Guide to the Records of the Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation, undated, 1920, 1928, 1930-1931, 1934-1936, 1938, 1940-1983
 
*I-71

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Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on January 12, 2009. Material was added to the collection by Christine McEvilly, January 2013. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation
Title: Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation, records
Dates:undated, 1920, 1928, 1930-1931, 1934-1936, 1938, 1940-1983
Abstract: Contains the by-laws and official minutes of the Board of Directors (1943-1968) and correspondence of the various Board committees as well as policy statements of the Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation, and correspondence and records of the annual and regional conferences (incomplete). Includes financial reports (1945-1968), information on allocations from Jewish community federations (1955-1962), and correspondence and records of various fund-raising programs. Contains the correspondence and reports of various projects and activities of the Foundation, most important of which are the Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Fellowships, the Rabbinical Fellowship, and Youth Fellowship. Also contains reports of staff meetings and correspondence of the Presidents, individual staff members, and the general correspondence of the Foundation. Of special importance in the last group are the letters of Mordecai M. Kaplan and Ira Eisenstein. Includes the minutes and correspondence of the Editorial Board (1942-1953, 1956-1960) of the Reconstructionist magazine as well as manuscripts submitted and general correspondence of the Editor (1934, 1945-1952, 1957-1967), information on the other publications of the Foundation as well as copies of pamphlets, brochures, and news releases issued by the Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation, and newspaper clippings reflecting on their activities. In the correspondence are letters from Martin Buber, J. Edgar Hoover, and Albert Schweitzer.
Languages: The collection is in English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Yiddish.
Quantity: 40.75 linear feet (81 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box, 4 oversized folders)
Identification: I-71
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Historical Note

[This Finding Aid is still a work in progress. There is no finished Historical Note for this collection]

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Scope and Content Note

[This Finding Aid is still a work in progress. There is no finished Scope and Content Note for the whole collection]

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Arrangement

The collection is divided into twenty-eight series, as described below:

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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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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation, records; I-71; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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Acquisition Information

The records of the Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation were donated in 1971.

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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: By-Laws, Policy Statements, and Presidents' Reports, undated, 1944-1952, 1955-1956, 1958-1965, 1974

The Series is in English and Spanish.
Box 1.
Arrangement:

Arranged into two subseries.

Scope and Content:

Series I contains background information on the JRF, and includes by-laws, syllabi, President's letters and reports, and ideological statements. The series is arranged into two subseries: Subseries A: By-Laws and Policy Statements; and Subseries B: Presidents' Reports.

Subseries A: By-Laws and Policy Statements, undated, 1944-1952, 1955-1956, 1958, 1960-1961, 1974

The Subseries is in English and Spanish.
Box 1, Folders 1-13.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

Subseries A includes basic historical and ideological information about JRF. Various editions of the by-laws are followed by a syllabus, newsletters and statements describing JRF, and official statements made by directors, staff, and unidentified authors regarding Reconstructionism, Zionism, and the formation of the Reconstructionist Fellowship of Congregations.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 By-Laws of the JRF undated, 1952, 1955, 1974
1 2 "The Philosophy and Program of Reconstructionism" Syllabus 1944
1 3 Description of the JRF 1945-1946
  (contains Spanish)   
1 4 Publicity - Foundation undated, 1946-1951
1 5 Information concerning the JRF 1949
1 6 Information of the JRF 1950
1 7 Statements on Reconstructionism circa 1950
1 8 Jack J. Cohen Statement on Reconstructionism 1951
1 9 Statement on Kashruth policy 1951
1 10 Statement on formation of Reconstructionist Fellowship of Congregations undated, 1956
1 11 Organized activities of the JRF 1958
1 12 "A Proposed Platform for the Greater Zionism" 1960
1 13 M.P. Epstein Statement on Reconstructionism 1961
1 14 Statement on Reconstructionism undated

Subseries B: Presidents Letters/Reports, 1945, 1947-1948, 1958-1965

The Subseries is in English.
Box 1, Folders 15-24.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

Series B consists of reports and letters issued by former Presidents Maurice Linder, Herman Levin, and Ira Eisenstein. The letters include updates on JRF activities, and in some cases (see 1959) a list of regional Executive Committee members.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 15 President's Letter and Report 1945
1 16 President's Letter 1947
1 17 President's Letter 1958
1 18 President's Letter 1959
1 19 President's Letter 1960
1 20 President's Letter 1961
1 21 President's Letter 1962
1 22 President's Letter 1963
1 23 President's Letter 1964
1 24 President's Letter 1965
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Series II: Financial Reports, 1945-1968

The Series is in English.
Box 2-Box 4, Folder 3.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

Series II consists of all aspects of financial records: Petty cash, budgets, income from specific departments or projects, retirement plans, and quarterly and year end statements.

BoxFolderTitleDate
2 1 Financial Reports 1945
2 2 Financial Reports 1946
2 3 Financial Reports 1947
2 4 Financial Reports 1947-1948
2 5 Financial Reports 1949
2 6 Financial Reports 1950
2 7 Financial Reports 1951
2 8 Financial Reports 1952
2 9 Financial Reports 1953
2 10 Financial Reports 1954
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 1 Financial Reports 1955
3 2 Financial Reports 1956
3 3 Financial Reports 1957
3 4 Financial Reports 1958
3 5 Financial Reports 1959
3 6 Financial Reports 1960
3 7 Financial Reports 1961
3 8 Financial Reports 1962
3 9 Financial Reports 1963
3 10 Financial Reports 1964
3 11 Financial Reports 1965
BoxFolderTitleDate
4 1 Financial Reports 1966
4 2 Financial Reports 1967
4 3 Financial Reports 1968
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Series III: Federation and Welfare Fund Allocations, undated, 1946, 1948, 1955-1967

The Series is in English.
Box 4, Folders 4-8, Box 5, Folders 1-4.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

Series III includes correspondence regarding allocations from Jewish Federations, Welfare Funds, and Community Councils across the country. The files also include JRF descriptions, operating statement and other financial records, and a notice of tax exemption from the IRS. Publications issued by the New York National office of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, such as Council Reports and annual Directories, are also enclosed. Mysteriously, federation records pertaining to the American Jewish Historical Society were interleaved in these folders. The AJHS material has been separated and relocated into the AJHS archives. There seems to be no previous connection between AJHS and JRF.

See also: Series IX: Fund-raising and Special Funds, Subseries B: Allocations.

BoxFolderTitleDate
4 4 Jewish Welfare Funds and Synagogues 1946
4 5 Federation and Welfare Fund Allocations undated, 1955-1959
4 6 Federation and Welfare Fund Allocations undated, 1960-1961
4 7 Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds undated, 1948, 1960, 1964
4 8 Federation and Welfare Fund Allocations undated, 1962-1964
BoxFolderTitleDate
5 1 Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds 1964-1966
5 2 Federation Responses 1965
5 3 Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds 1966
5 4 Foundations 1967
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Series IV: Board of Directors Minutes and Correspondence, undated, 1943-1976

The Series is in English.
Box 5, Folders 7-11, Boxes 6, Box 7, Folder 1-3.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

Series IV consists of invitations, agendas, lists, correspondence, and minutes issued by the JRF Board of Directors. The minutes, for the most part, appear to be complete. Within the minutes can be found separate reports from various committees, such as the Publications Committee and Planning and Program Committee. Budgets are also interspersed. The series also includes a folder on a Board retreat that was arranged in 1965. In addition to lists of Board members, are lists of delegates and observers at Conferences of the Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Fellowships. The minutes include short summaries of the activities of various committees and projects such as the women's committee, publications committee, and fundraising; and provide information concerning new Reconstructionist congregations.

BoxFolderTitleDate
5 7 Board of Directors: Minutes 1943-1947
5 8 Board of Directors: Officers 1947
5 9 Board of Directors: Minutes 1948-1951
5 10 Board of Directors: Minutes 1951-1954
5 11 Board of Directors: Minutes 1955-1959
BoxFolderTitleDate
6 1 Board of Directors Committees 1949, 1955
6 2 Form Letters 1956-1958
6 3 Board of Directors: Minutes 1959-1963
6 4 Board of Directors: Minutes 1960-1961
6 5 Board of Directors: Minutes 1961
6 6 Retreat: April 2-4, 1965 undated, 1961, 1964-1965
6 7 Board of Directors: Correspondence 1961
6 8 Board of Directors: Minutes 1962
6 9 Board of Directors: Correspondence 1962
6 10 Board of Directors: Minutes and Correspondence 1962-1963
6 11 Board of Directors: Minutes 1964-1968
6 12 Board of Directors: Minutes 1964-1969
BoxFolderTitleDate
7 1 Board of Directors: Correspondence 1965
7 2 Board of Directors: Minutes 1970-1972
7 3 Board of Directors: Minutes and Correspondence 1973-1976
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Series V: Committees, undated, 1944-1952, 1954-1966

The Series is in English.
Box 7, Folder 4-16, Box 8, Folders 1-3.
Arrangement:

By committee name and then chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Series V includes correspondence, lists, invitations, agendas, memos, and minutes of various committees. These committees include Dinner, Executive, Finance, Fundraising, Liturgy and Ritual, Membership, National, New Ideas and Activities, Nominating, Policy and Program, Publications, and Reconstructionist Laymen.

See also: Series IV: Board of Directors minutes and correspondence; Series XXIII: Publications: Books and Pamphlets--Correspondence, Subseries F: Publishing and copyright correspondence for additional committee minutes.

BoxFolderTitleDate
7 4 Committees: Board undated, circa 1965
7 5 Committees: Executive undated, circa 1959, 1962, 1966
7 6 Committees: Finance undated, circa 1957, 1962-1966
7 7 Committees: Fundraising 1957
7 8 Committees: Liturgy and Ritual undated, 1949-1950, 1955-1957
7 9 Committees: Membership undated, 1949-1950, 1962
7 10 Committees: National 1951
7 11 Committees: New Ideas and Activities undated
7 12 Committees: Nominating undated, 1944-1948
7 13 Committees: Policy and Program undated, 1961, 1963-1964
7 14 Report of Committee on Education and Publications 1944-1945
7 15 Committees: Publications 1951-1952
7 16 Committees: Publications 1956-1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
8 1 Committees: Publications 1957-1964
8 2 Committees: Publications: Reports 1944-1948
8 3 National Council of Reconstructionist Laymen undated, 1954-1957
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Series VI: Annual Meetings, 1942, 1945, 1947-1948, 1957, 1963

The Series is in English.
Box 8, Folders 4-8.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

Series VI consists of correspondence, invitations, lists, news clippings, programs, proceedings, and press releases of various annual conferences/meetings of the JRF. Annual meetings often included, in addition to an election of Board Members and yearly reports, special sessions related to Reconstructionism. The 1948 annual conference discusses the new Jewish State; the 1963 conference proposes an institution for "Applied Research in Contemporary Judaism."

See also: Series VII: Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Fellowships, Subseries C: Conferences; and Series XIII: Education, Retreats, and Projects.

BoxFolderTitleDate
8 4 Summer Conference June 26-28, 1942
8 5 Conference October 13-14, 1945
8 6 Annual Conference 1948 1947-1948
8 7 Annual Conference November 8-11, 1957
8 8 Conference October 19-29, 1963 1963
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Series VII: Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Fellowships, undated, 1956-1957, 1959-1968, 1970-1971, 1973-1976, 1980

The Series is in English.
Boxes 8-11.
Arrangement:

Arranged into three subseries.

Scope and Content:

Series VII pertains to the Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Fellowships, which succeeded its predecessor, the Reconstructionist Fellowship of Congregations at a conference held on May 21, 1956. The series is arranged into three subseries: Subseries A: Lists; Subseries B: Executive Committee/Board of Governors; Subseries C: Conferences.

See also: Series I, Subseries A, "Statement on Formation of Reconstructionist Fellowship of Congregations"; and Series XI: General Fellowship Materials, Series A: Pre-Federation; Correspondence with Potential and Established Study Groups.

Subseries A: Lists, undated, 1960-1964, 1966-1968

The Subseries is in English.
Box 8, Folders 9-13.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries A includes lists of members from various categories such as observers, affiliated congregations, havurot, officers, and members of the Board of Governors and various committees. Updated contact information from Congregations and individuals are also included, as well as a 1960 conference proceeding and 1962 list of resolutions.

BoxFolderTitleDate
8 9 Federation Lists 1960
8 10 Federation Lists 1961
8 11 Federation Lists undated, 1962-1964
8 12 Federation Lists 1966
8 13 Federation Lists 1967-1968

Subseries B: Executive Committee/Board of Governors, 1960-1968

The Subseries is in English.
Box 8, Folder 14-24.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries B focuses on correspondence and minutes issued by Executive Committee and Board of Governors of the Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Fellowships. The Executive Committee consisted of officers elected at annual Federation conferences. The Executive Committee oversaw the activities of the Board of Governors, a body composed of two members designated from a Congregation (or one member from a Havurah). Series B includes Federation conference proceedings for 1960 and resolutions for 1961, 1964 in addition to Executive Committee minutes for 1965, and the Board of Governor minutes for 1968. Lists of officers and Board of Governor delegates are included as well as correspondence and form letters pertaining to member appointments and meeting invitations.

BoxFolderTitleDate
8 14 Board of Governors Minutes 1960-1966
8 15 Replies to Kellman's Letters 1962
8 16 Replies to Kellman's Letters 1963
8 17 Board of Governors Minutes 1964
8 18 Federation Executive Committee 1964
8 19 Federation Executive Committee 1965
8 20 Federation Midyear Meeting 1965
8 21 Federation Midyear Meeting 1966
8 22 Federation Executive Committee 1967
8 23 Federation Executive Committee 1967-1968
8 24 Board of Governors Minutes 1968

Subseries C: Conferences, undated, 1956-1957, 1959-1968, 1970-1971, 1973-1976, 1979-1980

The Subseries is in English.
Boxes 9-11.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries C is devoted to conferences held by the Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Fellowships. The conferences include annual conferences, Spring conferences, and specific Workshops. In many cases, conference material from JRF annual conferences, Rabbinical conferences and regional Federation meetings can also be found in some folders (see General Fellowship Materials, 1956-1957; Spring Conference Ritual Committee Workshop, 1957; Federation Conference, April 1964; "Conference August 26-27, 1964). These documents were retained in their original folders for research context.

Press releases, bulletins, articles, lists, resolutions, and correspondence related to the conferences are also included, as well as meetings and correspondence concerning the Board of Governors. "Skokie IL Conference, May 1962" contains a "Guide for Jewish Ritual Usage;" "Federation Conference May 20-23, 1965" includes "A Program for the Reconstitution of the Jewish People." by Mordecai M. Kaplan. A "Draft Resolution on Mixed Marriage" is located in "Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Fellowships 1968."

Registration cards and reservations can be found in "Federation Conference, May 14-15, 1966" (which also contains various JRF pamphlets); "Federation Conference: Montreal: 8th Annual Conference, 1967;" "Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Fellowships, 1968;" and "Fellowships, Conference reply cards, May 2-5, 1968."

See also: Series XXVIII: Photographs, for "Montreal conference, 1965;" "Federation Conference May 20-23, 1965" (separated photographs of President Arthur C. Kellman and Rabbi Arnold Kaiman); and "Federation Conference May 14-15, 1966" (separated photograph of Mordecai M. Kaplan)

See also: Series IV: Board of Directors minutes and correspondence for additional conference material.

BoxFolderTitleDate
9 1 General Fellowship Materials 1956-1957
9 2 Spring Conference Ritual Committee Workshop 1957
9 3 Reconstructionist Fellowship of Congregations (Bill Mehlman) 1960-1961
9 4 White Plains Conference May 1960 undated, 1959-1960
9 5 Federation Conference Proceedings: Montreal 1960-1966
9 6 White Plains Conference 1961 undated, 1960-1961
9 7 B. Mehlman Reconstructionist Fellowship 1960-1962
9 8 Resolutions adopted at Annual Conference 1961
9 9 Replies to Mehlman's Letter 1961
9 10 Skokie, IL Conference May 1962 undated, 1961-1962
9 11 Buffalo, NY Conference May 1963 1962-1963
9 12 Federation Conference April 1964 undated, 1963-1964
BoxFolderTitleDate
10 1 Conference Letter 1964
10 2 Conference August 26-27, 1964 undated, 1961-1962, 1964
10 3 Skokie, Illinois 1964
10 4 Federation Conference May 20-23, 1965 (contains photographs) undated, 1965
10 5 White Plains, NY Conference 1966 1966
10 6 Federation Conference: May 14-15, 1966 (contains photograph) 1966
10 7 Federation Conference Proceedings: Montreal: Correspondence 1966-1968
10 8 Federation Conference 1967
10 9 Federation Conference: Montreal: 8th Annual Conference 1967
BoxFolderTitleDate
11 1 Federation Conference: Montreal: Miscellaneous undated, 1967
11 2 Federation Conference: Montreal: Shabbat undated, 1967
11 3 Federation Conference May 2-May 5, 1968 undated, 1966-1968
11 4 Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Fellowships (1968) undated, 1967-1968
11 5 Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Fellowships (1968) undated, 1967-1968
11 6 Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Fellowships (1968) undated, 1968
11 7 Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Fellowships, Conference reply cards May 2-5, 1968
11 8 Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Fellowships 1970-1971, 1973
11 9 Federation Conventions 1974-1976, 1979-1980
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Series VIII: Annual and Special Gifts Dinners, undated, 1951, 1956-1966

The Series is in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Boxes 12-14, Box 15, Folders 1-6.
Arrangement:

Arranged into two subseries.

Scope and Content:

Series VIII consists of annual and special event dinners held to raise money for JRF. The series is arranged into two subseries: Subseries A: Annual dinners; and Subseries B: Special gift and testimonial dinners.

