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Jewish Family & Children’s Service (Boston, Mass.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-218

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains governance and activity records of the JF&CS, including by-laws, a personnel practices code, reports, correspondence, event programs, meeting minutes of the board of directors, and speeches and papers presented at conferences.

Dates

  • undated, 1922-1995

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

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.

Use Restrictions

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

Historical Note

The Jewish Family and Children's Service was established in Boston, Massachusetts in 1946. A major constituent agency of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, the JF&CS traces its origins to the United Hebrew Benevolent Association, founded in 1864. It is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the United States. Initially, The JF&CS’ purpose was to promote and conserve sound standards of Jewish family life, and to provide care for those Jewish children deprived of a typical family life. Currently, it provides a myriad of services for families and children regardless of background, including case work services, counseling and mental health services, parenting programs, a center for divorcing families, services for people with disabilities, senior services, a new American program, and adoption resources.

References

  1. Materials from the collection.
  2. "About JF&CS." Jewish Family & Children's Service. Jewish Family & Children's Service, 2012. Web. 21 May 2012. http://www.jfcsboston.org/AboutJFCS/Overview/tabid/253/Default.aspx
1864
United Hebrew Benevolent Association founded.
1946
Jewish Family and Children’s Service established with the merger of the Jewish Child Welfare Association and the Jewish Family Service.
An educational unit at camp Kingswood was established.
1948
A New Americans adolescent unit was established at Dorchester House.
1950
Additional educational activities were introduced to Education Committee and Intake committee.
November 1961
Ledgewood building, a residential care facility for boys, opened with 14 boys.
December 4, 1964
Jewish Family and Children’s service Women’s Committee’s 30th anniversary took place at Temple Israel.

Extent

.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)

Abstract

The Jewish Family and Children’s Service was established in Boston, Massachusetts in 1946. It is the oldest social service agency in Boston devoted to serving the Jewish community, and it is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the United States. A major constituent agency of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, the JF&CS traces its origin to the United Hebrew Benevolent Association, founded in 1864. This collection contains governance and activity records of the JF&CS, including by-laws, a personnel practices code, reports, correspondence, event programs, meeting minutes of the board of directors, and speeches and papers presented at conferences.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Acquistion information is unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Xingyan (Jessie) Xu, 2012
Title
Guide to the Jewish Family and Children’s Service (Boston, Mass.) Records, I-218
Author
Processed by Xingyan (Jessie) Xu
Date
2012
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

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

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