Guide to the Records of the Synagogue Council of America (1926-1994),
undated, 1926-1982, 1990-1992

I-68

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Synagogue Council of America (1926-1994)
Title: Synagogue Council of America Records
Dates:undated, 1926-1982, 1990-1992
Abstract: The Records of the Synagogue Council of America (SCA) documents the lifespan (1926-1982, with a few documents from 1990-1992; the organization disbanded in 1994) and activities of the joint Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox Jewish communities' efforts in coordinating Jewish life and activities in America. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, and ephemera including photographs of Martin Luther King, Jr., Edward Kennedy, and Presidents Eisenhower, Truman, and Johnson, along with Eleanor Roosevelt. Of particular interest is correspondence and photographs documenting the removal, reconsecration, or burial of ritual Synagogue items for repatriation from Europe to the U.S. and South America after WWII; also contains information on damaged synagogues in France.
Languages: The collection is in English, Yiddish, and French.
Quantity:28.65 linear ft. (45 .5 manuscript boxes; 1 .25 manuscript box; 2 16x20 oversized boxes; 1 20x24 manuscript box)
Accession number: I-68
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Biographical Note
Burial of Nazi-looted ritual objects, circa 1952 - Photograph by Fred Stein

Burial of Nazi-looted rituals objects, circa 1952 - Photograph by Fred Stein

Synagogue Council of America
(1926-1994)

The Synagogue Council of America was proposed at a meeting of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC) held in St. Louis at the Twenty-Ninth Council of the UAHC. The conference occurred from January 19-22, 1925. Presented by Dr. David Philipson and Dr. Abram Simon, the resolution called for an organization to promote religious fellowship and cooperation "among the national Jewish congregational organizations" which was "eminently desirable for the advancement of Judaism and of Jewish education in the United States, and for co-operation with other national organizations interested essentially in religion and in religious education." 1 Representatives from the Executive Committee of the UAHC invited members of the United Synagogue of America, the Union of Jewish Orthodox Congregations, the Central Council of American Rabbis, the Rabbinical Assembly of the Jewish Theological Seminary, and the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada to meet with the UAHC to create the Synagogue Council of America.

The resolution was approved and the first meeting of delegates was held on June 9, 1925, at New York's Harmonie House where the aims and scope of the organization were ratified on November 9, 1926 with the adoption of the Constitution and By-Laws of the Synagogue Council of America. The preamble of the Constitution stated that the Synagogue was the heart of Jewish life, and as such, it was necessary that the representatives of the Synagogue should "take counsel together for the sacred purpose of preserving and fostering Judaism," and to that end, the Council would be composed of rabbinical and national congregational representatives for the "purpose of speaking and acting unitedly in furthering such religious interests as the constituent organizations in the council have in common; it being clearly provided that the council interfere in no way with the religious and administrative autonomy of any of the constituent organizations."

The membership consisted of representatives of the Central Conference of America Rabbis, the Rabbinical Assembly of the United Synagogue of America, the Rabbinical Council of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, and the United Synagogue of America. Other organizations could also be admitted from time to time, and each organization was entitled to have three members and three alternates, with the alternates allowed to attend all meetings. 2

Originally, officers were chosen (Chairman, two Vice-Chairmen, a Secretary and Treasurer), and later, an Executive Director was added. Regular meetings were scheduled for November, February, and May of each year. According to the booklet, "The Synagogue Council of America: Its Origin and Activities," the three Rabbinical associations of the SCA (Union of Orthodox Congregations, the United Synagogue of America, and the Union of America Hebrew Congregations), had a combined membership of 800 rabbis, or 65% of Jewish chaplains in the United States. "Conservatively estimated, this means that the Synagogue Council of America speaks for at least one million Jewish men and women in our country, and is therefore representative of the religious affiliation of the majority of American Jews. If so, religious Israel has found a voice. The Synagogue Council of America must interpret that voice. Why then should it not develop a statesmanship of policy, authority, and direction." 3

During the SCA's tenure, the organization attempted to act as a facilitator of activities and dialogue between the branches of American Judaism as well as to the world outside of Jewish concerns. In this regard, four activities of the SCA serve as a basic primer of actions taken by the SCA: repatriation of Jewish sacred objects after W.W. II and Norman Salit's European trip during the 1950s; the efforts of the SCA to defend the separation of church and state and defense of the Sabbath; the awarding of the Peace and Judaism Award to dignitaries such as President Eisenhower, politician Edward Kennedy and civil rights activist, Martin Luther King, Jr.; and the SCA's efforts to reconcile the African-American and Jewish communities, as well as the advent of Black Jews in America and Falasha Jews from Ethiopia.

During World War II, the SCA worked on behalf of Jewish naval personnel from 1942-1944 to establish the observance of High Holy Days for servicemen. The SCA's Emergency Intercession Committee worked on behalf of European Jews by writing letters, resolutions, and statements lobbying the U.S. government to help European Jews (Box 8, Folder 7). The efforts of the SCA on behalf of the Jews were unsuccessful in moving the United States toward a more proactive defense of Europe's Jews. After the war, the SCA worked particularly on behalf of French Jews through the Religious Rehabilitation Committee, which strove to adopt synagogues and persons in an effort to rebuild Jewish life in France.

The efforts of the Religious Rehabilitation Committee, circa 1945 (Box 13, Folders 8-9) documented destroyed or damaged French synagogues, with some photographs of a damaged synagogue in Bitche, France, in the Moselle Department. Questionnaires were sent out by the SCA which examined the synagogue building, the artifacts within the building that needed to find new homes, and number of worshippers still attending the synagogue. Religious objects from these desecrated Synagogues were redistributed to Synagogues throughout the United States, Canada, South Africa and a few South American countries. Articles that were found to be beyond redemption were buried in a religious ceremony at Flushing Hills, NY. In addition, the activities of the Aid to Religious Rehabilitation of French Jewry (Box 18, Folder 17) outlined the needs of the French community in regards to restoring functioning Jewish communities by working with the Central Consistory of French Jewry for Reestablishing Religious Life.

From 1949-1950, the SCA worked in conjunction with the German Expert Consultants Program of the Office of Military Government for Germany (OMGUS). OMGUS, the military government of Germany led by the United States after W.W. II, established the Education Cultural Relations Division in conjunction with the American Express Company. The SCA worked with this division of the military government in order to rehabilitate surviving German Jews after the Holocaust. German expert representatives were recruited to plan for reorientation and cultural exchange, with the Religious Affairs Branch of OMGUS recruiting 80 religious experts of various Christian and Jewish affliation to come to the United States to travel and learn about American religious culture. The SCA participated by sponsoring several Jewish religious leaders from Germany.

SCA President Norman Salit visited Europe and led SCA-sponsored tour groups to the Continent. This trip also brought him to Israel, making him the first SCA president to visit that country. In 1958, SCA president Gustave Stern traveled to Japan, where he and his wife met with Prince Mikasa of Japan, who was interested in the Jewish religion and culture.

From 1947-1974, the SCA worked with the National Community Relations Advisory Council (NCRAC) on the Joint Advisory Committee, which targeted several areas: religion and public education, religious observances in public schools, the separation of church and state, shechita, and blue laws and the Sabbath, among other topics. The Joint Committee wrote friend of the court documents concerning proposed changes to the Bill of Rights and Constitution regarding the codification of the Christian God as supreme in the United States. The Joint Committee also tackled issues regarding a United Postal Service release of a 1966 Christmas stamp portraying the Madonna and Child, stating that the image violated the separation of chuch and state as well as the Gideon Society's issuing of Bibles to children in the Detroit public school system.

The turbulent days of the 1960s and 1970s brought about the SCA's involvement with the Civil Rights Movement. The Social Action Committee worked on early issues of desegregation, Civil Rights, and the bombings which occured in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963. The SCA also participated in the 1963 March on Washington. However, the SCA's involvement with civil rights reached beyond those issues as they attempted to hash out new Jewish perspectives on the relationship of Jews and Blacks, particularly those African-Americans and Africans who claimed Jewish lineage or wanted to convert to Judaism. The Standing Committees, Commissions, and Task Forces (1966-1974) of the SCA tackled social issues such as: social policy, urban affairs and development, Negro-Jewish relations, and aging and poverty from a Jewish perspective.

For 68 years, the SCA attempted to act as an interpretive voice of the Reform, Conservative and Orthodox American Jewish communities, both within the three communities as well as to the larger population. Ultimately, the organization was overwhelmed by these communities on its demise in 1994.

According to the American Jewish Committee:

Relations between the Orthodox and the non-Orthodox movements have been deteriorating....The breakdown of relations has been marked by a new sharpness of rhetoric and an unwillingness to seek common ground...Symbolic of the collapse of dialogue was the demise of the Synagogue Council of America in 1994, the sole body that had, at least nominally, collectively represented all the Jewish religious movements. 4

During the SCA's lifespan, the organization strove to provide a voice for the Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox Jewish communities in America, and to that end, the Records of the Synagogue Council of America offer a glimpse into the programs and pursuits of the SCA.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection documents the work and activities of the Synagogue Council of America (SCA), an organization devoted to uniting the various factions of Judaism, under a blanket organization to develop joint policy, statements, and events. The SCA consisted of Conservative, Reform and Orthodox Jews.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two Subgroups, Organizational Materials and Documentary Materials. Each of the Subgroups are further divided into Series and Subseries.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Executive Director of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

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Related Material

The following materials are located at the American Jewish Historical Society:

Graenum Berger Papers, P-717
Michael Bluestone Papers (David de Sola Pool), P-362
Samuel Price Papers, P-95
William F. Rosenblum Collection, P-327
Norman Salit Papers, P-35
American Jewish Tercentenary Celebration Collection, I-11
Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany Collection, I-319
Congregation Shearith Israel Records (David de Sola Pool), I-4
Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds Records, I-69
Jewish Peace Fellowship Records, I-189
Joint Advisory Committee Collection, I-191
Massachusetts Observance of the American Jewish Tercentenary Records, I-63
National Conference on Soviet Jewry Records, I-181
Phi Epsilon Pi Records, I-76

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Provenance

The materials were created by the Synagogue Council of America and donated to the American Jewish Historical Society.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Synagogue Council of America Records; I-68; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Index of Collection Publications by the Synagogue Council of America

This index describes publications which appear in Subgroup II: Documentary Materials, Series III, Press Releases and Publications, n.d., 1926-1980, Subseries 2: Publications, n.d., 1926-1980, Box 42, Folders 8-16.

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Publications, Various (SCA), A-Z, 1926-1929

Publications, Various (SCA), A-Z, 1930-1939

Publications, Various (SCA), A-Z, 1940-1949

Publications, Various (SCA), A-Z, 1950-1959

Publications, Various (SCA), A-P, 1960-1969

Publications, Various (SCA), Q-Z, 1960-1969

Publications, Various (SCA), A-Z, 1970-1979

Publications, Various (SCA), A-Z, 1990-1992

Publications, Various (SCA), A-Z, undated

Access Points

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Container List

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

 

Subgroup I: Organizational Materials, undated, 1926-1968

The predominant language of the Subgroup is English, with some documents in Yiddish and French.
Boxes 1 - 38 (Folders 1 - 17).
Arrangement:

Subgroup I is divided into five Series: Series 1: Officers ; Series 2: Administrative ; Series 3: Plenary Meetings and General Assemblies ; Series 4: Committees and Series 5: Activities. Series 1-4 are divided into Subseries.

Scope and Content:

This Subgroup documents the organizational materials of the Synagogue Council of American including documents on the Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Officers of the SCA; Administrative records including limited financial information, fundraising, memoranda, and minutes; Plenary Meetings and General Assemblies materials; and materials from the Committees of the Synagogue Council and lists of committee members, Standing Committees and the Activities of both the Council and the Committees of the Synagogue Council of America.

See also: SG-I, Series 2: Administration, Subseries C: Fundraising/Annual Synagogue Statemen Dinner, 1958-1968, for events relative to SCA officers and fundraising events.

Series 1: Officers, undated, 1926-1968

The predominant language of the series is English.
Boxes 1 - 2, Folders 1 - 20.
Arrangement:

This series consist of the following Subseries: Subseries A: Presidents and Vice Presidents, undated, 1926-1968; Subseries B: Executive Directors, undated, 1944-1961; and Subseries C: Officers Summit, undated, 1956, 1964-1965.

Scope and Content:

This series is dedicated to information within the collection that directly relates to the Presidents, Executive Directors, and Officer's Summits of the organization. Additional materials connected directly to past Presidents may be found in SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, SG-II, Series 5: Ephemera; and in regard to SCA President Norman Salit's post-WWII visit to Europe in 1954, see also SG-I, Series 5: Activities, Germany - Norman Salit Trip Correspondence, Statements and Press Releases, undated, 1953 and SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Salit, Norman, Post-War European and Israel Trip, 1953-1954. See box list for specific information.

Please note that the information located in this series is incomplete in the range of materials specifically dealing with the Presidents and Executive Directors of the Synagogue Council of America.

Subseries A: Presidents and Vice Presidents, undated, 1926-1968

The predominant language of the series is English.
Boxes 1 - 2, Folders 1 - 13.
Arrangement:

The subseries is arranged alphabetically by the last name of each President.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains an incomplete list of past Presidents (1926-1951); President reports from circa 1940-1951 (incomplete); and Presidential speeches, addresses, correspondence, obituaries, greetings, messages, sermons and reports. In addition, there are materials relating to Installation arrangements and Tribute Dinners.

Of particular interest is Rabbi Kramer's 60th Birthday Invocation for singer/actor Eddie Canter (Box 1, Folder 21) and correspondence from Rabbis Rudin (Box 2, Folder 7) and Rabbi Salit (Box 2, Folder 9) regarding visits to Europe and Israel, along with visits to Synagogues and remaining Jewish communities.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Past Presidents List (1926-1951)undated
12Presidents Reports [1940]-1943, [1949-1951]
13Adams, Theodore Interview and Statementsundated, 1957, 1958
14Adams, Theodore, Tribute Dinner Correspondence, Memos and Press Releases
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Adams, Theodore, Rabbi Tribute Dinner, 1959]
1959
15Adams, Theodore, Tribute Dinner Program, Attendees, and Arrangementsundated, 1959
BoxFolderTitleDate
Adams, Theodore, Tribute Dinner Program and Seating Arrangements
[See SG-II, Series 6: Oversized, Ephemera and Clippings #1, 1950s-1960s]
1959
BoxFolderTitleDate
16Adams, Theodore, Tribute Dinner Remarks June 16, 1959
17Bamberger, Bernard, Addresses and Statements
[See also SG-II, Series 5: Photographs, Bamberger, Bernard and President Truman, et al, Conferring Photographic Negative, circa 1951; and Bamberger - Salit Installation, undated; and Series 5: Ephemera, Bamberger, Bernard and Council Installation Program, 11/2/49
undated, 1949, 1951
18Bamberger, Bernard, Correspondence and Memosundated, 1949-1952
19Bamberger, Bernard, Press Releasesundated, 1949
110Cohen, Seymour Greetings and Messagesundated, 1965
111Davison, Max Correspondence1960
112Davison, Max Biography, Induction, Tribute, and Message1960-1961
113Feldman, Abraham, Correspondence, Speeches, and Press Releasesundated, 1952-1956, 1958
114Feldman, Abraham Installation Arrangements and Press Releases
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Feldman, Abraham Photograph, undated]
undated, 1955-1956
BoxFolderTitleDate
Feldman, Abraham Installation Programs, Invitations, and Sheet Music
[See SG-II, Series 5: Ephemera, Feldman, Abraham, Installation Programs, Invitations, and Sheet Music, undated, 1955]
undated, 1955
BoxFolderTitleDate
115Feldman, Abraham Tribute Dinner Correspondence, Menu, and Guest Listsundated, 1957
116Goldstein, Herbert Speeches
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Truman Meets with Churchmen to Discuss Housing (including SCA President Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein), Mar. 21, 1946]
undated
117Goldstein, Israel, Speeches and Fiorello LaGuardia Correspondence 1942, 1944, 1954
118Gordis, Robert Correspondence and Report 1948-1949
119Gordis, Robert, Installation Press Releases and Statementsundated, 1948
120Gordis, Robert, Installation Program1948
BoxFolderTitleDate
121 Kramer, Simon G., Biography, Speeches and Eddie Canter 60th Birthday Invocationundated, 1952
BoxFolderTitleDate
122 Landman, Isaac, Biography, Obituary, and Sermon undated, 1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
21 Mark, Julius, Installation Press Releases and Statementsundated, 1961-1962
22Mark, Julius Installation Program and Transcript of Ceremonies
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Mark, Julius Installation Ceremonies, Oct. 1, 1961; Outgoing President Scroll Presentation, Oct. 1966]
1961; 1963
23 Mark, Julius, Messages and Statementsundated, 1961-1963
24 Miller, Uri Installation and Statements1963-1965
25Rosenblum, William F., Rabbi, Correspondence, Sermon, Prayer, Statements, and Press Releasesundated, 1949-1950
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 6Rudin, Jacob Philip, Correspondence and Statementundated, 1967-1968
BoxFolderTitleDate
27 Rudin, Jacob Philip, Israel/Rome Trip Correspondence 1967-1968
BoxFolderTitleDate
28 Salit, Norman Addresses and Statements
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Bamberger - Salit Installation, undated
undated, 1951-1954
BoxFolderTitleDate
29Salit, Norman Correspondence and Memoranda1954-1955
BoxFolderTitleDate
210Salit, Norman Installation Materials and Statementsundated, 1953
BoxFolderTitleDate
211 Salit, Norman Post-War European and Israel Trip
[See also SG-I, Series 5: Activities, Germany - Norman Salit Trip Correspondence, Statements, and Press Releases, undated, 1953; and SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Salit, Norman, Post-War European and Israel Trip, 1953-1954
1954
BoxFolderTitleDate
212Salit, Norman Press Releasesundated, 1951
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 13de Sola Pool, David, Memoranda1939

Subseries B: Executive Directors, undated, 1944-1961

The predominant language of the series is English.
Box 2, Folders 14-19.
Arrangement:

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

This subseries consists of limited information concerning the Executive Directors of the Synagogue Council of America. Though is it hard to pinpoint, the first Executive Director was Rabbi Hirsch E.l. Freund, appointed in 1948. From what can be gleaned from the collection, Rabbi Ahron Opher served in a position similar to Executive Director from 1944-1946. Materials consist of limited Executive Directors reports, biographical sketches, memoranda, press releases, statements, and some correspondence regarding the replacement search for Executive Director Marc Tennenbaum in 1961.

BoxFolderTitleDate
214Executive Directors Reports1949-1952
215Freund, Hirsch E.L., Biographical Sketchcirca 1948
216Opher, Ahron, Memoranda, Press Release and Statementundated, 1944, 1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 17Passow, Meyer Biography and Press Releaseundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
218Tanenbaum, Marc, Replacement Correspondence, Resumes, and Meeting Notices1961
219Tanenbaum, Marc, Testimonial Dinner Correspondence, Remarks, Speeches, and Press ReleasesMarch 1961

Subseries C: Officer's Summit, undated, 1956, 1964-1965

The subseries is in English.
Box 2, Folder 20.
Arrangement:

The subseries contains one folder.

Scope and Content:

Contains minutes and correspondence from general meetings of Synagogue Council of America officers.

