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North American Jewish Students Appeal Records

American Jewish Historical Society

Inclusive Date: undated, 1962, 1964-1996

Date: (Bulk 1971-1995)

English

Hebrew

Yiddish

The records of the North American Jewish Students Appeal (NAJSA or APPEAL) contains documents on two levels of concern: those documents dealing with the NAJSA as a student-run organization promoting Jewish identity among college-aged youth; and those documents dealing with the APPEAL as a fundraising organization for several well-known student constituent organizations. The Constituents were: the Jewish Student Press Service, Lights in Action, the North American Jewish Students Network, the Progressive Zionist Caucus,, Yavneh Religious Students Organization, and Yugntruf Youth for Yiddish. Documents include correspondence, financial records, minutes, press releases, information on grants awarded to student organizations for programming and publishing, student journals and newspapers, photographs, and ephemera.

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The events leading up to the formation of the North American Jewish Students Appeal (NAJSA or APPEAL) began in May 1969 when the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) sponsored a conference in Brewster, NY. The conference, attended by a collection of students, young adults and student activists, focused on issues concerning the state of Judaism among American youth, organization of the students into a viable movement, and from the student's viewpoint, how to conduct effective and meaningful communications between them and the older generation of the Federations. Out of this conference arose the North American Jewish Students NETWORK, a communications, information and resource arm of the WUJS. As an umbrella service providing information on strategies and tactics through NETWORK, Jewish students and young adults were able to coordinate and plan for organized disruptions at the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Fund's (CJFWF) General Assembly (GA) in Boston from November 12-18, 1969, coinciding with the 75Anniversary of the founding of the American Federation movement.

The students, not originally scheduled to speak at any sessions, were exceptionally vocal at the Boston assembly, staging sit-ins and protests and disrupting the normal functions of the yearly gathering. The students were empowered by two factors in staging their disruptions at the Assembly. The Black Power Movement, which some of the students had been involved with, had introduced "the concept that strong ethnic identification was not only good, but necessary," and the 1967 War in the Middle East caused young and old Jews to "express openly their Jewish identity." The students also viewed themselves as up against an "entrenched Federation system" that was slow to act and that Synagogue-associated youth groups such as Hillel were ill-equipped, financially or with the manpower, to address a vocal and somewhat radicalized activist generation of Jewish youth who felt both 'turned-off' to their Jewish identity and 'tuned-out' by established youth groups.

The vocal students were allotted time to speak at a Luncheon session of the GA, choosing as their representative Rabbi Hillel Levine. Levine was a Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Social Relations at Harvard and a Graduate of the Rabbinical College at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS). Rabbi Levine began by stating that:

Rabbi Levine then offered a definition of the students - how they viewed themselves in the community of American Jews:

Gordon Zacks, the 1969 Chairman of the United Jewish Appeal's (UJA) Young Leadership Cabinet (YLC) and former Chair of the CJFWF Leadership Development Committee, addressed the delegates in a regularly scheduled meeting of the Luncheon Session of the Assembly. Zacks, in a forum entitled "Young Leadership Looks at the Future of the Jewish Community" urged the Assembly to pass a resolution calling for the creation of a body with a six-prong plan addressing certain issues facing the Jewish community within a 12-month period. This body, proposed as the "Foundation for Jewish Identity", would undertake, develop and provide seed money to harvest "the best Jewish brainpower in support of those kinds of activities which will produce a multiplier effect on creative Jewish living and identity." One of the six specific areas in which Mr. Zacks urged plan development was in presenting a "bold new activities-oriented approach to reach and involve university students."(Zacks and Neil Norry (the Special Promotions Chairperson of the national UJA office), working on the Federation side, became two of the prime initiators and backers of the APPEAL, providing moral, organizational and financial support to NETWORK in establishing the groundwork for the APPEAL.)

After the General Assembly, the students were unorganized and unincorporated, had no budget, or central strategy for receiving or allocating funds they might receive from the Federations. The student leaders met at a December 1969 UJA meeting, but were unable to press their efforts to raise funds from the Federations until some semblance of organization occurred. In June of 1971, NETWORK, using its connections through the WUJS, organized meetings with the leaders of the six original Constituents to discuss their varying financial crises and how to organize and present a united fundraising plan to the CJFWF. Those initial Constituents, the Jewish Student Press Service (organized 1970), Response (organized 1967), NETWORK (1969), the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry (1964), Yavneh (1965) and Yugntruf: Youth for Yiddish (1965) banded together to form the North American Jewish Students Appeal.

The thrust of this work was primarily fundraising and allocating to the Constituent organizations, of which, over time, there were eight not including a few small 'satellite' Constituents. NETWORK and YAVNEH eventually left the APPEAL, with the Progressive Zionist Caucus (PZC, organized 1987) and Lights in Action (LIA, organized 1992) taking their places. In addition to the allocating of funds and fundraising for the Constituent organizations, the APPEAL administered under its own name a Beneficiary Grants program. The grants, ranging from $50 to $500, were awarded primarily to campus student organizations requiring funding for campus programming or publications promoting Jewish identity and news among students.

The structure of the APPEAL included an Executive Director and executive assistant, with occasional field workers and interns. The Executive Director ran the everyday operations of the APPEAL, including allocations distribution, compiling Constituent presentations, writing grants, fundraising, and advertising the APPEAL. The Executive Directors of the APPEAL included Robert Goldman, Edward (Avi) Lyons, Mark Mishan, Steven Cohen, Susan Dessel, Roberta Shiffman and Brenda Gervetz.

The advisors of the APPEAL consisted of a Board of Trustees and a Governing Board. Friends of the Students, or Friends, were named for those people who donated money but had no say in the workings of the APPEAL. Rabbis and congregations were regularly called upon for donations and spiritual support.

Trustees acted as an advisory board to the APPEAL, and lobbied their local and national Federations to fund the APPEAL. As an advisory board, Trustees had no say in the internal workings of the Constituents, or the APPEAL allocation formula. Money received from the Federations was divided between the Constituents and the Beneficiary Grants program according to an allocation formula decided by the Constituents and Governing Board. Trustees acted as a buffer between the Federations and the NAJSA students and were arbiters of any internal disputes between the NAJSA and Constituents. The collective Trustee membership consisted of community members and delegates from the Governing Board, who were primarily students at the time of their Trusteeship. These students served as both Trustees and Governing Board members, though once they left the Governing Board for reasons of graduation or resignation they had the option of remaining Trustees.

The majority of the Trustees were older men and women who had worked within the Jewish community for many years, and knew the finer points of approaching the Federations. The APPEAL strove to develop and maintain ties with at least one vocal, well-placed Trustee that held the ear of local Federations. The Trustees were particularly useful during each Federation's allocation evaluation time, based on the fiscal year. After the NAJSA submitted their allocation applications to a Federation, the local Trustee would follow-up, making phone calls, visiting or conducting presentations to the Federation as possible or advisable. The Trustees were vital in initiating new Federations into giving to the APPEAL, encouraging Federations to increase an already confirmed allocation or maintaining an allocation over time.

The Trustees did not hold regularly scheduled meetings. Meetings of the Trustees were attempted during quarterly CJF sessions, but attendance was relatively poor as Trustees were more willing to travel to the larger General Assembly conferences than quarterly meetings. Trustees also donated to the APPEAL with their own Tzedakah, or charitable contribution. Current Trustees recruited new Trustees, with Trustees Michael and Natalie Pelavin and Steven Schwarz being the most active in this regard. Gordon Zacks encouraged the actor Theodore Bikel (,,,) to become a Trustee. Trustee Chairpersons included Zacks, Michael Pelavin, Jacqueline Levine, Steven Schwarz, Alan H. Molod, Suzanne Perelman, Magda Leuchter-Shenberg, and Gerald Flanzbaum.

The Governing Board consisted of seven constituent delegates, and six at-large delegates. The Constituents selected delegates and previous Board members, Trustees, and Constituents nominated at-large delegates. At-large delegates were students under the age of 30 years at the time of election and served one-year terms; staff from the APPEAL could be appointed as non-voting delegates. The Governing Board met during the school year from September to June on a monthly basis to review each Constituent's programming and prepare for Spring budgeting and the Fall allocation formula vote. The Governing Board reviewed Beneficiary Grants proposals, recommending or denying funding for each grant proposed. The Governing Board elected a President and an Executive Committee, which included the President, Executive Director and three Board members. In addition to the Executive Committee, the Board elected a Steering, Allocations and Internal Review Committees.

In the structure of the Federation system, the APPEAL presented budget materials and financial reports, along with Constituent presentations, to the Large City Budgeting Conference (LCBC), an independent division of the CJFWF representing the larger, local Federations according to population size. The CJFWF based Federation divisions on local population sizes by large, intermediate and small budgeting councils representing local cities and towns. The LCBC would then certify to the Federations, a recommended target budget to be allocated from the local Federations to the APPEAL. The CJFWF/LCBC issued a 'Budget Digest,' containing the combined report of the CJFWF and the APPEAL, including a description of the activities of the APPEAL and Constituents, a brief history and scope of the organization, along with a report on the APPEAL's financial standing, based on financial documentation presented by the APPEAL. For instance, based on the APPEAL's presentation, its financial documentation and plans for the following fiscal year, the LCBC would certify the APPEAL's allocation from Federation funds at $120,000. (The APPEAL also received certification from the Intermediate and Small Cities Budgeting Conferences.) After certification, the Federations viewed the APPEAL as a legitimate allocation entity. Based on the local Federation budget, an allocation was then made to the APPEAL, spread throughout the fiscal year or in one lump sum. The APPEAL attended the annual GA, mingling with Federation representatives on the national and local levels, attending forums on student-related issues and to present their budgets for certification. The GA was held in a variety of host cities designated by the number of the annual event. The CJFWF later became the Council of Jewish Federations (CJF) and then merged with the United Israel Appeal (UIA) and the United Jewish Appeal (UJA) to form the United Jewish Communities (UJC).

