Guide to the Records of the Jewish Education Committee
1939-1972

RG 592

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Rachel S. Harrison in July 2012. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jewish Education Committee
Title: Records of the Jewish Education Committee
Dates:1939-1972
Abstract: This collection contains the administrative records of Jewish Education Committee as well as materials from the National Council for Jewish Education and the American Association for Jewish Education. The Jewish Education Committee was a Jewish educational organization in New York concerned with coordination of educational activities as well as development of educational resources for the Jewish secular school systems in the U.S. and was organized in June 1939. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, conference materials, surveys, and publications.
Languages: The collection is in English with some Yiddish and Hebrew.
Quantity: 7.5 linear feet
Identification: RG 592
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Historical Note

The Jewish Education Committee (JEC) was organized in June 1939 in order to coordinate a wide variety of administrative, educational and financial services provided to the various Jewish school systems in New York. The original support came from a $1,000,000 donation by the Michael Friedsam Foundation for Jewish Education in New York City. The Federation of Jewish Philanthropies also turned over to the JEC the administration of funds previously granted directly to individual Jewish educational institutions, such as Talmud Torahs. Two predecessor organizations, the Jewish Education Association and the Bureau of Jewish Education, merged with the JEC soon after its founding. The JEC helped to recruit children for Orthodox, Reform, Conservative, and Yiddish secular schools, educated Jewish teachers and staff members in Jewish educational facilities, created programming and maintained a library of educational reference materials for Jewish schools, helped fund Jewish schools through grants and scholarships, and helped children be able to afford tuition for schools. It also aimed to inform the Jewish parent about the status of Jewish education in New York City and to encourage them to get involved to better the school systems and to increase enrollment.

The eight departments of the JEC offered financial aid to individual schools; provided consultant services; helped to develop curricula, including experimental educational activities; provided aid and education to Jewish teachers; put out publications, including World Over, a children’s magazine that helped explain world events and how they affected the Jewish Community as well as a Hebrew magazine and textbooks, song books, and arts and crafts guides; oversaw youth education; compiled statistics and research; aided community relations; and maintained teacher services such as teacher’s group insurance. The JEC also maintained the Board of License for Hebrew Teachers, as well as teachers’ training institutions and the Hebrew Teachers Union. The JEC Department of Statistics published studies in the field of Jewish education. A committee of laymen assumed responsibility for the continuous functioning of the organization. Administrative responsibilities were delegated to professionals headed by an Executive Director and a staff of consultants, field workers and clerks. Executive Directors during the period 1939-1969 included: Dr. Alexander Dushkin, Dr. Israel Chipkin, and Dr. Azriel Eisenberg. In 1970 the Jewish Education Committee changed its name to its current name, The Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York.

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Scope and Content Note

The records in this collection consist of JEC administrative records, including correspondence, circulars, reports, minutes, questionnaires, exams, surveys, application forms, notes, posters, catalogs, press releases, dramatic sketches, articles, pamphlets, bibliographies, organizational calendars, memos, and publications relating to the organizational activities of the JEC. There are also pedagogic resources provided by the JEC to Jewish schools and teachers, including reports; tests; materials relating to conferences, in-service courses and seminars, teacher placements, and teacher licensing; art, music, drama, and dance curriculums; documents relating to contests, awards and exhibitions; publications put out by the JEC; film strips and audio-visual items; public relations documents; and parent and adult educational materials.

There are also items from affiliated organizations, including the National Council for Jewish Education and the American Association for Jewish Education, the National Organization of Jewish Educators, National Curriculum Research Institute, World Union for Jewish Education, World Conference of Jewish Organizations, the Jewish Agency, Jewish National Fund, Theodore Herzl Institute, Alliance Israelite Universelle, Jewish Teachers Seminary and People's University, Jewish Braille Institute of America, the Jewish Book Council of America, United Synagogue, New York Federation of Reform Religious Schools, Associated Hebrew Schools of Westchester, East New York Talmud Torah Council, and various other regional organizations.

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Arrangement

The materials in this collection are arranged either by format, subject or organization and then usually chronologically. Items for which no language is given are mainly in English. The collection is organized in four series, some of which have been further subdivided into subseries and subsubseries.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Permission to use the collection must be obtained from the YIVO Archivist.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish part or parts of the collection must be obtained from the YIVO Archives. For more information, contact:
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
email: archives@yivo.cjh.org

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Related Material

The YIVO and AJHS Libraries have several JEC publications, including copies of World Over magazine, the JEC Bulletin and educational pamphlets, as well as curriculum materials and books by many of the individuals associated with the JEC, including Louis Ruffman, Samuel Citron, Alexander Dushkin, and Azriel Eisenberg. The AJHS Archives has the Samuel Citron Papers, P-930, and the Records of Board of Jewish Education (New York, NY), I-307, and the YIVO Archives has the Papers of Yudel Mark, RG 540.

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Separated Material

There is no information about materials that are associated by provenance to the described materials that have been physically separated or removed.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Records of the Jewish Education Committee; RG 592; folder number; YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

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Acquisition Information

The Jewish Education Committee and Yudel Mark donated the collection to the YIVO Archives in the 1960s.

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Processing information

The collection was originally processed in 1979, with the assistance of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional processing was completed in 2012.

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Access Points

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Container List

 

Series I: Jewish Education Committee, 1939-1972

249 folders
Scope and Content:

This series consists of the administrative records of the JEC, including correspondence, memos, meeting minutes, reports, tests, surveys, educational resources, publications, and press releases. The materials encompass the different departments of the JEC and their activities, including financial aid given to schools, curriculums and pedagogic resources, services provided to educational staff, parent education, adult education, community and public relations, and research surveys and questionnaires.

Subseries 1: Administrative, 1942-1967

73 folders
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains administrative materials, including circular letters, organizational calendars, staff memoranda, committee meeting minutes, consultants' memoranda, and reports.

Folder TitleDate
1 Circular letters 1942-1945
  

general letters, printed or mimeographed, and distributed widely to educational personnel within JEC and the Jewish Educational Institutions throughout the city
variously addressed to: Principal, Friend, Colleague, and pertaining to sundry educational matters, or a call to meetings and conferences
generally appear over the signature of the director, associate director, assistant director, etc.

 
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2 Circular letters 1946-1947
  

 
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3 Circular letters 1948-1949
  

 
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4 Circular letters 1950-1951
  

 
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5 Circular letters 1952
  

 
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6 Circular letters 1953
  

 
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7 Circular letters 1954-1955
  

 
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8 Circular letters 1956-1957
  

 
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9 Circular letters 1958-1959
  

 
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10 Circular letters 1960
  

 
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11 Circular letters 1961-1963
  

 
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12 Circular letters 1964-1967
  

 
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13 Organizational calendars: meeting schedules of JEC staff 1944-1955
  

monthly meeting schedules, 1944-1946, 1955

 
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14 Organizational calendars: meeting schedules of JEC staff 1963-1964
  

weekly schedules, 11/3/63-6/28/64, incomplete

 
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15 Organizational calendars: meeting schedules of JEC staff 1964-1965
  

weekly schedules 10/4/64-6/20/65, incomplete

 
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16 Organizational calendars: meeting schedules of JEC staff 1965-1966
  

weekly schedules 9/19/65-6/26/66, incomplete

 
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17 Organizational calendars: meeting schedules of JEC staff 1966
  

weekly schedules 9/11/66-11/27/66

 
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18 Staff memoranda 1942-1948
  

Dr. A.M. Dushkin (to staff) 12/11/42-5/24/48

 
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19 Staff memoranda 1952-1956
  

Dr. Azriel Eisenberg (to staff) 1/17/52-4/24/56

 
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20 Staff memoranda 1957-1959
  

Dr Azriel Eisenberg (to staff) 4/11/57-12/21/59

 
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21 Staff memoranda 1960
  

Dr. Azriel Eisenberg (to staff) 2/4/60-12/2/60

 
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22 Staff memoranda 1961-1963
  

Dr. Azriel Eisenberg (to staff) 2/9/61-12/27/63

 
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23 Staff memoranda 1964-1966
  

Dr. Azriel Eisenberg (to staff) 4/10/64-6/28/66

 
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24 Staff memoranda 1946-1959
  

J.M. Horden 9/30/46-8/21/59

 
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25 Staff memoranda 1961-1967
  

J.M. Horden 3/27/61-3/15/67

 
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26 Staff memoranda 1962-1967
  

Rabbi Leonard Rosenfield 2/1/62-6/13/67

 
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27A Staff memoranda 1951-1959
  

Louis Ruffman 5/11/51-4/15/54, 3/28/57-12/10/59
draft for What Makes a Good Jewish School?