See also: For additional fund raising in honor of Kaplan's birthdays see: Series IX: Fund-raising and Special Funds, Subseries D: Special Funds and Pledge Drives; Series XIV: Reconstructionist Rabbinical Fellowship, Subseries B: Rabbinic Fellowship seminars and conferences; Series XVII: Mordecai M. Kaplan, Subseries B: Tributes and Awards; and Series XXIV: Cantatas, Interview, Plays, and Prayer Pamphlets, Subseries B: Mordecai M. Kaplan's interview, radio appearance, and record album.

Subseries A: Annual dinners, undated, 1956-1966

The Subseries is in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Box 12-14.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries A contains correspondence, invitations, photographs, press releases, programs, and seating arrangements for JRF's annual dinners. Pledge information and mailing lists are also included. An important date is November 22, 1964, when JRF celebrated its 25th anniversary and The Reconstructionist celebrated its 30th anniversary. Folders documenting the November 3, 1965, which celebrated Mordecai M. Kaplan's 85th birthday and October 30, 1966, which celebrated Ira Eisenstein's 60th birthday include congratulatory letters and telegrams. Additional material regarding these special occasions can be found in Subseries B: Special gift and testimonial dinners.

See also: Series XXVIII: Photographs for Annual Dinner 1964 (separated photographs of Oscar Janowsky and Maurice Linder)

BoxFolderTitleDate
12 1 Waldorf Bill 1956 (?)
12 2 Fundraising Dinner 1957
12 3 Miscellaneous Dinners and Fundraising 1957-1959, 1961-1962
12 4 Annual Dinners 1958
12 5 Dinner Pledge Information 1958-1961
12 6 Annual Dinner 1959
12 7 Annual Dinner 1960
12 8 Annual Dinner 1961
12 9 Annual Dinner 1962
12 10 Dinner: November 18, 1962 undated, 1961-1962
12 11 Dinner: November 18, 1962 1962
12 12 Dinner: November 18, 1962 1962
12 13 November 18, 1962: Dinner and Letters 1962
BoxFolderTitleDate
13 1 November 18, 1962: Dinner and Letters 1962
13 2 November 18, 1962: Dinner and Letters 1963
13 3 Dinner: November 18, 1962: Invitations and Programs
13 4 Dinner: November 18, 1962: Table Seating
13 5 Annual Dinner - 1964 (contains photographs) (contains separated oversized material, see OS1F Folder 1, Item 1) undated, 1962, 1964-1966
  (contains Hebrew)   
13 6 Annual Dinner - 1964 1964
13 7 Annual Dinner: November 3, 1965 1965
  (contains Yiddish)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
14 1 Annual Dinner, November 3, 1965: Invitations 1965
14 2 Annual Dinner 1966
14 3 Dinner: October 30, 1966 undated, 1966
14 4 Dinner: October 30, 1966 undated, 1966
  (contains Yiddish)   
14 5 Dinner: October 30, 1966 1966
14 6 Dinner: October 30, 1966: Invitations 1966

Subseries B: Special gift and testimonial dinners, 1951, 1956-1958, 1961

The Subseries is in English.
Box 15, Folders 1-6.
Arrangement:

By subject, then chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries B contains correspondence, invitations, journals, news clippings, JRF pamphlets, pledge information, and press releases regarding special gift and testimonial dinners. Special gift dinners were smaller affairs, held at Hotel Croyton and later at Maurice Linder's home. Mordecai M. Kaplan's birthday dinners included a journal titled "A book of tributes in honor of his 70th birthday" and an essay by Dr. Meir Ben-Horin titled "Dr. Mordecai M. Kaplan- Philosopher and Theologian." A dinner honoring Rabbi Eugene Kohn, editor of The Reconstructionist, took place on his 70th birthday.

BoxFolderTitleDate
15 1 Special Gifts Dinners 1956
15 2 Special Gifts Dinners 1958
15 3 Mordecai M. Kaplan 70th Birthday Dinner 1951
15 4 Mordecai M. Kaplan 75th Birthday Dinner 1956
15 5 Mordecai M. Kaplan 80th Birthday Dinner 1961
15 6 Dinner Honoring E. Kohn 1957
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Series IX: Fund-Raising and Special Funds, undated, 1940-1947, 1950-1968

The Series is in English.
Box 15, Folder 7-11, Boxes 16-19, Box 20, Folders 1-11.
Arrangement:

Arranged into four subseries.

Scope and Content:

Series IX documents JRF's fundraising efforts. The series is arranged into four subseries: Subseries A: General Fundraising; Subseries B: Allocations; Subseries C: Pledges; and Subseries D: Special Funds and Pledge Drives.

Subseries A: General Fundraising, 1950, 1952, 1954-1966

The Subseries is in English.
Box 15, Folders 7-11, Box 16, Folder 1-9.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries A provides an overview of the varied ways in which JRF raised funds, which included mailing and traveling campaigns. The subseries primarily consists of lists of pledges given either by individuals, by different states, and in one case, for the Society of Advanced Judaism (see "General Fundraising 1950"). "General Fundraising 1955-1957" contains material related to Maurice Linder's 1957 parlor meeting.

See also: Subseries D: Special Funds and Pledge Drives for additional parlor meeting material.

BoxFolderTitleDate
15 7 General Fundraising 1950
15 8 Letter Campaign 1950
15 9 General Fundraising 1952
15 10 General Fundraising - 1 of 2 1954-1955
15 11 General Fundraising - 2 of 2 1954-1955
BoxFolderTitleDate
16 1 General Fundraising 1955-1957
16 2 General Fundraising 1958-1960
16 3 West Coast Fundraising Plan 1959
16 4 General Fundraising 1960-1964
16 5 Fund Raising - 1 of 2 1960-1964
16 6 Fund Raising - 2 of 2 1960-1964
16 7 Fundraising 1963
16 8 General Fundraising 1964-1966
16 9 Fund Raising 1965

Subseries B: Allocations, 1960-1968

The Subseries is in English.
Box 16, Folder 10-14, Box 17, Folders 1-7.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries B records contributions made by various organizations to JRF. These organizations included religious schools, congregations, and Jewish Community Councils, Jewish Federations, and Jewish Welfare Funds. Funds collected by children in religious schools were often allocated from a "Keren Ami" account.

See also: Series III: Federation and Welfare Fund Allocations for additional material on contributions made by Jewish Federations, Welfare Funds, and Community Councils.

BoxFolderTitleDate
16 10 Allocations 1960
16 11 Allocations 1961
16 12 Allocations 1962-1963
16 13 Allocations and Keren Ami 1963
16 14 Allocations 1964
BoxFolderTitleDate
17 1 Allocations and Keren Ami 1964
17 2 Allocations 1965
17 3 Allocations and Keren Ami 1965-1966
17 4 Allocations 1966
17 5 Allocations 1967
17 6 Allocations and Keren Ami 1967
17 7 Allocations 1968

Subseries C: Pledges, undated, 1940-1947, 1951-1968

The Subseries is in English.
Box 17, Folder 8-19, Boxes 18-19.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries C contains correspondence, balance sheets, and lists of pledges made at various dinners, holidays, and other occasions. "Follow-up Letters to Contributors, 1944-1945" includes pledges made for the Society for the Advancement of Judaism. A folder regarding Frank Cohen, who is suffering from libel attacks made in newspapers, writes; "I am very sorry you did not sell all of the stock at the time I gave it to the Reconstructionist Foundation." Estate allocations can also be located here.

BoxFolderTitleDate
17 8 Pledges 1940-1947
17 9 Follow-up Letters to Contributors 1944-1945
17 10 Cohen, Frank-Defense against political attacks on him 1951-1952
17 11 Pledges and Contributions (contains separated oversized material, see OS1F Folder 1, Item 2) 1953-1959
17 12 Pledges received by Ira Eisenstein (contains separated oversized material, see OS1F Folder 1, Item 3) 1958-1964
17 13 Pledges undated, 1959
17 14 Pledges 1960
17 15 Pledges 1960-1961
17 16 Five Year Pledges 1960-1964
17 17 1961 1961(?)
17 18 Pledges 1962-1963
17 19 1964 1964
BoxFolderTitleDate
18 1 Pledges A-D 1964-1965
18 2 Pledges E-I 1964-1965
18 3 Pledges J-M 1964
18 4 Pledges N-Q 1964
18 5 Pledges R-U 1964-1965
18 6 Pledges V-Z 1964
18 7 Pledges A-D undated, 1964-1967
18 8 Pledges E-I 1964-1966
18 9 Pledges J-M 1964-1965
18 10 Pledges N-Q 1964-1965
18 11 Pledges R-U 1965
18 12 Pledges V-Z 1964-1965
BoxFolderTitleDate
19 1 Pledges A-D 1966
19 2 Pledges E-I 1965-1966
19 3 Pledges J-M 1965-1967
19 4 Pledges N-Q 1964-1967
19 5 Pledges R-U 1965-1966
19 6 Pledges V-Z 1966
19 7 Pledges A-D 1967
19 8 Pledges E-I 1966-1967
19 9 Pledges J-M 1966-1967
19 10 Pledges N-Q 1967
19 11 Pledges R-U 1967
19 12 Pledges V-Z 1967
19 13 Pledges A-D 1968
19 14 Pledges E-I 1967-1968
19 15 Pledges J-M 1968
19 16 Pledges N-Q 1968
19 17 Pledges R-U 1968
19 18 Pledges V-Z 1968

Subseries D: Special Funds and Pledge Drives, undated, 1944-1945, 1954-1961, 1964-1965

The Subseries is in English.
Box 20, Folders 1-11.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries D consists of correspondence, lists, and minutes regarding special gifts and fundraising campaigns. Special gifts made by individuals often contained a stipulation or were focused on particular uses; Mr. I. Rogosin required that his funds be used to research the "problem of ethical standards in Jewish life." Mr. Max S. Hillson and Mr. Julius Fligelman provided complimentary subscriptions to The Reconstructionist. Additional folders pertain to fundraising for Mordecai M. Kaplan's 75th and 80th birthdays and to parlor meetings that were held at the homes of Maurice Linder, Leopold J. Sneider, and Reuben I. Isaacson in 1964. Lastly, a grant was approved by Merrill Trust in 1965 to "conduct a conference to help Jewish leaders of the Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Faiths discuss common problems."

See also: For additional fund raising in honor of Kaplan's birthdays see: Series VIII: Annual and Special Gift Dinners; Series XIV: Reconstructionist Rabbinical Fellowship, Subseries B: Rabbinic Fellowship seminars and conferences; Series XVII: Mordecai M. Kaplan, Subseries B: Tributes and Awards; and Series XXIV: Cantatas, Interview, Plays, and Prayer Pamphlets; Subseries B: Mordecai M. Kaplan's interview, radio appearance, and record album.

BoxFolderTitleDate
20 1 Jewish Institute for the Betterment of Human Relations Fund 1944-1945
20 2 Hillson Subscriptions undated, 1945
20 3 Julius Fligelman Gifts of Magazine 1954-1955
20 4 Donations (Mordecai M. Kaplan 75th Birthday) 1956-1958
20 5 Lena Kaplan Fund undated, 1958-1959
20 6 Hillson Fund 1958, 1960-1961
20 7 Klutznick Letter regarding Fundraising and Mordecai M. Kaplan 80th Birthday 1961
20 8 Parlor Meeting at Maurice Linder's Home: June 11, 1964 1964
20 9 Parlor Meeting at Leopold Sneider Home: October 20, 1964 1964
20 10 Parlor Meeting: Herman Levin: October 27, 1964 1964
20 11 Merrill Trust 1965
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Series X: Lists of Prospective Members & Donors and Membership Lists, undated, 1944-1948, 1953, 1955-1958, 1960, 1965

The Series is in English.
Box 20, Folders 12-16, Box 21, Folders 1-6.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Series X contains correspondence and lists of potential JRF donors and members and subscribers to The Reconstructionist. Some of the lists are from other organizations: Society for the Advancement of Judaism, YM-YWHA of Montreal, National Jewish Welfare Board, and various other Jewish associations.

BoxFolderTitleDate
20 12 Prospective Subscribers or Members 1944-1945
20 13 Addressograph List of Plates 1945-1946
20 14 General Lists 1947-1948
20 15 Society for the Advancement of Judaism 1953, 1955
20 16 Address Lists undated, 1955-1957
BoxFolderTitleDate
21 1 Prospective Members - 1 of 2 undated, 1956-1958
21 2 Prospective Members - 2 of 2 undated, 1956-1958
21 3 Membership List 1957-1958
21 4 Prospective Members 1960
21 5 New Members 1965
21 6 List covering entire U.S. and Canada 1965
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Series XI: General Fellowship Materials, undated, 1944-1946, 1950, 1955-1968

The Series is in English.
Box 21, Folders 8-10, Box 22-23.
Arrangement:

Arranged into two subseries.

Scope and Content:

Series XI is composed of general fellowship materials that have not been organized into city or state, including material from the Jewish Reconstructionist Fellowship (formed in 1944) and Reconstructionist Fellowship of Congregations (formed in 1954), which were pre-cursors to the Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Fellowships (formed in 1956). The series is arranged into two subseries: Subseries A: Pre-Federation; Correspondence with Potential and Established Study Groups (not ordered by region); and Subseries B: Materials sent by various study groups for inclusion in Newsletter.

Subseries A: Pre-Federation; Correspondence with Potential and Established Study Groups (not ordered by region), undated, 1944-1946, 1950, 1955-1968

The Subseries is in English.
Box 21, Folders 8-10, Box 22, Box 23, Folders 1-5.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries A contains correspondence, minutes, news clippings, reports, and relating to the first inklings of the Jewish Reconstructionist Fellowship until it eventually evolved in the Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Fellowships. Mordecai Kaplan and Assistant President Abraham Dubin made several visits to various areas of the country to promote Reconstructionism. Correspondence from and to synagogues with different issues concerning the Reconstructionist movement and setting up study groups can also be found here, but are not organized into City or State as in the following series. An interesting folder is titled "Federation: New and Original Materials." This includes a report by Rabbi Murray Levine from Temple Sholom of Flatbush in Brooklyn, where he describes his synagogue's "Shavous Integration Program," a program that discussed Black and Jewish stereotypes and invited Black and White non-Jews to participate. "Supplementary Kit Given to Affiliates," includes cantatas, bulletins, pamphlets, programs, articles and excerpts from books pertaining to Reconstructionism, and material from the Society of Advanced Judaism and local synagogues.

See also: Series XVII: Mordecai M. Kaplan, Subseries A: Correspondence for updates from local synagogues.

See also: Series XXIV: Cantatas, Interviews, Plays, and Prayer Pamphlets; and Series XXV: Pamphlets and Reports for other publications.

BoxFolderTitleDate
21 8 Fellowship Contacts 1944-1945
21 9 Meeting February 22, 1945
21 10 Ira Eisenstein Contacts, Lecture Tours, etc. 1945-1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
22 1 Fellowship News 1946
22 2 Fellowship Reports 1946
22 3 Jack Cohen Fellowship-Correspondence: A-Z 1946
22 4 Study Groups-Correspondence 1946
22 5 Fellowship Form Letters 1950, 1955-1958
22 6 General Fellowship Materials 1956-1957
22 7 Study Groups 1957-1961
22 8 Fellowship 1958
22 9 Fellowship 1959
22 10 New Potentials 1961
22 11 Miscellaneous Cities 1961-1962
22 12 Miscellaneous Havurot undated, 1961-1963
22 13 Federation: New and Original Materials 1962-1965
22 14 Supplementary Kit Given to Affiliates 1963-1964
BoxFolderTitleDate
23 1 Abraham Dubin (Asst. to Pres.) -Correspondence and Reports of 1964-1965
23 2 Miscellaneous 1965
23 3 Miscellaneous Correspondence undated, 1965-1966
23 4 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1967
23 5 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1968

Subseries B: Materials sent by various study groups for inclusion in Newsletter, undated, 1961-1965

The Subseries is in English.
Box 23, Folders 6-9.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries B consists of correspondence, essays, flyers, minutes, news clippings, newsletters, photographs, prayers, and programs from local synagogues that were sent for possible incorporation into the Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Fellowships newsletter. Some of the newsletters were issued for Jews in the military serving in the Philippines during World War II (see "Fellowship News, 1946").

BoxFolderTitleDate
23 6 Newsletter Materials undated, 1961-1962, 1964-1965
23 7 Materials for Supplement (contains photograph) 1963-1965
23 8 Newsletter #1: December 1964 1963-1964
23 9 Newsletter #2: May 1965 1964-1965
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Series XII: Fellowship and Study Groups, undated, 1943-1969, 1971

The Series is in English.
Boxes 24-36.
Arrangement:

Arranged into nine subseries.

Scope and Content:

Series XII contains material from and about members of the Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Fellowships. Each subseries is organized by region. The majority of material is correspondence, from synagogues providing updates on their activities; requesting advice regarding observance, administration, fundraising, or supplies; and or relating to visits made by JRF staff. In addition to correspondence, there are calendars of events, flyers, lists, minutes, news clippings, newsletters, programs, sermons, and syllabi issued from individual synagogues, havurot, or regional chapters. The series is arranged into nine subseries: Subseries A: New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania; Subseries B: New England; Subseries C: South; Subseries D: Midwest (minus Illinois); Subseries E: Illinois; Subseries F: California; Subseries G: Western States; Subseries H: West Coast; and Subseries I: Other Countries.

See also: Series IV: Board of Directors Minutes and Correspondence; Series VII: Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Fellowships; Series XI: General Fellowship Materials; and Series XVII: Mordecai M. Kaplan, Subseries A: Correspondence.

Subseries A: New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, undated, 1945-1946, 1948-1968, 1971

The Subseries is in English.
Boxes 24-26.
Arrangement:

Alphabetically by city.

