Guide to the Hadassah Council in Israel and the Hadassah Youth Services Records in the Hadassah Archives
1927-2007
bulk, 1927-1991

I-578/RG 5

The finding aid was prepared by Nicole Greenhouse in 2015. It is based upon a previous finding aid created by Susan Woodland and Jeanne Swadosh in 2009.

American Jewish Historical Society

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Nicole Greenhouse in August 2015. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America
Title: Hadassah Council in Israel and the Hadassah Youth Services Records in the Hadassah Archives
Dates:1927-2005
Dates:bulk, 1927-1991
Abstract: This record group contains meeting minutes, correspondence and reports of the Hadassah Council in Israel (originally the Hadassah Emergency Services and the Hadassah Council in Palestine), the Hadassah Youth Services (originally the Palestine Council of Hadassah) and the Hadassah Youth Services (HYS) successor organizations, Hadassah Vocational Education Services (HVES) and Hadassah Israel Education Services (HIES). The records represent the activities of Hadassah's representatives in Palestine/Israel, from 1927 to the 1990s. The Hadassah Youth Services focused on providing services to underserved youth in Palestine/Israel, most notably with their school luncheon and Guggenheimer playground programs. After HYS changed its working name to HVES in 1952, it began to focus on vocational education projects in Israel. Legally, however, the name of the organization in Israel remained Hadassah Youth Services. The Hadassah Council in Israel acted as an advisor and liaison between Hadassah's American offices and Hadassah's Israel projects, including the Hadassah Medical Organization, Youth Aliyah, and Hadassah Youth Services.
Languages: The collection is mostly in English with some Hebrew.
Quantity: 33 linear feet (66 manuscript boxes and 4 oversized folders)
Identification: I-578/RG 5
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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Historical Note
Alice L. Seligsberg Trade School for Girls, Fashion Exhibit, 1950

Alice L. Seligsberg Trade School for Girls, Fashion Exhibit, 1950

The Hadassah Emergency Committee (HEC) was established in October 1940. After World War II, it was renamed the Hadassah Council in Palestine. Once Israel was established as a State, the organization changed its name to the Hadassah Council in Israel (HCI). See Subgroup I for the history of the HCI.

The Palestine Council of Hadassah (PCH) was formed in 1930. In 1945, PCH changed its name to the Hadassah Youth Services (HYS). In 1948, Hadassah Youth Services merged with the Louis D. Brandeis Vocational Center Management Committee. For a brief period, this organization was called the Hadassah Brandeis Youth Services, but soon reverted back to HYS. For a more detailed history of this organization, see the historical note in Subgroup II.

After the devolution of the Hadassah Youth Services' school luncheon and playgrounds programs in Israel, it changed its name again to the Hadassah Vocational Education Services (HVES) in 1952. Some of HVES programs included the Hadassah Seligsberg-Brandeis Comprehensive High School, Hadassah Community College, and Hadassah Career Counseling Institute. After a visit from New York University professor Martin Hamburger in 1967, HVES was renamed to Hadassah Israel Education Services (HIES) because it was no longer solely providing vocational services to youth. Legally, however, HVES/HIES remained Hadassah Youth Services. In 2001, the HIES was dissolved by Hadassah. A thorough history of HVES/HIES is found in Subgroup III.

An organization chart tracking the changes of name in the two groups can be found here: http://digital.cjh.org/3336579.

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Scope and Content Note

This record group mostly contains the records of two distinct Hadassah affiliated organizations in Palestine/Israel, the Palestine Council of Hadassah (later renamed the Hadassah Youth Services in 1945, and then changed again to the Hadassah Vocational Education Services in 1952, and again to the Hadassah Israel Education Services in 1967) and the Hadassah Emergency Committee (later the Hadassah Council of Palestine in 1945 and Hadassah Council of Israel in 1948).

About half of the record group consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, budgets and other financial documents, and reports of the meetings and activities of Hadassah's representatives in Israel. The record group closely documents Hadassah members' work in a number of social welfare activities in Israel, including the building of playgrounds, providing clothing and food to the poor, providing education on healthy eating, providing assistance to the Rothschild Hadassah University Hospital, and coordinating with the two other large Hadassah projects in Israel, Youth Aliyah and the Hadassah Medical Organization. Most of the work of the two organizations is represented through correspondence with the organizations' leaders, including Ethel Agron, Judah Magnes, Henrietta Szold, Myriam (Granovsky) Granott, Rose Viteles, Julia Dushkin, Sarah Bavly, Rose Halprin, Fanny Yassky, Tamar De Sola Pool, and others. The majority of this material can be found in Subgroup I and Subgroup II.

Subgroup III focuses on the work of the Hadassah Vocational Education Services, later the Hadassah Israel Education Services. It contains biographical materials, clippings, correspondence, memoranda, minutes (complete and excerpted), reports, and speeches resulting from the activities of Hadassah's educational projects in Palestine/Israel and of the committees in the United States and Palestine/Israel administering these projects. Records include those created and received by Hadassah leaders in the U.S., primarily chairwomen of education committees, i.e., the Vocational Education Committee, later the Hadassah Israel Education Services (HIES) Committee. Other frequent correspondents include Hadassah National Presidents, Treasurers, and Hadassah representatives in Palestine/Israel, primarily the Education Chair of the Hadassah Council in Israel (HCI). The earliest records stem from the planning of Hadassah educational projects in Palestine in the early 1940s until the devolution or discontinuation of these projects, including the Hadassah-Seligsberg Comprehensive High School, Hadassah Institute of Hotel Management, Hadassah Career Counseling Institute, and the Hadassah Community College.

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Arrangement

This record group is divided into three subgroups. Materials are then arranged by the name of the organization when the material was created.

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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 fragility or as required by the agreement between Hadassah and AJHS.

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

The Guide to the Hadassah Archives on Long-term Deposit at the American Jewish Historical Society, which describes the entire collection, can found here: http://digifindingaids.cjh.org/?pID=2916671.

Within the Hadassah Archives materials related to the Hadassah Youth Services and the Hadassah Council in Israel can be found in the following record groups: RG 1—Youth Aliyah Records; RG 2—Hadassah Medical Organization Records; RG 4—Zionist Political History; RG 10—Name Files Records (Deborah Kallen materials); RG 13—Executive Functions Records (Henrietta Szold and Irma Lindheim series); RG 17—Printed Materials and Publications; RG 18—Photographs; RG 21—Architectural Materials; RG 22—Artifacts and Memorabilia; and RG 25—Audio and Moving Images Materials.

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Separated Material

A personnel flow chart and a map of Kfar Vitkin were separated to Oversize Box 1.

Architectural plans of the Alice Seligsberg Vocational High School by Joseph Klarwein and Daniel Berler, the Brandeis Center School, Kfar Vitkin, Afuleh Plot and Kotler Playground were separated to RG 21.

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Previous Finding Aids and Concordance

In 2008, an EAD finding aid for RG 6 was created. That finding aid is provided for reference only, and can be found here: http://digital.cjh.org/3219523. Please note that this arrangement is no longer valid.

The concordance links the former box and folder numbers for RG 6 from the 2008 finding aid to the current box and folder numbers in the 2015 finding aid. The concordance is provided for reference and can be used to track previous citations of material. The concordance can be found here: http://digital.cjh.org/3333622.

The original finding aid for RG 5 was a Word document that was never made publically available. AJHS can provide a copy if needed. There is no concordance for the original arrangement of RG 5, but the physical order of the folders is unchanged, so previous citations can be tracked.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Hadassah Council in Israel and the Hadassah Youth Services Records in the Hadassah Archives; I-578/RG 5; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

The Hadassah Archives, of which the Hadassah Council in Israel and Hadassah Youth Services Records (RG 5) are a part, are on long-term deposit at the American Jewish Historical Society.

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Processing Information

From 2003-2009, the record group was processed and addenda were added by Susan Woodland and Jeanne Swadosh. In 2014, under a new agreement between Hadassah and AJHS, the Hadassah Archives were placed on long-term deposit at AJHS.

RG 5 (formerly known as Hadassah in Israel) was made up of the records of the Hadassah Emergency Services, Hadassah Council in Palestine, Hadassah Council in Israel, Palestine Council of Hadassah, and Hadassah Youth Services. The RG was broken down into seven series:

Series I: Palestine Council of Hadassah (1927-1951)
Series Ia. Hadassah Youth Services (1945-1949)
Series II: Hadassah Council in Palestine (1944-1948)
Series III: Hadassah Council in Israel (1948-1991)
Series IV: Hadassah Emergency Committee (1940-1945, n.d.)
Series V: Programs and Activities (n.d., 1926-1974)
Series VI: People (1956-2003)

In August 2015, the collection was reprocessed and intellectually rearranged from seven series into two subgroups to create a clear separation between the two organizations represented in this record group. Series I and Ia were combined to create Subgroup II. Series II, III, and IV were combined to create Subgroup I. Materials initially arranged under the series "Activities" and "People" were intellectually arranged into the appropriate subgroup according to provenance of the materials. At that point, the collection was renamed to the Hadassah Youth Services and Hadassah Council in Israel Records in the Hadassah Archives. In addition, 0.5 linear feet of new material was processed and incorporated into the arrangement.

RG 6 (formerly Hadassah Education in Israel) contains the records of the Hadassah Vocational Education Services (HVES), later the Hadassah Israel Education Services (HIES). After research and a survey of the collection, archivists determined that the Hadassah Youth Services (the organization documented in Subgroup I in RG 5) changed its name to Hadassah Vocational Education Services to better represent its work in Israel. Since RG 5 and RG 6 shared an institutional history, as well as an overlap of materials, RG 6 was incorporated into RG 5 and then reprocessed and described as Subgroup III. Subseries in Series I and Sub-subseries in Series II and III were disbanded and subseries and sub-subseries headings were added to folder titles.

Description from the previous finding aids was reused and incorporated into the 2015 finding aid as much as possible, particularly collection-level description. Some series and subseries description was added and collection-level notes pertaining to acquisition, processing, access and use, and related material were added as well.

Overall, the boxes were consolidated to save space and reduce damage to the material. Boxes and folder numbers were renumbered to create uniform numbering across the entire record group. Some boxes were replaced and nonarchival folders were also replaced. Plastic clips and deteriorating plastic sleeves were removed. In general, folder titles were not rewritten, and reflect the original arrangement and description of the record group.

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Access Points

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Container List

 

Subgroup I: Hadassah Emergency Services/Hadassah Council in Palestine/Hadassah Council in Israel, 1940-2005

In English and Hebrew.
4.5 linear feet
Arrangement:

This subgroup is arranged by the name of the organization at the time of the materials' creation. Materials are arranged alphabetically within each section.

Scope and Content:

This subgroup contains the records the Hadassah Emergency Services/Hadassah Council in Palestine/Hadassah Council in Israel.

The Hadassah Emergency Committee records date from 1940 until the name changed in 1945. The records are mostly made up of meeting minutes and correspondence with Judah Magnes, the chairwoman of HEC, Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) doctors Haim Yassky and A.L. Hart, Henrietta Szold, Rose Halprin, and Tamar de Sola Pool, and other committee members. The HEC provided and raised funds for the Rothschild Hadassah University Hospital and the Palestine Council of Hadassah and advised the HMO. They also established a pharmaceutical lab with Hebrew University to promote the production of drugs in Palestine. It also sponsored emergency feeding programs to refugees during World War II.

This subgroup also contains the records of the Hadassah Council in Palestine, from 1945 until it changed its name in 1948. It mostly consists of meeting minutes and correspondence and other materials related to Judah Magnes' work for the HCP. The subgroup also holds materials related to Hadassah's disassociation with Magnes' binationalism in Palestine. It also includes minutes of the HMO emergency and administrative committees with the Hadassah commission. HCP sponsored the HMO, Hadassah Youth Services, the Brandeis Vocational Center, Youth Aliyah, and the Henrietta Szold Reception Center. HCP was a coordinating committee, therefore meeting minutes focus on reports from all members of committees, reporting on their current and prospective projects or portfolios.

Finally the subgroup documents the Hadassah Council in Israel, reflecting Hadassah's activities in Israel from 1948 to 1991. Although HCP changed its name to HCI, it continued its work as a liaison and advising body to the Hadassah Medical Organization, the Hadassah Israel Education Services, Jewish National Fund, the Brandeis Vocational Center, Youth Aliyah, the tourist committee, public relations committee, youth villages, the women's auxiliary of the Rothschild Hadassah University Hospitals (Ya'al), and Hadassah Youth Services and its projects, which is documented in the meeting minutes. The correspondence is mostly with the chairwoman of HCI, Ethel Agron, and the chairs of committees in the HCI, often with the Hadassah in America leadership. HCI was most active in the 1950s, but still operated until the early 2000s, sometimes under the name Hadassah-Israel, which functioned more as a group of local Hadassah chapters. The subgroup also documents some of the work of later HCI chairwomen, including Ora Goitein, Esther Reifenberg, and Vera Tsur.

Historical Note

The Hadassah Emergency Committee (HEC) was established in October 1940 by former Hadassah president Rose Jacobs during World War II to deal with the emergencies that might arise in the event that Palestine was cut off from America. For the first and only time, the national board turned over decision-making ability in the event that a decision was needed more quickly than could be effected by the leadership in New York. Dr. Judah Magnes, the president of Hebrew University, served as chairwoman of the committee. Other committee members included Hadassah founder Henrietta Szold, Pinchus Rutenberg, chairwoman of the General Jewish Council of Palestine, and Julius Simon, president of the Palestine Economic Corporation. The Hadassah Emergency Committee was responsible directly to the Hadassah board and supervised the activities of the Hadassah Youth Services (later Vocational Services) committee. Other members of the committee included Dr. Haim Yassky and Dr. Sarah (Bromberg) Bavly of the HMO, and the then chairwoman of the Palestine Council of Hadassah, Ethel Agron, which dealt with non-medical projects in Palestine. Rose Viteles, then chairwoman of the Recreations Committee, later joined the HEC, when she was asked to set up a committee for "vocational education" which led to the Alice Seligsberg Vocational High School in Jerusalem.

During World War II, HEC operated as a coordinating committee of the medical and non-medical projects of Hadassah in Israel. However, in the absence of an advisory committee, HEC advised the HMO in emergency war measures, finances, and policy until 1950, when the HMO Israel Committee was formed.

After World War II, the HEC became a permanent Hadassah body and changed its name to the Hadassah Council in Palestine on May 29, 1945. With the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, the council's name was changed to the Hadassah Council in Israel. During the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, HCI provided emergency services in Israel, including the evacuation of supplies, personnel, and patients from Mount Scopus. Judah Magnes was chairwomen until April 15, 1948 when Agron became chairwoman of the council until 1953. Other chairwomen in the 1950s included Julia Dushkin and Myriam Granott. Over time, HCI expanded by the addition of liaisons with Youth Aliyah, the Tourist Committee, and the Publicity Committee. In 1996, HCI was dissolved and absorbed into Hadassah-Israel.

The Hadassah Council in Israel also worked with the Child and Youth Welfare Organization (Lemaan Hayeled Vehanoar), which coordinated the many youth-related Hadassah projects, in Israel, (including the School Luncheon Program and the Guggenheimer Playgrounds). Founded by Henrietta Szold, the Child and Youth Welfare organization established an association of educational institutions, which included Ben Shemen Youth Village, Meir Shfeya Children's Village, Kfar Hanoar Hadati (Religious Youth Village), Working Boys' Village (Kfar Avodah Lenaarim), Magdiel Agricultural School, Ahava Youth and Children's home, and the Ludwig Tietz Trade School.

Hadassah Emergency Committee

BoxFolderTitleDate
49Article by Judah Magnes—"A Palestine and Arab Union"1941
410Biographical Information—"Tribute to Henrietta Szold"1945
411Biographical Information—Magnes, Judahundated
412Correspondence—Hart, Dr. A.L.1945
413Correspondence—Magnes, Judah1940-1941
BoxFolderTitleDate
111Correspondence—Magnes, Judah1941-1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
414Correspondence—Magnes, Judah1940-1945
415Correspondence—Magnes, Judah1941
416Correspondence—Magnes, Judah1942
417Correspondence—Magnes, Judah1942-1943
418Correspondence—Magnes, Judah and Tamar De Sola Pool1940
419Correspondence—Magnes, Judah and Tamar De Sola Pool1940-1941
420Correspondence—Pharmaceutics Lab1941
BoxFolderTitleDate
51Correspondence—Pharmaceutics Lab1942
52Correspondence—Simon, Julius1941
53Correspondence—Yassky, Haim1940
54Ezrat Nashim Society1942
55Minutes1940
56Minutes1941
57Minutes1942-1943
58Minutes1944
59Minutes1945
510Petition To Congress1940
511Press Releases1940
512Reports1939-1945
513Terms of Reference1940

Hadassah Council in Palestine

BoxFolderTitleDate
1812Agron (Agronsky), Ethel—Speaking tour1945-1946
1813Agron (Agronsky), Ethel—Youth Aliyah reportundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
514Correspondence—Agron (Agronsky), Ethel1946-1949
515Correspondence—Berger, Sari1947-1948
516Correspondence—Magnes, Judah1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
112Correspondence—Magnes, Judah1946
113Correspondence—Magnes, Judah1947
114Correspondence—Magnes, Judah1948
BoxFolderTitleDate
61Financial Information1946-1948
BoxFolderTitleDate
1314Hadassah Medical Organization—Correspondence1932-1934
1315Hadassah Medical Organization—Correspondence1944-1950
1319Hadassah Medical Organization—Minutes1947-1948
BoxFolderTitleDate
144Kfar Szold—Correspondence—Dushkin, Julia1947
BoxFolderTitleDate
62Magnes, Judah—70th Birthday1947
63Magnes, Judah—Statements1945-1946
64Minutes1946
65Minutes1947
66Minutes1948
67Minutes—Hadassah Medical Organization1945-1947
68Minutes—Palestine Committee1944-1945
69Minutes—Palestine Committee1946
610Minutes—Palestine Committee1947
BoxFolderTitleDate
2012Reifenberg, Esther1949-1950
BoxFolderTitleDate
611Report on the Institutions of Hadassah1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
661Reports1946-1948

