_box
5615Evelyn Sleppin Lecture, Winter Meeting1984-1985request_box
5616Winter Luncheon1985, 1989, 1995request_box

C) Spring Luncheon/Annual Meetings, undated, 1930-1931, 1954-1958, 1960-1968, 1970-1978, 1980-1985

Scope and Content:

Arranged chronologically by season, and consists of scripts, speeches by Presidents and others, President's reports, invitations, press releases, correspondence, and music scores and lyrics. Box 56, Folder 30 contains information concerning the luncheon cancelled in response to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
5617Annual Luncheon1930-1931request_box
5618Spring Annual MeetingMay 18, 1954request_box
5619Spring Annual MeetingMay 8, 1956request_box
5620Spring Annual MeetingMay 12, 1957request_box
5621Annual Spring MeetingMay 13, 1958request_box
5622Spring Meeting, "Council's Sound of Music"May 10, 1960request_box
5623Spring Annual MeetingMay 9, 1961request_box
5624Annual Spring Meeting, Annual President's Report, Rita TishmanMay 8, 1962request_box
5625Annual Spring Meeting, Celeste Holm, Mrs. Leonard WienerMay 7, 1963request_box
5626Annual Spring Meeting, Duologne, Mrs. Norman Tishman and Miss Bess MyersonMay 5, 1964request_box
5627Annual Spring MeetingMay 11, 1965request_box
5628Annual Spring LuncheonMay 16, 1966request_box
5629Annual Spring Luncheon, "The Superlative Six"May 15, 1967request_box
5630Annual Meeting and Spring Luncheon (Cancelled)May 13, 1968request_box
5631Annual Spring MeetingMay 12, 1970request_box
5632Annual Spring Luncheon, "The Sound of Council"May 10, 1971request_box
5633Annual Spring MeetingMay 15, 1972request_box
5634Spring Annual MeetingMay 15, 1973request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
571Spring Annual Meeting, President's Report, Carol BernsteinMay 7, 1974request_box
572Annual Spring Luncheon, President's Report, Carol BernsteinMay 14, 1975request_box
573Annual Spring MeetingApril 27, 1976request_box
574Annual Spring MeetingMay 10, 1977request_box
575Annual Spring MeetingMay 2, 1978request_box
576Spring LuncheonMay 8, 1980request_box
577Annual Spring MeetingMay 12, 1981request_box
578Spring LuncheonMay 6, 1982request_box
579Spring LuncheonMay 3, 1983request_box
5710Annual Spring Luncheon1984request_box
5711Annual Spring Meeting1985request_box
5712Annual Spring Meetingundatedrequest_box

D) Fall Open Meetings, undated, 1956, 1959, 1961, 1968-1971, 1973-1977, 1979-1981, 1983-1984

Scope and Content:

Arranged chronologically by season, and consists of scripts, speeches by Presidents and others, President's reports, invitations, press releases, correspondence, and music scores and lyrics.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
5713Fall Meetingundatedrequest_box
5714Fall Open Meeting, Narration: "Once There Was an Island"October 1956request_box
5715Annual Fall Open MeetingOctober 20, 1959request_box
5716Fall Open MeetingOctober 1961request_box
5717Fall Open MeetingOctober 21, 1968request_box
5718Fall Open MeetingOctober 27, 1969request_box
5719Fall Open Meeting, "Light Up Tomorrow"October 26, 1970request_box
5720Fall Open MeetingOctober 26, 1971request_box
5721Fall Open Meeting, “Reason for Being"October 30, 1973request_box
5722Fall Open Meeting, President's Welcome, Carol Bernstein, and Council StoryOctober 24, 1974request_box
5723Annual Fall MeetingOctober 16, 1975request_box
5724Annual Fall Meeting, President's Address, Carol BernsteinOctober 19, 1976request_box
5725Fall Annual Open MeetingOctober 18, 1977request_box
5726Fall Annual Open MeetingNovember 1, 1979request_box
5727Fall Open MeetingOctober 16, 1980request_box
5728Fall Open MeetingOctober 15, 1981request_box
5729Fall Meeting and Reception1983request_box
5730Fall Open MeetingSeptember 20, 1984request_box

E) Anniversary Events, 1934, 1938, 1944, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1973-1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1993-1994

Scope and Content:

Include invitations, publications, scripts, speeches, exhibit arrangements, committee minutes, press releases, and correspondence for the 40th anniversary through New York Section's Centennial. Anniversaries are marked every five years. The bulk of the subsubseries pertains to the 80th Anniversary that took place in 1974 [Box 58, Folders 4-10; and Box 59, Folder 1-2].

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 12: Histories; Series III: Fundraising, Subseries 7: Journals; Series V: National Council of Jewish Women, Subseries 2: Events/Conferences/Institutes; and Subseries 5: Publications; Series VII: Public Relations, Subseries 8: Brochures; Series VIII: Publications; and Series XI: Scrapbooks, Subseries 1: Printing Samples; and Subseries 3: Newspapers Clippings.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
573140th Anniversary Gala1934request_box
573245th Anniversary1938request_box
573350th Anniversary1944request_box
573465th Anniversary, "The Ballad of Carrie, the Constant Woman"May 12, 1959request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
58170th Anniversary, "Council 70"October 27, 1964request_box
58275th Anniversary, "A Heritage of Hope"May 13, 1969request_box
58375th Anniversary, Publications1969request_box
58480th Anniversary, Donnell Library Center1974request_box
585Committee, 80th Anniversaryundated, 1973-1974request_box
58680th Anniversary, Correspondence1974request_box
58780th Anniversary, Costs1974request_box
58880th Anniversary, Government and Community Guests1974request_box
58980th Anniversary Luncheon, Acknowledgements from GuestsMay 16, 1974request_box
581080th Anniversary Luncheon, Decorations and Door Prizes1974request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
59180th Anniversary Publicity1974request_box
59280th Anniversary, Printing Samples1974request_box
59385th Anniversary Luncheon1979request_box
59490th Anniversary1984request_box
59595th Anniversary1989request_box
596100th Anniversary Oversized Items, see OS1 Box 105, Folder 71993-1994request_box

F) Biographies of Speakers, undated, 1948-1953, 1955, 1957-1964, 1967-1968, 1970, 1973-1974, 1978-1979, 1983, 1987-1988

Scope and Content:

Consists of biographies of speakers and outside participants, and is arranged alphabetically [Box 59, Folders 7-10].

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
597Biographies of Speakers, A-Gundated, 1948-1950, 1952-1953, 1955, 1960, 1962-1963, 1973, 1978-1979request_box
598Biographies of Speakers, H-Lundated, 1950, 1952-1953, 1955, 1958-1959, 1961-1964, 1979, 1983request_box
599Biographies of Speakers, M-Rundated, 1948-1953, 1955, 1957-1959, 1962-1963, 1974, 1978, 1987-1988request_box
5910Biographies of Speakers, S-Zundated, 1952-1953, 1958, 1961-1963, 1967-1968, 1970, 1974, 1978request_box

G) Scripts and Prayers, undated, 1937-1988

Scope and Content:

Includes undated scripts, songs, and prayers, intended for members at Section events [Box 59, Folders 11-12; Box 60, Folders 1-3].

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 1: Minutes; Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; and Subseries 9: Executive Committee; Series III: Fundraising, Subseries 1: Benefit Balls and Parties; Subseries 3: Council Thrift Shop; Subseries 4: County Fair; Subseries 5: Fashion Sale; and Subseries 8: Lady Luck; Series IV: Membership, Subseries 1: Annual Events; Subseries 2: Branches; Subseries 5: Ruth Hess Leadership Seminar; and Subseries 7: Volunteers; Series VI: Public Affairs, Subseries 1: Public Affairs Committee; and Subseries 5: Jewish Life Priority; Series VIII: Publications; Subseries 1: Bulletin; and Series IX: Photographs.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
5911Speeches and scripts, Chronological (event unknown)1937-1967request_box
5912Script, Faith and Humanity1953request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
601Scriptsundatedrequest_box
602Songs and Poemsundated, 1965request_box
603Invocationsundated, 1968-1988request_box

Subseries 2: Branches, 1955-1979, 1981-1982, 1986, 1989-1991, 1994, 1996-1997

Scope and Content:

Records pertaining to different branches of New York Section make up this subseries, and include scripts for branch promotion, administrative reports, branch leadership conferences and workshops, branch manuals [Box 60, Folders 5-6], fliers for branch events, branch leaders, memos and correspondence, branch meeting minutes and agendas, and branch newsletters. This subseries is divided alphabetically by branch name, with a few files on general branch information. Branches included are the Business and Professional Branch, Carleton Branch, Contemporary Circle of Career Women, Cooper-Stuyevesant Branch, Evening Branch, Gramercy Park Branch, Harmony Branch, Metropolitan Branch, Village Branch, Women's Executive Branch, and Young Women's Group. The Publications Series contains souvenir journals for many branches. These records are not inclusive and not all branches may be represented; many gaps exist chronologically.

