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Vermont Chapter of the New Jewish Agenda Records

Identifier: I-449

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains by-laws, correspondence, flyers, mailings, mailing lists, membership cards, news clippings and articles, pamphlets, and treasurer reports issued by the National and Vermont chapter of New Jewish Agenda. An extensive statement describes the history and goals of the Vermont chapter. The newsletters include the Vermont Chapter and the national office's newsletters, and newsletters for separate national office's Feminist and Middle East task forces.


  • 1986-1991


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

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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


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The Vermont Chapter of the New Jewish Agenda was founded on August 18, 1986 at the Conference on Judaism in Rural New England. Its aim was to provide a space for progressives in the Jewish community in Vermont. In its first year, they held educational programs on Central America, endorsed the Mobilization for Peace and Justice in Central America and Southern Africa, worked for the passage of the Vermont Equal Rights Amendment, and endorsed a bill to prevent discrimination on the basis of sexual preference. They had two task forces, a Feminist Task Force that focused on supporting the legal and economic rights of gay and lesbian Vermont residents, and the Middle East Task Force, which sponsored demonstrations in support of Israeli peace and in opposition to violence against Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.


.25 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)


This collection contains materials from the Vermont Chapter of the New Jewish Agenda. The chapter focused on peace in the Middle East and equal rights for gays and lesbians. The records are made up of correspondence, newsletters, clippings, flyers, and other membership materials.


Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location

Located in AJHS New York, NY

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to AJHS in 2000 by Suzi Wizowaty. The accession number associated with this collection is 2000.010.

Processing Information

In 2016, a container list and top level description was added to the finding aid.

Guide to the Vermont Chapter of the New Jewish Agenda Records, 1986-1991 I-449
Processed by Nicole Greenhouse
© 2016
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2016: Container list and top-level description was added.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States