 
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27B Staff memoranda 1960-1966
  

Louis Ruffman 1/15/60-6/21/66

 
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28 Staff memoranda 1951-1967
  

Other Staff Members:
Rabbi L. Feldman 1952
Mr. E. Bortinker 1952-1953
Dr. S.J. Citron 1952-1967
Mr. Morris Epstein 1952
Temima Gazari 1960-1966
Philip Jaffe 1966-1967
Judah Lapson 1951
Dvora Lapson 1959-1967
M. Mosenkis 1956-1963
Rabbi I. Rose 1967
Alvin I. Schiff 1957-1958

 
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29 Staff memoranda 1951-1967
  

JEC Staff Organization (personnel), 9/10/51-5/15/67

 
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30 Staff memoranda 1951-1967
  

JEC Staff Social Committee 9/14/51-6/26/67

 
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31 Minutes of committee meetings 1947-1953
  

executive staff JEC: 3/26/47, 4/25/49, 9/8/50, 9/29/50, 10/10/50, 1/3/51, 6/27/52, 12/17/53

 
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32 Minutes of committee meetings 1944-1950
  

staff, 9/44-4/50

 
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33 Minutes of committee meetings 1950-1951
  

staff, 10/50-7/51

 
Folder TitleDate
34 Minutes of committee meetings 1951-1952
  

staff, 9/51-5/52

 
Folder TitleDate
35 Minutes of committee meetings 1952-1953
  

staff, 9/52-8/53

 
Folder TitleDate
36 Minutes of committee meetings 1953-1954
  

staff, 9/53-6/54

 
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37 Minutes of committee meetings 1954-1955
  

staff, 9/54-6/55

 
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38 Minutes of committee meetings 1955-1956
  

staff, 9/55-6/56

 
Folder TitleDate
39 Minutes of committee meetings 1956-1957
  

staff, 9/56-6/57

 
Folder TitleDate
40 Minutes of committee meetings 1957-1958
  

staff, 9/57-6/58

 
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41 Minutes of committee meetings 1958-1959
  

staff, 9/58-6/59

 
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42 Minutes of committee meetings 1959-1960
  

staff, 9/59-4/60

 
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43 Minutes of committee meetings 1960-1961
  

staff, 9/60-6/61

 
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44 Minutes of committee meetings 1961-1962
  

staff, 9/61-6/62

 
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45 Minutes of committee meetings 1963-1954
  

staff, 6/63-6/65

 
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46 Minutes of committee meetings 1965-1966
  

staff, 9/65-6/66

 
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47 Minutes of committee meetings 1966-1967
  

staff, 9/66-6/67

 
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48 Minutes of committee meetings 1942-1953
  

miscellaneous committees:
Educators
Principals' Workshop
Committee on Art
Committee on Study of Jewish Home and School
Principals' Committee
Principals' Committee-Ideological
Committee on Suspension

 
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49 Minutes of committee meetings 1954-1967
  

miscellaneous committees:
Grants
Committee on Religion
Scholarship and Awards
Building Dedication
Committee on Tests
Committee on Education and Tests
Jewish Book Council
Magazines

 
Folder TitleDate
50 Minutes of committee meetings 1944-1945
  

Common Elements in Jewish Education

 
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51 Minutes of committee meetings 1951
  

Panel Discussion: Jewish School and Jewish Child
2 drafts and final mimeo

 
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52 Consultants 1947-1948
  

memoranda to consultants from Dr. Alexander Dushkin

 
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53 Consultants 1942-1951
  

memoranda to consultants from Dr. I.S. Chipkin

 
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54 Consultants 1958-1966
  

memoranda to consultants from Dr. A. Eisenberg

 
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55 Consultants 1942-1966
  

memoranda to consultants from J.M. Horden

 
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56 Consultants 1961-1967
  

memoranda to consultants from L. Rosenfield

 
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57 Consultants 1946-1964
  

memoranda to consultants from Louis L. Ruffman

 
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58 Consultants 1958-1966
  

miscellaneous

 
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59 Consultants 1942-1943
  

minutes of consultant meetings, 3/42-5/43

 
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60 Consultants 1943-1944
  

minutes of consultant meetings, 9/43-6/44

 
Folder TitleDate
61 Consultants 1944-1945
  

minutes of consultant meetings, 9/44-6/45

 
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62 Consultants 1945-1946
  

minutes of consultant meetings, 7/45-4/46

 
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63 Consultants 1946-1947
  

minutes of consultant meetings, 7/46-6/47

 
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64 Consultants 1947-1948
  

minutes of consultant meetings, 9/47-5/48

 
Folder TitleDate
65 Consultants 1948-1949
  

minutes of consultant meetings, 9/48-2/49

 
Folder TitleDate
66 Consultants 1949-1950
  

minutes of consultant meetings, 9/49-6/50

 
Folder TitleDate
67 Consultants 1950-1951
  

minutes of consultant meetings, 11/50-6/51

 
Folder TitleDate
68 Consultants 1951-1953
  

minutes of consultant meetings, 9/51-5/52

 
Folder TitleDate
69 Consultants 1953-1966
  

minutes of consultant meetings, 11/53-4/66

 
Folder TitleDate
70 Consultants 1946-1950
  

district consultants-minutes, 12/46-3/50

 
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71 Consultants 1950-1953
  

district consultants-minutes, 9/50-11/53

 
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72 Consultants 1950-1961
  

consultant reports

 

Subseries 2: Services to Schools, 1940-1972

57 folders
Scope and Content:

This subseries is made up of reports, tests and items relating to pedagogic conferences, in-service courses and seminars, dramatics, children's assemblies, and awards and contests.

Folder TitleDate
73A Reports 1940-1958, undated
  

JEC Activities Blue Print, 1950
Chart of Functions of JEC, undated
Relation of JEC to affiliated groups, undated
How JEC Helps Your School, undated
The JEC of New York is Dedicated, undated
Jewish Education Committee Relation to Affiliated Schools, undated
Open Letter to Principals etc., 1940
Notes on Congregational Schools, paper on JEC, 1957
Inaugural address, by Nathan Levine, 1958

 
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73B Reports 1944-1949
  

memoranda from the Committee for Study of Jewish Education

 
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73C Reports 1957, undated
  

Why Jewish Education? Three Basic Reasons, by A. Eisenberg
Some Observations on the Aims, Functions and Role of the Jewish Education Committee, by Azriel Eisenberg, 1957
response to the above paper, by Rabbi Rosenfeld, 10/57

 
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73D Reports 1955, 1965
  

JEC in Focus, booklet, 16 pp, c.1955
The First Twenty-five Years-The Jewish Education Committee of New York, by Azriel Eisenberg, 24 pp., 1965
A Hard Look at the JEC on the eve of its Twenty-Fifth Anniversary, by Azriel Eisenberg and Louis L. Ruffman, preliminary draft, mimeo 58 pp., 1965
The Jewish Education Committee of New York: Profile of a Community Service Agency, by Louis L. Ruffman, reprinted from Jewish Education, pp. 148 -165, Spring 1965

 
Folder TitleDate
74 Reports 1947-1966
  

school calendars

 
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75 Reports 1952-1954, undated
  

School Administration, carbon copy of a report, undated
school rating form and instructions for above, 1954
school reports form

 
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76 Reports 1957-1967
  

materials from the conferences of the School Board Chairmen

 
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77 Reports 1962
  

School Accreditation in Greater New York, by Louis L. Ruffman, reprint from Jewish Education, vol. 32, #2, pp. 85-95