Scope and Content:

Subseries A covers Federation members in New York city and state, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

BoxFolderTitleDate
24 1 Albany, New York 1949
24 2 Albany, New York 1962
24 3 Bronx, New York 1949-1950
24 4 Brooklyn, New York 1945-1946
24 5 Brooklyn, New York - Israel Levinthal 1955
24 6 Brooklyn, New York 1960-1961, 1971
24 7 Brooklyn, New York undated, 1966-1968
24 8 Buffalo, New York 1945
24 9 Buffalo, New York 1952-1955
24 10 Buffalo, New York 1958-1961
24 11 Buffalo, New York 1964
24 12 Buffalo, New York 1964-1965
24 13 Buffalo, New York undated, 1965-1966
24 14 Buffalo, New York undated, 1967
24 15 Buffalo, New York 1968
24 16 Camden, New Jersey 1951-1952
24 17 Cedarhurst, New York 1955, 1957
24 18 Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Havurot (NY Metro Area) 1963-1964
24 19 Geneva, New York undated, 1959-1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
25 1 Great Neck, Long Island, New York undated, 1961-1964
25 2 Great Neck, Long Island, New York 1963
25 3 Great Neck, Long Island, New York 1963-1965
25 4 Great Neck, Long Island, New York 1966
25 5 Great Neck, Long Island, New York 1966-1967
25 6 Great Neck, Long Island, New York 1967-1968
25 7 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 1949
25 8 Hunts Pt. - Parkchester Group, Bronx, New York 1949, 1952
25 9 Jamaica, New York 1946
25 10 Long Island Groups 1948-1950
25 11 Maplewood, New Jersey 1952
25 12 Merchantville, New Jersey 1952
25 13 Montclair, New Jersey 1951-1952
25 14 Mt. Vernon, New York 1948, 1952
25 15 Newark, New Jersey 1954, 1959-1960
25 16 Newark, New Jersey 1964
25 17 Newark, New Jersey 1965
25 18 Newark, New Jersey 1966
25 19 Newark, New Jersey 1966-1967
25 20 Newark, New Jersey 1967-1968
25 21 New Brunswick, New Jersey 1951-1952
25 22 New Jersey 1948-1951
25 23 New Jersey (Northern) 1958-1959
25 24 New York, New York 1948-1952
25 25 New York SAJ 1964
25 26 Society for the Advancement of Judaism: New York 1964-1965
25 27 New York State Groups undated, 1948, 1950-1951
25 28 North Shore, Long Island, New York undated, 1958-1962
25 29 Norwich, New York 1950
25 30 Ossining, New York: Dr. Samuel Kahn 1965
25 31 Ossining, New York: Dr. Samuel Kahn 1966
25 32 Ossining, New York: Dr. Samuel Kahn 1967
BoxFolderTitleDate
26 1 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1948-1949, 1951-1952, 1959, 1962-1964
26 2 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1964
26 3 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1965
26 4 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1967
26 5 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1949, 1951, 1957
26 6 (Port Washington, NY) Reconstructionism: A New Jewish Faith undated
26 7 Pottsville, Pennsylvania 1950, 1952
26 8 Queens, New York 1958
26 9 Rochester, New York 1948-1949, 1952
26 10 Rochester, New York undated, 1961-1962
26 11 Schenectady, New York 1952
26 12 Staten Island, New York 1960-1963
26 13 Sunnyside, New York 1952
26 14 Syracuse, New York 1948
26 15 Teaneck, New Jersey 1952
26 16 Trenton, New Jersey 1959
26 17 Utica, New York 1948-1949, 1951-1952
26 18 Westchester Reconstructionist Society 1955-1956
26 19 Westchester Congregation Beth Shalom 1958, 1960-1962
26 20 White Plains, New York 1961-1964
26 21 White Plains, New York 1962-1963
26 22 White Plains, New York 1963-1965
26 23 White Plains, New York 1965
26 24 White Plains, New York 1965-1966
26 25 White Plains, New York 1967
26 26 Whitestone, New York 1958-1964
26 27 Whitestone, New York - Miscellaneous Correspondence 1962-1964
26 28 Yonkers, New York 1950, 1952

Subseries B: New England, undated, 1948-1952, 1959-1964

The Subseries is in English.
Box 27, Folders 1-16.
Arrangement:

Alphabetically by city.

Scope and Content:

Subseries B covers Federation members in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

BoxFolderTitleDate
27 1 Boston, Massachusetts 1948-1950, 1952
27 2 Boston (Newton Centre), Massachusetts 1959-1960
27 3 Boston, Massachusetts 1962-1963
27 4 Boston, Massachusetts 1964
27 5 Bridgeport, Connecticut 1952
27 6 Eastern Region Conference 1951
27 7 Fairfield, Connecticut 1961-1962
27 8 Hartford, Connecticut 1959
27 9 Hartford, Connecticut 1962-1963
27 10 Nashua, New Hampshire 1948
27 11 New Britain, Connecticut 1952
27 12 New Haven, Connecticut undated, 1948-1952, 1959
27 13 New London, Connecticut 1951-1952
27 14 Portland, Maine 1948-1949
27 15 Stamford, Connecticut 1961
27 16 Waterbury, Connecticut 1952

Subseries C: South, 1945-1952, 1954, 1957, 1959-1967

The Subseries is in English.
Box 27, Folders 17-28, Box 28, Folders 1-5.
Arrangement:

Alphabetically by city.

Scope and Content:

Subseries C covers Federation members in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington D.C.

BoxFolderTitleDate
27 17 Alexandria, Virginia 1949-1951
27 18 Arlington, Virginia 1946-1949
27 19 Atlanta, Georgia 1957, 1960
27 20 Baltimore, Maryland 1945-1946, 1949
27 21 Charleston, South Carolina 1951-1952
27 22 Charleston, South Carolina 1960
27 23 Charlotte, North Carolina 1952, 1954
27 24 Falls Church, Virginia 1949
27 25 Miami, Florida 1949-1951, 1961-1964
27 26 New Orleans, Louisiana 1962-1963
27 27 North Carolina 1959
27 28 Opa-Locka, Florida 1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
28 1 Washington, D.C. 1963-1964
28 2 Washington, D.C. 1964
28 3 Washington, D.C. 1964-1965
28 4 Washington, D.C. 1966
28 5 Washington, D.C. 1967

Subseries D: Midwest (minus Illinois), 1943-1946, 1948-1952, 1954-1967

The Subseries is in English.
Box 28, Folders 6-27.
Arrangement:

Alphabetically by city.

Scope and Content:

Subseries D covers Federation members in Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. For Illinois, please see Subseries E.

BoxFolderTitleDate
28 6 Akron, Ohio 1948-1949, 1952
28 7 Cincinnati, Ohio 1949, 1952
28 8 Cleveland, Ohio 1951
28 9 Cleveland, Ohio 1956-1957
28 10 Columbus, Ohio 1945
28 11 Columbus, Ohio 1949-1950, 1952
28 12 Detroit, Michigan 1945
28 13 Detroit, Michigan 1948, 1950-1951
28 14 Detroit, Michigan 1954-1955, 1957
28 15 Detroit, Michigan 1963-1964
28 16 Grand Rapids, Michigan 1952
28 17 Indianapolis, Indiana 1956, 1958-1964
28 18 Rabbi Sidney Steiman [Indianapolis, IN] 1965-1967
28 19 Kansas City, Missouri 1945, 1948-1950, 1957
28 20 Kansas City (University City), Missouri 1949-1950
28 21 Kansas City, Missouri - Abraham Karp 1955
28 22 Kirksville, Missouri 1946
28 23 Mansfield, Ohio 1948, 1950
28 24 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1948, 1952
28 25 Minneapolis, Minnesota 1943-1945, 1949, 1951-1952, 1955, 1959-1960
28 26 Racine, Wisconsin 1951-1952
28 27 St. Paul, Minnesota 1952, 1962-1964

Subseries E: Illinois, undated, 1944-1946, 1948-1969

The Subseries is in English.
Box 29-31, Box 32, Folders 1-6.
Arrangement:

Alphabetically by city.

Scope and Content:

Subseries E covers Federation members in Illinois, including Chicago, Evanston, Peoria, and Skokie.

BoxFolderTitleDate
29 1 Chicago 1944-1946
29 2 Chicago - Dunkleman, Spiro, Franks, Gaynor Correspondence 1945-1946, 1948
29 3 Chicago Meeting December 5, 1948
29 4 Chicago 1949
29 5 Chicago Meeting April 3, 1949
29 6 Chicago 1949-1951
29 7 Chicago 1950-1953
  (contains Yiddish   
29 8 Chicago - 1951 Mordecai M. Kaplan Dinner 1950-1951
29 9 Chicago - New Members 1954
29 10 Chicago 1957
29 11 Chicago 1957-1959
29 12 Chicago Convention 1958
BoxFolderTitleDate
30 1 Chicago - General Correspondence 1958-1962
30 2 Chicago undated, 1962-1964
30 3 Correspondence with individuals: Abbell-Dunkleman 1948-1950
30 4 Correspondence with individuals: Fail-Wilkenfeld undated, 1949-1950
30 5 Correspondence with Harold Wilkenfeld 1949-1950
30 6 Correspondence with Leonard Davidson 1960-1962
BoxFolderTitleDate
31 1 Evanston, Illinois 1962-1964
31 2 Evanston, Illinois 1964-1965
31 3 Evanston, Illinois 1965-1966
31 4 Evanston, Illinois 1966-1967
31 5 Evanston, Illinois 1967-1969
31 6 Midwest Conference 1951
31 7 Peoria, Illinois 1952
31 8 SAJ Havurah in Chicago 1958-1961
31 9 Sidney Jacobs - Negro-Jewish Relations 1961
31 10 Skokie, Illinois - Sidney Jacobs 1954-1957
31 11 Skokie Niles Township Jewish Congregation 1958-1959
BoxFolderTitleDate
32 1 Skokie, Illinois - Sidney Jacobs 1960-1962
32 2 Skokie, Illinois 1961, 1963-1964
32 3 Skokie, Illinois 1965
32 4 Skokie, Illinois 1965-1966
32 5 Skokie, Illinois 1967
32 6 Skokie, Illinois 1968

Subseries F: California, undated, 1944-1952, 1956-1969

The Subseries is in English.
Box 32, Folder 7-16, Box 33, Box 34, Folders 1-7.
Arrangement:

Alphabetically by city.

Scope and Content:

Subseries F covers Federation members in California, including Beverly Hills, La Mesa, Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades, Pasadena, Redwood City, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Monica, and Whittier. Additional California material is located in Subseries H: West Coast.

BoxFolderTitleDate
32 7 Beverly Hills, California 1964
32 8 Beverly Hills, California 1965
32 9 Beverly Hills, California 1967
32 10 Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation of California 1959, 1965
32 11 Jewish Reconstructionist Society of California undated, 1967-1969
32 12 Jewish Reconstructionist Society of California 1969
32 13 La Mesa, California 1960
32 14 Los Angeles 1944-1945
32 15 Los Angeles 1945
32 16 Temple Israel of L.A. Fellowship - Dinin, Goldman, Fligelman, Nussbaum 1945-1948
BoxFolderTitleDate
33 1 Los Angeles - Seymour Slavin 1946
33 2 Los Angeles 1948
33 3 Los Angeles A-G 1951-1952
33 4 Los Angeles H-O 1951-1952
33 5 Los Angeles P-Z 1951-1952
33 6 [Los Angeles] Julius Fligelman 1956-1957
33 7 Los Angeles 1956-1958
33 8 Los Angeles 1958-1960
33 9 [Los Angeles] Julius Fligelman undated, 1959-1961
33 10 Los Angeles (contains separated oversized material, see OS2F Folder 1, Item 1) 1959-1961, 1963, 1965-1967
33 11 [Los Angeles] Julius Fligelman 1962, 1964-1968
33 12 Pacific Palisades, California 1957
33 13 Pacific Palisades and Redwood, California 1961-1962
33 14 Pacific Palisades, California 1962-1964
33 15 Pacific Palisades, California 1962, 1964
33 16 Pacific Palisades, California 1964-1965
33 17 Pacific Palisades, California 1966
33 18 Pacific Palisades, California 1966-1967
33 19 Pacific Palisades, California 1968
BoxFolderTitleDate
34 1 Pasadena, California 1948-1950
34 2 Redwood City, California 1962, 1964
34 3 San Diego, California 1960
34 4 San Francisco, California 1949, 1959-1962
34 5 Santa Monica, California 1951
34 6 Whittier, California 1962-1964
34 7 Whittier, California 1967

Subseries G: Western States, 1944-1945, 1947-1952, 1956-1968

The Subseries is in English.
Box 34, Folders 8-25.
Arrangement:

Alphabetically by city.

Scope and Content:

Subseries G covers Federation members in Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, and Washington.

BoxFolderTitleDate
34 8 Dallas, Texas 1947
34 9 Denver, Colorado 1950-1951
34 10 Denver, Colorado 1956-1957
34 11 Denver, Colorado 1961-1965
34 12 Denver, Colorado 1964
34 13 Denver, Colorado 1965
34 14 Denver, Colorado 1965-1967
34 15 Denver, Colorado 1967
34 16 Denver, Colorado 1968
34 17 Houston, Texas 1958-1959, 1961
34 18 Oklahoma 1945
34 19 Oklahoma Study Group 1960-1961
34 20 Omaha, Nebraska 1948-1949, 1951-1952
34 21 Phoenix, Arizona 1957
34 22 Portland, Oregon 1950-1951
34 23 Seattle, Washington 1944-1945, 1949, 1957-1961
34 24 Tulsa, Oklahoma 1948
34 25 Tucson, Arizona 1961

Subseries H: West Coast, undated, 1955-1967

The Subseries is in English.
Box 35, Folders 1-8.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries H also includes Federation members from California. Much of the correspondence concerns annual trips that JRF staff made to the state. Additional California material is available in Subseries F: California.

BoxFolderTitleDate
35 1 West Coast - Harold Schulweis, Max Vorspan and A. Winokur 1955-1957
35 2 West Coast Community undated, 1958-1962
35 3 West Coast Trip undated, 1962
35 4 West Coast Trip undated, 1963
35 5 West Coast Trip 1964
35 6 Abraham Dubin West Coast 1965-1966
35 7 West Coast 1965-1967
35 8 West Coast Action Committee undated, 1966

Subseries I: Other Countries, undated, 1948-1952, 1957-1968

The Subseries is in English.
Box 35, Folders 9-14, Box 36.
Arrangement:

Alphabetically by city and or country.

Scope and Content:

Subseries I covers Federation members in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Curaçao, and the Virgin Islands.

BoxFolderTitleDate
35 9 Bogotá, Colombia 1958
35 10 Buenos Aires, Argentina 1959
35 11 Canada undated, 1948-1950
35 12 Curaçao 1963-1964
35 13 Curaçao, N.A. 1964
35 14 Curaçao, N.A. 1964-1965
BoxFolderTitleDate
36 1 Jewish Reconstructionist Society of Curaçao 1966
36 2 Curaçao, N.A. 1967
36 3 Jewish Reconstructionist Society of Curaçao 1967-1968
36 4 Halifax, Nova Scotia 1960, 1962-1964
36 5 Montreal, Canada 1957
36 6 Montreal, Canada - Lavy Becker 1959-1960
36 7 Montreal, Canada undated, 1960-1961
36 8 Montreal, Canada 1960-1964
36 9 Montreal, Canada 1962-1965
36 10 Montreal, Canada 1964
36 11 Montreal, Canada 1965
36 12 Montreal, Canada 1965-1966
36 13 Montreal, Canada 1965, 1967
36 14 Montreal, Canada 1968
36 15 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1951, 1960
36 16 Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1952, 1959, 1961-1963, 1967
36 17 Virgin Islands 1948
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Series XIII: Education, Retreats, and Projects, undated, 1938, 1944, 1946, 1948-1951, 1956-1969, 1971, 1974, 1977-1979

The Series is in English.
Boxes 37-38, Box 39, Folders 1-13.
Arrangement:

Arranged into five subseries.

Scope and Content:

Series XIII includes information on JRF projects in adult and teenage education, a Jewish flag, an Institute for research in Jewish issues, and ways in which to disseminate the JRF philosophy within the United States and Israel. The series is arranged into five subseries: Subseries A: Adult Education, Retreats and Cejwin Camps; Subseries B: Institute for Applied Research in Contemporary Judaism; Subseries C: Panels and Discussions; Subseries D: Israel; and Subseries E: Other Projects.

Subseries A: Adult Education, Retreats and Cejwin Camps, undated, 1938, 1944, 1946, 1948-1951, 1958-1967, 1971

The Subseries is in English.
Box 37.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries A contains material on conferences, institutes, seminars, and retreats that were held by JRF for various groups in different venues, to advocate the Reconstructionist philosophy. These include institutes held at Cejwin and Ramah camps, conferences for Chaplains and Veterans, and meetings for Rabbinical students. Several proposals for various Adult Schools were discussed, among them to become active in the Academy for Higher Jewish Learning, a training school for Rabbis and educators; and a Graduate School for Applied Judaism to be established at Brandeis University. A plan to stimulate post Bar and Bat Mitzvah teenagers with a Ben-Torah degree is also considered. Conferences were also planned around Mordecai M. Kaplan's 80th birthday (see Ideological Conference) and 90th birthday (see National Convention and Cabinet Meeting).

