Guide to the Papers of Philip Bernstein (1911-1995),
undated, 1932-1995

P-877

Processed by Harriet Obus and Marvin Rusinek. Additional processing by Rachel S. Harrison

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Marvin Rusinek as MS Word document, October-November 2009. Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on November 5, 2009. Finding aid was updated by Rachel S. Harrison in August, 2016. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bernstein, Philip
Title: Papers of Philip Bernstein (1911-1995)
Dates:undated, 1932-1995
Abstract: The papers of Jewish civic leader Philip Bernstein contain writings and professional papers related to his career with the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, including his participation in the establishment of the National Foundation for Jewish Culture and the National Jewish Community Relations Council, and his work with many other Jewish communal organizations, including the Jewish Agency for Israel, the Joint Distribution Committee, the United Jewish Appeal, and the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York.
Languages: The collection is in English with some Yiddish.
Quantity: 7 linear feet (14 manuscript boxes)
Identification: P-877
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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Biographical Note
Philip Bernstein (1911-1995)

Philip Bernstein (1911-1995)

Philip Bernstein was born June 6, 1911 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Jacob and Anna (Golufchin) Bernstein. He graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1932, where he was the student director of the Hillel. He received a Master's of Science degree in Social Administration from the School of Applied Social Sciences at Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve University) in 1934. Bernstein was the Executive Secretary of the Cleveland Jewish Community Council and the Assistant Director of the Cleveland Jewish Community Federation from 1934-1943, during which time he also taught social administration classes at Western Reserve University.

Bernstein began his career with the national office of the Council of Jewish Federations (later the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds (CJFWF)) when he and his family moved to New York in 1943. Bernstein was the Director of Field Service for CJFWF from 1943-1947 and the Associate Director of Field Service from 1947-1955, when he became the national Executive Director, a role he held from 1955-1967. He was the Executive Vice President from 1967-August 1979, when he retired. After his retirement, he served as the executive vice-president emeritus and a consultant for CJFWF from 1979 until his death in 1995.

During his many years with the CJFWF, Mr. Bernstein helped to establish the National Foundation for Jewish Culture and the National Jewish Community Relations Council, helped to reorganize the Jewish Agency for Israel and helped to design Project Renewal, a joint program of the government of Israel and the Jewish Agency for Israel, which combats poverty in Israel. He also provided professional guidance for the 1986 merger of the New York Federation of Jewish Philanthropies and the New York United Jewish Appeal, which created the world's largest Jewish communal service organization. In addition, he served on the boards of the National Advisory Committee of the AFL-CIO Community Services Committee; the Brandeis University Institute of Contemporary Jewish Affairs, Advisory Committee; the Citizens' Crusade against Poverty; the Council for Social Planning and Progress Development; the Empire Housing Foundation in New York; the Interreligious Committee Against Poverty, Social Welfare Assembly; the National Assembly for Social Policy and Development; the National Conference on Social Welfare; the National Health and Welfare Retirement Association; the National Interfaith Consultation on Social Welfare, Steering Committee; the School of Advanced Social Studies, Board of Overseers; the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Ad Hoc Committee on Public Welfare; was the Chairman of the Social Services Division of the United Jewish Appeal-New York Federation of Jewish Philanthropies; was the Chairman of the Executive's Conference of the National Social Welfare Assembly; and was the president of the National Conference of Jewish Communal Services.

Bernstein received honorary degrees from Western Reserve University, Baltimore Hebrew College, and Hebrew Union College. In 1981, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by his alma mater, the School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.

In addition to his 1983 book To Dwell in Unity: The Jewish Federation Movement in America Since 1960, Bernstein published numerous articles both in Jewish and general publications, such as the Journal of Jewish Communal Services, Harper's Magazine, The Nation, Opinion, B'nai B'rith Magazine, American Hebrew, Christian Century, Encyclopedia of Social Work, American Jewish Yearbook, Social Work Yearbook, and many others.

Philip Bernstein and Florence Michaelson were married on June 12, 1938 in Cleveland. They had two sons, Joel and Paul, and a daughter, Judith. Philip Bernstein died on November 18, 1995 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City at age 84.

