Central Jewish Organization (Boston, Mass.) Records
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains a cash book recording the organization's income and expenses from 1913-1916.
- Central Jewish Organizations (Boston, Mass.) (Organization)
Language of Materials
This collection is in English.
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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.
- Solomon, Barbara Miller. Pioneers in Service: The History of the Associated Jewish Philanthropies of Boston." Boston: Associated Jewish Philanthropies, 1956.
0.5 linear feet (1 half-manuscript box)
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.
Located in Boston, Mass.
Acquisition information is unknown.
Processed by Lindsay Murphy, 2019
- Associated Jewish Philanthropies (Boston, Mass.)
- Charities -- Massachusetts -- Boston
- Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston
- Eichler, Menahem Max
- Ex-convicts -- Services for
- Jews -- Charities
- Philanthropy -- United States
- Philanthropy and society
- Prisons -- Missions and charities
- Guide to Central Jewish Organization (Boston, Mass.) Records, I-212
- Lindsay Murphy