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Jewish Agency for Israel

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1958-

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

American Association for Ethiopian Jews (AAEJ), records

 Collection
Identifier: I-503
Overview Founded in 1969, the American Association for Ethiopian Jews (AAEJ) was instrumental in the international effort to promote recognition of the Beta Israel (known among non-Jewish Ethiopians as "Falashas") by Israeli authorities, and to assist Jewish emigration from Ethiopia to Israel. The extensive files of the AAEJ include case work files, research materials and Jewish artifacts collected in Ethiopia by AAEJ workers. In the wake of the successful evacuation of Ethiopian Jewry to Israel in 1993, the AAEJ decided to disband and voted to deposit its records at the American Jewish Historical Society. Included are correspondence, office files, photographs, slides, videotapes, audiocassettes and other materials which pertain to AAEJ's efforts to raise the consciousness of the American Jewish community about this unique Jewish subculture. The organization's papers supplement those of its founder, Graenum Berger, which are also held at the American Jewish Historical Society.
Dates: undated, 1960-1961, 1963, 1965-1968, 1970-1995, 2001-2002

Ernst Marckowicz Collection

 Collection
Identifier: LBIJER 193
Overview The collection contains various materials pertaining to Ernst Marckowicz.
Dates: 1901-1980

Graenum Berger Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-717
Overview The Papers of Graenum Berger (1908-1999) document Berger's involvement with Ethiopian Jewry and his efforts to bring about their rescue from Ethiopia through his organization, the American Association for Ethiopian Jews (AAEJ). The Papers also contain materials regarding Berger's other interests-his writings, his travels throughout the world, his community affiliations, his career as a Jewish social work executive, his commitment to Jewish causes, and his commitment to Israel. Also included are personal and biographical materials from his many long-term friendships and associations; correspondence, minutes, reports, clippings, manuscripts, research materials, journal articles, photographs, and publications.
Dates: undated, [1825]-2002 (bulk 1923-2001)

Hadassah Archives Subject File Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-578/RG 11
Overview The Hadassah subject file record group is a collection of files of organizations, events, and genre subjects originally arranged alphabetically by Hadassah’s central filing department. These files served and serve as a ready reference source that represents both the direct and indirect involvement of Hadassah in both national and international affairs. This collection includes correspondence, clippings, newsletters, photographs, and other ephemeral documents.
Dates: 1920-2006; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1990

Hans Tramer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: LBIJER 836
Overview The Hans Tramer Collection consists of 8 boxes and 52 folders.
Dates: 1929-1992, undated.; Majority of material found within 1929-1979

Henry Schwarzschild Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10024 / MF 811
Scope and Content Note This collection contains a congratulatory letter honoring Dr. Friedrich Wilhelm Foerster on his 90th birthday in Folder 1; the letter is signed by German Jewish academics in Israel. Folder 2 contains a list of individual and organizational members of the Organizing Committee for the Expansion of the Jewish Agency in Germany, as of June 24, 1929 (photocopy). Folder 3 contains an obituary for Henry Schwarzschild, New York Times, June 4, 1996. Folder 4 contains a post card from Dorothee Andres to Henry Schwarzschild, and a program for Brown's Lake Resort, Burlington, Wisconsin.

A group photograph of ‘Verband der jüdischen Jugendvereine Deutschlands‘ including Martin Buber and his portrait photography, Munich in June 1930, have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.
Dates: 1929-1996

Lee Kaufer Frankel collection

 Collection
Identifier: P-146
Overview This collection contains correspondence, documents, and newspaper clippings relating to the life and activities of Frankel in the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, as well as in other social welfare Jewish organizations. Includes biographic and bibliographic data; manuscript and printed copies of his writings; speeches on the subjects of health, insurance and Jewish affairs; and miscellaneous personal correspondence, particularly especially with Milton Rosenau.
Dates: undated, 1889-1933, 1936-1938, 1942-1944

Philip Bernstein (1911-1995) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-877
Overview 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.
Dates: undated, 1932-1995

Records of the Jewish Education Committee

 Collection
Identifier: RG 592
Overview This collection contains the administrative records of Jewish Education Committee as well as materials from the National Council for Jewish Education and the American Association for Jewish Education. The Jewish Education Committee was a Jewish educational organization in New York concerned with coordination of educational activities as well as development of educational resources for the Jewish secular school systems in the U.S. and was organized in June 1939. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, conference materials, surveys, and publications.
Dates: 1939-1972

Shalom Adler-Rudel Collection

 Collection
Identifier: LBIJER 159
Overview The collection consists of 6 boxes and 46 folders.
Dates: 1918-1974

Walter Silberbach Collection

 Collection
Identifier: LBIJER 34
Overview The collection consists of materials (mostly official documents) pertaining to the physician Walter Silberbach (1892-1981) and his family.
Dates: 1888-1994; Majority of material found within 1914-1962

Zionist Political History Collection in the Hadassah Archives

 Collection
Identifier: I-578/RG 4
Overview The material in this record group was culled from Hadassah's Central Files in Israel in the early 1980s to document Hadassah's role in Zionist history. Originally formed from a Zionist women's study group, the first Hadassah chapter in New York had a strong relationship with the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA; then known as the Federation of American Zionists). The material in this record group documents Hadassah's relationship to the ZOA and to other Zionist organizations in the United States, Europe, and Palestine/Israel, particularly in the years leading up to Israeli statehood in 1948. Other subjects addressed in this record group include the founding of Hadassah; World War II, particularly relating to Jewish emigration and refugees; the founding of the United Nations and the debate over recognition of a Jewish state; the partition of Palestine; and Arab-Jewish relations. Included are articles, clippings, convention resolutions, correspondence, diary extracts, memorandums, minutes, press releases, printed ephemera, publications, reports, and speeches.
Dates: 1894-2003; Majority of material found within 1925 - 1985