Hadassah Council in Israel

BoxFolderTitleDate
1810Adler, Chris2004
BoxFolderTitleDate
6531Agron (Agronsky), Ethel1937-1973
BoxFolderTitleDate
1811Agron (Agronsky), Ethel1951-1973
1814Bar-Niv, Rena1984-1996
BoxFolderTitleDate
71chairwomen1984-1989
72Chairwomen—Correspondence1972-1983
BoxFolderTitleDate
1815Comay, Joan1958-1969
BoxFolderTitleDate
73Correspondence—Agron (Agronsky), Ethel1948-1949
74Correspondence—Agron (Agronsky), Ethel1950
75Correspondence—Finebloom, Esther1948-1949
76Correspondence—Yuval, Annabelle (Publicity Chair)1960-1965
77Correspondence—Yuval, Annabelle (Tourism Chair)1969-1973
78Correspondence—Yuval, Annabelle (Meir Shfeya Management Committee Co-Chair)1972-1980
79Correspondence—Yuval, Annabelle (Youth Aliyah Liaison and Chair of Hadassah's 75th Anniversary)1980-1987
710Correspondence—Yuval, Annabelle (President of Hadassah-Israel)1986-1989
711Correspondence—Yuval, David (HMO Internal Auditor)1979-1981
712Correspondence—Yuval, David1982-1988
713Correspondence—Yuval, David—Death and Memorial1989-1991
BoxFolderTitleDate
1816Eiges, Anna (Mrs. Aryeh)1968-1986
BoxFolderTitleDate
714Financial Information1952-1958
715Financial Information1956-1959, 1983
BoxFolderTitleDate
1817Frisch, Marilyn and Larry1986-1989
1818Goitein, Ora1955-1960
1819Goitein, Ora1961
1820Goitein, Ora1962-1990
BoxFolderTitleDate
195Granott (Granovsky), Myriam1950-1957
196Granott (Granovsky), Myriam1958
197Granott (Granovsky), Myriam1959
198Granott (Granovsky), Myriam1960-1961
199Granott (Granovsky), Myriam1962
1910Granott (Granovsky), Myriam1963
1911Granott (Granovsky), Myriam1964-1965
1912Granott (Granovsky), Myriam1966
1913Granott (Granovsky), Myriam1967
BoxFolderTitleDate
201Granott (Granovsky), Myriam1968
202Granott (Granovsky), Myriam1969-1970
203Granott (Granovsky), Myriam1971-1979
BoxFolderTitleDate
137Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Summer Camps1955-1969
138Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Summer Camps1970-1978
BoxFolderTitleDate
141Hadassah Medical Organization—School Hygiene Department1950-1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
206Joshua, Rose1983-1986
207Karpas, Kelinor2004
BoxFolderTitleDate
716Legal Status1977-1981
BoxFolderTitleDate
81Legal Status and Terms of Reference1949-1988
BoxFolderTitleDate
208Lewin-Epstein, Marian1966-1987
BoxFolderTitleDate
82Lists—includes Members of Hadassah Council in Israel list1977
83Mailings1958-1988
BoxFolderTitleDate
209Mann, Sylvia1956-1985
2010Mann, Sylvia—Articles1955-1985
BoxFolderTitleDate
84Meetings1951-1958
BoxFolderTitleDate
2011Mehlman, Sylvia1987-1989, 2005
BoxFolderTitleDate
85Minutes1948
86Minutes1949
87Minutes1950
88Minutes1951-1953
89Minutes1955
810Minutes1956
811Minutes1957
BoxFolderTitleDate
91Minutes1958
92Minutes1959-1962
93Minutes1964, 1968, 1985-1986
94Minutes and Correspondence1948-1950
95Public Relations1977, 1981
BoxFolderTitleDate
2013Reifenberg, Esther1957-1977
2014Reifenberg, Esther1973-1977
2015Reifenberg, Esther1977-1987
BoxFolderTitleDate
96Representatives of National Board in Israel1949-1950
BoxFolderTitleDate
2016Rosenberg, Sue1971-1989
2017Rosolio, Shoshana1988-1989
2018Samrass, Dora1969-1981
2019Sela, Ora,1985-1988
2020Shapiro, Sylvia1958-2005
2021Solmsen, Rudolf1949-1950
BoxFolderTitleDate
97Survey of Institutions in Israel1979-1980
BoxFolderTitleDate
185Tourism Committee—Correspondence1966-1974
BoxFolderTitleDate
215Tsur, Jacob (Ya'acov)1960-1989
BoxFolderTitleDate
201Tsur, Vera1959-1963
202Tsur, Vera1964-1969
BoxFolderTitleDate
213Tsur, Vera1968-1973
214Tsur, Vera—Memorials, Biography1977-1981, 2002
2115Yassky, Fanny1945-1960
2116Yassky, Fanny1961-1967
2117Yassky, Fanny1968-1980
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Subgroup II: Palestine Council of Hadassah/Hadassah Youth Services, 1927-1971

In English and Hebrew.
6 linear feet
Arrangement:

This subgroup is arranged by the name of the organization at the time of the materials' creation. Materials are arranged alphabetically within each section.

Scope and Content:

This subgroup documents the Palestine Council of Hadassah (PCH) and its successor organization, the Hadassah Youth Services (HYS), from the 1920s to 1950. Materials in this subgroup include meeting minutes, reports, excerpts from the Hadassah News, correspondence between members of the council and the national board of Hadassah, financial documentation, and budgets. The majority of the correspondence is with its first chairwoman and later treasurer Ethel Agron, its secretary Esther Finebloom, chairwomen Myriam Granott and Rose Viteles, and Sari Berger, who ran the school luncheon program. The materials focus on the activities of the council, mostly on the school luncheon program, which worked to feed and educate the poor on healthy eating, and the Guggenheimer playgrounds project, which built playgrounds in urban communities. Over time, the playgrounds committee expanded its program to additional rural playgrounds, school clubs, camps, youth hostels, and training courses for playground leaders at the Teachers Seminary of Jerusalem. The school luncheons program also expanded; they taught cooking classes; trained nurses, social workers, ATS hospital dieticians, housewives, young girls, and orderlies; and opened a Nutrition Institute. Other projects PCH worked on included the women's auxiliary for the Hadassah Rothschild Hospital, the Moazat Irgune Nashim, which promoted the enlistment of women and helped their transition after service, the clothing distribution committee, food distribution, the tourism committee, and their fundraisers. The records also report on developments in the HMO, Youth Aliyah, and the Jewish National Fund to provide inside information to the Hadassah board. They also provided food to refugees in displacement or internment camps, including the Jews interned in Cyprus in the late 1940s. PCH worked with Histadruth Nashim Zionioth (WIZO), the Mizrachi Women's Organization, the Moazath Hapoeloth (Working Women's Council), and the Women's Equal Rights League.

This subgroup also documents the transfer or devolution of these projects to the State of Israel. By the 1950s, HYS became primarily devoted to managing Hadassah's educational projects in Israel. Additionally, this subgroup contains information on the HYS's merger with the Louis D. Brandeis Vocational Center Management Committee to form Hadassah Brandeis Youth Services in 1948.

Historical Note

Organized in March 1930, the Palestine Council of Hadassah (PCH) was generally comprised of American women living in Palestine who had been previously affiliated with Hadassah. They served as the representatives of the national board in Palestine/Israel and organized and participated in Hadassah-run projects in Palestine/Israel. The council was originally established to serve as a liaison with the national board of Hadassah in New York and centralize Hadassah's projects in Palestine except for the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO). PCH took over three projects, the School Luncheon Program, the Clothing Distribution Committee, and the Guggenheimer Playground Project.

In 1923, Henrietta Szold launched the School Luncheon Program to provide additional food for undernourished children in the Old City of Jerusalem, and it eventually expanded into a countrywide project with a comprehensive social and educational program. The program was begun using $50 that Dr. Maurice I Harris of Temple Israel collected from his Sunday school children as a bon voyage gift for his departure to Palestine. In the 1940s the social service department of the Jewish National Council stepped in with funds received from the government and from the Jewish Emergency Tax to expand the school luncheon program. Hadassah turned the program into an educational project with the establishment of school kitchens in which children learned cooking and nutrition. The school luncheon committee invited HMO's dietician to serve on the committee and to ensure the nutritional quality of the program's menus. Hadassah transferred administration of the school luncheons program to the State of Israel in 1950.

Dr. Sarah Bavly (Bromberg), director of Hadassah's School Luncheons program, also established a nutritional research institute with Hadassah's financial support. The Institute of Nutrition Education opened April 4, 1950 with Dr. Bavly as its director. Staff, including former School Luncheons teachers and Hadassah Nutrition Department Staff, conducted research, provided training in food preparation, and produced educational publications and reports. In 1952, Hadassah transferred the Institute to the State of Israel.

Mrs. Bertha V. Guggenheimer established the Guggenheimer Playgrounds in 1925 after she visited Palestine and saw a great need for recreational and play facilities for the children there (Guggenheimer was encouraged by her niece, Irma Lindheim, who was president of Hadassah from 1926-1928, to undertake the project). The Hadassah council later took over this program and expanded it into a social and educational project. Playground leaders conducted various games and activities in the playgrounds, which were both recreational and cultural, such as book weeks, concerts and discussions.

The first playground was established in an empty lot in the Old City of Jerusalem, but it was soon relocated to a more suitable site on Zion Hill, which was rented for six years. In 1929, the second playground was established in Jerusalem on the grounds of the Alliance Boys School, which was given by the Paris Alliance authorities free of charge for five years. In 1930, a third playground opened but it closed because of lack of funds in 1932. All of the Guggenheimer playgrounds were located in the poorest areas, and the playgrounds were open to all children regardless of nationality, providing Jewish and Arab children a place where they could play together. The Hadassah Medical Organization conducted medical inspections of the children using the playground, barring children with communicable diseases. HMO officials also taught health and cleanliness to the children using the playground. On October 11, 1950, Hadassah transferred its Playgrounds and Recreations program to the Ministry of Education, although Hadassah periodically contributed funds to maintain and repair neglected recreational facilities.

With the guidance of the council, many villages established their own playgrounds at their own expense. The council's recreation program created school clubs, camps, youth hostels and training courses for the playground leaders.

The council's Clothing Distribution Committee collected clothes and linen in America and distributed it in Israel in hospitals, orphanages, old age homes and nurseries. The council had members who served on the Tourist Committee and who reported on the Jewish National Fund and Youth Aliyah, which were all included under Hadassah's scope of activities in Israel, as counterparts to the chairwomen of those projects on the national board in New York.

The council was also involved in distributing money that was collected in America for Hadassah's projects in Israel. Some of its members included Henrietta Szold, Lotta Levensohn, Ethel Agron (Agronsky), Rose Viteles, and non-Americans, such as Sari Berger and Myriam Granott (Granovsky).

In May 1945, the council was renamed Hadassah Youth Services (HYS). In 1948, Hadassah Youth Services merged with the Louis D. Brandeis Vocational Center Management Committee to form "Hadassah Brandeis Youth Services." This was soon truncated back to "Hadassah Youth Services." As the projects formerly associated with Hadassah Youth Services, chiefly the Recreations (encompassing playgrounds and summer camps) and School Luncheons programs, were devolved, or transferred, to the State of Israel, HYS became primarily devoted to managing Hadassah's educational projects in Israel. In 1953, Hadassah Youth Services was renamed Hadassah Vocational Education Services.

Palestine Council of Hadassah

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11Activities1940-1942
12Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS)1944-1946
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98Child Welfare Program—Financial Information1940-1942
99Child Welfare Program—Reports1939-1946
910Child Welfare Program—Reports by Julia Dushkin1940-1942
911Clothing Distribution Committee—Correspondence1930-1934
912Clothing Distribution Committee—Reports and Correspondence1936-1949
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21Correspondence1939-1942
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115Correspondence1944-1945
13Correspondence—Agron (Agronsky), Ethel1936-1938
14Correspondence—Agron (Agronsky), Ethel1938-1940
15Correspondence—Agron (Agronsky), Ethel1940-1942
16Correspondence—Agron (Agronsky), Ethel1944-1945
17Correspondence—Berger, Sari1934
18Correspondence—Finebloom, Esther1936-1937
19Correspondence—Finebloom, Esther1938-1940
110Correspondence—Finebloom, Esther1940-1942
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22Correspondence—New York Board1934-1936
23Correspondence—Women's Auxiliary1935-1937
24Financial Information1936-1938
25Financial Information1938-1940
26Financial Information1944
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191Granott (Granovsky), Myriam1938-1946
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913Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Correspondence1934-1936
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101Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Correspondence1936-1942
106Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Correspondence—Agron, (Agronsky), Ethel1936-1938
1011Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Correspondence—Bluestone, E. Michael1927-1928
1012Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Correspondence—(Granovsky), Granott, Myriam1934-1936
1013Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Correspondence—Halprin, Rose as Representative of National Board1935-1936
1014Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Correspondence—Halprin, Rose as Acting Chair of Recreations Committee and Palestine Correspondent1937-1939
1015Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Correspondence—Historical and Legal Information1928-1933
1016Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Correspondence—Kliger, Mrs. as Chair of Recreations Committee1939
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112Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Correspondence—Trustees1936-1938
113Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Correspondence—Trustees1939-1942
114Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Correspondence—Viteles, Rose1944-1945
115Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Financial Information1936-1937
116Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Financial Information1937-1938
117Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Financial Information1938-1939
118Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Financial Information1940-1942
1112Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Minutes1932-1934
1113Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Minutes1935-1936
1114Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Minutes1937-1939
1115Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Minutes1940-1942
1118Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Mixed Playgrounds (Arab and Jewish)1941-1942
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121Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Recreation Committee1940-1942
122Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Recreation Committee—Correspondence1940-1942
123Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Recreation Committee—Minutes1938-1940
126Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Reports1934-1936
127Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Reports1938-1940
128Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Reports1941
129Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Reports1945-1946
1213Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Reports and Correspondence1928-1932
1214Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Reports and Correspondence1935-1938
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136Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Summer Camps1937-1944
1312Hadassah Circles (Hugim), Correspondence1933-1934
1313Hadassah Medical Organization—Article—"Child Hygiene at Kindergarten Age"1927
1316Hadassah Medical Organization—Correspondence1947-1948
1317Hadassah Medical Organization—Correspondence—Greenberg, Marian1933
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27History1937, 1958
28Jerusalem Public Kindergartens1940-1951
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142Jewish National Fund—Correspondence—Levensohn, Lotta1936-1938
143Jewish National Fund—Speech by Myriam Granott (Granovsky)1942
145Meir Shfeya—Correspondence1937-1938
146Meir Shfeya—Reports1927
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29Minutes1933-1934
210Minutes1935
211Minutes1936-1937
212Minutes1938
213Minutes1939-1940
214Minutes1941-1942
215Minutes—Indices1944-1946
216Minutes—Relationship With Women's International Zionist Organization (WIZO)1942
217Minutes—Youth1947
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31Moazat Irgune Nashim (Women's Council)1945-1946
32Moazat Irgune Nashim (Women's Council)—Reports1947
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147Palestine Supplies Committee—Correspondence—Fromenson, Ruth1940-1941
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33Penny Luncheon Fund1927
34Reports1930-1935
35Reports1940-1942
36Reports—Annual1937-1938
37Reports and Correspondence1936-1946
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148School Luncheon Program—Articles1935-1938
1415School Luncheon Program—Correspondence1925-1934
1416School Luncheon Program—Correspondence1936-1938
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151School Luncheon Program—Correspondence1944-1946
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1410School Luncheon Program—Correspondence—Agron (Agronsky), Ethel1938-1940
1411School Luncheon Program—Correspondence—Fierst, Miriam1945-1946
1412School Luncheon Program—Correspondence—Financial Information1930-1932
1413School Luncheon Program—Correspondence—Financial Information1938-1939
1414School Luncheon Program—Correspondence—Leibowitz, Sidney1936-1938
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154School Luncheon Program—Correspondence—Reifenberg, Esther1938-1940
155School Luncheon Program—Correspondence—Szold, Henrietta and Others1929-1930
156School Luncheon Program—Domestic Science1940-1942
158School Luncheon Program—Emergency Feeding Campaign1938-1940
159School Luncheon Program—Emergency Feeding Campaign1941-1942
1510School Luncheon Program—Financial Information1935
1511School Luncheon Program—Financial Information1938-1940
1512School Luncheon Program—Financial Information1940-1941
1513School Luncheon Program—Financial Information1940-1942
1514School Luncheon Program—Financial Information1944-1946
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163School Luncheon Program—Menus1939
165School Luncheon Program—Minutes1930-1931
166School Luncheon Program—Minutes1936-1938
167School Luncheon Program—Minutes1938-1940
169School Luncheon Program—Nutrition Department1944-1946
1617School Luncheon Program—Nutrition Department—Bavly (Bromberg), Dr. Sarah—Reports1939-1948
1618School Luncheon Program—Nutrition Department—Correspondence1941-1942
1619School Luncheon Program—Nutrition Department—Reports and Correspondence1942
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177School Luncheon Program—Press Clippings1936-1937
178School Luncheon Program—Publicity, Human Interest Stories1940
179School Luncheon Program—Reports1929-1931
1710School Luncheon Program—Reports1932-1937
1711School Luncheon Program—Reports1934-1940
1712School Luncheon Program—Reports1940-1942
1713School Luncheon Program—Reports1944-1945
1715School Luncheon Program—Reports—Bavly (Bromberg), Sarah1930-1932
1716School Luncheon Program—Reports—Bavly (Bromberg), Sarah1937-1940
1717School Luncheon Program—Reports and Correspondence1926-1932
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181School Luncheon Program—Reports and Correspondence1944-1946
183School Luncheon Program—Teachers1935
184Tourism Committee—Correspondence1936-1938
186Tourism Committee—Pamphlet—"Visit Hadassah Activities"circa 1932
187Tourism Committee—Minutes and Correspondence1932-1937
188Tourism Committee—Reports and Correspondence1938-1939
189Women's Auxiliary—Minutes1940-1942
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216Viteles, Harry1944-1945
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38Youth Aliyah Committee1938-1940