The APPEAL was active on several CJF committees, including the College Youth and Faculty Committee, the Leadership Development Committee, the Task Force on Services to Jewish University Students, and the Women's Committee on Russian Women. The NAJSA served on the United Jewish Appeal's Student Advisory Committee and the Young Leadership Cabinet. During the 1970s, the APPEAL attempted to merge with the Joint Cultural Appeal (JCA), a fundraising entity for several organizations including the American Jewish Historical Society, Histadruth Ivrith of America, the Leo Baeck Institute, the National Foundation for Jewish Culture and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

The APPEAL disbanded in June 1995 due to the shrinking of Federation funds, the changing structure of the CJF and tensions between the APPEAL and Hillel. As money disappeared from the Federations, the trickle down effect made it difficult for the Federations to justify funding two National student organizations.

The collection documents the working proceedings of the North American Jewish Students Appeal, including the organization's work in the area of promoting Jewish identity among college youth as well as NAJSA's work on behalf of its eight primary and smaller, satellite Constituents. The collection covers the period of NAJSA's existence, from 1971 to 1996, though a few materials derive from the 1960s, mostly concerning RESPONSE, SSSJ, YAVNEH and YUNGTRUF and the founding history of NAJSA. However, the material for these four Constituents and the founding history of the NAJSA is sketchy within the collection prior to 1971. The collection can be grouped into several categories: 1) correspondence and records dealing directly with the NAJSA and its Trustees, Board, and national Jewish organizations and the interaction between the NAJSA and its Constituents; 2) financial, activity, fundraising, and promotional records of the Constituents; 3) financial and fundraising records regarding the NAJSA, including national and local Federations, constructing budgets and allocating funds to Constituents; 4) beneficiary grants awarded by the NAJSA and their impact on Jewish-related programming and publishing on the University student level; and 5) ephemera, magazines, and journals from the Constituents, beneficiaries and national Jewish organizations.

The series is arranged according to the original filing system of the records of the NAJSA, though in some cases, series have been artificially constructed by rearranging yearly records into more coherent categories, particularly in the case of organizational financial records, Constituent, and Beneficiary Grant files. Publications, ephemera, posters, photographs, and video and audio tape series have been created from the original series by pulling certain publications, printed matter, posters, and ephemera (buttons, t-shirts, etc.) from folders for preservation purposes and to highlight these items in conjunction with the Jewish student movement. Each series contains arrangement notes relevant to the particular series below.
The collection is organized into ten series as follows:

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Series : Series I: Board of Trustees, Governing Board, Friends and Rabbis

Inclusive Date: undated, 1971-1995

Series I documents correspondence, memos, and minutes of the APPEAL, as well as the APPEAL's solicitation campaigns regarding Trustees, Friends and Rabbis. Series I documents the inner workings of the APPEAL, including advice solicited from its Trustees, the interaction of the Governing Board and Trustees and the workings of the Governing Board. The monetary and spiritual support received from the wider Jewish community towards the basic ideals of the APPEAL's social and political agenda is reflected in the subseries concerning Friends and Rabbis. The series is documented in four parts, as follows.

Subseries : Subseries 1: Board of Trustees

Inclusive Date: undated, 1971-1995

This subseries is informally divided into General Records () and Trustee Correspondence and Member Lists (). General Records include memos, reception arrangements for Chairpersons Alan Molod and Madga Leuchter-Shenberg, minutes, Trustee solicitation materials, a development plan from 1993, and responses from Trustees concerning attendance at the final meeting of the NAJSA from April 1995. Trustee Correspondence and Member Lists includes two folders () of Trustee membership lists and correspondence from Trustees. Correspondence is divided into correspondence by infrequent Board correspondents (A-Z,), and those Trustees who maintained a closer working relationship with the organization. Correspondence with former Executive Directors Susan Dessel and Edward Lyons and all former Chairpersons of the APPEAL are included. Minutes relating to Trustee meetings are incomplete, covering only the years between 1974-1978 and 1983-1985. Actions and ideas relating to the Trustees may be obtained from a combination of records: correspondence and memos found in this Subseries, notes and memos of meetings with individual Trustees at General Assemblies (), Trustee group and individual meetings held at LCBC quarterly board meetings (), correspondence laced throughout individual Federation correspondence in U.S. cities and Canada () and fromminutes regarding discussions of Trustee advice.

Subseries : General Records

Date: 1971-1994

Box: 1

Folder: 1

Correspondence and Memo Drafts

Inclusive Date: 1988-1994

Box: 1

Folder: 2

Development Plan, 2nd Draft

Date: November 15, 1993

Box: 1

Folder: 3

Leuchter (Shenberg) Madga Fund Reception

Date: 1994

Box: 1

Folder: 4

Meeting Responses

Inclusive Date: April 1995

Box: 1

Folder: 5

Memos

Date: undated,

Inclusive Date: 1970s

Box: 1

Folder: 6

Memos

Date: undated,

Inclusive Date: 1970s

Box: 1

Folder: 7

Memos

Inclusive Date: 1980s-1990s

Box: 1

Folder: 8

Minutes

Inclusive Date: 1974-1978, 1983-1985

Box: 1

Folder: 9

Molod, Alan H. Reception Arrangements

Inclusive Date: 1987

Box: 1

Folder: 10

Trustee Involvement Campaign

Inclusive Date: 1988

Box: 1

Folder: 11

Trustee Solicitation Correspondence

Date: undated, 1975-1990

Subseries : Trustee Correspondence and Member Lists

Date: 1971-1994

Box: 2

Folder: 1

Trustee Member Lists

Date: undated, 1971-1988

Box: 2

Folder: 2

Trustee Member Lists

Date: 1989-1994

Box: 2

Folder: 3

Correspondence A-E

Date: undated, 1975-1991

Box: 2

Folder: 4

Correspondence F-K

Date: undated, 1971-1994

Box: 2

Folder: 5

Correspondence J-N

Date: undated, 1972-1991

Box: 2

Folder: 6

Correspondence O-R

Date: undated, 1972-1989

Box: 2

Folder: 7

Correspondence S-Z

Date: undated, 1972-1981

Box: 2

Folder: 8

Abromovitz, Yossi Correspondence and Article

Date: 1991-1995

Box: 3

Folder: 1

Alperin, Melvin G. Correspondence

Date: 1983-1995

Box: 3

Folder: 2

Benjamin, Jerry Correspondence

Date: 1974-1995

Box: 3

Folder: 3

Bikel, Theodore Correspondence

Date: 1971-1986

Box: 3

Folder: 4

Cohen, Steven Correspondence

Date: 1976-1991

Box: 3

Folder: 5

Dessel, Susan Correspondence

Date: 1974-1994

Box: 3

Folder: 6

Eisen, Arnold (Dr.) Correspondence

Date: 1991-1994

Box: 3

Folder: 7

Eisen, Julius Correspondence

Date: 1981-1994

Box: 3

Folder: 8

Everett, Henry and Edith Correspondence

Date: 1972-1991

Box: 3

Folder: 9

Feuerstein, Moses Correspondence

Date: 1972-1983

Box: 3

Folder: 10

Field, Irwin Correspondence

Date: 1972-1995

Box: 3

Folder: 11

Flanzbaum, Gerald A. Correspondence

Date: 1987

Box: 3

Folder: 12

Flanzbaum, Gerald A.