 
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78 Reports 1948-1950, undated
  

reports on school supervision

 
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79A Tests and questionnaires 1947
  

instructions for the Hebrew Aptitude Test, by Noah Nardi

 
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79B Tests and questionnaires 1944-1945
  

Jewish Information Test, by Noah Nardi, experimental edition, 1944
Directions for Administering and Scoring Hebrew Achievement Test, by Noah Nardi

 
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80 Tests and questionnaires 1953
  

AAJE: Hebrew Test, 18 pp., 5/53

 
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81 Tests and questionnaires undated
  

Testing in American Jewish Education, by Zdenek Vanek

 
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82A Tests and questionnaires 1951-1952
  

Achievements Test in Hebrew Grade 1
directions sheet for administering test

 
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82B Tests and questionnaires 1944-1948
  

Jewish Religion tests

 
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82C Tests and questionnaires 1944-1953
  

Home Environment test

 
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82D Tests and questionnaires undated
  

Achievement Test: direction sheet for Elementary Hebrew Division, grades 1 to 3
scoring sheets

 
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82E Tests and questionnaires 1947
  

Hebrew Aptitude Test, by Noah Nardi

 
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83 Tests and questionnaires undated
  

pupil questionnaires

 
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84 Tests and questionnaires undated
  

pupil questionnaires

 
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85 Tests and questionnaires 1952-1954
  

various memos on tests and examinations

 
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86 Pedagogic conferences 1942-1947
  

annual conferences 1 (1942) to 5 (1947)

 
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87 Pedagogic conferences 1948-1952
  

annual conferences 6 (1948) to 10 (1952)

 
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88 Pedagogic conferences 1953-1957
  

annual conferences 11 (1953) to 15 (1957)

 
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89 Pedagogic conferences 1958-1961
  

annual conferences 16 (1958) to 19 (1961)

 
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90 Pedagogic conferences 1963-1972
  

annual conferences 21 (1963) to 30 (1972)

 
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91 Pedagogic conferences 1948-1966
  

miscellaneous conference and institutes:
Educators Conference, 11/11/51
Institute for Educators and Center Workers, 12/24/51
Pedagogic Conference, Cleveland, 11/28/53
Audio-Visual, National Council, 4/53
Conference of Dance Teachers, 6/58
Conference Hebrew Teachers Federation, 6/55
6th Annual Institute for Teachers, 11/65
7th Annual Institute for Teachers, 11/66
Jewish Orientation of Social Workers, 1/55, 1963-1964
Conference of Teachers and Principals, 9/48

 
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92 In-service courses and seminars 1949-1964
  

minutes of committee meetings, 4/50, 4/51, 5/51
memos, brochures, lists of courses, 1958-1959, 1961-1962
course at Yeshiva Univ., 2/13/63
circulars, teacher courses in education, 1949-1964

 
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93 In-service courses and seminars 1951-1956
  

Queens in-service courses

 
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94A In-service courses and seminars 1944-1967
  

circular letters in Hebrew re: seminars for teachers and principals

 
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94B In-service courses and seminars 1943-1945
  

minutes of seminar sessions (Hebrew)

 
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94C In-service courses and seminars 1945-1946
  

minutes of seminar sessions (Hebrew)

 
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94D In-service courses and seminars 1948-1950
  

minutes of seminar sessions (Hebrew)

 
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94E In-service courses and seminars 1952-1953
  

minutes of seminar sessions (Hebrew)

 
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95 In-service courses and seminars 1945-1953
  

lectures given by Y. Mark, 1/23/53 and A. Dushkin, 5/4/45

 
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96A Art 1948-1963
  

minutes of meetings of art teachers, 6/1/55
announcements of art exhibits 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1963
correspondence

 
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96B Art undated
  

Art Craft Guide-Jewish Festival Series, 11 posters, 9x12

 
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97 Dance 1953-1967
  

announcements of courses, 1959-1960
posters and other materials of annual dance festivals, 1953, 1959, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967

 
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98A Music 1946-1955
  

announcement of material, 3/47
program of 13th annual music festival, 3/22/53
Jewish Music Month, 4 pp., mimeo, 1955
catalogue of recordings by Noah Nachbush
Chanukah songs
Music Questions, 6 pp., mimeo, 1946

 
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98B Music 1949-1950
  

material re: N. Nachbush records of Yiddish recitations and songs

 
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99A Dramatics 1944-1952
  

circulars, letters, announcements of JEC Theatre for Children, 1948-1952
Chanukah Festival program, 1944

 
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99B Dramatics 1945
  

Interschool Declamation Contest: tales, list of selections, correspondence

 
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100 Dramatics 1954-1955
  

circular letters, posters for JEC

 
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101 Dramatics 1956-1968
  

circulars, announcements, press releases for JEC Theatre for Children

 
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102 Dramatics 1952, 1964
  

dramatic sketches in Yiddish with English translation:
script for ceremony for those who started studying chumash, 1964
selection for speaking chorus, Rosh Hashanah, 1952

 
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103A Dramatic scripts for holidays and other occasions undated
  

(Hebrew, English)

 
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103B Dramatic scripts for holidays and other occasions undated
  

(Hebrew, English)

 
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103C Dramatic scripts for holidays and other occasions 1941-1946
  

(Hebrew, English, Yiddish)

 
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104 Children's Community Assembly 1942-1944
  

First Assembly, circulars and programs, 1942-1943
Second Assembly, circulars and programs, 1944

 
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105 Children's Community Assembly 1945
  

Third Assembly, circulars and programs

 
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106 Children's Community Assembly 1946-1948
  

Fourth Assembly, circulars and programs, 1946
Fifth Assembly, circulars and programs, 1947
Sixth Assembly, circulars and programs, 1948

 
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107 Awards, prizes, and contests 1956-1959
  

Brotherhood awards, brochures and circulars, 2/19/57
essay contests, announcements
Chanukah contests, 1959

 
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108 Awards, prizes, and contests 1959-1960
  

First Annual American Bible Contest (Hidon Hatanachi): memoranda, circulars, program outlines, press releases, questions in Hebrew and English

 
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109 Awards, prizes, and contests 1960-1961
  

Second Annual American Bible Contest

 
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110 Awards, prizes, and contests 1961-1967
  

Third to Eighth Annual American Bible Contests: circulars, programs

 
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111A Testimonials, dinners, receptions 1941-1969
  

mimeo material

 
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111B Fiftieth Jubilee Celebration of Community Education in New York 1961
  

correspondence, press notices, circular letters, programs, 3/21/61

 

Subseries 3: Services to Teachers and Principals, 1939-1969

6 folders
Scope and Content:

This subseries relates to the licensing of teachers, the Board of Review, union affiliations, teacher placement, and the Hebrew Teachers' Welfare Association.

Folder TitleDate
112 Licensing of teachers 1939-1940, 1950-1960
  

copy of pedagogy examination given 6/39
application forms for license (Hebrew)
letter re: above, 6/4/40
circular on eligibility for N.Y.C. license, 1951
Hebrew memo re: problems of the Board of License, 1955
lists of licenses issued, 12/58-1/60
memoranda re: licensing of school principals, 1950-1958

 
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113 Board of Review 1947-1969
  

meeting minutes, 6/30/48, 12/23/48, 5/10/51
Code of Practice for Jewish Schools, tests, articles and memos re: code of practice and principalship, 1947-1969

 
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114A Union affiliation 1959
  

outline for merger between Hebrew Teachers Union and CIO-AFL
related correspondence, 1959

 
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114B Hebrew Principals Association 1947-1961
  

minutes of meetings (Hebrew) 9/48, 11/50, 12/50, 3/52, 2/53
reports, workshop group, 11/5/48, 11/19/48, 12/24/48
Lag b'Omer celebration, 1947
jubilee celebration, 5/7/61

 
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115 Reports about teachers placement 1954-1960
  

 
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116 Hebrew Teachers Welfare Association 1947-1953
  

articles and pamphlets, correspondence, bibliography

 

Subseries 4: Organizations Affiliated with JEC, 1944-1966

43 folders
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains minutes, reports, surveys, programs, correspondence, and other materials from organizations that were directly related to the JEC, including regional councils and schools and synagogues which received educational and financial aid from the JEC.