See also: Series VII: Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Fellowships, Subseries C: Conferences; and Series VI: Annual Meetings. For Mordecai M. Kaplan's birthday celebrations, see: Series VIII: Annual and Special Gift Dinners; Series IX: Fund-Raising and Special Funds, Subseries D: Special Funds and Pledge Drives; Series XIII: Education, Retreats and Projects, Subseries A: Adult Education, Retreats and Cejwin Camps; Series XVII: Mordecai M. Kaplan, Subseries B: Tributes and Awards; and Series XXIV: Cantatas, Interviews, Plays, and Prayer Pamphlets, Subseries B: Mordecai M. Kaplan's interview, radio appearance, and record album.

BoxFolderTitleDate
37 1 Reconstructionist Summer Institute September 2-5, 1938
37 2 Conference Attendees 1944
37 3 Institute of Human Relations 1944
37 4 Bradley, Omar 1946
37 5 Conference (in regards to Chaplains and Veterans) 1946
37 6 Annual Conference 1949 (contains recording discs) 1948-1949
37 7 Reconstructionist School undated, 1949-1951
37 8 Adult School 1951
37 9 Reconstructionist Institute January 16-19, 1958
37 10 Reconstructionist Weekend Institute November 20-23, 1958
37 11 Academy of Higher Jewish Learning 1959-1960
37 12 Graduate School for Applied Judaism undated, 1959-1960
37 13 Seminar on Jewish Reconstructionist Philosophy 1959-1960
37 14 Camp Project, "Gesher" undated, 1960-1961
37 15 Ideological Conference June 7-8, 1961 undated, 1961
37 16 Students 1961-1962
37 17 Ben-Torah undated, 1963-1967
37 18 Retreat: December 17-19, 1965 1965
37 19 Weekend Institute May 2, 1971
37 20 National Convocation and Cabinet Meeting May 21-24, 1971

Subseries B: Institute for Applied Research in Contemporary Judaism, 1963-1964

The Subseries is in English and Yiddish.
Box 38, Folders 1-5.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries B contains correspondence, a certificate of incorporation and by laws (for the National Foundation for Jewish Culture), invitations, and news clippings regarding Mordecai M. Kaplan's decision to retire from the faculty of the Jewish Theological Seminary and establish an Institute for Applied Research in Contemporary Judaism which would be funded by the National Foundation for Jewish Culture. The Institute would progressively seek to improve Jewish life on many fronts.

See also: Subseries A: Adult Education, Retreats and Cejwin Camps, "Graduate School for Applied Judaism"; Series XVII: Mordecai M. Kaplan; and Series XXVII: Clippings.

BoxFolderTitleDate
38 1 Rabbinical Seminary Idea 1963
38 2 Institute for Applied Research in Contemporary Judaism 1963
  (contains Yiddish)   
38 3 Institute Seminars 1963-1964
38 4 Institute 1963-1964
38 5 Institute for Applied Research in Contemporary Judaism 1963-1964

Subseries C: Panels and Discussions, undated, 1948, 1958-1961

The Subseries is in English and Hebrew.
Box 38, Folders 6-9.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries C consists of panel discussions on topics such as "Who is a Jew" and "the role of Anglo-Jewish periodicals in America" through the conduit of conferences and monthly newsletters. "Panel Discussion, 1948" includes index cards from questions posed from the audience to Mordecai M. Kaplan, Will Herberg (writer and lecturer), and Irving Kristol (assistant editor of Commentary). The Kaplanger letters were an effort to promote discussion on contemporary issues through a monthly newsletter and the folders contain extensive correspondence from participants. In 1960, a discussion was held involving editors of Jewish magazines and newspapers concerning the role of Anglo-Jewish periodicals in America, upon which a majority decision was made that there should be a national Jewish weekly newspaper.

BoxFolderTitleDate
38 6 Panel Discussion 1948
  (contains Hebrew)   
38 7 "Kaplanger" Letters on Contemporary Issues December 1958-February 1959
38 8 "Kaplanger" Letters on Contemporary Issues undated, March-May 1959
38 9 National Newspaper undated, 1960-1961

Subseries D: Israel, undated, 1948, 1950, 1956-1961, 1963, 1967, 1974, 1979

The Subseries is in English and Hebrew.
Box 39, Folders 1-9.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries D consists of a 1948 panel discussion on Zionism, 1967 protest rallies, and proposals to open a Reconstructionist office in Israel. In 1948, Eliezer Liebenstein (Israeli journalist and Knesset member) remarked on the "relation of the American Jew to the Jewish state." A decision to open a JRF office in Israel was reached in 1956, and a project was undertaken to send Reconstructionist magazine and books to libraries and other potential subscribers. At the onset of the 1967 Six Day War, JRF and Federation members were urged to take part in a rally called by the Conference of Presidents of National Jewish Organizations. Various articles on Israel and the mid-East crisis are located in "Israel and the Middle East." JRF also held study mission and tours of Israel in the 1970s.

BoxFolderTitleDate
39 1 Liebenstein Committee on American-Israel Relations undated, 1948, 1950
39 2 Minutes of Israel Committee 1956
39 3 Israel Project - Eliezer Whartman 1956
39 4 Israel Project - David Tannenbaum 1956-1957
39 5 Israel Project 1958-1959, 1967
  (contains Hebrew)   
39 6 Israel and the Middle East undated, 1959-1961
39 7 Jewish Book Month 1963
39 8 Study Mission on Religion and Culture in Israel 1974
39 9 Israel Leadership Tour 1979

Subseries E: Other Projects, undated, 1964-1969, 1971, 1977-1978

The Subseries is in English.
Box 39, Folders 10-12.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries E contains correspondence, U.S. patent responses, clippings, pamphlets, and newsletters concerning projects that do not fall under the other subseries. These include a proposal by M.P. Epstein for the design of a flag to represent Jewish peoplehood in the synagogue ("I think it is wrong for American institutions to fly this flag [the Israeli flag] as their own, although, of course, it would be proper to fly the flag of any state when an official representative of that state is formally present.") Other projects are a speakers' bureau, and the opening of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College at Temple University.

BoxFolderTitleDate
39 10 New Jewish Flag 1964-1965
39 11 Speakers' Bureau 1965
39 12 Reconstructionist Rabbinical College undated, 1966-1969, 1971, 1977-1978
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Series XIV: Reconstructionist Rabbinical Fellowship, undated, 1943-1944, 1946-1952, 1955-1968

The Series is in English.
Box 39, Folders 13-18, Boxes 40-41.
Arrangement:

Arranged into three subseries.

Scope and Content:

Series XIV is devoted to JRF's establishment of a body of Reconstructionist Rabbis that would meet regularly to discuss issues and attend seminars. The series is arranged into three subseries: Subseries A: Lists; Subseries B: Rabbinic Fellowship Seminars and Conferences; and Subseries C: News Bulletin and correspondence.

See also: Series XIII, Subseries E, for information regarding a Rabbinical College.

Subseries A: Lists, 1943-1944, 1956, 1962-1963

The Subseries is in English.
Box 39, Folders 13-15.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries A contains lists of World War II Chaplains and USO Directors; members of the National Rabbinic Committee in 1956; and attendance lists for the Rabbinic Fellowship from 1962-1963.

BoxFolderTitleDate
39 13 Chaplain's Lists WWII 1943-1944
39 14 Rabbinical Lists 1956
39 15 Rabbinic Fellowship Attendance Lists 1962-1963

Subseries B: Rabbinic Fellowship Seminars and Conferences, undated, 1946-1952, 1955-1968

The Subseries is in English.
Box 39, Folders 16-18, Box 40, Box 41, Folders 1-12.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries B consists of correspondence, guides, lists, minutes, newsclippings, notes, prayers, press releases, proceedings, reply cards, and reports pertaining to JRF's efforts to elicit Rabbis' interest and support. Beginning with an informal group of Rabbis meeting at the Society for the Advancement of Judaism in 1946, JRF solicited names from the Rabbinical Seminary and the Central Conference of American Rabbis and eventually created a Rabbis Fellowship in 1950. A list of Rabbis belonging to the Rabbinical Seminary of America in 1946 is located in "Rabbis' Meeting, 1947." In 1956, a National Rabbinic Committee met to raise funds for Mordecai M. Kaplan's 75th birthday. Reconstructionist Rabbi's Caucuses were also formed both for the Rabbinical Assembly and the CCAR in 1957. Fellowship conferences and seminars were held on a sporadic basis, until an effort to regularize them began in 1958. Of interest are the Rabbinic Fellowship statement of objectives (see "Reconstructionist Rabbinical Fellowship, 1950-1952"); proceedings of sessions held in February 1959 on Jewish ethics, ritual, and Zionism (see "Rabbinic Fellowship, 1958-1959"); guides to ritual and mourning (see "Rabbinic Conference, 1960-1962, 1965-1966"); a Conservative interpretation of the laws of the Marriage Service (see "Rabbinic Fellowship Meeting Notices"); a paper by Jacob Neusner on Milton Steinberg's thoughts on Jewish peoplehood (see "Milton Steinberg Memorial"); and an address delivered by Jacob Agus on Martin Buber (see "Rabbinic Conference, 1965").

See also: Series VII: Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Fellowships, Subseries C: Conferences.

BoxFolderTitleDate
39 16 Rabbinical Seminar 1946, 1948
39 17 Rabbis' Meeting 1947 1946-1947
39 18 Rabbinical Seminar 1948-1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
40 1 Reconstructionist Rabbinical Fellowship December 1950-April 1951
40 2 Reconstructionist Rabbinical Fellowship May 1951-1952
40 3 Rabbis' Seminar 1950
40 4 Rabbinical Conference Winter 1950 1950
40 5 National Rabbinic Committee 1955-1956
40 6 Reconstructionist Rabbinical Caucus undated, 1957
40 7 Rabbinic Fellowship 1957-1958
40 8 Rabbinic Fellowship 1958-1959
40 9 Rabbinic Conference 1960-1962, 1965-1966
40 10 Rabbinic Fellowship 1962
40 11 Rabbinic Fellowship Meeting Notices 1962-1963
40 12 Rabbinic Fellowship Conference, September 4-6, 1963 1962-1963
BoxFolderTitleDate
41 1 Institute - Seminars 1963-1964
41 2 Rabbinic Fellowship 1964-1965
41 3 Milton Steinberg Memorial, March 22, 1965 1965
41 4 Martin Buber Memorial Seminar, November 29, 1965 1965
41 5 Leo Baeck Memorial Meeting undated, 1966
41 6 Rabbinic Meeting, May 20, 1965 1965
41 7 Rabbinic Conference 1965
41 8 Rabbinic Seminar 1966
41 9 Rabbinic Seminar 1966-1967
41 10 Rabbinic Conference 1967
41 11 Correspondence concerning admitting Rabbi Alan Miller to the Rabbinical Assembly 1967
41 12 Rabbinic Conference: December 30, 1968 1968

Subseries C: News Bulletin and Correspondence, 1951-1952, 1955-1957

The Subseries is in English.
Box 41, Folders 19-21.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

Subseries C consists of correspondence, form letters, and news letters regarding various topics pertaining to the Rabbinic Fellowship. Rabbinic Fellowship news bulletins are available from 1951-1952, with gaps. An effort to solicit Rabbis for funding for JRF and/or for The Reconstructionist magazine was made in 1952. Rabbinic Fellowship form letters, pertaining to various events and fundraising, were collected from 1955-1957.

BoxFolderTitleDate
41 13 Rabbinical Fellowship News Bulletin 1951-1952
41 14 Rabbinical Fellowship Magazine Underwriting 1952
41 15 Form Letters 1955-1957
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Series XV: Women's Organization, undated, 1958-1962, 1970-1974

The Series is in English.
Box 42, Folders 1-2.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Series XV includes invitations and programs to events, end of the year reports, and board meeting minutes regarding the activities of the JRF Women's Organization, which was formed in 1958. The Women's Organization supported the JRF activities, and arranged for forums, social events, and seminars.

See also: Series IV: Board of Directors minutes and correspondence for material on the women's committee.

See also: Women's Finding Aid binder for separate finding aid (Please ask reference librarian).

BoxFolderTitleDate
42 1 Women's Organization of JRF 1958-1962
42 2 Women's Organization of JRF undated, 1970-1974
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Series XVI: Youth and University Fellowships, undated, 1943-1949, 1952, 1955-1956, 1959-1960, 1965, 1967-1968, 1970, 1976

The Series is in English and Hebrew.
Box 42, Folders 3-17, Box 43, Folders 1-10.
Arrangement:

Arranged into three subseries.

Scope and Content:

Series XVI is devoted to JRF's efforts to interest high school and University level youth in Reconstructionist activities. The series is arranged into three subseries: Subseries A: B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations; Subseries B: Youth Fellowship; Subseries C: University Fellowship.

Subseries A: B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations, 1945, 1949, 1952, 1959-1960, 1967-1968

The Subseries is in English.
Box 42, Folders 3-8.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

Subseries A consists of correspondence between JRF and Hillel Foundations concerning providing JRF resources to students on campus. Of interest is a proposal to establish the Havurat Shalom Community Seminary in the Boston area as well as a paper by Rabbi Axelrod titled "Jewish Forms of Authority and the Hillel Director" (see "Correspondence with Rabbi Albert Axelrod")

BoxFolderTitleDate
42 3 Cornell University 1945
42 4 Correspondence with B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations 1949
42 5 Correspondence with B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations 1952
42 6 Correspondence with B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations 1959
42 7 Correspondence with B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations 1960
42 8 Correspondence with B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations (Rabbi Albert Axelrad) 1967-1968

Subseries B: Youth Fellowship, undated, 1944-1949, 1955-1956

The Subseries is in English.
Box 42, Folders 9-17, Box 43, Folders 1-3.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

Subseries B contains addresses, correspondence, discussion guides and syllabi, lists, minutes, papers, press releases, and questionnaires concerning the formation of a Reconstructionist Institute for Youth Leadership that was organized in 1946. An interesting proposal was put forth in 1944 to create a Reconstructionist Youth House that would include summer camping opportunities. This proposal was completed in some form at a Youth Leadership Seminar held at Cejwin Camps in 1946 (see "Youth Institute, 1946-1947"). Other items of interest include questionnaires filled out by two participants (see "Youth Fellowship Lists." Please note that this folder also includes material on T'hiyah). The subseries also contains material regarding the Society for the Advancement of Judaism Youth Group (see "Youth Group (SAJ), 1946") and the New York Chapter of the Reconstructionist Institute for Youth Leadership.

See also: Subseries C: University Fellowship, "T'hiyah the Reconstructionist University Fellowship" for Youth Leadership newsletters.

BoxFolderTitleDate
42 9 Youth Activity (Farm Project Proposal) undated, 1944-1945
42 10 Individuals 1945
42 11 Youth Fellowship Study Course undated, 1944, 1946-1947
42 12 Youth Group (SAJ) 1946
42 13 Reconstructionist Institute for Jewish Youth Leadership 1946
42 14 Youth Institute 1946-1947
42 15 Form Letters undated, 1946-1947
42 16 Youth Fellowship Correspondence 1946-1949
42 17 Youth Fellowship ctd. 1947-1948
BoxFolderTitleDate
43 1 Youth Fellowship Seminar 1948
43 2 Youth Fellowship General Correspondence undated, 1955-1956
43 3 Youth Fellowship Lists undated

Subseries C: University Fellowship, undated, 1943-1944, 1946-1947, 1949, 1959-1960, 1965, 1970, 1976

The Subseries is in English and Hebrew.
Box 43, Folders 4-11.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries C contains articles, brochures, correspondence, flyers, guides, lists, newsletters, plans, questionnaires, and songsheets pertaining to T'hiyah, the Reconstructionist University Fellowship. Aimed at college and graduate students, T'hiyah (meaning "rebirth" in Hebrew), provided camps (at Cejwin), seminars, study programs, and cultural events to encourage Jewish participation. This subseries includes a 1949 plan of study for college students in order to evaluate their needs. Various articles, excerpts, and pamphlets are also included for discussion purposes. These include topics as alienation, political education, European Jewry population patterns, and Christmas and Hanukah in the public schools. "Tehiyah Renascence" a newsletter issued by the Reconstructionist Institute for Youth Leadership, is located in "T'hiyah-the Reconstructionist University Fellowship" (Oct/Nov. 1946 and Dec/Jan. 1947 only).

See also: Subseries B: Youth Fellowship, "Youth Fellowship Lists" for information on T'hiyah.

BoxFolderTitleDate
43 4 T'hiyah Manuscripts undated, 1943-1944, 1946, 1976
43 5 T'hiyah - the Reconstructionist University Fellowship undated, 1946-1947
  (contains Hebrew)   
43 6 Plan for a study of Jewish students 1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
437 Questionnaire undated, 1957
BoxFolderTitleDate
43 8 University Fellowship Seminar 1959
43 9 T'hiyah 1960
43 10 T'hiyah 1965
43 11 Reconstructionist University Fellowship 1970
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Series XVII: Mordecai M. Kaplan, undated, 1945-1946, 1948-1953, 1955-1961, 1963-1965, 1967

The Series is in English, German, and Hebrew.
Box 43, Folder 12, Boxes 44-46, Box 47, Folders 1-3.
Arrangement:

Arranged into three subseries.

Scope and Content:

Series XVII includes correspondence, birthday tributes, political statements, and biographical information on Mordecai M. Kaplan. Please note that additional material on Kaplan is scattered throughout the JRF collection. The series is arranged into three subseries: Subseries A: Correspondence; Subseries B: Tributes and Awards; and Subseries C: Biography, Notes, Statements, Syllabi.

See also: Series XXVII: Clippings

Subseries A: Correspondence, undated, 1945-1946, 1948-1952, 1956-1961, 1963-1964, 1967

The Subseries is in English, German, and Hebrew.
Box 43, Folders 12, Boxes 44-45, Box 46, Folders 1-3.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries A contains correspondence written by and to Mordecai M. Kaplan. Although such correspondence exists throughout the collection, these folders represent a core of his letter writing. In addition to correspondence, the folders include V-mail holiday cards and correspondence from military Chaplains, synagogue invitations for his lectures, synagogue newsletters and other updates, newsclippings, addresses, papers, and other publications.