BoxFolderTitleDate
220Minutes and Correspondenceundated, 1956, 1964-1965

Series 2: Administration, undated, 1926-1968

The series is in English
Box 2, Folders 21-22 - Box 5, Folders 1-3.
Arrangement:

This series is divided into five subseries: Subseries A: By-Laws, Constitutions, and Incorporation, undated, 1926-1960; Subseries B: Financials, undated, 1940-1968; Subseries C: Fundraising/Annual Synagogue Statemen Dinner, 1958-1968; Subseries D: Memoranda, undated, 1946-1968; and Subseries E: Minutes, 1935-1952, 1958

Scope and Content:

Subseries in this series consists of administrative materials such as by-laws, constitutions, certificate of incorporation, financial materials, fundraising arrangements, memos, and minutes.

Subseries A: By-Laws, Constitutions, and Incorporation, undated, 1926-1960

The subseries in in English.
Box 2, Folder 22.
Arrangement:

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains the 1960 Certificates of Incorporation, and revised Constitutions from 1926, 1940, 1949, and 1955.

BoxFolderTitleDate
221Certificate of Incorporation1960
222Constitution
[See also SG-I, Series 4: Committees Subseries E: Constitution Committee (Committee on Scope)]
undated, 1926, 1940, 1949, 1955

Subseries B: Financials, undated, 1940-1968

The subseries is in English.
Box 2, Folders 23; Box 3, Folders 1 - 13.
Arrangement:

The subseries is arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains documents relating to the financial life of the Synagogue Council of America. Materials include Council of Federation and Welfare Funds Budget Digests, dues statements, financial budgets and statements, Large City Budgeting Conference Correspondence and documents, and Jewish Welfare Funds memos, correspondence, and application. Please note that the Council of Federation and Welfare Fund Budget Digests were originally located in Series 5: Activities.

For additional information concerning finances, please see Series 5: Activities, Schlang, Joseph Correspondence.

BoxFolderTitleDate
223 Contributions [See also Large City Budgeting Conference]undated, 1940-1953
224Council of Federation and Welfare Funds Budget Digests and Assembly Papers1963, 1955, 1959
BoxFolderTitleDate
31Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds Correspondence and Reportsundated, 1943-1944
32 Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds Correspondence, Statements, and Reports1952-1960
33Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, Philip Hiat Statement and Press Release 1959-1961
34 Dues1945-1959, 1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 5Financial Statements and Budgets1943-1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
36Financial Statements and Budgets1950-1959
37Financial Statements and Budgets1960-1965
38Large City Budgeting Conference Correspondence and Documents1959
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 9Large City Budgeting Conference Correspondence and Documents 1960-1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
310Large City Budgeting Conference Correspondence and Documents 1963-1968
311 Large City Budgeting Conference "Data for Large City Budgeting Conference"October 1966
312Large City Budgeting Conference, SCA Constituent Statement Draftsundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 13Jewish Welfare Funds Memos, Correspondence, and Application undated, 1943-1948

Subseries C: Fundraising/Annual Synagogue Statesmen Dinner, 1958-1968

The subseries in in English.
Box 3, Folders 14-17 - Box 4 Folders 1-4.
Arrangement:

The subseries is arranged in chronological order.

Scope and Content:

The Annual Synagogue Statesmen Dinner was established in 1960 as a fundraising and award presentation mechanism. The Awards served a dual purpose, to highlight a representative from each of the branches of Judaism under the auspices of the SCA for service to the community, and later, to award a non-Jewish leader with an award first entitled the "Judaism and Peace Award," and later renamed the "JFK Peace Award." This portion of the award was granted approximately four times (according to the collection), to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy, and Ted Kennedy on behalf of his brother, Robert Kennedy.

The first Statesmen Awards were to Max Stern (Orthodox), Samuel Friedland, and posthumously to Ruth and Marvin Silberman. See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs for photographs of the Statesmen Dinner and Judaism and Peace Awards.

BoxFolderTitleDate
314Annual Synagogue Statesman Dinner1960
315Annual Synagogue Statesman Dinner1961
316Annual Synagogue Statesman Dinner
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Annual Synagogue Statesman Dinner, 1962]
1962
317Annual Synagogue Statesman Dinner
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Annual Synagogue Statesman Dinner, 1963]
1963
BoxFolderTitleDate
41 Annual Synagogue Statesman Dinner
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Annual Synagogue Statesman Dinner, Arthur Goldberg, 1964]
1964
BoxFolderTitleDate
42Annual Synagogue Statesman Dinner
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Annual Synagogue Statesman Award Dinner, 1965; King, Martin Luther, Jr., Receiving Judaism and World Peace Award, 1965]
1965
43Annual Synagogue Statesman Dinner
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Annual Synagogue Statesman Award Dinner, 1967]
1967-1968
44 Fundraising1958-1968

Subseries D: Memoranda, undated, 1946-1965

The subseries is in English.
Box 4, Folders 5-6.
Arrangement:

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

Folder 5 contains a very incomplete set of internal operational memoranda while folder 6 contains staff memoranda and office procedures.

BoxFolderTitleDate
45Memorandaundated, 1946, 1952, 1965
46Staff Memoranda and Office Procedures Listundated, 1959-1965

Subseries E: Minutes,  1935-1952, 1958

The subseries is in English.
Box 4, Folder 7-19, Box 5, Folders 1-3
Arrangement:

The subseries is in chronological order.

Scope and Content:

Contains minutes of the Synagogue Council of America. Please note that these minutes are not complete.

BoxFolderTitleDate
4 7Minutes 1935
BoxFolderTitleDate
48Minutes1936
49Minutes1937
410Minutes1938
411Minutes1940
412Minutes1942
413Minutes1943
414Minutes1944
415Minutes1945
416Minutes1946
417Minutes1947
418Minutes1948
419Minutes1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
51Minutes1950
52Minutes1951
53Minutes1952, 1958

Series 3: Plenary Meetings and General Assemblies, undated, 1945-1967

The series is in English.
Box 5, Folders 4-13, Box 6, Folders 1-9.
Arrangement:

The series is divided into four subseries: Subseries A: Delegates; Subseries B: Plenary Meetings; Subseries C: General Assemblies; and Subseries D: Other.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains lists and correspondence regarding delegates appointed to the Plenary and General Assembly meetings. During the 1967 General Assembly, a reception was held for Ambassador Arthur Goldberg. This event appears in its own series, named 'Other."

Subseries A: Delegates, undated, 1945-1964

The subseries is in English.
Box 5, Folders 4-6.
Arrangement:

The subseries in is alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains lists and correspondence regarding delegates appointed to the Plenary and General Assembly meetings.

BoxFolderTitleDate
54Delegates Correspondence1945-1956
55Delegates Listsundated
56Delegates Lists1946, 1954-1964

Subseries B: Plenary Meetings, undated, 1945-1965

The subseries is in English.
Box 5, Folders 7-9
Arrangement:

The subseries is arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

Plenary meetings were convened to address the needs of the Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox communities primarily during the 1940s-1960s. This subseries contains minutes, notices, and correspondence, and is incomplete in regards to these items. See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs for photographs of the Statesmen Dinner and Judaism and Peace Award.

BoxFolderTitleDate
57Plenary Meeting Minutes and Notices undated, 1945, 1948-1949
58Plenary Meeting Minutes and Notices 1953-1959
59Plenary Meeting Minutes, Notices, and Correspondence
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Annual Meeting, 1965]
1960-1965

Subseries C: General Assemblies, undated, 1953-1960

The subseries is in English.
Box 5, Folders 10-13, Box 6, Folders 1-7.
Arrangement:

The subseries is in chronological order.

Scope and Content:

This subseries documents the three General Assemblies of the Synagogue Council of America that occurred between the years of 1953-1960. Each General Assembly piggybacked on a plenary meeting and was based on themes. The three Assemblies were: "The Synagogue Speaks," 1954; "The Current Jewish Religious Revival," 1957; and "The American Jewish Community in Transition," 1960. Photographs of Rabbi A.M. Heller, taken during the 1960 Assembly, may be found in SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Heller, A.M., Rabbi.

See also SG-II, Series 2: Historical/Promotional Materials, General Assemblies Programs, 1954, 1957.

BoxFolderTitleDate
510General Assembly, Philadelphia, PAMay 28-31, 1953
BoxFolderTitleDate
511"The Synagogue Speaks" Correspondence, Nov. 12-15, 19541953-1954
512"The Synagogue Speaks" Remarks, Sermons, and Press Releases
[See also SG-II, Series 2: Historical/Promotional Materials, General Assemblies Programs, 1954, 1957]
1954
513"The Current Jewish Religious Revival" Correspondence and Press Releases, March 24-25, 1957
[See also SG-II, Series 2: Historical/Promotional Materials, General Assemblies Programs, 1954, 1957]
1955-1957
BoxFolderTitleDate
61"The Current Jewish Religious Revival" Summaries and Discussions1957
BoxFolderTitleDate
6 2"The Current Jewish Religious Revival" Papers1957
BoxFolderTitleDate
63"The American Jewish Community in Transition" Addresses and Remarks
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Heller, A.M., Rabbi]
1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
6 4"The American Jewish Community in Transition" Correspondence, Memos, Programs, Press Releases and Sign-in Sheets, May 22, 1960undated, 1960
6 5"The American Jewish Community in Transition" Papers1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
66"The American Jewish Community in Transition" Transcripts1960
67"The American Jewish Community in Transition" Transcripts1960

Subseries D: Other, 1964, 1967

The subseries is in English.
Box 6, Folders 8-9.
Arrangement:

The subseries is arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

Subseries contains correspondence and attendees list for a reception held for US Ambassador to the United Nations, Arthur Goldberg in 1967 during the Annual Statesmen Dinner of that year. See also SG-I, Series 2: Annual Synagogue Statesmen Award Dinner, 1964, and SG-II, Series 4: Photographs: Annual Synagogue Award Dinner, 1964.

The second folder in this subseries contains information on a Washington reception with Mr. Goldberg and others in 1964.

BoxFolderTitleDate
68Goldberg, Arthur, Ambassador, Reception (New York) Correspondence and Attendees
[See also SG-I, Series 2: Annual Synagogue Statesman Award Dinner, 1964; and SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Annual Synagogue Statesman Award Dinner, 1964]
1967
69Washington Reception Correspondence1964

Series 4: Committees, undated, 1930-1969

The series is in English, Yiddish, and French.
Box 6, Folder 10-11 - Box 18, Folders 1-13
Arrangement:

The series comprises Subseries A: Administrative Committee, undated, 1938-1946; Subseries B: Executive Committee, 1646-1969; Subseries C: Budget Committee, 1955-1965; Subseries D: Finance Committee, 1946-1967; Subseries E: Constitution Committee (Committee on Scope), undated, 1946-1965; Subseries F: Committee Lists, undated, 1939-1966; Subseries G: Standing Committees, undated, 1930-1974; and Subseries H: Committees, Commissions, and Tasks Forces, 1966-1974.

Scope and Content:

Subseries in this Series consists of administrative materials such as by-laws, constitutions and certificates of incorporation, financial materials, fundraising arrangements, memos, and minutes.

Subseries A: Administrative Committee, 1938-1946

The subseries is in English.
Box 6, Folder 10.
Arrangement:

The subseries is arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains minutes from the Administrative Committee that handled such issues as office space, staffing, and the overall administration of the everyday functions of the Council.

BoxFolderTitleDate
610Minutes1938-1946

Subseries B: Executive Committee, 1946-1969

The subseries is in English.
Box 6, Folder 11, Box 7, Folder 1-2.
Arrangement:

The subseries is in chronological order.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains minutes as well as some correspondence, memoranda and agendas concerning the overall function of the SCA as directed by a group of elected officials from the Conservative, Reform, and Orthodox communities.

BoxFolderTitleDate
611Minutes1946-1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
71Minutes 1950-1959
72Minutes, Correspondence, Memos, and Agendas1963-1969

Subseries C: Budget Committee, 1955-1965

The subseries is in English.
Box 7, Folder 3.
Arrangement:

The subseries consists of one folder.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains proposed budgets and some documents concerning those documents.

For Subseries C and Subseries D please see also SG-I, Series 2: Administrative, Subseries B, Financials, undated, 1958-1968.

BoxFolderTitleDate
73Proposed Budgets and Documents1955-1965

Subseries D: Finance Committee, 1946-1967

The subseries is in English.
Box 7, Folder 4.
Arrangement:

The subseries consists of one folder.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains correspondence, memos, reports and documents concerning the overall finances of the SCA.

For Subseries C and Subseries D, please see also SG-I, Series 2, Administrative, Subseries B: Financials, undated, 1940-1968 .

BoxFolderTitleDate
74Correspondence, Memos, Reports, and Documents1946-1967

Subseries E: Constitution Committee (Committee on Scope), undated, 1946-1947, 1951-1959, 1965

The subseries is in English.
Box 7, Folder 5.
Arrangement:

The subseries consists of one folder.

Scope and Content:

The Constitution Committee or Committee on Scope was formed on an occasional basis in order to revise the Constitution and By-Laws of the SCA. This subseries contains reports, memoranda, correspondence, and recommendations concerning the major Constitution revisions of the SCA, occurring about 1947, 1959, and 1965.

See also SG-I, Series 4: Committees, Subseries G, Standing Committees, Scope and Content Policy Committee Correspondence, Memos, Minutes, and Reports, undated, 1942-1965.

BoxFolderTitleDate
75Reports, Memos, Correspondence, and Recommendationsundated, 1946-1947, 1951-1959, 1965

Subseries F: Committee Lists,  undated, 1939-1966

The subseries is in English.
Box 7, Folder 6.
Arrangement:

The subseries contains one folder.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains lists of members of the various committees of the SCA. Lists are incomplete.

BoxFolderTitleDate
76Committee Member Lists undated, 1939-1966

Subseries G: Standing Committees, undated, 1930-1974

The subseries is in English, and French, Spanish and Yiddish.
Box 7, Folder 7-9; Boxes 8-14, Folders 1-14.
Arrangement:

The series is arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

The largest of the Subseries is Subseries G: Standing Committees, undated, 1930-1974. This subseries should also be used in conjunction with SG-I, Series 5: Activities, undated, 1930-1976, which contains files on activities of the SCA, mostly sprung from meetings of the Standing Committees of the SCA. The following lists highlights of Subseries 7: Standing Committees.

--Boy and Girls Scouts of America: Materials from the Boy and Girl Scouts Committees document the creation of two awards specifically tailored to Jewish Scouts: the Ner Tamid Award for boys, and the Ner Menorah Award for girls. This includes setting guidelines for the Awards as well as mock-ups for medals and Scout log books. See Box 7, Folders 7-9 for correspondence, reports, and minutes regarding the Boy Scouts Committee and SG-II, Series 4, contains photographs of the Boy Scout Award (Folder 44, Folder 17), while SG-II, Series 3, contains Boy Scout publications (Box 40, Folder 8).

Box 8, Folders 14-17 contains correspondence, memos, reports, minutes, press releases, position papers and statements regarding the Girl Scout Committee. Folder 17 contains requirements, correspondence, press releases, statements and advertising for the Ner Menorah Award. In addition, there are Photographs located in SG-II, Series 4, Girl Scout Meeting (First Girl Scout Ner Menorah Award in Korea), Sept. 1965, Box 44, Folder 26 and there are Girl Scout and Committee Pamphlets located in SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Box 41, Folder 10.

--Cultural Advancement Committee: Includes the sermon "Imitatio Dei" by Rabbi Ely E. Philchik for the 104th Birthday Anniversary of Thomas A. Edison, Feb. 11, 1951. (Box 8, Folder 6.)

--Emergency Intercession Committee: Worked on behalf of Jews during World War II. Includes correspondence, prayers, programs, press releases, resolutions, and statements. Additional materials may be found in SG-II, Series 6: Oversized Materials, Ephemera and Clippings. Box 46, Folder 12 contains a program, service suggestions, and "The Mass Murder of Jews in Europe" Information Service Bulletin, circa 1943.

--Film Committee: Documents include correspondence on the image of Jews in film, accuracy, and endorsement of films. Films mention in the correspondence include the "Jazz Singer," "David and Bathsheba," Gertrude Berg's telecast of "The Goldbergs" (1951), "Tomorrow is Too Late," and the "Pilot's Wife." Box 8, Folder 12.

--International Affairs Committee: Transcript of Golda Meir meeting and statements on Vietnam. Box 9, Folders 2-5.

--Inter-Religious Affairs Committee: Worked with Christian organizations of interest concerning Jewish/Christian relations, particularly with Catholics. Includes correspondence from Rabbi Balfour Brickner, chairman of the Committee, concerning Pope Pius XIII, and jewelry mixing Jewish and Christian symbols, among other topics. Box 9, Folder 6.

--Joint Advisory Committee on Religion and the Public Schools: This Committee was a joint offering between the SCA and the National Community Relations Advisory Council (NCRAC). All materials concerning the NCRAC may be found in the folders concerning the Joint Advisory Committee. The Committee conducted meetings on issues concerning inter-religious affairs and public schooling. Includes materials on Court rulings concerning religion in schools and public life, including proposed changes to the Bill of Rights and Constitution, and opposition thereof; changing of Blue Laws concerning workplace activity on Sundays; a 1966 Christmas stamp portraying the Madonna and Child; and the Gideon Society providing Bibles in the Detroit public school system. There were also several other Joint Advisory Committees on several subjects including: Conference for Reassessment of Strategy and Approaches in Regard to Religion and Public Education; Conference on Religious Holiday Observations in Public Schools; Conference on the Role of the Public Schools in Dealing with Religion; Conference on Church and State; and a memos and reports from a Joint Advisory Committee on Shechita. Box 9, Folders 9-11 and Box 10, Folders 1-10; and Box 12, Folders 1-5. See also Box 13, Folder 6, Religious Observance Committee Correspondence, Questionnaires, and Lists, undated, 1945-1946.

--Religious Rehabilitation Committee: This Committee strove to adopt synagogues and persons in World War II countries, particularly France. (Box 13, Folders 8-9.) Materials includes questionnaires (see also SG-I, Series 5: Activities, French-Jewish Communities, A-W, circa 1945) concerning destroyed or damaged French synagogues, including photographic postcards of a damaged synagogue located in Bitche, France in the Moselle department. (See Box 44, Folder 16 for photographs.) Other synagogues with questionnaires for possible adoption were located in Dijon, Niederwiese, Paris, Puttelange, Sarregourg, and Bayonne.

Religious objects from these desecrated Synagogues were redistributed in Synagogues throughout the world, particularly in the United States and South America. Objects found desecrated beyond redemption were buried in a religious service conducted in Flushing Hills, New York. For more information, see also SG-I, Series 4: Committees, Subseries G: Standing Committees, Religious Objects Committee Correspondence, Applications, Minutes, and Objects List, undated, 1950-1951; Series 5: Activities, Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Aid to Religious Rehabilitation to French Jewry, French-Jewish Communities Questions, A-W; and SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Burial of Ritual Objects and Torah Reconsecration, circa 1952.

--Social Action Committee: Contains Committee statements and action on the execution of Egyptian Jews charged with spying, the Civil Rights movement, bombings in Alabama, juvenile delinquency, international affairs and the arms race, gambling and bingo, desegregation, and an undated list of the highlights of the Committee. Box 13, Folder 12 and Box 14, Folder 1.

