Finding Aid to the Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay records, 1881-1999

Finding Aid written by Lara Michels
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University of California, Berkeley
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Finding Aid to the Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay records, 1881-1999

Collection Number: BANC MSS 2010/739

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Lara Michels
Date Completed:
December 2011
© 2011 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay records,
Date (inclusive): 1881-1999
Collection Number: BANC MSS 2010/739
Creators: Jewish Federation of the East Bay (Calif.)
Extent: Number of containers: 19 cartons, 3 boxes, 7 oversize boxes, and 1 oversize folder (linear feet: 28.2)
Repository: The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: The collection consists of the records of the Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay and its predecessor organizations. Included are administrative records, records of Special Projects, records of the various divisions of the Federation, and photographs.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay records, BANC MSS 2010/739, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Jewish Federation of the East Bay (Calif.)--Archives
Jewish Community Relations Council (San Francisco, Calif.)
Jewish Education Council (San Francisco, Calif.)
Oakland Hebrew Benevolent Society (Oakland, Calif.)
United Jewish Appeal
Jewish Welfare Federation of Oakland
Oakland Jewish Relief Federation
Jewish Welfare Federation of Alameda County
Jewish Welfare Federation of Alameda and Contra Costra Counties
Jewish Welfare Federation of the Greater East Bay
Western Jewish History Center. 003
Judah L. Magnes Museum. WJHC 1967.011
Bancroft Library. Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Fund raising--California
Jews--California--East Bay
Jews--California--Oakland
Jews--California--Oakland--Charities
Jews--California--Oakland--Social life and customss
Jews--Education--California
Jewish community centers--California--East Bay
Jewish refugees--Europe
World War, 1939-1945--California
Alameda County (Calif.)--Social life and customs
Contra Costa County (Calif.)--Social life and customs
Oakland (Calif.)--History
Photographs
Administrative records--California
Financial records--California

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay records were gifted to the Bancroft Library by the Judah L. Magnes Museum in 2010.

Accruals

No future additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Lara Michels in 2011.

