Guide to the Records of Lights in Action
undated, 1982, 1991-2002
(bulk 1992-2001)

I-560

Partially processed by Alexandria Bickel. Additional processing by Patricia Glowinski.

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Patricia Glowinski in July 2014. Description is in English.
2015. A related material note linking to the Lights in Action website that was archived on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine was added by Patricia Glowinski.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lights in Action
Title: Lights in Action Records
Dates:undated, 1982, 1991-2002
Dates:Bulk 1992-2001
Abstract: Lights in Action (LIA) was a network of students dedicated to inspiring Jewish pride and unity among college students. LIA student activists designed, created, and distributed Jewish/Zionist literature that reached approximately 100,000 students on over 120 campuses. In addition, LIA designed and coordinated national student projects like Shabbat Leumit, a guide to lead students across North America through the rituals during Shabbat. LIA also hosted and sponsored national conferences, summer programs in Israel, leadership training, and seminars on a variety of topics of interest to Jewish students. The records include Lights in Action publications and printed matter, administrative records, photographs and slides, audiovisual material, sound recordings, and born digital material.
Languages: The collection is in English, except for a few items in Hebrew.
Quantity: 5.5 linear feet (11 manuscript boxes) plus two oversize folders
Identification: I-560
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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Historical Note
Flier from Press Pack, 1996 (Box 6, Folder 1)

Flier from Press Pack, 1996 (Box 6, Folder 1)

In 1991, hundreds of Jewish students turned out to protest an anti-Semitic speaker at Columbia University. An article, printed in the Columbia Daily Spectator by Columbia University student Ze'ev Maghen, argued that protesting anti-Semitism was futile and instead of responding to anti-Semites, Jewish students should focus their energy on celebrating their Jewish heritage. Inspired by the article, students from New York area schools organized a massive celebratory bonfire, or kumzitz, in Washington Square Park to celebrate the eighth night of Hanukkah. Following the kumzitz, Jewish students from Columbia, Yeshiva University Stern College for Women, and New York University founded a new student group, Lights in Action (LIA), taking the name from the kumzitz's theme of “hundreds of lights going into action.” 1

Lights in Action was dedicated to promoting Jewish identity and Zionist commitment among college-aged Jews. Starting in 1992, LIA created and distributed student-written, bi-annual mailings on Jewish/Zionist identity, developed Sabbath programming (Shabbat), and distributed colorful, well-produced posters, calendars and Shabbat cards that stressed the positive experiences of Jewish culture and worship. Included were the student retellings and commentaries on the book of Genesis, Exodus, and “Doin’ it in Your Dorm Room” Shabbat and holiday observance guides. 2

LIA was a network entirely run by students dedicated to inspiring Jewish pride and unity among college students, through educational literature, projects, and retreats, with an initial goal to reach 50,000 students. Lights in Action had a deep commitment to pluralism, and many students were attracted to LIA because of the diversity of students involved; from deeply religious Jews, non-religious Jews, Hispanic Jews, children of intermarriage, gay, lesbian, and bisexual Jews, artists, students interested in social justice and many more. 3 LIA made it possible for these different groups to come together for a common goal and be allowed to express themselves in a safe environment among like-minded people. In 1994, as its budget expanded, LIA grew and formalized its organizational structure and was able to move its operations from a dorm room to an office, and take on professional staff persons (recent graduates) who coordinated fundraising and student activists. A year later, Lights in Action was incorporated and had established itself in a Manhattan office space, as their new headquarters. LIA also established a student-led Summer Institute in Israel, developed and distributed materials to over 175 campuses across the United States and Canada, developed seminars in conjunction with Hillel and the Aleph Society, and became a delegate member of the World Union of Jewish Students. 4