See also: Series VIII: Publications, Subseries 2: Programs, Subsubseries A: Branches.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
604Speeches, Branches, Branch Promotions, Branch Leadership, Ad Hoc Committee on Branches, Inter-Branch Art Exhibition and Sale1955-1978request_box
605Branch Manual1960request_box
606Branch Manual1973request_box
607Branches, Business and Professional Branch1979request_box
608Branches, Carleton Branch1974, 1994, 1996-1997request_box
609Contemporary Circle of Career Women1986request_box
6010Branches, Cooper-Stuyvesant Branch1975request_box
6011Branches, Evening Branch1974-1978request_box
6012Gramercy Park Branch1967request_box
6013Branches, Harmony Branch1975-1978request_box
6014Branches, Metropolitan Branch1991request_box
6015Branches, Village Branch1978request_box
6016Branches, Women's Executive Branch1989-1990request_box
6017Young Women's Group1981-1982request_box

Subseries 3: Membership Committee, undated, 1909-1942, 1947, 1949-1981, 1983-1998

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains information regarding New York Section membership and is arranged into three subsubseries.

A) General Files, undated, 1909-1942, 1947, 1949-1971, 1983-1998

Scope and Content:

Includes information for members through soliciting brochures and flyers [Box 60, Folder 18], specific membership drives [Box 60, Folder 19]; welcome packets and information for new members [Box 60, Folder 20]; committee minutes, reports, and financial and statistical records from 1983-1998 [Box 61, Folders 1-3]; cultural events related to women [Box 61, Folder 4], an exercise class [Box 61, Folder 5], and Supper Seminars [Box 61, Folder 6].

See also: Series III: Fundraising, Subseries 9: Membership Budget Drive and Specific Appeals; and Series V: National Council of Jewish Women, Subseries 1: Administrative Papers, Subsubseries B: District and Section Files.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
6018Information for Membersundated, 1947, 1951-1952request_box
6019Membership Drivesundated, 1909-1942request_box
6020Membershipundated, 1949-1971request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
611Membership1983-1990request_box
612Membership Committee1991-1993request_box
613Membership1994-1998request_box
614Cultural Events Related to Womenundated, 1989-1990request_box
615Summer Session Schedule, Exercise Classundatedrequest_box
616Supper Seminarsundated, 1990-1991request_box

B) Life Memberships, 1971-1981, 1991

Scope and Content:

Life Memberships, was a new membership offered by the National Council beginning in 1967. New York Section, to maximize its membership income, voted not to take part in life memberships [Box 61, Folders 7-8].

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; and Subseries 9: Executive Committee.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
617Life Memberships1971-1981request_box
618Life Membership1991request_box

C) Membership Teas/Meetings, 1949, 1955-1956, 1959-1960, 1962-1965, 1967

Scope and Content:

Consist of scripts and presentations made at membership teas, days, luncheons, and meetings [Box 61, Folders 9-19].

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; Series VIII: Publications, Subseries 1: Bulletin.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
619Membership MeetingApril 5, 1949request_box
6110Membership TeaFebruary 8, 1955request_box
6111Integration TeaDecember 5, 1955request_box
6112Membership DayOctober 29, 1956request_box
6113Membership Luncheon1959request_box
6114Membership Tea, "Council Story"January 18, 1960request_box
6115Membership Tea, "Council Story"February-March 1962request_box
6116Membership Tea, "Council Story"February 1963request_box
6117Membership Tea, "Council Story"January 17, 1964request_box
6118Membership TeaFebruary 24, 1965request_box
6119Membership TeaDecember 18, 1967request_box

Subseries 4: Program Committee, 1975-1984, 1987-1994

Scope and Content:

New York Section's Program Committee worked to provide services to members. Records include correspondence to members, meeting notices, and a variety of program ideas generated by the Program Committee for members, with pamphlets, correspondence, news clippings, and biographical material of potential program leaders.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
621Program Committee1975-1979request_box
622Program Ideasundated, 1980-1984request_box
623Program Ideas1987-1994request_box

Subseries 5: Ruth Hess Leadership Seminar, 1964-1971, 1985-1988

Scope and Content:

New York Section organized the Ruth Hess Leadership Seminar as an effort to provide leadership training for members and volunteers. This subseries includes lists of attendance, schedules, scripts, correspondence, and administrative reports and histories of the seminar.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; and Subseries 9: Executive Committee; Series VIII: Publications, Subseries 1: Bulletin.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
624Scripts, Ruth Hess Leadership Course1964-1971request_box
625Ruth Samuel Lectures1985-1988request_box

Subseries 6: Trips and Tours, undated, 1966, 1971, 1975-1976, 1979, 1983-1992

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains records of New York Section's trips and tours planned for Section members, and includes fliers, brochures, correspondence with trip planners, itineraries, brochures and pamphlets, participant lists, and potential trip and tour ideas [Box 62, Folder 9].

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
626Trips1966request_box
627Ellis Island Tripsundated, 1971, 1984request_box
628Summer Tours1983-1992request_box
629Trip Ideasundatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
631Walking Tours1991-1992request_box
632Ways and Means (Tours)1971, 1975-1976, 1979request_box

Subseries 7: Volunteers, 1958, 1963-1965, 1968, 1976-1992

Scope and Content:

New York's efforts to utilize members as program volunteers are documented in this subseries, covering volunteer recognition, training, and expenses. Material includes manuals, fliers and programs announcing volunteer recognition events, training material, and a "Book of Honor" created by the Volunteer Service League.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
110OS1Book of Honor, Volunteer Service League Oversized Item1950-1956request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
633Scripts, Welfare Island Tea for Volunteers1958request_box
634Speeches, Volunteer Eventsundated, 1965, 1968, 1976request_box
635Volunteer Recognition DayJune 5, 1963request_box
636Volunteer Day Recognition1976request_box
637Volunteer Recognition DayJune 9, 1977request_box
638Volunteer Recognition DayJune 13, 1978request_box
639Volunteer Recognition DayJune 11, 1979request_box
6310Volunteer Recognition DayJune 5, 1980request_box
6311Volunteer Recognition DayJune 4, 1981request_box
6312Volunteer Recognition Day1983-1984, 1989request_box
6313Volunteer Bureau1973-1974, 1991request_box
6314Volunteers Deductible Expensesundatedrequest_box
6315I Can Be A Volunteer1982request_box
6316Volunteer Materialundated, 1979-1981request_box
6317Volunteers Neededundated, 1964, 1985-1987request_box
6318Volunteer Placement Committee, Volunteer Recognition Day1984-1992request_box
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Series V: National Council of Jewish Women, undated, 1896, 1913, 1915, 1920-1924, 1943, 1947, 1949-1952, 1955-1999

This series is in English.
3 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

There are 6 subseries located here:

Scope and Content:

New York Section was a part of a much larger, national organization. Series V contains documents, correspondence, and publications relating to the National Council of Jewish Women. The national organization predates New York Section by a year, and provides national affiliation, training, support, and leadership to sections throughout the country, as well as participation in the International Council of Jewish Women. National Council also required certain aspects of membership, funds, and participation in national events, particularly those occurring in the headquarter city of New York City, where New York Section often participated as Section host. Conflict has arisen between National Council and New York Section, most notably in a 1915 dispute and arbitration situation involving national secretary and New York Section president Sadie American [Box 64, Folder 15]. As well, conflicted interests during national events hosted by New York Section raised administrative issues between the two entities. Records in this Series include official National Council material and New York Section responses, reports, and inquiries directed toward National Council. Records in this Series are sporadic.

Note: The records of the National Council of Jewish Women are located at the Library of Congress, Manuscript Division.

Subseries 1: Administrative Papers, undated, 1915, 1957, 1965-1989, 1991-1996

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains National by-laws, policies and procedures regarding New York Section and District and Section Files. The subseries is divided into two subsubseries.

A) By-Laws, Policies, and Procedures, 1957, 1965-1967, 1969, 1975, 1991, 1994

Scope and Content:

Contains National Council administrative policies regarding New York Section. National bylaws and national policies and procedures [Box 64, Folders 1-3] include important national information that affected New York Section and often guided Section bylaws and policies.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 1: Minutes; Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; Subseries 5: By-Laws; and Subseries 9: Executive Committee, Minutes.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
641By-Laws1965-1967, 1969-1975request_box
642By-Laws1991, 1994request_box
643Policies and Procedures1957request_box

B) District and Section Files, undated, 1915, 1961-1989, 1991-1993, 1995-1996

Scope and Content:

Includes information about various district and area issues, correspondence, and conferences [Box 64, Folders 4-17; Box 65, Folders 1-4]. New York Section was part of the Northeastern District, Area IV of National Council. The Sections within this district and area collaborated on local concerns [Box 64, Folders 4-6]. Correspondence with National Council and New York Section in particular is also found here [Box 64, Folders 7-8]. National requirements and reporting techniques, including quota, fundraising, membership, staff training, and certification as well as national program support files indicate New York Section's involvement on a national basis. Section data forms include New York Section statistics from 1979-1986 [Box 65, Folder 3]. The 1915 Dispute and Arbitration file between New York Section and the National Office is located in Folder 15.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 1: Minutes; Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; and Subseries 9: Executive Committee, Minutes; and Series IV: Membership.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
644Northeastern District, Area IV1967-1978request_box
645Area IV1971-1974request_box
646Area IV Northeast District1981request_box
647National Council Correspondenceundated, 1974request_box
648Correspondence1980-1981, 1986, 1991-1992request_box
649Fundraisingundated, 1992request_box
6410Large/Large Sections1980request_box
6411Membershipundated, 1993request_box
6412Membership Department, Volunteersundated, 1995request_box
6413National Certification1987request_box
6414National Committees, New York Section Participation1971, 1974, 1979request_box
6415New York Section Dispute and Arbitration1915request_box
6416New York State Regional Conference Oversized Items, see OS1 Box 1101961-1967request_box
6417Northeastern District Convention1982request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
651Program Support1995-1996request_box
652Quotas1971-1989request_box
653Section Data Forms1979-1986request_box
654Section Staff1991-1992request_box

Subseries 2: Events, Conferences, and Institutes, undated, 1896, 1915, 1918, 1920-1924, 1940-1941, 1961, 1965, 1968, 1973-1981, 1985, 1991-1993

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains records about National Council conventions, meetings, and events, including biennial and triennial events and anniversary celebrations. Documents range from published book proceedings to publicity in the form of fliers and press releases, to correspondence, programs, and brochures. Files are arranged chronologically.