Biographical Information

The Oakland Jewish Relief Federation was founded in 1918 in an attempt to centralize Jewish relief work in the East Bay. The organization later became the Jewish Welfare Federation (JWF) of Alameda County, the Jewish Welfare Federation of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, and finally the Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay.
The roots of the JWF go back to the East Bay’s first Jewish relief effort, the Oakland Hebrew Benevolent Society, founded in 1862. In 1879, the Hebrew Benevolent Society merged with Oakland’s first synagogue, the First Hebrew Congregation. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, relief to needy Jews in the East Bay was primarily offered by the Daughters of Israel Relief Society, a group composed mainly of the wives of prominent First Hebrew Congregation members. In 1912, the growing needs of the immigrant Jewish community prompted the Daughters of Israel to establish the Fruit and Flower Mission to visit the sick and bring food baskets to the poor. These early relief efforts were relatively small in scope and had small annual budgets. Funds were raised from local balls, fairs and rummage sales. The Daughters of Israel destroyed its old records in order to avoid embarrassing Oakland families who had sought relief.
Other early Jewish relief organizations in the East Bay included the Free Loan Society, founded in 1900 to provide loans to immigrant Jews, and the Chevra Kadisha, established in 1883 to arrange free burials for indigent Jews.
As early as the turn of the twentieth century and especially after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, some Oakland Jews wondered about the ability of these small relief efforts to deal with the increasingly complex social welfare programs created by an influx of homeless Jews from the devastated city across the bay as well as immigrants from Eastern Europe. After World War I, leaders in the community decided to bring relief efforts under the central control of a professionally-run organization, the Jewish Welfare Federation. Its first meeting was held in April of 1919 at Temple Sinai (the recently constructed building of the First Hebrew Congregation). The first president of the Federation was Frederick Kahn, a prominent Oakland clothier. The Daughters of Israel and the Fruit and Flower Mission continued to provide their services, but now did so as divisions or constituent agencies of the Federation. These agencies were compelled to provide the Federation with regular reports, financial statements, and budget requests.
The establishment of the JWF in Oakland was part of a national trend to rationalize and centralize Jewish relief work in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The earliest Federations were founded in Boston (1895) and Cleveland (1896). By 1945, more than 90% of Jewish communities had federations organizing social welfare work. Today, there are more than 200 federations across the United States.
In the early 1920s, funds for the JWF were provided by the Oakland Community Chest and donations from local families. The federation redistributed these funds to its divisions or constituent agencies, including a new Oakland Jewish Community Center (1924). Each division received about one-fifth of its annual budget from the JWF. Funds also went to national Jewish organizations, such as the Denver hospital for TB patients.
By the mid-1920s, however, restrictions on fund usage by the Oakland Community Chest and the proliferation of separate appeals for funds by individual Jewish organizations, prompted the federation to create on of the first Jewish Welfare Funds in the country. The Jewish Welfare Fund Board, established in 1926, was a constituent agency of the federation and charged with fundraising for local, national, and international Jewish social welfare needs. Starting in 1926, annual campaigns raised funds for the federation’s own agencies, as well as for the Jewish National Welfare Fund and eventually for the United Jewish Appeal (founded in 1939), an organization dedicated to providing relief for increasingly beleaguered Jews overseas.
By the 1930s, the JWF was dealing with a new influx of European refugees, who were fleeing the increasingly hostile environment produced by Hitler’s rise to power. To better provide help to these new families in finding jobs and homes, the federation created the Family Welfare Committee, a successor to the Daughters of Israel. In response to the threat of increasingly anti-semitism at home, the federation established the Jewish Community Relations Council to mediate relations between East Bay Jews and the non-Jewish community.
After World War II, the federation’s fundraising efforts kicked into high gear in an effort to provide relief for Jewish refugees in Europe and Palestine. Jewish fundraising reached new heights and the United Jewish Appeal became the preeminent Jewish organization in the country. More locally, the JWF entered into a period of new building in the early 1950s with the opening of the Home for Jewish Parents (1951) and plans for a new Jewish Community Center facility (which would open in 1958). In 1952, a new Jewish Family Service assumed the duties of the Family Welfare Committee in order to provide professional services to refugees in need of resettlement.
The 1960s witnessed the expansion of JWF services to the burgeoning suburbs in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Jewish Family Service opened offices in Walnut Creek and Hayward in 1964 and 1965 respectively. By 1975, the JWF had located and purchased a facility for a new Contra Costa Jewish Community Center.
In the 1980s, the JWF of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties was renamed the Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay. In 1996, the Jewish Family and Children’s Service (formerly Jewish Family Service) severed its links to the Jewish Federation and became a separately functioning entity dedicated to providing counseling, senior services and refugee resettlement.
1918 Founding of Jewish Welfare Federation
1923 Oakland Talmud Torah
1924 Oakland Jewish Community Center established
1926 First Jewish Welfare Fund annual campaign
1927 Berkeley joins JWF
1928 Daughters of Israel becomes the Family Welfare Committee
1938 Jewish Community Relations Council founded to address increasingly pressing issues of anti-semitism
1939 United Jewish Appeal formed in response to Kristallnacht pogrom in Nazi Germany
1950 Volunteer Women’s Service Board established
1951 Home for Jewish Parents opens
  Berkeley Jewish Community Center opens
1952 Jewish Family Service takes over for work of Family Welfare Committee to address issues of refugee resettlement after World War II
  Jewish Education Council established
1958 New Oakland Jewish Community Center facility opens
1961 Study Missions to Israel begin
1964 Jewish Family Service opens an office in Walnut Creek
1965 Jewish Family Service opens an office in Hayward
1968 Home for Jewish Parents expanded
1975 Facility acquired for Contra Costa Jewish Community Center
1996 Jewish Family and Children’s Service breaks from federation and becomes its own entity staffed by professional social workers and counselors

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of the records of the Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay and its predecessor organizations. Included are administrative records, records of Special Projects, records of the various divisions of the Federation, and photographs. Among the administrative records are historical materials on the Federation, including an 1881 history of the Oakland Hebrew Benevolent Society; by-laws; files on anniversary celebrations; president and executive director speeches and reports; president and executive director correspondence; annual reports from 1927 to 1994; and minutes and proceedings of Federation meetings from 1925 to 1982. Special Projects documented in the collection include the following: the Jewish Population Census, Project Renewal, the Americanism Commission, Operation Exodus, the Judah L. Magnes Museum, and the Federation's response to the Oakland Firestorm of 1991. Federation divisions represented in the collection include: the Jewish Welfare Fund; the Oakland Jewish Community Center; the Jewish Community Relations Council; the Jewish Education Council; the Women's Division; the East Bay Armed Forces Committee; the Rummage Shop; Area Councils; the Jewish Family Service; the Jewish Observer; the Home for Jewish Parents, and the Endowment Foundation. The records of the Jewish Observer include copies of the Jewish Observer and its predecessor newspapers dating back to 1922 but mostly from the 1940s through the early 1980s. The records of the Jewish Welfare Fund concist mostly of yearly campaign files. These may include donation information as well as other campaign ephemera and publicity material (with particulalry interesting files from the years during and just preceding World War II). The records of the Jewish Family Service include a history of the division and some materials from its predecessor bodies, the Family Welfare Committee and the Daughters of Israel Relief Committee and Fruit and Flower Mission. The photographs in the collection consist mostly of images of individuals, annual meetings, and events from circa 1960-1980. There are, however, some early (circa 1920) photographs the the Federation building. There are also photographs and a photo album of activities and events at the Oakland Jewish Community Center from 1924 through 1942.