In 1996, Lights in Action received funding for a two-year independent evaluation of the effectiveness of their activities and programs. The evaluation produced a 1997 report outlining a plan to conduct a national survey of Jewish university students, among other initiatives. The national survey of was conducted by LIA in 1998. Though LIA received positive responses from students about their mailings, activities, and programs, the organization began to experience a decrease in the number of students who attended their programs. LIA mailings were also reaching fewer college campuses. Lights in Actions struggled between being a grassroots movement and wanting to be an established organization. Concurrently, larger Jewish student organizations also began to create programs similar to the programs Lights in Action had established. In 1999, LIA initiated a strategic planning process to plan for the future of their organization. Out of this process came two major proposals to change the organization: a major revamp of their website into a more dynamic, interactive website, to help students gain access to distributed material more easily and quickly; and to hire an experienced professional full-time staff person, to coordinate fundraising, provide continuity, and free up the younger staff to work with students. 5 The initiatives were not able to turn LIA around. In the fall of 2001, many of the Lights in Action's foundation grants expired as the decrease in student interest affected LIA's ability to secure needed grant money and Lights in Action was forced to shut down.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection documents the various activities of the college-student run group, Lights in Action (LIA), ranging from its inception in 1991 to 2002, the year after it ceased operating. The bulk of the material consists of various publications and printed matter produced by Lights in Action. The photograph series chronicles many of the activities and events organized by Lights in Action, as well as many of the LIA staff, volunteers, and program attendees. Topics covered include current events, Zionism and Israel, politics, Jewish identity, religious observances, holidays, social events, Jewish ethics, Judaism in secular culture, and community service.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into six series, based on record type or subject.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Collections and Engagement 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

Lights in Action Records is one individual collection within the Counter Culture collections located at the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS). Other counter culture collections at AJHS include the Arthur Ocean Waskow Papers (P-152), Leonard Fein Papers (P-582), Shira Eve Epstein Papers (P-776), Riv-Ellen Prell Papers (P-795), Ruth Abusch-Magder Papers (P-841), Virginia Levitt Snitow Papers (P-876), Goldie Milgram Papers (P-876), Jack Jacobs Papers (P-1020), Gerald Serotta Papers (P-1023), Jack Nusan Porter Papers (P-1024), Arthur J. Lelyveld Papers (P-1030), Jews for Urban Justice (Washington, D.C.) Records (I-159), Jewish Peace Fellowship Records (I-189), Jewish Student Press Service Records (I-248), Breira Records (I-250), American Jewish Alternatives to Zionism (New York, New York) Records (I-326), North American Jewish Students Appeal Records (I-338), Jewish Labor Committee Records (I-377), New Jewish Agenda Records (I-393), Vermont Chapter of the New Jewish Agenda Records (I-449), Jewish Counter Culture Collection (I-504), Trees and Life for Vietnam Records (I-542), Brit Tzedek v'Shalom/Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace Records (I-587), and portions of the Jewish Student Organizations Collection (I-61).

The Lights in Action website was captured by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine from 1996 to 2002. The snapshots can be viewed here: https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.lia.org. Please note that the Wayback Machine may not render the website exactly as it appeared on the live web at the time, and that AJHS has no control over how often the site was crawled or how it displays now. Also, please note that from 2003 to 2010, the URL www.lia.org was not used, and that in 2011, the URL was acquired by the Laser Institute of America.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Lights in Action Records; I-560; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY.

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Acquisition Information

The Lights in Action Records were donated by Beth Packman, a former staff member of Lights in Action, in 2002.

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Processing Information

A box list and partial processing was performed by archival intern, Alexandria Bickel. A revised arrangement schema and further processing was performed by Patricia Glowinski in 2014. The arrangement is based on the original order provided by Lights in Action (LIA). The collection was reboxed and refoldered and folder titles for most of the collection are exact or closely based on those given by LIA. There were numerous folders titled "Originals" and "Archives" and these were given more descriptive titles by the archivist to enhance access. Two series were created for materials with preservation and access issues. These series are Series V: Photographs and slides and Series VI: Audiovisual, sound recordings, and born digital material. Photographs that were originally housed in photograph albums were removed from the albums but remain in their original groupings given by LIA. 2.5 linear feet of duplicate material or material containing personal information was removed from the collection.

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Access Points

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Container List

Click the box in the request column to open the form that allows you to request a box for onsite viewing in the reading room at the Center for Jewish History, New York, NY.

 

Series I: Administrative records,  undated, 1992-2001

Box 1, Folders 1-8 (.25 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by document type or subject.

Scope and Content:

This series contains material documenting the administrative activities of Lights in Action. Included are internal and external correspondence, documents and writings pertaining to the establishment and incorporation of Lights in Action, minutes, memorandums, agendas, notes, mailing lists, financial documents, and material related to fundraising.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1 1 Correspondence 1992-2000 request_box
1 2 Correspondence and memorandums, internal 1990s request_box
1 3 Documents and writings pertaining to the establishment and incorporation of Lights in Action 1992-1995 request_box
1 4 Financial contribution correspondence undated, 1992-1994, 2001request_box
1 5 Financial statement 1996 request_box
1 6 Fundraising undated, 1992-1996request_box
1 7 Minutes, memorandums, agendas, notes, and mailing lists 1993-1999 request_box
1 8 Permits for events in Washington Square Park 1993-1994 request_box
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Series II: Activities and outreach,  undated, 1993-2002

Box 1, Folder 9-Box 4, Folder 6 (1.4 linear feet).
Arrangement:

This series is arranged into four subseries.