See also: Series IV: Membership, Subseries 1: Annual Events; Series V: National Council of Jewish Women, Subseries 3: Programs/Issues of Concern; Subseries 5: Publications; and Subseries 6: Reports/Fact Sheets/Resolutions; Series VI: Public Affairs, Subseries 2: Advocacy; and Subseries 4: Forums/Annual Conferences; Series VIII: Publications, Subseries 1: Bulletin; and Subseries 3: Yearbooks; Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 13: National Council of Jewish Women; and Series XI: Scrapbooks, Subseries 3: Newspaper Clippings.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
655Convention Proceedings1896request_box
656Autumn Festival1915request_box
65725th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting1918request_box
658Triennial1920-1924request_box
659Council Day at the World's Fair1940-1941request_box
6510Biennial Convention1961request_box
6511Convention Oversized Items, see OS1 Box 105, Folder 7March 1965request_box
651275th Anniversary1968request_box
651380th Anniversary1973request_box
6514National Council of Jewish Women Week1974request_box
6515Biennial Convention1974request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
661Biennial Convention, New York Section Participation as Hostess Sectionundated, 1975-1977request_box
662Joint Programs Institute1977-1981request_box
663Governor's Conference on FamiliesJanuary 27, 1980request_box
664National Convention, ReportsMarch 12-18, 1981request_box
665National Convention, Kansas City MO1985request_box
666Founders Day Award Luncheon1991request_box
667Advocacy in Action, Washington Institute1992request_box
668Centennial Convention1993request_box

Subseries 3: Programs / Issues of Concern, undated, 1961, 1963-1983, 1985, 1987, 1991-1993, 1997

Scope and Content:

Subseries 3 documents National Council efforts concerning various programs and issues, including aging, American Judaism, children and families, volunteers, Israel, reproductive choice and other constitutional issues, and women's issues. Documents include manuals, press clippings, correspondence, brochures and pamphlets, reports, speeches, and application forms. Files are arranged alphabetically according to program title.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 1: Minutes; Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; and Subseries 9: Executive Committee; Series II: Community Services, Subseries 3: Children and Youth, Subsubseries E: Home Instructions for Parents of Preschool Youth (HIPPY); Subsubseries F: Education in Israel; Subsubseries G: Justice for Children; Subsubseries I: Ship-A-Box; Subseries 8: Immigration; and Subseries 9: Jewish Women's Resource Center; and Series VI: Public Affairs.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
669Agingundatedrequest_box
6610American Jewish Experienceundated, 1976request_box
6611NCJW Center for the Childundated, 1985, 1991-1992request_box
6612Civil Rights1963-1973request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
671Community Services Manual1972request_box
672Day of the Working Parent1993 September 9request_box
673Hotline1969-1973request_box
674I Can Be A Volunteer, Activity Bookundatedrequest_box
675IMPACT, Materials for Pro Choice Advocacy Community Services and Training1983request_box
676Israel1971-1981, 1993request_box
677Jewish Affairs Institute and School VI, Blueprints for Action1970-1972request_box
678The Jewish Family1976, 1980, 1982request_box
679Job Corps1965request_box
6710Joint Programs Plan, Jewish Community Relations1970-1971request_box
6711Listening to Families1997request_box
6712March for Women's Lives1992request_box
6713Mothers in the Workplaceundatedrequest_box
6714National Affairs/Community Services Committee1982request_box
6715Parents in the Workplace1991-1993request_box
6716Personal Commitment, Eleanor Roosevelt1961request_box
6717Reflections on the Constitution: The Past, Present, and Future1987request_box
6718Research Institute for Innovation in Education1991-1992request_box
6719School for Community Action, Spotlight on the Family, The Immovable Middle Classundated, 1964-1965request_box
6720Self Development Seriesundatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
681Women's Issuesundated, 1975request_box

Subseries 4: New York State Public Affairs Committee, 1976-1982, 1988

Scope and Content:

National Council's public affairs as they relate to New York Section are contained in this subseries, particularly communication and affiliation with the New York State Public Affairs Committee.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
682New York State, State Public Affairs Committee1976, 1988request_box
683New York State Public Affairs Committee, Legislative Affairs1977-1982request_box

Subseries 5: Publications, undated, 1896, 1913, 1921-1923, 1943, 1955-1983, 1990, 1992-1993

Scope and Content:

This subseries includes National Council publications found spread throughout New York Section's records. Official newsletters and news briefs are included here. Documents include information about National Council's participation in state public affairs committees [Box 68, Folders 2, 3], National Council's public relations efforts, and National Council stance on civil rights [Box 68, Folder 5]. Official National Council histories, including The First Fifty Years [Box 69, Folder 1] are contained in this subseries, as are other National Council historical brochures [Box 69, Folder 3]. Across the Nation, a news release service provided for section bulletins on National Council programs and issues of concern, is also found here [Box 68, Folder 4].

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 1: Minutes; Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; Subseries 9: Executive Committee; and Subseries 12: Histories; Series II: Community Services, Subseries 3: Children and Youth, Subsubseries E: Home Instructions for Parents of Preschool Youth (HIPPY); Subsubseries F: Education in Israel; Subsubseries G: Justice for Children; Subsubseries I: Ship-A-Box; Subseries 8: Immigration; and Subseries 9: Jewish Women's Resource Center; Series IV: Membership; and Series VI: Public Affairs.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
684"Across the Nation"1959-1967request_box
685"Action Alert"1975-1978, 1992-1993request_box
686Centennial, Chronicle1983request_box
687"The Council Leader"1960-1963request_box
688"The Council Leader," and "Council in Action"1963-1967request_box
689"Council News"1967-1971request_box
6810"Council Platform"1961-1966request_box
6811"Dollars 'n' Sense"1992request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
691First Fifty Years1943request_box
692Guides, Manuals, Budget, "Impact of World Adult on Youth," Program Planning1956-1979request_box
693History Oversized Items, see OS2 Box 1111896, 1913, 1921-1923, 1955, 1974request_box
694"Membergram"1992request_box
695"Network," Community Services Newsletter, "Newslink," HIPPY1992-1993request_box
696News Releases1964, 1981request_box
697Public Relationsundated, 1963, 1981, 1990request_box
698Advocacy, Releasesundated, 1979-1983, 1992request_box
699"Washington Newsletter"1969-1976, 1992request_box
6910Printingundatedrequest_box

Subseries 6: Reports, Fact Sheets, and Resolutions, 1947, 1949-1952, 1961-1978, 1985-1987, 1992, 1996-1999

Scope and Content:

Subseries 6 contains official National Council reports, fact sheets, and resolutions, often in the form of internal responses following national meetings and conventions. Sidney Hook's survey report of National Council in 1947, for example, was considered strictly confidential and not for publication [Box 69, Folder 12]. Biennial reports and fact sheets were published for public consumption.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
6911Resolutions1949-1952, 1961-1978, 1992, 1996-1999request_box
6912Survey Report, Sidney Hook1947request_box
6913Biennial Reports1963, 1965-1967, 1973request_box
6914Biennial Report, Women in Power1985-1987request_box
6915Fact Sheets1961-1965request_box
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Series VI: Public Affairs, undated, 1912-1913, 1921, 1938, 1942, 1950-1958, 1960, 1962-2004

This series is in English.
2 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

There are 6 subseries located here:

Scope and Content:

New York Section's efforts to be involved with local and national movements and events on a public level are documented in Series VI. In a calculated movement from a religious women's group to a liberal social service organization, New York Section followed (and often led) National Council's efforts to reach a broader public. These records include internal public affairs committee information; advocacy efforts on a number of different fronts; affiliations, allowing New York Section to collaborate locally and nationally; public forums and conferences; promotion of American Judaism; and legislative affairs.

Subseries 1: Public Affairs Committee, undated, 1951-1958, 1962, 1967-1993

Scope and Content:

New York Section's Public Affairs Committee handled affiliation with National Council's Public Affairs Committee and local and regional public affairs committees, arranging for public events and advocacy. New York Section's Public Affairs Committee also arranged for public film festivals, asking for responses from attendees [Box 70, Folders 5-6] This subseries includes some information from National Council's Public Affairs Committee; fact sheets; committee plans; correspondence, including telegrams, interoffice memos, and letters, and national and state legislative correspondence; news clippings; administrative reports; and calendars of New York Section public affairs events. New York Section's efforts to reach the public through radio speeches are also documented here [Box 70, Folder 7].

