Guide to the Howard Lenhoff (1929-2011) Papers, 1947-2007 (bulk 1974-2006)
 
P-902

Arranged by Marvin Rusinek, with assistance from Josh Warhit. Description and further arrangement by Rachel Miller.

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Encoding by Marvin Rusinek and Rachel Miller October 2010-April 2011. Howard Lenhoff's date of death was added by Rachel Miller in July 2011. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Howard Lenhoff (1929-2011)
Title: Howard Lenhoff Papers
Dates:1947-2007 (bulk 1974-2006)
Abstract: The Howard Lenhoff Papers were generated and accumulated by Howard Lenhoff starting with his involvement with the American Association for Ethiopian Jews (AAEJ) in 1974 and running up until his final preparations for his book, Black Jews, Jews and Other Heroes: How Grassroots Activism Led to the Rescue of the Ethiopian Jews (2007). In addition to chronicling Lenhoff’s participation in AAEJ, the collection documents AAEJ’s relationships with other activists and organizations; Israeli government officials’ responses to AAEJ pressure; requests for help and stories of trauma from the Ethiopian Jews; AAEJ’s extensive publicity efforts; and American Jewish press coverage of the struggles of Ethiopian Jewry. The materials include correspondence, clippings, notes, drafts, photographs, audiocassettes and posters.
Languages: The collection is in English, Amharic and Hebrew, with a few items in Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Yiddish.
Quantity: 41.6 linear feet (82 manuscript boxes, 1 card file box, 1 MAP-1 folder)
Identification: P-902
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Biographical Note

Howard Maer Lenhoff was born in 1929 in North Adams, Massachusetts to Charles and Goldie Rubin Lenhoff. He received his undergraduate degree from Coe College in 1950 and his PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 1955. By 1970 Lenhoff was a professor of biology at University of California Irvine (UCI), where he would remain for the next three decades, residing in Costa Mesa, California. Between 1968 and 1974, Lenhoff spent time in Israel as a visiting fellow and professor at the Weizmann Institute, Hebrew University and Technion Israel Institute of Technology. In the early 1970s he co-founded the UCI Judaic studies program, and he was involved in the Hillel Advisory Council of Orange County, the Jewish Federation Council of Orange County, State of Israel Bonds, American Professors for Peace in the Middle East and United Jewish Appeal.

Howard Lenhoff’s interest in Ethiopian Jews began in Israel in the spring of 1974, when he met Rahamim Elazar, an Ethiopian Jewish student who had recently immigrated to Israel. Following that meeting, Lenhoff became active in the American Association for American Jews, which was also incorporated that same year as a non-profit merger of the former American Pro-Falasha Committee and the Friends of Beta-Israel (Falasha) Community in Ethiopia. Lenhoff served as western regional director and national vice president while Graenum Berger was president. Lenhoff was then elected president in September 1978 and held the position until his resignation in July 1982.

During his four-year tenure as president, AAEJ’s membership and reach grew, and its budget and operations were professionalized and streamlined. It was also during this time when AAEJ began executing missions to bring Ethiopian Jews to Israel, and by July 1982, the organization had carried out three such missions. AAEJ also placed great pressure on Israel and on American Jewish organizations to act on behalf of the Jews in Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Jewish refugees in Sudan. Lenhoff generated extensive publicity around his cause and brought American Jewish attention to the Ethiopian Jews. Also during his tenure, AAEJ started up a program in Israel to assist Ethiopian Jewish refugees with housing, educational and medical needs.

Following his presidency and the entrance of Nate Shapiro as president, Lenhoff continued on in leadership roles in AAEJ for a few years, heavily engaged in publicity and writing up until about 1987. By the early 2000s he was working in earnest on his book, Black Jews, Jews and Other Heroes: How Grassroots Activism Led to the Rescue of the Ethiopian Jews (2007), an autobiographical account of his activities with AAEJ. Lenhoff died on July 12, 2011.

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Scope and Content Note

The Howard Lenhoff Papers were generated and accumulated by Howard Lenhoff starting with his involvement with AAEJ in 1974 and running up until his final preparations in 2006 for his book, Black Jews, Jews and Other Heroes: How Grassroots Activism Led to the Rescue of the Ethiopian Jews (2007). The largest volume of documentation in the collection falls during the period of his presidency between 1978 and 1982, but the next five years are also rich in documentation while Lenhoff focused on publicity, editing and research for AAEJ. The materials include correspondence, clippings, notes, drafts, photographs, audiocassettes and posters.

The collection chronicles Lenhoff’s participation in AAEJ; his relationships with other activists and organizations; Israeli government officials’ responses to AAEJ pressure; requests for help and stories of trauma from the Ethiopian Jews; the range of publicity AAEJ authored and disseminated; and American Jewish press coverage of the struggles of Ethiopian Jewry. The three individuals aside from Lenhoff most represented in the collection are Graenum Berger (Series I-II, IV, VI), Rahamim Elazar (Series II-IV, VI, VIII) and Nate Shapiro (Series I-II, IV-VI).

Little in the collection pertains substantially to Lenhoff’s personal life or many other endeavors outside of AAEJ, excepting in Series I one folder of correspondence between him, his wife Sylvia and daughter Gloria, and in Series II the “University of California Irvine” folder and biographical materials under his and his wife’s name.

Lenhoff used his papers during the writing of his 2007 book, and throughout the collection, the notes he took in the early to mid-2000s are likely related to preparation of the book. Dates of photocopies in the collection correspond to the known or estimated date of the creation of the photocopy, not to the date of the original item that was photocopied. The original dates of the material he photocopied go as far back as 1851. Many of the Hebrew and Amharic items in the collection are accompanied by English translations.

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Arrangement

Prior to its donation to AJHS, portions of this collection were reorganized by researchers (badly, according to Lenhoff) and then again possibly reorganized by Lenhoff while preparing for his book, Black Jews, Jews and Other Heroes: How Grassroots Activism Led to the Rescue of the Ethiopian Jews. With the exception of Series II: Subjects, the current arrangement is not necessarily reflective of the order the collection was in when Lenhoff created the majority of these records. The order of the series is based on what materials were judged to be most unique to Lenhoff’s activities as an AAEJ leader, beginning with Correspondence and Subjects. These series are followed by Writings, Notes, Board and Administrative and Clippings series. As per AJHS practice, the photographs and audio materials have been separated into their own respective series.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives 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
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Related Material

AJHS Archives

The Howard Lenhoff Papers are complimented by three other collections at AJHS created by the American Association for Ethiopian Jews (AAEJ) and its leaders: the AAEJ Records (I-503, which are being processed as of April 2011) and the papers of two other past presidents of the AAEJ, the Graenum Berger Papers (P-717) and the Nate Shapiro Papers (P-893).

Other Collections

American Pro-Falasha Committee, Inc. (MS-61). American Jewish Archives. Cincinnati, OH.

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Separated Material

One linear foot of Howard Lenhoff’s un-annotated research photocopies of the American Pro-Falasha Committee Records housed at the American Jewish Archives were deaccessioned. Only photocopies of these records were kept which he had filed in Series II: Subjects under “Faitlovitch, Jacques.”

The following Amharic language learning materials were removed from the collection and placed in the AJHS Library: Amharic Basic Course Units 1-50, Foreign Service Institute, Department of State, Washington, D.C., 1964; Amharic Basic Course Units 51-60, Foreign Service Institute, Department of State, Washington, D.C., 1964; An Amharic Conversation Book by Wolf Leslau [photocopy], 1965; An Amharic Dictionary, Amharic-English, English-Amharic, compiled by Wolf Leslau for the Peace Corps Training Program for Ethiopia [photocopy - 2 copies], 1965; Hebrew-Amharic – Amharic-Hebrew Dictionary, compiled by Itzhak Bodinger [photocopy], 1967; Hebrew Cognates in Amharic by Wolf Leslau [photocopy], 1969.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Howard Lenhoff Papers; P-902; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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Acquisition Information

Howard Lenhoff donated the bulk of his collection to the AJHS in 2008. 31 linear feet of boxes of chronological and subject files were received on April 30, 2008 as accession # 2008.22. Additional material must have been received before or after this time as well.

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Processing Information

In 2010, the collection was arranged by Marvin Rusinek, with assistance from Josh Warhit. Brittle older newspaper clippings were photocopied onto acid-free paper by Marvin Rusinek and Josh Warhit. In November 2010-April 2011, description and further arrangement were completed by Rachel Miller.

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Access Points

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Container List

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

 

Series I: Correspondence, 1966-2006

In English, Amharic and Hebrew, with one item in French.
Boxes 1-12. 6 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Arranged into two subseries: General Correspondence and Correspondence from Ethiopian Jews.

Scope and Content:

Correspondence in this series is split into two subseries: one for general incoming and outgoing correspondence, and one for correspondence from Ethiopian Jews, the bulk of which is incoming. All of the correspondence here relates to general activism on behalf of Ethiopian Jewry, as well as the specific activities of Howard Lenhoff on behalf of AAEJ from 1974 to the early 1990s.

Subseries 1: General Correspondence, 1973-2006

In English, with some materials in Hebrew and Amharic.
Boxes 1-11. 5.5 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically. Lenhoff and his assistant(s) originally organized much of the correspondence in this series by year. The archivist extracted correspondence from other areas of the incoming collection that had little discernable order and filed these by year as well.

Scope and Content:

This subseries consists of internal communications between Lenhoff, AAEJ Board of Directors, Executive Committee, staff, volunteers and other AAEJ branch leaders, as well as external communications with the general public, the U.S and Israeli government, press, and other U.S. and international Jewish organizations. In addition to general correspondence, there are also Lenhoff's letters to the editor, invites to events and exhibitions, promotional or informational materials from other Ethiopian Jewry organizations, and oftentimes correspondence is accompanied by enclosures, such as items (reports, agendas, minutes, miscellaneous materials on subjects to be discussed) used at or distributed for Executive Committee and Board of Directors meetings.