Scope and Content:

Other than its biannual mailings, Lights in Action organized local and national conferences and seminars, created student leadership training guidebooks and conducted leadership training retreats, produced sourcebooks or guide books (called choveret) on a variety of subjects including Shabbat service, and established a Summer Institute in Israel. Conference, seminar, and leadership training material in this series consist of training manuals, programs, and related printed matter. The Shabbat service sourcebooks, created for students to celebrate Shabbat in their dorm rooms, include text studies, songs, writings on various historical and contemporary subjects, songs, rituals, and recipes that could be made in dorm rooms without kitchens. The Summer Institute in Israel subseries documents the three-week summer program and includes itineraries, Institute programs, blank applications, and other related printed matter.

Subseries 1: Conferences and seminars,  undated, 1996-2000

Box 1, Folder 9-Box 2, Folder 13.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1 9 Being Jewish in a Non-Jewish World seminar 1998 March 20-22 request_box
1 10 Children of Interfaith Families: Exploring Jewish Identities - programs, texts, resources, and more (1 of 2) 1998 request_box
1 11 Children of Interfaith Families: Exploring Jewish Identities - programs, texts, resources, and more (2 of 2) 1998 request_box
1 12 Chuppat Am Shalem national student project, program and decorated cloth 1997 request_box
1 13 Conference for Children of Interfaith Families 1999 March 19-21 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2 1 Conference for Hispanic Students 1998 request_box
2 2 God and Spirituality: WrestleMania I, national forum, Brandeis Bardin Institute 2000 January 13-16 request_box
2 3 Jewish ritual text study material undated request_box
2 4 Jewish Student Activism Conference 1996 November 8-10 request_box
2 5 Jewish Women: Body and Spirit Conference 1999 request_box
2 6 Judaism and Social Justice: A Conference for Student Journalists and Activists 1999 March 18-21 request_box
2 7 Judaism and Social Justice, student conference 1998 April 3-5 request_box
2 8 Klezmer, Knishes, and Kiddish: A Celebration of Jewish Culture conference flier 1998 request_box
2 9 National Conference - 613 Ways to Do the Deed 1999 January 15-18 request_box
2 10 National Jewish LesBiGay Student Leadership Conference 1998 February 20-22 request_box
2 11 Second Conference for Children of Interfaith Families: Exploring Jewish Identities 1999 November 12-14 request_box
2 12 Sex, Love, n' Jews, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Seminar 1997 April 4-6 request_box
2 13 With Raised Voices activist training seminar 2000 request_box

Subseries 2: Leadership training,  undated, 1999, 2002

Box 2, Folders 14-15.
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2 14 Leadership training (1 of 2) undated, 1999, 2002request_box
2 15 Leadership training (2 of 2) undated, 1999, 2002request_box

Subseries 3: Shabbat and holidays, 1990s-2001

Box 2, Folder 16-Box 3, Folder 13.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2 16 High Holiday Guide - The Ultimate, Unauthorized, No-Holds Barred, Tell-All Guide to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur on Campus 1998 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
3 1 Lights in Action Shiron (songbook) 1990s request_box
3 2 Shabbat Leumit: Shabbat for the People, National Student Choveret (sourcebook) 1993 request_box
3 3 Shabbat rituals [1990s]-2001 request_box
3 4 Shabbat Evening Service guide 1990s request_box
3 5 Shabbat Morning Alternative Service guide 1990s request_box
3 6 Shabbat Morning Orthodox Service guide 1990s request_box
3 7 Student Shabbat 1996 - The Wenkart Student Shabbat 1996 request_box
3 8 Student Shabbat 1997 - Doin' it in your dorm room 1997 request_box
3 9 Student Shabbat 1998 - Doin' it in your dorm room, Shabbat Shalom: A Shabbat of Peace 1998 request_box
3 10 Student Shabbat 1999 - Doin' it in your dorm room, Sheer Shabbat 1999 request_box
3 11 Student Shabbat 2000 - Do it in your dorm room, The Seventh Sense: Shabbat 2000 request_box
3 12 Student Shabbat 2001 - Shabbat of Sharing 2001 request_box

