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The General Jewish Council was an umbrella organization founded by the American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Congress, B’nai B’rith, and Jewish Labor Committee in order to coordinate their rights defense activities.
The bulk of the records in this collection date between from 1938-1944, the active years of the Council. Materials consist primarily of correspondence, minutes, memoranda, and reports.
This collection contains documents relating to Isaac A. Hourwich’s role as an economist, publicist, statistician, lawyer, author, and authority on immigration, as well as his involvement with the labor movement and the formation of the American Jewish Congress. There are reports, minutes of meetings, memoranda, clippings and correspondence, and manuscripts and articles about Jewish labor, Socialism, Russia, Marxism, immigration, and other subjects. These materials demonstrate Hourwich’s important role in American labor, immigration theory, and political and economic theory.
This collection contains correspondence, pamphlets, periodicals, newspapers, press releases, writings, clippings, brochures, fliers, and posters from the era of the Spanish Civil War, and later, documenting American and international fund-raising for humanitarian relief of Republican Spain; American and international public opinion about the war; the participation of Jews in the International Brigades; and reminiscences and commemorations of the war and, particularly, of the International Brigades, in later years. A portion of the material on relief work pertains to trade union activities, as documented in papers of Charles S. Zimmerman, of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, in his capacity as leader of Trade Union Relief for Spain, in New York City. Other organizations represented include the Medical Bureau and North American Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy; the Spanish Information Bureau in New York; the Friends of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade; and the Israeli branch of the association of volunteers in the International Brigades. There are also autobiographical manuscripts by Benjamin Lubelski and Sigmund Stein, who participated in the International Brigades; and contemporary publications in a variety of languages, including publications of the anarchist-leaning Spanish trade union confederations CNT-FAI.
Collection documents the activities and missions of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (UOJCA), primarily during the presidencies of William Weiss (1933-1942), Samuel Nirenstein (1942-1948), Moses Feuerstein (1954-1965), and Rabbi Pinchas Stolper’s tenure as Executive Vice President (1976-1994).
Founded in 1898, the UOJCA, also known as the Orthodox Union, serves as the leader, organizer, and voice of affiliated Orthodox Jewish congregations in North America. Divisions of the UOJCA reflected most prominently in the collection include the National Conference of Synagogue Youth, the Women’s Branch, the Kashruth Division, the Department of Synagogue Services, the Israel Center, as well as regional branches.
Subjects addressed in the collection include Sabbath and high holiday observance, dietary laws, Baal Teshuva, slaughterhouse legislation, funeral standards, education, and synagogue management and outreach. Materials include correspondence, minutes, clippings, speeches, UOJCA publications, financial documents, and a few photographs.
- American Jewish Historical Society 2
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 2
- Pamphlets 3
- Reports 3
- Brochures 2
- Newsletters 2
- Press releases 2
- Printed ephemera 2
- United States 2
- Administrative reports 1
- Aliens -- United States 1
- Anarchism -- Spain 1
- Antisemitism -- United States 1
- Arbitration, Industrial -- United States 1
- Catalonia (Spain) 1
- Civil rights 1 ∧ less
- French 2
- German 2
- Hebrew 2
- Italian 2
- Catalan; Valencian 1
- American Jewish Congress 2
- International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union 2
- "Bund"-arkhiṿ fun der Yidisher arbeṭer-baṿegung o.n. fun Frants Ḳursḳi 1
- Allgemeyner Idisher arbayṭerbund in Liṭa, Poylen un Rusland 1
- American Civil Liberties Union 1
- American Jewish Committee 1
- American League to Combat Antisemitism 1
- Austrian, Carl J. (Carl Joseph), 1892-1970 1
- B'nai B'rith 1
- Berman, Julius 1
- Bernstein, Saul, 1908- 1
- Butler, Raphael 1
- Cahan, Abraham, 1860-1951 1
- Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (Spain) 1
- Coughlin, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1891-1979 1
- Doskow, Ambrose 1
- F.A.I. (Organization : Spain) 1
- Feuerstein, Moses 1
- General Jewish Council (U.S.) 1
- International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 22 (New York, N.Y.) 1 ∧ less