The subject of his correspondence varies, and may include updates from local synagogues (such as Pittsfield, Mass. or Chicago), and responses to his lectures, writings, and proposals (including his University of Judaism idea).

Of unique interest is the early issue of separating Reconstructionism from Reform Judaism and Kaplan's excommunication by Agudas Horabbonim, the association of Orthodox Rabbis (see "Kaplan-Morgenstern Reconstructionist Reform, 1945-1946").

Kaplan's University of Judaism proposal results in a sharp reaction from Hebrew University and encouragement from Israel Goldstein of the Rabbinical Assembly (see "Reactions to his University of Judaism idea, n.d., July-December 1946"). This folder also contains questions asked of Kaplan at various synagogue forums (see also MMK correspondence, 1948") and correspondence with Sol Dann, a prominent Detroit attorney, regarding reorganizing the Zionist Organization of America.

Other items of interest consist of support for the Committee for Kashruth in the planned Long Island Jewish Hospital (see "MMK correspondence A-G 1951," and "M-Z, 1952") and a report by Abba Hillel Silver titled "My Visit to the Soviet Union," dated in 1961 which forms a heated exchange between Kaplan and the American Council for Judaism (see "Dr. Mordecai M. Kaplan, n.d., 1960, 1963").

Several papers, mainly not attributed, are scattered throughout this subseries. These include "The Belief in G-d" (see "Reactions to his University of Judaism idea, n.d., July-December 1946"); Kaplan's letter to the Editors of Opinion "Tribute to Stephen S. Wise: (see "MMK correspondence, 1949"); "Tribute to Dr. Kaplan" March 2, 1951 for Kaplan's testimonial dinner (see "MMK correspondence, H-Z, 1951"); "Synopsis of Lectures" by Mordecai Kaplan for the Hebrew Union College and a draft of Kaplan's "Why an Applied Research Institute for Contemporary Judaism?" (both available in "Dr. Mordecai M. Kaplan, n.d., 1960, 1963"); and a handwritten description of Reconstructionism as it relates to Christianity (see "Dr. Mordecai M. Kaplan, 1963-1964").

See also: Series XXVIII: Photographs, for photos of the opening of the 6th Marine Division Cemetery on Okinawa.
See also: Series XVII: Mordecai M. Kaplan, Subseries C: Biography, Notes, Statements, Syllabi include a statement on the University of Judaism idea.
See also: Series XI: General Fellowship materials; and Series XII: Fellowship and Study Groups for information on local synagogues.
See also: Series XXV: Pamphlets and Reports, Subseries C: JRF and Reconstructionist Press for additional material on Kaplan's excommunication.

BoxFolderTitleDate
43 12 MMK Correspondence (contains photographs) 1945
  (contains Hebrew)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
44 1 Kaplan-Morgenstern Reconstructionist Reform 1945-1946
  (contains Hebrew)   
44 2 MMK Correspondence (includes reactions to his University of Judaism idea) 1945-June 1946
44 3 MMK Correspondence (includes reactions to his University of Judaism idea) undated, July-December 1946
44 4 MMK Correspondence 1948
44 5 MMK Correspondence 1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
45 1 MMK Correspondence 1950
45 2 MMK Correspondence A-G 1951
45 3 MMK Correspondence H-Z 1951
45 4 MMK Correspondence A-L 1952
  (contains German)   
45 5 MMK Correspondence M-Z 1952
45 6 MMK Correspondence 1951, 1956-1958
45 7 MMK Correspondence undated, 1958-1960
45 8 Dr. Mordecai M. Kaplan 1961
  (contains Hebrew)   
45 9 Dr. Mordecai M. Kaplan 1962
BoxFolderTitleDate
46 1 MMK Correspondence 1963
46 2 Dr. Mordecai M. Kaplan 1964
46 3 MMK Correspondence 1967

Subseries B: Tributes and Awards, undated, 1951, 1961, 1965

The Subseries is in English and Hebrew.
Box 46, Folders 4-9.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

Subseries B contains material regarding Mordecai M. Kaplan's 70th and 80th birthdays and an award issued to him in 1964 by the Decalogue Society of Lawyers.

Kaplan's 70th birthday folders include letters of congratulation, a book of tributes, and a statement from Martin Buber. His 80th birthday folders contain press releases and lists of press coverage, as well as letters and telegrams of congratulations including one from David Ben-Gurion.

For Mordecai M. Kaplan's birthday celebrations, see: Series VIII: Annual and Special Gift Dinners; Series IX: Fund-Raising and Special Funds, Subseries D: Special Funds and Pledge Drives; Series XIII: Education, Retreats and Projects, Subseries A: Adult Education, Retreats and Cejwin Camps; Series XIV: Reconstructionist Rabbinical Fellowship, Subseries B: Rabbinic Fellowship Seminars; and Series XXIV: Cantatas, Interviews, Plays, and Prayer Pamphlets, Subseries B: Mordecai M. Kaplan's interview, radio appearance, and record album.

BoxFolderTitleDate
46 4 MMK 70th Birthday 1951
  (contains Hebrew)   
46 5 Book of Tributes 1951
46 6 Martin Buber undated
46 7 MMK 80th Birthday Publicity 1961
46 8 MMK 80th Birthday Congratulatory Letters 1961
  (contains Hebrew)   
46 9 Decalogue Journal: MMK 1964 Recipient of the Decalogue Award February-March 1965

Subseries C: Biography, Notes, Statements, Syllabi, undated, 1945, 1948, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1965

The Subseries is in English.
Box 46, Folders 10-14, Box 47, Folders 1-3.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries C contains a variety of folders that do not fall under other subseries. These include articles, a biography, and tributes concerning Mordecai M. Kaplan; quote excerpts of his "random thoughts" (see MMK biography and Dr. Mordecai M. Kaplan, n.d., 1961, 1963, 1965"); open letters and an outline concerning reorganizing the Jewish community (see "Dr. Mordecai M. Kaplan, 1959"); and several political statements Kaplan issued regarding his University of Judaism concept and Zionism.

See also: Subseries A: Correspondence for reactions to the University of Judaism idea.

BoxFolderTitleDate
46 10 University of Judaism Idea 1945
46 11 Letter to the New York Times 1948?
46 12 Letter regarding Israel Armistice Agreement 1953
46 13 MMK Statement on Brandeis 1955
46 14 MMK Statement on Israel 1957
BoxFolderTitleDate
47 1 Dr. Mordecai M. Kaplan 1959
47 2 Dr. Mordecai M. Kaplan undated, 1961, 1963, 1965
47 3 MMK Biography undated
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Series XVIII: Ira Eisenstein Correspondence, 1944-1946, 1948, 1950-1953, 1955-1961, 1965, 1967-1968

The Series is in English and Hebrew.
Box 47, Folders 4-13.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Series XVIII contains the correspondence of Ira Eisenstein, a close collaborator with Mordecai M. Kaplan in promoting Reconstructionism. Please note that additional correspondence of Ira Eisenstein is scattered throughout the collection; this series demonstrates the more significant matters Eisenstein managed.

The correspondence encompasses a few key areas of Eisenstein's career; his election as President of the Rabbinical Assembly in 1952, his position as editor of The Reconstructionist beginning in 1935, and the bestowal of an honorary degree by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1958. The series also includes correspondence with local synagogues, individuals, and magazine editors who seek answers concerning Reconstructionist philosophy, as well as the financial difficulties faced by JRF in the 1950s (see "Ira Eisenstein correspondence, 1950-1953" and "1955-1958").

Of interest is a letter written by Eisenstein, inviting Abba Eban to write articles for The Reconstructionist.(see "Ira Eisenstein correspondence, 1960-1961"). Papers delivered at a conference sponsored by the American Jewish Congress, titled "East European Values and Their Impact on American Jewish Life are available in "Ira Eisenstein correspondence, 1960-1961." Other papers include a draft of Eisenstein's "A Code of Standards for Rabbis" (see "Ira Eisenstein Rabbinical Assembly, 1961") and an address in honor of Alfred Schoolman's 70th birthday (see "Ira Eisenstein correspondence, 1965, 1967-1968"). An envelope contains forum questions for Eisenstein posed by audience members that are on index cards; these are also available within this folder.

See also: Series XXVII: Clippings

BoxFolderTitleDate
47 4 Ira Eisenstein Correspondence 1944-1946
47 5 Ira Eisenstein Correspondence 1948
47 6 Ira Eisenstein-Jack Cohen Correspondence 1948
47 7 Ira Eisenstein Correspondence 1950-1953
47 8 Ira Eisenstein Correspondence 1955-1958
47 9 Ira Eisenstein Correspondence 1959-1960
47 10 Ira Eisenstein Correspondence 1960-1961
47 11 Ira Eisenstein B'nai B'rith Correspondence 1960-1961
  (contains Hebrew)   
47 12 Ira Eisenstein Rabbinical Assembly 1961
47 13 Ira Eisenstein Correspondence 1965, 1967-1968
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Series XIX: Staff Meetings, Staff and President's Correspondence, undated, 1945-1968

The Series is in English.
Box 48, Box 49, Folders 1-15.
Arrangement:

Alphabetically by individual's last name.

Scope and Content:

Series XIX contains correspondence, notes, and reports pertaining to staff and Board member positions at JRF. The materials include notes on staff meetings, reports of traveling lectures made by Ira Eisenstein and Jack Cohen, and applications for open positions at JRF. Primarily, however, the series consists of folders on individual staff members. Among the more significant folders are Jack J. Cohen (Director of JRF and Associate Editor for The Reconstructionist in Israel), Hannah L. Goldberg (Executive Secretary), and Eugene Kohn (Managing Editor for the Reconstructionist).

BoxFolderTitleDate
48 1 Staff Meetings 1945
48 2 Staff Meetings 1957-1959
48 3 Speaking Reports 1945-1946
48 4 Selecting Executive Director 1956
48 5 Bernstein, Lionel-Correspondence 1951-1952
48 6 Cohen, Jack J.-Correspondence 1945-1947
48 7 Cohen, Jack J.-Correspondence 1951
48 8 Cohen, Jack J.-Correspondence 1962-1963
48 9 Cohen, Jack J.-Correspondence 1964-1965
48 10 Cohen, Jack J.-Correspondence 1966-1968
48 11 [Dubin, Abraham], Copies of Letters Mailed 1964
48 12 Gilbert, Arthur 1967-1968
48 13 Goldberg, Hannah-MMK Correspondence 1946-1948. 1950
48 14 Goldberg, Hannah Correspondence (contains photographs) 1946-1950
48 15 Goldsmith, Emanuel (contains photographs)
BoxFolderTitleDate
49 1 Katzman, Jacob 1951
49 2 Tribute to Vida Kaufman 1966
49 3 Kessler, Mordecai 1956-1957
49 4 [Kessler, Mordecai] Publications - Correspondence undated, 1956-1957
49 5 Kohn, Eugene-Correspondence 1946
49 6 Kohn, Eugene-Correspondence 1947-1949
49 7 Kohn, Eugene-Correspondence 1951-1952
49 8 Kohn, Eugene-Correspondence 1955-1956
49 9 Kohn, Eugene-Correspondence 1960
49 10 Linder, Maurice-Correspondence 1957
49 11 Morgenbesser, Sidney 1945
49 12 Parzen, Herbert 1953-1954, 1956
49 13 Ritterband, Paul 1957, 1959, 1961-1962
49 14 Sidorsky, David 1957
49 15 Sneider, Leopold J.-Correspondence 1948-1950
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Series XX: General Correspondence, undated, 1928, 1945-1946, 1948-1952, 1955-1969

The Series is in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Boxes 49, Folders 16-20, Boxes 50-52, 52a, 53.
Arrangement:

Arranged into four subseries.

Scope and Content:

Series XX contains correspondence that in relation to the other series in the collection can be termed "general." This includes folders that have been labeled by JRF as general or miscellaneous, and folders that focus on Israel, Zionism, and other matters which do not fall under the other series. The series is arranged into four subseries: Subseries A: General and miscellaneous correspondence; Subseries B: Foreign and military correspondence; Subseries C: Israel and Zionism related correspondence; and Subseries D: Other correspondence.

Subseries A: General and miscellaneous correspondence, undated, 1928, 1945-1946, 1952, 1956-1969

The Subseries is in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Box 49, Folders 16-20, Boxes 50-52, 52a, Box 53, Folder 1-4.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries A contains correspondence that was placed together in folders and labeled general or miscellaneous by JRF staff members. The correspondence is similar to the type that is found within focused series in the collection, however; in order to keep the original order of the folders, they have been left in their unsorted state.

Highlights in the subseries include correspondence with the National Jewish Welfare Board in the 1940s regarding providing Reconstructionist publications to servicemen; correspondence with various established and potential members of the Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Fellowships; interoffice memos concerning daily business matters, Board meetings, and appointments; letters regarding promoting Reconstructionism in Israel; responses to articles submitted for publication in The Reconstructionist; and memberships, donations, and subscriptions to JRF and its publications.

Examples of "gems" that a researcher may find in this series include a copy of a letter from James P. Warburg, dated December 1959, in which he defends his Zionist views (see "General Correspondence, 1958-1959"); a letter to the Rabbinical Assembly, written by Richard L. Rubenstein of the B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation, dated February 1960, in which he protests against a proposal to create minimum standards of behavior for Rabbinical Assembly members (see "General Correspondence, 1960"); a letter to Mrs. David H. Neustadt, dated February 1961 in which Eisenstein explains why the ten plagues were eliminated from the Haggadah (see General Correspondence, 1960-1961")'; a letter from Hubert H. Humphrey, Vice-President of the U.S., dated July 1968, in which he encloses his statement on Near East policies (see "General Correspondence, D-K, n.d., 1966-1968"); a letter from and to Mr. Kivie Kaplan, head of the NAACP, dated November 1966 (see the same folder); the "Recollections of Robert Szold," issued by the Zionist Federation of London (see "General Correspondence, R-S, 1965-1968"); and lessons in intermarriage, a series of questions posed by an unidentified author (see "General Correspondence, T-Z, 1928, 1964, 1966-1968).

BoxFolderTitleDate
49 16 General Correspondence 1945
49 17 General Correspondence 1945-1946
49 18 "S" undated, 1952
49 19 General Correspondence 1956-1958
49 20 General Correspondence 1958-1959
BoxFolderTitleDate
50 1 General Correspondence 1960
50 2 General Correspondence 1960-1961
50 3 General Correspondence 1961-1963
50 4 1961 1960-1961
50 5 General Correspondence A-C undated, 1964-1965
50 6 General Correspondence D-H undated, 1957, 1960-1961, 1963-1966
50 7 General Correspondence J-M undated, 1963-1965
50 8 General Correspondence P-Z undated, 1962-1965
  (contains Hebrew)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
51 1 General Correspondence 1962
51 2 General Correspondence 1962-April 1963
  (contains Yiddish)   
51 3 General Correspondence undated, May-December 1963
51 4 1963 1961, 1963
  (contains Yiddish)   
51 5 1963 1962-1963
  (contains Yiddish)   
51 6 1963 1963
51 7 1964 1963-1964
51 8 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1964
BoxFolderTitleDate
52 1 General Correspondence 1964
52 2 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1964-1965
52 3 General Correspondence A-B 1966-1969
  (contains Hebrew)   
52 4 General Correspondence C-F undated, 1966-1968
52 5 General Correspondence G-K 1966-1968
52 6 General Correspondence L-P undated, 1965-1968
52 7 General Correspondence R-S 1965-1968
52 81 General Correspondence T-Z 1928, 1964, 1966-1968
  (contains Hebrew)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
52a 1 General Correspondence D 1967
52a 2 General Correspondence E-F 1967
52a 3 General Correspondence G 1967
52a 4 General Correspondence H-J 1967
52a 5 General Correspondence K-L 1967
BoxFolderTitleDate
53 1 General Correspondence M 1967
53 2 General Correspondence N 1967
53 3 General Correspondence O 1967
53 4 General Correspondence P 1967

Subseries B: Foreign and military correspondence, 1945-1946, 1950

The Subseries is in English.
Box 53, Folders 5-9.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries B consist of correspondence from members of the military and from congregations in foreign countries, asking for publication supplies and general assistance. The military correspondence includes V-Mail and among the correspondents are Chaplain Judah Nadich in the Pacific Theatre (see "Literature requested by Army Posts and USO Center"), and Captain David Macarov in which he describes the Jewish community in Calcutta, India (see "Army Literature Requests, 1945-1946"). The foreign correspondence is primarily from England and Calcutta, India.

BoxFolderTitleDate
53 5 Literature requested by Army posts and USO Centers 1945
53 6 Army Literature Requests 1945-1946
53 7 British Jewry 1946
53 8 Foreign Civilian Correspondence 1946
53 9 Foreign Correspondence 1950

Subseries C: Israel and Zionism related correspondence, undated, 1945-1946, 1964-1965, 1968

The Subseries is in English.
Box 53, Folders 10-15.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries C consists of correspondence and mailing lists regarding Zionist issues. Several of the folders are dated pre-1948; these include a telegram sent to President Harry Truman by Maurice Linder, President of JRF, a telegram sent to JRF by Stephen S. Wise, and a resolution and memorandum from the Rabbinical Assembly relating to the focus of United Jewish Appeal. Later material contains an invitation for a small Zionist meeting at Albert and Bertha Schoolman's home (see "Zionist Organization of America, 1964-1965"); a response by Wolfe Kelman, Executive Vice-President of the Rabbinical Assembly to an article by Richard L. Rubenstein, of the Bnai Brith Hillel Foundation; and a mailing list of libraries and other repositories which were sent Zionism Explained.

