National Council of Jewish Women (Rochester Division)

Title: NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN (ROCHESTER DIVISION)
Date range: 1935-1976
Location: D.97
Size: 2 boxes




The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) was founded in 1893; the Rochester Division organized in 1895.

In 1945 the Council initiated an overseas student scholarship program to allow foreign students to receive graduate training in American Universities. Israeli, Brazilian, French, Moroccan and Dutch students participated in the program.

The NCJW has offered assistance to the poor and services to youth and aging through its Friendship Club(1951), the Rochester School Volunteer Program (RSVP, 1962), Teen-Age Recreation Program (TARP, 1958), Meals on Wheels (1959), and two sponsored scout troops (1950). The NCJW also takes an active interest in politics. During election years, their newsletter, the Bulletin, has presented the NCJW's position on various issues, including housing, urban renewal, nuclear weapons testing, the Vietnam War, and the 1972 Mid-East Peace Plan.

The collection contains correspondence and minutes of Board meetings, as well as budgets, presidents' and committee reports, and copies of the Bulletin.

Gift of the Rochester Division of the National Council of Jewish Women, August, 1977.



Contents:

Box 1

Folder:
  1. Correspondence, 1950 - 1955
  2. Correspondence, 1956
  3. Correspondence, 1957
  4. Correspondence, 1958
  5. Correspondence, 1959
  6.  Bulletin: 1937, 1947, 1949
  7.  Bulletin: 1950-3
  8.  Bulletin: 1955-9
  9.  Bulletin: 1960-1
  10. Bulletin: 1966-9
  11. Bulletin: 1970
  12. Bulletin: 1971
  13. Bulletin: 1972
  14. Bulletin: 1973
  15. Council Courier: 1974
  16. Council Courier: 1975
  17. Council Courier: 1976
The monthly sequences of the Bulletin and Council Courier are not complete. The Bulletin officially became the Council Courier in December of 1973.

Box 2

Folder:
  1.   Board Meetings: 1949
  2.   Board Meetings: 1950
  3.   Board Meetings: 1951
  4.   Board Meetings: 1952
  5.   Board Meetings: 1953
  6.   Board Meetings: 1954
  7.   Board Meetings: 1955
  8.   Board Meetings: 1957
  9.   Board Meetings: 1958-9
  10.   Board Meetings: 1960
  11. Board Meetings: 1961
  12. General Meetings: 1945, 1949, 1950
  13. General Meetings: 1952
  14. General Meetings: 1953-5, 1958, 1960
  15. Annual Reports (Meetings, luncheons), 1948, 1950, 1952-3
  16. President's Reports, 1935 - 1960 (incomplete)
  17. Financial Reports, 1951 - 1971
  18. Committee Annual Reports, 1955 - 6
  19. Printed briefs on Thrift Shop Operation
  20. Statement on Experimental Teacher's Aide Project
  21. Final Report of the Council Sunday School
  22. Miscellaneous Notes
  23. News Clippings
  24. NCJW 1952-3 Manual, Rochester Section
  25. Printed Copy of the Proceedings of the Fifth Triennial Convention, 1908



Last updated: January 23, 2001