BoxFolderTitleDate
77 Boy Scout Committee Correspondence, Reports, Minutes
[See also Boy Scout Committee, Ner Tamid Award; SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Boy Scout Award, undated]
1942-1944
BoxFolderTitleDate
7 8Boy Scout Committee Correspondence and Reports1945-1961
7 9Boy Scout Committee Ner Tamid Award Correspondence and Documents
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B, Boy Scout Publications]
undated, 1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
81 Broadcasting-Television-Film Commission Press Release undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
82Center Movement and Synagogue Committee Correspondence1944-1962
83Church-State Committee Correspondence 1951-1955
84Community Structure Committee Correspondence, Memos, Statements undated, 1949
85 Cultural Advancement Committee Correspondence and Sermon1950-1951
BoxFolderTitleDate
86Cultural Advancement Committee Correspondenceundated
87Emergency Intercession Committee Correspondence (English, some Yiddish)1943
BoxFolderTitleDate
8 8Emergency Intercession Committee Prayers, Programs, Press Releases, Resolutions, and Statements
[See also SG-II, Series 5: Ephemeraand Series 6: Oversized Materials/Clippings ]
1943, 1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
89 Expansion Committee Report 1930
BoxFolderTitleDate
810 Exploratory Committee on the Creation of an Over-All Representative Jewish Body Correspondence and Committee Member Lists 1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
811Family, Youth, and Social Welfare Committee Correspondence, Minutes, Press Releases, and Testimonyundated, 1954-1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
812 Film Committee Correspondence 1951-1952
BoxFolderTitleDate
813Funeral Practices Committee Correspondence and Press Releases 1963-1965
814 Girl Scout Committee Correspondence, Reports, and Memosundated, 1943-1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
815Girl Scout Committee Correspondence, Memos, Minutes, Press Releases, Position Papers, and Statements
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Girl Scout Meeting (First Girl Scout Menorah Award in Korea), September 1965]
1951-1954
BoxFolderTitleDate
816Girl Scout Committee Correspondence, Memos, Reports, and Press Releases
[See also SG-II, Series 3: Press Releases and Publications, Subseries B: Publications, Girl Scouts and Committee Pamphlets, undated 1953]
undated, 1955-1959, 1965
BoxFolderTitleDate
8 17Girl Scout Committee Ner Menorah Award Requirements, Correspondence, Press Releases, Statements, and Advertising
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Girl Scout Meeting (First Girl Scout Menorah Award in Korea), Sept. 1965]
undated, 1967
BoxFolderTitleDate
91Installation Committee MinutesOctober 4, undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
92International Affairs Committee Correspondence (English, Spanish)1962-1967
BoxFolderTitleDate
9 3International Affairs Committee Memoranda (English, Spanish)1957-1969
9 4International Affairs Committee Minutes, Notices, and Agendasundated, 1957-1968
BoxFolderTitleDate
95International Affairs Committee Reports, Press Releases, and Statementsundated, 1958, 1963-1969
BoxFolderTitleDate
96Inter-Religious Affairs Committee Correspondence, Minutes, Agendas, and Memorandaundated, 1958-1964
BoxFolderTitleDate
97 Jewish Family Life Committee "You, Your Home, Your Synagogue, Your Country" Reportcirca 1951
98Jewish Information Committee Correspondence1954-1955
BoxFolderTitleDate
99Joint Advisory Committee Conference for Reassessment of Strategy and Approaches in Regard to Religion and Public Education1959
910 Joint Advisory Committee Conference on Religious Education and Public School
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Joint Advisory Council on Religion and Education, (SCA), undated, 1954-1956, 1960, 1971]
1944
BoxFolderTitleDate
911Joint Advisory Committee Conference on Religious Holiday Observances in Public Schools1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
101 Joint Advisory Committee Conference on the Role of the Public Schools in Dealing with Religion
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Joint Advisory Council on Religion and Education, (SCA), undated, 1954-1956, 1960, 1971]
1954
BoxFolderTitleDate
102Joint Advisory Committee Conference on Church and State1966
103Joint Advisory Committee Memos, Correspondence, and Statements
1945-1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
10 4Joint Advisory Committee Memos, Correspondence, and Statements 1947
BoxFolderTitleDate
105Joint Advisory Committee Memos, Correspondence, and Statements 1948
106Joint Advisory Committee Memos, Correspondence, and Statements 1949
107Joint Advisory Committee Memos, Correspondence, and Statements 1950
108Joint Advisory Committee Memos, Correspondence, and Statements 1951
109Joint Advisory Committee Memos, Correspondence, and Statements 1952
1010 Joint Advisory Committee Memos, Correspondence, and Statements1953
1011Joint Advisory Committee Memos, Correspondence, and Statements
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Joint Advisory Council on Religion and Education, (SCA), undated, 1954-1956, 1960, 1971]
1954
1012Joint Advisory Committee Memos, Correspondence, and Statements
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Joint Advisory Council on Religion and Education, (SCA), undated, 1954-1956, 1960, 1971]
1955
BoxFolderTitleDate
111Joint Advisory Committee Memos, Correspondence, and Statements
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Joint Advisory Council on Religion and Education, (SCA), undated, 1954-1956, 1960, 1971]
1956
112Joint Advisory Committee Memos, Correspondence, and Statements1957
113Joint Advisory Committee Memos, Correspondence, and Statements1958
114Joint Advisory Committee Memos, Correspondence, and Statements1959
115Joint Advisory Committee Memos, Correspondence, and Statements [See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Joint Advisory Council on Religion and Education, (SCA), undated, 1954-1956, 1960, 19711960
116Joint Advisory Committee Memos, Correspondence, and Statements1961
117Joint Advisory Committee Memos, Correspondence, and Statements1962
118Joint Advisory Committee Memos, Correspondence, and Statements1963
119Joint Advisory Committee Memos, Correspondence, and Statements1964
1110Joint Advisory Committee Memos, Correspondence, and Statements [See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Joint Advisory Council on Religion and Education, (SCA), undated, 1954-1956, 1960, 19711968-1974
BoxFolderTitleDate
121 Joint Advisory Committee Minutes [Incomplete] undated, 1946-1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
122Joint Advisory Committee Minutes [Incomplete]undated, 1951-1961, 1968, 1971
123Joint Advisory Committee "Report on Conference on Religion and Public Education"1957
124Joint Advisory Committee Statement, "The Development of Moral and Spiritual Ideals in the Public School" 1955
BoxFolderTitleDate
125 Joint Advisory Committee on Shechita Memos and Reports
[See also SG-1; Series 5: Activities, Shechita (Joint Advisory Committee) Correspondence, Minutes, Legislation, and Statements]
1959-1962
126Joint Interreligious National Relations Advisory Council - SCA Committee Reportsundated, 1953
BoxFolderTitleDate
127Legal Committee Correspondenceundated, 1955
128Legislative Committee Correspondence, Memos, and Bills1942-1946
129National Advisory Committee Correspondence and Meeting Notes1949-1969
BoxFolderTitleDate
12 10National Advisory Committee Member Listsundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
1211National Advisory Committee Press Releases and Resolutionundated, 1953-1959
1212 Nominating Committee Meeting Reports, Minutes, and Memosundated, 1946-1961
1213Nominations and Constitution Committee Meeting Notices and Statements undated, 1959
1214 Prayerbook for the Sick Committee Correspondence, Memos, and Reports (English, French)undated, 1950
BoxFolderTitleDate
13 1Prison Welfare Committee Correspondence, Memos, Reports, and Meeting Summaries
[See also SG-II, Series 3: Subseries B: Publications, Prison Welfare Committee]
undated, 1951-1956
BoxFolderTitleDate
132Publications Committee Correspondence, Speech, Member List, and Historical Sketch
[See also SG-II, Series 3: Subseries B: Publications, Freehof, Solomon B., Rabbi Annual Religious Statesman Awards Dinner "Unity in Jewish Religious Life" Address, Dec. 2, 1962]
undated, 1962-1963
BoxFolderTitleDate
133Radio Committee Correspondence, Memos, Transcripts, Reports, Sermons, and Statements
[See also SG-II, Series 2: Subseries B: Publications, Jung, Leo, Rabbi "Religion and the American Dream," WOR Sermon Publication, May 6, 1945; and Series 4: Photographs, Radio Committee Program, undated]
undated, 1940-1953
BoxFolderTitleDate
134Religious Instruction in the Public School Conference Transcript and Memo1944-1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
135Religious Objects Committee Correspondence, Applications, Minutes, and Objects List
[See also SG-1, Series 5: Activities, Jewish Cultural Reconstruction and; SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Burial of Ritual Objects and Torah Reconstruction, circa 1952]
undated, 1950-1951
BoxFolderTitleDate
13 6Religious Observance Committee Correspondence, Questionnaires, and Lists
[See also SG-II, Series 6: Oversized Material, Religious Observance Committee Boy Scout Poster; and SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Joint Advisory Committee Religion and the Public Schools Pamphlets ; and SG-II, Series 4: Photogaphs: Bitche (Moselle), France Synagogue Postcards, circa 1945]
undated, 1945-1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
137Religious Observance Committee Minutes, Statements, and Resolutions undated, 1934-1954
BoxFolderTitleDate
138Religious Rehabilitation Committee Correspondence, Questionnaires, and Lists
[See also SG-I, Series 5: Activities, Aid to Religious Rehabilitation to French Jewry]
undated, 1945-1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
139Religious Rehabilitation Committee Questionnaires, French Communities, A-W
[See SG-I, Series 5: Activities, French-Jewish Communities Questionnaires, A-W, circa 1945]
circa 1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
1310Scope and Policy Committee Correspondence, Memos, Minutes, and Reports
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Committees, Subseries E, Constitution Committee (Committee on Scope)]
undated, 1942-1965
BoxFolderTitleDate
13 11Sifrei Torah Committee Memoranda, Forms, Minutes, and Press Releases undated, 1952
BoxFolderTitleDate
1312 Social Action Committee Correspondence, Memos, and Minutesundated, 1953-1962
BoxFolderTitleDate
141Social Action Committee Reports, Press Releases, and Statements undated, 1950-1962
BoxFolderTitleDate
142Social Justice Committee Correspondence and Reportsundated, 1933-1948
143(Committee on) Soviet Jewry MemorandumJanuary 9, 1968
144Sponsor's Committee Correspondence and Press Release1957, 1959
145Statistical Bureau Committee Correspondence, Memos, and Reports
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Statistical Bureau Publications and U.S. Census Report, 1936]
undated, 1940-1957
146Synagogue and the Jewish Working Man Committee Interim ReportFebruary 7, 1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
14 7Synagogue and Labor Committee Reports, Memos, and Correspondence undated, 1944-1945, 1951
BoxFolderTitleDate
148Textbook Committee Memosundated, 1939-1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
14 9Textbook Committee Reportsundated, 1942
BoxFolderTitleDate
1410Textbook Committee Draft and Final Reports1943 [5703]
1411(Committee on) World Justice and Peace1969
1412World's Fair Advisory Committee of Nine Correspondence1962
1413World's Fair Committee of 100 Correspondence, Minutes, Member Lists, Invitations, and Response Cards undated, 1959, 1962-1963
1414World's Fair Exploratory Committee Correspondence, Memos, Minutes, Proposals, and Agreement of Participation
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, World's Fair Pavilion Architectural Rendering; and SG-II, Series 5: Ephemera, World's Fair Invitation to Participate]
1939, 1960-1965

Subseries H: Committees, Commissions, and Task Forces, 1966-1974

The subseries is in English.
Box 15-18, Folders 1-13
Arrangement:

The subseries is arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

This portion of the records is similar to Subseries G: Standing Committees and Series 5: Activities. In the original order of the collection, Subseries H was part of its own separate series, though the reasons for this within the collection are unclear. As such, the Subseries was kept as a separate entity, when in fact, it could have been integrated into Subseries G: Standing Committees. There is some overlap of dates between the three collections, though Subseries H deals primarily with the years of 1966-1974, during the social, political, and racial turmoil occurring in the United States at the time.

Included in this Subseries are Committee materials on adult education, Synagogue relations, housing discrimination, family issues, selective service, and Jewish poverty. The Subseries' primary focus, however, are on the following Committees: Black Jews, Social Policy, Urban Affairs, and Negro-Jewish Relations. The Subseries is an excellent collection of materials on the struggle of Jews in coming to terms with African-Americans in the United States, black Jews and Ethiopian Falahsas, as well as Jewish help in the Civil Rights Movements.

BoxFolderTitleDate
151Adult Education Committee Correspondence, Memos, Class Cards, and Brochuresundated, 1969-1970
152Commission on Synagogue Relations, Federation of Jewish Philanthropies Memos, Report, and Newslettersundated, 1971-1973
153Committee Listscirca 1972-1973
154(National) Committee Against Discrimination in Housing Correspondence and Petitions1966-1968
155Committee on Aging Correspondence and Memos
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Committee on Aging]
1972
BoxFolderTitleDate
15 6Committee on Aging Correspondence and Memos
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Committee on Aging]
1973-1974
BoxFolderTitleDate
15 7Committee on Black Jews, Adoption of, Correspondence, Memos, and Press Releasesundated, 1973-1974
BoxFolderTitleDate
158Committee on Black Jews Bibliography, Article, and Research-Related Correspondence [See also SG-II, Series 2, Subseries B: Publications, "Black Jews in New York," Times of Israel, Feb. 1974] undated, 1971-1974
159Committee on Black Jews Child (Foster) Care Correspondenceundated, 1973-1974
1510Committee on Black Jews Congregation Adath Beth Moshe Conversion Correspondence (Restricted until Dec. 2010)1971-1972
1511Committee on Black Jews Scholarship (Michael Williams) Correspondence (Restricted until Dec. 2010) 1971
1512 Committee on Black Jews, Conversion of, Correspondence (Yiddish/English)1970-1973
1513Committee on Black Jews Correspondence1970-1974
1514Committee on Black Jews Council of Black and White Rabbis Correspondence 1972-1973
1515 Committee on Black Jews, Falashas Correspondence and Articlesundated, 1971-1974
1516Committee on Black Jews Federation of Jewish Philanthropies Correspondence 1970-1972
BoxFolderTitleDate
1517 Committee on Black Jews Leadership Conference Correspondence, Press Release, and Invitation1970-1972
BoxFolderTitleDate
15 18Committee on Black Jews Member Listsundated, 1972-1974
BoxFolderTitleDate
161Committee on Black Jews Minutes1972-1973
162Committee on Black Jews Task Force on Brooklyn Street Gangs Correspondence and Article1973-1974
163Committee on Black Jews Public Relations Correspondence and JTA News Bulletin1971, 1973
164Committee Black Jews Scholarships (Camping) Correspondence1971-1973
BoxFolderTitleDate
16 5Committee on Family Correspondence, Memos, Minutes, and Reports
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Committee on Family]
1968-1973
BoxFolderTitleDate
166Committee on Jewish Poverty Correspondence, Reports, Statements, and Congressional Bills
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Committee of Jewish Poverty Clippings and JTA Bulletins]
undated, 1970-1972
167Committee on Social Justice Correspondence undated, 1968-1974
168Committee on Social Policy Agendas and Memosundated, 1972-1974
169 Committee on Social Policy Annual Reports 1972, 1973
1610 Committee on Social Policy Grant Applications undated, 1974
1611 Committee on Social Policy Meeting, Consultation on Amnesty (Jan. 10, 1974)
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Committee of Social Policy Meeting, Amnesty Publications]
1973-1974
1612Committee on Social Policy Meetings (Feb. 7; May 2, 1974) Correspondence
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Committee of Social Policy Meeting (Feb. 7; May 2, 1974) Publications]
1973-1974
1613Committee on Social Policy Minutes (Incomplete)1969, 1972-1973
1614Committee on Social Policy Subcommittee on Affirmative Action Correspondence
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Committee on Social Policy Subcommittee on Affirmative Action Publications]
1972-1974
1615Committee on Social Policy Subcommittee on Affirmative Action Statements undated, 1972
BoxFolderTitleDate
171Committee on Social Policy Subcommittee on Citizen's Surveillance CorrespondenceDecember 1972 - February 1973
172Committee on Social Policy Subcommittee on Freedom of the Media Correspondence 1973
BoxFolderTitleDate
173Committee on Social Policy Summary of ActivitiesMay 10, 1972
BoxFolderTitleDate
17 4Committee on Urban Affairs Correspondence1971-1972
BoxFolderTitleDate
175Committee of Urban Affairs Correspondence1973
176Committee on Urban Affairs Boston College Council on Urban Development Meeting Documents and Correspondence1969
177Committee of Urban Affairs Minutes1972-1973
178Correspondence 1968, 1970
179 Correspondence1971
BoxFolderTitleDate
17 10 CorrespondenceJanuary-June 1972
BoxFolderTitleDate
1711Correspondence July-December 1972
1712Correspondence 1973
1713 CorrespondenceJanuary-April 1974
BoxFolderTitleDate
1714Crown Heights Clergy Council Correspondence1971
BoxFolderTitleDate
1715Crown Heights Clergy Council Correspondence1972-1973
1716Crown Heights Clergy Council Finances Correspondence1971-1973
1717Crown Heights Clergy Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes1971-1973
BoxFolderTitleDate
18 1Interfaith Committee on Selective Service Exemption of Seminarians Correspondence
[See also SG-II, Series 5: Ephemera, Interfaith Committee on Selective Service Exemption of Seminarians Vietnam-Era Flyers, undated]
1971
BoxFolderTitleDate
182Institute for Jewish Policy Planning and Research Planning Documents
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Analysis (SCA), 1970-1980]
undated, 1971-1973
183Memos1971
BoxFolderTitleDate
184Negro-Jewish Relations, Anti-Semitism Correspondence and Article
[See also SG-II, Series 6: Oversized Materials, Ephemera and Clippings, #2, Negro-Jewish Relations, Antisemitism, "How New York's Jews Were Turned Against Black Men: Exploding the Myth of Black Anti-Semitism," New York Times , March 16, 1969]
undated, 1972
BoxFolderTitleDate
185Negro-Jewish Relations, [National Association of] Black Catholics Correspondence1971
186Negro-Jewish Relations, [National Committee of] Black Churchmen Correspondence1971
BoxFolderTitleDate
187Negro-Jewish Relations, Equal Employment Opportunity Memorandaundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
188Negro-Jewish Relations, Fair Housing Correspondence, Press Release, and Article 1969
BoxFolderTitleDate
189 Negro-Jewish Relations, Interfaith City-Wide Coordinating Committee Correspondence, Proposal, Minutes, and Notes1969-1972
BoxFolderTitleDate
1810Negro-Jewish Relations, Interracial Colloquy Correspondence1971-1973
1811Negro-Jewish Relations, Lincoln University (PA), Interfaith Studies Correspondence1971-1972
1812 Negro-Jewish Relations, NAACP, Kivie Kaplan Correspondenceundated, 1971-1973
1813Negro-Jewish Relations, Summer Employment for Black Teenagers Correspondence 1969

Series 5: Activities, undated, 1930-1976

The Series in in English with a few documents in Yiddish and French.
Box 18, Folders 14-33; Boxes 19-37, Folders 1-23.
Arrangement:

The series is in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

This 18-box Series is the heart of the Synagogue Council of America Records. This series contains files on the multitude of activities emanating from the SCA and its Committees, Task Forces, and Commissions. Though the collection does not make a direct correlation connecting this Series to Subseries G: Standing Committees and Subseries H: Committees, Commissions, and Task Forces, some of the materials overlap and should be used in conjunction with this series. However, much of the actions of the Committees resulted in Activities from the larger SCA community. Each of these actions must have started from a source, that source either being the Committees of the SCA, the organizational hierarchy of the SCA, or the factions of the SCA, Orthodox, Reform, and Conservative Jews. Some materials also may have sprung out of ad-hoc committees. Also included are files on meetings with certain officials including Abba Eban (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Israel, Box 21, Folder 17); Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol (Box 22, Folder 1); Greek Orthodox Archbishop George Hakim (Box 23, Folder 21); Rev. William Granger Ryan (Box 32, Folder 17); President Zalman Shazar of Israel (Box 32, Folder 25); and a reception with Haim Zohar (Box 37, Folder 23).