Hadassah Youth Services

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OS 13Budgets and Balance Sheets1945-1947
OS 14Budgets and Balance Sheets1947-1951
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39Correspondence—Agron (Agronsky), Ethel1946
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662Correspondence—Levensohn, Lotte1944-1946
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310Correspondence1945
311Correspondence1946
312Correspondence1947
313Financial InformationSeptember 1945-June 1946
314Financial InformationJuly-December 1946
315Financial Information1947
316Financial Information1948-1949
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192Granott (Granovsky), Myriam1946-1947
193Granott (Granovsky), Myriam1948
194Granott (Granovsky), Myriam1949
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204Granott (Granovsky), Myriam—"The Child in an Independent Israel" Radio Script1948
205Granott (Granovsky), Myriam—Speeches1946-1955, 1969
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1215Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Affuleh Plot/Rebecca Kottler Playground1946-1957
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102Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Correspondence1945-1946
103Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Correspondence1946-1947
104Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Correspondence1948-1950
105Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Correspondence1952-1960
107Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Correspondence—Ben-Yishai, Baruch—Fellowship in U.S.1946-1947
108Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Correspondence—Ben-Yishai, Baruch—Fellowship in U.S.1947
109Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Correspondence—Ben-Yishai, Baruch—Fellowship in U.S.1947
1010Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Correspondence—Ben-Yishai, Baruch— Death1948-1949
1017Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Correspondence—Mayer, Hebe1944-1947
1018Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Correspondence—Mayer, Hebe1948-1950
1019Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Correspondence—Mayer, Hebe1951-1964
1020Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Correspondence—Schwarz, Rachel1934, 1947
1021Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Correspondence—Schwarz, Rachel1949-1950
1022Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Correspondence—Schwarz, Rachel1951-1974
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111Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Correspondence—Schwarz, Rachel— Publicity1949
119Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Financial Information1944-1946
1110Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Financial Information1947
1111Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Financial Information1948-1949
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1216Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Kfar Vitkin Camp1945-1948
1217Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Leaders Institute1946-1948
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131Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Leaders Institute—Ben-Yishai reportJanuary 1947
132Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Lists of Playgrounds by District1944, 1948
133Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Mechanayim Playground1956-1957
134Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Mekor Baruch Playground1948-1956
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1116Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Minutes1944-1946
1117Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Minutes1946-1950
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124Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Recreation Committee in America1947-1949
125Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Recreation Committee in America— Minutes1948
1210Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Reports1946-1948
1211Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Reports1946-1950
1212Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Reports1948
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135Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Safed Youth Center (Beit Gideon)1949
139Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Summer Camps, American Camps for Camping in Israel1949-1950
1310Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Summer Camps, American Camps for Camping in Palestine1948-1949
1311Guggenheimer Playgrounds—Summer Camps, American Camps for Camping in Palestine/Israel—Minutes1948-1949
1318Hadassah Medical Organization—Correspondence—Occupational Therapy1946-1947
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317Minutes1945-1946
318Minutes1947
319Minutes1948
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41Minutes1949
42Minutes1950
43Minutes of Hadassah Youth Services Executive and Office Committees1945-1948
44Neglected and Delinquent Children1946-1948
45Personnel1945-1946
46Publicity1947
47Reports—Annual Reports1946-1947
48Resolutions1945-1950
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149School Luncheon Program—Articles1951
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152School Luncheon Program—Correspondence1948-1949
153School Luncheon Program—Correspondence1950-1961
157School Luncheon Program—Domestic Science1946
1515School Luncheon Program—Financial Information1947-1948
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161School Luncheon Program—Financial Information1949-1950
162School Luncheon Program—Library1948-1949
164School Luncheon Program—Menu1949
168School Luncheon Program—Minutes1945-1949
1610School Luncheon Program—Nutrition Department1947
1611School Luncheon Program—Nutrition Department1948
1612School Luncheon Program—Nutrition Department1949-1950
1613School Luncheon Program—Nutrition Department—Bavly (Bromberg), Sarah1944-1946
1614School Luncheon Program—Nutrition Department—Bavly (Bromberg), Dr. Sarah1947
1615School Luncheon Program—Nutrition Department—Bavly (Bromberg), Dr. Sarah1948
1616School Luncheon Program—Nutrition Department—Bavly (Bromberg), Dr. Sarah1949-1950
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171School Luncheon Program—Nutrition Department—Reports1948-1949
172School Luncheon Program—Nutrition Institute1948-March 1950
173School Luncheon Program—Nutrition InstituteApril 1950-1952
174School Luncheon Program—Nutrition Institute—Minutes1948-1960
175School Luncheon Program—Nutrition Institute—Publicity1950
176School Luncheon Program—Nutrition Institute—Reports1948-1953
1714School Luncheon Program—Reports1948-1952
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182School Luncheon Program—Reports and Correspondence1946-1948
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217Viteles, Rose1944-1946
218Viteles, Rose1947
219Viteles, Rose1948
2110Viteles, Rose1949
2111Viteles, Rose1950
2112Viteles, Rose1953-1961
2113Viteles, Rose1959-1971
2114Viteles, Rose—An American in Israel1960
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Subgroup III: Hadassah Vocational Education Services/Hadassah Israel Education Services, 1939-2007

In English and Hebrew.
22 linear feet
Arrangement:

Arranged into three series, Series I: Administration, 1940-1999; Series II: Projects, 1939-2007; Series III: Individuals, 1939-1981.

Scope and Content:

This subgroup documents the work of the Hadassah Vocational Education Services (HVES), later the Hadassah Israel Education Services (HIES), as well as the Louis D. Brandeis Vocational Management Committee and Youth Reference Board, from the beginnings of Hadassah’s work in vocational education in Israel in the late 1930s until 2007. Materials in this subgroup consist of meeting minutes from project committees, as well as from the Hadassah National Board and Executive Committee excerpts directly related to vocational projects in Israel. Other materials include correspondence, reports, clippings, publicity, speeches, personnel records, contracts, legal documents, budgets, financial allocations to projects, building reports, educational curriculum, and biographical files. The majority of the subgroup focuses on the HVES/HIES’s vocational education projects, especially the Hadassah-Seligsberg Comprehensive High School and the Hadassah Academic College. Their education projects focused on the training of students in home economics, medical sciences, communications, fashion and industrial design, and hospitality. The subgroup’s materials cover how HVES/HIES financed their projects and advocated for their projects’ needs, which included personnel, equipment, and facilities, to the National Board. The correspondence in the subgroup also demonstrates how interconnected HVES/HIES was with Hadassah Council in Israel (HCI). HCI operated as a coordinating committee between all projects in Israel, and allocated funding and other requests to different projects overseen by HVES/HIES.

Historical Note

Hadassah's involvement in the area of education grew out of its medical activities in Palestine. From its inception in Palestine in 1913, Hadassah's medical work exhibited an instructional component whereby health workers taught sound hygiene and nutritional practices in Hadassah facilities while staff traveled to underserved communities. Hadassah-funded programs such as School Luncheons and Recreations (which included playgrounds and camping), were designed as pedagogical opportunities as well as for more practical purposes of feeding under-nourished children and offering safe environments in which to play.

Following the death of past Hadassah National President Alice L. Seligsberg in 1940, Hadassah leadership in the United States discussed establishing a memorial in Jerusalem to the former social worker, envisioning a "Fellowship Center" reminiscent of a settlement house. However, Hadassah representatives in Palestine, the Hadassah Emergency Committee (HEC), led by Rabbi Judah L. Magnes and Henrietta Szold, requested permission to explore the possibility of an educational institution. Following extensive research and the consideration of several plans, Henrietta Szold's proposal for a trade school for girls was accepted.

In 1941, a vocational plan was proposed to the Va'ad Leumi, the Jewish National Council under the British Mandate, in which Hadassah would assist in the development of pre-vocational training for elementary age children and establish a trade school for older girls. The plan was accepted at the Hadassah convention the same year and it was decided to situate the project in Hadassah's Rothschild Hospital Compound in Jerusalem, which had ceased being used for medical activities since the completion of the Rothschild-Hadassah University Hospital on Mount Scopus in 1939. The Alice L. Seligsberg Trade School for Girls opened in 1942 on the same premises as the already established Judge Julian W. Mack Workshops and School. At the suggestion of then-Hadassah National President Tamar de Sola Pool, the compound became known as the "Louis D. Brandeis Vocational Center" in recognition of a substantial gift from the family of United States Supreme Court Justice.

Justice Brandeis' daughter, Susan Brandeis, played an integral role in the establishment of Hadassah's education program. As a member of the New York Board of Regents, she assisted in setting up an American advisory committee for Hadassah's education projects in Palestine, while soliciting advice and materials on Hadassah's behalf. In 1949, this advisory committee was named the Youth Reference Board.

By June of 1942, the Brandeis Vocational Center (BVC) included the Mack Workshops, the Alice L. Seligsberg Trade School for Girls, and continuation courses for adolescents and mothers. The first of the Louis D. Brandeis Apprentice Workshops opened in 1944 with a precision mechanics workshop. This same year saw the opening of the Hadassah Vocational Guidance Bureau. The Apprentice School of Printing was founded in 1946. In 1949, the short-lived Hadassah Fashion Institute opened and the following year the Hotel Management Institute opened. Apart from the addition of courses for dental and laboratory assistants at the Seligsberg School in the 1950s, no new education projects were initiated until 1968 when Hadassah began planning a community college.

However, during the 1950s, Hadassah contributed funds and expertise to a project that provided vocational training to un-educated immigrant youth in temporary transit camps (ma'abarot) around Jerusalem and to the Kfar Vitkin-based Rural Vocation Center (later renamed Neurim) in partnership with Youth Aliyah. These programs were initially administered in Palestine by an entity known as the "Brandeis Vocational Center Management Committee." Chaired by Rose Viteles, the Management Committee consisted of men and women. In March of 1948, the members of Hadassah Youth Services (HYS), the Brandeis Vocational Center Management Committee, and the Hadassah Council in Palestine, voted to merge management of all non-medical Hadassah activities under the entity Hadassah Brandeis Youth Services. This name's currency lasted only several months and it became known simply as Hadassah Youth Services (HYS).

A Chair of Vocational Education in the United States, the first of whom was Julia Dushkin, represented the Brandeis Vocational Center's interests before the Hadassah National Board and led a National Vocational Education Committee comprised of Hadassah leaders in America. In 1951, Rose Viteles registered HYS with the government of Israel as a non-profit Ottoman Society to secure its recognition as a legal entity. HYS initially included three components: School Luncheons, Hadassah Guggenheimer Recreations and the Brandeis Vocational Center, comprised of the Hadassah Vocational Guidance Bureau, the Louis D. Brandeis Apprenticeship Department, the Alice L. Seligsberg Trade School for Girls, and Girls' Evening Courses (also referred to as continuation courses). In 1952, following the devolution, or administrative transfer, of School Luncheons and Recreations to governmental bodies Hadassah Youth Services became Hadassah Vocational Education Services (HVES). In December 1967, Hadassah Vocational Education Services was re-named Hadassah Israel Education Services (HIES) following a report by New York University Professor Martin Hamburger, who had visited Hadassah's Jerusalem-based education projects earlier in the year. However, the HIES designation only legally applied in the United States. The legal entity in Israel remained HYS, although HIES was used unofficially. In 2001, the National Board of Hadassah dissolved HIES as an entity in the United States as well.

The remaining Hadassah educational projects, the Hadassah College of Technology and the Hadassah Career Counseling Institute became separate, autonomous projects. In 2006, the Hadassah Career Counseling Institute was discontinued and Hadassah College of Technology became Hadassah College Jerusalem. HYS continued to be used in a legal sense pertaining to the amutah, or legal entity recognized by governmental authorities.

Series I: Administration, 1940-1999

In English and Hebrew.
5 linear feet
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series covers the administration of Hadassah's educational projects in Palestine/Israel. Records include those created and received by Hadassah leaders in the U.S., primarily chairwomen of education committees, i.e., the Vocational Education Committee, later the Hadassah Israel Education Services (HIES) Committee. Correspondents include Susan Brandeis, daughter of Louis D. Brandeis; Julia Dushkin, National Education Chair of the Hadassah National Board; Chair of Hadassah Emergency Committee in Palestine, Rabbi Judah L. Magnes; Henrietta Szold; and others. There is also correspondence with Hadassah National Presidents and/or Hadassah National Education Chairs in the United States with the Chair of the Hadassah Council in Israel (HCI) and the Chair of Hadassah Vocational Education Services (HVES). Topics addressed in the letters cover multiple education projects and include budgeting, policy decisions, negotiations with governmental authorities, allocation of scholarships, equipment and facilities requests, missions to Israel by Education Committee Chairs, and personnel matters.

In addition to the correspondence, this series is also composed of subject files on the Vocational Education Committee and later Hadassah Israel Education Services (HIES) Committee appointments, positions, functions, publicity, and property ownership, including the Rothschild Compound which situated Hadassah's first educational projects. Publicity is documented through press clippings, reports from Hadassah's public relations coordinators in Israel, a radio transcript, and speeches. This series also holds reports and minutes related to the administration of HVES/HIES. All minutes are complete unless indicated as excerpts in which case they are excerpts of the Hadassah National Board, Hadassah Executive Committee, or the Hadassah Council in Israel minutes. Minutes generated in the United States include the Hadassah Vocational Education Committee and its successor, the Hadassah Israel Education Services Committee (HIES), and the Vocational Education Section of the Youth Aliyah and Youth Services Committee. Minutes generated in Israel include the Management Committee of the Brandeis Center and its successor committees, the Hadassah Youth Services Management Committee, the Hadassah Vocational Education Services Management Committee, and the Hadassah Israel Education Services Committee.

It also contains financial, legal, and personnel records for Hadassah's overall educational program, spanning multiple projects. Types of materials include budget reports, correspondence, minutes, audit reports, registration related to the Hadassah Youth Services amutah or legal entity, and subject files covering aspects of employment including loans, pensions, pitzuim (severance pay), and salary.

Additionally, there are personnel records in this series including those regarding employees and consultants for Hadassah's overall education projects in an administrative capacity. It includes correspondence, minutes, reports, and transcripts of speeches by the American educator Shlomo Bardin, who was asked to be Hadassah's educational director in Palestine; Jehuda (or Yehuda) Eisner, the director of Hadassah Vocational Education Services in the 1950s; Leon A. Feldman, an American consultant sent by Hadassah to Jerusalem to administer Hadassah's education projects in 1977 following Helen Kittner's retirement; and Rudolf Solmsen, Executive Secretary of HYS.

Lastly, this series documents the Youth Reference Board (YRB), primarily through minutes and reports. YRB was formed in 1949 out of the National Vocational Education Advisory Committee. It functioned as an "advisory Board for Hadassah, providing guidance on Youth Aliyah and Vocational Education matters." The YRB was composed "of professional educators and specialists in youth work together with representatives of the Hadassah organization who are active in this area of Hadassah service." The series also contains a number of subject files on YRB members. The Youth Reference Board Series also holds correspondence to and from Dr. Judah J. Shapiro, chairwoman of the YRB from 1955 until October 1961. It also contains a file of biographical materials, minutes of meetings in which Dr. Shapiro participated or was discussed, and a transcript of a speech.

