Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Collection consists of marriage and conversion certificates, financial statements, flyers, newsletters, and programs issued by Congregation Kenesseth Israel. One folder is devoted to bulletins concerning other Jewish organizations in Minneapolis, including the Jewish Home for the Aged of the Northwest, Bloomenson Foundation, and Jewish Community Center of Greater Minneapolis. Miscellaneous news clippings pertaining to Jewish life and Israel are also included, as well as a 1954 pamphlet titled "You are Not Alone," to assist parents of retarded children. The pamphlet was issued by the State of Minnesota, Department of Public Welfare.
Collection includes an article on the history of Congregation B'nai Jacob, Jersey City; an article regarding Esther Burg's efforts to "tell Jersey City's Jewish story;" a pamphlet titled "75 Year History of the Bayonne Section, National Council of Jewish Women;" articles concerning and remarks made by Esther Burg to the Hudson County Community College's "Senior Speak Out" conference; and outlines Esther Burg created for presentations on the history of the Jersey City, NJ Jewish community.
The records consist of a 1946 bulletin from Temple Emanu-El (Birmingham, Ala.), memorandum from the national NCJW Social Legislation Committee concerning health legislation (1947), Section meeting minutes for May 1949, correspondence lobbying for the Displaced Persons Act, information on voting in the 1950 and 1952 Democratic primaries, a newsletter issued by the United Fund of Birmingham for its 1956 campaign drive, and a 1977 survey of the needs of the older Jewish population of Birmingham.
The records of the National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section document the organization's community service, advocacy, and supportive administrative, fundraising, membership, and public relations activities from the Section's early years to the present. Included is a large amount of material from the National Organization in relation to the New York Section. This material is dated from 1896 to 1999 and consists of administrative, events, and advocacy matters. The New York Section's community services files include its work on aging, child care, consumer telephone referrals, counseling support, crime prevention, the disabled, domestic violence, early child education, feminism, homelessness, hunger, immigrants, Israel, Jewish education and promotion, literacy, probation, the sick, summer recreation for children and the elderly, and war relief. The Section's advocacy files consist of lobbying efforts for the rights of children, the disabled, the elderly, families, the homeless, immigrants, Israel, and women. The collection is primarily in English, with some Hebrew, Yiddish, German, Greek, Spanish, Chinese, and Italian. Among the types of material are audio tapes, blueprints, correspondence, minutes, photographs, publications, scrapbooks, and scripts.
Collection encompasses an extensive variety of organizations, subjects, and formats and is most useful for genealogists and researchers interested in general information. Researchers looking for a particular publication will also find this collection helpful.