Box 25, Folder 4, Jerusalem, Conference of Leaders of Jewish Organizations Correspondence, 1968, contains letters from Israeli leaders such as Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, Yaacov Herzog, Arvraham Avi-hai, and Foreign Minister Abba Eban. The letters regard a meeting of Jewish leaders in Israel to discuss issues pertinent to Israeli matters, including aliyah. There is also some correspondence with President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, one piece of correspondence from NYC Mayor John Lindsay, and Monsignor John W. Oesterricher. Also of interest is Box 19, Folder 18: Bertelsen Reception Honoring Scandinavian Refugee Work Correspondence, Arrangements, Remarks and Press Releases, 1954, honoring the Bertelsens of Denmark in their work helping Jewish refugees. See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Bertelsen, Aage, Dr., and Gerda, Mrs., with SCA President Noman Salit, 1954.


Primarily, the material contains correspondence, memoranda, statements, resolutions, proposals, addresses, and minutes. The following contains a brief listing of the types of material in the Series 5.


--Aid to Religious Rehabilitation of French Jewry: This folder (Box 18, Folder 17) contains correspondence, memoranda, and lists in English and French concerning the needs of the Central Consistory of French Jewry for Reestablishing Religious Life, outlining the needs of the French community in regards to functioning Jewish communities. Also contains a list of the numbers of Jews left in France. See also SG-I, Series 3: Committees, Subseries G: Standing Committees, Religious Rehabilitation Committee Correspondence, Questionnaires, and Lists, Box 13, Folders 8-9.

--Airlines: Correspondence concerning the implementation of kosher meals on airline flights, 1953-1960. Includes a letter of complaint from Maxwell Abbell, who writes that he initiated the meal changes for the airlines after the SCA took credit for it. He says, "As you know, I am a stronger supporter of the Synagogue Council, but it should not take credit for what someone else has done and in any event should likewise give proper credit to the individuals and organizations who have been largely responsible for that accomplishment." For a photograph of a Stewardess with a Meal Tray, presumably a kosher tray, see SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Airlines [Kosher Meals] - Stewardess with Meal Tray, undated, Box 44, Folder 2.

--American Association for the United Nations Conference: Correspondence, Addresses, Programs, and Memos, 1951-1964. Includes an address by Eleanor Roosevelt. The collection says there is an accompanying photograph, but the only photograph in the collection of Mrs. Roosevelt (located in SG-II, Series 4: Roosevelt, Eleanor, with Unidentified Persons, undated, Box 45, Folder 18) has no identifying remarks.

--Bahamas Jewish Community: letter from Harold Hoffer, Chairman of the Nassau Hebrew Congregation giving a history of the Jewish community in the Bahamas. Mr. Hoffer also asks advice on how to proceed with an affiliation since half the Jews in the small community favor the U.S. or Britain, and also mentions that there are no kosher restaurants on the island. (Box 19, Folder 16.)

--Federal Penitentiaries: Correspondence, memos, questionnaires, and statements establishing Jewish chapels in federal prisons. Correspondence regards rabbi assignments, ordering materials such as Torahs, and reports on services. Penitentiaries mentioned are: Alcatraz, CA; Alderson, W. VA, Ashland, KY; Atlanta, GA; Benton City, WA;, Chillicothe, OH; Danbury, CT; El Reno, OK; Englewood, CO; Greenlee, VA; La Tuna, TX; Leavenworth, OH; Lewisburg, PA; McNeil Island, WA; Milan, MI; Mill Pt. W. VA; Montgomery, AL; New York, NY; Petersburg, VA; Sandstone, MN; Seagoville, TX; Springfield, MO; Tallahassee, FL; Terre Haute, IN; Texarkana, TX; Tucson, AR; Walla Walla, WA; and Washington DC.

This series of folders (Box 22, Folders 12-15, Box 23, Box 1) is a good background snapshot of the emerging Jewish Synagogue movement in Federal Penitentiaries. The correspondence is primarily between chapels, prison officials, and SCA officials, but contains some correspondence from inmates.

--Freedman, Benjamin H.: The correspondence in this folder deals with James Forman's Black Manifesto (Black Economic Development Center), regarding Forman's interruption of services at the Riverside Church in New York (1969) in which he demanded Jews and Christians proffer reparations to blacks. This folder contains the only mention found about the document, which caused a stir in religious circles during the period of 1969-1972, causing many Jews and Christians to rethink their position on blacks in America or refute the arguments proffered by Foreman. (Box 23, Folder 4.)

--German Expert Consultants Program of the Office of Military Government for Germany (OMGUS), 1949-1950: An excellent assembly of materials documenting the SCA's involvement with the rebuilding of the Jewish presence in Germany after WWII. The SCA primarily worked with the OMGUS Education Cultural Relations Division in conjunction with the America Express Company. Germany-related expert representatives were recruited to plan for reorientation, rehabilitation, and cultural exchange of the German state. The Religious Affairs Branch of OMGUS sponsored 80 religious (Jewish and non-Jewish) experts to and from Germany, with the SCA acting as sponsors for the Jewish delegation, which was a requirement by the Federal Government for all participants. The persons were picked because they did not wish to immigrate to the U.S., but were interested in rebuilding and reorienting the German people "for life in the Democratic Germany." Also included are reports from the Jewish experts on their travels in the U.S., and resumes of their work. Also includes several letters from Harry S. Jones, Chief of Interfaith Section of the Religious Affairs Branch of the Office.

Materials include reports, project descriptions, speeches, resumes, correspondence, and memoranda. Includes the German Jewry Final Report written by Rabbi Simon Kramer. (Box 23, Folder 12-16.)

--High Holidays: Two folders concerning the observation of the High Holy Day Holidays as observed in the United States Navy. Correspondence is from 1942-1944 and discusses sailors and observance during military tours of duty. (Box 24, Folder 3-4.) Includes correspondence between the SCA and the Navy concerning induction, and naval shipyard jobs and the High Holidays.

--Immigration: Contains correspondence, statements, analysis, press releases, and minutes concerning immigration legislation. (Box 24, Folder 9-10.) Folder 9 contains a letter from Leon Machlis of the Shanghai, China Jewish community, along with two other Shanghai-related documents concerning Polish Jews who have been "forgotten" in China after WWII.

--Jewish Cultural Reconstruction Commission Objects Distributed Abroad: Correspondence and Jewish Cultural Reconstruction Commission Burial of Damaged Objects Correspondence and Press Release; five folders of information concerning the details of Judaica brought from Europe at the end of WWII and placed for safekeeping or permanently with Synagogues in the U.S. and abroad. Contains some records of item placement and correspondence with U.S. cities as well as Montevideo, Uruguay, Santiago, Chile, Montreal, Canada, and Johannesburg, South Africa. (Box 25, Folder 8-12.) See also Religious Rehabilitation Committee, Box 13, Folders 8-9.


In addition to the materials listed above, there are other highlights in regards to this series:


--Agricultural Correspondence and Fact Sheets, undated, 1946-1961 (Box 18, Folder 16) contains factsheets on the Jewish farm movement in the United States.

--Back to the Synagogue, 1935-1956, provides correspondence, reports, and editorials concerning PR campaign to revive Jewish participation in the Synagogue (Box 19, Folders 11-15).

--Black Market Meat Industry Correspondence and Report, 1942-1943 (Box 19, Folder 22) documents allegations regarding black market activities by Jewish butchers.

--Civil Rights Correspondence, Reports, and Statements, 1963-1964 (Box 20, Folder 23), includes a report of August 28, 1963 of events leading up to the March on Washington concerning Jewish representation at the Washington memorial and correspondence concerning SCA statements on Civil Rights.

--Federal Communications Commission Paul Richman Correspondence and Statement, 1948 (Box 22, Folder 9) contains documents concerning the FCC testimony regarding allowing atheists equal time on the air. Mr. Richman presented the SCA's position on the matter.

--Iraqi-Jews Rally Correspondence and Statements, 1969 (Box 24, Folder 17): contains correspondence dealing with a rally held at Dag Hammerskold Park in New York in 1969 after 53 Iraqis were executed, including Iraqi Jews, on charges of espionage by the Iraqi government.

--Stamp, Liberty, Dedication Correspondence, Minutes, Press Releases, Benediction, and Address, 1954 (Box 34, Folder 15) includes remarks of Norman Salit in which he criticized the US stance on Israel, includes correspondence regarding the Salit remarks.

--Tercentenary Celebration, 1942, 1954-1955 (Box 35, Folders 8-10) contains correspondence, memos, planning documents, addresses, press releases, and announcements regarding the planning of the 300th Anniversary of Jews in America. (See also Box 46, Folder 32 for a program and service booklet in ephemera.)