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2515Agreement between the General Federation of Jewish Labor in Palestine through General Federation of Working Youth in Palestine (Noar Oved) and Hadassah, WZOA though the Louis D. Brandeis Vocational Training Center1945 October 2
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541Annual reports1951-1960
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279Annual reports1963-1967
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236Architects, Edgar Hed1955-1958
237Auditorium1960-1993
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5010Balance sheets1946-1949
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2611Bardin, Shlomo—Correspondence and minutes1941, 1946-1947
2612Bardin, Shlomo—Report: "Survey of the Louis D. Brandeis Vocational Center of Hadassah: A Summary Report"1946 February
2613Bardin, Shlomo—Speech to National Board1946 February 6
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507Brandeis Building1977-1979
508Brandeis Building1981-1988
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238Brandeis Vocational Center1949-1952
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OS2 Box 18Budgets and Balance Sheets1945-1947
OS2 Box 19Budgets and Balance Sheets1947-1951
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5011Budgets1945-1949
5012Budgets1950-1954
5013Budgets1955-1959
5015Budgets1970-1975
5016Budgets1986
5017Budgets1991-1993
5014Budgets, Report by Braude & Co.1960 May-June
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2315Building fund1952-1958
2316Cable transfers1984-1994
239Cafeteria1966-1982
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506Committee chairs1957-1995
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2220Committee chairs, Terms of reference1986-1989
2221Committees1973-1986
2222Committees, Terms of reference1985-1989
221Correspondence1940-1941
222Correspondence1942
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501Correspondence1947-1949
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226Correspondence1950-1958
227Correspondence1960-1969
228Correspondence1971-1979
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504Correspondence and report by Dr. B. Mosinsohn1942
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224Correspondence with Erich Mendelsohn1942
2212Correspondence with Hadassah Council in Israel Chair Marian Lewin-Epstein1977-1981
2216Correspondence with Hadassah Council in Israel Chair of Hadassah Vocational Education Services Esther Reifenberg1953 September-1958 November
2219Correspondence with Hadassah Council in Israel Chair of Hadassah Vocational Education Services Leah Landau1964-1966
2214Correspondence with Hadassah Council in Israel Chair of Hadassah Vocational Education Services Myriam Granott (Acting Chair of Hadassah Youth Services)1949 May-1952 July
2217Correspondence with Hadassah Council in Israel Chair of Hadassah Vocational Education Services Ora Goitein1957 March-1960 October
2213Correspondence with Hadassah Council in Israel Chair of Hadassah Vocational Education Services Rose Viteles (Hadassah Youth Services)1948-1949
2215Correspondence with Hadassah Council in Israel Chair of Hadassah Vocational Education Services Rose Viteles (Hadassah Youth Services)1950-1953 March
2218Correspondence with Hadassah Council in Israel Chair of Hadassah Vocational Education Services Simi Olshan1960 June-1964 April
229Correspondence with Hadassah Council in Israel Chair Ora Goitein1961-1962
2210Correspondence with Hadassah Council in Israel Chair Simi Olshan1963-1968
2211Correspondence with Hadassah Council in Israel Chair Vera Tsur1968-1969
225Correspondence with Henrietta Szold1940-1941, 1944
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503Correspondence with Judah Leon Magnes1940-1942
502Correspondence with Louis Feman1941
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223Correspondence with Susan Brandeis1942
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2516Educational Reform Bill1969-1976
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5112Eisner, Jehuda (Yehuda)—Correspondence1953-1958
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2614Eisner, Jehuda (Yehuda)—Correspondence and minutes1948-1949
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5113Eisner, Jehuda (Yehuda)—Reports and speeches1953-1955
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665Eva Keller Kohn Helping Fund1976-1994
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2615Feldman, Leon A.—Correspondence1977 March-May
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5114Feldman, Leon A.—Correspondence1977 June-December
5115Feldman, Leon A.—Correspondence1978-1988
5116Feldman, Leon A.—Minutes1977-1978
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2616Feldman, Leon A.—Reports, "Answers to Questionnaire Drawn Up by Hadassah's Educational Experts" by Dr. Helen Kittner1977 January
2617Feldman, Leon A.—Reports, Summaries of interviews1977 March
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5117Feldman, Leon A.—Reports, Summary of Hadassah Community College survey1977
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2618Feldman, Leon A.—Reports, Survey of Hadassah Community College1977
264Fellowships, Pnina Shapiro1952
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2317Financial Correspondence1942, 1946-1947
2318Financial Correspondence1948
2319Financial Correspondence1949
2320Financial Correspondence1950
2321Financial Correspondence1951-1954
2322Financial Correspondence1955-1959
2323Financial Correspondence1961-1969
2324Financial Correspondence1970-1973
2325Financial Correspondence1974-1979
2326Financial Correspondence1980-1984
2327Financial Correspondence1985-1993
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5018Financial Minutes1971-1978
5019Financial Minutes, Excerpts1948-1955
5020Financial Minutes, Excerpts1956-1959
5021Financial Minutes, Excerpts1985-1989
5022Financial Minutes, Excerpts1990-1995
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244Financial Report and statements1988
243Financial Reports, "Analysis of Vocational Education Israel Budgets and American Funds," by Irene Handel1966 September 12
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5023Financial Reports, Audit report for year ending September 30, 19541955 November 7
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OS2 Box 110Financial Statements1948-1970
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245Fundraising—Bookplates for Library Fund1960-1979
246Fundraising—Bookshelves and bookplates1973-1993
247Fundraising—Builders for the Future Wall1994-1995
249Fundraising—Career Sponsors Wall1980-1992
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511Fundraising—Career Sponsors Wall sketch1980
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248Fundraising—Career-Maker Book1971-1989
2410Fundraising—Certificates1977-1994
2411Fundraising—Chapters and regions1991-1995
2412Fundraising—Dollars for Scholars1965-1979
2413Fundraising—Donor recognition1978-1989
2414Fundraising—Eduscope1993-1994
2415Fundraising—Eduscope1995
2416Fundraising—Eduscope1996-1999
2417Fundraising—Fashion show1949-1967
2418Fundraising—Fashion show1980-1990
2419Fundraising—Fashion show1991
2420Fundraising—Fashion show1992
2421Fundraising—Fashion show kit1949 December 23
2422Fundraising—Fashion show kitcirca 1970s-1980s
2423Fundraising—Founders Wall1989-1992
2424Fundraising—General1965-1998
2425Fundraising—Hall of Learning1969-1994
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251Fundraising—Inscriptions1983-1989
252Fundraising—Inscriptions1990-1997
253Fundraising—Jerusalem 30001995
254Fundraising—Kits1947-1950
255Fundraising—Major gifts1973-1995
2514Fundraising—Minutes, Excerpts1991-1995
256Fundraising—Plaques1985-1993
257Fundraising—Scholarship Book1961-1986
258Fundraising—Scholarships1955-1961
259Fundraising—Scholarships1962-1965
2510Fundraising—Scholarships1971-1986
2511Fundraising—Scholarships, Certificateundated
2512Fundraising—Special gifts1971-1991
2513Fundraising—Terms of reference1986
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241Grants1971-1980
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2310Gymnasium (Gottesman Recreation Center)1968-1993
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2223Hadassah Israel Education Services Committee1976-1992
2224Hadassah Israel Education Services Committee meeting notices1982-1993
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2522Hadassah Youth Services Amutah1978-1993
2523Hadassah Youth Services Amutah1994
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513Hadassah Youth Services Amutah1995
514Hadassah Youth Services Amutah1996
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624Hadassah Youth Services Amutah1997
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515Hadassah Youth Services Amutah1998-1999
516Hadassah Youth Services Amutah, Articles of Associationundated
517Hadassah Youth Services Amutah, Revised Articles of Association1996
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261Hadassah Youth Services Audit report1997
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2527Hadassah Youth Services Audit report (draft)1996 15 May
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262Hadassah Youth Services Financial Minutes1996-1997
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2525Hadassah Youth Services Legal Finances1996
2526Hadassah Youth Services Legal Finances1997-1998
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518Hadassah Youth Services Signatures1994-1998
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2225Head of Hadassah Israel Education Services in Israel1977
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272History1992 April
273History, Chronologies1952-1958, undated
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2519Insurance1961-1999
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519Legal agreements, Copy of hukkah [labor contract] of Hadassah employees in Israel1978
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2517Legal Entity1959-1988
2518Legal Entity, Translation of filing for legal recognition of Hadassah Youth Services (HYS) as an Ottoman Society1951 December
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265Loans1978-1988
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231Meetings in Israel, Correspondence1986-1996
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275Minutes—Excerpts from Executive Committee and National Board1941-1942
276Minutes—Excerpts from Executive Committee and National Board1946-1950
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5213Minutes—Excerpts from Executive Committee and National Board1952-1954
5214Minutes—Excerpts from Executive Committee and National Board1957-1958
5215Minutes—Excerpts from Executive Committee and National Board1959 January-1962 September
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531Minutes—Excerpts from Executive Committee and National Board1962 November-1966 August
532Minutes—Excerpts from Executive Committee and National Board1966 September-1970
533Minutes—Excerpts from Executive Committee and National Board1972-1987
534Minutes—Excerpts from Executive Committee and National Board1989-1993
5314Minutes—Excerpts from Hadassah Council in Israel1952-1974
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277Minutes—Hadassah Department of Strategic Planning Task Force on Israel Projects1996 May 15
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521Minutes—Hadassah Israel Education Services Committee1970-1974
522Minutes—Hadassah Israel Education Services Committee1975-1979
523Minutes—Hadassah Israel Education Services Committee1980-1984
524Minutes—Hadassah Israel Education Services Committee1985-1989
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274Minutes—Hadassah Israel Education Services Committee1990-1994
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5312Minutes—Hadassah Israel Education Services Committee1970-1972
537Minutes—Hadassah Vocational Education Services Management Committee1952 November-1954
538Minutes—Hadassah Vocational Education Services Management Committee1955-1956
539Minutes—Hadassah Vocational Education Services Management Committee1957-1959
5310Minutes—Hadassah Vocational Education Services Management Committee1960-1963
5311Minutes—Hadassah Vocational Education Services Management Committee1964-1966
535Minutes—Hadassah Youth Services Management Committee1948-1950
536Minutes—Hadassah Youth Services Management Committee1951-1952 July
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278Minutes—Management and Executive Committees of the Brandeis Vocational Center1946-1947
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5313Minutes—Meetings in Israel, Miscellaneous1970-1990
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5124Minutes—National Israel Education Committee1968-1969
5119Minutes—National Vocational Education Committee1941-1949
5120Minutes—National Vocational Education Committee1957-1959
5121Minutes—National Vocational Education Committee1960-1961
5122Minutes—National Vocational Education Committee1962-1963
5123Minutes—National Vocational Education Committee1964-1967
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525Minutes—Youth Aliyah and Palestine Youth Services Committee1947
526Minutes—Youth Aliyah and Palestine Youth Services Committee1948
527Minutes—Youth Aliyah and Palestine Youth Services Committee1949
528Minutes—Youth Aliyah and Palestine Youth Services Committee1950
5212Minutes—Youth Aliyah and Vocational Education Committees1961-1966
529Minutes—Youth Aliyah and Vocational Education Committees, Vocational Education Section1952-1955
5210Minutes—Youth Aliyah and Vocational Education Committees, Vocational Education Section1956
5211Minutes—Youth Aliyah and Vocational Education Committees, Vocational Education Section1957
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234Mission to Israel, Bess Rothbaum1985-1987
233Mission to Israel, Rosalie Schechter and Lee Lobel1980-1984
232Mission to Israel, Roslyn Brecher1977-1979
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666Newsletters1994-1998
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2520Official name1967-1993
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266Opportunities1948
267Pensions1947-1998
263Personnel1948-1985
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2311Photography lab1947-1949
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268Pitzuim [severance pay]1977-1998
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505Plans for Vocational Education Center1940-1941
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512Power of Attorney1977-1986
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2620Public Relations1941-1979
2621Public Relations1980-1989
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5118Public Relations1990-1998
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2622Public Relations Summaries from Israel1991-1995
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667Publications—"News News News News"—News from Hadassah's Israel Education Network1991-1993
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271Radio script1991
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547Report by Julliet Benjamin (Chair of Hadassah Vocational Education Services)1959 August 5
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2715Reports1949-1969, undated
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545Reports—"Jerusalem's Economic Future" by Kurt Grunwald1948 February 1
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2714Reports—"New Directions in Hadassah's Israel Projects" by Bernice Tannenbaum and Barbara Tirschwell1997 June 10
2710Reports—"School Attendance of Jewish Children in Jerusalem" by M. Brill1941
2713Reports—"The Power of Education" by Beatrice Feldman and Martha Gold1992 July
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542Reports—"Vocational Training in the Jewish Community in Palestine" by Eliezer Rieger1945
543Reports—"Vocational Training in the Jewish Community in Palestine" by Eliezer Rieger1945
544Reports—"Vocational Training in the Jewish Community in Palestine" by Eliezer Rieger1945
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2711Reports—Draft of Hadassah Vocational Education Services reportcirca 1963
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546Reports by Florence Perlman (Chair of Hadassah Vocational Education Services)1954-1957
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269Retirement, Chava Alroy1984-1992
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242Revolving Fund1954-1957
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509Rothschild Building, History1951-1999
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2312Rothschild Building, Proposal for Rothschild Foundation1988-1990
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2619Solmsen, Rudolf—Correspondence1946-1968
2610Salaries1961-1965
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5110Salaries1966
5111Salaries1973-1998
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2521Signatures1961-1989
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548Speech—"I've been asked to speak to you about the impact of the war…,"undated
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2712Typed notes on unnamed reportcirca 1960s
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2313Vehicle1957-1985
2314Vehicle1988-1995
235Vocational Education Committee member lists1949-1963
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2716Youth Reference Board—Correspondence1949
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549Youth Reference Board—Correspondence1955-1968
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2728Youth Reference Board—Judah Shapiro, Biographical1959-1961, undated
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5420Youth Reference Board—Judah Shapiro, Clippings1956-1971
5421Youth Reference Board—Judah Shapiro, Correspondence1957-1958
5422Youth Reference Board—Judah Shapiro, Correspondence1959-1960
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2729Youth Reference Board—Judah Shapiro, Correspondence1961 January-September
2730Youth Reference Board—Judah Shapiro, Correspondence1961 October-1965
2731Youth Reference Board—Judah Shapiro, Correspondence1966-1980
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5423Youth Reference Board—Judah Shapiro, Minutes of meeting with Executive of Youth Aliyah1958 February 9
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2732Youth Reference Board—Judah Shapiro, Minutes, Excerpts1957-1971
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5424Youth Reference Board—Judah Shapiro, Speeches1960-1961, undated
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2717Youth Reference Board—Member lists1955-1968
2719Youth Reference Board—Members, George T. Donahue, Correspondence1958-1960
2720Youth Reference Board—Members, George T. Donahue, Reports1959-1961
2722Youth Reference Board—Members, Hyman Grossbard1955-1970
2723Youth Reference Board—Members, Martin Hamburger, Report1967 October
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5410Youth Reference Board—Members, Marvin Feldman1968-1989
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2721Youth Reference Board—Members, Marvin Feldman, Speech, "A Definition of Comprehensive Education"1968 September 16
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5411Youth Reference Board—Members, Maximillian Komow1951-1959
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2724Youth Reference Board—Members, Maximillian Komow, Report1955 January 4
2727Youth Reference Board—Members, Michael Usdan1967-1979
2726Youth Reference Board—Members, Molly Slonim1946-1964
2725Youth Reference Board—Members, Morris Laub1960-1970
2718Youth Reference Board—Members, Roland Baxt1960
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5413Youth Reference Board—Minutes1949-1950
5414Youth Reference Board—Minutes1956-1957
5415Youth Reference Board—Minutes1958-1959
5416Youth Reference Board—Minutes1960-1961
5417Youth Reference Board—Minutes1962-1963
5418Youth Reference Board—Minutes1964-1969
5412Youth Reference Board—Minutes (as Vocational Advisory Committee)1941, 1947
5413Youth Reference Board—Minutes, Excerpts1949-1968

Series II: Projects, 1939-2007

In English and Hebrew.
14.5 linear feet
Arrangement:

This series is arranged into eight subseries: Subseries 1: Hadassah Seligsberg-Brandeis Comprehensive High School, 1941-1999; Subseries 2: Brandeis Apprenticeship Department, 1941-1973; Subseries 3: Hadassah Vocational Guidance Institute; Subseries 4: Judge Julian W. Mack School, 1939-1954; Subseries 5: Fashion Institute, 1949-1950; Subseries 6: Hadassah Institute of Hotel Management, 1949-1961; Subseries 7: Ma'abaroth Project, 1952-1960; and Subseries 8: Hadassah Community College, 1967-2007.

Scope and Content:

This series contains the Hadassah Vocational Education Services/Hadassah Israel Education Services (HVES/HIES) records on their most significant projects, the Hadassah-Seligsberg Comprehensive High School, the Brandeis Apprenticeship Department, the Hadassah Vocational Guidance Institute (later the Hadassah Career Counseling Institute), Judge Julian W. Mack School, the Fashion Institute, the Hadassah Institute of Hotel Management, the Ma'abaroth Project, and the Hadassah Community College (later known as the Hadassah Academic College) from 1939-2007. These projects focused on providing vocational education and counseling to underserved communities in Israel, such as Ethiopian and Soviet Jewry, on both the elementary and secondary levels. The majority of the records in this series are meeting minutes from committees in charge of these groups, meeting minute excerpts from HVES/HIES, Hadassah Council in Israel, and the National Board, reports, and correspondence, often relating to the operations and funding for the projects.

Subseries 1: Hadassah Seligsberg-Brandeis Comprehensive High School, 1941-1999

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains correspondence, meeting minutes, annual reports, teacher contracts, financial materials, student testimonials, publicity for the Hadassah-Seligsberg Comprehensive High School (originally the Alice L. Seligsberg High School), and other items related to the maintenance of the high school from 1941-1999. A significant amount of correspondence is with chairmembers of the Hadassah Council in Israel, which provided funding to the high school. Other correspondence in the series focuses on the devolution, or transfer, of the high school to the Israeli government, the naming of facilities, the finances for the school, and the acquisition of new equipment and facilities. Much of the series focuses on the building of the new school in East Talpiot and the needs for the expanding school. There are also many reports and correspondence from Dina Epstein, the principal, reporting to the National Hadassah Board and HVES/HIES on the activities of the school.

Historical Note

After social worker and former Hadassah National President Alice L. Seligsberg's death in August of 1940, Hadassah voted to memorialize her by establishing a school for girls in Jerusalem. Seligsberg's friend, Henrietta Szold, was concerned about the welfare—both economic and moral—of the predominantly young Jewish women she observed in Jerusalem's streets and devised a plan for an institution that would "educate young girls to be good citizens as professional workers in the fields of homemaking, sewing and office work." Inspired by neighborhood settlement houses in New York and the Hull House in Chicago, the school was originally envisaged as a "Fellowship Center." The four-year school opened in 1942 in Hadassah's Rothschild Compound as the "Alice L. Seligsberg Trade School for Girls." Under the direction of Helen Kittner, the Seligsberg School taught sewing, handcrafts, cooking, secretarial skills and bookkeeping in addition to a general high school curriculum to young women from Jerusalem. The student body later became co-educational. In the 1950s, the school expanded its offerings to include four-year programs for dental assistants (1955) and laboratory assistants (1956). The school also offered evening classes, which later formed the genesis of a community college. Until the opening of the college, the Seligsberg School was Hadassah's primary educational project in Israel both in terms of budgetary commitment and enrollment.

On March 20, 1969 the Alice L. Seligsberg School Supervisory Committee voted to combine the Brandeis Apprenticeship Department with the Seligsberg School in the wake of a pending Education Reform Bill, which called for six years of elementary education, three years of intermediate school, and three years of high school with the intention of integrating Sephardic youth into Israeli society. The decision created much dissension, resulted in the resignation of Dr. Edgar Freund, Director of the Apprenticeship Department, and sparked an intense debate between Hadassah and the Brandeis staff who contested merging the two schools. The first year as a merged school was the 1970/1971 school year. The re-named "Hadassah Seligsberg-Brandeis Comprehensive High School" opened on September 1, 1972 with 750 students. Rachel Sarfatti was the first acting principal, succeeded soon thereafter by Dina Epstein.

During the 1970s Hadassah and the Municipality of Jerusalem began discussing devolution, or administrative transfer, plans for the high school which would allow Hadassah to concentrate its funds and energy on its new two-year community college. The two parties collaborated on an agreement to transfer the Hadassah Seligsberg-Brandeis Comprehensive High School to the city, which would build a new facility by 1984. However, Israel experienced economic inflation and the school building could not be built as agreed. The National Board of Hadassah proposed in 1981 to gradually phase out the school as its energies and funds were focused on the college, which had opened in 1970. Community protest over the school's closing resulted in the government's agreement to erect a new facility and Hadassah's continued support of the institution. The Seligsberg-Brandeis Comprehensive High School facility in the Brandeis Vocational Center closed on March 1, 1988, and students began attending classes in a new building located in the fast-growing suburb of East Talpiot. That year, after over a decade of negotiations, the Hadassah Seligsberg-Brandeis Comprehensive School was formally signed over to the Municipality, although Hadassah continued to periodically fund projects related to the high school.