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Scope and Content Note

The papers of Philip Bernstein, a Jewish communal professional and a leader of American Jewish cultural, civic, and philanthropic life, contain addresses, agendas, articles, budgets, by-laws, correspondence, interviews, minutes, newspaper clippings, photographs, reports, resolutions, speeches, and telegrams. Bernstein's writings and professional papers document his role in the establishment of the National Foundation for Jewish Culture and the National Jewish Community Relations Council as well as his years with the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds. There are also articles and speeches written and delivered over a 50-year span from the 1940s to the 1990s. The collection contains valuable information about many Jewish communal organizations, including unpublished documents concerning the merger of the United Jewish Appeal and the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York. The papers are valuable to researchers studying Jewish history, anti-poverty programs, Jewish communal service, interfaith activities, Israel and Zionism, public welfare, and social policy.

The collection is in English and Yiddish.

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Arrangement

The collection is organized into five 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

The YIVO Archives holds the Records of the National Conference of Jewish Communal Service (RG 338). The American Jewish Historical Society Library has a copy of To Dwell in Unity: The Jewish Federation Movement in America Since 1960. The AJHS Archives holds the Records of the Institute for Jewish Life (I-168), the Records of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds. Oral History Collection (I-59), the Records of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds (I-69), the Records of the National Conference for Soviet Jewry (I-181, I-181A), the Records of the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York Records (I-433), and the Solender Family Papers (P-554).

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Separated Material

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

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Previous Finding Aids and Concordance

This finding aid supersedes the November 2009 finding aid. A concordance has been created linking the box and folder numbers from that inventory to the current arrangement. It has been provided for reference and can be used to track previous citations. The concordance can be found here: http://digital.cjh.org/3976924

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Papers of Philip Bernstein (1911-1995); P-877; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Florence Bernstein in December 1998.

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Processing information

The collection was processed by Harriet Obus and Marvin Rusinek in 2009 and a finding aid was created in November 2009. At that time, one linear foot of materials from Rabbi Philip S. Bernstein (1901-1985) was inadvertently included in the collection. In August 2016, the materials related to Rabbi Bernstein were removed from this collection. Plastic clips and deteriorating plastic sleeves were removed. Boxes were consolidated to save space and reduce damage to the material. Folders were renumbered and a concordance was created linking the previous box and folder numbers to the new numbers. Biographical information and additional collection-level description was revised to better represent the life and career of Philip Bernstein the civic leader.

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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.

Click the box in the request column to open the form that allows you to request a box for onsite viewing in the reading room at the Center for Jewish History, New York, NY.

 

Series I: Interviews, addresses, papers, undated, 1938-1968, 1980-1987

English.
Box 1, Folder 1-Box 2, Folder 1.
Scope and Content:

This series contains interviews with Philip Bernstein as part of the Oral History Project of the Council of Jewish Federations, which were conducted by Sanford Solender, as well as papers and addresses by Bernstein, dating from 1938 to 1987.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1 1 Interview (1 of 2) 1986 July 2 request_box
1 2 Interview (2 of 2) 1986 July 2 request_box
1 3 Addresses 1938-1953 request_box
1 4 Addresses undated, 1959-1965, 1980-1987 request_box
1 5 Papers and addresses 1944-1954 request_box
1 6 Papers and addresses 1955-1964 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2 1 Papers and addresses 1965-1968 request_box
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Series II: To Dwell in Unity, undated, 1981-1986

English and Yiddish.
Box 2, Folders 2-5.
Scope and Content:

This series includes comments and reviews of Bernstein's To Dwell in Unity and publicity by the Council of Jewish Federations and Jewish Publication Society of America.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2 2 Council of Jewish Federations undated, 1983-1985 request_box
2 3 Comments undated, 1982-1986 request_box
2 4 Jewish Publication Society undated, 1981-1984 request_box
2 5 Reviews undated, 1983-1986 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
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Series III: Organizations, undated, 1932-1995

English and Yiddish.
Box 2, Folder 6-Box 11, Folder 15.
Scope and Content:

This series pertains to organizations that Philip Bernstein was actively involved with. These include Cleveland-Mandel Non-Profit Center, Committee to Explore the Future of United Jewish Appeal and Federation (CEFRUF), Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds (CJFWF), Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), Independent Sector, Jewish Agency for Israel, Jewish Community Centers Association, Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), National Conference on Soviet Jewry, Project Renewal, and United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York.