Inclusive Date: 1988-1995

Box: 3

Folder: 13

Glick, Carl Correspondence

Date: 1971-1983

Box: 3

Folder: 14

Goldberg, Paul Correspondence

Date: 1981-1995

Box: 4

Folder: 1

Golden, Arnold Correspondence

Date: 1983-1994

Box: 4

Folder: 2

Goldenberg, William Correspondence

Date: 1978-1994

Box: 4

Folder: 3

Goldman, Robert Correspondence

Date: 1971-1972, 1974-1979, 1981, 1983, 1986-1988, 1992

Box: 4

Folder: 4

Groner, Oscar (Rabbi) Correspondence

Date: 1975-1986

Box: 4

Folder: 5

Grossman, Susan Correspondence

Date: 1978-1994

Box: 4

Folder: 6

Heppner, Lynne Correspondence

Date: 1974-1979

Box: 4

Folder: 7

Hertzberg, Arthur (Rabbi) Correspondence

Date: 1973-1994

Box: 4

Folder: 8

Hoenlein, Malcolm Correspondence

Date: 1975-1995

Box: 4

Folder: 9

Hollander, Sandford Correspondence

Date: 1972-1995

Box: 4

Folder: 10

Hornblass, Albie Correspondence

Date: 1975-1994

Box: 4

Folder: 11

Horwitz, S. Harold (Hal) (Dr.) Correspondence

Date: 1981-1995

Box: 5

Folder: 1

Horwitz, Henry Correspondence

Date: 1973-1979

Box: 5

Folder: 2

Hott, Jackie (Dr.) Correspondence

Date: 1991

Box: 5

Folder: 3

Hurwitz, Joseph D. Correspondence

Date: 1984-1995

Box: 5

Folder: 4

Hurwitz, Marc Correspondence

Date: 1993-1995

Box: 5

Folder: 5

Jackier, Larry Correspondence

Date: 1983-1994

Box: 5

Folder: 6

Kameny, Nat Correspondence

Date: 1972-1979

Box: 5

Folder: 7

Kameny, Nat Correspondence

Date: 1980-1994

Box: 5

Folder: 8

Karp, Eliot Correspondence

Date: 1988-1991

Box: 5

Folder: 9

Klotz, Bobi Correspondence

Date: 1980-1994

Box: 5

Folder: 10

Kramer, Stephen Correspondence

Date: 1989-1992

Box: 5

Folder: 11

Kramer, Stephen Correspondence

Date: 1992-1993

Box: 5

Folder: 12

Kramer, Stephen Correspondence

Date: 1994-1995

Box: 5

Folder: 13

Kurlander, Stuart S. Correspondence

Date: 1990-1991

Box: 5

Folder: 14

Lender, Helaine and Marvin Correspondence

Date: 1975-1992

Box: 5

Folder: 15

Leuchter (Shenberg), Magda Correspondence

Date: undated, 1971, 1975, 1981, 1987-1988

Box: 6

Folder: 1

Leuchter (Shenberg), Magda Correspondence

Date: 1989

Box: 6

Folder: 2

Leuchter (Shenberg), Magda Correspondence

Date: 1989

Box: 6

Folder: 3

Leuchter (Shenberg), Magda Correspondence

Date: 1990-1994

Box: 6

Folder: 4

Levin, Barry J Correspondence

Date: 1989-1995

Box: 6

Folder: 5

Levin, Bud Correspondence

Date: 1975-1992

Box: 6

Folder: 6

Levin, Lloyd Correspondence

Date: 1988-1995

Box: 6

Folder: 7

Levin, Jacqueline Correspondence

Date: 1972-1994

Box: 6

Folder: 8

Levy, Carol Correspondence

Date: 1990-1994

Box: 6

Folder: 9

Levy, Robert Correspondence

Date: 1974-1994

Box: 7

Folder: 1

Lipstadt, Deborah Correspondence

Date: 1981-1994

Box: 7

Folder: 2

Lyon, Avram (Avi or Edward) Correspondence

Date: 1973, 1975-1992

Box: 7

Folder: 3

Minkoff, Andi Correspondence

Date: 1981-1989

Box: 7

Folder: 4

Molod, Alan H. Correspondence

Date: 1980-1983

Box: 7

Folder: 5

Molod, Alan H. Correspondence

Date: 1984

Box: 7

Folder: 6

Molod, Alan H. Correspondence

Date: 1985-1986

Box: 7

Folder: 7

Molod, Alan H. Correspondence

Date: 1987-1988

Box: 7

Folder: 8

Molod, Alan H. Correspondence

Date: 1989-1995

Box: 7

Folder: 9

Norich, Sam Correspondence

Date: 1974-1994

Box: 7

Folder: 10

Norry, Lewis Correspondence

Date: 1988-1995

Box: 7

Folder: 11

Norry, Neil and Sharon Correspondence

Date: undated, 1972-1988

Box: 8

Folder: 1

Parelman, Suzanne Correspondence

Date: 1976-1982

Box: 8

Folder: 2

Parelman, Suzanne Correspondence

Date: 1983-1995

Box: 8

Folder: 3

Pelavin, Michael Correspondence

Date: 1973-1995

Box: 8

Folder: 4

Pelavin, Natalie Correspondenc

Date: 1974-1995

Box: 8

Folder: 5

Rosenberg, David Correspondence

Date: 1972-1981

Box: 8

Folder: 6

Rubenstein, Michael Correspondence

Date: 1992-1994

Box: 8

Folder: 7

Ruskay, John Correspondence

Date: 1991-1994

Box: 8

Folder: 8

Schrayer, Robert Correspondence

Date: 1975-1994

Box: 8

Folder: 9

Schwarz, Steven Correspondence

Date: 1974-1994

Box: 8

Folder: 10

Seal, Mark Correspondence

Date: 1990-1994

Box:

Folder:

Shenberg-Leuchter, Magda (See Leuchter (Shenberg))

Date:

Box: 8

Folder: 11

Shenker, Arden Correspondence

Date: 1974-1994

Box: 9

Folder: 1

Sherman, Joel Correspondence

Date: 1975-1994

Box: 9

Folder: 2

Solender, Sandford and Ethel Correspondence

Date: undated, 1986-1987, 1991

Box: 9

Folder: 3

Tobin, Gary Correspondence

Date: undated, 1988-1993

Box: 9

Folder: 4

Weintraub, Simkha (Rabbi)

Date: 1990-1991

Box: 9

Folder: 5

Wiener, Barbara Correspondence

Date: 1976-1994

Box: 9

Folder: 6

Zacks, Gordon Correspondence

Date: 1972-1994

Subseries : Subseries 2: Governing Board (GB)

Inclusive Date: 1971-1973, 1975-1995

The first area, Committees and Memos) documents memos and minutes from four Governing Board Committees: the Allocations, Executive, Internal Review and Steering Committees. General memos to the overall Governing Board are included as is Governing Board meeting documentation concerning NETWORK. Although the committees were initiated under the mandate of the NAJSA's By-Laws, special committees met irregularly, or informally at regularly held Governing Board meetings. Box 10, Folder 2 relates to a 1981 Governing Board special meeting held to determine how to handle NETWORK's non-compliance with the By-Laws of the APPEAL in dealing with the solicitation of funds by a Constituent directly from a funding source. For further information on the non-compliance motion and issues regarding it, please see Series III: Constituents, Subseries 3: NETWORK,.

Subseries : Governing Board Committees and Memos, undated

Date: 1971-1995

Box: 9

Folder: 7

Allocations Committee Reports

Date: 1973

Box: 9

Folder: 8

Executive Committee Member Lists, Memos and Minutes

Date: 1972-1975, 1977-1985, 1988

Box: 9

Folder: 9

Internal Review Committee

Date: 1982, 1989

Box: 9

Folder: 10

Memos

Date: undated, 1971-1984

Box: 9

Folder: 11

Memos

Date: undated, 1985-1987

Box: 10

Folder: 1

Memos

Date: undated, 1988-1995

Box: 10

Folder: 2

NETWORK Non-Compliance Motion Meeting Correspondence and Documents

Date: 1981

Box: 10

Folder: 3

Steering Committee Memos and Minutes

Date: 1973-1975

Subseries : Governing Board and Constituent Delegates Lists and Correspondence, undated

