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Guide to the National Council of Jewish Women, Sacramento Section records
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: National Council of Jewish Women, Sacramento Section records
    Dates: 1959-2011
    Collection number: MS0023
    Creator: National Council of Jewish Women, Sacramento Section
    Collection Size: 5 linear feet (5 boxes) 3L2, 3L3
    Repository: Center for Sacramento History
    Sacramento, California 95811-0229
    Abstract: The National Council of Jewish Women – Sacramento Section was chartered in 1959. The administrative records of the volunteer organization include eight subseries: artifacts, club events, club records, finances, meeting minutes, photographs, publications and reports. The bulk of the material dates from 1960s to the 1990s. The collection includes newsletters, financial reports, social invitations, information on community service projects and convention materials.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open for research use.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to publish or quote from private collections held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted in writing to csh@cityofsacramento.org. Permission for publication is given on behalf of CSH as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the patron. No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], National Council of Jewish Women, Sacramento Section records, MS0023, Center for Sacramento History.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Deborah Gordon on behalf of the Sacramento Section of the National Council of Jewish Women to the Center for Sacramento History in 2011.

    Processing Information

    National Council of Jewish Women, Sacramento Section, processed by Heather Miller (2011) and Leah Ezray and Deborah Gordon (2013). Finding Aid prepared by Heather Miller and Deborah Gordon.

    Biography / Administrative History

    The Sacramento Section of the National Council of Jewish Women was chartered in 1959 and is dedicated to applying Jewish values to social programs including domestic abuse/violence (the Family Shalom program), elder abuse, women’s issues, and child welfare locally, nationally, and in Israel. Club members host member events, including luncheons, community-building activities, as well a Chanukah party for seniors each year. Lectures are held throughout the year on reproductive rights of women, current issues in Israel, and other special topics. Members take an active role in disseminating information on pertinent topics to local news outlets and create a regular newsletter to send to its members. Fundraisers for their many programs have included the Brick List program, Heritage Cookbook, Taster’s Choice, raffles, a thrift store, and more recently Mahjong tournaments.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Sacramento Section of the National Council of Jewish Women is arranged into eight series: Series 1. Artifacts, Series 2. Club Events, Series 3. Club Records, Series 4. Finances, Series 5. Meeting Minutes, Series 6. Photographs, Series 7. Publications and Series 8. Reports. The files date from 1959 to 2011, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1960s to the 1990s.
    The first series, Artifacts, consists of audiotapes, videotapes, felt banners/awards, a metal stamp, and a name badge. The second series, Club Events, demonstrates the members’ participation in the national organization’s annual convention, major annual luncheons, social functions to recruit and retain members, and special programs. The third series, Club Records, demonstrates the club membership and activities from the perspective of the entire club. The fourth series, Finances, documents the financial activities of the club. The fifth series, Meeting Minutes, includes the minutes of the board of directors, executive board, and other groups. The sixth series contains photographs of club events. The seventh series, Publications, consists of publications from NCJW National, NCJW Sacramento Section, other NCJW sections, and other organizations. The eighth series, Reports, documents the many standing and ad hoc committees that functioned during the history of the club. Included are all reports of officers and committee chairs except financial reports. The club was particularly active in the areas of community service and policy advocacy.


    Series 1. Artifacts Series 2. Club Events Series 3. Club Records Series 4. Finances Series 5. Meeting Minutes Series 6. Photographs Series 7. Publications Series 8. Reports

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    National Council of Jewish Women
    Jewish women--Societies and clubs
    Sacramento (Calif.)--History
    Women--Societies and clubs