Container List

 

Series 1:  Administrative. 1881-1999

Physical Description: Cartons 1-4; Carton 4, Folders 1-24; Box 3; Oversize Box 5, Folders 1-2; Oversize Box 7
Carton 1, Folder 1

History of the Oakland Hebrew Benevolent Society, 1881

Carton 1, Folder 2-3

East Bay Federation history, circa 1926-1968

Carton 1, Folder 4

Biographies, 1972-1978

Carton 1, Folder 5

Bylaws and amendments, 1945 1951 1978

Carton 1, Folder 6

Board retreat, 1979

Carton 1, Folder 7

Anniversary Celebrations, 1958 1968

Carton 1, Folder 8, Oversize Box 5, Folder 3, Oversize Box 7

Proclamations, certificates, and awards, circa 1955-1974

Oversize Box 1, Folder 3, Oversize Box 7

Oversize proclamations, certificates, and awards, 1925-1974

Carton 1, Folder 9

Council of Jewish Federations, 1971-1977

Carton 1, Folder 10

Literature from other Federations, circa 1970

Carton 1, Folder 11

Congregational newsletters, 1973-1978

Carton 1, Folder 12

President and Executive Director speeches and reports, 1927-1932 circa 1940

Carton 1, Folder 13

President and Executive Director correspondence, 1920-1970

Carton 1, Folder 14-15

President and Executive Director correspondence, 1960-1972

Carton 1, Folder 16

Harry Sapper's death, 1965

Carton 1, Folder 17-28

Ami Nashon chronilogical file, 1993-1996

Carton 1, Folder 29-35

Annual meeting reports, 1927-1933

Carton 2, Folder 1-21

Annual meeting reports, 1934-1955

Carton 2, Folder 22-23

Annual reports (scattered), 1931 1955-1988

Carton 2, Folder 24

Annual reports, 1989-1994

Carton 2, Folder 25

Annual meeting agendas and programs (scattered), 1927-1982

Carton 2, Folder 26-31

Minutes and proceedings, 1925-1932

Carton 11

Minutes and proceedings (bound), 1936-1943

Carton 11

Minutes and proceedings (bound), 1943-1946

Carton 3, Folder 1-22

Minutes and proceedings, 1932-1948

Carton 11

Minutes and proceedings (bound), 1947-1949

Carton 11

Minutes and proceedings (bound), 1950-1951

Carton 12

Minutes and proceedings (bound), 1952

Carton 12

Minutes and proceedings (bound), 1953

Carton 12

Minutes and proceedings (bound), 1954

Carton 12

Minutes and proceedings (bound), 1955

Carton 13

Minutes and proceedings (bound), 1956

Carton 13

Minutes and proceedings (bound), 1957

Carton 13

Minutes and proceedings (bound), 1958

Carton 3, Folder 23

Minutes and proceedings, 1959

Carton 3, Folder 24-26

Minutes and proceedings, 1961-1970

Carton 19

Minutes and proceedings (bound), 1964

Carton 19

Minutes and proceedings (bound), 1965

Carton 19

Minutes and proceedings (bound), 1966

Carton 19

Minutes and proceedings (bound), 1967

Carton 19

Minutes and proceedings (bound), 1968

Box 3

Minutes and proceedings (bound), 1969-1970

Carton 14

Minutes and proceedings (bound), 1970-1971

Carton 14

Minutes and proceedings (bound), 1971-1972

Carton 14

Minutes and proceedings (bound), 1972-1973

Carton 14

Minutes and proceedings (bound), 1973-1974

Carton 15

Minutes and proceedings (bound), 1974-1975

Carton 15

Minutes and proceedings (bound), 1975-1976

Carton 15

Minutes and proceedings (bound), 1976-1977

Carton 3, Folder 27

Minutes and proceedings, 1977

Carton 3, Folder 28

Minutes and proceedings, 1976-1981

Carton 4, Folder 1-3

Minutes and proceedings, 1976-1981