BoxFolderTitleDate
1814 Advisory Group of Church Representatives Correspondence and Minutes1943-1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
18 15Aging Correspondence
[See also SG-I, Series 5: Activities, White House Conference on Aging; and SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B, Publications: Aging (SCA) Newsletter]
1960-1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
1816Agriculture Correspondence and Fact Sheetsundated, 1946-1961
1817 Aid to Religious Rehabilitation to French Jewry Correspondence, Memos, and Lists (English, French)
[See also SG-I, Series 3: Committees, Subseries G: Standing Committees, Religious Rehabilitation Committee Correspondence, Questionnaires, and Lists]
undated, 1945-1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
1818 Airlines [Kosher Meals] Correspondence
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Airlines [Kosher Meals] - Stewardess with Meal Tray, undated]
1953-1960
1819Alcohol Correspondence and Proposalundated, 1944-1955
1820American Association for Jewish Education Correspondence, Program, and Remarks 1942-1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
1821 American Association for Middle East Studies Correspondence1968
BoxFolderTitleDate
1822 American Association for [the] United Nations Conference Correspondence, Addresses, Programs, and Memos1951-1964
1823 American Committee for Christian-German Refugees Manifesto Endorsement Statementundated
1824American Council for Judaism Statementundated
1825American Foundation of Religions and Psychiatry Women's National Council "Mental and Emotional Help" Lecture Series Programcirca 1959
1826American Heritage Foundation Correspondence and Statementsundated, 1948-1949
1827 American Jewish Committee Draft Statementundated
1828 American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry Correspondence, Memos, Meeting Notices, and Address 1964-1968
BoxFolderTitleDate
1829 American Rabbi, The Correspondence1962-1964
BoxFolderTitleDate
1830American Red Cross Correspondence1942-1956
1831American Red Mogen Dovid for Israel, Inc., Correspondence1952
1832 Amnesty [President's Amnesty Board] Correspondence, Resolution, and Statementundated, 1946-1947
BoxFolderTitleDate
18 33Andron, David, Dr., Correspondence, Memo, and Press Release
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Andron, David, Dr., Clippings; and Series 5: Ephemera; Series 4: Photographs, Andron, David, Dr. and Unidentified Man, undated]
undated, 1957-1958
BoxFolderTitleDate
191Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry (on Palestine) Correspondence, Statements, and Press Release undated, 1945-1946
192Anti-Defamation League Correspondence1945-1947
193Anti-Defamation League Correspondence1948-1961
194Anti-Defamation League/SCA Exhibits A-D re. Immigration Town Hall Meeting1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
19 5Arabs: Middle East Memos, Correspondence, Statements, and Press Releaseundated, 1949-1956
BoxFolderTitleDate
196 Arabs: Refugees Correspondence1955
BoxFolderTitleDate
19 7Asarah B'Teveth Holocaust Memorials Correspondence
[See also SG-II, Series 5: Ephemera, Asarah B'Teveth Memorial Pamphlet and Flyers]
1950-1953
BoxFolderTitleDate
198"Assembly on Jerusalem" Announcement and Program1971
BoxFolderTitleDate
199 Atomic Energy Correspondence, Report, Press Releases, and Statementsundated, 1945-1947
BoxFolderTitleDate
1910Austin-Mahoney Bill Correspondence, Statement, Press Release (English, Hebrew)undated, 1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
1911 Back to the Synagogue Budget Documentsundated, 1957
BoxFolderTitleDate
1912 Back to the Synagogue Correspondence
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, "Draft Blueprint"and SG-II, Series 3, Subseries A: Press Releases and SG-II, Series 5: Ephemera, Back to the Synagogue Program Materials]
1935, 1940, 1954-1956
1913Back to the Synagogue Delegates Listsundated
1914Back to the Synagogue Draft Correspondence, Reports, and Editorialsundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
19 15Back to the Synagogue Proposals
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Back to the Synagogue "Draft Blueprint" Publication]
1956
BoxFolderTitleDate
1916 Bahamas Jewish Community (Harold Hoffer) Correspondence1965
BoxFolderTitleDate
19 17Bermuda Refugee Conference Correspondence and Press Release
[See also SG-II, Series 2, Subseries B: Publications, Bermuda Refugee Conference Program, 1943]
1943
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1918 Bertelsen Reception Honoring Scandinavian Refugee Work Correspondence, Arrangements, Remarks, and Press Releases
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Bertelsen, Aage, Dr., and Gerda, Mrs., with SCA President Norman Salit, 1954]
1954
BoxFolderTitleDate
1919Bevin, Ernest SCA Rebuttal Statement, Press Releases, and Telegram undated, 1946
1920 Bible Calendar Correspondence and Reportundated, 1942-1944
1921 "Bible in the Hands of Its Creator," Statement, Correspondence, and Press Releaseundated, 1944
BoxFolderTitleDate
Bicentennial Publication
[See SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Bicentennial Publication, "The American Jewish Experience," 1976]
1976
BoxFolderTitleDate
1922 Black Market Meat Industry Correspondence and Report 1942-1943
BoxFolderTitleDate
1923 B'nai B'rith Correspondence 1946-1954
1924 Brandeis University Correspondence and List of Inviteesundated, 1946
1925Book Review Service Correspondence and Book Reviewundated, 1952-1953
BoxFolderTitleDate
19 26Calendar Correspondence
[See also SG-II, Series 5: Ephemera, Calendars, 1932-1936, 1941-1960 and Series 6: Oversized Material, Calendar, 1952-1955]
undated, 1942-1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
201Campfire Girls Correspondence and Brochure Mock-Up
[See also SG-II, Series 5: Ephemera, Campfire Girls]
undated, 1948-1963
202Cancer Prayer Correspondence1946
203Cantors Correspondence undated, 1940-1951
204CARE Correspondence January 1, 1953
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205Captive Nations Week Correspondence1965
206Catholic-Jewish Relations Correspondence, Remarks, News Releases, and Summary of Proposalundated, 1943, 1958-1959
BoxFolderTitleDate
207Census of Religious Bodies (Proposed)1963
208Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) Correspondence and Officers Listundated, 1952-1956
209Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) - SCA Reportsundated, 1950-1959, 1964
2010 Chamber of Commerce of the United States Correspondence1958-1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
2011Chanukah Messages Drafts and Press Releases
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Chanukah Window Display with Manikins and Display Items, no location, circa 1950s]
undated, 1948-1952
BoxFolderTitleDate
20 12Chaplains (Naval) Correspondence, Correspondence, Memos, Dinner Arrangement, and Remarks
[See also SG-II, Series 5: Ephemera, Chaplains (Naval) Conference and Dinner Programs, May 22, 1944]
undated, 1943-1951
BoxFolderTitleDate
2013 Christian Century Rebuttal Memoranda and Statements1959-1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
20 14Christian Constitutional Amendment Correspondence and Report
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications,Christian Patriot, The, 1946]
1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
2015 Christian-Jewish Relations Correspondence and Statement
[See also SG-I, Series 5: Activities, Catholic-Jewish Relations and SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Christian-Jewish Relations, "Judaism and the Interfaith Movement” ]
1966-1969
BoxFolderTitleDate
2016Christian-Jewish Relations, Israel, Correspondence, Statement, List of Signers, and Dialogue Topics
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Concern, July 1-15, 1967]
1967
2017 Christian-Jewish Relations Project Correspondence and Background Report1960
2018 Christmas Messages, Greetings, and Correspondence
[See also SG-II, Series 5: Ephemera, Christmas Cards, Cardinal Spellman (NY) 1950, 1952-1953]
undated, 1945-1954
BoxFolderTitleDate
2019Christmas Observance in Public Schools Correspondence, Memos, and Statements undated, 1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
2020Church-State Relationship Statements, Discussion Summaries, Addresses, and Correspondence
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, "Safeguarding Religious Freedom: Statements and Policy and Position on Religion and Public Education and Other Aspects of Church-State Relationships Jointly Adopted by the SCA and NCRAC," 1957]
undated, 1951, 1954, 1964, 1968
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20 21Civilian Defense Correspondence, Memos, Statements, and Newsletters
[See also SG-I, Series 5: Activities, Religious Advisory Committee of the Civil Defense Administration, 1951-1955 and See SG-II, Series 6: Oversized Materials, OCD (Office of Civilian Defense) Newsletter, 10/20/42 for original newsletter, Copy located in folder]
undated, 1942-1944
BoxFolderTitleDate
2022 Civil Liberties (National Citizens Council on) Correspondence1948, 1952
BoxFolderTitleDate
20 23Civil Rights Correspondence, Reports, and Statements
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, March on Washington, SCA Contingent, Lincoln Memorial, 1963]
1963-1964
BoxFolderTitleDate
2024COJO - Conference on Jewish Organizations Correspondence and Reportundated, July-August 1961
2025 Columbus Day Programs, Statements, and Press Releases undated, 1942
2026Committee for International Economic Growth Correspondence
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Committee for International Growth, "Foreign Aspects of U.S. National Security: Conference Report and Proceedings," (SCA), Feb. 25, 1958]
July 3, 1958
2027Committee on Training for Jewish Social Work Minutes, Report, and Correspondence undated, 1945-1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
211Communism Statement and Correspondence undated, 1953
BoxFolderTitleDate
212 Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations (Subcommittee on Interreligious Relations/Church Relations) Correspondence and Reports1967-1971
BoxFolderTitleDate
213Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations (Subcommittee on International Affairs) Member ListJuly 11, 1967
214Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Wladyslaw Wojcik) Correspondence (English, Yiddish)1964, 1968
215Conversions, Germany Report and Memosundated, 1949
216Course in Judaism Correspondence and Minutesundated, 1944-1945
217Course in Judaism Course Writingsundated
218Crusade for Freedom Statement, Prayers, and Memosundated, 1952
219D-Day and "Day of Prayer" Prayer Proclamations1940-1944, 1952, 1957-1958
BoxFolderTitleDate
21 10Day of Mourning Correspondence, Memos, Statements, and News Releases (English, Hebrew, Yiddish)
[See also S-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, "Synagogue in Israel, Synagogue in America," Address by Dr. Israel Goldstein, 11/2/49]
undated, 1945-1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
2111Denazification Statements and Correspondenceundated, 1949
2112Desegregation Correspondence, Memos, Minutes, and Press Release1956
BoxFolderTitleDate
21 13Diplomatic Correspondence1942
BoxFolderTitleDate
2114Discrimination in Housing Meeting Correspondence1955
2115Displaced Persons Correspondence, Statement, and Press Releaseundated, 1948-1950
2116 Dumbarton Oaks Conference Correspondence, Statements, Press Releases, and List of Activitiesundated, 1944-1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
2117 Eban, Abba Meeting Attendees 1969
BoxFolderTitleDate
2118Economic Justice Correspondence, Memos, and Statements
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Oversized Materials, Economic Justice Declarations]
undated, 1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
2119 Education Correspondence, Memos, Course Outlines, and Statements [See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Education Statements, Reports, and Supreme Court Briefs undated, 1947, 1956, 1961-1962]undated, 1947-1956
2120 Egypt Correspondence, Memos, Reports, Statements, and Press Releasesundated, 1956-1959, 1964
BoxFolderTitleDate
22 1Eshkol, Levi, Prime Minister (Israel) Meeting Correspondence and Delegates List
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Eshkol, Levi Waldorf-Astoria Reception Photographs, June 5, 1964]
undated, 1968
BoxFolderTitleDate
222Europe - Ad Hoc Committee on, Minutes, Agenda, and Sign-In Sheet February 19, 1962
223Fair Election Policy Draft Statement, Memos, and Press Releasesundated, 1959, 1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
224Fair Employment Correspondence and Press Releases
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Fair Employment Publications, undated, 1944-1945]
undated, 1945-1951
BoxFolderTitleDate
225Fair Sabbath Law Correspondence, Statements, Memos, and Press Releases
[See also Sabbath Observation and SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Fair Sabbath Law Statements and Briefs]
undated, 1955-1964
BoxFolderTitleDate
"Faith in Our Time Radio Broadcasts
[See Radio Broadcasts - "Faith in Our Time"]
BoxFolderTitleDate
22 6Family Life in Wartime (Office of Civilian Defense) Correspondence, Conference Proposal, Report, and Declaration1942-1943
BoxFolderTitleDate
227Family, Youth Welfare Commission Correspondence and Reportundated, 1953-1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
22 8Famine Emergency Council Correspondence, Telegrams, and Press Releasesundated, 1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
229 Federal Communications Commission Paul Richman Correspondence and Statement1948
BoxFolderTitleDate
2210Federation's Council of Synagogues Correspondence, Aims and Goals, and Reports undated, 1956-1957
2211 Federal Council of Churches Reports, Statements, Correspondence, and Constitutionundated, 1942-1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
2212 Federal Penitentiary Correspondence and Memos undated, 1944-1956
BoxFolderTitleDate
2213Federal Penitentiary Correspondence, Alcatraz, CA - Greenlee, VA1947-1951
BoxFolderTitleDate
22 14Federal Penitentiary Correspondence, La Tuna, TX - Leavenworth, KS1947-1951
BoxFolderTitleDate
2215 Federal Penitentiary Correspondence, McNeil Island, WA - Washington, DCundated, 1947-1951
BoxFolderTitleDate
231Federal Penitentiary Reports and Statements undated, 1942-1951
232Food Conscription Correspondence and Press Releasesundated, 1947-1953
233 Foreign Aid Policy Correspondence, Memos, Statements, and Press Releasesundated, 1950, 1957-1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
23 4Freedman, Benjamin H. CorrespondenceMay-June 1969
BoxFolderTitleDate
235Freedom Foundation Correspondence and Announcement1954-1955
BoxFolderTitleDate
23 6French-Jewish Communities Questionnaires, A-H
[See also SG-I, Series 4: Committees, Subseries G: Standing Committees, Religious Observance Committee; Religious Rehabilitation Committee and Series 5: Activities, Aid to Religious Rehabilitation to French Jewry]
circa 1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
237French-Jewish Communities Questionnaires, L-W
[See also SG-I, Series 4: Committees, Subseries G: Standing Committees, Religious Observance Committee; Religious Rehabilitation Committee and Series 5: Activities, Aid to Religious Rehabilitation to French Jewry]
circa 1945
238Friends Committee on National Legislation Correspondence and Minutes1966
BoxFolderTitleDate
23 9Full Employment Bill Correspondence, Memos, and List of Congressional Bill Changes
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Full Employment Bill Congressional Record Publications, 1945]
undated, 1945-1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
2310Fundraising Practices in Synagogues Memos, Correspondence, and Statements undated, 1947-1948
2311 Graphic History of the Jewish Heritage Correspondence1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
2312 German Expert Consultants Program of the Office of Military Government for Germany (OMGUS): Community Leadership Project Correspondence1949-1950
BoxFolderTitleDate
2313German Expert Consultants Program of the Office of Military Government for Germany (OMGUS) Community Leadership Reports, Project Descriptions, Speeches, and Resumesundated, 1949-1950
2314 German Expert Consultants Program of the Office of Military Government for Germany (OMGUS) Liaison Correspondence and Memos undated, 1949-1950
2315German Expert Consultants Program of the Office of Military Government for Germany (OMGUS) Draft Reports undated, 1948
2316 German Expert Consultants Program of the Office of Military Government for Germany (OMGUS): Rabbi Simon G. Kramer German Jewry Final Reportcirca 1948-1949
2317Germany - Persecution of Nazi War Criminals Correspondence, Memos, Reports, and Press Releases (English, Hebrew)undated, 1942-1943, 1966
2318Germany - Rheinmetall A.G. Reparations Correspondence and Reportundated, 1966
BoxFolderTitleDate
2319 Germany - Norman Salit Trip Correspondence, Statements, and Press Releases
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Salit, Norman, Post-War European and Israel Trip, 1953]
undated, 1953
BoxFolderTitleDate
2320 Greek Orthodox Youth of America Correspondence 1968
BoxFolderTitleDate
2321 Hakim, George, Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Israel Trip to U.S. Correspondence and Press Release
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Hakim, George, Archbishop, 1967]
1967
BoxFolderTitleDate
241Hennings Senate Hearings Correspondence, Statements, Memos, and Questionnaire undated, 1955
BoxFolderTitleDate
242 Heschel, Abraham "Aging and the Jewish Tradition" Correspondence and Articlesundated, 1960-1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
24 3High Holidays Observance in U.S.S. Navy Correspondence1942-1944
BoxFolderTitleDate
244High Holidays Stay of Induction Correspondenceundated, 1942-1944
245Hillel Sabbath Correspondence and History1948-1949
246Holy Days Religious Editors Memorandaundated, 1948
247Home Front Pledge Campaign Information Sheet and Correspondence1943
248Humphrey, Hubert, Vice-President, Correspondence and Statement on Israel 1968
BoxFolderTitleDate
249 Immigration Correspondence, Analysis, Minutes, and Press Releases1948-1955
BoxFolderTitleDate
2410Immigration Statements and Suggested Amendments1948-1957
2411India, Jews Correspondence1967-1968
2412Institute for Judaism and Social Justice Correspondence, Agenda, and Prospectus 1966
2413Inter Faith Program Correspondence and Statements
[See also SG-I, Series 5: Activities, Christian-Jewish Relations and SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, "Judaism and the Interfaith Movement"]
undated, 1957-1965
2414Intermarriage Conference Correspondence, Draft Report and Press Release1964
BoxFolderTitleDate
24 15 Interreligious Conference on the Situation of the Jews in the Soviet Union Correspondence and Planning Memoranda1966-1967
BoxFolderTitleDate
2416Interreligious Forum on International Affairs Memoranda1966-1967
BoxFolderTitleDate
24 17Iraqi-Jews Rally Correspondence and Statements1969
BoxFolderTitleDate
2418Israel Ad-Hoc Committee Correspondence1967-1969
BoxFolderTitleDate
2419Israel: [10th] Anniversary Celebration Correspondence, Proclamations, and Program Inserts and Mock-up
[See also SG-II, Series 5: Ephemera, Israel: 10th Anniversary Celebration Programs]
undated, 1957-1958
BoxFolderTitleDate
251Israel-SCA Relationship, Aliyah Correspondence and Proposal
[See also SG-II, Series 5: Ephemera, Israel - Chaim Weizman Memorial Proclamation and Mourning Card]
undated, 1968-1970
252Israel-SCA Relationship Correspondence, Reports, Statements, and Press Releasesundated, 1949-1962
253Israeli Flag Committee Discussion MemorandaApril-May 1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
25 4Jerusalem, Conference of Leaders of Jewish Organizations Correspondence1968
BoxFolderTitleDate
255Jerusalem Synagogue Minutes, Proposals, and Correspondence undated, 1947-1949
256Jewish Book Council Correspondence and Statements1944-1952
257Jewish Braille Institute of America Correspondence1950
BoxFolderTitleDate
258 Jewish Cultural Reconstruction Commission Correspondence
[See also Radio-Television Correspondence and Scripts, undated, 1952-1954, 1962]
1946-1952
BoxFolderTitleDate
25 9Jewish Cultural Reconstruction Commission Correspondence, California - New Jersey1951
BoxFolderTitleDate
2510Jewish Cultural Reconstruction Commission Correspondence, New York -Wisconsin1951
BoxFolderTitleDate
2511 Jewish Cultural Reconstruction Commission Objects Distributed Abroad Correspondence (English, German)
[See also SG-I, Series 4, Committees, Subseries G: Standing Committees, Religious Objects Committee and Series 5: Activities, Ship Lines [for Transporting European Ritual Objects] and SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Ship Lines (SS America) Transportation for Ritual Objects Photographs]
1952-1953
BoxFolderTitleDate
2512Jewish Cultural Reconstruction Commission Burial of Damaged Objects Correspondence and Press Release
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Burial of Ritual Objects and Torah Reconsecration, circa 1952]
1951-1952
2513Jewish Education Correspondence, Policy Statement, and Call to Parents 1947-1948, 1971
2514Jewish History Week Correspondence and Statements1949-1950
2515Jewish Welfare Board Correspondence and Minutes1940-1956
2516Job Development Campaign Correspondence and Press Release (English, Yiddish) 1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
2517 Joint Conference on Religious Holiday Observance in Public Schools (9/49) Background Information, Bibliography, and Summary 1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
261Joint Conference on Religious Holiday Observance in Public Schools Correspondence, Documents, and Summary (4/54)
[See also SG-I, Series 4: Committees, Subseries G: Standing Committees, Joint Advisory Committee]
1949-1954
262Joint Consultative Committee of the JWB-SCA Correspondence and Memos1945-1956
263Joint Consultative Committee of the JWB-SCA Minutes (Incomplete) 1949-1956
264 Joint Consultative Committee of the JWB-SCA Reports, Press Releases, and Statementsundated, 1945-1956
BoxFolderTitleDate
26 5Joint Defense Appeal Correspondence
[See also SG-II, Series 2, Subseries B: Publications, Joint Defense Appeal: Legislature of the State of New York, "In the Matter of the Study of the Sunday Law Article of the Penal Law of the State of New York, Memorandum in Support of Proposal," circa 1951]
1951
BoxFolderTitleDate
266Joint Distribution Committee Correspondence1944-1947
267Joint Emergency Committee Correspondence1943
268Joint Statement in Economic Reconstruction Correspondence, Memoranda, and Statementundated, 1943-1944
269 Journal for Rabbis Correspondence and Minutes
[See also American Rabbi, The]
undated, 1952-1953
BoxFolderTitleDate
Judaism Booklet Typescript and Correspondence
[See SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, "Judaism" Booklet Typescript and Correspondence, 1955]
1955
BoxFolderTitleDate
2610 Judaism and World Peace Awards Correspondence, Press Releases, and Receipts
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Eisenhower Receiving Judaism and World Peace Awards, 1960 and Kennedy, Edward, SCA/JFK Peace Award Presentation, May 1964 and King Receiving Judaism and World Peace Award Photographs, 1965]
1960-1965
BoxFolderTitleDate
26 11Juvenile Delinquency Correspondence, Statements, Reports, and Press Releases undated, 1946-1956
BoxFolderTitleDate
2612Kashruth [Kosher] ResolutionMay 28, 1934
2613Keren Ami Conference Correspondence and Program1949
2614 King, Martin Luther, Jr., Film Project Correspondence and Project Outline1969
BoxFolderTitleDate
2615Kingston (New York) Schools - Rabbi Englander Incident Correspondence and Reports1944-1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
2616 Labor Correspondence, Suggested Program, Statements and Press Releasesundated, 1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
Labor Day Messages and Press Releases
[See SG-II, Series 3, Subseries A, Press Releases, Labor Day Press Releases and Series 5: Ephemera, Labor Day Messages]
undated, 1942-1969
BoxFolderTitleDate
2617Labor-Management Correspondence and Reportsundated, 1945-1950
BoxFolderTitleDate
27 1League for Safeguarding the Fixity of the Sabbath Correspondence 1944, 1947, 1957
BoxFolderTitleDate
272Lehman, Herbert H., Correspondence 1956-1962
273Levin, Meyer, Correspondence, Play Excerpt, Prospectus, and Press Release
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B, Publications, Congress Weekly, "The Betrayal of Anne Frank" by Jacob J. Weinstein, 1957 and Series 4: Photographs, Levin, Meyer, undated]
undated, 1957
274Liberty Ships Naming Correspondence and Notesundated, 1942-1943
275Lindsay, John V., Mayor (NY) Correspondence May 5, 1968
276Littell, Franklin H., "Christian Statement on the Middle East" and Correspondenceundated, 1968
277Local SCA Chapters Correspondence, Program Suggestions, and Sample Questionnaireundated, 1948-1956, 1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
27 8Lord's Prayer Correspondence and Statements
[See also SG-I, Series 5: Activities, Religion and the Public Schools Correspondence, Reports and Press Releases]
undated, 1962-1963
BoxFolderTitleDate
279MacIver Report Correspondence, Speech, and Draft Statements and Resolutionsundated, 1951-1953
2710Marriage and Family Life StatementJune 2, 1966
2711Mass Media Draft Statementundated
2712Miami Synagogue Council, Dr. David Andron
[See SG-I, Series 5: Activities, Andron, David, Dr. and SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Andron, David, Dr. and Unidentified Man, undated]
2713Middle East Mission Study Program [Protestant] Memoranda, Statements, and Reports undated, September-October 1958
2714 Middle East Situation Correspondence, Recommendations, and Press Releaseundated, 1949, 1957-1958
BoxFolderTitleDate
"Minute of Prayer" Radio Broadcasts
[See Radio Broadcasts - "Minute of Prayer"]
BoxFolderTitleDate
2715Moroccan Ambassador Meeting Request MemorandaJanuary-February 1961
2716Motion Picture Consultation Committee Correspondence1948-1951
BoxFolderTitleDate
27 17Motivation Study of Synagogue Attitudes Correspondence, Prospectus, Press Release, Proposal, Speeches, and Questionnaireundated, 1956
27 18National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Walter White Correspondence and Rabbi Davidson Speech and Press Release1934, 1959
BoxFolderTitleDate
2719 National Catholic Rural Life Conference Correspondence and Statementundated, 1959, 1961
2720National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice Correspondence, Program, Address, Resolution, Report, and Press Releases1958-1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
27 21National Catholic Welfare Conference Correspondence and Proposal undated, 1943
BoxFolderTitleDate
2722 National Committee for Children and Youth Conference Materials and Reportsundated, 1961-1962
BoxFolderTitleDate
National Community Relations Advisory Council
[See SG-I, Series 4: Committees, Subseries G: Standing Committees, Joint Advisory Committee and Joint Interreligous National Relations Advisory Council-SCA Committee]
BoxFolderTitleDate
28 1National Conference of Christians and Jews Correspondence, Reports, Commercial Script, Statements, and Press Releasesundated, 1939-1958
BoxFolderTitleDate
282National Conference on Citizenship Conference Materials1960-1961
283National Conference on International and Social Development Conference Materials and Rabbi Hiat Address1959-1963
BoxFolderTitleDate
284National Conference on Religion and Race Correspondence, Statements, Addresses, Invocations, and Articles
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, National Conference on Religion and Race, Chicago, Il, Jan. 1963]
1962-1963
BoxFolderTitleDate
285National Conference on Religion and Race Planning Committee DocumentationMay 28, 1962
286National Conference on Social Welfare Correspondence, Conference Report, and Program1961
287National Council of Churches Correspondence and Memoranda
[See also SG-II, Series 5: Ephemera, National Council of Churches Programs and Concern Reprint and Article, 1958, 1961, 1965]