Date: 1976-1995

Box: 10

Folder: 4

Correspondence, A-Z

Date: undated, 1976-1994

Box: 10

Folder: 5

Data Sheets, A-Z

Date: undated, 1991-1993

Box: 10

Folder: 6

Member Lists

Date: undated

Box: 10

Folder: 7

Member Lists

Date: 1981-1983, 1986-1994

Box: 10

Folder: 8

Berkowitz, Beth Data Sheet and Recommendation

Date: 1994

Box: 10

Folder: 9

Berkowitz, Dasee Recommendation

Date: 1994

Box: 10

Folder: 10

Birnbaum, Jacob (Rabbi) Correspondence

Date: 1990

Box: 10

Folder: 11

Braun, Carolyn (Rabbi) Correspondence and Data File

Date: undated, 1983-1990

Box: 10

Folder: 12

Braun, David Correspondence and Data File

Date: 1990-1991

Box: 11

Folder: 1

Dickter, Adam Correspondence and Data File

Date: 1990-1991

Box: 11

Folder: 2

Edry, Sandy Lawrence Correspondence and Data File

Date: 1990-1993

Box: 11

Folder: 3

Graff, Bennett Correspondence and Data File

Date: 1988-1992

Box: 11

Folder: 4

Kamil, Seth Correspondence and Data File

Date: 1991-1993

Box: 11

Folder: 5

Martin, Beth Correspondence and Data File

Date: 1989-1991

Box: 11

Folder: 6

Richter, Glenn Correspondence

Date: 1981-1990

Box: 11

Folder: 7

Rubin, Cindy Correspondence

Date: 1983-1991

Box: 11

Folder: 8

Whiteman, Adam Correspondence

Date: 1987-1988

Subseries : Governing Board Minutes

Date: 1971-1973, 1975-1995

Box: 11

Folder: 9

Minutes

Date: 1971

Box: 11

Folder: 10

Minutes

Date: 1972

Box: 11

Folder: 11

Minutes

Date: 1973

Box: 11

Folder: 12

Minutes

Date: 1975

Box: 11

Folder: 13

Minutes

Date: 1976

Box: 11

Folder: 14

Minutes

Date: 1977

Box: 11

Folder: 15

Minutes

Date: 1978

Box: 11

Folder: 16

Minutes

Date: 1979

Box: 11

Folder: 17

Minutes

Date: 1980

Box: 11

Folder: 18

Minutes

Date: 1981

Box: 11

Folder: 19

Minutes

Date: 1982

Box: 11

Folder: 20

Minutes

Date: 1983

Box: 12

Folder: 1

Minutes

Date: 1984

Box: 12

Folder: 2

Minutes

Date: 1985

Box: 12

Folder: 3

Minutes

Date: 1986

Box: 12

Folder: 4

Minutes

Date: 1987

Box: 12

Folder: 5

Minutes

Date: 1988

Box: 12

Folder: 6

Minutes

Date: 1989

Box: 12

Folder: 7

Minutes

Date: 1990

Box: 12

Folder: 8

Minutes

Date: 1991

Box: 12

Folder: 9

Minutes

Date: 1992

Box: 12

Folder: 10

Minutes

Date: 1993

Box: 12

Folder: 11

Minutes

Date: 1994

Box: 12

Folder: 12

Minutes

Date: 1995

Subseries : Minutes, Misc. Documents

Date: 1986-1995

Box: 13

Folder: 1

Minutes, Misc. Documents

Date: PY 1986-1987

Box: 13

Folder: 2

Minutes, Misc. Documents

Date: PY 1988-1989

Box: 13

Folder: 3

Minutes, Misc. Documents

Date: PY 1990-1991

Box: 13

Folder: 4

Minutes, Misc. Documents

Date: PY 1991-1992

Box: 13

Folder: 5

Minutes, Misc. Documents

Date: PY 1992-1993

Box: 13

Folder: 6

Minutes, Misc. Documents

Date: PY 1993-1994

Box: 13

Folder: 7

Minutes, Misc. Documents

Date: PY [1994]-1995

Subseries : Minutes, Grant Proposals

Date: 1987-1994

Box: 13

Folder: 8

Minutes, Grant Proposals

Date: PY 1987-1989

Box: 13

Folder: 9

Minutes, Grant Proposals

Date: PY 1988-1989

Box: 13

Folder: 10

Minutes, Grant Proposals

Date: PY 1989-1990

Box: 13

Folder: 11

Minutes, Grant Proposals

Date: PY 1990-1991

Box: 14

Folder: 1

Minutes, Grant Proposals

Date: PY 1991-1992

Box: 14

Folder: 2

Minutes, Grant Proposals

Date: PY 1992-1993

Box: 14

Folder: 3

Minutes, Grant Proposals

Date: PY 1993-1994

Subseries : Subseries 3: Friends

Inclusive Date: undated, 1971-1992

Friends of the APPEAL were primarily those persons who did not actively participate as a Trustee or Governing Board member would, but those who financially supported the APPEAL either through large grants over a period of time, or smaller, personal donations. Included in this section is correspondence from Edgar Bronfman, who supported the NAJSA with two grants in the 1970s, as well as Moses Hornstein, a longtime supporter of the APPEAL. As the majority of Friends were solicited from newspaper ads, direct mailings or through the Trustees and Governing Board members of NAJSA, thank you letters to Friends regarding their donation have mostly been discarded. The thank you acknowledgements kept within the collection (Box 15, Folders 1-6) are a sample of form letters sent over the years. Letters of a more personal nature from Friends to the APPEAL remain in the collection. Folders regarding Friends are arranged in alphabetical order.

Box: 14

Folder: 4

Bronfman, Edgar Correspondence

Date: 1975-1978

Box: 14

Folder: 5

Correspondence

Date: 1971-1972

Box: 14

Folder: 6

Hornstein, Moses Correspondence

Date: 1973-1985

Box: 14

Folder: 7

Klutznick, Philip Correspondence

Date: 1976-1978

Box: 14

Folder: 8

Leuchter (Shenberg), Magda Friends Lists

Date: undated, 1990-1992

Box: 14

Folder: 9

Lippoff, Norman Correspondence

Date: 1975-1985

Box: 14

Folder: 10

Solicitation Sample Correspondence

Date: 1970s-1990s

Box: 15

Folder: 1

Thank You Letters, Representative Samples

Date: 1971-1975

Box: 15

Folder: 2

Thank You Letters, Representative Samples

Date: 1976-1979

Box: 15

Folder: 3

Thank You Letters, Representative Samples

Date: 1980-1984

Box: 15

Folder: 4

Thank You Letters, Representative Samples

Date: 1985-1989

Box: 15

Folder: 5

Thank You Letters, Representative Samples

Date: 1990-1991

Box: 15

Folder: 6

Thank You Letters, Representative Samples

Date: 1992-1994

Box: 15

Folder: 7

Trustee Solicitation of Friends Memos and Lists

Date: 1976, 1992-1994

Subseries : Subseries 4: Rabbis

Inclusive Date: undated, 1971-1991

Rabbis were an essential part of the spiritual life of the APPEAL, and were also regularly solicited for donations from their congregations. This subseries primarily contains a snapshot of the interaction of the APPEAL and various Rabbis though mailing lists, solicitations and a representative sample of thank you letters sent from the APPEAL to Rabbis. For related material on the early involvement of rabbis, see Box 20, Folder 16 for the Rabbi Irving Greenberg Parlor Benefit held in 1973 for the APPEAL.

Box: 15

Folder: 8

Mailing Lists

Date: undated, 1971-1972, 1974

Box: 15

Folder: 9

Mailing Lists

Date: undated, [1991?]

Box: 16

Folder: 1

Solicitation Sample Correspondence

Date: [1971-1972], 1973

Box: 16

Folder: 2

Thank You Letters, Representative Samples

Date: 1971-1975

Box: 16

Folder: 3

Thank You Letters, Representative Samples

Date: 1989-1991

Series : Series II: Organizational Records

Inclusive Date: undated, 1971-1996

The Organizational Records subseries was created by combining three original file organization schemes: boxes labeled "NAJSA," boxes called "National Organization," and miscellaneous files labeled "General Misc. Files" and "Old Records." Both "NAJSA" and "National Organizational" records were filed by program year, but are now arranged in alphabetical order. As the majority of materials seem to fit together, or overlapped, it was decided to combine the three into one General Records category. Records pertaining to Constituents were moved to Series III: Constituents and Financial Records were combined and moved to Subseries 2, Financial Records. Five boxes of Chronological Files (copies of outgoing office mail), 1983-1995 were discarded after confirming that outgoing copies or originals were included in the appropriate files.

Subseries : Subseries 1: General Records

Inclusive Date: 1970-1996

The General Records subseries focuses on the inner workings of the organization, such as the NAJSA's Constitution and By-Laws, campus campaign drives, direct mail campaigns, rental and telephone leases and bills, and promotional materials for the NAJSA. The subseries documents the organization's contact with the wider Jewish community such as the American Jewish Congress, American Zionist Youth Foundation, B'nai B'rith/Hillel (filed under Hillel), the Jewish Association for College Youth, the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, the World Jewish Congress and the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS). (WUJS applied for constituent status to the APPEAL in 1989, see Box 37, Folder 10.) NAJSA became involved with several conferences, some sponsored by their Constituents (particularly NETWORK, RESPONSE and JSPS), as well as the Spitzer Forum on Public Policy from 1990-1994. Other conference materials include an Intermarriage Symposium in 1990, the "Visions and Voices" Interfaith Marriage Symposium in 1993, Hillel conferences, and conferences focused on women and leadership. Of note also is Box 24, Folder 2 concerning the organization Breira, of which the APPEAL and NETWORK participated in discussions sponsored by Breira concerning issues of U.S. Jewish dissent on Israeli policies toward Arabs. (See also Box 108, Folder 14 for the pamphletby Rael Jean Issac.) Information regarding Direct Marketing Campaigns may be found in this subseries,. The folders contain draft correspondence to established Friends and potential donors, while the contributions records from marketing campaigns (1983-1989) is located in Subseries 2: Financial Records in. In 1991, NAJSA contracted with Heartland Marketing Corporation to embark on a new, more organized campaign drive. Information regarding the Heartland campaign can also be found in Subseries 2: Financial Records,.