Subsubseries A: Ideological Groups, 1944-1966

18 folders
Scope and Content:

The groups include the United Synagogue, Federation of Reform Schools, various yeshivas, Orthodox schools, and Reform synagogues.

Folder TitleDate
  United Synagogue 1952-1965
  

Board of Education of the Metropolitan Council:
minutes, 12/12/52, 12/16/52, 2/10/53, 11/10/53, 1/25/57, 2/4/57, 5/3/57, 2/25/58, 4/21/58
statement of relationship to JEC, 6/65

 
117 United Synagogue 1952-1965
  

Board of Education of the Metropolitan Council:
minutes, 12/12/52, 12/16/52, 2/10/53, 11/10/53, 1/25/57, 2/4/57, 5/3/57, 2/25/58, 4/21/58
statement of relationship to JEC, 6/65

 
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  United Synagogue 1949-1964
  

minutes of Principals' Conferences of the Metropolitan Council:
4/29/49, 10/12/49, 6/16/50, 2/22/51, 3/30/51, 10/26/51, 1/24/52, 2/1/52, 2/8/52, 2/15/52, 3/14/52, 4/25/52, 6/20/52, 12/12/52, 2/13/53, 4/10/53, 11/1/57 , 12/9/57, 1/10/58, 10/31/58, 1/31/64
report, 1956-57
memorandum, 12/7-8/57

 
118 United Synagogue 1949-1964
  

minutes of Principals' Conferences of the Metropolitan Council:
4/29/49, 10/12/49, 6/16/50, 2/22/51, 3/30/51, 10/26/51, 1/24/52, 2/1/52, 2/8/52, 2/15/52, 3/14/52, 4/25/52, 6/20/52, 12/12/52, 2/13/53, 4/10/53, 11/1/57 , 12/9/57, 1/10/58, 10/31/58, 1/31/64
report, 1956-57
memorandum, 12/7-8/57

 
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  United Synagogue 1956-1957
  

Committee on School Accreditation:
minutes, 1957
reports, survey form, 1956-1957

 
119 United Synagogue 1956-1957
  

Committee on School Accreditation:
minutes, 1957
reports, survey form, 1956-1957

 
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  United Synagogue 1948-1960
  

student enrollment:
reports, 1954, 1958
report on attendance, 1948-1949, 1951, 1953-1954, 1959-1960

 
120 United Synagogue 1948-1960
  

student enrollment:
reports, 1954, 1958
report on attendance, 1948-1949, 1951, 1953-1954, 1959-1960

 
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  United Synagogue 1950-1957
  

testing programs:
reports, 1950, 1957
minutes, Principals’ Committee, 11/14/57

 
121 United Synagogue 1950-1957
  

testing programs:
reports, 1950, 1957
minutes, Principals’ Committee, 11/14/57

 
Folder TitleDate
  United Synagogue 1945-1958
  

Layman's Council:
programs of conferences, 1950, 1957, 1958
Layman's Institute, 1945

 
122 United Synagogue 1945-1958
  

Layman's Council:
programs of conferences, 1950, 1957, 1958
Layman's Institute, 1945

 
Folder TitleDate
  United Synagogue 1948-1961
  

Commission on Jewish Education:
circulars and memoranda, 25 items, 1948-1961
annual report, mimeo, 10 pp., 1953-1954

 
123 United Synagogue 1948-1961
  

Commission on Jewish Education:
circulars and memoranda, 25 items, 1948-1961
annual report, mimeo, 10 pp., 1953-1954

 
Folder TitleDate
  United Synagogue 1948-1964
  

Commission on Jewish Education:
brochures, pamphlets, publication of the Commission, textbooks, teaching materials, journals, 1948-1961
United Synagogue Book Service announcements, 1964

 
124 United Synagogue 1948-1964
  

Commission on Jewish Education:
brochures, pamphlets, publication of the Commission, textbooks, teaching materials, journals, 1948-1961
United Synagogue Book Service announcements, 1964

 
Folder TitleDate
  United Synagogue 1948-1960
  

Board of Education Report, 1948
The Reporter (publication of the Metropolitan Council of United Synagogue), 1952-1960
The Synagogue School, 1958

 
125 United Synagogue 1948-1960
  

Board of Education Report, 1948
The Reporter (publication of the Metropolitan Council of United Synagogue), 1952-1960
The Synagogue School, 1958

 
Folder TitleDate
  United Synagogue 1949-1964
  

miscellaneous material, memos, reports, applications, calendar, newsletters

 
126 United Synagogue 1949-1964
  

miscellaneous material, memos, reports, applications, calendar, newsletters

 
Folder TitleDate
  United Synagogue 1954-1964
  

Educators Assembly:
materials for 5th, 6th, 7th, and 11th Annual Assemblies, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1964
Educators Assembly News, 1954-1957
survey questionnaire, undated

 
127 United Synagogue 1954-1964
  

Educators Assembly:
materials for 5th, 6th, 7th, and 11th Annual Assemblies, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1964
Educators Assembly News, 1954-1957
survey questionnaire, undated

 
Folder TitleDate
  New York Federation of Reform Religious Schools 1954-1959
  

Reform synagogue schools:
Standards for Accreditation, pamphlet, 4 pp., 1956
miscellaneous material on accreditation, 1955-1959
schedule of teachers salaries, 1954-1959
minutes of meetings, 1955
memoranda, 1957-1959

 
128 New York Federation of Reform Religious Schools 1954-1959
  

Reform synagogue schools:
Standards for Accreditation, pamphlet, 4 pp., 1956
miscellaneous material on accreditation, 1955-1959
schedule of teachers salaries, 1954-1959
minutes of meetings, 1955
memoranda, 1957-1959

 
Folder TitleDate
  New York Federation of Reform Religious Schools 1953-1959
  

Reform synagogue schools:
program, National Association of Temple Educators, 12/55
program, Third Annual Convention, 12/25/57-12/28/57
NATE News, mimeo, bulletin, 14 pp., 5/1/58
miscellaneous, 1953-1959

 
129 New York Federation of Reform Religious Schools 1953-1959
  

Reform synagogue schools:
program, National Association of Temple Educators, 12/55
program, Third Annual Convention, 12/25/57-12/28/57
NATE News, mimeo, bulletin, 14 pp., 5/1/58
miscellaneous, 1953-1959

 
Folder TitleDate
  New York Federation of Reform Religious Schools 1954-1959
  

religious school reports, calendars, teaching aids, circulars

 
130A New York Federation of Reform Religious Schools 1954-1959
  

religious school reports, calendars, teaching aids, circulars

 
Folder TitleDate
  New York Federation of Reform Religious Schools 1944-1955
  

reports:
Survey of Youth Groups, Reform Federation Schools, mimeo, 16 pp., 1944
The Reform Religious School of N.Y. City, reprint from Jewish Education, vol. 21, #3, 1950
30th Anniversary, Commission on Jewish Education, UAHC, 36 pp., c.1953
memos, 1952-1955

 
130B New York Federation of Reform Religious Schools 1944-1955
  

reports:
Survey of Youth Groups, Reform Federation Schools, mimeo, 16 pp., 1944
The Reform Religious School of N.Y. City, reprint from Jewish Education, vol. 21, #3, 1950
30th Anniversary, Commission on Jewish Education, UAHC, 36 pp., c.1953
memos, 1952-1955

 
Folder TitleDate
  New York Federation of Reform Religious Schools 1950-1954
  

High Lights, published by the Committee on Religious Education

 
130C New York Federation of Reform Religious Schools 1950-1954
  

High Lights, published by the Committee on Religious Education

 
Folder TitleDate
  Yeshivot 1948-1955, undated
  

outline for courses of study, 1952
announcement of courses, information bulletins, 1948-1955
classification and 1isting of all day schools, undated

 
131 Yeshivot 1948-1955, undated
  

outline for courses of study, 1952
announcement of courses, information bulletins, 1948-1955
classification and 1isting of all day schools, undated

 
Folder TitleDate
  Orthodox schools 1960-1966
  

memo, committee on Hassidim, 9/13/60
list of accredited Talmud Torahs, 1966

 
132 Orthodox schools 1960-1966
  

memo, committee on Hassidim, 9/13/60
list of accredited Talmud Torahs, 1966

 

Subsubseries B: Regional Groups, 1945-1965

25 folders
Scope and Content:

Groups include various district organizations, the Associated Hebrew Schools of Westchester, Associated United Synagogue Schools, and regional JEC councils in Queens, Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn.