Among Lenhoff’s most frequent correspondents in this subseries are Graenum Berger, Nate Shapiro, Hilary Kaye, Lisa Freund, Will Recant, Murray Brilliant and Martin Warmbrand. There is extensive overlap with the people and organizations (the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, for example) represented in Series II. In fact, Lenhoff had written file names at the top of many pages of correspondence which match folder titles in Series II. Mixed in is also a small amount of correspondence with Ethiopian Jews, but the largest bodies of correspondence with Ethiopian Jews can be found in the next subseries (Subseries 2) and Series II. One folder contains correspondence between Lenhoff and his wife Sylvia and daughter Gloria while he was traveling in Israel on AAEJ business.

The highest volume of correspondence falls between 1975 and 1987. Some email and word processed correspondence from 1985 and forward were printed up off of Lenhoff’s hard drive in the late 1990s and early 2000s; these print-outs have been arranged by the date of the letter was originally written, not by the date of printing.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Correspondence 1973
1 2 Correspondence 1974
1 3 Correspondence 1975
1 4 Correspondence 1975
1 5 Correspondence 1976
1 6 Correspondence 1976
1 7 Correspondence 1977
1 8 Correspondence 1977
1 9 Correspondence 1977
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 1 Correspondence 1978
2 2 Correspondence 1978
2 3 Correspondence 1978
2 4 Correspondence 1978
2 5 Correspondence 1978
2 6 Correspondence -- Lenhoff, Sylvia and Gloria 1978
2 7 Correspondence 1979
2 8 Correspondence 1979
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 1 Correspondence 1979
3 2 Correspondence 1979
3 3 Correspondence 1979
3 4 Correspondence 1979
3 5 Correspondence 1980
BoxFolderTitleDate
4 1 Correspondence 1980
4 2 Correspondence 1980
4 3 Correspondence 1980
4 4 Correspondence 1980
4 5 Correspondence 1980
4 6 Correspondence 1981
BoxFolderTitleDate
5 1 Correspondence 1981
5 2 Correspondence 1981
5 3 Correspondence 1981
5 4 Correspondence 1981
5 5 Correspondence 1981
5 6 Correspondence 1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
6 1 Correspondence 1982
6 2 Correspondence 1982
6 3 Correspondence 1982
6 4 Correspondence 1982
6 5 Correspondence 1982
6 6 Correspondence 1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
7 1 Correspondence 1982
7 2 Correspondence 1982
7 3 Correspondence 1982
7 4 Correspondence 1982
7 5 Correspondence 1982
7 6 Correspondence 1983
7 7 Correspondence 1983
BoxFolderTitleDate
8 1 Correspondence 1983
8 2 Correspondence 1983
8 3 Correspondence 1983
8 4 Correspondence 1984
8 5 Correspondence 1984
8 6 Correspondence 1984
BoxFolderTitleDate
9 1 Correspondence 1984
9 2 Correspondence 1985
9 3 Correspondence 1985
9 4 Correspondence 1985
9 5 Correspondence 1986
9 6 Correspondence 1986
BoxFolderTitleDate
10 1 Correspondence 1986
10 2 Correspondence 1987
10 3 Correspondence 1987
10 4 Correspondence 1987
10 5 Correspondence 1987
10 6 Correspondence 1988
10 7 Correspondence 1989
10 8 Correspondence 1990
10 9 Correspondence 1991
BoxFolderTitleDate
11 1 Correspondence 1992
  

Letter from Howard Lenhoff to Friends, November 12, 1992

 
11 2 Correspondence 1993
  

1.) Newsclipping, "A job well done," from New York Jewish Week, August 1, 1993
2.) Bulletin from Will Recant to American Association for Ethiopian Jews Board, September 1, 1993

 
11 3 Correspondence 1994-1997
  

1.) Letter from Howard Lenhoff to Israeli Falashas, February 6, 1979
2.) Letter from Howard Lenhoff to David Yossef Family, May 20, 1979

 
11 4 Correspondence 2000-2006
11 5 Correspondence undated
  

1.) Letter from Ethiopian Jews students in Israel referring to financial aid, April 28, 1982
2.) Letter from "Gideon" to Howard Lenhoff, June 14, 1982
3.) Letter from Dessalegne Tarkegne to Howard Lenhoff, November 26, 1983

 
11 6 Correspondence undated

Subseries 2: Correspondence from Ethiopian Jews, 1966-2001

In Amharic, English and Hebrew. Amharic and Hebrew material is often accompanied by an English translation. One item in French.
Boxes 11-12. 0.5 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically and chronologically. Lenhoff and his assistant(s) originally called these files “Letters from Falashas in Ethiopia,” “Letters from Falashas in Israel,” “Letters from Ethiopian Jews” and similar variations.

Scope and Content:

The bulk of the correspondence in this subseries is outgoing from Ethiopian Jews in Ethiopia, Israel, and Sudan to AAEJ leaders or other activists in the Ethiopian Jewry movement in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Correspondents include Yeshayahu Chane (who also went by the name Esayas Chane and whose correspondence can also be found in “Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society” in Series II), Kassie Chole, Gedalia Uria, Abuhay Esayas, Mulugeta Melesse, Wube Akale, Solomon Aberra, Tuvia Wubu and Samuel Wubshet. There are also a few letters from individuals who have their own files in Series II: Yona Bogale, Baruch Tegegne and Elias Mati. The correspondence consists of requests for help, descriptions of conditions, and many lists of family members in need of assistance. In the cases of Yeshayahu Chane and Esayas Abuhay, the correspondence documents the last portion of their lives in Ethiopia, their immigration to Israel, and their adjustment to life in Israel.

Letter recipients include Graenum Berger, Murray Brilliant, Howard Lenhoff, Bernard Alpert, Jeffrey Halper, Eli Turgeman, Haim Halachmi and Mark Squires, and there is also a small amount of correspondence between these activists regarding the letters they had received from Ethiopian Jews, as well as some copies of responses Lenhoff and others sent to the Ethiopian Jewish correspondents.

Mixed throughout this subseries are original correspondence, photocopied correspondence, English translations of much of the Amharic and Hebrew correspondence, and letter excerpts which AAEJ used in its mailings to supporters. There is more correspondence from Ethiopian Jews filed by individual in Series II and some in Series I as well.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11 7 Correspondence 1972-1977
11 8 Correspondence 1978
BoxFolderTitleDate
12 1 Correspondence 1979
12 2 Correspondence 1979
12 3 Correspondence 1979
12 4 Correspondence 1980-1981
12 5 Correspondence 1982-1983
12 6 Correspondence 1984-1991
12 7 Correspondence undated
12 8 Correspondence -- Chane, Yeshayahu (Esayas) and Kassie Chole 1974-1993
  

1.) Letter from Esayas Chane to Murray Brilliant, April 7, 1974
2.) Letter from Kassie Chole and Essayas Chane to Murray Brilliant, April 17, 1974
3.) Letter from Kassie and Essayas Chane to Murray Brilliant, July 4, 1974
4.) Letter from Kassie and Essayas Chane to Murray Brilliant, August 10, 1974
5.) Letter from Essayas Chane to Mr. Murray Brilliant, August 22, 1974
6.) Letter from Essayas Chane to Mr. Murray Brilliant, September 8, 1974
7.) Letter from Esayas Chane to Murray Brilliant, September 23, 1974
8.) Letter from Esayas Chane to Murray Brilliant, September 28, 1974
9.) Letter from Kassie Chole to Murray Brilliant, September 29, 1974
10.) Letter from Esayas Chane to Murray Brilliant, December 15, 1974
11.) Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger to Mr. Murray Brilliant, December 15, 1974
12.) Letter from Esayas Chane to Murray Brilliant, January 20, 1975
13.) Letter from Esayas Chane to Murray Brilliant, February 25, 1975
14.) Letter from Esayas Chane to Murray Brilliant, March 17, 1975
15.) Letter from Murray Brilliant to Dr. Graenum Berger, July 24, 1978
16.) Letter from Esayas (Eshayahu) Chane to Professor Lenhoff, July 31, 1978
17.) Letter from Esayas Chane to Murray Brilliant, August 28, 1978
18.) Letter from Esayas (Yeshayahu) Chane to Mr. Murray Brilliant, December 19, 1978
19.) Letter from Esayas (Eshayahu) Chane to Professor Lenhoff, November 24, 1979
20.) Letter from Esayas (Eshayahu) Chane to Professor Lenhoff, December 19, 1982
21.) Letter from Chanes families to Ladena Schnapper at American Assocation for Ethiopian Jews, April 19, 1990
22.) Happy New Year card from Chanes Family to Howard Lenhoff, September 21, 1993
23.) Letter from Esayas (Yeshayahu) Chane to Professor Lenhoff, undated
24.) Letter from Kassie and Essayas Chane to Murray Brilliant, undated

 
12 9 Correspondence -- Esayas, Abuhay 1966-1973
12 10 Correspondence -- Uria, Gedalia 1975-1984
  

1.) Letter from Falasha teacher in Ethiopia (Amharic), August 2, 1978
2.) Letter from Gedalia Uria and Hanna Brahnu (Anjad) to Graenum Berger, December 10, 1981
3.) Letter from Gedalia Uria to Graenum Berger (Amharic), December 10, 1981
4.) Letter to Nate Shapiro (Amharic), May 20, 1984
5.) Typewritten letter from Gedalia Ourim to Nate Shapiro, June 15, 1984

 
12 11 Excerpts and Reports undated, 1978-1984, 2001
  

1.) Typewritten document by Howard M. Lenhoff, April 13-25, 1979
2.) Translation of the appeal sent by mail and twice submitted personally to H.M. the Emperor by the Falasha delegation in 1958-1959, undated

 
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Series II: Subjects, 1947-2006

In English, with some materials in Hebrew and Amharic, and a few in French, German, Italian and Russian.
Boxes 13-58, plus folders in other boxes. 22.5 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically. The files abruptly stop at "Winnipeg Committee for Ethiopian Jews," and it seems likely that there were originally W-Z folders following this, but they are not present in this collection. Lenhoff kept many files related to Ethiopian Jewish individuals alphabetized by their first name; these are now alphabetized by last name, as far as could be determined by the archivist. In the early years of AAEJ, the organization often used the term “Falasha,” also when labelling files. These file names have been maintained by the archivist. See “Subject File Lists” in Series V for lists of Lenhoff’s subject files as they were kept until approximately 1982.

