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Manuscript Collection No. 848
Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
The United Jewish Communities was incorporated in 1999 following years of merger discussions held between representatives of the Council of Jewish Federations, United Israel Appeal, and United Jewish Appeal. Earlier merger discussions began as early as 1948, both privately and publicly, by various representatives of sometimes two and three organizations. The new United Jewish Communities took on the functions formerly performed separately by the three entities, particularly in supporting the human and social needs of the Jewish community, both in the U.S. and Israel.
--Adapted from the entry 'United Jewish Communities,' in the Jewish Virtual Library (http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0020_0_20207.html). Accessed December 6, 2011.
The materials in this collection pertain to negotiations and planning for the merger of the United Jewish Appeal and the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds into the newly formed United Jewish Communities. Included are minutes, agendas, planning and administrative papers, financial statements, and consultant reports in preparation for the merger and beginning of the new organization, dated from 1995-1999. A large portion of the collection concerns a national study commissioned by the partner organizations in 1995 designed to assess their activities and assist in planning for future endeavors.
This collection is arranged in a single series.
Terms of Access and Use
This collection is open to all users. The original manuscript collection is available in the Barrows-Loebelson Reading Room of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
Property and Literary Rights
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles, Calif., by the act of donating this collection to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by the creators of materials and their designees.
Questions concerning rights should be addressed to the Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives. For more information see the American Jewish Archives copyright information webpage.
Related material may be found in the AJA Online Catalog, under United Jewish Communities.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the United Jewish Communities Records and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-848. United Jewish Communities Records. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The United Jewish Communities records were received from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles, Calif., in January, 2006.
Processed by Kevin Proffitt, December, 2011.
This collection was arranged and described according to minimal-processing standards. Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the AJA Online Catalog.
Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds.
United Israel Appeal.
United Jewish Appeal.
United Jewish Communities.
United States. National Historical Publications and Records Commission.