See also: Series V: National Council of Jewish Women, Subseries 2: Events, Conferences, and Institutes; Subseries 3: Programs / Issues of Concern; Subseries 4: New York State Public Affairs Committee; Subseries 5: Publications; Subseries 6: Reports, Fact Sheets, and Resolutions; Series VIII: Publications, Subseries 1: Bulletin; and Subseries 3: Yearbooks; Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 14: Public Affairs; and Series XI: Scrapbooks, Subseries 3: Newspaper Clippings.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
701Public Affairsundated, 1962request_box
702Public Affairs1971-1979request_box
703Public Affairs1982-1992request_box
704Public Affairs Calendars1967-1993request_box
705Film Series1985-1986request_box
706Film Series Responses1984-1985request_box
707Scripts, Radio Broadcastsundated, 1951-1958, 1972request_box

Subseries 2: Advocacy, undated, 1942, 1963, 1967, 1970-1994, 1996-2000

Scope and Content:

New York Section involvement on many advocacy fronts is partially represented here. The files are arranged into two subsubseries.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 12: Histories; Series II: Community Services; Series III: Fundraising, Subseries 6: Grants; Series V: National Council of Jewish Women, Subseries 2: Events, Conferences, and Institutes; Subseries 3: Programs / Issues of Concern; Subseries 4: New York State Public Affairs Committee; Subseries 5: Publications; Subseries 6: Reports, Fact Sheets, and Resolutions; Series VIII: Publications, Subseries 1: Bulletin; and Subseries 3: Yearbooks; Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 14: Public Affairs; and Series XI: Scrapbooks, Subseries 3: Newspaper Clippings.

A) General Files, 1970-1981, 1983, 1986, 1988-1990

Scope and Content:

Includes files on advocacy, correspondence about advocacy efforts, petitions, and telegrams that communicate New York Section interests and efforts [Box 70, Folders 8-11].

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
708Advocacy1979, 1983, 1988-1989request_box
709Correspondence1980, 1986request_box
7010Petitions1989-1990request_box
7011Telegrams, Advocacy1970-1981request_box

B) Subject Files, undated, 1942, 1963, 1967, 1974-1975, 1978-1994, 1996-2000

Scope and Content:

Arranged alphabetically according to issue or title of program. Files include National Council training manuals, correspondence, petitions, telegrams, brochures, and information for specific efforts. Among the subjects are child care, domestic violence, education, elder abuse, health, Israel, reproductive choice, separation of church and state, Soviet Jewry, sweatshops, and reactions to Donald Trump's local development plans. Affiliations with Planned Parenthood, New York State Legislature, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, and other organizations are made apparent in this subseries [Box 70, Folder 12-28; Box 71, Folders 1-7].

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
7012[Aging] Caregiving ConferenceApril 17, 1994request_box
7013[Aging] Elder Abuse ConferenceApril 21, 1999request_box
7014Anti-Semitismundated, 1978request_box
7015[Separation of Church and State] Testimony1985-1987request_box
7016[Civil Rights Act], Council at the White House1963request_box
7017[Family] Parent Services Project, NY Long Range Plan1996-2000request_box
7018"The Jewish Family: Evolution or Revolution?"November 18, 1980request_box
7019[Health] Tay-Sachs Disease1975request_box
7020[Health] New York State Legislation1984request_box
7021School Health1990request_box
7022Homeless1981request_box
7023Israelundated, 1967, 1978-1980, 1998request_box
7024[Reproductive Rights] Abortion1980-1983request_box
7025[Reproductive Rights] Choice1989-1992request_box
7026[Reproductive Rights] Planned Parenthood1989request_box
7027[Soviet Jewry] Speeches, Russian Émigré Event1974request_box
7028Soviet Jewry1981-1986request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
711Sweatshopsundated, 1998request_box
712Sweatshops, Miscellaneous from Rita Fishman1996request_box
713Sweatshops ConferenceOctober 10, 1996request_box
714Sweatshops1997request_box
715Trump, Donald1987-1988request_box
716Violence1993request_box
717War Activities1942request_box

Subseries 3: Affiliations, undated, 1965-1971, 1974-1978, 1980, 1982-1983, 1986-1995

Scope and Content:

New York Section's affiliations with local and national organizations allowed for collaborative projects and funding. This subseries documents affiliations with local legislative, advocacy, health, social service, and neighborhood groups, and Jewish federations. Records include correspondence, press releases, application forms, public statements, programs, speeches, administrative reports, and conferences, and deals with community service and advocacy issues.

See also: Series II: Community Services; Series III: Fundraising, Subseries 6: Grants; Series V: National Council of Jewish Women, Subseries 2: Events, Conferences, and Institutes; Subseries 3: Programs / Issues of Concern; Subseries 4: New York State Public Affairs Committee; Subseries 5: Publications; Subseries 6: Reports, Fact Sheets, and Resolutions; and Series XI: Scrapbooks, Subseries 3: Newspaper Clippings.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
718Association of Rehabilitation Facilities1974, 1978, 1980request_box
719Citizens Committee, People for the American Way1988request_box
7110Commission on the Status of Women1989 July 25request_box
7111Correspondence, various agencies and organizations1973-1984request_box
7112Federation of Jewish Women's Organizations1975-1976, 1978request_box
7113International Council of Jewish Womenundated, 1978-1987request_box
7114Jewish Heritage Book Festival1986request_box
7115Junior League of the City of New York1976request_box
7116Mid-Manhattan Community Jewish Council1982request_box
7117Nairobi Forum and Conference1985request_box
7118NOW-National Organization for Women1974, 1985-1987request_box
7119[NY State Coalition for Choice] Public Affairs Advocacy, Hope v. Perales1991request_box
7120[NY State Coalition for Choice] Amicus Brief, Hope v. Perales1990request_box
7121New York State Intergenerational Network1989request_box
7122New York State Office for Aging1970-1971request_box
7123New York State Women's Directory1983request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
721Office of Economic Opportunity1965-1967, 1969request_box
722Our Town New York1987request_box
723Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCAR)undated, 1986-1995request_box
724State of Israel Bonds1976request_box
725Temple Israel Sisterhood, Gertrude Watters, Spring LuncheonMay 17, 1983request_box
726UN Conference on Women1980request_box
727Vacations for the Aging and Senior Centers Association1977-1978request_box
728Women Cantors' Network1986, 1988request_box
729Women's City Club of New York1976request_box
7210[Women's Division of the State of New York] Women's Unit News1974-1976, 1978request_box
7211Yorkville Civic Council1976, 1982-1983, 1989request_box

Subseries 4: Forums/Annual Conferences, 1950-1953, 1955, 1960, 1966-1967, 1969, 1972

Scope and Content:

New York Section's Public Affairs events included annual forums and conferences for the public, generally efforts for public education. These files include programs, invitations, and some transcripts and reports, and covers topics such as feminism, morality, and current legislation. This file is not inclusive of all New York Section forums.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 12: Histories; Series II: Community Services; Series III: Fundraising, Subseries 6: Grants; Series V: National Council of Jewish Women, Subseries 2: Events, Conferences, and Institutes; Subseries 3: Programs / Issues of Concern; Subseries 4: New York State Public Affairs Committee; Subseries 5: Publications; Subseries 6: Reports, Fact Sheets, and Resolutions; Series VIII: Publications, Subseries 1: Bulletin; and Subseries 3: Yearbooks; Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 14: Public Affairs; and Series XI: Scrapbooks, Subseries 3: Newspaper Clippings.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
7212Annual Conference, "Woman"October 30, 1950request_box
7213Program Notes, Annual Conference1951-1953request_box
72147th Annual Educational ForumNovember 1, 1955request_box
721511th Annual Forum, Transcript, Hunter CollegeJanuary 26, 1960request_box
7216Annual Forum, Public Affairs Committee, "Alienation and Rebellion in Today's Society"1966request_box
7217United Nations Instituteundated, 1966-1970request_box
7218Annual Forum, Public Affairs Committee, "The Crisis of Immorality: Values, Ethics, and Attitudes in the Jet Age"1967request_box
7219Public Affairs Evening Forum1969, 1972request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
110OSIJewish Week, "NCJW Forum Protests Fund Cuts." Portion of article, attached to glass Oversized ItemsDecember 6, 1981request_box

Subseries 5: Jewish Life Priority, undated, 1912-1913, 1921, 1951-1952, 1955-1957, 1962, 1967, 1976, 1981, 1984-2004

Scope and Content:

New York Section's efforts to promote American Judaism are documented in this subseries. A Section Jewish Life Priority Committee worked specifically to plan activities along this vein, and files of committee minutes, programs, and fliers for events are contained here. Events include Brotherhood Week [Box 73, Folder 2], Chanukah [Box 73, Folders 3-5], Passover [Box 73, Folders 17-18], and other Jewish cultural events and performances, particularly from the 1910s and early 1920s when such efforts were more commonplace for New York Section.

The bulk of this subseries contains information about Council Sabbath [Box 73, Folders 6-14]. This yearly event located Section women in local synagogues, participating with synagogue and temple sisterhoods. These documents include speech scripts, programs, and fliers.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 1: Minutes; Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; Subseries 9: Executive Committee; and Subseries 12: Histories; Series II: Community Services, Subseries 7: Ill and Disabled; and Subseries 9: Jewish Women's Resource Center; Series IV: Membership, Subseries 1: Annual Events, Subsubseries G: Scripts and Prayers; Series V: National Council for Jewish Women, Subseries 3: Programs/Issues of Concern; Series VII: Public Relations, Subseries 5: Invitations; and Subseries 6: Flyers; Series VIII: Publications; Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 14: Public Affairs; and Series XI: Scrapbooks.

