Guide to the Records of Board of Jewish Education (New York, NY) (1910 - Present)
undated, circa 1920-circa 1989


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Machine-readable finding aid created by Adina Anflick as a MS Word document. June 12, 2001. Converted to PDF format by Adina Anflick. December 19, 2001. Electronic finding aid converted to EAD 2002 by Tanya Elder. September 2003. Description is in English.
May 2005. Finding aid was updated and reconverted in order to match other online finding aids by Dianne Ritchey Oummia. January 2006. Entities removed from EAD finding aid.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Board of Jewish Education (1910-Present)
Title: Board of Jewish Education (New York, NY) Records
Dates:undated, circa 1920-circa 1989
Abstract: Beginning as the Bureau of Education in 1910, the Board of Jewish Education is an agency of the UJA Federation of New York. Under the motto of "Preparing the Jewish Future," the Board of Jewish Education strives to "motivate, strengthen and increase Jewish identity and commitment to the Jewish people through educational services and acculturation programs in New York." The collection includes surveys, promotional documents, and publications documenting the activities of the Board of Jewish Education.
Languages: The collection is in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Quantity: 7 linear feet (6 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box, 4 20" x 16" oversized folders, 1 24" x 20" oversized folder)
Identification: I-307
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Historical Note

Bureau of Education (1910-1917)

Bureau of Jewish Education (1917-1940)

Jewish Education Committee (1940-1970)

Board of Jewish Education (1970-Present)

The Board of Jewish Education (New York, NY) started in 1910 as the Bureau of Education. In 1917, the organization was renamed the Bureau of Jewish Education. In 1940, the Jewish Education Committee, founded in 1917, absorbed the Bureau of Jewish Education. During the same year, the Jewish Education Committee also absorbed the Jewish Education Association, founded in 1921. In 1970, the Jewish Education Committee changed its name to the Board of Jewish Education.

The website of the Board of Jewish Education can be accessed here at:

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Scope and Content Note

The various names of the Board of Jewish Education (New York, NY) appear throughout this collection. The records of the Board are divided into two series: Series I: Activities and Series II: Publications.

Series I: Activities includes promotional material, such as posters and pamphlets that advertise the activities of the Board of Jewish Education. (Events and Promotions; Box 1, Folders 1-6, 74,78). The material found in Series I also documents projects sponsored by the Jewish Education Committee, survey data, and survey results (Jewish Education Survey; Box 1, Folders 7-14, 75). Over the years, the Board of Jewish Education sent out press releases to announce their activities; these releases can be found within this series as well (Press Releases: Box 1, Folder 15).

Series II: Publications includes two specific publications (BJE Newsletter; Box 2, Folder 16; and Brush and Color; Box 2, Folder 17), bulletins, and various booklets.

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The collection is arranged into two series: Activities and Publications.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Executive Director 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

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Related Material

Related material can be located in the Papers of Marvin Lowenthal, P-140. Additional material is available in the Papers of Frank Weil at the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati, OH.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Board of Jewish Education (New York, NY) Records; I-307; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY.

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Access Points

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Container List

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

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Series I: Activities, undated, 1927-circa 1979

The primary language of the series is English, with some materials in Hebrew, and Yiddish.

Material is arranged chronologically by subject.

Scope and Content:

Series I (Box 1 and a shared Oversized box) includes posters, pamphlets, surveys and survey data.

Events and Promotions

11Events and Promotionsundatedrequest_box
12Events and Promotions1927, circa 1930-1939request_box
13Events and Promotionscirca 1940-1949request_box
14-5Events and promotionscirca 1950-1959request_box
OS 1 Shared74Events and Promotionscirca 1960-1969request_box
OS 2 Shared78Events and Promotions1967request_box
16Events and Promotionscirca 1960-1979request_box

Jewish Education Survey

17Jewish Education Surveyundatedrequest_box
18Jewish Education Survey1936request_box
19-10Jewish Education Survey 1947-1952request_box
OS 1 Shared75Jewish Education Survey1952request_box
111-12Jewish Education Survey1953request_box
113Jewish Education Survey1954request_box
114Jewish Education Survey1955request_box

Press Releases

115Press Releasescirca 1940-1973request_box
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Series II: Publications, undated, circa 1920-circa 1989

The primary language of this series is English, with some materials in Hebrew.
4 (20"x 16") oversized folders; 1 (24"x 20") oversized folder.

Material is arranged chronologically by publication type.

Scope and Content:

Series II (Boxes 2-7 and a shared Oversized box) includes bulletins, newsletters and booklets.

216BJE Newsletter1972request_box
217 Brush and Color1961, 1964request_box
218 Bulletins1926-1939request_box
223 Bulletins1951-1952request_box
225 Bulletins1954-1956request_box
OS 1 Shared76Variousundatedrequest_box
337-40Variouscirca 1920-1929request_box
3-441-42Variouscirca 1930-1939request_box
4-543-55Variouscirca 1940-1949request_box
5-656-63Variouscirca 1950-1959request_box
6-764-71 Variouscirca 1960-1969request_box
OS 1 Shared77Variouscirca 1960-1969, 1973request_box
772Variouscirca 1970-1979request_box
773Variouscirca 1980-1989request_box
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