Subseries A: Cleveland-Mandel Non-Profit Center, undated, 1983-1986

English.
Box 2, Folders 6-7.
Scope and Content:

The subseries contains correspondence, memorandums and reports of the Cleveland-Mandel Non-Profit Center (now the Mandel Center for Non-Profit Organizations), which has one of the most fully developed programs in non-profit management.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2 6 Mandel Non-Profit Center undated, 1983-1984 request_box
2 7 Mandel Non-Profit Center undated, 1985-1986 request_box

Subseries B: Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), undated, 1969-1994

English.
Box 2, Folder 8-Box 3, Folder 18.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains addresses, articles, by-laws, correspondence, minutes, reports, and statements of the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). Of significance are the JDC's relations with Council of Jewish Federations, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and the Jewish Agency for Israel. The JDC was also involved with the National Conference on Soviet Jewry, the United Israel Appeal, and the United Jewish Appeal.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2 8 By-Laws, Legal Committee 1991-1994 request_box
2 9 Committees (Structure, Review) 1990 request_box
2 10 Council of Jewish Federations, Relations undated, 1990 request_box
2 11 Federation Subcommittee 1990 request_box
2 12 Governance 1990-1991 request_box
2 13 Governance—Structure Subcommittee 1990 request_box
2 14 Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society 1990 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
3 1 Implementation 1991-1994 request_box
3 2 Interviews—Federation Executives undated, 1990 request_box
3 3 Israel 1989-1991 request_box
3 4 Jewish Agency for Israel undated request_box
3 5 Mission Statements 1992 request_box
3 6 National Conference on Soviet Jewry 1990 request_box
3 7 ORT undated request_box
3 8 Philip Bernstein Report 1987-1991 request_box
3 9 Report 1991 request_box
3 10 Report, “Compassion in Action: A Continuing Task” 1976 request_box
3 11 United Israel Appeal (UIA) undated, 1990 request_box
3 12 United Jewish Appeal (UJA) undated request_box
3 13 Western Europe 1987-1990 request_box
3 14 Latin America—Interviews 1990 request_box
3 15 National Foundation for Jewish Culture, “Reports on the Jewish Cultural Field” 1990 request_box
3 16 Philip Bernstein, Addresses and Articles 1969-1979 request_box
3 17 Review Committee Minutes 1989-1991 request_box
3 18 Washington 1989 request_box

Subseries C: Jewish Agency for Israel, undated, 1980-1986

English.
Box 4, Folders 1-10.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

The subseries consists of agendas, by-laws, correspondence, minutes, reports, and speeches of the Jewish Agency for Israel. The bulk of the subseries pertains to governance. Of significance are the speeches of Max Fisher, founding chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
4 1 By-Laws 1983 request_box
4 2 Commission on Governance—Reports undated, 1982-1984 request_box
4 3 Governance—Agendas 1981-1982 request_box
4 4 Governance—Agreements-Disagreements undated request_box
4 5 Information for Commission on Governance 1981-1982 request_box
4 6 Legal Governance (Likhovski’s paper) 1981 request_box
4 7 Max Fisher Speeches undated, 1980-1986 request_box
4 8 Minutes—Commission on Governance 1981-1983 request_box
4 9 Avraham Schenker undated, 1983 request_box
4 10 Summary Report 1984 request_box

Subseries D: National Conference on Soviet Jewry, undated, 1988-1989

English.
Box 4, Folders 11-12.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

The subseries reflects National Conference on Soviet Jewry's implementation of Council of Jewish Federations' recommendations on advocacy for Soviet Jewry.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
4 11 Implementation undated, 1988-1989 request_box
4 12 Recommendations undated, 1988 request_box

Subseries E: United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York Merger, undated, 1975-1994