Note: Box 73, Folders 1, 13 and 14 contain some Hebrew.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
731Jewish Life Priorityundated, 1985-1987request_box
  Contains some Hebrew.   
732Brotherhood Week1953request_box
733Chanukahundated, 1976request_box
734Hannah Senesh Play1985request_box
735Hanukkahundatedrequest_box
736Speeches, Council SabbathMarch 24, 1951request_box
737Council Sabbath1952request_box
738Council Sabbath1953request_box
739Council Sabbath1955request_box
7310Council Sabbathundated, 1956request_box
7311Council Sabbath1957request_box
7312Council Sabbath1981request_box
7313Council Sabbath1984-1994request_box
  Contains some Hebrew.   
7314Council Sabbathundatedrequest_box
  Contains some Hebrew.   
7315Cultural Events Committeeundated, 1986-2004request_box
7316Jewish Performances, Calendar1912-1913, 1921request_box
7317Passoverundated, 1962, 1967request_box
7318Seder1987request_box

Subseries 6: Legislative Action/Brunch, undated, 1938, 1963-1964, 1982-1989, 1995

Scope and Content:

New York Section worked to participate in local and national legislation and to involve the public in such efforts. Their Legislative Committee records for 1938 and later events such as Legislative Brunch and voter registration programs include fliers, correspondence, and minutes.

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 12: Histories; Series V: National Council of Jewish Women, Subseries 2: Events, Conferences, and Institutes; Subseries 3: Programs / Issues of Concern; Subseries 4: New York State Public Affairs Committee; Subseries 5: Publications; Subseries 6: Reports, Fact Sheets, and Resolutions; Series VIII: Publications, Subseries 1: Bulletin; and Subseries 3: Yearbooks; Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 14: Public Affairs; and Series XI: Scrapbooks, Subseries 3: Newspaper Clippings.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
7319Legislative Committee1938request_box
7320Legislative Actionundated, 1963-1964request_box
7321Legislative Brunchundated, 1982-1989, 1995request_box
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Series VII: Public Relations, undated, 1937-1938, 1946-1997, 2004

This series is in English.
2.5 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Subject and Format.

There are 9 subseries located here:

Scope and Content:

In conjunction with New York Section's public affairs efforts and community service programs, the Section's Public Relations branch worked to publicize events and movements. This series includes committee documents, press releases, printed announcements, invitations, fliers, clippings, and brochures.

Subseries 1: Public Relations Committee, undated, 1979-1980, 1982-1994

Scope and Content:

This subseries records the work of New York Sections Public Relations Committee, including committee minutes, agendas, and announcements; collected news clippings and news releases; correspondence and memos; and training material.

See also: Specific program or event within the collection; Series VIII: Publications; and Series XI: Scrapbooks.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
741PR Committeeundated, 1979-1980, 1982-1985request_box
742Public Relations Committee1986request_box
743Public Relations1987-1994request_box
744PR Committee etcundatedrequest_box

Subseries 2: Media Lists, undated, 1985-1994

Scope and Content:

New York Section's Public Relations committee preserved some of the media lists used for press releases and other press outlets. This subseries includes names and addresses, address labels, contact information for newspapers and television stations, correspondence for PR committee members, and publicity efforts.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
745PR Listsundated, 1985-1994request_box
746Press Listundated, 1988request_box
747PR Committeeundatedrequest_box

Subseries 3: Press Releases, undated, 1954-1977, 1983-1992

Scope and Content:

Subseries 3 contains New York Section press releases as well as training information about how to create press releases. Some of these files were preserved in Press Release binders by New York Section and were preserved as such in this collection [Box 75, Folder 2]. This file is not inclusive of all New York Section press releases. Many are spread throughout specific program files.

See also: Specific program or event within the collection; and Series XI: Scrapbooks.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
748Press Releases1954-1971request_box
749Press Releases1971-1977request_box
7410News Releases1974request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
751Press Releasesundated, 1983-1991request_box
752Press Releases1984-1992request_box

Subseries 4: Announcements, undated, 1966, 1974-1975, 1982, 1984, 1986-1992

Scope and Content:

New York Section preserved many announcements, as evidenced in this subseries. Mimeographed copies of radio spot announcements are included [Box 75, Folders 5-6].

See also: Specific program or event within the collection; Series VIII: Publications; and Series XI: Scrapbooks.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
753Announcementsundated, 1982, 1984, 1986-1992request_box
754Car Advertising1966request_box
755Mimeographed Copies of Spot Announcements #1undated, 1974-1975request_box
756Mimeographed Copies of Spot Announcements #2undated, 1974-1975request_box

Subseries 5: Invitations, undated, 1946-1995

Scope and Content:

Binders contained Section collections of invitations, disassembled due to non-archival quality binders, but maintained here in their respective folders with their original dividers.

See also: Specific program or event within the collection; Series VIII: Publications; and Series XI: Scrapbooks.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
757-9Invitations1946-1985request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
761-3Invitations1986-1995request_box
764Flyers, Invitations1956-1994request_box
765Invitations to Eventsundated, 1982, 1990-1992request_box

Subseries 6: Flyers, undated, 1949-1951, 1957, 1964, 1967-1970, 1972-1990

Scope and Content:

New York Section preserved many flyers, as evidenced in this subseries. This subseries also includes promotional items and donation cards [Box 77, Folder 4].

See also: Specific program or event within the collection; Series VIII: Publications; and Series XI: Scrapbooks.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
766Flyersundated, 1979-1989request_box
767Flyersundated, 1982-1997request_box
768Flyersundatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
771Flyersundatedrequest_box
772Various News Events Oversized Items, see OS1 Box 105, Folder 7undated, 1968-1970, 1972-1974, 1976-1980, 1982-1990request_box
773Forums, Events, etcundated, 1949-1951request_box
774Section Promos/Donation Cardsundated, 1950, 1957, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1974-1975request_box

Subseries 7: Clippings, undated, 1937-1938, 1984-1993

Scope and Content:

New York Section preserved many news clippings, as evidenced in this subseries. All news clippings have been photocopied on acid-free paper.

See also: Specific program or event within the collection; Series VIII: Publications; and Series XI: Scrapbooks.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
775Press Clippings1937-1938request_box
776Clippings1984-1985request_box
777Clippings1986-1987request_box
778Clippings1988-1989request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
781Clippings1990-1993request_box
782Clippingsundatedrequest_box

Subseries 8: Brochures, undated, 1956-1994, 2004

Scope and Content:

New York Section preserved many brochures, as evidenced in this subseries.

See also: Specific program or event within the collection; Series VIII: Publications; and Series XI: Scrapbooks.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
783Action Calendar1985-1986, 1988request_box
784Anniversary Brochures1969, 1974, 1994, 2004request_box
785Brochuresundated, 1956-1994request_box

Subseries 9: Miscellaneous, undated, 1951, 1953-1955, 1958-1959, 1960-1974, 1983-1997

Scope and Content:

This subseries includes graphics, posters, programs, and information related to a 1984 Section video production [Box 78, Folder 15]. New York Section also maintained a "Duplicates" binder, which has been disassembled and preserved here [Box 78, Folder 8]. These items are sporadic and not inclusive of New York Section public relations efforts.

See also: : Specific program or event within the collection; Series VIII: Publications; and Series XI: Scrapbooks.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
786Ad Materialundated, 1953, 1971-1972, 1974, 1982, 1984request_box
787PR Committee (Contribution Cards)undatedrequest_box
788Duplicatesundated, 1951, 1954-1955, 1958-1959, 1962, 1964-1965, 1967-1968, 1971, 1973request_box
789Graphics Oversized Items, see OS1 Box 105, Folder 7undated, 1990request_box
7810Heritage of Concern1986request_box
7811Posters Oversized Items, see OS1 Box 105, Folder 7undatedrequest_box
7812Public Relationsundated, 1983-1984request_box
7813Public Relations1983-1997request_box
7814Theatre Programs1960-1974request_box
7815Video Tape (Correspondence concerning)1984request_box
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Series VIII: Publications, undated, 1906-2004

This series is in English.
5 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

There are 3 subseries located here:

Scope and Content:

New York Section's publications make up Series VIII. Their Section newsletter, the Bulletin, as well as various printed programs and yearbooks and souvenir journals, are contained here. These publications were intended for in-house use by Section members. This Series also represents many different branches associated with New York Section as seen in their published programs, as well as the Junior Committee and Lady Luck, a fundraising venture. Yearbooks and souvenir journals contain snapshots of current Section programs and efforts, both textual and with occasional actual photographic images in later editions.

Subseries 1: Bulletin, 1925-2003

Scope and Content:

The New York Section began publishing a Section newsletter in 1918, although the first preserved issue in this collection is in 1925. Issues for the first nine years were bound. Changes in format include a one-page half-folded piece as seen in 1925 through October 1934, to a much smaller quadruple-folded, double-sided issue from November 1934 through February 1941. In March 1941 the Bulletin returned to a one-page, half-folded issue, often printed on different colors of paper. By 1947, the Bulletin was printed in two colors. Photographs are printed in the Bulletin starting in January 1949. By October 1949, the Bulletin was printed as an eight-page, full-sheet publication, with a formal cover. Often included are public affairs calendars, annual meeting notices, and other fliers. These copies of the Bulletin are arranged chronologically. Some issues are missing, particularly between 1995-2000.