Scope and Content:

Howard Lenhoff created and used the subject files in this series during his involvement with AAEJ and up until 2006 while working on his book, Black Jews, Jews and Other Heroes: How Grassroots Activism Led to the Rescue of the Ethiopian Jews. The materials document Lenhoff’s communications and activities with a wide array of people and organizations in the United States, Israel, Ethiopia and Europe, and in relation to many topics, all of which connect to his activism in the American Jewish movement for Ethiopian Jews. Many items predating Lenhoff’s AAEJ activity tend to be from Graenum Berger’s files. Formats include correspondence, reports, clippings and pamphlets.

Many of the names represented in this series were fellow activists or vital to AAEJ’s agenda in other ways. Correspondence to and from Graenum Berger is throughout. There is a sizeable body of correspondence between Lenhoff and American rabbis in “Rabbis – American,” as well as between Lenhoff and Murray Narrell, Director of the Ethiopian Jewry Committee of Northern California. Ethiopian Jews with whom AAEJ had relationships or specific interest in have files here, including Rahamim Elazar, Ferede Aklum, Baruch Tegegne, Mati Elias, and Yona Bogale (Bogale correspondence is also in Series I, Subseries 2 and the "Tartakower, Aryeh" files). See Series I, Subseries 2 for more correspondence with Ethiopian Jews. Contacts in Israel with substantial correspondence in this series include Aryeh Tartakower (Tartakower files, as well as in Berger’s correspondence in Box 16, Folder 5); Murray Greenfield, who headed AAEJ’s Israeli office in the early 1980s; Yehuda Dominitz (especially in “Israeli Government Officials” and “Jewish Agency”); and Arye Dulzin (also in “Jewish Agency”). Correspondence in Hebrew is often accompanied by English translations.

Lenhoff’s research on Jacques Faitlovitch consists largely of photocopies of documents originally dated 1922-1949 from the American Pro-Falasha Committee Records. His “Falasha History” folders contain photocopies of materials dating back to 1885 about the Ethiopian Jewish communities. There are also photocopies of 1851-1852 publications by Philoxene Luzzato in “Fortner, Yonah,” and photocopies of an 1867 piece in “Halevy, Joseph.”

The vast majority of people and organizations with folders here are also present throughout the correspondence in Series I. In contrast to the large volume of Nate Shapiro correspondence in Series I and V, there is much less material generated by Shapiro in this series.

BoxFolderTitleDate
13 1 AB Data Direct Mail 1981-1983
13 2 AB Data Direct Mail 1981-1983
13 3 Abbink, Jan 1981-1983
13 4 Absorption 1977-1982
13 5 Absorption 1983-1986
13 6 Absorption 1991
13 7 Absorption undated
13 8 Absorption undated
13 9 Absorption -- Carmiel 1977-1984
BoxFolderTitleDate
14 2 Adoption 1982
14 3 Advertisements 1981-1985
14 4 Advertisements 1982
14 5 Advertisements 1997-2004
14 6 Africa Confidential 1981-1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
70 6 Africa News 1979-1984
70 7 Africa News 1979-1984
BoxFolderTitleDate
14 7 Africa Reports 1982-1983
BoxFolderTitleDate
25 5 Aklum, Ferede 1980-1982
  

Typewritten letter by Graenum Berger regarding Ferede Aklom, January 25, 1982

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
14 8 Alpert, Bernard 1976-1982
14 9 Alpert, Bernard 1976-1982
  

1.) "American Association for Ethiopian Jews: The Organization, Its People and Programs" by Professor Howard M. Lenhoff, October 1979
2.) Abbreviated update from Howard Lenhoff to the American Association for Ethiopian Jews Board of Directors, January 20, 1982

 
14 10 American Jewish Committee 1974-1982
14 11 American Jewish Congress 1981-1983
  

Report on "How Israel Integrates the Falashas," March 17, 1982

 
14 12 American Jewish Historical Society 1996-2001
BoxFolderTitleDate
32 6 American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 1974-1980
32 7 American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 1981-1988
BoxFolderTitleDate
45 3 American Jewish Press Association 1980
BoxFolderTitleDate
14 13 American Jewish Press Association undated, 1982-1997
BoxFolderTitleDate
38 2 American Mizrachi Women 1980-1981
BoxFolderTitleDate
45 9 American Pro-Falasha Committee undated, 1935, 1977
  

Press Release, "Falasha work to be reorganized," May 29, 1935

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
14 14 American Professors for Peace in the Middle East 1977-1981
14 15 American Sephardi Federation 1977-1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
35 7 Amharic Language undated, 1978-1985
BoxFolderTitleDate
14 16 Amnesty International 1979-1982
14 17 Arad (Israel) undated
14 18 Art 1989
14 19 Asner, Edward 1981-1994
14 20 Association of Ethiopian Jews 1974-1986
  

Typewritten letter from Avraham Yerday to The American Committee for Ethiopian Jewry (Addressed to Howard Lenhoff), December 28, 1979

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
15 1 Australia 1982-1983
15 2 Aynor, Hanan 1979
15 3 Bakke Decision 1977-1978
15 4 Bar Ilan University 1985-1994
15 5 Bar Yuda, Moshe undated
15 6 Barash, Len 1976-1982
15 7 Bard, Mitchell 1985-2004
15 8 Baron, David undated
15 9 Bauman, Steve 2005
BoxFolderTitleDate
52 5 Bayuh, Tadesse (includes x-ray) 1967-1975
BoxFolderTitleDate
15 10 Begin, Menachem 1974-1979
  

1.) Agenda for meeting of Howard Lenhoff and Henry Rosenberg of the American Association for Ethiopian Jews with Prime Minister Menachem Begin, March 6, 1978
2.) Typewritten letter from Henry Rosenberg to Prime Minister Begin, March 13, 1978
3.) Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger to Menachem Begin, March 27, 1978

 
15 11 Begin, Menachem undated, 1974-1983, 1992
  

1.) Telegram from Howard Lenhoff to Prime Minister Begin, May 29, 1980
2.) Telegram from Prime Minister Begin to Howard Lenhoff, June 3, 1980

 
15 12 Ben Asher, Haim 1979
15 13 Ben-Baruch, Uri 1978
15 14 Ben-Dor, Shoshana (Bondar, Bayla) 1974-1983
15 15 Ben-Gurion University 1980-1985, 1997
15 16 Ben-Porat, Mordechai 1984
BoxFolderTitleDate
16 1 Ben-Yosef, Nahum 1980-1986
16 2 Bentwich, Norman 1960-1978
BoxFolderTitleDate
20 10 Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp and Ethiopian Jews 1983
BoxFolderTitleDate
16 3 Berger, Graenum - Correspondence 1965-1977
  

1.) Letter from Three Kohanim to Graenum Berger, October 24, 1965
2.) Newsclipping, "Ethiopia: The Black Jews" from Newsweek, May 9, 1966
3.) Typewritten letter from Michael Gross to Graenum Berger, April 28, 1974
4.) Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger to Yehuda Avner, May 21, 1976
5.) Aide memoire for Meeting with representatives of Israel Embassy, March 24, 1977
6.) Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger to Prime Minister Begin, June 21, 1977
7.) Typewritten letter by Yosef Dawit, undated

 
16 4 Berger, Graenum - Correspondence 1965-1977
  

1.) Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger to Dr. Michael Schonberger, September 18, 1973
2.) Memorandum on the Falashas by Gabriel Cohen, February 14, 1974
3.) Typewritten letter from Graenum and Emma Berger to Lester and Sylvia Gerson, June 5, 1975
4.) Letter from Sylvia and Lester Gerson to Graenum and Emma Berger, May 23, 1975
5.) Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger to Ted Kollek, October 27, 1975
6.) Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger, November 23, 1976
7.) Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger to Rabbi Arthur J. Lelyveld, February 3, 1977
8.) Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger to Mrs. Dvorah Masovetsky, April 13, 1977
9.) Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger to Mrs. Rachela Szlapak, July 17, 1977
10.) Typewritten letter from Rabbi Alexander M. Schindler to Graenum Berger, December 30, 1977
11.) Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger to Rabbi Alexander M. Schindler, December 28, 1977

 
16 5 Berger, Graenum - Correspondence 1972-1978
  

1.) Typewritten letter from David Kessler to Graenum Berger, December 30, 1975
2.) Typewritten letter from Aryeh Tartakower to Graenum Berger, January 11, 1976
3.) Typewritten letter from Aryeh Tartakower to Graenum Berger, June 24, 1976
4.) Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger, November 23, 1976
5.) Typewritten letter from Graenum and Emma Berger to Howard and Sylvia Lenhoff, Ted and Jane Norman, July 18, 1977
6.) Typewritten letter from Howard Lenhoff to Graenum and Emma Berger, July 26, 1977
7.) Typewritten letter from Graenum and Emma Berger to Howard and Sylvia Lenhoff, August 5, 1977
8.) Speech on "Will Ethiopian Jews Face Extinction?" August 15, 1977
9.) Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger to Howard Lenhoff and Ted Norman, August 16, 1977
10.) Typewritten letter from Howard Lenhoff to Graenum Berger, August 19, 1977
11.) Typewritten letter from Aryeh Tartakower to Dr. J. Gottlieb, September 9, 1977
12.) Report on "Was The Mission A Failure?" September 19, 1977
13.) Typewritten letter from Aryeh Tartakower to Mr. Louis Rapoport, April 9, 1978

 
16 6 Berger, Graenum - Correspondence 1974
  

Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger to Howard Lenhoff, August 1, 1974

 
16 7 Berger, Graenum - Correspondence 1975
  

Typewritten letter from American Association for Ethiopian Jews to Friends of the Ethiopian Jews, March 10, 1975