English.
Box 4, Folder 13-Box 6, Folder 6.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains abstracts, correspondence, notes, photographs, reports, and resolutions pertaining to the United Jewish Appeal-Federation merger, including the Federation’s board, executive committee, past presidents, presidents, trustees, and governance.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
4 13 United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York—History (contains photograph) undated, 1986-1993 request_box
4 14 Abstract—United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York 1985 request_box
4 15 Advantages and Disadvantages of Merger undated, 1983-1984 request_box
4 16 Allocations undated, 1980-1985 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
5 1 Board Report 1984 request_box
5 2 Charge undated, 1983 request_box
5 3 Committee to Explore Future Relationship of United Jewish Appeal and Federation New York (CEFRUF) undated, 1983-1984 request_box
5 4 Council of Advisors 1985 request_box
5 5 Designated Agencies—Special Grants undated, 1981-1983 request_box
5 6 Endowment undated, 1983-1985 request_box
5 7 Federation—Board, Daniel Shapiro 1985 request_box
5 8 Federation—Board of Trustees 1985 request_box
5 9 Federation—Board of Trustees undated, 1986 request_box
5 10 Federation—Executive Committee 1985 request_box
5 11 Federation—Past Presidents 1985 request_box
5 12 Federation—Presidents and Executives 1985 request_box
5 13 Federation—Resolution 1986 request_box
5 14 Federation—Trustees at Large 1985 request_box
5 15 Governance undated, 1985-1994 request_box
5 16 Governance undated, 1985 request_box
5 17 Governance and Structure undated, 1984 request_box
5 18 Governance—Notes undated, 1984-1985 request_box
5 19 Governance—Planning Sub-group undated, 1984-1985 request_box
5 20 Governance—Shalom-Shapiro 1985 request_box
5 21 Governance—Subcommittee 1985 February 2 request_box
5 22 Governance—Subcommittee 1985 March 6 request_box
5 23 Governance—Subcommittee 1985 March 20 request_box
5 24 Information for Committee to Explore the Future Relationship of United Jewish Appeal and Federation (CEFRUF) undated, 1975-1983 request_box
5 25 New York Fund Raising Subcommittee undated, 1983-1984 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
6 1 New York United Jewish Appeal-Federation Merger (1 of 3) 1986 request_box
6 2 New York United Jewish Appeal-Federation Merger (2 of 3) 1986 request_box
6 3 New York United Jewish Appeal-Federation Merger (3 of 3) 1986 request_box
6 4 Overview of the responsibilities of President and Chairman of the Board 1985 request_box
6 5 United Jewish Appeal-Federation—Board of Directors 1986-1987 request_box
6 6 United Jewish Appeal-Federation—Meeting 1983 May 26 request_box

Subseries F: Committee to Explore the Future of United Jewish Appeal and Federation (CEFRUF), undated, 1983-1989

English.
Box 6, Folder 7-Box 7, Folder 5.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains correspondence and minutes of CEFRUF from 1983 to 1985, publicity on the merger of the United Jewish Appeal and the Federation of New York, and a file on Larry Tisch, founder of the United Jewish Appeal.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
6 7 Committee to Explore the Future of United Jewish Appeal and Federation 1985 March 27 request_box
6 8 Committee to Explore the Future of United Jewish Appeal and Federation—Minutes 1983-1984 request_box
6 9 Committee to Explore the Future of United Jewish Appeal and Federation 1983 July 28 request_box
6 10 Committee to Explore the Future of United Jewish Appeal and Federation 1983 September 13 request_box
6 11 Committee to Explore the Future of United Jewish Appeal and Federation 1984 October 4 request_box
6 12 Committee to Explore the Future of United Jewish Appeal and Federation 1985 November 12 request_box
6 13 Committee to Explore the Future of United Jewish Appeal and Federation—Final Report 1985 request_box
6 14 Committee to Explore the Future of United Jewish Appeal and Federation—Process 1984-1985 request_box
6 15 New York Subcommittee undated, 1983-1984 request_box
6 16 Personnel—Subcommittee undated, 1983-1984 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
7 1 Publicity on Merger 1983-1989 request_box
7 2 Questions and Answers undated, 1985 request_box
7 3 Subcommittee Recommendations undated, 1984 request_box
7 4 Tables of Organization, New York 1983 request_box
7 5 Larry Tisch 1984-1985 request_box

Subseries G: Project Renewal, undated, 1970-1990

English.
Box 7, Folder 6-Box 8, Folder 2.
Scope and Content:

The subseries has two copies of the book Project Renewal, an annual report for the evaluation of Project Renewal, which was organized to fight poverty in Israel, consultations, correspondence and reports.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
7 6 Project Renewal (copy 1) 1980 request_box
7 7 Project Renewal (copy 2) 1980 request_box
7 8 “The International Committee for the Evaluation of Project Renewal,” Annual Report for 1983 1984 February request_box
7 9 Consultation and Report 1979-1981 request_box
7 10 Evaluation undated, 1981-1985 request_box
7 11 Executive Search undated, 1980 request_box
7 12 Communication undated request_box
7 13 Project Renewal undated, 1970--1980 request_box
7 14 Project Renewal undated, 1980-1983 request_box
7 15 Monitoring undated request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
8 1 Follow-Up, Twinning undated, 1978, 1990 request_box
8 2 Planning Meeting Notes undated, 1980 request_box

Subseries H: Independent Sector, undated, 1973-1995

English.
Box 8, Folder 3-Box 9, Folder 5.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

