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Records of the Board of Jewish Education (New York, NY)

Identifier: I-307

Scope and Content Note

The various names of the Board of Jewish Education (New York, NY) appear throughout this collection. The records of the Board are divided into two series: Series I: Activities and Series II: Publications.

Series I: Activities includes promotional material, such as posters and pamphlets that advertise the activities of the Board of Jewish Education. (Events and Promotions; Box 1, Folders 1-6, 74,78). The material found in Series I also documents projects sponsored by the Jewish Education Committee, survey data, and survey results (Jewish Education Survey; Box 1, Folders 7-14, 75). Over the years, the Board of Jewish Education sent out press releases to announce their activities; these releases can be found within this series as well (Press Releases: Box 1, Folder 15).

Series II: Publications includes two specific publications (BJE Newsletter; Box 2, Folder 16; and Brush and Color; Box 2, Folder 17), bulletins, and various booklets.


  • undated, circa 1920 -1989

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers, except items that may be restricted due to their fragility, or privacy.

Use Restrictions

No permission is required to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection, as long as the usage is scholarly, educational, and non-commercial. For inquiries about other usage, please contact the Director of Collections and Engagement at

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Historical Note

Bureau of Education (1910-1917)

Bureau of Jewish Education (1917-1940)

Jewish Education Committee (1940-1970)

Board of Jewish Education (1970-Present)

The Board of Jewish Education (New York, NY) started in 1910 as the Bureau of Education. In 1917, the organization was renamed the Bureau of Jewish Education. In 1940, the Jewish Education Committee, founded in 1917, absorbed the Bureau of Jewish Education. During the same year, the Jewish Education Committee also absorbed the Jewish Education Association, founded in 1921. In 1970, the Jewish Education Committee changed its name to the Board of Jewish Education.


7 Linear Feet (6 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box, 4 20" x 16" oversized folders, 1 24" x 20" oversized folder)

Language of Materials





Beginning as the Bureau of Education in 1910, the Board of Jewish Education is an agency of the UJA Federation of New York. Under the motto of "Preparing the Jewish Future," the Board of Jewish Education strives to "motivate, strengthen and increase Jewish identity and commitment to the Jewish people through educational services and acculturation programs in New York." The collection includes surveys, promotional documents, and publications documenting the activities of the Board of Jewish Education.


The collection is arranged into two series: Activities and Publications.

  1. Series I: Activities, undated, 1927-circa 1979
  2. Series II: Publications, undated, circa 1920-circa 1989

Related Material

Related material can be located in the Papers of Marvin Lowenthal, P-140. Additional material is available in the Papers of Frank Weil at the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati, OH.

Guide to the Records of Board of Jewish Education (New York, NY), undated, circa 1920 - 1989 *I-307
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Description is in English.
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Revision Statements

  • May 2005.: Finding aid was updated and reconverted in order to match other online finding aids by Dianne Ritchey Oummia.
  • January 2006.: Entities removed from EAD finding aid.
  • March 2021: RJohnstone: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States