Subseries 4: Summer Institute in Israel, 1994-1998

Box 3, Folder 13-Box 4,Folder 6.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
3 13 Rivky Shuchatowitz notebook for the Summer Institute in Israel 1994 request_box
3 14 Summer Institute in Israel 1994 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
4 1 Summer Institute in Israel (1 of 2) 1996 request_box
4 2 Summer Institute in Israel (2 of 2) 1996 request_box
4 3 Summer Institute in Israel 1997 request_box
4 4 Summer Institute in Israel (1 of 2) 1998 request_box
4 5 Summer Institute in Israel (2 of 2) 1998 request_box
4 6 Summer Institute in Israel applications (blank) 1994, 1998 request_box
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Series III: Publications and printed matter,  undated, 1982, 1991-2002

Box 4, Folder 7-Box 7, Folder 2 and two oversize folders (1.5 linear feet).
Arrangement:

This series is arranged into two subseries.

Scope and Content:

This series documents one of the major activities of Lights in Action, the printing and publication of student-created educational material. Starting in 1992, LIA began creating biannual mailings. The mailings included a poster-size calendar marking the days of the secular and Jewish year, a provocative cover letter intended to get students thinking and talking about their Jewish and Zionist identity, and an educational piece with a fresh perspective on Judaism. LIA also produced fliers for events, a newsletter called Inside Lights in Action, press packs, oversized posters, religious text-study readings, and other publications and printed matter. This series chronicles ten years of Lights in Action publication of printed matter. Included are newsletters, posters, calendars, printed ephemera, drafts of drawings and writings for the mailings, and original items included in the mailings. The series also includes articles about Lights in Action and publications by other Jewish student organizations.

Subseries 1: Lights in Action publications and printed matter, 1991-2002

Box 4, Folder 7-Box 6, Folder 7 and two oversize folders.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by document type.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
4 7 Articles about Lights in Action 1992-1996 request_box
4 8 Articles about Lights in Action 1997-2002 request_box
4 9 Drafts and drawings for Lights in Action mailings (1 of 3) 1990s request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
5 1 Drafts and drawings for Lights in Action mailings (2 of 3) 1990s request_box
5 2 Drafts and drawings for Lights in Action mailings (3 of 3) 1990s request_box
5 3 Fliers 1991-2000 request_box
5 4 Inside Lights in Action newsletter 1996-2000 request_box
5 5 Mailings 1992 request_box
5 6 Mailings 1993-1994 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
OS2F 1 Mailings - calendar 1993-1994 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
5 7 Mailings 1994-1995 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
OS2F 1 Mailings - calendar 1994-1995 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
5 8 Mailings 1995-1996 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
OS2F 1 Mailings - calendar 1995-1996 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
5 9 Mailings 1996-1999 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
OS2F 1 Mailings - calendar 1996-1997 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
5 10 Mailings, unsorted [1992-2001] request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
OS2F 2 Posters 1991-1999 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
5 11 Press pack [1994-1995] request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
6 1 Press pack [1996] request_box
6 2 Press pack 1997-1998 request_box
6 3 Printed ephemera 1990s request_box
6 4 Various publications and printed matter (1 of 2) 1993-1997 request_box
6 5 Various publications and printed matter (2 of 2) 1993-1997 request_box
6 6 Various publications and printed matter (1 of 2) 1996-1998 request_box
6 7 Various publications and printed matter (2 of 2) 1996-1998 request_box

Subseries 2: Other Jewish Student Organization publications,  undated, 1982, 1993, 2000-2001

Box 6, Folder 8-Box 7, Folder 2.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by organization.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
6 8 Jewish Students Network Canada activist guide undated request_box
6 9 University Service Department of the Zionist Youth Foundation, in consultation with Israel Aliyah Center, sourcebook 1982 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
7 1 World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) (1 of 2) undated, 1993, 2000-2001request_box
7 2 World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) (2 of 2) undated, 1993, 2000-2001request_box
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Series IV: Surveys and market research,  1993-1999

Box 7, Folder 3-Box 8, Folder 9 (.85 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject.