The subseries consists of correspondence, reports and speeches of the Independent Sector, a coalition of corporations, foundations, and private voluntary organizations that works to strengthen America's non-profit organizations. This includes documents pertaining to membership and the organizing committee of the Coalition of National Voluntary Organizations (CONVO), and materials of John W. Gardner, American statesman and the founding chair of the Independent Sector. Give 5 was launched with the Independent Sector's Advisory Council, with the goal of donating five percent of one's income and volunteering for five hours per week.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
8 3 Coalition of National Voluntary Organizations (CONVO)—Membership 1979 request_box
8 4 Coalition of National Voluntary Organizations (CONVO)—Organizing Committee 1978-1980 request_box
8 5 John W. Gardner Leadership Award 1992-1993 request_box
8 6 John W. Gardner Speeches 1979-1984 request_box
8 7 Government Financial Relations 1979-1983 request_box
8 8 Budget Cuts 1981 request_box
8 9 Charter Meeting, March 5, 1980 undated, 1980-1984 request_box
8 10 Give 5, Measurable Growth undated, 1985-1992 request_box
8 11 Government Relations undated, 1983-1984 request_box
8 12 Non-Profit Effectiveness 1990 request_box
8 13 Reception 1981 request_box
8 14 Reports 1980-1995 request_box
8 15 Lobbying undated, 1976, 1987 request_box
8 16 Research 1980 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
9 1 Solicitation 1980-1982 request_box
9 2 Tax Exemption 1993 request_box
9 3 Tax Expenditures 1984 request_box
9 4 Tax Reform 1973, 1984-1986 request_box
9 5 Volunteers 1979-1981 request_box

Subseries I: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds (CJFWF), undated, 1932-1989

English and Yiddish.
Box 9, Folder 6-Box 10, Folder 10.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

The subseries consists mainly of correspondence of Philip Bernstein with the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds. Of significance are Bernstein's appointment as Coalition of National Voluntary Organizations chairman and his receiving of the Hebrew Union College Honorary Degree, both in 1979. The subseries also contains files pertaining to Bernstein's involvement in the Cleveland Jewish community and a file on Carmi Schwartz, executive vice-president of CJFWF in the 1980s.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
9 6 Budget undated request_box
9 7 Council of Jewish Federations—Search Committee undated, 1978, 1988-1989 request_box
9 8 Council of Jewish Federations—Search Committee undated, 1988-1989 request_box
9 9 Council of Jewish Federations—Position undated, 1938-1943 request_box
9 10 Council of Jewish Federations—Tax Testimony 1972-1985 request_box
9 11 Council of Jewish Federations—Termination of Carmi Schwartz undated request_box
9 12 Cleveland Community 1937 request_box
9 13 Cleveland, Jewish Welfare Fund Position 1946-1947 request_box
9 14 Cleveland Jewish Community Council undated, 1943 request_box
9 15 Coalition of National Voluntary Organizations Chairman 1979 request_box
9 16 Hebrew Union College Honorary Degree 1979 request_box
9 17 Job Offers 1934-1943 request_box
9 18 Liberty Magazine—Editorial 1942 request_box
9 19 Publicity 1943-1962 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
10 1 Publicity undated, 1963-1984 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
10 2 Resource Book—Council of Jewish Federations—Board Leadership Institute, Jerusalem 1987 February 17-25 request_box
10 3 Retirement 1979 request_box
10 4 Retirement Letters 1978-1979 June request_box
10 5 Retirement Letters 1979 July-December request_box
10 6 Schwartz, Carmi 1983-1988 request_box
10 7 Sermon at Forest Hills Jewish Center 1953 request_box
10 8 University Neighborhood Centers 1934 request_box
10 9 Western Reserve University 1932-1939, 1966, 1985 request_box
10 10 Wilkes-Barre, Philadelphia 1980 request_box

Subseries J: Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Searches, undated, 1986-1987

English.
Box 10, Folders 11-12.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

The subseries is composed of the Joint Distribution Committee’s searches for an executive vice-president and for a JDC Israel director. Bernstein was the Chair of both search committees.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
10 11 Executive Search undated, 1986-1987 request_box
10 12 Israel Search Process undated, 1986-1987 request_box

Subseries K: Jewish Community Centers Association (JCCA), 1971, 1992-1994

English.
Box 11, Folders 1-7.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