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2919Agreements, National Council of Jewish Women Research Institute for Innovation in Education1999
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2822Air raid shelters1967
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3021Alumni reunion1963-1999
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5714Annual reports1947-1958
5715Annual reports1960-1967
5716Annual reports1973-1974
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5614Bilaus, Aron1953-1972
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2816Boiler1958-1986
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552Building program, Agreement with contractors for new school building1968 April 7
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2823Building program, Artist's rendering of "additional building" by Joseph Klarwein1967 January 27
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6532Building program, Cafeteria and Recreation Center1968-1972
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2824Building program, Correspondence1958-1968
2825Building program, Correspondence1977-1978
2826Building program, Correspondence with Shlomo Arazi as Chair of Building Committee and notice of Arazi's death1967, 1977
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553Building program, Excerpts of minutes1951-1964
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2827Building program, Proposal1967 February 17
2817Computers1985-1986
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2733Correspondence1948-1950
2734Correspondence1960-1974
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285Correspondence with Hadassah Council in IsraeI Chair of Seligsberg School Annabelle Yuval1965-1966
286Correspondence with Hadassah Council in IsraeI Chair of Seligsberg School Annabelle Yuval1967-1969 July
287Correspondence with Hadassah Council in IsraeI Chair of Seligsberg School Annabelle Yuval with Fundraising Chair Rose Dorfman1965-1968
281Correspondence with Hadassah Council in IsraeI Chair of Seligsberg School Julia Dushkin1949-1950
289Correspondence with Hadassah Council in IsraeI Chair of Seligsberg School Marian Lewin-Epstein1981 November-1983 October
282Correspondence with Hadassah Council in IsraeI Chair of Seligsberg School Myriam Granott1953
2810Correspondence with Hadassah Council in IsraeI Chair of Seligsberg School Ora Goitein1984 March-1988 March
283Correspondence with Hadassah Council in IsraeI Chair of Seligsberg School Simi Olshan1957, 1965
284Correspondence with Hadassah Council in IsraeI Chair of Seligsberg School Vera Tsur1959-1961
288Correspondence with Hadassah Council in IsraeI Chair of Seligsberg School Vera Tsur1977 October-1981 January
2811Dental assistants1954-1958
2828Dental clinic1978
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2921Devolution Correspondence1974-1979
2922Devolution Correspondence1980
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5523Devolution Correspondence1981
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2923Devolution Correspondence1982-1984
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5524Devolution Correspondence1985
5525Devolution Correspondence1986-1987
5526Devolution Correspondence1988
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561Devolution Correspondence and minutes of meetings with Teachers' Committees1978-1987
564Devolution Correspondence with David Yuval (Hadassah Medical Organization)1981-1984
565Devolution Correspondence with David Yuval (Hadassah Medical Organization)1985-1986
566Devolution Correspondence with David Yuval (Hadassah Medical Organization)1987-1988
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2927Devolution Correspondence with Eliezer Shmueli1983-1984
2925Devolution Correspondence with Michael Gal1986-1987
2924Devolution Correspondence with Parents Committee1981
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562Devolution Correspondence with Tamar Eshel1978-1982
563Devolution Correspondence with Teddy Kollek1974-1988
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2926Devolution Correspondence with Zevulun Hammer1979-1984
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567Devolution Minutes1974-1978
568Devolution Minutes1980-1981
569Devolution Minutes1982-1983
5610Devolution Minutes1984-1985
5611Devolution Minutes1986-1988
5612Devolution Reports1979
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2928Devolution Reports1981
2929Devolution Terms of reference1979-1987
2915Donors, Donnerstag Estate1992-1993
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5425Education1960-1986
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2815Equipment1945-1972
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551Equipment1975-1986
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3022Ethiopian Students1985
3012Exchange programs1983-1984
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2930Fellowships1952-1965
2916Figurines (wooden figures carved by students)1950-1957
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559Financial Correspondence1947-1950
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297Financial Correspondence1957-1958
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5510Financial Correspondence1959-1961
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298Financial Correspondence1962
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5511Financial Correspondence1963-1964
5512Financial Correspondence1965
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299Financial Correspondence1966-1967
2910Financial Correspondence1968-1969
2911Financial Correspondence1970-1971
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5513Financial Correspondence1972-1974
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2912Financial Correspondence1978-1979
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5514Financial Correspondence1981-1982
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2913Financial Correspondence1983-1984
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5515Financial Correspondence1985-1987
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2914Financial Correspondence1988-1995
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5516Financial Correspondence1988-1992
5519Financial Minutes1967-1971
5520Financial Minutes1981-1987
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2917Financial Minutes—Excerpts1953-1958
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5521Financial Reports, Audit1962
5522Financial Reports, Quarterly statements1968-1969
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2829Freund Auditorium1958
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5615Fringe benefits1983-1994
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2931Fuerst, Uri1977-1985
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5517Fundraising1955-1987
5518Government subsidy1984-1988
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3023Graduates and graduations1959-1988
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2812Laboratory assistants1954-1969
2818Mangle1977-1978
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2933Meyer, Erna1949
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572Minutes1941-1942
574Minutes1959-1978
571Minutes—Building Committee1951-1970
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3028Minutes—Excerpts1952-1956
3029Minutes—Excerpts1957-1962
3030Minutes—Excerpts1963-1964
3031Minutes—Excerpts1965-1967
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311Minutes—Excerpts1968-1970
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579Minutes—Excerpts1971-1979
5710Minutes—Excerpts1980-1981
5711Minutes—Excerpts1982-1985
5712Minutes—Excerpts1986-1987
5713Minutes—Excerpts1988
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3032Minutes—Excerpts, Taped minutes of National Board1965 January
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573Minutes—Management Committee1942
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3027Minutes—Supervisory Committee1946-1948
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575Minutes—Supervisory Committee1949-1950
576Minutes—Supervisory Committee1956-1961
577Minutes—Supervisory Committee1963-1965
578Minutes—Supervisory Committee1966-1969
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3013Multi-Media Programs1986
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2819Musical instruments1954, 1990
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292New Location (East Talpiot) Assembly hall1986-1995
293New Location (East Talpiot) Gymnasium1988
294New Location (East Talpiot) Landscaping (David Yuval Memorial Garden)1989-1991
295New Location (East Talpiot) Music room1994, 1997
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555New Location (East Talpiot) Public relations1985-1988
557New Location (East Talpiot) Public relations, Dedication and opening1983-1989
556New Location (East Talpiot) Public relations, Groundbreaking1980
558New Location (East Talpiot) Public relations, Moving day1988
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296New Location (East Talpiot) Recreational1989-1991
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2813Occupational therapy1957-1958
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2920Official name1978-1992
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3014Open house1979-1981
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2830Pancoe Museum1980-1985
2831Pancoe Museum1986-1989
2832Pancoe Museum1990-1993
2833Pancoe Museum1994-1997, 2007
2834Pancoe Museum, Major Gifts Department Donor Files1979-1994
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301Pension Fund1978-1991
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5613Personnel1948-1978
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2932Personnel—Legal1989-1995
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302Pitzuim1975-1982
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2835Plans1974
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5616Principal—Epstein, Dina1969-1977
5617Principal—Epstein, Dina1978-1979
5618Principal—Epstein, Dina1980-1981
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303Principal—Epstein, Dina1982-1983
304Principal—Epstein, Dina1984
305Principal—Epstein, Dina1985-1986
306Principal—Epstein, Dina1987-1989
307Principal—Epstein, Dina1990-1998
3017Public Relations—Anniversaries, Fiftieth1992
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5619Public Relations—Anniversaries, Tenth1953
5620Public Relations—Anniversaries, Twentieth1962-1963
5621Public Relations—Clippings1942-1968
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3018Public Relations—Clippings1981-1984
3019Public Relations—Correspondence and minutes1948-1989
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5622Public Relations—Dedications1958-1968
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3020Public Relations—Transcript of radio broadcast1981 February 24
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5719Report—"Addendum to 1979/1980 Midwinter Conference Report"1980 August
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313Report—"Career Opportunities: The Story of the Alice L. Seligsberg Vocational High School" by Junior Hadassah1966
312Report—"Drop-Out Rate" by Zeev Sardi with correspondence1963
315Report—"Feasibility Study and Report for combining Brandeis Vocational Training Center and Seligsberg School"1977-1978
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5718Report—"Summary of Curricular and Extra Curricular Activities in the Seligsberg-Brandeis School in the 1979/80 School Year"1979 December
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314Report—"Summary of Special Activities 1976-1977" by Dina Epstein1977
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5717Report—"The Proposed Program for the Hadassah Alice Seligsberg Comprehensive High School" by H. Kittner and Prof. A. M. Dushkin1962 December 19
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554Restaurant1947-1978
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291Rose Viteles Room (Home Economics Department)1957-1959
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308Salaries1963-1990
309Salzman, Mordecai1948-1965
3010Sarfatti, Rachel1964-1978
3024Scholarships1947-1992
3015School luncheons1962-1976
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2820Sewing machines1954-1986
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3011Strike1958-1961
3025Student Statistics1947
3026Student Statistics1966-1981
3016Summer camp1955-1956
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2814Teacher training1949-1962
2821Teletype1979
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2918Tuition1952-1976

Subseries 2: Brandeis Apprenticeship Department, 1941-1973

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series holds correspondence and minutes related to the Brandeis Vocational Workshops, from 1941-1973. Correspondence and minutes mostly relate to requests for funding to HVES/HIES or the National Board, reports on student activities and the direction of the workshops, and graduation proceedings. The series best documents its printing and industrial electronics programs.

Historical Note

In 1944, the first of the Louis D. Brandeis Vocational Workshops opened in the Brandeis Vocational Center under the direction of Dr. Tunia Gladstein. The Fine Mechanics and Precision Instruments Workshop was joined two years later by the Apprenticeship School of Printing under the supervision of Henri Friedlaender. Dr. Edgar Freund became Director of the Apprenticeship Department in 1955 following the resignation of Dr. Gladstein. In addition to producing items such as microscopes and publications, students also received instruction in traditional academic disciplines. Boys from Jerusalem comprised the student body. Girls were first admitted during the 1966-1967 school year.

Although originally situated in the Brandeis Vocational Center, Hadassah constructed a second Brandeis facility on a plot of land in the industrial Jerusalem neighborhood of Romema in 1951. This facility housed the Brandeis Apprentice Workshops. The Brandeis Apprenticeship Department merged with Alice Seligsberg High School in 1970.

BoxFolderTitleDate
3138Annual reports1946-1949
3139Annual reports1953-1959
BoxFolderTitleDate
588Annual reports1961-1968
BoxFolderTitleDate
3118Arazi, Shlomo1960-1966
BoxFolderTitleDate
5722Building program, "Report on the tender for the erection of the Louis D. Brandeis Vocational Training School"1952
5721Building program, Agreement with contractors1965
5720Copy of certificate awarded by to Brandeis Center by Moshe Dayan1969
BoxFolderTitleDate
316Correspondence1946-1969
3111Financial1946-1949
3112Financial Correspondence1951-1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
5723Financial Correspondence1962-1964
BoxFolderTitleDate
3113Financial Correspondence1965
BoxFolderTitleDate
5724Financial Correspondence1966-1967
BoxFolderTitleDate
3114Financial Correspondence1968-1969
3115Financial Minutes—Excerpts1951-1960
3116Financial Minutes—Excerpts1962-1968
3119Freund, Edgar—Correspondence1956-1963
3120Freund, Edgar—Correspondence1964-1966
3121Freund, Edgar—Correspondence1967-1968
3122Freund, Edgar—Correspondence1969
3123Freund, Edgar—Correspondence with Hadassah Vocational Education Services Fundraising Chairs1962-1969
3124Freund, Edgar—Minutes1952-1969
3125Freund, Edgar—Speech1968 February 12
BoxFolderTitleDate
582Friedlaender, Henri—"Training the Rising Generation in Typography"1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
3126Friedlaender, Henri—Correspondence1955-1971
3127Friedlaender, Henri—Minutes1955-1960
3128Friedlaender, Henri—Printing sample1959
3129Gladstein, Tunia—Correspondence1947-1950
3130Gladstein, Tunia—Correspondence and minutes1951-1955
3131Grunwald, Kurt—Correspondence1948
3132Grunwald, Kurt—Speech1948 August 16
317Industrial Electronics Department1965-1966
3117List of positionsundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
5725Merger, Correspondence1968-1970
5726Merger, Correspondence and minutes of Brandeis Workers Committee1969-1971
BoxFolderTitleDate
581Merger, Minutes—Excerpts1969-1973
BoxFolderTitleDate
5727Merger, Minutes of Merger Committee1969-1970
BoxFolderTitleDate
3137Minutes1943-1949
3135Minutes—Advisory Committee of the Apprenticeship Department1947
BoxFolderTitleDate
585Minutes—Apprenticeship Advisory Committee1956-1958
586Minutes—Apprenticeship Department Advisory Committee1960-1968
584Minutes—Apprenticeship Training Committee1944
587Minutes—Excerpts1948-1969
BoxFolderTitleDate
3136Minutes—Executive Committee1948 May 3
BoxFolderTitleDate
5811Miscellaneous reports and proposals1948-1958
5812Miscellaneous reports, English translation of report on war conditions1967 June 15
BoxFolderTitleDate
3133Porath, Ephraim1955-1959
318Printing (Apprentice School of Printing)1947-1964
319Printing (Apprentice School of Printing), Sample of Spanish Haggadah coverundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
583Public Relations1947-1963
BoxFolderTitleDate
3140Report—"Industrial and Trade Apprenticeship in the Jewish Economic Sector of Palestine" by M. Alterthum1941
BoxFolderTitleDate
589Report Fragmentscirca 1959
5810Report Fragmentscirca 1959
BoxFolderTitleDate
3134Stern, Gideon1951-1961
3110Tool and Die-making Department1963, 1969

Subseries 3: Hadassah Vocational Guidance Institute, 1945-2006

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This subseries is made up of meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, and financial documents of the Hadassah Vocational Guidance Bureau (later the Hadassah Career Counseling Institute) from 1945 until its closure in 2006. These materials document its primary goals of promoting awareness of vocational guidance; developing diagnostic tools and establishing procedures for their employment; training vocational guidance workers; and offering guidance at the individual and group level. The Bureau administered tests to elementary school students, Youth Aliyah wards, vocational and high school students, and discharged soldiers as well as to adults referred by social service agencies, healthcare professionals, and large employers. Staff traveled throughout the country conducting tests. The Bureau also undertook vocational studies and pioneered vocational testing for the disabled.

During the 1980s when many Ethiopian Jews immigrated to Israel, Hadassah authorized the Institute to hire anthropologist Chaim Rosen to author a series of reports on Ethiopian Jewish culture. Consequently, the subseries contains a number of reports by Rosen on Ethiopian communication patterns, family structure, and recommendations for native-born Israeli instructors, counselors, and social workers. It also provided services to Soviet Jewry and other members of the olim.

Historical Note

The Hadassah Vocational Guidance Bureau (HVGB) under the direction of Dr. Eliezer Erwin Arnstein was established at the Brandeis Vocational Center in March of 1944. Upon Dr. Arnstein's sudden death in 1959, his assistant Zeev Sardi assumed directorship. In 1966, HVGB's name was changed to "Hadassah Vocational Guidance Institute" (HVGI) because it was conducting and publishing educational research in addition to testing and counseling. It moved to Hadassah facilities located on Straus Street the following year. Dr. Yitzhak Garty became Acting Director of HVGI in 1985 following Sardi's retirement. HVGI became the Hadassah Career Counseling Institute (HCCI) in 2001. Hadassah discontinued it as a project in 2006 and the Institute consequently closed.