 
16 8 Berger, Graenum - Correspondence 1976
  

Typewritten letter from Yehuda Shapiro to Howard Lenhoff and Graenum Berger, May 20, 1981

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
17 1 Berger, Graenum - Correspondence 1977
  

Typewritten letter from Menachem Begin to Graenum Berger, July 5, 1977

 
17 2 Berger, Graenum - Correspondence 1977-1978
  

Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger to Howard Lenhoff, Theodore Norman, Henry Rosenberg, and Gilbert Kulick, May 12, 1978

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
17 3 Berger, Graenum - Correspondence 1978
  

1.) Typewritten letter by Howard Lenhoff, January 21, 1978
2.) Typewritten letter from Graenum and Emma Berger to Howard Lenhoff, January 24, 1978
3.) Typewritten letter from Graenum and Emma Berger to Howard Lenhoff, January 26, 1978
4.) Report by Howard Lenhoff on "The Religious Issue," January 28, 1978
5.) Typewritten letter by Howard Lenhoff to Graenum Berger, January 30, 1978
6.) Typewritten letter by Graenum Berger, October 20, 1978
7.) Typewritten report by Graenum Berger about Nathan Shapiro, October 24, 1978
8.) Typewritten report by Graenum Berger, October 25, 1978
9.) Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger to Howard Lenhoff, November 8, 1978

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
17 4 Berger, Graenum - Correspondence 1978
17 5 Berger, Graenum - Correspondence 1979
  

1.) Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger to Howard Lenhoff and Theodore Norman, January 17, 1979
2.) Report of meeting with International Rescue Committee, June 20, 1979
3.) Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger to Nate Shapiro, August 10, 1979
4.) Report from Graenum Berger, September 29, 1979
5.) Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger to Howard Lenhoff, October 3, 1979
6.) Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger to Howard Lenhoff, October 15, 1979
7.) Typewritten letter from Irving Greenberg to Graenum Berger, October 31, 1979
8.) Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger to Howard Lenhoff, November 4, 1979
9.) Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger to Irving Greenberg, November 6, 1979
10.) Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger to Howard Lenhoff, November 26, 1979
11.) Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger to Howard Lenhoff, December 11, 1979
12.) Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger to Howard Lenhoff, December 20, 1979

 
17 6 Berger, Graenum - Correspondence 1980-1981
  

Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger to Baruch Tegegne, July 13, 1980

 
17 7 Berger, Graenum - Correspondence 1980-1981
  

1.) Typewritten letter from Yona Bogale to Graenum Berger, July 10, 1980
2.) "Are We Playing Games with Falasha Lives?" by Graenum Berger, March 29, 1981
3.) Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger to Howard Lenhoff, Nate Shapiro, and Edith and Henry Everett, May 26, 1981
4.) Typewritten letter from Graenum Berger to Howard Lenhoff, the Everetts, Nate Shapiro, Theodore Norman, Henry Rosenberg, the Gersons, and others, August 28, 1981

 
17 8 Berger, Graenum - Correspondence 1981-1983
BoxFolderTitleDate
18 1 Berger, Graenum - Correspondence 1984-1997
18 2 Berger, Graenum - Israel Trip 1977
  

Newsclipping, Hebrew University Forum, undated

 
18 3 Berger, Graenum - Manuscript 1984
18 4 Berger, Graenum - Miscellaneous undated, [1980]
18 5 Berger, Graenum - Printed Image undated
18 6 Berger, Graenum - Rescue the Ethiopian Jews! Draft 1996-1997
18 7 Berman, Colette 2003
18 8 Beth Hatefutsoth Museum 1985-1986
  

Typewritten letter in Hebrew, 1971

 
18 9 Biblical References undated
18 10 Black Jewish Humor 1975-1978, 1995
18 11 Blazer Plan 1984-1985
18 12 B'nai B'rith - Anti-Defamation League 1975-1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
14 1 B'nai B'rith - Anti-Defamation League 1982-1990
  

"The Falashas" prepared by Roberta Fahn Reisman, February 1, 1982

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
18 13 B'nai B'rith Canada - Report on Mission to Ethiopia 1984
18 14 Boaz undated, 1974-1981
BoxFolderTitleDate
19 1 Boschwitz, Rudolph 1981-1982, 1991
19 2 Brennglass, Alan 1975-1976
19 3 Burg, Yosef and Avraham 1976-1985
19 5 Calendars 1977-1982, 1994
19 6 Canadian Association for Ethiopian Jews 1980-1981
  

Typewritten letter from Baruch Tegegne to Delegates and Participants of the 1980 General Assembly of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, undated

 
19 7 Canadian Association for Ethiopian Jews 1980-1986
  

1.) Photograph by Susan Price of Gondar, Ethiopia, 1982
2.) Notes from meeting at Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), May 13, 1986

 
19 8 Canadian Jewish Congress 1978-1986
19 9 Cars for Falashas 1981-1982
19 10 Cartoons 1982-1985
19 11 Censorship 1981
19 12 Center for Jewish History 1998
19 13 Central Conference of American Rabbis 1980-1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
20 1 Chapters of AAEJ 1981
20 2 Chapters of AAEJ 1981-1982
20 3 Children of Holocaust Survivors 1981
20 4 Clark, Dick 1976-1978
20 5 Clothing 1976-1982
20 6 Coalition for Alternatives in Jewish Education 1983
20 7 Cohen, Aharon undated, 1976-1978
20 8 Community Relations Committees and Councils 1979-1980
20 9 Community Relations Committees and Councils 1979-1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
44 18 Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations 1976-1981
BoxFolderTitleDate
20 11 Corinaldi, Michael 1983-1984
20 12 Council of Jewish Federations 1974-1980
  

"The Falashas of Ethiopia" by Yona Bogale to the Plenary Session of the General Assembly, November 15, 1979

 
20 13 Council of Jewish Federations 1974-1983
  

1.) Form letter from Osias G. Goren to the Rabbi of Southern California, June 22, 1982
2.) Typewritten letter from Howard Lenhoff to Board of Rabbis of Southern California, September 1, 1982

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
25 1 Council of Jewish Federations 1979-1987, 2000-2001
BoxFolderTitleDate
20 14 Crazies undated, 1979-1982
20 15 Cuba 1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
44 6 Daily Pilot Article 1973-1974
BoxFolderTitleDate
21 1 Davka 1972
21 2 Dayan, Moshe 1975-1985
21 3 Demonstrations - January 1979 1978-1989
21 4 Demonstrations - November 1979 1979
21 5 Demonstrations - 1979 1978-1979
  

1.) Typewritten letter from Berhane Zimna to Howard Lenhoff, April 24, 1978
2.) Typewritten letter from Berhane Zimna, Yona Zacharia, Elazar Rahamim, and Yardai Abraham to Howard Lenhoff, December 20, 1978
3.) Telegram from Howard Lenhoff of American Association for Ethiopia Jews to Berhani Zimna, Yerday Avram, Yona Zecharia, and Elazar Rachamim, December 30, 1978
4.) Minutes of meeting between Prime Minister Menachem Begin, Aryeh Tartakower, and others, January 5, 1979
5.) Memorandum to the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency about the rescue of the Ethiopian Jews (Falashas), January 24, 1979
6.) Typewritten letter from Yerdai Abraham, Zacharia Yona, Zimna Berhani, and Elazar Rahamim to Howard Lenhoff, February 4, 1979
7.) Newsclipping, "Knesset Committee to Force Debate on Plight of Falashas," October 31, 1979

 
21 6 Detroit Jewish Welfare Federation 1977-1979
21 7 Diamond, Marilyn 1983-1984
21 8 Divorce Case 1968
21 9 Djibouti 1982
21 10 Dominitz, Yehuda 1978-1982
21 11 Donors 1981
BoxFolderTitleDate
34 15 Ejigu, Kitaw undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
47 1 Elazar, Rahamim 1974-1978
47 2 Elazar, Rahamim 1979-1980
47 3 Elazar, Rahamim 1981-1983
  

Dictation of Telephone call from Rachamim Elazar to Howard Lenhoff, October 30, 1981

 
47 4 Elazar, Rahamim undated
47 5 Elazar, Rahamim - Correspondence 1973-1981
47 6 Elazar, Rahamim - Correspondence 1982-2005
  

Typewritten translated letter from Falashas, October 11, 1988

 
47 7 Elazar, Rahamim - In Search for Rachamim by Arnold Sherman [inscribed by Rahamim Elazar to Lenhoff] 1977
BoxFolderTitleDate
21 12 Elias, Mati 1979-1981
BoxFolderTitleDate
52 6 Emanuel, Tamrat 1976-1983
  

Photograph of Tamrat Emanuel seated in Jerusalem 1922, approximately 1976

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
21 13 Epilogue 1978-1984, 2004-2005
21 14 Eritrea 1976-1991
21 15 Erlich, Haggai 1981
21 16 Establishment undated, 1981
21 17 Ethiopia 1978-1981
21 18 Ethiopia 1981-1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
22 1 Ethiopia - Relief 1977
22 2 Ethiopia - Tour 1981
  

Memorandum from Howard Lenhoff to the Executive Committee, November 4, 1981

 
22 3 Ethiopia - War 1974-1976
22 4 Ethiopia - War 1974-1978
22 5 Ethiopia - War - Clippings 1973-1978
22 6 Ethiopia - War - Clippings 1973-1979
22 7 Ethiopian Airlines Advertisements and Brochures [1971]-1980
22 8 Ethiopian Government 1979-1981
22 9 Everett, Edith and Henry 1979-1985, 2004
  

Reports by Edith Everett on behalf of American Association for Ethiopian Jews, November 13, 1980

 
22 10 Fahn, Roberta - Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles 1976-1979
22 11 Fahn, Roberta - Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles 1976-1981
BoxFolderTitleDate
23 1 Faith Family 1975-1981
23 2 Faitlovitch, Jacques 1980-1982
  

