National Jewish Welfare Board, Records undated, 1889-1995 (bulk 1917-1990)


National Jewish Welfare Board, Records undated, 1889-1995 (bulk 1917-1990)

The collection documents the National Jewish Welfare Board's (JWB) evolution from an organization founded in 1917 to provide support for soldiers in times of war to an agency involved in all aspects of Jewish life both in the United States and abroad. In 1990 JWB recreated itself as the Jewish Community Centers Association of North America.

1535.8 linear feet (1527 Hollinger boxes; 4 [16 x 20"] oversized boxes; 1 [20 x 24"] oversized box; 71 MAP folders, 4 film cans)













SNAC Resource ID: 6345811

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National Jewish Welfare Board (corporateBody)

Origins of the National Jewish Welfare Board (1913-1919) Organized in 1917 to meet the needs of Jewish servicemen in the Armed Forces, the National Jewish Welfare Board (JWB) became a national federation of local agencies and social service institutions dedicated to meeting the social, cultural, intellectual, physical and spiritual needs of the American Jewish community. The roots of JWB can be traced to the founding of the Council of Young Men's Hebrew and Kindred Associations (YMHA-KA) ...

B'nai B'rith (corporateBody)

The Jewish Central Information Office was founded by Alfred Wiener, a German Jew who worked for the Central Association of German Citizens of Jewish Faith ( Centralverein deutscher Staatsbürger jüdischen Glaubens ). In 1933 he fled to Amsterdam where he founded the agency along with David Cohen. The JCIO produced reports to spread word of the activities that were occurring in Nazi Germany. In 1939 the office was moved to London, where it became known as the Wiener Library. ...

Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940 (person)

Cyrus Adler graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1883. He later received the first American Ph.D. in Semitics from Johns Hopkins University. He taught Semitic languages at Johns Hopkins from 1884 to 1893. In 1877 he was appointed assistant curator of the section of Oriental antiquities in the United States National Museum, and had charge of an exhibit of biblical archaeology at the centennial exposition of the Ohio valley in 1888. He was a commissioner for the world's Columbian ex...

Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 (person)

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Goldstein, Fanny, 1895-1961 (person)

Fanny Goldstein was born 15 May 1895 in Kaments-Pdolsk, Russia. In 1900, she emigrated with her family to the North End in Boston, Massachusetts, where she was to remain for the rest of her life. After taking classes at Simmons College, Boston University and Harvard University, Goldstein became a librarian at the Boston Public Library North End branch in 1913. As an immigrant, Goldstein worked in branch libraries with large immigrant audiences by choice. She felt that understanding ...

Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 (person)

Lyndon Baines Johnson, also known as LBJ, was born on August 27, 1908 at Stonewall, Texas. He was the first child of Sam Ealy Johnson, Jr., and Rebekah Baines Johnson, and had three sisters and a brother: Rebekah, Josefa, Sam Houston, and Lucia. In 1913, the Johnson family moved to nearby Johnson City, named for Lyndon''s forebears, and Lyndon entered first grade. On May 24, 1924 he graduated from Johnson City High School. He decided to forego higher education and moved to California with a few ...

American Jewish Historical Society (corporateBody)

Pomrenze, Seymour J. (person)

Sholom (Seymour) Jacob Pomrenze (1916-2011) was born in Brusilov, Ukraine to Jacob Pomrenze and Eva née Malaretsky. His father was killed during the 1919 pogroms, after which Pomrenze, his mother, and his older brother Chaim undertook a three-year journey to the United States. In 1922, they arrived in Chicago, where many extended family members had settled. The family decided that Pomrenze was to be raised by his father’s sister Dina and her husband, Shalom Zeldich. Chicago had a ve...

Koppman, Lionel (person)

Ephraím, Míríam R. (person)

Lev, Aryeh (person)

Congregation Brother's of Israel (Long Branch, N.J.) (corporateBody)

Janowsky, Oscar I. (Oscar Isaiah), 1900- (person)

Professor of Political Science. Janowsky was an alumnus of City College, Class of 1921. From the description of Papers, 1935-1957. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155503026 Oscar I. Janowsky was born on January 15, 1900 in Suchowola, Poland to Aaron and Dina (Bobre) Janowsky. In 1910 the Janowsky’s immigrated to the United States. In 1921 he graduated from City College of New York with a BSS. He then went on to earn his Ph.D. in History f...

