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Guide to the North Carolina Association of Jewish Women Records, 1937-2000

Summary

The North Carolina Association of Jewish Women (NCAJW) was founded by Sarah Weil in 1921 with the intent “to deepen the religious life, to stimulate interest and Jewish affairs, and to increase Jewish community activity.” The organization’s projects included administration of a scholarship fund, sponsorship of the NCA of Jewish Youth (founded in 1946), and help towards purchasing books of Jewish interest for the libraries of North Carolina. The materials in this collection primarily document the daily business activities of the NCAJW and include programs and reports from annual conventions and meetings, membership, correspondence to and from Yetta Leder (President and Membership Chair of the NCAJW), financial records such as balance sheets, budgets, and annual contributions, year books, and reports, correspondence, and photographs related to the organization’s various projects.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.10188
Title
North Carolina Association of Jewish Women records
Date
1937-2000
Creator
North Carolina Association of Jewish Women
Extent
4 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

The materials in this collection primarily document the daily business activities of the NCAJW and include programs and reports from annual conventions and meetings, membership, correspondence to and from Yetta Leder (President and Membership Chair of the NCAJW), financial records such as balance sheets, budgets, and annual contributions, year books, and reports, correspondence, and photographs related to the organization’s various projects.

The collection also includes a small amount of materials related to the NCAJM and the NCA of Jewish Youth.

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Arrangement

The materials in this collection are arranged chronologically.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], North Carolina Association of Jewish Women Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Annual Year Books, 1937-1938, 1940-1943, 1946-1949, 1953, 1956-1957, 1961-1962
Box 1
Folder 1
Annual conventions and conferences, 1941, 1958-1973
Box 1
Folder 2
[Circuit Riding Rabbi Project], 1952-1954, 1971 and undated
Box 1
Folder 3
Memberships, Assn. of Jewish Women, 1953-1956, 1964-1965
Box 1
Folder 4
Life Magazine, "Traveling Synagogue, North Carolina Rabbi Holds Service in Bus", 1955 September
Box 2
NCA Jewish Youth, 1957-1958
Box 1
Folder 5
North Carolina Association of Jewish Men Miscellaneous, 1957-1977, 1993
Box 1
Folder 6
Jewish Youth Assoc. Camp Registration, 1958
Box 1
Folder 7
NCAJW Membership, 1960-1963
(1 of 2)
Box 1
Folder 8
NCAJW Membership, 1960-1963
(2 of 2)
Box 1
Folder 9
History of the North Carolina Association of Jewish Women, 1961, 1971
Box 1
Folder 10
Membership, 1963-1998
Box 1
Folder 11
NCAJ Rabbis, 1964, 1966
Box 1
Folder 12
NCAJW Meeting Minutes, 1964-1966, 1972-1974, 1986-1987
Box 1
Folder 13
Miscellaneous correspondence to Yetta Leder, 1964-1967, 1971-1973, 1981
Box 1
Folder 14
Correspondence from Yetta Leder, 1964-1968
(1 of 3)
Box 1
Folder 15
Correspondence from Yetta Leder, 1964-1968
(2 of 3)
Box 1
Folder 16
Correspondence from Yetta Leder, 1964-1968
(3 of 3)
Box 1
Folder 17
NC Home for the Jewish Aged, 1964-1978
(1 of 2)
Box 1
Folder 18
NC Home for the Jewish Aged, 1964-1978
(2 of 2)
Box 3
Folder 1
North Carolina Council of Women's Organization Minutes, 1965
Box 3
Folder 2
NCAJW Membership, 1965-1966
Box 3
Folder 3
Financial Records, 1966, 1995-1998
Box 3
Folder 4
Correspondence from Yetta Leder, 1966-1969, 1973
Box 3
Folder 5
NCAJW NC Jewish Population Census, 1968
(1 of 2)
Box 3
Folder 6
NCAJW NC Jewish Population Census, 1968
(2 of 2)
Box 3
Folder 7
Clippings, 1971, 1983 and undated
Box 3
Folder 8
Carolina Assoc. of Jewish Women & Men Membership, 1995-1996
Box 3
Folder 9
North Carolina Assoc. of Jewish Women Membership, 1996-1999
(1 of 3)
Box 3
Folder 10
North Carolina Assoc. of Jewish Women Membership, 1996-1999
(2 of 3)
Box 3
Folder 11
North Carolina Assoc. of Jewish Women Membership, 1996-1999
(3 of 3)
Box 3
Folder 12
Correspondence, 2000
Box 3
Folder 13
N.C. Association of Jewish Men Religious School Curriculum Junior High, undated
Box 3
Folder 14
Stationery, undated
Box 3
Folder 15
 

Historical Note

The North Carolina Association of Jewish Women (NCAJW) was founded by Sarah Weil in 1921 with the intent “to deepen the religious life, to stimulate interest and Jewish affairs, and to increase Jewish community activity.” It was the only organization of its kind with the purpose of uniting of Jewish women of Reform, Orthodox, and Conservative leanings into a state-wide group. The organization’s projects included administration of a scholarship fund, sponsorship of the NCA of Jewish Youth (founded in 1946), and help towards purchasing books of Jewish interest for the libraries of North Carolina.

The NCAJW and the North Carolina Association of Jewish Men (NCAJM) jointly sponsored the traveling rabbi program (aka Circuit Riding Rabbis) to serve the small Jewish communities of the Carolinas, the North Carolina Home for the Jewish Aged (which was dedicated in 1967; the name was changed to Blumenthal Jewish Home in honor of Mr. I.D. Blumenthal). In 1988 the NCAJW and NCAJM formally merged and the Carolinas Association of Jewish Women and Men was established.


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Provenance

The North Carolina Association of Jewish Women records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as part of the Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina Collection in June, 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by: Mary Samouelian, December 2014

Accessions described in this finding aid: 2014-0138