Guide to the Records of the Jewish Family and Children’s Service, undated, 1922-1995, [bulk 1960-1970]
 
*I-218

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Xingyan (Jessie) Xu as MS Word document, May 1, 2012. Finding aid was encoded by Christine McEvilly on May 22, 2012. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jewish Family and Children’s Service (Boston, Mass.)
Title: Jewish Family and Children’s Service, Records
Dates:undated, 1922-1995 [bulk 1960-1970]
Abstract: The Jewish Family and Children’s Service was established in Boston, Massachusetts in 1946. It is the oldest social service agency in Boston devoted to serving the Jewish community, and it is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the United States. A major constituent agency of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, the JF&CS traces its origin to the United Hebrew Benevolent Association, founded in 1864. This collection contains governance and activity records of the JF&CS, including by-laws, a personnel practices code, reports, correspondence, event programs, meeting minutes of the board of directors, and speeches and papers presented at conferences.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)
Identification: I-218
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS Boston, MA
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Historical Note 1

The Jewish Family and Children's Service was established in Boston, Massachusetts in 1946. A major constituent agency of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, the JF&CS traces its origins to the United Hebrew Benevolent Association, founded in 1864. It is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the United States. Initially, The JF&CS’ purpose was to promote and conserve sound standards of Jewish family life, and to provide care for those Jewish children deprived of a typical family life. Currently, it provides a myriad of services for families and children regardless of background, including case work services, counseling and mental health services, parenting programs, a center for divorcing families, services for people with disabilities, senior services, a new American program, and adoption resources.

Chronology

1864 United Hebrew Benevolent Association founded.
1946 Jewish Family and Children’s Service established with the merger of the Jewish Child Welfare Association and the Jewish Family Service.
1946 An educational unit at camp Kingswood was established.
1948 A New Americans adolescent unit was established at Dorchester House.
1950 Additional educational activities were introduced to Education Committee and Intake committee.
November 1961 Ledgewood building, a residential care facility for boys, opened with 14 boys.
December 4, 1964 Jewish Family and Children’s service Women’s Committee’s 30th anniversary took place at Temple Israel.
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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains governance and activity records of the JF&CS, including by-laws, a personnel practices code, reports, correspondence, event programs, meeting minutes of the board of directors, and speeches and papers presented at conferences.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into a single series as follows:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

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

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Related Material

I-74 Boston YMHA-Hecht House

I-211 United Hebrew Benevolent Association (Boston, Mass.), Annual Report and Commemorative Volume

I-223 United Hebrew Benevolent Association (Boston, Mass.), Records

I-256 Rehabilitation Services of Boston

I-220 Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Jewish Family and Children’s Service, Records; I-218; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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Acquisition Information

Accession information is unknown.

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Access Points

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

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Container List

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

 

Series I: Correspondence, undated, 1879-1955

English, Hebrew, Yiddish.
Box 1, Folders 1-33.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Annual Meeting and Reports 1948-1963
1 2 Budgets and Stats 1969-1974
1 3 By-Laws of Jewish Family and Children’s Services undated, 1970
1 4 Children’s Service Committee 1965, 1971-1972
1 5 “Cooperative Case Treatment Between Hospitals and other Agencies in the Community” by Dora Margolis 1936-1937
1 6 Corporate Membership Lists 1971-1972
1 7 Correspondence 1946-1949, 1970-1972
1 8 Homemaker Service Conference Report, Massachusetts Department of Public Health 1964
1 9 Ledgewood Resident Treatment Center undated, 1972
1 10 Meeting Minutes of Board of Directors 1970, 1972-1974
1 11 Misc. Committee Reports 1957-1970 (with gaps)
1 12 Personnel Practices Code 1958
1 13 Policies and Procedures 1965-1970
1 14 “Present Status of the District Plan, The” Conference Paper 1922
1 15 Printed Materials undated,1995
1 16 Program and Event Materials undated, 1960-1995 (with gaps)
1 17 Newsletters 1977, 1979
1 18 Reports on Case Work Practices undated, 1936-1941
1 19 Services for the Elderly undated, 1964-1973
1 20 Sixtieth Anniversary of the Associated Jewish Philanthropies 1955
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