Encyclopedia entry on Jacques Faitlovich, undated

 
23 3 Faitlovitch, Jacques - Quer durch Abessinien Translation [1982]
23 4 Faitlovitch, Jacques -- Research [1982]
  

Typewritten letter by Addison E. Southard to Isaac Landman, November 16, 1928

 
23 5 Faitlovitch, Jacques -- Research [1982]
  

1.) Typewritten letter from William F. Rosenblum to Annette R. Saber, March 29, 1933
2.) Typewritten letter from Jacques Faitlovich to the American Pro-Falasha Committee, August 19, 1934
3.) Typewritten letter from Jacques Faitlovich to Rabbi William F. Rosenblum, September 12, 1934
4.) Typewritten letter from Wallace Murray to Charles D. Isaacson, October 30, 1935
5.) Typewritten letter from Elias A. Cohen to Dr. Elias Solomon, November 4, 1935
6.) Typewritten letter from Taamrat Emanuel to Mr. Charles D. Isaacson, November 30, 1935

 
23 6 Faitlovitch, Jacques -- Research [1982]
  

Meeting Minutes of the Executive Committee of the American Pro-Falasha Committee, September 15, 1936

 
23 7 Faitlovitch, Jacques -- Research [1982]
23 8 Faitlovitch, Jacques -- Research [1982]
BoxFolderTitleDate
24 7 Falash Mura 1996-2005
BoxFolderTitleDate
23 9 Falasha Fakes 1980-1981
23 10 Falasha Freedom Foundation 1981
BoxFolderTitleDate
26 2 The Falasha Game [1982]
BoxFolderTitleDate
24 1 Falasha History [1970-1983]
24 2 Falasha History [1970-1983]
24 3 Falasha History [1970-1983]
24 4 Falasha History [1970-1983]
24 5 Falasha Immigrants 1979-1982
24 6 Falasha Report 1969
24 8 Falasha Villages undated
  

List of Falasha Villages, undated

 
24 9 Falasha Welfare Association - Reports and Correspondence 1972-1975
24 10 Falasha Welfare Association - Reports and Correspondence 1976-1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
25 2 Feinstein, Stephen 1979-1981
25 3 Felszer, Mario 1965-1967
25 4 Ferber, Irwin 1983-1985
25 6 Field, Irwin 1975-1981
25 7 Fine, Janice undated, 1978
25 8 Fink, Michael 1965-1979
25 9 Fishbein, Jack 1981
25 11 Fortner, Yonah 1977-1982
25 12 France 1982
25 13 Freund, Lisa 1984
25 14 Friends of Ethiopian Jewry (Friends of the Israel Association for Ethiopian Jews) 1986-1987, 1998-2006
25 15 Fundraising 1976
BoxFolderTitleDate
26 1 Gaffin, Barbara 1982
26 3 Gamst, Fred 1970-1999
26 4 Garcia, Sandra 1973-1974
26 5 Garcia, Sandra 1975-1979
26 6 Gays 1982
26 7 General Assembly 1981
26 8 Genetic Traits [1962]
26 9 Gerson, Lester and Sylvia 1976-1982
26 10 Gettye, Benjamin 1966-1968
26 11 Giesberg, Middie and Richard 1984, 2001
26 12 Goldberg, Brett and Chaim 1981-1984
26 13 Gottlieb, Bruce - Trip to Israel 1986
26 14 Granting Agencies 1973-1977
BoxFolderTitleDate
27 1 Greenberg, Irving 1979-2005
27 2 Greenfield, Murray 1974-1981
27 3 Greenfield, Murray 1978-1984
27 4 Greenfield, Murray 1982-1983
27 5 Greenfield, Murray 1982-2004
27 6 Greenfield, Murray 1983
27 7 Greenfield, Murray 1984
BoxFolderTitleDate
28 1 Greenfield, Murray 1984-2005
28 2 Greenfield, Murray 1985-1986
28 3 Greenfield, Murray - Israel undated, 1978-1984
28 4 Greenfield, Murray - Israel 1985-2002
28 5 Habtnesh, Ezra 1978-1984
28 6 Hadassah 1966-1982
28 7 Haddad, Jean-Claude 1980-1984
28 8 Halachmi, Haim 1978-1982
28 9 Halevy, Joseph undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
29 1 Halpern, Eli 1981-1988
29 2 Halpern, William 1976-1978
29 3 Halpern, William 1979
29 4 Halpern, William 1980-1983
29 5 Halpern, William undated, 1991
29 6 Harel, D. 1969
29 7 Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society 1974-1982
29 8 Hebrew Rub-On Lettering undated
29 9 Henschel, David 1980
29 10 Histadrut 1978-1985
29 11 Holocaust 1982
29 12 Horn of Africa 1973-1980
BoxFolderTitleDate
30 1 Horn of Africa 1981
30 2 Horn of Africa undated, 1982-1983
30 3 Horowitz, Isaac undated, 1973-1981
30 4 Human Rights 1987
30 5 Hunger Project 1982
30 7 Ideas 1981-1982
30 8 Illegal Immigration Plan 1977-1980
30 9 International Rescue Committee 1979-1981
30 10 Isaac, Ephraim 1975-1985
30 11 Israel - Baseball 1986
30 12 Israel - Ethiopia Newsletter undated, 1984
BoxFolderTitleDate
31 1 Israel - Ethiopian Jews 2001-2002
31 2 Israel - Falashas undated, 1979
31 3 Israel - General undated, 1973-1974
31 4 Israel - General 1976-1982
31 5 Israel - Immigration 1976-1979
31 6 Israel - Letters to the Editor 1970-1975
31 7 Israel - Notes and Correspondence for Israeli Chapter in Black Jews 1974-1982, 2005
31 8 Israel Academic Committee on the Middle East 1974-1975
31 9 Israel and Africa 1975-1983
31 10 Israel Association for Ethiopian Jews 1986-2005
31 11 Israel Bonds 1974-1976
31 12 Israel Bonds - Josephthal and Company 1976-1977
31 13 Israeli Committee for Ethiopian Jews 1973-1980
BoxFolderTitleDate
32 1 Israeli Consulates 1978-1982
32 2 Israeli Government Officials undated, 1954, 1974-1984
  

1.) Outline of Plan for Illegal Immigration of Falashas, March 7, 1978
2.) Press Release, "95 House Members ask Schulz to support Ethiopian Jews," December 5, 1983

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
25 10 Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1979-1980
BoxFolderTitleDate
70 8 Israeli Politics 1974-1978
70 9 Israeli Press 1958, 1969-1981
70 10 Israeli Press undated, 1982-1984
BoxFolderTitleDate
32 3 Jabotinsky Prize undated, 1983
32 4 Jackson, Peter 1981-1985
32 5 Jacobovich, Simcha 1985
32 8 Jerusalem Post 1982
32 9 Jewish Agency 1966-1978
  

1.) Short History of the Dr. Faitlovich Jewish School in Addis Ababa, March 1, 1977
2.) Short Memorandum on the Jewish Agency's Schools from 1954, March 8, 1977

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
33 1 Jewish Agency 1979-1980
33 2 Jewish Agency undated, 1981-1985
BoxFolderTitleDate
30 6 Jewish Colonization Association undated, 1974-1981
BoxFolderTitleDate
33 3 Jewish Community Council of Metropolitan Boston 1983-1985
33 4 Jewish Defense League undated
33 5 Jewish Education 1979-1982
33 6 Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.) 1980-1987
BoxFolderTitleDate
41 6 Jewish Newspapers - Correspondence 1979-1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
42 6 Jewish Organizations - United States 1978-1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
44 4 Jewish Periodicals undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
33 7 Jews - Unusual 1969-1977
33 8 Jews - Unusual undated, 1978-1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
34 1 Kahana, Yael 1978-1980
34 2 Kahane, Meir 1981
34 3 Kahn, Ava undated
34 4 Kaplan, Robert 1977
34 5 Kaplan, Steven 1981-1999
34 6 Karlikow, Abraham - American Jewish Committee 1982
34 7 Kashani, Reuven 1973-1977
34 8 Katzir, Ephraim 1975-1978
34 9 Kay, Julian - Reports and Correspondence 1974-1975
34 10 Kebede, Kassa 1993
34 11 Kenya undated
34 12 Kenyan Air Services 1980
34 13 Kessler, David 1972-1984
34 14 Kessler, David -- Jewish Chronicle and ORT 1979
BoxFolderTitleDate
51 8 "King Solomon and the Bee" Play 1951
BoxFolderTitleDate
34 16 Klutznick, Philip 1979
34 17 Knesset 1979
34 18 Kraut, Grace 1979-1981
34 19 Kulick, Gilbert 1975-1984, 1998
34 20 Kupferman, David Jan 1980-1984
34 21 Kupferman, David Jan 1982-1984
BoxFolderTitleDate
35 1 Kupferman, David Jan 1983-1984
35 2 Kupferman, David Jan 1983-1986
35 3 Kushner, Arlene 1983-1987
35 4 Labor Party Geopolitics 1984
35 5 Landau, Haim 1978
35 6 Landis, Leonard 1979-1981
BoxFolderTitleDate
36 1 Lantos, Tom 1983
36 2 Leeder, Sandy 1983-1990
BoxFolderTitleDate
70 11 Lenhoff, Howard and Sylvia [1973]-1986
BoxFolderTitleDate
36 3 Leslau, Wolf 1947-1981
36 4 Levin, Martin - Canada 1979-1981
36 5 Levin, Meyer 1972-1997
36 6 Levin, Sarah 1980
36 7 Levy, Bernard 1984-1985
36 8 Levy, Gershon 1971-1983
36 9 Levy, Yoav undated, 1970, 1982
36 10 LINK Article 1979-1984
36 11 Litwak, Yosef - Report 1973
36 12 Los Angeles Times and New York Times 1984-1985
36 13 Loudspeaker 1980
BoxFolderTitleDate
37 1 Loup, Robert 1979
37 2 Maariv 1980-1981
37 3 Magnus, Peter 1973-1979
37 4 Maibaum, Menachem - Council on Falasha Jewry 1974-1975
37 5 Maliner, Jerome 1979-1992
37 6 Maps - Ethiopia undated, 1963-1970
37 7 Maps - Israel and California 1967-1983
37 8 Masorti Movement 1986
37 9 Medecins Sans Frontieres 1985-1986
37 10 Media 1975-1982
37 11 Medical Volunteers International 1981
37 12 Melaffia, Ezra 1980
37 13 Messele, Addisu 1986
37 14 Messing, Simon 1974-1981
37 15 Meyers, Ted 1980-1994
BoxFolderTitleDate
38 1 Miscellaneous 1973-1990
38 3 Money Letter 1979-1983
38 4 Moshav 1975-1983
38 5 Movies - "Falasha: Exile of the Black Jews" 1983-1986
BoxFolderTitleDate
48 2 Movies - "Live and Become" 2005
BoxFolderTitleDate
38 6 Movies - Plans 1983-1984
38 7 Music - Falasha 1981
BoxFolderTitleDate
39 5 Names 1980-1984
39 6 Namir, Shmuel undated, 1981-1982
39 7 Narell, Murray 1970, 1979-1985
BoxFolderTitleDate
40 1 Narell, Murray 1976-1991
40 2 Narell, Murray 1978-1987
40 3 Narell, Murray 1986-1990
40 4 Narell, Murray undated, 1988
40 5 Narell, Murray - Ethiopian Jewry Committee of Northern California 1978-1983
40 6 Narell, Murray - Ethiopian Jewry Committee of Northern California 1984-1986
40 7 Narell, Murray - Ethiopian Jewry Committee of Northern California undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
41 2 Nathan, Abi 1981
BoxFolderTitleDate
38 9 National Council for Ethiopian Jews in Israel 1985-1986
BoxFolderTitleDate
38 10 National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council 1975-1981
BoxFolderTitleDate
39 1 National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council 1979-1983
  

