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Brookline-Brighton-Newton Jewish Community Center Records

 Collection
Identifier: JHCI-017

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains program brochures, meeting minutes and agendas, and issues of the Senior Adult Bulletin, published by the Center's Senior Adult Department, from the Brookline-Brighton-Newton Jewish Community Center.

Dates

  • undated, 1970-1981

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 Brookline-Brighton-Newton Jewish Community Center (BBN JCC) was established in 1946 to serve the growing Jewish community in the area. First located in a rented space in at 310 Harvard Avenue in Brookline's Coolidge Corner, it quickly outgrew this space, and land was bought in Cleveland Circle for a new building, which was completed in 1952. Like other JCCs in the area, the BBN JCC offered day camps, pre-schooling, after school programming, clubs such as Young Judaea and Girl and Boy Scouts, sports leagues, a health club, and more. The BBN JCC was a branch of the Association of Jewish Community Centers, which supervised and linked together JCCs throughout the Greater Boston area and which later changed its name to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Boston, with its main campus in Newton, Massachusetts.

References

  1. Materials from the collection.
  2. Sarna, Jonathan D. and Ellen Smith. The Jews of Boston. Boston: Combined Jewish Philanthropies, 1995

Chronology

1946
The BBN JCC is established.
1948
The BBN JCC purchases new land in Cleveland Circle.
1956
The new BBN JCC is opened.

Extent

0.25 linear feet (1 half-manuscript box)

Abstract

This collection contains program brochures, meeting minutes and agendas, and issues of the Senior Adult Bulletin, published by the Center's Senior Adult Department, from the Brookline-Brighton-Newton Jewish Community Center.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition information is unknown,

Processing Information

Processed by Lindsay Murphy, 2019
Title
Guide to the Brookline-Brighton-Newton Jewish Community Center Records, JHCI-017
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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