United Jewish Appeal (corporateBody)

National Bureau of Federated Women's Groups (corporateBody)

Synagogue Council of America (corporateBody)

Synagogue Council of America (1926-1994) The Synagogue Council of America was proposed at a meeting of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC) held in St. Louis at the Twenty-Ninth Council of the UAHC. The conference occurred from January 19-22, 1925. Presented by Dr. David Philipson and Dr. Abram Simon, the resolution called for an organization to promote religious fellowship and cooperation "among the national Jewish congregational organizations" which was "e...

United Order of True Sisters (corporateBody)

Founded in 1846 as a secret society; also known as Unaghingiger Orden Treue Schwestern; involved in charity work. From the description of Records, 1864-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70960756 ...

Rabinowitz, Benjamin, 1895-1948 (person)

Tavel, Henry (person)

Reagan, Ronald, 1911-2004 (person)

Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) was the 40th President of the United States and served two terms in office from 1981 to 1989. He was born on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois, the second son of Nelle Wilson and John Edward ("Jack") Reagan. His father nicknamed him "Dutch" as a baby. In 1920 the family resettled in Dixon, Illinois. In 1928 Reagan graduated from Dixon High School, where he had been student body president, an actor in school plays, and a student athlete. He partici...

Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America (corporateBody)

Established in 1912 by Henrietta Szold to raise the standard of health in Palestine, to encourage the development of Jewish life in America, and to foster the Jewish ideal. From the description of Records, 1914-1960 [microform]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70960639 ...

Lifshutz, Oscar (person)

American Association for Jewish Education (corporateBody)

National Conference of Christians and Jews. (corporateBody)

The conference, founded as the National Conference of Jews and Christians, was formed to promote the religious ideals of brotherhood and justice. The conference name changed Nov. 28, 1938 to National Conference of Christians and Jews. From the description of National Conference of Christians and Jews records, 1927-1989. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63285851 The National Conference of Christians and Jews, was formed in 1928 to facilitate coopera...

Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds (corporateBody)

National Council of Jewish Women (corporateBody)

Organized in 1893 as the Council of Jewish Women; name changed in 1923 to the National Council of Jewish Women. The two primary goals of the organization are social reform and the promotion of Judaism among women. From the description of Records of the National Council of Jewish Women, 1893-1989 (bulk 1940-1981). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79456414 The National Council members, in their Credo, stated that they "believe in the ideal of Peace." In their philosophy, they st...

World Confederation of Jewish Community Centers (corporateBody)

Goode, Alexander D. (Alexander David), 1911-1943 (person)

Lehman, Irving, 1876-1945 (person)

United Service Organizations (U.S.) (corporateBody)

The United Service Organizations (USO) was incorporated in the state of New York on February 4, 1941, as a joint operation by the YMCA, YWCA, National Catholic Community Service, the National Jewish Welfare Board, the Traveler's Aid Association, and the Salvation Army, to provide religious, spiritual, social, welfare, educational, and entertainment services to men and women in the armed forces during World War II. The USO has continued to provide these services to the present. From t...

Postal, Bernard, 1905- (person)

National Association of Jewish Center Workers (U.S.) (corporateBody)

Solender, Sanford, 1914- (person)

Weil, Frank L. (Frank Leopold), 1894-1957 (person)

Lawyer and social worker, of New York, N.Y. From the description of Papers, 1898-1958. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70960584 ...

Altman, S. Morton (person)

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Louis Kraft is an independent writer of fiction and non-fiction about the Old West. He was born in 1947 in New York and has made his home in Southern California. He graduated as a theater major in 1969 from California State University, Northridge. After many years acting he turned his interest to writing. He has written extensively on George Armstrong Custer, Indian Agent Edward C. Wynkoop, Cheyennes, Apaches, and Geronimo. His works include The Final Showdown (fiction), Gatewood and Geronimo, C...

United Synagogue of America. National Women's League (corporateBody)

National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods (corporateBody)

Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 (person)

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Nadich, Judah, 1912-2007 (person)

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