undated, 1954-1965
288National Council of Churches Statements, Reports, Minutes, Addresses, and Press Releases undated, 1955-1964
289National Council of Churches - New York State Correspondence1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
28 10National Council of Jewish Prison Chaplains Correspondence, Agenda, and Minutes undated, 1953-1954
BoxFolderTitleDate
2811National Council of Jewish Women Correspondence1943-1945, 1965
2812National Council on the Aging Correspondence and Programs1961-1965
2813National Education Association (NEA) CorrespondenceAugust 18, 1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
28 14National Emergency Conference on Jobs and Security Correspondence, Program, and Declaration1945-1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
2815National Family Week Correspondence, Program, Recommendations, Press Releases, and Radio Broadcast Address
[See also SG-II, Series 5: Ephemera, National Family Week Jewish Programs, 1944, 1946, 1950, 1951, 1959]
undated, 1943
BoxFolderTitleDate
2816 National Family Week Correspondence, Memoranda, Minutes, Statements, and Radio Broadcast Transcript/Address1944
2817 National Family Week Correspondence, Memoranda, Press Releases, and Addresses1945-1947
2818National Family Week Correspondence, Radio Spot Announcements, Statements, and Program Texts 1949-1952
2819 National Family Week Correspondence and Program Drafts 1959
BoxFolderTitleDate
291National Fund for Infantile Paralysis Celebration of the President's (Roosevelt) Birthday Correspondence and Endorsementundated, 1942-1943
292 National Health Bill Correspondence, Minutes, and Bill1946
293National Health Council Correspondence 1959-1960
294National Jewish Music Council Correspondence1945-1952
295National Leadership Conference on Soviet Jewry Correspondence and Policy Statement1967
296National Safety Council Correspondence, Reports, Agendas, and Press Releases
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, National Safety Council Church and Safety, 1960-1961 and SG-II, Series 5: Ephemera, National Safety Council Program and Report]
1960-1962
297National Service Board for Religious Objectors Minutes and Correspondence
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, National Service Board of Religious Objectors The Reporter for Conscience' Sake, 1958, 1961-1965 and Series V: Ephemera, National Service Board for Religious Objectors Brochure and Pamphlets]
1960-1964
298National Youth Aliyah Correspondence1943
BoxFolderTitleDate
Navy Sabbath Correspondence
[See High Holidays Observance in U.S.S. Navy Correspondence, 1942-1944]
1944
BoxFolderTitleDate
29 9Negro-Jewish Dialogue Manuscript Correspondence
[See also SG-I, Series 4: Committees, Subseries H: Committees, Commissions, and Task Forces, 1966-1971, Negro-Jewish Relations and SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications "Negro Revolution and the Jewish Community, The" Address by Leonard J. Fein with Remarks by Nathan Perlmutter and Arnold J. Wolf (SCA)]
1962
BoxFolderTitleDate
2910New York City Commission on Human Rights CorrespondenceMarch 1968
2911New York Jewish Center for the United Nations Correspondenceundated, 1965
BoxFolderTitleDate
29 12 Nigerian-Biafran War Correspondence, Memoranda, Telegrams, Background Information, Statements, and List of Contributions undated, 1968
BoxFolderTitleDate
2913 North African Jews CorrespondenceJanuary 1961
2914 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Correspondence and 10th Anniversary Program Highlights 1958-1959
2915 Nuclear Testing Statement, Draft Correspondence, Telegram, and Press Releaseundated, 1950, 1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
29 16 Oesterreicher, John W., MSGR., Correspondence1970
29 17OSWEGO - Emergency Refugee Shelter Coordinating Committee for the Fort Ontario Correspondence, Minutes, and Reportsundated, 1944
29 18Palestine Correspondence, Telegrams, Cables, Statements, and Press Releasesundated, 1947-1948
BoxFolderTitleDate
2919 Passover Addresses, Messages, and Statements 1942-1964 (Incomplete)
2920Passover Broadcast Messages Correspondence1944-1949
2921Passover Broadcast Scripts1943-1944, 1953
2922Peace and "Dimensions of Peace" Correspondence and Memorandaundated, 1942-1964
BoxFolderTitleDate
2923 Peace and "Dimensions of Peace" Joint Statements, Prayers, and Press Releases
[See also SG-II, Series 6: Oversized Materials, Peace and "Dimensions of Peace," San Francisco Charter: Goals and Acheivements, undated]
undated, 1945-1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
30 1Peace Act Advisory Council and Congressman Seymour Halpern Correspondence and Press Releasesundated, 1969
30 2Peace Corps Recruitment Conference Correspondenceundated, 1961, 1963
BoxFolderTitleDate
303People to People Foundation Correspondence
[See also SG-II, Series 6: Oversized Materials, People to People Press Kit, undated]
1958-1959
BoxFolderTitleDate
304"Place of Religion in American Life," by Msgr. Gallagher, Rabbi Tenenbaum, and, Rev. Villaume from The Nation's Draft Reprint Article [See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, "The Place of Religion in American Life"]circa 1960
305Polish Jews and Anti-Semitism Correspondence and Statements 1948, 1968
306 Prayer Texts, Press Releases, and Correspondence undated, 1942, 1945, 1949, 1953
307Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Correspondence1958
308Presidential Committee on Government Contracts Correspondence, Remarks, Statements, and Press Releases
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Presidential Committee on Government Contracts Photographs, undated, 1959-1960]
undated, 1956-1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
30 9Presidents, U.S., Correspondence to1933, 1942, 1957
BoxFolderTitleDate
3010Press Correspondence and Press Releasesundated, 1953-1961
3011Protestants and Other American United for Separation of Church and State Membership Materials circa 1959
3012 Purim Messagesundated, 1943, 1949-1952
3013 Rabbis in Wartime Draft Articles and Remarks undated
3014 Rabbis, function and training of, Survey and Correspondence1943, 1951
3015 Rabbinical Assembly of America Correspondence and Reports
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Bulletin of the Rabbinical Assembly of America, "Report on the SCA" with Handwritten Notes, June, 1950]
undated, 1947-1960
3016 Rabbinical Boards Record Sheets and Address Cards, By State1964
3017Rabbinical Boards Record Sheet Correspondence and Lists
[See also SG-I, Series 5: Activities, Christmas Observance in Public Schools Correspondence, Memos, and Statements "A Guide to Jewish Families Regarding Christmas," undated, 1945]
undated, 1958-1964
3018Rabbinical Council Correspondence and Press Releasesundated, 1948-1958
BoxFolderTitleDate
30 19Rabbinical Convocation Correspondence and Press Releases1943
BoxFolderTitleDate
Rabbinical Journal Correspondence [See in this series, Journal for Rabbis Correspondence, 1952-1953]1953-1954
BoxFolderTitleDate
3020Rabbinic Pensions Memoranda and Report1944-1945
3021Race Relations Correspondence, Statements, and Press Releases
[See also SG-I, Series 4, Committees, Subseries H: Committees, Commissions, and Task Forces, Committee on Black Jews and Negro-Jewish Relations and Series 5: Activities, Catholic-Jewish Relations and Negro-Jewish Dialogue Manuscript]
undated, 1944-1956
BoxFolderTitleDate
Radical Zionist Alliance [Documents missing]
BoxFolderTitleDate
3022Radio Broadcasts - "Faith in Our Time" Correspondence and Press Releasesundated, 1949-1952
BoxFolderTitleDate
3023 Radio Broadcasts - "Faith in Our Time" Radio Sermons undated, 1949-1952
BoxFolderTitleDate
311Radio Broadcasts - "Faith in Our Time" Radio Sermons1953-1955
BoxFolderTitleDate
31 2Radio Broadcasts - "Minute of Prayer" Correspondence, Book Jacket Photostat, and Forewardundated, 1942-1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
313Radio Broadcasts - "Minute of Prayer" Prayersundated, [1941-1944?]
314 Radio Broadcasts - "Minute of Prayer" Prayers and Correspondence1942-1943
BoxFolderTitleDate
315Radio Broadcasts - "Minute of Prayer" Prayers and Correspondence1944-1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
31 6Radio Broadcasts - "Radio Chapel of the Air" Correspondence, Memorandum, and Press Releaseundated, 1943-1945, 1953
BoxFolderTitleDate
317Radio Broadcasts - "Radio Chapel of the Air" Sermons
[See also SG-II, Series 5: Ephemera, Radio Broadcasts - "Radio Chapel of the Air" Pamphlets, 1951, 1953]
undated, 1943-1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
31 8Radio Broadcasts - "The Week in Religion" Correspondence and Transcriptsundated, 1952-1953
BoxFolderTitleDate
319Radio - Television Correspondence and Miscellaneous Scripts
[See also SG-I, Series 4: Committees, Subseries G, Standing Committees: Broadcasting-Television-Film Commission; Radio Committee; Religious Objects Committee and Series 5: Activities, Andron, David, Jewish Cultural Reconstruction and National Family Week]
undated, 1942, 1950-1954, 1962
BoxFolderTitleDate
3110Religion and American Life Correspondence, Reports, and Minutes
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Religion in American Life-themed Advertising with Rabbi Kramer and Others, circa 1952]
undated, 1950-1957
BoxFolderTitleDate
31 11Religion and the Public Schools Correspondence, Reports, and Press Releases
[See also Series 4: Committees, Subseries G: Standing Committees, Joint Advisory Committee and Series 5: Activities, Christmas Observance in the Public Schools and Joint Conference on Religious Holiday Observation in Public Schoolsand Kingston (New York) - Rabbi Englander Incidentand Lord's Prayer Correspondence and National Community Relations Advisory Council (See Joint Advisory Committee)]
undated, 1944-1943
BoxFolderTitleDate
31 12Religion and the Public Schools - Prayer Amendments (Becker, etc.) - Correspondence, Memoranda, Surveys, Statements, Analysis, and Press Releases
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Joint Advisory Committee, "Our Most Precious Heritage: A Statement Opposing the Becker Amendment," 1964]
undated, 1962, 1964
BoxFolderTitleDate
3113Religion and Race Statements, Memoranda, and Press Releases
[See also SG-I, Series 5: Activities, National Conference on Religion and Race]
undated, 1963-1964
BoxFolderTitleDate
3114Religion Advisory Committee of the Civil Defense Administration Correspondence
[See also SG-II, Series 5: Activities, Civilian Defense, 1942-1944]
undated, 1951-1955
BoxFolderTitleDate
321Religious Advisory Committee of the Civil Defense Administration Reports and Conference Materialsundated, 1951
322Religious Affairs Panel News Memos1950
323Religious Leaders Committee [of the City of New York] Committee on Newspapers and Committee on Youth Minutes and "Influences Affecting the Moral and Spiritual Climate of New York" Interim Report to the Mayor1959, 1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
32 4Religious Leaders Conference of the President's Committee on GovernmentContracts Correspondence, Program Arrangements, and Statements
[See also SG-II, Series 5: Ephemera, Religious Leaders Conference "Faiths: Joined for Action" Report, 1959]
undated, 1959
BoxFolderTitleDate
325Religious Needs of European Jewry Correspondenceundated, 1945-1949
326 Religious Needs of European Jewry Biographies, Reports, Writings, and Press Releasesundated, 1947-1949
327Religious News Service Statements and Correspondenceundated, 1945-1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
32 8Religious Revival Report and Press Release1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
329Responsa Committee Minutes April 7, 1954
3210Rijk, Cornelius, Father, Statement MemorandaApril 16, 1968
3211Rockefeller Foundation Commission to Study Voluntary Health Agencies Correspondence and Background Material1959-1960
3212Role of Food in World Peace Information Press Releases1961-1962
3213Roosevelt, Franklin D., Correspondence, Press Releases, and Statementsundated, 1942-1945
3214 Rosh Hashanah Broadcast Sermons and Statements undated, 1942-1960
3215Rosh Hashanah Messages undated, 1942-1953
3216Russian Orthodox Church in America Reception, Archbishop John Correspondence November 29, 1962
BoxFolderTitleDate
3217 Ryan, William Granger, Rev., Meeting Correspondence, Biography, Remarks, and Attendees List
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Ryan, William Granger, Rev., 1958]
1959
BoxFolderTitleDate
3218 Sabbath Attendance Chart Correspondence and Samples
[See also SG-II, Series 6: Oversized Materials, Sabbath Attendance Chart Samples, circa 1954]
1954
3219 Sabbath - Blackout Tests Correspondence and Statement 1942-1943
BoxFolderTitleDate
3220Sabbath Observation Correspondence, Statements, and News Releases
[See also SG-I, Series 5: Activities, Fair Sabbath Law Correspondence, Statements, Memos, and Press Releases and SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Fair Sabbath Law Statements and Briefs]
undated, 1946-1967
BoxFolderTitleDate
3221 San Francisco Conference of the United Nations Memoranda, Statements, Reports, and Press Releases (Hebrew, English)
[See also SG-I, Series 5: Activities, Peace and "Dimensions of Peace" Joint Statements, Prayers, and Press Releases, undated, 1945-1960 and SG-II, Series 6: Oversized Materials, Peace Declarations and the San Francisco Charter, undated, 1945]
undated, 1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
32 22Schlang, Joseph Correspondence
[See also SG-I, Series 2: Administration, Subseries B: Financials]
1958-1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
3223Segregation Address, Memoranda, and Press Releaseundated, 1959-1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
32 24Selective Service Correspondence, Minutes, and Press Releases 1943, 1948, 1951
BoxFolderTitleDate
Service of Memorial, Jewish Martyrs of Nazi Tyranny
[See Asarah B'Teveth Holocaust Memorials]
Service of Thanksgiving
[See Israel: [10th] Anniversary Celebration Correspondence, Proclamations, and Program Inserts and Mock-up undated, 1957-1958]
BoxFolderTitleDate
3225 Shazar, Zalman, President, Proposed Meeting Memoranda
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Shazar, Zalman, President, Reception, circa 1966]
July 13, 1966
BoxFolderTitleDate
3226Shavous Messages, Addresses, Broadcast Transcripts, Memoranda, and Press Releasesundated, 1942-1952
BoxFolderTitleDate
331 Shechita Correspondence and Statements1955
BoxFolderTitleDate
33 2Shechita Correspondence, Statements, and Press Releases1957
BoxFolderTitleDate
333Shechita Correspondence and Statements1958
334Shechita: Conference on Proposed Slaughtering Legislation - Implications for Shechita and Jewish Community Relations Presentations, Program, and Background Material, Oct. 20-21, 19571957
BoxFolderTitleDate
335Shechita (Joint Advisory Committee) Correspondence, Minutes, Legislation, and Statements
[See also SG-I, Series 4: Committees, Subseries G, Standing Committees, Joint Advisory Committee on Shechita Memos and Reports]
January-April 1959
BoxFolderTitleDate
336Shechita (Joint Advisory Committee) Correspondence, Memos, Reports, Legislation, and StatementsMay-December 1959
337Shechita (Joint Advisory Committee) Correspondence, Memos, Reports, and Statements1960
338Shechita (Joint Advisory Committee) Correspondence, Memos, Reports, and Statements1961-1962, 1964
BoxFolderTitleDate
339Ship Lines [for Transporting European Ritual Objects] Correspondence and Reports
[See also SG-I, Series 4: Committees, Subseries G: Standing Committees, Religious Objects Committee and Series 5: Activities, Jewish Cultural Reconstruction Commission and SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Ship Lines (SS America) Transportation for Ritual Objects Photographs, circa 1945]
1943-1957
BoxFolderTitleDate
341Silberman, Charles E. (Carnegie Study of the Education of Educators) Correspondence and Memoranda1967
BoxFolderTitleDate
34 2Social Security for Rabbis and Clergy Correspondence1952
34 3Social Welfare Correspondence1963
BoxFolderTitleDate
344Soncino Press Talmud Correspondence
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, Soncino Press "The Talmud" Brochure and Series 6: Oversized Materials, Kol R'ee Associates Brochure]
1961
345Soviet Jewry Chanukah Statement and Correspondence1967
346Soviet Jewry Correspondence and Memoranda1964-1971
347Soviet Jewry National Prayer Vigil Correspondence, Memoranda, and Press Releasesundated, 1971
348Soviet Jewry Rabbi Meir Felman Eyewitness Report
[See also SG-II, Series 5: Ephemera, Moscow Rabbis Printing Plate, circa 1966]
1966
349Soviet Jewry Reports, Statements, Fact Sheets, and Press Releases undated
3410 Soviet Jewry Reports, Statements, Fact Sheets, and Press Releases1959, 1962-1965, 1970
3411Soviet Jewry Visit to the U.S. of Chief Rabbi Yehuda Leib Levin Correspondence, Telegrams, and Press Releases
[See also SG-I, Series 5: Activities, Soviet Union Archbishop Nikodim Visit to the United States]
undated, 1967-1968
3412 Soviet Union Correspondence, Memoranda, Speech Excerpts, and Press Releases (Originally titled "Russian.")undated, 1953
BoxFolderTitleDate
3413 Soviet Union Archbishop Nikodim Visit to the United States Transcripts and Press Releases
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Greek Orthodox Conference, 1964?]
undated, 1963
BoxFolderTitleDate
3414 Spain and the Jewish Community Memoranda1954
BoxFolderTitleDate
3415 Stamp, Liberty, Dedication Correspondence, Minutes, Press Releases, Benediction, and Address1954
BoxFolderTitleDate
34 16Stern, Gustave Trip to Japan Correspondence, Financials, and Reports
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Stern, Gustave (Mr. and Mrs.) and Prince Mikasa of Japan]
undated, 1958
BoxFolderTitleDate
3417Study of Teaching Materials in Intergroup Relations Correspondence, Memorandum, and Statement undated, 1945-1946
3418Sukkoth Statement undated
3419 Supplies for Overseas Survivors (SOS) of the Joint Distribution Committee Correspondence and Minutes 1947-1948
3420 Swastika-daubing Statements and MemorandaJanuary 1948
3421 Symposium and Convocation on Racial Justice and Peace (New York) CorrespondenceFebruary-March 1968
3422Synagogue Council Conference, Catholic-Jewish Relations Correspondence
[See also SG-I, Series 5: Activities, Catholic-Jewish Relations and Christian-Jewish Relations ]
1970
3423Synagogue Council Conference on the Center Movement Correspondence and Memorandaundated, 1947, 1952
3424 Synagogue Council Conference on the Center Movement Resolutions, Drafts, Addresses, Comments, and Transcriptsundated, 1947-1948
BoxFolderTitleDate
351 Synagogue Council Conference on the Center Movement Questionnaires, Data, and Reportundated, 1947-1948
352Synagogue Council Conference on Interreligious Relationships, Dr. Eliezer Berkovits Address and Correspondence
[See also SG-I, Series 4: Committees, Subseries G, Standing Committees: Inter-Religious Affairs Committee and Series 5: Activities, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations (Subcommittee on Interreligious Relations/Church Relations) ]
1972-1973
353Synagogue Council Conference on Vietnam and World Peace Report and Memoranda
[See also SG-I, Series 4: Committees, Subseries G, Standing Committees: International Affairs Committee]
1965
354Synagogue Council - Episcopal Church Conference, "The Family: Tradition and Transition" Correspondence, Programs, and Financial Statements
[See also SG-I, Series 5: Activities, Christian-Jewish Relations]
undated, 1967
355Synagogue Council Sabbath Nationwide Observation Correspondence, Sermons, Addresses, and Proclamations
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B, Publications, Synagogue Council Sabbath Nationwide Observation Sermons]
undated, 1953-1955
356Synagogue in Israel and America: A Comparative Observation Statementundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
35 7Synagogue Revival, Rabbi Max Davidson InterviewAugust 1, 1959
BoxFolderTitleDate
358 Tercentenary Celebration Carnegie Hall Sermons, Benedictions, and Remarks(November 14), 1954
BoxFolderTitleDate
359Tercentenary Celebration Correspondence, Memoranda, Planning Documents, Addresses, Press Releases, Announcements, and Lists [See also SG-II, Series 6: Oversized Materials, Tercentenary Celebration Congregation Beth Ahabah (Richmond, VA) Citation; Series 5: Ephemera, Tercentenary Celebration Program and Congregation Service Booklet]undated, 1942, 1954-1955
3510Tercentenary Celebration Service for Congregations Memoranda and Press Release
[See also SG-II, Series 5: Ephemera, Tercentenary Celebration Service for Congregations Program and Congregation Service Booklet, 1954]
undated, 1954
3511Thanksgiving Day Memoranda, Prayers, and Statementsundated, 1938-1939, 1944
BoxFolderTitleDate
3512Tisha B'Av, Day of Mourning, World War II, Memoranda, Messages, and Statements undated, 1942
BoxFolderTitleDate
Torah Distribution Committee
[See SG-I, Series 4: Committees, Subseries G: Standing Committees, Sifrei Torah Committee]
BoxFolderTitleDate
3513Tours of Israel and Europe Correspondence and Itinerary [See also SG-I, Series 1: Officers, Subseries A: Presidents, Salit, Norm, Post-War European Trip, 1954]1952-1954, 1964
3514Training Bureau - Jewish Communal Service Correspondence and Minutes1949-1950
BoxFolderTitleDate
35 15Training for Jewish Social Work MinutesMay 2, 1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
35 16Turn Toward Peace (TTP) Correspondence1964-1965
BoxFolderTitleDate
3517Truman, Harry S. Correspondence (English with Yiddish Translation)
[Original letters have been moved to the AJHS Autograph Collection. Photocopies are included in folder.]
1945, 1948
3518Un-American Activities Commission Correspondence, Press Releases, and Letters to the Editor undated, 1953-1954
3519Union of American Hebrew Congregations Correspondence, Memoranda, and Statements 1940-1952
3520 Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations Correspondence and Article1947-1952
3521United China Relief Correspondence and Rabbi Israel Statement1941
BoxFolderTitleDate
36 1United Christian Youth Movement Correspondence and Minutes 1948
BoxFolderTitleDate
362United Church Canvass Correspondence, Minutes, and Planning Documents
[See also SG-II, Series 6: Oversized Materials, United Church Canvass Poster Publicity Materials, undated, 1948]
undated, 1942-1951
BoxFolderTitleDate
363United HIAS Service Memorandum and Statement1967
BoxFolderTitleDate
364 United Jewish Appeal Correspondence
[See also SG-II, Series 5: Ephemera, United Jewish Appeal "100 Days of Remembrance" and SCA Prayer, "100 Days of Remembrance and Series 6: Oversized Material, United Jewish Appeal, "100 Days of Remembrance"]
undated, 1947-1955
BoxFolderTitleDate
36 5United National Clothing Collection Correspondence, Memoranda, Service Bulletins, and Press Releases
[See also SG-II, Series 5: Ephemera, United National Clothing Collection Campaign Song, Fact Booklets, and Collection Point Maps]
undated, 1944-1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
366United Nations Correspondence, Memoranda, Prayers, and Press Releases undated, 1943-1956
367United Nations Educational Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Correspondence, Statements, and Press Releases undated, 1949-1956
368United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) Correspondence, Memoranda, Declarations, and Press Releases (English, Yiddish) undated, 1943-1946
369United Nations Sabbath Press Releases and Memorandaundated, 1945, 1948
BoxFolderTitleDate
36 10United Presbyterian Church in the United States Correspondence 1959, 1962
BoxFolderTitleDate
3611 United Service for New Americans Correspondence 1949-1951
3612 United Voice for Organized Jewish Life in America Brochure Text
[See also SG-II, Series 5: Ephemera, United Voice for Organized Jewish Religious Life in America Brochure]
undated
3613United States Census Religious Bodies Correspondence1968
3614United States Department of State Foreign Policy Conference Program and Correspondence1965, 1969
3615 United States Government Correspondence, Memoranda, and Press Releases
[See also SG-II, Series 3, Subseries B: Publications, U.S. Government Office of War Information, "Tale of a City," 1942]
undated, 1943-1954
3616United States Information Agency Statementsundated, 1963
3617 United States President Inauguration Interfaith Prayer Service Correspondence1969
3618United Synagogue of America Transcript, Speech, Resolution, and Memoranda undated, 1953-1955, 1960
3619 Verchernaya Moskva Letter to the Editor and Correspondence Originally filed under "Jewish Minorities Research")1966
3620 Vergelis, Aaron, Editorials and Responsesundated
3621Victory Book Campaign Correspondence and Press Releasesundated, 1942-1943
BoxFolderTitleDate
36 22V-E (Victory in Europe) Day Correspondence, Memoranda, Statements, and Outline of Service undated, 1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
3623 Victory Farm Volunteer Workers Correspondence, Minutes, Report, and Statementsundated, 1943
3624Vietnam Policy Statement undated
3625 Vietnam War - Interreligious Efforts Correspondence, Memoranda, Notes, and Minutes
[See also SG-II, Series 5: Ephemera, Vietnam War Brochure]
undated, 1966-1968
BoxFolderTitleDate
36 26V-J (Victory in Japan) Day Statements and Prayersundated, 1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
3627Vista Program Package undated
3628 Voice of America Correspondence, Memoranda, and Broadcast Messagesundated, 1952-1956
3629War Control Planners, Inc., Correspondence1970
3630War Criminals Statements and Memoranda (English and Yiddish)undated, 1945
3631War Labor Board Statements1943
BoxFolderTitleDate
371War Savings Correspondence 1942
372War Statementsundated
373Warsaw Ghetto Memoranda and Proclamations1944
374Washington Bicentenary Celebration of George Washington Memoranda and Reports undated, 1930-1932
375Washington Rabbinic Conference Memoranda undated, 1956-1957
376"Way to See God," Dr. Maxwell Silver Correspondence1950
BoxFolderTitleDate
"Week in Religion, The" - Radio Broadcasts
[See Radio Broadcasts - "The Week in Religion"]
BoxFolderTitleDate
377West Point Chapel Correspondence1953
BoxFolderTitleDate
378 White House Conference on Aging Correspondence, Memoranda, Arrangements, and Press Releases
[See also SG-I, Series 4: Committees, Subseries 6: Committees, Subseries H: Committees, Commissions, and Task Forces, Committee on Aging and Series 5: Activities, Aging Correspondence and Heschel, Abraham, "Aging and the Jewish Tradition"]
1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
379White House Conference on Aging Papers and Studies
[See also SG-II, Series 5: Ephemera, White House Conference on Children and Youth Program and Brochure]
1960-1961
3710White House Conference on Children and Youth Correspondence and Memoranda 1959-1960
3711White House Conference on Foreign Aid and Trade Memoranda, Statements, and Press Releases
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, White House Conference on Foreign Aid and Trade Interreligious Delegation Newsletter Inserts]
undated, 1958
BoxFolderTitleDate
37 12White House Conference on International Cooperation Correspondence 1965
BoxFolderTitleDate
3713White Paper on Palestine Resolution (English, Yiddish) undated, 1943
BoxFolderTitleDate
3714 Wise, Stephan, Birthday Correspondence and Press Release (English, Yiddish)undated, 1944-1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
37 15World Conference on Jewish Education MemorandaMay 12, 1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
3716World Council of Churches and Vatican-related Correspondence1968
3717YIVO Institute for Jewish Research CorrespondenceAugust 30, 1968
3718Young-Milmoe Bill Correspondence and Statementundated, 1943
3719Yom Kippur Messages, Transcripts, and Statementsundated, 1930, 1942-1943, 1954-1955
3720 Youth, New York City Board Correspondence and Press Releaseundated, 1961
3721Yugoslavia - Jews Correspondence1967
3722Zionism Correspondence and Resolution1946, 1948
BoxFolderTitleDate
3723Zohar, Haim Reception Correspondence, List of Attendees, and Invitation1968
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Subgroup II: Documentary Materials, undated, 1926-1982, 1990-1992