Typewritten letter from Murray Greenfield to Abraham Bayer, May 15, 1983

 
39 2 National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council 1979-1984
  

1.) Summary of meeting on Falashas at National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council meeting in Philadelphia, January 14, 1980
2.) Typewritten letter from Daniel Shapiro to Shaul Ramati, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem, Israel, August 7, 1980

 
39 3 National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council 1979-1993
  

Typewritten letter on behalf of Yerday, Yona, Ben-Baruch, and Ferede Aklom to Daniel Shapiro and Abraham Bayer, March 14, 1981

 
39 4 National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council 1980-1982
  

Typewritten memorandum from Daniel Shapiro to National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council and Council of Jewish Federations Member Agencies, May 13, 1981

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
41 3 National Jewish Resource Center 1980
41 4 New York Times Information 1979
41 5 Newman, Alan 1983
BoxFolderTitleDate
38 8 North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry 1983-2003
BoxFolderTitleDate
41 7 North American Jewish Students' NETWORK 1975-1979
41 8 North American Jewish Students' NETWORK undated, 1980-1982
41 9 North American Jewish Students' NETWORK - American Zionist Youth Foundation 1978-1980
41 10 Noy, Dov 1980
BoxFolderTitleDate
42 1 Operation Elijah 1978, 1991-1997
  

Newsclipping, "The Rescue" by Howard Lenhoff, June 21, 1991

 
42 2 Operation Moses 1981-2004
42 3 Orange County Jewish Federation 1981-1993
42 4 Organization for Ethiopian Jewry 1985-1991
42 5 Organizational Actions for Falashas 1975-1977
42 7 Orphans 1981
BoxFolderTitleDate
43 1 ORT 1959, 1977-1980
43 2 ORT 1976-1986
43 3 ORT undated, 1981-1983
43 4 ORT - Reputation 1978-1980
43 5 Ovadia, Hazi 1974-1985
43 6 Papers and Reports 1973, 1981-1983
43 7 Papers and Reports undated, 1984-1993
43 8 Parfitt, Tudor - Operation Moses 1985-1986
BoxFolderTitleDate
44 1 Parnes, Henry 1981
  

Typewritten letter from Henry M. Parnes to Friends, November 2, 1981

 
44 2 Passover and Other Jewish Celebrations 1973-1981
44 3 Peace Corps 1974
44 5 Petitions 1976-1977
44 7 Pinto, Michael 1978
44 8 Pioneer Women (Na'amat) 1981-1982
44 9 Pledges 1982
44 10 Poems 1981-1983
44 11 Poll of Israelis 1975
44 12 Pollack, Susan 1989-1992
  

Report, "The People Who Get Money From The Sky," February 1, 1989

 
44 13 Post-Operation Solomon 1996-2004
44 14 Postcards 1980
44 15 Posters - Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles undated
44 16 Pottery 1981
44 17 Present Tense undated, 1981-1982
44 19 Press 1975-1986, 2004
BoxFolderTitleDate
45 1 Press 1979-1996
45 2 Press 1979-1996
45 4 Press List 1982, 1991
45 5 Presser, Jan 1975-1976
  

Postcards from Jan Presser to Howard Lenhoff, 1975

 
45 6 Price, Neal 1979
45 7 Printing undated, 1977
45 8 Prisoners 1987
  

Telegram about Political imprisonment and Torture with a sample letter, July 14, 1987

 
45 10 Professionalization Proposal undated, 1979
BoxFolderTitleDate
48 6 Project REAP 1995-1997
BoxFolderTitleDate
45 11 Public Committee for Ethiopian Jews 1982-1983
45 12 Publicity 1979
  

Press Release, "U.S. Jews Stand in Solidarity with Falashas," January 8, 1979

 
45 13 Publicity - Lenhoff Announcements 1974-1980
  

Press Release, "Increase in Ethiopian Black Jewish Falasha Population Spurs Rescue Efforts," November 5, 1976

 
45 14 Rabbis 1973-1987
BoxFolderTitleDate
46 1 Rabbis - American 1974-1979
46 2 Rabbis - American 1980
46 3 Rabbis - American 1981
46 4 Rabbis - American 1982
46 5 Rabbis - American 1983-1984
46 6 Rabbis - American 1986-2001
46 7 Rabbis - American undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
47 8 Rachamim, Yitsak 1982
47 9 Racism - Jewish 1973-1981
BoxFolderTitleDate
48 1 Radio - Middle East Television (METV) 1983
48 3 Rapaport, Louis 1974-1991
48 4 Rapaport, Louis - The Lost Jews Draft [1980]
48 5 Raymist, Malkah and Dvora Waysman 1979-1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
49 6 Reform Jewish Appeal 1980-1981
BoxFolderTitleDate
48 7 Refugees 1979-1981
48 8 Refugees and Dead in Ethiopia 1981-1982
48 10 Religion 1980-2005
BoxFolderTitleDate
49 1 Rescue 1979-1982
  

1.) Typewritten letter from Alon Liel to Howard Lenhoff, February 8, 1979
2.) Typewritten letter from Howard Lenhoff to Benjamin Abileah, July 15, 1980

 
49 2 Rescue - Reports 1977-1986
  

1.) List of the Rescued in 1986, February 1, 1986
2.) Relief Report, February 1, 1986
3.) List of the Rescued by Month, 1986
4.) "A Report of 59 People," by Zimna Berhane, undated
5.) Code Words for Rescue Mission of the American Association for Ethiopian Jews, undated

 
49 3 Rescue - Tally [1979]-1984
49 4 Resettlement Plan 1967-1973
49 5 Rice, Jim - Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago 1979
49 7 Rockowitz, Eli 1976-1987
49 8 Rosenberg, Henry 1976-1981
49 9 Rosenberg, Henry 1982
  

Typewritten letter from Nate Shapiro to Henry Rosenberg, May 17, 1982

 
49 10 Rosenberg, Henry 1982
  

1.) Invitation to members of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, July 29, 1982
2.) Testimony of Rachamin Yitzack, August 4, 19823.) Statement by Henry Rosenberg before the Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Organizations, Committee on Foreign Affairs, United States House of Representatives, August 5, 1982

 
49 11 Rosenberg, Henry undated, 1983-1992
49 12 Rosenberger, Rena 1981
BoxFolderTitleDate
50 1 Safran, Claire 1987
50 2 Samuels, Robert 1982
50 3 San Diego (Calif.) - Rescue Committee for Ethiopian Jews 1982-1985
  

Photograph of Ethiopian Jews rescued by American Association for Ethiopian Jews, 1983

 
50 4 San Diego (Calif.) - Rescue Committee for Ethiopian Jews 1986-1992
50 5 Save All Ethiopian Jews 2000-2004
50 6 Save Our Families 1980-1982
50 7 Schelew, Wendy 1981-1982
50 8 Schnapper, LaDena 1982, 1994-2005
50 9 Schoenberger, Michele - "The Falashas of Ethiopia: An Ethnographic Study" (1 of 2) 1975
50 10 Schoenberger, Michele - "The Falashas of Ethiopia: An Ethnographic Study" (2 of 2) 1975
50 11 Scholarship Plan for Immigration 1977-1982
50 12 Scripts for Slide Shows on Ethiopian Jewry undated, 1980
50 13 Seged 1982-1984
BoxFolderTitleDate
51 1 Seyoum, David 1982
51 2 Shapiro, Nate 1978-1980
51 3 Shapiro, Nate 1981-1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
41 1 Shapiro, Nate - From Shapiro's Files 1980-1986
BoxFolderTitleDate
51 4 Shapiro, Yehuda 1978-1985
51 5 Slavery 1979
BoxFolderTitleDate
19 4 Solarz, Stephen undated, 1981-1982, 2005
  

