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Archive - Israel Izbitz Documents

Identifier: ARC-58
Scope and Contents Note

This collection consists of manuscripts of essays, stories, and poetry. Also included is a manuscript Hebrew-Yiddish Shulkhan Arukh (Code of Jewish Law), and Hebrew grammar.

Dates: 1894-1927

Archive - Jewish Braille Institute Audio Recordings

Identifier: ARC-2021-08
Scope and Contents Note

This collection consists of 45 reel-to-reel tapes and a few documents (some in Braille, others written or printed song lists) that were housed within the tape boxes and transferred to file folders. The tapes have not yet been digitized.

Dates: 1970-1994, undated

Archive - Jewish Community Center of Norristown, PA Printed Material

Identifier: ARC-1000-044
Scope and Contents Note The Jewish Community Center of Norristown, PA Printed Material consists of annual reports, 1943-1979 with gaps, making up the bulk of the collection. Also included are anniversary reports, 1961, 1968, and 1970; a report concerning the presentation of the 1954 William J. Shroder Memorial Award to the Norristown Jewish Community Center from the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds; a copy of the United Synagogue Review, March 1957, with a cover photograph of Rabbi Harold Kamsler,...
Dates: 1943-1987

Archive - Jewish Education Documents

Identifier: ARC-118
Scope and Contents Note

The Jewish Education Documents consists of diplomas in Russian or Hebrew from Jewish schools in Europe from the 20th century, mostly from Poland, Lithuania, Romania, and Germany - Berlin, Bialistock, Breslau, Bucarest, Kalish, Krakov, Leipzig, Lodz, Nova Sulita, Pinsk, Riga, Rovna-Rownem, Sofia(?), Ternopol, Vilna, and Warsaw (1922-1938). Also included are certificates and diplomas, mostly in Hebrew and some in French, from schools in Palestine (1923-1945).

Dates: 1922-1945

Archive - Jewish Educators Assembly Records

Identifier: ARC-1000-134
Scope and Contents Note

The collection is unprocessed and closed; no further information about it is available at this time.

Dates: circa 1972-1973

Archive - Jewish Encyclopedia Collection

Identifier: ARC-2006-04
Scope and Contents Note

The Jewish Encyclopedia Collection consists of papers and correspondence relating to the first publication of the Jewish Encyclopedia.

Dates: 1901-1904

Archive - Jewish Ephemera Collection

Identifier: ARC-1000-144
Scope and Contents Note

The collection is unprocessed and closed; no further information about it is available at this time.

Dates: Undated

Archive - Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum (Philadelphia, PA) Records

Identifier: ARC-59
Scope and Contents Note

The Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum (Philadelphia, PA) Records consists of the minutes of the Ladies Associate Board (1874–1918), the Board of Directors (1902–1915), and the Juvenile Aid Committee of the Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum (1906–1908), as well as the minutes of the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Aid Society (1911–1914).

Dates: 1874-1918

Archive - Jewish Home for the Aged (New York, NY) Records

Identifier: ARC-1000-136
Scope and Contents Note

The collection is unprocessed and closed; no further information about it is available at this time.

Dates: undated

Archive - Jewish Ministers Cantors Association Collection

Identifier: ARC-2022-01
Scope and Contents

These materials document the activities of the Jewish Ministers Cantors Association, the Rabbinical Alliance of America, and Cantors Assembly. Bulk dates range from 1942 to 1985. Materials consist of correspondence, financial papers, photographs, manuals, and publications produced by the JMCA. The collection also includes songbooks, awards, artifacts, plaques, wall hangings, cantor belongings, and manuscript music produced by individual cantors.

Dates: 1901-1999; Majority of material found within 1942 - 1985

Archive - Jewish Museum Records

Identifier: ARC-60

This collection contains administrative records as well as records about objects accessioned while the Jewish Museum was located at The Jewish Theological Seminary.