BoxFolderTitleDate
53 10 Palestine 1945
53 11 Esco Foundation for Palestine 1945
53 12 United Jewish Appeal 1946
53 13 Zionist Organization of America 1964-1965
53 14 Rabbi Richard L. Rubenstein 1968
53 15 Zionism Explained recipients undated

Subseries D: Other correspondence, 1948-1952, 1955, 1957

The Subseries is in English.
Box 53, Folders 16-21.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries D contains specified correspondence that does not fall under the other subseries. These include correspondence relating to a conference on Community organization; the involvement of JRF in the Religion and Labor Foundation, a foundation seeking an atmosphere of cooperation between the religious and labor leaders; a protest letter against the removal of Secretary of State Dean Acheson; a folder of correspondence with Maxwell Abbell, Chair of the President's Committee on Government Employment Policy; and an invitation for JRF to join the National Council on Jewish Audio-Visual Materials.

BoxFolderTitleDate
53 16 Community 1948-1949
53 17 Literature Requests 1948-1949
53 18 Religion and Labor 1948-1952
53 19 Letter protesting resolution to remove Dean Acheson from office 1950
53 20 Abbell, Maxwell 1955, 1957
53 21 National Council on Jewish Audio-Visual Materials 1957
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Series XXI: Editorial Board Minutes and Correspondence, undated, 1942-1965, 1970-1971, 1973

The Series is in English.
Box 54.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Series XXI contain the minutes of the meeting of the editorial board for The Reconstructionist. The series also includes meeting announcements, correspondence, and lists of board members. The meetings touch on different sections of the magazine, the magazine's format, and administrative matters pertaining both to the magazine and to JRF.

BoxFolderTitleDate
54 1 Editorial Board Minutes 1942-1943
54 2 Editorial Board Minutes 1944
54 3 Editorial Board Minutes 1945
54 4 Editorial Board Minutes January 1946-January 1948
54 5 Editorial Board Minutes 1948-1951
54 6 Editorial Board Correspondence 1949-1953
54 7 Editorial Board Minutes May 1951-December 1953
54 8 Editorial Board Minutes 1956
54 9 Editorial Board Correspondence 1954-1956
54 10 Editorial Board Minutes 1957-1959
54 11 Editorial Board Minutes (incomplete) 1958-1960
54 12 Editorial Board Miscellaneous Correspondence undated, 1959-1961
54 13 Editorial Board Announcements of meetings only (and some correspondence) 1961-1963
54 14 Editorial Board Correspondence and Announcements 1963-1964
54 15 Lists of Editorial Board 1963-1965
54 16 Meeting Announcements (incomplete) 1970-1971, 1973
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Series XXII: Reconstructionist Magazine - Correspondence and Manuscripts, undated, 1920, 1930-1931, 1934-1936, 1943-1969

The Series is in English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish, and Yiddish.
Boxes 55-71, Box 72, Folders 1-5.
Arrangement:

Arranged into fourteen subseries.

Scope and Content:

Series XXII pertains to the organ of JRF, The Reconstructionist. The magazine was first published in 1935 as an extension of the SAJ Review, the bulletin printed by the Society for the Advancement of Judaism. It remained a biweekly serial that was published for twenty consecutive issues per year beginning in October for over four decades. In 1970 the magazine began decreasing its frequency, publishing only 10 issues per year. The Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Fellowships took over the management of the magazine in 1983, and by 1990, only four issues were being published a year. In 1994, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (Wyncote, Penn.) became the last and most current manager for the magazine. Current issues are available at www.rrc.edu and an entire run of the magazine has been digitized by the American Theological Association, available at www.atla.com. Throughout its tenure, the magazine generally contained sections for editorials, corrrespondence, featured articles, and book reviews.

The series is arranged into fourteen subseries: Subseries A: Early formation; Subseries B: Manuscripts; Subseries C: Editorial and manuscript correspondence; Subseries D: Correspondence with writers and contributors; Subseries E: Book reviews; Subseries F: Symposiums; Subseries G: Regional and anniversary issues; Subseries H: Creative Arts Supplement; Subseries I: Reprints and use in other publications; Subseries J: Statistics; Subseries K: Publicity and promotion; Subseries L: Circulation and subscription; Subseries M: 30th anniversary; and Subseries N: Orders for printers.

Subseries A: Early formation, undated, 1934-1936

The Subseries is in English.
Box 55, Folders 1-2.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries A consists of minutes from an early meeting of editors in 1934; correspondence from founding members of the magazine's editorial board; a magazine report, and 1935 financial reports, invoices, and statistics.

BoxFolderTitleDate
55 1 Formation of the Reconstructionist Magazine October 25, 1934
55 2 Correspondence, reports, etc. undated, 1934-1936

Subseries B: Manuscripts, undated, 1930-1931, 1944-1945, 1947-1948, 1954-1955, 1957-1967

The Subseries is in English, French, Hebrew, and Spanish.
Box 55, Folders 3-9, Boxes 56-57, Box 58, Folders 1-4.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries B contains manuscripts submitted for inclusion in The Reconstructionist. Not all of the manuscripts were actually published. Among the genre are music; poetry; religious services; military Chaplains' addresses; letters from Jewish soldiers; editorials; book reviews; sermons; and topics such as anti-Semitism, Zionism, the Eichmann trial, Jewish identity, Jewish education, interfaith relations, and religious thought. Interspersed with some of the manuscripts are application and response letters.

The more significant authors include Salo W. Baron (see Box 57, "Manuscripts, n.d.), Eliahu Ben-Horin (see Box 57, "Manuscripts, n.d., 1961-1963 1 and 2 of 3, and "Manuscripts, n.d."), Willy Brandt (Governing Mayor of Gerlin in 1961- See Box 55, "Manuscripts 1960-1961 1 of 2), Sol Dann (see Box 56, "Manuscripts, n.d., 1958, 1960-1962 1 of 4; Box 57, "Manuscripts, 1960, 1962-1964), Abraham G. Duker (see Box 56, "Manuscripts, n.d., 1958, 1960-1962 1 of 4), Alexander M. Duskin (see Box 56, "Manuscripts, n.d., 1961-1962 2 of 4), Abraham J. Heschel (see Box 55, "Manuscripts 1960-1961 2 of 2), Philip M. Klutznick (see Box 56, "Manuscripts, n.d., 1961-1962 4 of 4), Louis Kraft interview (see Box 58, "Manuscripts, n.d., 1965-1967, "Manuscripts, n.d.), S. Margoshes (see Box 56, "Manuscripts, n.d., 1961-1962 2 of 4; Box 57, "Manuscripts, n.d., 1963 2 0f 3), Jacob Neusner (see Box 56, "Manuscripts, n.d., 1961-1962 2, 3, and 4 of 4; Box 57, "Manuscripts, 1960, 1962-1964; Box 58, "Manuscripts 1965-1966, and "Manuscripts, n.d."), Alfred P. Schoolman (see Box 55, "Manuscripts 1960-1961 1 of 2), Harold M. Schulweis (see Box 57, "Manuscripts, n.d, 1962-1963 3 of 3), Sanford Solender (see Box 56, "Manuscripts, n.d., 1961-1962 4 of 4), Isaac N. Trainin ((see Box 56, "Manuscripts, n.d., 1961-1962 1 and 4 of 4), and Carl H. Voss (see Box 57, "Manuscripts, 1960, 1962-1964).

BoxFolderTitleDate
55 3 Manuscripts 1930-1931
55 4 Manuscripts 1944-1945
55 5 Manuscripts 1945, 1947-1948
55 6 Manuscripts 1954-1955
  (contains Hebrew)   
55 7 Manuscripts undated, 1957-1960, 1963
55 8 Manuscripts - 1 of 2 1960-1961
55 9 Manuscripts - 2 of 2 1960-1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
56 1 Manuscripts - 1 of 4 undated, 1958, 1960-1962
  (contains Hebrew)   
56 2 Manuscripts - 2 of 4 undated, 1961-1962
56 3 Manuscripts - 3 of 4 undated, 1960-1961
  (contains French and Hebrew)   
56 4 Manuscripts - 4 of 4 1961-1962
  (contains Hebrew)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
57 1 Manuscripts - 1 of 3 undated, 1961-1963
57 2 Manuscripts - 2 of 3 (contains photograph) undated, 1963
  (contains French and Hebrew)   
57 3 Manuscripts - 3 of 3 undated, 1962-1963
57 4 Manuscripts 1960, 1962-1964
57 5 Manuscripts 1964-1965
57 6 Manuscripts undated, 1964-1965
BoxFolderTitleDate
58 1 Manuscripts 1965-1966
58 2 Manuscripts undated, 1965-1967
  (contains Spanish)   
58 3 Manuscripts undated
58 4 Manuscripts undated

Subseries C: Editorial and manuscript correspondence, undated, 1920, 1943-1952, 1955-1969

The Subseries is in English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, and Yiddish.
Box 58, Folders 5-9, Boxes 59-66, Box 67, Folders 1-7.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries C contains the bulk of Series XXII and primarily includes letters between the Editor of The Reconstructionist and potential contributors. A few manuscripts are scattered throughout the subseries.

Correspondents are filed for the most part alphabetically within folders. Please note that correspondents in Subseries D: Correspondence with writers and contributors, may also have additional letters available within this subseries.

The subseries also includes letters written by readers reacting to the magazine or to specific editorials.

BoxFolderTitleDate
58 5 Comments on Magazine and Editorials 1943-1948
58 6 Editor's Correspondence 1944-1945
58 7 Correspondence undated, 1945
58 8 Magazine Correspondence 1947-1949
  (contains French)   
58 9 Editor's Correspondence 1948
BoxFolderTitleDate
59 1 Material regarding Israel in the Reconstructionist 1948
59 2 UPA Correspondence 1948-1949
59 3 Editor's Correspondence 1949
59 4 Excerpts from letters commenting on the Magazine (contains separated oversized material, see OS2F Folder 1, Item 2) 1949-1952
59 5 Manuscript Correspondence 1951
59 6 Manuscript Correspondence 1952
59 7 Correspondence 1955-1956
59 8 Correspondence A-F 1957-1960
  (contains French and Hebrew)   
59 9 Correspondence G-K 1957-1960
  (contains Hebrew)   
59 10 Correspondence L-Z 1957-1960
  (contains German and Hebrew)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
60 1 Correspondence A-L 1960-1961
60 2 Correspondence M-Z 1960-1961
  (contains Hebrew)   
60 3 Correspondence A-E undated, 1957, 1960-1962
  (contains Hebrew)   
60 4 Correspondence F-I undated, 1957, 1960-1962
60 5 Correspondence J-R undated, 1920, 1957-1962
60 6 Correspondence S-Z undated, 1958, 1961-1962
  (contains French)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
61 1 Correspondence A-C 1961-1963
  (contains French and Hebrew)   
61 2 Correspondence D-L 1961-1963
  (contains Hebrew)   
61 3 Correspondence M-R 1961-1963
  (contains Hebrew)   
61 4 Correspondence S-Z 1962-1963
61 5 Humane Slaughter Bill 1962-1964
BoxFolderTitleDate
62 1 Correspondence A-K 1963-1964
62 2 Correspondence L-Z undated, 1959-1961, 1963-1964
  (contains German and Hebrew)   
62 3 Correspondence A-L 1961-1965
  (contains German and Hebrew)   
62 4 Correspondence M-Z 1963-1965
BoxFolderTitleDate
63 1 Correspondence A-I 1964-1966
63 2 Correspondence J-R 1963, 1965-1966
63 3 Correspondence S-Z 1964-1966
63 4 Correspondence A-L 1965-1967
63 5 Correspondence M-Z undated, 1961, 1963-1967
BoxFolderTitleDate
64 1 Reconstructionist - E-F 1965
64 2 Reconstructionist - J 1965
64 3 Reconstructionist - S Miscellaneous 1965
64 4 Reconstructionist - A-B 1966-1967
64 5 Reconstructionist - H-J 1966
64 6 Reconstructionist - K-L 1966-1967
64 7 Reconstructionist - T-V 1966, 1968
64 8 Reconstructionist - W-Z Miscellaneous 1966, 1969
64 9 Reconstructionist A-B 1966-1968
64 10 Reconstructionist S Miscellaneous undated, 1965, 1967
64 11 Reconstructionist S Miscellaneous undated, 1967-1968
64 12 Reconstructionist R-V undated, 1967-1968
  (contains Yiddish)   
64 13 Reconstructionist W-Z undated, 1967
BoxFolderTitleDate
65 1 Correspondence 1967
65 2 Reconstructionist A-B undated, 1967-1969
65 3 Reconstructionist B undated, 1967-1969
  (contains Yiddish)   
65 4 Reconstructionist D undated, 1967-1968
65 5 Reconstructionist E-F undated, 1967-1969
65 6 Reconstructionist G 1967-1968
BoxFolderTitleDate
66 1 Reconstructionist H-J 1967-1968
66 2 Reconstructionist K undated, 1967-1968
  (contains Yiddish)   
66 3 Reconstructionist L 1967-1969
66 4 Reconstructionist M undated, 1967-1968
66 5 Reconstructionist N undated, 1967-1968
66 6 Reconstructionist O 1968
66 7 Reconstructionist P 1967-1968
  (contains Italian)   
66 8 Reconstructionist R-S 1967-1968
66 9 Reconstructionist T-V undated, 1967-1968
BoxFolderTitleDate
67 1 Reconstructionist W-Z 1962, 1967-1968
67 2 Correspondence 1968
67 3 Reconstructionist E-F 1969
67 4 Reconstructionist H-J 1969
67 5 Reconstructionist K-M 1969
67 6 Reconstructionist P 1965, 1968-1969
67 7 Reconstructionist S 1969

Subseries D: Correspondence with writers and contributors, undated, 1944-1949, 1952, 1956, 1958-1969

The Subseries is in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Box 67, Folders 8-15, Box 68, Folders 1-16.
Arrangement:

Alphabetically by author's name.

Scope and Content:

Subseries D is similar to Subseries C: Editorial and manuscript correspondence, but is organized specifically by author. Researchers may wish to also consult Subseries C for further correspondence from authors that are listed in this Subseries.

Several files are of particular interest. These include: Rabbi David Z. Ben-Ami and his efforts to improve race relations in Hattiesburg, Miss. in the 1960s; Eliahu Ben-Horin's contributions to the Reconstructionist column "Middle East Cockpits" and his extensive correspondence with Philip M. Klutznick; a volatile exchange between Sol Dann and Lessing J. Rosenwald ( President of American Council for Judaism) relating to Dann's indictments against ACJ Zionist statements; a defensive letter written by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover in 1949 regarding discriminatory labeling; a copy of a letter from Thomas Mann to Jacob Billikopf stating "...the passing of Roosevelt has shocked me too. We have lost a powerful friend...;" reactions to Rabbi Harold Schulweis' sermon "the Voice of Esau" which touched on Black-Jewish relations; and transcripts of personal letters of Rabbi Stephen S. Wise submitted by Carl Voss.

BoxFolderTitleDate
67 8 Authors' Biographies (contains photograph) 1958-1959, 1961
67 9 Ben-Ami, David Z. - Negro-Jewish Relations undated, 1964-1965
67 10 Corespondence and Manuscripts - Ben-Horin, Eliahu undated, 1963-1964
  (contains Hebrew)   
67 11 [Ben-Horin, Eliahu] Cockpits 1962-1964
67 12 [Ben-Horin, Eliahu] Cockpits 1965
67 13 [Ben-Horin, Eliahu] Cockpits undated, 1966-1967
  (contains Yiddish)   
67 14 Correspondence between Sol Dann and Leesing Rosenwald on Zionism 1945
67 15 Sol A. Dann 1947-1948
BoxFolderTitleDate
68 1 Moshe Davis 1956
68 2 [Friedman, Philip] Glossies 1959
68 3 [Golub, Jacob S.] Study Aids 1944-1945
68 4 Sidney Greenberg Quotes 1960-1961, 1963, 1966
68 5 Correspondence from J. Edgar Hoover 1949
68 6 Kohs, Samuel 1946
68 7 Jacques Lipschitz 1952
68 8 Letter (copy) from Thomas Mann 1945
68 9 Neusner, Jack 1967
68 10 Jacob Neusner 1967-1968
68 11 Jacob Neusner 1969
68 12 Ribalow, Harold 1946
68 13 [Schulweis, Harold] Re: "Voice of Esau" 1965-1966
68 14 [Schulweis, Harold] Re: "Voice of Esau" 1965-1966
68 15 Carl Hermann Voss 1969
68 16 Writers' Cocktail Party, September 19, 1962 1962-1963

Subseries E: Book Reviews, 1965-1969

The Subseries is in English.
Box 68, Folders 17-23.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries E contains lists of book reviewers, authors, and bibliographies. Much of the subseries consists of correspondence from the Editor of The Reconstructionist either soliciting contributions or following up on requested work.

BoxFolderTitleDate
68 17 Book Reviews Assigned 1965
68 18 Book Reviews Assigned 1966
68 19 Book Reviews Assigned 1967
68 20 Book Reviews Assigned 1969
68 21 Request for Book Reviews 1967
68 22 Request for Book Reviews 1967-1969
68 23 Request for Book Reviews 1969

Subseries F: Symposiums, 1959, 1961-1962

The Subseries is in English.
Box 69, Folders 1-2.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries F consists of correspondence regarding two, out of many symposiums in which participants' contributions are discussed in issues of the magazine. The first symposium pertains to Jewish Community Councils' services to communities; it appeared in the January 10, 1958 issue (Vol. XXIII, no. 18). The second, a "counter-Symposium," was a reaction to Commentary's symposium on "Jewishness and the Younger Intellectuals," which appeared in Commentary's April 1961 issue. Articles pertaining to the counter-symposium can be located in various issues from 1961-1962.