Folder TitleDate
  District organization 1945-1959
  

memorandum, 1947
list of schools serviced by JEC, 1945-1946
meeting minutes of various committees, 1948-1959

 
133 District organization 1945-1959
  

memorandum, 1947
list of schools serviced by JEC, 1945-1946
meeting minutes of various committees, 1948-1959

 
Folder TitleDate
  Associated Hebrew Schools of Westchester 1951-1958
  

minutes of the Principals' Association, 1952-1955
miscellaneous material, 1951-1958

 
134 Associated Hebrew Schools of Westchester 1951-1958
  

minutes of the Principals' Association, 1952-1955
miscellaneous material, 1951-1958

 
Folder TitleDate
  Associated United Synagogue Schools in Queens 1947-1965
  

calendar, school years, 1948-1949, 1950-1951, 1957-1958
reports: synagogue, supervision, enrollment, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1965

 
135 Associated United Synagogue Schools in Queens 1947-1965
  

calendar, school years, 1948-1949, 1950-1951, 1957-1958
reports: synagogue, supervision, enrollment, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1965

 
Folder TitleDate
  Associated United Synagogue Schools in Queens 1949-1957
  

panel discussions, assemblies, seminars

 
136 Associated United Synagogue Schools in Queens 1949-1957
  

panel discussions, assemblies, seminars

 
Folder TitleDate
  Associated United Synagogue Schools in Queens 1949
  

courses of study, 1st year

 
137 Associated United Synagogue Schools in Queens 1949
  

courses of study, 1st year

 
Folder TitleDate
  Associated United Synagogue Schools in Queens 1949-1952
  

test material:
report on mid-year examinations, 1/4/52
summary of material for beginner class, 1/18/49

 
138 Associated United Synagogue Schools in Queens 1949-1952
  

test material:
report on mid-year examinations, 1/4/52
summary of material for beginner class, 1/18/49

 
Folder TitleDate
  Associated United Synagogue Schools in Queens 1948-1950
  

minutes of the Executive Committee

 
139 Associated United Synagogue Schools in Queens 1948-1950
  

minutes of the Executive Committee

 
Folder TitleDate
  Associated United Synagogue Schools in Queens 1948-1954
  

minutes of the General Board

 
140 Associated United Synagogue Schools in Queens 1948-1954
  

minutes of the General Board

 
Folder TitleDate
  Associated United Synagogue Schools in Queens 1952
  

minutes of the School Chairmen

 
141 Associated United Synagogue Schools in Queens 1952
  

minutes of the School Chairmen

 
Folder TitleDate
  Associated United Synagogue Schools in Queens 1948-1958
  

minutes of the Principals' Council

 
142 Associated United Synagogue Schools in Queens 1948-1958
  

minutes of the Principals' Council

 
Folder TitleDate
  Bronx Council of the JEC 1953-1957
  

minutes of the West Bronx Division Principals' Council

 
143 Bronx Council of the JEC 1953-1957
  

minutes of the West Bronx Division Principals' Council

 
Folder TitleDate
  Bronx Council of the JEC 1948-1956
  

minutes of the Bronx Council
related correspondence

 
144 Bronx Council of the JEC 1948-1956
  

minutes of the Bronx Council
related correspondence

 
Folder TitleDate
  Bronx Council of the JEC 1948-1953
  

minutes of the Executive Committee meetings

 
145 Bronx Council of the JEC 1948-1953
  

minutes of the Executive Committee meetings

 
Folder TitleDate
  Bronx Council of the JEC 1949-1954
  

minutes of the Principals' Council, Bronx United Hebrew Schools

 
146 Bronx Council of the JEC 1949-1954
  

minutes of the Principals' Council, Bronx United Hebrew Schools

 
Folder TitleDate
  Bronx Council of the JEC 1949-1954
  

workshops, bulletins

 
147 Bronx Council of the JEC 1949-1954
  

workshops, bulletins

 
Folder TitleDate
  Bronx Council of the JEC 1954-1958
  

minutes of the United PTA

 
148 Bronx Council of the JEC 1954-1958
  

minutes of the United PTA

 
Folder TitleDate
  Long Island 1952-1963
  

minutes of the Organization Committee, Executive Committee and Executive Board, 1952-1954
minutes of the Principals' Council, 1952-1957
reports, correspondence, 1953-1963

 
149 Long Island 1952-1963
  

minutes of the Organization Committee, Executive Committee and Executive Board, 1952-1954
minutes of the Principals' Council, 1952-1957
reports, correspondence, 1953-1963

 
Folder TitleDate
  Long Island 1958
  

minutes of the South Shore Principals’ Council, 11/6/58

 
150 Long Island 1958
  

minutes of the South Shore Principals’ Council, 11/6/58

 
Folder TitleDate
  Brooklyn 1948-1955
  

minutes of the Brownsville, East New York Talmud Torah Council, 2/23/55
minutes of the Principals Council, 12/5/49, 12/10/53, 1/7/54
by-laws of the Jewish Education Association, Brownsville, 5/10/48
minutes of the United Hebrew Schools, Brooklyn, 12/7/55
minutes of the United Synagogue Schools, Brooklyn, 1948

 
151 Brooklyn 1948-1955
  

minutes of the Brownsville, East New York Talmud Torah Council, 2/23/55
minutes of the Principals Council, 12/5/49, 12/10/53, 1/7/54
by-laws of the Jewish Education Association, Brownsville, 5/10/48
minutes of the United Hebrew Schools, Brooklyn, 12/7/55
minutes of the United Synagogue Schools, Brooklyn, 1948

 
Folder TitleDate
  Brooklyn 1948-1955
  

minutes of the Bensonhurst, Mapleton Council, 1951-1953
calendar of activities, 1948-1949
minutes of the Pupils Conference, 1951-1952
minutes of the Principals' Council, 1948-1949, 1952-1955

 
152 Brooklyn 1948-1955
  

minutes of the Bensonhurst, Mapleton Council, 1951-1953
calendar of activities, 1948-1949
minutes of the Pupils Conference, 1951-1952
minutes of the Principals' Council, 1948-1949, 1952-1955

 
Folder TitleDate
  Brooklyn 1948-1949
  

minutes of the Flatbush Council

 
153 Brooklyn 1948-1949
  

minutes of the Flatbush Council

 
Folder TitleDate
  Brooklyn 1950-1953
  

minutes of the Flatbush Council

 
154 Brooklyn 1950-1953
  

minutes of the Flatbush Council

 
Folder TitleDate
  Brooklyn 1948-1963
  

Flatbush Council: program of music festival, suggestions for curriculum, pamphlets, circulars, study material

 
155 Brooklyn 1948-1963
  

Flatbush Council: program of music festival, suggestions for curriculum, pamphlets, circulars, study material

 
Folder TitleDate
  Manhattan 1949-1955
  

minutes of the Principals' Council of Upper Manhattan, 1953-1955
minutes of the Principals' Council of Washington Heights, 1951
minutes of the Principals' Council of Mid-Manhattan Hebrew Schools, 1949-1951

 
156 Manhattan 1949-1955
  

minutes of the Principals' Council of Upper Manhattan, 1953-1955
minutes of the Principals' Council of Washington Heights, 1951
minutes of the Principals' Council of Mid-Manhattan Hebrew Schools, 1949-1951

 
Folder TitleDate
  Queens 1957-1963
  

minutes of the Talmud Torah Council of Queens, 1957-1960
programs, memos, 1957-1963

 
157 Queens 1957-1963
  

minutes of the Talmud Torah Council of Queens, 1957-1960
programs, memos, 1957-1963

 

Subseries 5: Hebrew High School Education, 1953-1966

2 folders
Scope and Content:

This subseries consists of correspondence, circulars, reports, and minutes relating to Hebrew high schools in New York City.