Dates: 1904-1989

Archive - Jewish Organizations and Synagogues Printed Matter

Identifier: ARC-61
Scope and Contents Note

The Jewish Organizations and Synagogues Printed Matter consists of bulletins, pamphlets, flyers, circulars, and other material concerning Jewish organizations in the United States, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, and Danzig. American organizations represented include Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Rabbinical Assembly, United Synagogue of America, and local organizations in Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and elsewhere.

Dates: 1888-1978

Archive - Joshua A. Joffe Papers

Identifier: ARC-1000-008
Scope and Contents Note This small collection is comprised of correspondence between Joshua Joffe and his colleagues and students; speeches and writings; material pertaining to Joffe's death; correspondence from Joffe's daughter, Beatrice Joffe Maier, to prominent Seminary leaders like Louis Finkelstein and David Kogen; information regarding a lecture given about Joffe in 1991; and Beatrice Joffe Maier's writings. Among Joffe's most prominent correspondents are Sabato Morais, Stephen Wise, and Mortiz Speier on...
Dates: 1894-1993 (bulk 1894-1936)

Archive - Judah A. Joffe Papers

Identifier: ARC-63
Scope and Contents Note

The collection concerns Judah A. Joffe's interest in Yiddish language, and in linguistics in general. The collection consists of correspondence with bookdealers, scholars, and others, and miscellaneous notes, essays, clippings, and publications.

Dates: 1883-1964

Archive - Nathan Joffee Collection

Identifier: ARC-2007-06
Scope and Contents Note

The Nathan Joffee Collection consists of materials related to Joffee's Masonic activities, including a certification of membership into the Freemasons, as well as some related correspondence. Also included is his tefillin bag and some ephemera.

Dates: 1912-1920

Archive - JTSA. Board of Directors Records

 Record Group
Identifier: R.G-2
Scope and Contents Note The JTSA Board of Directors Records consists of correspondence files, 1902-1940s, of members of the Seminary's board of directors, and a group of chronological files, 1927-1972, which contain a mixture of minutes, agendas, meeting notices, correspondence between board members and the Seminary, committee reports, lists of members, lists of committees, by-laws, press releases, speeches, clippings, and other material generated by the work of the board.A small group of files containing...
Dates: 1903-1972 (bulk: 1930s-1940s)

Archive - JTSA. Board of Overseers Records

Identifier: R.G-21
Scope and Contents Note Records of the Board of Overseers, 1946-1972, mainly consist of administrative files documenting its periodic meetings. Included are: minutes; files pertaining to the pragmatic arrangements for board meetings; by-laws; correspondence; membership and attendance lists; resolutions; agenda; memoranda and correspondence relating to nominations to the Board; and biographical information about members.Of particular note are reports which various departments and programs of the Jewish...
Dates: 1946-1972

Archive - JTSA. Buildings Records, 3080 Broadway

 Record Group
Identifier: R.G-6-A
Scope and Contents This collection consists of materials (24 items) documenting the design, construction, and dedication of the Seminary's current building at 3080 Broadway in Manhattan. Included are photographs of architectural models, renderings of interiors and exteriors of the buildings as proposed and completed, copies of the dedication program, 1930; and issues of the United Synagogue Reporter, April 1929, containing an article by architect William Gehron about the...
Dates: circa 1929-1930

Archive - JTSA. Camp Ramah Records

Identifier: R.G-28
Scope and Contents Note The JTSA Camp Ramah Records consist primarily of records of the National Ramah Commission, 1951-1989. The Commission is the central office, located in New York, of the Ramah camps. Also included is a smaller group of papers saved by former National Ramah Commission director Burton Cohen, 1946-1991.Series A. Records of the National Ramah Commission, consists of files of the Commission's national director (principally covering the years when David Mogilner held this office),...
Dates: 1951-1989