The predominant language of the Subgroup is English, with some documents in Yiddish and French.
Box 37, Folders 24-25; Box 38 - 50.
Arrangement:

Subgroup II is divided into six Series: Series 1: Anniversaries; Series 2: Historical and Promotional Materials; Series 3: Press Releases and Publications and Scrapbooks; Series 4: Photographs; Series 5: Ephemera; and Series 6: Oversized Materials.

Scope and Content:

This Subgroup contains documentary and historical materials regarding the Synagogue Council of America. Types of materials include documents regarding anniversaries held celebrating the SCA; promotional materials and documents relating to the history of the SCA; press releases, publications (both of the SCA and outside organizations) and scrapbooks; photographs of SCA Presidents and dignitaries; ephemera including posters, brochures, flyers, programs, and clippings.

For more specific information regarding the contents of the Series, please see each individual series below.

Series 1: Anniversaries, 1948-1966

The series is in English with a few materials in Yiddish. [See also SG-II, Series 5: Ephemera]
Box 37, Folders 24-25; Box 38, Folders 1-7
Arrangement:

The series is in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

This small Series of nine folders contains SCA anniversary-related material including the 20th Anniversary program (1948); addresses, speeches, correspondence, invitation, proceedings, and transcript of the 25th Anniversary (1950-1951) plus a eulogy delivered by Dr. David de Sola Pool for past presidents of the SCA; and correspondence, addresses, invitations, and telegrams for the 40th Anniversary (1966).

BoxFolderTitleDate
372420th Anniversary and Annual Meeting Program1948
372525th Anniversary Addresses, Speeches, etc.circa 1966
BoxFolderTitleDate
38125th Anniversary Correspondence and Program Mock-up1950
38225th Anniversary Invitation and Proceedings1950
38325th Anniversary TranscriptDecember 12, 1951
38440th Anniversary Correspondence and Addresses1966
38540th Anniversary Invitation1966
38640th Anniversary Telegrams 1966
387De Sola Pool, David, Dr., Eulogy for Past Presidents at 25th Anniversary Celebration
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, de Sola Pool, David, Eulogy for Past Presidents at 25th Anniversary Celebration, Dec. 12, 1951]
December 12, 1951

Series 2: Historical and Promotional Materials, undated, 1931-1964

The series is in English with a few materials in Yiddish.
Box 38, Folders 8-17.
Arrangement:

The Series is in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

This Series contains ten folders of materials documenting the historical life of the SCA. The Series is not comprehensive, but contains a slim historical perspective of the Council. The Series includes General Assembly programs from 1954 and 1957 (Folder 10), a pamphlet entitled "History of the Synagogue Council of America, 1926-1962" written by Rabbi Bamberger in March 1963 (Folder 12); a 1931 pamphlet called "The Synagogue Council of America: Its Origin and Activities (Folder 15); and undated promotional items (Folder 14). Rounding out the Series are a draft publication called "A United Voice for Organized Jewish Religious Life in America" (Folder 16), which gives a brief recap of the history of the SCA (possibly drafted for a brochure on the SCA), and correspondence concerning the text of a 1962 press release regarding the SCA (Folder 17).

BoxFolderTitleDate
38 8Dedication of New Headquarters Mat and Caption1962
BoxFolderTitleDate
389Digests and Reports 1949-1952, 1958
BoxFolderTitleDate
3810General Assemblies Programs1954, 1957
BoxFolderTitleDate
3811Historical Information, Misc.undated, 1954-1957, 1964
3812"History of the Synagogue Council of America, 1926-1962" by Rabbi Bernard J. BambergerMarch 1963
3813 Major Divisions of Functions and Operations circa 1948
3814 Promotional Materialsundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
38 15"Synagogue Council of America: Its Origin and Activities"1931
38 16"United Voice for Organized Jewish Religious Life in America, A," Draftundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
3817 "What Is the Synagogue Council of America?", General Scope, Proposed Projects, "Its Aims and Program" undated

Series 3: Press Releases and Publications, and Scrapbooks, undated, 1926-1980, 1990-1992

The series is in English.
Box 38, Folders 18-31; Box 40-43.
Arrangement:

This Series is divided into three Subseries: Subseries A: Press Releases, Subseries B: Publications, and Subseries C: Scrapbooks.

Scope and Content:

This Series contains press releases, publications, and scrapbooks, each of which appear in their own subseries. These materials primarily document the SCA, though some publications derive from other organizations. Please see the Subseries below for more information.

Subseries A: Press Releases, undated, 1941-1975

The Subseries is in English.
Box 38, Folders 18-31; Box 39, Folders 1-9.
Arrangement:

The subseries is in chronological order.

Scope and Content:

Press releases may be found in two areas within the collection: those individual folders throughout the collection where one or two press releases are interspersed with other materials, or in Subseries A: Press Releases. The releases in this series were originally filed together, and kept in original order. Some folders throughout the collection contained only press releases, and were moved to this Subseries if there were no other materials within a single folder.

Press releases regard the various positions of the SCA and news releases on new materials or activities of the SCA. Some folders target specific issues, while Box 39, Folders 1-7 contains press releases for the years 1941-1975.

BoxFolderTitleDate
3818Back to the Synagogueundated, 1955-1956
BoxFolderTitleDate
3819Civil War Centennial Commissioncirca 1960
3820Commission on Religion and Racecirca 1966
3821Edwards Calendar undated, 1945
3822 Free Press1944-1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
38 23Free Ports for Refugees1944
BoxFolderTitleDate
3824German Expert Consultants Program of the Office of Military Government for Germany (OMGUS) SCA/Liaison Press Releaseundated, 1948
3825High Holidays for Jews in War Industriesundated, 1942-1944
3826Hillel Sabbath, 25th Anniversaryundated
3827Judaism and World Peace Award1966
BoxFolderTitleDate
3828Labor Day Messages Press Releasesundated, 1942-1965
BoxFolderTitleDate
3829"Mushroom Synagogues" and Resort Synagogue During High Holidays Press Releases undated, 1946
3830National Conference on International Trade Policyundated
3831New Year's Prayer for Peaceundated, 1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
391Press Releases undated, circa 1941-1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
392Press Releases 1947-1954
393 Press Releases1955-1958
BoxFolderTitleDate
39 4Press Releases1959-1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
395Press Releases 1961-1964
396 Press Releases1965-1966
BoxFolderTitleDate
39 7Press Releases1967-1975
BoxFolderTitleDate
398Red Cross Sabbath March 1, 1967
399Refugee Sabbath undated

Subseries B: Publications, undated, 1926-1980, 1990-1992

The subseries is in English.
Box 39, Folders 10-12; Box 40-43
Arrangement:

The Subseries is in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

Subseries B contains publications of the Synagogue Council of America (Action Memo, Aging, Analysis, Background, Highlights, Report, and Review) as well as various miscellaneous other publications and reports of the Synagogue Council. In addition, the Subseries contains publications sponsored or endorsed by the SCA Committees on Aging, Family, Jewish Poverty, Prison Welfare, and Social Policy. Box 40, Folder 3 contains the draft blueprint for the SCA's "Back to the Synagogue" program, which attempted to encourage Jews to attend more synagogue services.

Rounding out the Subseries are published documents by organizations that worked with the SCA or provided background material on topics related to the SCA. Background materials include writings on employment and Fair Sabbath Laws, conscientious war objectors, Black Jews, the Boy and Girl Scouts, and background information and legal briefs on the separation of Church and State.

See also Bibliography for a list of publication titles and authors of publications located in Box 42, Folders 8-16.

BoxFolderTitleDate
3910Action Memo (SCA) 1970-1975
BoxFolderTitleDate
3911 Aging (SCA)1974-1978
3912 Analysis (SCA), Nos. 1-42 1970-1973
BoxFolderTitleDate
401Analysis (SCA), Nos. 42-60 1974-1980
BoxFolderTitleDate
402Andron, David, Dr., Clippings1957
403Back to the Synagogue "Draft Blueprint" Publication1956
BoxFolderTitleDate
404 Background (SCA)1971-1975
BoxFolderTitleDate
40 5Bermuda Refugee Conference ProgramApril 14, 1943
40 6Bicentennial Publication "The American Jewish Experience," (SCA) 1976
BoxFolderTitleDate
407 "Black Jews in New York," Times of Israel February 1974
BoxFolderTitleDate
40 8Boy Scout Publicationsundated, 1940s-1950s
40 9 Bulletin of the Rabbinical Assembly of America, "Report of the SCA" with Handwritten NotesJune 1950
BoxFolderTitleDate
4010 Christian-Jewish Relations "Judaism and the Interfaith Movement"undated
4011 Christian Patriot, The, Newsletter1946
4012 Committee for International Growth, "Foreign Aspects of U.S. National Security," Conference, Report, and ProceedingsFebruary 25, 1958
BoxFolderTitleDate
4013Committee on Aging, Various Publications1961-1969
BoxFolderTitleDate
4014Committee on Aging, Various Publications1970-1974
BoxFolderTitleDate
40 15Committee on Family Publications1960s
BoxFolderTitleDate
4016Committee on Jewish Poverty Clippings and JTA Bulletins1972
BoxFolderTitleDate
4017Committee on Social Policy Amnesty Publications1974
BoxFolderTitleDate
40 18Committee on Social Policy Meeting (Feb. 7, 1974) Publications undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
411 Committee on Social Policy Subcommittee on Affirmative Action Newsletters and Clippings1972-1973
BoxFolderTitleDate
41 2 Concern July 1-15, 1967
41 3Congress Weekly, "Betrayal of Anne Frank" by Jacob J. WeinsteinMay 13, 1957
BoxFolderTitleDate
414"Disinherited Jews of Europe Must Be Saved," Address by Judge Simon H. Rifkind, Interim Committee of the American Jewish ConferenceApril 2, 1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
415 Education Statements, Reports and Supreme Court Briefsundated, 1947, 1956, 1961-1962
416Full Employment Bill Congressional Record Publications1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
41 7Fair Employment Publicationsundated, 1944-1945
41 8Fair Sabbath Law Statements and Briefsundated, 1959-1960
41 9Freehof, Solomon B., Annual Religious Statesman Dinner "Unity in Jewish Religious Life," AddressDecember 2, 1962
BoxFolderTitleDate
4110Girl Scouts and Committee Pamphletsundated 1953
BoxFolderTitleDate
4111"Great Question: Human Rights, A Guide for Community Action"1962
4112 Highlights (SCA)1958-1968
4113Institute for Jewish Policy Planning and Research Publications1971-1974
BoxFolderTitleDate
41 14Joint Advisory Committee on Religion and the Public School Publications (SCA) undated, 1954-1956, 1960, 1971
41 15Joint Defense Appeal: Legislature of the State of New York, "In the Matter of the Study of the Sunday Law Article of the Penal Law of the State of New York, Memoranda in Support of Proposal"circa 1951
41 16"Judaism and the Interfaith Movement" by Walter S. Wurzburger and Eugene B. Borowitz (SCA) circa 1967
BoxFolderTitleDate
4117"Judaism" Booklet Correspondence and Draftundated, 1955
BoxFolderTitleDate
421Jung, Leo, Rabbi, "Religion and the American Dream," WOR Sermon PublicationMay 6, 1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
42 2National Safety Council Church and Safety Spring 1961; Summer 1961; Fall-Winter, 1961
42 3National Service Board for Religious Objectors The Reporter for Conscience' Sake1958, 1961-1965
42 4"Negro Revolution and the Jewish Community" Address by Leonard J. Fein with Remarks by Nathan Perlmutter and Arnold J. Wolf (SCA)circa 1969
BoxFolderTitleDate
Report (SCA)
[See SG-II, Series 6: Oversized Materials, Report]
1975-1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
425Review (SCA), v.1, no.1December 1953
BoxFolderTitleDate
426 "Place of Religion in American Life" The Nation's Children by Gallagher, Tenenbaum, and Villaume Reprint Articlescirca 1960
427 Prison Welfare Committee Publicationsundated, 1953
428 Publications, Various (SCA), A-Z [Index]1926-1929
BoxFolderTitleDate
42 9Publications, Various (SCA), A-Z [Index]1930-1939
42 10 Publications, Various (SCA), A-Z [Index]1940-1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
4211 Publications, Various (SCA), A-Z [Index]1950-1959
4212 Publications, Various (SCA), A-P [Index]1960-1969
4213 Publications, Various (SCA), Q-Z [Index]1960-1969
4214 Publications, Various (SCA), A-Z [Index]1970-1979
4215 Publications, Various (SCA), A-Z [Index]1990-1992
4216 Publications, Various (SCA), A-Z [Index]undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
4217 Published Materials Lists undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
431 "Safeguarding Religious Freedom: Statements and Policy and Position on Religion and Public Education and Other Aspects of Church-State Relationships Jointly Adopted by the SCA and NCRAC" (SCA)1957
432 Soncino Press, "The Talmud"undated
433 Statistical Bureau Committee Publications and U.S. Census Reportundated, 1936
434Synagogue Council Sabbath Nationwide Observation Sermons1953
BoxFolderTitleDate
43 5"Synagogue in Israel, Synagogue in America," Address by Dr. Israel Goldstein (SCA) November 12, 1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
436Turn Toward Peace Intra Newsletter and Conference Brochures1965
BoxFolderTitleDate
437U.S. Government, Office of War Records, Tale of a City1942

Subseries C: Scrapbooks, 1943-1945

See Oversized Materials, Box 48-49, Folders 1-5; Box 50, Folder 2 and 3.
Arrangement:

The collection contains three scrapbooks of clippings concerning the SCA, some of which were arranged by state, while others were arranged by topic.

Series 4: Photographs, undated, 1946-1972

The series is in English.
Box 44-45.
Arrangement:

The Series is in arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

The Photographs Series offers a varying range of images regarding SCA events, including images of the Annual Synagogue Statesmen Award Dinner, tribute dinners, leader installations, receptions, conferences, marches, and meetings. Annual Statesmen Dinner photographs may be found in Box 44, Folders 6-12 for the years of 1961-1965 and 1967. Folder 11 contains general photographs of the 1965 Award Dinner in which Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Judaism and World Peace Award, while Box 45, Folder 5 contains photos of Dr. King receiving the medal, giving a speech during the dinner, and at a press conference afterwards. Box 45, Folder 4 contains photos of Edward Kennedy receiving the award (renamed in 1966 the John F. Kennedy Peace Award), and Box 44, Folder 21 contains an image of President Eisenhower receiving the first Judaism and World Peace Award in 1960.

Photos of SCA leaders can be found in Box 44, Folder 1 (President Theodore Adams); Folder 13 and 14 (Bamberger with President Truman and Bamberger-Salit inauguration); Box 45, Folder 2 (Rabbi A.M. Heller); Folder 6 (Rabbi Kramer and Rabbi Bamberger, 1951); Folder 10 and 11 (Mark Julius); Box 44, Folder 15, Box 45, Folder 19 (Salit honoring Scandinavians Aage and Gerda Bertelsen for refugee work during WWII and Salit's trip to Europe and Israel, 1953-1954); Box 45, Folder 23 (David de Sola Pool delivering a eulogy for past presidents of the SCA); Folder 25 (Gustave Stern with the Prince and Princess of Japan, circa 1958), and Folder 27 (Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum).