See also: Specific program or event within the collection; Series VII: Public Relations; Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 15: Publications; and Series XI: Scrapbooks.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
791The BulletinOctober 1925-October 1934request_box
792The Bulletin1934-1941request_box
793The Bulletin1941-1946request_box
794The Bulletin1947-1950request_box
795The Bulletin1951-1953request_box
796The Bulletin1954-1956request_box
797The Bulletin1957-1959request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
801The Bulletin1960-1961request_box
802The Bulletin1962-1963request_box
803The Bulletin1964-1966request_box
804The Bulletin1966-1969request_box
805The Bulletin1969-1972request_box
806The Bulletin1972-1975request_box
807The Bulletin1976-1979request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
811The Bulletin1980-1983request_box
812The BulletinSummer 1983-1987 Summerrequest_box
813The BulletinFall 1987-Summer 1991request_box
814The Bulletin1991-1998request_box
815The Bulletin1998-2003request_box

Subseries 2: Programs, 1935, 1983, 1940, 1942-1974, 1977-1985

Scope and Content:

Programs were published for different fundraising events held by the New York Section as well as its branches. This subseries, not inclusive of all programs existing in the collection, is arranged into three subsubseries.

A) Branches, 1942-1974

Scope and Content:

Includes various New York Section branches' programs for different events. Programs include lists of branch officers, members, patrons, and sponsors; memorials and advertisements, messages from Section presidents and branch chairs; and photographs. Programs appear in a variety of sizes, colors, and shapes, some with foil pages, images, and/or fancy tassels, usually created for branch dinners, shows, and dances, often with specific themes. Publishing branches include Carlton Branch, Colony, Cooper-Stuyvesant, Empire, Harmony, Parkside, Regency, Town and Country, and Washington Heights. This collection of branch programs is not inclusive, as not all branches are included and not all programs for all branch events are included. [Boxes 81, Folders 6-8 -- Box 82].

See also: Series IV: Membership, Subseries 2: Branches.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
816Branch Programs, Parkside, Town and Country, Colony1942-1973request_box
817Programs, Branch Events, Carlton Branch1973-1974request_box
818Cooper-Stuyvesant Branch, Programs1943-1967request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
821Branch Programs, Empire Branch1962-1963, 1966, 1970-1971request_box
822Branch Programs, Harmony Branch1949-1960request_box
823Programs, Branch Events, Harmony Branch1961-1972request_box
824Programs, Branch Events, Regency Branch1961-1968request_box
825Regency Branch, Programs1969-1971request_box
826Programs, Branch Events, Washington Heights Branch1951-1962request_box
827The Challenge of Hate, Washington Heights1947request_box

B) Junior Committee, undated, 1935, 1938, 1940, 1942, 1945, 1948-1954, 1956-1963, 1965, 1967, 1970-1974, 1977-1978

Scope and Content:

Includes programs from New York Section's Junior Committee. Like branch programs, the Junior Committee programs often include officer and membership lists, including dinner and dance committees, patrons, and sponsors; messages from presidents and chairs; memorials, including pages dedicated to children and pets, and advertisements; and, because each event was generally a fundraising opportunity for a specific program, information on that program. Again, these programs do not cover every annual event, but are arranged chronologically. [Boxes 83-85 Folder 1].

See also: Series I: Administrative, Subseries 1: Minutes; Subseries 4: Board of Directors, Minutes; Subseries 9: Executive Committee; and Subseries 13: Junior Committee; Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 1: Administrative; Series XI: Scrapbooks, Subseries 2: Individual Programs; and Subseries 3: Newspaper Clippings.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
831Junior Committee1935, 1938, 1940request_box
832Junior Committee, Programs1942, 1945request_box
833Junior Committee, Dinner Dance1948request_box
834Junior Committee, Dinner Dance1949request_box
835Junior Committee, Dinner Dance1950request_box
836Junior Committee, Programs1951-1954request_box
837Programs, Junior Committee1956-1957request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
841Programs, Junior Committee1958-1959request_box
842Junior Committee, Programs1960-1963request_box
843Junior Committee, Programs1965, 1967request_box
844Programs, Junior Committee1970-1971request_box
845Junior Committee, Programs1972-1973request_box
846Junior Committee, Dinner1974, 1977-1978request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
851Junior Committee, Dinner Dance Programundatedrequest_box

C) Lady Luck, 1979-1985

Scope and Content:

Includes programs from this successful annual fundraising event. These programs contain basic information about National Council and New York Section, listing programs and services provided; Lady Luck committee members and their responsibilities, as well as New York Section officers; photographs of chairs and guests of honor; messages from chairs and Section presidents and vice presidents; memorials and advertisements; and a list of Lady Luck participating institutions. [Box 85, Folders 2-4].

See also: Series III: Fundraising, Subseries 8: Lady Luck; Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 11: Fundraising; and Series XI: Scrapbooks.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
852Lady Luck1979-1981request_box
853Lady Luck1982-1983request_box
854Lady Luck1984-1985request_box

Subseries 3: Yearbooks, 1906-1933, 1944-1945, 1986-2004

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains New York Section's published yearbooks and journals. It is not known when New York Section first began publishing yearly reports in the form of yearbooks; the first in this collection appeared in 1906. Various yearbooks were bound, often with gaps between years. Yearbooks include National Council officers and New York Section officers; notices of meetings, dues, membership, general information, and activities; committee chairs; events for the year; and Junior Section officers and committees. Reports from the Section president, recording secretary, corresponding secretary, treasurer, and the various committees comprise the yearbook, as well as lists of contributors to various Section efforts and recommendations for different programs. The earlier yearbooks also include a list of members with names and addresses, with memorials to past Section leaders. Large gaps exist between 1934-1943, and 1945-1985. By 1986, the yearbook had taken the form of a souvenir journal, a fundraising venture, with memorial pages and advertisements, as well as photographs of various current Section programs and efforts.

See also: Specific program or event within the collection; Series VII: Public Relations; Series IX: Photographs, Subseries 15: Publications; and Series XI: Scrapbooks.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
855Yearbooks1906-1914request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
861Yearbooks1914-1921request_box
862Yearbooks1921-1926request_box
863Yearbooks1925-1933request_box
864American Jewish Yearbook1944-1945request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
871Yearbooks1986-1987request_box
872Yearbooks1988-1992request_box
873Section Yearbook1993-1994request_box
874Section Yearbook1995-1996request_box
875Section Yearbook1997-1998request_box
876Yearbooks1999-2000request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
881Yearbooks2001-2002request_box
882Yearbooks2003-2004request_box
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Series IX: Photographs, undated, 1895-1896, 1900s-1933, 1939-1946, 1948-2004

This series is in English.
2.5 linear feet
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

There are 16 subseries located here:

Scope and Content:

Series IX contains New York Section photographs, arranged according to subject, following the same schema as the overall collection. Some photographs are reproductions; the location and copyright of the originals are unknown, although some images have been used over and over again in various Section publications. Photographs are both professionally produced and taken by amateurs on digital cameras. Some photographs are labeled, while others are placed conjecturally with similar subjects.

Subseries 1: Administrative, undated, 1933, 1948-1949, 1954-1957, 1959-1960, 1962-1971, 1983, 1998

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains photographs of various boards of directors, executive committees, junior committees, presidents, and Section personalities. Photographs of presidents and Section personalities are arranged alphabetically.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
891Board of Directors1964-1970request_box
892Executive Committee1983request_box
893Junior Committee1963-1966request_box
894Presidents, Alphabeticalundated, 1949, 1954, 1957, 1959-1960, 1962, 1965, 1967-1968, 1970-1971request_box
895Presidents, Rita Tishmanundatedrequest_box
896Presidents, Bernice Friedes and Jean Krosner1998request_box
897Council Personalities, Alphabeticalundated, 1933, 1948, 1955-1957, 1960, 1963request_box

Subseries 2: Community Services, Aging, undated, 1956-1997, 2002

Scope and Content:

Photographs of New York Section's services for the aging include images of Council Club for Older People, the Katherine Engel Center for Older People, Council Workshop for Senior Citizens, and Council Senior Center.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
898Council Club for Older People1956-1957request_box
899Katharine Engel Center for Older People1957request_box
8910Katharine Engel Center for Older People1958request_box
8911Katharine Engel Center for Older People1959-1965request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
901Katharine Engel Center for Older People1965-1974request_box
902Katharine Engel Center for Older People1975-1996request_box
903Katharine Engel Center for Older Peopleundatedrequest_box
904Council Workshop for Senior Citizens1957-1965request_box
905Council Workshop for Senior Citizensundated, 1965-1982request_box
906Council Senior Centerundated, 1993-1997, 2002request_box

Subseries 3: Community Services, Children and Youth, undated, 1917, 1925-1933, 1940-1946, 1952, 1954-1998

Scope and Content:

Photographs of New York Section's services for children cover Artreach; Great Sunday; literacy programs including Book-Go-Round (including slides), children's library, Council Camp, Children's Day Camp, Camp Ella Fohs, Mothers and Children Club Outings, Council Day Care, Pre-Kindergarten, Council Teen Club, Council Youth Program and Department of Correction, Girls' Home Club, HIPPY, Israeli children's institutions, Ship-A-Box, World of Work, and miscellaneous photographs of children. Council Camp and Mothers Club outings photographs are numerous and often unlabeled. These photographs are arranged according to the stamps on the back.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
907Artreachundatedrequest_box
908Council Summer Camp, Mother's Club Camp, Children's Day Campundated, 1932request_box
909Council Camp, Camp Ella Fohsundated, 1940-1946request_box
9010Mothers and Children Club Outingsundated, 1925-1933request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
911Council Day Care Centerundated, 1967-1983request_box
912Pre-Kindergartenundated, 1965request_box
913Council Teen Age Clubundated, 1952, 1955request_box
914Council Youth Program, Department of Correction1958-1966request_box
915Girls Home Clubundated, 1917request_box
916Great Sundayundatedrequest_box
917World of Work1996request_box
918HIPPYundated, 1996-1998request_box
919Children, Israeli Institutionsundatedrequest_box
9110Book-Go-Round Slides1969-1972request_box
9111Book-Go-Roundundated, 1969-1987request_box
9112Children's Libraryundated, 1964-1998request_box
9113Ship-A-Boxundated, 1954-1996request_box
9114Childrenundatedrequest_box