Archive - JTSA. Camp Ramah Records, Camp Ramah in Wisconsin

Identifier: R.G-28.1
Scope and Contents Note This collection consists of annual end-of-summer reports and related institutional records from Camp Ramah in Wisconsin, dating from the Camp's inception in 1947 to 2012, with some gaps. Materials are divided into six series.The General Reports and Evaluations series includes annual reports on the camp's activities, campers, staff, and facilities; meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports from an Evaluation Committee; and reports that combine the Activity and Aidah reports of...
Dates: 1947, 1952-1953, 1956-1957, 1959-1968, 1971-2008, 2010-2012

Archive - JTSA. Cantors Institute/Seminary College of Jewish Music Records

 Record Group
Identifier: R.G-19
Scope and Contents Note Records of the Cantors Institute/Seminary College of Jewish Music cover five linear feet and date from the Cantors Institute's founding in 1952 through the 1970s. Some material concerns the establishment of the Cantors Institute and dates from the late 1940s.Included are: award, prize, and scholarship files, 1952-1977; communications between the Cantors Assembly and the Cantors Institute, plus some material dating from prior to the foundation of the Cantors Institute concerning...
Dates: circa 1947-1979

Archive - JTSA. Commission for the Study of the Ordination of Women as Rabbis Records

Identifier: R.G-30
Scope and Contents Note The JTSA Commission for the Study of the Ordination of Women as Rabbis Records consist of administrative files, 1975-1980, and tapes and transcripts of commission meetings and regional hearings. The administrative files document the commission's activities during the period it was active, 1977-1979. Materials dated before 1977 are background materials gathered for the commission's use, while materials from 1980 are largely letters containing reactions to its decision.The files...
Dates: 1975-1980

Archive - JTSA. Communications Department Records

Identifier: R.G-11
Scope and Contents The records of the Seminary's Communications Department/Office of Public Information date from its beginnings in the 1930s and continue until the 1980s. The files consist of: scrapbooks and clippings; press releases; extensive subject files containing photographs, memoranda, press releases, and other publicity material; biographical files; a group of reel to reel tapes from the early 1950s that record JTS speeches and broadcasts and some 1954 meetings of the Conference on Science,...
Dates: circa 1930-1989

Archive - JTSA. Conference on Moral Standards (1953) Records

Identifier: R.G-32
Scope and Contents Note

The JTSA Conference on Moral Standards Records, 1952-1954, consist of administrative files, final texts and drafts of papers read at the Conference, transcripts of the proceedings, and a cardfile of participants.

Dates: 1952-1954

Archive - JTSA. Conference on Science, Philosophy, and Religion Records

 Record Group
Identifier: R.G-5
Scope and Contents Note The records of the Conference on Science, Philosophy, and Religion 1939-1977, consists principally of files documenting the administration of each individual conference, 1940-1968, and stenographic reports of the proceedings of conference meetings and sessions, 1940-1968. Also included are administrative records from the period of the conference's creation, 1940-1941; questionnaire responses from conference members, 1942-1943; financial records of the conference, 1940-1957; and the permanent...
Dates: 1939-1977 (Bulk 1940-1968)

Archive - JTSA. Conference on the Role of Judaism in the Modern World Records

 Record Group
Identifier: R.G-41
Scope and Contents Note

This collection consists of one volume containing the verbatim transcript of the conference. Also included are the annotated typescripts of two lectures delivered at the conference: Herman Hailperin, "The Seminary as Interpreter of Judaism to the World," and Morris Teller, "The Role of the Seminary and the Synagogue in the World Crisis." Both of these are in fragile condition. Please use the photocopies instead of the originals.

Dates: April 19, 1942

Archive - JTSA. Department of Pastoral Psychiatry Dedication Photograph Album

Identifier: R.G-33
Scope and Contents Note

The JTSA Department of Pastoral Psychiatry Dedication Photograph Album consists of photographs showing the dedication of the Morris J. and Ethel Bernstein Pastoral Psychiatry Center on October 3, 1971.