BoxFolderTitleDate
69 1 Jewish Community Council Symposium 1959
69 2 Symposium of Jewish Intellectuals and Judaism 1961-1962

Subseries G: Regional and anniversary issues, 1955-1957, 1960

The Subseries is in English.
Box 69, Folders 3-7.
Arrangement:

Alphabetically by region.

Scope and Content:

Subseries G consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and meeting minutes regarding special regional issues of The Reconstructionist that were published between 1955 and 1957. The Chicago issue appeared in the following issues: May 26, 1966 (Vol. XXI, no. 8) and January 25, 1957 (Vol. XXII no. 19). The New England issue appeared in January 31, 1957 (Vol. XXIII, no. 8). The West Coast issues appeared in November 16, 1956 (Vol. XXII, no. 14), a supplement in November 30, 1956 (Vol. XXII, no. 15), and February 20, 1958 (Vol. XXIII, no. 18). It is unclear if a Southern issue was ever published. Each issue dealt with Jewish life in the particular region of the country and was compiled by contributors from the particular region. The resulting issues were then used as promotional tools for synagogue members in those regions.

To observe the 25th Anniversary of The Reconstructionist, the magazine issued a special issue on February 19, 1960 (Vol. XXVI, no. 1). The folder consists of two copies of this issue.

BoxFolderTitleDate
69 3 Chicago Issue 1956-1957
69 4 New England Issue 1957
69 5 Southern Issue 1957
69 6 West Coast Issues 1955-1957
69 7 Reconstructionist Magazine, 25th Anniversary Issue 1960

Subseries H: Creative Arts Supplement, undated, 1960, 1964-1966

The Subseries is in English.
Box 69, Folders 8-10.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries H pertains to a creative arts supplement that The Reconstructionist began in 1965 in order to disseminate new synagogue music to its members. The supplement appeared in two issues of the magazine: June 25, 1965 (vol. XXXI, no. 10) and June 24, 1966 (vol. XXXII no. 10). The subseries primarily consists of sheet music and lyrics that were submitted to the Editorial Committee of the Creative Arts Supplement.

BoxFolderTitleDate
69 8 Creative Arts 1960, 1965
69 9 Creative Arts undated, 1964-1966
69 10 Creative Arts undated, 1965

Subseries I: Reprints and use in other publications, undated, 1943-1946, 1956-1967, 1959-1964

The Subseries is in English, German, and Spanish.
Box 69, Folders 11-16.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries I relates to the use of other journals' articles for inclusion in The Reconstructionist and the use of The Reconstructionist articles' for use in other journals and newsletters. Also included in this subseries are article reprints, and issues from other publications in which The Reconstructionist is quoted.

BoxFolderTitleDate
69 11 Reconstructionist Magazine Reprints undated, 1943, 1946, 1956-1957, 1960-1963
69 12 Reprints of articles in the Reconstructionist 1944-1946
69 13 Reprints of articles in the Reconstructionist (contains separated oversized material, see OS1F Folder 1, Item 4) 1946
  (contains German and Spanish)   
69 14 Articles by editors printed in other publications 1946
69 15 Articles reprinted 1959-1961
69 16 As quoted in other publications 1963-1964

Subseries J: Statistics, 1943-1963, 1965-1968

The Subseries is in English.
Box 70.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries J provides statistics on circulation according to regional zone or state by magazine issue. Box 70, Folder 1 ("Magazine Records, 1943-1949") includes figures for postage and printing costs. "Reconstructionist Magazine Statistics, 1962-1963" consists of a two page breakdown of subscribers and financial contributors.

BoxFolderTitleDate
70 1 Magazine Records 1943-1949
70 2 Magazine Statistics 1950-1955
70 3 Magazine Statistics 1956-1958
70 4 Reconstructionist Magazine Statistics v. 24-26 February 1958-February 1961
70 5 Reconstructionist Magazine Statistics 1962-1963
70 6 Mailing Records 1965
70 7 Mailing Records 1966
70 8 Mailing Records 1967
70 9 Mailing Records 1967-1968

Subseries K: Publicity and Promotion, undated, 1959-1969

The Subseries is in English.
Box 71, Folders 1-17.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries K contains correspondence and advertisements soliciting advertisement space in The Reconstructionist and correspondence, reports, and press releases promoting the magazine to subscribers. El Al Airlines was a frequent advertiser in the magazine, and the subseries includes the airline's camera ready advertisements as well as contracts with its advertising agency. "Promotion and Publicity, 1960, 1963" contains a description of the magazine, listing its general subjects and names of distinguished contributors. A report on membership statistics and a subscription analysis for February 1967 is located in "Promotion and Publicity, 1960, 1967" along with a JRF press release introducing the Bnot Torah educational project for women who did not have previous Bat Mitzvahs.

BoxFolderTitleDate
71 1 Magazine Ads (contains separated oversized material, see OS1F Folder 2, Item 1) 1959-1960
71 2 Magazine Ads (contains separated oversized material, see OS1F Folder 2, Item 2) 1959-1960
71 3 Magazine Promotion 1960
71 4 Magazine Ads (contains separated oversized material, see OS1F Folder 2, Item 3) 1961
71 5 Advertisement Contacts 1962
71 6 Magazine Ads 1962-1964
71 7 Magazine Ads 1963-1964
71 8 Promotion and Publicity (contains separated oversized material, see OS1F Folder 2, Item 4) 1960, 1963-1964
71 9 Promotion and Publicity 1960, 1963
71 10 Advertisement Contacts 1965
71 11 Promotion and Publicity 1965
71 12 Advertisement Contacts 1965-1966
71 13 Promotion and Publicity 1966-1967
71 14 Advertisement Contracts 1967-1968
71 15 Promotion and Publicity 1960, 1967
71 16 Promotion and Publicity 1968
71 17 Magazine Ads (contains separated oversized material, see OS1F Folder 2, Item 5) undated, 1968-1969

Subseries L: Circulation and subscription, 1944, 1954-1955, 1957-1964, 1966-1969

The Subseries is in English.
Box 71, Folders 18-28.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries L consists of correspondence, mailing lists, minutes, and reports regarding strategies to increase circulation as well as everyday managing of subscriber's accounts. Letters from Emanuel Celler, NY Representative in 1944 and others praising the magazine can be located in "Subscription Campaign, 1944." Statistical reports listing the numbers of subscribers, printing and postage costs, and a nationwide distribution schedule are scattered throughout the subseries. "Magazine Committee, 1957-1958" includes minutes and reports of this committee's meetings along with a list of JRF publications and the number distributed in 1956-1957. Responses to Ira Eisenstein's inquiry in 1963 on changing the frequency of the magazine from a biweekly to a monthly are located in "Replies to President's letter regarding magazine publication, 1963."

BoxFolderTitleDate
71 18 Subscription Campaign 1944
71 19 Magazine Form Letters 1954-1955, 1957-1960
71 20 Magazine Committee 1957-1958
71 21 Subscription Campaign 1961-1962
71 22 Replies to President's letter regarding Magazine Publication 1963
71 23 Subscription Correspondence 1963
71 24 Jewish Teachers' Community Chest 1964
71 25 Subscription Correspondence 1966
71 26 Subscription Correspondence 1966-1967
71 27 Subscription Correspondence 1967-1968
71 28 Subscription Correspondence 1969

Subseries M: 30th Anniversary, undated, 1964-1965

The Subseries is in English.
Box 72, Folders 1-4.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries M mainly consists of reply cards, correspondence, and lists of individuals pledging money in honor of The Reconstructionist's 30th anniversary. Statements of praise written by Rabbis, civil and Jewish leaders, and scholars about the magazine are published in "Tributes to The Reconstructionist on its Thirtieth Anniversary, 1935-1965."

BoxFolderTitleDate
72 1 30th Birthday Gifts 1964-1965
72 2 30th Birthday Pledges 1964-1965
72 3 Tributes to the Reconstructionist Magazine - 30th Anniversary 1965
72 4 30th Birthday Tributes undated

Subseries N: Orders for printers, 1963, 1967-1968

The Subseries is in English.
Box 72, Folders 5-6.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries N contains orders and invoices between JRF and printers regarding the production of the magazine.

BoxFolderTitleDate
72 5 Reconstructionist Magazine 1963
72 6 Marsten Press 1967-1968
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Series XXIII: Publications: Books and Pamphlets-Correspondence, undated, 1943-1961, 1963, 1975

The Series is in English and German.
Box 72, Folder 7-Box 75, Folder 6.
Arrangement:

Arranged into seven subseries.

Scope and Content:

Series XXIII contains correspondence, contracts, draft manuscripts, invoices, lists, minutes, pamphlets, photo engraving samples, press releases, and statistical tables related to the business of publishing and promoting JRF books and pamphlets. Drafts of publications may also be found in this series. The series is arranged into seven subseries: Subseries A: Religious books; Subseries B: Mordecai M. Kaplan's publications; Subseries C: Publications written by others; Subseries D: Educational publications; Subseries E: Promotional material and general correspondence; Subseries F: Publishing, copyright, and authors' correspondence; Subseries G: Statistics.

See also: Series XXV: Pamphlets and Reports for the actual copies of publications.

Subseries A: Religious books, undated, 1943-1948, 1950, 1953, 1961

The Subseries is in English.
Box 72, Folders 7-16.
Arrangement:

Chronologically by title.

Scope and Content:

Subseries A consists of a certificate, correspondence, lists, news clippings, notes, pamphlets, poetry, and promotional writings that relate to the promotion, publishing and literary rights of Sabbath Seudah, written by Rabbi Eugene Kohn; a prayerbook for Sabbath Services, written by Mordecai M. Kaplan and Eugene Kohn; High Holiday prayerbooks; and New Haggadah. The subseries contains a collection of religious poems for possible inclusion in a prayerbook (see "Prayer Book-Miscellaneous, undated") and small haggadot that were used by Military Jewish Chaplains during World War II (see "New Haggadah, 1945" and "Haggadah, 1945-1946"). In addition, the subseries contains undated sermon fragments.

BoxFolderTitleDate
72 7 Shabbat S'udah, Book on Home Devotions 1943
72 8 New Prayer Book-Correspondence 1944
72 9 Prayer Book-Correspondence 1944-1945, 1961
72 10 Prayer Book 1945, 1947-1948, 1953
72 11 Prayer Book 1950
72 12 Prayer Book-Miscellaneous undated
72 13 New Haggadah 1945
72 14 Haggadah 1945-1946
72 15 The New Haggadah undated
72 16 Sermon Fragments undated

Subseries B: Mordecai M. Kaplan's publications, undated, 1944-1945, 1947-1951, 1957

The Subseries is in English.
Box 72, Folders 17-22.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries B relates to Mordecai M. Kaplan's non-liturgical writings, and includes promotional and business correspondence concerning Faith of America, The Meaning of G-d, The Future of the American Jew, and Judaism as a Civilization. An extensive amount of book reviews are located in the folders pertaining to The Future of the American Jew which also contain a manuscript, mailing lists, and a sales record. A letter written to Rabbi Kaplan from Albert Einstein in 1948 may also allude to this title.

BoxFolderTitleDate
72 17 American Religion-Correspondence undated, 1944-1945, 1947, 1950-1951
72 18 Meaning of God-Book and Copyright 1947
72 19 Future of the American Jew undated, 1947-1949
72 20 [Future of the American Jew] Sales Record 1949
72 21 Einstein, Albert-Letter 1948
72 22 Yoseloff, Thomas 1957

Subseries C: Publications written by others, undated, 1946, 1948-1958

The Subseries is in English and German.
Box 73, Folders 1-9.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries C concerns the promotion and business matters relating to published and unpublished publications written by others. These works include two works regarding poetry (see "Poetry Volume, undated, 1946" and "Shalom, 1950"); Cantillation of the Bible, by Solomon Rosowsky; Mordecai M. Kaplan: An Evaluation, by Ira Eisenstein and Eugene Kohn; New Lights and Old Shadows, by Lionel S. Reiss; "Jewish Community Relations; An analysis of the MacIver Report," by Abraham G. Duker; and articles by Jack J. Cohen and Milton Steinberg. Of interest is a collection of poetry, some of which were submitted by World War II soldier Solom Bloom (see "Poetry volume, undated, 1946"). An essay on Israeli poet S. Shalom is located in "Shalom, 1950." Two copies of the Abraham G. Duker report are located within his folder.

BoxFolderTitleDate
73 1 Poetry Volume undated, 1946
73 2 Steinberg, Milton 1946
73 3 Cantillation of the Bible-Rosowsky, Salomo undated, 1948-1949, 1951-1952, 1955-1957
73 4 Shalom 1950
73 5 MMK: An Evaluation 1952 1950-1953
73 6 Lionel Reiss Book 1951-1955
73 7 Duker Book on MacIver 1952, 1954
73 8 Schweitzer, Albert-Letter undated, 1958
  (contains German)   
73 9 Sabbath Observance-Cohen, Jack J. undated

Subseries D: Educational publications, undated, 1959

The Subseries is in English.
Box 73, Folders 10-15.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries D contains correspondence, contracts, galleys, and draft manuscripts relating to educational publications. The majority of material consists of draft manuscripts, and galleys. There also exists editing correspondence (see "Reconstructionist Primer" Mehlman, B. William, 1959) and an agreement between JRF and the Jewish Educational Committee of New York transferring the rights of The Creative Audience, by Rebecca Imber and Jack J. Cohen to JEC.

BoxFolderTitleDate
73 10 "Reconstructionist Primer"-Mehlman, B. William 1959
73 11 Agreement between JRF and Jewish Education Committee on Creative Audience undated
73 12 Meaning of God Syllabi (1st Draft)-Cohen, Jack J. undated
73 13 Judaism as a Civilization and Creative Judaism-Study Guide undated
73 14 "A Plan for Jewish Education" (pamphlet) undated
73 15 Prayer Syllabus on Reconstructionism undated

Subseries E: Promotional material and general correspondence, undated, 1953-1960, 1963, 1975

The Subseries is in English.
Box 74, Folders 1-9.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries E consists of catalogues, correspondence, a dinner invitation, an invoice, pamphlets, press releases, and statistics publicizing and soliciting the sale of JRF publications as well as miscellaneous correspondence that does not fall within other series. An example of miscellaneous correspondence is a dinner invitation celebrating the founding of the Reconstructionist Press (see "Reconstructionist Press, 1953"), and specific shipping arrangements and following up of customer accounts (See "Publications, 1959" and Books for Reconstructionist Foundation, 1960"). The majority of materials in this subseries, however; are press releases and form letters to readers and the editorial board announcing new publications, catalogues listing JRF publications, and pamphlets promoting specific works. An inventory list and number of books sold is available in "Publications-Press, 1956-1957" and "Publications, 1963, 1975." Please note that "Publications and Promotion, 1958-1960" contains a response from the Jewish Educational Committee of New York regarding the reprinting of The Creative Audience. Additional correspondence in this folder relates to book proposals between authors and publishing houses.

BoxFolderTitleDate
74 1 Reconstructionist Press 1953
74 2 Publication Announcements 1953-1957
74 3 Publication Promotion 1955-1957
74 4 Publications - Press 1956-1957
74 5 Catalogues undated, 1958
74 6 Publications and Promotion 1958-1960
74 7 Publications 1959
74 8 Books for Reconstructionist Foundation 1960
74 9 Publications 1963, 1975

Subseries F: Publishing and copyright correspondence, undated, 1949-1951, 1953-1958

The Subseries is in English.
Box 74, Folders 10-13, Box 75, Folders 1-2.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries F contains correspondence regarding permission to publish excerpts or articles from other sources, minutes and publication schedules issued by the Publication Committee, correspondence between and agreements made with publishing houses, and lists of publications. Samples of a photo engraving company are also located in this subseries.

See also: Series V: Committees for additional Publication Committee minutes.

BoxFolderTitleDate
74 10 Publications Correspondence A-J 1949-1951
74 11 Publications Correspondence K-Z 1949, 1951
74 12 Publications 1953-1954, 1957-1958
74 13 Photo Engraving (contains separated oversized material, see OS1F Folder 2, Item 6) 1954
BoxFolderTitleDate
75 1 Publications undated, 1955-1956
75 2 Pamphlets 1957

Subseries G: Statistics, 1945-1952, 1956-1958

The Subseries is in English.
Box 75, Folders 3-6.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries G contains statistics on the distribution and sales of JRF publications. Statistical tables during World War II list the number and title of publications distributed to civilians and to USO and army centers. Later tables list the amount of publications by title in inventory or the number of publications by title sold.

BoxFolderTitleDate
75 3 Literature Record 1945
75 4 Literature Records 1945-1949
75 5 Literature Records 1950-1952
75 6 Literature Records 1956-1958
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Series XXIV: Cantatas, Interviews, Plays, and Prayer Pamphlets, undated, 1943-1948, 1951-1952, 1954, 1958, 1961, 1965-1967

The Series is in English and transliterated Hebrew.
Box 75, Folder 7-Box 76 Folder 2.
Arrangement:

Arranged into two subseries.

Scope and Content:

Series XXIV consists of catalogues, correspondence, lists, lyrics, news clippings, sheet music, plays, prayers, promotional material, programs, and radio transcripts relating to musical works, plays, and guides for prayer service. The series also includes audio material in the form of radio transcripts and record albums that were created by Mordecai M. Kaplan. The series is arranged into two subseries: Subseries A: Cantatas, choral works, plays, and prayer pamphlets; and Subseries B: Mordecai M. Kaplan's interviews, radio appearance, and record album.

See also: Series XI: General Fellowship materials, Subseries A: Pre-Federation: Correspondence with Potential and Established Study Groups for a "Supplementary Kit Given to Affiliates."