Carton 4, Folder 4-7

Minutes and proceedings, 1982-1986

Carton 4, Folder 8

Minutes and proceedings, 1983-1984 1986-1987

Carton 4, Folder 9-13

Executive Committee meeting minutes, 1960-1986

Carton 4, Folder 14

Press releases, 1967-1968

Carton 4, Folder 15-18

Brochures, flyers, publicity, circa 1950-1999

Carton 4, Folder 19-21

Cards and invitations, circa 1980-1999

Carton 4, Folder 22-24

Clippings, circa 1980-1999

Oversize Box 5, Folder 1-2

Scrapbooks for Exhibit at national conference of Welfare Federations, 1957-1958

 

Series 2:  Special Projects. 1950-1996

Physical Description: Carton 4, Folders 24-25; Carton 5; Carton 6, Folders 1-15
Carton 4, Folder 25-26

Jewish Population Census, circa 1950-1970

Carton 5, Folder 1-5

Jewish Population Census, circa 1950-1970

Carton 5, Folder 6

Survey of Temple Non-Members, 1957

Carton 5, Folder 7

Federation Study Committee, 1973

Carton 5, Folder 8-13

Project Renewal, 1983-1984

Carton 5, Folder 14

Americanism Commission, 1950

Carton 5, Folder 15-16

Operation Exodus, 1994

Carton 5, Folder 17

Federation University, circa 1993

Carton 5, Folder 18

Shalom '91, 1991

Carton 5, Folder 19

Year 1, 1995

Carton 5, Folder 20

Israel Center, 1996

Carton 5, Folder 21

Loma Prieta earthquake, 1989

Carton 5, Folder 22-24

Judah L. Magnes Museum, circa 1968-1972

Carton 5, Folder 25

Shalom Resolution, 1962

Carton 5, Folder 26-32

East Bay Firestorm, 1991-1992

Carton 6, Folder 1-15

East Bay Firestorm, 1991-1992

Carton 6, Folder 1-15

East Bay Firestorm, 1991-1992

 

Series 3:  Federation Divisions. 1922-1995

Physical Description: Carton 6, Folders 16-23; Cartons 7-10; Carton 16; Carton 17, Folders 1-10; Oversize Boxes 1-4
 

Subseries 3.1:  Jewish Welfare Fund. 1924-1995

Physical Description: Carton 6, Folders 16-23; Carton 7; Carton 8, Folders 1-22; Oversize Box 5, Folder 4
Carton 6, Folder 16-23

Campaign files, 1924-1940

Oversize Folder 1B

Oakland Jewish Welfare Fund campaign poster, 1928

Carton 7, Folder 1-19

Campaign files, 1941-1950

Carton 8, Folder 1-18

Campaign files, 1950-1973

Carton 8, Folder 19

Campaign files, 1978-1979

Carton 8, Folder 20

Campaign files, 1995

Carton 8, Folder 21

Campaign files, undated

Carton 8, Folder 22

Super Sundays, 1989-1993

Oversize Box 5, Folder 4

United Jewish Appeal Yearbook, 1965

Oversize Folder 1B

Oversize Jewish Welfare Fund campaign ephemera, circa 1957-1997

 

Subseries 3.2:  Jewish Community Center (Oakland, Calif.). 1924-1978

Physical Description: Carton 8, Folders 23-24; Carton 9; Carton 10, Folders 1-4
Carton 8, Folder 23-24

Board minutes, 1965-1978

Carton 9, Folder 1

Board minutes, 1965-1978

Carton 9, Folder 2

Brochures, flyers, invitations, 1924-1967

Carton 9, Folder 3

Clippings, 1962

Carton 9, Folder 4

Programs, 1959 1980-1982

Carton 9, Folder 5

The Center Bulletin (newsletter), 1924-1927

Carton 9, Folder 6

Special Issue of the East Bay Observer on the JCC, 1970

Carton 9, Folder 7-14

Building Committee files, 1951-1958

Carton 9, Folder 15-29

Scrapbooks, 1924-1943

Carton 10, Folder 1-4

Scrapbooks, 1935-1946

Oversize Folder 1B

Oakland JCC poster for USO-Jewish Welfare Board activities, 1943

Oversize Folder 1B

Oakland JCC publication of center activities and events, May 1948

 