Box: 16

Folder: 4

ABC to Jewish Activism Manual - Lara Becker Correspondence

Date: 1990

Box: 16

Folder: 5

Adelphi University Rental Correspondence and Leases

Date: 1987-1989

Box: 16

Folder: 6

Adelphi University Rental Correspondence and Leases

Date: 1990-1995

Box: 16

Folder: 7

Administrative Assistant List of Responsibilities

Date: undated, 1979

Box: 16

Folder: 8

Alliance for Judaism and Social Justice (AJSJ) Statement of Purpose

Date: 1994

Box: 16

Folder: 9

American Association for Ethiopian Jews

Date: 1984, 1992

Box: 16

Folder: 10

American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Correspondence and Memos

Date: 1987-1993

Box: 16

Folder: 11

American Jewish Committee (AJC) Correspondence

Date: 1971-1972, 1990

Box: 16

Folder: 12

American Jewish Committee (AJC) National Conference on Jewish Population Growth Minutes and Correspondence

Date: 1982-1983

Box: 16

Folder: 13

American Jewish Congress Correspondence

Date: 1975-1977, 1980, 1990

Box: 16

Folder: 14

American Jewish Congress National Commission on Youth Minutes and Correspondence

Date: 1971-1974

Box: 16

Folder: 15

American Jewish Yearbook Entry Correspondence

Date: 1975-1978, 1980-1986

Box: 16

Folder: 16

American Zionist Movement (AZM) "Israel and Zionism in the Mind of American Jews" Conference Correspondence and Program

Date: 1994

Box: 16

Folder: 17

American Zionist Youth Foundation (AZYF) Student Affairs Correspondence

Date: 1977-1978

Box: 17

Folder: 1

American Zionist Youth Foundation (AZYF) University Student Division Correspondence and Memos

Date: 1978-1988

Box: 17

Folder: 2

American Zionist Youth Foundation University Student Department (USD/AZYF) Correspondence, Memos and Updates

Date: 1990-1993

Box: 17

Folder: 3

American Zionist Youth Foundation University Student Department (USD/AZYF) Flyers, Brochures, Press Releases and Articles

Date: 1990-1993

Box: 17

Folder: 4

American Zionist Youth Foundation University Student Department (USD/AZYF) Guides and Addresses

Date: 1992-1993

Box: 17

Folder: 5

Annual Register of Grant Support Correspondence

Date: 1984-1985, 1990, 1993

Box: 17

Folder: 6

Anti-Defamation League of B'Nai B'Rith Correspondence

Date: 1974-1975

Box: 17

Folder: 7

Anti-Semitism/Anti-Zionism on Campus Clippings

Date: undated, 1988-1989

Box: 17

Folder: 8

Association of Jewish Community Organization Personnel (AJCOP) Correspondence and Memos

Date: 1987-1990

Box: 17

Folder: 9

Board of Jewish Education Correspondence

Date: 1976-1978, 1991

Box: 17

Folder: 10

Brandeis University Professional Advisory Committee of the Horstein Program in Jewish Communal Service Correspondence

Date: 1987, 1990-1991

Box: 17

Folder: 11

Brochure Mock-Ups

Date: [1971-1974]

Box: 17

Folder: 12

Brochure Mock-Ups and Correspondence

Date: undated, 1989

Box: 17

Folder: 13

By-Laws

Date: undated, [1975]

Box: 17

Folder: 14

Campus Campaign Drives Correspondence and List of Chairmen

Date: 1972-1973

Box: 17

Folder: 15

Campus Campaign Drives Correspondence

Date: 1974

Box: 17

Folder: 16

Campus Campaign Drives Correspondence and Fundraising Guide

Date: 1975-1976

Box: 17

Folder: 17

Campus Campaign Drives Donation Correspondence

Date: 1979-1983

Box: 17

Folder: 18

Campus National Committee of Small Cities Questionnaire Responses

Date: March 1976

Box: 17

Folder: 19

Canada Dept. of Finance and General Consulate Correspondence

Date: 1971

Box: 17

Folder: 20

Canadian Unions of Jewish Students (Menachem Kellner) Correspondence

Date: 1971-1972

Box: 18

Folder: 1

Center for Learning and Leadership (CLAL) Correspondence, Proposals, Reports and Notes

Date: undated, 1988-1993

Box: 18

Folder: 2

Certificate of Incorporation and Correspondence

Date: undated, 1971-1972

Box: 18

Folder: 3

Central Conference of American Rabbis Correspondence

Date: 1973

Box: 18

Folder: 4

Clippings

Date: undated, 1971-1972, 1976-1977, 1985-1986, 1989, 1992-1994

Box: 18

Folder: 5

Commission for the Absorption of Soviet Émigrés Correspondence

Date: 1977

Box: 18

Folder: 6

Commission of American Jewish Life Correspondence

Date: 1977

Box: 18

Folder: 7

Conference on Alternatives in Jewish Education (CAJE) Program Brochure, Flyers, and Poster (Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, August 11-15)

Date: 1985

Box:

Folder:

Conference of Jewish Communal Service (CJCS) Correspondence, Memos and Programs)

Date: 1988-1994

Box: 18

Folder: 8

Conference on Jewish Women (Second Annual) Proposal

Date: [1974]

Box: 18

Folder: 9

Constitution

Date: undated, 1979-1984

Box: 18

Folder: 10

Constitution

Date: 1985-1989

Box: 18

Folder: 11

Correspondence, A-H

Date: undated, 1971-1993

Box: 18

Folder: 12

Correspondence, I-O

Date: 1971-1994

Box: 19

Folder: 1

Correspondence, P-Z

Date: 1971-1993

Box: 19

Folder: 2

Correspondence - Faxes Received

Date: 1990-1991

Box: 19

Folder: 3

Correspondence - Faxes Sent

Date: 1990-1991

Box: 19

Folder: 4

Council on Jewish Manpower Associations

Date: 1976-1977

Box: 19

Folder: 5

Dialogue/Dor Hemshech Correspondence

Date: 1975-1977

Box: 19

Folder: 6

Direct Mail Campaign

Date: 1983-1984

Box: 19

Folder: 7

Direct Mail Campaign

Date: 1985

Box: 19

Folder: 8

Direct Mail Campaign

Date: 1986-1987

Box: 19

Folder: 9

Direct Mail Campaign

Date: 1989

Box: 20

Folder: 1

Direct Mail Campaign-Oram Group Proposal and Correspondence

Date: 1984

Box: 20

Folder: 2

Direct Mail Resources and Drafts

Date: [1984]

Box: 20

Folder: 3

Draft Proposal Regarding the APPEAL

Date: undated, [1971], [1975]

Box: 20

Folder: 4

Encyclopedia of Associations Entries

Date: 1978, 1989

Box: 20

Folder: 5

E.R.S. Printing Drafts and Receipts

Date: 1977-1985

Box: 20

Folder: 6

Federal Proposed Projects (NEH) Request for Information

Date: 1980

Box: 20

Folder: 7

Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York Correspondence and Course Listings

Date: 1972, 1974-1976

Box: 20

Folder: 8

Field Work Activities File - Howard Creed

Date: 1987

Box: 20

Folder: 9

Flame, The (Or Chadash/New Light) Correspondence, Notes and Flyers

Date: [1982]

Box: 20

Folder: 10

Flyers and Handouts

Date: undated, 1970s-1990s

Box: 20

Folder: 11

Forms and Letter Samples

Date: undated

Box: 20

Folder: 12

Friends of Jewish Students Newsletter

Date: Fall 1971, June 1972

Box: 20

Folder: 13

Friends of Jewish Students Newsletter Drafts and Correspondence

Date: undated, 1971, 1984

Box: 20

Folder: 14

Gevertz, Brenda "Choosing a College Jewishly" Article, Correspondence and Resume

Date: 1990-1991

Box: 20

Folder: 15

Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry Correspondence

Date: 1975-1976

Box: 20

Folder: 16

Greenberg, Irving (Rabbi) Benefit for NAJSA Correspondence, Lists and Invitations

Date: 1973

Box: 21

Folder: 1

Haber (William) Award Nomination

Date: undated, [1988]

Box: 21

Folder: 2

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Advisory Board Correspondence, Article and Reports

Date: undated, 1971, 1974, 1983, 1986,

Box: 21

Folder: 3

Hillel Annual Conference of Hillel Professionals Conference Packet and Program

Date: 1989, 1992

Box: 21

Folder: 4

Hillel Annual Conference of Hillel Professionals Conference Packet

Date: 1993

Box: 21

Folder: 5

Hillel Annual Conference of Hillel Professionals Conference Packet

Date: [1994?]

Box: 21

Folder: 6

Hillel Correspondence and Memos

Date: 1974-1979

Box: 21

Folder: 7

Hillel Correspondence and Memos

Date: 1980-1989

Box: 21

Folder: 8

Hillel Correspondence and Memos

Date: undated, 1990-1995

Box: 21

Folder: 9

Hillel Leaders Assembly Memos, Program and Resource

Date: 1991

Box: 21

Folder: 10

Hillel Leaders Assembly Memos, Course Descriptions and Schedule

Date: 1993

Box: 21

Folder: 11

Hillel National Jewish Student Issues Conference Programs and Flyers

Date: 1987-1989

Box: 22

Folder: 1

Hillel Partner Agency Meeting Agenda and Notes

Date: May 23, 1994

Box: 22

Folder: 2

Hillel Rabbis Contributions Correspondence and Campaign Planning Document

Date: 1972-1973

Box: 22

Folder: 3

Hillel-University of Michigan 16th Annual Conference on the Holocaust Program and Clipping

Date: 1995

Box: 22

Folder: 4

Histadrut - General Federation of Labour in Israel, International Department, Diaspora Section

Date: 1971, 1985

Box: 22

Folder: 5

Iken, Ronald S., "American Jewish Community is Democratic, and If Not, It Shouldn't Be" Graduate Paper

Date: January 27, 1978

Box: 22

Folder: 6

In Process Materials File

Date: 1994

Box: 22

Folder: 7

Institute for Non-Profit Management Correspondence

Date: 1980-1981

Box: 22

Folder: 8

Inter-Generational Jewish Activists Meeting

Date: 1991

Box: 22

Folder: 9

Intermarriage Symposium Correspondence and Reports

Date: 1990

Box: 22

Folder: 10

Intermarriage Symposium Proceedings and Publication

Date: 1990

Box: 22

Folder: 11

Internships Applications and Evaluations

Date: 1992

Box: 22

Folder: 12

Internships Applications and Evaluations

Date: 1993

Box: 22

Folder: 13

Internships Applications and Evaluations

Date: 1994

Box: 22

Folder: 14

Israeli and American Jewish Contact Lists

Date: [1974]

