Jews -- Identity
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Benjamin Frederick Reiner Diaries and Essays
The collection documents Reiner's life as a boy in Yugoslavia and his problems adjusting to his new life in America. Reiner attended public high school and later worked in various factories after graduation. His papers contain copies of typed diary entries and essays he wrote from ages 15-21, as well as a copy of his ship manifest. His writings touch on social activities and economic hardships of a young teenager, his improvement with the English language, his drift away from Orthodoxy, and his impression of labor movements.
Center for Jewish Community Studies Collection
This collection contains newsletters, pamphlets, brochures, course materials, memorandum and correspondence detailing the Center's views, activities, and research.
Harold Schein scrapbooks
Consists of the contents of two scrapbooks created by Harold Schein. Each scrapbook is primarily composed of news clippings and articles. Scrapbook #1, dated 1929-1946, 1964-1966, 1971, 1981, 1985, includes articles regarding archeological and scientific evidence supporting Bible events, Christian theology and philosophy pertaining to capitalism and modern developments, religion versus atheism, Christian and Jewish relations, and religious art. Additional articles concern Rev. Charles Coughlin and the Christian Front (1940), Passion plays (1934), analysis of Jews' situation in Germany (1932), Jewish identity (1960s), and Jewish religious decline (1970s). Information regarding a relative of Mr. Schein, Bernard Schein, who served as official shirtmaker to King Carol in Rumania is also available. Scrapbook #2 is dated 1932-1945 and focuses on the Bolshevik revolution, the situation in Germany, Japan and US relations, World War II, and the Senate's munitions inquiry (1934). Items of interest include an article describing the fourth Annual Women's Conference on Current Problems (1934), the "Minneapolis Star Journal" headline announcing Pres. Roosevelt's death April 12, 1945, and the "Minneapolis Daily Times" news of victory August 18, 1945.
Institute for Jewish Life, records
Collection sontains the minutes of the Board of Directors (Trustees) meetings, 1972-1975; staff meetings, 1972-1973; background materials and reports pertaining to projects proposed and acted upon; annual reports; financial reports; and miscellaneous publications.
Jewish Media Service, records
Contains material collected by the Jewish Media Service (JMS) on Jewish films, film company catalogs, resources and information from and about various media centers. The majority of the Jewish Media Service records date from when the JMS operated independently from 1975 to 1987. Types of material found in the collection include articles, brochures, catalogs, correspondence, examination study guides, filmographies, film stills, newsletters, pamphlets, photographs, posters, publications, scripts, and slides.
Nate Shapiro Papers
This collection is primarily made up of correspondence and other records of the American Association for Ethiopian Jews (AAEJ) that remained in the possession of its president (from 1982-1993), Nate Shapiro, after the organization dissolved in 1993. The AAEJ worked from 1974-1993 to assist Ethiopian Jews immigrate to Israel. The collection also includes Shapiro's personal papers. The Shapiro Papers fall under the broader AAEJ collection.
National Jewish Population Study Questionnaires & Sample Design
The collection consists of the "Opinions and Attitudes" portion of the questionnaires of the Study sponsored by the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds and directed by Alvin Chenkin and Fred Massarik, as well as detailed maps, population charts and other material related to the Study's sample design directed by Bernard Lazerwitz.
Otto S. Leib Collection
This collection contains a handwritten recipe book in Yiddish and German with entries dating to the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as some of Otto Leib's correspondence and essays from the late 20th century regarding the Jewish experience in Southern Germany and Switzerland.
Riv-Ellen Prell Papers
The Papers of Riv-Ellen Prell contain research, fieldwork, and correspondence she conducted to fulfill her graduate work in Anthropology at the University of Chicago. Prell later expanded on this work with further research and wrote a book on the Havurah Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The papers primarily encompass the field notes and interviews she engaged in while observing the Westwood Free Minyan in Los Angeles.
Shira Eve Epstein Papers
This collection contains the files of Shira Eve Epstein, a Jewish educator and professor, most of which were used as research for her bachelor's thesis, "The Havurah Movement and Jewish Feminism: Preserving While Re-envisioning Judaism."
Sh'ma Journal Collection
This collection is primarily comprised of administrative materials, journal issues, editorial content, and interviews. Interviews are transcribed for inclusion in editorial content. The collection was pre-arranged by the organization prior to donation.
The complete run of Sh'ma is available via our shared digital asset management and preservation system. Links to the digitized serial can be found in two parts. For 1970-2002, please see https://digipres.cjh.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE10853379. For 2002-2019, please see https://digipres.cjh.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE10940070.
While our collection is arranged archivally in its original order, Stanford's Berman Jewish Policy Archive offers the ability to search the Sh’ma Journal database by article title, author, or keywords. Cross referencing these two collections increases discoverability and makes the Sh’ma collection more accessible to all users.
Each entry in Stanford’s database contains a selection of keywords, or “topics”. A keyword search will typically yield a range of files within the scope of your chosen topic. For example: entering “kosher” into the search bar will retrieve any files containing “kosher” as a topic, as well as files containing shared keywords such as “food,” “Jewish law,” and “tradition”. The ability to cast a wider net allows for the discovery of more resources and can be particularly helpful when conducting preliminary research.
The Sh’ma Journal collection at AJHS allows the user to browse the journal’s complete run in chronological order. Each volume has been digitized as a single entity and can be accessed by issue number, rather than individual articles. Once the user has identified a relevant article through a keyword search in the Stanford database, they can then locate the complete publication in the AJHS collection and continue their research from there. Likewise, the user might identify an article or topic of interest within the AJHS collection and then utilize the Stanford database to locate related articles through a keyword search.
Click here to browse the Sh'ma Collection hosted by the Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Stefan Zweig-Siegmund Warburg Correspondence
The Stefan Zweig-Siegmund Warburg Correspondence comprises an ample exchange of letters between the Austrian author Stefan Zweig and the German banker Siegmund Warburg. While their central topics are contemporary social and political developments, Zweig's perception of the various countries he travelled as well as their personal relationship can be glimpsed.
United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York collection
United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York is the organization that resulted from the mergers of various New York federations with the New York office of UJA. UJA-Federation and its predecessor organizations have been a central force for communal planning and philanthropy in the New York Jewish community since 1917, and in overseas Jewish communities since 1939. The largest section of this collection covers the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies and its predecessor organizations in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn. Important subject areas include Federation’s work with their affiliated agencies including detailed budget files through most of the 20th century; UJA’s programs in Israel and campaigns in New York during the 1960s and 1970s; an overview of the UJA-Federation Joint Campaign 1974-1986; and the day to day work of the successfully merged organizations 1986-2000.