Dates: October 3, 1971

Archive - JTSA. Endowment Fund Documents

 Record Group
Identifier: R.G-17
Scope and Contents Note The Endowment Fund Documents consists of four legal documents recording the establishment of the Jewish Theological Seminary's endowment fund in 1901, and additions to it in 1902. The first is an agreement, October 28, 1901, signed by Jacob Schiff, Leonard Lewisohn, Daniel Guggenheim, Simon Guggenheim, Louis Marshall, Mayer Sulzberger, Cyrus Adler, Felix Warburg, and Adolphus Solomons. This document establishes the original $200,000 endowment fund for JTS.The three other...
Dates: 1901; 1902

Archive - JTSA. Faculty Records. Faculty Files (1903-1949)

 Record Group
Identifier: R.G-3-B
Scope and Contents The Faculty Files, 1903-1949 (bulk dates - 1930s through the late 1940s) are a small group of files which mainly contain correspondence by or about Seminary faculty members. They were probably maintained by Joseph B. Abrahams who was the faculty secretary during this period. Faculty members represented include Max Arzt, Boaz Cohen, H.L. Ginsberg, Robert Gordis, Simon Greenberg, Abraham Halkin, Moses Hyamson, Mordecai Kaplan, Saul Lieberman, Alexander Marx, Alexander Sperber,...
Dates: 1903-1949 (bulk 1930s-1940s); Majority of material found within 1930 - 1949

Archive - JTSA. Faculty Records. Faculty Meeting Minutes (1929-1977)

Identifier: R.G-3-A
Scope and Contents Note The bulk of this collection consists of minutes of faculty meetings, 1929-1977, (with gaps). Also included are minutes of the faculty’s committee on appointments, honorary degrees, and promotions, 1966-1971; a manual containing examples of form letters, blank Rabbinical School application forms, examinations, schedules, instructions, information about admission, the chaplaincy, and other relevant matters, 1940s-1950s, and a group of miscellaneous agendas, minutes, memoranda, letters, and...
Dates: 1929-1977

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Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.) 6
Rabbinical Assembly. Committee on Jewish Law and Standards 6
University of Judaism (Los Angeles, Calif.) 6
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Conference on Science, Philosophy and Religion in Their Relation to the Democratic Way of Life 4
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Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Cantors Institute 4
Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Herbert H. Lehman Institute of Talmudic Ethics 4
Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Institute for Religious and Social Studies 4
Lipsky, Louis 4
Magnes, Judah Leon 4
National Jewish Welfare Board 4
Oheb Shalom Congregation (South Orange, N.J.) 4
Park Avenue Synagogue 4
Temple Emanu-El (New York, N.Y.) 4
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Temple Israel (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) 4
Warburg, Frieda Schiff 4
Yehoash 4
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Adler, Elkan Nathan 3
American Jewish History Center 3
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 3
Barondess, Joseph 3
Bavli, Hillel 3
Berlinski, Herman 3
Bernstein, Leonard 3
Binder, Abraham Wolf 3
Bokser, Ben Zion (1907-1984) 3
Brooklyn Jewish Center (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.) 3
Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985 3
Davis, Hadassah 3
Fromm, Herbert. 3
Ginzberg, Eli (1911-2002) 3
Gottheil, Richard J. H. (Richard James Horatio) 3
Grayzel, Solomon 3
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Jewish Publication Society of America 3
Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Faculty Records 3
Kelman, Wolfe 3
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore) (1932-2009) 3
Kohut, George Alexander 3
Kusevitsky, David 3
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Levinthal, Israel Herbert 3
Levitsky, Louis M. (Louis Moses) (1897-1975) 3
Putterman, David J. (1900-1979) 3
Rabbinical Assembly. Commission for the Study of the Ordination of Women as Rabbis 3
Rubenovitz, Herman H. 3
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