BoxFolderTitleDate
669Accounting1983-1989
BoxFolderTitleDate
321Advisory Committee1959-1995
3231Affiliation, Jewish Vocational Service Center (Yaacov Taitz)1985-1987
3232Agreements with government of Israel1992-1994
BoxFolderTitleDate
331Agreements, Hadassah Medical Organization (Strauss Building)1992 December
BoxFolderTitleDate
5818Agreements, Manpower Services Commission1981 December
BoxFolderTitleDate
3213Air conditioning1994
BoxFolderTitleDate
361Annual reports1948-1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
5912Annual reports1950-1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
362Annual reports1961-1969
363Annual reports1971-1978
364Annual reports1980-1988
365Annual reports1991-1994
366Annual reports2003
BoxFolderTitleDate
347Army Programs1974-1996
348Assessment Center Programs1976-1983
349Blind Programs1956-1957
3410Career guidance Programs1987-1991
BoxFolderTitleDate
5825Community adoption Programs1984-1986
BoxFolderTitleDate
3411Community adoption programs1987-1989
3412Community adoption programs1990-1994
BoxFolderTitleDate
5826Community adoption, Public relations Programs1985-1988
5813Computerized Testing Project1985 April 7
BoxFolderTitleDate
3413Computerized Testing Project (Psychometric) Programs1984-1987
BoxFolderTitleDate
3214Computers1985-1995
3210Correspondence1947-1949
3211Correspondence1960-1999
324Correspondence with Hadassah Council in Israel Chair of Career Counseling Institute, Dora Camrass1975-1980
322Correspondence with Hadassah Council in Israel Chair of Career Counseling Institute, Esther Reifenberg1961-1968
327Correspondence with Hadassah Council in Israel Chair of Career Counseling Institute, Marilyn Frisch1984-1990
325Correspondence with Hadassah Council in Israel Chair of Career Counseling Institute, Ora Goitein1980-1984
323Correspondence with Hadassah Council in Israel Chair of Career Counseling Institute, Rachel Shwarz1968-1973
328Correspondence with Hadassah Council in Israel Chair of Career Counseling Institute, Rena Bar-Niv1990-1993
326Correspondence with Hadassah Council in Israel Chair of Career Counseling Institute, Selma Reiff1984
329Correspondence with Hadassah Council in Israel Chair of Career Counseling Institute, Vivienne Tabor1994, 1996
BoxFolderTitleDate
333Director, Correspondence regarding position1982-1985
BoxFolderTitleDate
5820Director, Minutes1980-1985
BoxFolderTitleDate
3310Directors—E. Arnstein, Correspondence1946-1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
5822Directors—E. Arnstein, Correspondence1950-1959
BoxFolderTitleDate
3311Directors—E. Arnstein, Death and memorial1959-1969
3312Directors—E. Arnstein, Housing (Flat)1951-1961
3313Directors—E. Arnstein, Minutes1952-1959
3315Directors—Yitzhak Garty, Correspondence1985 July-1986
3316Directors—Yitzhak Garty, Correspondence1987
3317Directors—Yitzhak Garty, Correspondence1988-1989
3318Directors—Yitzhak Garty, Correspondence1990-1991
3319Directors—Yitzhak Garty, Correspondence1992-1993
3320Directors—Yitzhak Garty, Correspondence1994-1995
3321Directors—Yitzhak Garty, Correspondence1996-1997
3314Directors—Yitzhak Garty, Correspondence (as Acting Director)1979-1985 May
3322Directors—Yitzhak Garty, Curriculum Vitae1989
BoxFolderTitleDate
5823Directors—Yitzhak Garty, Minutes1977-2006
BoxFolderTitleDate
3323Directors—Yitzhak Garty, Speech1989
3324Directors—Zeev Sardi, Biographical1974 August
3325Directors—Zeev Sardi, Correspondence1959-1964
3326Directors—Zeev Sardi, Correspondence1965-1967
3327Directors—Zeev Sardi, Correspondence1968-1969
3328Directors—Zeev Sardi, Correspondence1970-1972
BoxFolderTitleDate
341Directors—Zeev Sardi, Correspondence1973-1974
342Directors—Zeev Sardi, Correspondence1975-1979
343Directors—Zeev Sardi, Correspondence1980-1982
344Directors—Zeev Sardi, Correspondence1983-1984, 1998
345Directors—Zeev Sardi, History Project1985-1989
BoxFolderTitleDate
5824Directors—Zeev Sardi, Minutes1959-1987
BoxFolderTitleDate
346Directors—Zeev Sardi, Speeches1962-1971
BoxFolderTitleDate
3212Equipment1977-1996
BoxFolderTitleDate
594Ethiopian Programs—"Questions and Answers" by Chaim Rosen1985-1987
BoxFolderTitleDate
5828Ethiopian Programs—Contract with Chaim Rosen and C.V.1986-1987
BoxFolderTitleDate
3424Ethiopian Programs—Correspondence1985-1988
3425Ethiopian Programs—Correspondence1989-1992
BoxFolderTitleDate
591Ethiopian Programs—Minutes1985-1992
BoxFolderTitleDate
3426Ethiopian Programs—Public relations1985-1992
BoxFolderTitleDate
351Ethiopian Programs—Reports by Chaim Rosen1985-1988
BoxFolderTitleDate
592Ethiopian Programs—Reports by Chaim Rosen1986-1987
593Ethiopian Programs—Reports in Hebrew by Chaim Rosen1985-1989
BoxFolderTitleDate
352Ethiopian Programs—Reports, Numbered reports by Chaim Rosen1986-1988
BoxFolderTitleDate
3216Facilities—Outdoor maintenance1997-1998
3217Facilities—Renovations1995-1997
3218Facilities—Space1964-1974
BoxFolderTitleDate
5814Facilities—Space1976-1983
BoxFolderTitleDate
3219Facilities—Space1985-1988
3220Facilities—Space, Correspondence with Kalman Jacob Mann (Hadassah Medical Organization)1965-1976
3221Facilities—Tel Aviv1994-1998
3226Fees1976
BoxFolderTitleDate
334Fellowships1947-1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
3230Financial and Audit Reports1988-1996
BoxFolderTitleDate
5815Financial Correspondence1948-1973
BoxFolderTitleDate
3222Financial Correspondence1976-1980
3223Financial Correspondence1982-1984
BoxFolderTitleDate
5816Financial Correspondence1985-1987
BoxFolderTitleDate
3224Financial Correspondence1988-1989
3225Financial Correspondence1990-1998
BoxFolderTitleDate
5817Financial Minutes1980-1995
BoxFolderTitleDate
3229Financial Reports1985-1999
BoxFolderTitleDate
5918Fragment of Larger Report, Chapter Titled "Vocational Guidance"circa 1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
3227Fundraising1980-1995
3228Grants1981-1987
BoxFolderTitleDate
3414Immigrants Programs1980-1992
3415Index (Career Index) Programs1993
BoxFolderTitleDate
6610Informational Packets1988-1997
BoxFolderTitleDate
332Legal1972-1998
BoxFolderTitleDate
3416Micro-Counseling Programs1972-1973
BoxFolderTitleDate
367Midwinter reports1990, 2004
BoxFolderTitleDate
5911Minutes1967-1988
596Minutes—Advisory Board1947
BoxFolderTitleDate
3517Minutes—Advisory Board1967-1969
3518Minutes—Advisory Board1970-1974
3519Minutes—Advisory Board1975-1977
3520Minutes—Advisory Board1980-1989
3521Minutes—Advisory Board1990
3522Minutes—Excerpts1952-1959
BoxFolderTitleDate
597Minutes—Excerpts1959-1969
BoxFolderTitleDate
3523Minutes—Excerpts1960-1966
3524Minutes—Excerpts1967-1969
BoxFolderTitleDate
598Minutes—Excerpts1970-1979
599Minutes—Excerpts1980-1989
5910Minutes—Excerpts1990-2003
BoxFolderTitleDate
3417Miscellaneous Programs1977-1994
BoxFolderTitleDate
5827Occupational Information Service Programs1979-1987
5819Official name1989-1990
BoxFolderTitleDate
336Pension Fund1977-1996
335Personnel1965-1995
BoxFolderTitleDate
3418Psychology interns Programs1998
BoxFolderTitleDate
353Public Relations1948, 1961-1986
354Public Relations1989-1998
3516Public Relations—200,000th client1983
355Public Relations—Advertisements1995-1996
356Public Relations—Anniversaries, 25th1968
357Public Relations—Anniversaries, 40th1983-1984
358Public Relations—Anniversaries, 50th1992-1994
359Public Relations—Awards1980-1987
3510Public Relations—Awards, Israel Education Prize submission1986 June
3511Public Relations—Booklets for visitorscirca 1965-1968
3512Public Relations—Books, etc.1981-1996
3513Public Relations—Books, etc., "Counselor's Digest"1980-1984
BoxFolderTitleDate
595Public Relations—Clippings1956-1994
BoxFolderTitleDate
3514Public Relations—Dedications1988
3515Public Relations—Radio broadcast transcripts1953-1991
BoxFolderTitleDate
6611Publications—"Hadassah Career Counseling Institute Newsletter"1990-1992
BoxFolderTitleDate
368Quarterly reports1962, 1975
369Quarterly reports1984-1986
3610Quarterly reports1986-1988
3611Quarterly reports1989-1995
BoxFolderTitleDate
3419Rehabilitation Institute Programs1973-1974
BoxFolderTitleDate
3612Report—"Development of Vocational Guidance in Palestine" by Dr. E. Arnsteincirca 1947
3622Report—"Future Plans"1984 July 16
3617Report—"Hadassah Vocational Guidance Institute—Memorandum" by Alexander Dushkin1970 January
BoxFolderTitleDate
5914Report—"Henrietta Szold-Hadassah School of Nursing Follow-Up Research Program" by Dr. E. Arnstein1956 September
5915Report—"Notes on a Report by Dr. E. Arnstein on His Attendance of the International Week of Guidance of the Blind and His Subsequent Visit to Other European Countries"1957 December 15
BoxFolderTitleDate
3619Report—"Report of a Consultant Visit to the Hadassah Vocational Guidance Institute February 15 to April 15, 1973" by Leo Goldman1973 May
3613Report—"Report on Our Activities as Submitted to the Ministry of Education in Israel" by Dr. E. Arnsteincirca 1950
3618Report—"Report to the Hadassah National Board" by Zeev Sardi1971 February 8
BoxFolderTitleDate
5913Report—"Survey of Vocational Guidance in Israel" by Olive Emily Young1956 February 22
BoxFolderTitleDate
3614Report—"Testing and Guiding the Blind"circa 1955
3615Report—"The Psychotechnical Tests for Neurim in the Year 1957" by Dr. E. Arnstein1958 February
3621Report—"The Training Activities of the Hadassah Vocational Guidance Institute"1981
3620Report—"Training of Employment Counselors outwith Israel"1978 March 16
BoxFolderTitleDate
5916Report—Hadassah and Vocational Counseling in Israel" by Dr. Abraham Jacobscirca 1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
3616Report and correspondence from Solomon Shapiro1969-1970
BoxFolderTitleDate
5821Report containing descriptions of positions and flowchart1964 November 11
BoxFolderTitleDate
5917Report Proposals1953-1995
BoxFolderTitleDate
3623Reports: "Report on Immigrant Absorption Activities at Hadassah Career Counseling Institute January–October 1992," "The Hadassah Career Counseling Institute (Hadassah Career Counseling Institute): A Case Study for the Hadassah/WZOA," February 1996 and "1996
BoxFolderTitleDate
337Salaries1975-1995
338Scholarship for Miriam Barimbaum1946-1948
BoxFolderTitleDate
3420Senior citizens Programs1989-1992
3421Soviet Jewry Programs1990
3422Soviet Jewry Programs1991-1993
BoxFolderTitleDate
3215Switchboard1986
BoxFolderTitleDate
339Training1977-1993
BoxFolderTitleDate
3423Women Programs1988-1999

Subseries 4: Judge Julian W. Mack School, 1939-1954

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This subseries mostly holds correspondence and meeting minutes related to "prevocational training" of elementary-aged youth in transit camps in Jerusalem.

Historical Note

When Hadassah voted to establish a high school for girls in the Rothschild Compound, the experimental Judge Julian W. Mack Workshops and School (referred to as the "Mack Workshops") already occupied a third of the proposed premises on a rental basis. Director Deborah Kallen, sister of American philosopher Horace Kallen, had established the school for "underprivileged" Mizrachi youth in 1938 and relocated the institution to the Rothschild Compound the following year when it was vacated by the Hadassah Medical Organization. The Mack Workshops closed during the War of Independence. Kallen revived the Mack Workshops in 1955 with Hadassah's financial assistance in the form of a Youth Aliyah allocation. The new Mack Workshops were located in the Israel Goldstein Youth Village and catered to Mizrachi students from Jerusalem's transit camps.

BoxFolderTitleDate
3628Correspondence and minutes1939-1940
3629Correspondence and minutes1941-1942
3630Correspondence and minutes1947-1954
3624Correspondence with American Palestine Fund1941-1946
3626Correspondence with Deborah Kallen1939-1947
3627Correspondence with Palestine Endowment Funds, Julian Mack and Robert Szold1939-1940
3625Correspondence with Philip R. Goldstein (Palestine Craft and Education Society)1939-1953
3631"Summary of Activities"circa 1946

Subseries 5: Fashion Institute, 1949-1950

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains a small amount of correspondence, mostly between Helen Kittner, Rose Viteles, and Miriam Freund, relating to the opening of the Fashion Institute. There are also some clippings publicizing the Fashion Institute.

Historical Note

The short-lived Fashion Institute (also referred to as the "Alice L. Seligsberg Fashion School" and the "Institute of Fashion and Design") opened in November 1949 with Helen Kittner as its director and Miriam Adler as its head. The Institute, located in the Rothschild Compound, was open to high school graduates. The first class graduated in March 1952. The Institute was scheduled to re-open in the Fall of 1952 in Tel Aviv as Israel's garment industry was centered there. However, this did not happen due to lack of funding. After its closure, fashion design was incorporated into the curriculum of the Alice L. Seligsberg High School.

BoxFolderTitleDate
5919Correspondence1949-1950
5920Public relations1949-1950

Subseries 6: Hadassah Institute of Hotel Management, 1949-1961

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This subseries holds correspondence, mostly from Sam Iseman, and meeting minutes related to the Hadassah Institute of Hotel Management. Located at the Ramat Aviv Hotel, the Institute served individuals already employed within the tourism industry, such as cleaning staff, bellhops, and food service staff, which is documented in these records.

Historical Note

The Hadassah Institute of Hotel Management (commonly referred to as the "Hotel Management School") opened in February of 1950, offering a 2 year program in bookkeeping, housekeeping, hotel management, and catering. Sam Iseman, Head of the School of Hotel Technology at the State University of New York Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, served as consultant, advisor and chief instructor of the project in its first year. Funding was provided by the State of Israel's Department of Trade and Industry as well as by Hadassah.

On August 4, 1955, the Hadassah National Board voted to devolve the Hotel Institute to the government. The Ministry of Labor was to take over the administration and funding of the school in April of 1956, thus beginning the transfer. Hadassah was to discontinue funding in the fall of 1960. However, by 1961, it had closed permanently.

BoxFolderTitleDate
3632Correspondence1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
5921Correspondence1950
5922Correspondence1951-1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
3634Iseman, Sam1949
3635Iseman, Sam1950-1954
3633Legal, Translation of agreement between Hadassah Youth Services and Government of Israel1956
3638Minutes—Excerpts1949-1952
BoxFolderTitleDate
371Minutes—Excerpts1953-1955
372Minutes—Excerpts1956-1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
5924Minutes, Advisory Committee1952-1954
BoxFolderTitleDate
3637Minutes, Meeting with Ramat Aviv Hotel1951 December 14
BoxFolderTitleDate
5923Public relations, Clippings and correspondence1950-1952
5925Reports1949-1954
BoxFolderTitleDate
3636Waldman, Davetta1950

Subseries 7: Ma'abaroth Project, 1952-1960

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This subseries documents the Ma'abaroth Project, which instructed youth of the Talpiot, Castel, Hartuv, and Bet Mazmil transit camps in prevocational training. The primary focus of this program was on immigrant youth who could not be easily integrated into traditional Israeli schools due to lack of primary schooling in their country of birth. This subseries documents their efforts in 1952-1960 through meeting minutes and correspondence.

Historical Note

During the 1950s, Hadassah engaged in an experimental program known as the "Ma'abaroth Project." In Hebrew a "ma'abara (pl. ma'abaraot)" is a temporary housing settlement or transit camp popularly applied to facilities created soon after statehood for Mizrachi Jews relocating to Israel. It was defined as a "project which was launched during the mass immigration into Israel to help underprivileged youth of 14–18 who did not fit into the educational program of the country." The project began as a partnership between the Hadassah Medical Organization, Hadassah Vocational Education Services (HVES), and Youth Aliyah under the direction of Dr. Yehuda Eisner. It was transferred to the State of Israel's Ministry of Labor in 1958.

BoxFolderTitleDate
373Correspondence1954-1959
374Financial1953-1954
375Financial1955-1958
377Minutes1954
378Minutes1955
379Minutes1956
BoxFolderTitleDate
5926Minutes1957
5927Minutes—Excerpts1955-1960
5928Reports1952-1957
5929Reports—"A Survey of Youth Care Services in the Ma'abaroth" by Dr. Moshe Smilanskycirca 1954
BoxFolderTitleDate
3710Reports—"Condensation of Mrs. Eliachar's Report"1955 October
376Scholarships1957-1958

Subseries 8: Hadassah Community College, 1967-2007

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

The Hadassah Community College subseries is the largest in the series, documenting the actitivies of the college from 1967-2007. The subseries contains reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, by-laws, agreements with contractors and personnel, financial and fundraising materials, building plans, publicity, and other documents. The majority of the correspondence focuses on curriculum, facilities, accreditation, the college's advisory committee, and information about their education departments. Departments documented include computer science, hotel management, medical sciences, design, communications, television and radio, broadcasting, computers, dentistry, optometry, photography, and electro-optics. The majority of the collection is made up of correspondence with Yaacov Amidi and Hadassah Israel Education Services National Chairs, Charlotte Jacobson, Bess Rothbaum, and Beatrice Feldman. Amidi made regular progress reports on the departments, discussing admissions, personnel and equipment needs, and any research that was happening at the College.

A significant amount of material is related to the recruitment and training of underserved students. Like the Hadassah Seligsberg-Brandeis Comprehensive High School, Hadassah Community College enrolled Arab students from East Jerusalem and offered evening courses for students employed full-time. The college attracted and encouraged enrollment of olim, or new immigrants. Specially-developed training and re-training activities were engaged to help Russian and Ethiopian immigrants.

Historical Note

Seligsberg High School Principal Helen Kittner proposed the establishment of an American-style community college to Hadassah in 1968 following the success of evening classes offered at the high school. The primary beneficiaries were to be adults who had completed military service. The college, she theorized, would help ameliorate the problem of post-high school education for those who were not going on to a four-year degree. Marvin Feldman of the Ford Foundation assisted Hadassah in developing a plan and then-Vocational Education Chair, Esther Gottesman, successfully presented it to Hadassah leadership. The Hadassah Community College opened next door to the Seligsberg High School in Jerusalem on November 8, 1970 as a two-year college, with Helen Kittner as its first director. It initially offered courses in medical records librarianship, computer technology, scientific photography, and electronics.

Shortly after Helen Kittner's retirement from Hadassah in 1977, Yaacov Amidi became director of the College and remained so until his retirement 1999 whereupon Nava Ben Zvi assumed the position of director. (Leon A. Feldman, a Hadassah consultant, served as interim director of the college in 1977). By 1980, courses expanded to include laboratory, dental, and x-ray technology. In 1982, the college began offering courses in printing technology. Also at this time, a broadcasting department was developed. Electro-Optics was added at the behest of the government in 1986. Similarly, a hotel management component was opened in 1991 at the instigation of the government and the hospitality industry, reintroducing an idea embodied by the Hadassah Hotel Management Institute. During the late 1990s, negotiations were held between Hebrew University and Hadassah regarding transfer of the School of Occupational Therapy to the College, but the transfer never occurred.

The college experienced a number of name changes in English (the Hebrew name remained Michlelet Hadassah). Originally named "Hadassah Community College" when it opened in 1970, it was successively re-named "Hadassah College of Technology" and "Hadassah Institute of Technology" before becoming "Hadassah College Jerusalem" in 2003. As of this writing (2015), it is called the Hadassah Academic College.