Subseries A: Cantatas, choral works, plays, and prayer pamphlets, undated, 1943-1948, 1951, 1954, 1958, 1961, 1965, 1967

The Subseries is in English and transliterated Hebrew.
Box 75, Folders 7-18.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries A is a mixture of correspondence reacting to a specific work, promotional material, and the works themselves. Not all of the files contain copies of the work in question; "The Law G-d Gave on Sinai," "Aliyah," and "Our Bialik" do not contain actual works. Many of the musical works were jointly authored by Ira and Judith Eisenstein.

BoxFolderTitleDate
75 7 Cantata: What is Torah? undated, 1943-1944, 1947-1948, 1967
75 8 Yibneh 1944, 1947-1948
75 9 Cantata: The Law G-d Gave on Sinai 1945
75 10 Cantata: Open Door 1945-1946
75 11 Cantata: Our Bialik 1947-1948
75 12 Cantata: The Seven Golden Buttons 1947-1948
75 13 The Faith of America 1951
75 14 Cantata: Aliyah 1954
75 15 Hallel 1958
75 16 Magen Avot (contains separated oversized material, see OS1F Folder 2, Item 7) 1961
75 17 Pamphlet of Prayers and Songs used at the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation in Wilmette, Illinois 1965
75 18 Miscellaneous Poems undated

Subseries B: Mordecai M. Kaplan's interview, radio appearance, and record album, undated, 1952, 1958, 1965-1967

The Subseries is in English.
Box 75, Folders 19-20, Box 76, Folders 1-2.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries B relates to audio and visual work pertaining to Mordecai M. Kaplan. The subseries includes a radio program, aired on station WLIB on May 4, 1952 in which Mordecai M. Kaplan serves as a panelist for the discussion "The State of Israel and the Status of the Jewish People." A transcript of the announcers script is enclosed (there are no scripts for the panelists). JRF produced a "kinescope" in 1958 titled "Way to Go-An Interview with Dr. Mordecai M. Kaplan." The folder includes correspondence and discussion questions regarding the film. In honor of Dr. Mordecai M. Kaplan's 85th birthday, a record album titled "Questions Jews Ask" was produced. The folders pertaining to this work mainly contain business correspondence. A list of the questions that appear on the record are available in "MMK Record Album-Correspondence, 1965-1967" and a complete transcript of answers are located in "MMK Record Album-Records, undated."

For Mordecai M. Kaplan's birthday celebrations, see: Series VIII: Annual and Special Gift Dinners; Series IX: Fund-Raising and Special Funds, Subseries D: Special Funds and Pledge Drives; Series XIII: Education, Retreats and Projects, Subseries A: Adult Education, Retreats and Cejwin Camps; and Series XIV: Reconstructionist Rabbinical Fellowship, Subseries B: Rabbinic Fellowship Seminars.

BoxFolderTitleDate
75 19 Radio undated, 1952
75 20 "The Way to Go"-Interview with MMK 1958
BoxFolderTitleDate
76 1 MMK Record Album-Correspondence 1965-1967
76 2 MMK Record Album-Records undated
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Series XXV: Pamphlets and Reports, undated, 1941-1945, 1947, 1949-1952, 1957, 1960-1961, 1963-1966, 1968, 1970, 1976

The Series is in English, Italian, and Yiddish.
Box 76, Folder 3-Box 78, Folder 3.
Arrangement:

Arranged into five subseries.

Scope and Content:

Series XXV contains copies of published pamphlets, syllabi, religious services, and reports by various authors that were issued by JRF. The series is arranged into five subseries according to the name of the author: Subseries A: Mordecai M. Kaplan; Subseries B: Ira Eisenstein; Subseries C: JRF and Reconstructionist Press; Subseries D: Other authors; Subseries E: Miscellaneous.

See also: Series VII: Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Fellowships, Subseries C: Conferences; Series XI: General Fellowship Materials, Subseries A: Pre-Federation, Correspondence with Potential and Established Study Groups for additional publications.

See also: Series XXIII: Publications: Books and Pamphlets-Correspondence for background material on publications

Subseries A: Mordecai M. Kaplan, undated, 1942, 1944-1945, 1949

The Series is in English, Italian, and Yiddish.
Box 76, Folders 3-7.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries A consists of copies of pamphlets that were written or co-authored by Mordecai M. Kaplan. "Pamphlets by MMK, undated, 1942, 1944-1945" contain the following: "The Reconstructionist Viewpoint," "La Liberta Di Essere Ebrei," "The Freedom to be Jews," "Unity in Diversity in the Conservative Movement," "The Aims of Reconstructionism," "The Ten Commandments Today," and Chapter 13 of an unidentified title "The Need for Normative Unity in Higher Education."

BoxFolderTitleDate
76 3 Pamphlets by Mordecai M. Kaplan undated, 1942, 1944-1945
  (contains Italian)   
76 4 "The Meaning of Reconstructionism," by Mordecai M. Kaplan 1945, 1949
76 5 "The Renewal of Jewish Life," by Mordecai M. Kaplan 1945
  (contains Yiddish)   
76 6 "Judaism as a Modern Religious Civilization," by Mordecai M. Kaplan undated
76 7 "The Organic Jewish Community," by Mordecai M. Kaplan and Daniel J. Elazar undated

Subseries B: Ira Eisenstein, undated, 1951-1952, 1960, 1965-1966

The Subseries is in English.
Box 76, Folders 8-14.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries B consists of copies of pamphlets that were written or co-authored by Ira Eisenstein. Each pamphlet has been designated its own folder.

See also: Subseries D: Other Authors, "Pamphlets by Milton Steinberg"

BoxFolderTitleDate
76 8 "Reform and Conservative Judaism," by Ira Eisenstein 1951
76 9 "A Reprint from Mordecai M. Kaplan: An Evaluation," by Ira Eisenstein and Eugene Kohn 1952
76 10 "Preface to Reconstructionism," by Ira Eisenstein undated, 1960
76 11 "The Jewish Family Today," by Ira Eisenstein 1965-1966
76 12 "The Havurah Idea," by Jacob Neusner and Ira Eisenstein undated
76 13 "The Reconstructionist Movement," by Ira Eisenstein undated
76 14 "What can a Modern Jew Believe?" by Ira Eisenstein undated

Subseries C: JRF and Reconstructionist Press, undated, 1941-1945, 1951, 1961, 1968

The Subseries is in English.
Box 77, Folders 1-10.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries C consists of copies of pamphlets that were written under the general authorship of JRF or the Reconstructionist Press. Of interest is the pamphlet "A Challenge to Freedom of Worship" which responds to the 1945 excommunication against Dr. Kaplan by the Agudas Horabbonim, the association of Orthodox Rabbis. "A Program for Jewish Life Today" was originally issued by JRF and later reissued by Reconstructionist Press. One syllabus, "The Philosophy and Program of Reconstructionism," is located within this subseries.

See also: Series XVII: Mordecai M. Kaplan, Subseries A: Correspondence for additional correspondence regarding Kaplan's excommunication.

BoxFolderTitleDate
77 1 "Toward a Guide for Jewish Ritual Usage," by JRF 1941
77 2 "The Reconstructionist Platform," by JRF 1942-1943, 1945
77 3 The Philosophy and Program of Reconstructionism 1944
77 4 "A Challenge to Freedom of Worship," by JRF 1945
77 5 "Introduction to the Sabbath Prayer Book," by JRF 1945
77 6 "A Program for Jewish Life Today," by JRF undated, 1951, 1961
77 7 "Diary of a Weekend, Jewish Youth Leaders Explore Jewish Life," by Reconstructionist Press 1968
77 8 "A Program for Jewish Life Today," by The Reconstructionist Press undated
77 9 "A Plan for Jewish Education," by JRF undated
77 10 "Reconstructionism and Jewish Education," by JRF undated

Subseries D: Other authors, undated, 1945, 1947, 1949-1950, 1957

The Subseries is in English.
Box 77, Folders 11-22.
Arrangement:

Alphabetically by last name.

Scope and Content:

Subseries D contains pamphlets, plays, and syllabi written by other authors for use by the JRF. The following lists the pamphlets that are not listed as a folder title. "Zionism Explained," "Jewish Law and Ritual" (see "Pamphlets by Jack J. Cohen," the latter is co authored by Eugene Kohn); "The All-Day Jewish School" (see "Pamphlets by Samuel Dinin"); "Is the Diaspora an Abnormality?," "Immortality and Jewish Belief," "G-d in a Scientific Era" (see "Pamphlets by Eugene Kohn"); "The Ben Torah Plan," "Reconstructing Jewish Worship," "A Reconstructionist Views Christianity" (see "Pamphlets by Emanuel S. Goldsmith." Note see also Subseries E: Miscellaneous, "Religious Services"); "Pioneer from Peoria" (one-act play), " "Pity for the Blind" (one-act comedy) (see "Pamphlets by Alan Marcus"); "The Ideal Congregation," "The Reconstructionist Position" (see "Pamphlets by Alan W. Miller"); "Democracy and Jewish Religion," "The Jewish Layman Views Reconstructionism" (see "Pamphlets by Harold M. Schulweis); and "Zionism and the New Opposition" (co-authored with Ira Eisenstein), "The Common Sense of Religious Faith" (see "Pamphlets by Milton Steinberg").

BoxFolderTitleDate
77 11 Pamphlets by Jack J. Cohen undated
77 12 Pamphlets by Samuel Dinin 1945
77 13 "What is Jewish Religion?" by Eugene Kohn 1945, 1949, 1957
77 14 Reconstructionist Study Guide: Jewish Worship, by Eugene Kohn undated
77 15 Pamphlets by Eugene Kohn undated
77 16 "Introduction to Reconstructionism," by Hannah L. Goldberg undated, 1945, 1949, 1957
77 17 Pamphlets by Emanuel S. Goldsmith undated
77 18 Pamphlets by Alan Marcus undated
77 19 Pamphlets by Alan W. Miller undated
77 20 Pamphlets by Harold M. Schulweis undated
77 21 "To Be or Not To Be a Jew," by Milton Steinberg undated, 1945, 1947, 1950
77 22 Pamphlets by Milton Steinberg 1945, 1947

Subseries E: Miscellaneous, undated, 1963-1965, 1968, 1970, 1976

The Subseries is in English.
Box 78, Folders 1-5.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Subseries E contains pamphlets collected by JRF that were used for research as well as catalogues, pamphlets, and prayer services either unauthored or authored by various authors but filed in a single folder. "Religious Services" includes a "Thanksgiving After Meals" service, a marriage certificate, an article on Reconstructionism by Emanuel S. Goldsmith, and a "Common Service" revised and edited by Alvin J. Reines. "Miscellaneous Pamphlets and Fliers" contain catalogues, small brochures, and reprints of articles and general descriptions of JRF and the Reconstructionist Movement. "Who is a Jew" a three page essay, remains unauthored.

BoxFolderTitleDate
78 1 Worthwhile Article and Pamphlet 1963-1964
78 2 Worthwhile Articles 1963-1964
  (contains Russian)   
78 3 Religious Services undated, 1965
78 4 Miscellaneous Pamphlets and Fliers undated, 1968, 1970, 1976
78 5 Who is a Jew? undated
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Series XXVI: Newsletters/Press releases, undated, 1944-1945, 1947, 1949, 1955-1968, 1976-1983

The Series is in English.
Box 78, Folders 6-25.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Series XXVI consists of newsletters issued by JRF or by the Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Fellowships. The majority of materials, however; are press releases that are at times titled "News" or "News and Views (issued by the Federation)." A reel of microfilm, available through AJHS library, contains a wide variety of pamphlets, newsletters, reports, and press releases dating from 1940-1946, 1951, 1964-1965. The contents of this microfilm are listed in "Contents of Microfilm." Actual newsletters are located in the following folders: "1944-1945, 1947, 1949," "1967," "1967-1968," "1968," and "1976-1983."

BoxFolderTitleDate
78 6 Newsletters 1944-1945, 1947, 1949
78 7 Newsletters 1955
78 8 Newsletters 1956
78 9 Newsletters 1957
78 10 Newsletters 1958
78 11 Newsletters 1959
78 12 Newsletters 1960
78 13 Newsletters 1961
78 14 "News and Views" undated, 1961-1962, 1968
78 15 Newsletters 1962
78 16 Newsletters 1963
78 17 Newsletters 1964
78 18 Newsletters 1965
78 19 Newsletters 1966
78 20 Newsletters 1967
78 21 Federation Newsletter 1967-1968
78 22 Newsletters 1968
78 23 Newsletters 1976-1983
78 24 Newsletters undated
78 25 Contents of Microfilm undated
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Series XXVII: Clippings, undated, 1945-1946, 1951-1952, 1954-1970

The Series is in English, French, German, Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish.
Boxes 79-81.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Series XXVII is a combination of newsclippings, newsletters, articles, programs, and press releases that pertain either to the subject of Reconstructionism, Mordecai M. Kaplan, or Ira Eisenstein; or are reprinted The Reconstructionist articles issued in other publications. Some of the folders appear to be records of Kaplan's or Eisenstein's career; such as each Rabbi's speaking engagements and appointments. Types of publications collected in this series primarily originate from Jewish national newspapers and Jewish organization and synagogue newsletters. A portion of the articles pertain to Jewish veterans, Zionism, and book reviews of JFP sponsored publications ("Clippings (Binder), undated, 1957-1958 has many but not all of the reviews in this series).

BoxFolderTitleDate
79 1 Veterans circa 1945-1946
  (contains Yiddish)   
79 2 Clippings 1951, 1954-August 1957
79 3 Clippings undated, September 1957-1958, 1960-1961
  (contains Hebrew)   
79 4 Clippings undated, 1952, 1957-1961
  (contains Hebrew and Yiddish)   
79 5 Clippings (Binder) undated, 1957-1958
  (contains German, Hebrew, and Yiddish)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
80 1 Clippings undated, 1960-1961
  (contains Yiddish)   
80 2 Clippings undated, 1961-1962
  (contains Hebrew and Yiddish)   
80 3 Clippings 1961-1962
  (contains Spanish)   
80 4 Clippings undated, 1963
80 5 Clippings 1961-1963
80 6 Clippings and Reports undated, 1962, 1964
80 7 Clippings undated, 1964-1965
  (contains French and Hebrew)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
81 1 Clippings 1964
81 2 Clippings (contains separated oversized material, see OS1F Folder 3, Item 1) undated, 1965-1966
81 3 Clippings (contains separated oversized material, see OS1F Folder 3, Item 2) undated, 1966-1967
81 4 Clippings undated, 1966-1968
81 5 Clippings (contains separated oversized material, see OS1F Folder 3, Item 3) 1966-1968
  (contains French and German)   
81 6 Clippings 1969
81 7 Clippings undated, 1970
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Series XXVIII: Photographs, undated, circa 1960, 1965

Box 81, Folders 8-13.
Arrangement:

Chronologically.

Scope and Content:

The series is composed of undated photographs of Dr. Mordecai Kaplan as well as pictures taken from his 80th birthday. The series also contains photographs taken from a JRF Conference in Montreal. In addition, the series consists of photographs taken from the Fellowship of Reconstructionist Congregations in White Plains, NY circa 1960. The series also contains undated photographs and negatives of unknown window detail photographs by Marc Chagall.

BoxFolderTitleDate
81 8 Chagall, Marc – Unknown Window Detail Photographs and Negatives undated
81 9 Dr. Mordecai Kaplan: Photos undated
81 10 Dr. Mordecai Kaplan: 80th Birthday Pictures undated
81 11 Miscellaneous Group Photographs undated
81 12 Photos - Fellowship of Reconstructionist Congregations - White Plains, N.Y. circa 1960
81 13 Federation Conference: Montreal: Photographs 1965
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Separated Oversized Material, undated, 1946, 1951, 1953-1966, 1968

OS1F Folders 1-3, OS2F Folder 1.
BoxFolderTitleDate
OS1F 1 Dais from Annual Dinner (separated from Box 13, Folder 5) undated
OS1F 1 Pledges and Contributions (separated from Box 17, Folder 11) 1953-1959
OS1F 1 Pledges received by Ira Eisenstein (separated from Box 17, Folder 12) 1959-1964
OS1F 1 Mundo Israelita, Buenos Aires (separated from Box 69, Folder 13) September 21, 1946
OS1F 2 El Al advertisement from Reconstructionist magazine – “The Star of David now shines over 16 lands” (separated from Box 71, Folder 1) February 5, 1960
OS1F 2 El Al advertisement from Reconstructionist magazine - “This is no 2¢ plane” by Harry Golden (separated from Box 71, Folder 2) undated
OS1F 2 El Al advertisement from Reconstructionist magazine – “Two reasons why Spring is the most exciting time to fly to Israel” (separated from Box 71, Folder 4) February 3, 1961
OS1F 2 Advertisement for “Siddur – The Traditional Prayer Book for Sabbath and Festivals” (separated from Box 71, Folder 8) undated
OS1F 2 El Al advertisement from Reconstructionist magazine – “First! New York to Tel Aviv Non-Stop!” (separated from Box 71, Folder 17) undated
OS1F 2 Photo Engraving (separated from Box 74, Folder 13) 1954
OS1F 2 Magen Avot (separated from Box 75, Folder 16) 1961
OS1F 3 Clippings (separated from Box 81, Folder 2) undated, 1965
OS1F 3 Clippings (separated from Box 81, Folder 3) undated, 1966
OS1F 3 Clippings (separated from Box 81, Folder 5) 1968
BoxFolderTitleDate
OS2F 1 The Wall Street Journal (separated from Box 33, Folder 10) October 19, 1960
OS2F 1 The Carolina Israelite, Charlotte, N.C. (separated from Box 59, Folder 4) October 1951
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