Subseries 4: Community Services, Council House, undated, 1900s-1932, 1939, 1958, 1970, 2000

Scope and Content:

New York Section Council House photographs include children's classes and adult education classes; shots of the playground, roof, and garden; Council House dinners and entertainments; Eleanor Roosevelt's participation with the transfer of Forrest House to the Bronx neighborhood; religious schools held at Council House; and various locations of New York Section headquarters known as Council House.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
9115Council Houseundatedrequest_box
9116Council House, Children's Classes, Kindergarten, Story Hourundated, early 1900s-1920srequest_box
9117Council House, Playground, Roof, Gardenundated, 1929-1932request_box
9118Council House, Dinners1931, 1939request_box
9119Council House, Entertainmentsundated, 1929-1933request_box
9120Forest House Transfer, Eleanor Roosevelt1958request_box
9121Council House, Religious Schoolsundated, 1919-1926request_box
9122Council House, 9 East 69th Streetundated, 1970request_box
9123Council House, 820 2nd Avenue2000request_box

Subseries 5: Community Services, Counseling and Support Groups, undated, 1996, 1998

Scope and Content:

Photographs of New York Section counseling and support groups includes images of Pregnancy Loss Support Group and Troubleshooters.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
9124Pregnancy Loss Support Program1996, 1998request_box
9125Troubleshootersundatedrequest_box

Subseries 6: Community Services, Hunger, undated, 1983-1997

Scope and Content:

Photographs of New York Section's hunger programs are found in this subseries, many undated.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
921Hunger Programundated, 1983-1997request_box

Subseries 7: Community Services, Ill and Disabled, undated, 1926, 1950-1989, 1994, 1997

Scope and Content:

Community Services focusing on the Ill and Disabled include photographs of the AIDS Friendly Visitor Program and PACT, Knitwits, Jackson Stricks scholarship recipients, Metropolitan Hospital programs, and efforts on Welfare Island / Roosevelt Island.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
922AIDS Friendly Visitor Program, PACT (Pediatric Aids Caring Team)undated, 1994, 1997request_box
923Knit Witsundatedrequest_box
924Scholarships, Campership, Jackson Stricks, Gail Coatesundated, 1989, 1997request_box
925Metropolitan Hospitalundated, 1953-1957request_box
926Welfare Island/Roosevelt Island Oversized photographs, see OS1 Box 110undated, 1926, 1950-1988request_box

Subseries 8: Community Services, Immigration, undated, 1957-1988

Scope and Content:

Photographs of programs for immigrants include a number of undated photographs used frequently by New York Section, adult education classes in English and naturalization, Services for the Foreign Born, and waitress training.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
927Immigrationundatedrequest_box
928Immigration, Adult Education Classes, English, Naturalizationundatedrequest_box
929Service for the Foreign Bornundated, 1957-1988request_box
9210Waitress Trainingundatedrequest_box

Subseries 9: Community Services, Jewish Women's Resource Center, undated, 1983-2004

Scope and Content:

New York Section's Jewish Women's Resource Center photographs cover a variety of events and people.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
9211Jewish Women's Resource Centerundated, 1983-2004request_box
9212Book Signingundatedrequest_box

Subseries 10: Community Services, War Efforts, undated, 1943

Scope and Content:

Efforts during World War II are recorded in photographs of Section efforts with the American Red Cross and the Council Club canteen for servicemen.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
9213World War II, American Red Crossundatedrequest_box
9214World War II, Council Club1943request_box

Subseries 11: Fundraising, undated, 1949-1997

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains photographs of New York Section fundraising efforts, including Angels Ball, Art Exhibition and Sale, Council Corner, County Fair, Lady Luck, and Thrift Shop.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
9215Angels Ball1953-1972request_box
9216Council Cornerundated, 1956-1965, 1988-1990request_box
9217Thrift Shopundated, 1949-1997request_box
9218County Fairundatedrequest_box
9219Lady Luck1981request_box
922014th Annual Art Exhibition and SaleMarch 31, 1962-April 4, 1962request_box

Subseries 12: Membership, undated, 1930, 1958-1963, 1966-1967, 1969, 1973-1974, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1991-1995, 1997-2001

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains photographs of annual events for members, including luncheons, annual meetings, fashion shows, anniversary events, and various speakers at membership events.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
9221Luncheon1930request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
931Annual Meeting and Spring Luncheon, Hotel PlazaMay 13, 1958request_box
932Membership Luncheon and Fashion Show1958request_box
933Annual Meeting1959-1963request_box
934Annual Meeting and Luncheon, New York Hilton1966 May 16request_box
935Annual Meeting and Luncheon, Hotel AmericanaMay 15, 1967request_box
93675th Anniversary1969request_box
93780th Anniversary Luncheon1973-1974request_box
938Donnell Library Exhibit, KEC, 80th Anniversary1974request_box
939Spring Luncheon, Anna Meara, Jerry Stiller1980, 1982request_box
931090th Anniversary1984request_box
9311June in January LuncheonJanuary 15, 1991request_box
9312Centennial Celebration1994request_box
9313Spring Luncheon, Wendy Wasserstein1998request_box
9314New Members Luncheon, Alfred Uhrey1999request_box
9315Fall Meeting, Ruth Samuelson Lecture, Helen Thomas2000request_box
9316Spring Meeting, Mario Cuomoundatedrequest_box
9317Speakers, Miscellaneousundated, 1982, 1992-1995, 1997, 2001request_box

Subseries 13: National Council of Jewish Women, undated, 1895-1896, 1963, 1982-1983

Scope and Content:

This subseries includes various photographs of National Council events and personalities.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
9318National Council of Jewish Women, Sadie American-Denver Section, International Council Conferenceundated, 1895-1896, 1963, 1982-1983request_box

Subseries 14: Public Affairs, undated, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1969-1970, 1981-1983, 1987, 1992, 1996-2003

Scope and Content:

New York Section photographs of public affairs events include advocacy and efforts to lobby for child care, domestic violence, Israel, and sweatshops; affiliations, particularly the Washington Institute; forums and conferences; Jewish Life Priority, namely Section-sponsored Chanukah parties; Social Action Committee events; voter registration tables; and recipients of the Rebekah Kohut award. These photographs are not inclusive.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
9319Advocacy, Child Careundatedrequest_box
9320Domestic Violence Walkundated, 1999-2003request_box
9321Israel Projectsundated, 1983-2002request_box
9322Sweatshopsundated, 1996-1998request_box
9323Washington Institute1987, 1996request_box
9324Annual Institute: "A Quest for Security"October 26, 1953request_box
93257th Annual Education Forum, Hotel PierreNovember 1, 1955request_box
932620th Annual Forum, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of ArtJanuary 13, 1969request_box
9327Annual Forum1970request_box
9328Chanukah Partyundated, 1957request_box
9329Social Action Committee, City Council, Local Legislators, Legislative Brunch1981-1982, 1992request_box
9330Voter Registrationundatedrequest_box
9331Rebekah Kohut Awardundated, 1992request_box

Subseries 15: Publications, 1997-1998

Scope and Content:

In an effort to gather photographs for New York Section publications, including journals and the Bulletin, certain files collected images, as preserved here.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
9332"The Bulletin"Summer 1998request_box
9333Journal1997request_box

Subseries 16: Miscellaneous, undated, 1993-1996

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains miscellaneous photographs, usually unlabeled and not dated, of individuals and groups, events, and collages. One folder contains photographs of celebrities associated with New York Section at various events.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
9334Celebritiesundated, 1995-1996request_box
9335Miscellaneousundated, 1993-1996request_box
9336Negativesundatedrequest_box
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Series X: Audio and Visual Material, undated, 1985

This series is in English.
.25 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Format.

Scope and Content:

This series includes audio tapes separated from Series II: Community Services, Subseries 3: Children and Youth and Subseries 9: Jewish Women's Resource Center. The folders contain an audio tape from Book-Go-Round, a button, and audio tapes from the Oral History project interviewing Rabbis' Wives.

See also: Series II: Community Services, Subseries 3: Children and Youth; Subsubseries H: Literacy Program and Subseries 9: Jewish Women's Resource Center.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
941Book-Go-Round, Audio Tape, buttonundatedrequest_box
942Oral History, Rabbis Wives, Tapes1985request_box
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Series XI: Scrapbooks, undated, 1920-1922, 1928-1981, 1983-1988

This series is in English.
18.3 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Format.

There are 3 subseries located here:

Scope and Content:

Scrapbooks are arranged into Subseries 1: Printing Samples, Subseries 2: Individual Programs, and Subseries 3: Newspaper Clippings.

Subseries 1: Printing Samples, 1939-1951, 1954-1970, 1976-1980

Scope and Content:

Stationery, Flyers, invitations, brochures, and journals found throughout other series in the collection are consolidated here by year. The samples originally were placed in bound scrapbooks; some bound books remain, others have been disassembled for better storage.