BoxFolderTitleDate
6211Accreditation—Correspondence1972-1980
BoxFolderTitleDate
4217Accreditation—Correspondence1986-1991
4218Accreditation—Correspondence1992
4219Accreditation—Correspondence1993 January-May
4220Accreditation—Correspondence1993 June-1994
BoxFolderTitleDate
431Accreditation—Correspondence1995
BoxFolderTitleDate
6212Accreditation—Minutes1972-1994
BoxFolderTitleDate
3711Advisory Committee, Chair, David Brodet1987-1999
3712Advisory Committee, Chair, David Simon1977-1985
3713Advisory Committee, Correspondence1970-1985
3714Advisory Committee, Correspondence1986-1998
3715Advisory Committee, Member lists1986-1999
BoxFolderTitleDate
601Advisory Committee, Minutes re: Advisory Committee1970-1998
BoxFolderTitleDate
432Affiliations—Jerusalem College of Technology1997-1998
433Affiliations—Organization for Rehabilitation through Training (ORT)1998-1999
434Agreements—Contract with D. Hoek (Architect)1988 June-December
BoxFolderTitleDate
6213Agreements—Lakidum (Medical Technology)1979-1981
BoxFolderTitleDate
435Agreements—Ministry of Labor1988-1994
436Agreements—Open University, Correspondence1978-1993
BoxFolderTitleDate
6214Agreements—Open University, Minutes1978-1993
BoxFolderTitleDate
6112Air conditioners1988-1995
BoxFolderTitleDate
4517Alumni Association1993-1995
BoxFolderTitleDate
634Amidi, Yaacov—"Report of Study Trip to the United States and Europe"1980 October
BoxFolderTitleDate
4319Amidi, Yaacov—Biographical materialsundated
4320Amidi, Yaacov—Citations1990-1995
BoxFolderTitleDate
632Amidi, Yaacov—Contract1978-1979
BoxFolderTitleDate
443Amidi, Yaacov—Correspondence with Bea Feldman and Martha GoldAugust 1988-1990
444Amidi, Yaacov—Correspondence with Bea Feldman and Martha Gold1991
445Amidi, Yaacov—Correspondence with Bea Feldman and Martha Gold1992 January-August
441Amidi, Yaacov—Correspondence with Bess Rothbaum1984 October-1985
442Amidi, Yaacov—Correspondence with Bess Rothbaum1986-1988 July
446Amidi, Yaacov—Correspondence with Charlotte Jacobson and Ruth Taishoff1992
447Amidi, Yaacov—Correspondence with Charlotte Jacobson and Ruth Taishoff1993-1995
449Amidi, Yaacov—Correspondence with Hadassah National Presidents1977-1997
448Amidi, Yaacov—Correspondence with June Walker, Nancy Kelly, and Ruth Taishoff1995-1999
BoxFolderTitleDate
4323Amidi, Yaacov—Correspondence with Rosalie Schechter1980 October-1981
4324Amidi, Yaacov—Correspondence with Rosalie Schechter1982
4325Amidi, Yaacov—Correspondence with Rosalie Schechter1983-1984 August
4321Amidi, Yaacov—Correspondence with Roslyn Brecher1977 December-1978
4322Amidi, Yaacov—Correspondence with Roslyn Brecher1979-1980 October
BoxFolderTitleDate
4410Amidi, Yaacov—Correspondence, Letters of congratulation upon receiving doctorate1992
BoxFolderTitleDate
633Amidi, Yaacov—Minutes1977-1999
BoxFolderTitleDate
4411Amidi, Yaacov—Transcript of radio broadcast1991 February
4412Amidi, Yaacov—Tribute speech by Charlotte Jacobson1999 July
BoxFolderTitleDate
437Amutah1995-1996
BoxFolderTitleDate
6215Amutah1998
6216Amutah1999
BoxFolderTitleDate
438Amutah1995 June 21
439Amutah1993 March-April
BoxFolderTitleDate
4518Arab Students1972-1995
BoxFolderTitleDate
4015Architect, Arthur Spector1985-1991
BoxFolderTitleDate
4413Army Programs1977-1996
BoxFolderTitleDate
6217Articles of Association1978-1979
BoxFolderTitleDate
6113Boiler1985-1986
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402Books and periodicals1981-1995
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4313Business administrator1987-1990
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4016Cafeteria1985-1995
4017Cafeteria, Dedication1994-1995
4018Cafeteria, Expenses1994-1995
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478Charlotte Jacobson speeches1994
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3726Computer Science Department1984-1985
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603Computer Science Department1986-1997
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3729Computer Science Department—Aviel Shatz1979-1991
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604Computer Science Department—Minutes1977-1996
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3728Computer Science Department—Public relations, Dedication of Department1986-1987
3730Computer Science Department—Three-year Academic Degree1984-1988
3727Computer Science Department—Public relations1977-1998
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403Computers1973-1983
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6114Computers1984-1986
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404Computers1987
405Computers1988
406Computers1989
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6115Computers1990
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407Computers1991-1992
408Computers1994-1995
409Computers1996-1998
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6116Computers, Legal agreement1986
6117Computers, Legal agreement1987
6118Computers, Legal agreement1994
6119Computers, Minutes1984-1996
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454Cooperation with Hadassah Medical Organization Programs1979-1996
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3720Correspondence1969-1970
3717Correspondence with Hadassah Council in Israel Chair of College, Esther Reifenberg1986-1992
3719Correspondence with Hadassah Council in Israel Chair of College, Peggy Frost1994-1995
3718Correspondence with Hadassah Council in Israel Chair of College, Rahel Schanin1992-1993
3716Correspondence with Hadassah Council in Israel Chair of College, Shirley Schoffman1982-1985
3722Curriculumundated
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381Design and Communications Department—Broadcasting, General1981-1984
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605Design and Communications Department—Broadcasting, Legal, Agreement with Broadcasting Authority1981
606Design and Communications Department—Broadcasting, Legal, Agreement with Broadcasting Authority1982 January-May
607Design and Communications Department—Broadcasting, Legal, Agreement with Broadcasting Authority1982 June-September
608Design and Communications Department—Broadcasting, Legal, Agreement with Broadcasting Authority1985-1988
609Design and Communications Department—Broadcasting, Minutes1981-1983
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382Design and Communications Department—Broadcasting, Public relations1982-1993
383Design and Communications Department—Center for Marketing Communications1992-1993
384Design and Communications Department—Industrial Design, General1991-1999
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6010Design and Communications Department—Industrial Design, Minutes1990-1995
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385Design and Communications Department—Industrial Design, Public relations1992-1995
386Design and Communications Department—Multi-media, General1989-1993
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6011Design and Communications Department—Multi-media, Minutes1989-1992
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389Design and Communications Department—Photography, Equipment1978-1989
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6012Design and Communications Department—Photography, Equipment1990-1998
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387Design and Communications Department—Photography, General1980-1989
388Design and Communications Department—Photography, General1990-1997
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6013Design and Communications Department—Photography, Minutes1973-1996
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3810Design and Communications Department—Photography, Proposal for computerized image processing laboratorycirca 1992
3811Design and Communications Department—Photography, Public relations1971-1996
3812Design and Communications Department—Photography, Report, "A New Curriculum for the Applied Photography Dept." by Gabriel Golan1997 December
3813Design and Communications Department—Photography, Seminars, International Imaging Convention1992
3814Design and Communications Department—Printing, Equipment1985-1996
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6014Design and Communications Department—Printing, General1972-1989
6015Design and Communications Department—Printing, General1990-1997
6016Design and Communications Department—Printing, Minutes1981-1996
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3815Design and Communications Department—Printing, Public relations1990-1995
3816Design and Communications Department—Printing, Scholarships, Karger Fund1991-1994
3817Design and Communications Department—Television and Video1989-1998
3819Design and Communications Department—Television and Video, Equipment1989-1999
3820Design and Communications Department—Television and Video, Public relations1993-2000
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6017Design and Communications Department—Television and Video, Virtual Studio1998-1999
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3818Design and Communications Department—Television and Video, Ze'ev Dunie1993-1996
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4519Disabled Students1978-1997
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4116Donors1995
418Donors—Abrons Family1985-1987
419Donors—Abrons Family1992-1995
4110Donors—Gerson, Sadye1997-1999
4111Donors—Gottesman Family1981-1996
4112Donors—Gunsberg, Amos1998-1999
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625Donors—Rubin, Gail1978-1994
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4113Donors—Segoe Estate1989-1990
4114Donors—Weiland, Martin1997-1999
4115Donors—Yarrow, Faye and Anna1998
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4019Dormitories1972-1992
4010Duplicating Equipment1981
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618Electronics Department1977-1988
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3925Electro-Optics Department1985-1992
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619Electro-Optics Department, Minutes1985-1989
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4011Elevators1973-1994
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6120Elevators, Minutes1973-1994
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4414Elwyn Rehabilitation Kindergarten Programs1990-1992
4415Emergency preparations, Civil Defense Programs1991
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4117Endowments1986-1999
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6110Equipment1978-1988
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3929Equipment1989-1990
3930Equipment1991-1994
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6111Equipment1996-1998
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401Equipment lists1996-1998
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4520Ethiopian Students—Correspondence1979-1991
4521Ethiopian Students—Correspondence1992
4522Ethiopian Students—Correspondence1993 January-June
4523Ethiopian Students—Correspondence1993 July-December
4524Ethiopian Students—Correspondence1994
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461Ethiopian Students—Correspondence1995-1997
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6312Ethiopian Students—Film proposal1999
6313Ethiopian Students—Minutes1988-1995
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462Ethiopian Students—Public relations1986-1997
463Ethiopian Students—Report—"Survey of Young Ethiopian Immigrants"1994 April
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6314Ethiopian Students—Report on exam results1993 March 16
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4421Exchange programs1977-1996
4416Exchange programs—Dublin Institute of Technology1994-1996
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635Exchange programs—Fashion Institute of Technology1988
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4417Exchange programs—Fashion Institute of Technology1989
4418Exchange programs—Fashion Institute of Technology1990
4419Exchange programs—Fashion Institute of Technology1988-1990
4420Exchange programs—Fashion Institute of Technology1989-1990
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451Exchange programs—Philadelphia Community College1988
452Exchange programs—University of Bucharest1990
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4118Extrabudgetary income1996-1997
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4013Facilities1985-1989
4014Facilities1990-1995
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6123Facilities—Minutes1986-2002
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412Financial Correspondence1976-1984
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621Financial Correspondence1985-1986
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413Financial Correspondence1987-1988
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622Financial Correspondence1989
623Financial Correspondence1990-1991
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414Financial Correspondence1992-1993
415Financial Correspondence1994
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624Financial Correspondence1995
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416Financial Correspondence1996-1997
417Financial Correspondence1998-1999
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627Financial Minutes—Excerpts1985-1992
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421Financial Minutes—Excerpts1990-1999
422Financial Minutes—Excerpts2000-2003
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626Financial Minutes, Complete minutes1979-1996
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423Financial Reports1989-1991
424Financial Reports1992
425Financial Reports1994-1995
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628Financial Reports1984-1996
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4210Fundraising—Chai Lights1997-1999
426Fundraising—Cookbook2007
427Fundraising—Correspondence1969-1989
428Fundraising—Correspondence1990-1994
429Fundraising—Correspondence1995-2000
4216Fundraising—Eric Fischer Scholarships1986-2000
4211Fundraising—Pins1983-1993
4212Fundraising—Scholarships1971-1989
4213Fundraising—Scholarships1990-1992
4214Fundraising—Scholarships1993-1995
4215Fundraising—Scholarships1996-1999
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6210Fundraising—Scholarships, Minutes1977-1995
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6315Graduates and graduations1972-1996
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464Graduates and graduations, First graduates1972-1973
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4121Grants1987-1995
4119Grants, Helen Bader Foundation1993-1994
4120Grants, Palestine Endowment Funds (PEF)1992-1994
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6221Head administrator, Correspondence1977
6222Head administrator, Minutes1977-1979
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4314Head administrator, Nava Ben-Zvi1996-1999
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453Health education Programs1996-1997
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3821Health Sciences Department—Dental Technology1978-1989
3822Health Sciences Department—Dental Technology1990-1994
3823Health Sciences Department—Dental Technology1995-2002
3824Health Sciences Department—Dental Technology, Equipment1986-1997
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6018Health Sciences Department—Dental Technology, Minutes1978-2002
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3825Health Sciences Department—Dental Technology, Public relations1979-1998
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6019Health Sciences Department—Laboratory Technology1975-1998
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3826Health Sciences Department—Medical Technology1979
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6020Health Sciences Department—Medical Technology1994-1998
6021Health Sciences Department—Medical Technology, Minutes1979-1988
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611Health Sciences Department—Occupational Therapy1992-1999
612Health Sciences Department—Occupational Therapy, Agreement1999
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3827Health Sciences Department—Occupational Therapy, Correspondence from Haft & Haft to Larry Siegel1998
3828Health Sciences Department—Occupational Therapy, Handwritten notes [June Walker's?]undated
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391Health Sciences Department—Occupational Therapy, Minutes1998-1999
392Health Sciences Department—Occupational Therapy, Translation of Hebrew University Senate meeting1998 May 6
393Health Sciences Department—Optometry1992-1993
394Health Sciences Department—Optometry1994
395Health Sciences Department—Optometry1995
396Health Sciences Department—Optometry1996-1998
397Health Sciences Department—Optometry, Correspondence with Alden Haffner (SUNY)1994-1996
398Health Sciences Department—Optometry, Correspondence with Jonathan Shapiro, Gene Stollman1995-1998
399Health Sciences Department—Optometry, Equipment1995-1996
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613Health Sciences Department—Optometry, Minutes1979-1996
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3910Health Sciences Department—Optometry, Public relations1994-1997
3911Health Sciences Department—Optometry, Report—"Summer Lecture Tour" by Jonathan Shapiro1996
3912Health Sciences Department—Optometry, Steering Committee1995
3913Health Sciences Department—Radiotherapy1983-1991
3914Health Sciences Department—Respiratory Therapy1985-1989
3915Health Sciences Department—School for Hearing Disabilities1999
3916Health Sciences Department—School of Allied Health Technology and Management1998-1999
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614Health Sciences Department—X-Ray Technology1981-1995
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631Heitner, Esther1971-1991
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3917Hotel Management Department1988-1994
3918Hotel Management Department1995
3919Hotel Management Department1996-2000
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465Immigrant Students1990-1996
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668Informational Packets1989-2005
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3723Instructional Center1972-1973
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455Internet Day Program1996-1997
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466Jaha, Fitore1999
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602Jewish Studies1988-1989
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4020Library1973-1993
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467Loans (Schochet Loan Fund)1995
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3926Medical Records Librarianship1970-1976
3927Medical Secretary1978-1986
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641Minutes1971-1989
642Minutes1993-1998
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6320Minutes—Advisory Commitee1980-1984
6318Minutes—Advisory Committee1971-1974
6319Minutes—Advisory Committee1975-1979
6321Minutes—Advisory Committee1985-1989
6322Minutes—Advisory Committee1990-1997
6323Minutes—Building Committee1987-1989
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644Minutes—Excerpts1969-1970
645Minutes—Excerpts1971-1974
646Minutes—Excerpts1976-1979
647Minutes—Excerpts1980-1985
648Minutes—Excerpts1986-1989
649Minutes—Excerpts1990-1994
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4614Minutes—Excerpts1995-1996
4615Minutes—Excerpts1997
4616Minutes—Excerpts1998-2002
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6324Minutes—Executive Committee1977-1978
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643Minutes—Scholarship Committee1979-1990
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6325Minutes regarding establishment of college1969-1970
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4613Minutes, Telephone conversations1989-1991
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6218Official name1979-1989
6219Official name1990-2003
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636Open House1987-1993
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4310Patent1991
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6220Personnel1975-1989
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4312Personnel1993-1999
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OS2 Box 24Photography and Digital Media Department2003
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3928Practical Engineering1978-1989
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6124Prayer Room (Beatrice Feldman Prayer Room)1989-1994
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456Programs1988-1993
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4021Proposal by Arthur Spector for Master Plan1986 April
4023Proposal by D. Hoek (Architect)1988 June 22
4022Proposal by E. Rahat and P. Klein, Engineering Consultants1987 June 22
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6125Proposal for "Hadassah Community College Design Program" by D. Hoek1988
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4024Proposal for Renovation of Laboratories by E. Rahat and P. Klein1992 June 21
4025Proposals1992
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637Public Relations1971-1989
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457Public Relations1990-1993
458Public Relations1994-1995
459Public Relations1996-2007
4513Public Relations—"Success Stories"1991-2000
4514Public Relations—"Success Stories"undated
4510Public Relations—Advertising1988-1996
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638Public Relations—Anniversaries, Tenth1980-1981
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4511Public Relations—Anniversaries, Twentieth1989-1991
4512Public Relations—Anniversaries, Twenty-Fifth1994-1995
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639Public Relations—Clippings1970-1979
6310Public Relations—Clippings1983-2002
6311Public Relations—Publications1979-1996
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4515Public Relations—Video script1994 June
4516Public Relations—Visitors1980-1997
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669Publications—"Bama"1988
6610Publications—Hadassah College of Technology Newsletter"1990-1995
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4626Report—"Hadassah Institute of Technology Activities in the New Academic Year 1989/90" by Yaacov Amidi1990 January 3
4617Report—"Memorandum on the Establishment of a Junior Technical College in Jerusalem"1967 October
4623Report—"Outline Development Program for the Hadassah Community College Jerusalem 1987-1992" by Michael J. Weil and Joshua B. Hellerman, Megama Management and Planning Consultants1987
4624Report—"Progress Report for the 1988/89 Academic Year" by Yaacov Amidi1989 July
4622Report—"Recent Trends and Prospects at Hadassah Community College" by Yaacov Amidi1984 November 19
4627Report—"Studies in Communications Technology: An Initial Overview" by Michael J. Weil1993 January 8
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6411Report—"Survey Conducted by Nativ Policy and Planning Consultants" by Nativ Policy and Planning Consultants1986-1987
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4621Report—"Survey of Expansion Possibilities for the Hadassah Community College Jerusalem: Summary Report" by Mike Weil, Nativ Policy and Planning Consultants1983 December
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6410Report—"The Hadassah Community College: Summary of Special Activities 1976/1977" by Esther Heitner1977
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4620Report—"The Role of Graduates of Hadassah Community College in the Labor Market of Jerusalem and Israel" by Hanoch Smith, Smith Research Center1982 January 26
4625Report—Pre-Convention Report 1989: "Fashion Institute of Technology Study" by Beatrice Feldman and Martha Gold1989
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6121Report and correspondence: "Three Year Projection of Equipment Needs at Hadassah College of Technology"1995
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4619"Report of Activities" by Yaacov Amidi1978 December
4618Report of the Investigation Committee concerning application by Michlelet Hadassah of Jerusalem to function as a college1975 August 5
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475"Report on Aliyah Fair—London" by Dinah Paritzky1998 April
472Reports—"Hadassah College of Technology History;" "Towards the Future: A Special Report for the Hadassah/WZOA" by Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs; "Executive Summary: HCT Case Study Prepared for the Hadassah/WZOA."1995-1996
471Reports by Charlotte Jacobson1993-1995
473Reports by June Walker1996-1998
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4315Sabbatical1978-1979
4316Salaries1988-1997
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3920School of Hotel Management (Dvir Hotel School)—Catalogs for Culinary Institute of America1996
3921School of Hotel Management (Dvir Hotel School)—Grant application1993
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615School of Hotel Management (Dvir Hotel School)—Legal agreement1990-1995
616School of Hotel Management (Dvir Hotel School)—Minutes1988-1996
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3922School of Hotel Management (Dvir Hotel School)—Proposal for a "Cooperative Affiliation Program" by Michael Hoppundated
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617School of Hotel Management (Dvir Hotel School)—Public relations1991-1999
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3923School of Hotel Management (Dvir Hotel School)—Reportscirca 1993-1998
3924School of Hotel Management (Dvir Hotel School)—Resume of Bernard Blum1995
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3724Seminars1981-1986
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4026Signage1989
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4612Soviet Jewry Students—Public relations1990-1995
469Soviet Jewry Students—Correspondence1989-1990
4610Soviet Jewry Students—Correspondence1991-1992
4611Soviet Jewry Students—Correspondence1993-1996
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6316Soviet Jewry Students—Minutes1978-1995
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4027Space, Rental to outside organizations (Touro College)1994-1995
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476Speeches—Dedication of Hadassah Community College1971 February 8
477Speeches—Judith Eaton address to the 74th National Convention1988 August 2
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4012Stationery1971, 1990
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3721Steering Committee1983-1984
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468Student Questionnaire1980-1981
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6317Student Statistics1971-1998
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6122Switchboard1989-1990
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4317Technical training—"Fund for Further Training"1985-1993
4318Technical training, Correspondence with Robert W. Gottesman1986-1990
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3725Three-year courses1979-1986
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629Tuition1972-1998
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4311Universal Folding Box Co.1995
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474Untitled reportcirca 1996
479Untitled Speechcirca 1996
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4028Villa Rosemarie1992-1993
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411Vilma Segoe Center1990-1994

Series III: Individuals, 1939-1981

In English and Hebrew.
2.5 linear feet
Arrangement:

This series is arranged into three subseries: Subseries 1: Alexander M. Dushkin, 1939-1976; Subseries 2: Julia A. Dushkin, 1940-1977; and Subseries 3: Helen Kittner, 1945-1981

Scope and Content:

This series contains materials created and received by individuals associated with multiple Hadassah educational projects in Palestine/Israel as well as materials about them. These include articles written by them, biographical materials such as curricula vitae and press materials, clippings, correspondence, excerpts of minutes and complete minutes, memoranda, reports, and speeches.