Other photographs of interest in the Series are of post-World War II synagogues and ritual objects redistribution and burial (Box 44, Folder 16 , 18 , Box 45, Folder 20 and 21 ); Boy and Girl Scouts (Box 44, Folder 17 , 26 ); President Lyndon Johnson addressing churchmen at the White House (see Series 6: Oversized Materials, Box 49, Folder 6); the SCA's participation in the March on Washington (Box 45, Folder 9) and President Truman meeting with SCA President, Rabbi Herbert Goldstein to discuss housing, 1946.

BoxFolderTitleDate
441Adams, Theodore, Rabbi Tribute Dinner1959
442Airlines [Kosher Meals] - Stewardess with Meal Trayundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
443American Soviet Union Conference, Washington, D.C.1964
BoxFolderTitleDate
44 4Andron, David, Dr. and Unidentified Manundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
445Annual Meeting Photographs and Negative1965
BoxFolderTitleDate
446Annual Synagogue Statesmen Award Dinner1961
447Annual Synagogue Statesman Award Dinner1962
448Annual Synagogue Statesman Award Dinner (1 of 2)1963
BoxFolderTitleDate
449Annual Synagogue Statesman Award Dinner (2 of 2)1963
BoxFolderTitleDate
4410Annual Synagogue Statesman Award Dinner1964
4411Annual Synagogue Statesman Award Dinner
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, King, Martin Luther, Jr., Receiving Judaism and World Peace Award, 1965]
1965
4412Annual Synagogue Statesman Award Dinner1967
4413Bamberger, Bernard and President Truman, et al, Conferring Photographic Negativecirca 1951
4414 Bamberger - Salit Installation
[See also SG-I, Series 1: Officers, Subseries A: Presidents, Bamberger and Salit]
undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
44 15Bertelsen, Aage (Dr.) and Gerda (Mrs.) with Norman Salit at Reception Honoring Scandinavian Refugee Work1954
BoxFolderTitleDate
4416 Bitche (Moselle), France Synagogue Postcards circa 1945
4417Boy Scout Award undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
4418Burial of Ritual Objects, Objects, and Torah Reconsecrationcirca 1952
BoxFolderTitleDate
44 19Chanukah Window Display with Manikins and Display Itemscirca 1950s
BoxFolderTitleDate
4420Denmark Reception, "DP Camp Menorah Dedicated to Interfaith Labor Temple," Norman Salit and Rabbi Richard E. Evans Photograph Tear Sheetundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
44 21Eisenhower, President Receiving First Judaism and World Peace Award Photographic Tear Sheetscirca 1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
4422Eshkol, Levi, Prime Minister of Israel, Waldorf-Astoria ReceptionJune 5, 1964
BoxFolderTitleDate
44 23Feldman, Abraham Photographundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
4424Fortieth Anniversary Dinner of the Synagogue Council of AmericaNovember 6, 1966
BoxFolderTitleDate
4425German Grantees Greeted by Synagogue Council of America Officialsundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
4426 Girl Scout Meeting (First Girl Scout Menorah Award in Korea)September 1965
4427Greek Orthodox Conference
[See also SG-I, Series 5: Activities, Soviet Union Archbishop Nikodim Visit to the United States Transcripts and Press Releases]
1964?
BoxFolderTitleDate
45 1Hakim, George, Archbishop of Greek Orthodox Church in Israel, Trip to the Photo United States1967
BoxFolderTitleDate
452 Heller, A.M., Rabbi Photograph and Press Releasecirca 1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
453Humphrey, Hubert, V.P., Meets Religious Leaders in Anti-Poverty War (including SCA President Rabbi Seymour Cohen)January 18, 1966
BoxFolderTitleDate
Johnson, Lyndon, President, Addressing Churchmen at White House
[See SG-II, Series 6: Oversized Materials, Johnson, Lyndon, President, Addressing Churchmen at White House, undated]
undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
454 Kennedy, Edward, SCA/JFK Peace Award Presentation to (Judaism and World Peace Award)May 1964
455King, Martin Luther, Jr., Receiving Judaism and World Peace Award Photographs, Photographic Tear Sheets, and Negative
[See also SG-II, Series 4: Photographs, Annual Synagogue Statesman Award Dinner, 1965]
1965
BoxFolderTitleDate
456Kramer, Simon G., Rabbi, Incoming President with Outgoing President Bamberger December 12, 1951
BoxFolderTitleDate
457 Levin, Meyerundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
458Limited Identification Photographsundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
459March on Washington, SCA Contingent, Lincoln Memorial1963
BoxFolderTitleDate
45 10Mark, Julius Installation CeremoniesOctober 1, 1961
45 11Mark, Julius, Outgoing President Scroll PresentationOctober 1963
BoxFolderTitleDate
4512"Modern Minute Men" U.S. Savings Bond Campaign Flyer featuring Dr. Israel Goldstein, Dr. Silver, Dr. de Sola Pool, and David Sarnoff Photographic Tear-Sheet undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
4513 National Conference on Religion and Race, Chicago, Il [See also SG-II, Series 6: Oversized Materials, National Conference on Religion and Race, Chicago, Il]January 1963
BoxFolderTitleDate
4514National Interreligious Convocation on Civil RightsApril 28, 1964
BoxFolderTitleDate
45 15Presidential Committee on Government Contractsundated, 1959-1960
45 16Radio Committee Programundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
4517 Religion in American Life-themed Advertising with Rabbi Kramer and Otherscirca 1952
BoxFolderTitleDate
4518Roosevelt, Eleanor with Unknown Personsundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
45 19Ryan, William Granger, Rev.1958
BoxFolderTitleDate
4520Salit, Norman, Post-War European and Israel Trip1953-1954
BoxFolderTitleDate
45 21Shazar, Zalman, President (Israel), Receptioncirca 1966
BoxFolderTitleDate
4522Ship Lines (SS America) Transportation for Ritual Objectscirca 1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
45 23de Sola Pool, David, Eulogy for Past Presidents at 25th Anniversary Celebration December 12, 1951
BoxFolderTitleDate
4524Soviet Jewry Rallies 1968, 1972
BoxFolderTitleDate
4525Stern, Gustave (Mr. and Mrs.) and Prince Mikasa of Japanundated, [1958]
BoxFolderTitleDate
45 26Synagogue Council of America Officers1959-1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
45 27Tanenbaum, Marc, Rabbi1958, 1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
4528Truman Meets with Churchmen to Discuss Housing (including SCA President Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein)Mar. 21, 1946
4529Unidentified Photographs undated
4530 White House Conference on Foreign Aid and Trade Interreligious Delegations Photographic Tear Sheet circa 1958
4531 World's Fair Pavilion Architectural Rendering circa 1964

Series 5: Ephemera, undated, 1931-1968

The series is in English.
Box 46 - Box 47, Folders 1-4. [See also Series 6: Oversized Materials]
Arrangement:

Box 46 is arranged in alphabetical order. Box 47 consists of four non-paper based ephemeral objects arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content:

The collection of ephemera consists of pamphlets, cards, brochures, programs, flyers, invitations, reports, and one song sheet. A smaller box (Box 47) contains four ephemeral items: a printing plate of Soviet Rabbi Meir Felman, 1966; stamps from the United Jewish Appeal's "100 Days of Remembrance," circa 1947, a 1943 button with the caption, "We Mourn the Victims of Nazidom," and black ribbons, circa 1943.

BoxFolderTitleDate
461Andron, David, "Let My People Know" and List of Florida Synagogues, Brochures, and Flyerscirca 1957
BoxFolderTitleDate
462 Asarah B'Teveth Memorial Pamphlet and Flyer 1952
BoxFolderTitleDate
46 3Back to the Synagogue Program Materialscirca 1950s
BoxFolderTitleDate
464Bamberger, Bernard and Council Installation Program11/2/49
BoxFolderTitleDate
465Boy Scout "Ner Tamid" Award Certificate, Mock-Up, and Record Bookundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
46 6Calendar, Congregation Shearith Israel1931-1932
BoxFolderTitleDate
46 7Calendars 1941-1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
468Campfire Girls Brochuresundated, circa 1958-1962
469 Chaplains (Naval) Conference and Dinner ProgramMay 22, 1944
4610 Christmas Cards, Cardinal Spellman (N.Y.)1950, 1952-1953
BoxFolderTitleDate
4611 Ephemera, Misc.undated, 1953
BoxFolderTitleDate
4612 Emergency Intercession Proclamation, Program, Service Suggestions, and "The Mass Murder of Jews in Europe" Information Service Bulletinundated, 1943
4613Feldman, Abraham, Installation Programs, Invitations, and Sheet Music undated, 1955
BoxFolderTitleDate
4614Girl Scout Menorah Award Pamphlets, Certificate, and Mock-Upundated
4615Flyer, Miscellaneous undated, 1951-1954
BoxFolderTitleDate
4616Interfaith Committee on Selective Service Exemption of Seminarians, Vietnam-era Flyersundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
4617 International Responsibility and Our Religious Heritage Brochures1956-1958
BoxFolderTitleDate
4618Israel: 10th Anniversary Celebration Programscirca 1958
BoxFolderTitleDate
46 19Israel - Chaim Weizman Memorial Proclamation and Mourning Card circa 1952
BoxFolderTitleDate
4620 Labor Day Messages1959-1968
4621 National Council of Churches Programs and Concern Reprint Article 1958, 1961, 1965
4622 National Family Week Jewish Programs1944, 1946, 1950-1951, 1959
BoxFolderTitleDate
46 23National Safety Council Program and Report1960
46 24National Service Board for Religious Objectors Brochure and Pamphletundated, 1952, 1963, 1964
BoxFolderTitleDate
4625Radio Broadcasts - "Radio Chapel of the Air" Pamphlets1951, 1953
BoxFolderTitleDate
4626 Religion and the Public Schools Programs1954
BoxFolderTitleDate
4627 Religious Leaders Conference "Faiths: Joined for Action" Report1959
BoxFolderTitleDate
4628Salute to Israel Parade Program1967
4629Soviet Jewry Haggadah Supplement "This is the Matzah of Hope"undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
4630 Synagogue Council of America Prayer "100 Days of Remembrance" Booklet
[See also SG-I, Series 5: Activities, United Jewish Appeal]
undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
4631Synagogue Statesmen Award Programs, Invitations, and Addresses1960-1968
BoxFolderTitleDate
4632 Tercentenary Celebration Program and Congregation Service Booklet1954
4633United National Clothing Collection Campaign Song Sheet Music, Fact Booklets, and Collection Point Maps undated, 1945
4634United Voice for Organized Jewish Religious Life in America Brochure undated
4635 Vietnam War Brochureundated
46 36White House Conference on Children and Youth Program and Brochure1950
4637World's Fair "Committee of 100" Invitation to Participate1939, circa 1960-1965
BoxFolderTitleDate
47 1Moscow Rabbis Printing Plate, Soviet Jewry Rabbi Meir Felman Eyewitness Report1966
BoxFolderTitleDate
472 United Jewish Appeal, "100 Days of Remembrance Stamps"
[See also SG-I, Series 5: Activities, United Jewish Appeal]
circa 1947
BoxFolderTitleDate
473 "We Mourn the Victims of Nazidom" Buttoncirca 1943
474Black Ribbonscirca 1943

Series 6: Oversized Materials, undated, 1935-1982

The series is in English.
Box 48-50.
Arrangement:

Arranged mostly by type of material.

Scope and Content:

The collection contained three scrapbooks of clippings concerning the SCA, some of which were arranged by state, while others were arranged by topic. The Scrapbooks themselves are difficult to handle as articles are pasted by their clipping service header one on top of the other, and then folded to fit onto a page measuring less than 8½" X 11". Hence, one page could contain 10-20 individual articles that are difficult to read due to placement. All of the clippings have been detached from the original scrapbook, and unfolded, though they do still adhere to the page. Therefore, due to their expanded size, they have been moved to the Oversized Materials Series.

Box 49, Folder 6 contains two oversized photographs, one of President Johnson addressing churchmen at the White House and another of the National Conference on Religion and Race in Chicago, Il from January 1963.

Here is a brief overview of the types of materials located in the Scrapbooks:

Box 48, Folder 1: Scrapbook 1, Clippings Arranged by State, 1943. Folder 1: New York City and State; Patterson, Union City, Passaic, Elizabeth, Trenton, Jersey City, Atlantic City, NJ; Omaha, Nebraska, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN; Detroit, MI; Boston, Holyoke, MA; Baltimore, MD; Maine.

Box 48, Folder 2: Scrapbook #1, Clippings Arranged by State, 1943-1945. Des Moines, IA; Chicago, IL; Indianapolis, IN; Brooklyn, NY and New York State; Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati, East Liverpool, Youngstown, OH; Tulsa, OK; Pennsylvania; Alabama; Arkansas; California; Connecticut, Florida; Rhode Island; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia; Washington, DC.

Box 48, Folder 3: Scrapbook #2, Clippings Arranged by Subject, 1942-1945. Milmoe Bill; Day of Mourning; National Conference of Christians and Jews; National Family Week; Statement on Negroes.

Box 48, Folder 4: Scrapbook #2, Clippings Arranged by Subject, 1942-1945. New Years Greetings; Passover; Peace Studies, 7 Point Declaration on World Peace; Peace Studies, Goals for Frisco Conference; Peace Studies, Dumbarton Oaks Proposals.

Box 48, Folder 5: Scrapbook #3, Clippings Arranged by Subject, 1942-1945. Red Cross; Radio Chapel; Radio; Message to President Truman; President Roosevelt - Death of; Prayer in Congress; Religious Leaders Praise Free Press; Purim Message; Pearl Harbor.

Box 49, Folder 2: Scrapbook #3, Clippings Arranged by Subject, 1942-1945. Rabbi Herbert Goldstein, President of SCA; UNRRA; Services for Opening of United Nations Conference; United Nations Sabbath; United Clothing Campaign; Textbook Commission; Sabbath Message; Proposals for Frisco Conference; San Francisco Delegation; Roosevelt Birthday; Religious Education in Public School.

Box 49, Folder 3: Scrapbook #3, Clippings Arranged by Subject, 1942-1945. U.S.O. Sabbath; V-E Day; Victory Fleet Day; Warsaw Ghetto; Message on War Criminals; High Holyday Observance for Jewish War Workers; Synagogue Council and White Paper.

Box 49, Folder 4: Scrapbook #4, Clippings Arranged by Subject, 1942-1945. American Day; Bermuda Conference; Bible in the Hands of its Creators; Bible in Comics; Columbus Day 450th Anniversary; Civilian Defense; Church Canvass; Christmas Greetings; D-Day.

Box 49, Folder 5: Scrapbook #4, Clippings Arranged by Subject, 1942-1945. Synagogue and Labor; Kingston; Joint Distribution Committee Sabbath; Interfaith; Stay of Induction (Holidays); High Holydays; Council Re-Elects Dr. Goldstein.

Box 50, Folder 2, Scrapbook #1, Clippings Arranged by State, 1942-1943 (OS-2). Tulsa, OK; Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Lock Haven, Greensburg PA; Providence, RH; Montreal, Toronto, Canada.

Box 50, Folder 3. Scrapbook #2, 3, 4, By Subject, 1942-1945 (OS-2). New Years Greetings, Roosevelt Sabbath, V-E Day, Boy Scout Sabbath, Flag Day, High Holy Days, Interfaith, Labor Day Message.

The remaining material in this Series contains photos (Box 49, Folder 6) of President Johnson addressing churchmen at the White House and a photo of the National Conference on Religion and Race in Chicago, Il, in January 1963. Box 50, Folder 1 contains a SCA publication entitled Report, and National Retired Teachers Association News Bulletins.

Box 50, Folder 4 and 5 contains ephemera and clippings from various years, and Folder 6 contains a press kit, booklets, and brochures from the Vista-type organization, People to People. Materials in Folder 4 include:

  • --"SCA - Across the Nation and in the News," undated
  • --Solemn Assembly of Prayer and Intercession, Emergency Intercession Committee, circa 1943, 1945
  • --AUFBAU Reconstruction, "Messages to the Jewish People," Reprint, May 14, 1943
  • --"1,200 of Varied Fathers Join in Solemn Ceremony Opening Temple of Religion," New York Times, May 1, 1939
  • --Boy Scouts, "Important Dates in Religious Calendars," 1950
  • --"Imitatio Dei" Sermon Proof Page by Rabbi Pillchilk in honor of the 104th Anniversary of Thomas Edison, 1951
  • --United Church Canvass Poster Publicity Materials, undated, 1948
  • --Tercentenary Celebration Congregation Beth Ahabah (Richmond, VA) Citation, 1954
  • --Soncino Press "The Talmud" Brochure, undated
  • --Peace and "Dimensions of Peace," San Francisco Charter: Goals and Achievements, undated
  • --"Schiff, Jacob, 15th Anniversary of the Death of," Rosh Hashana Radio Program Commemorative Brochure, 1935
  • --Peace Corps Placement Test Recruitment Poster, circa 1962
  • --"Conversation with Herbert H. Lehman," Jewish News, 4/1/60
  • --Jewish Cultural Reconstruction World Distribution Book Chart, July 1, 1949 - Jan. 31, 1952
  • --Civilan Defense OCD Newsletter, October 20, 1942
  • --Calendar, Jewish High Holy Days, 1952-1955
  • --Feldman, Abraham Rabbi, Tribute Dinner Program and Seating Chart, undated, 1955
  • --Adams, Theodore, Rabbi, Tribute Dinner Program and Seating Chart, undated, 1959

Folder 5 contains the following materials:

  • --Negro-Jewish Relations, Antisemitism, "How New York's Jews Were Turned Against Black Men: Exploding the Myth of Black Anti-Semitism," New York Times, March 16, 1969
  • --Economic Justice Declarations, circa 1946
  • --Chelsea Record Petition Poster, 1950
  • --J.D.C. Sabbath Proclamation Poster, circa 1944
  • --Sabbath Attendance Roll Charts, circa 1954
  • --UJA "100 Days of Remembrance" Poster, undated
  • --The Day-Jewish Journal "A Momentous Emergency - The Russian Jewry," Rabbi Abraham J. Heschel Address, undated

BoxFolderTitleDate
481Scrapbook #1, Clippings Arranged by State 1943
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482Scrapbook #1, Clippings Arranged by State1943-1945
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483Scrapbook #2, Clippings Arranged by Subject1942-1945
484Scrapbook #2, Clippings Arranged by Subject1942-1945
485Scrapbook #3, Clippings Arranged by Subject1942-1945
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491Peace Declaration and the San Francisco Charterundated, 1945
492Scrapbook #3, Clippings Arranged by Subject1942-1945
493Scrapbook #3, Clippings Arranged by Subject1942-1945
494Scrapbook #4, Clippings Arranged by Subject1942-1945
495Scrapbook #4, Clippings Arranged by Subject1942-1945
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496[Photo] Johnson, President, Addressing Churchmen at White Houseundated
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49 6[Photo] National Conference on Religion and Race, Chicago, Il January 1963
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501 Report (SCA), NRTA News Bulletin (National Retired Teachers Association)1971, 1975-1982
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502Service of Memorial for the Jewish Martyrs of Nazi Tyranny, Proof Pagesundated
502 Scrapbook #1, Clippings Arranged by State1942-1943
503Scrapbook #2, 3, 4, By Subject1942-1945
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504 Ephemera and Clippings, #1 [See list]1935, 1939, 1942-1943, 1945, 1948, 1950-1955, 1959-1960, circa 1962
505 Ephemera and Clipping, #2 [See list]undated, circa 1944, circa 1946, 1950, circa 1954, 1969
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50 6People to People Foundation Press Kit, Booklets, and Brochures circa 1963
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