Guide to the Records of Lexington Leisure Group, undated, 1972-1990
 
*I-334

Processed by Margaret Whiteside

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Margaret Whiteside as MS Word document, January 13, 2011. Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on February 14, 2011. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lexington Leisure Group
Title: Lexington Leisure Group, records
Dates:undated, 1972-1990
Abstract: The Lexington Jewish Leisure Group was formed in 1972 by members of Lexington’s Temple Emunah and Temple Isaiah to serve as a social group for older and retired Jewish people. After the Group affiliated with the Golden Age Council, a service of the Associated Jewish Community Centers, in 1972, it would also hold meetings at Belmont’s Temple Beth-El. The Leisure Group organized outings and activities for the Jewish senior citizens of the area.
Languages: The collection is in English and Hebrew.
Quantity: .40 linear feet (1 document box, 1 half document box)
Identification: I-334
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located at AJHS, Boston, MA.
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Historical Note

The Lexington Jewish Leisure Group was formed in 1972 by members of Lexington's Temple Emunah and Temple Isaiah to serve as a social group for older and retired Jewish people. After the Group affiliated with the Golden Age Council, a service of the Associated Jewish Community Centers, in 1972, it would also hold meetings at Belmont's Temple Beth-El. The Leisure Group organized outings and activities for the Jewish senior citizens of the area.

Chronology

1972Jewish Leisure Group formed
1973Leisure Group affiliates with the Golden Age Council
1974Ex-Group President Murray Ward dies
1974Rachel Kessler becomes President
1975Leisure Group affiliates with the Associated Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the Lexington Jewish Leisure Group’s correspondence, bulletins, memoranda, releases, budgets, receipts, meeting minutes, news clippings, prayers and a resource kit from 1972 to 1990.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two series as follows:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Related Material

Combined Jewish Philanthropies (I-220)

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Lexington Leisure Group, records; I-334; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the American Jewish Historical Society by Mrs. Rachel Kessler in May 1996.

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Access Points

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

 

Series I: Activities, undated, 1973-1988

Box 1, Folders 1-4.
Scope and Content:

This series contains correspondence, bulletins, memoranda, and news releases from the Lexington Jewish Leisure Group. Of particular interest are the Group's bulletins, concerning their trips, outings, other activities and fundraising efforts through 1988, as well as membership and meeting information.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1-2 Bulletins undated, 1973-1988
1 3 Bulletins/West Area Expansion undated, 1975-1977
1 4 Outings undated, 1974-1975
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Series II: Internal Proceedings, undated, 1972-1990

Box 1, Folder 5 -- Box 2, Folder 2.
Scope and Content:

This series contains correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, membership lists, prayers and a resource kit containing information on programs, speakers, films, publicity, entertainment and songs from the Lexington Jewish Leisure Group. Of particular interest are the organization's meeting minutes, containing information about fundraising, other affiliated organizations such as the Golden Age Council, community life and the group's planned trips to Israel.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 5 Correspondence undated, 1973-1990
1 6 Financial Information undated, 1973-1989
1 7-8 Meeting Minutes 1972-1990
1 9 Membership Lists undated, 1975-1988
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 1 Miscellaneous undated, 1972-1986
2 2 Program Resource Kits 1974
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