Subseries 1: Alexander M. Dushkin, 1939-1976

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series chronologically begins with Dr. Dushkin's consultancy in 1949. Early documents contain his observations and recommendations addressed to Lola Kramarsky, then National Youth Aliyah Committee Chair, who ceded her position to Anna Tulin in the fall of 1950. Dr. Dushkin's reports to the subsequent chairs of Youth Aliyah as well as to the chairs of Vocational Education chronicle the physical and pedagogical development of Neurim (or the Rural Vocational Center) at Kfar Vitkin, the Hadassah ma'abarot education project, Hadassah's educational projects at the Brandeis Vocational Center, and the general state of education in Israel immediately following statehood. Later topics include the Youth Reference Board, the history of Youth Aliyah, the need for a comprehensive high schools in Israel, and educational reform. Educational disparities between Ashkenazi and Mizrachi Jews and the education of Arabs were also issues of concern to Dr. Dushkin. Administrative records include correspondence and excerpts of meeting minutes regarding his consultancy contracts in addition to his 1963 resignation, later rescinded, over matters concerning the Hadassah Seligsberg-Brandeis Comprehensive High School.

Biographical Note

Alexander Mordecai Dushkin was born August 21, 1890 in Suwalki, Poland. He immigrated to New York where he earned a B.A. from City College and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Columbia University, the latter in 1917. He edited the magazine The Jewish Teacher from 1916-1918. He then moved to Palestine where he was employed by the Zionist Commission's Board of Education from 1919-1921. It was there that through his friend Henrietta Szold, he met and married a fellow American, Julia Aronson, who was employed as a nutrition educator with Hadassah. They returned to the United States and settled in Chicago, where they raised two daughters, Kinereth (Gensler) and Avima (Lombard). While in Chicago, he served for over a decade as the Executive Director of the Board of Jewish Education of Chicago (1922-1934) and simultaneously founded and lectured at the Chicago College of Jewish Studies.

The Dushkins returned to Palestine in 1934 at the request of Hebrew University to set up a teacher training department named after pragmatist philosopher John Dewey. During this period, Dr. Dushkin served as Principal of the Hebrew University Secondary School, Beth HaKerem, a post he held until 1939. In that year the Dushkins again left Palestine for the United States where Dr. Dushkin was to be Executive Vice President of the Jewish Education Committee of New York. During this time he also served as Chair of the Hadassah Advisory Committee of Vocational Education. He edited the magazine Jewish Education from 1929-1935 and 1940-1949. In 1947, he briefly returned to Palestine to lecture at Hebrew University.

In May of 1949, the Dushkins permanently moved to Israel and Dr. Dushkin resumed his work at Hebrew University. That year, he was asked by Rose Halprin, then National President of Hadassah, to act as an educational consultant for Hadassah in Israel. His roles included "giv[ing] specific advice and aid as the Youth Aliyah directors may ask from time to time," "call[ing] their attention to areas of educational work which need improving or strengthening," and "transmitt[ing] to the Hadassah Youth Board such educational proposals and developments as seem worthy of note." During his first two years as consultant, he would concentrate on Youth Aliyah and afterwards would expand his services to all of Hadassah's educational projects in Israel. He was to remain a Hadassah educational consultant for the next two decades, after which he remained a volunteer consultant.

Dr. Dushkin retired from Hebrew University in 1958, although he was named Professor Emeritus at the John Dewey School of Education. He was a prolific writer, authoring numerous articles, assisted in the editing of a posthumously published book by Dr. Erwin Arnstein, Director of the Hadassah Vocational Guidance Bureau, authored his memoirs Living Bridges (available in the Hadassah Archives), and conducted his own investigations into pedagogical matters. In 1968, he received the Israel Prize in Education from the State of Israel for his life's work and in 1973 he was named Honored Citizen of Jerusalem. Julia died after a long illness in 1975 and Dr. Dushkin died the following year.

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6412Articles1952-1965
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4710Biographical materials1948-1971, undated
4711Contract with Hadassah1949-1963
4722Correspondence1939, 1952-1973
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6416Correspondence with Bertha Schoolman1949-1961
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4720Correspondence with Charlotte Jacobson1963-1968
4715Correspondence with Esther Gottesman1966-1970
4714Correspondence with Fannie Cohen1962 January-1966 August
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6414Correspondence with Fannie Cohen1964 January 30
6417Correspondence with Faye Schenk1961
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4721Correspondence with Faye Schenk-Rose Matzkin1970-1976
4712Correspondence with Florence Perlman and Miriam Freund as National Chairs1954-1957
4716Correspondence with Judith Epstein1939
4713Correspondence with Julliet Benjamin1960-1962
4719Correspondence with Lola Kramarsky1961 February-1964 July
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6415Correspondence with Lola Kramarsky1949-1950
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4718Correspondence with Miriam Freund1958 May-1964 May
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6413Correspondence with Miriam Freund and Anna Tulin as National Chairs1949-1954
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4717Correspondence with Rose Halprin-Etta Rosensohn1949-1952
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6418Minutes1951-1958
6419Minutes1960-1965
6420Minutes1966-1976
6421Report—"Educational Achievements and Problems of Youth Aliyah in Eretz Israel"1947 October
6422Speeches1952-1965

Subseries 2: Julia A. Dushkin, 1940-1977

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

During the 1940s, Julia Dushkin traveled extensively on speaking tours on behalf of Hadassah. Correspondence from this period includes her dispatches regarding engagements in cities throughout the United States as well as correspondence from various chapters requesting an engagement. Correspondence from the 1960s primarily concerns Neurim, the Medical Center, and Machon Szold. The Dushkins traveled together abroad on speaking tours throughout the decade. Correspondence from these trips reveals Julia Dushkin's impressions of various locations and her observations of Diaspora Jewry. Correspondence and excerpts of meeting minutes from this period also address the issue of her declining health and familial matters. Because of her longtime involvement with Hadassah, her correspondence with Hadassah figures such as Lola Kramarsky, Dr. Miriam Freund (Rosenthal), and Tamar de Sola Pool is often personal in tone.

Biographical Note

Julia Dushkin (née Aronson) was born January 12, 1895 in Zezmora, Poland and immigrated to the United States with her family. She graduated from Cornell University in 1917 with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics and Nutrition, after which she worked for the American Red Cross. In 1920, she joined the American Zionist Medical Unit (AZMU), already in Palestine, under the guidance of Henrietta Szold, directing classes in nutrition. In this capacity she worked with the Hebrew Language Committee to create a vocabulary in Modern Hebrew for nutritional and dietetic terminology. She married Alexander Dushkin, whom she met through Henrietta Szold, in Jerusalem in 1921 and returned to the United States where they raised two daughters, Avima (Lombard) and Kinereth (Gensler). During this time she worked for the Jewish Social Service Bureau of Chicago, serving as Home Economics Director for twelve years. The Dushkins briefly relocated to Palestine in 1935, where Julia was active in the Executive of the Hadassah Council in Palestine (later Hadassah Council in Israel).

In 1939, they returned to New York where she served as Hadassah's National chairwoman of Child Welfare, a committee of the National Board, and established Hadassah's Vocational Education program of which she was the first Chair. In this capacity, she was instrumental in the establishment of the Alice L. Seligsberg Vocational High School for Girls (later the Hadassah Seligsberg-Brandeis Comprehensive High School), the Brandeis Vocational Workshops, and the Hadassah Vocational Guidance Bureau. During this period she also served as Vice President of Hadassah.

The Dushkins settled permanently in Israel in 1949. Julia Dushkin was continuously involved with Hadassah Council in Israel, serving in many capacities, including Council Chair, which she held until June 1961. She served as Chair of the Seligsberg School, Hotel Management School, and the Fashion Institute beginning in October 1949. She also played a significant role in the establishment of Neurim, the rural vocational center at Kfar Vitkin, and was the first Chair of this project beginning in 1953. In December of 1962, she became Chair of the Medical Center Synagogue Committee. She became Chair of the Henrietta Szold Institute or "Machon Szold" in 1965. Outside of Hadassah Council in Israel, she was a member of the Government Committee on Agricultural Education, the Executive of Machon Szold, and the Youth Aliyah Management Board. She died on December 10, 1975 after a long illness.

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4723Biographical materials1952-1970, undated
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4826Correspondence1945-1946
4827Correspondence1947
4828Correspondence1948
4829Correspondence1949-1959
4830Correspondence1960-1968
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4725Correspondence on Brandeis Vocation Center with Bertha Szold Levin and David Weiglein1941-1942
4724Correspondence on Brandeis Vocation Center with Harry Bellman1942
4726Correspondence on Brandeis Vocation Center with Rose Viteles1940-1946
4727Correspondence on Brandeis Vocation Center with Rose Viteles1947
4728Correspondence on Brandeis Vocation Center with Rose Viteles1948
4730Correspondence on Child Welfare with Ida Boneparth1950
4729Correspondence on Child Welfare with Miriam Fierst1946-1949
4733Correspondence on Education1940-1942
4734Correspondence on Education1946-1964
4731Correspondence on Education with Julliet Benjamin as National Chair1960-1961
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6423Correspondence on Education with Miriam Freund as National Chair1947-1951
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4735Correspondence on Hadassah Council in Palestine with Ethel (Agronsky) Agron1940-1949
4736Correspondence on Hadassah Council in Palestine with Myriam (Granovsky) Granott1946-1948
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484Correspondence on Machon Szold with Bertha Schoolman1960-1968
485Correspondence on Machon Szold with Mamie Gamoran1964-1967
4815Correspondence on Youth Aliyah with Anna Tulin and Miriam Freund1953
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6424Correspondence on Youth Aliyah with Lola Kramarsky1947-1955
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482Correspondence with Alene Schacht (Chair of Medical Center Founders Committee)1962-1963
483Correspondence with Anna Tulin (Chair of Medical Center Committee)1960-1962
4817Correspondence with Bertha Schoolman1956-1960
4824Correspondence with Bertha Schoolman1942-1948
4822Correspondence with Charlotte Jacobson1960-1964
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6425Correspondence with Esther Gottesman1950-1966
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4732Correspondence with Fannie Cohen as National Chair1962-1966
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4818Correspondence with Faye Schenk1960-1964
481Correspondence with Florence Perlman (Chair of the Hadassah Medical Organization Committee)1960-1962
4825Correspondence with Hannah L. Goldberg and Aline Kaplan (Executive Directors)1960-1966
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6426Correspondence with Jeanette Leibel Lurie1948-1950
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4819Correspondence with Judith Epstein1948-1967
4820Correspondence with Miriam Freund1963-1964
4816Correspondence with Miriam Freund (National Chair) and Florence Perlman (National Chair of Hadassah Vocational Education Services)1954-1956
487Correspondence with National President Judith Epstein1942-1947
4810Correspondence with National President Lola Kramarsky1960-March 1961
4811Correspondence with National President Lola KramarskyApril 1961-1964
489Correspondence with National President Miriam Freund1958-1960
488Correspondence with National President Rose Halprin1947-1950
486Correspondence with National President Tamar de Sola Pool1941-1942
4812Correspondence with National President Charlotte Jacobson-Faye Schenk1964-1969
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4737Correspondence with Pauline Mack (Coordinator of Medical Center Fundraising)1959-1966
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4821Correspondence with Rose G. Jacobs1940-1947
4823Correspondence with Tamar de Sola Pool1947-1967
4831Death and memorial1975-1977, undated
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6427Minutes1952-1959
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4832Minutes1949, 1960-1962
4833Minutes1963-1968
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6428Report—"Analysis of Proposed Plans for Alice Seligsberg Center"1941 September 3
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491Report—"Hadassah's Child Welfare Program in Palestine"1942 April
494Report—"I Remember Henrietta Szold"circa 1950
492Report—"Special Factors Which Obtain in Palestine Today…"circa 1942
493Report—"The Vocational Education Outlook in Palestine"1948 May
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6429Reports1942-1953
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4814Speaking tour1943 February-March
4813Speaking tour planning1942 December-1943 February
4834Speaking tour publicity1943
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495Speeches1942-1947
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6430Speeches—"Tribute to Jane Addams for the Israel Branch of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Hillel House, Jerusalem"1960 September 15

Subseries 3: Helen Kittner, 1945-1981

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series is primarily comprised of correspondence between Dr. Kittner and successive Chairs of the Vocational Education Committee. Other correspondents include the Education Fundraising Chairs and National Presidents. Topics covered in correspondence include building programs, curriculum development, fundraising (including planning for fashion shows and donor relations), personnel matters, the merging of the Seligsberg School with the Brandeis Workshops to become a comprehensive high school, and the development of the Hadassah Community College. Two separate subject folders are allotted to the negotiations surrounding her retirement from HIES, which include correspondence to and from Dr. Kittner as well as correspondence and minutes about her.

Biographical Note

Dr. Helena Kittner (née Chametznik) was born on December 21, 1910. Although her doctoral dissertation is filed under the name "Helena," she signed her Hadassah correspondence "Helen." The product of a highly assimilated Lvov Jewish family, she obtained a Master's Degree in Classical Philosophy from the University of Lemberg. She also received training at the Academy of Arts and Crafts in Vienna. She married Fred Kittner in 1934 and moved with him to Haifa the following year, where she learned Hebrew and obtained a position teaching Latin and arts and crafts at the Haifa Reali School.

Dr. Kittner set up the Alice L. Seligsberg Vocational High School for Girls on the second floor of the former Hadassah Hospital in the Rothschild Compound with the administrative guidance of Henrietta Szold and Dr. Judah L. Magnes. She acted as principal of the Seligsberg School from its opening in 1942 until her retirement from Hadassah in 1977. She was designated Director of Hadassah Israel Education Services in 1970. A proponent of combining the Seligsberg School with the Brandeis Vocational Workshops, she also campaigned tirelessly for a community college, which opened in 1970.

On leave in the United States, Dr. Kittner earned a Master's Degree from Harvard University in 1958 and a doctorate in 1966 from Columbia University's Teachers College through a fellowship from American University Women. She wrote her dissertation on the philosophy of occupational training (available in the Hadassah Archives). She served as Israel's representative to the International University Women's Association, traveling to such locations as India, Japan, and Germany for conferences. She was possibly the first Israeli to receive a visa to India following the Six-Day War.

Her health began to seriously deteriorate in the 1970s. Because she had already worked five years past mandatory retirement age, Hadassah asked Dr. Kittner to retire in 1977. The retirement proceedings were rocky and included debates over her pension and her continued involvement with Hadassah's educational institutions. She was temporarily succeeded as director of Hadassah Community College by Dr. Leon A. Feldman, a Hadassah consultant, in June of 1977. The following year Hadassah hired Yaacov Amidi as director of Hadassah Community College. Dr. Kittner's protégée Dina Epstein succeeded her as the principal of the Seligsberg-Brandeis Comprehensive High School. Dr. Kittner died on May 11, 1978.

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496Biographical materials1971
497Clippings1949-1967
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6525Correspondence1945-1977
6524Correspondence while in United States1948-1949
6519Correspondence with Bernice Tannenbaum1976-1977
659Correspondence with Bess Katz1960-1963
6516Correspondence with Charlotte Jacobson1964-1969
6512Correspondence with Debbie Kaplan1974-1977
6521Correspondence with Editors of Hadassah Magazine1961-1968
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4915Correspondence with Esther Gottesman1966 September-1967
4916Correspondence with Esther Gottesman1968
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6434Correspondence with Esther Gottesman1968 October 31
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4917Correspondence with Esther Gottesman1969
4918Correspondence with Esther Gottesman1970
4919Correspondence with Esther Gottesman1971 January-August
498Correspondence with Executive Directors1949-1976
4914Correspondence with Fannie Cohen1962 October-1966
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6433Correspondence with Fannie Cohen1963 January-September
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6513Correspondence with Fashion Show Coordinators1960-1971
6517Correspondence with Faye Schenk1968-1973
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4911Correspondence with Florence Perlman1954-1958
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6523Correspondence with Florence Perlman1959-1963
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4920Correspondence with Frieda Lewis1971 October-1972
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6435Correspondence with Frieda Lewis1972 June 9
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4921Correspondence with Frieda Lewis1973 January-August
4922Correspondence with Gladys Zales1973 October-1974
4923Correspondence with Gladys Zales1975
4924Correspondence with Gladys Zales1976-1977
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6520Correspondence with Ida Boneparth (National Chair of Child Welfare)1949-1950, 1960
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499Correspondence with Julia Dushkin1947-1948
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6431Correspondence with Julia Dushkin1947 November-December
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4912Correspondence with Julliet Benjamin1959-1960
4913Correspondence with Julliet Benjamin1961-1962
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6432Correspondence with Julliet Benjamin1962 January 5
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6515Correspondence with Lola Kramarsky1950, 1962-1964
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4910Correspondence with Miriam Freund1949 March-1953 May
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6522Correspondence with Miriam Freund1965-1974
6511Correspondence with Rosalie Schechter1969-1973
6510Correspondence with Rose Dorfman1965-1968
6514Correspondence with Rose Halprin-Miriam Freund1949-1960
6518Correspondence with Rose Matzkin1972-1976
6530Death and memorial1978-1981
6526Minutes1948-1958
6527Minutes1960-1969
6528Minutes1970-1977
655Report—"Annual Report of Hadassah Israel Education Services for the Year 1973/1974"1974 July
652Report—"Dr. Kittner's Report on Her Visits to Community and Junior Colleges in the U.S."1969 December
654Report—"Hadassah Israel Education Services"1973 November 1
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6436Report—"Project to Enlarge the Alice Seligsberg Vocational High School"1948 August
6437Report—"Short Memorandum on Some Urgent Problems of the Alice Seligsberg Secondary Trade School in Connection with Other Hadassah's (sic) Institutions"circa 1950s
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6529Report—"Some Ideas on the future of Recreations in the State of Israel and Jerusalem"1949 August
653Report—"The Hadassah Community College (Technical Institute): A Proposal"1969
651Report to the Youth Reference Board1960 January 18
658Retirement1976-1977
657Retirement, Irene Handel's folder1974-1979
656Speeches1949-1973
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