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Judith Endelman Summer Camp Collection

Identifier: P-987

Scope and Content Note

The Judith Endelman Summer Camp Collection includes newsletters, handbooks, and other printed materials from Camp Saratoga from 1956 through 1963. Also included are yearbooks, letterhead, newsletters, and rosters from the National Federation of Temple Youth from 1963 through 1968.


  • 1956-1968


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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The National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) and their regional affiliate, The Central Area Federation of Temple Youth (CAFTY), sponsored Camp Saratoga during the 1950s and 1960s. Located in Santa Clara County, California, Camp Saratoga provided education and entertainment for Jewish youth during the summer months. Also known as Camp Swig, the facility continues to operate in conjunction with the Union for Reform Judaism.

This collection of documents was donated by Judith Endelman (née, Epstein). It is unknown whether Mrs. Endelman was an attendee of the camp but eventually became a counselor at Camp Saratoga. 1


  1. Information in this finding aid comes from materials in the collection.


.25 Linear Feet (one half-manuscript box)

Language of Materials



This collection contains yearbooks, handbooks, letterhead, newsletters, and rosters for Jewish youth camps in California from 1956 to 1968, including materials from Camp Saratoga located in Santa Clara County, California.


The collection is arranged into a single series:

Physical Location

Located in AJHS New York, NY

Acquisition Information

Donated by Judith Endelman in 2012.

Guide to the Judith Endelman Summer Camp Collection, 1956-1968   *P-987
Processed by Morgan Ford
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Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • November 2020: RJohnstone: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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