Folder TitleDate
158A Correspondence, circulars, reports, minutes 1957-1966
  

 
Folder TitleDate
158B Correspondence, circulars, reports, minutes 1953-1962
  

 

Subseries 6: Publications, 1939-1968

21 folders
Scope and Content:

Publications put out by the JEC include World Over, various visual aids, Publication News, catalogues, JEC Bulletin, Chronicles, Library Bulletin, promotional pamphlets, flyers, and school directories.

Folder TitleDate
159 World Over magazine 1951-1965
  

posters, flyers, brochures

 
Folder TitleDate
160 World Over magazine 1959-1960
  

teachers guides

 
Folder TitleDate
161 World Over magazine 1950-1965
  

circulars addressed to "Dear Colleague" or "Dear Friend”, 1950-1965
subscription lists, correspondence

 
Folder TitleDate
162A Film strips and audio-visual aids 1950-1965
  

brochures, scripts, questionnaires, circulars and lists of filmstrips

 
Folder TitleDate
162B Promotion pamphlets and brochures 1942-1966, undated
  

 
Folder TitleDate
162C Promotion pamphlets and brochures undated
  

 
Folder TitleDate
162D Promotion pamphlets and brochures undated
  

 
Folder TitleDate
162E Promotion pamphlets and brochures 1943, undated
  

correspondence

 
Folder TitleDate
162F Promotion pamphlets and brochures undated
  

 
Folder TitleDate
163 JEC Publication News 1953-1967
  

one or two page flyers announcing recent JEC Publications

 
Folder TitleDate
164 Miscellaneous publications 1942-1966
  

 
Folder TitleDate
165 JEC Bulletin 1939, 1950-1951, 1968
  

 
Folder TitleDate
166 Miscellaneous publications 1944-1956
  

 
Folder TitleDate
167 Lists and catalogues 1942, 1954-1963
  

list of publications available from Board of Jewish Education, Chicago, 1957
catalogue and lists from Cleveland Bureau of Jewish Education, 1942, 1954-1963
material from Philadelphia, 1954-1957

 
Folder TitleDate
168 Cleveland Bureau of Jewish Education 1942, 1953-1962
  

Library Bulletin and miscellaneous publications

 
Folder TitleDate
169 Brochures publicizing Chronicles (News of the Past) undated
  

 
Folder TitleDate
170A Library Bulletin 1954-1958
  

 
Folder TitleDate
170B Library Digest 1963-1966
  

 
Folder TitleDate
171A Teacher and school aids 1946-1962
  

materials from various sources

 
Folder TitleDate
171B Directory of Jewish Schools, New York City 1943-1944
  

 
Folder TitleDate
171C Teacher and school aids 1949-1965
  

 

Subseries 7: Parent Education, 1949-1960

2 folders
Scope and Content:

These items are connected to the United Parent Teachers Association of Jewish Schools and include circular letters, pamphlets, newsletters, press releases, and event programs.

Folder TitleDate
172 United Parent Teachers Association of Jewish Schools 1949-1957
  

circular letters, 1949-1957
minutes of Executive Board, 2/21/57 (missing)
miscellaneous pamphlets

 
Folder TitleDate
173 United Parent Teachers Association of Jewish Schools 1950-1960
  

newsletter, 4/51
press releases, open school week 1951 (Yiddish and English), 1950
conference programs, 1954, 1956, 1960
Hanukah program, 1954
invitation, 1958

 

Subseries 8: Adult Education, 1952-1967

2 folders
Scope and Content:

These folders contain memoranda, reports, flyers, and outlines relating to the Department of Adult Education of the JEC.

Folder TitleDate
174 Department of Adult Education of the JEC 1952-1954
  

memoranda and reports

 
Folder TitleDate
175 Department of Adult Education of the JEC 1957-1967
  

flyers announcing Jewish Orientation and Training Seminars, 1958-1967
outlines and prospectuses of seminars, 1957-1960

 

Subseries 9: Hebrew Culture Council, 1944-1967

2 folders
Scope and Content:

This subseries consists of announcements, memoranda and articles relating to the study of Hebrew in New York City high schools as well in colleges in New York and elsewhere.

Folder TitleDate
176 Study of Hebrew in New York City high schools 1944-1964
  

announcements, memoranda and reprints of newspaper articles

 
Folder TitleDate
177 Study of Hebrew in colleges 1945-1967
  

announcements from Cornell University, New York University, Queens College, Hunter College, Brooklyn College, University of Wisconsin, City College, others
reprints of articles in Jewish National Post and Christian Science Monitor

 

Subseries 10: Building Consultation Service, undated

1 folder
Scope and Content:

This folder contains manuals from the JEC Building Consultation Service.

Folder TitleDate
178 Manuals undated
  

 

Subseries 11: Community and School, 1940-1968

9 folders
Scope and Content:

This subseries relates to various community events and programs connected to or sponsored by the JEC, including minutes, memos, correspondence, lists of participants, posters, press releases, programs, addresses, curriculums, bibliographies, audio-visual aids, and calendars. These programs include assemblies on Jewish education, religious school enrollment campaigns, the 10th Anniversary of Israel, and philanthropy programs.

Folder TitleDate
179 First Greater New York Assembly on Jewish Education, 2/10/52 1951-1952
  

circulars, lists of participants, posters, press releases, programs, addresses

 
Folder TitleDate
180 Second Greater New York Assembly, 3/8/53 1953
  

circulars, posters, press releases, programs, list of Yiddish schools participating

 
Folder TitleDate
181 Third Greater New York Assembly, 3/20/55 1954-1955
  

memos, circulars, programs

 
Folder TitleDate
182 Enrollment campaigns 1948-1958
  

 
Folder TitleDate
183 Celebration of 10th Anniversary of Israel 1958
  

minutes, mailings, celebration suggestions

 
Folder TitleDate
184 Celebration of 10th Anniversary of Israel 1957-1959
  

10th Anniversary Celebration Jewish Education Commission: circulars, bibliographies, audio-visual aids, schools and class programs, intra-school programs, calendar of events

 
Folder TitleDate
185 Presentation of Israel in Hebrew schools 1952-1968
  

miscellaneous materials for projects

 
Folder TitleDate
186 Philanthropy and Jewish educators 1940-1967
  

materials in connection with Federation of Jewish Philanthropy

 
Folder TitleDate
187 Memos on religious education 1947-1967
  

 

Subseries 12: Public Relations, 1943-1967

4 folders
Scope and Content:

This is a subseries of press releases put out by the JEC about news events and various opportunities, programs and resources available to sponsored schools.

Folder TitleDate
188 Press releases 1943-1958
  

 
Folder TitleDate
189 Press releases 1959-1960
  

 
Folder TitleDate
190 Press releases 1961-1967
  

 
Folder TitleDate
191 Public relations material 1953-1963
  

Inside Story, 1953-1963
'What's New, 10/56

 

Subseries 13: Research and Experimentation, 1950-1959

27 folders
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains materials relating to various surveys and studies performed by the JEC on the subject of Jewish education, Jewish observance, school enrollment, fiscal problems of Jewish schools, teacher training, and attitudes towards Jewish education. Materials consist of committee meeting minutes, lists of projects and participants, survey forms, correspondence, reports and summaries, lists of statistics, and memoranda.