Box: 22

Folder: 15

Israel Campus Activities Committee (CAC) Memos, Correspondence, Meeting Summaries and Articles

Date: 1988

Box: 22

Folder: 16

Israel Campus Activities Committee (CAC) Memos, Correspondence, Meeting Summaries and Articles

Date: 1989

Box: 23

Folder: 1

Israel Campus Activities Committee (CAC) Memos, Correspondence, Meeting Summaries and Articles

Date: 1990-1991

Box: 23

Folder: 2

Israeli Consulate (N.Y.) Correspondence, Press Releases, Election Guide, Memos

Date: 1974, 1976-1977, 1991-1993

Box: 23

Folder: 3

Israeli Consulate (N.Y.) Office of Academic Affairs Project Materials and Correspondence

Date: 1991-1993

Box: 23

Folder: 4

Israeli/Palestinian Conflict Background Articles

Date: 1980s

Box: 23

Folder: 5

Jewish Association for College Youth (JACY) Correspondence and Memos

Date: 1971-1977

Box: 23

Folder: 6

Jewish Association for College Youth (JACY) Memos, Correspondence, Subsidy Applications and Pamphlets

Date: 1978-1986

Box: 23

Folder: 7

Jewish Association for College Youth (JACY) Memos

Date: 1988-1989

Box: 23

Folder: 8

Jewish Association for College Youth (JACY) Mayer Fellowship Intern Agenda, Memos and Report

Date: 1994

Box: 23

Folder: 9

(Conference of) Jewish Communal Service Association (JCSA) Annual Meeting and Correspondence

Date: undated, 1976, 1988-1989

Box: 23

Folder: 10

(Conference of) Jewish Communal Service Association (JCSA) Annual Meeting and Correspondence

Date: undated, 1990-1992

Box: 23

Folder: 11

(Conference of) Jewish Communal Service Association (JCSA) Social Work Students Proposal

Date: 1987

Box: 23

Folder: 12

Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of New York Media Guidelines and Correspondence

Date: undated, 1990-1991

Box: 23

Folder: 13

Jewish Funders Network Conference Materials

Date: 1993-1995

Box: 23

Folder: 14

Jewish Telegraphic Agency Correspondence and Bulletins

Date: 1971-1972, 1978, 1983-1984, 1992

Box: 24

Folder: 1

Jewish Theological Seminary of America Correspondence

Date: 1979, 1981

Box: 24

Folder: 2

Jewish Week/Breira Controversy Correspondence, Clippings and

Date: 1977

Box: 24

Folder: 3

Jewish Welfare Board (JWB) Office Space Correspondence

Date: 1975-1987

Box: 24

Folder: 4

Jewish Welfare Board (JWB) Sample Allocation Packet

Date: [1975]

Box: 24

Folder: 5

(American Jewish) Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)

Date: 1990-1992

Box: 24

Folder: 6

Lecturers and Program Leaders Correspondence and Information

Date: undated, 1992

Box: 24

Folder: 7

Lilith Correspondence and Clippings

Date: 1976, 1985

Box: 24

Folder: 8

MCI Telephone Billing Correspondence

Date: 1985

Box: 24

Folder: 9

Mission Statement

Date: undated

Box: 24

Folder: 10

National Conference on Jewish Women and Men (Network) Agenda, Report, Grant Applications

Date: 1974

Box: 24

Folder: 11

National Conference on Soviet Jewry Program and Materials

Date: 1976-1977

Box: 24

Folder: 12

National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (NJCRAC) Meetings Background Information Memoranda

Date: 1991-1992

Box: 24

Folder: 13

National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (NJCRAC) Meetings Background Information Memoranda

Date: 1993-1994

Box: 24

Folder: 14

National Jewish Conference Center Planning Correspondence, Minutes, Proposals and Notes

Date: 1974-1975

Box: 24

Folder: 15

National Organizations Miscellaneous Brochures, Pamphlets and Newsletters

Date: [1991-1993]

Box: 24

Folder: 16

National Yiddish Book Exchange Prospectus, Catalog and

Date: [1985]

Box: 25

Folder: 1

New York Board of Rabbis (First Annual) Israel Opportunities and Aliyah Conference Cooperating Agency Planning and Program Materials

Date: 1985-1986

Box: 25

Folder: 2

New York NETWORK (American Jewish Committee Women's Forum) Announcements and Minutes

Date: 1983-1986

Box: 25

Folder: 3

New York Telephone and Constituent Payment Correspondence and Bills

Date: 1974

Box: 25

Folder: 4

North American Chavuroth and Assorted Simchas (N.A.C.H.A.S) Conference Planning Correspondence

Date: 1974

Box: 25

Folder: 5

Office Equipment, Computer, Postal and Telephone Agreements and Correspondence

Date: undated, 1981-1994

Box: 25

Folder: 6

Office Equipment, Misc. Agreements and Correspondence

Date: undated, 1980s-1990s

Box: 25

Folder: 7

Office Inventory (APPEAL, NETWORK, JSPS)

Date: 1976

Box: 25

Folder: 8

Office Space Correspondence

Date: 1976

Box: 25

Folder: 9

Operations Procedures and Structure Description

Date: undated, 1978

Box: 25

Folder: 10

Options Publishing Co. Newsletter Correction

Date: 1980

Box: 25

Folder: 11

Pan-American Jewish Students' Conference (WUJS) Correspondence and Report

Date: 1973-1975

Box: 25

Folder: 12

Partispayan, Willen and Zina (Soviet Jewry Family) Correspondence

Date: 1977-1980

Box: 25

Folder: 13

Postmaster General Certification and Correspondence

Date: 1978-1979

Box: 25

Folder: 14

Press Releases

Date: undated, 1976, 1979-1986, 1990

Box: 25

Folder: 15

Project Dorot Elderly Program Correspondence and Grant Application

Date: 1976-1977, 1984

Box: 26

Folder: 1

Promotional and Publicity Materials

Date: undated, [1970s-1990s]

Box: 26

Folder: 2

Prospective New York Donors Correspondence

Date: 1977

Box: 26

Folder: 3

Public Interest/Public Relations (PIPR) Workshop

Date: 1982

Box: 26

Folder: 4

Radius Institute for Not-for-Profit Management (Columbia University) Seminar Announcements and Memos

Date: 1980-1983

Box: 26

Folder: 5

Raleigh Lithograph Company Correspondence, Bills and Mock-ups

Date: undated, 1976, 1980-1981

Box: 26

Folder: 6

Reinberg, Evgeny and Sophia (Soviet Jewry Family) Correspondence

Date: 1976-1977

Box: 26

Folder: 7

Rules of Order

Date: undated

Box: 26

Folder: 8

Small Cities Executive Institute Conference and Presentation Materials (Tamarack Lodge, Greenfield Park, NY, August 17-24)

Date: 1975

Box: 26

Folder: 9

Speaking Engagements Correspondence

Date: 1973

Box: 26

Folder: 10

Spitzer Forum on Public Policy (B'Nai B'Rith/Hillel Foundations) Correspondence, Notes, and Program Guide (Washington, DC, October 28-30)

Date: 1990

Box: 26

Folder: 11

Spitzer Forum on Public Policy (B'Nai B'Rith/Hillel Foundations) Correspondence and Program (Washington, DC, October 20-22)

Date: 1991

Box: 26

Folder: 12

Spitzer Forum on Public Policy (B'Nai B'Rith/Hillel Foundations) Correspondence, Workshop Information and Program (Los Angeles, CA, January 24-26)

Date: 1993

Box: 26

Folder: 13

Spitzer Forum on Public Policy (B'Nai B'Rith/Hillel Foundations) Correspondence, Workshop Information and Program (Philadelphia, PA, February 6-8)

Date: 1994

Box: 26

Folder: 14

Stationary Samples, NAJSA, Constituents and Organizations

Date: undated

Box: 26

Folder: 15

Stock Donations

Date: 1971

Box: 26

Folder: 16

Supportive Community Facts for Funding: NCJCS Inter-Disciplinary Session on Jewish Education Report

Date: [1972]

Box: 27

Folder: 1

Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC) College Education Department Correspondence and Flyers

Date: 1993

Box: 27

Folder: 2

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Department of College Outreach/KOACH Correspondence and Outreach Guides

Date: 1992-1994

Box: 27

Folder: 3

Varet, Elizabeth "Visions and Voices" Conference Correspondence

Date: 1992-1995

Box: 27

Folder: 4

V.I.P. In the Jewish World Encyclopedia Entry

Date: 1981-1982

Box: 27

Folder: 5

"Visions and Voices" Interfaith Marriage Symposium Arrangements and Correspondence

Date: undated, 1993-1994

Box: 27

Folder: 6

"Visions and Voices" Interfaith Marriage Symposium Registrations and Evaluation

Date: undated, 1993

Box: 111

Folder: 7 (OS)

"Visions and Voices" Interfaith Marriage Symposium Visual Aids and Questionnaire

Date: undated, [1993]

Box: 27

Folder: 7

Washington 1: National Jewish Student Conference On Public Policy Issues Program (Washington, DC, October 13-17)