See also: Series VII: Public Relations, Subseries 4: Announcements; Subseries 5: Invitations; Subseries 6: Flyers; Subseries 7: Clippings; Subseries 8: Brochures; Subseries 9: Miscellaneous; and individual series for additional flyers, announcements, and brochures.

Box TitleDate
106 (OS7) Printing Samples1939-1964
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
951-7Printing SamplesSeptember 1954-October 1957request_box
Box TitleDate
107 (OS7) Printing Samples1957-1960
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
961-7Stationery, Printing SamplesJanuary 1961-December 1964request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
971Stationery, Printing SamplesJanuary 1961-December 1964request_box
Box TitleDate
108 (OS7) Printing Samples1965-April 1968
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
972-6Printing SamplesApril 1968-December 1970request_box
Box TitleDate
109 (OS7) Printing Samples1976-1980

Subseries 2: Individual Programs, undated, 1920-1922, 1945, 1948-1954, 1968-1981, 1983-1988

Scope and Content:

Several community services, fundraising events, and committees have organized individual scrapbooks. The bulk of the scrapbooks pertain to Series II: Community Services, Subseries 3: Children and Youth. These scrapbooks were composed for Council Child Care Center, Council Day Care Center, Council Day Camp, Sun-N’-Fun, Children's Library Program, Hempstead State Park Picnics, and Henry Kaufman Camp Grounds.

Additional scrapbooks in this subseries were created for Council House (the transfer to the Bronx community in 1945), County Fair, Junior Auxiliary (by President Edith L. Levy from 1920-1922), and Service for the Foreign Born (from 1968-1975). Most of the scrapbooks have been preserved in their original bound housing; others in need of better preservation have been removed, placed in mylar sleeves, and put into individual folders.

See also: Series II: Community Services, Subseries 3: Children and Youth; Subseries 4: Council House; and Subseries 8: Immigration; and Series III: Fundraising, Subseries 4: County Fair.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
981Council Child Care Center1983-1988request_box
982Council Day Care Center, "Our Book of Holidays"undatedrequest_box
983Council Day Care Center: "Our Book of Holidays"undatedrequest_box
984Council Day Care Center. "Our Trip Book"undatedrequest_box
985Council Day Care Center. "The Block Book 2"1984-1985request_box
986Council Day Care Center. "The Block Book"1986-1987request_box
987Council Day Care Center. "Our Book of Holidays"1987request_box
988Children's Library Programundated, circa 1970srequest_box
Box TitleDate
99 (OS1) Council Day Camp1948
99 (OS1) Junior Auxiliary, Edith L. Levy (President)1920-1921
99 (OS1) Junior Auxiliary, Edith L. Levy (President)1921-1922
99 (OS1) Service for the Foreign Born1968-1975
Box TitleDate
100 (OS1) County FairMarch 30, 1954
100 (OS1) Copy of County Fair scrapbook (in oversized folder)
100 (OS1) Loose Material found in front of scrapbook (in oversized folder)
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
101 (OS1)1Children's Library Program1968-1981request_box
101 (OS1)2Stanley M. Isaac Children's Library1975request_box
101 (OS1)3Council Day Camp Pictures; Sun N' Fun Pictures1948-1953request_box
101 (OS1)4Council House1945request_box
101 (OS1)5Hempstead State Park Picnics; Henry Kaufman Camp Grounds1971, 1973request_box

Subseries 3: Newspaper clippings, undated, 1928-1952, 1955-1980, 1983-1986

Contains some Yiddish, German and Italian.
Scope and Content:

This series documents the activities of the New York Section as noted in the press. The clippings are arranged chronologically. Originally in bound volumes, each scrapbook has been photocopied and placed in oversized folders. The original scrapbooks, due to their high acidic content, have been discarded.

See also: Series VII: Public Relations, Subseries 7: Clippings.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
102 (OS1)1-2ClippingsNovember 1928-July 1932request_box
102 (OS1)3ClippingsSeptember 1932-October 1934request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
989-11ClippingsMay 1935-January 22, 1936request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
102 (OS1)4-6ClippingsJanuary 1936-February 1938request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
103 (OS1)1-4ClippingsOctober 1937-November 1943request_box
103 (OS1)5Clippings, National Defence; Air Raid Precaution: First Aid Courses1941-1942request_box
103 (OS1)6-7ClippingsAugust 1943-May 1948request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
104 (OS1)1Clippings1946-1948, 1952request_box
104 (OS1)2-3Clippings1948-1952request_box
104 (OS1)4-6ClippingsJanuary 1955-December 1961request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
105 (OS1)1-3Clippings1962-1972request_box
105 (OS1)4-5Clippings1967-1980request_box
105 (OS1)6Clippings1929, 1983-1986request_box
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Separated Oversized Material, undated, 1896, 1913, 1926, 1947, 1950-1956, 1965-1966, 1979-1983, 1990, 1994

This series is in English.
3.7 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Format.

Scope and Content:

Oversized items originally in folders or belonging to specific series, have been placed here for better storage and preservation. See the box list for cross references.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
105(OS1)7"Get Quality Controlled Work at Competitive Prices!" Advertisement for Council Workshop (2 copies), (separated from Box 34, Folder 2)undatedrequest_box
105(OS1)7Better Times, Volume XXIX, No. 14, December 26, 1947. Includes the article, "Trouble May Start When You're Young: Emotional Problems of Preschool Children Are the Focus of the Council Child Development Center," by Herschel Alt, pgs. 3-4, 6, 8. (separated from Box 34, Folder 13)December 26, 1947request_box
105(OS1)7Two articles: Jerusalem Post, October, "Capital's Newest School Opens on Sunday"undatedrequest_box
105(OS1)7Unknown publication, "Council Dedicates the New Hebrew University High School." (separated from Box 39, Folder 8)undatedrequest_box
105(OS1)7The Council House Journal, Vol. 3, No. 6. (separated from Box 41, Folder 8)January 1926request_box
105(OS1)7The Council House Journal, Vol. 4, No. 8. (separated from Box 41, Folder 8)October 1926request_box
105(OS1)7Unknown publication, "New York's Unknown Islands," by Arlene Silberman (separated from Box 44, Folder 10)undatedrequest_box
105(OS1)7Zmanim Modernim (Modern Times). Includes photo of woman wearing Tefillin. In Hebrew (separated from Box 50, Folder 4)July 3, 1980request_box
105(OS1)7Certificate signed by New York State Governor Mario M. Cuomo, on the occasion of NCJW, New York Section's centennial (separated from Box 59, Folder 6)May 27, 1994request_box
105(OS1)7Map of "Council Fellowship Alumni at Work in Israel" and a list of Alumni "Where They Are-What They Do," (separated from Box 65, Folder 11)March 1965request_box
105(OS1)7Flyer, "An Evening With Lady Luck at Roseland," (2 copies) (separated from Box 77, Folder 2)October 24, 1979request_box
105(OS1)7Kansas City Jewish Chronicle. Special Advertising Section: "Very Important Women of Yesterday and Today." Full issue. (separated from Box 78, Folder 9)December 28, 1990request_box
105(OS1)7Two Posters: "Council Picture Section, Your Support Makes All This Possible," NCJW, New York Section, (2 copies); "Get Quality Controlled Work at Competitive Prices!" Advertisement for Council Workshop, (2 copies) (separated from Box 78, Folder 11)undatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
110(OS1)Book of Honor, Volunteer Service League (separated from Series IV: Membership, Subseries 7: Volunteers)1950-1956request_box
110(OS1)Jewish Week, "NCJW Forum Protests Fund Cuts." Portion of article, attached to glass.(separated from Series VI: Public Affairs, Subseries 4: Forums/Annual Conferences)December 6, 1981request_box
110(OS1)Plaque, presented by Forest House to New York Section, Founders Award, (separated from Box 41, Folder 12)undatedrequest_box
110(OS1)Membership Award, presented by National President to New York Section at the 1966 Regional Conference, in recognition of high Membership Growth (separated from Box 64, Folder 16)1966request_box
110(OS1)Two 11 x 14" black and white photographs: One of Religious Services being held for patients at Roosevelt Island, the other of two female patients being helped by a New York Section volunteer (separated from Box 92, Folder 6)undatedrequest_box
110(OS1)One 14 x 20" black and white photograph, of Religious Services being held at Goldwater Memorial Hospital, (separated from Box 92, Folder 6)undatedrequest_box
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111(OS2)Copy of article from Leslie's Weekly. "The National Council of Jewish Women, pg. 331. Attached is a photo collage, "Judging Ladies' Saddle Horses, Where Fashion Reigns." (separated from Box 69, Folder 3)November 19, 1896request_box
111(OS2)Connecticut Suffragist, full issue (separated from Box 69, Folder 3) Restricted for preservationJuly 31, 1913request_box
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MAP1Katharine Engel Center, two blueprints, Scheme A & B, Interior Design, (separated from Box 31, Folder 2)undatedrequest_box
MAP1NCJW, New York, 440 Lafayette, four blueprints for second floor: Space study, Electrical and FEF CLG. Construction Plan, and Specification Sheet (separated from Box 32, Folder 10)October 7, 1982request_box
MAP1Blueprint, NCJW, New York Section Headquarters, 9 East 69th Street. Includes Cellar and First Floor Plan (separated from Box 34, Folder 14)March 7, 1983request_box
MAP1Blueprint, NCJW, New York Section Headquarters, 9 East 69th Street. Includes Cellar and First Floor Plan, (separated from Box 34, Folder 14)May 19, 1983request_box
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