Scope and Content:

As early as 1993, Lights in Action (LIA) began including short questionnaires in their bi-annual mailings. They consisted of return by mail oversized postcards asking for comments and suggestions regarding the content of the mailings. In 1996, Dr. Pearl Beck was hired by LIA to coordinate an independent evaluation of the effectiveness of LIA activities and projects. The evaluation would include planning the methodology for LIA to evaluate their effectiveness, developing appropriate Jewish educational materials, and a plan for the future of LIA. The evaluation resulted in a final report by Beck, "Evaluation and Market Research Plan." The estimated cost of the evaluation was $15,000, with LIA having sole ownership of the results. The final evaluation report was submitted in October, 1997. In 1998, Lights in Action conducted a national study of Jewish college students, a study that had not been conducted in 50 years. The study was divided into four sections: Mailings/Lights in Action; Jewish Life; Jewish Attitudes; and Demographics. Telephone interviews and written surveys included responses and opinions of students regarding LIA mailings, inquiries into the students level of involvement in Jewish organizations and activities on campus, off-campus, and at home, and the students levels of interest in LIA activities. The results and analysis of the study are included in this series. Also included are a sampling of original student survey responses, blank survey forms, results and analysis of several other surveys, and material relating to the two-year evaluation of LIA including correspondence and the evaluation and final report submitted by Beck in 1997.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
7 3 Children of Interfaith Families survey results [1998] request_box
7 4 Cross tabs data - Lights in Action data tables [1998] request_box
7 5 Evaluation and market research plan by Pearl Beck 1996-1997 request_box
7 6 Lights in Action study reports and press releases 1996-1998 request_box
7 7 Market research questionnaires (blank) 1990s request_box
7 8 National Collegiate Survey of Jewish Students results and analysis 1998 request_box
7 9 Pearl Beck correspondence and other material pertaining the Lights in Action evaluation 1996-1997 request_box
7 10 Phone interview records 1998 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
8 1 Response of anger from a donor regarding gay and bisexual content [1997] request_box
8 2 Responses (1 of 2) 1993-1994 request_box
8 3 Responses (2 of 2) 1993-1994 request_box
8 4 Responses 1995 request_box
8 5 Responses 1993-1997 request_box
8 6 Responses 1998-2000 request_box
8 7 Responses for Lights in Action book that never happened 1994-1997 request_box
8 8 Responses from Fall 1993 mailing 1993 request_box
8 9 Student responses to mailings and CD-ROMs 1996-1999 request_box
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Series V: Photographs and slides,  1983, 1994-2001

Box 9, Folder 1-Box 10, Folder 14 (1 linear foot).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject.

Scope and Content:

This series documents the people and main activities of the student organization, Lights in Action. The photographs and slides chiefly show student attendees at numerous Lights in Action conferences, seminars, and the three week Summer Institute held in Israel during the 1990s. Also documented in the photographs are some of the key staff members who established and lead the organization during its ten year history. Numerous photographs include inscriptions on the versos, identifying the people and places shown in the photos. The majority of the photographs are 3x4 and 4x6 inch color snapshots, though a small grouping included in the Summer Institute in Israel, 1994 photographs are black-and-white prints. The Summer Institute groupings also show many views of Israel from 1994 to 1998. The photographs were originally housed in three photograph albums and one three-ring binder and were organized into groupings by Lights in Action. The photographs were removed from the albums and binder but remain in their original groupings.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
9 (Photos) 1 A Cappella Conference, Brown University, 42 color photographs 1996 November request_box
9 (Photos) 2 Arts Conference, College of William and Mary, 14 color photographs 1998 November request_box
9 (Photos) 3 Arts Conference, Elmer, New Jersey, 18 color photographs 1997 October request_box
9 (Photos) 4 Columbia A Cappella performing at the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) Congress, 7 color photographs 1990s request_box
9 (Photos) 5 Conference for Hispanic Students, 9 color photographs 1998 request_box
9 (Photos) 6 Conference for Hispanic Students, photographs sent to LIA from Beth Packman, 8 color photographs 1998 request_box
9 (Photos) 7 The Dialogue, 28 color photographs 1995 Summer request_box
9 (Photos) 8 Fall Leadership Seminar, 7 color photographs 1998 September request_box
9 (Photos) 9 Final National Conference "To Learn and to Teach," Homowack, Spring Glen, New York, 14 color photographs 2001 January request_box
9 (Photos) 10 Gay and Lesbian Jewish Students Conference, 9 color photographs 1998 February 20-22 request_box
9 (Photos) 11 Gender Roles and Relationships in Jewish Society Conference, 23 color photographs 1997 April 4-6 request_box
9 (Photos) 12 General Assembly, Indianapolis, 7 color photographs 1997 request_box
9 (Photos) 13 God and Spirituality Retreat, 19 color photographs 2000 January request_box
9 (Photos) 14 Going home party for Rivky Shuchatowitz, 17 color photographs circa 1995 request_box
9 (Photos) 15 Jewish Student Activism Conference, Hebrew College, Boston, 36 color photographs 1996 November 8-10 request_box
9 (Photos) 16 Jewish Women: Body and Spirit Conference, Brandeis University, 8 color photographs 1999 February 5-7 request_box
9 (Photos) 17 Miami Conference, 5 color photographs 1997 request_box
9 (Photos) 18 [Miford] Recreation Center, exterior views of an outdoor basketball court, 3 color photographs 1983 request_box
9 (Photos) 19 Miscellaneous photographs from the 1994-1996 Summer photograph album, 3 color photographs 1994-1996 request_box
9 (Photos) 20 Miscellaneous photographs from the 1996-1997 photograph album, 2 color photographs 1996-1997 request_box
9 (Photos) 21 National Conference, 59 color photographs 1998 January 16-19 request_box
9 (Photos) 22 National Conference, 4 color photographs 1999 request_box
9 (Photos) 23 Negatives from the 1994-1996 Summer photograph album, 16 strips 1994-1996 request_box
9 (Photos) 24 Office party for Beth Packman and Jill Jacobs, 19 color photographs 1998 request_box
9 (Photos) 25 Party for Beth and [Ilamar] 1999 May 2 request_box
9 (Photos) 26 "Random shots, living LIA history", 21 color photographs and 15 negatives strips 1990s request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
10 (Photos) 1 Scavenger hunt, 29 color photographs 1997 September request_box
10 (Photos) 2 Scenes from Lights in Action office, 13 color photographs 1998 request_box
10 (Photos) 3 Second National Conference, Brandeis Bardin, California, 3 color photographs 1999 request_box
10 (Photos) 4 Slides for Parlor Meeting at Ina Gordon's, 20 color slides [1994-1995] request_box
10 (Photos) 5 Slides for Parlor Meeting - never used, 37 color slides 1990s request_box
10 (Photos) 6 Summer Institute in Israel (1 of 3), 209 color photographs and 23 black-and-white photographs 1994 request_box
10 (Photos) 7 Summer Institute in Israel (2 of 3) 1994 request_box
10 (Photos) 8 Summer Institute in Israel (3 of 3) 1994 request_box
10 (Photos) 9 Summer Institute in Israel, "our first summer program", 12 color and black-and-white photographs 1994 request_box
10 (Photos) 10 Summer Institute in Israel, 35 color photographs 1996 request_box
10 (Photos) 11 Summer Institute in Israel (1 of 2), 141 color photographs 1997 July 21-August 17 request_box
10 (Photos) 12 Summer Institute in Israel (2 of 2) 1997 July 21-August 17 request_box
10 (Photos) 13 Summer Institute in Israel, 9 color photographs 1998 request_box
10 (Photos) 14 Summer Institute in Israel, July 7-25, 1999, JADE (Jewish Activists Daring to Be Exceptional) International Conference in conjunction with WUJS, 7 color photographs 1999 request_box
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Series VI: Audiovisual, sound recordings, and born digital material,  circa 1992-1999

Box 11, Folders 1-7 (.5 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by document type.

Scope and Content:

This series contains analog and born digital material created by Lights in Action. Included are CD-ROMS and a videocassette containing audiovisual material, one music compact disc published by Lights in Action, and born digital files contained on two zip disks and one, 3.5 inch floppy disk.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11 1 CD-ROM - "…From a galaxy far, far away…Lights in Action brings you a CD ROM" [mailing 11, CD ROM on Jewish identity] 1998 request_box
11 2 CD-ROM - "Plug it in, Turn on the LIGHT," Lights in Action CD-ROM, featuring rare video footage of Adam Sandler singing "The Hanukkah Song", [mailing 12] 1999 request_box
11 3 Compact disc - Sheer Shabbat: a compilation of original Jewish students' music, featuring a guest track from The Moshav Band 1999 request_box
11 4 Floppy disk - Lights in Action business cards 1990s request_box
11 5 Videocassette - Rachel Weiss, Grinnell College, Lights in Action CD ROM video 1990s request_box
11 6 Zip disk - Art for poster, part 2 - poster front folder: "poster front, final"; poster back folder: "poster back, final" 1999 October 21 request_box
11 7 Zip disk - untitled 1999 October 28 request_box
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