Date: 1982

Box: 27

Folder: 8

West Side Cluster Salary Reimbursement Memos

Date: 1979-1980

Box: 27

Folder: 9

Williams and Co. Rental Disputes Correspondence

Date: 1975-1977

Box: 27

Folder: 10

Wisconsin, State of; Dept. of Regulation and Licensing Charitable Organizations Correspondence and Memos

Date: 1980

Box: 27

Folder: 11

"Women and Leadership: A Conference of the Task Force on the Jewish Woman Commission on Synagogue Relations" Workshop Materials

Date: 1987

Box: 27

Folder: 12

World Jewish Congress (WJC) Correspondence

Date: 1975-1976

Box: 27

Folder: 13

World Jewish Congress (WJC) Conference on Soviet Jewry (Brussels, Belgium) Correspondence, Memos and Newsletter

Date: 1976

Box: 27

Folder: 14

World Jewish Congress (WJC) Youth Commission Correspondence, Minutes, Memos, and Reports

Date: 1976-1977

Box: 27

Folder: 15

World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) Correspondence

Date: 1971-1974

Box: 27

Folder: 16

World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) Correspondence

Date: 1975-1978

Box: 27

Folder: 17

World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) Correspondence

Date: 1979-1984, 1990-1991

Box: 27

Folder: 18

World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) Institute (Arad, Israel)-Clive Lessen Correspondence and Program

Date: 1992

Box: 27

Folder: 19

World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) Summer Seminar in Israel Information, Correspondence, Brochure and Application

Date: 1992-1993

Box: 27

Folder: 20

World Zionist Organization (WZO) Correspondence

Date: 1974, 1992, 1994

Box: 27

Folder: 21

Yom Kippur War Information Packet

Date: October 1973

Subseries : Subseries 2: Financial Records

Inclusive Date: 1971-1995

The NAJSA acted primarily as an umbrella fundraising arm for its Constituents. Therefore, a large portion of the collection in several series is devoted to financial matters. The most concentrated of these records can be found in Subseries 2: Financial Records, which document the overall financial transactions of the NAJSA including allocations received from Federations, income, deposit and expenditures records, financial statements of the APPEAL (Constituent statements may be found in), accountants correspondence, tax returns (the 1975 return was not found in the collection), Trustee and Friend contributions and employee records (restricted material). In accordance with records management procedures, certain unnecessary information regarding financial records have been discarded. Among these records are: cancelled checks and check stub registers, deposit slips, payroll registers, petty cash receipts, banking statements and bills for messengers; office supplies, computer equipment, and telephone bills. (Telephone bills regarding disputes between NAJSA and their Constituents have been retained.) Cancelled checks regarding tax payments (federal, quarterly and payroll) have been retained. Related financial records may be found in: Constituents and Series V: Federations (: Council for Jewish Federations,: Large City Budgeting Conference and: U.S. Cities and Canada). Documentation relating to fundraising conducted by the NAJSA to garner grants from national foundations may be found in.

Box: 28

Folder: 1

Allocations Received Record - Federations

Date: 1971-1979

Box: 28

Folder: 2

Allocations Received Record - Federations

Date: 1979-1992

Box: 28

Folder: 3

Allocations Received Record - Federations

Date: 1989-1995

Box: 28

Folder: 4

Allocations Received History-Intermediate Cities (Jewish Population of 5,000-40,000)

Date: 1973-1976

Box: 28

Folder: 5

Allocations Request History

Date: 1971-1973

Box: 28

Folder: 6

Allocations to Constituents and Beneficiary Grants

Date: undated, 1974-1976, 1982-1984, 1988

Box: 28

Folder: 7

Bank Correspondence

Date: 1970s-1990s

Box: 28

Folder: 8

Budgets and Proposed Budgets

Date: 1971-1982

Box: 28

Folder: 9

Cash Income Records

Date: 1978-1986

Box: 28

Folder: 10

Deposit Records

Date: 1991-1994

Box: 28

Folder: 11

Direct Mail Campaign Contributions Record

Date: 1985-1989

Box: 28

Folder: 12

Expenditures Record

Date: 1991-1994

Box: 29

Folder: 1

"Fair Share" Constituent Guidelines

Date: 1988

Box: 29

Folder: 2

Financial Statements

Date: 1972-1976

Box: 29

Folder: 3

Financial Statements

Date: 1977-1980

Box: 29

Folder: 4

Financial Statements

Date: 1981-1985

Box: 29

Folder: 5

Financial Statements

Date: 1986-1988

Box: 29

Folder: 6

Financial Statements

Date: 1988-1994

Box: 30

Folder: 1

Foundation and Grant Awards Record

Date: 1990-1992

Box: 30

Folder: 2

Friends and Rabbis Contributions Record

Date: 1971-1994

Box: 30

Folder: 3

Heartland Marketing Donation Campaign Record

Date: 1991-1992

Box: 30

Folder: 4

Internal Revenue Correspondence

Date: 1972-1994

Box: 30

Folder: 5

Insurance Policies

Date: 1989-1995

Box: 30

Folder: 6

Insurance Policy Correspondence

Date: 1987-1994

Box: 30

Folder: 7

Kramer Fund Campaign

Date: 1990-1991

Box: 30

Folder: 8

Kramer Fund Campaign

Date: 1994-1995

Box: 30

Folder: 9

Loan Contracts and Correspondence

Date: 1971-1972

Box: 30

Folder: 10

New York State Department of Charitable Organization Annual Reports and Correspondence

Date: 1972-1991

Box: 31

Folder: 1

New York State Department of Law Correspondence

Date: 1977-1989

Box: 31

Folder: 2

New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Correspondence

Date: 1973-1991

Box: 31

Folder: 3

Quarterly Comparative Figures

Date: 1975-1985

Box: 31

Folder: 4

Schwinger, Simons and Co., Accountants Correspondence

Date: undated, 1971-1978

Box: 31

Folder: 5

Sobel and Co. Accountants Correspondence

Date: 1978-1984

Box: 31

Folder: 6

Sobel and Co. Accountants Correspondence

Date: 1985-1989

Box: 31

Folder: 7

Sobel and Co. Accountants Correspondence

Date: 1990-1995

Box: 32

Folder: 1

State Insurance Fund Payments and Correspondence

Date: 1971-1987

Box: 32

Folder: 2

State Insurance Fund Payments and Correspondence

Date: 1988-1995

Box: 32

Folder: 3

Tax Returns

Date: 1971-1974, 1976-1987

Box: 32

Folder: 4

Tax Returns

Date: 1988-1993

Box: 32

Folder: 5

Trustees Contributions Record

Date: 1971-1993

Box: 32

Folder: 6

Workmen's Circle Correspondence and Policies

Date: 1975-1980

Box: 33

Folder: 1

Employee Documentation RESTRICTED

Date: 1985, 1989

Box: 33

Folder: 2

Employee Unemployment Insurance Claims RESTRICTED

Date: 1976-1979

Box: 33

Folder: 3

Fox, Robin Work File RESTRICTED

Date: 1992-1993

Box: 33

Folder: 4

Gevertz, Brenda Work File RESTRICTED

Date: 1986

Box: 33

Folder: 5

Gibson, Darlene Work File RESTRICTED

Date: 1976-1979

Box: 33

Folder: 6

Keenan, Catherine Work File RESTRICTED

Date: 1990-1991

Box: 33

Folder: 7

Mishan, Marc Work File RESTRICTED

Date: 1972

Box: 33

Folder: 8

Ovadia, Seth Work File RESTRICTED

Date: 1993

Box: 33

Folder: 9

Valentino, Evelyn Work File RESTRICTED

Date: 1979-1987

Box: 33

Folder: 10

Wage and Withholding Tax Returns RESTRICTED

Date: 1977-1994

Box: 33 (59)

Folder: 11 (38)

University of Illinois D'Varim Publishing Grant (From Series IV, Box 59 Folder 38) RESTRICTED

Date: 1992-1993

Box: 34 OS 2

Folder: 1

Constituent Allocation Ledger

Date: undated, 1979-1987, 1989-1990

Box: 34 OS 2

Folder: 2

Expenditures Ledger

Date: 1971-1982, 1987-1992

Box: 34 OS 2

Folder: 3

Federation Allocation Ledger

Date: undated, 1977-1990

Box: 34 OS 2

Folder: 4

Income Ledger

Date: 1971-1982, 1987-1992

Box: 34 OS 2

Folder: 5

Tax Payments - Cancelled Checks

Date: 1972-1993

Box: 34 OS 2

Folder: 6

Trustee and Friends Contributions Ledger

Date: 1978-1990

Collection : Collection Addendum I-338A: North American Jewish Students' Appeal

Inclusive Date: undated, 1967-1996

The provenance of this Collection Addendum is as follows: Brenda Gervertz, Executive Director of the organization from 1989-1995, donated the Records of the North American Jewish Students Appeal to the American Jewish Historical Society. Gervertz donated this additional collection, mostly detailing the latter years of the organization, in 2004.