Subseries 3.3:  Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC). 1950-1978

Physical Description: Carton 10, Folders 5-19
Carton 10, Folder 5

Administrative, 1956-1973

Carton 10, Folder 6

Board minutes, 1965-1978

Carton 10, Folder 7

Research File: Hadassah, circa 1965-1970

Carton 10, Folder 8

Research File: Joint Distribution Committee, 1971-1972

Carton 10, Folder 9

Research File: World Zionist Organization, 1974-1975

Carton 10, Folder 10

Research File: Israel and Zionism, 1971-1978

Carton 10, Folder 11

Research File: Soviet Jewry, circa 1972-1978

Carton 10, Folder 12

Research File: Encyclopedia Judaica, 1974

Carton 10, Folder 13

Research File: American Nazis, 1977

Carton 10, Folder 14

Research File: DeFunis Case, 1974

Carton 10, Folder 15

Research File: History of American Jews, 1964-1976

Carton 10, Folder 16

Research File: Yom Kippur War, 1973

Carton 10, Folder 17

Research File: Tay Sachs, 1974

Carton 10, Folder 18

Research File: Miscellaneous, 1973-1975

Carton 10, Folder 19

Financial, 1950-1951

 

Subseries 3.4:  Jewish Education Council (JEC). 1954-1980

Physical Description: Carton 10, Folders 20-23
Carton 10, Folder 20

Board minutes, 1963-1966

Carton 10, Folder 21

Administrative, 1954-1980

Carton 10, Folder 22

Flyers, programs, brochures, 1934-1975

Carton 10, Folder 23

Seder for Soviet Jewry, 1968-1969

 

Subseries 3.5:  Women's Division. 1948-1990

Physical Description: Carton 10, Folders 24-32
Carton 10, Folder 24

Administrative, 1970-1973

Carton 10, Folder 25

Telethon, 1969

Carton 10, Folder 26

Financial, 1951

Carton 10, Folder 27

Clippings, 1988

Carton 10, Folder 28

Brochures, pamphlets, and programs, circa 1952-1990

Carton 10, Folder 29

Awards and certificates, 1953

Carton 10, Folder 30-32

Volunteer Women's Service Board, 1948-1956

 

Subseries 3.6:  East Bay Armed Forces Committee. 1952-1956

Physical Description: Carton 10, Folders 33-34
Carton 10, Folder 33

Administrative records, 1952-1954

Carton 10, Folder 34

Administrative records, 1954-1956

 

Subseries 3.7:  Rummage Shop. 1950-1952

Physical Description: Carton 10, Folders 35-36
Carton 10, Folder 35

Administrative records, 1950-1951

Carton 10, Folder 36

Administrative records, 1952

 

Subseries 3.8:  Area Councils. 1964-1984

Physical Description: Carton 10, Folders 37-42
Carton 10, Folder 37-39

Berkeley/Richmond Area Council, 1978-1984

Carton 10, Folder 40

Southern Alameda Area Council, 1976-1977

Carton 10, Folder 41-42

Contra Costa Area Council, 1964-1977

 

Subseries 3.9:  Jewish Family Service. 1928-1978

Physical Description: Carton 16, Folders 1-10
Carton 16, Folder 1

Daughters of Israel Relief Committee and Fruit and Flower Mission (Joint Committee) meeting minutes and financial statements (disbursements), 1928-1929

Carton 16, Folder 2-3

Family Welfare Committee general meeting minutes, disbursements, and Case Committee minutes, 1929-1933

Carton 16, Folder 4-5

Social Service Board policies and procedures manual, 1950

Carton 16, Folder 6-7

Social Service Board: A Course in Social Work for Volunteers, circa 1933

Carton 16, Folder 8

Jewish Family Service history, circa 1955

Carton 16, Folder 9-10

Jewish Family Service Board meeting minutes and proceedings, 1964-1978

 

Subseries 3.10:  Jewish Observer (and predecessors). 1922-1982

Physical Description: Carton 16, Folders 11-25; Oversize Boxes 1-4
Carton 16, Folder 11-12

