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Central Jewish Organization (Boston, Mass.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-212

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a cash book recording the organization's income and expenses from 1913-1916.

Dates

  • 1913-1916

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for researcher use. Please contact us to request access or to make an appointment to view this collection at jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Conditions Governing Use

There may be some restrictions on the use of this collection. For more information contact jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Historical Note

The Central Jewish Organization (originally called the Central Jewish Committe) was founded in 1909 in Boston Massachusetts, with Menahem Max Eichler, rabbi at Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline, serving as its first chairman. The organization was mainly concerned with the welfare of Jewish prisoners and their families and, through its Prisoner Aid Fund, provided monetary assistance to family members of prisoners and helped released prisoners find work and reestablish themselves in the community. Within prisons, the organization hosted Passover seders and, in 1909, hired Louis Alexander to serve as a prison chaplain. Additionally, the Central Jewish Organization, through its Education Committee, worked to improve teacher training, establish schools, and organize services for young adults, and through its Hospital Committee, visited patients in local hospitals who were unable to speak English.

References

  1. Solomon, Barbara Miller. Pioneers in Service: The History of the Associated Jewish Philanthropies of Boston." Boston: Associated Jewish Philanthropies, 1956.

Extent

0.5 linear feet (1 half-manuscript box)

Abstract

The Central Jewish Organization (previously known as the Central Jewish Committee) was founded in 1909 in Boston, Massachusetts and was mainly concerned with the welfare of Jewish prisoners and their family. This collection contains a cash book recording the organization's income and expenses from 1913-1916.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition information is unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Lindsay Murphy, 2019
Title
Guide to Central Jewish Organization (Boston, Mass.) Records, I-212
Author
Lindsay Murphy
Date
2019

Repository Details

Part of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society Repository

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