Series : Series I: Board of Trustees, Governing Board, Friends and Rabbis

Date: undated, 1971-1995

Subseries : Subseries 1: Board of Trustees

Date: undated, 1993

Box: 1

Folder: 1

Correspondence, Notes, and Planning Documents

Date: undated, 1993

Subseries : Subseries 2: Governing Board

Date: 1991-1995

Box: 1

Folder: 2

By-Laws/Suspension of the NAJSA

Date: circa 1995

Box: 1

Folder: 3

Correspondence, Memos, Articles and Notes

Date: undated, 1991-1993

Box: 1

Folder: 4

Federation Request Letters, Memorandums, Data Reports, Allocations, Minutes

Date: 1980s-1990s

Box: 1

Folder: 5

Final Report Correspondence, Notes, and Drafts

Date: undated, 1995

Box: 1

Folder: 6

Final Report and Notes

Date: undated, 1995

Box: 1

Folder: 7

Gevertz, Brenda APPEAL Statement

Date: May 17, 1995

Box: 1

Folder: 8

Minutes

Date: 1994-1995

Box: 1

Folder: 9

Minutes, Grant Proposals

Date: 1994-1995

Box: 1

Folder: 10

Minutes, Grant Proposals

Date: 1994-1995

Box: 1

Folder: 11

Minutes, Misc. Documents

Date: undated 1995

Series : Series II: Organizational Records

Date: undated, 1971-1996

Subseries : Subseries 1: General Records

Date: undated, 1967-1995

Box: 2

Folder: 1

Activists Program Records

Date: undated, 1991

Box: 2

Folder: 2

Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism Articles, Reports, and Memoranda

Date: undated, 1989

Box: 2

Folder: 3

Anti-Semitism on Campus Reports, Speeches and Articles

Date: undated, 1979-1988

Box: 2

Folder: 4

Anti-Semitism on Campus Reports, Speeches and Articles

Date: undated, 1990-1992

Box: 2

Folder: 5

Association of Jewish Community Organization (AJCOP) Personnel History Pamphlet (AJCOP, 1969-1987)

Date: 1988

Box: 2

Folder: 6

Association of Jewish Community Organization (AJCOP) Personnel - Women's Issues Committee Correspondence, Articles, Reports, and Documents

Date: 1985- 1988

Box: 2

Folder: 7

Change and the Jewish Professional Conference

Date: 1979

Box: 2

Folder: 8

Committee on Professional Staff Development (AJCOP) Memos, Notes and Reports

Date: undated, 1982

Box: 2

Folder: 9

Conference on Alternatives in Jewish Education (CAJE) Fundraising Seminar Notes

Date: circa 1980

Box: 3

Folder: 1

Horstein Advisory Committee, Brandeis University Correspondence, Minutes, and Documents

Date: undated, 1990-1995

Box: 3

Folder: 2

Jewish Students/CJH-Hillel "Alignment" Issues Ad-hoc Committee Minutes

Date: January 27, 1994

Box: 3

Folder: 3

Jewish University Student Services Task Force Correspondence, Notes and Planning Documents

Date: undated, 1994

Box: 3

Folder: 4

Jewish Women Articles, Bibliographies and Notes

Date: undated, 1970-1974

Box: 3

Folder: 5

Jewish Youth Movement Reports and Articles

Date: undated, 1972-1974

Box: 3

Folder: 6

Mailing Lists (Trustees, Governing Board and other)

Date: undated, 1994

Box: 3

Folder: 7

"New Visions for Serving Jewish University Students," Council of Jewish Federations Draft and Final Report

Date: 1993

Box: 3

Folder: 8

Northern Ohio Union of Jewish Students "Jewish Resistance" Program

Date: undated

Box: 3

Folder: 9

Personnel Manuals, Articles, and Policies

Date: undated, 1985-1990

Box: 3

Folder: 10

Press Releases, Program, Statements, Misc.

Date: undated, 1967, 1974-1975, 1995

Box: 3

Folder: 11

Social Action Programming Correspondence

Date: 1995

Box: 3

Folder: 12

Spitzer Forum on Public Policy (B'nai B'rith/Hillel Foundations) Program and Roster

Date: 1995

Series : Series II: Organizational Records

Date: undated, 1971-1996

Subseries : Series II: Financial Records

Date: undated, 1974-1996;

Date: (Bulk 1993-1994)

Box: 3

Folder: 13

Bills

Date: 1995

Box: 3

Folder: 14

Federation Donations and Expenditures

Date: 1994-1996

Box: 3

Folder: 15

Gevertz, Brenda Work File (Restricted)

Date: undated, 1994-1995

Box: 3

Folder: 16

Levine, Ellen Work File (Restricted)

Date: 1994

Box: 3

Folder: 17

Petty Cash Record Book

Date: 1974-1993

Box: 3

Folder: 18

State Insurance Fund Payments and Correspondence

Date: 1995

Box: 3

Folder: 19

Work Files, Various (Restricted)

Date: 1988, 1994

Series : Series IV: Beneficiary Grants

Date: undated, 1971-1995

Subseries : Subseries 1: General Records

Date: circa 1995

Box: 4

Folder: 1

NAJSA Program Report (1986-1995)

Date: circa 1995

Subseries : Subseries 2: Grants Made By Program Year

Date: undated

Box: 4

Folder: 2

New Ohio Union of Jewish Students (NOUJS) Education Packet

Date: undated

Series : Series VI: Fundraising

Date: undated, 1972-[1996]

Box: 4

Folder: 3

Grantsmanship Background Materials

Date: undated

Box: 4

Folder: 4

"How to Write a Successful Grant Proposal" Federation of Jewish Philanthropy of New York Seminar Material

Date: undated

Box: 4

Folder: 5

Jewish Funders Network Annual Conference Registration Packet

Date: 1994

Box: 4

Folder: 6

Jewish Funders Network Meeting, Speakers Remarks

Date: 1995

Box: 4

Folder: 7

Jewish Funders Network Third Annual National Conference (“Continuity and Transition: What and How to Fund”) Selected Readings

Date: 1992

Series : Series VII: Publications and Printed Matter

Date: undated, 1969, 1971-1995

Subseries : Subseries 1: Constituents

Date: 1973, 1975

Box: 4

Folder: 8

NETWORK: vol. II

Date: 1973

Box: 4

Folder: 9

Yungtruf:

Date: September 1974, January 1975

Series : Series VIII: Publications and Printed Material

Date: undated, 1971-1995

Subseries 3: Others: Journals, Newsletters, Newspapers and Printed Matter

Date: 1968-1994

Series : Series IX: Photographs

Date: undated

Box: 5

Folder: 16

Gevertz, Brenda, with unidentified students and APPEAL t-shirt

Date: undated

Series : Oversized Materials; Series VII: Publications and Printed Matter

Date: undated, 1969, 1971-1995

Subseries : Subseries 1: Constituents

Date: undated, 1974-1975, 1992-1995

Box: 6

Folder: 1

Jewish Student Press Service:

Date: May/June 1992, March 1993, November 1994, February 1995

Box: 6

Folder: 2

Network:

Date: undated, January 18, 1974, March 1975, June 1975

Subseries : Subseries 3: Other, 1971-1999

Date: undated, 1969, 1971-1995

Box: 6

Folder: 3

Genesis 2: Newspaper of Boston's Jewish Student and Young Adult Community

Date: January 1975, February 25, 1975, March 1975

Box: 6

Folder: 4

Hashofar: Publication of the Northern Ohio Union of Jewish Students

Date: March 1971, April 1971, October 1971, January 1972, Passover, 1972

Box: 6

Folder: 5

Jewish Funders Network Jewish World, "The Money Crunch" Articles, and Jewish Women Articles

Date: 1972, 1974, 1994

Box: 6

Folder: 6

Newspapers, Various, B-H

Date: 1972-1975

Box: 6

Folder: 7

Newspapers, Various, J-S

Date: 1974-1999

Box: 6

Folder: 8

Source, The

Date: December 19, 1973, February 26, 1975, March 13, 1975

Series : Series VIII: Ephemera

Date: undated

Box: 7

Folder: 1

Corporate Seal Impression (original seal discarded)

Date: undated

Box: 7

Folder: 2

"Do the Write Thing: A National Symposium on Jewish Issues for Campus Media"

Date: undated

Box: 7

Folder: 3

"Jewish Students Have Appeal!" Balloon Kite Kit

Date: undated

Box: 7

Folder: 4

"Jewish Students Have Appeal!" Balloon Kite Sealed Packages (3)

Date: undated

Box: 7

Folder: 5

"Jewish Students Have Appeal" Pens (one in Pink and one in Yellow, 2 pens)

Date: undated

Box: 7

Folder: 6

"Jewish Students Have Appeal!" T-shirt

Date: undated

Box: 7

Folder: 7

NAJSA "I'm a Friend of the Students" White with Red, Blue and Black Texts Button

Date: undated

Box: 7

Folder: 8

NAJSA "I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggonit, Students Like Me!" Button on White Background

Date: undated

Box: 7

Folder: 9

NAJSA in Small Caps with Small Star of David Button

Date: undated

Box: 7

Folder: 10-12

NAJSA with Star of David and "A" in Middle Button (3 buttons)

Date: undated

Box: 7

Folder: 13-15

"Support Student Leadership" Jewish Students Appeal, Red and White Button (3 buttons)

Date: undated

Series : Series X: Video and Audio Tapes

Date: undated, 1990s

Box: 7

Folder: 14-16

Promotion and Merchandising Videos

Date: undated, 1994