Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation, records undated, 1920, 1928, 1930-1931, 1934-1936, 1938, 1940-1983


Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation, records undated, 1920, 1928, 1930-1931, 1934-1936, 1938, 1940-1983

Contains the by-laws and official minutes of the Board of Directors (1943-1968) and correspondence of the various Board committees as well as policy statements of the Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation, and correspondence and records of the annual and regional conferences (incomplete). Includes financial reports (1945-1968), information on allocations from Jewish community federations (1955-1962), and correspondence and records of various fund-raising programs. Contains the correspondence and reports of various projects and activities of the Foundation, most important of which are the Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Fellowships, the Rabbinical Fellowship, and Youth Fellowship. Also contains reports of staff meetings and correspondence of the Presidents, individual staff members, and the general correspondence of the Foundation. Of special importance in the last group are the letters of Mordecai M. Kaplan and Ira Eisenstein. Includes the minutes and correspondence of the Editorial Board (1942-1953, 1956-1960) of the Reconstructionist magazine as well as manuscripts submitted and general correspondence of the Editor (1934, 1945-1952, 1957-1967), information on the other publications of the Foundation as well as copies of pamphlets, brochures, and news releases issued by the Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation, and newspaper clippings reflecting on their activities. In the correspondence are letters from Martin Buber, J. Edgar Hoover, and Albert Schweitzer.

40.75 linear feet (81 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box, 4 oversized folders)










SNAC Resource ID: 6345895

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Kaplan, Mordecai Menahem, 1881-1983 (person)

Mordecai M. Kaplan was a rabbi, essayist and Professor of Homiletics, later Philosophies of Religion, and Dean of the Teachers Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Kaplan (1881-1983) was founder of the Reconstructionist movement in Judaism. ...

Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation (corporateBody)

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Schweitzer, Albert (person)

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Hoover, J.Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972 (person)

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Eisenstein, Ira, 1906-2001 (person)

Rabbi Ira Eisenstein (November 26, 1906 – June 28, 2001) was an American rabbi who founded Reconstructionist Judaism, along with Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, his teacher and, later, father-in-law through his marriage to Judith Kaplan, over a period of time spanning from the late 1920s to the 1940s. Reconstructionist Judaism formally became a distinct denomination within Judaism with the foundation of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 1968, where he was the founding president....

Buber, Martin, 1878-1965 (person)

Buber was a German-Jewish religious philosopher, biblical translator and interpreter, and master of German prose style. Miriam and Naëmah Beer-Hofmann were daughters of the Austrian dramatist and poet Richard Beer-Hofmann and Pauline Lissey. From the description of Letters to Miriam and Naëmah Beer-Hofmann, 1961-1965. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 78544052 Buber was a Jewish philosopher, who taught in Frankfurt, 1924-1933, and Jerusalem, 1938-1951. ...