Folder TitleDate
192 Department of Research and Information 1951-1956
  

list of projects, 4/51
prospectus, 2 pp., mimeo, 6/11/56

 
Folder TitleDate
193 Jewish Education Survey 1952-1954
  

minutes of the Advisory Committee of Specialists for the Jewish Education Survey

 
Folder TitleDate
194A Jewish Education Survey 1952-1954
  

minutes of the Advisory Committee of Technical Consultants of the Jewish Education Survey, 1952-1954
list of consultants

 
Folder TitleDate
194B Jewish Education Survey 1952
  

minutes of the Survey Testing Committee, 2/27/52
pertinent correspondence

 
Folder TitleDate
195A Jewish Education Survey 1951-1952
  

survey of Jewish schools in New York City, circulars and forms

 
Folder TitleDate
195B Jewish Education Survey 1952
  

memo on the Survey of Achievement Testing, 3/4/52, holidays and customs, graduating class

 
Folder TitleDate
195C Jewish Education Survey 1952
  

city-wide survey of Jewish observances, 7/52

 
Folder TitleDate
196 Jewish Education Survey 1952-1953
  

survey material

 
Folder TitleDate
197A Jewish Education Survey 1952-1953
  

survey reports

 
Folder TitleDate
197B Jewish Education Survey 1951-1954
  

statistics on Jewish schools in New York City

 
Folder TitleDate
197C Jewish Education Survey 1955-1956
  

Sub-Committee on Jewish Child Population and Jewish School Enrollment

 
Folder TitleDate
198 Jewish Education Survey 1951-1952
  

survey of teacher training institutions

 
Folder TitleDate
199 Jewish Education Survey 1952-1953
  

survey of attitudes towards Jewish education by children and parents
Joshua A. Fishman's dissertation proposal on negative stereotypes concerning Americans among American-born children receiving various types of Jewish education, 1952-1953

 
Folder TitleDate
200 Jewish Education Survey 1951-1954
  

correspondence about the survey and the Survey Testing Project (Achievement Tests)

 
Folder TitleDate
201 Jewish Education Survey 1953-1957
  

survey: Achievement Testing Project
correspondence from Dr. Chipkin and consultants, 5/53
memos from Mr. Ruffman to Mr. Mark, 1957

 
Folder TitleDate
202A Jewish Education Survey 1953-1959
  

summaries of survey findings

 
Folder TitleDate
202B Jewish Education Survey 1955
  

74 pp., mimeo, 1/1/55
questions and answers on a summary of the report, Spring 1955

 
Folder TitleDate
202C Jewish Education Survey 1955
  

report on subjects offered in the several types of schools, 2/1/55

 
Folder TitleDate
202D Jewish Education Survey 1952-1954
  

report on minimum attendance requirements, 2/8/55
tentative report on Jewish school enrollment costs, 1952-1954

 
Folder TitleDate
202E Jewish Education Survey 1950-1954
  

reports on fiscal problems of Jewish schools, 1950, 1953, 1954

 
Folder TitleDate
202F Jewish Education Survey 1954-1955
  

reports on fiscal problems of Jewish schools, 1950, 1953, 1954

 
Folder TitleDate
202G Jewish Education Survey 1951-1953
  

miscellaneous forms

 
Folder TitleDate
202H Jewish Education Survey 1951-1952
  

special research project: Program of Studies, notes and tables

 
Folder TitleDate
203A Comprehensive study of Jewish Education in the United States 1952
  

Prospects for Comprehensive Study of Jewish Education in the U.S.A., by Oscar I. Janowsky, typewritten, 37 pp. and covering letter, 1952
correspondence of Janowsky to Yudel Mark, 1952

 
Folder TitleDate
203B Comprehensive study of Jewish Education in the United States 1953-1957
  

Commission for the Study of Jewish Education in the United States: minutes and correspondence

 
Folder TitleDate
203C Comprehensive study of Jewish Education in the United States 1953
  

National Study of Jewish Education, survey material

 
Folder TitleDate
204 Comprehensive study of Jewish Education in the United States undated
  

follow-up study of the graduates of Beth Hayeled School who went to P.S. #93

 
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Series II: National Council for Jewish Education, 1942-1969

44 folders
Scope and Content:

This series is made up of administrative records of the National Council for Jewish Education (NCJE), including correspondence, memos, meeting minutes, reports, proposals, materials relating to conferences of NJCE and affiliated organizations, budgets, flyers, and publications. These materials relate to Jewish education, including supplementary schools, Hebrew education and Jewish communal service.

Subseries 1: Circular Letters, 1945-1969

18 folders
Scope and Content:

This subseries consists of correspondence sent to NCJE members and includes the cover letters sent with bills and dues notices, meeting and event announcements, minutes, press releases, appeals and fundraising campaigns, and other administrative items. The materials are arranged chronologically.

Folder TitleDate
205 Circular letters 1945-1946
  

 
Folder TitleDate
206 Circular letters 1947-1948
  

 
Folder TitleDate
207 Circular letters 1949-1953
  

 
Folder TitleDate
208 Circular letters 1954
  

 
Folder TitleDate
209 Circular letters 1955
  

 
Folder TitleDate
210 Circular letters 1956
  

 
Folder TitleDate
211 Circular letters 1957
  

 
Folder TitleDate
212 Circular letters 1958
  

 
Folder TitleDate
213 Circular letters 1959
  

 
Folder TitleDate
214 Circular letters 1960
  

 
Folder TitleDate
215 Circular letters 1961
  

 
Folder TitleDate
216 Circular letters 1962
  

 
Folder TitleDate
217A Circular letters 1963
  

 
Folder TitleDate
217B Circular letters 1964
  

 
Folder TitleDate
217C Circular letters 1965
  

 
Folder TitleDate
217D Circular letters 1966
  

 
Folder TitleDate
217E Circular letters 1967
  

 
Folder TitleDate
217F Circular letters 1968-1969
  

 

Subseries 2: Minutes, 1945-1969

6 folders
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains chronologically arranged meeting minutes from various NCJE committees.

Subsubseries A: Executive Committee, 1945-1969

4 folders
Scope and Content:

The minutes contained in this subsubseries generally relate to the NCJE’s connection with other Jewish education organizations, programs, conferences, reports from other committees to the Executive Committee, and overviews of NCJE activities.

Folder TitleDate
  Minutes of the Executive Committee 1945-1951
  

 
218 Minutes of the Executive Committee 1945-1951
  

 
Folder TitleDate
  Minutes of the Executive Committee 1954-1956
  

 
219 Minutes of the Executive Committee 1954-1956
  

 
Folder TitleDate
  Minutes of the Executive Committee 1957-1959
  

 
220 Minutes of the Executive Committee 1957-1959
  

 
Folder TitleDate
  Minutes of the Executive Committee 1962-1969
  

 
221 Minutes of the Executive Committee 1962-1969
  

 

Subsubseries B: Other Committees, 1950-1965

2 folders
Scope and Content:

This subsubseries contains minutes of the Membership Committee, Jerusalem Lectureship Committee, the Conference Plans Committee, and the Editorial Board of Jewish Education Magazine.

Folder TitleDate
  Minutes of other committees 1957-1965
  

Membership Committee, 1/24/57
Jerusalem Lectureship Committee, 10/23/58
Conference Plans Committee, 1957-1964
Bureau Personnel, 1963-1965

 
222 Minutes of other committees 1957-1965
  

Membership Committee, 1/24/57
Jerusalem Lectureship Committee, 10/23/58
Conference Plans Committee, 1957-1964
Bureau Personnel, 1963-1965

 
Folder TitleDate
  Minutes of other committees 1950-1965
  

Editorial Board, Jewish Education Magazine

 
223 Minutes of other committees 1950-1965
  

Editorial Board, Jewish Education Magazine

 

Subseries 3: Reports and Proposals, 1944-1967

9 folders
Scope and Content:

The reports relate to organizational structure, aims and purposes, cooperation with other national organizations, project proposals, constitution and by-laws, committee reports, and financial reports and budgets.