Oakland Community Bulletin Board meeting minutes and proceedings, 1937-1950

Carton 16, Folder 13-17

Correspondence, 1955-1978

Carton 16, Folder 18

Subscription solicitations, 1976-1977

Carton 16, Folder 19

Jewish Observer committee, 1974-1978

Carton 16, Folder 20

Financial records, 1972-1978

Carton 16, Folder 21-22

American Jewish Press Association, 1968-1978

Carton 16, Folder 23

Clippings, 1971

Carton 16, Folder 24

Other Jewish publications, 1972

Carton 16, Folder 25

Scattered copies of the Welfare Federation News and the Oakland Community Bulletin, 1922 1938 1940-1941 1946

Oversize Box 1, Folder 1

Welfare Federation News (loose newspapers), 1948-1951

Oversize Box 1, Folder 2

California Jewish Record (loose newspapers), January 1952-December 1961

Oversize Box 2, Folder 1

California Jewish Record (loose newspapers), January 1962-March 1967

Oversize Box 2, Folder 2

California Jewish Record (loose newspapers), March 1967-December 1969

Oversize Box 3

Jewish Observer of the East Bay (loose newspapers), January 1970-February 1978

Oversize Box 4

East Bay Jewish Observer (loose newspapers), March 1978-July 1982

 

Subseries 3.11:  Home for Jewish Parents. 1950-1978

Physical Description: Carton 16, Folders 26-30; Carton 17, Folders 1-9
Carton 16, Folder 26-28

Minutes, 1965-1978

Carton 16, Folder 29-30

Committee on Services for the Aging, 1969

Carton 17, Folder 1

Information packet, circa 1965

Carton 17, Folder 2-3

Council for Aged Care, 1950-1951

Carton 17, Folder 4-6

Administrative files, 1968-1976

Carton 17, Folder 4-6

Administrative files, 1968-1976

Carton 17, Folder 7

Financial records, 1950-1951

Carton 17, Folder 8

Flyers and programs, circa 1977

Carton 17, Folder 9

Clippings, 1976

 

Subseries 3.12:  Endowment Foundation 1993

Physical Description: Carton 17, Folder 10
Carton 17, Folder 10

Endowment Foundation packet, 1993

 

Series 3:  Photographs. circa 1910-1980

Physical Description: Carton 17, Folders 11-30; Carton 18; Boxes 1-2; Oversize Box 6
Carton 17, Folder 11

Early building photos, circa 1920

Carton 17, Folder 12

Federation Directors and Presidents, 1918-1965

Carton 17, Folder 13

Individuals A-K, circa 1940-1970

Carton 17, Folder 14

Individuals L-Z, circa 1940-1970

Carton 17, Folder 15-17

Annual Meetings, 1970-1976

Oversize Folder 1B

Oversize photographs of Federation banquets, circa 1940-1950

Carton 17, Folder 18-23

Israel Study Mission, 1969-1979

Carton 17, Folder 24-27

Joint Distribution Committee photographs, circa 1960-1970

Carton 18, Folder 1

Israel anniversaries, 1973-1976

Carton 18, Folder 2

Maalot Memorial Rally, 1974

Carton 18, Folder 3

Minert Road office, circa 1970

Carton 18, Folder 4

Tay Sachs Education, circa 1970

Carton 18, Folder 5

B'nai B'rith at White House, 1976

Carton 18, Folder 6

Fortieth Anniversary Dinner, 1958

Carton 18, Folder 7-10

Oakland Jewish Community Center, circa 1924-1978

Oversize Box 6

Oakland Jewish Community Center photo album, circa 1930-1942

Carton 18, Folder 11

Contra Costa Jewish Community Center, circa 1976-1985

Carton 18, Folder 12

Jewish Welfare Annual Campaign, circa 1930-1940

Carton 18, Folder 13-41

Jewish Welfare Annual Campaign, 1961-1977

Carton 18, Folder 42

Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds Campaign, 1958

Carton 18, Folder 43

Women's Division, 1947-1948

Carton 18, Folder 44-46

Women's Division, 1968-1971

Box 1, Folder 1-11

Women's Division, 1972-1978

Box 1, Folder 12-13

Home for Jewish Parents, circa 1950-1975

Box 2, Folder 1

Satellite homes, circa 1965-1975

Box 2, Folder 2-3

Jewish Education Council, circa 1955-1978

Box 2, Folder 4

Jewish Community Relations Council, circa 1960-1978

Box 2, Folder 5

Jewish Family Service, circa 1960

Box 2, Folder 6

Endowment Fund, circa 1974

Box 2, Folder 6

Endowment Fund, circa 1974

Box 2, Folder 7

Judah L. Magnes Museum, circa 1974

Box 2, Folder 8-11

Miscellaneous, circa 1950-1978