Memorandum on Meeting of Falashas, November 17, 1982

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
51 6 Solarz, Stephen - Archives undated
51 7 Solarz, Stephen - Archives undated
51 9 Somalia 1981
51 10 Songs - "I'm a Jew Like You" 1982-1983
51 11 Soviet Jewry 1978-1982
51 12 Spector, Stephen 2004-2005
51 13 Stamps 1980-1986
51 14 Statistics on Immigration of Ethiopian Jews to Israel 1978-1995, 2005
51 15 Stein, Glen 1984, 1995
51 16 Stone, Jeffrey 1975-1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
52 1 Story Ideas 1986-1987
52 2 Student Activists 1975-1977
52 3 Sudan 1977-1985
52 4 Surveys 1975-1978
52 7 Tartakower, Aryeh 1958-1974
52 8 Tartakower, Aryeh 1975 January-July
52 9 Tartakower, Aryeh 1975 August-December
BoxFolderTitleDate
53 1 Tartakower, Aryeh 1976 January-June
53 2 Tartakower, Aryeh 1976 July-December
53 3 Tartakower, Aryeh 1977 January-May
53 4 Tartakower, Aryeh 1977 June-December
53 5 Tartakower, Aryeh 1978
53 6 Tartakower, Aryeh 1979-1981
53 7 Tartakower, Aryeh undated
53 8 Tegegne, Baruch 1979
53 9 Tegegne, Baruch 1979-1980
BoxFolderTitleDate
54 1 Tegegne, Baruch 1979-1982
54 2 Tegegne, Baruch and Elie Halpern 1979-1984, 2004-2005
54 3 Telephone Notes undated, 1979-1982
54 4 Temesgen, Haile 1979-1988
54 5 Torres, Tereska 1975
54 6 Tour 1981
54 7 Translations undated, 1978-1979
54 8 Trees - Honors undated, 1975
54 9 Tunney, John, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, George S. Brown and Joseph Dilys undated, 1970-1976
54 10 Turgemann, Eli 1977-1978
54 11 Turgemann, Eli 1977-1980, 2005
54 12 Union for Saving Ethiopian Jewish Families 1981-1991
54 13 Union of American Hebrew Congregations 1979-1984
BoxFolderTitleDate
55 1 United Ethiopian Jewish Organization 1992
55 2 United Israel Appeal 1975-1983
55 3 United Jewish Appeal 1975-1979
55 4 United Jewish Appeal 1980-1981
55 5 United Jewish Appeal 1982-1985
55 6 United States Black Jews and Israel 1965-1978
55 7 United States Black Jews and Israel undated, 1979-1981
55 8 United States Congress 1980-1991
55 9 United States Congress and State Department 1979-1989, 2005
BoxFolderTitleDate
56 1 United States Government 1977-1982
56 2 United States Government 1983
56 3 United States Government 1984
56 4 United States Government undated, 1985-1991
56 5 United States State Department 1974-1984
  

Typewritten letter from Patricia M. Derian to Graenum Berger, July 24, 1979

 
56 6 United Synagogue Youth 1976-1982
56 7 Universities 1977-1983
56 8 University of California Irvine 1974-1985
BoxFolderTitleDate
57 3 Washington Association for Ethiopian Jews 1979-1984
57 4 Washington Association for Ethiopian Jews 1985-1991
57 5 Wasserman, Paul 1980-1992
57 6 Weaver, Jerry 1985, 2005
57 7 Weinberg, Barbi 1972-1981
57 8 Weise, Barry 1969-1978
57 9 Weise, Barry 1979-1983, 2005
BoxFolderTitleDate
58 1 Weise, Barry undated, 1981
58 2 Weizmann Institute of Science 1980-1985
58 3 Wiesel, Eli 1975-1984
58 4 Wiesenthal, Simon 1979-1982
58 5 Williams, John - "The Last Flight from Ambo Ber" Play 1980
58 6 Williams, John - "The Last Flight from Ambo Ber" Play 1981
58 7 Winnipeg Committee for Ethiopian Jews 1983-1984
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Series III: Writings, 1970-2007

In English.
Boxes 59-60. 1 linear foot.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically. Much of this material had no discernible arrangement when it arrived at AJHS, and folder titles were assigned by the archivist.

Scope and Content:

This series represents a small portion of Lenhoff’s writings on Ethiopian Jewry and AAEJ’s actions. “Writings” folders include articles, letters to the editor, statements, and correspondence regarding placement or rejection of articles and editorials. In the late 1990s and early 2000s Lenhoff printed up much of the content in the “Writings” folders from older files on his hard drive; these print-outs have been arranged by the original date of the written piece, not by the date of printing. “Talks” include texts of and notes towards Lenhoff’s speeches, as well as clippings and announcements regarding these speaking engagements. Some notes, outlines and correspondence related to Black Jews, Jews and Other Heroes: How Grassroots Activism Led to the Rescue of the Ethiopian Jews (2007) are here, and more notes and correspondence related to this book can also be found in the Series I and Series IV (for example in “Israel -- Notes and Correspondence for Israeli Chapter in Black Jews”). More writings by Lenhoff can be found throughout Series II and VI and notes towards writings in Series IV.

BoxFolderTitleDate
59 1 Black Jews, Jews, and Other Heroes -- Notebook 2004-2005
59 2 Black Jews, Jews, and Other Heroes -- Outlines, Notes and Correspondence undated, 2004-2007
59 3 Drafts undated, 1979-1982
59 4 Drafts and Outlines undated, 1985-1991
59 5 Talks undated, 1975-1992
  

Howard Lenhoff curriculum vitae with photograph, approximately 1975-1979

 
59 6 Talks -- Notes 1975-1976
BoxFolderTitleDate
60 1 Writings 1970-1975
60 2 Writings 1975-1979
60 3 Writings 1980-1982
60 4 Writings 1983-1986
60 5 Writings 1989-1996
60 6 Writings undated
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Series IV: Notes, 1972-2005

In English, with some materials in Hebrew and Amharic, and a few in Dutch, Hungarian, Russian and Yiddish.
Boxes 61-64. 1.75 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically. Scattered pieces of incoming correspondence mixed in with his notes were removed to Series I.

Scope and Content:

Lenhoff took a large volume of notes during meetings, conferences, trips and phone calls on a variety of different formats included in this series: address books, date books, notepads and scrap paper. There are also to-do lists, business cards, contact lists, missed call messages, drafts of correspondence, drafts of his writings, and AAEJ statement drafts. A range of people are referenced in his notes, such as Rahamim Elazar, Graenum Berger, Nate Shapiro, Will Recant, Murray Greenfield and Gilbert Kulick. The notes cover all aspects of Lenhoff’s activities with AAEJ, especially international relations and travel to Israel. He dated many of his notes, but not all; the archivist left many undated notes in place when they seemed potentially related to their surrounding dated materials. The majority of the notes in this series arrived to AJHS in one cluster, but there are also notes throughout all other series in this collection. For more notes on phone calls, for example, see “Telephone Notes” in Series II.

BoxFolderTitleDate
61 1 Notes 1972-1974
61 2 Notes 1975-1977
61 3 Notes 1977-1978
61 4 Notes 1977-1978
61 5 Notes 1977-1978
61 6 Notes 1978
61 7 Notes 1979
61 8 Notes 1979
BoxFolderTitleDate
62 1 Notes 1979
62 2 Notes 1980
62 3 Notes 1980
62 4 Notes 1981
62 5 Notes 1981
62 6 Notes 1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
63 1 Notes 1983
63 2 Notes 1984
63 3 Notes 1985
63 4 Notes 1986
63 5 Notes 1987
63 6 Notes 1988-1989
63 7 Notes 1990-1999
63 8 Notes 2000-2005
63 9 Notes undated
63 10 Notes undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
64 1 Notes undated
64 2 Notes undated
64 3 Notes undated
64 4 Notes undated
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Series V: Board and Administrative, 1969-2002

In English.
Boxes 64-70, 1 MAP-1 folder, plus folders in other boxes. 3.75 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically. A large portion of the materials in this series arrived without any discernable arrangement; therefore many folder titles were created by the archivist. The portions that did arrive organized and labelled seemed to have been generated by Lenhoff’s assistant(s) and/or Lenhoff himself. A few folders were removed from Lenhoff's subject files and placed here.

Scope and Content:

The general board, executive and administrative functions of the American Association for Ethiopian Jews (AAEJ), especially during Lenhoff’s tenure as president between 1978 and 1982, are represented in this series. The “Board of Directors” folders include agendas, minutes, and materials gathered to discuss during the meetings, as well as Executive Committee and Nominating Committee material. During Lenhoff’s presidency, annual reports on AAEJ’s activities were released and can be found in “Reports on Activities.” There are annual financial statements, receipts and extensive correspondence between AAEJ Treasurer Theodore Norman and Lenhoff in the “Finances” folders. In “Posters” are four large promotional posters: two created by AAEJ and two by the World Union of Jewish Students. AAEJ sent out a variety of mailings to board and committee members, donors, volunteers, supporters and affiliates. The mailings present in this series consist of newsletters, compiled press clippings and reprints, information resource lists, action ideas lists, suggested letters to politicians, activity reports, event announcements, fundraising form letters and brochures.

The “Israel” folders primarily document AAEJ’s Israeli operations and various outreach programs aimed at assisting Ethiopian Jewish émigrés with housing, educational and health needs in Israel. Included are correspondence (especially from Ziona Kemelman and Yosef Miller), proposals, finances and scholarship applications. For more on AAEJ’s work in Israel, see Lenhoff’s notes from his trips to Israel in Series IV, the “Absorption” files in the Series II, and correspondence with Yosef Miller in the mid-1980s in Series I. For chapters of AAEJ in the U.S. see “Chapters of AAEJ” folders in the Series II.