Folder TitleDate
224 Reports and proposals 1944-1967
  

aims and purposes, 1944, 1961-1967
organizational material, 1950-1957
committee structure

 
Folder TitleDate
225 Reports and proposals 1947-1966
  

cooperation with other national organizations, 1947-1956
proposals for World Council on Jewish Education, 1963
proposal for Dushkin (Jerusalem) Lectureship, 1957-1966

 
Folder TitleDate
226 Reports and proposals 1953-1960
  

constitution and by-laws

 
Folder TitleDate
227 Reports and proposals 1954-1966
  

Membership Committee: excerpts from constitution, amendments, committee reports, surveys, lists

 
Folder TitleDate
228 Reports and proposals 1952-1959
  

Code of Practice

 
Folder TitleDate
229 Reports and proposals 1953-1964
  

financial reports, budgets

 
Folder TitleDate
230 Reports and proposals 1961
  

General Secretary's report at 35th Annual Conference, includes various committees' reports

 
Folder TitleDate
231 Reports and proposals 1961-1962
  

report by Dr. Samuel Grand, The Implications of the Hebrew Survey for Temple Educators, at 7th Annual Convention National Association of Temple Educators, 12/28/61

 
Folder TitleDate
232 Reports and proposals c.1957
  

retirement plan for Jewish educators

 

Subseries 4: Annual Conferences, 1942-1968

5 folders
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains mailings, schedules, resolutions, programs, reports, and minutes from NCJE annual conferences as well as two mid-year conferences.

Folder TitleDate
233 Annual Conferences 1942-1946
  

 
Folder TitleDate
234 Annual Conferences 1950-1956
  

 
Folder TitleDate
235 Annual Conferences 1958
  

 
Folder TitleDate
236 Annual Conferences 1960-1961
  

 
Folder TitleDate
237 Annual Conferences 1962-1968
  

also mid-year conferences 1963, 1966

 

Subseries 5: Conferences of Affiliated Organizations, 1947-1964

2 folders
Scope and Content:

This subseries consists of conference materials for the National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare and a conference of the National Organizations of Jewish Educators.

Folder TitleDate
238 Conferences of affiliated organizations 1947-1962
  

National Conference of Jewish Communal Service 1954, 1957, 1962
National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, 1947, 1950

 
Folder TitleDate
239 Conferences of affiliated organizations 1959-1964
  

Joint Committee, National Organizations of Jewish Educators, National Conference

 

Subseries 6: Publications and Public Relations, 1950-1965

4 folders
Scope and Content:

This subseries is made up of correspondence, memoranda, flyers, subscription forms, questionnaires, and reports relating to NCJE publications, including the NCJE Newsletter, Jewish Education Magazine and Sheviley Hachinuch (Paths of Education).

Folder TitleDate
240 Publications and public relations 1957-1958
  

Newsletter

 
Folder TitleDate
241 Publications and public relations 1950-1965
  

Jewish Education magazine: circulars and memoranda, 1950, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1963, 1964, 1965
flyers and subscription forms, 1954, 1958

 
Folder TitleDate
242 Publications and public relations 1954-1956
  

letter to Dr. I. Chipkin on suggestions for Jewish Education magazine, 1954
questionnaire on Jewish Education and report of replies, 5/56

 
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243 Publications and public relations 1951-1964
  

material on Sheviley Hachinuch (Paths of Education): flyers, letters, reports

 
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Series III: American Association for Jewish Education, 1946-1969

19 folders
Scope and Content:

This series is made up of administrative records of the American Association for Jewish Education (AAJE), including programs, correspondence, minutes, publications, addresses, workshop materials, memos, brochures, pamphlets, reports, and proposals.

Subseries 1: Joint Personnel Committee, 1946-1969

9 folders
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains correspondence, applications, pamphlets, curriculums, pamphlets and brochures on teaching and professional development, documents relating to a Teacher Exchange Program sponsored by AAJE, the Zionist Organization of America and the Jewish Agency, and materials from annual seminars for Jewish teachers and educators.

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244 Circulars 1950-1969
  

 
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245 Pamphlet and brochures on appointments and job positions 1946, 1964-1969
  

 
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246 Pamphlets about personnel problems 1954-1961
  

 
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247 Pamphlets about pension programs 1957-1960
  

 
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248 Teacher of the Year material 1958-1963
  

 
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249A Teacher Exchange Program 1954-1961
  

sponsored by AAJE, Zionist Organization of America and Jewish Agency

 
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249B Annual Seminars for Jewish Teachers and Educators 1957-1958
  

 
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249C Annual Seminars for Jewish Teachers and Educators 1959-1962
  

 
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249D Teaching of Israel in the Jewish School 1955, 1967-1969
  

correspondence, guidelines

 

Subseries 2: Conferences, 1952-1966

1 folder
Scope and Content:

This subseries consists of programs, correspondence, minutes, application materials, circulars, publications, addresses, and workshop materials from conferences, meetings and dinners sponsored by AAJE.

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250 Conferences, meetings and dinners sponsored by AAJE 1952-1966
  

programs, correspondence, minutes, application materials, circulars, publications, addresses, workshop materials

 

Subseries 3: Miscellaneous Material, 1948-1968

3 folders
Scope and Content:

This subseries is comprised of meeting minutes, memos, correspondence, brochures, pamphlets, a Hebrew test and instruction manual, and copies of AAJE publications the Jewish Education Newsletter and Our Teachers.

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251A Miscellaneous material 1948-1967
  

minutes of committee meetings, memos and circulars, brochures, pamphlets

 
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251B Test on the Fundamentals of Hebrew 1954
  

test and manual

 
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252 Publications of AAJE 1954-1968
  

Jewish Education Newsletter,1954-1968
Our Teachers, 1960-1961

 

Subseries 4: News Releases, 1946-1958, 1968

6 folders
Scope and Content:

This is a subseries of press releases put out by the AAJE consisting of articles and announcements about Jewish educational programs and news events. The materials are arranged chronologically.

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253 News releases 1946-1947
  

 
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254 News releases 1948
  

 
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255 News releases 1949
  

 
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256 News releases 1950
  

 
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257 News releases 1951-1953
  

 
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258 News releases 1954-1958, 1968
  

 
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Series IV: Other Organizations, 1943-1969

16 folders
Scope and Content:

This series is composed of minutes of committee meetings, correspondence, reports, agendas, educational posters about Israel, event announcements, publications and book reviews, brochures and event announcements, publicity material, addresses, course materials, and programs from various organizations affiliated with the Jewish Education Committee. These include the National Organization of Jewish Educators, National Curriculum Research Institute, World Union for Jewish Education, World Conference of Jewish Organizations, the Jewish Agency, the Jewish National Fund, the Theodore Herzl Institute, Alliance Israelite Universelle, the Jewish Teachers Seminary and People's University, the Jewish Braille Institute of America and the Jewish Book Council of America.

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259 Joint Committee of National Organization of Jewish Educators (affiliated with NCJE) 1958-1960
  

minutes of committee meetings

 
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260A National Curriculum Research Institute 1960-1964
  

correspondence between J. Pilch, Yudel Mark, Isidor Chein, and Albert Schoolman, 1/6/60-8/26/64

 
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260B National Curriculum Research Institute 1961
  

reports from Sub-Committee on Aims and Objectives in Jewish Education

 
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261 World Union for Jewish Education 1948-1949
  

circulars in Hebrew and English, 1948-1949
seminar in Jerusalem for Hebrew teachers, 1948

 
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262 World Conference of Jewish Organizations (American Section of AAJE) 1962
  

correspondence, circulars and tentative agenda for Conference on Jewish Education in Diaspora

 
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263A Jewish Agency 1957-1959
  

pictorial wall newspapers (educational posters about Israel) and guides

 
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263B Jewish Agency 1955-1958
  

announcements of publications and book reviews

 
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263C Jewish Agency 1957-1964
  

brochures and announcements of seminars and scholarship

 
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264 Jewish National Fund 1957
  

publicity material

 
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265 Theodore Herzl Institute 1957
  

announcement of events and published materials

 
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266 Alliance Israelite Universelle 1964
  

The Educational Work of the Alliance Israelite Universelle, undated
The Alliance Review, 1964

 
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267 Jewish Teachers Seminary and People's University 1962-1969
  

addresses, correspondence, schedules, course materials, commencement programs, minutes, bulletin

 
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268 Yudel Mark correspondence 1943-1969
  

includes information about the Sixth Annual Children's Community Assembly, 1948

 
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269 Jewish Braille Institute of America 1944-1945
  

correspondence

 
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270 Jewish schools in other communities 1948-1966
  

United States, Canada, Israel

 
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271 Jewish Book Council of America 1967-1969
  

minutes, programs, order forms, invitations and event announcements, correspondence

 
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