The subseries consists of information about candidates, criteria, interviews, and a search committee for the position of executive vice-president of the Jewish Community Centers Association.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11 1 Candidates 1971, 1994 request_box
11 2 Community Centers and Leaders 1992-1994 request_box
11 3 Criteria 1994 request_box
11 4 Expenses 1994 request_box
11 5 Interviews 1994 request_box
11 6 Search Committee 1994 request_box
11 7 Summary of Search Interviews 1994 request_box

Subseries L: Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), undated, 1991-1992

English.
Box 11, Folder 8.
Scope and Content:

The subseries contains correspondence, memoranda and reports regarding the search for an executive vice president of HIAS.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11 8 Search undated, 1991-1992 request_box

Subseries M: Jewish Agency, undated, 1969-1986

English.
Box 11, Folders 9-15.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

The subseries is mainly composed of correspondence pertaining to the Jewish Agency, including documents on how the government bypassed the Jewish Agency in its request for a campaign and went straight to the United Jewish Appeal, a history of the Jewish Agency for Israel, and highlights of the legal status of the World Zionist Organization and the Jewish Agency for Israel.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11 9 Budget 1986 request_box
11 10 Council of Jewish Federations—Jewish Agency Committee undated, 1981-1985 request_box
11 11 Communication, Al Fleishman 1984-1985 request_box
11 12 Jewish Agency 1986 request_box
11 13 Planning undated request_box
11 14 Reconstitution undated, 1977 request_box
11 15 World Zionist Organization undated, 1969-1970, 1980 request_box
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Series IV: Soviet Jews, undated, 1976-1981, 1995

English.
Box 11, Folders 16-17.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series deals with Bernstein’s involvement in the Soviet Jewry movement, including a Spring 1995 country report published by National Conference for Soviet Jewry, statistics of Jewish emigration from the former Soviet Union, a handwritten analysis by Zvi Gitelman, and reports and correspondence concerned with Soviet Jewish emigration and immigration.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11 16 Analyses 1995 request_box
11 17 Noshrim (“Drop-outs”), Emigration, Immigration undated, 1976-1981 request_box
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Series V: Bernstein Speeches, undated, 1942-1995

English.
Box 11, Folder 18-Box 14, Folder 7.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

The majority of this series is Philip Bernstein's speeches from the 1940s to the 1980s. Also included are various notes for speeches on the Council of Jewish Federations.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11 18 Speeches 1943-1949 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
12 1 Speeches 1952-1959 request_box
12 2 Speeches 1976 request_box
12 3 Speeches undated, 1960-1969 request_box
12 4 Council of Jewish Federations—Actions 1950-1952 request_box
12 5 Jewish Community 1956-1962, 1974, 1987 request_box
12 6 Jewish Community—Forums 1978-1984 request_box
12 7 Jewish Community—Organization 1947, 1957-1962 request_box
12 8 Jewish Federations 1965-1974 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
13 1 Jewish Federations 1976-1980 request_box
13 2 Jewish Identity 1976 request_box
13 3 Lay-Professional Relations 1981 request_box
13 4 Leadership undated, 1984-1986 request_box
13 5 Multiple Appeals 1973 request_box
13 6 Overseas Council of Jewish Federations 1961-1962 request_box
13 7 Personnel 1975-1978 request_box
13 8 Planning 1960 request_box
13 9 Professional Service 1984 request_box
13 10 Professional Standards 1987 request_box
13 11 Small Cities 1968-1983 request_box
13 12 Suburbia 1956 request_box
13 13 Summary of National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare 1942 request_box
13 14 Synagogue Relations 1976-1977 request_box
13 15 Unemployment and Settlement Houses undated request_box
13 16 United Way 1973-1977 request_box
13 17 Voluntary Sector 1975-1980 request_box
13 18 Women, Role of 1944, 1956 request_box
13 19 Bernstein, Honors and Tributes undated, 1965-1981 request_box
13 20 Council of Jewish Federations—Actions 1977 request_box
13 21 Council of Jewish Federations and Israel 1956-1962, 1986 request_box
13 22 Council of Jewish Federations—Presidents Draft 1974 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
14 1 Council of Jewish Federations—Presidents Keynotes 1950-1978 request_box
14 2 Federations 1956-1962 request_box
14 3 Fonds Social Juif Unifié (FSJU)—Fundraising—Principles and Skills 1981 request_box
14 4 Intermediate Cities 1975-1978 request_box
14 5 Jewish Agency—Long Range Planning 1957-1960, 1975-1978 request_box
14 6 Jewish Federations 1983 request_box
14 7 Tributes to Individuals undated, 1956, 1971-1995 request_box
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