Boston Committee to Challenge Anti-Semitism Records
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains newsletters, flyers, correspondence, writings, speeches, position papers, and administrative documents documenting the activities and work of the Boston Committee to Challenge Anti-Semitism. Included are newsletters from 1978-1981; flyers advertising various events and programs; writings, speeches, and position papers on a variety of topics, including the Middle East conflict, affirmative action, and the rise of Nazism; and miscellaneous administrative documents, including meeting minutes and agendas and membership lists.
- undated, 1978-1981
- Boston Committee to Challenge Anti-Semitism (Organization)
Language of Materials
This collection is in English.
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The Boston Committee to Challenge Anti-Semitism (later changed to BCCAS) was organized in early 1978 in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston in response to a proposed Nazi rally in Skokie, Illinois, a city in which many Holocaust survivors lived. Its mission was to be “a group of Jew and non-Jews dedicated to the elimination of anti-Semitism and the sharing of Jewish culture.” Five working committees were immediately established to serve this mission (demonstration, research and writing, educational, unity Seder, and steering committees), but were late reorganized as the organization expanded. BCCAS sponsored a variety of cultural and political events, including Passover unity seders, Chanukah and Sukkot celebrations, anti-Nazi rallies, and educational workshops and seminars on topics like anti-Semitism, racism, Jewish feminism, and more. The organization also released position papers and wrote articles on topics including affirmative action and the Middle East conflict. In 1981, BCASS disbanded.
- The Boston Committee to Challenge Anti-Semitism is founded.
- The Boston Committee to Challenge Anti-Semitism changes its name to BCASS.
- BCASS disbands.
This collection contains correspondence, flyers, newsletters, writings, speeches, position papers, and administrative records documenting the activities and work of the Boston Committee to Challenge Anti-Semitism, an organization founded in 1978 for both Jews and non-Jews to combat anti-Semitism and celebrate Jewish culture.
Located in Boston, Mass.
Acquisition information is unknown.
Processed by Lindsay Murphy, July 2019.
- Guide to the Boston Committee to Challenge Anti-Semitism Records, JHCI-010
- Lindsay Murphy
- Language of description