BoxFolderTitleDate
64 5 Board of Directors -- Meetings 1969, 1973-1978
64 6 Board of Directors -- Meetings 1979-1984
64 7 Board of Directors -- Meetings 1985-1987
64 8 Board of Directors -- Meetings 1988
64 9 Board of Directors -- Meetings 1990-1993
BoxFolderTitleDate
65 1 Board of Directors -- Members 1975-1980
65 2 Board of Directors -- Members 1979, 1982
65 3 Board of Directors -- Members 1981-1982
65 4 Board of Directors -- Members undated, 1981-1991
65 5 By-Laws 1969-1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
70 5 Computer File Inventory 1996-2002
BoxFolderTitleDate
65 6 Executive Committee 1981-1982
65 7 Executive Director 1981
BoxFolderTitleDate
56 9 Falasha Update 1975-1977
BoxFolderTitleDate
65 8 Finances 1975-1979
65 9 Finances 1975-1980
65 10 Finances 1980-1982
65 11 Finances 1980-1984
BoxFolderTitleDate
66 1 Finances 1981-1983
66 2 Finances -- Annual Financial Statements 1979-1987
66 3 Finances -- Lenhoff's Contributions to AAEJ 1974-1975
66 4 Israel 1979-1985
66 5 Israel 1986
66 6 Israel 1987-1989
66 7 Israel 1992
66 8 Israel 1993
66 9 Israel undated
66 10 Israel -- Miller, Yosef 1978-1986
BoxFolderTitleDate
67 1 Israel -- Miller, Yosef 1986
67 2 Israel -- Miller, Yosef undated, 1987
67 3 Israel -- Trip Notes 1984
67 4 Mailing Lists 1978-1981
67 5 Mailing Lists undated
67 6 Mailings 1975-1979
67 7 Mailings 1978-1980
67 8 Mailings 1980-1981
67 9 Mailings 1980-1981
BoxFolderTitleDate
68 1 Mailings 1982-1984
68 2 Mailings 1985-1986
68 3 Mailings 1987-1988
68 4 Mailings 1989-1990
68 5 Mailings 1991-1993
68 6 Mailings undated
68 7 Mailings undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
69 1 Mailings -- Master Copies 1974-1979
BoxFolderTitleDate
42 8 Mailings -- Master Copies 1975-1979
42 9 Mailings -- Master Copies 1975-1980
BoxFolderTitleDate
69 2 Mailings -- Master Copies 1975-1981
69 3 Mailings -- Master Copies undated, 1976-1982
69 4 Mailings -- Master Copies 1978-1979
BoxFolderTitleDate
42 10 Mailings -- Master Copies 1978-1980
42 11 Mailings -- Master Copies 1978-1980
42 12 Mailings -- Master Copies undated, 1978-1980
BoxFolderTitleDate
69 5 Mailings -- Orders 1975-1976
69 6 Mailings -- Printed Images undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
MAP-1 1 of 1 Posters
BoxFolderTitleDate
69 7 Press Releases 1976-1991
BoxFolderTitleDate
48 9 Release: A Report from AAEJ 1983-1991
BoxFolderTitleDate
69 8 Reports on Activities 1977-1981
BoxFolderTitleDate
70 1 Speakers Bureau 1981-1985
70 2 Stationery, Envelopes and "Save Ethiopian Jewry" Stamps undated
70 3 Subject File Lists undated, 1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
57 1 Volunteers 1979-1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
70 4 Volunteers -- Manual and List undated, 1979, 1988
BoxFolderTitleDate
57 2 Volunteers -- Tips 1978-1982
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Series VI: Clippings, 1958-2006

In English, with some materials in Hebrew and a few in Amharic, French, German and Spanish.
Boxes 71-82. 6 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

This series documents the American and Israeli response to the shifting situation of Ethiopian Jews in Ethiopia and Israel from the early 1970s to the early 2000s. Much coverage relates specifically to AAEJ and Lenhoff’s actions and/or was authored by AAEJ supporters and leaders, especially by Lenhoff himself. Selections of many clippings herein were distributed to AAEJ membership and leadership. It seems these files were likely kept for that purpose and for Lenhoff’s own research.

Newspaper clippings are from Jewish student group newspapers, U.S. regional and local Jewish newspapers, major U.S. and Israeli newspapers and a few international newspapers. Some of the most heavily represented titles include Orange County Heritage, Baltimore Jewish Times, San Francisco Jewish Bulletin, Intermountain Jewish News, Israel Today (LA edition), The Jewish Week-American Examiner, Jerusalem Post, Jewish Chronicle, The Jewish Post and Opinion, Israel Today, Present Tense, Africa Confidential, Maariv, Haaretz, and Aufbau. There are clipped portions as well as entire copies of newsletters and mailings from other Ethiopian Jewry movement groups, synagogue bulletins, press releases, magazines, journal articles and book chapters. AAEJ’s newsletters, mailings and press releases are also throughout. Lenhoff photocopied materials on Ethiopian Jews dating back to 1905; these are in the first folder of this series. For more clippings see Series II, as Lenhoff also kept clippings filed by subject.

BoxFolderTitleDate
71 1 Clippings 1958-1971
71 2 Clippings 1972
71 3 Clippings 1973
71 4 Clippings 1974
71 5 Clippings 1975
71 6 Clippings 1975
71 7 Clippings 1976
71 8 Clippings 1977
71 9 Clippings 1977
BoxFolderTitleDate
72 1 Clippings 1978
72 2 Clippings 1978
72 3 Clippings 1979
72 4 Clippings 1979 January
72 5 Clippings 1979 February
72 6 Clippings 1979 March
72 7 Clippings 1979 April
72 8 Clippings 1979 May
72 9 Clippings 1979 June
72 10 Clippings 1979 June-October
BoxFolderTitleDate
73 1 Clippings 1979 August
73 2 Clippings 1979 October
73 3 Clippings 1979 November
73 4 Clippings 1979 December
73 5 Clippings 1980
73 6 Clippings 1980 January-February
73 7 Clippings 1980 March
73 8 Clippings 1980 April
73 9 Clippings 1980 May-June
BoxFolderTitleDate
74 1 Clippings 1980 July-December
74 2 Clippings 1981
74 3 Clippings 1981
74 4 Clippings 1981 January-February
74 5 Clippings 1981 March-May
74 6 Clippings 1981 June-December
74 7 Clippings 1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
75 1 Clippings 1982 January-February
75 2 Clippings 1982 March-July
75 3 Clippings 1982 August-December
75 4 Clippings 1983
75 5 Clippings 1983
75 6 Clippings 1983 January-February
75 7 Clippings 1983 March-June
BoxFolderTitleDate
76 1 Clippings 1983 July-December
76 2 Clippings 1984
76 3 Clippings 1984 January-March
76 4 Clippings 1984 April-July
76 5 Clippings 1984 August-September
76 6 Clippings 1984 October-November
76 7 Clippings 1984 December
76 8 Clippings 1985
BoxFolderTitleDate
77 1 Clippings 1985
77 2 Clippings 1985 January
77 3 Clippings 1985 January
77 4 Clippings 1985 February
77 5 Clippings 1985 March
77 6 Clippings 1985 April-May
77 7 Clippings 1985 June-September
BoxFolderTitleDate
78 1 Clippings 1985 October-December
78 2 Clippings 1986
78 3 Clippings 1986
78 4 Clippings 1986
78 5 Clippings 1987
78 6 Clippings 1987
78 7 Clippings 1988
BoxFolderTitleDate
79 1 Clippings 1989
79 2 Clippings 1990
79 3 Clippings 1990
79 4 Clippings 1991
79 5 Clippings 1991 January-April
79 6 Clippings 1991 May
79 7 Clippings 1991 May-June
79 8 Clippings 1991 June
BoxFolderTitleDate
80 1 Clippings 1991 July
80 2 Clippings 1991 August
80 3 Clippings 1991 September-December
80 4 Clippings 1992 January-April
80 5 Clippings 1992 May-July
80 6 Clippings 1992 August-December
80 7 Clippings 1993
80 8 Clippings 1993
BoxFolderTitleDate
81 1 Clippings 1993
81 2 Clippings 1994
81 3 Clippings 1995
81 4 Clippings 1996
81 5 Clippings 1996
81 6 Clippings 1997
81 7 Clippings 1998
81 8 Clippings 1999
BoxFolderTitleDate
82 1 Clippings 2000
82 2 Clippings 2001-2003
82 3 Clippings 2004-2006
82 4 Clippings undated
82 5 Clippings undated
82 6 Clippings undated
82 7 Clippings undated
82 8 Clippings undated
82 9 Clippings undated
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Series VII: Audio, 1973-1987

In English, with some materials in Hebrew.
Box 83 (card file box). 0.6 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Arranged physically according to where in the collection they were removed from (from Boxes 1-82).

Scope and Content:

According to the fragmentary labelling, these tapes (12 standard-sized audiocassettes and 1 microcassette) carry recordings of Nahum Ben-Yosef, Rahamim Elazar, an Executive Committee meeting, performances of songs and scripts, and letters read aloud. The bulk of the audiocassettes in this series were removed from Series II.

BoxFolderTitleDate
83 1 Nahum's visit on Hill Dec 1981 1981
83 2 Unlabelled [microcassette] 1981
83 3 Unlabelled undated
83 4 Shapiro Add [A], Litwak Report [B] 1973
83 5 Namir 13-6-81 letter 1981
83 6 "I'm a Jew Like You" by Jeri Craden, Copyright 1982 - P.R.O. Canada 1982
83 7 A cup of coffee with Rachamim [1979-1982]
83 8 Unlabelled [from Zimna] 1979
83 9 11/23 [Rahat reading 2 ? letter] [1978-1979]
83 10 11/81 1981
83 11 Let Our People In - words and sung by Carla H. Torres [1980]
83 12 Script: "The Falashas: Will They Survive?" read by Mark Squires [1980]
83 13 Executive Committee - Meeting 2/9/87 1987
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Series VIII: Photographs, 1973-1987

2 folders. Separated into the AJHS Photography Collection.
Arrangement:

Arranged physically according to where in the collection they were removed from (from Boxes 1-82).

Scope and Content:

This series contains photographs from the 1970s and 1980s of Howard Lenhoff, Rahamim Elazar, Robel Yemanu, Murray Greenfield, Murray Narrell, Tamrat Emanuel (photographs of early 20th century photographs), groups of Ethiopian Jews and children especially, and Ethiopian Jewish families in Israel. There are a few strips of negatives as well.

BoxFolderTitleDate
Photo 1 of 2 Photographs 1973-1987
Photo 2 of 2 Photographs 1973-1987
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